Nepal

Flying high with buccaneers

"We've run out of pilots," comes the shout. Not exactly reassuring words to a first-time paraglider.

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Overlooking the mountains near Bimthang.

Higher calling

Leisa Tyler follows ancient routes and new paths alike on a Nepalese walking trail set among its magnificent landscapes.

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Lukla Airport, Nepal

Up, up and afraid

At Everest, it's not just the mountain that takes some guts, writes Flip Byrnes.

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A street stall in Pokhara.

24 hours in Pokhara

Louise Southerden joins the Tibetans and trekkers drawn to the Annapurna region's 'luminous' lake city.

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Dome of Boudha.

Beyond the hippie trail

Leisa Tyler discovers the Himalayan nation is gearing up for a new generation of well-heeled travellers.

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Nepal

Heaven's ascent

Flip Byrnes sets out on a search for truth and beauty on Nepal's Annapurna Circuit.

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Kathmandu

Kathmandu ... robberies and rituals

I had expected life in Kathmandu to happen on the street but I didn't know I'd be watching a cremation on my first day in town.

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The Gobi desert, Inner Mongolia.

No tricks, just magic

The Traveller team recounts some of the people, places and surprises that filled the year with unforgettable moments.

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