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Why Now is the Time to Visit Nepal

Late last year, I traveled to Nepal to report on whether the country was ready to welcome travelers after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake rattled it to its core in April 2015, followed by a second quake, considered an aftershock, in May. I came home wondering how you could not go. If ever there were a time to visit Nepal, it’s now.

Reader Recs: World’s Best Street Food

In a nod to the Society’s yearlong focus on food, we asked our National Geographic Travel Facebook fans to share the best lip-smacking street eats they’ve sampled around the globe. Their answers left us hungry for more (and wanting to book a ticket to Southeast Asia). So grab a snack and join us on a tour of…

I Heart My City: Asin’s Kathmandu

Asin Sharma is a Kathmandu native whose love for her home city has only grown over time. To be sure, this passion drove Asin to pursue a career as a writer for NepalAdvisor.com, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t indulge her wanderlust once in a while. “I love traveling alone with a map in my hand…and an adventure right in front of me,” Asin admits. But her heart will always be in Kathmandu. Here are a few of her favorite things about the culturally rich capital she calls home.

Photos: Where You Went

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Our jet-setting friends on Facebook continue to amaze us with their weekend travel plans. Here’s a taste of the places you and your fellow gallivanters have visited lately.

Meet the People’s Choice Adventurers of the Year

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“Without adventure you are not feeling real life.”
 – Sano Babu Sunuwar We couldn’t agree more. The votes—nearly 72,000 of them—are in, and we are honored to announce that you chose Sano Babu Sunuwar and Lakpa Tsheri Sherpa as the 2012 People’s Choice Adventurers of the Year. The Nepali duo’s Ultimate Descent expedition to climb…

The Radar: Nepal’s Shrinking Annapurna Circuit, Montreal Jazz Fest, Treehouse Hotels

One of Nepal’s most famous and challenging treks—the 250-kilometer Annapurna Circuit—is set to undergo massive changes. A new road will cut the trek almost in half, turning the first 10 days of the hike into a 2-day drive. The development will give tourists and developers easier access to the region, but many worry about the…

Geotourism Summit Coming Next Week

The second annual Geotourism Summit will take place at National Geographic headquarters next Tuesday, Feb. 2, as travel leaders, whose businesses range from eco-tours in rural villages to top-line resorts in major cities, gather to share how to best cultivate destination stewardship and sustainable development.  The Summit will showcase the three winners and seven runners-up…

Kathmandu on the Cheap

IT contributor Cathy Healy is back from her recent trip to Nepal, and offers some inexpensive ways to make the most of the country’s rich cultural offerings. Kathmandu, Nepal — Tala Katner awes me. Her blog about watching Hindu death rites with burning corpses and floating the ashes down the Bagmati River made me glad…

Fifteen Days in the Himalayas

A few months ago, former National Geographic maps intern Tala Katner finished her gig and set off to explore the world for a while. Here, she shares her trials hiking up to an Everest Base Camp. This was it. I was finally a college graduate and I was ready to enter the real world… by…