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Polo-playing elephants in Nepal

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Known as the “sport of kings", polo also becomes the sport of giants during the World Elephant Polo Tournament, held every November in Nepal’s Chitwan National Park.
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Nepal’s other Everest

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A fork in the well-trafficked Everest Base Camp trail leads trekkers up a remote path to the summit of Gokyo Ri mountain and some of the best views in Nepal.
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Give me a home where the snow leopards roam

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Nepal’s Kanchenjunga region is home to leopards, panda, musk deer, fiery rhododendron blooms and maybe a yeti.
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Nepal’s local eateries

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Hidden in and around Kathmandu’s nameless alleys are countless traditional bhatti serving rice-based home brew and various buffalo meat snacks in historic settings.
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10 sites of religious pilgrimage

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As Lumbini, the birthplace of the Lord Buddha, is threatened by development, we take a look at several awe-inspiring centres of worship that draw devotees from all around the world.
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Long-distance swimming in Nepal’s glacial mountain lakes

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Following in the footsteps of British explorer Lewis Gordon Pugh who completed a 1km swim on Mount Everest and set the record for the world’s highest altitude swim.
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