Trekking in Nepal is being most common choice among trekkers across the world as they are just capable of exploring the beauty of nature. When it comes to trekking then there are number of options to make your itinerary ultimate and unforgettable. The Nepal is popular because of its different treks and other beautiful regions. This exciting and challenging trek to Everest Base Camp gives you the opportunity to take in some of the most breathtaking scenery in the Himalayas and set your eyes on the world’s highest summit. Mt. Everest is the highest trek in Nepal which is popular for its high altitude and many more reasons. There are number of things which are responsible for the richness of Nepal and these make Nepal trekking a best option for tourism. Whenever you visit in Nepal then you need to consider a number of factors to ensure safety and effectiveness during the trip. If you love adventure and willing to enjoy incredible sights of Nepal then this is time to plan adventurous trip in Nepal.
What Makes Everest Base Camp Trek Amazing?
Mt Everest is the highest mountain
Most of us will go to travel several times in a year. Usually we will meet someunanticipated occasions, such as forget to take daily medicine, let your pet dogs alone at home, forget to take your cell phone charger, etc. So a detailed travel plan is needed and helpful for us to have a good travel. You can list all the things you should notice, and inherit certain items according to the plan.
How to make this travel plan? Then I will write some tips to help you to do the travel plan easier. First of all, you should know the place you would go. You may travel with the travel agency. Then you should not prepare to know the place before you go. You just need to go with the guiders and follow their directions. However if you go to travel by yourself, you’d better do the lesson before you set out, including the vehicles, the hotels, the tour route, etc. You can do online shopping and book hotels online if you can’t contact the hotel directly. In addition you can see some online travel plan to get
There are very few countries in the world, which are known for their tourism and cultural heritage. Nepal is one such country, which is popular for its landscape beauty, cultural legacy and spiritual essence. This is the reason that it attracts millions of tourists every year. Nepal is the first choice of tourists because of its diversity in terms of natural and cultural heritage and legacy. At one end, there is a huge mountain range of the Himalayas, that thrill and excite the passionate trekkers, on the other end there are calm and peaceful Buddhists temples, which mesmerize the spiritual groups of tourists and visitors. Here are few of tourism features of Nepal that attract the tourists here in great numbers every year.
Trekking in The Lap of Skytouching Mountain Range: The country of Nepal attracts the tourists and travelers for various reasons. One of such tourist attractions is Mount Everest. Mount Everest is the highest peak in the world and hence, it invites and magnetize millions of the tourists to this part of the world every year. There are several
Kathmandu is the biggest and capital town of Nepal. It sits on the Kathmandu Valley as well as two other cities, Patan and Bhaktapur. Apart from being the middle of federal government and commerce, Kathmandu can also be the center for culture as well as the arts.
The city is accessible via the Tribhuwan International Airport located 4 miles or around 10 minutes from your town by bus or automobile. You will discover shuttles and buses that ply the airport-city route. People that desire to ride on a private cab can employ one particular for about $3.
There are a range of attractions worthy of the go to in Karthmandu, four of them globe heritage websites. These include the Swayambhu temple, Pashupati, Changu Narayan and Bouddhanath Stupa. The Swayambhu temple is part of a complex of stupas wherever visitors can often see Buddhist monks worshiping. The temples here have large prayer wheels and collections of conventional Buddhist paintings. Pashupati is a Hindu temple frequented by Hindu worshippers and visitors can marvel at the temple’s gold plated roof, the
It was four weeks to an unforeseen natural disaster.
I was sat on the rooftops of Bhaktapur in the Kathmandu Valley late last March, blithely watching a day pass from the balcony of an open-air cafe.
Across a lane, schoolgirls swarmed on the platform of the five-storey-high Nyatapola Temple.
A Hindu holy man, or sadhu, stands outside his ashram at Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal.
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A Hindu holy man, or sadhu, stands outside his ashram at Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal.
In Taumadhi Square below, a Buddhist monk in robes snapped selfies on his smartphone amid a stream of backpacks. Everything was as it should be in this royal medieval city.
* Trekking in Nepal will take your breath away
* Dramatic footage of the Nepal Earthquake emerges
* Amid the mountains of Nepal, there’s plenty to challenge a traveller
View over Namche Bazaar, the largest town in the Khumbu region.
View over Namche Bazaar, the largest town in the Khumbu region.
It’s not news that last April and May two massive earthquakes shook Nepal, killing more than 9,000 locals and injuring tens of thousands more. For a community full of lively citizens and an adventure hub for explorers, this was devastating. Especially to the nearly 900,000 houses, over 900 health facilities, and more than 8,300 schools that the government estimates were damaged. To this day, if you visit Nepal, you’ll see that repairing and rebuilding the areas hit the hardest has been a slow process.
When something like this happens to an area that depends so heavily on tourism, it’s crucial for so many reasons to get travelers coming back as quickly as possible. One travel company who has been leading tours through Nepal for years knows that, and they’ve stepped up in a big way to help.
From now through May when you book any Nepal tour with Intrepid Travel, Intrepid Travel will donate 100% of those tour’s profits to their not-for-profit organization, the Intrepid Foundation.
One concern that’s usually common when you hear the
One of my favourite ever countries Nepal is a backpacking feast! It’s a landlocked country flanked by Bhutan to the east, Tibet to the North East, India to the south and China all around so it offers some great overland traveling opportunities. It is the world’s youngest republic, although let’s wait and see South Sudan’s situation before I fully commit to that! With the scenic Himalayas as its backdrop Nepal has got views to die for, a paradise for all nature lovers and above all a great place for backpackers to explore.
A view of Mount Everest, trekking in Nepal
Spaced out distinctively from the rest of the countries in the world with a rich geography and history, Nepal draws you in right from the start. But when it comes to Nepal’s main attraction, there’s really only one contestant… The Himalayas. Nepal boast of eight of the world’s ten tallest mountains, including the highest point on earth Mount Everest (locally known as Sagarmatha). There is so many trekking routes available, all of which you
Late last year, I traveled to Nepal to report on whether the country was ready to welcome travelers after a series of major earthquakes rattled it to its core in the spring of 2015.
I came home wondering how you could not go. If ever there were a time to visit Nepal, it’s now.
My stomach is a knot of nervous anticipation as I check my packing list, preparing to join a group of international journalists and tour operators on a 10-day survey of the South Asian nation. How bad would the tourism infrastructure be?
In the days and months following the earthquakes, the media had portrayed a country in ruin. But was Nepal unsafe now, nine months after the ground had stopped shaking?
Getting there is no easy task. In Dallas, I have to sprint to make my connection, skidding into my seat a sweaty mess. Fifteen hours later, I touch down in Qatar, with eight hours to kill in an airport hotel. By the time I land in Kathmandu, after a full 35 hours in transit, I’m not sure what
I went to Nepal for the first time in my early twenties and fell in love with the country. I knew I would be back. I had a seed in the back of my mind that I would like to walk from one end of the Himalayas to the other, but I didn’t know whether it could be done.
Many years later I was at a point where my business life had become very stressful: I was running six car dealerships in Epsom, Surrey, employing 240 people. I promised myself that when I was 50 I would take time out and do something just for me. When a friend told me that the first commercial trek along the length of Nepal’s Himalayas was taking place in 2011, I gave up work and booked a place.
I was one of only two people to sign up for the whole five-month, 1,700km trek, featuring 30 high-altitude mountain passes. The Nepal leg is the first completed section of the Great Himalaya Trail (GHT), which will eventually stretch 4,500km from Pakistan to Tibet.
The air whistled past my helmet as I removed a cube of raw buffalo meat from the bag strapped to my paraglider harness and placed it in my gloved hand. While a soup of haze obstructed the views of the Himalayas one afternoon last spring, I was rewarded with tilting glimpses of the Nepalese city of Pokhara and of Phewa Lake below. The paraglider pilot seated behind me blew his whistle twice, and moments later, a brown Egyptian vulture swooped in an effortless arc, landing on my outstretched arm.
This was my introduction to parahawking, an adventure sport that combines falconry and paragliding, drawing both bird enthusiasts and thrill seekers.
“Many of our clients probably wouldn’t have done a paragliding flight without the birds,” said Scott Mason, a 39-year-old Londoner who created the sport. “Paragliding is fun and exciting, but for some people maybe that’s just not enough. They need something a little different to add the thrill.”
Mr. Mason, a falconer
I will admit that after 25 days of third world travel with my future in-laws, my motives for going off to paddle some difficult white water last year were complex. Yes, I’ve been a kayaker for a decade, and the Bhote Koshi River, which pours down the Tibetan Himalayas into Nepal — rated Class V during high water, but in winter “a classic Class III,” according to one outfitter — appeared to be within my abilities.
But I was also a 41-year-old man who had lived alone most of my life, some of those years in wilderness. While the trek in Nepal with my fiancée and her sister and parents had been lovely, when they opted for a couple of days of sightseeing in a national park, I welcomed the idea of peeling off with one of the porters, who was also a river guide. Which is how he and I came to be standing between the river and the road at 8 a.m. one day in February, fog rising off
After his grandfather died in 2004, Kashish Das Shrestha, a Nepali photographer living in New York at the time, found himself with a surprise inheritance. Unknown to the 33-year-old, his grandfather, a longtime photographer in Kathmandu, had left him a suitcase of old slides.
“It was amazing,” he told me last year.
Mr. Das Shrestha returned to Kathmandu, restored the images of urban squares, bulbous monuments and daily life in the 1950s and ‘60s, and a year ago opened the City Museum on the third floor of a new concrete and glass building downtown. One wing was a gallery space devoted to the burgeoning local art scene. The other displayed prints of his grandfather’s photos.
Walking among the images on a warm, hopeful summer day last year, I didn’t know what to make of them. They seemed both old and new. Was the man smoking on the steps of a temple meant to recall a simpler time? Or did the photo act as
Around the third hour on the third day of trekking uphill on a rocky trail in the rain, I felt a profound appreciation for the generous tolerance of my family. We had come to the foothills of the Himalayas by way of various story lines of my life, including President Kennedy’s 1961 inaugural address and my father’s death in 2014. These events led us to Nepal, and to a walk through the clouds.
My wife, Monica Jonas, and I live in Brooklyn with our two children. Our daughter, Annika, is 15 and our son, Jonas, is 11. I was born in Nepal in 1966 while my parents were finishing a fellowship with the Ford Foundation. Between 1962 and 1964, they served as Peace Corps volunteers in Nepal, being the first group to ask not what their country could do for them and responding to one of their generation’s great calls of duty. The Kathmandu of 1962 brought my father from Northern California by way of Copenhagen and my mother from Albany and small-town New Hampshire. Both were inspired — as many
The form of greeting in Nepal is “Namaste” performing by joining both palms together. It literally means “the divine in me salutes the divine in you”.
1 – Do not trek alone. There have been numerous disappearances of solo trekkers in recent years. Always hire a guide or trek with other people. There are online forums where travelers can look for fellow-trekkers. This applies to everyone but especially women that are travelling single – they seem to more vulnerable. Always communicate your travel plans to your next of kin.
2 – Food safety – Avoid water that is not bottled or boiled. Avoid raw vegetables and pre-cut fruit as much as possible.
3 – Even though Nepal is known for its pristine environment and beauty – not the highways and major city streets. They are crowded with traffic, full of smoke and bumpy and dusty. Hence travelling on a bicycle or a motorbike for the most part is not advisable. There are some off-road mountain bike trails that are ok to do.
4 – Do not give money to beggars that you see
I am sure that many of us have heard horror stories about being cooped up in a car or airplane for hours at a time with cranky kids. “Are we there yet?” “How much longer?” “Megan is ‘looking’ at me!” “I have to go to the bathroom–RIGHT NOW!” There are endless instances when children can get on our nerves when travelling. Here are a few tips that may help soften the travel woes… Create a TRAVEL SURVIVAL KIT packed with small travel toys and games. Use a bright back-pack or tote bag dedicated to the purpose. Include age-appropriate toys, such as an etch-a-sketch for preschool drawing fun, magnetic letter board for a toddler, sticker, puzzle or joke books for a grade-schooler. Interactive games can keep siblings happy-like Brain Quest cards with age-appropriate puzzles and questions, or even a simple deck of playing cards. Nowadays, portable DVD players and hand-held video games can keep kids trouble-free and occupied for hours.
If you do take electronic things like a Game-Gear, be sure to take extra batteries. Snacks can be healthy carrot sticks, crackers, pretzels, cheese or fruit. Try to
Whether you’re packing to go for a walk to the park or your planning a trip across country, when your travelling with toddlers packing poses a problem. How to pack light travelling with toddlers is a little more difficult than packing for an infant. Toddlers need stimulation in the form of toys and snacks not to mention the clothes and equipment. Toddlers require almost constant attention and need supervision almost all the time. So how do you decide how to pack light travelling with toddlers and what do you need to pack? This will depending largely on where you’re going, how long you’re going for and how you’re getting there? Whatever the answers you will need to consider all the possibilities.
If you travel with kids, things to keep on hand all the time include diapers, spear clothes and sanitary items. It is often not a matter of how to pack light when travelling with toddlers it is more a question of how to pack effectively. No matter what you have to plan for the unexpected that is likely when you travel with kids. Things to keep
So you’ve gotten the flight in and checked out Bodrum/Ismir/Antalya/Your Local Tourist Town. You’ve seen the ruins, dismissed the coffee and embraced the raki. And you’re thinking like Betty Friedan, is this it? Restless vagabond, you are in luck. Turkey is a country once and a half the size of France, or larger than Texas, with of the most efficient public transport systems in the Near East. So let me help you make the best of your attempts at getting around in this wonderful country. At the lowest tier of the system is the humble dolmuş.
This is a publicly-run network of minibuses that covers most of the coastal area of Turkey, and some of the populated inland areas. As the routes often circle peninsulas it can be a cheap way to take in some of the most beautiful scenery Turkey has to offer. The routes in the Turquoise Coast especially are too spectacular to be missed. The dolmuş itself can be a daunting experience if you don’t know how the system works, so let me give you the insider’s low-down. First off, there are no bus
Nepal is a landlocked country located in the southern part of Asia and is bordered by the nations of India and Bangladesh. This region is acknowledged for its serenity, which lies in the snow-capped mountain peaks, dense forest zones, beautiful river streams and rugged plateaus. Several travellers from all over the world visit this nation to explore its natural bounties. There is a substantial percentage of tourists who plan a sojourn at this destination to witness its rich biodiversity. Nepal is an abode to various species of flora and fauna, some of which are indigenous and also listed as endangered by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). These species are preserved in numerous wildlife reserves and national parks of this region that are also declared as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Holidaymakers planning a trip to this destination can selectively choose from a vacation package and enjoy the experience of wildlife watching. These packages are beneficial for people as they are all inclusive of accommodation, transport and meal facilities, along with an itinerary for a convenient excursion.
Shey Phoksundo National Park
Shey Phoksundo National Park is an IUCN category II listed protected area that sprawls over an over 3500 sq km
Carelessness is the number one reason for a passport application being rejected or delayed or for a passport being lost, stolen, or damaged.
What steps are necessary to prevent these things from happening? How can you take care of your passport? Below are 16 practical tips you can follow to acquire your passport, keep it in your possession, and preserve it in good condition.
Before You Leave On Your Trip
1. Check to see if you even need a passport.
Countries can, and often do, change foreign entry requirements. If you arrive at the airport without the required documents, you’ll be denied boarding privileges. And, of course, This isn’t covered by travel insurance.
Currently, more than 80% of the world’s countries require a valid passport for entrance. It’s important to verify the foreign entry requirements for the country you plan to visit as early as possible.
2. Apply for your passport early.
You should apply for a new passport at least 90 days before your departure date. For a renewal, begin the process 8 to 11 months before your passport expires. Why so early? Many countries require that your passport have six to eight months of validity remaining before they will issue a visa.
3. Fill out the
Nepal is the best place in this planet to go trekking and enjoy the incredible sights that enclose you. In fact, Nepal is the place to just go and indulge yourself in everything that nature has to provide. During your Nepal trekking tours, you’ll come to see the stunning mountains, rivers & country sides altogether. One most incredible beauty of Nepal is the Mt. Everest. What superior way to experience such great things with trekking.
The ideal time to plan your Nepal trekking tour would be from the month of October to November or February to April. By raveling in the suitable time of the year you’ll be allowed to enjoy the sights and landscapes comfortably. Once you’ve made plans for a hiking tour to Nepal you’ll require a place to lodge. There’re several affordable lodgings for trekkers. Some places that you can prefer is Lower Dolpo & Annapurna Circuit. Ensure to bring adequate camping accessories so that you can enjoy your staying.
You must be wondering what sorts of garments and other stuffs you must bring with you during your Nepal adventure. The accepted garment would be long pants & shirts that aren’t revealing. Don’t bring low cut shirts, because this
Nepal is the land of quaint sunsets and incredible panoramic sights; this nation is the entree to the Himalayas and if you’re pondering what’s the best thing to do in the country of Nepal then tighten your shoes for Nepal trekking tours that brings you the ultimate adventure.
The best means to explore Nepal is on foot; a trekking trip lasts for about 8 days with a trip of the rolling landscape. You may wonder why it requires more than a week to explore Nepal – it is because there’s just too much to explore & experience in this nation. Nepal trekking holidays are the most popular among travelers due to the adventure or thrill they offer.
Trekking trips generally start with a trip of the major towns in Nepal such as Kathmandu and Nepal. These towns are opulence in culture, arts and history with numerous interesting places to explore. A trek to Annapurna is the 1st schedule in your tour schedule followed by a city trip of Kathmandu. This town is admired for its incredible past but it also has contemporary hotel conveniences such as luxury hotels, eateries and imposing contemporary shops. Kathmandu also has fascinating legacy sites with warm &
Vacations can be more fun and enjoyment if we travel to a new destination. While travelling you may face some difficulties which can badly affect your vacation. Hence you need to make sure that some important points are followed so that you can enjoy your vacations. If you follow the following instructions then you can save your vacation from getting spoiled.
- Check list of documents before leaving
You must double check the documents before leaving. If you miss the important documents such as travel tickets, identity card etc. then you can face some serious problems and even miss your flight. Nothing can be worse than this as your money which you have spent on travelling tickets and bookings of hotel rooms will be wasted. Before leaving you must ensure that you are carrying complete set documents.
- Always arrive at airports on time
You must reach airport before an hour of your departure. This will help you to complete all the formalities of airport and you will be able to board the flight on time. Moreover this will minimise the risk of missing flights as you will have plenty of time to fulfil all the formalities. Cab services should be preferred to reach airport on