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Why Trekking in Nepal with Local Trekking Company?

Posted on: 27 May 2016

Traveler on the way of Langtang valley trekking, Nepal

Traveler on the way of Langtang valley trekking, Nepal

Are you planning to trek in Nepal? If yes, please choose best trekking company/agency in Nepal as per you travel needs, and budgets. There are more than thousand of local trekking companies in Nepal.

There is big different in the cost between International and Local trekking agencies. But there is nothing difference in the offering services between them, they both offers similar facilities to the travelers. The vast different in the cost is not for quality of the travel services but this is for the commission of intermediaries. If you book your trip directly with local trekking company, there is direct connection with you and there is no commission for mediators so, the total trip cost will be less.

They are more flexible, if you want to customize your itinerary during the trail they will happily endorse your needs. Local trekking company can arranges the guides/porters as per clients needs that local company knows which guide is from the same trekking region and guide have vast knowledge about the trails, traditions & cultures, lifestyle of the locals, history, politics and customs.

Similarly, if you choose local trekking company for your trip to Nepal, the perception of sustainable tourism absolutely is relevant. It helps to increase the local employment opportunity and to develop local living standard, you will get seasonal discounts as well.
Booking with local trekking company in Nepal makes you up to date with current trekking conditions, tips and tricks to be applied, and all necessary information that you must know before and while trekking in Nepal.

In short, save money, never miss the thing, support locals, get updated info and embark your trekking in Nepal holiday in your way. Trekking with local organization in Nepal makes you progressive with current trekking conditions, tips and traps to be connected, and all vital data that you should know before keeping in mind trekking in Nepal.

Top 6 Things to Know Before You Go to Everest Base Camp Trekking

Posted on: 26 May 2016

Clients during the trip to Everest Base Camp Trekking

Clients during the trip to Everest Base Camp, Nepal

Trekking in Nepal is an extraordinary background for everyone. Nepal offers a superb assortment of trekking choices to travelers. The most remunerating approach to experience Nepal’s regular, and world acclaimed attractions, is to stroll through the length, broadness and onto the elevations of the nation.

Everest base camp trek is one of the most eminent trekking destinations in the World. This absolutely made Everest Base Camp ensures honest to goodness acclimatization, allowing you to totally value one of the world’s most stunning undertakings and discover why this has transform into one of our most repaying enterprises.

This trek takes you to the stature of 5,550m (Kalapathar) and a couple days oblige a 6-8 hour walking; around these lines, any physically fit travelers having sound prosperity can settle on this trek. You will be guided by a rate of the business experts, qualified and experienced managerial gathering, aides and Sherpas.

We advise you to below detailed information about the things to know before you go on Everest Base Camp trekking.

1.    Best Time to Do Everest Base Camp Trekking
From April to May, even mid-June, it is truly the best time to visit Everest since it is not as chilly as in winter furthermore you will have the capacity to see the top clear. In addition, for the vast majority of the mountain climbers, April and May are additionally the best time for them to climb the Everest.

At that point from September to November, after the rainstorm passes and before the unforgiving winter moves in, there is a little window of chance accessible to see the best condition of the Mt. Everest. In this season, there will likewise be significantly more climbers than in spring, amid April to May.

Trekking to Everest Base Camp amid these two perfect periods, you will have the most chances to see the Mount Everest obviously with display view. Plus, for a large portion of the mountain climbers, they are additionally the best time for them to climb the Everest.

2.    Acute Mountain Sickness
Intense Mountain Sickness is the slightest perilous type of Altitude Sickness and most regular in an Everest Base Camp trek. Manifestations incorporate light cerebral pain, queasiness and loss of craving, a sleeping disorder, abnormal weariness, dormancy, and languor. As a rule, it is treatable on the trial and numerous make it to the EBC. If not treated well, it could be life undermining. On the off chance that you endure AMS on the trekking trail, please report to your aide. Try not to attempt to shroud it or “extreme it up”. It happens to everybody, even Sherpa returning home from a lower rise.

3.    Train Before you go
The trek to Everest Base Camp is a shocking stroll through the world acclaimed trail to Mount Everest. It is not a specialized ascension; you don’t need any past specialized climbing knowledge or even any elevation experience to finish the trek. Notwithstanding, you do should be physically fit to have the capacity to finish the trek and to completely appreciate the adventure. In the event that you have not prepared your body to withstand the weights of steady strain at high elevation, you will discover it an exceptionally troublesome errand to finish the trek, taking a chance with your and other individuals’ well being.

4.    Get the Right Gear
There are numerous parts of your apparatus that are key for your trek into Everest Base Camp. As a matter of first importance, your feet are the most essential parts of the body to deal with while trekking. Never hold back on footwear when you will be strolling numerous hours a day, for twelve days consecutively; your feet should be agreeable and dry constantly. Purchase a decent, durable, waterproof pair of trekking boots and ensure that you soften them up before you leave for Nepal. Purchase a decent down coat with at any rate – 20 degree. Another crucial on Everest Base Camp, is having a sun hat and sun glasses. The sun can be to a great degree capable in the Himalayas, and you need to have however much cover from the sun as could reasonably be expected.

5. Hire a guide or Porter
If you are traveling in Nepal for the first time or you are totally new to Nepal, then we very prescribe you to trek with at least one guide or porter. As guide explain you about the way of life, individuals, trails, mountain, religion, height disorder, help you to discover great settlement and wellbeing also. Such as if you face any troubles in the Mountain guide or porter will advise you to solve the problem.

6. Try not to Eat Meat after Namche Bazaar
Meat is conveyed up the mountain. They don’t execute the creatures on location. The carrying meat is not fresh; so we never recommend eating these types meat. If you try to eat you may feel sick also.

Important Tips While Trekking in Nepal

Posted on: 25 May 2016

While trekking in Nepal, here are the main five things that you ought not do and attempt to stay away from while trekking in Nepal.

1.     Never trek alone. It might get you stuck in an unfortunate situation. As a matter of first importance you may get lost and wind up no place else. Furthermore, the altitude sickness can be life intimidating if not taken seriously. Additionally at certain places, it is unlawful to trek without going with registered trekking organization. It is very suggested that you book your trekking trip with government enlisted trekking organization.

2.     Food security – Avoid water that is not bottled or boiled. Convey a mineral water bottle or UV rays water filter or chlorine tabs or get boiled water from hotels/tea houses. Stay away from raw vegetables and pre-cut fruit however much as could reasonably be expected.

3.    Stay away from dance bars in Kathmandu and Pokhara. These are vacationer traps where they swindle you to buy alcohol and food at much inflated prices. Some of these spots have a background marked by terrorizing and savagery.

4.    Do not offer cash to beggars’ that you see in the street. Despite the fact that they look melancholy, you’re giving ceaselessly of cash urges them just to ask for additional. On the off chance that you truly mind bolster one of numerous charity associations working in Nepal.

5.    Do not take the photos at denied places. It may get you stuck in an unfortunate situation. At certain places taking photos inside sanctuary and religious communities are denied. If hesitant about taking pictures then ask to your guide or locals peoples first.

Trekking in Nepal During Monsoon Season

Posted on: 24 May 2016

Upper Dolpo trekking region

Thinking about trekking in Nepal amid storm season? Well take after our direction. You may hear others abstaining from trekking in Nepal in rainstorm season, don’t listen to others; Nepal still has a lot of trekking choices reasonable for stormy season.

Amid the rainstorm season in Nepal from June to August, mountain trekking is not very popular because of the substantial and successive downpour showers. However there are a few places that get next to no downpour as they are secured by the high mountains like as Upper Manang, Annapurna circuit, Humla, Upper Dolpo and Lower Dolpo region.

As you are trekking in Monsoon season above notice trekking are best decision. The vegetation turns out to be exceptionally green and lavish, which makes for delightful views. Around Manang and Mustang it’s downpour shadow range so you will get less influenced by rainstorm.

Be that as it may, getting this area might be a challenge because of eccentric climate conditions in the Lowlands, which for the most part influence flight plans. This is summer season with the goal that it won’t be excessively icy in the night moreover. Be that as it may, its high elevation, close to the mountains so will be a bit cool. In this way, ensure in any event you have few warm fabrics.

TAAN to mark its 37th anniversary in Langtang

Clients of Dream Heaven in langtang

Clients of Dream Heaven Adventure in Langtang trekking region

Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (Taan) has decided to celebrate its 37th anniversary in Langtang on May 29—a move aimed at supporting the rebuilding of local tourism industry.
The Langtang region Trek suffered the worst destruction during last year’s earthquake as a huge landslide swept off the peak of the Langtang Lirung to bury the village below. The landslide destroyed settlements in Gumba, Chamki, Tsarding and Thyangshyup. The disaster claimed 661 lives, with 106 people still missing.
The popular trekking destination is struggling to revive even a year after the earthquake. “We have decided to move our annual event to Langtang this year. We believe the event will help revive tourism and the locals’ confidence,” said Taan CEO Ganga Sagar Pant. “Various events have been planned.”
Taan plans to organise a marathon along the 45km trail starting from Kyanjin Ghumba to Syabrubesi. A mobile clinic and other events have also been planned.
Pant said the event will bring together travel trade entrepreneurs, government officials and representatives from various diplomatic missions.
“Almost all the trekking trails destroyed by the earthquake in other parts of the country have been reconstructed, but the works in Langtang region are yet to begin,” said Pant. “Langtang suffered the worst destruction and it will take a huge amount of money and time to rebuild the trekking trails.”
According to Taan, trail reconstruction works in Manaslu have been completed, except for a few suspension bridges. The trails in Manaslu trekking have been reconstructed with the help of experts from the US. “Now, the route has become strong and wide,” Pant said.
Pant said Taan has signed an agreement with the DAV Summit Club, a mountaineering school of the German Alpine Club, for the reconstruction of the trails in the Langtang region. The club is also raising funds for the purpose.
“We have estimated the rehabilitation of the trekking trails in the region will cost around Rs10 million,” said Pant. “As per the plan, the rehabilitation works, which will begin after the monsoon, will be completed by September 2017.”
Out of the 150km trekking route, 65km has been completely destroyed. Despite various risks associated, trekkers, however, have started to travel in the region.
In October 2015, the foot trail to Langtang valley was reopened clearing the debris, but it still poses risks to the trekkers. “We cannot stop trekkers’ movement, but they are advised to adopt precaution,” Pant said. Before the quake, around 15,000 tourists visited the Langtang area every year on an average.


Ice collapse closes Lhotse Face of Mount Everest

Climbers heading to the Lhotse Face from Camp II on Mt Everest. Photo Courtesy: Garrett Madison

An ice collapse has closed the Lhotse Face, a steep ice slope on the way to the Camp III, on Thursday morning, affecting the acclimatisation schedule of the world climbers who are now making rotations above the higher camps on Mt Everest.

“All teams retreat to the Camp II as an ice collapse has closed the Lhotse face this morning,” Daniel Lee Mazur posted on his Facebook page.

According to him, the climbers are now studying the safety options: ladders versus long detours. Mazur is on higher camps for acclimatisation with an eight-member expedition team locally managed by Everest Parivar Treks.

The climbers use ropes to attempt to reach to the Camp III and above through the icy slope.

On Wednesday, a few teams of Sherpas had climbed the Lhotse Face to the Everest Base Camp III while other climbers rested up in the Camp II, according to Karma Sherpa, a mountain guide with Himalayan Guides Nepal treks and Expeditions.

Meanwhile, a Cape Town mountaineer, Ronnie Muhl, informed that a Sherpa was evacuated to Lukla for treatment this morning after he collapsed up at Camp I.

“He was immediately placed on O2 and was immediately airlifted to Lukla for further observation and tests,” the team leader of an 11-member Adventure Global Everest Expedition managed by Dream Himalaya Adventures Pvt Ltd added.

In the last six days, two mountaineers – Patrik Mattioli (Switzerland) and Jon David Johnson (Austria) – died after falling from a fixing rope into an icy crevasse on Mt Shisha Pangma (8027 m) in China while Japanese climber Hidenori Hagidied and a Korean trekker died of altitude sickness in Khumbu region.

According to Garret Madison, team leader of Madison Mountaineering Everest Expedition, all 11 members of his team had a great climb up to Camp II and they are now resting in the base camp and preparing for the next rotation to the Camp III.


World Peace Stupa attracts tourists

World peace pagoda
Posted on: April 25, 2016

The World Peace Stupa located atop the Anadu hill at western part of the scenic city of Pokhara is increasingly becoming an attraction for foreign and domestic tourists.

The Stupa offers breathtaking view of the panorama of the Pokhara city below along with the Fewa Lake. The skyline at the north offers the view of the majestic Annapurna region and Machhapuchchhre mountain ranges.

The Stupa, perched at a height of 2,100 feet above sea level, lies at a distance of two kilometres from Kalimati of Chorepatan area of Pokahara.

World Peace Stupa Town Development Association Chairman Raju Chhetri said one kilometre of road from Kalimati to Stupa has been blacktopped and agreement has reached for blacktopping the remaining 350 meters of the road.

Around 3,000 tourists on average visit the Stupa on daily basis for observing the view and for religious purpose as well.


Trekking in Nepal; No One Can Disregard!

Posted on: 17th April 2016

Everest TrekThe word ‘trekking’ refers to the act of spending long time walking, especially in mountain for enjoyment. Nepal is beautiful country with grand and attractive snowy mountains. Mount Everest itself is the highest peak in the world. Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri are the other leading mountains.

In another meaning, these mountains are reflection of natural Beauty.  While talking about trekking in these areas, other factors like lakes, rivers, and caves, religious and cultural heritages etc, it cannot be   isolated because they have an attachment with other mountains or they can be met when you are in the trekking to those breath taking mountains. People usually prefer trekking to refresh their mind and they want to be free from the burden of their work for a short time. So the act of trekking is not a usual tack but an occasional. They wish their occasional trekking would be full of refreshing and full of enjoyment.  For, this most of the people choose Nepal is good destination for trekking.

It is because Nepal is well known for the most grand, exciting and breathtaking trekking that nowhere can be found in the world. Direct exploration of world famous snow peaks, twinkling lakes like that of fewa, flowing rivers, streams and falls are all in Nepal to delights its visitors. Moreover when trekkers are in their way, they will be rewarded with diversity of plants and animal spices in the forest of brilliantly colored Laligurans. They are likely to sing with Nightingale in conservation areas and dance with peacock in national parks.

More than 850 spices of rare birds and animals such as Bengal tiger, one horned rhino and so on can be seen. Here are several trekking areas such as Annapurna Conservation Area, Everest Base Camp Trek etc. Trekking in Nepal is actually a mind-blowing one. Similarly on the way to trekking, one can understand the Nepal’s cultural diversity and human civilization. World famous temple like Pashupatinath (Hindu), Buddhist Shrines (Swyambhunath) and other several historical act and crafts stand as great mystery to the trekkers.

Nepal has not various sites for trekking but has also developed full infrastructures required by the trekkers. This is another reason why people over the world choose Nepal for trekking. Actually, Nepal has something that inspires the whole world so we act more on them and we simply become a leader. This is a matter of pride for all Nepalese. To sum up, for many a visit to Nepal is the fulfillment of lifetime’s goal, providing an opportunity to gaze upon the highest mountains in the world and experience the unique culture of the Nepali people. Nepal can provide an infinite variety of different experience which can cater for all levels of experience and ambition.

Lastly the important thing that every trekker should know is that though Nepal trekking is a healthy activity, it does have certain amount of cautious required avoiding accidents. However, each sight of natural beauty in Nepal remains golden memory and delightful life experience for all types of trekkers. They can remember fondest memories of Nepal throughout their life. Actually, trekking is the only natural way to feel the heart of enchanting treasures of Nepal.

Icefall doctors fix climbing route up to Camp II

10th April, 2016

With icefall doctors completing the construction of a climbing route up to Camp II by today afternoon, at least 279 mountaineers from 38 countries can now attempt to climb the world’s highest peak this spring season.

“We have constructed a route starting from Everest base camp (5,335m) to camp II (6,400m) by placing 23 aluminium ladders and ropes along the icefall section,” Gelje Sherpa, an icefall doctor told this daily over phone from base camp.

Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee had mobilised a team of eight icefall doctors to build a climbing path more than a month ago.

The committee charges each climber with US$ 600 for using an icefall route in the spring season.

Mountaineers attempting to climb Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse and Mt Nuptse need to pass through the newly constructed route on their way to the top of the mountains.

“At least 385 climbers, including 72 on Mt Lhotse and 34 on Mt Nuptse, will use the icefall route. The department of tourism issued climbing permits to 32 expedition teams for Mt Everest, nine teams for Mt Lhotse and five expeditions to Mt Nuptse,” Gyanendra Shrestha, an official at DoT, said.

According to him, more than 500 support staff, including climbing guides, sirdars and kitchen workers also headed towards the Everest region to facilitate the world climbers. Anish Luitel is the sole Nepali climber who obtained permit to climb Mt Everest this season.

Alan Arnette, a climber from Colorado, informed that tea houses were almost empty with fewer trekkers on the Everest region trek this season.

Karma Sherpa, a mountain guide, said climbers would arrive at base camp in a day or two while most of the expeditions had already set up their tents. “Climbers usually need to spend nearly four weeks in the Everest region to acclimatise and prepare for a final summit push,” he added. Continue reading

85-year-old Serchan preparing to reclaim Everest world record

Ex-Gurkha army personnel Min Bahadur Sherchan,85, of Tatopani, Myagdi is making another attempt to scale the world’s highest mountain Everest.

Sherchan had scaled the summit of Everest at the age of 78 to secure a Guinness Book of World Records in 2010 as the eldest person to reach the highest peak. However, 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer Yuchiro Miura broke his record.

Sherchan was about to begin Everest expedition last year but had to cancel due to the April 25 Gorkha earthquake.

Meanwhile, his fellow residents of Myagdi have begun a campaign to help Sherchan win back the record. The Myagdi Non-Residents Nepalis Association in UK and the Magar Association UK have set up committees to collect funds for Sherchan. “We’ll do our best inside and outside Nepal to help Sherchan in this noble cause, said the Association’s Treasurer Tej Ramjali Punmagar.