Tuesday, March 23, 2021

The Millennium Trek

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                                                           The Millennium Trek 



The Millennium Trek, as its name suggests may be a trekking route that commenced from the start of the new millennium; 2000 and is one among the newly explored homestay (village-to-village) trekking trail within the western a part of Nepal. This trekking route runs from Dulegaunda of Tanahun to Rambachha of Syangja district. it's a trekking route that traverses through the center hills of Gandaki Province.

Starting from the peak of 420m, this trek route elevates up to the peak of 1709m from the ocean level. it's also referred to as Mid Hill ridge-line trek and lies on the southeast of Pokhara and northeast of walling Bazaar.

The major attractions of this trek is that the diversity within the beautiful landscape and intensely impressive views of the snow-capped Mountains which ranges from Kanjiroba to Ganesh Himal. the most inhabitants of this region are Gurung, Brahmin, Chhetri, and Magar and thus, this area is ethnically diverse in addition as culturally rich.

Some sightseeing destinations of the trekking route include the DhorBarahi Temple, the Millennium cave- which is an absolute natural cave with unique underground waterfalls, a mysterious cave at the traditional temples, monasteries, and historical forts.

This trek also provides a novel opportunity for the trekkers to be told Nepali culture. While on the trek, visitors can enjoy various cultural activities like Ghatu, Sorathi, Kauda, Salaijo, Jhora, Thado Bhaka and Krishna Charitra, among others.

One of the foremost concerns for many trekkers- the altititude of the trek is additionally less of an issue here because the highest altitude on this trial is 1602 meters. This trek also offers a chance for the visitors to look at and luxuriate in over 30 colorful villages within Tanahun and Syanja districts. it's an absolutely strain-free trekking route and anyone with a decent physique can do the trekking regardless of their ages.

If you want to trek through nature while staying in homestays with the local people enjoying the local culture and practices, then this trek is certainly for you.


Day 1 – POKHARA TO RAJASTHAL

When journeying from Pokhara, the drive is 22 kilometers towards Gachhepani.

How to get there:

Private vehicles will be arranged to go away at your preference and can also allow you with the pliability to prevent anywhere you’d prefer to take photographs except for those choosing local transportation, the local buses and micro buses to Dulegaunda are very frequent and leave every ten minutes from the Baglung Bus Park in Pokhara.

Anyone searching for an extra walk or eager to visit places that are overshadowed by the more popular treks can visit Bhujikot that's situated 7km far from Dulegaunda.

For those following the identical itinerary, they'll start their trek towards Rajasthal from Gachhepani which also opens to the position of nearby villages like Dulegaunda, Khairenitar, and Bhimad.

The fist attraction/landmark on the trek is that the Muktinath Chewang Dham and a typical saying is that those that visit the Muktinath Chewang Dham don’t require visiting the Muktinath Temple at Mustang.

This landmark is followed by the rockery, Tibetan Camp and therefore the Dhor Barahi Temple before trekkers can reach the ultimate destination of Rajasthal.

This walk of about 535 meters on the primary day of the trek can take approximately 5 hours to run.


Monday, February 1, 2021

TREKKING IN DOLPA REGION

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                                                   TREKKING IN DOLPA REGION


Trekking in the Dolpo Region has only been permitted since mid-1989. The region lies to the west of the Kali Gandaki Valley. Dolpo is located inside the Shey- Phoksundo National Park in mid-western Nepal, behind the Dhaulagiri massif, towards the Tibetan plateau. The region offers opportunities to visit ancient villages, high passes, beautiful Lakes, isolated Buddhist monasteries, and also to experience the vast array of wildlife inhabiting the region including Blue Sheep, Mountain Goat, Jackal, Wolf, and the legendary Snow Leopard. Most treks into Dolpo take from 14 to 30 days. The best time to trek here is towards the end of monsoon season September to November. Shorter Dolpo treks are possible by flying into the airstrip at Jumla.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

ALOO TAMA(Authentic and unique Nepali dish)

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                                               ALOO TAMA(Authentic and unique Nepali dish)


Aloo Tama simply means "Potato with Bamboo Shoots". It is a unique and classic Nepali curry flavor dish. It is a hybrid dish that bridges two cultures: Tama from China and the spices from India. Fermented bamboo shoots are also used extensively in Chinese cuisine where they most probably originated. One can buy Tama at almost any vegetable shop in the local market. It can range in color from pale white-gray to bright yellow depending on whether it has been treated with turmeric. Look for nice fresh plump Tama that is not too woody - the tenderest young shoots are the best.

The recipe given here is the most common preparation, i.e. Tama with aloo (potato) and bodi (black-eyed beans). This preparation ranges inconsistently somewhere between a runny stew and a thick soup and it is best served with plain rice.


INGREDIENTS

- 1 cup Tama(rinse with water before cooking)
- 1 cup diced potatoes
- 1 cup black-eyed beans(Soaked overnight)
- 2 TBS. Oil or Ghee
- 1/2 Onion diced
- 5/6 cloves of Garlic, Chopped
- 1 tsp. whole cumin seeds
- 1 tsp. ground cumin
- 1 tsp. ground coriander
- 1 tsp. turmeric
- 2 medium tomatoes, coarsely chopped
- 1 tsp. salt or to taste
- 2 tsp. chopped fresh coriander for garnish

                               


                                                             DIRECTIONS

Heat the oil and fry the cumin seed until fragrant then add the onion and garlic saute gently for a few minutes- add the ground spices and fry well. Add salt, tomatoes, Tama, potatoes, and the black-eyed beans, and add enough water to give it the consistency of soup. Cook in a pressure cooker for 20 - 30 min. or until the black-eyed beans are cooked. Adjust the seasonings and cook for 10 more minutes uncovered until it has reached the right consistency. Garnish with freshly chopped coriander serve with plain rice. Enjoy!

Monday, October 19, 2020

HANUMAN- DHOKA DURRBAR SQUARE

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                                                           HANUMAN- DHOKA DURRBAR SQUARE


A large portion of the social places of Nepal are concentrated around the Kathmandu Valley: among those social locales, the significant one is the Hanuman-dhoka Durbar Square situated at the core of antiquated city Kathmandu, it is a complex of wonderful sanctuaries and sanctums, both Hindu and Buddhist. The vast majority of them are underlying the pagoda style adorned with unpredictably cut outsides, worked between the twelfth and eighteenth hundreds of years. The Durbar Square with its old sanctuaries, castles, typifies the strict and social existence of the individuals. It is here that rulers of Nepal are delegated and their crowning ceremonies solemnized. Until the mid-twentieth century, Durbar Square was the King's living arrangement. It is a living open historical center of Nepal. 



The name Hanuman-dhoka Durbar originated from the sculpture of Hanuman set up by King Pratap Malla at the passageway of the illustrious castle in 1672 A.D. The nine-storeyed habitation worked by King Prithvi Narayan Shah in 1770, is called Basantapurr Durbar. The entire complex is otherwise called Kathmandu Durbar Square. The royal residence complex was initially established during the Lichchavi time frame, yet as it stands today the vast majority of it was developed by King Pratap Malla in the seventeenth century. The royal residence was redesigned ordinarily in later years. The building remains and workmanship objects inside the castle complex presently existing are from the Malla, Shah, and Rana times of Nepal. 


The Durbar Square region is really comprised of two sub-zones. The external complex is eminent for various fascinating sanctuaries as Kumari Ghar, Kasthamandap, Shiva-Parbati Temple, Jagannath Temple, Big Bell, and so forth, while the internal complex includes the old castle territory, Hanuman-dhoka and its yards as Nasal Chowk, Lohan Chowk, Mohan Chowk, Basantapur Durbar and others. There are many temples in the inner complex also, most notably being the Taleju Temple dedicated to female royal deity, The area includes ten courtyards these days, but prior the great earthquake of 1934, the area was expanded up to New Road Gate including thirty-five courtyards.

The Hanuman-dhoka  Royal palace is included in the protected Monument one along with other private buildings. The site is enlisted in the World Heritage Site of UNESCO along with other six monument zones of Kathmandu Valley in October 1979.

Besides the magnificent temples and shrines, other interesting aspects are various festivals, cultural activities and traditions people are following from centuries, which are presented in the Durbar Square,

Sunday, October 18, 2020

MANASLU CIRCUIT TREK

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                                                           MANASLU CIRCUIT TREK

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The trip on an old path along which you appreciate credible Nepali culture and neighborliness guarantees amazing perspectives on Manaslu and other Himalayan pinnacles consistently on the foundation. You get the opportunity to observe old societies and the practically middle age way of life of the individuals as you journey up north towards the pinnacles. 
Protected from modernization and commercialization, the nearby individuals' way of life has changed minimally throughout the long term, in this manner holding their virtue. So your journey to Manaslu will be much the same as time-travel. returning as expected. The path has teahouses en route for a night stop, yet one could pick an outdoor trip and rest under the stars.


There is web access, and telephones just as other electronic gadgets can be charged at the teahouses along the path. The journey makes for an incredible photo opportunity so you will have something to reclaim home to think back about. All you require is a nice camera. 

Manaslu shares a lot of its way of life and history with its neighboring region, Tibet. Buddhism is a significant religion here as exhibited by the Buddhist cloisters, the engineering, and conventions as far as possible. 

The district, which was authoritatively opened to unfamiliar sightseers just in 1991, falls in the Restricted zone and travelers must get a Trekking Permit from the Department of Immigration notwithstanding the TIMS card to enter this locale.

Sunday, August 9, 2020

LIST OF CLOTHING EQUIPMENT & PERSONAL EFFECTS FOR BACKPACKING 

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LIST OF CLOTHING EQUIPMENT & PERSONAL EFFECTS FOR BACKPACKING 

- Lightweight walking boots. If new one is being bought, "walk then in" to avoid blisters. Also, bring spares laces.

- A pair of track shoes. To wear in the camp at night or when the boot is wet.

-Warm jacket. Fiberfill or down should be adequate. This is especially necessary during winter from December to February.

- A rainproof jacket with hood or a punch. Get the one that is guaranteed waterproof.

-Woolen shirts and thick sweaters. During winter months December through February, these items are essential. Thick sweaters can be purchased in Kathmandu.

-A pair of lightweight/heavyweight trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night. Windproof/waterproof trousers. A necessity on all treks going above 10,000ft.

-Thermal underwear. These are excellent to sleep in at night. In the winter months, thermal underwear is quite invaluable.

-A tracksuit. Useful for wearing in camp and in the tent.

- 1-2 pair of loose-fitting long shorts/skirts

-2-4 cotton t-shirts.

- 1 lightweight long sleeved-shirts is particularly suitable for avoiding sunburn.

-A woolen hat to wear in the morning and at night. During winter it is an essential item. A sunhat and ensure it has a wide brim to cover the face and neck.

- A pair of gloves. Leather with lining and woolen are best.

- 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp.

- 2 pairs of thin and 2 pairs of thick woolen socks

-Underwear: normal quantity and swimming costume ankles


EQUIPMENT

-Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking.

-Daypack. This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirement for the day eg. toilet items, camera, film, towel, soap. a boot etc.

-Water bottle.

-Snow glasses and sunglasses.

-2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones, 6-10 smaller plastic bags to dispose of garbage.

-Wallet and/or money belt with compartment for coins

-Toiletries with large and small towels. Toilet paper can be buy-in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.

-Small headlamp and/or torch with spare batteries and bulbs, candles and lighter to burn toilet paper.

-Snow gaiters essential during winter and all treks going over at other times.

-An umbrella (optional) which is quite useful to ward of the dogs, suitable as a walking stick, to use as a sunshade and useful when it rains.

-Reading materials, camera and film, game items (optional), notebook, rubber band, pen and pencil envelopes, a diary, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars (optional), A small pillow or headrest (optional) Thermarest (optional)- an inflatable sleeping mat, trekking map, adequate quantities of a passport photograph.

-Personal medical supplies.



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Saturday, July 25, 2020

TREKKING GENERAL INFORMATION


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INTRODUCTION

The Nepal Himalaya has always been known as"The Abode of the Gods". Many of the primordial history, religion, culture, and tradition as well as legends and myths emanate from the awesome Himalaya. The Nepal Himalaya harbors many holy temples and shrines, monasteries and sacred lakes in the wilderness and remote parts of the region. These sites are frequently visited by pilgrims. It is a land of piety and stillness.

The Himalayas is the youngest and highest mountain chain on earth. A full third of its stretches- the formidable Great Himalayan Range of 800 Kilometers lies within the Nepal Himalaya. It has a convergence of 1310 magnificent peaks of 8000 meters. Nestling in the rain shadows of these unique vistas of soaring summits unravels a profusion of lofty foothills, the home of the many Nepalese who delight in warm hospitality and friendship. These verdant terraced hills meander down to lush green valleys with turbulent rivers and to the tropical lowland and jungles teeming with countless wildlife.

In its immensely diverse and undulating topography, varied climate, and mix of people Nepal combines to produce a magical attraction for outsiders. Many foreign visitors come to trek one or more beautiful trekking regions. To trek, one does not have to be bizarre, neither a mountaineer nor an athlete. Anyone with a pair of strong legs, and the spirit for adventure to explore the exotic, will enjoy the thrills of trekking in the hills of Nepal. Walking in the interior of the country follows ancient foot trails that meander through the scenic river banks, intricately terraced fields, and the forested ridges connecting picturesque hamlets and mountain villages. these highly developed and well-defined trails have been used for centuries and are the hive of activities to come in contact with the locals.

For visitors on an extended day and with fewer restraints, there is an even more varied spectrum of adventure- be it rafting on the sparkling rivers, safaris in the jungles, trekking to explore deeper into the alpine valley with perpetual snow and glistering glaciers. The more intrepid traveller may venture further up to scale any of the 18 minor trekking peaks.