Posts Tagged "Adventure"


“Local legends have that a Hindu sage named ‘Ne’ established himself in the valley of Kathmandu in prehistoric times and that the word ‘Nepal’ came into existence as the place was protected (‘pala’ in Pali) by the sage ‘Nemi’. It is mentioned in Vedic texts that this region was called Nepal centuries ago. According to the Skanda Purana, a rishi called ‘Nemi’ used to...

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Butter Lamps (or Butter Candles) are something you may see regularly at many temples and homes in Nepal. “The light from the flame of a butter candle symbolizes the wisdom of the awakened mind, dispelling the darkness of delusion and mental obscuration.” (Boss Nepal) The lamps burn Yak butter, vegetable oil or ghee, and the burning of the lamps, or candles, is to help focus the mind and aid in meditation. (See Wikipedia:...

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Buddhism in Nepal There are many wonderful buddhist sites in Nepal, and many were damaged by the earthquake in 2015. Rebuilding efforts continue. Thank you for supporting our handmade products helping the economic regrowth of Nepal. We’d like to share a video compilation of sites throughout Nepal with quotes of wisdom from the Buddha. What does “Buddha” Mean? Once asked a question, it is said Buddha responded: A...

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There’s 364 other days to interact with technology. Take a little time off today, reduce your electricity usage. Meditate or even… 1. Go Outside It’s a shocker, but it’s easier to spend all day inside. Go for a walk, or a hike, or simply stand in some sunshine and take a deep breath. 2. Connect with the Earth Plant a tree, cultivate something already growing, even enjoy the fruit of the earth by eating raw...

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The talented folks at Teton Gravity have put together a truly stunning video of some of the Himalayas most iconic peaks. The Video starts off in Kathmandu, Nepal and then traverses the Himalayas. How did they film these amazing shots? They state: Filmed from a helicopter with a crew flying from Kathmandu at 4,600 ft. up to 24,000 ft. on supplemental oxygen, these are some of the most stable, crisp, clear aerial shots of these...

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“Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley.” -Theodore Roethke Introducing Nepali Pathfinder Leather Journal The Nepali Pathfinder Leather Journal is handmade in Nepal and contains Lokta Paper. The paper is made from strips of the Lokta bush which are cooked in vats in the high Himalayan villages of Nepal. Once the desired consistency is obtained, the fibrous mash is placed by hand onto boxed...

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  So far away from Everest in Nepal, our journal has never felt so close to home. The Trek to Denali Our medium-sized Everest Explorer Leather Journal made the trek up to the tallest mountain in all of North America. Denali, also called Mount McKinley, stands majestic at 20,310 feet above sea level. Kathmandu Valley Co. Journals are always looking for a new place to explore. Our journals are crafted in Nepal with handmade lokta...

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An Adventure Already in the Making For your next adventure, start with a journal that’s already been halfway around the world. The Rustic Everest Explorer Journal by Kathmandu Valley Co. started its journey in the Himalayas of Nepal. The World’s Most Unique Paper The adventure began high in the Himalayas with a paper-making tradition that spans 1,000 years in Nepal. It begins with a non-tree source for the paper, the Lokta...

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