Helicopter Tours in Nepal is the best choice for people who are physically unable to scroll up and down in the Himalayas but have an immense desire to see the majestic Himalayas. It is also the better choice for people who don’t want physical barriers to reach the amazing site of Nepal. Even though Nepal is a small country but it is a world in itself, God has blessed this land with alluring mountains, hills, amazing wildlife, and many more. At the present time helicopter tour in Nepal is getting more popular day by day. As technology has improved, thousands of tourists visit via helicopter for a comfortable and safe ride. The most popular heli rides in Nepal are:
Everest Base Camp Tour
Everyone knows and has studied that Mt Everest is the highest peak in the world. Experiencing Mt Everest is on the bucket list of millions of people. A helicopter ride to Everest is the most comfortable and safest way to visit Mt Everest and will get a bird’s eye view of Everest. From Kathmandu the capital city of Nepal it takes 4- 5 hours to reach the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour. If you share your helicopter with another group then the price will be $950 you can make new friends and share your experience with them but if you want a personalized helicopter then that is also possible for Single Shuttle, or double Shuttle, the per person price will be $1050 and $950 respectively.
Muktinath Helicopter Tour
The Muktinath Helicopter tour is the most reliable, safest way to reach Muktinath one of the holiest and most popular pilgrimages of Lord Bishnu. This tour offers a magnificent view of Mt Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. Muktinath is situated in Mustang it takes 30 mins Heli tour from Pokhara. You will get to see the spectacular view of the deepest gorge and valleys. It takes 5 hours to ride in Heli from Kathmandu. The ride costs INR 154000 for a helicopter and it carries 5 people.
Langtang Valley Tour
One of the famous Helicopter Tour Areas in Nepal is Langtang Valley. The village of Langtang Valley is located in the Rasuwa district and is surrounded by rhododendron, bamboo, and palm woods. Numerous waterfalls and gorgeous snow-capped mountains surround the valley. This valley is home to a diverse range of plants and creatures that will astonish you. Deer, pheasants, red pandas, and mountain ales are some of the unique wildlife in the national park. The Sherpa and Tamang cultures, as well as the geography, landscapes, and solitary lifestyle, are all key draws to this location. In Kyanjin, there is a local cheese factory if you want to learn more about how cheese is manufactured. Trekkers are always invited to visit and watch the cheese-making process. This short heli flight to Langtang provides a bird’s-eye view of Gosaikunda Lake. The Kyanjin monastery is one of the area’s most popular attractions and its ultimate destination on the Langtang Heli trip.
Best Season for the Helicopter Tour
The 4 main seasons in Nepal are Summer or Monsoon, Autumn, Winter, and Spring. Among them, the most popular season for Helicopter Tours is Autumn and Spring season. As the weather is mostly clear providing a crystal clear view of the Himalayas along with surrounding peaks. Helicopter tours during these seasons are considered safe as there is less chance of weather getting bad. The entire hilly and mountainous region awakes from a deep sleep of winter. And starting to blossom into vibrant colorful flowers. Hence, spring and autumn are the most crowded and peak time of the year to visit Everest, Annapurna, and Langtang regions.
Nepal is famous for trekking and trekking activities all over the world. The Annapurna circuit Trial is known as the most famous, easiest, and most moderate trekking destination around the world from our country Nepal. There are a lot of adventurous and less crowded trekking destinations in Nepal which is tough and risky to trek without experience in Moderate trekking. The few less crowded trekking destinations in Nepal which are known all over the world are listed below:
Makalu Base Camp Trek
The Makalu Base Camp journey is an ideal trip for nature-cherishing travelers who need to encounter an assortment of scenes and societies, just as exceptional perspectives on a portion of the world’s tallest mountains, including Everest.
The journey begins in warm, terraced farmland possessed by the Rai public, an ethnic gathering discovered dominatingly on the slopes of eastern Nepal. As the course rises, you will go through rhododendron timberlands (generally noteworthy in the spring, when the blossoms sprout astonishing red, purple, pink, and white) and cloud woodlands, through a portion of the last territories of flawless backwoods and elevated glades in Nepal.
More profound into the mountains, past the Barun River Valley, you will pass steep stone precipices & glacial masses. At the higher rises live the Sherpa public, an ethnically Tibetan gathering who transcendently dwells close to Everest. So, the Makalu Base Camp trek is perfect for experiencing the culture and lifestyle of the Himalayan people in Nepal.
From Makalu Base Camp there are fabulous perspectives on the seldom-seen Kangshung face of Everest, even as Lhotse, Chamlang, and Kanchenjunga within the Far East. The Makalu Barun National Park is the eighth biggest in Nepal, covering 2,330 sq. km, and is home to probably the most uncommon vegetation in Nepal, including the Red Panda.
Kanchenjunga Basecamp Trek
Kanchenjunga Conservation area covering an area of 2035 sq. km is home to the Kanchenjunga Base camp trek passes through the beautiful Arun valley and is also considered the most unique trekking route in Nepal. One of the main attractions of the trek is the Kanchenjunga Conservation different species of Floras and Faunas. Also, this wildlife paradise is inhabited by Himalayan Black Deer, Snow Leopard, Musk Deer, Wild Boar, Red Panda & many more. The unforgettable landscapes in combination with snow-walled towering mountains, cascading waterfalls, and beautiful lush forests; this trek gives the taste of Heaven. We can enjoy the panoramic view of mountains like Lhotse, Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, and many more. Moreover, Ethnic groups like Rai, Sherpa, Limbu, and Gurung inhabit this region holding their unique lifestyle and culture.
This trek is a great opportunity to closely explore the culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the ethnic groups of Nepal. The Kanchenjunga Base camp trek is for adventure lovers who want to explore the untouched beauty of Far East Nepal, challenging physical endurance trekking on the rarely traveled route.
Dhaulagiri Round Trek
Dhaulagiri Round Trek is one of the most challenging and best treks in Nepal. Mt. Dhaulagiri is the 6th highest mountain in Nepal and 7th in the world situated in the Mustangand Myagdi district of Nepal. We recognize Mt. Dhaulagiri easily by its looks as it is totally different from other mountains. This trek offers stunning views of Dhaulagiri I, II, III, IV, V, and many more.
Dhaulagiri Round Trek with Nepal Dream Path Trek and Expedition starts from Kathmandu to Darbang via Pokhara. From Dorbang, we start our trek on foot by heading to the villages of Darapani. Then leads to Muri from where we head north still keeping to the banks of the Myagdi River. Until reaching French Pass and Dhaulagiri Base Camp which spectacular views of various mountains including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Muktinath Himal, Putali, Tukuche peak, etc. It follows Moraine, glaciers, and villages of different ethnic groups esp. Thakalis, Magars & Gurungs. Different flora and fauna can be viewed during this Dhaulagiri trekking. We could see wild animals like Himalayan Thar, Red Pandas, Leopards, Musk deer, and different species of birds.
After crossing the French pass, we reach 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. This trek allows trekkers to have a lifetime experience leading through the French pass to the World’s deepest gorge Kali Gandaki Valley. This trek has to walk through glaciers which gave you an extra feel of competing with other treks
Lower Dolpo Trek
Lower Dolpo Trek is one of the most beautiful and amazing trekking destinations in Nepal. The 19-day trek gives you full satisfaction with charming villages and natural beauty. The main attraction of this trek is Shey- Phoksundo Lake, ancient Buddhist monasteries as well as the Tibetan plateau, and many more. This trek has become very famous among trekkers since the route opened in 1989. Trekking in Lower Dolpo offers you a remarkable and worthwhile experience of a lifetime.
Nepal Dream Path Treks start the lower Dolpo trek with a short and sweet flight to Jhupal from Nepalgunj. The trail passes through beautiful villages, deep Georges, and remote areas. The people of this region are still practicing the pre-Buddhist Bon Po religion. We get a chance to see endangered animals like snow leopards, Himalayan musk deer, blue sheep, and many more. The trekkers have to pass two high passes: Numa La (5360 m), the highest point of the trek, and Baga La (5070 m). From these passes, you can enjoy the panoramic views of the Dhaulagiri range, Norbung Kang, and many other snow-covered mountains.
Teri La Pass Trek
Teri La Pass Trek is the most challenging trek in the Mustang district of Nepal. This is the newly open popular route near the Annapurna Mustang region which follows the route of Nar Phu Valley Trekking. There are many alternative choices for the starting and ending point. Teri la pass trek is an adventurous and challenging place that’s why it needs a special permit it is expensive in comparison to other treks and the special permit will give only to those companies, whose companies are registered by the government of Nepal. This trekking route area is almost covered by snow throughout the year that’s why September, October, April, May, and June are the best season.
Teri La Pass Trek follows a charming track along with the surrounding scenery of the Mustang region which was formerly restricted to outsiders. This hike will lead you to reach Lo-Manthang which is also the capital of Mustang. This incredible newly opened trekking option is situated on the boundary of Tibet where you will get the chance to see very old villages, traditional palaces, culture, and Tibetan monasteries. This trek offers visitors, a to explore and understand the long establishment of Tibetan Buddhist culture. This easy trekking option will let you walk enjoy the scenery, and various ways of life, and traverse the challenging passes.
Langtang valley trek is a pleasant trip with the adventurous and famous trekking trail through Langtang valley. It is a short trek yet it offers you the best panoramic view and a glimpse of the untouched Langtang area. Langtang valley trek goes from Syabru Besi (1470m) to hit Kyajin Gompa (3870m), followed by rushing rivers and lush forests. Walking around the high ridges and pastures, we can witness some of the best vistas of mountains like Langtang Lirung, Langtang Ri, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, etc. Also, many Tamang villages in our ways welcome us with their different culture, lifestyle, and authentic cuisines. The best times to Trek the Langtang Valley Trek are described below:
Langtang Valley Trek In Spring Season
Spring is the season in Nepal when you can see beautiful rhododendron flowers blooming throughout the trek. This season is also perfect for people looking for photographic beauty with clear skies and no dark clouds. Moderate temperature with less precipitation makes spring awesome with fewer things to worry about and more things to enjoy. The month of March welcomes spring in Nepal usually starting in mid-March and lasting till May. Langtang Valley trek in Spring lets you enjoy the scenic beauty of the Himalayas while different species of plants and flowers decorate your trail and birds sing beautiful songs.
Langtang Valley Trek During the Autumn Season
Autumn season is the best time to do the Langtang trek. The weather is warm and stable from September to mid-December. If you’re hiking this season, you can walk under the amazing blue skies breathe fresh air, and see clear views of the Himalayan Mountains.
You can feel cold in the morning and evening, but the temperature ranges from 10 °C-15 ° C (50 °F-59 ° F) during the day. You will collect the most pleasant memories in such bearable temperatures and stable weather.
During this time, the rainfall is low so you can get the sharpest views of the stunning valleys and the Himalayas. You’ll least notice the dense fog that covers the mountains in these seasons.
Since this is the peak trekking season, you can meet many other trekkers on the route. You do not have to hike alone to reach your final destination.
Langtang Valley Trek during the Monsoon
Despite the trail being slippery with frequent rainfall, this season can be favorable for nature lovers. In this season, it is a little hard to trek in comparison to other seasons; because this season has frequent rainfall, like every day in the afternoon. But this season provides one of the best views to watch birds, greenery, yak, wild animals & view of the mountain in the morning. The trekking trail of Langtang region will look like a wild garden in the rainy season.
Generally, after heavy rainfall, you can get a clear view of mountain ranges and outstanding landscapes around. Saying that – in the rainy season – Langtang Valley Trek does not have clear weather but has window openings to be able to see the surrounding snow-capped mountains.
In monsoon, the temperature of Langtang valley will be around 9 degrees Celsius to 25 degrees Celsius during the daytime.
Langtang Valley during the Winter Season
Winter is the coldest time of year in the Langtang region. Temperatures will drop to freezing during the night. You will need to bring warm clothing and trekking gear. If you plan on trekking alone, a professional guide will make the experience more enjoyable. They will help you identify different types of flora and fauna, answer any questions you may have, and provide updated information on the trail conditions. They will also help you book accommodations and meals.
Although the trail may be wet and slippery at this time, it is still an ideal time for those who love the outdoors and want to get the best view of the landscape.
Our adventurous trek starts with a short and scenic mountain flight to Lukla from the Capital city of Kathmandu. On the way, we cross various charming villages – Honku valley, Khare, Tangnag; dense forests, wild animals, glaciers, stunning mountain views, and several mountain streams until reaching Mera Peak Base Camp.
Island Peak Climbing is an isolated place which is located inside the Sagarmatha National Park which also includes Everest Base Camp [5,357m], Gokyo Ri [5,350m], and Chola pass [5,420m]. The nickname of Island Peak Climbing is Imja Tse which is located between Mount Lhotse and Imja glacier.
Our trek includes Everest and Chola pass trek perfectly with a day-to-day well-programmed itinerary with safe acclimatization. And also designed by our experienced mountain guide to reduce possible technical problems; make your memorable experience for further life. The route is special for those adventure seekers who are with sufficient physical strength; want to put their foot on the popular Everest region trek along with Island Peak climbing and this will be your best entry into Mountain climbing.
Comparison Between Mera & Island Peak
Both Mera and Island peaks are the best trekking peaks in Nepal. They are fairly close to each other. Both of these peaks are located in a remote valley. These two peaks are separated by a mountain chain that divides Hongu and Khumbu Valley. You will have a fascinating mountain view from the summit of these mountain peaks. Amphu Labtsa Pass which stands at an elevation of 5,780m is the highlight of these trekkings. However, there are some significant differences between these two peaks.
Mera Peak is slightly higher than Island Peak. Though Mera is the highest trekking peak, it is straightforward. Island Peak is more technical as it includes more steep ice climbs. Both of these mountains are suitable for climbers. However, Mera is climbable without proper mountaineering skills. Island Peak demands and needs basic mountaineering as well as some technical knowledge.
Mera Peak is high but it has very few challenges like crevasses whereas Island peak has numerous challenging sections so need proper knowledge about Island Peak Climbing. The headwall, the narrow ridge to the top, and the icefalls make it rather difficult. Both of these peaks befit energetically and physically fit trekkers with little or no experience.
Which season is best for Trekking?
Spring and autumn are considered the best time to visit Nepal. And the most suitable time to visit the Everest region is between September and May. During this period, the temperature is pleasant and most days are dry and sunny. Most importantly, during this period the strong wind and monsoon will not hurdle you. The weather will be calm enough for your ideal climbing.
Most people prefer to visit the Everest region in spring. Monsoon and winter are the offseason for trekking in Nepal. During Monsoons, the trails are slippery, and muddy and thick fog obstructs the views. Winter brings a lot of snowfall. It is usually very cold and precipitation takes place in the form of snow. Trekking in Nepal is a post-monsoon activity.
Process for the Permit
Mera and Island both are peak climbing trekking peaks in eastern Nepal. Both trekking peaks require a permit for climbing. Basically, you need to have Local Area Permit and Mountain Climbing Permit is given by the Nepal Mountaineering Association. The cost for these permits differs from season to season. You can easily acquire them in Kathmandu. These permits must be shown to the authorities upon demand at the check-posts there about.
Climbing Success Rate
Island Peak is a little more technical and difficult than Mera Peak. Island Peak has some short, steep snow-climbing sections. Both of the mountains are known as the best even for beginners. The success rate of both mountains goes above 95%. However, the completion ratio of Mera is higher than Island Peak because of the easy route.
Nepal is not just home to the highest mountains but also boasts beautiful and picturesque lakes in the Himalayan landscape. You may not know, but Nepal is the second richest country. The elegance of lakes in the mountains and mid-hill attract travelers from around the world. Also, over the years, local enthusiast travelers have shown a deep interest in exploring and visiting the beautiful and amazing lakes in Nepal.
The lakes in Nepal at higher altitudes have a religious significance, calling pilgrims from around the world. While some lakes, with their beauty, are among the favorite of their altitude. Other lakes are known for their unique features and spectacular exquisiteness. Needless to say, some lakes in Nepal are well known for their unmatched and notable traits, signing in the world record. The famous five lakes of Nepal are below:
Name Of Lake: Tilicho Lake
Area: 4.8 Km Square
Tilicho lake is 55km away from Pokhara, a couple of days of trekking from Pokhara and Kathmandu. The trek starts from Chame, the headquarters of Manang District. The trekking route starts through famous stopping points in the Annapurna region like Chame, Upper Pisang, Manang, Siri Kharka, and Tilicho Base Camp. The trail features meadows, alpine valleys, terraced farmlands, verdant hills, Buddhist shrines, and beautiful mountain villages. You can complete the trek to Tilicho lake in about 10-12 days. The flat-roofed houses and Tibetan-influenced culture are the two distinct rewards this trek has to offer you.
Tilicho Lake lies in the Manang district of Nepal and is the highest lake in the world. It is situated at an altitude of 4,919m and is a prominent landmark in the Annapurna region of Nepal. This fresh Himalayan water lake also serves as the most popular side hike of the Annapurna Circuit Trek. Trekkers attempting the classic Annapurna Circuit route take time to Tilicho Lake to embrace its beauty and experience its tranquility. Every year, thousands of trekkers embark on a journey to Tilicho lake.
The best time to explore Tilicho lake is in spring and autumn. It is moderate to difficult trek, ideal for physically fit trekkers. However, novices, as well as experienced trekkers, can do this trek. Your journey to Tilicho lake bestows awe-inspiring views of Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, and Dhaulagiri. Explore pristine Tilicho lake and soak in its beauty, and earn bragging right; yes, you have explored one of the highest lakes in the world.
Name of Lake: Rara Lake
Location: Mugu & Jumla
Area: 9.8 km square
Rara, the deepest lake in the Nepal Himalayas, lies at an altitude of 2990 meters located in the Jumla and Mugu districts, it drains into the Mugu Karnali River via the Nijar River. The water of Rara is characterized by high PH and the freshwater is expanded about 5 kilometers in length and 3 kilometers in width. Situated at a high altitude, surrounded by Rara National Park with pine, spruce, and juniper forest, it was enlisted in a Ramsar site in 2007.
Furthermore, it has extraordinary floral and faunal significance with rare species. The lake holds three endemic fish species and one endemic frog. Winter visitor water birds reside and rest at this lake. More basically, the color of Rara lake changes three times a day. Sometimes, it seems to be blue, and sometimes brown and sometimes it seems to be purple and crimson. The scene of Rara becomes enchanting when it mingles with the shadow of the Sinje and Kanjirowa mountains on its water surface.
A place to contemplate and to have tranquillity, Rara is becoming the next target for all visitors all over the world. The number of tourists visiting the Rara lake in western Nepal has increased tremendously. Boating in clear waters, hiking to nearby hills with peculiar views of magnificent mountains and the breathtaking scenes around the lake make every traveler contemplate. The views of the Himalayan peaks intensify the captivation of every trekker.
The perfect time to visit the lake is September/October and April to May. For trekkers, it has been a very renowned destination with a very tough route in Western Nepal. As air is the only mode of transportation for the tourists visiting the lake, the journey begins with a flight from Nepalgunj to Jufal from where it takes nearly 2 to 3 hours to reach Rara on foot.
Name Of Lake: Gosaikunda lake
Area: 1.5km Square
Gosaikunda lake is a freshwater lake situated in the Langtang National Park of Rasuwa District at an elevation of 4380m(14,370ft) above sea level which comprises about 10,30ha (2500 acres) of total land surface including all the associated lakes. It was also enlisted as a Ramsar site, Wetlands of International Importance on the 29th of September,2007. There are about 108 lakes in that area. The lake remains frozen for about six months from October to June then melts to form the Trisuli river.
Bearing some of the most prime religious values, Gosaikunda is an attraction for thousands of Hindu devote & pilgrims following the Hindu religion in Nepal and India during a few famous occasions like Janai Purnima and Gangadashara. Ancient stories like Bhagavata Purana, Vishnu Purana, and epics such as Ramayana and Mahabharata precisely refer to Samundra Manthan which is directly associated with the origin of the holy Gosaikunda Lake. Intending to reach Gosaikunda, one needs to take a drive from Kathmandu to the trailhead of Gosainkunda, Dhunche(102km) with an estimated time of 5-7 hours via bus and stay a night there to continue the next day.
Name of the lake: Phoksundo Lake
Phoksundo lake is the deepest lake in Nepal which is situated in the Dolpo district and is elevated at 3615m. This lake can be visited while you are trekking in the Dolpo region. You can experience the insightful lifestyle of people around this region while you are trekking in the Dolpo region.
There’s a village on the southern end of the lake of Ringmo sitting on the 30,000-year-old landslide dam which formed the lake. There are stupas around the southern part of the lake. The lake is considered a sacred site due to which swimming in the lake is prohibited. While trekking to this Lake you can experience the traditional Tibetan culture, Buddhist monasteries, waterfalls, and rare Himalayan flora and fauna.
Name Of Lake: Gokyo Lake
Gokyo lakes are located at an altitude of 4,700–5,000 m above sea level. Lakes are named after Gokyo Ri peak. These lakes are the world’s highest freshwater lake system comprising six main lakes, of which is the largest. In September 2007, Gokyo and associated wetlands have been designated a Ramsar site.
Gokyo Cho, also called Dudh Pokhari, is the main lake with an area of 106 acres, and the village of Gokyo lies on its eastern shore. The Gokyo lake system is naturally vulnerable, as it is lying in an ecologically fragile and unstable zone. The outburst of the Ngozumpa glacier is always a threat to the existence of the lakes.
The Gokyo Lakes are considered sacred by both Hindus and Buddhists. About 500 Hindus take a holy bath in the lakes during the Janai Purnima Festival which usually occurs in the month of August. On average 7,000 tourists annually visit the Gokyo Lakes. The site is worshipped as the residing place of ‘Nag Devata’ (Snake God); a temple of the Hindu deities Lords Vishnu and shivas situated at the western corner of the lake. The belief that birds and wildlife in the area should not be harmed has traditionally protected fauna and flora.
Hiking is a general word for travelling on foot in hill or countryside. Day hikers return before nightfall. Other hikers may go out for many days. Sometimes large groups hike together.
Hiking is a kind of physical activity as well as a leisure activity (a way of spending free time). Hikers (the people who do hiking) enjoy fresh air and the beauty of nature, and learn about the place. Many hikers enjoy challenging their physical and mental strength. Hiking with friends gives them the chance to become stronger. Kathmandu has a lots of hiking destination for hiking during the winter season and all over the year. The famous hiking spots around the Kathmandu Valley are as follows:
Height: 2197m Starting Point: Changunarayan Temple (32 km east of Kathmandu) Ending Point: Nagarkot Duration: 4 hours Difficulty Level: Easy Best Season: All around Year Location: South of Kathmandu Valley
Nagarkot hiking is a well-known destination around the Kathmandu valley for short hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. A beautiful city located at an elevation of 2197m has been successful to attract thousands of national and international visitors every day. Changunarayan is the starting point of the hike. The hike is a slow and steady walk of 4 hours through different forests, villages, and farmlands.
Indra Daha Switzerland Park Hiking
Height: 1830m Starting Point: Nagdhunga, Kathmandu Ending Point: Switzerland Park, Kathmandu Duration: 5-6 hours Difficulty Level: Easy Best Season: All around the year Location: South of Kathmandu Valley
Indra Daha Switzerland park hiking is one of the most popular hiking destinations around Kathmandu Valley. This hike is a great combination of natural, historical, and religious significance. Indra Daha is a pond where Lord Indra took bath to get rid of the curse of Gautam Rishi. This place is also famous for the graveyard of chief commander Kalu Pandey. Kalu Pandey was the chief commander of the Late king Prithivi Narayan Shah and died in the first invasion of Kritipur. Switzerland Park is a famous picnic spot for many internal and external tourists.
Height: 2782m Starting Point: Godawari (14km south of Kathmandu) Ending Point: Phulchowki Duration: 5-6 hours Difficulty Level: Easy Best Season: All around the year Location: South of Kathmandu Valley
Phulchowki Hiking is one of the most Popular Hiking destinations around Kathmandu Valley. It is a slow and steady journey to the highest hill with an elevation of 2782m, surrounding the beautiful Kathmandu Valley. This is the best hiking to go on for the first time trekker to train themselves and take a break from their daily schedule and enjoy the peaceful panoramic Views.
Nagarjun Hill Hiking
Height: 2128m Starting Point: Phulbari Gate, Bypass Ending Point: Phulbari Gate, Bypass Duration: 5-6 hours Difficulty Level: Easy Best Season: All around the year Location: Kathmandu
Nagarjun Hill hiking is one of the most popular hiking around Kathmandu Valley to the nearest hill. It is a journey of 5-6 hrs through the beautiful Forest Raniban (Queen Forest) to the popular viewpoint and religious place called Jamacho. Jamacho is an important religious site for both Hindus and Buddhists. People use to believe, the name of this hill was named after the sage Nagarjuna who used to meditate there.
Height: 2180m Starting Point: Kathmandu Ending Point: Puspalal Park Duration: 5-6 hours Difficulty Level: Easy Best Season: All around the year Location: Kathmandu Valley
Champa Devi hiking is an easy and enjoyable day hike in the southern hill of Kathmandu valley. Champa Devi is in the elevation of 2180 meters above the sea level and is one of the most popular pilgrimage sites in the Hindu and Buddhist religions. Walking through the lush pine forest on well develop trail is really wonderful experience. Superb view of Langtang, Gauri Shankar, Jugal, Dorge Lakpa Himalayas are the major attraction of the hiking. Apart from it, we can observe the bustling Kathmandu city and spectacular village settlements from the top. Several return routes are possible. Aside from visiting the temples, you will get a wonderful opportunity to explore the countryside with authentic and traditional houses and local culture during the hiking.
Pokhara is a metropolitan city in Nepal, which serves as the capital of Gandaki province. It is the second most populous city after Kathmandu, with 518,452 inhabitants living in 101,669 households in 2021. It is the country’s largest metropolitan city in terms of area. The city also serves as the headquarters of Kaski District. Pokhara is located 200 kilometres (120 miles) west of the capital, Kathmandu. The city is on the shore of Phewa Lake, and sits at an elevation of approximately 822m. The Annapurna Range, with three out of the ten highest peaks in the world—Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I and Manaslu—is within 15–35 mi (24–56 km) of the valley.
Pokhara is considered the tourism capital of Nepal, being a base for trekkers undertaking the Annapurna Circuit through the Annapurna Conservation region of the Annapurna ranges in the Himalayas.
Lake Phewa, Fewa or Fewa Lake is the one and only lake in Pokhara and is quite magnificent. Lake Phewa is the main attraction in Pokhara as the city wraps around it grassy shores for as far as the eye can see and one of the best things to see in Pokhara. This lake is known for having reflections of the Himalaya upon its surface including the sacred peak of Machapuchare, and neighboring peaks such as Annapurna. It’s also one of the busiest places to visit in Pokhara and remains that way until sundown. Daily, thousands of pilgrims take colorful wooden boats to the Phewa Tal Temple situated a few hundred meters off-shore.
Mahendra Cave is a large limestone cave, in which you’ll see a statue of the Hindu god, Shiva.
The cave contains both stalactites and stalagmites, in some cases, due to their age, joining up to form interesting shapes which locals believe represent Hindu gods.
There is some lighting in the cave but you will be provided with torches and emergency lights as well. Guides are available for a small fee if you need help getting to the exit. Mahendra Cave is only about 10 minutes’ walk from the Bat Cave.
Sarangkot is known for its breathtaking and panoramic views of the Annapurna and the Dhaulagiri ranges, Pokhara Valley and the Phewa Lake. Located at an altitude of 1592 m on the north of Phewa Lake, you can see the panoramic views of the mountain ranges from the Sarangkot watchtower. You can also enjoy a beautiful sunrise from the Kaski fort.
If you have more time, then you can explore the nearby farming villages also. If you wish to stay somewhere near, there are a few guesthouses in the village just beneath the summit.
Entry Fees: NPR 200 to visit the tower.
Located on the Siddhartha Highway about 2 km from Pokhara Airport, Devi’s Falls is one of the tourist attractions of Pokhara. The name is actually a corrupted form of Davis Falls following a sad legend following the place. It is said that a Swiss couple went swimming in the place. But Lady Davis was carried away by the strong and swift waters of the falls and lost her life.
The Pardi Khola River coming from Phewa Lake disappears underground, travelling for about 1 km before gushing out at the Devi’s Falls. This is quite a popular place for the locals.
Opening Time of Devi’s Falls: 5 AM to 7 PM daily
Entry Fees: NPR 30
How to reach: You can take a taxi from Hallan Chowk (will cost NPR 400 for a return trip). You can also visit the place by motorbike or bicycle. There are no direct local buses to the falls. You have to take a bus to Birauta Chowk and then take another bus towards Devi’s Falls. I think changing bus is quite a hassle for visiting the falls.
Daily sightseeing trips in Pokhara are run by most of the travel agents in Pokhara. If you wish to do a sightseeing trip to Pokhara, it is quite convenient to book seats on these trips. They will take you around a few of the attractions in Pokhara. They also have an English speaking guide who will explain the significance of the places you visit.
International Mountaineering Museum
A top Pokhara attraction is visit the International Mountaineering Museum.As Nepal owns eight of the world’s highest peaks and is world reknown for trekking, it seems fitting there is a museum dedicated to honor this history. We arrived on National Everest Day (May 29), celebrating the day Tenzing Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary summited Everest in 1953. Due to the celebration, we got free admission and to see Kazi Sherpa, who set the Everest climbing speed at 20 hours 24 minutes.
The museum is a spacious center full of historical, geological and mountain climbing artifacts. You’ll find clothing from historical periods and kitchenette wear for sherpas. An interesting look into the dangerous and historical world of mountaineering.
Nepal contains most of the Himalayas, the highest mountain range in the world. Eight of the fourteen eight-thousander are located in the country, either in whole or shared across a border with China or India. Nepal has the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest as well as 1,310 peaks over 6,000 m height. The five most famous Mountains are as follows:
Mt Everest (8848.86m): Highest Mountain of the World
Location: Solukhumbu, Province 1
1st Ascenders: Tenzing Norgay sherpa & Edmund Hillary
1st Ascending Date:29th May,1953
Best months to Climb: April, May
The Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in Nepal and also the highest mountain of the Earth. It is located at the altitude of 8,848.86 meters above the sea level and located in Solukhumbu District of Nepal on the Khumbu Mahalangur Himalaya Range. It is on the top list of Nepal mountains and is recognized for its height, panorama scene and beauty. It is also called “Sagarmatha” in the Nepali language which is given by the Nepali historian Baburam Acharya. Everest region in Nepal is the most popular and famous trekking region in the country.
Nepal, Mount Everest mountains are endowed with the beauty of flora and fauna both of which never fail to attract the trekkers and capture the amazing moment in the camera for the life time Memories. Mount Everest’s peak even penetrates the stratosphere exposing it to the jet stream where the winds have the freezing temperature. The beauty of the snow is so admirable that for some people climbing Mount Everest is the ultimate destination. The best time to travel Mount Everest is mid-September to May, with the end of the monsoon season of year.
Kanchenjunga (8586m): The third highest Mountains of Nepal
Elevation: 8,586 m (28,169 ft)
Location: Taplejung District, Province
1st Ascenders: Joe Brown & George Band
1st Ascending Date: 1955 AD
Best months to climb: April, May
The second highest mountain of Nepal and the world’s third-highest ‘Kanchenjunga’ lies in the Taplejung District, Province No. 1. It has a height of 8,586 meters (28,169 ft) and is also known as ‘the five treasures of snow’ as it consists of five prominent peaks.
Kanchenjunga was known as the highest peak of the world, but later, in 1856, it was officially announced as the world’s third highest. It consists of four climbing routes, three of which are in Nepal, and one is from Sikkim in India. It is also one of the famous Mountains in Nepal.
Mt. Makalu (8481m): Fifth Highest Mountain
Elevation: 8,481 m (27,824.8 ft) Location: Khumbu Region of Sankhuwasabha District
1st Ascenders: Loinel Terray & Jean Couzy
1st Ascending Date: 1955 AD Best months to climb: April, May
A fifth of the world and the fourth highest mountain of Nepal is an isolated peak (shape of a four-sided pyramid with snow and ice) that lies on the border between China and Nepal in Province No. 1. It is one of the hardest mountains to climb because of its steep gradients and knife-edged ridges. ‘Makalu Barun-Valley – A glacier valley starting from the foot of the Makalu’, which lies entirely inside the Makalu Barun National Park, is the main center of attraction
One of the most striking and interesting features of the visit to Mount Makalu is the beautiful Makalu-Barun Valley. Moreover, the glaciers and white rivers around Makalu Barun adds more value to the destination. It is located at the base of Mount Makalu in the Sankhuwasabha district of Nepal.
Mt Manaslu(8163m): Eighth Highest Mountain
Elevation: 8,163 meters
Location: Gorkha district, Gandaki Province
1st Ascenders: Toshio Imanishi (Japan) and Gyaltsen Norbu (Sherpa)
1st Ascending Date: 1956 May 9
Manaslu is the 8th highest peak in the world, which is located about 40 miles east of Annapurna in the Gorkha District. It is measured 8,163 meters from sea level. The glacial ridges and valleys offer viable ways from all directions, and it ends in the mountain that towers steeply above its landscape. Manaslu is originated from the Sanskrit word Manasa which means mountain of the spirit.
The well-known trekking in the Manaslu region is Manaslu Trekking, also called Manaslu circuit Trek.
Location: Kaski District, Gandaki Province
1st Ascenders: French expedition
1st Ascending Date: June 3, 1950 Mount Annapurna I is the tallest peak in the Annapurna Mountain range. It is the tenth highest mountain in the world with an elevation of 8,091m Annapurna region is protected under the Annapurna conservation Area in Nepal. It is considered one of the toughest mountains to climb. Mount Annapurna was climbed over by a French expedition team in 1950 for the first time. It’s summited and successfully climbed by rare climbers because of its difficult steep terrain and unpredictable weather and risk of avalanches. It’s one of the most technical mountains in the world and not for inexperienced mountaineers. Thus, Nepal is home to the highest peaks in the world.
Chhath Puja is the most prominent festival which is celebrated in the North Indian state of Bihar and certain regions of Uttar Pradesh and Nepal. Chhath is a famous festival which starts on the 6th day of the Hindu calendar month “Kartika”. This festival is dedicated to the worship of the Sun god and his wife Usha. This festival is celebrated to thank god for supporting life on earth and to seek the blessing of divine Sun god and his wife. According to Hindu religion, it is believed that sun heal several health conditions and offers longevity, progress, positivity, prosperity and well being. Moreover, the main day of Chhath is actually not the first but the third day of Chhath Puja.
This festival is celebrated by people following rigorous routine which lasts for four days, the rituals and traditions of this festival includes fasting , offering prayers to the rising and setting sun, holy bathing and meditation while standing in the water. It is one of the famous Indian festivals which are celebrated in Bihar and many other destinations of India including Jharkhand, eastern UP, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Gujarat, Bangalore, Chhattisgarh and regions of Nepal. It is celebrated at the sixth of the month of Karthika in the Vikram Samvat. Chhath Puja is also celebrated in the summers after Holi but the Chhath which is celebrated in Kathika month has more importance and is ardently followed by people. However, people living away from their hometowns travel in large number during this festival
History of Chhath Puja
Chhath is a festival which is all about purity, devotion and offering prayer to Sun God; the exact origin of this festival is ambiguous but there are certain believes which connects to Hindu epics. Ramayana and Mahabharata are the two epics which are associated with Chhath Puja.
Chhath Puja’s Association with Ramayana
It is believed that Lord Rama is associated with the inception of Chhath Puja. It is said that when Lord Rama returned to Ayodhyana then he and his wife Sita observed a fast in honor of the Sun god and broke it only with the setting sun. It is one such ritual which is subsequently evolved in Chhath Puja.
Chhath Puja’s Association with Mahabharata
Famous Mahabharata character Karna is said to be the child of Sun god and Kunti. It is said that Karna usually use to offer prayer while standing in the water. However, there is another story which mentions how Draupadi and the Pandavas also performed the similar puja to get their kingdom back.
Scientific Significance of Chhath Puja
Chhath Puja is the best way to get your body detoxified as taking dips in water and exposing the body to sun increases the flow of solar bio electricity which improves the functionality of human body. It is also said that Chhath Puja helps to kills the harmful bacteria and prepares the body for the upcoming winter season.
Rituals Involved in Chhath Puja
Chhath is a four day festival which starts four days after the famous Indian festival Diwali, this year Chhath Puja 2019 is in October month. Below is the list of Chhath rituals which are involved in Chhath Puja.
Nahay Khay: The first days of the Chhath Puja involved devotees taking dip preferably in the River Kosi, Ganga and Karnali and then after the holy dip devotees take home the holy water to prepare the offerings. It is one of the most important rituals of Chhath Puja on the first day.
Lohanda or Kharna: The second day of Chhath Puja involved devotees fasting the whole day and the fast ends a little later after the sunset. The second important ritual of Chhath Puja involves devotees preparing offerings like kheer, bananas and rice for the family after worshiping the Sun and the Moon. After consuming the prasad one has to fast for 36 hours without water.
Sandhya Arghya (evening offerings): The third day of Chhath Puja is also observed with fast without water and the entire day involves preparing puja offerings. The offerings (prasad) later are kept in a bamboo tray. The offering includes thekua, coconut banana and other seasonal fruits. Third day’s evening rituals takes place at the banks of a river or a pond or any clean water body. All the devotees offer ‘araghya’ to the setting sun.
Bihaniya Arghya: On the last day of Chhath Puja, devotees again assemble on the bank of the River or any water body and then offer prayers and prasad to the rising Sun. After the offerings are done then the devotees break their fast by eating ginger and sugar or anything which is available locally. After all these Chhath Puja rituals this amazing festival ends.
Interesting & Unique Facts Associated with Chhath Puja
Chhath Puja is the only Vedic Festival which is celebrated in India and Nepal.
Chhath Puja is associated with Hindu epics involving Ramayana and Mahabharata with more than 1 character of Mahabharata associated.
Chhath Puja is the only Hindu festival where all the rituals of the festival have some scientific reasons and all of them altogether represent a scientific process for detoxification.
Chhath Puja are crafted in a way which involves optimum absorption of Calcium & Vitamin D into the body which is really beneficial for the women.
Chhath Puja also helps increasing the immunity of the body.
The four days of Chhath Puja offers great mental benefits to the devotees. Chhath Puja calms the mind of devotees and reduces the negative energy like hatred, fear and anger.
The custom of offering prayer to the Sun god was also prevalent in the Babylonian civilization and ancient Egyptian civilization.
Tihar also known as Deepawali is a Hindufestival. It is celebrated for 5 days. It is celebrated mainly in Nepal and the India. It is the festival of lights. In this festival diyas are lit inside and outside the houses to make it bright at night. It is known as swanti among the Newars and as Diwali among Madhesis. Set in the Vikram Samvat calendar, the festival begins with Kaag Tihar in Trayodashi of Kartik Krishna Paksha. It ends with Bhai Tika in Dwitiya of Kartik Sukla Paksha every year.
Tihar is the second biggest festival in Nepal after Dashain. In this festival animals like crows, dogs, cows, and oxen are also worshipped. People make Rangolis on the floor of living rooms or courtyards. They use materials such as colored rice, dry flour, colored sand or flower petals to make these Rangolis. Rangolis are made for welcoming Gods and Goddesses of Hinduism mainly Goddess Lakshmi.
Kaag Tihar (Day 1)
A crow eating the food
Kaag Tihar (Crow Festival) is the first day of Tihar. In this day the crow is worshipped. Hindus regard crows as the messengers of Yamraja, the god of death. People worship it to bring good luck in their houses.They also give food to kaag or crows on that day.
Kukur Tihar (Day 2)
The second day is called Kukur Tihar (Dog Festival). In this day, people offer garlands, tika and delicious food to dogs. Dogs are important animals in Hindu mythology. It is believed that Bhairava, an incarnation of Lord Shiva, had a dog as a vahana (vehicle). It is also believed that Yama, the god of death, had two guard dogs – each with four eyes. The dogs are said to watch over the gates of Naraka, the Hindu concept of Hell. Due to this belief, this day is also known as naraka chaturdasi.
Gai Tihar and Laxmi Puja (Day 3)
The morning of the third day is Gai Tihar (worship of the cow). In Hinduism, cow is the symbol of Prosperity and wealth. In ancient times cows were very useful. Their milk, dung, even urine was used for purpose like Purification. So, on this day people worship cow by garlanding and feeding them with the best grass. They clean and decorate the houses. Doorways and windows are decorated by garlands made of Saya Patri (Marigolds) and makhamali (Gomphrena globosa) flowers.
In the evening Laxmi, the goddess of wealth is worshipped. She is worshipped by lighting oil lamps (Diyo) or candles on doorways and windows. It is believed that in this day she visits her followers and gives them blessings. At night the girls enjoy playing Bhailo by singing and dancing. They visit many houses with musical instruments. They collect money as a tip from houses and share the money amongst themselves.
From the third day onward Tihar is celebrated with Deusi and Bhailo with light and fireworks. Boys sing Deusi and the girls sing Bhailo. In return, the home owners give them money, fruit and selroti (a Nepali roundel made of rice flour and sugar). Social workers, politician, and young people also visit local homes. They sing these songs and collect money for social activities.
There are 3 different kinds of pujas on the fourth day. Mainly ox is worshipped in this day by giving different foods. It is observed as Goru Tihar or Goru Puja (worship of the oxen). People who follow Vaishanism perform Govardhan Puja. Govardhan Puja is worship towards Govardhan mountain. Cow dung is taken as representative of the mountain and is worshiped. Another type of puja is Mha Puja (worship of self). It is done by the people of Newar community during the night. This day is seen as the beginning of the new Nepal Sambat calendar year.
Bhai Tika (Day 5)
The fifth and last day of Tihar is called Bhai Tika. On this day sisters apply “tilaka” or “tika” on the foreheads of their brothers. This is done to ensure the long life of their bothers and thank them for the protection they provide. It is believed that, Yamaraj, the God of Death, visited his sister house. He stayed there for five days so Tihar is also called Yamapanchak. He was pleased with the Hospitality. so he asked her to make a wish. Yamuna wished that the love and faith of the brothers and sisters who meet every year on the same day remain strong and the brothers have a long life and fame. Yamaraj granted the wish.
In Bhai Tika, brothers sit on the floor while their sisters perform their Puja. During the puja sisters circle brothers by dropping oil on the floor from a copper pitcher. They also apply oil to their brother’s hair. After that, they apply seven-color tika on the brother’s forehead. Similarly, brothers also give tikas to their sisters. They also exchange gifts. This ritual is practiced for both younger and elder brothers. Those without a sister or brother join relatives or friends for tika.This festival makes the relationship between brothers and sisters stronger.
Along with the seven-coloured tika, sisters provide brothers with sagun, sweets, Makhamali garland. They also provide a sacred cotton thread of Tantric importance. The thread is similar to Janai and is meant to protect their bodies.
Indra Jatra, also known as Yenya (Nepal Bhasa), is the biggest religious street festival in Kathmandu, Nepal. The celebrations consist of two events, Indra Jatra and Kumari Jatra. Indra Jatra is marked by masked dances of deities and demons, displays of sacred images, and tableaus in honor of the deity Indra, the king of heaven. Kumari Jatra is the chariot procession of the living goddess Kumari. Family members deceased in the past year are also remembered during the festival. The main venue of the festivities is Kathmandu Durbar Square. The celebrations last for eight days from the 12th day of the bright fortnight to the 4th day of the dark fortnight of the eleventh month in the lunar Nepal Era calendar. Indra Jatra was started by King Gunakamadeva- (गुणकामदेव) to commemorate the founding of Kathmandu city in the 10th century. Kumari Jatra began in the mid-18th century. The celebrations are held according to the lunar calendar, so the dates are changeable.
The festival starts with the erection of Yosin or Linga, a pole from which the banner of Indra is unfurled, at Kathmandu Durbar Square. The pole, a tree shorn of its branches and stripped of its bark, is obtained from a forest near Nālā, a small town 29 km to the east of Kathmandu. It is dragged in stages to Durbar Square by men pulling on ropes. Another event on the first day is Upāku Wanegu when participants visit shrines holding lighted incense to honor deceased family members. They also place small butter lamps on the way. Some sing hymns as they make the tour. The circuitous route winds along the periphery of the historic part of the city. The procession starts at around 4 pm.
Kumari Jatra, which means the chariot festival of Kumari, coincides with Indra Jatra. It was started in 1756 AD during the reign of Jaya Prakash Malla. During this festival, three chariots carrying human representations of the deities Ganesh, Bhairava, and Kumari accompanied by musical bands are pulled along the festival route through Kathmandu for three days. The procession starts at around 3 pm. On the first day of Kumari Jatra known as Kwaneya, the chariots are pulled through the southern part of town. The second day is the full moon day known as Yenya Punhi . During the procession known as Thaneya, the chariots are drawn through the northern part of Asan. And on the third day Nanichaya, the procession passes through the central section at Kilagal. Since 2012, the chariot of Kumari has been pulled by an all-women’s team on the third day of the chariot festival.
Route on first day of chariot festival, Kwaneya (downtown procession): Basantapur, Maru, Chikanmugal, Jaisidewal, Lagan, Brahma Marga, Wonde, Hyumata, Kohity, Bhimsensthan, Maru, Basantapur.
Route on second day of chariot festival, Thaneya (uptown procession): Basantapur, Pyaphal, Yatkha, Nyata, Tengal, Nhyokha, Nhaikan Tol, Asan, Kel Tol, Indra Chok, Makhan, Basantapur.
Route on third day of chariot festival, Nānichāyā (midtown procession): Basantapur, Pyaphal, Yatkha, Nyata, Kilagal, Bhedasing, Indra Chok Makhan, Basantapur.
Masks of Bhairava are displayed at various places in Kathmandu throughout the eight days of the festival. Bhairava is the terrifying aspect of Shiva. The largest ones are Sweta Bhairava at Durbar Square and Akash Bhairava at Indra Chok. A pipe sticking out of the mouth of Sweta Bhairava dispenses alcohol and rice beer on different days. An image of Baka Bhairava is exhibited at Wotu, next to Indra Chok. The mask of Aakash Bhairava is related to the Mahabharata. Some belief it to be the head of the first Kirat King Yalambar. Every night, different groups gather and sing hymns at Indra Chowk.
According to legend, Indra (Hindu god-king of heaven), disguised as a farmer, descended to earth in search of parijat (Night jasmine), a white flower his mother Basundhara needed to perform a ritual. As he was plucking the flowers at Maruhiti, a sunken water spout at Maru, the people caught and bound him like a common thief. He was then put on display in the town square of Maru in Kathmandu. (In a reenactment of this event, an image of Indra with his hands bound is put on display at Maru and other places during the festival. His mother, worried about his extended absence, came to Kathmandu and wandered around looking for him. (This event is commemorated by the procession of Dagin through the city. Pulu Kisi (alternate name Tānā Kisi), a wicker representation of an elephant, also runs around town reenacting Indra’s elephant searching frantically for its master. When the city folk realized they had captured Indra himself, they were appalled and immediately released him. Out of appreciation for his release, his mother promised to provide enough dew throughout the winter to ensure a rich crop. It is said that Kathmandu starts to experience foggy mornings from this festival onwards because of this boon.
On the last day, the yosin pole erected at Durbar Square is taken down in a ceremony known as Yosin Kwathalegu . It marks the end of the festivities.
A piece of short and detailed information about Gosaikunda
Gosaikunda trek is a holy trek rewarded with a serene panorama of snow-capped mountains and numerous holy lakes. Gosaikunda Lake lies at the elevation of 4,380m inside Langtang National Park. UNESCO listed Gosaikunda as a Ramsar site on 29 September 2007. During winter, the lake remains frozen but for the rest of the year, the lake melts to form the Trisuli river. This lake is a well-known pilgrimage site for Hindus. During Janai Purnima, thousands of Hindu devotees from all over the world visit this lake. Gosaikunda Lake is not the only one we will witness during this Gosaikunda trek. This region has altogether 108 lakes including Sarawatikunda, Bhairabkunda & Suryakunda & Each of them has its own religious significance. According to Hindu Mythology, it is believed that Lord Shiva has created this lake and is the adobe of Hindu deities Shiva and Gauri. The water of this trek is holy and can wash away all your sins if you take bath there.
Another major attraction of this trek is the great panoramic mountains we can witness during the trek. One of the most beautiful peaks visible during this trek is the Dorje Lakpa range ( 6,988m). Besides, we can witness numerous towering peaks like Ganesh Himal, Loribinayak Manaslu, and Langtang ranges. During this 8 days Gosaikunda trek, we will be following the Dhunche-Gosainkunda trekking route. As it is a short and moderate-level trek, anyone with a normal physical condition can do it. Following a quiet and pleasant trail running through different Tamang Villages, we can experience the cultural aspects and lifestyles of people there. Walking around Langtang Conservation Area, we can witness many beautiful birds, butterflies & endangered animals like Red Panda, Himalayan Deer, etc. If you are looking for a trek easily accessible from Kathmandu and has great natural, cultural & religious aspects, the Gosaikunda trek is perfect.
Best time for the Gosaikunda Trek
Gosaikunda Trek is doable all around the year. Spring and Autumn are considered the best season as this time the temperature will be comparatively high and easy for walking. In the Spring season, you will get to walk through the colorful trails in the first few days. Gosaikunda temperature decreases in the winter season but is best for those who love walking in the snow and want to enjoy the amazing frozen Gosaikunda lake. Also, many people travel during monsoon as well, because there is a festival called “ Janai Purnima” which falls normally during this monsoon season and this festival has great value to this lake. Though, with clean and clear weather, you can travel anytime around the year.
Nestled in the lap of the Himalayas, the national parks in Nepal offer a beautiful range of activities and sites to visit that are sure to wow you. Imagine tall mountains, sloping valleys, green grass, blue skies, and exotic animals prancing around you – Nepal will give you all that and so much more.
One of the best trips in Nepal is a visit to the many national parks it boasts of. Home to a variety of flora and fauna due to its unique geographical location, Nepal offers a range of budget-friendly and amazing options for nature tourism. If you’re confused about where to go in Nepal, don’t worry.
1. Chitwan National Park
Chitwan National Park is the oldest national park in Nepal, which was established in 1973 and listed on the UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984. The total area of this national park is 952.63km. sq. This park is located in the inner Terai of the southern part of Nepal. The altitude range starts from 100m to 815m.
There are 68 species of mammals, 544 species of birds, 126species of fish, and 56 species of herpeto-fauns available in this park. The most delightful thing about this park is, that it has endangered but beautiful one-horned rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tiger, Gharial, and house elephant. Besides this, you can experience a hundred birds on the bank of the Rapti and Narayani rivers. This park also has the world’s tallest grass species. Diverse species of other fauna and flora like Bison, Wild bears, vultures, and many more.
2. Rara National Park
Declared a national park in 1976, it is situated in far-flung and isolated Mid-West Nepal. Guarded by dense alpine coniferous vegetation, Rara NP offers a representative sample of the region’s rich flora and fauna. It boasts of over 500 diverse varieties of flowers, 214 birds, and 20 mammal kinds. However, the cherry on the top is the Rara Lake at 2,990m, which on a clear day offers awesome reflections of mountains.
3.Langtang National Park
Nepal’s second-oldest and second-largest National park; Langtang National Park is the nearest Himalayan National park from Kathmandu. Established in 1976 AD, the national park covers an area of 1,710 sq. km (660 sq. mi). Later in 1998, an area of 420 sq. km in and around the park was declared its buffer zone. The national park is inside the borders of the Rasuwa, Nuwakot, and Sindhupalchok districts.
The park represents a meeting point between Indo-Malayan and Palearctic realms. So the national park is rich in biodiversity and an interesting area for researchers from all around the world.
Langtang offers an eye-catching view of mountains filled with some rarest animals. The range covers natural variations from dense sub-tropical to alpine environments. Hence, it is one of the most ecologically diverse national parks in Nepal. Likewise, the Nepal government also claims Langtang national park as one of the most scenic national parks and a conservation site.
4. Bardiya National Park
Bardiya National Park is the largest as well as off-the-beaten National Park in Nepal. Bardiya National Park was established in 1988, as Royal Bardiya National Park which is located in the northwest of Nepalgunj adjoining the eastern bank of the Karnali River and intersected by the Babai River in the Bardiya District. Bardiya National Park covers an approximate area of 968 sq. km and is surrounded by lovely villages and fields inhabited by an indigenous ethnic group.
Bardiya National Park is considered the most undisturbed and less-visited park in Nepal due to its remoteness. Bardiya National Park can be an ideal option to experience the wilderness of Bardiya and observe the rich biological diversity. Bardiya National Park has been also contributing to preserving the originality and the wilderness of the ecosystem.
5. Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park
A perfect place to hike just at the edges of Kathmandu Valley. A go-to place that can be explored in less than a day. Shivapuri National park lies on the south side of Kathmandu valley and has reached almost three districts being; Kathmandu, Nuwakot, and Dhading. The vast hills that cover the
south side of Kathmandu valley habitat various rare species like leopards, Himalayan black bear, Himalayan goral, and so on. There are different trails that you can explore in the park and the trails can lead you to prominent trekking destinations like Gosaikunda and Langtang. But that is not only the best thing about this place, but the main best thing about this place is also the city view you get once you get towards the top. The view radiates the feeling of pure satisfaction in a place that is wonderful in many ways.
6. Sagarmatha National Park:
Definitely a famous place, a place that has not only forests and rivers but ties with the holiest place for Buddhists all over the world. A mystical place that can be called the forbidden valley and has the highest peak all over the world. People come from many places all over the world just to see the highest peak of the world; Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) standing tall at 8848m height. Sagarmatha National Park gives adventurers and explorers the thrill of journeying to this forbidden valley while overcoming different trails and difficulties. For the people who have an interest in wildlife, many rare species can be found in this national park being; the snow leopard, red panda, and so on.
Nepal is home to some of the remarkable UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Heritage sites in Nepal vary from natural wonders to magnificent cultural landmarks. While some are keepers of history’s splendor, some are sheltered and lavish havens for thriving biodiversity. UNESCO has identified ten historical sites in Nepal as World Heritage Sites. Among them, 8 are cultural heritage sites with centuries-long historical backgrounds, while 2 are natural heritage sites. Travelers are welcome to discover these brilliant landmarks and appreciate Nepal’s grand and astonishing legacies. Whether you are a nature lover or history and culture buff, the World Heritage Sites of Nepal have something to offer.
1. Kathmandu Durbar Square
Otherwise called Hanuman Dhoka or Basantapur Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square lies in the core of Kathmandu valley. In English, ‘durbar’ translates as a palace. The durbar square is located in the notable focal point of old Kathmandu. The square is an outdoor gallery of grand ancient temples, pagodas, structures, and holy places. The castle once used to be involved by Nepal’s sheltered imperial family and is still home to the Kumari, Kathmandu’s one-of-a-kind living goddess. So, while in Kathmandu Durbar Square, remember to look at Maru tole, Kumari Ghar, Taleju Temple, Seto Bhairab, and Hanuman Dhoka Palace Museum.
2. Bhaktapur Durbar Square
Bhaktapur Durbar Square is another lovely milestone of Kathmandu valley and a famous World Heritage Site. Among the three urban communities of Kathmandu valley, Bhaktapur is the smallest one. The city is famous for preserving and showcasing the traditional Newari life. The city has a mixed population of Hindu and Buddhist practitioners. Pottery square, Dattatreya Square, Taumadhi Square, and Bhaktapur Durbar square, which unfurls medieval Bhaktapur’s rich culture and history, are must-visit sites.
3. Patan Durbar Square
In 1979 AD, Patan Durbar Square has declared a World Heritage Site. Like Kathmandu, the old illustrious royal residence of Patan has a great Durbar square. This compact mass of temples is perhaps the most externally impressive showcase of Newari architecture in Nepal. From the fourteenth to the eighteenth century, temple buildings in the square went into overdrive during the Malla period. Therefore, when visiting artificial works of art, do not miss to enjoy the temples of Lord Krishna and many other deities. Also, visit the museum and find out about the centuries-long history of the city.
4. Changu Narayan Temple
The origin of the Changu Narayan Temple can be traced back to the Lichchavi era, during the reign of Haridatta Burma in 323 BC. Changunarayan Temple is one of the oldest temples in Nepal and an old archeological site. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, It was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1969.
5. Swoyambhunath Stupa
The famous whitewashed stupa of Swoyambhunath is one of the most consecrated Buddhist places of worship in Nepal. The stupa is otherwise called Monkey Temple because of the many monkeys residing on the temple grounds. The stupa is recognized for the iconic eyes in the electric mishmash of prayer flags. Travelers meander the sanctuaries, turning supplication haggles mantras. Coming to Swoyambhunath is a beautiful experience, with old carvings stuck into each square inch of the space and the smell of incense filling the atmosphere. According to local legend, the origin of Kathmandu is6. linked to the building of this stupa by Boddhisattva Manjushri.
6. Boudhanath Stupa
Boudhanath Stupa was founded in 600 AD by King Songtsen Gompa of Tibet. The stupa is one of the world’s largest dome-shaped stupas. The dome is accurately proportioned and symbolic. The whitewashed dome and its gilded tower decorated with the all-seeing eyes of the Buddha act as a three-dimensional reminder of the journey of the Buddha to enlightenment.
7. Pashupatinath Temple
For Hindu devotees, Pashupatinath is a holy shrine. This magnificent temple lies beside the river Bagmati. Non-Hindus are not allowed inside the temple. They can view the temple from the eastern bank of the Bagmati river. A puja ceremony is held each night on the river banks, below the temple, where hundreds of pilgrims participate. The temple also has one of the oldest Hindu cremation sites in Nepal.
8. Lumbini – The birthplace of Lord Buddha
Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha, the most excellent spiritual teacher. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the town’s landmarks are the Maya Devi Temple, Sacred Garden, Puskarini Pond, and the many monasteries built by different Buddhist countries. One can experience a feeling of tranquility and harmony here.
Highlights of Lumbini:
Maya Devi Temple, the spot where Buddha was born
Ashoka Pillar, built by Emperor Ashoka, where it is inscribed that this s the spot of Lord buddha’s birth
Explore Puskarini Pond and Sacred Garden
Visit the various monasteries, Lumbini Crane Sanctuary, and the Pagoda for World Peace
09. Chitwan National Park
One of the oldest natural heritage sites in Nepal is Chitwan National Park. The national park is a habitat to a host to wild animals—the park shelters the endangered one-horned rhinoceros and Royal Bengal tiger. The park is also home to sloth bears, gharials, and wild elephants. Chitwan National Park is also one of the best spots for bird watching. Birds such as kingfisher, Bengal floricans, grass warblers, storks, egrets, etc., are found in the park.
Highlights of Chitwan National Park:
Explore the habitat of the endangered one-horned rhino and Royal Bengal tiger
Take a jeep safari into the wilderness and watch the wild creatures without upsetting their natural environment
Stroll around a Tharu village and observe their lifestyle
Enjoy a canoe ride on the Rapti River
10. Sagarmatha National Park
The first Himalayan national park designated a World Heritage Site is Sagarmatha National Park. The park is a rare territory of mountains, glaciers, ice caps, and deep valleys inhabited by Sherpas. The national park has some of the world’s highest mountains, including Mount Everest, the tallest mountain globally. It is a storehouse of rare Himalayan herbs, flowers, and wildlife. Sagarmatha National Park has the most famous trekking destination globally, the Everest Base Camp.
Holi is a unique and amazing festival of color unlike any other, it is also one of the most ancient festivals still celebrated today. It is instantly recognized by the way it is celebrated with colors, extreme enthusiasm, and great energy. It is impossible to miss the sight of people celebrating Holi if you are anywhere near. There are some amazing facts about Holi that everyone should know about.
Here are some interesting facts about Holi the amazing festival of colors
1. The Origin of the name Holi
The name of the festival Holi has an interesting origin. It has been derived from Holika, the sister of demon King Hiranyakashyap” from Hindu mythology with a legend behind it.
Days before the festival people start gathering wood and combustible materials for the bonfire in parks, community centers, near temples, and other open spaces. On top of the pyre is an effigy to signify Holika who tricked Prahalad into the fire.
2. The Legend of Evil King Hirankashyap
Now the interesting legend has that the evil king – Hiranyakashyap – forbade his son Prahlad from worshiping one of the Hindu gods – Lord Vishnu. However, Prahlad worshiped Vishnu despite his father’s denial.
Thus the demon king ordered Prahlad to sit on a pyre (a structure, usually made of wood, for burning a body as part of a funeral rite or execution) along with Holika (who was immune to fire) sister of the demon king.
When the fire started, Holika was burnt to death in spite of her immunity to fire, and miraculously Prahlad was saved because Prahlad sought the help of Lord Vishnu during the event. This significant event is still repeated in the form of Holika Dahan. You can read about the festival of Holi for its significance and rituals.
3. Lord Krishna Association with Holi
There is also another story about the origin of Holi that has to do with Lord Krishna. The legend is that Lord Krishna as a baby was poisoned by the breast milk of Putana and thus he developed the characteristic blue complexion of his skin.
Krishna unsure if fair-skinned Radha and the other girls would like him, approached Radha and colored her face in some colors.
Radha accepted Krishna despite the blue color of his skin and since that day the festival of Holi is celebrated. This, however, is a lesser-known fact about Holi and also the lesser accepted version of the origin of Holi. But the story is well accepted as a legend.
4. Celebration across the globe
Almost all Hindu festivals have regional variations. However, Holi is a national festival celebrated in its true form across all the 28 states of India.
While Holi is one of the most ancient Hindu religious festivals along with Chhath, it has become popular even with non-Hindus as well in many parts of South Asia, as well as people of other communities outside Asia.
5. A Festival celebrated by all religions
The festival has traditionally been also observed by non-Hindus, such as by Jains and Newar Buddhists (Nepal).
Holi is a festival whose celebration is so remarkable that you witness it across every part of India. However, one unique specialty of the festival is its celebration by all religions with equal enthusiasm by people of all religions.
A great sight indeed in a secular country like India. It becomes more appealing as Holi is a festival that is so extravagant in the celebration that you will be left amazed.
6. The significance of the day of celebration
Holi is celebrated after the full moon in the month of ‘Phalguna’ which generally falls between February and March.
It also marks the end of the bitter winter season and shifts towards warmer days ahead. The festival signifies the arrival of spring, the end of winter, the blossoming of love, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships.
7. Use of Many Colors
The use of synthetic colors during the festival of Holi is a recent trend. This was actually a concern for many people. However, many prefer playing with water and some homemade natural colors, and Gula
There has been a gradual shift toward natural colors. This actually was the way it was celebrated in ancient India.
Natural colors are usually derived from indigo, sunflower, and marigold flowers.
8. Holika Dahan-A Day Before Holi
The festival of Holika Dahan (Buring of Holi Pyre) starts on the night before Holi when people gather and start a bonfire. People gather around the fire to watch it while eating their favorite food items and talking with friends.
9. Celebration of Holika Dahan
The Holika bonfire is a place where people gather and do their religious rituals. People during their religious rituals ask for forgiveness from God and pray that their evil should come to an end.
On the eve of Holi, typically at or after sunset, the pyre is lit, signifying Holika Dahan. The ritual symbolizes the victory of good over evil. People gather around the fire to sing and dance.
10. Rangwali Holi Celebration
The second day of the festival of Holi which is also referred to as “Rangwali Holi” is the main day when people play with wet and dry colors. People chase each other in an attempt to color one another.
Water is a big part of the event as many people use water balloons and engage in interesting water fights with their family and friends.
A lot of different colors are involved and it’s a great time for everyone as everyone irrespective of their age participates.
Mount Everest (8848m) is a mountain giant located at the border of Nepal & China. This mountain was first climbed in 1953 by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. Nonetheless, the mountain is climbed over 9000 times by over 4000 mountaineers, and still, most parts of the mountain are a secret. So, here is our small effort to let you know about interesting facts about Mt. Everest:
Some Of the interesting facts about Mt. Everest
1. Origin of Mt. Everest
Geologists considered that Mt. Everest was formed about 60 million years ago when the Indian plate was subducted by the Eurasian plate raising a huge mass of land forming the world’s highest mountain. The Explorer Noel Odell in 1924 discovered the marine fossil on Mt. Everest. That proves, that Mt. Everest was originally covered with the ocean.
2. Mt. Everest has nicknames “Chomolungma” & “Sagarmatha”
Mt. Everest was named after the British surveyor-general of India Sir George as he was the first to recognize the mountain in 1841. However, the name he has given to Mt Everest was Peak 16. Besides, Nepali calls it “Sagarmatha” which means “Goddess of Sky”. Tibetan name for Mt. Everest is “Chomolungma’ which means “Holy mother”.
3. There is a taller mountain than Mt. Everest
The height of Mt. Everest is 8848.86m which is undoubtedly the highest above sea level. But, base-to-top, the Mt. Mauna Kea (10,210m) is the tallest but only 4,205m above sea level.
4. Over 9000 summits by 2021
Climbing the world’s highest mountain is a dream of every mountaineer, which needs a lot of hard work and dedication. However, over 4000 mountaineers have been successful in summiting Everest since the first summit of 1953. The person with the most summits till now is Kami Rita Sherpa with the 25th successful summit by 7th May 2021.
5. Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa might not be the first to Summit Mt. Everest:
The first successful summit of Mt. Everest was recorded on 29 May 1953 by Sir Edmund Hillary accompanied by Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. But, some believe the summit of Mt. Everest might have been done in 1924. The mountaineers George Mallory & Andrew Irvine were recorded to be one step below the summit that year but they were never seen again.
6. Mt. Everest is a “Growing Mountain”
Yes, you heard it right. It is a growing mountain rising 40cm per century. The pressure between the collision of the Eurasian plate and Indian plate leads the mountain to grow.
7. Above 8000m is a death Zone
The zone above 8000m is also known as the death zone as most of the unsuccessful climbers died on that section. Above 8000m, the cell of the body starts to die due to a lack of oxygen. Thin air consists, of only one-third of oxygen, compared to that at sea level. The extreme cold up to -50°C and the average of -19°C in summer and -35°C in winter freezes your body. It is also known as High altitude graveyard as there are numerous dead bodies of the climbers undiscovered or not rescued. It is extremely difficult and dangerous to bring the body down. Exceptional rescue of the body can be done by using 40k-70k USD.
8. Dirtiest mountain
Being the highest mountain in the world, this mountain encourages lots of mountaineering enthusiasts to climb this mountain. During the mountaineering season, we can experience traffic jams in the mountain too. Due to lack of proper waste management, there are tons of mountaineering waste scattering on Everest making it the dirtiest mountain. Since it is a great natural resource of Earth, the first priority of the government and mountaineers should be to keep it clean.
9. 1974, A year without any summit attempts
Since the mountain is open for climbing; there has not been any year without climbing attempts except 1974.
10. 2’O clock Rule
Due to the extremely harsh and unpredictable weather conditions after 2 o clock, you have to summit Everest before 2’0 clock. If you can’t make it before 2’0 clock, you have to return to the camp below the summit.
Weather is the key factor anyone should be informed about before doing any trekking and traveling activities. Any other factor can be controlled & managed but the weather can’t be controlled. Sometimes, all the hard work and struggle of trekking can be totally wasted due to bad weather.
Langtang has mainly four trekking seasons: Spring, autumn, Summer & Winter. All the different season has their own way to present Langtang to you as the season changes, temperature, and climatic condition will also change. So, if you are doing Langtang Trek, you should have an idea about the Best time to do the Langtang trek.
High Seasons for Langtang Trek
September – December
Autumn is undoubtedly the best season for the Langtang trek. In this season, you can trek underneath clear blue sky, witness beautiful mountains, and breathe pure air. In the morning and night, the temperature will drop but during the daytime, the temperature will be bearably ranging from 10°c – 15°c.
Besides, this is the season of the main festivals of Nepal: Dashain & Tihar. This is the best time to get closure to the culture and tradition as well as get a taste of the Nepali festival.
As this is the peak season for trekking in Nepal, you will meet many trekkers on the way and hotels too. Good thing, you will get extra company till your destination. The bad thing is the hotels will be crowded and hard to get accommodation if you are not pre-booked.
March – May
After autumn, spring is the best season for the Langtang trek. In this season, the weather is the kindest as the temperature remains from 10°c – 20°c during day time. Also, you don’t have to worry about the ice and rain in this season.
This is the season of color and we can witness the colorful Rhododendron forest and green hilly giants. The mountain views will clear as much as the blue sky. The packing is easy because we don’t have to carry heavy clothes in extremely cold conditions.
We want to suggest you do pre-booking for the hotel as this is the peak season for trekking in the Langtang region.
Low Seasons for Langtang Trek
June – August
This season cannot be taken as the Best Season for the Langtang trek as it is a rainy season. In this season, the trail will be muddy, slippery with Leaches, Bugs, and mosquitoes. The unpredictable foggy weather mostly keeps us away from the sight of mountains and scenery. In rare cases, we can also expect floods, landslides due to heavy rains.
However, the surroundings will be greenery and this season presents colorful forests and flowers. As there will be fewer trekkers in this season, you can enjoy the tranquil trails and peaceful teahouses.
December – February
Trekking in this season is harsh. As this is a season of cold and snow, the temperature of this area in the daytime ranges from 6°c- 9°c. In the nighttime, the temperature will be freezing cold. You can experience huge snowfall, harsh winds, and unbearable weather conditions. The trails will also be snow-covered making them hard to walk on.
But if you can tolerate snow and cold, this might be the best season for the Langtang trek. This season presents some of the best views of the mountains and snow-matted landscapes underneath the deep blue sky.
As this season is not that preferred to go on trekking, you can enjoy nature in peace.
Moreover, as we mentioned earlier, the weather is unmanageable, one can experience the bad weather situation even in autumn too. We suggest all the trekkers be well prepared for the worst condition too. Safety is the main factor to keep in mind during the trek and if you need a helping hand, we are always happy to help you.
Elements Which Contribute To Everest Gokyo Lake Trek Difficulty:
Climate and Temperature
Weight and Luggage
How to Overcome Gokyo Lake Trek Difficulty?
The Gokyo Lake journey is one of the entrancing trips in the Khumbu locale of Nepal. It takes you through the path of some tough scenes and off-beaten ways through Namche, Dole, Machhermo, and at last onto the Gokyo Valley.
Gokyo valley is home to the sparkling Gokyo lakes. The traveling way additionally gives you phenomenal perspectives on Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and their encompassing goliaths. Despite the fact that it is a high elevation journey, Gokyo lake journey trouble is moderate.
In any case, with the compensating view comes the demanding trouble. Along these lines, before you settle on this trip, it is important to comprehend the difficulties and intricacy of the journey with the goal that you can figure out how to conquer them for a protected excursion.
The Gokyo lake journey is reasonably troublesome. You should be fit as a fiddle and endurance for this trip as it requires strolling around 5 to 6 hours, barring the acclimation days. The rough path, steep territories, and high passes end up being more difficult.
The height additionally makes a major issue here as you will remain at rises higher than 3500m for a long time. You additionally trip to the tallness of around 5000m and more for around multiple times during the journey. Here the air is very meager, and height ailment influences numerous people. In any event, for unaffected individuals, breathing can be very precarious, and the long traveling days adds more difficulty.
Gokyo lake journey trouble
Thus, in the event that you are joining to take this journey, you should know about the difficulties and troubles that accompany it. Simply recollect that excess fit and having great endurance is an absolute necessity. Strolling along the troublesome path can be testing and chaotic on occasion. Along these lines, it’s better on the off chance that you begin taking light climbs or actual activities before this journey.
To summarize, the journey is an encounter that should not be taken lightly. The glistering lakes, the snowcapped mountains, and the different vegetation make certain to give you a paramount encounter. In case you’re accustomed to climbing, the journey is feasible. There are a couple of variables to consider which can help in lessening the trouble of the Gokyo lake journey so you can travel bother-free.
Components Which Contribute To Everest Gokyo Lake Trek Difficulty:
Span is one of the huge elements which add to the trip’s trouble. A schedule having more journey days is a lot simpler than the ones that have fewer. You’ll have to walk fewer hours consistently, and you have more acclimatization days.
The most well-known bundle you get for this journey is the 15 days bundle; however, on the off chance that it’s your first significant trip or you’re not sure for such a span, you can generally get modified agendas. You can increment or decline the number of days as indicated by your inclination.
More limited days mean additional strolling hours and fewer acclimatization days. These can be somewhat unforgiving. In this way, picking more expanded bundles over the short ones assists you with vanquishing over the Gokyo Lake journey trouble no sweat.
Climate And Temperature
The climate in the mountains changes altogether with no notice. Consistently you can see the adjustment in the climatic conditions. The ever-changing climate can add more trouble to your journey.
Downpour and snowfall can likewise represent irritation. Now and again the snow-shrouded trails can cause exploring issues, particularly in the event that you are going without a guide.
The climate as well as add trouble to the journey. Temperatures will in general fall quickly in high-raised regions, and on the off chance that you end up voyaging, particularly in winter, the climate becomes freezing.
Picking the best season for the Gokyo Lake journey beats these issues. The best and ideal opportunity to take this trip is in the spring and the pre-winter time. They fall around April or in October.
The normal temperature in April during the day falls between 15 to 12 degrees centigrade, which is like October’s temperature. In the evening, the temperatures drop to – 5 to – 10 degrees. Be that as it may, it ought not to posture a difficult situation on the off chance that you convey legitimate climbing gears and comfortable garments.
During these occasions, you can discover clear skies and unhampered mountain sees which gives some encouraging photos and recollections.
Elevation ailment is a condition that influences individuals when they go to higher heights with less pneumatic stress and oxygen level. It is a condition that can influence everyone independent of the sex or age gatherings. It is hard to legitimize that anybody is protected.
Since we will travel on various occasions at an exceptionally high elevation in this trip that goes above 5000m, height infection will undoubtedly make a few issues. It can cause windedness and exhaustion when trekking.
In the event that you end up winding up with any side effects of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), it’s ideal quitting climbing and go to a lower elevation where you feel more great or safe. Proceeding with the journey ignoring the indications can make grave issues run like respiratory disappointment, unconsciousness, or even passing.
Some gentle manifestations might resemble migraine, sickness, or tipsiness. In the event that these occur, drop to a lower elevation and stay dry out, rest for a little while. Assuming the manifestations decline, tragically, you need to relinquish the journey. A few groups get serious indications like disarray, trouble breathing, or passing out. They should be promptly moved to a clinical foundation and taken to a lower stature.
To go effortlessly at these elevations, it’s better on the off chance that you adapt to the environment taking a couple of resting days during the journey. It brings down the opportunity of being a casualty to elevation affliction. Additionally conveying some Diamox or ibuprofen tablets can assist you with remembering mountain affliction yet just at lower heights. Finally remaining hydrated and drinking less liquor can likewise help in bringing down the odds of elevation ailment.
At any rate, it’s smarter to counsel your doctor about elevation infection, and its anticipation prior to choosing this trip.
Since you need to stroll through the tough ways and steep territories consistently at any rate for 5 hours, endurance is an absolute necessity! You will travel rises above 5000m with dainty air and intense landscapes. It tends to be very interesting and testing; in this way, you need great actual perseverance to finish the journey.
In this way preparing before the trip is helpful. On the off chance that you are genuinely ready for the journey, the trip turns out to be a lot simpler and quicker than it would by and large be.
Strolling, Jogging, Bicycle rides, or in any event, running down the steps can be productive. They increment your endurance and get you siphoned up for the trip. You can likewise fortify your legs by doing some home squats.
Another factor that can help increment your endurance and proficiency is adaptability. So practice some essential stretches at home or perform yoga. These assist your muscles with unwinding and being more adaptable, which gives you more noteworthy versatility and strength during the journey.
The Gokyo Lake Trek covers an all-out distance of 92kms altogether. 15-18 days is the default time to finish the trip. In any case, a few groups can perform it in fewer days, everything relies upon your solidarity and endurance.
The journey initiates from Lukla, from where we will go along a more unfamiliar way. Hence the path could be very difficult and troublesome. In any case, the territory way isn’t something similar all through the excursion. Somedays you may need to just stroll on smooth ways.
Be that as it may, at higher heights, the precarious path and high scenes can offer you a test regardless of whether you are an accomplished climber!
Weight and Luggage
Substantial gear can make inconvenience on longer trips like this Gokyo lake journey. Since you will travel numerous hours consistently for a long span, hefty sacks may be an issue and channel you and your endurance down. Obviously, you should pack every one of the basics! In any case, make a point to pick the significant ones, and it would be far better in the event that they are largely lightweight.
A portion of the essential things you should convey are warm underwears, traveling garments, strong journeying shoes, rainproof coats, and jeans, protecting coats, gloves, shades, water bottles, covers, additional Batteries, spotlight, toiletries, and some important prescriptions, for example, sprain balms, painkillers, and swathes.
How to Overcome Gokyo Lake Trek Difficulty?
In spite of a portion of the difficulties, there are approaches to lessen the trouble of the Gokyo lake journey with the goal that the trip gets easier and pleasant for even a fledgling traveler.
In the event that you are a novice to journeying, pick the good seasons. During these seasons, the skies are clearer, the environment is charming, and the temperature is steady so you will go with less confusions.
In case you’re new to this journey, think about taking an authorized guide and watchman with you. Along these lines, you will have no issues exploring through the new path and the weight of conveying your gear while strolling additionally disappears.
Try not to convey superfluous things in your baggage. Heavyweight things of baggage reduce your endurance and make undesirable exhaustion. In this way, whenever you’re pressing, ensure you have incorporated all your vital things, however don’t over pack!
Take sufficient acclimatization days during your journey. Thusly, you get accustomed to the environmental factors and diminish the odds of getting AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness).
Play out some actual activities before the journey. It develops fortitude and adaptability to your muscles, and you can play out the journey with more noteworthy effectiveness.
While discussing the types of trekking in Nepal are tea house trips and outdoors journeys based on food and convenience. These are the two significant sorts of trekking worked by the bundle providers. And furthermore, the administrator arranges the trekking according to the client’s interest. In Nepal, generally, teahouse journeys are celebrated because it is not difficult to work. Journeying types are additionally identified with the objective of traveling. In specific objections, there is no access to the tea house, so we need to camp journey like in Manaslu area till now we need to do outdoors travel. Other the greater part of the objections there are teahouse is accessible for food and convenience. So we have broken down the types of trekking in Nepal in the following points
Rundown of Types of trekking in Nepal:
In Nepal, teahouse trekking is generally well known. For the most part, the well-known journeying objections are connected with the teahouse along with the courses. We can discover teahouses while in transit to Everest headquarters journey, which is the well-known and most prestigious trekking in Nepal. Lodgings and hotels give just convenience while teahouses give the food and convenience together. Beginning a teahouse journey alludes to getting the food and convenience in a similar spot while traveling. The nature of teahouses relies on their area if the teahouses are found higher height, we may get low administrations. With notable preliminaries like Everest headquarters and Annapurna headquarters, we can get the lavish lodgings en route.
2. Outdoor Trekking:
In examination with tea houses journeying in Nepal, outdoors/camping trekking is less acclaimed. Outdoors trips can do inside all traveling objections in Nepal. This kind of trekking is worked with a guide, colleague control, watchman, cook, kitchen assistant, camp partner as a group part. The team individuals will fluctuate with the journeying individuals. We convey food, fuel, traveling gear, outdoor hardware, and so forth with us along with the journeying. Outdoors journey is the exemplary way of traveling with the additional experience. The nourishment for the outdoors journey, we give new food without destructive by utilizing less tin food rather we use however much as could be expected new products of the soil.
These two are the significant two types of trekking in Nepal based on food and convenience. Likewise, we can sort into various sorts based on relating viewpoints. Additionally, as a visit and journeying coordinator, we furnish you with the accompanying travel in Nepal. Don’t hesitate to reach us for any kinds of visits and traveling in Nepal; we will put forth a valiant effort to furnish you with the best quality offices.
3. Administration Trekking:
The administration journey is the financial method of traveling in the Himalayas of Nepal. On this trip, we give a guide or guide com doorman, watchman, convenience, where you need to pay yourself for the food straightforwardly to the lodging or where you get food. Our staff will coordinate all the courses of action during the trip.
Hey, Do you want to do a trek in Nepal and are not sure which are the best treks in Nepal for you? Well, Nepal being the paradise for trekkers, this is not an easy decision. Nepal is capable of satisfying any kind of trekker from beginner to professional. Each trek of Nepal is unique from others and is best in its own nature. Every year, more than 200,000 trekkers from all over the world visit Nepal. The unique terrains, trails, culture, traditions, and rewarding beauty of Nature are why they come to Nepal. Once you do the trek in Nepal, you will surely come next time. So, it is very difficult to distinguish one best trek however, we listed down the 10 best treks based on popularity, price, and scenery:
Maximum Elevation: 5545m, Kalapatthar Trek Category: Adventure Trek Duration: 14 days Accommodation Type: Teahouse Best Season: February-May, October-December Trek Permits: TIMS, Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit Trekking Restrictions: No
Everest base camp is the most reputed and the most trekked trekking route of Nepal. This trek is a lifetime experience as it takes us to the base camp of the World’s highest mountain along with the rewarding views of four out of the top 6 world’s highest mountains. Nevertheless, walking through Sagarmatha National park, we can experience the traditional Sherpa Culture, glaciers and glacial lakes, monasteries, and Sherpa museums.
Everest Base Camp Trekking Highlights:
Trek to the World’s Highest Geographical Structure Mt. Everest.
Jaw-dropping views of four (Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and Mt. Cho-Oyu) out of the top 6 highest mountains in the World.
Visit Gokyo lakes, one of the high altitude lakes in Nepal, and Khumbu Glacier.
Sagarmatha national park is the home of Musk deer, Snow Leopard, Himalayan Tahr, and Bark deer.
Namche Bazaar, a historic trading center of the Khumbu region also famous for homemade yak cheese and butter.
Kala Patthar, a mighty viewpoint of Mt. Everest.
Small Tibetan settlements with unspoiled culture and traditions.
2. Upper Mustang Trek
Maximum Elevation: 3840m, Lo Manthang Trek Category: Moderate Trek Duration: 15 days Accommodation Type: Tea House Best Season: March-May, September-November Trek Permits: TIMS, ACAP, Special Permit for Mustang Trekking Restrictions: No
The upper mustang trek is one of the best treks in Nepal attracting the eyes of numerous internal and external visitors with its unique geographical structure. Being the part of Tibetan plateau, this place is a great example of the geographical diversity of Nepal. This hidden kingdom was restricted for visit till 1992 and still, you need special permission to visit. Locals are preserving the tradition and culture for hundreds of years and this trek is a great opportunity to experience it firsthand. The mysterious caves, ancient monasteries, and mountain views of some of the renowned mountains are the major attractions of this trek.
Upper Mustang Trek Highlights
Mountain views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri.
Lo Manthang, capital of Kingdom Lo and the home of King.
Old monasteries and mysterious caves.
Firsthand experience of Tibetan Lama Buddhism along with unspoiled culture and traditions of Locals.
Trans-Himalayan geography is totally different from the geography of the rest of the places of the country.
3. Langtang Valley Trek
Maximum Elevation: 4984m, Cherko Ri Trek Category: Moderate Trek Duration: 09 days Accommodation Type: Tea House Best Season: September to December Trek Permits: TIMS, Langtang National Park Permit Trekking Restrictions: No
Langtang Valley trek is also one of the best treks in Nepal to the amazing landscapes of Langtang National Park. This trek is a complete rollercoaster ride as we climb from Syabrubeshi to Tesrko Ri. The small teahouses and settlements on the way welcome us with their unique Tibetan Culture and Traditions. Also, nature welcomes the trekkers with the best it can give. The mountains views of Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Langtang Ri, Ganesh Himal can be seen during the trek. The roaring Trishuli river, oak, Rhododendron forest, and the amazing landscapes add peace to one’s soul. The beautiful Kyanjin Gompa locating itself in between the mountains is a great place to be at. The amazing viewpoint of Tserko Ri offers some of the most panoramic views we can expect.
Langtang Valley Trek Highlights:
Chance to experience Tibetan culture and tradition first hand.
Kyanjin Gompa, A vintage point and a religious place surrounded by mountains from all directions.
Tserko Ri, A majestic viewpoint offering some of the best views of mountains and landscapes.
Chance to get closer and witness ice-walled mountains like Langtang Lirung, Langtang Ri, Dorje Lakpa, and Ganesh Himal.
Ancient monasteries, Gompas, Prayer flags, and mani-prayer walls.
4. Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Maximum Elevation: 4200m, Annapurna Base Camp Trek Category: Moderate Trek Duration: 14 days Accommodation Type: Tea House Best Season: February-May, September-December Trek Permits: TIMS, ACAP Trekking Restrictions: No
Annapurna Base camp Trek is a popular trek leading you to the base camp of the World’s 10th highest mountain, Annapurna South. Attracting numerous visitors from in and outside the country, this trek is one of the best treks in Nepal. The alpine forests decorated by blossoms of rhododendron make the trail pretty. The journey is a beautiful game of hide-and-seek with mountains. Looking upside, you can witness the snow-walled mountains smiling at you. Nevertheless, this trek is rich in surrounding views, Culture, and traditions, wildlife, floras, and faunas.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Highlights:
Trek to the foothill of Annapurna south, 10th highest mountain in the world.
Rewarded with the mountain views of Nilgiri, Machhapuchchhre, Himchuli, and Dhaulagiri.
Chance to witness culture and traditions closely as the trails pass through many beautiful villages.
If you are fancy, dress in traditional Gurung dress in Ghandruk.
Bless yourself with the heavenly sunset and sunrise amidst Annapurna Range at Poon hill.
Taste the authentic Nepali Cuisine.
The journey is a walk on the trails decorated with colorful Rhododendron forest.
5. Annapurna Round Trek
Maximum Elevation: 5416m, Thorang La Pass Trek Category: Moderate Trek Duration: 17 days Accommodation Type: Tea House Best Season: September-November Trek Permits: TIMS, ACAP Trekking Restrictions: No
Annapurna Round Trek is a moderate-level journey that introduces us to the Beautiful nature of the Annapurna region. It takes us to the two-rain shadow valley of Kaligandaki and Marsyandi river to one of the highest altitudes pass Thorang La. Also, it takes us closer to the world’s 10th highest mountain along with renowned mountains of the country. A rewarding trekker with a jaw-dropping view of Manaslu and Dhaulagiri, this trek is a dream of the mountain and adventure lovers. Apart from mountains, the Annapurna round trek carries great cultural, traditional, and religious significance too. Muktinath temple, a sacred place of salvation is one of the most admired pilgrimage sites of Nepal.
Annapurna Round Trek Highlights:
Chance to witness the world’s 10th highest mountain in the world along with Manaslu and Dhaulagiri.
108 carved taps and the eternal flame of Muktinath.
Climb one of the highest passes in the world, Thorang La Pass (5416m).
Kagbeni, a gateway to the upper mustang and trading hub of this region.
Passing through many beautiful settlements, this trek is a great chance to know about the culture and traditions of locals.
Verities of floras and faunas can be seen during the trek.
6. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek
Maximum Elevation: 5143m, Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Category: Adventurous Trek Duration: 21 days Accommodation Type: Tea House Best Season: March to May Trek Permits: TIMS, KCAP, RAP (Kanchenjunga Restricted Area Permit) Trekking Restrictions: No
Kanchenjunga Base camp trek is a long journey in rarely trekked trails to the untouched beauty of far-west Nepal. Kanchenjunga being the third highest mountain in the world with an elevation of 8586 m is the main attraction of this trek. Also, the world’s 5th highest mountain, Mt. Makalu can be seen during the trek. The landscapes, culture, traditions, and vegetation here are completely different from the other part of the country. Kanchenjunga Conservation Area is a wildlife paradise and home to Himalayan Black Deer, Snow leopard, Musk deer, Red panda, and many more.
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Highlights:
Trek to the base camp of the world’s 3rd highest mountain, Mt. Kanchenjunga.
Splendid panorama of the unique landscape of the far-west of Nepal along with the mountain view of Makalu and Lhotse, the world’s 5th and 4th highest mountain respectively.
The vegetation, culture, and traditions of this region are completely different from the rest of the country.
If you are lucky enough, you can be welcomed with the wildlife friends like Himalayan Black Deer, Snow Leopard, Musk Deer, Red Panda, etc.
Chance to be closer to the unspoiled beauty of Nature trekking on rarely trekked trails.
7. Manaslu Trek
Maximum Elevation: 5160m, Larkey La Pass Trek Category: Adventurous Trek Duration: 16 days Accommodation Type: Tea House Best Season: March-May, September-November Trek Permits: TIMS, MCAP, ACAP Trekking Restrictions: No
Manaslu trek is a classic, adventurous, and definitely one of the best treks of Nepal. Mt. Manaslu being the 8th highest mountain in the world is the main attraction of this world. One can enjoy the variation of the trails in this area is as it takes us through delightful meadows, rocky cliffs, blooming forests, and the George of Budhi-Gandaki river. This trail is often less crowded than other trekking trails. Starting the trek from the elevation of 730m, this trek takes us to the elevation of 5160m at Larkey La pass. If you have done the Annapurna trek already, then this trek can be the perfect alternation.
Manaslu Trek Highlights:
Trek to the foothill of the 8th highest mountain in the world, Mt. Manaslu.
Climb Larkey La pass, 5160m.
Passing through many beautiful villages, we can observe the culture and lifestyle of the Himalayan people closely.
Enjoy the panoramic views of mountains like Himchuli, Ganesh Himal, Nemjung, Gyang Kyang, etc.
Enjoy the variation of the trails and vegetation.
An unusual encounter with wild animals like Himalayan Tahr, Snow leopard, and Blue Sheep.
8. Makalu Base Camp Trek
Maximum Elevation: 5250m, Makalu Base Camp Trek Category: Adventurous Trek Duration: 22 days Accommodation Type: Tea House Best Season: March-May, September-November Trek Permits: TIMS, Makalu Barun National Park permit Trekking Restrictions: No
A long and adventurous journey closer to the world’s 5th highest mountain in the world. Remoteness and adventurous trails invite fewer visitors to come up with the untouched beauty of nature. Living the life with basic needs of life, however, a smile on your face witnessing the white mountains right in front of your eyes smiling back to you. You can experience the vast difference in the culture and traditions there. With the unique landscapes, vegetation, and surrounding along with the surprise of geography, mountains, nature’s beauty is at its peak. Climbing the high passes like Shipton La, you can check your physical endurance and adjustability with nature.
Makalu Base Camp Highlights:
An adventurous journey to the base camp of the world’s 5th highest mountain.
Rewarding views of some of the highest mountains like Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, etc.
Climb the high altitude passes like Shipton La and Keke La.
Walk around the Makalu Barun National Park enjoying the different species of floras and faunas, lush forests, and landscapes around it.
Chance to have an eco-friendly encounter with exotic animals including Red Panda, Snow Leopard, and Musk deer.
Experience the unique culture and traditions of ethnic groups Sherpas and Rai first-hand.
Enjoy the adventurous and less-trekked trails in seclusion.
9. Dhaulagiri Round Trek
Maximum Elevation: 5360m, French Pass Trek Category: Moderate Trek Duration: 18 days Accommodation Type: Tea House Best Season: March-June, September-November Trek Permits: TIMS, ACAP Trekking Restrictions: No
Dhaulagiri round trek is one of the best treks in Nepal to the 7th highest mountain in the world. This trek is rich in culture and tradition as well as natural beauty. The amazing landscapes and unique geography are increasing the number of visitors day by day in this region. The lush forests are home to many wildlife animals and different species of birds. The trails pass through different roaring rivers, glaciers, lush forests, and beautiful settlements.
Dhaulagiri Round Trek Highlights:
A journey to the heart of some of the highest mountains in the world including Dhaulagiri, Tukuche peak, Muktinath Himal, Putali etc.
Climb some of the high passes like Dhampus pass & French pass and get blessed with the glowing view from there.
A great chance to witness wild animals like Red Panda, Musk Deer, Himalayan Tahr and Leopards along with different species of birds.
Enjoy the unique culture and tradition of ethnic groups like Thakali, Magar, and Gurung.
Walk along the deep Kaligandaki George, deepest gorge in the country.
10. Upper Dolpo Trek
Maximum Elevation: 5320m, Nriwa Pass Trek Category: Adventure Trek Duration: 27 days Accommodation Type: Tea House Best Season: March-May, June-August Trek Permits: TIMS, National Park & Restricted area entry permit Trekking Restrictions: No
The Upper Dolpo trek is one of the challenging treks to the far-western region of Nepal. The untouched beauty of this region comes with the unique and unfamiliar Tibetan Plateau. Trekking through the largest National park in the country, we can have the chance to witness wide species of wildlife animals, birds, and butterflies. This is a long journey that takes through the deep valley to high passes, beautiful forests, and different settlements. This trekking area was restricted to visitors and opened for tourism in 1989. Bordering with Tibet, the culture and lifestyle of locals are influenced by Northern neighbors. Also, the majestic Shey-Phoksundo is one of the attractions of this trek. The ancient Shey Gompa at the foothill of holy Crystal mountain is another main source of attraction.
Upper Dolpo Trekking Highlights:
The remote settlements highly influenced on culture and lifestyle by Northern neighbor Tibet.
Shey-Phoksundo Lake, the deepest lake in Nepal.
The largest National park of Nepal, Shey-Phoksundo national park.
Shey Gompa, the 800 years old gompa at the foothill of the holy crystal mountain.
Chance to witness some of the rare wildlife animals including Snow leopard along with different species of birds and butterflies.
Climb high passes like Nagdalo la, Shey la, Jeng la, Mo la, and Nriwa pass.
Nepal is one of the best trekking destinations in the world as we can find varieties of treks perfectly suitable for all kinds of trekkers. The best treks of Nepal highly depend on what kind of trekking you are searching for.
Nepal being the world’s second-richest country in water resources in the world defies the fact that Nepal is all about the mountains. Melting snows and glaciers of sky-high mountains gives way to numerous rivers, waterfalls, and Lakes in Nepal. As the diversity of landscapes, the lakes in Nepal show great diversity locating themselves from the high Himalayas to Terai. Despite the fact, the beauty of every lake is breathtaking, here are the top 5 lakes in Nepal that you shouldn’t miss out on your Nepal visit:
Gokyo Lake located at an elevation of 4690m is one of the main and most beautiful lakes in Nepal. Gokyo Lake is a combination of six prominent lakes and they are Gokyo Cho, Thonak Cho (largest), Guazumpa Cho, Tanjung Cho, and Longbanga Cho. Among all the lakes, Gokyo Cho is the main lake also named Dudh Pokhari. Located in the shadow of the world’s sixth-highest mountain Cho-Oyu, Gokyo lake is not that far from World’s highest mountain Everest. A walk of 3 hours towards the Gokyo Ri provides an up-close glimpse of Mt. Everest. Being an important part of Sagarmatha National park, it offers amazing vistas of mountains like Nuptse, Cholache, Makalu, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam too. It is a glacial lake as its main source is Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest glacier in the world.
How to reach there?
To reach there, you have to have a flight to Lukla from the domestic airport of Kathmandu. From Lukla, trekking for 6-7 days on the world’s famous Everest Base Camp trek will lead you to Gokyo Lake. So, visiting Gokyo lake is an EBC trek in another way. If you have time constraints or simply don’t want to do the EBC trek, You can get there by helicopter too. A helicopter tour to Gokyo lake enjoying the aerial view of the World’s highest mountains is also amazing.
Shey Phoksundo Lake
Talking about the lakes in Nepal, it is not fair to miss out on the deepest lake in the country. The maximum depth of this lake is 145m according to the survey of the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology in 2004. This alpine freshwater lake lies in the western part of the country, Dolpa district at the elevation of 3611m. It covers a total area of 494 ha (1.91 sq. mi) and is the main source of attraction of Shey Phoksundo National Park. This lake holds religious significance and is sacred to the Buddhists following the Bonjo religion. On the southern side of the lake, there are twenty stupas and the eastern side holds a Gompa where Buddhists celebrate their annual prayers and worship. The unique landscape, forests, distant mountain views, and untouched natural beauty of this region attract many tourists every year. This amazing lake was listed on the Ramsar site in 2004.
How to reach there?
To reach there, you can catch a flight to Nepalgunj from Kathmandu. It will take only 30 mins to reach there. From there, you can trek on the Dolpo trek trail, or even better you can have another flight to Jupal airport. From the airport, a pleasant walk of 3-4 hrs alongside Bheri river Bank will take you to Shey Phoksundo Lake.
Rara is the largest Lake in Nepal occupying some areas of remote districts Mugu and Jumla. This lake is located at an elevation of 2990m above sea level with a total area of 1583ha (6.11 sq mi). Being the most attractive part of Rara National park, this wetland was listed on the Ramsar site in 2007. Furthermore, Being the home to three endemic fish species and one endemic frog species, this lake has great floral and faunal significance. The most striking fact about this lake is it changes its color in the sunlight. Also, the seasonal change of the background with the reflection of Sinje and Kanjirowa mountain makes this lake even more attractive. Boating on the crystal clear water, hiking to hills surrounding the lake, this place is a place of tranquility.
How to reach there?
To reach there, you can catch the flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and then to Talcha airport. Talcha airport is at a distance of 4 km from the lake.
Tilicho lake located at the elevation of Nepal 4919 is one of the highest altitude lakes in the world. It is located in the high Himalayas of the Manang district of Nepal. The surrounding snow-capped peaks of Khangsar, Ticho, Nilgiri, and the lack of vegetation in the background magnify the beauty of this lake. As the background is snowy, the surface of the lake looks like a silvery shiny coating of snow. Locating in the Annapurna range of the Himalayas, tourists are preferring this Lake to be part of the world’s classic Annapurna circuit trek. Furthermore, the visit to this lake gives the opportunity to know about the Tibetan culture and tradition first hand. It can be a life-changing visit for many to see the lifestyle of Himalayan peoples. This lake holds great religious significance. Moreover, it is believed to be the place where sage Kak Bhusundi told the happening of Ramayana to Garuda.
How to reach there?
To reach there, you can catch the bus to Manang valley which is the overnight stop for the day. Two days trek from Manang valley will lead you to this dream destination, Tilicho lake.
A holy Gosainkunda lake is located at an elevation of 4380 m in the heart of the Langtang region. Residing perfectly between the high hills of the Rasuwa district, it covers a total surface area of 13.8 ha. This region consists of a total of 108 lakes including other major lakes like Surya Kunda, Saraswoti Kunda, Bhirav Kunda, etc & each of them with its own religious significance. This beautiful lake remains frozen during winter and then melts being the main source of the Trishuli river. This lake was listed on the Ramsar site on 29, September 2007. Beautiful lakes when mingles with panoramic mountain views of Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Ganesh Himal, this place gives you the taste of Heaven. According to Hindu Mythology, Lord Shiva using his trident had created this lake to cool down his stinging throat with poison. This lake is also believed to be the adobe of God Shiva and Goddess Gauri. The water of this place is holy and taking bath there can wash away all of your sins. Every year during Janai Purnima, Gosainkunda lake attracts hundreds of pilgrims from all around the world.
How to get there?
To get there, you can catch the bus to Dunche, which will take about 4-5 hrs from Kathmandu. There are two ways from Kathmandu to reach there. From Dhunche 3-4 days of trek depending upon your physical fitness will lead you to Gosaikunda lake. This is the best way to get there as you can have an experience of Nepal with amazing overnight stops. If you have time constraints or simply don’t want to trek, You can reach there directly by helicopter enjoying the view of beautiful landscapes and mountains of the Langtang region.
Many people might be wondering, Why trekking is important when we can witness the beauty of the world on the internet sitting on our bed? Also, they might be considering trek as a long walk on difficult trails staying in the teahouses far from the developed world. In this modern era, we can reach anywhere we want applying the least physical strength and within a short time period. But, trekking is a beautiful journey in nature and always a new experience of something extraordinary. There are countless reasons to go on a trek and we have narrowed our list down to 5 reasons. So, these are the reasons why trekking is important in one’s life:
Improve Overall Fitness:
Walking is always good for Health. After booking the trek and having information regarding the trek, you will think about the difficulty of the trek. Your conscious mind will force you to be prepared for the trek. During the trek, a walk of 4-5 hours on a difficult trekking trail will burn calories. Also, drinking lots of water purify and gives your body a makeover. It is a great way to weight loss. Trekkers return fitter and leaner after going trek. Trekking plays a vital role to boost the immune system, decrease blood pressure, and risk of a heart attack. Even better, it will help you to be motivated to make your daily life healthier.
Rest from the daily schedule:
It is a great escape from the daily reoccurring activities of life. Anyone can get annoyed and frustrated by doing the same thing on a daily basis forever. You are giving your most of the time to work or your family. But, during the trek, you will be exchanging stories or playing cards in teahouses with limited facility leaving behind your luxurious life. A peaceful walk in beautiful nature on your holiday and you have nothing to worry about. Trekking provides you with a great opportunity to spend quality time for yourself. Also, trekking can make you feel blessed with the life you have and teach you to be happy with the basic needs in life.
Completely New Experience:
I would like to call trekking a whole package of new experiences. If you are a first-time trekker, all the activities you are going to do on the trek will be a new experience. Trek to the unknown territory is a new experience of surreal views of the Himalayas, amazing landscapes, roaring waterfalls, and peaceful lakes. It is a perfect way to observe, cherish, and stay connected with nature. Going in the direction without knowing where it leads is a great joy. Not only you will enjoy the views of nature, but you will also get to know the culture, tradition, and lifestyle of new people first-hand. Also, if you like their culture and tradition, you can use and adapt it in your life too.
The most important thing you will experience during the trek is self-discipline, respect, and how to be social. All good and bad incidents during the trek will haunt you with sweet ever-lasting memory. You will experience an extremely happy life with basic needs, limited people around somewhere in nature.
Walking on unfamiliar territory for 4-5 hours a day ascending and descending the hills lets you know about your own capacity. Reaching a new height and breaking your previous record can boost one’s confidence immensely. It will teach us every mountain is worth trying which will lead us to have the self-confidence to face any problems in our life. Trekking helps to develop confidence in yourself which is most essential to make your life better.
Management skill development:
Trek is not just about improving your mental and physical health but it also improves the management skill of individuals. If you are going on the trek, you have to manage your schedule, plan your trek, setting goals. A walk to the mountain with few people around does not well always and we have to be prepared for the worst case. This will give us the skill and confidence to face and handle the problems in our life.
Dashain is the longest and most auspicious festival of Nepal which falls in Sept-Oct month of the year. It is the biggest festival of the people in Nepal and all the Hindus of the world. This festival symbolizes the victory of good over evil. According to Hindu Mythology, the demon Mahisasur has created terror in Devaloka. But, fierce goddess Durga had come to rescue by defeating Mahisasur after a continuous battle of 10 days. Many Nepalese people from the world gather with their families to celebrate Dashain. From the tenth day of Dashain, the family members receive Tika (rice, red vermillion, and yogurt) and blessing from the elders. Huge swings are set up for the children. Families offer male goats, chickens, eggs, and coconuts to the goddess Durga.
Tihar, a 5-day-long festival is the second most important festival in Nepal after Dashain. It is the festival especially dedicated to strengthening the relationship between brothers and sisters. Also, this festival cherishes their divine relationship of people with animals.
The first day of Tihar is crow Tihar. Crows and ravens are worshiped by offering dishes they love. Devotee believes that will avoid grief and death in their family.
The second day of Tihar is Kukur Tihar. According to human mythology, dogs are vahana of Yamraj and guards of hell. People celebrate this day by offering tika, garlands, and delicious foods to the dog and cherish their relationship with humans.
The third day of Tihar is Gai puja and Laxmi Puja. Cows are worshiped by offering garland, tika, and the best grass. In the evening, people worship Laxmi, goddess of wealth to thank her with all the wealth they have on their family by lightening candles and oil lamps in their windows and doors. From this day onwards, people celebrate Tihar with deusi bhailo with lights and fireworks.
The fourth day of the Tihar is Gobardhan Puja. On this day, people worship Ox by offering tika, garlands, and foods.
The last and most important day of Tihar is Vai Tika. On this special day, sisters worship their brothers by applying Tika on their foreheads to bless them with a long life & thank them for their protection. Sisters thank their brothers with lots of delicious sweets and dishes. Also, brothers bless their sisters by applying tika and exchange gifts as the token of love. This day helps to strengthen the relation between brothers and sisters. According to Hindu Mythology, Yamraj, God of death met his sister Yamuna on this day. On that day he announced, anyone who receives Tike from their sister will not die on that day.
Shivaratri is the night of Lord Shiva. On this special day, devotees bathe early in the morning and go to Shiva temples to worship Lord Shiva. The best place to observe this festival is at Pashupatinath Temple where thousands of Sidhus celebrates by remembering Shiva, chanting prayers & smoking weeds, and hashish considering dear to Lord Shiva.
Chhath is the main festival in the Terai region of Nepal that falls seven days after Tihar. Devotees worship the rising and setting sun thanking them for bestowing the bounties of life on earth. Devotees celebrate this festival by prostrating holy march to river ban, fasting, avoiding drinking water, standing long periods on the water taking a holy bath.
Teej is the festival celebrated by the Nepali women wishing the long life of their husbands and a long and smooth relationship between them for the rest of their life. Whereas, unmarried girls celebrate this festival wishing to get a husband like Shiva. This festival is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Pravati in union with Lord Shiva. Women celebrate this festival by dancing, singing, and fasting.
Holi is also known as the Festival of Colors. It is celebrated in the Terai region of Nepal one day and the next day in the rest of the region. On this day, people smear colors and throw water balloons at their families and friends. Holi mainly celebrates the arrival of spring, blossoms of love, play, and laugh & forget and forgive.
Lhosar is a festival mostly celebrated by the ethnic groups of Nepal Sherpas, Tamang & Gurung people who trace their origin from Tibet. It is basically the first day of the New Year. The different ethnic groups celebrate Lhoshar on different dates and with different styles. As part of the festival, peoples see themselves in a traditional dress for days, raise holy flags atop their homes. Monks of different monasteries hold prayer meetings. People exchange greetings and have delicious traditional foods. Also, people organize cultural programs where anyone can go, sing, dance, and enjoy the program respecting their culture and tradition.
Gai Jatra is a festival mainly celebrated by the Newar community of Kathmandu Valley. On this day, families who have lost their loved ones during the year decorate cows and go on the procession. They believe that will help the departed souls to cross the cosmic ocean in their journey to the after-world. Peoples decorate their kids in cow customs and walk on the procession route. Many shows are organized where comedians insult politicians.
Covid-19 in Nepal is part of the worldwide pandemic caused by acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus–2 (SARS-2). It is a transmittable and highly dangerous disease that doesn’t have any known vaccines or Special antiviral treatment. So, the Pandemic has led to severe disruption of the economy, education, travel, and many other sectors of the world including Nepal. In Nepal, The first case of the Covid-19 was confirmed on 23 Jan, 31 years old student returned to Kathmandu from China on 9th Jan. The first local transmission was recorded on 4th April in the Karnali district. A 32 years old woman from Sindhupalchowk was the first woman to die due to this virus. Despite, several preventive steps from the Government, the cases of Covid-19 are highly increasing day by day. By the end of Oct 5, The total number of confirmed cases in Nepal has reached 86,823 where the total no. of recovered cases is 64,069. The total no of people who died due to this Virus has reached 523.
Effects of Covid-19 in Nepal:
Countrywide Lockdown had come into effect on 24th March and came to an end on 21st July. Onward the 18th of March, the Nepal government has banned the gathering of more than 25 people in public places. All the academic activities like classes and exams of all kinds including the Public Commission have been suspended from 19th March. All the international flights have stopped from 22nd March and all the long route vehicular movements have closed from 23rd March. Ministry of Culture Tourism and Civil Aviation (MOCTCA) has suspended the Visit Nepal 2020 campaign on 22 March. The motto of this great campaign was to attract more than two million tourists to visit Nepal by the end of this year. Also, the national assembly and house of Representatives meetings were closed. During the early stages of lockdown, Nepal has faced a scarcity of face masks, sanitizers as people were hurried to buy them. Which later on invited black marketing on those materials. Also, Nepal’s Pharmaceutical industry faced the possible scarcity of essential medicines and raw materials as India restricted the export of 26 raw materials. But, later on, India showed a helping hand and agreed to export essential materials. All the government and private offices are closed excluding the offices providing essential services. Unemployment is inviting several suicidal cases due to its impact on the economy for poor families. Farmers from all over the country are being badly affected as they are not being able to export their products. Due to the impact of Covid-19 on construction & trades, foreign employment, tourism, etc, the economy of Nepal is being severely affected.
Short and easy trekking destinations of Nepal are for those travel lovers who want to have an experience of trekking in Nepal but have limited time. Likewise, if you cannot afford strong physical strength these treks will be a perfect trek for you. With no risk of acute mountain sickness, Short and easy treks are suitable for families, elders, and children too. Also, it gives an opportunity to have an experience of trekking n Nepal even if you can’t afford strong physical strength.
Nepal being a natural, culturally, and the traditionally rich country offers varieties of trekking to all types of travel enthusiasts. You can choose the trek varying from challenging “The great Himalayan Trail” to the entertaining one-day treks in Nepal.
Here is the list of Short and Easy trekking in Nepal:
Chisapani – Nagarkot – Dhulikhel trek
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
Tamang Heritage Trek
Everest view Trek
Short and Easy Trekking in Nepal:
Chisapani – Nagarkot – Dhulikhel trek
Duration: 3-4 days
Location: Northern East part of Kathmandu
Difficulty Level: Easy
Best Time to trek: September-December, February-June
Maximum elevation: 2200m
Stunning panorama of mountain giants like Mt. Manaslu, Annapurna, Langtang, Gauri Shankar Himal, and many more.
Jaw-dropping sunrise and sunset amidst mountains.
Sightseeing of World Heritage sites.
This is the short trek designed for those trekkers who want to do trekking but are not sure due to time constraints. This can the closest trekking route near the Capital city Kathmandu and gives you an opportunity to have a glimpse of majestic mountains. Also, it awes you with the beauty of world heritage sites located in the city of Kathmandu & Bhaktapur.
2. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
Duration: 8-10 days
Difficulty Level: Easy-Moderate
Best Time to Trek: October – June
Maximum Elevation: 3210m
Stunning Panorama of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain ranges.
Insight into the local culture, tradition, and authentic cuisines of Gurung and Tamang peoples.
Best sunrise and sunset view from Poon Hill amidst Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain ranges.
Frequent encounters with the wild animals, birds, etc. while trekking through the trails radiating from Rhododendron forests.
Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is one of the most famous and easy treks in the Annapurna region. This trek is suitable for all ages, particularly good for families with children. It leads to the wonderful historic ethnic villages and the best mountain scenario. Poon Hill (3210m) is the ultimate viewpoint for the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri range, Lamjung Himal, and for best sunrise views. This trek also includes hiking through colorful villages and rhododendron forests.
3. Tamang Heritage Trek
Duration: 8-10 days
Difficulty Level: Easy-Moderate
Best Time to Trek: March-May, October-November
Maximum Elevation: 3165m
Insight into local culture, tradition, authentic cuisines, and lifestyles of local Tamang people.
We can be amused by the music generated by local traditional instruments like Damfu and Tungana on every overnight stay.
Amazing crafts, relics carved on windows, doors, Stupas, and monasteries.
Landscapes decorated by several ice-capped mountains of Langtang and Ganesh Himal Ranges.
Rooming around the country’s first Himalayan protected area we can witness different species of birds, butterflies, floras, and Faunas.
Also, many endangered animals like Red Panda, Himalayan Deer, Himalayan Beer can be seen.
Langtang Tamang Heritage Trek is a combined experience of Tamang cultures along with an adventurous journey around Tamang hinterlands. Most of the trekking routes of Nepal follow the trail running through the teahouses established for tourists. But, Tamang Heritage trek threaded along the routes running through different communities which provides us the opportunity to experience the cultures and lifestyle of locals closely.
4. Everest view Trek ( Namche, Hotel Everest View Trek)
Duration: 4-6 days
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Best Time to Trek: February-May, October-December
Maximum Elevation: 3880m
Stunning up-close glimpse of mountains of Everest Region.
Local Tamang culture, heritage, and cuisines.
Breathtaking flight to Lukla with the stunning view of the snow-capped mountains.
Walking around Sagarmatha National Park, we can witness many endangered animals like Red Panda, Musk Deer, Snow Leopards, and Himalayan Tahr, etc.
Several monasteries and Buddhist monuments.
This trek, undoubtedly, is a perfect opportunity to have an up-close glimpse of mighty Mt. Everest and the mountain ranges around Everest. Furthermore, it provides a chance to experience cultural, natural, traditional facets of the Khumbu region walking around Sagarmatha national park. This is a famous trekking destination as it takes us to Namche Bazaar, the mighty viewpoint of Kala Patthar, the backyard of Sherpa villages, large Buddhist monasteries, and Sherpa Museums.
5. Gosaikunda Trek
Time to Trek: March-May, October-November
Numerous Holy Lakes like Gosaikunda, Saraswatikunda, Bhirabkunda, Dudhkunda, Suryakunda, etc.
Towering peaks like Ganesh Himal, Loribinayak Manaslu, and Langtang ranges.
Quiet and Pleasant trails followed by several Tamang communities.
Insight into culture, tradition, and lifestyle of Tamang communities.
Witness the destruction caused by the earthquake of 2015.
Gosaikunda trek is a holy trek rewarded with a serene panorama of snow-capped mountains and numerous holy lakes. Gosaikunda Lake lies at an elevation of 4,380m inside Langtang National Park. UNESCO has listed Gosaikunda as a Ramsar site on 29 September 2007. During winter, the lake remains frozen but the rest of the year, the lake melts to form the Trisuli river. This lake is a well-known pilgrimage site for Hindus. During Janai Purnima, thousands of Hindu devotees from all over the world visit this lake.
Langtang National Park, established in 1970 is the first Himalayan national park and also the country’s fourth protected area. This beautiful protected area lies in the northwest direction from the capital of the country, Kathmandu.
Langtang National park covers a total area of 1710 km square of the Himalayan districts of Nepal & exceeds the altitude of 6450m.
Langtang National Park, being a naturally and culturally rich area, is Nepal’s third most preferred trekking destination of Nepal.
The national park contains numerous towering mountains like Langtang Lirung, Langtang Ri, Dorje Lakpa, etc.
The park contains more than 180 high-altitude lakes with their own religious significance including Gosaikunda, Pravatikunda, Bhairabkunda, Saraswati Kunda, etc. Gosaikunda is one of the most preferred holy places in this protecting area. During the month of August, thousands of devotees and adventure lovers visit this place. UNESCO has listed Gosaikunda on the Ramsar site on 27 September 2007.
The diverse vegetation is characterized by sal forest throughout the southern part of this region, whereas silver fir, hemlock, larch, Chirpine, Rhododendrons are major in lower sub-alpine zones. Different species of Rhododendrons like R. arboretum, R. barbatum, R. campanulatum & scrubs of R. lepidotum make the forests colorful.
Most of the villages inside this national park are Tamang villages who trace their origin to Tibet. The Tamang community reflects the culture and tradition from hundred years back. The art, craftmanship, prayer flags and wheels, beautifully carved windows and doors make the villages unique.
Many endangered wild animals like Red Panda, Himalayan deer, Himalayan Beer are native to this place. Containing different beautiful species of Birds and Butterflies, this place is also important for the study of birds and butterflies.
Talking about Everest base camp trek difficulty, Everest Base Camp trek is not that difficult since every people with a normal health condition, age, and size can do this trek. While every year, many mountaineers and adventure lovers’ summits the Mt. Everest and over 30,000 trekkers go on this trek to bless them with the almighty view of the world’s highest mountain. It takes around 12-14 days of slow pace hike to conquer this trek including acclimatization days. We don’t need special technical and mountaineering skills but what makes it a little bit difficult is the long hike around high altitude. However, there are still some important facts that need to be considered before doing this trek.
Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty
This is by far the most challenging factor of this trek, especially for the first time trekkers. Acute altitude sickness and other altitudes related sickness are the most serious problem one can encounter during this trek. But if you are in a well-guided trek, you don’t have to worry. The almighty viewpoint of Kalapatthar is the highest point of this trek which is at the altitude of 5644m. A long hike around the mountains won’t be easy. 2/3 days of acclimatization is the most required break since it allows your body to get used to high altitude and also provides the chance to visit surrounding places. Research about the symptoms of altitude sickness and the preventives of altitude sickness can be sometimes life-saving. As long as you are in a good guided tour, you don’t have to worry.
Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty
130 km (round trip) is the total distance one will be covering during this trek. It seems like quite a long trek to cover in 9/10 days excluding acclimatization days. But if you are on a well-guided tour, they will manage your walking schedule according to the altitude. The walking trails will be quite rocky or snowy which will for sure slow your pace down. You will be walking 6-7 hours per day but as the altitude increases, the walking duration will decrease to 2-3 days. The acclimatization days will also help to get your body relaxed and get used to high altitude. Either porters or mules will be carrying your bags so all you have to do is prepare yourself for the trek.
Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty
It is also the most essential thing to do before going to any trekking. Training helps to increase your endurance as well as the ability of blood circulation of your body, which helps a lot in high altitude. A couple of hours’ time spent in the gym and treks around your house will be enough. Some physical exercises like squats, swimming, jogging, and sprinting will be great.
Additionally, other factors like weather conditions, itinerary, trekking operator, management of food, and accommodations will definitely affect your trek. Sometimes, Due to the worse weather condition, the flights from Kathmandu to Lukla won’t be available. So be informed and keep yourself prepared, this is the only way to get the most out any trek and make it easy.
Everest Base Camp Trek is undoubted, the most reputed and best trekking destination ever. This is one trek that beats up all the remaining treks in the world in uniqueness and adventure. Everest Base Camp trek has it all; sheer beauty, highest mountain massifs, unique trails and culture; and amazing people with their unique lifestyles. 360° view of the world’s most mesmerizing view always awes your eyes.
This trek attracts many trekking and adventure lovers from all over the world and we know you are also one of them. Like mountaineering, the safety of trekking also depends on the weather and climatic condition. If it goes wrong, it can definitely turn this trek into a horrible experience and can put your life at risk too. You might be wondering which is the best time for the Everest Base Camp trek to have the best trekking experience.
We have experience of over a decade, have led thousands of trekkers to EBC, and have done it in all seasons. We cannot deny the fact this area is blessed by the weather god. This region always manages to showcase its charm in all weathers. However, many external facts like the busyness of routes, availability of guided tours, availability of foods, and accommodations in different weather can affect the trek.
High Season of EBC Trek
Simply, spring is the peak and most favorable season to go on trekking in Nepal. This is the season of colors as the colorful landscape gets flanked by colorful blooming rhododendron forests. In spring, the weather will be at its kindest. Also, the most vibrant region with a clear sky portrays the best panorama of the mountain giants and surrounding landscapes. You could get welcomed with a snow shower if you get lucky enough. You will likely come across mountain climbers, summiteers as most of the Everest Summits occur in this season. It’s never boring to be accompanied by them. It’s the peak season for trekkers and climbers so it’s better if you book accommodation in advance. The quality of food and accommodation will be excellent. So, we can definitely consider this season as the best time for the Everest base camp trek.
Clearer views of world-class mountain massifs with less haze and cloud are the characteristics of this particular trekking period. The trend usually follows the same pattern but it’s not always the same case. The autumn starts with the end of the monsoon which means no rain. The days will remain neither hot nor cold making the trek smoother. The temperature of this region varies from 20°C (in days) to -10°C (in the night). It’s also a peak season for trekking and mountaineering so it’s better to book your accommodation in advance.
Low Seasons of EBC Trek
Rain, rain, and more rain. Trekking in the monsoon around any of the trekking areas will be challenging. The torrential rains lower on the trails increases the difficulty of the trek. The terraces and trails in this season will be slippery, muddy, and wet. In this season, the average rainfall of 500-550mm makes the environment hot and humid but greener. The temperature of this region varies from 10°C (in days) to -2°C (in the night). Monsoon is considered off-season so you can expect a discount on food and accommodation. The teahouses will be easily available.
Trekking in Everest Base Camp in winter is extremely harsh. The weather cannot be predicted as it can change from sunny days to a snowstorm. The days in this season are shorter which leaves us with a short time period for trekking. The temperature keeps changing as it decreases up to -10°C to -15°C at night. If you can endure extremely cold conditions, you can be rewarded with the best-unobstructed mountain visibility. It is also considered off-season so you can expect a discount on food and accommodation. Being well prepared and well informed, you can get the best trekking experience in this season.
Being tired of my daily busy schedule and enjoying my holiday in a different style, I have planned to go on the Mardi Himal Poon Hill trek. So, I have contacted one of the famous trekking agencies of Nepal; Nepal Dream Path, and booked the Mardi Himal Poon Hill trek for January 2020, the very first trek of my life. According to the representative of the Travel agency, we were going to start the trek from 12th Jan and I had to meet with them on 11th Jan in Pokhara. I was already in Pokhara, so on the 11th of Jan evening, I met the representative of the travel agency in a hotel and discussed the trek. I had also met Max & Heather, A newly married German couple. They were also going to join us on that trek. After the discussion and introduction with each member of the trek, I have returned to my hotel waiting for the next morning to come.
DAY 01: Pokhara – Nayapul – Tikhedhunga – Ulleri
12th Jan 2020, Today was the first day of the trek. Max, Heather, and me with all the gears packed in our bag, were so excited to start our trek. After having a delicious breakfast at Pokhara, we started our journey with the drive to Nayapul. During the drive, I was drawing imaginary pictures of the places we are about to visit during this trek. We reached Nayapul after a drive of one and a half hours. From Nayapul, with full energy, we continued to Tikhedhunga passing through beautiful rice terraces, dense forests, and the ACAP permit checkpoint of Birethati. We reached Tikhedhunga after the trek of 4-5 hours and had lunch there. We had to reach Ulleri for an overnight stay, so we continued our trek on the steep trail to Ulleri. On reaching Ulleri, our guide took us to The Super View Point hotel for an overnight stay. The food, accommodation along hospitality of that hotel was beautiful. In the night, with a warm campfire & drink, I enjoyed the company of the peoples of the same mind kind.
Day 02: Ulleri – Ghorepani
On an early morning, I woke up for a beautiful sunrise at Ulleri. After having breakfast and clicking some photos for memory, we again started our walk aiming to reach Ghorepani via Nangethali. On the way to Ghorepani, passing by blooming rhododendron forest we enjoyed our trek with stunning views of mountains like Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Nilgiri, Tupche peak, etc. We see many horses and mules carrying goods. After the trek of 5- 6 hours, a beautiful village of Ghorepani with lots of snow welcomed us. On reaching our hotel, we dropped our bags and took a rest for an Hour. At night, after lunch at the hotel, we all gathered and played card games.
Day 03: Ghorepani – Poon Hill – Ghorepani – Tadapani
The next day, we woke early in the morning because we had to reach Poon Hill before sunrise. Carrying our personal cameras, with full excitement, after the continuous walk of 1 hour, we reached Poon Hill. Many trekkers were already there but we were also on time. The glorious view of the sun steadily coming out of nowhere made me feel alive. The dim sun rays touching my body created a current all over my body. The beauty of that place was far beyond the imaginary image on my mind. I set myself in between the beautiful natural frame of this place and captured some photos; which I will definitely frame and keep it hanging on the wall of my living room. After one good hour at Poon Hill, we head back to the Ghorepani with a heavy heart, leaving heaven behind maybe for another heaven. After a good meal at Ghorepani, picking up our bags we continued downhill to Tadapani. An adventurous walk down on ice matted slippery trail. The rope was tied for the support to walk; many trees were lying on earth due to the destruction of the ice storm. Finally, we reached a beautiful village in Tadapani for an overnight stay. I was tired and the warm bed made me fall asleep within a few minutes.
Day 04: Tadapani – Ghandruk – Landruk
The next day, the next beautiful destination to go. Today, we hiked to another beautiful Gurung village Ghandruk. Ghandruk is the second largest Gurung village. As soon as we reached Ghandruk, I could see panoramic views of mountains like Himchuli, Annapurna South, and Fishtail right in front of my face. The perfect natural scenery teamed up with traditional Gurung culture, this place is literally god gifted. In Ghandruk, we had an opportunity of tasting authentic Nepali meal (Dhido) and the local Ale also. We dressed in a traditional Gurung dress and clicked some photos with the mountains behind. It was so much fun. Later, our guide explained to us about the Gurung cultures & traditions too. From Ghandruk, we followed the downhill rock steps passing by beautiful rice terraces towards the suspension bridge of Modi Khola. From there, we continued our trek following the steep up-climb leading us to Landruk. In the hotel, we had Nepali Daal Bhat as our Lunch. Max and Heather told us the stories of their previous tour to Africa. I wished, I also could tell them my stories about the treks/tour but it was my first trek.
Day 05: Landruk to Forest Camp
The next day early morning, we woke up and had our breakfast. We had to cover about 1400m steep climb to forest Camp that day, so after breakfast, we continued our trek. Though the steep was uphill & we were getting tired but the blooming rhododendron, pine, Sal forest along with distant mountain views was decreasing our tiredness. The distant melody of birds and other wild animals was asking our introduction. After a long and physically demanding walk, we reached the forest camp for an overnight stay. There was only 4-5 newly opened hotel and some of them were still under construction. We got lucky to have delicious lamb meat along with traditional daal bhat as dinner. We met our new friend, Heli a local dog always ready to play with us. The beautiful distant lights in Ghandruk village reminded me how far I had come. I was living a life totally different than I used to. That place was quiet & remote with countable people around, but I liked that peace, I liked that quietness of the beautiful nature. I finally got the answer to the question on my mind before deciding to do this trek; will it be really worth it?
Day 06: Forest Camp – Middle Camp
Another day, another steep uphill to climb. Early morning we woke up and enjoyed the views of the surrounding with our warm tea & breakfast. After spending some time in the forest camp, we were ready to leave the place and trek to the Middle camp. Heli came to say Goodbye to us. The uphill slippery trails were passing through the dense forest full of snow. The trek was difficult at least for the first time trekker like me. Our porters were carrying all our bags with a smile saying no problem. Passing through the low camp and multiple resting points, we finally reached Middle camp. A middle camp is a place above the tree lines, somewhere above clouds. We could see the giant fearless mountain ranges Like Annapurna south, Himchuli, Machapuchare, Annapurna III, Mardi Himal penetrating clouds. My eyes were experiencing heaven right in front of me with my jaw dropped. Many airplanes were picking and dropping visitors there. Thanks to our guides and porters who served us with delicious warm dinner and warm tents even in the mountains. We enjoyed our evening playing cards, laughing at the jokes.
Day 07: Middle Camp – High Camp
Today, we have to climb to the highest point of this trek, Mardi Himal high camp. Early in the morning after breakfast, we started our trek to High camp. As the altitude was increasing, the thickness of snow was also increasing; which added more difficulty in trekking & breathing. We were heading towards high camp drinking as much hot water as possible according to the guide’s suggestion. After, all the hard work to reach High Camp, the prize in reaching high camp was worthy. The weather was clear letting us enjoy all the stunning views around us. Beautiful Mt. Machapuchare was right in front of our eyes. We could see all the blooming forests; a great view of Pokhara from where we started our trek. We were lucky that we reached there on time and could see the panoramic views. But, the trekking group right behind us was not lucky enough to see the views. As soon as they arrived at High camp, started a snowfall. We sheltered in a small, cozy tea house made by tin with a few warm meals and tea and some interesting conversation going on.
Day 08: High Camp – Siding village
On that day, we had to cover long distances. So, with morning breakfast and some memories captured on camera, we started heading back to Siding village. Ice matted downhill slippery trail was getting difficult to walk on. Due to the continuous walk of the last 6/7 days, our team was so tired but we had to make it back to Siding Village for an overnight stay. After the walk of 6-7 hours, we finally reached Siding village. We hadn’t taken a shower for days and our clothes were also dirty. We took a hot shower and washed away all the dust of days. I washed some dirty and dusty clothes of mine and we decided to take a rest till the dinner was ready. When dinner was ready, one worker from the hotel came to my room and asked me if I want the dinner delivered to my room. We all gathered in the kitchen and celebrated the success of our trek with delicious meals and some red wine.
Day 09: Siding Village – Pokhara
Today was the final day of our trek. We have no energy left to trek to Pokhara from the village. So, our guide managed a comfortable private jeep to Pokhara. All the members of our team were silent during the drive. I was memorizing all the good and bad experiences that happened during the trek and they might be doing the same. On one hand, I was happy that I have achieved something in my life. On the other hand, I was sad because these beautiful days had come to an end.
We were driving on the bumpy road followed by Mardi Khola’s edge. We could see the continuous flow of the Mardi Khola. Like Mardi Khola, every moment of my life was passing continuously. I wished I could stop the continuous flow of Mardi Khola. I wished I could stop the continuous flow of my life and stuck on the ice somewhere around High camp or Middle camp or Poon Hill. We reached Pokhara after the drive of 2-3 hours. As soon as we had reached Pokhara, we dropped our luggage in the Hotel and went out for a sightseeing tour of the city with the guidance of our experienced guide. We had visited Bat cave, Mahendra cave, Seti River and our guide explained about these places so well. We also had an opportunity of boating on Fewa Lake and visiting the Tal Barahi Temple, A temple that lies in the Middle of the lake. I had captured some scenic photos of the temple and lake. So many other places left remained to visit, we headed back to the Hotel. Our trekking agency had organized the surprise farewell party at the Hotel. All the members of the trekking team wished better luck and good life to each other. We all drank and celebrated the last night together.
Undoubtedly, the decision of my going to this trek is the best decision I have ever made in my life by myself. I was never that happy in my life. Leaving behind the busy life of the city, the trek to the untouched places with unbelievable beauty was really a must-needed break and my holiday couldn’t be so amazing and adventurous without this trek. This trek was the very first trek of my life but definitely not the last one. I am planning to do several treks with the same Travel agency and the same guide and I would strongly like to suggest everyone do the trek. One trek can change the way of your living and the whole perspective of life.
Nepal is not only famous for its natural beauty, but it is also famous for its ancient tradition, culture, and religion. Nepal is a secular country with a majority of Hindus and visible Buddhists minority. Also, Nepal is the home of 32 million Hindu gods and goddesses and the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. On 15th Jan 2007; the Nepal government declared Nepal as a secular country respecting all religions and peoples with different religious mankind. Also, There are numerous Temples, Churches, Mosques & Monasteries indicating the religious equality of Nepal. Nepal is the best destination for those, who want to visit mythical places on an Economical budget. Here are the Top 5 Religious sites in Nepal:
1. Pashupatinath Temple
Pashupatinath temple is a famous sacred Hindu temple that lies on the bank of the sacred river Bagmati of Kathmandu. This is the oldest and undoubtedly most prestigious Hindu temple in Kathmandu. In 1979, UNESCO declared this famous pilgrimage site as a world heritage site. The world Pashupatinath indicates the Hindu lord Siva as the god of all the Pashus (Animals) including all living and non-living beings. Not only this holy site is interesting & beautiful but also history related to this site is also interesting. There is a myth that once herdsmen saw one of his cows showering the earth with her milk. After digging deep in that site, they discovered mighty Sivalinga. Later, the temple Pashupatinath is built at the same site.
The Pashupatinath temple covers a total area of 0.64 hectares including 518 temples and monuments. The main temple located in the fortified courtyard is a beautiful Nepalese Pagoda architecture temple. Semi-military Nepal police in co-operation with the Nepal army guards the temple areas and living quarters. Surprisingly, only four priests of the temple can touch the idol. Two sets of priests; Bhatta & Bhandari does the daily rituals and take care of Temple. Every year, thousands of devotees visit this pilgrimage site on the occasion of Maha Siva Ratri, Bala Chaturthi festival, and Teej.
2. Swyambhunath Temple
Swayambhunath temple is an ancient, religious architecture located at top of the hill of Kathmandu valley. It is also famous 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 named 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 forms all over the world come to visit this holy site. The religious vibe and surrounding aroma of this place are great. There are many beautiful statues of Lord Buddha and other Hindu lords present on this site indicating religious equality.
3. Manakamana Temple
Manakamana Temple is a famous pilgrimage site & sacred place of Hindu goddess Bhagwati, Incarnation of Goddess Parbati. The word Manakamana is a combination of two words, ‘Mana’ meaning Heart & ‘Kamana’ meaning wish. It is believed that any wish you make in this holy site will be fulfilled. Manakamana temple is a beautiful four-storied Temple with a tiered pagoda-style roof. The entrance to the temple is from Kurintar. A thrilling cable car ride of ten minutes from Kurintar leads to the Manakamana temple. From the Northside of the temple, we can see stunning views of the surrounding hills and up-close views of mountain ranges like Mt.Manaslu, Himchuli & Annapurna. There is a tradition of scarifying animals. Every year, thousands of domestic & international tourists visit this pilgrimage site on the occasion of Dashain and Nag Panchami.
Lumbini is a famous Buddhist pilgrimage site located in the Rupandehi district of Nepal. This beautiful place is the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, Light of Asia, and the founder of Buddhism. UNESCO world heritage site Lumbini contains no. of old temples including Mayadevi. Also, there are several new temples constructed by the organization of several countries and some of them are still under construction. No. monuments, monasteries, museums, Lumbini international research institute is present within the monastic zone of this holy site. No hotels, restaurants are allowed within the monastic zone.
The holy pond of the Lumbini is where the mother of Buddha took the ritual dip prior to his birth. Also, Buddha took his first bath in the same pond. Mayadevi temple, world peace pagoda, Myanmar golden temple, Ashoka pillar, sacred bodhi tree, ruins of the ancient monasteries is famous places to visit within Lumbini. No. of Buddhist pilgrims visit this sacred place every year.
5. Janaki Temple:
Janaki temple is a historic Hindu temple that lies in the Mithila region of the Dhanusa district of Nepal. This temple is a model of Hindu-Koiri Nepali architecture. This three-storied temple is a bright white-colored temple fully constructed with marvels and stones. It contains sixty rooms and Nepali flags, engravings, colored glasses, paintings, and beautiful lattice windows decorate each room beautifully. Also, the beautiful Mughal and Koiri dome is an eye awing. This temple is also famous with the name of “Nau-Lakha Temple” as the total expense of the construction of the temple was nine lakhs and nine thousand rupees.
According to legends, King Janak ruled this kingdom in the Ramayana period. This is the place where his daughter Janaki (Sita) chose lord Ram as her husband. Janaki Temple is named after the name of the Hindu goddess Janaki. In 1657, locals found the golden statue of Sita there and believed that Sita lived there. Besides, Every year, thousands of pilgrims from several Hindu countries visit there on the occasion of Ram Navami, Vivaha Panchami, Dashain & Tihar to worship lord Ram and Sita.
Are you planning to visit Nepal and wondering when the best time to visit Nepal is? Your search ends here.
The peak season & best time to visit Nepal is Autumn. From September to Late November, the weather remains clear and dry. Fresh air with a clear sky will make your travel more exciting and makes the natural scenario more beautiful. At this time, the weather will be neither too cold in hills nor too hot in Terai.
However, Nepal with the multicultural and multi-ethnic scenario, diverse geography & climatic variations welcomes travelers almost all year round.
The important thing to do before coming to Nepal is to be sure of the purpose of your visit. You can research the travel you are doing in Nepal. Collect proper information about the places of your interest. Look for reliable travel agencies and guides. If you have any more queries, you can contact us. We are always there to reply and help you with your queries.
According to Forbes (renowned American business magazine), Nepal is on the top 10 bucket list trips for travelers to visit in 2020 and beyond. From among six continents and 10 countries, from the majestic Amazon forests to the heights of Mount Everest, Nepal combines adventure with luxury. The magazine says “We’re starting our list in the homeland of Mount Everest: perhaps the most world-renowned adventure destination on the planet.” There’s much more to Nepal than backpacking. Also, the magazine says “Nepal isn’t just for the intrepid climber or even a hesitant trekker”.
The magazine introduces Nepal’s attraction from Terai with its Tharu Lodge and “ethical elephant experience”. The magazine informs visitors can go in walk alongside elephants, track tigers and watch the sunset. Also, the magazine describes the high-end Dwarika Hotel in Kathmandu and Dhulikhel as ‘A living museum’.
Encouraging tourists to visit Nepal while it’s relatively less crowded, the magazine says “Many of the nation’s high-end attractions are a well-kept secret, though that’s bound to change soon,”
“Locals and sophisticated travelers know
about magnificent destinations such as the elegant Karnali Lodge in Bardia and the
Happy House of Everest region for decades,” says the magazine. “The year 2020
is to discover such revelations for you yourself.”
World Economic Forum ranked Nepal 15th on a list of 140 countries for price competitiveness. Also, CNN travel featured Ghandruk on a list of 13 of Asia’s most picturesque towns in August.
Other destinations on Forbes 10 bucket list trips include Ecuador, New Zealand, Peru, Alaska, Brazil, Morocco, China, Finland, and Kenya.
Rara National Park is the smallest national park of Nepal located in the Himalayan region of Mugu and Humla district. It is a small protected area covering an area of 106 square kilometers established in 1975. The park ranges in the elevation from 2800m to 4039m maintaining its unique landscapes and amazing bio-diversity.
Rara National Park is introducing itself as a famous tourist destination in Nepal. Although it is the smallest national park, it holds the largest lake in Nepal; Rara Lake. The main attraction point of the National Park is Rara Lake itself. The beautiful green forests along with Chuchemara Peak on the southern side surround majestic Rara Lake. Likewise, peaks of Ruma Kand and Malika Kand frames the lake on the northern side. Rara Lake holds different endemic species of Fishes, Water Birds, and Frogs also.
Besides, this national park is a home of 51 different species of mammals including Himalayan Black Bear, Red Panda, musk deer, leopard cat, and Grey wolf, etc. Also, it is the home of 241 species of colorful birds as well as one thousand seventy species of floras. The beautiful forest covering high hills mainly consists of Rhododendron, Brown Oak, birch, blue pine, Himalayan spruce & Cyprus and Black juniper. In addition, the best season to go on a trek to the national park is in September-October & April-May.
Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation with the assistance of the Nepal Army are managing this National Park from the date of its establishment. The main objective of the national park is to conserve biodiversity, wildlife conservation, and socio-economic development maintaining its unique landscapes. As this national park is a great gift from nature to us, it’s our responsibility to pay back by protecting the natural environment of the park.
A very warm welcome to the visitors to celebrate a committed year for the development of travel and tourism in Nepal. Tourism is the main source of foreign exchange and revenue and the largest industry in our country. So, Tourism depart of Nepal along with Nepal government has announced the year 2020 as Visit Nepal Year (VNY) 2020. The main target of this campaign is to bring two million tourists by the year 2020.
Tourism is a word that connects the whole world with each other. This campaign will mainly focus on exploring new tourist destinations and introduce them to the world. Also, this campaign will focus on selling old destinations with new experiences. Building new tourist infrastructure and making the destinations well fascinated to attract tourists from all over the world. Developing transportation and communication facilities and conservation of cultural and religious heritage, we can make the country better for tourism.
Nepal Dream Path being a very responsible Trekking company, we are also seriously committed making this year successful Visit Nepal Year (2020). With all honesty, we are giving our best to make this campaign successful. Do you want to be a part of this great campaign? If yes, what are you waiting for?
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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.
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 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 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 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.
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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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)
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 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 andSidhing. 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, 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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).
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.
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 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.
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.
Founded by professionals with long experience in adventure and community based tourism, the company is dedicated to delivering high quality service to its clients. We offer packages in adventurous activities such as trekking, mountaineering, jungle safari, rafting, and others. Our special treks and tours are designed to give you a deeper insight into Nepal and Nepalese people.
So contact us and make a wise decision for your leisure. With our team consisting of thirty-plus staff, we have established ourselves as a leading trekking and travel company of Nepal. In nearly eight years of our service, we have paid utmost attention in serving all our guests in a friendly way with special attention to their personalized needs; and maintained our professionalism. Our team of friendly, and dedicated professionals, trained and certified by government and professional agencies, will make you feel really at home.
So contact us and make a wise decision for your leisure. With our team consisting of thirty-plus staff, we have established ourselves as a leading trekking and travel company of Nepal. In nearly eight years of our service, we have paid utmost attention in serving all our guests in a friendly way with special attention to their personalized needs; and maintained our professionalism. Our team of friendly, and dedicated professionals, trained and certified by government and professional agencies, will make you feel really at home.
So contact us and make a wise decision for your leisure. With our team consisting of thirty-plus staff, we have established ourselves as a leading trekking and travel company of Nepal. In nearly eight years of our service, we have paid utmost attention in serving all our guests in a friendly way with special attention to their personalized needs; and maintained our professionalism. Our team of friendly, and dedicated professionals, trained and certified by government and professional agencies, will make you feel really at home.
So contact us and make a wise decision for your leisure. With our team consisting of thirty-plus staff, we have established ourselves as a leading trekking and travel company of Nepal. In nearly eight years of our service, we have paid utmost attention in serving all our guests in a friendly way with special attention to their personalized needs; and maintained our professionalism. Our team of friendly, and dedicated professionals, trained and certified by government and professional agencies, will make you feel really at home.
Trekking is one of the adventurous part in the life of people and where you can challenge your own physical abilities. Everest base camp is that trekking area where you can get the lifetime experience and chance to see the world highest mountain, Mt. Everest. Everest Base Camp trek is the classical trekking route in Nepal, one of the most popular trekking areas around the world. Everest Base Camp Trekking give an opportunity to learn the different religious value, gain different cultural experiences and have the most memorable part of their life. If you are planning to do trekking in Everest Base Camp then here are the some certain things which you have to know before trekking:-
Trekking and hiking through different kind’s terrain for long hours every day and challenging weather every time, altitude, even the healthiest or strongest people could face physical problem. The climate changes day by day in this region that’s why it’s hard to predict the weather here. In the winter season the climate in high altitude is very cold (-25C to -60C) and it will be freezing cold but in day the temperature is comfortable. The best time to do trekking in this area is spring and autumn where the temperature remains in (20C to 30C) which is the perfect time to do trekking and you can see the clear, dashing view of mountain. The winter season would be more challenging for the trekkers in this region
2. Cultural exchange
In this region you can find Gurung, Sherpa and Thakali people of the Buddhist community here. You have to respect the belief of the person toward the God, values and cultural practice. Some people can treat you good and can invite you to share their cultures and some want to stay quiet and wouldn’t appreciate any kind of meddling in their lives. Make sure you don’t offend them in any way so that you can be remembering as the good person in their life.
3. Altitude sickness
Altitude sickness is the prime concern while doing high altitude trek like Everest base camp. Altitude sickness which is the negative effect in the high altitude is known as the Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). This is caused by climbing to fast and not giving any rest to the body. The symptom can be seen in body like diarrhea, vomiting, headache, sleeping disorder and problem in breathing due to change in air pressure. The best way to avoid altitude sickness is by drinking pure water, juice and taking simple medicine like paracetamols, diamox and so on.
4. Basic trekking tips
Every trekker who is going to trek for first time should have to know the basic trekking tips. Every newbie trekker, trekking with highly experienced guide or porter is mainly advised for any kind of physical medical emergency. The person should be officially connected with a trekking agency. Trekking agency will take care of your permit and many other documents which is needed before the trek. The trekkers have to carry cash because ATM card won’t be use in all parts of the country.
5. Food & accommodation
You can enjoy the typical Nepalese food (Dal, Bhat, Tarkari) in the dinner and lunch. Also, we can enjoy other international food such as Tibetan, Italian, Indian and so on. During breakfast you can enjoy the hot chocolates, omelets, snacks, bread as well as many varieties of drink. You will have the lunch on the way toward the destination at best available lodges
Nepal is considered as the top travel destination of the world because of its varied landscape and its uniqueness. With the world’s highest mountains standing on top, Nepal has many exotic locations to enjoy your holidays. Whether it’s trekking, peak climbing, cultural tour, honeymoon holidays, jungle safari, adventure sports or just laying back to relax, Nepal offers you many choices to enjoy your holiday. Nepal has more than 100 ethnic groups, every group have their own culture, language, festival, and tradition. You will not only enjoy your holidays but you will also get to learn about our culture and tradition.
Some of the best destination to enjoy your holidays in Nepal are:
Nepal Dream Path manages holidays for our clients in all parts of Nepal according to their requirements with best services and reliable price. We offer our service for all types of holidays whether its long or short.
There are many packages on our website so for the best holidays booking in Nepal contact us in:
Nepal Dream Path Treks and Expedition has been awarded Certificate of Excellency 2017 based on achieving great reviews on TripAdvisor. Nepal Dream Path Treks feels very honored and this has motivated us to arrange even better trips and provide even better services to our clients for the development of Tourism business in Nepal.
Nepal Dream Path Treks would like to congratulate and thank all our staff- trekking guides, tour guides, porters and drivers for achieving this award. We would also like to thank our clients all over the world who enjoyed our services and shared their experience and valuable words on TripAdvisor.
Prayer flag is a rectangular cloth of various colors found in Tibetan areas and high peaks in the Himalayas. The main use of a prayer flag is for promoting peace, compassion, strength, and wisdom. Prayer flag consists of various unique symbols, invocations, prayers, and mantras. Tibetan firmly believes the prayer flag brings happiness, long life and prosperity to the flag planter. Specifically, Tibetan Buddhists from centuries have planted these flags outside their homes and many places of spiritual practice.
During the era of Cultural Revolution prayer flags were hugely discouraged but not entirely vanished. Tibetan lost Many traditional styles at that time. Nevertheless, the current prayer flags across the Tibetan regions found are of 2 main types. One is the horizontal one, known as Lung ta which means Wind Horse. The second one is a vertical one, known as Darchor which means flagstaff.
The traditional practice of prayer flag involves 5 dynamic colors in 1 set. The different colours arranged from left to right in a managed way: Blue, White, Red, Green, and Yellow. Different colors represent different elements. Blue symbols sky and space, white symbols air and wind, red symbols fire. Whereas green symbols water and yellow symbols earth. The flag consists of 4 powerful animals in each of the corners of the flag. The dragon, the garuda, the tiger and the snow lion.
The Tibetans has strong belief that the the wind will certainly blow the prayers and mantras for spreading the goodwill and peace into all places. One should hang the flag in the best time which is in the morning on sunny, windy days. Tibetans believe if someone hang flags in inauspicious days then it results in bad news as long as they are flying. Likewise, In the day of every Tibetan New Year, They use to replace old flags by new one . As the symbols and mantras present in prayer flags are sacred they never place it on the ground or use for any clothing purposes. prayers and mantras
The tourism business in Nepal is uprising in a quantitative and qualitative way than in 2015. The tourism business was back warded due to the destructive earthquake of April 2015. But now at the end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017, the business is growing gradually and reaching peaks. All the tourism entrepreneurs in Nepal are hoping to get a good business in their own sector. They are engaging in the maximum flow of tourists in the country. In Present, the number of Chinese travelers is increasing as the government is giving a free visa for the Chinese traveler. The main motive of the government doing this is to see a huge number of Chinese people around all tourist destinations. So hope in upcoming years, tourism business will improve the economic development of the country and people’s lifestyles.
Nepal Dream Path is a treking company helping in developent of Uprising Tourism Bussiness of Nepal for decades. We introduce many trekking packages with reasonable prices for all the tourist destinations of Nepal. We can assure best services for tourists with our experience of more than two decades.
Nepal is a beautiful country with varied landscape in the world with the highest mountain, lakes, forest, temples and 10 places listed in the world heritage site. We have a greater opportunity in the tourism than any other nation in the world as we have variety of tourism products and activities to do here so let’s travel to Nepal this year with us, Nepal Dream Path Treks and Expedition. We offer various kinds of services like:
• Jungle safari
• Tour and sightseeing
• Mountain Flight
• Helicopter tour
• Tibet tour
• Bhutan tour and many more activities
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Nepal is one of the popular hot spot in the south Asia for the traveler, who wants variety of attraction in a certain distance. As being a landlocked country Nepal is naturally gifted on other sector which is unique in world and can easily be the 1st choice for the travelers. Attraction in Nepal are within a minute walk, one can see the different kinds of attraction either man made or natural in Nepalese land during their tour or trekking in Nepal. Mountains are the synonyms of Nepal i.e. Nepal is rich in mountain than any country in the world including Everest and 8 of the world highest peaks among 10. Temples, Mountains, hills, landscape, Monasteries, waterfalls, rivers, lake are the major attraction of Nepal. Culture, language and festival also help in promoting the tourism business somehow in the context of Nepal. We have 1000 of attraction in just 1, 47,181 square kilometer land, some of the famous attraction in Nepal are: In Kathmandu
Kathmandu durbar square, Pasupatinath, Swyambunath, Boudhanath, Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, Shivapuri National Park and many more. Outside Kathmandu Valley
Pokhara, Chitwan, Lumbini, Bandipur, Gorkha, Palpa with many more attraction. Famous Trekking routes in Nepal
Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Langtang Valley, Upper and Lower Mustang, Upper and Lower Dolpo, Kanchenjunga trekking, Manaslu trekking and many off the beaten trekking route Other adventure activities
Rafting, Expedition, Paragliding, Bungee jump, Rock climbing and cannoning
So these are the major attraction in the context of Nepal which tourist enjoy during their travel to Nepal.
Mt Dhaulagiri[8,176M] is one of the famous Himalayan rage of Nepal. It is above 8,000m peak. The Dhaulagiri name is derived from the Sanskrit word- Dhavala means white and Giri means peak is gives name white peak.The seventh highest mountain in the world and the highest mountain located entirely within Nepal. This is in the north central Nepal.Mountain was first climbed by Swiss expedition team in 1960. In the early 1800s, this mountain was first discovered by British surveyor in India. this mountain remained unknown for the rest of the world till 1949. The French mount Annapurna expedition got permission to climb either Annapurna or Dhaulagiri in 1950. They decided to climb in Annapurna after the exploration of Dhaulagiri . The Swiss party failed to climb in 1953 and so did the Argentine group after a year.
After the failure of four expedition attempts, the Swiss expedition team with eight members in the team climbed in the summit in 1960. While climbing the mountain, one should go through the twisty route around the peak from the Tukuche over Dhampu pass.The expedition was first completed by Swiss Pilatus porter aircraft. The ‘Yeti’ is landed on the north east side of the route, situated at the height of 5977m. At the end of expedition, the plane was crashed near Dhampus pass and the pilot including other walked down to the mountain to Tukuche.
Mount Everest is also known as Sagarmatha in Nepal and Chomolungma in Tibet. It is highest peak of the world. It is located in the Mahalangur mountain range in Nepal and Tibet. The hieght of this peak is 8,848 meters (29,029 ft) above sea level. It lies in the international border of nepal and china. Its includes neighboring peaks Lhotse, 8,516 m (27,940 ft); Nuptse, 7,855 m (25,771 ft) and Changtse, 7,580 m (24,870 ft).In 1856, the Great Trigonometrically Survey of India established the first published height of Everest was 8,840 m (29,002 ft).But the current official height of 8,848 m (29,029 ft) was recognized by China and Nepal. Mount Everest attracts many climbers; some of them highly experienced mountaineers. There are two main climbing routes, one approaching the summit from the southeast in Nepal and the other from the north in Tibet. The Mt.Everest is the highest peak in the world so it is not easy to climb but the Tenzing Norgay Sherpa made it possible and he was the first porter and also the first person to reach at the top of Mt.Everest. Mt.Everest is one of the important tourism products in Nepal and world. It is beautiful peaks and is the dream of all the people of the world to reach in its base camp once in a life time’s.
Nepal is a richest country in mountains in the world containing the world’s highest peak of the world, Mount Everest. For a relatively small country, Nepal is a heaven of mountains being home of eight out of ten highest mountains in the world. Also, there are over 80 peaks exceeding 7000 meters scattering all over the country covering 9% of total area. Its amazing experience to witness sky high snow covered mountains drawing different shapes in the sky.
Here is the list of Top eight highest peaks of Nepal:
Village tourism refers to the activities associated with villages and village life. In this form of tourism tourist stay in an around villages usually traditional villages situated in the remote areas and the activities includes learning and understanding village way of life their tradition, cultures, subsistence system. The perfect example of village tourism is Home Stay tour.
Sport tourism refers to travel which involve either observing or participating in a sport event staying a part from their usual environment. Sport tourism is another fast growing sector of the global travel industries. In the present world many sports lover travel from one place to another during world cup, Olympic, surfing and many more. So sport tourism is the fast growing industries in the world.
A trek is a long adventurous journey undertaken on foot in areas where common means of transport are generally not available. Trekking should not be confused in mountaineering. In north America trekking equivalent is bag packing while New Zealand people use the word as tramping. But the word or term is derived from Afrikaans word trek which means pull. Travel trekking is popular in Himalayan routes and are famous for attracting a large number of trekkers. some of the famous trekking region in Nepal are Annapurna, Everest, Dolpo, Lang tang, Manaslu and Kanchenjunga.
Nepal is one of the beautiful countries with a varied landscape, and has its unique appearance and can easily attract the people of the world. Nepal is the home of the world highest peak Mount Everest and lots of snow covering peaks and hills. Nepal is famous for its amazing attraction, natural resources, and adventurous tourism activity. Nepal is the popular tourist destination in south Asia and in the world. Some of the tourist attractions of Nepal are Pokhara, Chitwan, Kathmandu, Lumbini (birthplace of Lord Buddha), and all the hills and mountain around here. Nepal Dream Path offer trekking and tour in all parts of Nepal according to requirements of clients, throughout the year, We are one of the best holiday planners in Nepal and plan holidays for guest with best service and reliable price. We will offer our service for all types of holidays either it is too long or short. There are 10 famous places in Nepal that have been listed in the UNESCO world heritage sites. We have more than 100 ethnic groups in Nepal, every group has its own culture, language, festival, and tradition. So the people who travel Nepal will be familiar with the lifestyle of our ethnic group.
Some of the best places to travel in the holidays in Nepal are:
• Kathmandu city
• Pokhara city
• Chitwan National park
• Lumbini (birthplace of Lord Buddha)
• Everest Base Camp
• Annapurna Base Camp
• Mustang region
• Dolpo region
• Langtang region
• Kanchenjunga region
There are many packages on our website so for the best holidays booking in Nepal contact us in:
Greeting from Nepal Dream Path, we are one of the best trekking agency of Nepal running through a decades and have a lots of experience in the mountain and high hills of Nepal. We have special offer in 2016 and we are providing certain % of discount on our service so we would like to welcome all the travelers from world to do different adventurous activity in Nepal 2016. We also focuses for the backpackers and the budgeted traveler to travel in Nepal in a cheap price in 2016.
Nepal is a rich country in Natural, traditional and cultural diversity. Nepal possesses eight out of the ten highest peaks in the world. UNESCO has named ten sites of Nepal as a World Heritage site. Also Birthplace of Light of Asia, Gautam Buddha is located in the south of the western region of Nepal. Undoubtedly, Nepal is a great destination for mountaineering, rock climbing and people seeking adventure.
Tourism is the fastest growing industry in Nepal and the main source for foreign exchange. Our government has a great hand in the development of Tourism in Nepal and given a slogan i.e. naturally Nepal once is not enough.
National Geographic Adventure Magazine has described Nepal as one of the best countries for adventure Destination in the world.
Nepal Dream Path is one of the reputed trekking agencies in Nepal. We are service provider on the field of tourism sector. Customer satisfaction is our main motto, so we focus in our services rather than getting profit. As we know there is different type of obstacles in the trekking and other tourism business but since 2002 we are providing a quality service to our customer. Those travelers who have deal with us is satisfied with our service. In this world with lots of competition, we are providing quality service with adorable price than our competitors. Only by fulfilling the needs and wants of customers we are in this position at current time. There are many trekking agency in Nepal which are run mainly for profit motive but our agency is established for profit as well to support those group of people who are victims in the society. We are engage in social work since establishment. When there was devastating earthquake a few months ago we have provided lots of donation to suffer one. Nepal Dream Path is also helping for the study of orphan and poor child since its establishment.
By performing all these activities we are on the top position among the other agencies of Nepal.
The holiday trip in Nepal, the land of Himalaya can provide you lifetime memory from its natural beauties and man-made attractions with various activities DETAIL ABOUT THINGS TO DO IN NEPAL Nepal Dream Path Treks and Expedition, authorized & government registered travel and trekking planner company offering multi activities in Nepal including Sightseeing Tour, Trekking, Expedition, Biking Tour, Jungle Safari, Rafting, Paragliding, Helicopter Tour, Mountain Flight etcetera.
While making better holiday every traveler needs to choose a better company to get excellent tour/trekking guide. Guides play a vital role to make your tour better, they should have fluent language skills, proper knowledge about flora & fauna, landscapes, mountains, trekking trails and quick decision-making capacity in terms of emergency.
Some questionnaires that might meet across your confusion point while being in Nepal:
How to hire a guide in Nepal??
Well, we as a travel, trekking, and expedition based company we recommend you to choose the better company and hire from them. You can find freelance tour guide also in Nepal, but it is not good to go with them because they might not have travel insurance and might not have government authority as well as if there will arise any difficult situation while doing trekking, you will not have any authorized person to complain.
Where to go on the trek in Nepal?
Nepal is only one country which contains lots of popular mountains and Himalayan trails. Feel free to visit our trekking trips We offer lots of high altitude treks, low altitude treks as well as moderate treks so we recommend you to find your best as per your age, walking stamina level and experience on trekking.
Who to believe about trekking in Nepal?
It is crucial to find whom to believe in Nepal. Here is lots of travel and trekking company registered with Nepal government, all organizations are not good service provider it doesn’t mean we are good. You have the freedom to choose the best company and best guide for your trip so I suggest you to get full information from at least 2-3 agencies. It is also important to interact with the guide before the trip starts that’s why you can find the actual level of ability of guide.
How to choose the right guide in Nepal?
Generally, guides are responsible to lead a group properly who should have stress handling capacity, good communication skill, smart, capable, well groomed, punctual and knowledgeable. Every client has the authority to choose the perfect guide so you can directly interact with them before confirmation.
Do I need a Guide or porter in Nepal?
Guides are government authorized person and who have fluent language skills to communicate with you. They are responsible to arrange trekking permits, describe many attractions, flora, and fauna, culture, the tradition about Nepal. Porters are responsible to carry your baggage for the entire trip and they don’t need to have good communication skills but they should be honest and loyal. Generally, we provide porters on 2:1 ratio.
Walking journey across the world’s top Himalayan range
Nepal, heaven of trekkers is a home of world’s top and highest mountains including Mount Everest 8,848m. The Himalayan country Nepal is wonderful combination of altitude variation with minimum altitude 60m from sea level and maximum altitude 8,848m including eight high Himalayas above 8000m altitude. Himalayan trekking trails covers absolute variation of culture, tradition, lifestyle of Nepalese ruler villages with the exploration of splendid Mountain panorama.
World’s top trekking trail – Everest & Rolwaling, Annapurna & Mustag, Manaslu and Ganesh Himal, Langtang and Helambu are listed and recommended by various travel portals being explored by thousands of trekkers throughout the year. The mysterious land Nepal offers trekking trail from easy to hard grade as per the requirement as well as peak climbing experience on quite Technical Mountain which we have been operating with well skilled mountain guide.
While doing the wonderful and memorable adventure holiday, every trekker need to recognize perfect holiday Maker Company to avoid many possible technical problem while being on Mountain. Nepal Dream Path Treks and Expedition, a leading travel and trekking planner in Nepal have been operating various trekking options for international travelers as per their requirement, duration of holiday, physical ability and requirement of holiday.
The devastating earthquake followed by thousands of aftershocks killed nearby 9,000 peoples, around 22,000 peoples injured. Many historical monuments collapsed, temples and roads have been ruined.
Nepal Dream Path Treks relief material distribution team headed towards one of the most affected villages “Tupche 4 Nuwakot” with some relief materials for the victims who are really suffered from lack of food and shelter. We distributed there Rice, Cooking Oil, Dal, Soaps, Toothpaste and brush for over 70 victim families and also distributed Zink plates for 10 needy families.
We would like to thanks all our friends who helped and coordinate with us to make our program successful.
Tea House Trekking in Nepal and Camping Trek comes together with the term Trekking. Tea House Trek in the Himalayan country Nepal widely popular all over the world as a simple accommodation ‘lodge’ located in the remote trekking region. Tea House refers as a “Bhatti” in Nepali word which means local accommodation. Is not very sophisticated and deluxe but all are maintained as per tourist standard. Tea houses are widely made all popular trekking routs in Nepal such as Everest, Khumbu, Langtang, Manaslu, and whole Annapurna region. They usually provide accommodation, foods, and beverage for all trekkers with their proper hospitality way and cultural way.
We usually have two options of trekking, either the locally managed lodges that mean tea house or camping trek. The tea houses of different trekking regions are mostly culture oriented, they have their own local management system such as Rai, Tamang, Sherpa, Gurung, etc. In case of some other remote area trail treks, there may not have tea houses so Nepal Dream Path Treks team also operate camping trek by arranging all necessaries such as all accommodation equipment, sleeping tent, foods and many more.
Nepal Dream Path Treks and Expedition has been providing all of our trekkers to use good tea houses among all houses in those trekking zones with hygienic food, neat and clean accommodation, hospitable peoples as well as experienced trekking guide & porters. Tea house trek directly helps to interact with local hospitable peoples, their etiology, tradition, culture, etc without having cold and lonely tend in camping.
The best trekking zone Nepal offers adventures every time in the year depending upon which region you are choosing to trek. The most popular seasons for trekking in Nepal are autumn (September, October, November & December) and spring (February, March, April & May). Winter season is very cold in high mountains and mountain passes are totally covered with snow. But one can trek low altitudes. Many trekkers assume that rainy season (June-August) is not the proper time for trekking activities due to the heavy rain but, there are still plenty of activities and opportunity for adventure lovers. Even many first time trekkers are also satisfied with their monsoon trekking experience. The rain shadow area like Upper and lower mustang, Dolpo are the best places for a monsoon trek.
The Kathmandu Durbar Square is in the heart of Kathmandu’s historic center. It is the ancient seat of Malla Rullers. The palace complex is home to many temples and monuments of archaeological importance and reflects cultural richness prevalent during the days of Malla rulers. Some of the attractions of the Kathmandu Durbar Square are the Nine-storied Place, Kastamandap Temple, Kumari Ghar, Kal Bhairab and the museum inside the palace are the attractions of the Kathmandu Durbar Square. The hoards of pigeons, wandering cows, photo snapping tourists and cool trinket selling are another attractive part of the visit.
Entry fee: Rs. 1000 Per person(Foreigner Nationals), Rs. 150 Per Person ( SAARC Nationals)
2. BHAKTAPUR DURBAR SQUARE
Bhaktapur Durbar Square is located in the heart of Bhaktapur city, one of the well preserved monumental zones in Kathmandu Valley. Bhaktapur is the museum of medieval art and architecture with many fine examples of sculpture, woodcarving and coolest pagoda temples consecrated to different god and goddess. Royal Palace, The palace of 55-windows, The golden Gate, The lion gate, The picture gallery, The statue of King Bhupatindra Malla, Bastala Temple, Nyatpola Temple, Bhairab Nath Temple, Mayur Jhyal(Peacock window) etc. are some of the historical and culturally attractive monuments of Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
Entry fee: Rs. 1500 Per person(Foreigner Nationals), Rs. 500 Per Person ( SAARC Nationals/Chinese)
3. PATAN DURBAR SQUARE
Patan Durbar Square is located in the heart of Patan city, the palace of the Malla kings and the city of fine arts. The square displays the newari architecture that had reached its pinnacle during the reign of Malla Kings. Mul Chowk, A master piece stone, the Krishna Mandir, Bhimsen Temple, Keshab Narayan Chowk, Sundari Chowk, the Royal Palace and Royal bath mark the artistic brilliance of Newari craftsmen of that era. Like other palaces, Patan Durbar Sqauare also the houses of temple that exquisite woodcarving,stone and metal sculpture.
Entry fee: Rs. 1000 Per person(Foreigner Nationals), Rs. 250 Per Person ( SAARC Nationals)
4. Boudhanath Stupa
Bouddhanath is located at northeast side from Thamel. Buddhist stupa is one of the world’s most intriguing structures. It is the attraction with great importance for the worldwide Buddhist community, listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site. Topped with the Buddha’s eyes wisdom that is at 36 metres high, whitewashed dome, a walk around the giant stupa is an attractive part of this side.
Entry fee: Rs. 400 Per person(Foreigner Nationals), Rs. 100 Per Person ( SAARC Nationals)
It is located in western Kathmandu and one of the most striking icon of Kathmandu valley. It is also known as Monkey Temple. With the climb of 365 upstairs, visitors can reach the base of this giant white dome with Buddhist icons, symbols, prayer wheels and Tibetan script decorating the exterior. 360 degree views of Kathmandu valley and holy monkeys, history, culture and photographs will be extremely pleased with the visit of this temple.
Entry fee: Rs. 200 Per person(Foreigner Nationals), Rs. 50 Per Person ( SAARC Nationals)
6. Pashupatinath Temple
Pashupatinath Temple is located in Eastern Kathmandu along the bank of Bagmati River. It is one of Hinduism’s most important temples dedicated to the Lord Shiva. It would be a best idea to have an eye-opening experience of Pashupatinath’s splendor. With its history, mythology and extreme religious signifance, you can see the public cremations along the Ghats of the temple.
Entry fee: Rs. 1000 Per person(Foreigner Nationals)
7. CHANGU NARAYAN TEMPLE
Changu Narayan Temple is located on a high hilltop, also known as Changu or Dolagiri. The temple is surrounded by Champak tree forest with a small village called Changu. The temple is one of the most ancient temple, dedicated to Lord Bishnu, built by Mandeva, the first historical king of Nepal. The temple, believed to have been constructed in the third centuries, is adorned by some of the best samples of stone, wood and metal Craft. There are many statues and inscriptions in the temple area that are culturally and archaeologically important.
Entry fee: Rs. 300 Per person(Foreigner Nationals), Rs. 100 Per Person ( SAARC Nationals)
WORLD HERITAGE SITES OUTSIDE KATHMANDU VALLEY
Lumbini is the birth place of the Lord Buddha and the fountain of world peace. Situated in western Nepal, Lumbini is an ancient town where old ruins of ancient city are well preserved. Lumbini has been a holy ground for Buddhists all over the world. The peace garden and international Monastic zone are the other attraction of lumbini after the mayadevi temple, puskarini pond and the historic Ashok Pillar. There are different archeological sites around lumbini in the likes of Tilaurakot, Kudan, Ramagram, Niglihawa and others. Entry fee: Rs. 200 Per person(Foreigner Nationals), Rs. 100 Per Person ( SAARC Nationals)
9. CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK
Chitwan National Park is one of the most preserved conservation area in Nepal. Lying in Chitwan district along the Indian border, chitwan National Park is home to rare one horned rhino, Royal Bengal tiger, ghariyal, crocodile and different other flora and faunas. The park is home to more than 50 spices of mammals, 525 species of birds and 55 spices of reptiles and amphibians. The park consists of a diversity of eco-systems including the churia hills and the stretched flood plains of the Rapti and Narayani River. Entry fee: Rs. 1500 + 13 % VAT Per person(Foreigner Nationals), Rs. 750 + 13% VAT Per Person ( SAARC Nationals)
10. SAGARMATHA(Everest) NATIONAL PARK
The Sagarmatha National Park is Nepal’s most popular national park as it is home to world’s tallest peak Mt. Everest of Sagarmatha. Lying in the north eastern part of Nepal, the park has several other prominent peaks most of peaks, deep gorges and glaciers. The park is home to different rare spices in the likes of snow leopard, wolf, lynx, red panda and black bear. Likewise, the park is also home to beautiful Sherpa village, historic monasteries and cultural landmark. Entry fee: Rs. 3000 Per person
The Himalayan country Nepal has diverse in culture, climate, custom, community, social norms, values, identity, language. Homestay in Nepal can be one of the unforgettable moment and different taste of tourism. If you are planning your holiday in Nepal for a different experience, Nepal Dream Path operating the new tastes of tourism as per the requirement of valued guests. Homestay tourism offers to welcome you in Nepal with Nepali Homes, Nepali Chulho, Nepali Dal-Bhat Tarkari, and Achar.
The Homestay dedicated to make your stay a truly enjoyable and enriching experience. The homestay in Nepal directly involves the family sleeping in a Nepali home, taking their meals with the family, celebrating a holiday with them. Homestay in Nepal provides an opportunity to learn about Nepali culture, social norms, values, Nepali lifestyle, special Nepali foods and many more.