Buddhism is one of the largest religions in the world with over 500 million followers worldwide. Part religion, part culture, part way of life, Buddhism first began in India about 2,500 years ago.
Siddhartha Gautama, an Indian prince born in 563 B.C.E., came to the realization that human life was centered on suffering after seeing all the dying and poor people. To cope with this, he renounced his wealth and became a beggar who traveled and meditated.
The capital of Nepal is teeming with beautiful and historic places to visit. Many travelers come for the Himalayas, but there is so much more to see. This city is nestled in a stunning valley and surrounded by breathtaking mountain views.
The company originated in 1891 when entrepreneurs Albert Eadie and Bob Walker Smith bought a needle manufacturing company that had just entered the bicycle-making market. In 1893, they won a contract with the Royal Small Arms Factory in Enfield supplying precision parts. They celebrated this order by changing the company name to Enfield Manufacturing Company.
Nepal is a beautiful, landlocked country full of mountains, sandwiched between Tibet and India. Most people think of the Himalayas and Mount Everest, but the people and culture are equally vibrant.
One of the most beautiful and classic long-distance hikes in the world, the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal continues to be a very popular trek. The circuit can take anywhere from 12 to 21 days to complete.
Many trekkers who come for the Annapurna Circuit start and end their trips in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Located 200 km (or 125 miles) from Pokhara, where the circuit ends, plan to spend a few days both before and after the trek in this city, which is teeming with life, architecture, and culture.