Sunday, May 10, 2020

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For the Tiji Festival, 2020 will be celebrating 19th May to 21st May 2020. Apart from strolling along with the stunning and exceptional surroundings of Upper Mustang with the magnificent views of the snow-topped peaks, you can partake in this vibrant and lively festival which will be a lifetime experience. But due to the outbreak of COVID. We were unable to organize this trip. Sorry for the inconvenience.





UPPER MUSTANG 

To trek in Upper Mustang is an uncommon benefit. Here you will encounter a lifestyle of genuine mountain individuals, who for many years, had next to no contact with the remainder of Nepal and held their rich social legacy. As of not long ago, their lord was authoritatively perceived by the Government of Nepal. 


From multiple points of view, a trek into Upper Mustang is like trekking in Tibet, as geologically it is a piece of the Tibetan level. The area of Mustang was, until 1950, a different realm inside the limits of Nepal. The last ruler, the Raja of Mustang, despite everything, has his home in the old capital known as Lo Manthang. 

Upper Mustang has opened to non-Nepali trekkers just approximately fifteen years back and even today, get to is still profoundly confined. To enter Upper Mustang, that is to travel further north of Kagbeni, trekkers need an exceptional trekking grant and should be joined by a legislature named official. 

Upper Mustang, being in the Himalayan downpour shadow, is one of the areas in the nation reasonable for trekking in any event, during the storms. During this time, the upper Kali Gandaki valley is still very dry with just infrequent precipitation. 

The Mustang trek isn't especially troublesome, the most elevated point came to being just 3,800 meters, however, the conditions now and again can be strenuous. The horse is cold in winter and is constantly breezy and dusty consistently. Winter treks are best maintained a strategic distance from because of an unforgiving climate. 

There are not many settlement offices accessible above Kagbeni, so bunches must be completely independent, particularly in fuel. While doormen are accessible in Jomsom it is desirable to go through donkeys to convey the heaps to Mustang. These pack creatures are accessible locally and are progressively conservative, and unquestionably more ecologically agreeable than watchmen. 

The Mustang trek isn't especially troublesome, the most elevated point came to being just 3,800 meters, however, the conditions now and again can be strenuous. Bronco is cold in winter and is constantly breezy and dusty consistently. Winter treks are best maintained a strategic distance from because of an unforgiving climate. 

There are barely any settlement offices accessible above Kagbeni, so bunches must be completely independent, particularly in fuel. While watchmen are accessible in Jomsom it is desirable to go through donkeys to convey the heaps to Mustang. These pack creatures are accessible locally and are increasingly conservative, and unquestionably more naturally agreeable than watchmen. 

Lo Manthang, the old capital, is reached in four days, and in any event, one additional day ought to be spent here to absorb the sights and hints of this exceptional walled settlement. Horses are accessible for employ on the off chance that you do want. The arrival excursion can either follow a similar course like the one you took to enter or take an elective course along the eastern bank of the Kali Gandaki.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

TRIPS IDEAS/CLIMATE OF NEPAL

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CLIMATE OF NEPAL
In northern Nepal summers are cool and winters are extreme, while in the south, summers are blistering while winters are gentle to cold. Nepal has five seasons: spring, summer, rainstorm, harvest time and winter. 

In the Tarai (southern Nepal), summer temperatures surpass 40° C or more 45 in certain territories, while winter temperatures run from 7°C to 23°C. In bumpy locales, slopes and valleys, summers are mild while winter temperatures can dive to below zero. The Kathmandu Valley has a wonderful atmosphere with normal summer temperatures of 20°C – 35°C and 2°C – 12°C in winter. 

Normal temperatures in Nepal drop 6°C for each 1,000 m you gain in elevation. 

The Himalayas go about as an obstruction to the virus twists blowing from Central Asia in winter and structure the northern limit for storm downpours. A few spots like Manang and Mustang fall in the downpour shadow behind the mountains and are for the most part dry. 80% of all the downpour in Nepal is gotten during the storm (June-September). Winter downpours are progressively articulated in the western slopes. The normal yearly precipitation is 1,600 mm, however, it fluctuates by eco-climatic zones, for example, 3,345 mm in Pokhara and beneath 300 mm in Mustang. 

There is no regular limitation ongoing in and through Nepal. Indeed, even in December and January, when winter is at its severest, there are repaying splendid sun and splendid perspectives. Similarly, as with the greater part of the trekking territories in Nepal, the best time to visit are during spring and harvest time. Spring is the ideal opportunity for rhododendrons to blossom while the clearest skies are found after the storm in October and November. Be that as it may, Nepal can be visited the entire all year. 
For more information about Nepal's climatic conditions, if you don't mind visit the official site of the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, Ministry of Environment.

SHOPPING IN NEPAL

Exquisite handicrafts of brilliant workmanship are sold in the markets. Many of these carry religious significance. Artistic works of stone and metal, silver and gold trinkets, and incredible wood carvings are readily available.

Other kinds of souvenirs include Nepali tea, the famous Gurkha knife or Khukuri, prayer wheels, stone carvings, singing bowls, paper–maché masks, thangkas and pauls, pashmina, carpets, jewelry, etc. Souvenir items are available in tourist areas like Thamel, New Road, Basantapur, Asan, Patan, Bhaktapur and around major hotels. But remember anything older than 100 years old cannot be taken out of the country.
Shopping malls and departmental stores sell branded items and accessories like cell phones, i-pads, and laptops to electronic appliances, cameras, music systems, kitchenware, garments, jewelry, perfumes, watches, toys, fitness equipment and a multitude of household items.

Popular shopping malls in Kathmandu Valley are Bhatbhateni chain of stores, Sideways chain of stores, City Center in Kamal Pokhari, Civil Mall in Sundhara, Kathmandu Mall in Sundhara, Labim Mall in Pulchowk, Salesberry in Satdobato. Shopping areas in the valley are around New Road, Putali Sadak, Kumaripati, Bhatbhateni, Lazimpat, Sundhara, Tripureshwor, Lagankhel, and Jawalakhel. In Pokhara, the major shopping areas are Lakeside and Mahendrapul Bazaar.

TRADITIONAL CRAFTS

Customary abilities like wood-cutting have been passed on for quite a long time in the Kathmandu Valley. Enroll in a class to study woodcarving, stone brickwork, stoneware or take in sensitive Thangka painting from craftsmen who have been rehearsing these aptitudes for ages. 

Nepal has a bounty of sanctuaries and castles, craftsmanship and art, music and war history. Right up 'til today, there are talented skilled workers who can make similarly excellent woodcarvings and complicated statues. Nepal is the origin of Araniko, a well-known craftsman, of the late twelfth century, from the Kathmandu Valley who made a trip to China, Beijing and constructed the acclaimed White Stupa at the Miaoying Temple. He is a key figure in Chinese culture since he presented the pagoda style design in China, just because and the rest is history. 

Nepal's sanctuaries and statues of divine beings, and different figures mirror the brilliant past when workmanship thrived in the capital city. From the exceptionally common families to dissolving iron for putting the world on the map blade, Khukuri, Nepalese specialists are experts of their specialty. For instance, Nepal is well known for rugs, thangka (Painting of Gods) Newari woodcarving, Himalayan Nepalese paper, Tibetan handiworks, Buddhist and Hindu statues, Mithila divider workmanship, bamboo weaved umbrella, and for its indigenously made family unit things.

MEET THE PEOPLE OF NEPAL

Set up your hands and state Namaste and grin as they return your signal with veritable grins of acknowledgment. 'You are welcome, you are our visitors' state the agreeable grins. Nepali individuals are the absolute most amiable individuals on the planet which is one reason guests hold returning. 

Nepal is an unimaginably different nation and home to various religions, races, clans, and societies. The nation has more than 100 ethnic gatherings and is for all intents and purposes a blend of a lot (increasingly than 90) dialects and ethnicity. 

It's intriguing to figure out how individuals have adjusted to their condition in astonishing manners. Because of the inaccessibility of the mountains a few people's lives have changed next to no in the only remaining century. You can at present experience parades of donkeys moving essential products to and from far off settlements in the Himalayas. Oxes furrow the land, metalworkers make instruments and bullock trucks despite everything transport grain and straw from the fields in the fields. Kindling is as yet a significant source of vitality for cooking in towns that resemble an outdoor history historical center. 

City life may look present day with all the trappings of advancement, however customs and societies continue as before as they were hundreds of years back. A great part of the celebrations is praised precisely as they were hundreds of years back with certain local people speaking to overlooked rulers who once administered over their progenitors. Old customs are clung to in their unique structure as individuals are profoundly strict and visit the sanctuaries every day. 

A Nepali family once acquainted with you is well on the way to welcome you in for a dinner. Indeed, even the most unfortunate individuals will impart their feast to visitors. Maybe, this is the significant explanation, why a visitor can't stay a vacationer for long in Nepal. When a visitor starts to know the spot and its kin, he is not, at this point an outsider - he is an esteemed visitor. 

The best methods for meeting the individuals of Nepal are during a trek or simply walking around the boulevards of the urban areas or during one of  multi-day visits offered by nearby the travel industry administrators. 

Voyagers visit Nepal over and again and that says everything regarding the connection they feel.



Sunday, April 5, 2020

STRANDED IN NEPAL

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Since the across the nation lockdown was brought into impact on March 25, at 06:00 AM to contain the spread of the Corona Virus pandemic in the country, 'COVID Crisis Response Task Unit', framed at Nepal Tourism Board, has been doing each piece to help and salvage the stranded vacationers in various pieces of the country.

Since yesterday, an all outnumber of 137 remote voyagers have been safeguarded so distant from various pieces of Nepal and Nepal Tourism Board NTB assumed a key job to get it going.

The significant salvages are:

60 individuals from Jomsom (46 Tourists and staying Nepali nationals) have been securely safeguarded and brought to Kathmandu toward the beginning of today. All the 46 sightseers are in Self Isolation in inns at Thamel.

NTB mutually with Embassy of France safeguarded 14 voyagers (6 French and staying different nationals) from Lukla by Tara Air trip at 2.30 PM today. Every one of them is kept at Hotel Everest for Self Isolation.

Buddha Air brought 58 French Nationals from Pokhara to Kathmandu today at 4.30 PM. They are likewise kept at Hotel Everest for self-seclusion while some are kept at Thamel.

4 French were saved from Kande and brought to Pokhara yesterday. They will be brought to Kathmandu tomorrow.

10 Foreigners have been protected from Machikhola and Arughat at Manaslu Area with the assistance of the Dharche Manaslu Rural Municipality.

5 vacationers (3 Australian and 2 Spanish) have been protected from Gorkha Bazaar and carried to Kathmandu with the assistance of District Administration Office, Gorkha.

Stranded cases are:

8 Foreigners alongside 11 Nepalese stranded at Sankhushabha while coming back from Kanchanjunga Expedition. (Source: Deputy CDO, Sankhusbabha)

There are still around 25 outsiders at Jagat and Machikhola territories.

Around 150 sightseers are stranded at Lukla at present. The Khumbu Pasanglhamu Rural Municipality has offered to give free settlement and nourishment to all the stranded visitors at Lukla from today. Additionally, not many eateries in Pokhara have begun giving free nourishment also.

Hon. Pastor of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Bhattarai stated, "all the stranded sightseers will be protected, kept securely for self-disengagement and encouraged for their sheltered excursion back home".

Nepal Tourism Board has likewise started the "Stranded in Nepal" site, WhatsApp and Twitter to illuminate and refresh the present circumstance of all stranded the nation over. The stranded voyagers would now be able to contact and email their conditions, as per which NTB will make vital coordination and aid their salvage. International safe havens are likewise working in close coordination with the Nepal Tourism Board.

The Crisis Response Unit will be constantly refreshing the advancement with respect to the Tourists' Status in Nepal.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Maha Shivaratri "Night of the Shiva"

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                                                   Maha Shivaratri "Night of the Shiva"
Maha Shivaratri is one of the significant celebrations of Nepal and truly signifies "Night of the Shiva". It is praised on the fourteenth day of the dim fortnight of the Māgha month, according to the Hindu lunar schedule. It is accepted that on this day, the stars in the Northern Hemisphere are all things considered ideal situations to help raise an individual's otherworldly vitality. It is likewise accepted that the Shiva guideline is generally dynamic on this day of the year. Maha Shivaratri is praised by denoting the combination of Shiva and Shakti. Maha Shivaratri additionally praises the night when Lord Shiva played out the "Tandav", the astronomical move. 

A huge number of enthusiasts visit Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, perhaps the holiest altar of the Hindus. Pashupatinath is viewed as the Guardian and Protector of the Kathmandu Valley and Nepal. Lovers serenade "Om Namah Shivay" and "Mahamritunjaya" throughout the late evening petitioning God for light over obscurity. Vacationers are seen appreciating the mood with interest, as vivid and bare sadhus are seen contemplating, modeling for photos and associating with devotees. Uncommon participation camps are set in the yards of the sanctuaries. Youngsters are seen gathering gifts from bystanders on this day planning for heavenly dinner and blaze in the festivity of the uncommon night. 

Game plans for Maha Shivaratri at Pashupatinath Temple 

Maha Shivaratri is known as one of the most praised strict celebrations for Hindus. Consistently Hindus from everywhere throughout the world are seen thronging numerous Shiva sanctuaries during this celebration. Pashupatinath Temple is the spot with the greatest group on this day. This year, on the event of Maha Shivaratri, the Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) is expecting a horde of 1.3 million individuals from over the world. For the fruitful festival of the celebration, the administration unit in Pashupatinath has begun cleaning the region. Additionally, this year more significance has been given for making sense of a simpler method to oversee swarms with the goal that fans can complete their Puja and Darshan quicker and all the more helpfully. 

Spring is probably the best time to visit Nepal, and Indian visitors appreciate visiting during the most favorable event of Maha Shivaratri. Extraordinary arrangements are made to ease Darshan for Indian travelers at Pashupatinath during Maha Shivaratri, which falls on Feb 13 this year, as per authorities at the Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT). The PADT will likewise make accessible Pashupati Darshan goes at simple outlets close to the Pashupati region to encourage pioneers from India. Aside from Puja and Darshan different attractions for guests to the sanctuary region at the time will be the brilliant group including ravishing Sadhu Babas from various pieces of Nepal and India. Individuals come to Pashupatinath to watch and see the various types of Sadhu Babas and their exercises; a few Sadhus are secured is cinders while some want to be totally bare. 

As per Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) Chairman Mr. Govinda Tandan, "An immense group is normal and we are attempting to deal with a fine stopping office and a decent spot for fans to sit. Likewise, the same number of aficionados demonstrate excitement to disperse nourishment to the individuals present there, we are attempting to deal with a legitimate spot for the enthusiasts to make the most of their supper." 


As Maha Shivaratri is predominantly identified with the night, the enthusiasts remain up throughout the night and appeal to Lord Shiva. The four Prahars of Puja is done throughout the night, the enthusiasts, as a rule, remain in tents along the Gaushala street.

Friday, January 31, 2020

THE "KHUMBU COUGH' AND RELATED AILMENTS

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Travelers Medicine


Respiratory problems easily rival gastrointestinal diseases as the most common problems in the traveler to Nepal. Pollution in the city, cold air in the mountains, dog hair, and pollen dust could be inciting factors of respiratory disease. Unlike the guidelines for gastrointestinal problems, however, guidelines for respiratory ailments are not clear cut.

Let us start with the classic nagging "Khumbu cough" that disturbs sleep and is common at high altitudes anywhere in Nepal. Breathing cold air probably predisposes you to this cough, which actually may be caused by a virus. Sometimes there may even belong spasms of coughing which leave you breathless. There usually is no significant associated fever.  It is best to have a doctor or a nurse check it out if you're lucky enough to find medical personnel in the mountains; however, an antihistamine like Benadryl may work wonders, especially at night, and allow you to sleep more peacefully. Codeine, which also suppresses coughs, I will be deleterious at high altitude.

Sinister causes of cough in the traveler such as tuberculosis are definitely uncommon even in areas where tuberculosis is endemic. Exotic causes of travelers' cough do exist, but they are rare. Better to be concerned about common cough problems and how to avoid keeping your tentmates and lodgements awake at night.

Monday, December 23, 2019

Bienvenido en Nepal

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Bienvenido en Nepal



About Nepal


Nepal is officially Federal Democratic country located in South Asia between China in the north and India in the east and west. With an area of 147,181 square kilometers, Nepal is the world’s 93 largest country by Landmass. The country is divided into three main geographical regions: The Himalayan region, the mid-hill region, and the Terai region. Nepal is renowned as the land of 14 eight-thousanders of the world. The highest point in the country is Mt Everest (8848 m) and the lowest point is in the terai plainsKechana Kalan of Jhapa (60 m). Nepal is blessed with its uniqueness geographical variation and culture and traditions. The birthplace of Lord Buddha, and country of living Goddess. Although the country is relatively small and, its territory is occupied by 80% of Himalayas. It is a small Country of 125 ethnic groups and 123 spoken languages, among them, are Magars, Gurung, Tamangs, Sunwars, Newars, Thakalis, Chepangs and Brahmans and Chhettris. Normally they practice their own religion, Culture and traditions.  The history of Nepal has been influenced by its own position of the Himalayas and geographical variation due to which it was able to attract foreigners. Nepal was closed to foreigners until 1951, which contributed greatly to its mystique in the west. After implementing new rules and regulation it was opened for foreigners. Later on this small country became an exceptionally popular destination for travelers, who were in search of thrilling adventure challenges or Spiritual, enlightens. People of Nepal famously display their charismatic blend of culture & tradition, friendliness, and courtesy through the reputations of Gurkha Soldiers and Sherpa climbers in particular who played a vital role to glorify the country’s name in front of the whole world. Nepal is a hidden paradise for those who seek for an adventure and spiritual destination.




Area : 147,181 sq. km
Geography: China in the north and India in the southeast &  west
Location: Latitude 26 = 12 to 30 27, North longitude 80 4 to 88 12’ East
Capital: Kathmandu
Population: 28 million
Ethnic groups: 113 groups and 122 spoken languages.
Climate: Sub-tropical in low lands to the Arctic in higher altitude
Government: Republic of Nepal

Climate:
Four major seasons
-Winter: December – February
-Spring: March-May
-Summer: June – August
-Autumn: September - November

TREKKING IN NEPAL
 The 800-mile long Himalayan trail of Nepal is famous for its climbing expedition, pristine trekking routes, and thrilling adventure. Due to the presence of unique climates and flora and fauna, Holy River, Culture, Snow-capped Mountains, forest ridges large number of Europeans and Americans began exploring Nepal since 1950. Therefore trekking in Nepal will help to gain experience about the lifestyle and thrilling adventure where the memories can’t be forgotten in a lifetime. Trekking can be structured for a few days and extended to several weeks as per the clients’ requirements and comforts.
Gradings of trekking
Being a mountainous country the elevation of the country ranges from 60 meters above sea level to the highest point on earth, Mount Everest 8848 meter. Nepal is divided into different Climatic conditions from Sub-tropical to Alpine. Due to the presence of unique climatic variations, the grading of the trek is into a different category.
Grade A: Soft/Easy Trek
This grade the trek is easy. On these days you will reach altitude up to 2000 meters. Approximately  we will walk 16 km per day.
Grade B: Moderate/Medium
This is medium grade of the trek. The trekkers will reach an altitude of up to 3000 meters. Normally the walking distance  approximately will 12 km per day.
Grade C: Difficult/Strenuous
With the change in altitudinal variations the trekker will have to climb above 3000 meters. On these days walking distance will 8 km per day. This grade is difficult in comparison to others.
Grade D: Technical/ Challenging
Being a Mountainous country the challenges are more adventurous and daring. This grade includes different high passes to climb a mountain. The trekkers/climbers will reach an altitude above 5000 meters and will have to walk normally 4 – 5 km per day

Monday, September 2, 2019

Pikey Trek

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                                                                      PIKEY TREK






PIKEY TREK 

When you consider trekking, one spot you consider especially in Nepal, and when you consider Nepal you consider Everest situated in the northern piece of Solukhumbu inside the Sagarmatha National Park. It is viewed as one of the unique trekking goals on the planet. Be that as it may, they are other alluring goals in the area which is to a great extent eclipsed by the wonder of Mount Everest. These goals lie in the southern piece of the area and are less frequented by voyagers. Among them, the Pikey Trek, the Rumjataar to Jiri by means of Pikey trek and the joined Pikey and Dudhkunda treks hold incredible potential.

The Pikey area is arranged 250 kilometers toward the east of Kathmandu and offers voyagers numerous wellsprings of delight, especially the magnificence of the scene and the brightness of the Sherpas. A few trekkers lean toward the high elevation of the Khumbu territory, while others appreciate strolling in lower regions home to a huge scope of fauna, greenery and ethnic societies in the scenery of mammoth Himalayan pinnacles.

One of the most wonderful regions, one still generally off the vacationer course, is Pikey Mountain(4070 m) – an extremely uncommon mountain that is viewed as the defender of the whole Solu locale. It is a goal not to be missed on the off chance that one is wanting to trek in the Everest locale.

Jiri, Bandar (Changma) and Golla are the real towns lying along the trail. Golla is a little Sherpa town of around 40 houses dissipated over the slant of Pikey at an elevation of 3,060m, and ruled by a scope of snow-topped mountains: Gaurishankar, Karylung, Numbur, and Katanga among others. The religious existence of this town is lively gratitude to its four cloisters, all having a place with the Nyingmapa school of Tibetan Buddhism, in which the priests play out the sacrosanct move celebrations, for example, Duwa Chhechi, Ngungne, Dumji and Mani Rimdu (as indicated by the lunar schedule). Every celebration goes on for a few days.

Pikey is ideal territory for the individuals who have brief period however wish to experience fluctuated trek see Everest in full scale, appreciate dark blue skies, visit run of the mill towns and experience the mountain atmosphere without regular hindrances! Each period of the year has its own magnificence its very own vibe that makes an outing to this zone advantageous.

The real fascination of the zone its towns with their conventional life, delectable Sherpa sustenance, bubbly Buddhist religious communities and places of worship, the thick woodlands of pine and juniper, the assortments of rhododendron( which start sprouting from March and stay on till September), and the bright winged creatures including Danfe the national flying creature of Nepal.

The perspectives from Pikey is incredible, extending from Kanchenjunga in the far east to Annapurna in the west (one can see Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Manaslu, Annapurna, Gaurishanker and uncountable different pinnacles) and from north to south (the view toward the west and toward the west and toward the south takes in innumerable slopes towards an undetectable skyline). And up and down the trail both dawn and nightfall perspectives are really stunning. The Sunset view from Pikey has nothing that contrasts and it in other parts of Nepal, plunging behind the mountains that are southwest of Kathmandu.


The whole Pikey territory is pastureland of the Sherpas of the encompassing regions. They spend the period from May to October in this paradise with cows (yaks and yaks). Supplementing the rich pastureland are three noteworthy cheddar industrial facilities (more than anyplace else in Nepal in number and quality). Two of them can be visited on our trail, to a warm welcome from their supervisors with some delicious tea or warm milk and a bit of new cheddar! The trek starts from Shivalaya which can become to following a drive of two hours on harsh streets from Jiri-the portal to Everest before Lukla airstrip was fabricated.