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Nepal

Nepal

On this virtual voyage through Nepal, learn about the country’s past, present and future.

Travel and Adventure

Nepal Country Overview by Rustic Pathways
Learn about the country’s culture and history, local language and foods.

Trek to Annapurna Range, Himalayas
Breathtaking first-person view of the trek to the Annapurna base camp in the Himalayas. The Annapurna massif includes the Annapurna I Main– the 10th highest mountain in the world at 8,091 meters above sea level with only 191 successful ascents.

Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha
Located in the Terai plains of southern Nepal, Lumbini is one of the holiest places on earth for one of the world’s largest religions. The birthplace of Buddha has been a pilgrimage site for Buddhists from as early as the 3rd century BC.

The Monkeys of Swayambhunath Temple, Kathmandu
Learn about the large population of rhesus macaque monkeys that live on the temple grounds of Swayambhunath Temple in Nepal, frequently known as “The Monkey Temple.”

History

Sky Caves of Nepal
Visit the Sky Caves of Nepal with archaeologist Mark Aldenderfer. Learn about the Tibetan plateau and artifacts left behind that tell a story of Nepal’s early history and the region’s connection to the Silk Road.

Lonely Planet’s brief history of Nepal
Explore the timeline of Nepal’s beginnings in the Kathmandu Valley, the role of Hinduism and Buddhism in the nation’s prominent historical moments, and the effects of the various ruling dynasties.

Rustic in Nepal

Photos from Rustic travelers

Rustic Programs in Nepal

Eat

How to make MOMO!
Learn how to make Chicken Momo, famous Nepali dumplings.

Nepali Recipes
Explore a food blog with hundreds of classic Nepali recipes.

Stream

Music: Jerusha Rai Spotify Artist Profile
Jerusha Rai is a Nepali-American musician based in Texas. Rai’s style could be described as Indie-electro-folk, with inspiration drawn from traditional Nepali instruments and rituals.

Movie: Pashupati Prasad
When a man named Pashupati loses his parents in an earthquake, he travels to Kathmandu with the goal of paying his father’s debt. Once he arrives in Kathmandu, he faces new conflicts and roadblocks he could have never imagined.

Do

Learn Nepali in 5 Days
Learn over 600 Nepali words and expressions to kickstart your journey in learning conversational Nepali.