Thursday, May 28, 2009

Welcome to Nepal


Welcome to Nepal, the most happening destination in the world! With a heady mixture of unique culture proudly preserved, mind boggling adventure and remarkable natural beauty, Nepal offers an astonishing diversity of sightseeing attractions and adventure opportunities found nowhere else on earth. Imagine a trekking with a breathtaking view on eight of the ten highest mountains in the world or an elephant ride in the jungle, all within a distance of only 150 kilometers!

General information in Nepal


General Information in Nepal:
Nepal is a land of scenic beauty with unrivaled attraction. The sovereign and ever independent country situated in the southern slopes of the glorious mountains having frontiers with both the Tibet, an autonomous region of the people’s Republic of China in the North and India in the up to 880 km. east to west and 145 km to 241 km north to south. The country due to its geographical variation is divided into three main geographical regions.

1. Himalayan Region :This region comprises about 15% of the total land area .The altitude of this region is above 5,000m. The region encompasses eight of the 14 highest summits of the world crossing over an altitude of 8,000m including Everest, Annapurna etc.

2.Hilly Region:This region accounts for about 68% of the total land area. The region lies between the Himalayan and Tarai regions soaring up to 4.877.

3.Tarai Region:The low-land that occupies about 17% of the total land area of the country .It’s elevation ranges from 70 to 200m with subtropical climate. It extends from the Nepal-India border in the south to the base of Siwalik Hills (Churia) in the north .
Climate
Nepal possesses diverse climate and weather due to its unique topographical variation. The country though smaller In size has its altitudes ranging from 70m. in the southern Terai area to 8848m. of the mount Everest. The country experiences tropical, subtropical, alpine and Trains-Himalayan types of climate. Such climatic and topographical variations have made the country centre of attraction for the people around the world .

Sight seeing

About Pokhara:Pokhara is a perfect triangular mountain, capped by snow and buffeted by the icy winds of the Himalaya. Imagine a millpond calm lake, perfectly reflecting the snowy peaks. Now imagine a village on the lakeshore, thronged by travellers and reverberating to the sound of om mani padme hum from a hundred shops selling prayer flags, carpets, singing bowls and CDs of Buddhist mantras. That’s pokhara.
Nepal’s second city, at least in tourist terms, Pokhara is the end point for the famous Annapurna Circuit trek and the starting point for a dozen more treks through the mountains of the Annapurna Range, including the perennially popular Jomsom and the equally dramatic ( but less busy ) trek to the Annapurna Sanctuary . Its unashamedly touristy, in the Thamel mould, but the setting is spectacular the perfect pyramid of Mt Machhapuchhare looms high above Pokhara, reflected in the placid waters of Phewa Tal.
For many travellers, Pokhara represents a last chance to stock up on creature comforts before hitting the mountain trails. For others, it’s place to enjoy a steak dinner and cold beer after weeks of daal bhaat in the hills. Even if you aren’t a dedicated trekker, there’s plenty here to keep you busy. Pokhara has numerous museums and there are some fascinating caves, waterfalls and Tibetan villages in the surrounding hills.
For the adventurous, travel agents in Pokhara offer a slew of adventure activities, from trekking and micro light flights to river rafting and jungle safaris. Paragliding from Sarangkot view point has to be one of the most thrilling experiences in the subcontinent. Alternatively, bring a good book and spend your days reading in café overlooking languorous Phewa Tal.
Nepal Wildlife Safari:
Nepal is a country of exceptional biodiversity and a beautiful natural environment. The tropical jungles of the Terai preserve some of the best wildlife habitat in the subcontinent. Nepal has 16 national parks, wildlife reserves and conservation areas, occupying 16 percent of its total geographical area.
For those who wish to experience the natural environment at its best there is no better place to visit than Nepal. The outdoor adventure sports into the wilderness to see wild animals, birds and natural beauty. You ride on an elephant's back or on a four wheeler jeep accompanied by a fully trained guide (also known as expert Naturalists) for the love of nature and animals. In Nepal, Chitwan and Bardia are two hot dishes on the menu. Pick Chitwan as this is Nepal's most popular National Park offering excellent opportunity to see Royal Bengal Tigers, One horned Rhino, crocodile and thrilling wilderness experience into its deep and thick jungle. Pick Bardia also, as this is another National Park, which offers excellent jungle safari. Here too you can ride on an elephant or a take four wheel to discover some of Nepal's unspoiled natural habitats. Most jungle safari consists of canoe rides on the jungle rivers, nature walks, birds watching excursions and quick tours around the villages to discover unique culture and traditions of the local village people. There are also scheduled cultural-musical programs performed by the villages, which are also in the Jungle Safari itinerary.Chitwan and Bardia national park have excellent accommodation.


Bardia National Park :-
Bardia National Park is the largest National Park situated in the mid-far western region lowlands of the Terai, and covers 968 sq. km. The park is home to the largest population of the elusive Bengal Tiger and there are 30 more species of other mammals, such as Bears, moneys, civets, hyenas, wild dogs, otters, wild boar, leopards adn deer. It is regenerated habitat for endangered animals like the Tiger, Rhinoceros, wild Elephant (the park harbors the largest wild tusker in Asia) and the black duck. Crocodiles, Masher fish and the Gangetic dolphin cavort in the river waters. There are more than 350 spces of birds which include the cormorants, egret, stork, geese, jungle foul, Kingfisher, horn bills plus endangered species such as the Bengal florican, silver eared mesia and the saurus crane, making the park a true delight for bird watchers. more.........

Bhaktapur :This is third important sister city of the valley. The local people call it Bhadgaon. This city is named Bhaktapur, which means the place (pur) of devotees (Bhaktapur is a very sanskritiesed name which is difficult to pronounce. Therefore, the natives of this place, for their convenience, changed it to Bhadgaon, where ‘Gaon’ means ‘village’ and ‘Bhad’ could be the simplified form of ‘Bhakta’ . Bhaktapur is the ancient capital of Mallas. Historically, the city way built in the ninth century (889 A.D) during the reign of King Anan Deva. However, it might be older than that. The city was originally built in the shape of a sacred conch shell, which is associated with Lord Vishnu, the Lord Protector.
Kathmandu Durbar Square:

It is the historic seat of royalty built between the 12th and 18th centuries. The Durbar Square is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Monument List in 1979 which epitomizes the social, religious and cultural life of the Nepalese people. It is the place where the kings of Nepal are crowned and their coronation solemnized. The interesting things to see here are: the ferocious Kal Bhairav, Nautalle Durbar Square, Coronation Nasal Chowk, the Gaddi Baithak, The statue of King Pratap Malla, the big Drum and the Jagannath Temple. It is the place where the visitors can see uncountable monuments. There is also the Numismatic Museum and Tribhuvan Museum inside the place building. Photography is prohibited inside the museum. It is the place to observe the juxtaposition of past and present, old and new.

Begnash Lake of Pokhara

Begnash Lake:-
Pokhara valley abounds in lakes. Phewa, Rupa and Begnas are the most famous ones while Khaste, Dipang and Mardi are some other smaller lakes situated further away. Sporting activities like canoeing and swimming are conducted on Phewa Lake, together with angling of carp fish. On a small island is a temple dedicated to Varahi, and in contrast to the gaiety of holiday makers, devotees go about their worship undisturbed by the goings-on in the water as well as occasional barbeques on the banks of the lake. Apart from the lakes, the floor of the valley is made up of a layer of gravel, cut into intricate terraces and deep canyons by various tributaries of the Seti river.

Entertainment

Entertainment

Nepal is an early to bed country and even in Kathmandu you’ll find few people on the streets after 10pm, especially where the capital’s political situation is tense. Most bars close their doors by 11pm, though a few keep serving those inside.you
Bands play at various Thamel restaurants on Friday and Saturday nights in the high season, particularly at Himalatte, Jatra and New Orleans just follow your ears.
Beyound this, could take in a Bollywood blockbuster or try to earn back your flight money at one of half a dozen casinos. Major sporting events such as Premier League football and Formula 1 grand prixs are televised in all the major bars.
There are also several cultural performances which generally involve local youths wearing a variety of dress over their jeans and performing traditional dances from Nepal’s various ethnic groups, accompanied by a live band that includes a tabla, harmonium and singer.
Music and Dance

There are a few performances of Nepali music and dancing in the restaurants of the top-end hotels but little is scheduled.
The New Himalchuli Cultural Group is a dance troupe that performs nightly at a crummy restaurant in Lazimpat. The hour-long show costs Rs.350 and starts at 7pm in summer (October to April) and 6.30pm in winter (May to September).Ring in advance to check that a performance is planned.

Gandharba Association

This is an organisation for the city’s musician caste. There are informal music jams between 5pm and 7pm at their offices on the third floor above Equator Expeditions but they play in local restaurants such as the Northfield Café. Individual musicians offer music lessons for around Rs.100 per hour and they also sell their own CDs.

Casinos

Kathmandu’s casinos are all attached to upmarket hotels and open 24 hours. Dust off your tuxedo, polish up your best Sean Connery impersonation (Aah, Mish, money- penny..) and make a beeline for the Casino Royale, Rana place at the Yak & Yeti Hotel. Hang around the tables long enough and staff will ply you with free drinks and a dinner buffet .
Other casinos, like Casino Anna at the Hotel de l’Annapurna attract a mainly Indian crowd.
At all casinos you can play in either Indian rupees or US dollars, and winnings (in the same currency ) can be taken out of the offered are roulette and blackjack, and the main clients are Indians. Nepalis are officially forbidden from entering.

Religion in Nepal

Religion in nepal

Religion in Nepal :From the simple early morning puja of a Kathmandu housewife at a local Hindu temple to the chanting of Buddhist monks in a village monastery, religion is a cornerstone of Nepali life. In Nepal, Hinduism and Buddhism have mingled wonderfully into a complex, synergetic blend. Nowhere is this more evident than in Kathmandu where Tibetan Buddhists and Nepali Hindus often worship at the same temples.
The Buddha was born in Nepal over 25 centuries ago but the Buddhist religion first arrived in the country later, around 250 BC. It is said to have been introduced by the great Indian Buddhist emperor, Ashoka. Buddhism eventually lost ground to Hinduism, although the Tantric form of Tibetan Buddhism made its way full circle back into Nepal in the 8th century AD. Today Buddhism is practised mainly by the people of the high Himalaya, such as the Sherpas and Tamangs, and by Tibetan refugees.
Officially Nepal is a Hindu country but in practice the blending of Hindu and Buddhist beliefs and deities, and the subsequent overlaying onto both of Tantric aspects make it hard to separate the religions. Perhaps because of this there is little religious tension in Nepal, and religion plays almost no part in politics.
Take the concepts of Hinduism and Buddhism, add some Indian and Tibetan influence and blend this with elements of animism, faith healing and pinch of Tantric practice, and you get a taste of Nepal’s fabulous spiritual stew.
One thing you’ll quickly learn as you travel through Nepal is that is fruitless to look for rational responses and distinctions in questions of Nepali faith.
Ganesh Hinduism
With his elephant head, Ganesh is probably the most easily recognised and the most popular of the gods. He is the god of prosperity and wisdom and there are thousands of Ganesh shrines and temples across Nepal. His parents are Shiva and Parvati, and he has his father’s temper to thank for this elephant head. After a long trip, Shiva discovered Parvati in bed with a young man. Not pausing to think that their son might have grown up a little during his absence, Shiva lopped his head off ! Parvati then forced him of the first living thing he saw which happened to be an elephant.
Chubby Ganesh has a super sweet tooth and is often depicted with his trunk in a mound of sweets and with one broken tusk; he broke it off and threw at the moon for making fun of his fatness.

It seems that the first people to set foot in the ancient Nepal were Aryans. The Aryans' basic beliefs are recorded in the Vedas, a collection of over one thousand religious hymns that were to form the foundation of the polytheistic religion of Hinduism.

Hinduism has a basic trinity of three gods-Brahma the Creator, Vishnu the Preserver and Shiva the Destroyer. Most Hindus, while revering Brahma, do not usually include his worship in religious ceremonies as his role in the universe is regarded to be essentially completed. Vishnu and Shiva, however, are very important to all the Nepalese Hindus.

Vishnu, whose primary duty is to assure the preservation of the world and all living forms, is believed to have visited the earth ten times as "avatars" or incarnations. He is also believed to have come to the earth as a Varaha, as Prince Rama, as the god Krishna and as Lord Gautam Buddha.

Shiva, the Destroyer, is believed to have three forms-Natraj the god of artistic skill, an anthropomorphic form and the Lingam form, the latter being the most famous Lingam is situated in the north-west of Katmandu. In front of any Shiva temple, one usually sees a statue of Nandi, the divine bull that serves as Shiva's vehicle. In anthropomorphic form, Shiva is depicted with his consort Parbati and usually holds a trident and a small drum. Another popular form of Shiva is terrifying Bhairav, who himself has a number of different forms. somany other this is only for example
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Pashupatinath:
It is the holiest Hindu pilgrimage spot situated 5km east of Kathmandu, the temple of Lord Shiva. The richly ornamented pagoda houses, the scared linga, or phallic symbol of Lord Shiva fascinates everyone. There are also small temples dedicated to other deities. The temple was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument List in 1979.

Although only Hindus are allowed inside the temple, visitors can clearly see the temple and the activities performed in the temple from the eastern bank of Bagmati River. Locals have long regarded it as a very important part of the city, both religiously and culturally. Basically thousand of pilgrims from Nepal and India pay homage to this temple everyday. Locals daily worship and receive blessing from lord Shiva early in the morning. Near the temple at the edge of Bagmati River lies "Arya Ghat" where cremation is performed. There is also a large market in the streets surrounding the temple.
Swayambhu Nath Stupa:
Golden statues
Swayambhu Nath Stupa is 3km west of Kathmandu city situated on a hillock about 77m above the sea level of the Kathmandu valley. It is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal and the best place to observe religious harmony in Nepal. Both Hindus and Buddhists worship here. It is said to be 2,000years old. It was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument List in 1979.

A large image of Buddha is in a monastery next to the stupa. It is also known as the Monkey temple, and the major landmark in the valley. From the top of a hillock on its western side it provides an excellent viewpoint over Kathmandu.

The feastival of Nepall

Festivals in Nepal has always been a meaningful event where people enjoy themselves more through their direct involvement than just watching them. In Nepal, every festival has some purpose to serve, such as to bring rain or to have good harvest, to avert calamities and son on. IN fact, festivals are the best way to understand and appreciate the Nepalese way of life .The Nepalese year is full of festivals which are celebrated accordion to the lunar calendar. Some of the important festivals are listed below.
Dashain
Celebrated in October-November.Dashain festival is the major festival of the Nepalese. Entire country is in enthusiastic holiday mood at the time of the festival. Dsashain, the longest and most favorite festivals right after the monsoon is a time for shopping, eating and socializing with friends, and family. The Dashain celebration marks the victory of good over evil. Durga Bhawani is the emblem of the good. Durga conquered evils on this day. Huge amount of animal sacrifice take place during the festival in temples and in home to please the Goddess, Durga. The final day of the festival is known as ‘Tika’, a day on which then elder ones give ‘Tika’ to the younger ones and to other relatives who come for blessings.

Tihar
Tihar, the festival of lights is one of the most dazzling of all Hindu festivals. In this festival we worship Goddess Laxmi, the Goddess of wealth. During the festival all the houses in the city and villages are decorated with lit oil lamps. Thus during the night the entire village or city looks like a sparkling diamond. This festival is celebrated in five days starting from the thirteenth day of the waning moon in October. We also refer to tihar as 'Panchak Yama' which literally means 'the five days of the underworld lord'. We also worship 'yamaraj' in different forms in these five days. In other words this festival is meant for life and prosperity.
Goddess Laxmi is the wife of almighty Lord Vishnu. She was formed from the ocean and she has all the wealth of the seas. She sits on a full-grown lotus and her steed is the owl. On the third day of the festival at the stroke of midnight she makes a world tour on her owl looking how she is worshipped.
Teej
'Teej' is the fasting festival for women. It takes place in August or early September. The festival is a three-day long celebration that combines sumptuous feasts as well as rigid fasting. Through this religious fasting, hindu women pray for marital bliss, well being of their spouse and children and purification of their own body and soul.

Traditionally, the ritual of Teej is obligatory for all Hindu married women and girls who have reached puberty. Exception is made for the ones who are ill or physically unfit. In such circumstances a priest performs the rites. According to the holy books, the Goddess Parbati fasted and prayed fervently for the great Lord Shiva to become her spouse. Touched by her devotion, he took her for his wife. Goddess Parbati, in gratitude sent her emissary to preach and disseminate this religious fasting among mortal women, promising prosperity and longevity with their family. Thus was born the festival of Teej.
Loshar
This is the New Year of the Tibetans and Sherpas of Nepal which falls in February. The Buddhist monasteries in Kathmandu like Boudhanath and Swayambhunath are decorated with eye catching colorful prayer flags pulling the crowd. The people perform their traditional dances and welcome their New Year with feasts and family gatherings wearing all the new clothes and finest jewelries and exchanging gifts.
Festive activities like singing, dancing and feasting are observed.A colorful crowd gathers in the area around the stupa. Hundreds of Tibetans are dressed in a wide variety of beautiful traditional costumes sometimes mixed with western clothes. They smile, laugh and greet family and friends as they bump into them in the crowd. The atmosphere is saturated with anticipation. A group of monks led by a high rank teacher appear and pass through the lion-framed gate into the inner area of the stupa.
These are just like examples if you want to know about it then you have to visit in Nepal.

Stone sculpture art of Nepal

Nepal is famous for ites stone sculpture statues art. Stone sculpture Statues art in Nepal dates to centuries back. Most of the stone sculpture art and architecture in the Kathmandu Valley, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur was created by the Newars, one of the many ethnic groups in Nepal. Predominantly Newari artists were renowned throughout Asia for the high quality of their stone sculpture statues art. Now a days Tamangs and even the Brahmins and Chettris are working as stone carvers in Patan. Both China and Tibet imported art and artists from Nepal to adorn their temples, monasteries, and homes, spreading Nepalese style far beyond the country's borders.
History of stone sculpture art work in Nepal were long way back, hundred of years
ago The survival of the oldest stone sculpture art in the Nepal indicates that stone
sculpting was among the first art forms to have developed in the Nepal. The history of Nepal is told by stone sculpture. Few manuscripts have survived, the oral tradition fails to identify the nation's ancient culture, wooden images beyond the seventeenth century have mostly rotted away and metal work barely reaches the tenth century. So for scholars and for those seeking an insight into Nepalese minds, stone tells the clearest stories. There was time when stone art was waning. Particularly after the fall of the Mallas, there was no real demand, but now stone carvers are busy again.
Shakyamuni Buddha Stone Statue

Buddha Statues were shown in various poses and forms incluing this popular lotus position. Made of solid cast stone.


Ganesh Stone Statue

Sri Ganesha, the deity to which the Hindu pray before starting any new task.

Saraswati Stone Statue
Saraswati is a Hindu goddess of learning. She is the goddess of speech .
Metal Sculpture
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The History of Art in Nepal


The history of Nepalese stone sculpture goes back at least two thousand years according to Lain Singh Bangdel, author of "The Early Sculptures of Nepal." The survival of the oldest sculpture in the country indicates that stone sculpting was among the first art forms to have developed in the country. Unlike the lasting quality of stonework, samples of wood and terra cotta that have been found in Nepal date back only to the seventeenth century. The oldest stone image is that of the Yaksha Bodhisattva, which dates back to the first century AD. It was found at Hadigaon and is preserved at the country's National Museum in Kathmandu. Except for this sculpture, all others dating from the first century to the end of the fourth century AD are of a lesser size, are roughly carved and are coarsely formed. The author of The Art of Nepal, Stella Kramrisch, explains the recognized origin of sculpting in the Kathmandu Valley. It is believed that during the reign of King Vrishdeva, the great grandfather of King Manadeva, a farmer named Balbala made a self-portrait in stone for the first time. He soon gained recognition in his community due to his experimentation in this new field and, thus, he founded the art of sculpting in the country. During the time of the Gopalas, also known as the cow herders and the earliest settlers of the Kathmandu Valley, stone sculpting was uncommonly practiced. Even at this time, there seems to have been some influence from the Southern sculpting tradition of what is now India in Nepal. The stone sculptures found here during the early centuries seem to be reminiscent of a similar craft to those found in Mathura. Old stone works found in both countries share a similarity in stances, expressions, coiffures, ornaments, and decorations. Sculptures in the Varada mudra art from, a gesture of charity that is easily distinguished by the awkward right hand, cupped palm, and long disproportional fingers, are most common in the early stone art of Nepal, mainly from the second and third centuries. Examples of the Varada mudra art form are Vishnu of Hadigoan, Shiva of Balambu, Kumari of Balkhu, the mother goddess from Haugal Bahal, and Hari Hara of Saugal. Unlike the Brahmanical sculptures, some Buddhist sculptures of male deities from later centuries possess these features as well.

Nepali culture, languages,music and another..

Nepali Culture

Nepal is blessed with a rich cultural heritage. Culture has been called 'the way of life for an entire society'. The statement holds particularly true in case of Nepal where every aspect of life, food, clothing and even occupations are culturally classified. In a society so feudalistic and so fractured across class lines, cultural heritage comes as a fresh wind. The culture of Nepal includes the codes of manners, dress, language, rituals, norms of behavior and systems of belief.
The culture of Nepal is a unique combination of tradition and novelty. The traditions are followed as they were and new customs are created to keep pace with the changing times. It is surprising to note that a country as poor, illiterate and backward as Nepal displays such flexibility when it come to incorporating traits from other cultures. Culture in Nepal is an assemblage of music, architecture, religion and literature. The mountain kingdom of Nepal is multi-ethic and multi-lingual. The land is rich with unique cultural groups like Tharu,Yadav, Ahir, Newars and others.
Nepalese are among the most hospitable hosts. This is the reason for which tourists from far and wide enjoy coming to Nepal time and again. Nepalese are culturally warm, hospitable and affectionate hosts who place their heart above their head. Religion is the lifeblood of the Nepalese. Officially it is a Hindu country, but in practice the religion is a syncretism of Hindu and Buddhist beliefs with a pantheon of Tantrik deities tagged on.
Nepal's food is surprisingly dull given that it lies at the intersection of the two great gastronomic giants India and China. Most of the time meals consist of a dish called dhal-bhat-tarkari that is a combination of lentil soup, rice and curried vegetables. It can hardly be considered, a dynamic national cuisine. On the other hand, Nepal has adapted famously to Western tastes, markedly evident in Katmandu's smorgasbord of menus: Mexican tacos; Japanese sukiyaki; Thai chocolate; Chinese marshmallows; onion and minestrone soup; borscht, quiche and soy burgers; and some of the best desserts - apple and lemon pies, almond layer cakes, fruit cakes - found anywhere in the world.

Language of Nepal
Nepal is a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic country. The Nepalese society has acted as the melting pot for various ethnic groups. Almost all of these ethnic groups have their own languages. Nepali or Nepalese is the major language of Nepal. It is also the official language of Nepal. There are other languages too that are widely spoken in Nepal such as Newari, Bhojpuri, Awadhi and Maithali. While the Newar community speaks the former, the immigrants from the Indian states of Bihar and Eastern Utter Pradesh speak Bhojpuri, Awadhi and Maithali.
Nepali Music
The rhythm, beats, bounce of Nepali traditional folk and classical music is spiritual enough to sooth you and entertaining enough to cheer you. Music is associated with every event in Nepal, then be it birth, marriage, festivals or National events.
People of Nepal
Perched on the Southern slopes of the Himalayan Mountains, the Kingdom of Nepal is ethnically diverse. The Nepalese are descendants of three major migrations. These migrations have taken place from India, Tibet, and Central Asia. Among the earliest inhabitants were the Newar of the Kathmandu Valley and aboriginal Tharu in the southern Tarai region.

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About Trekking in Naple


The Himalaya, the "abode of snows", extends from Assam in eastern India west to Afghanistan. It is a chain of the highest and youngest mountains on earth and it encompasses a region of deep religious and cultural traditions and an amazing diversity of people. A trek in Nepal is a special and rewarding mountain holiday.Just as New York is not representative of the USA, so Kathmandu is not representative of Nepal. If you have the time and energy to trek, don't miss the opportunity to leave Kathmandu and see the spectacular beauty and the unique culture of Nepal. Fortunately for the visitor, there are still only a few roads extending deeply into the hills, so the only way to truly visit the remote regions of the kingdom is in the slowest and most intimate manner - walking. It requires more time and effort, but the rewards are also greater. Instead of zipping down a freeway, racing to the next "point of interest," each step provides new and intriguing viewpoints. You will perceive your day as an entity rather than a few highlights strung together by a ribbon of concrete. For the romanticist, each step follows the footsteps of Hillary, Tenzing, Herzog and other Himalayan explorers. If you have neither the patience nor the physical stamina to visit the hills of Nepal on foot, a helicopter flight provides an expensive and unsatisfactory substitute. Trekking in Nepal will take you through a country that has captured the imagination of mountaineers and explorers for more than 100 years. You will meet people in remote mountain villages whose lifestyle has not changed in generations. Most people trust foreigners. Nepal is one of only a handful of countries that has never been ruled by a foreign power. Many of the values associated with a hiking trip at home do not have the same importance during a trek in Nepal. Isolation is traditionally a crucial element of any wilderness experience but in Nepal it is impossible to get completely away from people, except for short times or at extremely high elevations. Environmental concerns must include the effects of conservation measures on rural people and the economic effects of tourism on indigenous populations. Even traditional national park management must be adapted because there are significant population centres within Sagarmatha (Mt Everest) and Langtang national parks. Trekking does not mean mountain climbing. While the ascent of a Himalayan peak may be an attraction for some, you need not have such a goal to enjoy a trek. As far as most people are concerned, trekking always refers to walking on trails. While trekking you will see the great diversity of Nepal. Villages embrace many ethnic groups and cultures. The terrain changes from tropical jungle to high glaciated peaks in only 150 km. From the start, the towering peaks of the Himalaya provide one of the highlights of a trek. As your plane approaches Kathmandu these peaks appear to be small clouds on the horizon. The mountains become more definable and seem to reach impossible heights as you get closer and finally land at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan Airport. During a trek, the Himalaya disappears behind Nepal's continual hills, but dominates the northern skyline at each pass. Annapurna, Manaslu, Langtang, Gauri Shankar and Everest will become familiar names. Finally, after weeks of walking, you will arrive at the foot of the mountains themselves - astonishing heights from which gigantic avalanches tumble earthwards in apparent slow motion, dwarfed by their surroundings. Your conception of the Himalaya alters as you turn from peaks famed only for their height to gaze on far more picturesque summits that you may never have heard of - Kantega, Ama Dablam, Machhapuchhare and Kumbhakarna. More ..............

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Welcome to great Adventure Treks and expedition

Welcome to great Adventure Treks and expedition
The Great Adventure Treks & Expedition (P) Ltd is one of the pioneer government licensed trekking and touring agency in Nepal. We have a team of experience trekking guide and mountain hero “Sherpa” to guide you through your most memorable days of your life. From its establishment we have successfully conducted trekking and peak climbing in different peak and mountain and other tourist activities in Nepal and have satisfied our valuable customer. All the activities have operated so far have been 100% safe and success record with the help of our experienced guides and Sherpa’s.With our well trained and experienced expert team with years of personal experienced members The Great Adventure Treks & Expedition is a modern organization equipped with the latest equipment and best facilities to ensure that your stay and travel are undertaken in the safest and the most hygienic condition under the friendly environment. more.............................

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Special packages of Tour

Everest Base Camp Trek :-
The Everest region (or Solu Khumbu region, as it is locally known) is the second most popular trekking area in Nepal (the Annapurna is the first). The popularity of this region is derived, of course, from its proximity to the world's highest mountain, but also from its Sherpa people and buddhist monasteries.

Of the trek's strongest difficulties are it's up-and-down walking (resulting from crossing ridges instead of walking along them) and it's steep gain of altitude (especially for those starting at Lukla).

Although the trek is named the Everest Base Camp trek, the main highlight of the trek is the walk up to Kala Pattar ("Black Rock") peak, a magnificent view point at 5545 meters, offering astonishing views of Mt. Everest and it's surrounding mountain peaks. more..........
Dolpa
The word Dolpo refers to a specific area of Tibetan heritage located in the northern portion of Dolpa District. Actually, Dolpa District, as a whole, is home to many diverse ethnic groups, including Hindu, Shaman, Buddhist and Bonpo. Dolpa is one of the most remote and sparsely populated Districts in Nepal. The landscape is characterized by high steep valleys and relatively dry climate. No roads exist; access is by small plane or many Day walking.

Rhododendron
This trek starts from a high vantage point at the township of Hille. For a few kilometers the trail follows a new road being built by the Nepali Army before turning back on to the original trail and the commencement of a long and steep descent to the floor of the valley

Activities : Sightseeing/Trekking/Rafting & Jungle Safari. (optional)
Best time to go : Sept to Apr more..............
Gokyo lake
Description : The Gokyo Lakes trek is one of the best treks in the Khumbu region. Much of the trek takes place at moderate to high altitudes, venturing through rich Buddhist villages, red birch and dwarf rhododendron forests together with magnificent views of the peaks of Sagamartha, Cho Oyo, Lhotse. Makalu and Tawetse. Highlight of this trek is the walk to the sacred lakes of Gokyo. Two days will be spent exploring the Gokyo area, including a steep climb to the top of Gokyo Ri to witness what is the most comprehensive and impressive panoramas in all the Himalaya. This trek will appeal to those who wish to see the major mountains of the Sagamartha region from a less-trekked trail, as well as visit the regions key monasteries. more...........

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Welcome to Nepal ! Welcome to Nepal, the most happening destination in the world! With a heady mixture of unique culture proudly preserved, mind boggling adventure and remarkable natural beauty, Nepal offers an astonishing diversity of sightseeing attractions and adventure opportunities found nowhere else on earth. Imagine a trekking with a breathtaking view on eight of the ten highest mountains in the world or an elephant ride in the jungle, all within a distance of only 150 kilometers! more.....................
Welcome To Bhutan !
The Kingdom of Bhutan is a small sovereign country hidden in the Eastern Himalayan Mountains between the China to the north and the India in the south. The area of 38,394sq km with the longitude of 88, 45’ and 92 10’ east and latitude of 26 40’ and 28 15; in the north. The Kingdom of Bhutan is Mountainous country from the little above the sea level to High Himalayan Mountains of 7, 600m in the north with varying climatic conditions ranging form hot humid to High Himalayan Mountains of 7, 600m in the north with varying
Geography of Bhutan
The Kingdom of Bhutan is a small sovereign country hidden in the Eastern Himalayan Mountains between the China to the north and the India in the south. The area of 38,394sq km with the longitude of 88, 45’ and 92 10’ east and latitude of 26 40’ and 28 15; in the north. The Kingdom of Bhutan is Mountainous country from the little above the sea level to High Himalayan Mountains of 7, 600m in the north with varying climatic conditions ranging form hot humid to alpine
The population of the country is 752,700. Comprising of four main ethic groups namely Sharchop in the eastern region, Kheng in the central and partly in southern region, Lhotshampa in the southern region, Ngalong in the north western regions of the country. These four groups of people become a Drukpa. Climate
In Bhutan you would experience the different types of climatic conditions, depending upon different altitudes and seasons. To the south it is hot and humid, while the up hills and Mountains towards the north are under perpetual snow. Rainfall can differ within relative short distance due to rain shadow effects. We do have four seasons which are Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. The month of July and August is the heavy rainfall and Bhutanese believe that in September there will be a festival called Thrue (blessed rainy day), the rainy season ends. Spring and autumn is great seasons to travel tourist in the kingdom of Bhutan. In winter the temperature drops down to minus because of snowfalls. Days are normally hot and night are cold. more...............
Tibet
We at Trekking Tibet offer a complete Tibetan travel service. Tibet adventure tours, Tibet cultural tours, North side Mt. Everest tours, Monastery tours, Motorbiking tours, Kailash Mansarovar tours, budget package tours, Ganden to Samye trekking. We also organise Nepal tours and trekking in Nepal. Beside tours, Trekking Tibet also offers Tibet travel information including travel itineraries, Visas, Tibet tourist packages and other travel tips. Tibet, a land of mystery, adventure and spirituality; a home of legends, awesome landscapes, artistic monasteries and centuries-old caravan trails, Tibet is a destination out of an ordinary, long closed to the outside world...
As you can see we offer many different types of Tibetan tours, with a range of activities and hotels to suit all needs. What's more, as we understand that a visit to this special country is a highly personal experience, we can also arrange specific tours to meet you or your groups needs.more..............

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