Nepal Travel Blog

December 26, 2016

Nepal: A brief history and present scenario The Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal is a tiny landlocked country is situated between its two giant neighbours- Tibet and India. It has spread in an area of 147181 sqkm. It has got diverse features, from Himalayan region to the mid hill region and the plain land, terai region. There is about three million population, 125 social groups and 123 spoken languages. This is why, it is called unity in diversity and diversity in unity. Nepal has faced different types of ruling system from the history till now. The Rana reign is also known as the dark age in the history, which lasted for 104 years. Then the monarchy system ruled this country a little bit more than the previous reign. In 1995, Maoist started its movement with warfare activities against the government. In April 2006, Nepali people involved in a historical revolution…

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Magnificent Dolpo: a Dream Place for the Trekkers

July 6, 2016

Magnificent Dolpo: a Dream Place for the Trekkers The mystical Dolpo region is also a popular meditation destination of the Tibetan Buddhists. The Buddhist devotees travel there to spend a meditating life and gain the enlightenment. It is also a God gifted part with awe-inspiring natural sceneries. The mystical Dolpo region of Nepal lies in the northwestern part of Nepal. It is a trans-Himalayan rain shadow region and arid part that borders with the Tibetan highland. It is one of the biggest districts of Nepal, which is loaded with the eye-catching geography, Himalayas and brown hills, forests and Lakes and culturally magnificent region. So, Dolpo region has been a dream place (region) for the trekkers in Nepal. As previously mentioned, Dolpo region is extremely isolated from the aspect of access and geographical location. The flight from Nepalgunj is only a single option for the travelers/trekkers. No modern civilizations can be…

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Arisen from the Rubble: Tourism in Beautiful Langtang

June 20, 2016

Langtang region lies on the north of the Kathmandu valley. It is bounded up by the Langtang National Park, which is a closely located National Park from the valley consisting some of the pleasant trekking destinations, including peaks for climbing, flora and fauna, Lakes and Himalayas and the ethnic villages. In April 25 2015, Nepal experienced the huge and devastating earthquake of 7.8 magnitudes. It repeated with a lesser stroke in May 12. In total, they took more than 8000 human lives according to the governmental record. Thousands of people are still missing. Langtang region was one of the regions that were highly affected. Houses collapsed, people died, landslides came. People saw that Langtang was gone…totally gone. Tourism was major profession on the Langtang and the scenarios became horrific. Then the news of dying and missing came. Langtang valley was totally swept away by the snow landslides. The whole region…

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Explore Manaslu Trekking: a Place You Should Not Miss

June 18, 2016

You may have already guessed the beauties of the Manaslu region have largely allured the trekkers. It is a land of diversity, surrounded by the spectacular peaks, including Mt. Manaslu (8156m), which is the eighth highest peak in the world. This region is located at the Gorkha district, bounded up by the Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP), which was established in 1998. The altitude of Manaslu rise from sub-tropical to the alpine altitude. The highest place we reach at the trekking is the Larkay La (5160m), which is the most challenging day during the Manaslu circuit trekking. This region was opened for trek in 1991 as a restricted area trek. Geographically, the Manaslu region can be divided into two parts: the upper Manaslu (Manaslu circuit route) and the lower Manaslu (Barpak and Larpak trail). But, both parts are spectacular. Tibetan Influence Yes. The more you go higher through the Manaslu…

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The Annapurna Region: Perfect Combination of Nature and Culture

June 15, 2016

Annapurna region is located in the northwest of the Kathmandu valley. It is bordered by the Marshyangdi River in the east and Kali Gandaki River on the West. It has got multiple diversities, which have made Annapurna extremely popular for the tourism: trekking and mountaineering. This region is bounded up by the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), which is rich in natural attractions and loaded with ethnic cultural jewels. ACAP is the first established conservation area and the largest protected area of Nepal. According to National Trust for Nature Conservation, It covers an area of 7,629 sq. km. the highest Himalayan pass, Thorung La (5416m) and the deepest gorge in the world-Kali Gandaki gorge (3 miles long and 1.5 miles wide) lie in this region.  It is a home of 1226 species of flowering plants, 102 mammals, 474 birds, 39 reptiles and 22 amphibians. Naturally, Annapurna Region is awesome. It…

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Why Everest region (Khumbu region) is still the first choice of travelers in Nepal?

June 10, 2016

Everest region is an incredible paradise of Nepal, which includes the highest peak of the world. It is a dream zone of the travelers of different corners of the world. They travel this region with different form of activities like: mountaineering, trekking and helicopter tours. Due to the countless features that have been described below, the Everest region is still the first choice of the travelers in Nepal. Geographical location Everest region, which is also known as the Khumbu region is located at the remote part of the North east Nepal. It is the land of Mt. Everest (8848m) and several 8000 meter peaks. The location is the international border region of Nepal and Tibet. We can say the Everest region is one of the extremely isolated regions in Nepal, but naturally it is a wonderful paradise. So, the travelers do not want to miss trekking or mountaineering in this…

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Hurts so good

May 22, 2016

Our legs shook and buckled as we headed down a short flight of stairs in Pokhara, Nepal, after our first "real" trek.  We have had the opportunity to participate in commercial treks in many of the places we have traveled.  There were the Great Walks in New Zealand, the W Trek in Torres del Pine, and the Inca Trail in Peru.  For various reasons, we either could not or chose not to walk with companies and guides in these situations.  Sometimes price or timing was a barrier; other times, one of us was sick with food poisoning or some other foreign (or not so foreign) ailment. In Nepal, however, we opted to "go for the gusto" and booked with a local Nepalese company to take us trekking. Trekking, as we understand and define it, is walking significant distances over several days.  There is an element of weight to carry on…

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