Tsering Ngodup Lama

Tsering Ngodup Lama

Tsering Ngodup Lama joined M&S VMAG in June 2015 and writes auto reviews, travel articles and features.

Stories by Tsering Ngodup Lama

High-end tourism makes a comeback in Chitwan
6 days ago 6 min read
The high-end resorts in Chitwan have developed a luxury-service model that vastly differs from what their predecessors used to offer. This new resort model is starting to pay dividends for....
Nepal’s potential in becoming a premier mountain-biking destination
9 days ago 12 min read
From the Archive (Dec, 2016): In a country where mountaineering and trekking have for decades been the two main draws for adventure seekers, mountain biking looks set to become the....
The rise of electric vehicles in Kathmandu
27 Oct 2017 6 min read
The main impediment for prospective EV buyers was Kathmandu’s loadshedding problem. But now that the long loadshedding hours in Kathmandu Valley seem to be a thing of the past, has....
VMAG curated a list of places that you should visit
18 Oct 2017 5 min read
From the Archive (Jun, 2016): We list our four favourite off-the-beaten locations
VMAG maps the journey that Everest summiteers make on their way to the top of the world
06 Oct 2017 7 min read
Every year, roughly three to four hundred climbers seek to make the formidable task of climbing Everest
VMAG’s picks at the NADA Auto Show 2017
01 Sep 2017 6 min read
The biggest auto exhibition of its kind in Nepal, the NADA Auto Show features the latest automobiles in the market
The neighbourhood gym that helped grow the sport of bodybuilding in Nepal
25 Aug 2017 7 min read
Nepal Byayam Mandir, a small neighbourhood institution, doesn’t offer any bells and whistles. But what it does offer is more than six decades of training facilities for anyone who aspires....
Hotel Shambala makes for an in-city getaway from the city commotion
23 Aug 2017 6 min read
From the Archive (Feb, 2016): Shambala is not as expansive as some of the city’s luxury hotels, but what it lacks in space, it makes up for with its welcoming....
The tourism industry, which hit a nadir in 2015, must bounce back
21 Aug 2017 8 min read
From the Archive (Feb, 2016): It is imperative that Nepal’s tourism industry not only get back on its feet this year, but continue making significant contributions to the economy as....
Undergrad options for students in Nepal
18 Aug 2017 9 min read
VMAG takes a broad survey of the undergrad courses that students can pursue right here, at home, that can provide them a more than decent education
Soak in the spirituality and beauty of Namo Buddha
15 Aug 2017 3 min read
From the Archive (Feb, 2016): While the older monks quietly go about their day, the younger ones recite Buddhist scriptures aloud. It’s only these chants that break the silence of....
Park Village Resort: where nature, luxury and hospitality meet
26 Jul 2017 5 min read
From the Archive (Aug, 2016): For nature-starved city dwellers, the Park Village Resort’s abundant greenery and then the overall setting will make you fall in love with the place
A Chitwan safari worth remembering
25 Jul 2017 6 min read
From the Archive (Jul, 2016): Chitwan and its awe-inducing wildlife are sure to make any visitor feel overwhelmed by the visual spectacle that comes with a personal touch
Experience the blend of great food and good music at Moksh
24 Jul 2017 4 min read
Since 2002, Moksh is set to win over customers with an elaborate menu of Indian and Continental dishes and a musical ambience
SEE aims to bring changes to the higher secondary board exam
30 Jun 2017 8 min read
The changes made to the country’s school-level education system have been welcomed by many, but there are also some who believe that the government should have worked more on fine-tuning....
As Nepali as tea
20 Jun 2017 11 min read
From the Archive (Oct, 2016): Brewed coffee has become the preferred beverage of choice for meetups of all kinds
Barely afloat
09 Jun 2017 14 min read
Nepal's rivers should have become the most sought-after white-water rafting destinations in the world, but after years of being neglected by the government, the industry around rafting is sinking....
Taking on concrete
02 Jun 2017 15 min read
Prefabricated buildings seemed like the perfect option for Nepal after the 2015 earthquakes, but the model is only being adopted in certain sectors
Building the right building blocks
30 May 2017 10 min read
From the Archive (Mar, 2016): The kids in Nuwakot’s villages have always had to struggle to get an education. But people like Tashi Tenzing Sherpa are trying to help
Going local in Sauraha
24 May 2017 8 min read
From the Archive (Oct, 2016): Sauraha, long known for being the base for wildlife activities inside Chitwan National Park, now also offers unique immersive tours built around local livelihood practices
Hospitality should begin at home
23 May 2017 10 min read
From the Archive (Oct, 2016): Unable to find promising jobs in the country, every year hundreds of hotel management graduates flock abroad for better opportunities. What will they return to?
Small is beautiful
16 May 2017 8 min read
From the Archive (Feb, 2016): VMAG talks to Megh Ale, who has dedicated his life to the cause of river conservation
The alleys of your dreams
10 May 2017 6 min read
From the Archive (Feb, 2016): Take a stroll around the labyrinth of densely packed alleys in Boudhanath, where reality seamlessly blends with spirituality
Widening horizons
09 May 2017 10 min read
From the Archive (Feb, 2016): Sharareh Bajracharya has taken on the task of making arts education a part of the education system in Nepal
Healthcare where it matters
06 May 2017 11 min read
In the villages of Lakuri Bhanjyang and Ghumarchowk, Ramu Kharel's organisation HAPSA is making quality primary healthcare a reality
Community-led, community-focused
21 Apr 2017 18 min read
Dhulikhel Hospital has shown for years how quality health care can be provided at affordable costs
The French connection
07 Apr 2017 12 min read
Francois Driard and Pauline Driard, two siblings from France, have not only found a home in Nepal, but also growing niches for their businesses
Taking on the shape-shifters
30 Mar 2017 14 min read
The fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria needs to be waged on multiple fronts
The complete Buddhist experience
10 Mar 2017 15 min read
Boudha, the thriving centre of Buddhism in the valley, already has everything it needs to become a tourist hub. But it must transform itself with care
Escaping the urban grind at Gokarna Forest Resort
24 Feb 2017 8 min read
Just around 10 kms northeast of the centre of Kathmandu is a forest getaway that will help you decompress and forget everything
Stories that teach, stories that heal
10 Feb 2017 15 min read
BBC Media Action’s Milijuli Nepali radio programme is helping earthquake victims by providing pertinent, readily usable information
Little oases of luxury
20 Jan 2017 15 min read
Boutique Hotels in Nepal have found a niche for themselves and that niche is growing
IVF: a shot at parenthood
16 Dec 2016 10 min read
For infertile Nepali couples, IVF has become a very real option—owing to the growth of the many state-of-the-art institutions in the capital that conduct the procedure
Saurabh’s stallions
02 Sep 2016 7 min read
Saurabh Jyoti, Chairman of Syakar Trading Company Pvt Ltd
Hatchback nation
02 Sep 2016 8 min read
The rise and rise of hatchbacks in Nepal
Mapping the terrain
01 Sep 2016 10 min read
The executives of leading auto brands explain the market and their market strategies
From terra firma to the terraces
19 Aug 2016 9 min read
Rooftop gardens make for ideal vegetable plots in a capital with exorbitant land prices and market produce of questionable quality
From helper to helper (Stories of our lives)
22 Jul 2016 6 min read
From having barely enough to having more than enough, Krishna Prasad Shiwakoti’s life has changed completely
Scomadi TL 125 Limited-Edition Review
15 Jul 2016 5 min read
Money can’t buy you class, but it sure can buy you a classic scooter
Taking in the monsoon at Balthali
15 Jul 2016 5 min read
A quaint little resort on the top of a hill, Balthali Eco Hill Resort offers a great getaway just at the valley’s rim
Fall seven, stand up eight
15 Jul 2016 5 min read
Gobinda Gurung found success the hard way. By picking himself up every time life knocked him around and down
This might be it
08 Jul 2016 12 min read
In the village of nepane, temporary shelters are starting to take on a semblance of permanent dwellings.
Beyond Everest
24 Jun 2016 8 min read
In the offseason, Nepali mountain guides are scaling peaks around the world because doing so makes good business sense
CB hornet 160R review
03 Jun 2016 6 min read
Honda are betting on cb bornet 160R, to sting the competitors.
Finding Inspiration Within
27 May 2016 8 min read
In order to make the Nepali tourism industry sustainable, domestic tourism should be made its backbone
The Electric Test
20 May 2016 5 min read
Bella is the latest electric two-wheeler brand to enter the Nepali market. We took one of their scooters and a bike for a test ride
The Call Of The Wild
20 May 2016 5 min read
For city dwellers starved of nature, a lodge in Chitwan, takes you close to the wilderness without compromising luxury
Maruti Suzuki Baleno Review
06 May 2016 5 min read
We take the latest from the Maruti Suzuki stable, Baleno, for a quick spin
No Country For Young Men
29 Apr 2016 10 min read
In Miya gaun, what started off as a necessity—going to work in the Gulf—has now become a way of life
Pristine pleasures
22 Apr 2016 7 min read
Slow down, take it all in and forget the outside world at rupakot resort
Pasang’s Partners
22 Apr 2016 10 min read
In the aftermath of last year's earthquakes, Dr Laurie Ann Vasily managed a large relief operation that ran out of her house
More Gusto Than Before
08 Apr 2016 5 min read
We find out how different is the Gusto 125 from its elder sibling, Gusto
A Hard Habit To Break
01 Apr 2016 9 min read
For Nepalis, fossil fuel dependence is a hard habit to break
Ford's Monster Of An SUV
11 Mar 2016 6 min read
We got behind the wheel of the new Ford Endeavour, the latest entrant in the SUV market, to see what it has to offer