Great Himalaya Trail is one of the longest and highest footpaths on earth, and likely the most dramatic, traversing the entirety of Nepal from east to west in the shadows of the world’s highest peaks. For those looking for the cutting edge of adventure trek, Nepal’s Great Himalaya Trail (GHT) presents the opportunity of a lifetime. Winding beneath the world’s highest peaks and visiting some of the most remote communities on earth, the trail passes through lush green valleys, arid high plateaus and incredible landscapes in the Himalayas. The 10 incredible facts about Great Himalaya Trail are presented here.
Everest region is without doubt one of the most renowned trekking destinations in the world. The region is an area of high mountains, Sherpa villages, steep trails, but above all, incredible vistas. The Everest region offers a wide range of trekking experiences. From the Everest Base Camp Trek to trekking in remote semi-wilderness areas, there is much to choose from. The ease or difficulty of Everest trekking depends entirely on the route that you have chosen with the main trekking trails to Everest Base Camp being more difficult or the route to the pristine Gokyo valley being the easier choice. The trail from Salleri is also endowed with many conveniently located teahouses. Other trekking routes will, however, almost certainly require camping gear which means organizing trekking staff and equipment. The 7 popular trekking trails to the Everest region are shown here.
Explore Lhasa and capture its top 7 must-see landmarks in the canvas of your life long memory. Lhasa, in Tibetan, means “The land of gods”. Lhasa houses most of the important monasteries and cultural treasures of Tibet. So, gear up for a typical Tibetan culture tour and savor the inimitable joys of your trip. There are numerous scenic spots among which, Potala Palace, Nobulingka, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Ganden Monastery and Jokhang Temple are the most famous ones. Wipe away the mists of imagination and meet the real people of Lhasa – bargain for souvenirs in Barkhor Square, witness Buddhist monks debating on theology and meet reverent worshippers as they make pilgrimages to the holy sites of the Tibetan capital. A visit to Lhasa is not just a visit to the capital city of Tibet, but it also gives an opportunity to experience Tibetan culture, visit numerous heritage sites and watch daily lives of the Tibetans. The top 7 must see landmarks in Lhasa are shown here.
The US Secretary of State, John Kerry, has extended his best wishes to all Nepalese people on the occasion of Nepali New Year 2071 B.S.
“On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I offer the people of Nepal best wishes for a prosperous and joyful New Year,” Kerry said in a statement released on April 12, Saturday.
“Nepal has achieved important milestones this past year, including the democratic election of a new Constituent Assembly,” Kerry further said.
“I hope that the coming year will bring further progress towards enduring political stability and the full completion of a new constitution, keeping your country on the path of prosperity and peace,” Kerry added.
Kerry concluded his New Year message saying in Nepali: “Naya Barshako Shubha-Kamana!”
This time around, Nepal is celebrating the New Year on April 14, Monday, as per the Bikram Sambat calendar.
source: nepalnews.com, 12 April 2014
On the auspicious occasion of Nepali New Year 2071, we would like to extend our warmest greetings to all the travelers in the Himalayas. May this New Year bring the tremendous travel experience in this awesome travel destination in each of our traveler’s life!
A new year has begun and we all must start it with much enthusiasm because the mystery of the Himalayas is still to be explored. The Himalaya region apart from being culturally, linguistically, and religiously diverse is the treasure house of the incredible beauty of nature, ancient art and architecture, vivid temples and stupas, and the tallest Himalayan range in the world.
Your travel endeavors in this part of the world, let us hope, touch the spirit of Himalayas, uncover the mystery of Eastern Traditions, see the world of spirituality, and enlighten the mind and soul.
We are one of the leading adventure travel brands in the Himalayas and therefore are proactive, and most successful in excelling local taste. We too expect this New Year re-energizes our ever growing spirit of facilitating one of the most authentic services towards our travelers.
The success of our company is thanks to you, thanks for choosing us; we will always work to offer the best quality travel packages. Hope to see you next year too.
Finally, Happy New Year!
Himalayan Glacier Trekking Pvt. Ltd.
Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
With an objective of promoting tourist attractions and destinations of Eastern Nepal specially in India market Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and Nepal Tourism Federation (NTF) along with the local stakeholders have planned to jointly organize Kanchanjunga Makalu Travel Mart (KMTM) 2014 in Hile. In this regard, preliminary interaction programs were held with local tourism stakeholders of Eastern Development Region in Kanyam, Hile, and Dharan respectively on 1st, 3rd and 6th April 2014 respectively. The interaction meetings were well participated by major Travel Trade Associations and travel trade as well as transport and other tourism service providers,hoteliers,destination development/management committees, home stay organizations etc.
Mr. Rewat Thapa, Member of NTB Executive Committee and Chairman of NTF and Mr. Roshan Thapa, Co-coordinator for upcoming KMTM 2014, highlighted the importance of the Mart for overall development and promotion of tourism of Eastern Region. They further requested for significant presence and support of key stakeholders in the proposed Mart. Mrs. Ujjwala Dali, Sr. Manager – India desk,Nepal Tourism Board and Coordinator for KMTM 2014, briefed the audience about the initiative, objective, and necessary preparation of KMTM 2014. While highlighting the importance of holding such International Marts within Nepal, she stressed on the unified initiative and willingness of all concerned local stakeholders to come forward with their valuable suggestions and assured cooperation to extend hospitality to the visiting local as well as Indian tour operators and media, to ensure grand success of the Mart.
The NTB officials Ms. Dali and Mr. Deepak R. Joshi – Asst. Manager Incharge also visited the potential tourism areas in Eastern Region of Nepal as a recce visit to understand the basic infrastructure facilities before finalizing the Fam Trip itinerary, which is being designed for Travel Agents and Media from Kathmandu and bordering Indian Cities. The team explored tea-garden and processing in Ilam ,home stay and sunrise view in Shree Antu, pilgrimage sites like Arjun Dhara,Satakchhidham in Jhapa; Moutain Views and scenic beauty of , Bhedetar and Hile Hill-stations, nature walks in Dhankuta and Koshitappu wildlife resreve; and pilgrimage and leisure segments in Sunsari as some of the major product offers for the tourists in Eastern Region.
The Mart is scheduled to be organized soon after final discussions of Core committee and is expected to be a milestone for the development and promotion of Eastern Region tourism attractions with a different and focused approach. It will surely help in creating awareness for development, strengthening of infrastructure and conscious efforts from the local stakeholders to upgrade the tourist facilities in Eastern Region.
source: NTB, 11 April 2014