Luxuriant Langtang

June 25, 2014

langtang

Capture the breathtaking grandiosity of the mountains while you walk on the snow and make memories to be cherished for a lifetime, Langtang has it all for you. The trek comprises of scenic beauty throughout the trail ranging from steep hillsides of bamboo and rhododendron to sprawling yak pastures and finally an alpine impasse framed by 7000m peaks. The Langtang region is the third most populous trekking area in Nepal but relatively is a quieter trail. Read more

Lovely Lamjung

June 24, 2014

KESHAB THOKER

At approximately six hours drive from Kathmandu is Lamjung which is famous for its scenic beauty and home-stay facilities. When you get there, there are many places and sights that make you want to get settled there and not return to chaotic Kathmandu.

When I reached Besi Sahar, I took a jeep up to Tarkukot from where I walked for three hours to reach Gahete Village. I was exhausted but the warm welcome by the locals had me refreshed in minutes.

The next day, I moved on to Kaule Pani. The history of this place fascinated me. It was where, long before the unification of Nepal, around 2,200-2,400 petty principalities were merged into one kingdom. Read more

Makalu Base Camp for solitary trekkers

June 24, 2014

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A trek like no other, Makalu Base Camp is a paradise for those seeking a tranquil getaway. One of the most popular trekking destinations among solitary trekkers, this trek offers an exceptional opportunity to explore high-altitude terrains, snow-clad landscapes and ethnic Himalayan lifestyle. Makalu Base Camp trek has earned its popularity for its remoteness and wilderness as it takes us deep into the high Himalayas and remains as one of the most unfrequented trekking routes of Nepal. This is a region where we hardly find any modern facilities and amenities but the stunning natural surroundings and rich flora-fauna abound on this region will surely leave us mesmerized. For avid trekkers and nature enthusiasts who seek solace and tranquility in pristine natural habitat and those who wish to avoid crowds, Makalu Base Camp is an ideal choice. Read more

Opening of new trails to Sisne Himal elates tourists

June 20, 2014

RUKUM: Two new trails have been opened to reach Sisne Himal of the Kanjirowa Mountain Range in Rukum.“A total of 8-km route has been constructed with the first phase budget while the remaining construction will start soon,” said Dhan Bahadur Khatri, Chairman of Tourism Development and Environment Conservation Centre, Pipal.The total under-construction 15-km route starts from Melgairi Shahidpark of Jamunkatte.According to Khatri, they were planning to complete 8.5-km hiking trail up to the wetlands located at Pipal-8 till the end of this fiscal. This trekking route extends to Jhijhigara Lake, which will be the centre point of Bafikot and other VDCs of the district, informed the committee. Read more

Tsum Valley: The Garden of Eden

April 28, 2014

Tsum Valley

Tsum Valley

One of the hidden gems of Nepal, the remote and untouched Tsum Valley is set against the majestic backdrop of the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, Boudha Himal ranges. ‘Tsum’ comes from the Tibetan word ‘Tsombo’, which means vivid. Home to some of the ancient Tibetan art, culture and religion, this serene valley is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage situated in northern Gorkha. The valley is drained by the Shear Khola, which originates from the western glacier of Ganesh Himal and east and southern glaciers of Sringi Himal and meets the Budhi Gandaki at Nyak. Tsum Valley is also known as the Beyul Kyimolung, the holy hidden valley of happiness, first described by Guru Rimpoche (Padmasambhava) in the eighth century. History has it that the valley was blessed by Padmasambhava as refuge to be discovered when the earth is approaching destruction and the world becomes too corrupt for spiritual practice. Hence the valley is said to be the reminiscent of paradise, within the reach of fortunate few. Read more

Helambu: Trekker’s Solace

April 27, 2014

Chisopani

Chisopani

Just a hop away from Kathmandu is the incredible Helambu Trek offering you an ideal getaway from the busy city life. Home to Sherpa and Tamang, the ethnic communities of Nepal, Helambu offers you landscapes and cultural experiences every bit as spectacular as anywhere else in Nepal. Noted for its scenic grandeur and cultural richness, Helambu is closest to Kathmandu, comprising the rugged north–south valleys and ridges that lie just beyond the northeast rim of the Kathmandu Valley. Located about 72 kilometers northeast of Kathmandu, it extends from north of Taramarang to the tree limit of the Gosainkunda Lake and lower slopes of Jugal Himal and has several highland Tamang and Sherpa villages, scattered on both sides of the Melamchi Khola. Read more

Magnetic allure of Upper Mustang

April 7, 2014

Upper Mustang

Previously known as the Kingdom of Lo, the traditional Upper Mustang region comprises northern two-thirds of the present-day Mustang district. Mustang is a remote semi-independent Tibetan Kingdom north of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountains, and is one of the last bastions of undisturbed Tibetan culture in the world. It only opened to westerners in 1992. The literal meaning of Mustang is “Fertile Plain” and trek in this region takes you to the hidden world of the old Buddhist kingdom of Lo. Mustang was once an independent kingdom which was closely knit with Tibet. From the 15th century to the 17th century, its strategic location granted Mustang control over the trade between the Himalayas and India. At the end of the 18th century the kingdom was annexed by Nepal. Though still recognized by many Mustang residents, the monarchy officially ceased to exist from 2008 with the order of Government of Nepal. The last official and current unofficial King (Gyelpo) is Jigme Dorje Palbar Bista (born.1933), who traces his lineage directly back to Ame Pal, the warrior who founded this Buddhist kingdom in 1380. Ame Pal oversaw the founding and building of much of the Lo and Mustang capital of Lo Manthang, a walled city that still remains frozen in time.

 

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Trek through the Hidden Land of Dolpo

March 27, 2014

Explore the ‘Hidden Land’ of Dolpo region and find yourself amidst the remote Himalayan valleys, Tibetan culture, snow capped peaks, pristine lakes and rich wildlife. The name Dolpo comes from ‘Ba Yul’, meaning the ‘Hidden Land’. True to its name, Lower Dolpo remains a hidden treasure till date owing to its pristine beauty, rugged charm and remoteness. Lower Dolpo Trek which starts and ends in Juphal is a moderately strenuous walk along the lower part of Dolpo. Located North West of Nepal on the isolated corner of Trans-Himalayan zone, this trek takes you through spectacular high passes, ancient isolated villages, buddhist monasteries, yak caravans with Tibetan plateaus and Himalayas providing you a panoramic backdrop. Dolpo region preserves one of the last remnants of traditional Tibetan culture till date where the pre-Buddhist Bon-Po religion is still in practice.

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High mountains including the Dhaulagiri massif to the southeast surround this spiritual sanctuary. While on this trek, you find yourself surrounded by the high and isolated Himalayan valleys that resemble the Tibetan highlands. The trek crosses three high passes of this region such as Kangmara La (5115m), Numa La (5159m) and Baga La (5190m) offering you picturesque views of Dhaulagiri, Kanjiroba and Annapurna range. Dolpo is also home to popular Shey Phoksundo National Park whereby you can visit the protected area and witness wide assortment of flora and fauna like snow leopards, Himalayan tahr (mountain goat) and blue sheep to name a few. While on this trek, you will also come across the tranquil deep-blue Phoksundo Lake, the deepest lake in the entire region. Traverse along the rugged trails and remote valleys of the Dolpo region for a surreal adventure in the distant highlands.

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