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Great Himalayan Trail   Low Route – Full Traverse
The GHT Low Route in Nepal – also called the Cultural Route – goes mostly through the country’s mid hills with an average altitude of 2000m. However, there are still a couple of passes to cross with the highest being the Jang La at 4519 m between Dhorpatan and Dolpa in West-Nepal.

Lumbini : Birthplace of Lord Buddha

Lord Buddha, the symbol of peace and the light of Asia was born here in Lumbini in 623 B.C. The main attraction of Lumbini, the sacred Garden is spread over 2.56 sq k, which possesses all the treasures of the historic area. The Ashokan pillar, carrying an inscription identifying the holy site as the birthplace, is situated in the sacred Garden. Next to the Ashokan pillar is the Mayadevi Temple, which houses a base relief depicting the Nativity sculpture. In 1996 excavations have discovered a piece of a stone that indicates the exact spot of birth of Lord Buddha.

Everest Mishap

 

KATHMANDU—A small plane headed for the Everest region crashed in bad weather near the Nepalese capital on Tuesday, killing all 14 people on board, including four Americans, a Japanese and a British national.