Explore the heart of Nepal and Tibet; experience both Nepalese and Tibetan culture at once with our “Ultimate Adventure in Nepal and Tibet”. The trip not only encompasses sightseeing around Nepal and Tibet but also combines adventure and wildlife activities that are bound to keep your adrenaline pumping. Your adventure begins in Kathmandu as you go for sightseeing around the capital. Read More
Every evening at the Pashupatinath Temple, people gather on the other side of the ghats. The entire place lights up with diyos. It’s the time for arati that’s been held every day for the past eight years. The arati ritual consists of two parts: music and light. With three musicians playing a flute, a harmonium and a tabla each, the music starts with an invocation to Lord Shiva, the reigning deity at the temple of Pashupatinath.
The prayer to Lord Shiva is found in our classics, and is followed by a prayer to Bagmati, a Sanskrit lyric composed by Swami Khemraj Keshav Sharan more than two decades ago. Next is a prayer to the Panchayan deities: Shiva, Vishnu, Durga, Surya, and Ganesh. Read More
CHITWAN, NOV 30 – With an aim to boost living standards of local residents, Chitwan National Park is developing a 24km tourist route from Sauraha to Madi, covering four Village Development Committees (VDCs).
It takes around two days for tourists to reach Madi from Sauraha. If the new route comes into operation, tourists can hike till Madi by the evening if they start early in the morning.
A team comprising tourism entrepreneurs, conservation officers, members of consumers association and media persons , among others, travelled along the proposed route on Friday. It took around 12 hours for them to cover the route. Read More
Forbes Life, a supplement of the business magazine Forbes, has named Nepal in its ‘The 10 Coolest Places To Visit In 2015’ list on its website Forbes.com.
The ‘Coolest Places’ list is a guide on destinations to prioritize for 2015 which are ‘right at that sweet spot between sleepy backwater and developed destination’.
“What must we see right now, before it changes forever?” its writer Ann Abel asks. “What’s newly safe or newly uncovered?” Read More
For decades, travelers and trekkers worldwide have been captivated by the enigmatic history, fascinating Himalayas, alluring culture and warm people of Nepal. Experience Nepal like no other with our eclectic mix of adventure, diverse landscape and exotic culture! Here are some of the noteworthy attractions not to be missed from our Experience Nepal Tour:
Kathmandu valley, comprising of the then mini kingdoms Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur, alone has 7 World Heritage Cultural sites within a radius of 15 kilometers. Kathmandu Durbar Square is rich with ancient palaces with spectacular art and architecture. Pashupatinath Temple is one of the holiest places for Hindus. The ancient Boudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world and the Swayambhunath Stupa meaning the “the self-existent” is popular among foreigners as the Monkey Temple owing to the large monkey population residing in the area. Read More
What could be more rewarding than spending your vacation exploring the richness of Nepali culture, lifestyle and enhancing cross cultural understanding while volunteering in the community itself? A unique opportunity for cultural exchange, Himalayan Glacier not only takes you to exotic locales but also connects you with exciting volunteering opportunities to share your life experiences, skills and passions in some of the remote communities of Nepal. So if it is a life changing experience that you are after, then Nepal might just be the place for you! Spend your vacation volunteering with us and chances are you’ll return home with a wealth of lasting memories and new friends. Here are some of the exciting volunteering opportunities to get you started: Read More
A mere 10 kilometers from Kathmandu, Bhaktapur reveals itself in myriad forms to the hungry eye, that you got to persevere to explore the uncharted pathways and take in the little wonders that this ancient habitat has to offer, besides the touristy glam. Bhaktapur, literally translated, means ‘City of Devotees’. A prominent seat of the Mallas since the medieval times, it is swathed in history. Bhaktapur is also admired for the temples and palaces that bear testimony to the exceptional carving skills of its Newar craftspeople. The Durbar Square resembles an open museum and is a melting point of multiple languages and cultures crowded with tourists from different nations besides the usual locals. Read More
Capturing wildlife is a very challenging form of photography, and wildlife photographers need good field craft skills. Some animals are difficult to approach, and thus knowledge of the animal’s behavior is crucial in order to be able to predict its actions. Besides that, it also requires a lot of patience which not many can boast of, given the world we live in. Read More