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Things to Consider While Trekking in Nepal in Winter

Posted on: 01 February 2017,

Trekking in Nepal in winter may be a better option and unforgettable trip   you ever had had   if you making trip planning properly and considerately. If you not making planning considerately your trip becoming physically challenging and boring.  In contrast, trip becoming more exciting and enjoying.
Winter trekking  season in Nepal begins from the early December and ends the early February day which is best weather for trekking. At higher altitudes the temperature is remains under  0 degree night and you feel warmer in day.

From the above information, we can conclude that packing extra layers of warm clothes, inners are required, from socks to gloves, head wear to footwear and sleeping materials like sleeping bags for extra warmer.

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The unfavorable things  for trekking lover is shorter days which means sun sets early and needs to finish the day’s trek pretty soon. We need to start a day about an hour earlier. To reach over night
Staying tea house before 5pm, it is suitable to start trekking activity before 10am. It may take approximately 4 to 6 hours.  Walking and trekking adventure is the best option for refreshment in upcoming days.

Annapurna Base Camp

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If you looking for high altitude treks like Everest high passes and Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek you must wait few months until autumn season. And if you want the mid altitude or lower altitude treks you can choose Annapurna Base Camp, Ghorepani Trek and Everest view trek in winter season. Nepal has the variation for travelers who loves to get travel experience and enjoy with natures.  Upper mustang trek, Jomsom Muktinath trek and other similar ones if you choose anyone from this, I assure that you will get best trekking experience in Nepal.

Everest Himalayan Range

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Most of people always celebrate holidays with their family at home.  But you have choice to celebrate your holidays this year in Nepal and get new memorable experience. You are welcome in Nepal for celebrate your holidays in Nepali flavor with your family and friends. With happening music, DJs, decorated shopping malls which are decorate according to the theme of festival.  I assure that you will enjoy the delightful Nepal trekking adventures.

Therefore, you must have considered the above top tips while trekking in Nepal in winter season if you want exciting and enjoyable trekking. Please share your feelings towards travel experience with us if have you ever been to Nepal in winter season before. We are grateful to you.

Things to know before Manaslu circuit trekking

Posted on: 25 January 2016

Manaslu circuit trekking is one of the typical treks in Nepal. The trek to Manaslu starts from Arughat Bazaar; about six hours drive from Kathmandu. Then the trek trail goes through Buri Gandaki valley, green forests and local villages of Gurung community. The trail further goes through beautiful local villages of Samagaon and Samdo, and cross Larkya la passes which makes the trip memorable. During the time of crossing to Larkya La, the views would be breathtaking.

Amazing view of Mount Manaslu

Altitude Sickness

All mountain walking presents hazards, in manaslu circuit the biggest danger comes from dehydrating high altitude, serve cold and bitter winds. The real problem of the altitude sickness occurs at evaluation above 3000 meter, especially if you climb quickly. If in doubt, be sure to admit any problems and don’t be pressured by your fellow trekkers. Altitude sickness can kill. It is very important to be aware about the symptoms and ways to prevent them which is mostly by ascending slowly to let the body acclimatize.

Trekking Permit

This Manaslu Circuit trekking should be organized by government registered trekking agency of Nepal and minimum 2 travelers require doing this trekking because this is restricted area trek.  The trekking permits issued for one week plus number of days in total. Permit cost for one week is US $ 70 per person (from Sept to Nov) or US $ 50 per person (rest months), and additional charge US$ 10 per day per person.  You should take additional 2 permits (entry permit) of Annapurna Conservation Area Project and Manaslu Conservation Area Project, and the cost for the entry permit is US $ 20 or 2000 Nepali rupees for both.

Best time to visit Manaslu

In Nepal Monsoon starts from June and Ends in August. And Mid December to February is winter season in Nepal. So, from March to May and September to December are the best time for this Manalsu circuit trekking.  The busiest season for the trek is October. Similarly, mountain views will be amazing in the winter season but it will be challenging for trekking due to freezing wind and snow.

What to Take

Some below listed equipments are recommended for the Manaslu circuit trek.

•    Hiking Boots and Socks
•    Trekking Pants and trousers
•    Informal shirt and T-shirts
•    Waterproof jacket and trousers
•    Fleece jacket and pullover
•    Thermal gloves
•    Sun Hat/Warm Hat and Sunglasses
•    Headlamp and batteries
•    Sun protection
•    Water bottles to fill water 1 Ltr Recommend
•    Antibacterial hand wash and towel
•    Trekking poles
•    Sleeping bag– 20 degree, Down Jacket

Now, some professional trekking companies provide sleeping bags, down jackets, duffel bag and walking poles. But other doesn’t. Similarly, most of the trekking gear shops in Kathmandu offer equipments like sleeping bag, down jacket in renting which will be relatively cheaper.

Lodges and Foods

Lodges in the trails of Around Manaslu are relatively basic. Every year new guesthouses/lodges are being added up in the Manaslu circuit trek route. Most of the guesthouses are very basic with shared laundry and bathroom facilities. Most tea houses don’t allow single accommodations as well.
Foods during the trek can be chosen from Menu. Price for the foods depends on the evaluation, places and seasons as well. In the upper part, food cost is more expensive than lower part.
On the trail you can get the foods like rice, vegetables, noodles, potatoes, pizza, pasta, French fries and soup. There will even be many snacks out there like biscuits, chocolate and soft drinks and in some areas you’ll realize recent fruit in season.

Health and Fitness

Trekking to Manaslu circuit needs a significant level of fitness, therefore you should check with your doctor concerning your health and fitness before you travel in Nepal. You should be capable of walking 4 to 6 hours a day. If you have normal physical fitness you can finish this trek without any doubt.

Pun Hill listed as top 10 destinations in Nepal

The Pun Hill- situated at Ghorepani of Ghar VDC 1 in the foothills of the majestic Annapurna mountain range- has been selected as one of the must-see tourist destinations suffusing the local tourism entrepreneurs with an inexplicable joy.

The largest travel guide book, Lonely Planet, has listed Pun Hill among the top 10 tourist destinations in Nepal as part of its annual publication of best tourist destinations in the world. The Pun hill can be reached through different trek routes including the Pokhare Bagar- Ghar- Ghorepani, Dhandruk- Ghorepani and Nangi- Ghorepani.

Amazing view from Poon Hill, Annapurna, Nepal

Thousands of tourists arrive every year for a sweeping view of the humongous Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. Ghorepani Hotel Entrepreneurs Association’s former vice chairman, Teksar Budduja, expressed hope for a boost in the promotional campaign with the inclusion of Pun Hill as one of top tourist destinations in Nepal.

“This is a matter of joy for us, and it will contribute towards giving continuity to the arrival of tourists to Ghorepani Poon Hill which has increased of late,” he said.

Pun Hill, standing 3210 meters above the sea level, offers uninterrupted and panoramic view of dozens of mountains of the Great Himalayan Range.

Around three dozens of big and small hotels are running in Ghorepani catering to the increasing number of tourists. The Lonely Planet has also included Jomsom and Muktinath, located in the trans- Himalayan district of Mustang, as must-visit destinations.

Nepal has been listed as the top five destinations to visit in year 2017 by the Lonely Planet. Within Nepal, it has named Mugu’s Rara lake, Khaptad National Park in the far-western region, Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, Ilam, Bardiya National Park (BNP), Langtang, Nawalparasi and Barpak, the epicentre of the massive 7.6 Richter scale earthquake of April, 2015, as must-see tourist destinations.

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Annapurna Base camp Trekking – Amazing ABC Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is taken to be one of the topmost Trekking areas of the world. Besides trekking, scenery observation and mountaineering, tourists find this area very useful in studying the original culture and social aspects of the villages like Ghandruk, Ghorepani, Muktinath, Jomsom etc which are also the places of religious and natural significance for tourists.

The Annapurna base camp trek provides you with unparallel access to the impression you will find yourself looking twice before you believe that they are not clouds. Moreover, Annapurna base camp trek trails you through an ever changing landscape of rice fields, misty forests and tiny villages.

Amazing Annapurna Base camp, Nepal

For those who would like to enjoy a short trek, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the best and wise choice. It is equally the best recreation destination for those who have altitude problem. The Annapurna Himal (Mountain) is grand and vast massif of several peaks above 7000 meters and part of the range forms a natural amphitheatre known as the Annapurna sanctuary, ringed by giants Annapurna Himal (Mountain), including Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Gangapurna and Annapurna III.

We will get an opportunity to trek through rhododendron and bamboo forests, as we climb towards the famous fishtail mountain base camp. Modi Khola (stream) is one of the unforgettable places there. If you are eager to know the starting point of this trek, then it is from a short drive of about 45 minutes from Pokhara, which takes you to the foot of Mt Annapurna. The trail takes you through the fascinating traditional villages Nepal’s ethnic communities of the Gurung, Magar and Thakali who will greet you very warmly if you cared to stop for a conversation.

Travelers on Annapurna Base Camp, during this ABC trip

The hikes continuous through dues rhododendron with towering snowy peaks in the background.   The return walk is even more interesting as trek winds around different ridges towards Ghorepani Poonhill trek , where you witness breathtaking views of an early morning sunrise where a red halo seeps through glistening gaps over the snow capped peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountains.

The sceneries seen through this trek grace the landscape of the Himalayas where imagination defines the beauty of nature as an experience that can never be forgotten.

Everest Base Camp Trekking in winter

Posted on: 17 January 2017

Everyone knows that Mount Everest Base Camp trek is one of the most popular trekking spot in the world; there is no justifying looked-for. Travelers and Adventure lovers come to Nepal to explore the base camp of Mount Everest once in their lifetime by following footstep of Sir Edmund Hilary.

The most popular highlights of this ebc trek are Namche Bazaar, Tengboche Monastery, Khumbu Galcier, Amazing sceneries from Pathar Pathar and, Everest Base Camp itself. Trekking to Everest can be done in winter as well. But the Everest Base Camp trekking in the winter is not easy and not that warm like as autumn and spring season.

Trekkers during the trekking to Mount Everest Base Camp

The months of January and February are very cold in the Everest trekking region. During the time, you will have a clear weather and great snow covered Mountain views. I am sure that the mountain views would be clear than peak season in Nepal. But it is important that you have to sufficient warm clothes to get Everest Base Camp in Janaury/February.

In conclusion, to get best views of Everest Himalayan range (Including Mount Everest 8848m) winter is best time to visit this area but you have to challenge with cold. Similarly, you can choose our shorter trek to Everest base camp 13 days if time doesn’t permit and suitable for short vacation as well.

Places to Visit in Kathmandu

1.    Pashupatinath Temple
Pashupati is a Hindu temple on the banks of the Bagmati River. It is committed to an indication of Shiva called Pashupati (Lord of Animals). It pulls in a large number of pioneers every day and has gotten to be extraordinary a long ways past the Kathmandu Valley. The sanctuary is banned to non-Hindus; however a decent perspective of the sanctuary can be had from the inverse bank of the waterway.

2.    Kathmandu Durbar Square
Kathmandu Durbar Square was the place the city’s rulers were once delegated and legitimized, and from where they governed (‘durbar’ implies castle). Accordingly, the square remains the customary heart of the old town and Kathmandu’s most tremendous legacy of conventional building design. The Durbar Square is encompassed with stupendous construction modeling and distinctively showcases the aptitudes of the Newar craftsmen and experts more than a few centuries.
It is known as Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square, a name got from a statue of Hanuman, the monkey aficionado of Lord Ram, at the passage of the castle.

3.    Bouddhanath Stupa
Bouddhanath Stupa is the biggest stupa in Nepal. The Stupa is situated in the Bouddha, on the eastern edges of Kathmandu. Buddnath was likely implicit the 14th century after the Mughal attacks; different fascinating legends are told with respect to the explanations behind its development. Truly, the stupa was an important staging post on the exchange course among Lhasa and Kathmandu. Amid the celebration of Losar, Tibetan New Year in February or March, Boudhanath has the biggest festival.

4.    Swoyambhu Nath Stupa
Buddhist sanctuary of Swayambhunath, arranged on the highest point of a slope, west of Kathmandu, is a standout amongst the most well known, sacred and immediately conspicuous images of Nepal. Referred to travelers as the Monkey Temple is home to hundreds monkeys considered sacred to Tibetan Buddhists and Hindus. Verifiable records found on a stone engraving give prove that the stupa was at that point an essential Buddhist journey destination by the 5th century A.D. i.e. prior to the happening to Buddhism in the valley.

Nepal in Lonely Planet’s ‘Best to Travel in 2017’ list

Posted on: October 25 2016

The view of Mount Everest and other beautiful peaks, Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal

The view of Mount Everest and other beautiful peaks, Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal

Popular travel guidebook Lonely Planet has included Nepal in its ‘Best to Travel in 2017’ list.

Nepal has been placed in the fifth position in the list of top ten countries to travel in 2017.

“Even natural disasters can’t keep Nepal down for long. The 2015 earthquakes caused devastation, but what is most striking from a traveler’s perspective is not how much was lost but how much remains. Landmark temples crumbled, but others came through with just the odd tile out of place, and whole swathes of the country escaped serious damage, including most of the popular trekking trails,” said Lonely Planet.

“Nepal has all the skills required to repair monuments and infrastructure, but what it does need is income. By visiting Nepal now and supporting local culture and people, you could help a nation rebuild and bounce back even stronger,” it added.

Canada, Colombia, Finland and Dominica are ahead of Nepal in the list. Similarly, Bermuda, Mongolia, Oman, Myanmar and Ethiopia trail Nepal in the annual list.

Similarly, Nepal has also topped the list of ‘Best Value Destinations’. According to the list, Nepal is at the top of the list of 10 places which the travel guidebook says offer best value for the ‘travel bargains for the budget-conscious’.

Noting that Nepal is bouncing back from earthquakes and fuel strike that made getting round the country tough, Lonely Planet writes ‘Nepal remains a fabulous choice for budget-conscious travelers, who can access the best of its world-famous trekking routes and underrated wildlife for well south of US$ 50 a day ‘.

“Visitor numbers are slowly recovering and the time is ripe to get back to Nepal’s mighty mountains; wherever you go, you’ll receive a warm welcome, as your visit brings much-needed income to communities getting back on their feet,” added the publication.

According to Lonely Planet, its staffers come up with hundreds of places that are ‘buzzing right now, offer new things for travelers to see or do, or are criminally overlooked and underrated.’ “Amid fierce debate, the list is whittled down by our panel of travel experts to just 10 countries, 10 regions and 10 cities that travelers must visit in the year ahead,” said the Lonely Planet about the process of picking up recommendations.  “Each destination is chosen for its topicality, unique experiences and ‘wow’ factor. We don’t just report on the trends, we set them – helping you get there before the crowds do,” it added.

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How to Get Annapurna Base Camp

Annapurna Base Camp

Annapurna Base Camp, Nepal

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the well known trekking that attracts those categories of trekkers who are highly interested to trek through local trails, forests, through rivers banks and even through the shadow of various snow clapped mountains.

It is merely a destination matters to a trekker but the trails and the surroundings are the things that fascinates them. Rhododendron forests, typical villages and other scenic beauties along with the views of beautiful mountains are the attractions of Annapurna Base Camp Trekking.

Around 6 hours bus journey from Kathmandu takes us to the beautiful city Pokhara. Pokhara, a city of lakes offers us various recreational activities like boating, paragliding, and visit to various beautiful lakes. Our trekking starts from Nayapul and then we trek towards Tikedhunga. The ABC trail goes through Ghorepani.

We will be amazed to see beautiful view of sunrise through the Poonhill. We will encounter through various communities of Gurung, Magar and others. Before reaching Annapurna Base Camp we have to hike through Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Reaching top Annapurna Base Camp gives you unique sense of happiness and freshness and we have to trek back following the same route.

Nepal; Great Adventure Trekking Destination

Posted on: 14 June 2016

Amazing view of Mount Everest

Amazing view of Mount Everest

Trekking in Nepal is an extraordinary experience for everybody. Nepal offers a magnificent assortment of trekking choices to travelers. Exploring Nepal can go from simple strolling outings, to a strenuous move of the cold crests. The most remunerating approach to experience Nepal’s normal, and world well known attractions, is to stroll through the length, expansiveness and onto the heights of the nation. Trekking in Nepal is a major part to a definitive Himalayan enterprise, and the lion’s shares of travelers incorporate trekking in Nepal as a piece of their agenda. Trekking has the advantage of making a circumstance where the traveler comes in direct contact with the nearby group, giving them a close and well disposed understanding into the different societies in Nepal.

One can also trek in Nepal on ponies in some of the remote areas. These are well trained and are an equally enthralling way to travel for visitors. This beautiful trek in Nepal  follow nearly the same routes, and are offered mostly in western region of Pokhara, Dolpa and Lo-Manthang Mustang). Trekking is the only way to know the locals intimately and experience their cultural hospitality.. One can stroll along the trails, which are anything but difficult to take after, and have been utilized by the neighborhood occupants for a considerable length of time, or you can investigate less utilized tracks, our Guides can characterize these for you.

Alongside woodlands of splendidly hued Laligurans (Rhododendrons), the National blossom of Nepal, separated villas, the lower Himalayan mountains, towns that give off an impression of being untouched by time and the passing hundreds of years, you will see birds,(more than 850 types of winged creatures are known in Nepal) creatures, some outlandish, similar to the Snow Leopard, some magnificent, for example, the Bengal Tiger, and numerous different creatures, sanctuaries, cloisters and amazing scenes. You will likewise experience cordial individuals of various societies offering an entrancing look into traditional life in the villages.

Why trekking with Guide or Porter?

Posted on: 06 May 2016

Nepal trekking with guide

Trekkers during the trip to Everest base camp

Are you planning to travel/trekking in Nepal without guide porter? You can travel alone around Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, and Lumbini. But especially trekking in the mountain like Mount Everest base Camp, Lang tang region, Annapurna round; we would prefer you to go with government license holder professional trekking guide, porter guide or porter. If you are first time in Nepal you are totally new; so you need a help about the trails and locals.

The expert guide and porters won’t just clarify about the history they will also for your safety, comfort, and everything during your trip. Really you will get more than what you paid for. You should know that numerous trekkers are missing in these territories. So, safety and the security is the most important part as you are going to spend long time mountain. Likewise, we know, hiring a guide or porter is a bit expensive but don’t take a risk.