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Swayambhunath Temple

Swayambhunath temple is an ancient, religious architecture located at top of the hill of Kathmandu valley. It is also known as Monkey Temple. It is one of ten UNESCO world heritage sites of Nepal. According to Mythology, the entire valley was filled with water and a Lotus grew in the middle of the lake. Manjushree the bodhisattva of wisdom, cut a George at Chovar and all the water of the lake drained. There established a settlement in the valley and named as Kathmandu valley. Lotus later changed to hill and flowers to temples and Stupas.

There are two entry points to the Swayambhunath temple. One is a car way straight from the ring road to the temple. Another is a steep stairway that leads directly to the main stupa of this site. The paranoiac view of the Kathmandu valley from the main stupa is awesome. Many Hindus and Buddhist form all over the world come to visit this holy site. The religious vibe and surrounding aroma of this place is great. There are many beautiful statues of Lord Buddha and other Hindu lords present in this site indicating religious equality.

          

Mountaineering in Nepal

Nepal is the best place to have experience of climbing mountains in the world. Mountaineering in Nepal could be a dream come true for people loving mountaineering and other adventures too. Only In Nepal, We can find such a concentration of high snow-capped mountains in the world. Also, we can have the opportunity to climb some of the highest peaks in the world. Besides Mt. Everest (8848 m) the highest peak in the world, Nepal is also home to other seven peaks over 8000 m. There are other innumerable peaks between six and eight thousand meters scattering all over the country. The best season to do an expedition is spring and autumn. Nepal Dream Path Treks and Expedition offers mountaineering packages, providing all necessary equipment, food, transportation, experienced Sherpa guides, Porter services, and relevant climbing permits.

Mt. Dhaulagiri Expedition (8167 m)

Mt. Dhaulagiri Expedition is one of the most adventurous expeditions in the Himalayas of Nepal. In fact, Word Dhaulagiri is a combination of two Sanskrit words ‘Dhavala’ and ‘Giri’. ‘Dhavala’ means white and ‘Giri’ means peak. This mountain is the seventh highest mountain in the world and also fifth highest among the mountains of Nepal. Mt Dhaulagiri is an enormous Himalayan massif located in the northwest of Myagdi district. Also, This site is famous for a round trek.

Apart from that, the Western world discovered Mt. Dhaulagiri in 1808.  After its discovery, it replaced Ecuador’s Chimborazo (20,561 ft.) as the postulated highest mountain in the world. It maintained this standing for nearly 30 years until the discovery of Mt. Kanchenjunga. Comparatively, Dhaulagiri Expedition is considered as the most formidable and difficult peak to climb. The first successful climb to the summit was from the Swiss/Austrian expedition team in 1960.

Round Annapurna Trekking Nepal

Round Annapurna Trekking Nepal is known as a totally round and the best trekking area in the world. It is the most challenging and beautiful trek that encircles the Annapurna range and collection of huge snow-capped ranges. This trek gives you the opportunity to enjoy Himalaya’s views and experience the lifestyle of Gurung, Thakali and Tamangs community. Generally, it takes 2 weeks to start and to finish, depending on your pace and the time you want to spend on each place on the way. Moreover, This area has got a great variety of landscapes, natural and cultural beauty of central Himalaya.

Undoubtedly, Round Annapurna Trekking Nepal is perfect for experienced trekkers who want to go more height. Aditionally, The short version of the Annapurna Round Trek is also available who are with limited time holidays. The best time to travel this area is Feb-May and Sep-Nov. This trekking area has good trekkers lodge facilities managed by Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) and Eco-aware local people. We Nepal Dream Path Treks and Expedition organize this trek every season at a reasonable price. Contact us for more:

Everest-Gokyo Renjo La Trek in Nepal

Everest-Gokyo Renjo La Trek is one of the most famous treks, set among breathtaking high mountain scenery through the Khumbu Sherpa area. The itinerary through the Renjo Cho la and Kongma La Passes accentuates the alpine aspect of the trek. It provides the opportunity to trek less frequented routes. The Renjo Pass route is off the beaten track. At the pass we get chance to see a great view of the Gokyo lakes on one side, the Ringmo Pokhari lakes on the other side and a myriad of snowy peaks in the background provides this incredible atmosphere. From Gokyo village we climb Gokyo peak and enjoy the stunning mountains scenery including Everest, Makalu and Cho Oyo.

Annapurna Trek/Circuit Trek (Moonsoon)

We are from turkey and we did Annapurna Trek/Circuit Trek (Moonsoon). We really love this short trek and did it in the time of monsoon but we didn’t have any problem to complete this trek. Following the Marsyangdi river, it gives a great view of Manaslu and Himal Chuli to the east. At the top of the valley is the Thorong La Pass, the highest point of this trek.

Annapurna Trek/Circuit Trek (Moonsoon) is the most intensely scenic short trek setting out from Pokhara. The trail heads north into the very heart of the Annapurna range following the short steep to Modi Khola. Then, we climb through the dense bamboo and rhododendron forests to the Annapurna Base Camp at 4200 m.

Upper Dolpo Trekking: Remote Trekking Site in Nepal

Upper Dolpo Trekking is a perfect example of remote site trekking in Nepal. This site is not famous for the highest peaks of the Himalaya, like Everest and Annapurna. But this long-isolated, culturally Tibetan region of Nepal is starting to attract the attention of both domestic and international trekkers. It is situated in the west-north direction from Kathmandu. It is in terms of high altitude inhabited land in Nepal and probably in the world. Due to the least access to road connectivity the destination is able to preserve its unique identity. It offers a real adventure trekking on remote and rugged natural unspoiled corners simply beyond the Himalayan valleys across western Nepal.

Upper Dolpo reserves its charms for a three-week-long tour. From Phoksundo the notorious Kang La pass is rural area to cross before trekkers reach the well known Shey Gompa. Beyond are the brooding canyons of the sheer-sided Tartang Khola and the Bon Gompa at Samling near Bhijer. Across the Neng La pass is Saldang and, to its north, the oldest monastery of Dolpo at Yangtsher. The fairytale setting of the spectacular monastery is one of the least-known highlights in this region. For a really rough adventure, trekkers can choose to depart from Dolpo via Chharka Bhot to the east. A high and wild trail climbs over the Jungben La (5550m) before a tremendous knee-jerking drop to the Kali Gandaki valley and Jomsom. With so many trails and attractions, this site has the potential to be on the list of top trekking destinations across Nepal.

Annapurna Region Trekking

Annapurna Region is one of the most popular trekking areas in Nepal. This trekking region has been popular over the year due to its spectacular and breathtaking panoramas. The whole trekking area covers many spectacular mountains such as Annapurna I 8091m, Dhaulagiri 8167m, Machhapuchre 6993m and many other snow-capped peaks. The entire trekking route covers many interesting places such as Tilicho Lake 4919m, the highest lake of the world, the world’s holistic destination Muktinath temple 3710m, most popular trekking pass Thorang La pass 5416m as well as the mystical kingdom of an upper and lower mustang. Green paddy fields, rich backwoods, hot springs are a part of the little attractions of this trekking

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Undoubtedly, the Annapurna base camp trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal. Mt. Annapurna of Nepal is the 10th highest peak in the world. You can enjoy nature’s beauty walking through rhododendron forests over the foothills of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. It is rich in mountain views, wildlife, old cultures, a variety of flora & fauna. Trekkers can witness the wonderful views of Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, and Dhaulagiri. Trekkers get the chance to learn about people of different ethnicity, especially Gurung people when visiting the Ghandruk museum.

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the best trekking encounters in Nepal and even in the entire world.  It is viewed as Nepal’s great trek which offers a wide and fluctuated cut of Nepalese culture and landscapes to you. This trek will give you a chance to investigate Tibetan Buddhist towns and in addition Manang settlements including their ordinary culture.

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek

Mardi Himal Trek is a short and easy trip located in the most visited and popular destination of Annapurna Region. This is a fabulous trekking experience though it is a short trek. This trek provides you with a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley and one of the best alternative treks around Pokhara. It also provides you with the excellent views of Mt. Annapurna, Mt.Mahhapuchhre, Mt. Hiunchuli, and Mardi Himal.

Ghorepani Poon hill trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is one of the most famous and easy treks in the Annapurna region. Undoubtedly, This trek is suitable for all ages, particularly good for families with children. It leads to the wonderful historic ethnic villages and best mountain scenario. Poon hill(3210m) is the ultimate viewing point for the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri range, Lamjung Himal and for best sunrise views. This trek also includes the hiking through the colorful villages and rhododendron forests.

Jomsom Muktinath Trek

Jomsom Muktinath Trek is an exciting trek in the Annapurna & Mustang region of Nepal. This trek is suitable for those who want to experience the lifestyle of the mountain people, unique temples and deserted plateau above the treeline. Moreover, The temple of Muktinath with 108 water ponds emerging holy water is equally blessed to both Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. The 13-day trek begins in Kathmandu with the tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites with Nepal Dream Path Treks.

Langtang Valley Trek Blog

Langtang Valley trekking is one of the most beautiful and easy treks in Nepal near Kathmandu. It can be completed in 7-12 days. During this trek, one can explore the ethnic village, climb small peaks, Snow capped mountains and visit glaciers at comfortably low elevations. As on our experience, we get a chance to see Kyanging Gompa which is the old monastery, Tserko Ri5000m(the highest altitude that we reached). Snow leopard, Black beer, Musk Deer and also the rare animal(red panda). Spring and Autumn are the best seasons to visit Langtang Valley. We find better teahouse than we found before.

Dhaulagiri Base Camp 2019 Camping Trek

Trekking is a form of walking, undertaken with the specific purpose of exploring and enjoying the scenery. It usually consists of a series of ascents and descents walking 5 to 8 hours per day on average with a guide, cook and porters and on some occasions, pack animals. Trekking is the best way to experience Nepal’s beauty either on beaten trails or off the beaten path. A trekking route will often pass through forests of rhododendron, bamboo, oak, and hemlock, visiting one or two villages each day.

Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek is one of the most strenuous treks but it gives trekkers the lifetime experience. Nepal Dream Path Treks and Expedition had just completed Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek 18 days trek. We do Camping Trek with two Indian. We start our trek from Pokhara and also end in Pokhara. Although we have many difficulties during our trek we handle it smoothly. We Pass through forests of rhododendron, bamboo, oak and visiting at least two villages each day. We cross two high passes, The French pass 5240m as well as the Thapa Pass 5155m. After crossing French pass, we reach to the hidden snow valley which gives you the taste of the White world. After the hidden valley, the trail goes to Kaligandaki Valley via Dhampus pass and to Marpha. We were walked through glacier which gave us extra feels competing with others treks. This trek allows trekkers to have a lifetime experience leading through French pass to World’s deepest gorge of Kali Gandaki Valley.  

Places to visit outside Kathmandu Valley

Nepal is such a place where we find natural beauty and we can find the tallest mountain in the world. We have got many Places to visit outside Kathmandu Valley. Besides this we may visit some places as below:

Dhulikhel

It is one of the scenic and ancient towns situated 30 km east of Kathmandu. Araniko Highway and B.P. Highway pass through this area. From here anyone can have a complete panoramic view of the snowy ranges from east to west.


Namo Buddha

It is a beautiful place situated on a hill above Panauti. The place is very quiet and pure where people do their meditation. There is an amazing story concerned with the life of Buddha. You can enjoy sunrise and sunset views from here.

Nagarkot

This place is a beautiful hill station which is situated 32 km east of Kathmandu. It is an outstanding hilltop. It offers great views of the Himalayas and impressive viewing spot of sunrise and sunset.

Pokhara

Pokhara is the second most popular touristic destination in Nepal. The most impressive view is the fishtailed pinnacle of Mt. Machhapuchhare and the Phewa lake. It is the gateway for the popular trek to the Annapurna region. You will find many activities to do in Pokhara.

Chitwan

It is known for the largest and beautiful national park which is located to the south from Kathmandu. It has wide variety of wildlife offering beautiful flora and fauna and jungle activities. Everyone can see endangered species like one-horned rhinos, leopard, and crocodile in the national park.

Lumbini

Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha. it is located in southern Nepal, near the Indian border. it is a sacred place for Buddhists from all over the world, standing on an equal footing with holy places sacred to other world religions.

Manakamana Temple

The temple of Manakamana is a very popular pilgrimage site in Nepal, lies 125 km west from Kathmandu. It is a temple of Durga Bhawani (Hindu goddess). Many devotees stand in a line for even 7-8 hours during festivals. A cable car is also available to visit this temple.

Climb Mt. Everest

Mount Everest is the tallest and the most famous mountain in the world. Many adventure lovers from all around the world come to Nepal for Everest Trek. Every year more than 500 people reach the summit of Everest. In 1953 it was first conquered by Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hilary.

Height of Mt. Everest
The height of Mount Everest is 8,848 m which is the world tallest mountain. It stands between Nepal and Tibet.
How to reach there?
Most people climb Mt. Everest from the Nepal side rather than Tibet. You should take a flight from Kathmandu domestic airport to Lukla. Most of the people spend days there in the spring, acclimating to the altitude with rest and day hikes, waiting for the clear route to Everest’s summit to open in May.


Extreme altitude problem to the body
The area above 8,000 m is called the death zone because of its thin air and the brutal weather. As you go high you feel less oxygen and difficult to breath which may cause death also. So to be aware of altitude you should take supplemental oxygen. High altitude can create a lack of muscle control, Headaches, Snow blindness, hypothermia, etc.

Settlement
Mostly Sherpas people live in this area and they establish themselves as the world-famous high altitude climbers. They help the people who came for the Summit.

Lower Dolpo Trekking

Lower Dolpo Trekking is one of the wonderful treks which give an opportunity to observe traditional cultural system in far-west Dolpo region of Nepal to its visitors. Through the valley of suli Gad, you will cross the beautiful forests of Pine and Juniper. The trail continues above a gorge with a waterfall until Buddhist Ringmo village. After this tiny village you will get to the Shey Phoksundo national Park where we spend some time and admire the beauty and transparency of the bluish water of the Phoksundo Lake.

Dhaulagiri Round Trekking 2019

A remote and challenging trek for the more adventurous walker circling Dhaulagiri, the seventh Highest mountain in the world. This magnificent peak rises as a giant shoulder of shining ice and snow. Dhaulagiri region is rarely visited and the valleys and villages surrounding it are unspoiled and unchanged for generations. The trail takes us across the Kali Gandaki river to its base camp we come to the high point of our trek, the traverse of French Pass (5360m), the hidden valley and Dhampus pass (5182m) a high level route.

Mustang Trek (Upper-Mustang)

Mustang Trek is an adventureous trek in the different type of geographical structures giving you a lifetime experience. The name ‘Mustang’ refers to the remote and arid Tibet like region. It is located at the northern end of the Kali Gandaki, lying beyond the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. The structure of this site describes the natural diversity of Nepal. People there have completely different culture and lifestyle as they follow Tibetian culture. Mustang Trek is a famous destination trek for domestic as well as foreign tourists. The long forbidden region of Upper Mustang opened as a trekking destination only in 1992. Before 1992, nobody has any idea about the terrain of this region. Additionally, limited number of visitor can visit this region following certain rules and formalities. Nepal Dream Path treks organize mustang Trek every year to our customers with required services and permissions.

Everest Base Camp Trek 2019

Khumbu Valley is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal. Undoubtedly, Seeing some of the best views of Everest Nepal is really awesome. In this Everest Base Camp Trek, You’ll be trekking through the beautiful Khumbu Valley towards Everest. Also spotting other tallest mountains on earth including Lhotse and Ama Dablam is eye-awing.

In this Everest Base Camp trek, we will experience outstanding natural views and traditions, culture and lifestyle of Himalayan peoples. Also, you will get the opportunity of visiting UNESCO world heritage site Sagarmatha National Park, and Buddhist monasteries. It provides an opportunity to embark on an epic journey that Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay set off in 1953. Our Sherpa will guide us to the base camp includes climbing Kala Patthar to admire the panoramic views of Everest and the other Himalayas.

Ghorepani Poon Hill

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is one of the Beginners level treks in Nepal and popular for its best viewpoints. This trek is perfect for those who want to enjoy the short and classic trekking experience. Ghorepani Poon Hill trek offers you the special support and comfort to enjoy trekking in Nepal. Undoubtedly, The trek is perfect for the individual who aims to complete their adventure in a short period of time. Also, This trek can be done by every age group of people. One can witness the mind-blowing view of rays of the rising sun slowly start kissing the mountains one after another. This would make the whitish snow-capped mountains mixed with the golden color.

TOUR OVERVIEW

The travel journey begins with a drive or flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. After having overnight at the Hotel in Pokhara, the next day we drive towards Nayapul and after some hours walk, we reach Tikhedunga for the overnight stay. Then, the next day we step upstairs from a beautiful Magar village of Ulleri to reach the gorgeous Ghorepani through the dense rhododendron forest of Annapurna Conservation Area.

At Ghorepani, we stay overnight in Guest house. The next day early morning, we hike to our actual destination Poon Hill to have a breathtaking view of the rising sun along with the gorgeous Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. The mountain ranges include Mt. Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Mt. Manaslu(8163m) and Mt. Annapurna I (8091m). Likewise, the other mountains that make the view more panoramic are Dhaulagiri II, III, Annapurna II, III, IV, Annapurna South, Tukuche Peak, Lamjung Himal, Nilgiri, Hiunchuli. After observing the sunrise view we go back to Ghorepani and move Tadapani for the overnight stay. The next day we start our trip downstairs to enter the beautiful Gurung village of Landruk and stay overnight there by walking just for few hours.

As we reach to Australian camp via Pothana we explore some nearby areas and overnight there. This is our second last day trek of the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. We go back to Pokhara by Jeep and overnight in a 3 or 4-star hotel with standard accommodation. Lastly, we come to the end of a beautiful journey as we complete the sightseeing program in the city of lakes, Pokhara. We can enjoy Cycling, Paragliding, Boating, and many more activities as well. Then we drive back by Bus or fly to Kathmandu. You also may sightsee around the world heritage site inside the city until the date of your final departure. This trek will help foreign tourists to experience the culture, tradition, and lifestyle of Nepali people.

Tourist arrivals up 25pc in January

Foreign tourist arrivals to Nepal rose 25.4 percent year-on-year in January with the strongest growths recorded from India, China, the US, Thailand and Japan. According to the Nepal Tourism Board, 91,793 foreign visitors streamed into the country in January–77,300 individuals by air and 14,493 overland.

Arrivals from India grew 20.6 percent to 14,650 individuals. Visitor numbers from the neighbourhood showed a respectable rise.
Arrivals from the member countries of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation registered a growth of 11.6 percent to 17,432 individuals.

Arrivals from China grew 14 percent to 13,688 individuals, according to the board’s statistics. Visitors from Thailand, Japan and South Korea also increased significantly by 69.8 percent, 38 percent and 8.4 percent respectively compared January 2018.

European outbound to Nepal surged with healthy growths. Arrivals from the UK, Germany and France rose 27.2 percent, 19.7 percent and 19.8 percent respectively to reach 4,130, 1,549 and 1,375 individuals. Total European arrivals in January reached 11,966 with a regional aggregated growth of 20 percent.

The number of travellers from the US to Nepal grew 28.1 percent to 7,028 individuals in January. The number of Australian visitors to Nepal soared 31.3 percent to 3,527 individuals. Deepak Raj Joshi, chief executive officer of the Nepal Tourism Board, said that the growth in foreign visitor numbers at the start of 2019 was a result of a sustained international publicity campaign.

Arrivals crossed the coveted one-million mark for the first time in 2018 with 1.17 million foreign tourists thronging the country. According to the Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal tourism reached the magic figure due to a jump in arrivals from India, China, the US, Sri Lanka and the UK.

The number of tourists visiting Nepal recorded a 24.77 percent growth over last year. Among the total arrivals, 969,287 individuals came by air. Arrivals from Nepal’s southern neighbour grew 25.1 percent to 200,438 individuals. Indian tourists who travel to Nepal overland are not included in the tourism statistics.

The board said that arrivals from China saw the strongest growth of 46.8 percent to 153,602 individuals in 2018, largely due to increased flight frequencies between the two countries.

According to the statistics, 26,694 Chinese visitors entered Nepal through the Rasuwagadhi border point.

Published: 13-02-2019 08:45
(Source from The Kathmandu Post)

Trending visiting places for 2019

Nepal’s tourism sector is booming as more Nepalis set out to explore their own country. Travel trade entrepreneurs said that after the earthquake of 2015, domestic adventure seekers started travelling across the country in droves. This year, many adventure, pilgrimage and sightseeing destinations have been seen bustling with domestic tourists. According to Sudan Subedi, senior officer at the Nepal Tourism Board, there is no survey on domestic tourism but based on the registration, sales of tickets and revenue collection across the country, an estimated seven million Nepalis set out to explore the country this year. He said that social media played an important role in influencing travellers behaviour. Kathmandu has even been ranked 5th on the Lonely Planet’s top 10 cities to visit in 2019. Based on social media trends and destinations featured by the Nepal Tourism Board, we have listed 10 of the most life-defining destinations in Nepal for 2019 that will surely make you fall in love with the location several times over.

MARDI HIMAL

Mardi Himal trek is off the beaten track in the Annapurna region. It is located east of the famous trekking trail to the Annapurna Base Camp. It is a four to six day trek from Pokhara that offers magnificent views of magical forests, Himalaya ranges and abundance of fresh air. While trekking on this route, you will be able to move past green forests, tea shops with basic facilities and witness astonishing views of Mt Annapurna, Mt Machhapuchre and Mt Hiunchuli. Mardi is located at an altitude of 4,500 m. Mardi Himal Base Camp, located beneath Mt Machhapuchre, can be reached through three routes—Kande, Dhampus and Sidhing. There are simple guesthouses and homestays along the entire route. The best time to trek Mardi Himal is from mid-September to mid-November and March to May. It can trek during the winter December-February period as the skies are clear but due to very cold weather, there is a risk of passes being closed due to snowfall.

Rara Lake

Rara Lake, the country’s deepest freshwater lake in Mugu district, has been attracting domestic visitors for the past few years. Until recently, Rara used to receive only a handful of visitors, but it has been gradually gaining popularity among Nepalis. According to the Nepal Tourism Board, hundreds of Nepalis have started visiting the lake. However, very few foreigners make the trip to the lake.

The easiest means to reach Rara is to take a flight from Nepalgunj to Mugu, followed by a four to five hour walk to reach the destination. The best time to visit is during autumn, spring and summer.

KHAPTAD

The Khaptad National Park is a protected area in the Far-western Region. It stretches over four districts of Bajhang, Bajura, Achham and Doti and ranges in elevation from 1,400m to 3,300m. Spring (March-May) and autumn (October-November) are the best times to visit the park. There are no lodges or hotels in the park. Trekkers must be self-sufficient in tents, food and all other supplies. The Nepal Tourism Board said that social media has also been influencing Nepali travellers to go to Khaptad.

ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP

The Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) trek is one of the most popular and affordable trekking adventures in Nepal. Nepalis have fallen in love with the famous ABC trail which offers a short and scenic trek. It provides spectacular and the close-up views of the Annapurna range, Mt Machhapuchre, Mt Hiunchuli, and Mt Dhaulagiri. In spring, it showcases many beautiful flowers including rhododendron and orchids. Machhapuchre massif and the deepest gorge Kali Gandaki will accompany you during the trek. Domestic tourist movement has been on a gradual rise. According to Annapurna Conservation Area Project, more than 3,000 Nepalis trek to ABC annually.

ILAM

A brisk walk in tea gardens, tranquil picnics and sightseeing stops, short treks along gentle slopes, or a trudge into the nearby woods-all this and more are offered by Ilam in the eastern hill district. The number of local tourists visiting the hill regions of Ilam district has swelled in recent years. There are more than a dozen hilltops in Ilam which have been gaining in popularity as tourist destinations. Antu Hill is the most popular destination for sightseers for its unmatched views of the sunrise. While the subtropical climate of Ilam ensures good weather throughout the year, the best time to visit Ilam is between October-December or from April-February.

BARDIYA NATIONAL PARK

Bardia National Park is one of the most undisturbed protected areas in the Tarai and is home to the endangered Royal Bengal tiger and Nepal’s famous one-horned rhinoceros. The park located in the far western district of Bardia is bordered by River Karnali in the west, the Churia range in the north, while the River Babai flows right through. Several safari lodges in Bardia provide excellent accommodation and facilities for guests to enjoy wildlife activities. The best time to visit is autumn, winter and early summer when the weather is warm and dry. Bardia can be reached by road via Nepalgunj or by flight to Nepalgunj from where the park can be driven to.

KALINCHOWK

Recently, Kalinchowk has become one of the most trending destinations in Dolakha district. It’s because it offers an opportunity for visitors to enjoy snowfall during winter. It is a famous pilgrimage site for Hindus. There is a cable car service between Kuri Bazaar and Kalinchowk Bhagawati Temple. Kalinchowk is located at an altitude of 3,842 m and 150 km away from Kathmandu. Kalinchowk was previously the starting point to the Everest Base Camp before the Lukla airport was built.  During the winter (December-February), you will find snow everywhere. Plans are underway to develop Kalinchowk as a snow skiing destination.

JANAKPUR

The city is a centre part for religious and cultural tourism. After Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to Janakpur, the famous Hindu pilgrimage site has seen droves of Indian visitors. Now, Nepalis have also started visiting Janakpur. There are more than a dozen of hotels and a number of dharmashala or pilgrimmes houses operating in the area. These facilities can accommodate nearly 1,000 people a day. Along with the Janaki Temple, other popular sacred places in Janakpur district include Ram Mandir, Shankat Mochan, Rajdevi Temple, Manimandap, Ganga Sagar and Dhanush Sagar among others. The central, provincial and local governments have announced developing Janakpur as one of the main destinations for religious tourism.

JOMSOM AND MUKTINATH

A sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists, Muktinath is located in the Muktinath Valley at an altitude of 3,710 m at the foot of the Thorong La mountain pass in Mustang. An increasing number of domestic visitors have been travelling to Muktinath. Favourable weather conditions have also led to more people visiting Kagbeni and Muktinath by both road and air routes. Jomsom is a great place to start trekking. The diverse landscapes and cultures found along the trekking routes give marvelous insight into the way of life of rural Nepali people. A highlight is trekking through the gorge carved by the Kali Gandaki River, which originates in the Tibetan plateau to eventually flow into the Ganges.

EVEREST BASE CAMP

Trekking to Mt Everest’s base camp is still the ultimate mountaineering adventure for foreigners. To stand at the pinnacle of the earth is one of life’s most rewarding experiences. Now, the adventure is not limited to foreigners as many Nepalis today prefer to trek to the base camp which is situated at an altitude of 5,364 m. There are no roads from Kathmandu to Lukla—the gateway to Mt Everest, and as a result, trekkers reach Lukla via plane. From Lukla, climbers trek upward to Namche Bazaar. It takes about two days to reach the village, which is a central hub of the area. They then trek another two days to Dingboche and another two days takes them to Everest Base Camp via Gorekshep, the flat field below Kala Patthar (5,545 m).

Published: 31-12-2018 07:59 by The Kathmandu Post

TAAN along Different Tourism Associations to raise a joint voice against issues in tourism sector

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) has been raising its voice against various illegal and informal activities that are having negative impact on Nepal’s tourism sector. TAAN delegation visited different Ministry, related organizations and demanded for formulating effective regulations to facilitate tourism entrepreneurs in positive way. Although TAAN is making huge effort to appeal government for building a favorable environment with private sector to bring maximum number of quality tourists in Nepal and accomplish Visit Nepal Year 2020 campaign successfully but government is not enforcing it. Hence, TAAN along different tourism associations together are going to handover LoU to the Hon’ble Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Mr. Rabindra Adhikari.

TAAN executive committee with representatives from various tourism associations have had meetings and interactions on the burning issues in Nepal’s tourism. Every month, the local bodies of trekking regions and conservation areas are charging an excessive amount of entry fees without prior notice to stakeholder/ private sectors that would have a serious impact on overall tourism sector of Nepal.

Therefore, the meeting with different tourism associations have concluded to shortlisted the problems of the overall tourism sector of Nepal. The Lou has been drafted and is in the final stage to handover to Minister Adhikari soon.

Source: TAAN

Travel keys for the Traveller in Nepal

To be a good traveller, we have to figure out the responsibilities while travelling. Having responsibilities during travel makes travel easier and better.

So, here are some keys to being a good traveller:

1. Slow down the pace

‘Visit Nepal’ itself is the lifetime experience. Please stop rushing around and take some time to look around where you are. It is better to take local transport like Rickshaw, cycle or spend a day exploring the surroundings on foot.

2. Talk to the locals

It is better to enrich your travel experience by talking with the locals. You may talk to many people as you can. You may talk to taxi drivers, the shop attendants, bar staffs or with the sellers at the street. Better to learn about the local words, the culture, the history and the local food of Nepal. The locals will cooperate with you if you are trying to learn and study.

3. Put your camera away

Taking pictures are totally prohibited in some place of Nepal. So, don’t spend your time in Camera mostly. It is better to ask permission before taking the pictures. If you don’t, you may be in trouble.

4. Know where you are in Nepal

When you are going to visit someplace, first, try to get some ideas about the place and its significant historical moments. You may spend some time researching the local culture and the latest news before visit the place.

5. Think like a local

While travelling in Nepal, think that you are a local. You may shop at local stores, eat local foods and support the local economy that means of thinking like a local. You may buy some local handmade products and support the local business that also increases your travelling reputation.

6. Dress for comfort and respect

In Nepal, it is disrespectful to show too much skin, especially for the girls. So, try to cover your whole body like shoulder and knees as possible as it is.

7. Be patient

It is easier said than done. There will be a moment of frustrations may be in the airport, bus stations or the other service areas. Just take it easy, feels relax and do the best than worried too much.

8. Have fun

There is a reason why you are travelling to Nepal. So, leave everything behind you and enjoy each and every moment during Nepal. Try something new, be curious and take it all as a fun.

 

Pushpalal Park in Kirtipur to be developed as a Tourist destination

Pushpalal Park located at Champadevi of Kritipur municipality is a beautiful site having potential of developing as a tourist destination. The surrounding of this beautiful park is breath-taking. “A study is being carried out for infrastructure development of the area, with its natural beauty and sidewalks, has the potentiality for tourism” said the municipality’s deputy mayor Saraswati Khadka. Also, Kritipur Integrated Tourism Development Project will launch soon giving special priority to the tourism development, she added. The main aim of this project is to make the park famous in national and international levels.

Besides, Nepal Government is being serious for the tourism development of this area. There established Kritipur Tourism Development committee for the development of Local Tourism. This committee includes experts of the tourism field and distinguished individuals of the society as member. Likewise, One who want to run business like Hotel which could help in tourism development will get discount in Tax and other fees. Undoubtedly, we can see Pushpalal Park as one of the top tourist area of the city in coming days.

TAAN Celebrated World Tourism Day Inaugurating a New Hiking Destination

On the occasion of 39th World Tourism Day, Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) in collaboration of different tourism organization organized a hiking on Tuesday with the slogan “Tourism and the Digital Transformation”.

 

Chief Guest Honb’l Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari inaugurated the new hiking route from Kakani Memorial Park to Suryachaur. In the meantime, Minister Adhikari said that the new hiking destination will help in the promotion of local tourism and the government will be focusing for the betterment of the roads and the hiking routes. All the members of the TAAN are requested to include this Suryachaur hiking in their tour package so that it helps to promote tourism.

Minister Adhikari, MoCTCA Secretary Krishna Prashad Devkota, TAAN Executive Members, C.E.O of NTB Deepak Raj Joshi, Representatives from different tourism organizations, Tourism Entrepreneurs, Medias with other 500 people participated in the hiking.

Source from TAAN