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10 Reasons to Travel Nepal

A lot of people always think about their next destination to travel or their next possible adventure and some of them might not even think about Nepal. It’s a small country, sandwiched between India and China, but it has so many incredible things to offer and should be on everyone’s bucket list! Here are 10 good reasons to pack your things and explore Nepal:

Nepal is celebrating visit Nepal 2020. Many people are still confused about why Nepal? I tried to summarize in the top 10 points. If you want to know more about Visit Nepal 2020 or Popular activities to visit Nepal 2020. I will provide links on the button of this blog too.

Mountains and trekking opportunities

Annapurna base camp Trek
Annapurna Base camp Nepal

at first the most obvious point, everyone associates Nepal with beautiful mountains and countless trekking routes. Of course, this country has way more things to offer than just that, but in my opinion, everyone should follow the call of the Himalayas and experience this amazing work of nature. There are many options for trekking, different routes for all levels of fitness and ways to customize every trip. I got the chance to do the Poon Hill Trek for 4 days with the travel agency AdventureVision Treks and Travels and it was just an incredible and unforgettable experience and perfectly planned for the first trekking adventure of my life.

Main attractions

Capital city Kathmandu

Shyambhunath Stupa: World heritage site in Kathmandu

I can’t say that Kathmandu is the most beautiful, most developed or most impressive city I’ve ever been to, but it’s definitely something special. It’s chaotic, dusty and dirty (the chance to step into poop is pretty high), but there is a very special atmosphere and that makes it so loveable. So many things to do and explore, the Durbar Squares and all the different temples and monasteries are just incredibly beautiful, there are always new places to eat or drink in Thamel or many shops to buy souvenirs or nice Nepalese clothes (I am totally in love with my Nepali sweater, backpack, and all the other things). Something for every type of traveler or explorer.

World Heritage Sites and Culture Exploration

is there another country with that many UNESCO world heritage sites? It seems like you could find one of those around every corner and each of them is beautiful in their own way. Architecture, culture, nature – everything is just so interesting and worth seeing!

Nepal is a small country with 1,47,181 sq km with only around 30 million people. But Nepal is reaching culture and ethnicity. There are 120 types of mother languages with max cast holding their own culture. Nepal is also the birthplace of Lord Buddha and Buddhism so, there are lots of places to explore and learn about Buddism.

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Nepalese Cuisine

some people say that the Nepalese food is influenced by the Indian and Tibetan cuisine, but I think that the locals twisted it in their own special way and created some delicious dishes, no one should miss. Dal Bhat might be the most famous one, it consists of rice, lentil soup, and various side dishes. It’s the perfect meal during trekking and the locals have a pretty fun saying about the effect of this dish: “Dal Bhat, power 24 hours, no sleep, no shower!”.

Everyone needs to try Momos while in Nepal, it’s kinda the Nepalese version of dumplings with different kinds of fillings. And by the way, it’s super easy for vegetarians to find food in Nepal because almost every dish exists also a vegetarian version. The only two things I couldn’t get used to where the fact of having spicy rice dishes for breakfast and the general level of spiciness.

Momo in Nepal
Momo in Nepal

Friendly People

the locals in Nepal are just remarkably friendly and kind. Everyone I talked to, experienced an extremely warm welcome to the country and just every person you randomly meet on the street will be friendly and helpful. When I am surrounded by kind people, I am already twice as happy as my normal state, so the people will make a good experience even more awesome. And it’s really easy to make them happy as well, already with small gestures, like using some words in Nepali, you can already get the biggest smiles from them. Some of the locals even treat you like family, which makes it even harder to leave the country after the trip. I booked every trip through AdventureVision, but they didn’t only think about my booked trips, they helped me out with any other issue I had. It’s not just business, it’s friendship.

The Wildlife

there are many places where you can see wildlife. Elephants, crocodiles, rhinos, tigers, birds, deer, monkeys and many more. The Chitwan national park is a very good opportunity for that. The jungle is already really beautiful and impressive and there might even be a chance to see a tiger. For that, I wasn’t lucky enough, but I saw so many other beautiful animals and some rhinos right next to me. That was just such an incredible experience and I literally freaked out about it. It’s amazing to experience wildlife in such a natural way.

Main Attractions

Tiger in Bardia National Park
Tiger in Bardia National Park

Immense Diversity

Nepal might be a small country, but it definitely doesn’t lack diversity. Already the local conditions change from giant mountains and lakes to cities and jungle. But there is also a high diversity in culture and religion. There are over 100 ethnic groups and so many different languages and dialects within these groups. This creates an immense amount of different customs and traditions, which makes the country even more interesting.

Time to relax

Nepal was one of the most relaxed countries, I’ve ever been to. The working times are not that strict, everyone has a lot of time for tea breaks and chatting with all the people in the area and the locals seem relaxed in general (no sight of the hectic western lifestyle). For tourists, there are also many opportunities to learn or do Yoga or even do yoga teaching training. There are also many massage places awaiting the exhausted trekkers and just a lot of chilled places to hang out (Pokhara is always a good idea to relax!). In general, I think that we could learn something from the locals in Nepal and relax more often.

Adventurous Activities

In Nepal one thing is definitely for sure: explorers and adventurers will never get bored! There are so many different things to do and see. I stayed there for 2 months but didn’t have enough time to explore every corner and every activity. Rafting, Paragliding, Bungee-Jumping, Helicopter flights in Himalaya, Experiencing the most dangerous airport in the world, Trekking – it’s a never-ending story of possibilities and opportunities.

Easy and simple travel experience

Nowadays visa applications can be so exhausting and time-consuming, but not with Nepal. You just need the money and a few minutes at the airport in Kathmandu and – hey – you got the visa! That’s how easy it can be. And Nepal might be very different from your hometown. But with the help of all the nice locals or a really good travel agency, you can get around pretty easy (and cheap!).

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Note: The blog posted above is written by one of our previous traveler, the thoughts are her own thoughts.

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Complete Guide For Visit Nepal 2020 Tourist

Nepal is celebrating visit Nepal 2020 and they aim to invite 2 million tourist this year. If you are planning to visit Nepal go through this article, this article is written by previous one of our traveler. As the heading is focused on visit Nepal 2020, but this is general information which is always necessary for every traveler. If you are traveling in 2020 go through our previous blog for top 10 destinations for visit Nepal 2020.

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VISA

You need to have a Visa when coming to Nepal!  If you have the possibility it will be better to arrange your visa In advance, as it takes some time upon arrival at the airport. You either can do it at the embassy, online or upon arrival.

Although if that’s not the case and you end up doing it upon arrival these are the amount you have to pay in USD.

Payment in USD

DurationCost in USD
15 days  30
30 days50
90 days125

PICTURES

Passport / student size, it´s always better to have more just in case, they ask for them everywhere you go for all documentation

INSURANCE …  recommended

WHAT TO PACK

  • Rain Jacket
  • Hiking boots
  • Crocs / Sandals
  • Sunscreen
  • Lipstick / Chapstick
  • Headband
  • Frontal light
  • Batteries
  • Adaptor
  • Medicines
  • Power bank 10 – 20 mil amperes
  • Purification tablets
  • Thermal clothes
  • Canes

In case you forget something, there are plenty of stores in Kathmandu and Pokhara were you´ll be able to buy the things you need.

Money and budget

In Nepal pretty much, everything is paid in cash, although you might find (some) atm that will charge commission, you could pay by card in more expensive places or some local stores that will usually charge commissions.

So, if you´ve got no problem caring around money on you, check the currency on different exchange houses and compare rates. Do not stop and change in the first one as there are many and usually, they will not take you for local. When you go into the mountain make sure you’ll take with you enough rupees as there they will surely won’t take other currency nor you´ll be able to find an atm.

I´ll give you and average personal by day mode Tourist / mode Backpacker with no excess of luxury. Trekking prices and travels are not included as the vary depending on the activities one might be interested on.

Back Packer

Lodgingmedium hotel or top hostel$
BreakfastIn hostel$
Mealsmedium and top restaurant$
TransportLocal Route transport$
TOTAL30

Tourist

LodgingTourist Standard Hotel$
BreakfastIn Hotelfree
MealsMedium and top restaurant$
Transport Taxi$
TOTAL50

Seasons  & Weather 

Seasons in Nepal and why should you visit now in Autumn?

I surely recommend you to visit during High season consider to be from mid-September to end of November during this time of the year is the BEST SEASON to travel to Nepal, although  take in mind sometimes it may not be exact for me mid-September there was still be some bad rains was not really able to do much , bit before mid-September monsoon was almost over and sun started coming out again. For people coming for trekking in Himalaya in autumn or for longer hikes, the air is dry, and sky is clear, the views are just amazing so clear on the mountains you´ll get to see everything, although for people coming to see savage animals it becomes a bit harder.

So, heads up before planning as not everyone gets it the right way when planning before coming check the weather as it depends on the seasons

From May to June is the pre monsoon season and in July to August is the monsoon season to rainy and too hot definitely NOT RECOMMEND it…. Their high temperatures are just unbearable and with the rain you definitely won’t be able to do much, plus there´ll be plenty of mosquitos … if it’s not a problem for you then go ahead but don’t think that will be so pleasant and I guess it will just not be fun.

Winter season, December to February is the COLDEST season of them all there´s many snow in the mountain and in the cities next to it, therefore there are many more power cuts than usual. And might not be that safe for beginner’s, the good thing is that animals start to become more visible starting from January, although if the main reason your coming to Nepal is to see the animals wait for spring, that would be they´re highest point.

From end of February to April is the SECOND-BEST SEASON of Nepal the weather starts to get warmer, even there are some sporadic rains and is not completely clear the valley has just sprung and you´ll get to see so many kinds of flowers and the animal life will also be so abundant.

So from travelling solo, backpacker, family, or in honeymoon there is a wide range of trekking experiences to a long more adventures from easy to high level of difficulty you can perform and enjoy.

I´ll definitely recommend them From September to December, Autumn – Winter then you´ll definitely get best time for Trekking and get to explore the mountain with the clearest views without being that cold

Have you not decided where to go holidays for the next season and want to have a lifetime experience?  What you´re waiting for to book you´re next adventure trip?

Electricity / power situation 

Electricity, certainly another thing you´ll notice are the jumble of electrical wires, woow to the electricians, here is kind of the reason for the power cuts, so beware about the cuts in Kathmandu and save enough electricity when around.

In the mountains there is an extra charge for electricity, just so you know about that.

Internet 

In Thamel area you´ll be able to find internet on pretty much all the restaurants, cafes and hotels although on a rainy day the reception may not be the best. On other cities llike Pokhara, Lumbini, or Chitwain you´ll also encounter pretty much everywhere , although when on the mountains the reception may not be the best and you´ll have to pay around $5 per certain time.

Water

For drinking water, just be aware of tap water specially in Katmandu is not the cleanest, it’s okay for showering and brushing your teeth, just take care it’s not drinkable. Tap water is very unsafe to drink and it will only cost around 25 rupees each bottle.

I highly recommend buying a water filtration or purification system and you will certainly be able to keep using it for longer periods. In case you’re looking for other options you can always find purification tablets that way you´ll avoid the constant buying of single use plastic bottles and at the same time you´ll be helping the environment.

Transport

  • Bus
  • Rickshaw bikes
  • Flights
  • Moto Taxi (Pathao / Tootle) There is no Uber  but you can download  a similar app called Pathao or Tootle to get around that worked the same way

Safety

Always carry cash over cards, ask prices before, and don’t stay on the streets when it’s too dark specially by yourself.

Many people would like to take advantage as you can find on the street many fraudulent people you just have to pay attention and try to ask prices before you consume!  Sometimes they may try to charge you excessively high prices on the streets without you even knowing as you don’t understand their languages and of course don’t have access to the right information, you so just try to be smarter and don’t let them charge you more for everything.

Travel Insurance

Highly recommended to have a travel insurance before heading to Nepal, you never know what might happened to you and when on the mountain’s altitude sickness, it’s quite common, also getting injured could get costly, the only ways to get you out is by helicopter and the cost of them is quite high.

Make sure you read small letters before buying one and also be sure it will cover the height of the mountain you want to hike as most insurances won’t cover extreme sports.

Responsible Travel 

To be a responsible traveler means to be consent of what Nepal is going thought and also the world, to help with the contribution you can do it in many ways.

  • You can avoid the use of plastic bottles by using purification pills
  • If you don’t need them make sure they don’t give you plastic bags when you purchase something, try to carry around a reusable one

NEPALI CALENDAR EXPLAINED 

The other day I when to the market and after I was given the ticket I stopped for a minute and there I was WOOOW as If I have gone to the future and came back.  What?! I couldn’t explain myself have I just played in year 2076 another month? what day? Nothing made sense, at least not to me, we were only in September 2019.

Confused? so was I, but don´t worry I´ll tell you all there is to know about Nepalese calendar and explain you easy peace the why and the reasons for that as know it gets hard at the beginning and it´s not so easy to understand.

Ancient Nepalese culture is solely based on lunar calendar as they need it for their festivals, holidays, pujas, Horoscope, Marriage dates,  birthday’s (in case you had the doubt Yes! they celebrate their birthday twice, English calendar / Sambat Calendar, so you better save enough money to celebrate in case you get to spend it in Nepal …..don´t worry I´ll tell you all there is to know about it in another post), shraddhas (Dead anniversaries) and any other religious activities fixations therefore they cannot use Roman Calendar itself , because it does not  have any connection with lunar calendar.

Nepal Sambat (नेपाल सम्बत) or just Sambat calendar was established by an Indian emperor Vikramaditya has variable days and months their system was pure Lunar Calendar so it may have some disadvantages as any lunar calendar does and nowadays it may need solar system calendar help as a Lunisolar Calendar with 354 days per year and added one month every third year. There are 12 months and every 3 years there are 13 months, the extra month is Analaa. This calendar has been in continuous use in Nepal for 888 years the nepali calendar is approximately 56 years and 8 months ahead of the English calendar most commonly known the Gregorian calendar.

Gregorian / Roman / English Calendar the most commonly known calendar defined as a period of rotation of the earth around the sun solar calendar with fixed days months system. 1 year, divided in 12 months, 365.2425 days per year, 4 seasons.  It keeps its 365 days per year and every 4 years the .2425 * 4 making an extra day that will be added on this calendar to the second month leaving ir with a 29th day calling it leap year.

HAMRO PATRO  means our Calendar in Nepalese and is the web and app they use to guide themselves and keep updated with the festivals and cultural activities i´ll leave you the link so you can take a look in case of any doubts https://www.hamropatro.com/

Here´s so you get familiar, this is how date will look like

२०७६ भाद्र ३१ मंगलवार
2019 Sep 17, Tuesday

Months 

  • Baishakh     बैशाख  (30/ 31 Days)    mid April – mid May     April 14 NEPALI NEW YEAR
  • Jestha   जेष्ठ or जेठ    (31 /32 Days)   Mid May– Mid Jun    May 04: Aama ko mukh hernay din
  • Ashdah  आषाढ or अस  (31/ 32 Days)   id June to Mid Ju Aug 15: Rakshyabandhan
  • Sawan   श्रावण or साउन      (31/ 32 Days)   id July to Mid August Aug 30: Kuse Aaunsi (Buwa ko mukh hernay din)
  • Bhadra   भाद्र or भदौ         (31-32 Days)    August to Mid Septemb Sep 01: Haritalika Teej Sep 29: Ghatasthapana
  • bishu karma – Workship to the cars and everything that has a motor
  • Asoj    आश्विन or असोज        (30/ 31 Days)   id September to Mid HALF NEW YEAR
  • Octobe  Oct 02: Chhath Puja Oct 08: Vijaya Dashami (Dashain 2076)
  • Kartik   कार्तिक         29- 30 id October to Mid November Oct 29: Bhai Tika (Tihar 2076)
  • Mangsir मार्ग or मंसिर   29- 30 Days  Mid November to mid December Dec 25: Christmas day
  • Poush पौष or पुष/पूस     29- 30 Days    Mid December to Mid January
  • Magh माघ]                    29- 30 Days  Mid January to Mid February
  • Falgun फाल्गुन or फागुन   29- 30 Days    Mid February to Mid March
  • Chaitra चैत्र or चैत    30/ 31 Days    Mid March to Mid April

Now that you know all about their calendar you can start view their cultural festival and events like Dashain, Tihar and the Nepali New Year for 2077.

CULTURE

GREETINGS

“ Namaste” First of all and the most important of all things to know the traditional manners, for me and for everyone else to know the greetings and how addressing the older with respect in Nepal involves placing palms together in a prayer style.

DRESSING CODE

Also before packing you want to be sure to obey the “local culture” so as not to offend anyone. Rather than packing shorts or any revealing clothes I would go for something more traditional with lengths under the knee and that covers the shoulders and not showing the cleavage.  In case of thinking about swimming I would stick to a one piece and leave the bikini at home.

LANGUAGE

Nepali is their principal languages although many people speaks Hindu and Bengalis, also many have learned English, locals appreciated when you make an effort and try to say any words in their language

COWS

Here Cows are sacred they rule the streets! So that is by many do not dare to harm cows, if so you could be taken to jail as you are not being respectful of their culture

NO PDA

No public dissection affects displays, it is also part of their culture and you should behave in that way since Nepal is a Hindu country.

TOILETS

The Toiletries they have here in Nepal are some kind of Indian toilets to some degree, to some of you who may not even have a clue of what I’m talking about well they are quite different to the western one your used to using  ( more like a hole on the ground) so I’ll recommend you google them , anyways you´ll discover them on your arrival.

DRIVING

Rules of driving?? Apparently, it might seem there as it they were none but there are many, and apparently lines are also not really seen or might not look as if they were not really followed. So as for taking the bus, it could be quite an adventure, the fare bus collector will hang out the bus and will call out loud the destinations the bus is going to make then if you´re interested then you’re supposed to rush and just jump in.

See for this you have to be very careful and listen to the destinations. If you’re lucky the bus will make a full stop but that’s not the everyday case normally the bus kind of has a rolling stop that doesn’t quite stop.so be very careful when you want to hop on. Sit up front and let them know about your stop for the hop off as it works same ways.

POLLUTION

There are many pollution or inhaling dusk on the roads as it gets kicked out a lot, and not many have pavement,  less in tourist places like Thamel were there is no traffic allowed or very little, therefore a lot of people here find very essential to wear facemask or scarf to cover themselves, so take notes depending were you are going to be touring take a scarf or something to cover your face and also wear closed shoes it may be more convenient and also there may be potholes.

TABLE MANNERS

If they invite you over, they might not ask you but basically, they remove shoes before entering anyone houses, and they’ll leave them outside, they may also eat with they´re hands without any forks

OPEN CREMATORIES

They have open crematoria’s, if you have no previous knowledge about the worship of the dead, it might make you feel uncomfortable or in a different way, be respectful and get to understand the religion and their aurati (Ceremony of the death) Hindus believe in reincarnation and that is the reason why they let the ashes free into the river.

My goal of showing you all this cultural difference was so you´ll know the broad range of experiences you´ll find surrounded with throughout your arrival in Nepal and how you can enjoy your trip.

A guide to Food in Nepal

WOOW from where to start telling you all about there is about food. They´re influenced by its Indian and Tibetan neighbors’ and much of their cuisine have Asian hybrid variations, also the multi – ethnic and multicultural Nepal has, gives many varieties of dishes to offer. Therefore, all Nepalese food is exceptionally good!!  Tourism is a big deal in Nepal, meaning there is a lot of effort put into quality meals, you can find both from local to western taste.

For me travelling is about trying local, so you can’t leave without getting to know the most typical meal locals eat at least once a day Dal Bhat and Momos ¡ eat all you can eat, they´re my favorite ones! And the best part you can find them in many versions for vegetarian & meat lovers.

Try the local variety of snacks like pakora, samosas, eat their delicious food!!  You can find them on any street corner, there is where you´ll find so many tasty flavors so dare to adventure and try new things. And while there ask for milk tea, or masala tea there’s no way to live the experience and to know their culture better than with locals. Don’t forget to also ask for a lassi while walking down the streets of Nepal.

Typical Nepalese sweets

  • Titaura – from hug plum is a candy made out of hug plum called lapsi and is only found in Nepal.
  • Pustakari made out of coconut

The value for money is one of the best, food, transport, clothing, hiking, safaris and tours have a very reasonable price, if you visit Nepal you can do it be done at a very cheap price.

Cost of Food and Drinks

Snacks                          50 – 200

Meal on the street    100

Inexpensive meal      180 – 300

Three course meal    800

Beer                             200

Water                          25- 50

Soft drinks                  50 – 100

Coffee                          50 -200

tea                                20 – 60

Hikers take in mind that the higher you go into the mountain things could increase even 10 times in places like Gorak Shep and Manag than the averages prices in Kathmandu or Pokhara so keep that in mind when budgeting your trip

Definitely you won’t be able to find McDonald’s and people are quite happy about it!

But In case you fear you might not like the food … there’s plenty of restaurants in Thamel were, if you’re craving for a taste of home you´ll be able to enjoy from one of the best chicken Cordon, to pasta or a very good burger. Although I think you should stay with the local food.

As for drinks pretty much you can find whatever your looking for, there is a wide range of options. From soft to hard liquors the prices will vary. There are also many bars.

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Coffee, teahouses and bars are quite common in the tourist areas of Thamel, Bhaktapur, Pokhara and Sauraha that means it´s always easy to find a nice tea, coffee or cold bear anywhere you go.

If you’re into alcohol keep reading your love this… a Fleet of Nepalese microbrews are beginning to emerge now, so you can find many local brews such as Gorka, Nepal Ice & Everest (this is a great one) if you have the chance at least try one of them! Of course, if your peaky about brands you can always find many other ones. Although I’ll recommend staying local.

As for hard drinks and liquors there is a wide range of options, the prices will vary from cities and depending on the type of restaurant you decide to take them at.

  • Raksi
  • Jhiakhatte
  • Tongba
  • Chhyang
  • Marpha Brandy
  • Khukuri rum
  • Nepali beer

Looking also to have a little party in Katmandu? The city has the best places for that, restaurants, live music bars, many crows and much more. If your only for a short periods of time the next ones are few of the best established night clubs were you can go a have a good time.

Night Clubs in Kathmandu

  • Club Déjà vu
  • Karma Bar
  • The Victory Lounge
  • Purple Haze Rock Bar
  • Ibyza
  • LOD Lord of the Drink

Don’t hesitate to ask the locals they will always help you with a smile! Also try some Nepalese beer!

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Before Trekking to Nepal

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How to prepare for Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Introduction of ANNAPURNA base camp trek

 Annapurna Base Camp Trekking route is one of the most popular and famous for travelers, also one of the easiest in Nepal as it is one with the most beautiful views. Although it is situated along the foothills of the Great Himalayan Range. Annapurna is the 10th tallest mountain in the world with an altitude of 8091m above sea level. The journey to the base camp is 110 km to reach an altitude of 4130m in 7- 8 days. Many endangered flora and fauna such as the snow leopards, Himalayan thars and tigers can be found in the region.

The total distance of the trek is of 110KM

 Which is the Best time for Annapurna Base Time trekking?

There are to best seasons for Annapurna Base Camp, Pre, and Post monsoon.

Pre – Monson

February to May, the most advisable, weather should be stable and mostly dry, that is great for trekking, March could also be good as the landscapes and the view are spectacular, but trekking can be hard and it is cold at this moment. April gets quite busy.

Post – Mosson

late September to November, this is the period that will provide the best views and the best landscape compared to the rest of the year. It is most advisable to do it in September as October gets packed and some people get frustrated with the freezing water pipes. Although I arrived beginning of September and the rains were still quite bad.

But beware as it is high season flights to Nepal can get more expensive. So we suggest booking your flight earlier.

May to September MOSSON time not advisable there is a lot of rain, it’s impossible to trek and the views are not the best during this time of the year. December to February possible but not recommended, there is too much snow and cold temperatures can reach up to -30C at night

How long does it take to trek Annapurna Base Camp? Is it hard to trek?

Annapurna Base camp it’s of moderate difficulty it is achievable by even normal fit trekkers, the total distance of the trek is 110 km and should be done in  7- 8 days, the maximum elevation is 4,130 meters. It is considered effortless for even inexperienced hikers and does not demand any high-level physical fitness.

 How much does it cost to trek Annapurna Base Camp?

Depending on the season you want to go (If it’s the high season) it will get more expensive, and also who do you buy the trekking experience from, if they are local it will get cheaper!

  • Travel / Tour Agency $1000- $1200 USD prices usually include all permits, accommodations, meals, guides, porters. Also, flights to start point Pokhara.

Although they won’t include insurance, visa fees, nor trekking equipment

In case flights to Pokhara are not included, they should be around $100 for one way, taking the bus will be a cheaper option around $10

 Which permits do I need to have in order to trek the ABC?

In order to enter the Annapurna area, you need to pay an entrance fee for foreigners available to taramite in Kathmandu

  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project                                     $20 USD
  • TIMS – Trekkers information Management System Nepal    $20 USD

How much does it cost to trek Annapurna Base Camp?

What would be my daily expenses?       

*FIXED

TitleDaily CostTotal Cost
Permits$40
Food$25 (3*8)
Water$2-3
Accommodation$10-15 (Tourist standard)

$15-$50 for higher quality

Snacks$5-8
Extras$2-3
ABC Total daily cost$44 – 5544*12= USD 480
Guide cost:20 USD/ per day20*11 = 220 USD
Kathmandu Pokhara Flight100 USD100*2= 200 USD
Kathmandu Pokhara By Tourist Bus10 USD10*2 = 20 USD
Porter Cost10 USD / per day10*9= 90 USD

 

 What are Annapurna Base Camp Daily Expenses? / Showering and Charing?

Once on trek Food on Annapurna Base Camp trek, it’s about $20- $30 a day for 3 good meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) Around $8 each (8*3) =$25 and those extras.

Remember the higher you go the more expensive it gets.

For the rest of the things like showers ($2), running water (2), electricity and wifi (5), you will have to pay extra. There are no plugs to charge batteries on any rooms usually the rate is per charging hour in communal areas.

 Will I need a porter/guide for my trek? How much do they Charge?

Can you trek Annapurna base camp without a guide?  / Can you trek Annapurna Base Camp on your own?

Guides are not necessary and yes you can trek it con your own, But we don’t suggest to travel alone. When traveling in the Himalaya so many lost their life and in the max case, they do no travel with guides.

Although here is a list why should you take one…

  • You’ll be safer!! the guides know the trails were you’ll be going, they are the experts on the field and will also take an eye on you concerning altitude sickness or in case something happens.
  • You will not face communication problems with local people
  • You should not have to worry about sleep place as he/ she will take care of it

You can get in contact with any local agency before arriving in Nepal to arrange it or upon your arrival, you can also plan everything. Price for a guide should be around $40 each way

Insurance for Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

It is highly advisable to get travel insurance before traveling to Nepal, and whether you hire a guide or not to do the treks. Read close the small letters and make sure you are properly covered, as not every insurance cover extreme activity. It is very common to get altitude sickness or to get injured, in case of evacuation helicopters re very expensive.

Packing Tips / Things to bring/buy before trekking Annapurna Base Camp

  • Water is very expensive to take the most convenient option to sterilize water
  • Take a buff of headwear so your neck and face will be protected from sunburn, wind and any type of weather.
  • Warm Sleeping Bag and a liner
  • Hat, scarf, and mittens
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen
  • To charge any electronic device you will have to pay, so quite recommendable to charge them all with a portable charger
  • Wet wipes are quite handy specially if it gets cold or if it’s quite expensive to shower many people would shower on them.
  • Hand sanitizer cleaner will very handy to clean your hands in case you get hungry
  • Microfiber towel so recommended as it dries so fast and doesn’t weight that much
  • Headlamps! Even most of the trek is during the daytime, electricity most of the time is not always on tea houses during the night
  • Waterproof / Windproof / Rain jacket one of the most important elements and wearing with a thermal layer underneath

**Many clothes and gear are for sale in Kathmandu and Pokhara so don’t worry to much in case you forget to pack something!

 How can I avoid getting altitude Sickness and ensure good acclimatization?

Although Annapurna Base Camp is not an extremely high trek, you should ensure good acclimatization by drinking lots of water and just in case you’re not feeling good start descending. Rest enough before you take the journey and acclimatize every day, guides can tell you how to do that

 What are the 3 main highlights of Annapurna Base Camp trek?

  1. Annapurna Base Camp the holy element of the hike
  2. Annapurna Apple Pie – Many home-cooked apple pies
  3. Jhinu Hot Springs a pool of 3 different temperatures, natural showers

Is it safe to drink Water in Annapurna?

How expensive is the water?

No, it is not safe to drink tap water, mineral water will be available for you to buy on the trail, be aware it is going to be quite expensive (probably like 10 times higher than in Kathmandu). One liter of water will cost you around $2 and the higher you go the higher the prices will be, it could get up to $4 once you reach the top. It is advisable to use purification pills as a cheaper and more comfortable option.

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Restricted Area Trekking Permit in Nepal – Cost To Reduce in Visit Nepal 2020

The government has started homework to reduce the permit cost on foreigners visiting the ‘prohibited trials’ in the Northern Territory by up to 50 percent, targeting the visit  Nepal 2020. The Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation are reducing permit charge on the prohibited highway links with China. The government estimates it will increase tourism traffic.

The Department of Immigration has informed that there are now 100 locations in 4 villages in five districts of Taplejung in the east to Darchula in the far west and the area covered by it is ‘prohibited area of pedestrian traffic’. Nepalese who have taken the guide’s license should be taken along with the foreigner who has paid a fee to travel to these areas.

“To make the tour year a success, we have to adjust the pathway fee of the restricted area. The matter is under discussion, ‘Rudrasingh Tamang, spokesperson of the Ministry of Tourism, said, adding that it is ready to take the proposal of reducing the tariff to the Council of Ministers in consultation with the Immigration Department.

He further said that further decisions on tariff will be taken next year after reviewing the positive/negative impact of tourism promotion. The Department of Immigration is taking charge of the postal charges. Director-General of the Department, Ishwar Raj Poudel, said that the issue of adjustment of postage fees has reached the Ministry of Home Affairs. “There will be some modifications to the laws that do not interfere with strategic security,” he said.

The government had banned the movement of foreigners in some areas along the northern border since 1965. In the ’70s, the movement of foreigners into the restricted area was further strengthened after the Dalai Lama’s supporters with independent Tibet demanded armed activities against China from Nepali lands. According to the latest immigration data, Chinese Mustang border areas are prohibited in Upper Mustang, Upper Dolpa, Lower Dolpa, Manaslu area of Gorkha, Humla, Taplejung, Chum valley of Gorkha, Ganesh Himal, Sankhuwasabha, Solukhumbu, Rasuwa, Manang, Mazhang, Mugu and Darchula. Tourists must pay up to the US $ 500 for 10 days to the restricted areas of these districts. Tourists have been paying the US $ 1000 for two-person for  10days while traveling from 1 to 5 wards of the Lomanthang village of Mustang. Permit fees to other prohibited areas also vary.

Restricted Area Trekking Permit Fee In Nepal Before 2020

SNRegions/VDCsPermit Fee
1.Upper Mustang Lomanthang Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 5) Lo-Ghekar Damodarkunda Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 5) Baragung Muktichetra Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 3 and Satang Village of ward no.5)USD 500 per person (for the first 10 days) USD 50 per person /Day ( beyond 10 days)
2.Upper Dolpa Dolpo Buddha Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 4 to 6) Shey Phoksundo Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 7) Charka Tangsong Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 6)USD 500 per person (for the first 10 days) USD 50 per person /Day ( beyond 10 days)
3.Gorkha Manaslu Area Chumnubri Rural Municipality (All areas of ward nos. 1,2,3 and 4)September – November USD 100 per person/week USD 15 per person/day (beyond 1 week) December – August USD 75 per person/week USD 10 per person/day (beyond 1 week)
4.Humla Simikot Rural Municipality (All areas of ward nos. 1,6 and 7) Namkha Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 6) Changkheli Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 3 to 5)USD 50 per person/week USD 10 per person/day (beyond 1 week)
5.Taplejung Phantanglung Rural Municipality (All areas of ward nos. 6 and 7) Mikwakhola Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 5) Sirijunga Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 8)USD 20 per person/ week (for the first 4 weeks) USD 25 per person /week ( beyond 4 weeks)
6.Lower Dolpa Area Thulibheri municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 11) Tripurasundari municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 11) Dolpo Buddha Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 3) Shey Phoksundo Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 8 and 9) Jagdulla Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 6) Mudkechula Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 9) Kaike Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 7)USD 20 per person/ week  USD 5 per person /week ( beyond 1 week)
7.Dolakha Gaurishankhar Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 9) Bighu Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1)USD 20 per person/ week 
8.Gorkha Tsum Valley Area Sirdibas-Lokpa-Chumling-Chekampar-Nile-Chule Chumnubri Rural Municipality (All areas of ward nos. 3,6 and 7)September – November USD 40 per person / week USD 7 per person / day (beyond 1 week) December – August USD 30 per person / week USD 7 per person / day (beyond 1 week)
9.Sankhuwasabha Bhotkhola Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 5) Makalu Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 4)USD 20 per person/ week (for the first 4 weeks) USD 25 per person /week ( beyond 4 weeks)
10.Solukhumbu Khumbu Pasang Lahmu Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 5)USD 20 per person/ week (for the first 4 weeks) USD 25 per person /week ( beyond 4 weeks)
11.Rasuwa Gosaikunda Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 and some area of ward no. 2)USD 20 per person /week
12.Manang Narpa Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 5) Nasho Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 6 and 7)September – November USD 100 per person / week USD 15 per person / day (beyond 1 week) December – August USD 75 per person / week USD 15 per person / day (beyond 1 week)
13.Bajhang Saipal Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 5)USD 90 per person / week for the first week USD 15 per person / day (beyond 1 week)
14.Mugu Mugumakarmarong Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1 to 9)USD 100 per person / week USD 15 per person / day (beyond 1 week)
15.Darchula Vyas Rural Municipality (All areas of ward no. 1)USD 90 per person / week USD 15 per person / day (beyond 1 week)

Everest Base Camp all you should know before trekking

Introduction of Everest base camp trek

Everest Base Camp lies at an elevation of 5380m above sea level, shows such amazing and spectacular landscape of particular views of the world’s tallest mountains.  The EBC trek is one of the world-famous in the world of medium / high difficulty as it is challenging and that can be performed in 12 – 14 days.  The trek start and finishes in Lukla and It takes around 7 days to ascend, 3 days for acclimatization and 3-4 days to descend the accommodation is mainly in teahouses and food is cooked by the locals.

How long does it take to trek Everest Base Camp?

There are 51 Km to go in order to reach Everest Base Camp. The starting point is at 3000mts above sea level and you’ll get to climb 2400mts to reach base camp at 5365mts.

Typically, the trek to the Everest takes about 12 days to complete the round trip, 8 days to ascend and 4 ways to descend.

Is trek to Everest base camp hard?

There are 51 Km to go in order to reach Everest Base Camp. The starting point is at 3000mts above sea level and you’ll get to climb 2400mts to reach base camp at 5365mts.

The walk is around 15 Km per day for about 2 weeks, you should know that the surface is not flat and there are many ups and downs. So, to be clear you’ll end up walking 4 to 8 hours a day for 12 days with an In between 1 or 2 days for acclimatization

The difficulty of Everest Base camp should not be so hard, and you don’t need to be superfit to be able to reach the base camp, however, the altitude makes it quite though and the weight on you back influences a lot. If being fit enough you should be able to do this hole trek carrying your own backpack, In case you’re not porters will make it easier.

Which is the Best time for Everest base camp trekking?       

There are 2 great seasons for trekking to Everest Base Camp those are the Pre-monsoon and Post monsoon

Pre-monsoon from February to May is the most advisable, the weather should be stable and mostly dry, that is great for trekking, March could also be good as the landscapes and the view are spectacular. April gets quite busy. Everest base camp trekking in spring.

May to August MOSSON time not advisable there is a lot of rain, it gets impossible to trek and the views are not the best during this time of the year.  

Post – monsoon late September to November, this is the period that will normally provide better views and the best landscape compared to the rest of the year. Also is the best time to hike the Gokyo Lakes but beware the time is colder. It is most advisable to do it in September. October can get packed and some people get frustrated with the freezing water pipes. Trek to Everest base camp in autumn.

From December to February is also possible but not recommended, cold temperatures can reach up to -30ªC at night! Trekking with a lot of snow could cause passes to get and the risk gets higher

Can you trek Everest base camp without a guide?

Can you trek to Everest Base Camp on your own?

Yes, actually you can do it 3 different ways.  With a travel agency, tour guide or solo.

1.- You can buy a package from a travel-tour agency is always an easy and a great option especially if you are not confident you can be alone and unassisted on the treks, also all logistics trekking permits, transports will be taken care of, but of course it’s the most expensive option. We suggest booking your package with trekking for the safety reasons.

2.- In Kathmandu you can found porters and guides easily in pretty much any agency, they can assist you to organize and gather the staff you need depending on your needs. You can trek by hiring a guide only from Kathmandu. But there is a chance of fraud guides. If the guide does not belong to any agency then you may face problems to contact them if they left you or got a discussion during the trek.

3.- Doing it independently will be the cheaper option, although it needs more planning, and the purchasing of external transportation of Plane, Bus, or jeep from Kathmandu to Lukla.

Also, trekking permits need to be handled, if you’re confident enough to be alone on the treks this is a great way to save up some money, and the rest is quite easy to follow everyone stays in the same town although you can find many tea houses for accommodation and no booking is needed. But if you are traveling in the best season(autumn/spring) the chance of teahouse overbooked is very high. if you feel sick or any other problems in the Himalaya you may lose your life because of being alone. We don’t suggest you for solo traveling. Safety always comes in first for saving some money you may lose your life.

How much does it cost to trek Everest Base Camp?

Depending on how you decide to trek the EBC is around how much it is going to cost you, also it depends a lot on you’re traveling style, whether you are travel on a budget or on a more luxury style.

  • Independent from around $600 USD on a tight budget
  • With Porters and Guides Help around $850- $1000 USD
  • Travel / Tour Agency $1000- $2000 USD depending on the number of people, and travel style (Luxurious or Backpacker

Which permits do I need to have in order to trek the EBC?

You need to have 2 permits, the National Park Entry is available at Kathmandu or Monjo and the other one in Lukla

  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit $30 USD + 13%  Government tax
  • Local Permit in Lukla                                      (2000 NPR)                  $20 USD   
  • TIMS –  Trekkers information Management System Nepal               $10   / 20 USD   

How much does it cost to trek Everest Base Camp if I do it Independently?

What would be my daily expenses?

If you want to have enough money to do it on your own, and don’t worry that much about your spending is around $40 USD per day should be enough money for food, water, tea, snacks and accommodation. So for trekking the most popular way in 12 days you’ll need to take at least $500.Plus don’t forget about how you’ll be getting there flights are always more expensive.

Permits                                    $70

12-15 days $40*15                  $600

*EBC Total daily cost                                      $30   – 40

 Food                            $25 (3*8)

Water                          $2-3

Accommodation          $1-2  low season     $2-5  high season

Snacks                         $2-3

Extras                          $2-3

What are Everest Base Camp Daily Expenses?

Showering and Charing?

Once on trek Food on Everest Base Camp Trek it’s about $25 a day for 3 good meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) Around $8 each (8*3)=$25

Breakfast is usually heavy and there are plenty of options, you’ll find omelets, pancakes, porridge, French toast & a wide range of Tibetan bread , just have in mind Coffee is expensive in case you can live without it is recommended to take your own.

For lunch you can find momos, sandwiches, bread or a soup.

At Dinner, there will be many caloric dishes with huge portions such as spaghetti with cheese Dahl, potatoes rice, if you don’t see something on the menu you can just ask!

For snacks you can find many snicker bars, cake, and pastries, mars rolls are also available at tea houses also you can find some apples on the way.

*Electric /solar showers are available at most places but the water is not so hot, take care otherwise you could get sick, there are also gas showers at $4-$6.

*Charging – There are no plugs to charge batteries on any rooms, usually you have to pay per charging hour in communal areas.

Is it safe to drink water in the Everest?

How expensive is the water?

No, it is not safe to drink tap water, mineral water will be available for you to buy on the trail, be aware it is going to be quite expensive (probably like 10 times higher than in Kathmandu) Water starts at 100 NPR $1 for 1.5L and 400 NPR $4 once you reach Gorakshep. It is advisable to use purification pills as a cheaper and more comfortable option.

Will I need a porter for my trek? How much do porters Charge?

That is up to you, if you feel you’ll be able to fully enjoy the trek without any weight on you and more comfortable walking by not carryings a heavy bag, then go ahead at the same time this improves the income of the local communities. They usually charge around $20 USD a day, prices are usually agreed before.

Although be considered and do not take to more kg that you would actually carry. An average porter can take from 22 Kg – 30 KG max including their own backpack, so it is advisable not to take more than 20 kg of gear and equipment. If you are booking from a trekking agency in Kathmandu then they will provide required numbers of porters as per need.

Insurance for Everest Base Camp Trek?

Having an insurance, it is very important on any trek, especially on any high ones, it doesn’t really matter you are always at risk and you never know what can go wrong Altitude sickness is very common, and if you get injured or sick you will have to be evacuated by helicopter which is very expensive. Not every insurance cover extreme activity so it’s very important to always read the small letters in order to be properly cover

Packing Tips / Things to bring / buy before trekking Everest Base Camp

  • Water is very expensive to take the most convenient option to sterilizing water
  • Take a buff of headwear so your neck and face will be protected from sunburn, wind and any type of weather.
  • Warm Sleeping Bag and a liner
  • Hat, scarf, and mittens
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen
  • To charge any electronic device you will have to pay, so quite recommendable to charge them all with a portable charger
  • Wet wipes are quite handy specially if it gets cold or if it’s quite expensive to shower many people would shower on them.
  • Hand sanitizer cleaner will very handy to clean your hands in case you get hungry
  • Microfiber towel so recommended as it dries so fast and doesn’t weight that much
  • Headlamps! Even most of the trek is during daytime, electricity most of the time is not always on tea houses during the night
  • Waterproof / Windproof / Rain jacket one of the most important elements and wearing with a thermal layer underneath

**Many clothes and gear are for sale in Kathmandu and Pokhara so don’t worry to much in case you forget to pack something!

Are there any ATM on the Everest Base Camp?

There are only two places where you will find ATM’s that is Lukla and Namche Bazaar

How can I avoid getting altitude Sickness and ensure good acclimatization?

Everest Base Camp is an extremely high altitude trek, you should ensure a good acclimatization by drinking lots of water and acclimatize every day , your guide can help you how to do that. Take enough rest before starting the journey and just in case you’re not feeling good start descending,

Suggestions

I personally suggest you book the Everest base camp trekking package from a legal trekking agency in Nepal for making your holiday safe and memorable. Everest is the dream of every traveler and does not make your dream destination worse just to save a few hundred dollars. Consult your trip planner and guide about what to bring? Think about safety first then only money. Read experience of Everest trek of previous travelers and try to do what they suggest. You can read more about Everest base camp treks facts on our previous blog.

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Top 10 Destinations for visit Nepal 2020

Top destinations for visit Nepal 2020 blogs aim is to provide information for choosing the best destination. These destinations are shortlisted by us by using various factors see a method of selection to know how we select these destinations.

Nepal is celebrating visit Nepal year 2020 with the aim of 2000000 international travel visit Nepal in 2020. Nepal government is offering various offer for tourist who wants to travel Nepal in 2020. If you are planning to visit Nepal or trek in the Himalaya this year is the right time to travel. Government is collaborating with various local bodies to improve the quality of service. They are repairing and cleaning trekking and hiking trails. They are establishing tourist information centers in various locations.

Okay, that is fine but you do not have any idea for booking travel package for visit Nepal 2020. We will suggest the top 10 destinations for visit Nepal 2020.

Everest Base camp trek

Mt Everest Base Camp Nepal
Mt Everest Base Camp Nepal

Everest base camp trekking trail is world popular trekking destination always and forever. You will reach 5364m from sea level. Do you want to see Mt Everest and want to be at the top of the world? Mt Everest base camp trekking package will be your good choice. Normally if you do not have previous experience on Himalaya you can complete EBC trek via Lukla in 15 days. But if you have some previous experience on walking/hiking in the Himalaya or you are regular hikers you can complete on 10 days. Do not want to trek down to Lukla just want to reach Everest base camp? if so you can choose Everest Base camp trek and fly out by helicopter. Or Simply 01 day Everest base camp Helicopter tour, if you do not like to walk.

Itinerary

Classic 14/15 Days EBC Trek

Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu.

Day 02: Explore Kathmandu valley and prepare for the trek

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar

Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche

Day 08: Acclimatization day at Dingboche

Day 09: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche

Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp through Gorak Shep

Day 11: Trek from EBC to Kalapatther , then Pheriche

Day 12: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar

Day 13: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla

Day 14: Early morning scenic flight back to Kathmandu. Exploration day in Kathmandu valley

Day 15: Departure

10 Days Heli Flyout

Day01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Welcome dinner, O/n at Hotel / trek preparation

Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2800m) and trek to Phakding (2650)

Day 03: Trek to Namche (3440m)

Day 04: Acclimatization rest day

Day 05: Trek to Thyangboche (3800m)

Day 06: Trek to Dingboche (4360m)

Day 07: Trek to Lobuche (4930m)

Day 08: Trek to Gorak Shep (5288m) Excursion to Everest base camp (5545m)

Day 09: Climb Kalapathar – Gorakh Shep and Kathmandu by helicopter

Day 10: Trip ends / Departure

02 Days Everest Base Camp Tour By Heli

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Early in the morning take helicopter flight upto Everest base camp and fly back to Kathmandu. Sightseeing in Kathmandu after lunch. Departure to your country in Evening or join any other tour activities like jungle safari tour, Kathmandu Pokhara tour, Lumini sightseeing tour.

Best Time To Trek

Everest base camp can be trek through out the year except monsoon. But Autumn and Spring are best seasons to trek Everest. Not only Mt Everest these are the best seasons to trek Himalayas.

Trek in Autumn

For Autumn, when the monsoon and before the cold sets in, this time is perfect to trek if you’re searching for the bird’s eye view of the mountains. The sky is clear with lush plants shimmering underneath the mild sunshine. though the snow is a smaller amount than that of the Spring season, Mt. Everest Base camp trek in this season is the best time for the crystal clear view. The temperature is perfect additionally – not hot hot throughout the day and durably cool at nighttime. autumn is additionally best-known by festival season in Nepal therefore, you’ll be able to enjoy your Mt. Everest trip in addition with festivals like Dashin, Tihar.

Everest Base Camp Trek in Spring

For Spring, the winter is just ended, the sky is clear and also the mountain tips lined by snow. It’s a decent selection for trekking in Mount Everest at this season. Hills higher than 3,500m, they’d be all coated by snow. There could also be short showers, however most of the days are warm and sunny. Mount Everest Base trekking in spring is usually recommended for you if you wish to get pleasure from totally iced Everest in-front of your eye :).

2. Annapurna Base camp trek

Annapurna base camp trek is also world familiar trekking route which goes up to 4310m from sea level. This trekking route is in choice of very traveler as you can feel the same experience of Everest base camp trekking by traveling less and completing less altitude. You can complete the Annapurna base camp trek without having previous experience of Himalaya trekking also. Normally 10 to  13 days trekking package are popular by walking 8 to 4 hours daily. If you do not want to hike down then you can complete ABC trek by helicopter fly out in 08 days.

purna Base Camp
Mt Annapurna Base Camp

Itinerary

Classic 13 Days

Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu.

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara

Day 03: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, and trek to Tikhedhunga

Day 04: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani

Day 05: Poon Hill Hike and trek to Tadapani

Day 06: Trek from Tadapani to Sinuwa

Day 07: Trek from Sinuwa to Deurali

Day 08: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp through MBC

Day 09: Trek from ABC to Bamboo

Day 10: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda

Day 11: Trek from Jhinu Danda to Pokhara

Day 12: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 13: Departure

Short 10 Days

Day 01: Welcome to Nepal

Day 02: Flight from Kathmandu – Pokhara, drive to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk

Day 03: Ghandruk – Chomrung

Day 04: Chomurng – Himalaya

Day 05: Himalaya– Annapurna Base Camp in 10 Days

Day 06: ABC – Bamboo

Day 07: Bamboo – Jhinu

Day 08: Jhinu – Nayapul and drive to Pokhara

Day 09: Half day sightseeing in Pokhara and flight back to Kathmandu

Day 10: Final Departure

3. Everest Base camp Gokyo Lake Trek

IF you are adventure seekers and want more adventure then Everest base camp trek. Everest Base camp and Gokyo lake trek can be your best choice. This trek is categorized as challenging trekking as you have to trek Chola Pass(5420m). This package is a combination of 2 trekking packages EBC trek and Gokyo lake trek. Normally you can complete this trek in 16 days.

4. Everest Three Passes Trek

Everest three passes trekking is for those trekkers who want ultimate adventure in Khumbu region (Everest region). This is only for those travelers who want to challenge themselves and want to gain a high level of adventure. This trekking route can be strenuous for even for seasonal trekkers. The package is also known by Everest high pass trekking which covers all top passes in Everest. Cho-La Pass (5,420m) , Kangma La Pass (5,535m) and Renjo La Pass (5,340m). Some Travelers consider 3 passes trek is even more adventurous than Island peak climbing. This trekking can be completed in 20 to 22 days if you have a high level of fitness as well as the strong determination of trekking in Nepal Himalaya.

5. Kathmandu Pokhara Lumbini Chitwan Tour

Peace stupa Lumbini
Lumbini Peace stupa

This tour package is sometimes known as by best tour package in Nepal. This combines all popular tourist destinations of Nepal. Kathmandu is the capital city and city of world heritage site with thousands of temples and stupas to explore. Pokhara is the dream city of Himalaya travelers. Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha with hundreds of Buddhist sites to explore. Chitwan is popular for various activities like Jungle safari, Tharu culture watch, one horn rhino watching and research, bird watching and many more. Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan and Lumbini tour package can be explored from min 09 days to max 14 days.

6. Ghorepani Poonhill and Ghanruk village trek

If you want to trek in the Himalaya and want to taste the adventure in Himalaya. But do not have enough time, enough previous experience or you think your health does not allow you to trek in the Himalaya. Poon hill trekking trail is easiest trekking route in Annapurna region which allows you to view the panoramic view of Annapurna mountain range and Dhaulagiri mountain range. Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is very easy trekking trail and can be completed on 04 days from Pokhara.

Trekkers at Poon Hill

Itinerary

08 Days Kathmandu Poon Hill Ghandruk, Pokhara

Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu valley.
Day 02: Early morning scenic Drive to Pokhara.
Day 03:Today early morning after breakfast we drive to Nayapul and then trek to Tikhedhunga.
Day 04:Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani.
Day 05:Early morning hike to Poonhill. Enjoy the Himalayas view along with sunshine and then Trek to Ghandruk.
Day 06: Trek from Ghandruk to Pokhara.
Day 07:Early morning scenic Drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 08:We assist you from hotel to airport. Farewell.

Short 04 Days Poon Hiill Trek from Pokhara

Day 01: Today early morning after breakfast we drive to Nayapul and then trek to Tikhedhunga.
Day 02: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani.
Day 03:Trek from Ghorepani to Ghandruk.
Day 04:Trek from Ghandruk to Pokhara.

7. Mardi Himal base camp trek

Mt Mardi Base camp trek is considered truly a hidden treasure in the Annapurna region. This route is new and least traveled route in Annapurna region so not a crowded route. If you are adventure lover and want to explore the beauty of the Annapurna region in a different way then the normal traveler its perfect choice. You will spend your holiday in the Himalaya as a local people if you choose Mardi Himal base camp trekking. This route can be completed in 10 to 12 days.

8. Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna circuit trekking or Annapurna round trekking is complete trekking package to explore all the faces of Annapurna region. You will travel around the Mt Annapurna region. This trekking trail is for those adventure junkies who want to explore the beauty of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Mt Fishtail and more than 100 more mountains. Annapurna circuit trek can be completed in 19 to 24 days. Or if you have less time mini or short Annapurna circuit trekking can be the option. On mini circuit trekking route, you will fly back to Pokhara from Jomsom. Mini circuit trekking in Annapurna region can be completed on 14 to 16 days.

Annapurna Mount range

9. Upper Mustang Trekking

Upper Mustang is a forbidden kingdom which needs a special permit to enter. The upper Mustang trekking trails is a combination of adventure, natural beauty exploration and history and culture exploration of Mustang people. This trek can be completed in 15 to 20 days.

10. Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking

Dhaulagiri circuit trekking is one of the most adventurous trekking trails in Nepal. This trail offers the scenic view of mountains in the Annapurna region. Dhaulagiri is the eighth highest mountain in the world. The main attraction of this route is the French pass(5360m) and Thapa pass. This fascinating trekking destination is famous for its exotic beauty of nature along with the cultural taste of various ethnic groups of Highlanders. For this trekking, you must have previous experience of trekking in High Altitude. As well you need a highly experienced trekking guide. Some call the team of trekking guides and porters who work for Dhaulagiri circuit trekking as Gorilla trekking team. As they need to be a team of highly experienced guys with high energy like Gorilla (fighter). The trek can be completed in 17 to 20 days.

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Why Nepal is important for Buddhist traveler?

Nepal is beautiful country located between two giants country china and India. Nepal is always important place for Buddhist as Lord Gautama Buddha was born in Nepal. Though more than 80% of Nepali people are Hindus. Hindu people treat Gautama Buddha as an avatar of Lord Vishnu. Hindus work-ship lord Buddha as god.

For those interested to learn about Buddhism, where better to come but to the country where Buddha was born. There are numerous monasteries and institutions where visitor can learn more about Buddhism, meditation and where volunteers can help teaching monks. Show them the right path to live a happy and peaceful life. The most visited Buddhists pilgrimage site of Nepal are Boudhanath monastery, Swayambhunath monastery, kopan monastery, namobuddha monastery, lumbini.

As every Nepali is proud to tell you, the Lord Buddha was born in Nepal. That is to say, he was born in the Shakya Kingdom of Kapilvastu which is now in the Rupandehi district in the Lumbini zone of Nepal. No one is exactly certain of the year when Prince Siddhartha was born, but it was probably around 623 B.C). According to the Tripitaka, he visited his father’s kingdom and converted his family and clan to Buddhism. Subsequently the Shakya clans moved to the Kathmandu Valley where they helped establish Buddhism there.

About 11 percent of Nepalese practice Buddhism and are mainly from Tibeto-Burman ethnic groups like Sherpas, Tamangs and Bhotia people from the mountain areas along the border with Tibet. In many areas, Hinduism has absorbed Buddhism to a large extent, but the two religions have many shared deities and temples. In Muktinath, the temple there is sacred for both Hindus and Buddhists.since, Nepal has huge population of Hindu but the Buddhists and Hindus are lived with friendly behaviors and mutual cooperation .according to the 2001 census 80.62% of Nepalese were Hindu and 10.42%were Buddhists.

There are said to be over 1,200 Buddhist temples in Nepal, some going back as far as 2,000 years. As well as in the Kathmandu Valley, monasteries can be found in many of the mountain districts that border onto Tibet to the north and India to the east.

According to Nepal tourism census 2017 the percent of tourist visit in Nepal is increased by 7%.the mainly occasion to visit lumbini is Buddha jayanti . Nepal has popular touristic destination and trekking destinations in world.
The popular tour package for Buddhist in Nepal are Buddhist cultural circuit tour and Lumbini birthplace of Buddha tour. Buddhist circuit tour includes most popular Buddhist religious site of Nepal in single package. The Lumbini birthplace of Buddha tour package includes sightseeing around Kapilvastu lumbini.

Popular trekking destinations are Everest base camp trekking, Annapurna base camp trekking, Upper mustang trekking, Mardi himal base camp trekking, the great Himalaya trails.

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Why Travel Nepal?

“Heaven is Myth but Nepal is Real.” This quote describes all about the beauty of Nepal. Nepal is a landlocked country in South Asia. It is located mainly in the Himalayan. Nepal is a garden of different cultures, races and religions. Nepal is also one of the richest country according to it’s natural beauty which contains world’s highest lake, deepest George and the tallest mountain. Many tourists from different countries came to Nepal to enjoy by looking it’s beauty. Some tourists come Nepal for Research and study about the Nepalese culture and environment. Nepal also includes the 10 World Heritage Site. According to it’s beauty,Nepal is the top 10 place to be visited in Asia. Nepal is also a secured destination to visit. To experience the true Nepal these are some recommendation:r

Trekking and Mountaineering, Cultural Activities, Adventure Travel, Bird and Animals Watching, Ultra light Air-Craft and Mountain Flight, Homestay, Temples, Shopping, Yoga and Meditation, Nepal’s Food, Sightseeing.

Nepal is divided into mainly 3 regions: Mountainous, hilly  and Terai according to it’s diverse Geo-Grapy, including fertile plains, subalpline forested hills, and eight of the world’s tallest ten mountains including Mount Everest(the highest point on Earth). Nepalese people see their guest as a form of god so they serve love, respect and hospitality too so the tourists or guests from other countries also feels safe and secure in Nepal. It is one of the best destination for Research, Entertainment and Adventure sports like : Rafting, Bungee-Jumping, Rock Climbing, Mountain Climbing, Paragliding etc. Among different places to visit Kathmandu, Mustang, Gorkha, Lumbini, Pokhara, Chitwan are some of the best places to visit in Nepal.

What to do in Nepal?

Popular trekking destinations in Nepal

Popular Touristic Cities in Nepal

Kathmandu

Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal which is also known as a “City of Temples”. There are many temples and Stupa like : Pashupatinath Temple, Swyambhunath Stupa, Bouddha Stupa, Basantapur Temple and Museum, Godavari, Daksinkali etc.

Activities around Kathmandu Valley

Lumbini

Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha lies in Rupandehi district. We can find many unbelieveable facts about Lord Buddha and Buddhism. We can see many stups made by different countries.

Popular Activities around Lumbini

Pokhara

Pokhara lies in Kaski district. It is one of the beautiful place having many natural sites to visit and entertain like : Davis Falls, Mahendra Cave, Tal Barahi Temple, Begnas and Fewa lake. We can enjoy many adventureous sports in Pokhara. There are many good hotels to serve good service to tourists. It should be the best destination for Fishing, Boating, Paragliding and trekking.

Popular activities around Pokhara

Gorkha

Gorkha is known as it’s Bravery in the World. Gorkha is the birth place of Prithvi Narayan Shah, the founder of Nepal. The first ropeway of Nepal, Manakamana  Cable Car service from Kurintar, Chitwan to Manakamana Temple of Gorkha. Barpark and Laprak are also the place must to be visited in Gorkha. The traditional culture of farming, working  of Gurung, Ghale people are amazing.

Chitwan

Chitwan lies in Terai region of Nepal which includes the oldest National Park of Nepal. We can see plain lands, dense forest, wild animals in Chitwan. Sauraha is the most visitable place of Chitwan. We can visit Sauraha by jungle surfing riding an Elephant and jeeps. We can see different species of animals and birds like : Monkeys, Crocodile, Tigers, Leopard, Arna, Snakes, eagles, Peacock  etc. Kande Vyakur(Spinny Babbler) and One – Horned Rhino is the bird and wild animal only found in Nepal which we can see in Chitwan National Park.

Activities in Chitwan

  • Chitwan national park safari tour
  • Elephant bathing in Chitwan
  • Tharu cultural exploration village tour
  • Chitwan Lumbini Pokhara tour
  • Bird watching tour in chitwan national park

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Difference Between Hiking and Trekking and Peak climbing

We usually tend to make all the three together but the only similarity in the three is that all three walk in nature. Each one has their own level of expertise and health requirement and other requirements and the number of days is also different.

Hiking in Nepal

nagarkot day hike
Hiking is mainly a leisure activity it is pretty easy which is done by walking on well-made trails and man-made roads. It is closer to cities and villages. The days usually hiked vary from one day to 3 days maximum. You need not be extremely fit trek.  If you have no prior experience you can still manage to go without a guide. The hiking requirement is not much, Basic adventure shoes, pants, t-shirts and bag can get you going for a basic hike. Do not forget water and munchies. Popular hiking routes in Nepal are Nagarkot day hikeDhampus 2 Days Hiking, Dhampus Australian Camp Hike. Continue reading “Difference Between Hiking and Trekking and Peak climbing”

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Why Poon Hill remains my Best Trek Experience?

More than a year ago, in December 2016, I backpacked through what I consider one of the most accessible trek routes in Nepal – Poon Hill trekking. My friend from college flew in from India specifically for the trek. I am going to write why I choose Poon Hill and why this was my best trek experience? I was psyched. Despite having lived near Pokhara for 22 years, I had never ventured around, and definitely not as far as the Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA). Moreover, trekking which was considered a foreigners’ activity till only a few years ago had been slowly growing among the Nepali youth and I was glad that I was finally partaking in it. So after receiving a trekking permit for my friend from Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) in Kathmandu, off we went on our little adventure not knowing what to anticipate, for it was the first time any of us was trekking for more than a day, 4 days and 3 nights, to be more precise.   Continue reading “Why Poon Hill remains my Best Trek Experience?”

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