The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan is a country sandwiched between China and India. The landscape of the country ranges from lush subtropical plains in the south to the sub-alpine Himalayan mountains in the north which provides good condition for hiking and trekking. You should now make plans to Discover Bhutan, its culture, nature and indigenous people.
Bhutan is the last Himalayan kingdom. It is a magic of monasteries, mountains and Buddhist artwork. More than 70% of its land is forested which has helped to make this magical country be Carbon Neutral. Bhutan offers one of the natural surrounding and pristine environment in the entire world. You are welcome to explore this part of the world. Here, we’ve compiled few tours to help you get close to this Himalayan aura. Continue reading →
The year has come to and end and a new Year 2018 has already started. Its time to make some Travel Plans 2018. The new year bring new opportunities for travel for people all around the globe. Nepal has been doing quite well during last year in tourism industry. Tours and trekking in Nepal has been a preferred activity for adventure seekers around the world. The country presents some of the world renowned travel destinations. Trekking in Nepal has been one of the favorite adventure activities of traveler in Nepal.
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 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 →
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.
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.
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.
The UN governing body UNESCO identified World Heritage Sites as places that belong to all the people in the world. Nepal also has few monuments inscribed on the World Heritage lists. These heritage sites are amazing man-made wonders. Some of these are over 2500 years old. Since many of these sites inside Kathmandu valley are in close proximity therefore this helps you to view them during a single day. Only three of the sites from Nepal listed in the World Heritage Sites are located outside the capital city.
The 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Nepal are:
1. Pashupatinath Temple
The Pashupatinath Temple is considered one of the holiest place for the Hindus. It is located 6 km east from Kathmandu. The structure is a two-storey building and is built in pagoda style. The site is a collection of temples, ashrams, images and inscriptions. The structures in this perimeter were raised over the centuries and lies right besides the banks of the holy Bagmati river. The temple has been on the World Heritage list since 1979. Continue reading →
Beyond the towering high Himalayas, monasteries, high passes, a tour in Nepal will take you to places not shown in guide books. One can also take part in tours in Nepal.
You can travel with your group of family members or friends and enjoy food from street food to world class international cuisine. Enjoy the taste from delicious Momo (dumplings) to five star menu. You can also enjoy the locally brewed coffee in city cafe. But if you are more of an adventurous person try having coffee in one of the highest coffee shops located at Namche bazaar.
Trying to get a glimpse of the highest peak in the world in the Himalayas, visiting the world heritage sites in the hilly and the plain region, or going on a jungle safari in the Terai region; you name it, Nepal offers you many different types of adventure and tour related activities.
Nepal boasts the highest mountain in the world. The climate here is also varied. The lowland Terai belt is tropical, the hills in the midlands is temperate and the highland mountains have sub-arctic and arctic conditions. One has a various trekking destinations to chose from depending upon your past walking experience as well as your fitness level. You can also go for trek in Nepal at all season, be it during peak season as well as during off season time so as to avoid the usual bustling of tourists. Off season trekking might be one of the best time to walk the route to the Himalayas.