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The ancient trail to Kalinchok: Memoir I

I journeyed to Kalinchok several times but none compared with the one I did the first time, which, today, has become little short of a memoir. Consecrated to Goddess Bhagwati Kali, Kalinchok, the Hindu shrine nestles on a soaring bluff 12, 605ft (3,842m) above the sea level. Regarded a holy pilgrimage, the deity hugs a […]

The ‘gunfire’ pond: Why you should visit Timbung Pokhari in eastern Nepal

Four days away from Kathmandu lies Timbung Pokhari, a religious pond at an elevation of 4335 m. The pond borders Taplejung’s Sindingwa Rural Municipality and Panchthar’s Yangwarak Rural Municipality. The name ‘Timbung Pokhari’ originated from a Limbu word ‘Timbak’, which means the firing of a gun. The locals gave the pond this name as the […]