The sheltering canopy of Buddhism in Nepal becomes apparent with a few visits to monasteries scattered across the Kathmandu valley; indeed, you can immerse yourself in local handicraft stores selling Buddhist artifacts too. But a mon......
Temples, monasteries, power cuts, living goddesses, millennia old durbar squares, surprisingly cheap tequila, hippies, antique shops, lady boys, dance bars, old by-lanes, buffalo meat, revolutionaries, poets and pretty women – Kathmandu! Or KTM – is an exuberant city, surrounded by mountains and dusted with smog.
The trip to Nepal always fascinated me, I am really into culture and Hinduism and to see Himalayas up close, Trekking into the Himalayas seemed daunting for I am a girl travelling alone. All my doubts were cleared as the trip progressed fro......
It is time now to search out to new and exciting venues. If you decide on a trek or just a cultural visit, you can prepare yourself for the adventure and experience of a life time.
As you espy the snow capped mountains from your arriving plane, or standing at Lake Fewa in Pokhara where the mountains tower over the scenery like the sets painted for a movie.
Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man……true indeed, for only a child is closest to God. The Kumari or Kumari Devi is the tradition of worshipping young pre-pubescent girls as manifestations of the divine female energy or Devi in Nepal.
Sometimes travelling is more than just destinations, sights and experiences. Travel serves the better purpose of familiarizing one with local customs and cultures.
Sometimes known as Nepal’s most unknown path—reveals a rich picturesque canvas, filled with dazzling panoramas and a multitude of natural wonders. Mardi Himal is not a tall mountain by Himalayan standards.
Anyone who’s spent some time up in the mountains has imagined climbing it. After you ascend from the base camp, there are panoramas of extensive valleys from ridges.
In March this year, the plan for a perfect adventure was a full speed. We’d been working on a list of the ideal adventure activities in Nepal. In 2014 when the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi had made a visit to Nepal, he had unequivocally mentioned the high tourism potential of Nepal.
As a man who defines himself in terms of trekking, Jaya Tamang thrives on discovering new and better routes for trekkers. Whether it is a hard or an easy route, makes no difference to him. It primarily has to be new and offer a better view or a different trail for any trekking afficionado.
It takes time! Time to plan your trip and time to get to your destination. Perhaps, if time could be shortened, the numbers of people visiting the Himalayan region would increase. However, time cannot be altered and yes, it is a long way to this magnificent region. So, take your time to plan and then relax as you spend the time getting there. The rewards of this trip will stay with you for a long time to come. If you think Nepal was the dream, these 20 incredible photographs will leave you with a strong wanderlust.
There is much to see and do in the Kathmandu Valley! Explore the almost iconic Stupa, the Boudanath Stupa, with its wonderful eyes that seem to look out over the entire valley. Walk around the domed-shaped stupa and twirl the many bells encircling the walk. Marvel at the intricate designs and splendid artwork that enhances all of the valley’s temples. Move on to Bhaktapur where the magic of temples like the Changunarayan temple, will delight photographers and casual tourists alike. As pictures go there is nothing as delightful as the Monkey Temple. Sitting high on a hill top the temple seems to be guarded by a vast number of monkeys. Closer observation will delight young and old alike as the monkeys perch on walls and almost seem to pose for pictures.
It’s hardly an unusual remark to say that spirituality beckons a traveller, but it’s no less valid for the repetition. Tengboche monastery, gathered in the shadow of Mt. Everest and Mt. Ama Dablam, among the highest mountains in the world, thrives in a tough environment and exudes spiritual fervour. It’s no wonder that, more than six decades ago, it inspired Tenzin and Hillary on their first ascent. And it’s still inspiring us today. After a riveting landing at the famed Lukla airstrip, a shaky beginning of a marvellous Everest trek, amidst roaring applause from relieved passengers, you come across the most breathtaking sun glistened view in all of the Nepal Himalayas - the Khumbu region. Tengboche can be reached via Namche Bazaar, a quaint town that mostly shelters mountain climbers, trekkers and people of the Sherpa community. From the airstrip at Lukla, it takes about three days of uphill trek. Tengboche lies on a ridge at an altitude of 3,870 meters.
The great Indian scriptures mention that the Himalayas is where “Moksha” is attained. Sages and Fakirs have made epic journeys to the Nepal Himalayas in search of God and salvation. We do not know if the Himalayas provided them salvation, but the view of the landscape certainly does, even today. Since the ancient and medieval times, the far-flung wilds of Nepal have beckoned and bewitched travelers from across the globe. From its glacial regions and grasslands to its mystical cities, this region in the Himalayas continues to stun and humble all who visit. A tour of Nepal is recommended in any season as the terrain erupts in different colors, as Himalayan plants unfurl their vibrant petals and Rhododendrons stretch their limbs toward the sun. Trekking in Nepal too, is an otherworldly sensation, where you can experience a magnificent mosaic of landscapes and cultures. It’s no wonder that Nepal is center point for those in pursuit of the ultimate nature experience.
Whether you’re contemplating on a trip, trek or just need a few moments to exhale wistfully, we have compiled a list of 10 reasons to pack your bags for Nepal so that your decision making becomes easy. Nepal tour or trek can be easy and difficult, leisurely and adventurous and can cater to any kind of traveler. Just pack wisely and prepare for anything. A great holiday experience awaits!
The Everest Base Camp trek is arguably the finest trekking trail in the world and is definitely the most desirable one. Ask any avid trekker for his/her list and Everest Base Camp trek or EBC invariably pops up. But Everest Base Camp trek isn’t a walk in the park. One must first take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.
The Himalayas are regarded as sacred power places on earth. They are revered for their spiritual benefits and this translates, literally, into the “Abode of the gods!” There is a spirituality and wonderment in these peaks that haunts the insignificance of mankind. There is something magical and wonderful about the Himalayas!.
What’s your fantasy about the Himalayas? Is it to climb towering mountains? Is it to find and enjoy that inner hippy in Kathmandu? Perhaps it would be to hike on centuries old paths, embracing the glorious mountains, or lastly it is finding your inner spiritual self. Maybe, it’s discovering the last frontiers in the Himalayas!