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Janai Purnima Festival Nepal

Janai Purnima Festival

Festivals in Nepal begins with religions and flows with natural spirit.  Festivals are rituals that symbolize the cultural sensibility of a particular group or a society.

In this sequence of festivals, rituals like MatatirthaAusi, Buddha Jayanti occur, and also Janai Purnima. Before knowing what’s done here let’s know what it is actually. Brahmans in society are regarded as pure souls who in their entire life has and will not commit any sin. The mindset of people is that Brahmins and sacred souls are interlinked. So, for this, a sacred thread is worn by them around their body which keeps them away from committing sins.

Janai is a string made up of cotton materials. It is worn across the chest by the Hindu male. Only Hindu males are supposed to use this thread in a religious ceremony called Bratabandhan.

As a sequence of rituals goes hand in hand the Janai is linked with some other ritual called Bratamandha. Actually Janai is not worn by every single people. Randomly if some person put Janai it’s not given any worth. Janai is only worthy if it is put after fulfilling the criteria and performing a special ritual called Bratamandha. Janai is basically a thread that is worn around the body of Brahman boys. After the boys reach a certain age that’s more than 5 then Bratamandha can be done. In Bratamandha, some spiritual activities are carried out and finally, he is allowed to put a Janai.

Now, as we know what Janai is let’s know what Purnima is? Basically, the full moon day where the moon is completely visible. That day is called Purnima. Nepal government will declare a public holiday to celebrate this festival.

 

 

Janai Purnima Mantra

Below is the RakshyaBandhan Mantra enchanted in the day of Janai Purnima:

RakshyaBandhan Mantra

“YenabaddhoBaleeraajaadaanavendromahaabalah
tenatwaamavibadhnaamirakshemaachalamaachala”

“एनबद्धुबलिराजादानबिन्द्रोमहावल

तेनत्वं बधनामीरक्षेमाचलमाचल”

Meaning of this mantra is  you will be protected  by this thread

 

Festivals in Nepal

In Nepal festivals are celebrated by gathering people, worshipping to god, through the acts, dramas, performances of rituals. These are different ways of offering gratitude towards gods and goddesses. Festivals are marked as the day of happiness, togetherness, social goodness, longevity, and prosperous health of the person. The origination of various festival is different and based on its own stories.

In addition, it helps in minimizing the bitterness among the family members. It also brings joy, merry-makings in the family member realizing they should celebrate the rituals. People forget about their past, future and are mesmerized by the beauty of clustered festivals. Nepal has numerous festivals gathered on the calendar. Each is a special ritual, jatras occur which gives a picturesque view. With the rise of a year to its end there occur many festivals which flow as a cycle.

 

 

Celebration of Janai Purnima Festival

Janai Purnima is a ceremony where the changing of Janai (sacred thread) is done, worn around the wrist and so many more. On this day all the people clean their bodies wear clean clothes and boys who have done Bratabandha unclutter the old Janai and offer the new one. All other people go to nearby temples and reach the priest. The priest offers them Janai and they wrap it around the wrist of people. Then people give Dakshina to the priest and celebrate it happily. From the aged people to the infants have wrapped it around the wrist. People go to the nearest temples which are regarded as pure to offer Janai but the most obsessed place is Gosainkunda. Gosaikunda is a lake situated at a high altitude and in a distant place from the city areas or normal places where people reside. Going to Gosainkunda is actually a tough journey. You have to overcome lots of struggles to get to Gosainkunda.

In spite of all those obstacles, people get there just to celebrate it. There are many groups of people who go there on this day. Although the journey to Gosaikunda is exhausting, the pleasurable feeling after going there is beyond your imagination.

Thus, the special moment is worthy of a challenging journey. There are people who are obsessed with the beauty of nature around here. Not only will these, but Goisaikuda also Possesses religious importance, going there gives you peace of mind and soul. People visit there, to pray for their family’s happiness, prosperity, and longevity.

Newar people offer different food items to frogs/ the agent of the god of rainfall. This is done to increase the production of crops by making happy to the god of rain.

 

Many beliefs are there regarding the Janai. During a popular festival called Tihar, there is a day Laxmi puja. In this day cow is worshipped. So, the Janai which we wrapped around the wrist of our hand is opened and it is wrapped around the tail of a cow. Any wish we make during this is said to be fulfilled by god.

In every festival, various kinds of food are regarded as special. Delicious food is cooked at various festivals. Likewise in Janai Purnima, there is also a special dish made called kwati. Ultimately 9 different kinds of grains are taken. It is soaked overnight and then cooked. All different kinds of spices are ground and put in it and a tasty curry is prepared.

 

Janai Purnima 2020

On this special day, another special task is also done which is separately known as RakshyaBandhan. It is celebrated by the siblings. This occasion helps to flourish the relationship between the sisters and brothers. Every sister puts the Rakhi in the wrist of the brother. The Rakhi is either prepared by themselves or bought. For this occasion different kind of Rakhi is prepared and sold in the market.

Observe in the month of Shrawan, Janai Purnima is also called as RakshyaBandhan. The literal importance of this festival is the festival, celebrated to increase the bond of purity and security. Hindus from all over the world, celebrate this festival.

It is the sacred thread festival. On this day, Hindu men (Brahmin and Chettris), perform the ritual of changing Janai. They take a bath and change their annual Janai. Another will celebrates this festival by putting a sacred thread around their wrist.

 

 

 

 

When Janai Purnima falls?

The story behind the name Janai Purnima is interesting. The Janai is a sacred thread and Purnima indicates the full moon day. This is why this festival is celebrated on the full moon day of Shrawan according to the Bikram Sambat calendar. Another name of Janai Purnima is also called as Shrawan Purnima. The answer to the question when is Janai Purnima in this year: it is recorded as it falls on 30th Shrawan in Nepali date. Which also coincides with the English Calendar date of August 3rd,2020.

Rituals to perform during Janai Purnima
In these rituals, a person should make a clean long thread to wear the next day. Besides these, many priests sit in different places of the temple to put tika and tie thread to the pilgrims. All the devotees will visit their nearest temple to perform this ritual. On the main day call RakhsyaBandhan, a person take a bath and wear clean clothes. Then after they will visit the temple to receive tika in their forehead. They make themselves clean by shaving and cutting hair.
This day, they undergo partial fasting. As it is believed that, they should only eat after replacing the annual Janai. Additionally, on this day a person should eat only one meal. Not only should this, but the food they eat also be a pure vegetarian product. Some of the Brahmins also avoid onions, garlic, etc in their meal. For your kind information, there is this unique trait of Hindu that they should clean their body for every big event.
In the Purnima dawn, men regularly go to nearby rivers and ponds. And they take a secret bath by dipping their body. They dip at least thrice in the water. After this men will Change their Janai by breaking the old ones.

What is RakshyaBandhan Doro?
The literal meaning of RakshyaBandhan is associated with the protection of relationships. Rakshya refers “to protect” and Bandhan represent “bond or tie”. Thus RakshyaBandhan is the festival celebrated to make a stringer bond to their loved ones. Celebrating this festival makes a stronger bond. Females of all ages will tie the thread around their wrist. It is also called Doro in a typical Nepali word. Some people say it Janai or Dhago also. Not only women but all males regardless of their ages will tie it. Generally, women are supposed to tie it in the left wrist, and males are supposed to tie it in the right wrist.

Rakhi Day

This is the festival of brother and sisters closeness too. Both brothers and sisters will tie Rakhi in each other’s wrist and give blessings for their success. However, this Rakhi tradition is mostly followed in the Terai region. But nowadays people of the hilly and Himalayan regions are also adopting this tradition. Both of them pray for the long life and well-being of their sisters/brothers. Additionally, they exchange gifts and delicious food also to make happy. Doing so will promote their bonding forever. In the cities houses, the family priest visits the residence of people to tie Doro. Family member gather and priest reads the important stories from the holy book and performs the ceremony. They also impart the importance of celebrating RakshyaBandhan. They do rituals to purify the new thread. Then, men will wear it across the chest. The priest/Pandit is then served with food, amounts of money as a return gift. The giving kinds of stuff are also called as Daan in Sanskrit.

 

Importance of celebrating JanaiPurnima
Another belief associated with this Doro is, it will bring them good luck in their life. Additionally, Doro is a symbol of love. It will make the family bond stronger. This Doro is kept safely till Dipawali. And on the special day of Laxmi Puja, the thread is untied and later tied on the tail of a cow. This is the very special ritual taken in Tihar. Doing this will fulfill your wish and washed away your sin. The thread can be found in various colors, such as orange, red, and mix of other colors.
There is a belief that Hindus should cross the Baitarniriver after their death to reach to heaven. Thus, the cow is supposed to help him/her to pass that Baitarni River. They carry the dead to their tail and help to cross the river to take to heaven. Thus, tying Doro on the tail of the cow would make your place to heaven after death.
On this occasion, a special meal called Kwati is cooked. Kwati is made by mixing nine different pulses. The special Tejpatta leaves are also added in the Kwati soup to make it more delicious.

Final Say,

Nepal is also known as the country with lots of festivals. Celebrating festival in Nepal is the way of exchanging happiness, showering love to the family, relatives and acquaintances. The prior region of celebrating the festival is remembering the past day and thanking God for these lives. Nepal is the country of multiethnic and multicultural. Due to which festivals differ from the different ethnic group and the ways of celebration is vastly different. Spread Happiness Celebrate Janai Purnima this year in 30th of Shrawan, 2077. Above the Himalaya, team is wishing advance Happy Janai Purnima 2077and wishing for your prosperous health and well-being.

 

 

 

How much does it cost to Climb Mt Everest

Mount Everest Climbing Cost

Mount Everest base camp trek is one of the main trekking destinations of the people. Trekking to Everest base camp has become the goal of many people around the world. The landscape and scenic beauty of the mountains of this trek is famous around the world. You can get the best view of the mountains like Mt Lhotse (8,516m /27,940ft), Makalu (8,485m /27,838 ft.) & the giant Cho-Oyu (8,201m /26,906ft). Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world with an altitude of 8,848 sq.km and Everest base camp is situated at the altitude of 17,900 feet (5,500 m) from the sea level. Kala Patthar is the highest point of this trek located at the altitude of (5,600m/18,373f), from here you can get the best view of Mount Everest. We are discussing here the mount Everest climbing cost.

Sagarmatha national park also allure many people like lots of endangered Himalayan animals are protected and conserved here. Apart from the scenic beauty one of the best things about Everest base camp trek is diversity in culture and religion.  Most of the people living around the Everest region belong to the Sherpa and Gurung community following Buddhism. There are hundreds of small stupas and monasteries on the route to Everest base camp. You can get the opportunity of observing the culture and traditions of people here.  The trail for trekking to Everest base camp is filled with rice paddies, lush rhododendron, alpine forests, and more importantly, the high-altitude landscapes in the Khumbu range against the skyline are the real pleasure for the eye and to your heart. Everest Climbing cost is a challenging topic for travelers.

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 How much does it cost for trekking to Everest base camp

Before trekking to any place planning and getting information about that place if a must. Likewise, for trekking to Everest base, you will have to plan trekking time and expenses.  So you will have to manage your expense wisely. Since you will be trekking through the remote places and there will not be the facility of ATM and banks so, you will have to carry cash. It is very important that you will have to manage your budget. The average Mount Everest climbing cost is US$ 35000 to USD 40,000. But it may vary during the peak season of trekking.

  Costs for Guide and porters

Everest base camp is one of the longest distance treks in Nepal. You will be trekking for several days so it is not possible to carry your trekking luggage by yourself therefore, you will need to hire a porter for carrying your stuff. Similarly, you will also need to hire a guide as they giving information about the place in your native language. Training can cost about $8,000. The guide also helps to communicate with the local people. The costs of guide and porter change according to the season. It will cost $3000 for a Sherpa to hire. During the peak season like autumn and spring, they usually charge around $40 – $50. Whereas during other seasons like summer and winter they usually charge around $20 – $25. But if they are hired by the trekking company or associated with them they will charge less.

If you are associate with the trekking company then your guide will be certified and experienced. Hiring a guide and will also help you to find a place for accommodation. It is not compulsory to hire a guide while trekking many of the places of Nepal but in case of the restricted area it is mandatory to hire a certified and registered guide as per the rule. Since you might have altitude sickness or any other issues on the journey guide with basic technical knowledge can help a lot. Finding a guide and a porter is not that hard however the guide hired by the associated trekking company will be experienced and registered.

  Cost of Accommodation and Food

EBC is one of the most trekked places in Nepal. So there are many hotels and lodges in the region. But as you gain altitude the number of hotels or the place for accommodation and their facility decrease. Nonetheless, there is a tea house throughout the tail sometimes during the peak season they will also provide you a place to stay. Most of the hotels of the Everest region will offer only typical Nepali dishes like Dal, Bhat, and Tarkari. At the high altitude place, it is very important that you will choose your meal as you will have to keep your body energetic and healthy.

The normal cost for one night stay in the Khumbu region takes the US $7 to $15 according to the hotels that you will choose. Some of the hotel or lodge are high standard and offers you with many luxuries, so they will charge more than normal. Namche Lodge is a very famous lodge on this trek, many trekkers who are luxury seekers choose this hotel. Total cost on this lodge cis US $25 to $35 per night. Since there are many group trekkers so, hotels will also provide special offers for them. Besides this, the cost of group trekkers US $160 to $200 dollars according to the size of their group. You will not have many options for higher altitude places.

Normally a lodge will provide you the basic facility like twin sharing bedrooms, couple bedrooms with attached bathrooms, and Wi-Fi facility. But if you are trekking Everest base camp during the peak season then it is very difficult to find hotels and lodges so you may have to share your rooms with your fellow trekkers. As the route to Everest base camp goes through many remote places so for a meal, you will find many milk items. Cheese and Durkhas are very famous there. During this trek, you will have to spend the US $20 – $30 per day for a simple meal and tea/coffee. Drinks on the Everest region costs for the bottle of beer NPR 5000 – 800 (USD 4.5 – 8) and for a bottle of water, it costs up to NPR 100 – 400 (USD 0.5 – USD 4). All in all, you will spend $800 to $1000 on your food during the trek.

 

Costs for climbing permit

However, for trekking to Everest base camp, there are some trekking that you will have to take i.e. TIMS card and Sagarmatha national park card. You can get this card on the trekking department on Kathmandu and Pokhara. The cost for each trekking permit varies. The first permit that you will need for entering Khumbu region is Sagarmatha national park card. Climbing permits will cost $11,000 in peak season and cost $8000 in other seasons. Then comes TIM’s card, the cost for TIMS card for the people of SAARC countries is US $3, for organized TIMS card is the US $20 and for individual trekkers is the US $ 20. Additionally, trekking to Pasang Lhamu Village Municipality you will need a special permit that will cost NPR 2000 per person.

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Flight cost from Kathmandu to Lukla airport

The first step for trekking to Everest base step begins to form the flight to Lukla airport for Kathmandu. You will reach Lukla from Kathmandu within 35 – 40 minutes.  The cost of that flight is USD $200 per flight per person and it runs every morning scheduled from 6:00 am and 11:00 am the flight to Luka operates on a daily basis through free baggage several. It is best to take the early morning flight to Lukla as there is less chance of flight cancellation due to bad weather, fog, and wind. You can book a flight to Lukla online as well and the cost is slightly cheaper online. If you want a consistent flight you can do booking at least three months in advance.  For baggage allowance the size should be minimum is 10kg per person. Hand luggage is 5-6kg allowed. Excess baggage is charged at the rate of US $1 per excess kg. It is not compulsory to take a flight to reach Lukla, you can also use ground transportation. But the flight way is to consider to be the fastest and cheapest way for transportation.

 

Some of other miscellaneous Everest base camp trek cost

Travel insurance cost

Before trekking to any other place in the world you will have to make sure that for travel insurance. Since the Himalayas in Nepal is an adventurous and slightly risky trekking place so it is must that you will have your travel insurance.  Additionally, the weather, high mountains which causes altitude sickness and difficult tail for trekking and another difficulty of this trek. You will never know what comes on your way. Since it is said that precaution is better than cure, getting travel insurance will be beneficial. There are many countries that provide travel insurance. According to the offers and their deals you can choose the company which will be advantageous for you. The average cost of insurance is 30-day insurance policy costs around $150. And covers all the emergencies and requirements up to the height of 6,000 meters.

 

Proper Trekking Equipment

Trekking Himalayan is not an easy task to do. You will have to carry the things that you will need for the trek with you. As you will be hiring a porter for carrying your stuff, carry all the necessary items that you will be needing through the trek. You can buy new trekking items or if you cannot afford those new trekking equipment’s then you can hire those items for a specific time. You can buy trekking items in the Khumbu region also but it is a lot cheaper if you buy them in Kathmandu. the traveling equipment includes basic things like sleeping bags, thermal clothing, waterproof hiking boots, camp shoes, trekking poles, waterproof clothes, gloves, sunglasses, etc. the total cost for buying these things first hand can cost up to the US $2000.

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The difficulty for trekking to Everest base camp

Although Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world unlike mount K2 it is not that difficult to climb. Trek to Mount Everest falls on the moderate level of trekking. It is not that difficult to trek. People of any age group with good physical and mental condition can do this trek. The most important thing that you need to have before trekking is a mindset and you should be prepared if anything comes up. Not any special experience is required for trekking to Everest however, trekking small mountains and hiking will make your trek easier. Physical and mental fitness for this trek can be acquired through practicing yoga, physical exercise, and swimming daily. Since you will have to complete this trek within 15 – 17 days, you will have to cover a longer distance per day. You will have to walk for straight 5 – 6 hours on the day.

Another problem during this trek is altitude sickness. It is not a big deal to have altitude sickness as many people who trek to higher trek suffer from this problem. For minimizing altitude sickness doing cardio exercise might be helpful. Along with that doing walking, running and swimming will make your strength stronger and you will not have muscle pain. One of the important things trekking to such a place is to keep your body hydrated by drinking lots of water.

Water in many places might not be clean and safe to drink, meanwhile, you will have to carry purifying tablets to purify water. Sometimes because of continuing walking for several days causes headaches, irritation, and fever. For trekking to Everest base camp, you will have to follow the rule of slow and steady. You can easily complete this trek by taking proper acclimation and rest. Sometimes unplanned things might happen during treks, so gathering more information will be helpful. You will be facing lots of ups and downs during this trek to Everest base camp, as the trail to the mountain area in Nepal is not straight and even.

Conclusion

To conclude, the costs for trekking to Everest’s base camp is not that high and is easily affordable to almost all the trekkers. Since the cost of trekking depends upon the time of trekking. For minimizing the cost you can trek to Everest base camp during the summer and winter.

 

Mount Everest Height-How High is Everest

Mount Everest Height

Geographically, Mount Everest is located on the border between Nepal and China. It can also be climbed from both sides. According to Guinness Book of the world record, Mount Everest is the highest peak with a height of 8848 km, above sea level.

The exact Mount Everest Height is 8848 m, which is also considered as the tallest point in the earth.

Mount Everest lies in Solukhumbu district, province number 1, ward no 6 of Khumjung VDC. Its longitudinal measurement is 86 ° 55’ east and latitudinal measurement is 27°59’ north. For your information, this above-mentioned measurement is done by China’s National Surveying and mapping Administration in 2005.

Mount Everest got various names which its typical meaning. The Nepali name Sagarmatha means “high hills”. While the Tibetan name Chomolungma means “Mother Goddess of the world”.The height of the Everest in feet is 29,030.

The number of people that had died on the way to climb Mount Everest is 300. 4% is the average death rate of the people climbing Mount Everest. The reasons behind people dying are avalanches, altitude sickness, and falling into crevasses. Most of the people died while descending from the Everest.

I am sure you would have accumulated the best experience after visiting Nepal. Here, we will discuss Mount Everest Height in miles, meters, and feet.

 

Height in miles

Nepal consists of 4 seasons, spring, autumn, summer, and winter seasons. However, each month of the year portrays different spectacular Landscapes and pleasant environments. Each season has a different texture and fragrance. Despite possessing the small physical structure in the world Nepal is always hospitable to the lap of Himalayas. Nepal can also be considered as the land of adventure. It offers a plethora of adventure options to the traveler Geek. The height of the Everest in miles is 5.498 mi. The height of Mount Everest is 29,028 feet, or 5 and a half miles above sea level.

Interestingly, there are more than 7,000 other small peaks in Everest. In 1953, Mount Everest was first submitted.  After that, many people climbed Mount Everest and some of them succeeded while some of them died. The number of people that succeed in climbing Mount Everest is more than 4000. They have climbed many times. Some of them climbed with Sherpa guides with a group or solely.

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Highlights of Mount Everest Visit:

  • Breathtaking views of World’s highest Mt. Everest base camp
  • Lying in the lap surrounded by majestic scenery feels like heaven.
  • Get insights into the culture, traditions & hospitality of Sherpa people.
  • Wonderful Experience of Helicopter flight above the Himalayas
  • Visit Sagarmatha National Park
  • Namche Bazaar-the Sherpa’s capital, and the gateway to Everest base camp
  • Visit Kalapatthar- majestic viewpoint and the vantage point for viewing mount Everest
  • Get chance to explore Three great high passes (Kongma-la, Cho-la &Renjo-la pass)
  • Visit Nepal’s biggest Khumbu and longest Ngozumpa glaciers
  • Tengboche monastery
  • Exploring Sherpa village would allow you to learn unique cultures.
  • Enjoy Fantastic Landscape
  • Dazzling Sunrise and Sunset would surely melt your heart

 

Height in kilometer/Meter

Nepal, the land of Himalayas possesses the beauty of nature called mountain peaks. Walking on the foot of Everest has become the dream of many travelers. However, many people as well as passionate mountaineers are still in confusion regarding its location and home country of Everest. This article will clarify the exact location of Mount Everest, its height, etc. 8848 meter is the official and agreed height of Mount Everest.

It is located on the Mahalangur range of the great Himalayas of Nepal and consists of four of the six highest peaks in the world.

Nepal alone is the home to a plethora of mountains. Among them, 8 are enlisted in the list of top 10 mountains in the world. Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the entire world and is known to almost everybody.

Geographically speaking, how tall it is has been a matter of dispute for many years. There has been disagreement among the geologists about the measurements of the height of Mount Everest. There was a dilemma on whether to include the summit’s snowcap or drilling the peak to down to rock base.

 

Mount Everest Height in feet

The Himalayan range is the home to 4 tallest mountains including Mount Everest. The exact Mount Everest Height is 8848 m, which is also considered as the tallest point in the earth. Looking back at the history, in the nineteenth century, the mountain was named after George Everest. George Everest is the former surveyor-general of India. The height of Mount Everest is 29,028 feet, or 5 and a half miles above sea level.

Especially, the region above the 8000 meters is the death zone/red zone. In the region above 8000 meters, there is less oxygen, more coldness due to which many people die.

The death rate is now decreasing to 2%. The rate is decreasing because of the development of mountaineering gear, essential materials, proper training. In addition to this, an accurate weather forecast is a prominent reason for decreasing death.

To illustrate, a very small number of people were recording died between the period of 15 years (2000 to 2015). The number of people dying between 2000 to 2015 is 100.

Mount Everest height according to various country measurement

First measure: 29,002 feet

“Official”: 29,029 feet

Italy: 29,022 feet

U.S.: 29,035 feet

China (briefly): 29,017 feet

The recent earthquake of Nepal, which was occurred in 2015, has made a great natural as well as physical loss. The earthquake also affects the tallest mountain. It was shrunk by about 3 centimeters or a more of 1 inch.

 

Measurement of Mount Everest Height

During the past year, numerous measurements were made of Mount Everest. Below are the lists of measurements done by different people and slight changes in the height?

Most examiners place Mount Everest’s height at 8,850 meters/(29,029) feet. According to the US survey, the height of Mount Everest is recorded as 29,035 feet. (Survey recognized by National Geographic). A team of Italian people found it to be at an elevation of 29,022 feet.

A team of Chinese people found it to be at an elevation of 29,017 feet. They, later on, they withdraw the measurement.

There are different Perceptions on the measurement of Mount Everest Height.

Mount Everest is the tallest mountain on Earth from sea level. While measurement according to seafloor proves, Hawaii’s Mauna Kea towers are higher than Mount Everest. Hawaii’s Mauna Kea holds the height of 9,966 meters (32,696 feet). And, this is taller than Everest Mountain, from the seafloor. Chimborazo, Ecuador, is 6,384 kilometers (3,967 miles) away from the center of the earth. Comparatively Mount Everest is 2 km less from the center of the earth.

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 Facts about Mt. Everest

 

  • World’s tallest Mountain with height 8828 meters.
  • About 4000 people are recorded in the list of people attempting Mount Everest climbing.
  • Total number of people, who climbed Mount Everest successfully is 660
  • Total number of people, who died trying to climb Mount Everest is 142
  • Lies in the part of the Himalayan mountain range, between Tibet and Nepal border.
  • Location: part of the Himalaya mountain range; straddles the border of Nepal and Tibet.
  • Named after Sir George Everest, a British surveyor-general of India.
  • Age: almost 60 million years old.
  • Chomolungma is the Tibetan name meaning “Mother Goddess of the Earth.”
  • Nepal, India, and Tibet are the countries that are visible from the summit.
  • Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay are the first people to climb Mount Everest, May 29, 1953.

 

Some important dates

1921 — Dalai Lama permits the British investigation party to call Tibet and the northern side of Mt. Everest.

1924 — George Mallory and Andrew Irvine (British explorer) disappear near the summit. They never return.

1949 — Nepal creates the open borders, to Make Mountain’s southern peak accessible for people.

1953 — Hillary and Norgay grasp summit.

1963 — First Americans recorded to reach the summit.

1989 — The first two American women reach the summit.

1990 —Peter (Sir Edmund Hillary’s son), reaches the summit.

1996 — 11 people were found dead during spring trips.

 

 

The climate in Mount Everest

Every century, there is about 40cm rise in height of Mount Everest. The Himalayas are made by the uplift of the Eurasian Plate. Everest increases about 4mm (0.2”) a year. The climate of the Himalayan range is very harsh. This reason is all covered by snow-capped mountains. This area receives snow all year round. The mountain is all capped with snow, after the height of 5,300 meters (17,400 feet). Thus, wearing goggles and warm clothes are recommendable. The climate is colder and the warmest temperature might be 20°C (-4°F), which is still in minus. Therefore, you must be well-prepared through the essentials. People who have less capacity to tolerate cold weather might get altitude sickness and might fall sick.

Finally, talking about the cost of the Mount Everest climb. As we know, climbing Mount Everest needs a longer time and various training. Thus, it takes a bit expensive amount for this trip. At least 30,000 to 35000 USD is necessary to climb Mount Everest. This includes the cost of Transportation, guides, training, and buying professional gear.

While talking about the Mount Everest climb, the most important factor that everyone should know is the time duration it takes. It takes min 2 months or a maximum of 10 weeks to climb Mount Everest.

More than that, it takes absolute training of 3 to 4 months. Adapting yourself to the high altitude is the major challenge to overcome. However, with proper training and proper gear, you can achieve the journey of Mount Everest climbing. For this, preliminary training of trekking to the base camp is the most important training phase. Similarly, you should do cycling, swimming, short hiking daily to keep your muscles strong. After all the training, the next thing you should be aware of is good weather. Weather plays a vital role to make your journey wonderful and successful.

Unfortunately, the climatic condition of Everest is always unfriendly and rough to living things. Due to this, it is really hard to adjust to the changing climate.

Talking about the temperature in Everest, the warmest temperature is only about 2 °F (−19 °C) in July. January is the coldest month, the average day time temperature is −33 °F (−36 °C) and the average night time temperature is −76 °F (−60 °C).  Sometimes the temperatures can fall suddenly due to irregular storms.

 

Quick tips on how to train for EBC trek

 

  • Practice Cardio training 2-3 times a week.
  • Do regular exercise such as running, cycling, mountain climbing, etc
  • Stay well hydrated in training day
  • Train in the area that resembles EBC trek
  • Do short hiking regularly in high hills
  • Plan at least 3-4 months before heading to this magical trek
  • Follow a proper diet and have the right nutrition
  • Buy right clothing and boots
  • Carry essentials according to the season
  • Pick a right season and right month
  • Novice travelers should go in a group trekking
  • Make a wise decision in choosing the best travel company

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Final Say,

During monsoon season, the precipitation pours as snow. Thus, climbing Mount Everest is thrilling and equally challenging. We need to prepare fully before doing the trip. There is a saying that “hardest journey will lead you to the beautiful destination”. You should sacrifice something to get better something. Proper planning, enough training, proper gear, and most importantly self-confidence and positive vibes are all what successful traveler should have.
Overall, dreamland is always waiting for you. You can embrace nature and feel its beauty.
All you have to do is get up of your comfort zone and explore nature to the fullest. I assure you that, your eye will witness the magic of the world.

 

 

Covid-19 / Coronavirus Travel Update in Nepal

 

 Covid-19 / Coronavirus travel update in Nepal

Will Coronavirus affect your tour to Nepal? We’ve updated our blog with the latest effects of COVID-19 on our tour departures, booking terms and news from the ground in Nepal. Covid-19 / Coronavirus Travel Update in Nepal

Nepal government decided to ease the nationwide lockdown and allow industries and businesses in certain sectors to resume operations. We are working from home and responding to all your queries.

Today, June 14, 2020, we continue to closely monitor the unfolding Coronavirus / Covid-19 outbreak. We hope that our past and future guests and friends are staying safe around the globe. Our goal is for the frequently-updated information below to help you make an informed decision on your travel plans.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, we have taken the unprecedented decision to cancel all tour departures in March- to Sept 2020. We are very hopeful to operate our treks and tour in October but this all depends on the situation of our country and International flight schedule. We will update you.

Guest and staff welfare are paramount to us. In 13 years of exploring Nepal, we had never canceled a tour until this season. We have taken this difficult step to protect our valued guests, as well as our suppliers, tour guides, and office staff.

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What does this mean for guests who have booked to travel?

In response to this challenging time due to COVID-19 which is beyond anyone’s control, we’ve made it easier for you to postpone the trip if you have already booked with us. We are providing free postponement options to all our clients. We urge you to support us in this if at all possible because, as you can imagine, the financial implications for us are huge.

If you want to postpone the trip, you don’t have to confirm new dates now and you can travel anytime in the next 5 years without any extra cost. This means the payments you have already made stay secure with us and you can re-book the trip at a later date instead of immediately canceling now and losing the deposit.

Will you refund my trip if I choose to cancel it?

We don’t yet have refund policies. Instead, you are entitled to a lifetime deposit. If you plan on canceling your trip more 21 before the beginning of your trip, certain cancelations charges apply. Please look into the above-mentioned booking terms and conditions for further details

Regarding Future Bookings

At the moment, many people are moving forward with travel plans and are also booking their upcoming trips. We are taking bookings for any of your future travel plans and also closely monitoring the situation so that we can know any effect on your travel plans beforehand. If any of your travel plans are subjected to change, we will inform you immediately via email.

 

Will other 2020  Above the Himalaya Trekking tour and treks will run?

Yes. We are hopeful that the outbreak will be contained and its effects limited. Rest assured that we are planning to run as many scheduled departures as possible this year from October and a full touring schedule in 2021

Will you refund my trip if I choose to cancel it?

We don’t yet have refund policies. Instead, you are entitled to a lifetime deposit. If you plan on canceling your trip more 21 before the beginning of your trip, certain cancelations charges apply. Please look into  our  booking terms and conditions for further details

Regarding Future Bookings

At the moment, many people are moving forward with travel plans and are also booking their upcoming trips. We are taking bookings for any of your future travel plans and also closely monitoring the situation so that we can know any effect on your travel plans beforehand. If any of your travel plans are subjected to change, we will inform you immediately via email.

 

Our Commitment To Our future booking Guests

Above all, Above The Himalaya Trekking is committed to the health and safety of our guests.

Health and safety are our top priorities here at Above The Himalaya Trekking, Amid COVID-19 concerns, we wish to clearly communicate all protective measures that our company listings are enacting in order to mitigate the spread of this virus.

Because we only operate Private groups and small tours with limited numbers, we will be able to incorporate regular cleaning and sanitizing into our daily routine. Each of our tour guides is equipped with Mask, disposable paper towels for single-use, hand sanitizers for guest use, as well as all of the latest emergency contact details. Due to our we generally do not visit enclosed places where large numbers of people are gathered.

Shorter Payment Terms for our future booking

We have relaxed our balance payment terms from 15 to 30 days prior to departure.

  1. Suggest all our travelers traveling anywhere to have full travel insurance that will cover medical expenses, travel costs, and cancellation fees.
  2. Please do check with your insurance company if they have a Government Travel Advice Benefit (or similar) which you can add to your policy.
  3. In addition Above the Himalaya Trekking suggests that guests check with their own insurance companies for all related travel cover including flights and any additional accommodation outside of your country.

We will continue to monitor this changing situation and we will follow the advice issued by national and international bodies. If there are any major changes, we will let you know more about Covid-19 / Coronavirus Travel Update in Nepal.

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How To Contact Us

Above The Himalaya Trekking (P) Ltd.

GPO Box No: 23223

Yoyesworu Marg, Khusibun,

Nayabazar, Kathmandu, Nepal

Phone: +977-1- 4387109

Whatsapp/Viber: +977-9851095800 (Puru)

Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Website: https://abovethehimalaya.com

Travel advisories

We have mentioned a few travel advisories below. Please stay updated and consult with your local advisories if you plan on making your travel in a few days. Do check all the entry and exit requirements as these requirements are changing frequently.

 

Puru Timalsena

Managing Director – Above The Himalaya Trekking, Kathmandu, Nepal

 

 

 

How to Train for Everest Base Camp Trek

 How to Train to Everest Base Camp Trek

Nepal is a privilege with uncountable Himalayan ranges, sparkling villages, beautiful temples, and many more. Not only has this, but Nepal alone also possessed 8 mountains out of the top 10 mountains in the world. How to train for Everest base camp trek is a challenging and equally important question.

The name that comes immediately with Nepal is Mount Everest. Mount Everest is famous all over the world. People from all over the world dreams of visiting this country. They wish to lie in the lap of the world’s tallest mountain. As a result of which, Everest Base Camp trek is one of the popular trekking destinations in the eye of travelers. Everest base camp trek always stands at the top position of the wish list of travelers.

EBC is the most popular trekking destination is accessible to all people around the world. However, you need proper training and good physical fitness to accomplish this trek. Clearly speaking this trek is not for any novice trekkers. You should have enough preparation before heading to the Everest Base camp trek.  Therefore, this article will help you to accomplish your dream journey with proper preparation.

Everest base camp trek in April

Everest base camp trek is challenging and equally thrilling trekking destination. For a non-technical trekking person, it may be really arduous and challenging. Saying that doesn’t mean this trek is impossible for those people. With the proper experience and full knowledge about how to train for EBC trek, this trek is definitely possible. The level of difficulty of this trek involves the number of people traveling, different age groups, time of travel, and the service provider.

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Training needed for Everest Base Camp Trek

Most importantly, training to EBC comprises physical fitness training, aerobic training, strength endurance training, etc. Aerobic training will help to adjust your body to less oxygen. Those who cannot cope with less oxygen must adopt this training and prepare well. Furthermore, physical fitness training comes under Strength endurance training.

Another important training is Elevation training. This training helps to strengthen your muscles for better handling of elevation gain.

 

Below are some of the points with a detailed description related to how to train for EBC trek?

 

  1. Enough Acclimatization

The very crucial factor for accomplishing EBC trek includes a maximum of acclimatization.

You should include enough acclimatization on your itinerary. The proper acclimatization of 3 nights in Namche Bazaar is recommendable. The Namche Bazaar the gateway to Mount Everest lies at the height of 35,00m/ 11,500 ft. Doing this would provide you enough time to adjust to the less oxygen elevation. There is a saying “slow and steady wins a race”. This statement exactly fulfills EBC trek requirements. Your journey would only be possible if your pace is slow. Furthermore, walking slowly will give you more time to spend with nature and observe it.

Interestingly, the additional time provided for you in the acclimatization helps you to produce more red blood cells. The more red blood cells would assist in carrying more oxygen. Thus you can move safely to the lower elevations.

Lesser acclimatization may lead to altitude sickness problems. It is actually critical to acclimatize to the higher region. Thus the upwards journey would be extremely tough without proper acclimatization. High pass altitude sickness would surely grab you with having a lesser acclimation period.

everest base camp short trek

  1. Specific Training to take

The very specific training you need to accomplish this EBC trek is physical training.

Walking continuously 6/7 hrs. per day is not a joke. Anyone must be physically fit and have enough strength to walk. I repeat this is not any kind of marathon competition.

In fact, hiking up and down on the random trail would be your task. You know what the more challenging task is walking up by carrying the weight of 6kg backpack on your back.

Isn’t it scary? That is why this trek is only suggested for those with good physical health and strength. Some days maybe even longer than others.

 

Interestingly, your stamina training and leg strength are more valuable factors. In addition to this cardio training is another important training to be taken. You should be good enough to carry maximum weight. Thus, training to at least 4 to 5 times a week is mandatory. You can also head to a short hike around Kathmandu valley or any other place. Doing this can be one measure of training.

 

  1. Aerobic Training

Aerobic Training which is also known as cardio training is also important for preparing yourself for a strong person. Nevertheless, this training is regarded as horrible. The literal meaning of Aerobic is “requiring free oxygen”. Aerobic training is the method in which the bodies will be prepared for producing oxygen. In the time of energy demand, the body will produce extra energy. Thus, it acts as an energy storage procedure. Avoiding the breathless problems is the main objective of conducting Aerobic training.

Any normal person may not know the fact that the EBC trek is a very high altitude. Due to which the amount of oxygen is less there. Taking this exercise will help you to cope with less oxygen. It will prepare you for the cardiovascular system to deal with less oxygen area for a long period of time. Thus doing so would make your trip more pleasant. Long-distance jogging, swimming, walking, cycling, and skipping, etc are some of the great aerobic exercises.

To summarize, you should have at least 3-6 months of Everest Base Camp trek training plan. Running at least 6-12 km, three times a week would be the best option.

everest base camp helicopter trek

  1. Strength Training

Train yourself to become Strength  is another category of exercise, Everest Base Camp trek preparation plan includes.

Strength and positivity are equally important for EBC preparation. However, increasing the strength of your muscles, particularly of the leg, will make you stress-free as well as make strong enough to accomplish the journey. Hence, you can later enjoy your trip to the fullest. Trekking at least 5 hours a day requires lots of physical stamina and strength. Squats, Lunges, Mountain Climbing, Step aerobics, Front and reverse and leg curls, etc are the type of strengthening you should do.

Most importantly, while doing these exercise you must consult a trainer or experts so that you can adopt the correct technique. Proper exercise would make you stress-free and happy. As a result, increasing the energy level. Doing the exercise in the wrong way would harm you instead of increasing strength.

Along with leg training, your upper body should also be strong enough to carry a heavy backpack.

You should do the following exercise to strengthen your upper body and core:

  • Sit-ups
  • Planks
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Shoulder press
  • Back and shoulder flyes

 

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Additional tips for training for Everest base camp

  1. About Elevation

You should all know about the sorts of elevation you can cover in your journey. So that you can train you enough for that level of elevation. Another best part is, pre mindset about anything would make you easy to cope with.

 

  1. Adopt the right training plan

Undoubtedly, various training is a vital part of the Everest Base camp trek. Doing training in the right way is only considered reliable and helpful. Hence, make a proper training plan, follow it strictly as mentioned by your mentor. Allocate at least 3 to 6 months for proper training before heading to the mountain climb. Walking, cycling, swimming up to 15 km is highly recommended. The right training plan is directly associated with the level of elevation you are gaining. No worry, our staff members are well experienced in providing such type of training. They have climbed many times.

 

  1. Right clothing

As we all know Everest base camp trekking is a challenging task and needs a long time duration to complete this journey. It can only be achieved if all the right gears are with you, along with proper training. Right clothing contributes to making the journey easy and comfortable. Right sleeping bag, merino layers, trekking boots are essential gear that comes under clothing. Enough acclimatization and the longer sleeping hour is what most needed in the middle of your journey. The right clothing will make you comfortable and invigorate energy.

  • Trekking Trousers and Shorts
  • Base Layers
  • Insulation layer
  • Outer layer
  • Waterproof Jacket and Trousers
  • Beanie
  • Neck Gaiter
  • Inner Gloves
  • Outer Insulated Gloves

d). Trekking boots and socks

Buying the right trekking boots is another important advice you should follow.

The trekking trail would be random, with lots of stone and uneasy ladders. Thus the trekking boots with the grip in it would be helpful for easy walking.

Hiking Boots

Trekking Shoes / Sandals

Hiking Socks

Warm Thermal Socks

Gaiters

While choosing boots, you should pick light warm, waterproof boots. Make sure to carry 3 to 4 pairs of different types of boots with you for your easiness.

Packing List –Toiletries (for EBC trekking):

  • Soft Towel for body cleaning purpose
  • Toilet paper (minimum of two rolls)
  • Toothbrush
  • Mouth wash
  • Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Sunblock lotion/lip balm
  • Hairbrush
  • Sanitary napkin
  • tampons (for female)

 

Nepal Everest Base Camp Trek Gear List -Electronics:

  • Camera
  • Mobile phone
  • Extra batteries
  • Chargers
  • Power banks
  • International electric plugs

 

Medical requirements:

  • Electrolyte powder
  • Band-Aids
  • Gauge
  • Painkillers
  • Neosporin
  • Water purifying tablets or droplets

Diamox

Cold medicines

Throat lozenges

 

Snacks/Eateries

Chocolates

Energy drink

Water bottle (6 per each person)

Chips/ fast food

Hot water

Coffee

 

Nepal Everest Base Camp Trek Gear List –Miscellaneous

  • E-book
  • Board games
  • Pee funnel
  • Extra tote bag
  • Journal
  • Cards

  everest base camp weather

  1. Well Hydration

Drinking enough water and keeping well hydrated is another wise thing to do. Drink at least 4 to 5 liters of water per day your trekking day. Keep well-hydrated prior to the climb. Hydration is extremely critical in the area of a low oxygen environment.

Besides being hydrated, you should stay out of the sun. Use sun hat, to avoid sun burning. Dring 1 liter of water early morning and 2 liters before lunch. this is the best way for how to train for Everest base camp trek.

 

  1. The pace of your walk

The pace of your walk determines how easily you complete your trip. “Slow and steady wins the race” statements are highly suggested. Walking at a correct pace is another challenging task. The right pace of walking ensures energy saving and making your journey fruitful. Your aim of climbing Everest base camp depends upon these factors. Descending down the trail is much harder than climbing up. Thus you need actual training on how to walk.

Your walking pace will directly affect the heartbeat. As the high altitude consists of less oxygen amount which is below 50%.

High altitude sickness may easily attack you with a fast running pace.

Hence, acclimatize slowly, minimize your damage to your muscles to keep you healthy and strong.

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Final Thoughts on How to train for Everest base camp trek

As a clear conclusion, the Everest Base camp trek can be easily accomplished with proper above-mentioned training. Otherwise, it may be difficult and challenging for non-technical people. Picturing EBC trek like any kind of marathon would not help to complete this journey. People with different age bar is restricted for this trek. Such as children under age 15 cannot go there. Similarly, people of higher age group above 55 cannot go there. I am sure your question on how to train to the EBC trek is answered by this article.

Accepting the fact, this trek is real tough. But with the combination of right positive attitude, enough preparation, with a well-experienced travel team, the right pace, this trek is always possible.

You should not oppose yourself from getting physically and mentally ready for this. Also, you don’t need to be a marathon expert or any top-grade athlete for this trek.

Good practice and proper preparation are all that this trek needs to make it successful.

 

Manaslu Trek Map – Tsum Valley Route

Manaslu Trek Map

Nepal is a country full of hiking and trekking experience. Trekking places of Nepal like Annapurna base camp, Everest base camp, and many others are famous around the world. Manaslu trek map is also composed of variations on scenic and cultural beauty. You can get the breathtaking view of Mount Manaslu which is situated at the altitude of 8163 meters.

Manaslu trek map is once in a lifetime experience. It is also the eight highest mountains in the world. Manaslu region was sealed an earlier but since 1991 trekking to the Manaslu circuit trek was opened for domestic as well as tourists.

 

 

 Tsum Valley Trek Route Map

Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek Map consists of the off beaten and less explored trekking trails. To conserve the fragile natural and cultural heritage of Manaslu trekking, the Manaslu conservation area was established in 1998. Get ready to be amazed by the fascinating views of Simrang, Mt. Manaslu, Hiunchuli, Ngadi, Ganesh Himal, and Larke Peak.

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The area of the Manaslu conservation area is 1663 km2 (642 sq. mi), under this area, there are more than 8 types of the forest where endangered animals and birds like snow leopard, Himalayan Thar, and Blue Sheep are found. The attraction of this trek is Larke La Pass which is also the highest point of this trek, form there you can get the magnificent view of high snow peak mountain. You will also get a glance at Cheo Himal, Ratna Chuli, Kangaroo Himal, and Annapurna Range. The best time to trek Manaslu trek is spring (March, April, and May) and autumn (September, October, and November). You will be mesmerized by the beautiful hidden valleys of the Manaslu region.

Itinerary of Manaslu valley trek Map

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu
while arriving in Kathmandu you will have a stunning aerial view of the valley. Our team from above the Himalayan will pick you up at the airport. After that, you will be escorted to your hotel where you can rest and relax. You can also roam around the street near your hotel area. At the time of dinner, you will have a small meeting with us regarding the trekking. We will tell you to include and exclude during this trek.

Day 2: Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley
Nepal is known for its regional and cultural heritage around the world. You will get a chance to see some of the famous cultural heritage of Kathmandu valley. Pashupatinath well-known shrine of Hindu and holds lots of cultural importance. Boudhanath stupa is also one of the famous and important pilgrimages of Buddhist people. Both places are enlisted by UNSECO on the world’s heritage in the world. Besides this, Bhaktapur and Patan are also places to visit near Kathmandu. You can enjoy having a night ride around Kathmandu valley. You will stay overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Kathmandu to Seti Khola

your first day of this trek starts with the drive from Kathmandu to Setikhola. This drive will go through Prithivy highway. Enjoying the scenic beauty of Dhading Besi and Trishuli River you will reach a stop at Arughat. You can have a snack at Arughat you will continue your tour to Setikhola. From there you can get a small gasp of Manaslu and Ganesh Himal range. You will also be going through the suspension bride above Budi Gandi Khola. After about two hours of dive form Arughat you will reach to Seti Khola. The altitude of set Khola is 730 meters.

Day 4: Trek form Seti Khola to Machha Khola
Your next trekking destination from Seti Khola is Machha Khola. The trail to Machha Khola start goes through several awes-inspiring waterfalls and suspension bridge. From here the trail will slowly start getting altitude. You will be trekking through the different villages like Bahundanda, Syange, and Khursane. Get the striking view of the Annapurna I circuit. We will also be passing through a small Gurung village. You can observe the Nepal style of farming here. Enjoying the beautiful terrace farming of Lapbesi village. Following the bank of Budi Gandaki, you will reach to Machha Khola. Machha Khola is located at an altitude of 990 meters.

Day 5: Trek from Machha khola to jagat

after having breakfast you will start your journey toward Jagat. Today’s trekking will be the hectic day as you will be going through the rocky trail. After crossing Machha Khola, you will reach a small village called Khola Bensi. After walking a few kilometers from there you will reach natural Hot spring Tatopani. Thereafter you will reach to the suspension bridge, crossing that bridge there comes a staircase over a ridge of Dovan. After hiking through the bank of Budi Gandaki west you will reach to Jagat village. Jagat is located at the elevation of 1410m/ 4625 ft.

Day 6: Jagat to Deng

the trekking distance from Jagat to Deng is 12.3 miles (19.9 km) and it takes about 6 – 7 hours for hiking. The trekking route goes through various landscapes and waterfalls. From Jagat, you will be heading off to Salleri through the steep roads and rocky climb. The trail continues crossing Ghatta Khola River to another large Gurung village full of art and culture. The people in that village are very friendly. Counting the journey you will be passing through Sirish Gaon and narrow Gandaki valleys. You will finally reach to Deng. Deng is situated at the altitude of 2095m.

Day 7: Trek from Deng to Namrung

The Manaslcu  trekking distance from Deng to Namrung is 12.1 miles (19.5 km). Namrung village is a small village that provides the best view of gorgeous mountains like Siring and Ganesh Himal. The trail to Namrung goes through the lush forests, alpine vegetation, and quaint villages. Going through the dense forest and narrow George to Ghap which is located at the altitude of 2250m/7382. If you are lucky enough then you can also see Danphe dancing in that forest. There are also several small Buddhists Gompa on the way. Enjoying the beauty of nature you will ultimately reach Namrung. Namrung is located at the altitude of 2630m/8626ft.

 

Day 8: Trek from Namrung to Samagaon

Waking with the exotic view of the mountains like Siring, Ganesh Himal, and mount Himchuli you will be hiking toward Samagaon. The trekking distance between Namrung to Samagaon is 10.9 miles (17.7 km). The trail to Sama Gaon goes through the forest of Lihi village from here you can get the exquisite view of the great mount Manaslu. Along with that, you can also see other mountains like high mountains like Himal Chuli and Peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli) Himal. Ribung Gompa is a famous Buddhist on the way. Samagaon is located at the altitude of 3530m/11,578 ft.

Day 9: Trek from Samagaon to Samdo

from Samagaon you will be trekking toward Samdo. The total distance between Samagaon to Samado is 10.1 miles (16.4 km), it takes a maximum of 4 hours. Since today’s trekking journey is shorter, so you can roam around the village of Samagaon before continuing the trek. Enjoying the view of the Manaslu range you will get closer to the Tibetan border. You will be going through the river that passes juniper and birch forests in Kermo Kharka. Afterward, you can cross Bodhi Gandaki through a wooden bridge. The altitude of Samado is 12,713 feet / 3,875 m.

Day 10: Trek from Samado to Dharmashala

after having breakfast with the charming view of the mountains at Samado, you will continue your trekking journey towards Dharmashala. The total distance between Samado to Dharmashala is 7.2 miles (11.7 km). The trekking trail goes through the Larke Glacier. You can also roam around the Tibetan market called Larke Bazar. On that market, you can buy Tibetan products which are made in Nepal. After about 5 hours of trekking, you will reach to Dharmashala. You can easily find hotels and lodge on Dharmashala. The altitude of this place is 14,633 feet / 4,460 m.

Day 11: Dharmashala to Larke la pass

Today is the most exciting day of this trek as you will be trekking to Larya  la pass. Larke La pass is the highest point on this trek. The distance between Dharmashala to Larke la pass is about 15.3 miles (24.7 km). Trekking through Larke glacier you will reach to Larke la pass. You can get the magnificent view of the mountains like Himchuli Himal, Cheo Himal, Kanguru, and the huge Annapurna II. This is the place form where you can get the closest view of Mount Manaslu. You will have to trek back to Dharmashala since there is no place for acclimatization on Larke La pass.

Day 12: Dharmashala to Bimthang via Larke la pass

Today’s trek is going to be adventurous as well as longer. We will have to cross the wooden bridge over Dudh Khola. As well as, ascending from the other side of Larke la pass. Get the best chance of to enjoy the view of mountains like Himchuli Himal (7,126m), Cheo Himal (6,820m), Gyagi Kung, and Kang Kuru (6,981m) and the Annapurna II (7,937m) throughout the trail. After hiking all through the steep and rocky route you will finally reach to Bimthang. The altitude of Bimthang 3,950m.

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Day 13: Trek from bimthang to Tal

Today’s trekking destination is Tal from Bimthang. Total trekking distance from Bimthang to Tal is 7 miles (11.3 km). FromBimthang you will be following the bank of Dudh Khola. Walking a short hike you will reach a place called Tilije. Thereafter hiking few meters there is a checkpoint where you will have to show your permit to enter on Annapurna circuit section. Moving forward, you will also have to cross the bridge above the MarshyandgiRiver. Then finally, you will reach a village on Tal. The altitude of Tal is 1700m/5576 ft.

Day 14: Trek from Tal to Syange

we have come to almost an end of this journey. You will be trekking from Tal to Syange today which is at the distance of 8 miles (12.9 km) and it takes about 5 hours of trekking. The trail goes through the village of Chyamje. Once again you will have to cross the beautiful MarshyandgiRiver. Leaving the Himalayan behind you will moving further toward Syange. The trial to Syange is full of rhododendron and oak trees. You will spend your last night of this Manaslu circuit trek on Syange which is located at the altitude of 3,543 feet / 1,080 m

Day 15: Syange to Kathmandu and final departure

Today is your last day in Nepal. You can find the public as well as private vehicles from Syange to Kathmandu. Enjoying the scenic beauty of throughout the trail, you will reach Kathmandu. You can stop on Besisahar for lunch. From Besisahar you will get the direct view of the Marshyandgi River flowing from the middle of the snow Peak Mountains. We will escort you back to the airport. IT has been a great journey trekking with you. I hope we will see you for more trekking experience. Happy trekking!!

Phulchowki Hiking Route, Day Trip

Phulchowki hiking

Phulchowki Hiking is the perfect short trip for spending time with nature. This is in Nepali refers to “Hill of Flowers”. Popular due to lying in the highest hill (2782m). It is located approx. 14 km in the southeast of Kathmandu valley. The name Pulchowki represents one of the famous Hindu goddesses. Many Hindu people visit this place and make a pilgrimage tours.

A hike to this Dada is an opportunity to have a short escape from the valley and find yourself in the silence, and enjoy the views this Dada is offering.

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Are you in search of the shortest and peaceful destination around Kathmandu valley? Are you self-enjoyer? Exploring new places is your hobby? Then no need to worry. Therefore, this hiking would freshen up yourself. Avoid worrying as Above the Himalaya is always there to make your trip the most memorable one. We will provide you the trip based on your needs and choice. Pulchowki Dada could be the perfect option to kill your boredom.
Get ready to free from the crowded place and enjoy quality time with nature. Get ready to nurture your traveling hunger. Here we provide you a special one-day Phulchowki hiking package. Being with us would make you realize how to enjoy nature.

Phulchowki is also a religious site, many people also trek to Pulchowki hike for religious purposes. Phulchowki is a famous Hindu temple for pilgrimage. Pulchowki hike shows the beauty of Nepal’s culture as well as natural beauty. Generally, people who come to Nepal for trekking mountainous regions and other areas take a day off from their trekking seclude for visiting Pulchowki hike. It is also taken as side trek for people trekking to Everest base camp and Annapurna base camp.

Phulchowki hiking

Hiking through the dense forest with Rhododendron

Talking about the physical and surrounding scenario of this place, it is all surrounded by dense forest. It consists of different plants that include Rhododendron of numerous colors. Of which the pure white and dark red is most lovely. This dense forest is also the home for different species of birds and butterflies. You can see different kinds of birds namely, Rufous-gorgeted, Yellow-browed Tit, Chestnut-headed Tesia, Rufous-bellied Niltava, Red-billed Leiothrix, Whiskered Yuhina, Besra, Racket-tailed Drongos and Bronzed, Nepal Cutia, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Ultramarine Flycatcher, Black-winged Cuckoo-shrike, etc.this is best place for birdwatching in Nepal.

If you love to travel and want to explore new places. Then Pulchowki hiking can be the best option for you. This is the easiest hiking option for beginner travelers.

 

Trip Highlights of Phulchowki Hiking

  • Easiest Hike through beautiful dense forest.
  • Eye-catching view of Himalayan ranges
  • Visit the botanical garden in Godawari
  • Enjoy the famous activity called Bird watching (Phulchowki is considered best for bird watching)
  • Enjoy the beauty of Sub-tropical forest
  • You can have wonderful views of Kathmandu valley.
  • Stunning view of Annapurna Range and Gauri Shankar
  • Flycatcher, Rufous-bellied Niltava, Yellow-browed Tit, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Black-winged Cuckoo-shrike and many more are the varieties of birds you will encounter there.

Some facts of Phulchowki hiking

  • Duration: 1/2 days
  • Start/End: Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Trip type: Solo/Group
  • Level of Trip: Easy
  • Best Seasons: Sept-Dec(Winter Season), March-May(Spring Season)
  • Transportation: Private/Public Vehicle
  • Accommodation: Restaurant/ Lodges
  • Trip Style: Tour
  • Destination: Nepal

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Phulchowki Hiking route

Are you curious about how to go to Pulchowki? This article helps to know everything about Pulchowki hiking route. Among different adorable hikes in Nepal, the Pulchowki hike is one of the easy and divine experiences. Pulchowki hike is the best hiking area near Kathmandu. For people feeling bore at home or people being stress with their work, you can hike the Pulchowki dada and enjoy gorgeous views. Trekking to Pulchowki is a day hike where you can visit the enchanting beauty of nature. This place is situated at a distance of 14 km southeast from the capital city Kathmandu. The altitude of Pulchowki dada is 2782 meters above from the sea level.

Phulchowki Hiking route is also the highest hills around Kathmandu valley. It takes 4 -5 hours to reach Pulchowki dad form Kathmandu. Mainly people of the valley and other places hike to Pulchowki to listen to the music of nature and enjoy its silence. Pulchowki is a beautiful place and worth visiting, it is also called “hill of flowers”. The journey to Pulchowki hike starts to form about an hour’s drive from Kathmandu to Godawari. Since, you will be trekking from Godawari you might have to start this trek from early in the morning. Godawari is a beautiful place full of green vegetation and many species of birds and animals.

This is 1-day hiking trip from Kathmandu.

It only takes a 1-hour drive which is then followed by 4-5 hours. It lies at about 2760m. The name Pulchowki is actually driven by its Nepali meaning Pul-flowers and chowki means garden. Thus, it is a garden full of a variety of flowers. Lying in the southeast of Kathmandu is at the shortest distance tour from Kathmandu. It is nearly 14 km away from the center of Kathmandu. Watching a variety of flora and fauna would be the best therapy for your eyes. Bird watching is another best activities you can do here.

 Itinerary for the Phulchowki day hiking

05: 00 – Have breakfast, and be ready
06:00- Our office representative will reach to the hotel to take you in our private jeep
06:15 – Head towards Godawari
07:00 – Tea break, last-minute shopping at Godawari, buy snacks, chocolate, water bottle.
07:30 – Complete all the procedures at the entrance gate like entry fee payment. Then start your hike.
11:00- You will reach the top of the hill. Visit Pulchowki Mai temple. Rest for some time while gazing at the surrounding.
12:00 (Noon)-Have lunch at the hotel. Roam, click the photo, enjoy bird watching throughout the day
3:00- Be prepare for returning. Grab the same trail to descend to Godawari.
5:00- Have snack and tea break at Godawari
5:30- Head towards Kathmandu

Reason to visit Phulchowki dada

Phulchowki hill claims 570 species of flowering plants and about one-third of bird species in Nepal. During the spring season, the hill is blessed with a national flower, Rhododendron. A dense forest full of the national flower is another name of heaven. You know what is more fascinating, after reaching the top of the hill, you will see the Pulchowki Mai shrine presented with prayer flags. It will give you a spiritual-religious feeling. Not only this, the whole hiking trail giving you a good taste of natural scenarios. The Pulchowki hike journey starts after having 45 mins short drive from Kathmandu to Godawari.

Godawari can be another shortest traveling destinations in Nepal. Godawari is best known for its marvelous environment and rich wildlife. This is a peaceful place where you can enjoy your full time lying in the lap of nature.

Reaching the peak of the Phulchowki dada would expose you to the clear view of the sparkling mountain. As a result, you will get the opportunity to see an incredible panoramic view of Gaurishanker Himal, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, and Annapurna range towards the eastern part.

There is a small temple of Phulchwoki Mai at the top

This Phulchowki dada is also regarded as the place carrying great cultural values. Thus, many pilgrims, especially Hindus visit this dada and worship Phulchowki Mai. You can see the big temple of Pulchowki at the top of the hill. This temple is decorated and bordered by the prayer flag. You can worship the goddess Pulchowki Mai while enjoying nature.

Another best part of this Phulchowki hiking is, Pulchowki dada is only the spot where you can enjoy snowfall in the winter season. Therefore, many people can be spotted here during the winter season.

The botanical garden is another best factor for visiting Godawari. Botanical gardens consist of various plants, birds, and trees, which you cannot find in another place. This garden is like storage for rare plants. All plants are kept with their scientific name and its uses, if you are a plant lover then this place can serve you all the necessary information. Various researchers visit here for study purposes. Staying 1 day there would be a perfect idea.

 

Highlights of Godawari Botanical Garden Tour

 

  • Visit National Botanical Garden (full of rear plants)
  • Visiting Godavari Kunda inside the garden
  • You can capture thousands of good quality photo
  • Can have delighted food in the best restaurant

After reaching Godawari, get ready for 3-4 hrs enjoyable hiking towards Pulchowki Mai. Having lunch at the top hill, while having a beautiful scenario cringing on the eye, is really a pleasurable moment. Enjoying the precious moment being surrounded by the greenery may tempt you to stay there forever. However, there is another best destination waiting for your visit.

Thus, descending down to Godawari with taking with an easy 2 hour. And then return to Kathmandu by having a 45mins car drive.

The eye-catching scenery would keep you engaged throughout the hiking period. As well as local people will offer you various food. Jaw-dropping Annapurna range and Gauri Shankar depicts the best Mountain View. After having delicious lunch at the hill, enjoy the remaining day time looking over the mountain, birds, plants, etc. Then at around, 2 pm, your hike will descend through the same trail. It will take only 2 hours for descending the trail.

 

Includes

  • Comfortable transportation facility (Private car/jeep transport from and to Godawari)
  • Experienced local guide for the hike
  • Special Lunch during the hike with tea/coffee at regular break.
  • Essential medical kits/ First aid kits and hiking stick
  • Water bottle, snacks
  • All the paper works and service charge

 

Excludes

  • Accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Any alcoholic beverages.
  • Electrical appliances
  • Tips to the guide.

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Conclusion

Nevertheless, Phulchowki Hiking is one of the most beautiful hiking related to Green Vegetation and Birds Watching. You will be covered with the beauty of the sub-tropical forest. Surrounded by the pure white and red rhododendron would surely melt your heart. You can also find a plethora of oak trees. Additionally, hundreds of different species of flowers, trees, plants, and herbs, in the botanical garden, would make the moment charitable. The botanical gardens never fail to impress you with natural beauty.

If you are in Kathmandu then your trek starts with 45 mins short drive from Kathmandu to the Godavari. If you have enough time, you can have a 1-day tour at Godawari too. Enjoy the botanical garden tour, enjoy the delicious food in the luxurious hotel, and learn about different plants. Your hike would gradually towards uphill along with the dense sub-tropical forest. I assure you that you will enjoy the walk through the dense forest. Comparing to another hike, the Pulchowki hike will cost you very little effort, as this trek is mostly easy and scenic. The eye-catching view of Kathmandu is another best part of this trek.  Thus enjoy the glorious one-day Phulchowki hiking with our team.

Happy Hiking!!!!!!!!!!

Corona Virus Situation in Nepal- Is Nepal Safe from Covid 19

Corona Virus Situation in Nepal is Nepal safe from Corona“??” has always given a big question mark and a curious thought among the travelers all around the world. This blog will try to figure out the total COVID cases worldwide.

As corona outbreak has reached over 200 countries and territories. Nepal also cannot escape from this virus. Nepal is the Neighboring country from China. China is the country that gave birth to this pandemic and china is Nepal’s one of the important trading centers. Fortunately, Nepal is not affecting much by this virus. When COVID 19 was introducing in India, Nepal starts taking some of the precaution measures. The only hospital in Nepal designed to taking care of the infectious disease.

Before this disease was introduced, the total number of ICU beds (intensive care unit) in Teku hospital. Till today June 02 2020 altogether 2099 active cases of COVID 19 were found in Nepal and 266 of them is fully recovered Sadly 8 death cases are record. Most of the cases in Nepal is from the people who come from India borders. The first case of the corona was conformed on 23rd march 2020, the infection was seen on 19-year-old women who recently returned from France through Qatar.

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The only reason Nepal is infected from this virus due to people infected from another country.

However, the daily life of Nepalese is completely affected by the month-long lockdown. The number of active COVID cases is growing day by day. The background of all the infected people shows that they are all came from abroad, which indicates that the virus has not spread from the internal country. The only reason Nepal is infected from this virus due to people infected from another country.

Corona Virus

About Coronavirus COVID -19

Coronavirus is one of the most searched and challenging topics on the internet today. Thus, the whole world is curious about this deadly disease. What is the coronavirus? How it is caused? Preventative measures for this disease? Dos and Don’ts of this disease. Today the whole world is suffering for this pandemic. Sadly, almost all the counties have been affected by this disaster disease. According to WHO, this is a huge group of viruses causing common cold and to more severe diseases. It is more like a SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome).

Most of the researchers have identified that Coronavirus is Zoonosis, which means it was spread from animals. This is a transmittable disease triggered by bacteria and parasites. It was initially transmitted from animals to humans. This disease is a breathing illness that spreads from person to person. High fever, cough, and chest pain are some of the common symptoms that show the infection of Coronavirus. The severe condition of this infection may cause kidney failure, Pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, and may lead to death in the worst-case scenario. The world now is in disorder due to this deadly proven coronavirus (COVID-19).

The USA is more affected by the Corona Virus

Today, in this time the whole world is fighting against this disease. A strong country like Spain, Italy, China, and the USA are also suffering from this pandemic. WHO has officially announced another name for Coronavirus disease “COVID – 19”.The first case of COVID 19 was found in Wuhan, Hubei, China in December 2019. Till today’s date, more than 210 countries have been affected by the coronavirus. More than 1.92 million people have been affected by the coronavirus. The death rate of people dying from the coronavirus is 3,80,251 and people who have been fully recovered from this COVID 19 has reached to 27,29,509 out of total 63,78,237 cases.

This disease is very dangerous because people who are recovered from this disease can be infected again. Since this disease was first founded in china, the death rate of people dying from this disease is high in china. This virus can be transmitted for one person to another form of physical contact. COVID -19 can also be allocated form small droplets of cough and ground. This virus can live on the ground for 72 hours. Some of the common symptoms of this disease are cough, fever, and shortness in breathing. Till now not any vaccine and antiviral has been introduced in the whole world for this disease. Lots of research have been done on this topic to find out the core reason for erupting this disease, still, no country became successful to control this pandemic.

Symptoms of Coronavirus

Coronavirus indicated as the deadly pandemic, all people should be aware of this disease and its symptoms. As this disease is curable in its initial stage, which gives a little ray of hope for those fighting against this disease. Not only are this, but people with low immunity power also more likely to get attack by this disease. Thus, children under the age of 7/8 and old age people over the age of 60 are in the greatest danger of this disease.

The vaccine and medicine for curing this disease are still unavailable. Therefore we need to learn many things about this disease and adopt preventative measures as soon as possible. Doctors claim that the symptoms of this disease are similar to flu and are naturally mild. Some of the prior symptoms are as follows:
Fever above 30 degree Celsius,  Dry Coughing, Continuous Sneezing,  Difficulty while breathing, Fatigue,  aches and pains,  Chest pain,  Sore throat,  Difficulty in breathing

The symptoms can differ from person to person of various country

This is the standard symptoms however, the symptoms can differ from person to person of various country. Few people have also recorder having diarrhea, nausea, or a runny nose as a symptom of the coronavirus. The worst case of this may cause Kidney failure and pneumonia which finally leads to death. If a person suffers from any 2 or more symptoms at once who are otherwise healthy should self-isolate. They should also contact their medical doctor for immediate testing.

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Origination of Coronavirus

Talking about the origin of this virus. It first appeared in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. Which was first identified in the town of Wuhan located in the Hubei Province of China. It was all started after the New Year’s Eve party in 2020 Jan 1 in Wuhan. After that party, people started suffering from Pneumonia and got worst as time passed by. In January, health researchers verified it as a novel coronavirus. It is also believed that it was spread from the place called “Wet Market’ in Wuhan. That place was famous for selling animals and then the virus was transmitted from these markets.
The report of coronavirus shows that it has affected more than 210 countries and terrains around the world and 2 international conveyances.

As of date 14th April 2020, the total coronavirus cases have exceeded over 1,930,000 people. Out of those 120,871 had recorded dead and more than 450,400 had marked recovered. The coronavirus data record departments show that the USA is at high risk with total deaths recorded as 23,644 and 86,981 active cases. Similarly, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, UK, Iran, Turkey and so on are the countries with a maximum number of active coronavirus cases. This virus has spread like a rocket throughout the world.

 

Measures and action is taking by the Nepal Government to fight against Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The government of Nepal has started taking action after being aware of the dangerous coronavirus. Three New Infrared Radiation Thermometers have been added to TIA in Kathmandu to measure the temperature of people. GON has urged that people who came from infected countries must stay in quarantine for at least 14 days, to save themselves as well as other members from this contagion. Not only has this, to fight against this pandemic Nepal Government employed strict laws on Suspension of Visa-on-arrival. Sadly, Visit Nepal 2020 was suspended due to this deadly epidemic. Few of the countries (People’s Republic of China, Italy, Japan, France, Germany, Korea, and Spain) were temporarily suspended on visa-on-arrival in the last week of March.

In addition to this, GON has declared a complete lockdown 23rd of March which was later extended to 7th April. During this period, people urge to stay at their home and should not go out without any important activities. Thus, all are requested to adjust to their daily routine and help to fight this pandemic. Staying home and avoid gathering, travel is only the major way to defeat this potential contagion.
Following are the list of activities that GON of Nepal has strictly ordered to follow to cope with this situation:

  • Washing hands frequently with soap and water and using sanitizer

  • Maintaining social distance; avoid crowds, gathering
  • Pay Strict and enough attention to hygiene
  • staying home
  • Do not believe the rumors and get confusing by false information
  • Be patient and remain alert by the latest news

During this situation, GON has permitted to continue the operation of the vehicles to deliver essential goods and services. Those services include delivery of medicines, food items, water, milk, fruits, vegetables, livestock and fishery feeds, baby chicks, and return.
GON is assuring that any screening centers are set up and there is more working health personal to diagnosis and treatment of an infecting person. There has been the provision of extra allowances to all the health personnel who has been serving 24 hrs. a day to fight against corona disease. Not only this, GON has declared the health insurance of 5 lakhs to each person.

Nepalese people who arrive in Nepal recently are diagnosing properly and are keeping in Quarantine for at least 15 days. Rapid corona test being taken in all suspected areas and if found positive they are immediate to Teku Hospital, Kathmandu. Salute to those Nepalese doctors, health personnel, Traffic police who have constantly working to prevent the nation from such a deadly virus attack. Nepal Government will increase Lockdown based on the current situation. Indian Borders are complete of sealing.

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Preventive and safety Measures for Coronavirus

The deadly disease cannot be the cure as no vaccines have been discovering for its prevention. The whole world is uniting to make the vaccines and medicines to cure this pandemic but still the process is going. However, we can prevent 50% of the chances of getting affecting by this pandemic following some of the safety measures. Some of the vital methods are listing below:
Washing your hands with soap and water regularly, Avoid the crowd and physical contact, Wearing a mask and Using sanitizer regularly during your travel, Eating healthy food, Covering your mouths while coughing and sneezing
Avoid direct contact with live animals, you should drink plenty of lukewarm water

Conclusion:

All in all, The COVID-19 crises are expecting to wipe out 6.7 percent of working hours globally in the second quarter of 2020-equivalent to 195 million full-time workers. We must say, Nepalese people, are more fortunate as this virus has not affected most as compared to neighboring countries like India and China. Saying it does not mean, it would not attack us. All the people of the country should respect government decisions and help each other to cope with this situation and defeat the virus as soon as possible.

For now, GON has suspended the international flights till April 30. Let us join our hands to solve this situation and operate our daily life as before. After the condition is going to be good, you can apply for the visa beforehand for the Nepali Missions abroad. Let us say Earth is healing to be even more beautiful, even more wonderful. Thus, We hope you can start your Nepal visit soon. Nepal is waiting is visitors for trekking to Everest base camp and tour  after the situation will be normal from COVID 19

Nepal Launches New Map

Nepal New map including Kalapani, Lipulekh, Limpiyadhura

The border disputes related toKalapani, Lipulekh, Limpiyadhura are now approaching towards conclusion after the exposure of a new map by the Nepal government. The longer border disputes rooted since 1864 AD, was not able to successfully conclude, despite having various meetings.
Nepalese has always dreamt of its greater Nepal. As our greatest leader in the past has fought to make one united greatest Nepal.

The government of Nepal on May 18, 2020 has published its new political map including these three states which is the property of Nepal but was never officially included in the map. Minister for Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation Padma Aryal exposed the map during a press meet on May 18, 2020. According to the updated map, these territories lie in Byas Rural Municipality of Darchula District, Sudurpaschim Province. After adding this conflicted territory, which was initially occupied by India, the total area of Nepal increases to 147,516 square kilometers. Before this, the total area of Nepal was 147,181 square kilometers. These territories consist of Gunji,Navi, Kuti that lies near Kalapani. This new official map will come into use soon.

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The updated map which was validated by the Council of Ministers on May 18 can be found here.
We all are very proud of the vital decision of the Nepal government. Nepal Launches New map including Kalapani, Lipulekh, Limpiyadhura on May 18, 2020. Many experts have given their strong statements regarding these issues. However, some of the Indian media are expressing the objection regarding this issue. It is because, they are unaware of the facts and the sugauli treaty done in 1816 AD.

These north-western territories (Kalapani, Lipulekh, Limpiyadhura) which have created a long term headache for Nepal, as both sides claim to be their own. However, based on the sugauli treaty between done in 1864 AD proves that these territories belong to Nepal.

This revolutionary decision of Nepal was triggered after the inauguration of road construction done by India passing through these territories without any consent of Nepal. On May 12, 2020 India started the 79-km road construction to Manasarover that passes through these disputed areas(Kalapani, Lipulekh, Limpiyadhura). These actions were unilateral moves of the Indian Government. Several efforts were made for fixing a date for Foreign Secretariat level talks. Nepal government has also asked to “refrain from carrying out any activity inside the territory of Nepal.” Despite, those clear information, India has intentionally triggered Nepal by its disrespectful act.

In 2005, the Indian Government has obvious to construct the link road which was officially started in 2008. In 2014, the project has accelerated.
After the illegal inauguration of the road construction, the Foreign Affairs Minister Pradeep Gyawali had offered an ambassadorial note to Indian Ambassador Vinay Mohan Kwatra, clearly stating Nepal’s views on boundary issues.

History behindLipulekh, Limuyadhara, Kalapani

The origination of the territorial disputes dated back to the Treaty of Sugauli, signed in 1815 AD, December. Which was approved by East India Company and Kingdom of Nepal in 1816 AD. This was done after the end of the anglo-Nepalese war (1814-1816). Where Nepal lost 1/3rd of the territory.

In 1860, then Nepalese Prime Minister Junga Bahadur Rana helped the British in overpowering the Indian Rebellion of 1857. The result of this activity has led to return some parts of western terai to Nepal. Based on article V of the Sugauli Treaty, the eastern side of the Kali River belongs to Nepal and the western part of India. The source of the Kali River creates the greatest border disputes.

Nepali border expert claims the Kala Pani areas are Nepalese territory, based on the maps published by the then British Surveyor General of India in 1827 and 1856. Pondering to the fact that, the source of the Kali river lies at Limpiyadhura. Which circumstances that Kala Pani and lipulekh lies in the eastern side of the river. Buddhi Narayan Shrestha, Senior border experts also asserts that the river which flows to the west of Kalapani is the main Kali river originated from Limpiyadhura. According to him, Limpiyadhura is marked as the source of the Kali river, which is mentioned in Old Atlas of China’, 1903. The word Nepal is written on that northern-east part of the river.

In 2015, Nepal objects to India-china object trade pact via lipulekh. However, India titles Pankhagad, a small river, lying on the southern part of Kalapani is the true border. Which somehow shows these areas are on their side. India generated new maps in 1879 AD, in which they rename the river flown from Limpyudhara. And conclude the kali river to river flown from kalapani. Which was a false statement India claims according to the changing map in 1879.

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They failed to assert their point as they hadn’t shown the real border, which is the Kali River. However, disputes is not a new one. As time and again, table talks have been done. But no conclusion has made in each meeting, no actions have been taken in these sectors. But now the triggering activities of road construction had made Nepal step these great actions.

Importance of Lipulekh and Kalapani

Another main vital reason behind this territory is its strategic importance.
Lipulekh, Kalapani, is a trio-junction of India, Nepal, and China. They possess geostrategic and geopolitical importance. They can keep an eye on China remaining in that area. In the 1993 Indo-China war, these parts are given as a lease to support. They set a camp in Limpyudhara for some time. During that time, they realize how important these areas are.
From the geo-economic point of view, it is the straight and shortest route from North India to Kailash Mansarovar.

Overview of Geography of Nepal

Nepal that lies between China and India, is a beautiful landlocked country. It is located in South Asia, sharing borders with China in North and India on all other sides (the south, east, and west). The total area of Nepal is 147,181 sq. km and it lies between manages approximately 28°N and 84°E. It falls in the Temperate Zone of the north of the Tropic Cancer. The total distance from east to west of Nepal is 800 km whereas 150 to 250 from north to south.
The highest point in the country is mark as Mt. Everest (8,848 m)
And the lowest point is Jhapa (60 m), Terai plains of Kechana Kalan.

As a matter of fact Nepal is the second-largest country in terms of water resources. The huge water system of Nepal flow towards southern India. Nepal is mainly divided into three main geographical regions: the Himalayan region, the Hilly region, and the Terai region. Nepali is the official language of Nepali and about 46% speak this language in Nepal. The official currency of Nepal is Nepalese Rupee (NPR).
Nepal is the country with cultural diversity consisting of more than 80 ethnic groups. Nepal is also recognized as the country of Himalayas.

Nepal being the small landlocked country, yet possess various world records factors, which is proud of Nepal. Besides these, the bravery of Nepalese People has set an example in the whole world. They are ready to die, for protecting the motherland. Breathtaking beauty, cultural biodiversity is the awesome factor of Nepal, which make Nepal stood out from another country. Nepal is truly a gem for travelers.

From having a wide variety of flora and fauna to holding the rarest species, Nepal is very popular. One-horned Rhino, Red panda, Bengal tiger, and the national flower Rhododendron are some of the rarest species found only in Nepal.
These articles will include facts about the famous and intriguing factors of Nepal that you must know.

Below is the list of interesting facts of Nepal covering its people, culture, history, geography, etc.

Most Wonderful Facts Of Nepal: That Everyone Should Know

• World’s tallest mountain lies in Nepal, Mt Everest(8848)
• Major Part of Himalayas lies In Nepal.
Nepal was and forever will be Independent Country (Was Never under Any Foreign Conquest). No Independence Day.
• Kathmandu Valley alone consists of 7 UNESCO World Heritage sites. That lies within a radius of 15km.
• A country that possess a non-rectangular flag.
• Nepal consists of greatest Altitude Variation (ranges from 59 meters to 8848 meters)
• It is the Last Hindu Country (Last Hindu Country)
Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal is known as Living Cultural Museum
• Unique Nepali Calendar, which is 57 years ahead of the Gregorian calendar.
• The Living Goddess “Kumari” Is Found here in Nepal.
• Lumbini, lying in Nepal is the birthplace of Lord Buddha
• Nepal has more than 80 Ethnic Groups and more than 120 Languages.
• Since 1815, Nepal’s “GURKHAS” Have Been Part of the British Army.

Interesting facts related to Geography

• The world’s highest lake Tilicho lake also lies in Nepal with a height of 4800m above the sea level.
• Shep-Phoksundo Lake, the deepest lake in the whole world lies in Nepal with 145m depth.
• Kali Gandaki George, lying 5571m lower than Annapurna I, is the deepest gorge in the world.
• The Highest Valley of the world, Arun valley, lies in Nepal.
• Hotel Everest view marked the highest hotel in the world.
• Nepal has more than 360 species of Orchids and 870 species of various birds.
• Out of 10 tallest mountains in the world, 8 lies in Nepal.

 

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Conclusion

Most importantly, If you want to know Nepal from very depth, you should get out of your comfort zone and visit here. No one can fully know Nepal from only the written facts. Unless traveling in Nepal would realize you, what heaven is?
This article explores various interesting facts about Nepal that will truly surprise you in the best possible way. Visiting Nepal once is not enough.

Undoubtedly, Nepal is a sovereign country, and capable of making its own decision. Growing up, we have always taught and heard, Nepal is a small country. This is because, of its placement between two larger nations, India and China. This led us historically believed in those statements, actually, we aren’t, as we possess various world record property included in our nation. And we are proud of this privileged factor. We would not be influenced by any other nations. To think this is disrespectful towards our existence, our motherland, our constitution, and its sovereignty. It’s time to change our perspective and stand out for truth, for our nation.

Reason to Visit Nepal, Should I Visit Nepal

Reason to visit Nepal

Nepal is a God gifted country for natural assets. It’s a far beautiful region with great perspectives of nature, distinct culture, and way of life, historical art and structure, and so forth. One can find much Reason to Visit Nepal.

Many people from around the globe visit Nepal. The rate of vacationers is growing every day. The cause behind the increment of vacationer in Nepal can be:

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Naturally Gifted Country:

There is no doubt that Nepal is a naturally beautiful country. It is a notable place for the high Himalayas, deep valleys, jungles, Flora and fauna, rivers, and so forth. From the highest mountain of the world to the highest lake, Nepal consists of plenty more for the explorer who loves nature.

Annapurna base camp trek via poon hill

Distinct culture is reason to visit Nepal

Nepal is a multi-ethnic country with diversified lifestyle and culture. There are people of various cast, language, and religion who has a unique way of living and an excellent way of celebrating the different festivals, consistent with their caste and tradition. Dashain and Tihar are an essential and famous festival in Nepal, which is widely known and celebrated by almost all the Nepalese and these festivals are the bests reason to visit Nepal.

Country of Temples:

There are plenty of Temple and shrines in Nepal. The one visiting Nepal may be wondered with the range of Temples they see more often, mostly in each place they go to. Pashupatinath, Swaymbhunath, Manakamana, Gokarna Mahadev, Bouddha, Budhanilkantha, Dolkha Bhimsenthan, Kapilbastu, are some of the well-known Temples.

Best Place for mountaineering:

Nepal is a country surrounded by mountains. It consists of the very highest peak in the area.“Mt. Everest,” Besides Mt. Everest, there are eight other more than 8000 meters peaks out of 14 within the global in Nepal. With this, there are 1310 other peaks out of which 238 are already opened for mountaineering. For individuals who want to revel in mountain climbing is the main reason to visit Nepal. Nepal is the best area wherein they can choose from many to climb as per the wish and altitude.

Nepalese food:

Dal Bhat is the first meal in Nepal. In most of the houses of Nepal. It is taken each day for dinner. Except for Dal Bhat, Mo: Mo is the popular fast food and generally eaten by many people inside the country as well as it is the favorite for folks who come to visit Nepal. Apart from this, there are lots of other delicious food like Newari food and so on which one needs to taste while touring Nepal.

everest view trek

Beautiful Views:

Nepal has a lot to explore as it is naturally beautiful. The surrounding and environment are so good that one will be fascinated and also adds a positive vibe to people. The old-style buildings, forests, mountains, rivers, lakes, and so forth are the views that one should experience.

The viewpoints let people view the mountains, sunrise, sunset, and the city from above. These places where beautiful views can be seen are the actual attraction for many tourists as well as the local people. The most visited site of Everest, Kalapatthar, is a popular viewpoint at an altitude of 5545m. Kala Patthar is the main reason to visit Nepal.

It is the spot for the view of Mt. Everest, including Lhotse, Nuptse, etc. You can even enjoy the alpine forest, waterfalls, glacial rivers, monasteries on the way to Kala patthar trek. Poon hill lies in the Annapurna region at an altitude of 3200m. It is famous among many people, especially trekkers. Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Nilgiri, Hiunchuli, Dhaulagiri peak are the mountains that you can view from Poonhill with a sunrise in the morning.

Bird watching tour in Nepal

Bird watching is another best reason to visit Nepal

Nepal is the house to about 856 species of Birds, i.e., 10% of the sector population of birds. It can be heaven for people who love watching the new species of birds and taking pictures of them. it is best to do birding tour in Nepal

 

Rich in art and architecture:

Nepal is a well-known country for ancient techniques and styles. The handmade things, mandala painting, pottery works, and other architecture is what makes Nepal distinct from others.

Nepal is one of the best destinations in the world, which offers you a natural and culturally rewarding experience. If you are planning to visit Nepal, then it is one of the cheapest and adorable travel destinations in the world. Nepal is a pleasing country enriched with natural, historical, and cultural beauty that offers full-experience to your mind, body, and soul.

After the devastating earthquakes in Nepal, there were some damage to some temples & houses, and some are still standing and now safe to visit. The rebuilding process is underway and now slowly getting back to normal. So visit in Nepal and join our  Nepal Tour that might change your life with life experience you have been looking for. Here are the Top 8 reasons to travel in Nepal:

Safe to travel

Despite the devastation caused by the earthquake, most of the place is safe to go to Nepal. The affected parts are under construction, and all the trekking &travel companies, airlines, hotels, roadways are running in most of the area. The most popular EBC & ABC trekking routes and other different places are safe and untouched.

Quality service & Affordable

Nepal offers you the quality of lodging, food, transportation, and other different facilities you need at a reasonable price. Primarily, food is cheap here, and from 5-star services to budget service is available here. You will be offered with best deals and discounts from hotels, travel & tour operators, trekking companies, and various shops that encourage traveling to Nepal.

 

everest base camp trekking

World tallest mountain & best trekking route are the best reason to visit Nepal

The most beautiful scenery and the world’s biggest mountain, Mount Everest, lies here. Trekking to the Everest is physically more challenging for all the traveler and adventure lover. The world’s best & most beautiful trekking route Annapurna region is here. Similarly, there are lots of popular trekking site like Upper Mustang trek, Manaslu Trek, Makalu Trek, etc.

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Friendly people

Nepalese people come under the friend list and helpful people in the world who provide the best service & satisfy the guest. The people here are so friendly and have excellent hospitality with a smiling face. Nepalese people treat their guests as gods during the trail with the warm welcome and Namaste greeting. Nepal is terrific and renewing for its hospitality destination to travel.

Diversified culture

Nepal is a country rich with multi-religions, language, music, food, etc. more than 100 of an ethnic group people live in Nepal as their home. During travel in Nepal will provide you an opportunity to get insight into the culture, history, and life of the people. Nepal is a country renowned as the only living goddess, Kumari lives. Every day in Nepal is festivals.

Adventurous activities are best reason to visit Nepal

The unique geographical diversity of Nepal makes it the best destination for adventures tour and activities. If you are looking for adventurous activities, then Nepal is your destination for rafting, paragliding, bungee jumping, zip flying, kayaking, mountain climbing, and other various activities. You will obtain your lifetime experience while Paragliding in Pokhara.

Lumbini Nepal

Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha

Lumbini is the holiest pilgrimage site for Buddhists where Gautam Buddha was born. This is the place where Gautam Buddha spread the message of love and peace around the world. You will feel peace & calm. Lumbini is the center of appeal for many folks that involves visiting Nepal.

It is the peace region wherein one will have the heavenly view of snowy mountains and revel in the stunning garden which continues to be there from the Buddha’s period. The fourth-biggest vacationer destination has a super potentiality to increase the traveler each year. Therefore the most to visit in Lumbini is the Mayadevi Temple, famous for the place of Buddha’s birth.

There are the stupas along with the Ashoka pillar. The newly formed temples are there to protect the ancient ruins. The well-known vicinity in Lumbini is Panditarama Vipassana Centre, where one may visit for yoga and meditation. People can walk across the garden, spend time with the monks, and may learn the new strategies of meditation in this place.

Mayadevi Temple of Lumbini

In line with ancient history, it is believing that Queen Mayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama in Lumbini in 623 BC. After that, Siddhartha Gautama achieved Enlightenment and was known as Gautama Buddha. Further, Hindus regard Buddha as the incarnation of Lord Vishnu and worship him. It is the place that draws many people from around the world to worship, travel, research, and learn about Gautama Buddha’s life. This site is the main reason to visit Nepal for Buddhists.

There are a lot of temples, monasteries, shrines, and a museum. Likewise, there’s a pillar in Lumbini, which is famous as the Ashoka Pillar. In 1895 the German archaeologist diagnosed Ashoka Pillar using its inscription, and later, the Chinese pilgrim Fa Xian method using to discover this religious site.

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World heritage site

Nepal is also the home to UNESCO World Heritage Site. There is 10 UNESCO World Heritage Site among them seven UNESCO World Heritage site. It lies inside the Kathmandu that can touch your heart and are encouraged for the protection & preservation of cultural and natural heritage sites. therefore World heritages sites are another reason to visit Nepal

Out of all the heritage site of the world, 10 of them lies in Nepal. Those coming to Nepal will be happier after visiting all of the sites and mastering the ancient and historical history of those sites. We want to suggest visitors travel to Nepal and book your trip. Therefore You will love to travel and share the experience with other travelers and best reason to visit Nepal.


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