Mani Rimdu festival is one of the ancient festivals of the Sherpa people living in the Everest region. This festival is a total of 19 consecutive day festivities. It concludes with the last three days allocated as public viewing of the festival. The meaning attributed to “Mani Rimdu” is that ‘Mani’ means “part of the chant of Chenrezig” and ‘Rilbu’ or ‘Rimdu’ means small red pills that are blessed during the festival. The red pills are blessed repeatedly and then distributed to all those who attend.
Nepal has been a tourist hub for few decades now. There has been many attraction including adventurous activities which have been introduced in Nepal. The growing number of visitors in the country has seen a booming tourism industry and services provided has also been of high standards.
Trekking in Nepal is always a number one go-to destination for any adventure seekers from around the world. On top of that, trekking in the Everest region certainly top of top adventurers. The world’s highest peak, the Everest has never failed to awe anyone. Trekking in the Everest region gives you an opportunity to experience this tallest peak first hand. Some might also travel all the distance just to get a glimpse of Everest. There are some treacherous long routes to Everest Base camp, also some of the routes are quickest, shortest and easiest way to Everest Base Camp.
Trekking in Nepal is seeks a lot of energy. You have to be well prepared for this. Remember the golden rule – “Travel light”. You will travelling with your backpack for 4-5 hours daily during your trek days. Make sure you carry as much less weight as possible. Make sure you also have a trek gear list too.
Trek Gear List for trekking in Nepal
These are the most common gears required for you trekking adventure in Nepal. The list contains some of the basics trek gear list and accessories. The listed equipment will be useful for you for any types of treks, be it a short and easy trek or a long and strenuous trek in the Himalayas. Continue reading
This monsoon season saw heavy rainfall in south eastern nations including Nepal. There was torrential rainfall in the last couple of weeks. Many areas in Nepal saw record rainfall. The Terai belt saw the worst of it all. The people there were in need of flood relief.
Due to the heavy rainfall, there was a huge loss in life, livestock as well as property. There was erosion and landslide in many parts of the country. Security personnel from the army, armed police and the national police were deployed to help save lives. Now that the rainfall has subsided there is a big task ahead. Mainly the task is for proper rehabilitation of the survivors and general healthcare.
Acute Mountain Sickness is an altitude related effect to your body. This happens when your body cannot adapt efficiently to the high altitude. You need not to climb Mount Everest to start feeling the pain from altitude sickness. Whether it is shortness of breath, nausea, or exhaustion, this can totally mess up your trip plan. But with simple precaution you can easily avoid this and adjust yourself to the altitude to have an amazing trip.
What is Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)
When you travel to altitude higher than 2800 meters / 9200 feet, your body takes in far less oxygen per breath than your minimum requirement which causes altitude sickness. This can happen to any one regardless of your age, gender or fitness level. You might be surprised that this happened to Sir Edmund Hillary.
It was after opening the arms of Nepal for foreign tourism that it saw an increase of tourists from all over the globe traveling to Nepal for their holidays. Mother nature has blessed this country with the world’s tallest mountain, Mount Everest (8,848 m). With about a third of this county a mountainous region and another third a hilly region, this offers a perfect condition for trekking and hiking.
With rugged terrain, untouched flora and fauna, unique heritage and culture this country has been able to put itself as a number one destination for trekking. It is, without any doubt, one of the best destination considering the fact for budget.
Trekking to the Everest region is dream for every adventure fanatic. You can find different packages for your adventure trekking in this region of Nepal. If you are planning to do a trek to the Everest region then this is the right time to make a booking for your trek. August marks the last of the off-season time for trekking. Come September and you sees an influx of tourists. If you make a booking right now you will also be eligible for Last Minute booking discount. Don’t think twice, book your adventure now.
The day July 27, 2017 is a unique and auspicious day in Hindu community. It is a unique day when three different festivals fall under one day. The festivals that fell on the single auspicious day are: Nag Panchami, Janai Purnima and Rishi Panchami. This day is also observed in Kathmandu valley and whole of Nepal as well. The day is marked as a public holiday.
The festivals on this auspicious day are:
- Nag Panchami,
- Janai Purnima and
- Kwati Punhi (Kwati Purnima)
Tucked between the superpowers China and India, Nepal is a Himalayan nation and is home to diverse culture. People celebrate different festivals in Nepal which is unique to just this country only. With its rich bio-diversity, varying landscapes and even more diverse culture of the people residing here makes this country a diverse country. Every community hold their own unique culture and tradition. These have been handed down over generations and the respective community have been following them for centuries. The communities are guided by their own set of beliefs and their festivals to celebrate. The festivals of Nepal have their own unique identity.