Monthly Archives: February 2016

Lumbini, the Birthplace of Lord Buddha

Lumbini, the origination of Lord Buddha, has been built up on the planet social legacy site. Siddhartha Goutama, who later achieved foundation as the Buddha, who was conceived in Lumbini in the spring of 623 B.C. An engraving on a stone column raised by Maurya Emperor Ashoka in 249 B.C. verifies that the Buddha was conceived at this spot.

Late archeological unearthings have found the “creator stone” at the cellar of Maya Devi Temple, accepted to have been laid there by Emperor Ashoka to mean the definite hallowed spot where the Buddha first pit his foot on the earth. This has further upgraded the significance and sacredness of the site. The stupas worked amid various periods dating from third century B.C. to fifteenth century A.D., the Maya Devi Temple and Pushkarni lake where the infant Siddhartha was given his first shower after conception are some old buildings of Lumbini.

An all-inclusive strategy for the improvement of Lumbini was started in 1978 according to the outline of incredibly famous designer teacher Tange of Japan. The ground breaking strategy isolates the Lumbini region into four fundamental parts: the hallowed patio nursery which incorporates the Maya Devi sanctuary and Ashoka Pillar; the religious zone; the social focus and the Lumbini town.

Following the mid 1980s, numerous nations with critical Buddhist populaces have contributed in its infrastructural advancement. Religious communities mirroring the engineering of the individual nations have been built in the devout zone. In any case, much still stays to be done to give last shape to the end-all strategy.

New Myagdi-Mustang trekking route

A newly trekking route linking Myagdi to Mustang district has come into operation with the objective of promoting tourism in Mustang affected as a result of the ongoing road expansion work.

The alternative trekking route starting from Narchyang of Myagdi to Mukhit was recently unveiled at the joint initiative of the DDC, Annapurna Conservation Area Project and local tourism entrepreneurs.

Operation of road for traffic from Beni of Myagdi to Muktinath had affected trekking and tourism in the renowned Annapurna circuit trek. Furthermore, dust blowing out of the road with vehicles had discouraged trekkers, especially from Narchayang to Muktinath.

Built in a five-year-long period, the trekking route passed through the bank of the Kaligandaki river, said ACAP Mustang Chief Bidur Kuinkel. “The new trekking route came into operation from this season, and we expect it to benefit the trekkers and the tourism sector”, he said.

Trekkers are reported to have decreased by fifty per cent since the opening of the Beni-Jomsom road. Specific budget has been allocated to maintain the new trekking route which is expected to promote tourism in the district, Programme Officer at DDC, Mustang Kedar Singh Thapa said.

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How long and How much for Manaslu Trekking?

Manaslu circuit trekking cost depends on all the things required on the trip. There are many options which direct effects to the cost like as Hotels accommodation in Kathmandu, Guides and Porters.

You may choose the option as per your budget and requirements. Package trip and guide porter service trip (budget) available for Manaslu trekking.

Everything includes like meals, permits, guide and porters in the package trip. And in the budget (guide and porter service) trip; guide, porters and all necessary permits includes but meals for the trip doesn’t include.

You cannot do this trip as solo travelers, minimum 2 persons required to do this trek because it is restricted area trek. And also you have to do this trip through government registered trekking agency.

Minimum 18-19 days needed to finish this trip safely and also suitable to minimize the risk of altitude sickness. If you are fit to walk you can do it in 15-16 days. But, if you have a desire to relax want to make your holiday fun and unforgettable 15-16 days not enough.

If you are planning to do Manaslu circuit trek, please do not hesitate to contact us for best services in reasonable price. You may reach to us by this email info@dreamhimalayan.com

Heritage sites of Kathmandu valley await tourists’ return

In the second week of June, about two months after the April 25 earthquake, the country reopened its temple-filled durbar squares to the public. The reopening of durbar squares, the major tourist attractions in the Kathmandu Valley where much of the monuments and heritage structures were levelled by the quake, was a significant move, as the country heavily relies on tourism. The aim was to attract tourists to give a fillip to the tourism sector.

But according to the Hanuman Dhoka Area Conservation Programme (HDACP), Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square has failed to see tourists in numbers that it was expecting. The number of foreign visitors has decreased by around 60 percent, said
the HDACP.

Compared to 500 visitors a day during this time of the year, the World Heritage Site greets only about 200 now.

An unofficial blockade imposed in September following the promulgation of the constitution also came as a setback.

The decline in number has greatly affected revenue collection—entry fee for international tourists at Hanuman Dhoka is Rs1,000 per person and for those from Saarc countries, it is Rs150.

According to the HDACP, the revenue from entry fee has gone down from Rs500,000 a day to around Rs200,000 a day now.

“The earthquake had dealt a devastating blow and the blockade only complicated the problem,” said Narendra Bilas Bajracharya, chief of the HDACP. “Tourists have also stayed off Nepal due to rumours of another major quake.”

According to data of the Department of Immigration, tourist arrivals to Nepal fell
to a six-year low of 538,970 in 2015. A total of 4,893 foreigners had visited Hanuman Dhoka in the last fiscal year (2014-15), generating a total of Rs157 million from entry fee. But in the current fiscal year (2015-16), which began in July, Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square has earned Rs31.6 million.

Built between the 12th and 18th centuries by Malla kings of Nepal, Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square boasts Newari architecture and Hindu temples. According to the Department of Archaeology, 26 structures, including Kasthamandap Mandir, Hanuman Dhoka Palace complex and Krishna Mandir, either were flattened or had suffered damage.

Falling numbers

  • Compared to 500 visitors a day during this time of the year, Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square currently greets only about 200
  • Revenue from entry fee has gone down from Rs500,000 a day to around Rs200,000
  • A total of 4,893 foreigners visited the Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square in the last fiscal year (2014-15), generating around Rs157 million from entry fee. But in the current fiscal year (2015-16), which begain in July, it has earned only around Rs31.6 million in revenue

Bhaktapur braces for revenue loss

The Bhaktapur Municipality is bracing for a revenue loss to the tune of Rs 110, thanks to declining number of tourists. According to the municipality, there has been a sharp decline in number of tourists after the April earthquake. Tourism accounts for half of municipality’s total budget.

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How much does it cost for Everest Base Camp Trek?

Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp, Nepal

Cost for an Everest Base Camp Trek is depends on many things. There are many options to do this Everest trip. First one is package tour which includes everything from Arrival to departure. Another one service is tour which is also called budget trip; you may take guide and porters with us and plan your trip with your own cost. The Next one is going with just a guide.

And cheapest and last one is going alone without guide and porters. But this one is not recommended in the mountain of Nepal. It’s not sensible to trek in Nepal Mountain alone, for reasons of safety and security. If you get injured or sick then you’ll have no one to assist you and maybe hours of walking until the next village to get help.

So, the cost for the Everest Camp Trek is depends on your choice and requirements. It is subject to many things like as Hotels accommodation in Kathmandu, Guides, Porters, and Guest Houses/Hotels in Mountain etc. Normally the package tour for 15-16 Days Everest base Camp Trek starts from $1600 including Lukla flight ticket. Or Guides service trip cost is $25 to $35 per day which includes foods and salary of guide.

Please note prices here are rough estimates. For more information and reasonable price please feel free contact at info@dreamhimalayan.com

Solo Female Traveler Safe in Nepal?

Yes, Solo travel in Nepal is more exciting and safe measure up to many countries in the world. But remain few things in mind whilst you are here and you will be without doubt safe. Try not to stroll around amid late night wherever you walk; possibly it is Kathmandu, Pokhara or Chitwan, come back to your hotel on time.

If you are planning to treks on the admired trekking in Nepal it is not compulsory to hire guide and porters. But, it’s not sensible to trek in Nepal alone, for reasons of wellbeing and security.

If you don’t desire to negotiation on the safety then hire a good guide or at least a porter. If you get injured or sick then you’ll have no one to assist you and maybe hours of walking until the next village to get help.

It is not smart thought to trek completely alone in Nepal absolutely from a security perspective, ailment and little mishaps can undoubtedly happen and on the off chance that you don’t have in any event some reinforcement these little issues can soon turn out to be huge.

Our job is to make sure you get where you want to go, at the best price, safety and in the most pleasant way possible.