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.
Legions of trekkers are drawn to the Himalaya’s most iconic and accessible hiking, some of the world’s best, with rugged trails to Everest, the Annapurna and beyond. Nowhere else can you trek for days or even weeks against the backdrop of some of the world’s most glorious Himalayan vistas. Here are some of the best pathway for trekking in Nepal that takes you to the base of some of the celebrated mountains.
The Everest Region of Nepal makes it into every trekker’s bucket list and remains a reverie for the rest. The river of fanfare associated with this region understandably springs from the highest peak in the world- the Everest. The region is second only to the Annapurna in terms of popularity and number of trekkers. Additionally, the Everest region houses Sagarmatha National Park, a natural world heritage site and home to diverse flora and wildlife. Anyone who has taken an Everest cultural trek can affirm that this terrain has much more to offer than just picture-perfect captures fit for an adventure magazine or an acclamation worthy ‘National Geographic’ moment.
Tengboche Monastery (Thyangboche or Dawa Choling Gompa) is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in the Khumbu valley of eastern Nepal. Located at an altitude of 3,867 metres (12,687 ft), and en route to Everest Base Camp, it is one of the most prominent and the largest monastery in the entire region. It is perched on a hill, at the confluence of Dudh Koshi and Imja Khola rivers, with Mt. Ama Dablam forming a stunning backdrop to the location. The site can be reached by a mountainous trail from Namche Bazaar, via Lukla airport connecting to Kathmandu.
Engaging dance performances, traditional folk music and mystical rituals are all part of Bhutan’s colorful Tsechus or festivals. People from all over Bhutan come together in their finest clothes to take part in the festivities. The men look dashing and the women beautiful in their traditional costumes (Gho for men and Kira for women). The engaging celebrations also give you insight into the dragon kingdom’s community life and their unique culture. Besides, it doesn’t hurt to know that the Bhutanese believe that attending a Tsechu and watching the masked dances washes away your sins, all the more reason for you to take part in the celebrations.