Myths and legends

Himalayas - a place there many legends lives. More precisely, in the Himalayas there are a huge number of places about which fantastic things are told. Of course, these legends leave their mark on the impressions about traveling to these places, and even sometimes form them. In my opinion, preparing for the Great Himalayan Trail without exploring these legends would be inferior. And moreover, I am ready to make adjustments to the route in order to visit a number of legendary places.

Yarsagumba! Sounds like some kind of spell or an ancient battle cry.

Yarsagumba harvest season and lychee season have begun in Nepal. What is lychee, I think, everyone knows, but abo...

On any mountain route in Nepal, you can find the so-called "mani walls". These are small (or large) free-standing walls made of stones, on which numerous mantras, prayers and symb...

Apparently, in stories about the Himalayas, I will have to bypass one of the most frequently used symbols in Nepal and Tibet.

Swastika. Swastika-like symbols have been and are used in...

In the multidimensional Hindu cosmology, there are beings who, as it were, occupy an intermediate position between gods and humans. These are demigods (devas) and demons (asuras). They are ...

In the Langtang region, at an altitude of about 4200 meters above sea level, there is one of the highest mountain lake-bog systems: Panch Pokhari. Actually, the very name of the place, tra...

Lapchi Valley is another one hidden valley sacred to Buddhists. But not just one of them, but one of the most important and famous. It is considered to be one of the 24 most important Tant...

Kali Gandaki is yet another tributary of the sacred Ganges, originating in the Himalayas in Nepal. One of the attractions of the river valley is formally the deepest gorge in the world bet...

According to legend, in the 8th century AD, it was decided to build the first Buddhist monastery in Tibet in Samye. However, the construction of the monastery stalled at the very beginning...

The main working instrument of the shaman is, of course, the drum. During the fight with demons, the shaman controls the situation with the help of rhythmic drumming. If he is going to do ...

Lake Phoksundo is considered as the deepest lake in Nepal. They say that it appeared only 800 years ago, during the time of the great Guru Padmasambhava, who killed many demons in the vall...


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