CEN Retreat to Ghalegaun, Lamjung

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Apr 012013
 

Though I travelled with new people whom I had just known for a month but it was such a pleasure and comfort to spend time with them. For me it was an awesome experience with the lovely CEN family.

Rassu writes about Staff retreat 2013 to Ghalegaun, Lamjung

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CEN Retreat to Lamjung was an awesome experience. We had planned this trip almost one month earlier but due to the busy schedule of the staffs we managed to go on 1st February 2013. Altogether ten of us (Anjila Manandhar, Amita Thapa Magar, Krity Shrestha, Deependra Dongol, Rajan Thapa, Suman Udas, Prashant Khanal, Dipesh Chapagain, Sunil Acharaya and myself) left for Lamjung from Kalanki (south-west entry point to Kathmandu) at about 8 o clock in the morning. Continue reading »

Cycle city

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Jan 182013
 

If Kathmandu is pedestrian and cycle-friendly, there’s no need to invest massive resources on roads and mass transit
This article by Prashanta Khanal was published on The Kathmandu Post on JAN 18 2013

Around 30 percent of urban households own bicycles whereas less than 28 percent own private vehicles. In fact, a mere four percent own cars, according to the 2011 National Census Report. However, the planners have overlooked this fact and failed to recognise cycling as an integral part of urban transport planning. The roads are often built only for motor vehicles. With bigger roads and increasing motorisation, the roads have become unsafe for cyclists. A study even shows that the travel mode share of cycles in Kathmandu Valley has dropped from 6.6 percent in 1991 to 1.5 percent in 2011. Continue reading »

Chisapani Hike: a cool escape from the humdrums of Kathmandu

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Apr 182012
 

This blog post by Sunil Acharya was published on Sunil Acharya’s Blog on 18 July, 2012
Chisapani trek Every time a thought of a hike or a trek comes into my mind, I get excited. Although, such trips end up with the aching body and burning legs, the memories and experiences acquired then after are rewards for life time to cherish. A trek to Everest Base Camp back in December-2009, hikes in different hilltops around Kathmandu valley and some parts of Nepal at different times have only increased my appetite for travelling on foot. Continue reading »