Pankaj Pradhananga

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18 January 2021
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An experience in Mount Kailash, I could never forget

Back in 2005, I couldn’t resist the urge to capture this click with my Tibetan host. Needless to say, it was the days of KODAK films. […]
11 January 2021

Why is taking a trip good for you and the world?

Are you desperately waiting to hit the road?  There may be a valid explanation for that desire. Recently I came across a friend who just returned […]
4 January 2021

Destination Nepal didn’t fail, it learned a great deal.

Exactly a year ago ‘Visit Nepal 2020 campaign’ was kicked off amidst huge fanfare in a stadium in Kathmandu. One hundred and eight larger than life […]
27 November 2020

Aloha Mantra for a meaningful life and sustainable trips

It was 2013, I was on a trip to Hawaii. My friend Juergen did show me around the exotic island. However, I would not have felt […]
16 November 2020

Teachings by a Nomad

UNESCO added Kokoxili located in Tibet to its World Heritage list in July 2017. Kokoxili (Hoh Xil in Chinese) is the world’s largest and highest plateau […]
2 November 2020

This is the best time to travel like Stoics!

There is no unhappiness like the misery of sighting land again after a cheerful, careless voyage.” – Mark Twain How would Mark Twain react if he […]
20 October 2020

Nature is not a place to visit, it is home!

“We are going for a hike to Mount Gennaro tomorrow”. Matteo shared his plan for the weekend of Sep 2012. Matteo and I drove out of […]
9 October 2020

Trekking can change a life
and the lives of millions

“Chasing angels or fleeing demons, go to the mountains.” – Jeffrey Rasley. In 1998 John Wood was an upcoming executive at Microsoft. In the frantic pace of his corporate […]
2 October 2020

Tibet is not a destination, it’s an inner quest!

On the 18th March, 1716, two Jesuits arrived safely in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. It was a voyage that lasted 18 months from Delhi to Lhasa […]
25 September 2020

Bhutan: Where happiness is a norm

“Please come and join us for dinner tonight, that’s my home down there” Sangay pointed out a traditional house next to the chorten (stupa) about 300 meters […]
18 September 2020

Travel like George Mallory

In 1923, when George Mallory was asked by a New York Times reporter as to why he wanted to climb Mount Everest, he answered in three words “Because […]
11 September 2020

Accessible Adventure for all: Nepal’s best kept secret

“Who wouldn’t want to revisit Nepal?” Mirko Tomassoni wrote back in one of our conversations when I asked his travel preferences recently. Mirko is not an […]
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