Nepal not only offers you the glorious mountain trekking and raging white-water rafting, but also a fine selection of pristine national park for adventurous jungle safari. Nepal has 14 national parks and wildlife reserves. And most of which have dense tropical jungles teeming with diverse wildlife and exotic birds. Well, you can ride on elephant back or drive four-wheeler to view wildlife and their habitats. You can either canoe or enjoy bird-watching. Definitely, you can have the most memorable nature walks, village and cultural tours, bird watching excursions and so on. Nepal is the home of flora and fauna. Various national parks of Nepal have been preserving this amazing natural heritage.
Monday, January 18, 2016
(The Great Britain was the first country with whom Nepal established its bilateral relation)
Kensington Palace has announced that Prince Harry will be off on a Royal visit to Nepal coming spring. The statement also stated that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be visiting India and Bhutan.
The foreign Minister of Nepal, Mr. Kamal Thapa along with the Chinese Foreign Minister Mr. Wang Yi had met on Beijing last Friday to decide on a few matters that concerned both countries. As a result, an unexpected statement came out that wooed the whole Tourism Industry of Nepal and China. The Chinese travelers will now no longer have to pay the regular visa fees they had been paying to the Nepali Immigration on arrival. The Nepalese foreign minister is on a week-long visit to China (Dec 24-29).
In spite of being home to Mt. Everest, the tallest mountain on earth and the birthplace of the Buddha, Nepal remained a virgin paradise for tourists until the 1950s.Having had enough share of anonymity to the world, last week the Asian destination discreetly amazed the world by ranking 9th in Google’s “Top 10 Travel Videos of 2015”.
Google Maps’ dynamic tour of the Khumbu region made Nepal rank 9th on the list of “Top Ten travel videos of 2015” with a breathtaking satellite virtual tour named “Trek the mountains of Khumbu, Nepal in Google Maps“. The Google Map Ad Engine features a virtual tour of the stunning mountain landscape of the Khumbu region of Nepal, and zooms in into the region’s local lifestyle. The video grossed a total of 5.2 million hits while writing this article. The rank was decided through the total of hits received by each video.
People like their comfort zones and planning to travel to a disaster-shaken country adds a significant dilemma to one’s travel plans. If we were to concentrate on the positives, there are actually perks hidden in places that have recently felt the wrath of Mother Nature. To name one, volunteering opportunities- to help those in need.
I want to shed light on some really good experiences that can be learned from such visits.
From my travel experience to five of the major earthquake affected zones in Nepal, I feel it is worth sharing what I have learned and internalized. One thing to note is that I am trying to describe tourism not as a mere activity but as a responsible travel.