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Posts Tagged ‘Outdoor Himalayan Treks’

Bisket Jatra: Ringing in the New Year in Bhaktapur, Nepal

  • Purushottam Dhungel and Navin M. Shrestha
  • 26 March 2012

Every year, the whole city of Bhaktapur, Nepal, empties itself into the streets for over a week to celebrate Bisket Jatra, which starts four days before the Nepalese New Year and continues for four days after it. Lasting from April 9 until April 16 this year (2012), the multifaceted festival is a ritual welcome extended to the New Year and carries immense cultural significance for the people of the city.

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Making a Difference in Nepal by Volunteering

  • Navin M. Shrestha
  • 11 November 2010

Tours and treks regularly circuit the far-flung areas of Nepal to take in the astounding scenery, cultural diversity and the warm hospitality of Nepal’s rural people. Unfortunately, these remote places and the people who call them home have seen very little of the dividend from tourism. Today, though, at least one local organisation is currently trying to change all that. Outdoor Himalayan Treks seeks to share the benefits of travel at a grassroots level.

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Outdoor Himalayan Treks Lends its Support to Nepal’s Underprivileged Children

  • Navin M. Shrestha
  • 13 April 2010

Ever since its establishment, Outdoor Himalayan Treks (OHT), while providing top-notch tourism services to travellers in Nepal, has always maintained corporate social responsibility and community development as its primary background concerns. The Orphan and Street Children Rehabilitation Centre, which OHT has been actively supporting since 2005, is just one excellent example.

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