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 Three Passes Trekking is an epic, exhilarating and ultimate trekking experience. This trekking journey offers an experience of high passes & alpine pastures. Our carefully planned trek takes you to the centre of the towering Himalayas and an outstanding hike to Gokyo Ri and your next amazing hike to Kala Pathar, for a breathtaking view of Mt. Everest.
Once you reach Kala Pattar, you will most likely experience the sense of nirvana that comes with the achievement of this spectacular and epic journey.
We have carefully crafted this itinerary to allow you ample time for acclimatization and enjoying the beautiful multi-hued prayer flags, prayer wheels and intricately carved Mani stones lining every hilltop, rock wall and trailside.
It is almost singing prayers to the gods with every breeze and every passing traveler.
Experience the awe-inspiring sight of the towering Himalayas that catch the last rays of the sun, before darkness settles.
The spectacular valleys of Nar and Phu in Nepal were closed to tourists until 2002. As a result, much of this area hasn’t been trekked at all. These are regions inhabited by ethnic Tibetans with a distinct cultural identity of their own. A trek around this area is one that combines sights of high peaks and passes, glaciers, remote villages, narrow canyons, dense forests, amazing rock formations, yaks, gompas and unique cultures. Those who have already been around the Annapurna region would have slightly missed the trail to this beautiful region since it requires one to cross a bridge leading over the Maryland River to the steep portals of the Nar/Phu valleys. The entry to these valleys, while narrow at first, later on leads one to a wide expanse of land which commands views of snow-peaks, ancient villages and high altitude grazing settlements. You can explore the valleys above Phu and then from Nar cross the Kang La to Ngawal on the upper Pisang route leading back into the Annapurna circuit.
Set in the western Himalayas of Nepal, the landscapes of Langtang are unsheltered, remote, and absolutely breathtaking. This otherworldly landscape has mountaintops wreathed in clouds, plunging valleys, dusky villages ringed with farmlands and emerald meadows closing in on the distant hills. Every portion of Langtang is a soothing sight to see and to be explored. This trek offers mountains soaring towards the sky, green pine forest, swift mountain streams, rugged rocks and snow capped peaks, grassy downs and meadows strewn with daisies and wild primulas. Tiny lakes of crystalline brightness and glaciated mountain giants gaze from a quiet distance. The Langtang valley trek is a mystical journey that is filled with enchanting, enigmatic and the surreal, stark beauty of the Himalayas.
You can carefully observe how beautifully the Hindu temples and shrines are sculptured and carved in the Kathmandu Valley, its colorful bazaars and the eclectic atmosphere that covers it. The exquisite calligraphy and carvings on amazing works of art, skill of painters and artists who created mural and images can be seen closely at every nook and corner of Kathmandu.
From the breathtaking views of Mt. Everest as you fly to Bhutan, to the stunning sights of the Dochula Pass, experience the serenity of Buddhist monasteries and the spectacular scenery of this mountain kingdom. Be touched by the warmth of its people and wonder at the unique character and abilities of the architecture and the desire to create a serene and magical kingdom. From the forested mountains of Bhutan watch the scenery change to the windswept hills of Tibet. Here the Potala Palace sweeps upward to the sky and the aura of peace pervades this religious Buddhist haven high up in the Himalayas. Be inspired by the serenity of its people and the spectacular grandeur that comes from the stark and beautiful countryside. Lastly, plunge into the bustle and eclectic variety of the Kathmandu Valley. Monasteries, motor bikes and a thousand different experiences await the visitor to this bustling Nepalese capitol city. Tour the ancient Thamel, shopping bazaar, see the many different aspects of Nepalese life as you explore and enjoy the excitement and activities that mark this interesting place. Conclude your trip with the thrill of a jungle adventure deep in the jungles of Chitwan. You will come away with memories to last a life time. Himalayan Dreams for an unforgettable trip!