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.


Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek – Information About Trip to Kanchenjunga

Posted on: 23 March 2016

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek has been delineated because the ideal trekking trails within the Jap a part of Nepal, opened in 1988 for. This trekking is for those people who have enough time and want to venture into the remote areas.

It’s route is long however satisfying, that follows deeply into the remote mountain ranges in Nepal’s border and geographical area within the north. The Kanchanjanga Base Camp trekking explores the world around Kanchanjanga that is that the third highest mountain within the world at 8598m. Besides this peak, there area unit four subsidiary mountains everywhere 8000m and quite fifteen peaks over 6000m to the encircling.

Trek to Kanchanjanga features a big selection of scenery lush, tropical jungle through shrub, chestnut and oak forests to the alpine zone. This space is additionally standard home to the lesser panda and different snow animals, birds and plants.

On this Kanchanjanga Base Camp trip, you may see the culture and lifestyle of the Rai and Limbu communities and therefore the Tibetan villages at higher elevations. we start the journey to Kanchanjanga with a flight from Kathmandu to Taplejung. From here the trek ends up in Chauki through the villages of Mitlung, Ghunsa, Khambachen, and Lhonak to Pangpema (5140m) that is additionally the bottom Camp for expeditions trying the north face of Kanchanjanga two and therefore the end result of the primary a part of the trek.

Trekking to Everest Base Camp with Dream Heaven Adventure

Posted on: 16 March, 2016

Trekkers on the way of two weeks Everest Base Camp trekking

Trekkers on the way of two weeks Everest Base Camp trekking

None other justifying words are needed to define Everest Camp Trek is one the grand and impressive trekker’s destinations. These you will go on questioning yourself it is a world in itself. Whoever chooses it is their trekking destination is sure to change their perception regarding the overall geography of earth. One will be confused whether it is a part of earth they live.  This is not one’s feeling but a real experience shared by our trekkers to us.

Actually, Everest Base Camp Trek is the grandest walk in the land of Himalayas. Four out of the world’s six tallest peaks Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt Makalu and Cho oyu let the snow twinkle over there. Trekking through the Everest region offer not only panoramic mountain views but also offers an opportunity to take a glimpse into the life of world famous climbers, opportunity to survey around the Sagarmatha National Park.

That hosts variety of Himalayan floras & faunas, a chance to explore the highest Buddhist Monasteries in the world and of course the trip takes us to the Everest Base Camp itself. In a real cause, trek to Everest region is a memorable walk that follows the footsteps of Tenzing Norgey Sherpa & Sir Edmund Hillary. As you walk through the villages over there, you will get impressed with magnificent forests rhododendron, waterfalls, magnolia trees and, Dudh koshi, Namche Bazaar, summit of Kalapathar, Lukla are the famous places include in the Everest Region.

Trekking to Everest Base Camp has extensively developed for trekking with well maintained trails and plenty of guest houses. Solukhumbu is Homeland for Sherpa people who gain the good reputation for their skills for trekking and climbing to the mountains. If you are curious to know the starting point and featuring of this then to start the trek, we will fly to Lukla, a tiny airstrip  from Kathmandu, from here the trails goes through Phakding and follow the Dudh koshi valley with the climbing up to Namche Bazaar, a busting town of Sherpa people. All day, we pass villages interspersed with magnificent forest as we discussed earlier.

The trail heads to Tengboche from Namche, the trail rises through meadow where yak grazes. After we reach the sandy plain of Gorak Shep, then we climb up almost large boulders to the board summit of Kalapathar. Close and personal view of ice fall of breathtaking mountains from Kalapathar is unforgettable one and it can never be defined with words.

Amazing view from top of Kala Pathar

Amazing view from top of Kala Pathar

Everest Base Camp Trek – Useful Information

Posted on: 13 March, 2016

The Nepalese call Mt.Everest “Sagarmatha” which implies -Higher than the sky’. Mount Everest towers over the Khumbu at more than 29,000′ and is the most famous image of test and enterprise on Earth.

Everest base camp trek is one of the most renowned trekking destinations anyplace in the World. This precisely made Everest Base Camp, guarantees legitimate acclimatization, permitting you to completely appreciate one of the world’s most shocking enterprises and find why this has turn into one of our most compensating adventures.

This epic excursion starts and finishes in Kathmandu where opportunities proliferate to investigate UNESCO World Heritage locales and find beautiful Buddhist and Hindu conventions. This mix of outside experience and social investigation is an awesome approach to experience the Himalayan Mountains – the world’s most noteworthy mountains. This outing is one of the highlights of any devoted trekker’s profession and achievable for most fit walkers. With a large portion of the world’s most astounding mountains to appreciate and all the shifted and fascinating individuals to see and meet, there is dependably bounty to see and acclimatize along the way. Consistently can flabbergast you with new and fascinating encounters!Mount Everest Base Camp

The trek route takes us Namche Bazaar through wonderful valleys, thick woods and crosswise over icy waterways before we achieve the eminent perspective of Kalapatar moving toward to Everest Base Camp. The trek further offers the chances to make a go at touring around Sagarmatha National Park, a world legacy site that is home to an assortment of Himalayan greeneries and faunas, to get a more critical take a gander at the most astounding Buddhist religious communities on the planet, and obviously, the most satisfying of all of them.

This trek takes you to the height of 5,550m (Kalapathar) and a few days oblige a 6-8 hour strolling; along these lines, any physically fit individual having sound wellbeing can decide on this trek. You will be guided by a percentage of the business specialists, qualified and experienced administrative group, aides and Sherpas.

The following are a few queries and replies about Everest Base Camp Trekking

Where is Mount Everest found?
Coming to 29,029 feet (8,848 meters) above ocean level, Mount Everest is the most elevated mountain on Earth. Situated in the Mahalangur area of the Himalayas, the mountain’s summit straddles the fringe isolating China and Nepal

Do I truly need to utilize an aide for any Everest trek?
It relies on upon your aptitudes and experience yet I would quite often prescribe assistance for the logistics. Long treks are a labyrinth of subtle elements. Likewise, an awesome aide will make your general experience more significant.

At the point when is the best time to do Everest BC Trekking?
September to December and March to May is viewed as the best time to arrange the Everest Base Camp Trek. Then again, on solicitation the trek can be arranged whenever of the year.

Could I trek as solo women, is it safe?
There is never issue trekking with solo women or join in the gathering. All aides and doormen are fair, trust commendable, solid and deliberately decided for your treks, you won’t confront any issue trekking with your aide, and you will meet numerous likeminded explorers amid the trail.

US lifts travel warning for Nepal

March 01, 2016

The U.S. Department of State has lifted its travel warning it issued to its citizens on visiting Nepal.

The Travel Warning was issued for Nepal on October 8, 2015, and reflected geological instability following the Gorkha Earthquake and the monsoon season, unrest in the Terai, and country-wide fuel shortages. Because conditions have changed, the Travel Warning was cancelled effective February 29, 2016.

The U.S. Department of State publishes Country Specific Information sheets for every country in the world, including Nepal, describing local conditions and risks for American travelers.  When risks of travel in a country become significant, the Department of State may issue a Travel Alert or Travel Warning.  Up-to-date travel information can still be found in the Department’s Country Specific Information sheet for Nepal.


Country’s wildlife tourism sector in peril

As the government has been delaying in taking a decision to open up protected areas — national parks and wildlife reserves — for tourism activities, tourism entrepreneurs have warned that the country may lose high-yield tourists alongwith the collapse of ‘wildlife tourism’.

“The private sector had introduced the concept of wildlife tourism in Nepal in 1964, when the Tiger Tops Resort Continue reading

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.


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.