Set deep in the Indian Himalayas on the western edge of the Tibetan plateau, Ladakh, or “Little Tibet” is a mystical land that remains untouched by the outer world. Ladakh – the ‘Land of the High Passes’ – is among the most stunning parts of the Indian Himalayas. An oasis of tranquility and natural beauty, Ladakh is an ideal retreat for those living in cosmopolitan cities. Here we have listed some of the noteworthy attractions from around Ladakh: Read More
One of the most beguiling and exotic trekking routes within the Annapurna region, Khopra Ridge is the quintessential trekking experience in Nepal that you have been looking for. The Khopra Ridge, locally known as Khopra, is located away from the busier trails of Annapurna region but provides equally remarkable views of the Himalayas including Mount Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fang and Nilgiri. The trek is suitable for those who wish to enjoy the grandeur of Mt. Annapurna while also taking pleasure in the solace of a more remote trail. Complete with unique heritage, culture and breathtaking landscape, the trip will be well worth your time. Read More
A heady mix of culture, adventure and wildlife, discover Nepal through the adventurous trail and unfold a diverse line-up of spell-binding experiences. Many wonders and mysteries await you in this trip!
Begin your adventure in the fascinating Kathmandu city and marvel at the surrounding exotica. With close to 3,200 temples, stupas, and shrines of various shapes and sizes scattered throughout the squares and the fascinating backstreets in and outside the old city, there’s something about Kathmandu that just lures you back, time and again. Gear up for some adrenaline rush as you paddle through the turbulent waters while rafting in raging Bhotekoshi river. Read More
The onset of AMS symptoms can be fairly common to most lowland travelers in the Himalayas and are not instantly cause for alarm. Symptoms of AMS begin with a headache and slight nausea, sometimes referred to as mountain sickness. Other symptoms then start to manifest themselves including loss of appetite, dizziness, sleeplessness, fatigue or vomiting. This is when medical attention becomes needed. Read More
BABIYACHGAUR, Myagdi, Oct 30: A new trekking route has been established by integrating religious, historical and natural beauty embedded in the west Nepal.
The trekking route namely ´´Loluphera´ has been identified including over a dozen tourism sites of Dhaulagiri, Gandaki, Lumbini and Karnali zones.
The task of geographical mapping is underway after undertaking a primary feasibility study as part of the implementation of an idea of establishing trekking route connecting Lomanthang of Mustang to Lumbini and Fewa Lake of Pokhara to Rara Lake of Mugu, said Loluphera Trekking Route Campaign Coordinator Krishna KC said. Read More
KATHMANDU, OCT 29 – Lonely Planet has placed Nepal’s Khumbu region among the 10 best regions to explore in 2015. Khumbu is also known as the Everest region.
The guide book has placed Nepal in the sixth spot after Gallipoli in Turkey, Rocky Mountain National Park in the US, Toledo in Belize, Tasmania in Australia and Norway Arctic in Norway. Read More
What do you really need when you are on a trek or a hike? Many people struggle with their packing list and end up carrying too much or too few in some cases. A trek basically means a long arduous journey, especially one made on foot. And there are various things that determine the type and range of equipments required for a trek such as the duration of the trek, the terrain or place where you will trek, season during the trek etc. But there are some other basics things which you simply cannot afford to miss. So if you are getting ready for a hike, make sure you have these essentials with you!
GPS is nice, but a map and compass are better – their batteries will never die. It is important that you always carry a detailed map of the area you will be visiting and know how to use a compass for navigation. Read More
SOLUKHUMBHU, OCT 07 – Pemba Sherpa and Ang Chhutin Sherpa won the first Royal Penguin Ultra Marathon titles here on Monday.
Pemba left behind 18 participants to win the 60-km race that began from Namche Bazaar located at an altitude of 3,440 metres. Pemba, a 24-year old jopkyo — a hybrid of yak and cow — businessman, finished the race in seven hours and 24 minutes. Ang clocked nine hours and 11 minutes for women’s crown.
Pemba had previously participated in the 18-day run from Jiri in Dolakha to Renjo Pass, Chola pass, Everest Base Camp and Lukla in 2013 and in the 42-km long Tenzing Hilllary Everest Marathon held earlier this year.
From the starting point, the runners went uphill towards Dole (4200m), Gokyo (4,800 meters) and then to westwards to the Renjo-La before beginning the descend from Marlung (4260m), Thame (3800m) and back to Namche. The route is considered to be one of the most challenging ones for the height the runners climb in a day. Read More