December 3, 2013
Make each moment of your travel experience memorable. Either you are joining for a group tour or private journey or adventure tour or tailor-made holiday it must come with great travel experience. Whether you are meeting with local community in remote mountain range or engaged in discovering flora and fauna of Himalayas or want to capture breathless beauty of snow capped world’s top peaks every moment makes sense in your life. In overall, to gain optimum travel experience you better have to go for perfect stays that guarantee the ultimate joy of travelling in the Himalayas. Hence, if you are thinking for tremendous travel experience in the forthcoming year then select our top 6 perfect stays for 2014 which are depicted here.
- Nepal Village Home Stay Tour, one of the perfect stays in Nepal for 2014, gives you an opportunity to be part of the ethnic village of Nepal. This itinerary has been devised for those visiting Nepal seeking for a combination of cultural and natural exposure especially by staying with the village family. The tour gives you a real taste of Nepalese way of village life. The trip starts with a day’s home-stay in the Kapan village of Kathmandu Valley. After covering the landmarks of Kathmandu valley, you move towards at the picturesque town of Tansen in the lap of Srinagar Hills. The next few days will be spent in discovering the ethnic mountain village of Sirubari. The trip encompasses some of the most spectaculars natural and cultural destinations of Nepal and you will enjoy the company of dozens of waterfalls and mountains, flora and fauna, and rural villages sprawled over the mountains representing a variety of ethnic groups and cultures.
- Tsum Valley Trek, the top stay trip of Nepal for 2014, helps you to discover the secret Tibetan Buddhist lying at the edge of one of the most secluded Himalayan valleys of Manaslu region. Manaslu region is still less exposed in comparison to other touristy areas, with relatively virgin and less beaten paths. Very few travelers have made it to this high and mysterious valley, which used to be an important trade link with Tibet. Furthermore, the trek to Tsum Valley takes you into the majestic surroundings of the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, and Boudha Himal ranges. While on the trek, you pass through the alpine forests, glacial rivers, and enjoy the warm hospitality of ethnic people and also visit the ancient Gombas of the region such as: Rachen Gompa,Mu Gompa, Dephyudonma Gompa. The people of Tsum Valley or the Tsumbas belong to Tibetan origin with their own ancient form of dialect, art, culture and religion.
- Eco-Community Cultural Trek, one of the perfect stays in the Himalayas for 2014, lets you experience the beautiful mountain vistas and the rich cultural heritage of the Annapurna region in western Nepal. The Eco-Community Cultural Trek trail takes you to the heart of the farming community while having one of the world’s highest mountains as the back drop. This trip will also get you acquainted with the beautiful Rhododendron forests, sacred Hindu temples, lakes with stunning views of the Annapurna. Also, this is a community based trip where you will be staying in community managed lodges or hotels. The eco-community trek basically highlights your interaction with the locals people of Annapurna region.
- Langtang Valley Trek, one of the top highlights of 2014 perfect stay in Nepal Himalayas, takes you to the famous Langtang valley and the Ganja La Pass (5122m/16,800 ft). The Langtang region, famous for Gosaikunda lakes, is as wild as any Tibetan highlands. Besides, the company of green rhododendron and bamboo forests, majestic waterfalls, and snow-capped Himalayas make the trek one of most diverse treks near Kathmandu. The people living the highlands of the Langtang region are certainly the Nepalese, being the descendant of the Tibetan origin, they still look like Tibetans. Furthermore, during the trek you also make an interesting excursion to Tserko Ri (5,000m/16,404ft) which offers tremendous views of the Langtang Himalaya range. While trekking in the region you also come across Helambu region, delightful villages, and some beautiful rice terraces.
- Tamang Heritage Trek, a perfect stay for traveling like a local, passes through Syabrubesi, Gatlang, Tatopani, Thuman, Briddim and ultimately reaches to Langtang village. In addition to catering exciting trekking experiences in the Himalayas, the heritage trek without doubt offer a test of mountain adventure and Himalayan culture of Tamang community at a time. The Langtang region is as wild as any Tibetan highlands with idyllic rural landscape and the rich cultural heritage of ethnic Nepalese Tamang people. Langtang is also the region of ancient Tibetan monasteries, rhododendron and bamboo forests, majestic waterfalls, snow-capped Himalayas, and many sacred lakes. Despite being just a few hours’ drive from Kathmandu, the trek along the off the beaten track of the rural and rugged mountains dotted with chortens, stupas and prayer flags make every trekker marvel why the country is called a “walker’s paradise”.
- Nepal Holiday Tour, one of the great and perfect stays in Nepal, covers most of Nepal’s natural and cultural grandeur with some fun filled activities such as mountain flight, jungle tour, boat riding, etc. The trip starts with a visit to four of Kathmandu’s Heritage Sites before embarking on a mountain flight. After making a superb mountain flight over the whole Himalayan Range including the Mt. Everest, you make a visit to the two medieval cities famous for their arts and architectures – Patan and Bhaktapur. Furthermore, driving deep into the mountains of Daman you enjoy a typical mountain experience. Driving further deep, you spend a day at Bandipur and continue your journey to the fantastic Lake City of Pokhara. After Pokhara, you visit to Lumbini – the birthplace of Buddha, stopping by a picturesque town of Tansen on the way. While returning from Lumbini, you stop at Chitwan Jungle and discover Chitwan National Park – UNESCO World Heritage Site.
November 27, 2013
Ilam, the Queen of Hills, is a beautiful hilly district in eastern part of Nepal. Situated 600 km east from Kathmandu, the land of rising sun in Nepal is best known for its tea gardens all over the world. llam is also home to different species of bird and animals, including the endangered Red Panda. Basically, if you are a tea garden enthusiast in Nepal make a Tea Garden Tour and capture beauty of people of different cultures and nature living together peacefully on the foothills of Mount Kanchanjunga. Ilam’s top 10 striking facts for tourists are shown here.
- Ilam has always been synonymous with tea as it is covered in lush green tea bushes. It also produces excellent cheese and has great views of Mt. Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world. It is close to the famous Indian hill station “Darjeeling” and shares a common topography of rolling hills and misty weather with its neighbor.
- Ilam is an area rich in its own unique blend of cultures, the people in Ilam live in harmony and welcome visitors. A wide range of ethnic groups call Ilam home, including Lepchas – tribes which are viewed as proper natives of Ilam – Rais, Limbus, Gurungs and Sherpas. As in the rest of Nepal, the majority of religious celebrations in the region of Ilam are Hindu festivals.
- llam is one of the richest districts in Nepal in terms of its bio-cultural diversity, natural landscape and flourishing professionalism in agricultural especially in cash crops sector. Ilam is the most famous District of Nepal for the production of tea. It is widely famous for 6 major cash crops all – initiating from the same vowel sound in Nepali, so it is also known as the district of ‘6’ as Potato, Cardamom, Ginger, Red Round Chilly, Milk and broom grass.
- The scenic Himalaya and views of the sunrise over the snow peaks are the top visitors’ attractions in Ilam. Ilam’s more than a dozen hilltops have been gaining popularity as tourist destinations.
- Apart from beautiful tea gardens, Antu Danda is another attraction in the district. Antu Danda, also known as shree Antu, is a great place to view sunrise. Antu Danda situated at an altitude of 1,677m, is one of the virgin destinations for holiday makers in Ilam. Apart from the sunrise and sunset, Antu Hill gives an opportunity for spectators to have a look at a number of Himalayan peaks and places situated in Nepal and India. It offers unique views of Everest and Kanchenjunga as well. Situated at a distance of 3 hrs drive from Ilam Bazaar, this spectacular spot offers sloped tea gardens, mountain streams, dense forests and unique ethnic culture. The Nageshwori Temple and Gufapatal are other attractions for tourists in the periphery of Antu Danda.
- One of the main attractions of Ilam is the Mai Pokhari Lake which is believed to be the dwelling place of goddesses. Mai Pokhari (2,121m) is a pristine little lake surrounded by dense forest a fir, juniper, birch, pine and a variety of flora and fauna. The lake is a religious and historical spot with a 9-cornered lake as the main attraction. The lake is considered the sacred abode of Goddess Bhagawati. Different species of medicinal plants, herds and orchids, mostly for research and experimental purpose, are cultivated in the area. Rare animals like the musk deer, leopard, porcupine, jackal as well as numerous migratory birds and rare insects are also found in the area. People from different parts of Nepal visit Mai Pokhari for annual festivals on Kartik Ekadasi which falls in October or November. This spot is about one and half hour drive from Ilam Bazaar.
- On the way to Ilam Bazaar, there comes two hot spots for tourist and they are Kanyam and Fikkal. Kanyam has large tea estates that have made Ilam famous for more than a hundred years. These tea gardens are popular among tourists for picnicking, sightseeing, and photography. Likewise, Fikkal is a business center in eastern Ilam and on the Mechi Highway leading to Ilam. It is also the junction from where one can go to the eastern border city Pashupatinagar adjacent to Darjeeling of India.
- Chhintapu, the second snow land of Ilam 3400 m above the sea level, offers the scenic forests of rhododendron, herbal plants and various species of birds. You can find about 11 types of Rhododendron in this area. Yarcha gumba and rare animals like red panda and musk deer is also can be seen in this area. Mt. Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world, and most parts of Ilam can be seen from here. The peak cab can be reached by trekking for 4 hours from Illam Bazaar.
- Shankatapur, a snow land 3636 m above sea level on the international India-Nepal border line, provides the majestic view of Himalayas. Rare wildlife like Red panda, Musk deer and wild bird Danphe can be seen in the forests of this area. Likewise, Sandakpur lies at the northern edge of Ilam District, and is Illam’s highest point at 3636 meters. The peak provides a fantastic view of the eastern Himalayas from Bhutan to Everest. But the main view of Kanchanjunga makes you breathless.
- Maipokhari, another landmark of Ilam, is situated at the top of Maipokhari and Sulubung. The pond is 188 sq. hec. in area with a radius of 750m and it has nine corners. This pond, situated in the middle of forest with rhododendron and magnolia campbelli (chhap) is important from the point of view of natural scenery, religious importance and pilgrimage to goddess.
Ilam, overall, has been developing as a model of rural tourism mainly due to the active participation of locals for the promotion of the sector. Therefore, Ilam is really a worthy place to visit once in a lifetime.
November 18, 2013
Nepal Tourism Board and Himalayan Rescue Association under the banner of Tourism Crisis Cell with the coordination of Nepal Tourist Vehicle Association and Tourist Police has arranged shuttle bus service for the national and international air passengers from airport to various hotels and vice versa on Polling day of Election of Constituent Assembly on November 19, 2013. Passengers can contact directly to the concerned Tourist Police or to vehicle provider. Bus will start running from early in the morning. If you need micro bus for your group, you can contact the service provider, it will provide you the micro bus with police escort. The shuttle bus will operate in five different routes as follows.
Airport -NAC -Newroad -Hotel Annapurna -Hotel Yak & Yeti-Thamel Chowk -Lainchour Chowk- Hotel Shanker Hotel- Ambassador -Airport
Airport –Gausala-Shifal- Bhagawatibahal-Durbar Marg- Hotel Radisson -Hotel Shangrila -Narayan Gopal Chowk -Maharajganj Chowk -Hyatt Regency -Chabahil Chowk -Hotel Dwarika- Airport
Airport- Tinkune Chowk -Hotel Everest- Maitighar Chowk- Hotel Himalaya – St. Xavier’s School-Hotel Soaltee- Hotel Grand – Airport
source: Nepal Tourism Board, 18 NOV 2013
November 17, 2013
Thamel, around 7 km drive from the Tribhuvan International Airport, is heart of Nepal’s tourism industry. Thamel has been the centre of the tourist industry in Kathmandu for over four decades starting from the hippie movement when many artists came to Nepal and spent weeks in Thamel. It is the place where tourist get everything they want. It is a colorful and beautiful mixture of craft shops, boutique cafes, trekking gear, and rainbow prayer flags. So if you are coming Nepal to cover Kathmandu Tour or other adventures in the Himalayas, it will be a fantastic idea to know amazing facts about Thamel, a site always bustling with hordes of tourists. The 10 facts about amazing Thamel are listed here.
- Thamel has recently emerged as the most popular tourist area of Kathmandu. It is amazing to see how this area has become the centre for budget travelers in recent years. Thamel is 15 to 20 minutes walk from the center of Kathmandu. Ason bazar, Durbar Square, and Swayambhunath are a mere 10 to 30 minutes walk from Thamel.
- Thamel has developed itself as an epicenter of entertainment and glamour blending local and global experiences of human wonders. From its origin, it was established with the theme to satisfy the needs of tourists in every desired way. In-fact it gratifies all sort of entertainment from visual to physical to mental.
- Thmale has transcended itself to a new hub of glitter and glamour where it wakes-up in the night showcasing a new exhilaration and excitement in satisfying the zeal of visitors. When the ‘Sun sets down in Kathmandu, Thamel and its lifestyle rises up. It is a happening place in Nepal; the only place in Nepal where night life exists.
- Thamel also acts as the pre-base camp for mountaineers. It boasts a wide range of mountaineering gear shops, trekking agencies, foreign money exchange booths, pubs, clubs and nightlife along with the numerous travel lodges and guest houses.
- Visiting Thamel helps you get out of your frustrations and monotony. Besides, it is the best place in town to have fun. Young generations today seek freedom, music, food and entertainment. So there is no doubt that Thamel provides even domestic travelers with all what it takes to define luxury.
- Most low-budget travelers consider it a tourist haven. It has hundreds of restaurants, cafes and coffee shops serving Nepali-Western dishes in a single location. Visitors can nearly find anything they want in Thamel – German styled wannabe bakeries to WiFi-enabled cafes. There are dozens of tourist restaurants clustered in the Thamel serving everything from Italian, Israeli, French to Tibetan. Indian and Nepali dishes are always the best tasting with best priced. The visitors can find of course “Nepali Dhal Bhat Tarkari”, or lentils and vegetables served with rice.
- Tourists have to protect their eyes from the gleam of metallic artifacts and “khukris” in the display cabinets in Thamel. Together with these, it is almost impossible to shut out the rhythmic religious music played in stores at every corner of Thamel.
- Being a main tourist hub of Kathmandu, Thamel boasts amenities such as Banks/ATM, Money Exchange, Internet, Clinics, Guides, Cargo, Laundry, Photo studio, Tattoo, Travels and Tours agency, Tailoring, and Rental.
- Thamel has a vibrant ethnic culture practiced by its core population of the Newar community.
- It is the image of Thamel that tourists carry in their mind for their remaining life as it is their first destination in Nepal.
November 17, 2013
The Trekking Agent Association of Nepal (TAAN) has said it would operate buses for foreign tourists considering the transportation halt on the Election Day, November 19.
Three buses would be operated from the big hotels to the Airport and vice versa throughout the day, by coordinating with Nepal Tourism Board and taking permission from the Election Commission and Chief District Officers.
The first bus will take a route from Airport to New Road, Annapurna Hotel, Yak and Yeti, Thamel, and Hotel Ambassador and finally return the Airport through the same route. Similarly, the second one will go to Gaushala, Darbar Marg, Hotel Radisson, Maharajgunj and Hyatt Regency from Airport then return the same place via same route.
Likewise, the third bus will go to the Everest Hotel, Maitighar, Himalaya Hotel, Jawalakhel, and Soltee Hotel from Airport.
source: nepalnews.com, 16 NOV 2013
November 15, 2013
Take a day long tour and experience the natural magic of Nepal. Furthermore, advance for long trek in the remote mountains of Nepal to immerse into mystical aspect aspects of Nepal Himalayas.
Capture Nepal’s magical vistas and wonderful landscapes in your camera. Discover the wonders of Nepal – a country blessed with natural beauty and rich cultural history.
Take an insightful tour to Kathmandu’s UNESCO World Heritage sites, stroll through ancient bazaars and medieval palace squares; explore ancient Newari villages which are living museums and shrines of the local deities. Explore Nepal’s hill villages and experience rural lifestyle and ethnic cultures of the Tamangs, Gurungs and Tharus.
Visit Pokhara, a beautiful scenic lake town where nature is amplified with the views of splendid peaks, clean water lakes. Witness some natural wonders of nature in waterfalls and gorges and magical dawns that light up the sky and the snowy Himalayan spires in hues of the rising sun.
Visit the eastern part of Nepal and trek into its mystical hillsides.
Explore medieval kingdoms, pagoda temples and hill side villages with Nepal’s magical splendors. Then after, immerse into Nepal’s ethnic cultures of the Newars, Gurungs, Tharus, and Tamangs as a part of mystical experience of Nepal.
November 15, 2013
To be used for tourists travelling from the airport to a hotel and vice versa
To facilitate arriving and departing tourists from Tribhuvan International Airport on election day, Nepal Tourism Board has made a special arrangement to provide security and transportation service.
“During previous elections there used to be only 10-15 tourist passes but this year we have made a special arrangement to provide infinite number of tourist passes as per the necessity and recommendation but the passes can only be used while travelling from the airport to a hotel and vice versa. The passes are not for sightseeing purposes,” said director of NTB Aditya Baral.
NTB has already issued a notice to all tour and travel companies which states that the recommendation has to be made for tourist vehicles carrying tourists from the airport to a hotel and vice versa for not less than 15 passengers from a single company.
According to the notice, recommendation for individual vehicles for the election pass will not be entertained. One pass each will be provided to a travel company after it provides proof of passengers’ air ticket booking, and a photocopy of the bill book of the vehicle that will be used. The company must also provide the name and photocopy of the driving licence of the driver and identity card of the person accompanying the driver in the vehicle along with a request letter.
“We have already taken permission from Election Commission to operate five to six regular shuttle buses and if the number of tourists is more than 15, it will provide passes to operate other required buses if tour and travel operators provide required documents with all necessary details,” he said.
“We have also made a special arrangement of tourist police at tourist sites, areas at high risk, and airport, so that if there is any emergency, tourists can directly approach the tourist police for help,” added Baral.
TIA to extend operating hours
On the election day, Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) has planned to operate the airport for extended hours. “The Home Ministry has asked us to extend operating hours on the election day and to allow flights till late hours if it is necessary,” said TIA general manager Dinesh Prasad Shrestha. According to Shrestha, the airport is normally open from 6:00am to 11:30pm and during emergencies, that is in case some flights are delayed, the airport is operational till 12:30am. For the election day, the TIA Civil Aviation Office has already requested the CDO office to provide passes for 150 green licence plate taxis to operate from the airport to hotels and vice versa.
source: Himalayan Times, 14 NOV 2013
November 13, 2013
Still waiting to get wanderlust adventure? We have got your adventure dream of the year in the Himalayas. Himalayan Glacier’s top 15 picks present this year’s must-trek adventures. Our top 15 picks cover cross-border trek of India, Bhutan, Nepal and Tibet. What could be your interest for travelling in the Himalayan region – cultural, recreational or adventure – our top picks garnish your dream of adventuring in this region. The adventure treks in the Himalayan region will be a once in a lifetime adventure in the company of inspiring and breathtaking scenery. See our top 15 picks to find yourself encircled by majestic vistas of eight-thousanders.
- Mt. Everest Base Camp Trek from Nepal (EBC), one of our top epic walks in the Himalayas, offers a huge sense of accomplishment and unbeatable views of beautiful forests, Sherpa villages, glacial moraines and foothills that surround the Everest region. Likewise, the trek takes you closer to the rich Sherpa culture while following the trail of Sir Edmund Hillary to EBC. It will also take you to some of the most popular places in the region like Kala Pathar which provides a stunning view of Everest along with other high mountains and the very famous Tengboche monastery, which is the largest monastery of the region of Nepal. Of course we will be at our final destination, EBC. Overall, the trek materializes the dream of reaching to the base camp of highest peak in the world.
- The Annapurna Base Camp Trek, the most stunning treks in the world, leaves you just being in the company of some of the highest mountains on earth and the splendor of the sunrise over the snow-capped Himalayas. This invigorating trek passes through waterfalls, villages, farmlands, rhododendron forests, and mountain vistas. You also pass through a diverse geographical and cultural variation with amazing ranges of flora and fauna in between. Throughout the trek you enjoy the sheer magnificence of the Himalayas, including two mountains that are above eight thousand meters – Annapurna and Dhaulagiri; hospitality and rich culture of the local community and the brilliance of nature.
- EBC Trek via Gokyo Lakes, one of the top adventurous treks in the Everest region, takes you to fabulous Gokyo Valley, the large Ngojumba Glacier, the famous Cho La pass, and the celebrated view points of Gokyo Ri and Kala Patthar along with Everest Base Camp (EBC). The trek further traverses through the landmarks of Everest region in the company of majestically soaring mountains, friendly Sherpas, colorful monasteries and prayer flags, the Namche Bazzar, the Sagarmatha National Park, and many more. Beyond the tranquil glacial lakes, you can enjoy 360 degree panoramic views of four above 8000 m massifs and other mighty mountain ranges from the best view point of Everest Region, the Gokyo Ri.
- Makalu Base Camp Trek, one of our top 15 picks in the Himalayas, makes a trek to the base camp of world’s fifth highest mountain. Mount Makalu is a close neighbor of Mt Everest, lying in the northeast region of Nepal. Following the beautiful Barun river valley in the Makalu Barun National Park, you cross various high passes and lakes. While trekking, you rise from lowland of Tumlingtar on the Arun River to one of the highest Base Camps on earth, the Makalu Base Camp at 5000m. While on the way, you will enjoy the views of the highest mountains such as Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Chamlang, Mt. Baruntse and other mighty Himalayan mountains along with Makalu (8481m) itself.
- EBC Trek in Tibet, one of the top adventure walks in Tibet, enhances you to experience the beautiful mountainous landscape of Tibet, while exposing you to its rich culture and history. Beyond acquainted with Tibetan culture and history, the trek will also be full of adventure and fun. Besides, you will visit popular landmarks in Tibet like Dalai Lama’s Potala and Norbulingka Palaces, ancient monasteries like Tashilhunpo, Sera, Drepung, Rongbuk, and Sakya, explore Namtso Lake, and finally reach the Everest Advanced Base Camp. Basically, the trek begins from Lhasa and ends in Kathmandu. In nutshell, the trek takes you to the advanced base camp of the north face of Mt. Everest (in Tibet) – the highest mountain in the world.
- Everest View Trek, one of our best picks, offers a wide range of spectacular scenery combined with unique cultural encounters with the Sherpa people who inhabit in the high altitude regions of the world. The trek continues through the lush vegetation of Sagarmatha National Park, with pine forests, rhododendron flowers and an abundance of wildlife, to Namche Bazaar (3440m). Furthermore, the trek brings you to the village of Tengboche (3930m), home to the highest Buddhist monastery in the world (4100m) and also reputed by photographers as one of the best places to capture the awesome beauty of Mt. Everest (8848m) and its neighboring peaks.
- Bhutan Tour is a special cultural tour to the living masterpiece of ecological conservation of the world today in which you will be introduced to the mystical and unspoiled cultural and natural grandeur of Bhutan. Filled with rugged terrain and steep mountain valleys, Bhutan is sandwiched between Tibet and India. Predominantly a Buddhist country with Vajrayana Buddhism being state religion, Bhutan deliberately preserves its unique way of life, culture and flora and fauna. Along with exploring the rich coniferous forests, glacial lakes, beautiful passes, and amazing views of snow-capped mountains, this tour traverses through various Dzongs, monastic sites and religious legends of Bhutan.
- Bhutan Cultural Tour introduces you to the imposing Dzongs, or temple fortresses, that are intrinsic to Bhutanese cultural way of life. You begin this tour from undoubtedly the most beautiful valley in Bhutan, Paro. The masterpieces of Paro like Tiger’s Nest Monastery, 8th century Kichu Monastery, and the national museum will be the prime attractions of this tour. Furthermore, following north along the Thimphu River, you will arrive Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan which is a potpourri of traditional and modern culture. After making excursion of Thimphu, you drive to Punakha valley across picturesque Dochula Pass (3150m) for great views of Himalayan ranges. Beyond exploring Punakha valley, you walk for the Dzong- the famous fertility temple in the region.
- Annapurna Circuit Trek, one of our best picks for magical trek, takes you around the entire Annapurna massif reaching the Zenith at Thorong La Pass (5,416m). During the trek, you pass through a diverse geographical and cultural variation with an amazing range of flora and fauna of the region. Just imagine the thrills of walking through world’s deepest Kali Gandaki Gorge, with Annapurna I rising to 8091m to the east and Dhaulagiri hovering at 8167m to the west! Cross the highest pass, Thorong La on the way from Manang to Muktinath, savor the fabulous mountain views from Poon Hill (3,210m) and discover more than ten different culturally rich ethnic groups that reside in different climate zones of Annapurna Circuit.
- View of Mt. Kanchendzonga also known as Dzongri Trek is the best choice for an extraordinary mountain adventure into the hinterlands of Mt. Kanchendzonga. The trek lies in Sikkim in the Eastern-Himalayan foothills bordering with Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan. The attractions of the trek includes the great preview of a variety of Sikkim’s biodiversity encompassing beautiful rhododendron flowers, bird population and some amazing views landscapes and of course the majestic Himalayan peaks. The trail runs through the meadows of Dzongri at 4,000m with exceptional mountain views. The snow covered mountains, lush dense green valleys, and the extravaganza of nature’s beauty bewilder one’s soul.
- Jomsom Muktinath Trek helps you to explore the years old monastery, caves, local tribes and scenic beauties of Annapurna region. The trek will be the most rewarding once the visitors make an adventurous start from world’s deepest gorge to the world’s highest regions passing through an almost tree-less barren landscape, and panoramic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and several other peaks. The trek gets interesting once the trekkers pass through Jomsom and Kagbeni, the entry point of upper Mustang. The grandeur of the region intensifies as the first glimpse of the windy Tibetan Plateau on the way to the holy Hindu pilgrimage site of Muktinath (3800m) emerges. From Muktinatht downhill to Jomsom, travelers land into the land of “Forbidden Kingdom of Mustang”, and get a glimpse of the ancient traditions still in practice.
- Upper Mustang Trek encompasses a spectacular remote Trans-Himalayan mountain area with Tibetan cultural influence. The Upper Mustang region also known as the “Last Forbidden Kingdom” is a treasure trove of thousand years’ old monastery, caves, local tribes and scenic beauties of the different landscapes. The great adventure journey starting from world’s deepest gorge to the world’s highest regions of Lo-Mangthang Valley passes through an almost tree-less barren landscape, a steep rocky trails and astounding views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and several other peaks. The surprising fact of this region is that the thousands years of isolation has kept the culture, lifestyle and heritage of this region intact.
- Explore Tibet, one of our best picks, is for those who are interested to experience the people, culture, monks, monasteries, land and palaces of Tibet. In Tibet, you will travel around Tsedang, Yumbulakhang, Thandruk, Samye, Tsurpu, and Ganden monasteries. Potala and Norbulingka Palaces, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaaar, Sera and Drepung Monasteries, and Tibetan Nunnery and Tibetan Medicine Center will be the prime attractions of this tour while you are strolling around Lhasa. Of course, you will also cover Tibet’s famous turquoise lake, Yamadroke Lake.
- Kailash Manasarovar Yatra, one of our top picks for spiritual walks in the Himalayas, is basically known for its religious value, cultural significance, spiritual importance and thrilling nature. The celestial beauty of Mount Kailash is not only fascinating, it is also one of the greatest pilgrimage destinations for Hindu, Buddhist, Jain and Bon religions from around the world. The Kailash region also includes the two turquoise-blue, pristine high-altitude lakes and that are Mansarovar and Rakshesa. Another uniquely contributing fact to the spiritual aspect of Kailash is that four most sacred rivers of the Indian sub-continent begin from here and those are Sutlej, Karnili, Brahmaputra and Indus.
- Nepal Sunrise Tour encompasses some of the most spectaculars natural and cultural destinations of Nepal and you will enjoy the company of dozens of waterfalls and mountains, flora and fauna, and rural villages sprawled over the mountains. The tour starts from Kathmandu valley. The valley holds high number of places recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites, and contains three medieval cities famous for their arts and architectures – Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur. There are also some interesting cultural centers on the outskirt of the valley: Dhulikhel and Panauti. You make a visit to all these places and end your Kathmandu valley tour with the mesmerizing sunrise views over the Himalayas from Nagarkot. Then, you drive deep into the mountains to the resort town of Daman for a typical mountain experience. Driving further deep into the mountains, you spend a day at Bandipur and continue your journey to the fantastic Lake City, Pokhara.