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Major Reasons Why Travelling is Important in Our Life?

Nepal TravelTravelling has an important role in life. Travelling to a destination of your choice gives you life time experience and memories of that new place & eventually encourages you to take more holiday breaks. This gives you an opportunity to visit new places every time and enjoy the traditions and cultural trends elsewhere.

To be more precise, here are few major reasons why you should pack your bag & go travelling on a holiday.

De-stressing: The daily routine is boring and the same old every-day routines of works take away the charm from your life. To release all the stress from your body and feel yourself with fresh air, plan a travel. Travelling makes lighten of your worry and strain.

Earn new friends: While you are travelling by bus/train/plane etc, you regularly get to interconnect with people sitting beside of you. The small conversation which begins goes on to talking until the end of the trip. And many times you remain friends for existence. Travelling therefore allows you to make new friends from new places.

Experiencing different cultures: There are many places to travel around this world and every place holds its own culture & traditional affairs. The lifestyles diverge, the food styles diverge and while you travel to new place you start to be open to new style of life. There are many probabilities of you experiencing a better taste and lifestyle of there where you visit.

Quality time with your partner: Have you remember when you had last relaxing time over the same dining table with your partner? If you don’t have new memory, it is time to travel and have a good holiday break.

Being a multilingual person: Every place has their local language. When you travel to any new place/destination you are sure to pick up at-least few words from the local language of there. Becoming a multilingual person is great help in your career. The vacations are not just helping you to get entertained. It does also make you more knowledgeable.

Physical activities: Travelling holds lot of works. It is sure to make you more and more active throughout travelling time. You keep doing so many activities in small time period. Travelling occupy moving from place to place. As a result, you might end up being more active once you come back back for your travelling.

So, why are you waiting? Pack your bag & let’s go for new trip.

 

By: Bishnu 

Email: bsnupok@gmail.com

What can you do on your short holiday Trip in Nepal?

nagarkot..

Are you traveling to Nepal & have limited holiday (less than a week)? Here is a trip plan that gives you an experience of what Nepal has to offer within a week. You’ll stay within little distance of Kathmandu.

Day 1:- Settle in…

Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel to get fresh & settled. Then, take a short walk around Thamel to have the new sights and sounds before going to a traditional Nepali restaurant/cafe to take in your first meal.

Day 2:- Take a day sightseeing tours in Kathmandu Valley…

After having breakfast at your hotel, then start the sightseeing tours including the majors places such as Pashupati-nath Temple, Bouddha-nath Stupa, Swyambhu-nath Temple & Kathmandu Durbar Square (Basantpur Durbar Square etc.

Day 3:- Kathmandu to Nagarkot (short hike)…

After having breakfast take a drive to Bhaktapur, (world heritage site) the medical city of devotes and the most of all the ancients cities of Kathmandu Valley then drive to Changunarayan Temple one of the oldest wooden Temple in Nepal, then take a short hiking from Changunarayan to Nagarkot, it takes around 4 hour. You can see sunset view over the hills from Nagarkot. Take a night there.

Day 4:- Nagarkot to Dhulikhel-Kathmandu…

It’s an experience which should not be missed. Wake up early in the morning to see the beautiful sunrise view before having breakfast. Then begin a trek to Dhulikhel a beautiful part which surrounds Kathmandu valley where you will enjoy seeing the genuine lifestyle of mountain peoples. It takes around 6 to 7 hours hike to reach the Dhulikhel. Then you can take a car (also can get public bus) to drive back to Kathmandu and stay overnight at hotel.

Day 5:- Last-minute shopping, time to relax…

This is your final day. You’ve had a busy week, so take the time now to relax, do some shopping as well before departing to the airport.

Tips to Trek to Everest Base Camp

Are you preparing for Everest Base Camp Trekking & need some idea for the trip?? Here are some tips for you.

1. Buy your gear in Kathmandu:- All needed trekking equipments such as poles, hats, gloves, socks, down jackets; sleeping bags etc are cheaper in Kathmandu.  There is even a Mountain Hardware and North Face genuine store that offers great deals.

*Note: You can also take these equipments on rent. 

2. Bring chocolate and any treats that you want:- This is a very important tip for you! Pringles and chocolate are expensive and having your own little stash for treats is nice. Sometimes when the altitude gets to us, the only thing that feels good going down is chocolate. It is a good idea to have some with you and you can buy it in Kathmandu. 

3. Tang – Bring tang to flavor your water:- Water can get pretty boring and you have to stay hydrated at altitude. Tasted water helps you to drink more and it’s more enjoyable than just water all the time. 

4. Bring water purifier or purification tablets :- You can get normal water while you are in the way, just fill the water and purify it yourself. Mineral water is expensive to buy.

5. Pack a map (or guide book of your choice):- The map or guide-book makes you reference regularly, check altitude symptoms, illnesses, your route and what you expect. 

6. Bring a book:- The Everest Base Camp trek takes several days and it can get a little boring sometimes. You may only have the energy to stay in bed and read a book, so bring a good one book. You can buy books in Kathmandu as well Namche Bazaar. 

7. Handi wipes:- Don’t worry about bathing much. Nobody does on Everest and we all smell.  Showers are not very pleasing at -10 degrees and you can go for days without properly washing.  Hand wipes and hand purifier at least helps keep you healthy. 

8. Do not eat more meat after Namche Bazaar:- Meat is carried up the mountain. They do not kill the animals on site so it is not sure to be fresh. 

9. Don’t be afraid of the suspension bridge:- This may seem like a terrifying and freaked tip over suspension bridges to Everest, but they are safe and in great condition. You actually enjoy walking along the bridges and the gorges. It is beautiful.

10. Keep batteries close to your body at all times:- Charging batteries is very expensive (almost $5 per hour). The cold reduce batteries quickly, so extend their life by keeping them warm with you.

11. Bring your own tea:- Tea is very expensive on Everest region and it is cheaper to buy hot water and use your own tea bags. Bring more diversity of teas as well for more enjoyment.

 

By: Bishnu

Email: bishnu@mountainnepaltrek.com

Observe Dashain Festival – 2015

Dashain is the one of the longest and most favorite festival of Nepal. Skyes of Kathmandu filled with kites & swings are set on the grounds everywhere for children and grownups alike. Animals like goats, buffaloes, ducks and chickens are sacrificed to the goddess Durga on Kal Ratri to observe her victory. Following day, on Nawami, some peoples clean their vehicles and sacrifice animals or eggs for safe journey throughout the year.

The next day (10th day of this festival) is Dashami (Tika), people dress up well and visit elders to receive large red tikas on their foreheads. In the next days of Dashain, families and friends come together, gifts are exchanged & blessings are imparted on this festival.

Explore yourself & get more knowledge regarding the Dashain Festival.

Places to Observe: All over the country during the festival.

Festival date: 13-Nov-2015 to 27-Nov-2015

Top 5 Reasons to trek to Everest Base Camp | Attractions of EBC Trek

Everest Base Camp Trekking is one of the most popular as well trekked trekking destinations in the whole world, also a lifetime opportunity to see some of the most magnificent panoramic views. The Everest Base Camp Trekking follows the historic trails to the base camp of this world’s tallest mountain named Everest and also offers to visitor’s an unrivaled views of beautiful green forests, Sherpa villages etc. It is no doubt to say that the Everest Base Camp Trekking is a greatest trek in the whole land of the Himalayas.

Here are top 05 attractions of this Everest Base Camp Trek.

01. The trek offers you an amazing mountain flight to/from Lukla.

Lukla is the trekking starting point for this EBC trek. To be in Lukla you will have a Mountain flight from Kathmandu, this is an unforgettable flight, with amazing views of the Eastern Mountain range.

02. Offers a wonderful experience of Tea-house.

Mountain parts of Nepal are scattered with small villages, which offer warm tea houses/lodges accommodations during the trek. It is also a great way to trek, to connect with local people and meet other trekkers from around the world so making it a refreshing experience to you.

03. The local peoples [Sherpa].

Sherpa’s are known for their adept mountaineering skills and faithfulness, The Everest region is also the home of Sherpa’s, an ethnic group of Nepal that lives in the mountain areas. They are highly considered as expert mountaineers in their local environment. The trek also offers you to be familiar with the local Sherpa peoples and their culture & traditional.

04. Superb Mountain Views.

The spectacular landscape and the magnificent views of high mountains including the Mount Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Cho Oyu and other numerous rewards during the trekking. We can observe four of the world’s six tallest mountains during the trekking.

05. The Sagarmatha National Park.

Most of the part of this Everest region trekking is inside the boundary of Sagarmatha National Park, listed as a world heritage site this is home of diversity of Himalayan flora and fauna. It is home of birch, blue pines, juniper, bamboo and rhododendron including at least 118 species of other birds. We can found also musk deer, snow leopard, Himalayan black bear and red panda as well.

 

Why You Should Visit Nepal

The Mount Everst
The Mount Everst

Now, it is more than four months after the earthquake struck in Nepal, many people are still wondering about it is a good to visit Nepal or not? Is it safe? Was the entire country affected?

Well, here are some reasons why you should still visit Nepal.

1. Nepal is still beautiful on their natural.

Nepal didn’t lose any of its attractiveness even with the shocking earthquake. Nepal is still beautiful with its snow covered mountains, beautiful green forests, frozen waterfalls, and rich flora and fauna. Just only one among ten national parks in the country was affected by the quake. Nepal’s most popular wildlife safari destination Chitwan National Park, Annapurna Conservation Area (a popular trekking route in the whole world), and the beautiful city Pokhara etc are least affected by the earthquake and still welcoming to visitors.

2. Not all has gone.

However major national monuments & sightseeing places Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar Square faced devastation, Nepal still have 8 world heritage sites listed by UNESCO. World famous tourist destinations such as Lumbini, the birth place of Gautam Buddha still standing and ready to welcome visitors of there.

3. Nepal Trekking is still wonderful.

Out of Thirty five trekking trails in Nepal only two were affected by the earthquake.  Most of the trekking routes, including the most popular trekking regions Everest , Annapurna, Manaslu are released for trekkers. Many local peoples are economically dependent on tourism in these regions, that’s why they are hoping and praying to greet the visitors back to Nepal.

4. Basic services are operating as previous.

Basic services like electricity, phone lines; transportation (road & sky) has not been affected. There is no damage to any highways, subways or major bridges. All the national and international airports in Nepal are safe and they are operating all services as previous. You won’t have to problems about the trouble in transportation or communication caused by the quake.

5. You will get special discounts.

Most of the trekking agencies, travel companies, hotels are offering special pretty offers to attract visitor to visit Nepal in 2015. This discount on hotels and travel packages, visitors will be able to enjoy a lot more, in very less expenses. Travel in Nepal with the discounts on the tourist deals; this may be a perfect time to visit the country as economically.

6. Great volunteering opportunities.

This is also a great time to go volunteering in Nepal because; now the country’s people needed your help the most. You can join to helper groups of Nepal and help the country however you can. You can help to reconstruct, teach the children’s or provide counseling while you are in Nepal.

7. Nepal is calling you.

Tourism is one of a major source to the Nepalese Economy. The tourism sector provides employment and income for thousands of people in Nepal.  The earthquake has made much harm to human lives, monuments and the scenery. During this time of deserted, nothing is more hopeful than support from a friend. Absolutely your visit to Nepal will help the country Nepal to recover from many ways.

If you have still further queries regarding the latest situation of Nepal tours, trekking & volunteering feel free to contact us at info@mountainnepaltrek.com.

Top 10 Trekking Destination in Nepal

Containing 8 out of the 10 highest mountain peaks in whole word, Nepal has many trekking routes of every level of complexity imaginable. Here are many trekking routes for old ladies to little children; means here are the normal to difficult routes. Here is mentioned top 10 (ten) trekking destinations of Nepal.

10) Langtang region,

If you want diversity and beauty but turn away from difficulty, this trek would be better for you. Langtang region placed to the north of Kathmandu. From some high points you might even catch a glimpse of some village in Tibet as well. The most spectacular beautiful parts of this region trek are Gosainkunda and other high mountain lakes, and the gorgeous mountains themselves, especially at sunrise and sunset. We can take 7 to 21 days to explore this region.

09) Makalu Base Camp,

Makalu base camp trekking takes as one of the most difficult treks in Nepal cause of the complete remoteness of the area and the days of walking required. However, it has also great reward. The trekker will get to experience of perfect Himalayas and a panoramic view of the Lhotse, Mount Everest and many other peaks from the Makalu base camp at a height of 5000 m above from the sea level. There are not many villages along this trekking trial so trekkers need to be independent and well-equipped. It is highly recommended to hire porters to carry their gear.

08) Rara Lake,

Rara Lake is situated in mugu district in western Nepal, Rara is a very gorgeous lake surrounded by high mountains. It is also the biggest lake in Nepal, covering an area of 10.8 sq. Meters. It lies within the Rara national park which includes a diversity of flora and fauna. This is also a very difficult trek, and is not for the weak heart peoples. Trekkers are encouraged to carry their own equipment and a good first aid kit cause of the lack of health facilities in this trekking area.

07) Dhaulagiri Circuit,

This is also an extremely hard trekking. If you have desired to truly practice trekking in the Nepali Himalayas, this trekking would be better for you. The remoteness of the area is motivated by the landscape. However, for the devoted trekker, the rewards are pretty superb. You will get a magnificent view of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountains that other trekkers can only dream of. You will also get an experience of culture that has stayed almost the same for a thousand of years. The picturesque villages, the scenic mountains and the pure adventure of trekking in the slops of the Dhaulagiri makes this trek one of the most remarkable memory in your life time.

06) Inner Dolpo,

If you have desire to be in remote places in the Himalayas of Nepal, you won’t get another place more remote than inner dolpo. Dolpo lies in the karnali zone in western Nepal; this has been an area full of secrecy and antique Buddhist culture, which is largely Tibetan. The sacred center of this place is the shey gompa, where hundreds of spiritual pilgrims come every year. Dolpo was only opened to trekker in 1991, and was stopped again in 1999 for political causes. It is again opened now; many trekkers come here every year to experience the perfect beauty and culture which this region offers. This region has been exposed in many western & Nepali movies as well.

05) Kanchenjunga Circuit,

This is one of the most exciting treks in the Nepal’s Himalaya. Trekking around the hills of mount Kanchenjunga (8586m), the trekking takes the trekker on a long and challenging walk while visiting both the north and south base camps. It is a popular and challenging trek, which contains many beautiful views of the Himalayas and Sherpa villages.

04) Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking,

Poonhill is a comparatively short trek which can be done in just a week. However, the amount of diversity, culture and pure natural beauty will make great experience of this trekking. From the splendid point of poonhill at a height of 3210 m above from the sea level, one gets to really experience the great beauty of Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Annapurna (8,091 m), and many other mountain peaks in the Nepal’s Himalaya.

03) Manaslu circuit,

Manaslu circuit trek takes the determined trekker around the lower slopes of mount manasalu (8,163 m) through the larky-la pass. The trek lies in middle difficulty category. Tea houses have been built all around the trial of Manaslu circuit, so that trekkers can now rest frequently and enjoy the trek at their own speed. This has increased the number of peoples trekking the route. However, the number is still less than others established major trekking routes in Nepal. The larky pass (5135 m) is the most strenuous and challenging part of this trekking. We can complete the trekking in around 15 days as normal.

02) Annapurna Base Camp,

This is one of the most popular and demanded trek in Nepal. The trek offers a direct experience of the Himalayas combined with a variety of landscape. The trek can be done in around 11 days as normal. It is not a very difficult trek. In fact, the most complicated part is over in the first few days during the Annapurna base camp trek. The Annapurna base camp (ABC) lies at a height of 4230m above from the sea level. From beautiful glaciers to rice terrace; from rocky steps to paths covered in snow, this trek has it all. Besides going to the Annapurna base camp, we can also go for Annapurna circuit trek, which offers a walk around the Annapurna hills. There are many guest houses available for the convenience of the trekkers.

01) Everest Base Camp Trekking,

This is also a very popular and most demanded trek which brings the trekker face to face with the tallest mountain peak in the world named Mount Everest (8848m) above the sea. The exclusive Sherpa culture mixed with the beauty of the Himalayas makes this trek one of the most favorite destinations for trekkers in the whole word. Because of its popularity, it is not a very difficult trekking trial. There are many hotels & guest houses full of basic services for travelers in mountains. But, you will reach an elevation of 5554m, that’s why careful acclimatization is necessary in order to keep away from altitude sickness.