Author: sophina

Grosbeak
Annapurna Region

Birds of Annapurna Base Camp Trek: The Greatest Hits

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an amazing place for bird watching. The sheer variety of birdlife is best manifested in the fact that all six Himalayan pheasants (Himalayan Monal, Koklass Pheasant, Cheer Pheasant, Kalij Pheasant, Satyr Tragopan and Blood Pheasant) can be found here. It also kind of helps that the ABC Trek also […]

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HoneyGuide

Open Invitation to all trekking guides and leaders

Keeping in mind the evolving future of Adventure travel industry and changing roles/ opportunities, HoneyGuide is organizing its first Meeting for all trekking guides and leaders for an open panel discussion.  Open panel discussion on the following topics: 1) Future of Adventure Travel and Role of Guides And Leaders.2) Discussion on the importance of training in […]

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Pasang Salaka Sherpa
Trekking in Nepal

Spare boy to Everest Summiteer- Story of a Nepali Guide

Pasang Salaka Sherpa, popularly known as Instructor Pasang among the Himalayan climbing fraternity, has a hearty boisterous laugh. Disarming and contagious, the laugh is the hallmark of the people of the high Himalayas. It is not the measured and polite laugh of a Kathmanduite or the shy and meek laugh of the lowlands. It is the laughter that shows openness, confidence and love of life that is so characteristic of the people of the mountains. It is part of the allure that keeps bringing adventurers back to Nepal, for in the 15 days in the Himalayas, they get to make believe that life isn’t complicated or stressful at all but rather as simple as the laughter they hear along the trails.

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HoneyGuide
Trekking in Nepal

Free App Preview for Trekking in Nepal

HoneyGuide is a Nepali travel and tech startup which is reinventing how people travel. Our first line of product is Trekking in Nepal mobile app which gives adventurers and trekkers exactly what they need.Our trekking apps are everything a guidebook is not. We convert travelers into instant experts, rather than into zombies reading trail information […]

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HoneyGuide

RIP your Guidebook: Or How I learned that the Planet wasn’t Lonely Anymore

2013 was a watershed year in the travel guidebook industry. BBC Worldwide sold Lonely Planet for a measly £51.5 million after having invested £130 million in it. Across the pond, Google sold Frommer’s back to its founder after gutting its content for online use and keeping its social media accounts. Does it signal the end […]

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HoneyGuide

Finding HoneyGuide: 7 things we learnt while naming our startup

Well first let’s start with a video: That just about sums up why we named our company HoneyGuide Apps. We make trekking apps and just like the honeyguide bird showing people the honey, we as a trekking app go beyond the boring logistical information of guidebooks to give travelers and trekkers unique insights about local […]

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Misc

A traveler’s hidden haven; Bandipur

Bandipur is a quiet,secluded and beloved hilltop settlement in the Tanahun district of Nepal. Bandipur has the look and feel of a place which has been preserved through the ravages of time. It is not the place to find adventure or adrenaline rush but a place to be at peace and enjoy the finer things […]

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Mount Everest
Everest Region

Mt.Everest, No longer Nepal’s Pride?

As we all know, Mt.Everest(8848 m), the highest mountain on Earth is located in Nepal. Much more than a pride symbol, Mt.Everest is also a source of revenue generation as thousands of tourists visit Nepal to trek in the Everest region or to climb Mt.Everest. Nepal is synonymous with trekking all over the world and […]

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Trekking in Nepal

Permits for trekking in Nepal-Infographic

Trekking permits are a necessity if you are planning for trekking in Nepal. Most trekking areas in Nepal are controlled and restricted areas for the protection of local wildlife, ecology, and culture. Trekking areas have numerous check-posts to review trekkers’ permits and control illegal trekking activities. Most of the time, you will need TIMS(Trekker’s Information […]

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Misc

Totobobo Mask for the Streets and Athletes-Travel Tech Series Fourth Edition

Whether you are a local, traveller or an expat living in Nepal, everyone is well-aware of the hazardous air conditions of Nepal and should also be well-prepared. Recently, Nepal’s arguably the most developed city and capital, Kathmandu has been declared the most polluted city in Asia and ranks 3rd most polluted city in the world. […]

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mountain teaser trees
’Going to the mountains
is going home.’
- John Muir
‘Great things are done when
men and mountains meet.’
- William Blake
‎’There is no such thing as bad weather,
only inappropriate clothing.’
- Sir Ranulph Fiennes