Saturday, January 24, 2015

Cost of Trip to Nepal - Cost Estimator

Adventure Trekking Nepal - COST Estimator

Having heard so many stories about tourists being ripped off in Nepal and their desire to know exactly how much it will cost for their much awaited vacation in Nepal, we the Adventure Trekking Nepal family have decided to come up with a very unique and one of its kind Cost Estimator. The calculator will go live in our site from the Second of February, Monday next week. We will stick to the prices given in our Estimator and will run the trip even if we have to bear loss. So worry more, you will be paying what the calculator says, not less, not more.

This phenomenal tool will help all our clients and potential clients find out exactly how much they will need to spend during their stay in Nepal. We will be kicking off the estimator with calculation options for accommodation, transportation and numerous adventure sports as well as sightseeing options. We plan to include Trekking in Nepal as well in the calculator in very near future. Trekking in Nepal is a little tricky as we never compromise quality and safety for money and we have been called as expensive guides at times but that is quiet all right. This is the only way we have been running our trips, and we are very pleased with the satisfaction level of our clients thus far.

Out Cost Estimator will have a lot of adventure sports that one can indulge in while in Nepal. This calculator will be really useful for those already in Nepal. If you have finished your trek or are about to start and got a few days to spare and you are wondering what you could do in those limited hours or days, worry no more. Just go to our calculator, enter the time that you have and we will offer something that suits your budget and time. 

A lot of information regarding finances during your Holiday in Nepal have already been mentioned in the Money Matters sections of our website. More information can be requested via email or any other means of contact. 

We are excited about the Cost Estimator, are you ?

Monday, January 19, 2015

Nepal - Political Unrest

It is very sad to mention today that we all are suffering from strike today called by one of the leading parties of Nepal. Nothing is basically moving today, all the shops are closed, all public and private transportation closed as well. The streets look deserted and we, the Adventure Trekking Family, would like to remind all out valuable clients and potential customers that the situation is expected to get worse in the coming couple of days as the deadline set for formulation the Constitution is 22nd January, 2015.

We would like to remind all our guests who are already in Nepal and are in hotels at Kathmandu to stay at the hotel today and transportation will be arranged for tomorrow. For those who are on treks, they can continue with their adventure.

We would also like to express our sincere apologies to all for any inconvenience caused today and would also like to assure that things will return to normal as soon as the strikes are called off.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Kathmandu Valley - More than the capital city

Nepal is not just about the Himalayas, Snow Capped Mountains and Trekking. Though Trekking in Nepal is the most popular tourist activity by a long way, it does not mean that there are not enough monuments and heritage sites in Nepal. The capital city, Kathmandu Valley, on its own has some 130 plus historically and culturally important monuments. So for those who do not wish to climb do trekking in Nepal, a cultural tour to these remarkable places within the Kathmandu Valley can be equally soothing.

Kathmandu Valley Trek, one of various Trekking in Nepal options that we offer to our clients is an example of things that can be done in Kathmandu. There are a lot more things to be indulged with during your stay in Kathmandu. Take sightseeing for example. For the ones who love culture and heritage, there are seven groups of monuments and buildings within the Kathmandu Valley which reflect the full range of historic, cultural and artistic achievements which make Kathmandu famous throughout the globe. These seven incredible heritage sites are:

i) The Hanuman Dhoka Durba Square
ii) Patan Durbar Square
iii) Bhaktapr Durbar Square
iv) Buddhist Stupa at Swayambhu
v) Buddhist Stupa os Boudhanath
vi) Hindu Temple of Pashupatinath
vii) Hindu Temple of Changu Narayan

There are a lot more temples and stupas in Kathmandu, a man once said "There are more temples in Kathmandu than the houses". It did stand true some decades ago but with centralization and increasing population of Kathmandu this has remained a saying. Nevertheless it does highlight the cultural and traditional values of the capital city of Nepal. Be it for just a hike around the hills of the valley or for a world heritage tour, Kathmandu is the destination one can not miss out on especially if one seeks to know about the traditions of Nepal.  

Monday, January 12, 2015

Trekking in Nepal - Renjo La Pass Gokyo Trek

Even though the Renjo La Pass Gokyo Trek is a comparatively new trek in the Khumbu Region /Everest Region, it has gained popularity in no time at all as it offers a mixed bag of culture, tradition, snow capped mountains all along the way and not to forget the sizzling views.

In this incredible trekking in Nepal experience, one can get extremely close to the Tibetan border when the group crosses the Renjo La Pass for the finest views of the whole massif including Mount Cho Oyu, Cholatse, the mighty Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori and Makalu. If one seeks to get right into the Himalayas and yet maintain a distance from the overcrowded routes of Everest Base Camp Trek during the peak seasons, Renjo La Pass Gokyo Trek is the best choice. Even though one will usually stay away from the crowd most of the times, one will indeed get close to the Himalayas and enjoy the nature all the way through this remarkable trekking in Nepal experience.

This mesmerizing trekking in Nepal experience, kicks off with a flight to Lukla and a short trek to Phakding. From Phakding the group will trek to Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa Capital and then the memorable journey continues up to the mountain via Thame and Lungden. The group then crosses the famous Renjo La Pass and then trk to Gokyo for views that one can never forget in his / her lifetime. 

The descent of the Renjo La Pass Gokyo Trek brings one down to the Sperpa Capital, Namche Bazaar via Machharmo and then to Lukla from where the group will board a flight back to Kathmandu. 

This once in a lifetime trekking in Nepal experience can be completed in two weeks but the memories are sure to last forever as this trek takes one right into the Himalayas and the Culture and Tradition of the people living in the Himalayas.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Trekking in Nepal - Mani Rimdu Trek

Trekking in Nepal is not just about snow and panoramic views of the highest mountains on the world, Nepal has a lot more to offer especially when it comes to the cultural and traditional aspects. As Local Outfitter in Nepal, we take it as our responsibility to bring the culture of tradition of Nepal and our local communities like Sherpa Community which has a huge contribution to the mountaineering industry in front of the whole world. The Mani Rimdu Trek is designed for both cultural insight and the ultimate trekking in Nepal experience.

The most important festival of the native Sherpa Community high in the Himalayas is Mani Rimdu and it is held during the tenth lunar month of the Tibetan calendar, corresponding to October–November months. In the Autumn Season of Trekking in Nepal, very large groups of tourists visit the Khumbu Region for Everest Base Camp Trek (EBC Trek) and also to witness the remarkable and culturally significant festival which lasts for nineteen days. The religious festivities involve ceremonies and meditation popularly known by locals as Drupchen. The meaning attributed to "Mani Rimdu" is that ‘Mani’ means “part of the chant of Chenrezig” and ‘Rilbu’ or ‘Rimdu’ means small red pills that are blessed during the festival. The red pills are blessed repeatedly and then distributed to all those who attend. This spectacular festival full of dances and culture is sure to leave everyone spellbound.

The Mani Rimdu festival is a tradition passed on from its mother monastery, the Rongbuk. Mani Rimdu Festival begins with an elaborate depiction of the mandala diagram made with colored sand. This sand is extracted from a specified location in the hills of Khumbu Region. The mandala usually takes four days to draw; it is then covered and is central to the religious festival that lasts for the next 10 days. When all the devotees leave, the monks perform a fire rite to dispel all harm to the world. Towards the end of the Mani Rimdu Festival, the resident Tengboche Rinpoche of the monastery blesses the general public after which the 'Mask Dances' popularly known as Mani Rimdu Dance are performed by the monks.  

In this remarkable trek, we will follow the route of Everest Base Camp Trek (EBC Trek) and reach as high as 5,545 meters above the sea level and the Everest Base Camp as well. When the cultural significance is added on to the panorama of the Everest Region of Nepal, nothing compares to this trek. This is simply the Ultimate Trekking in Nepal Experience.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Trekking in Nepal - Instant Everest Trek

Why would anyone need to do Instant Everest Trek instead of the full Everest Base Camp Trek (EBC Trek) and miss out on the beauty of the Everest Region of Nepal? The answer is simple, if you lack time and still wish to experience the ultimate Trekking in Nepal in the most popular trekking route of the world Everest Base Camp Trek Route, the Instant Everest Trek is your solution.

Trekking in Nepal, especially in the Everest Region needs no introduction and Instant Everest Trek gives you that ultimate Trekking in Nepal experience in less than TWO weeks.  We will fly in to the remote mountain airstrip at Lukla to get right up there at first. We then begin trekking to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar where the culture and beliefs will leave your speechless. Then we pay a visit to the renowned monastery at Tengboche and the high yak pasture of Dingboche are sure to leave you spellbound while you pass through these amazing high-land places full of cultural heritage during the Instant Everest Trek. The best part of Trekking in Nepal and Instant Everest Trek is that you will not only see the snow capped mountains and wilderness but also the culture and tradition that has been carried out from centuries up in the Himalayas.

Though 4,350 meters at Dingboche is as high as we get in this remarkable trek, you will not miss out on the snow capped mountains at all. The panorama will remain with you throughout the trek and when you add cultural insights to it, the trek is sure to give you that Ultimate Trekking in Nepal Experience.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Trekking in Nepal - Gokyo Kala Patthar Trek

If one seeks to get right into the heart of the Himalayas and get the ultimate Trekking in Nepal Experience in the Everest Region of Nepal, Gokyo Kala Patthar Trek is the right choice. This trek literally is an all inclusive trek that offers insight into the culture, gets your close to the Mighty Mount Everest, takes you to the routes of Everest Base Camp Trek (EBC Trek) and at the same time keeps you away from the overcrowded trekking routes of the Everest Region making your trekking in Nepal experience an all inclusive one.

From Kala Patthar, the whole massif including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Pumori can be seen which is a remarkable experience for any mountaineer or trekker. Gokyo – Kala Patthar Trek is ideal for those wishing to make the full Everest Base Camp Trek and looking to get a sneak peak of the local traditions and culture.

From the Gokyo Ri, four 8000-meter peaks namely Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu can be seen at at once making the view a panorama of lifetime. During the trek one will also cross the Cho La Pass to arrive at Lobuche for Everest Base Camp Trek (EBC Trek) overview and then to the Kalapather.

Since the Everest Region of Nepal has one of the most unpredictable weather, just in case if weather does not seem to permit or the group decides not to cross Cho La Pass, than we can always descend to Phortse, make a high traverse to the village of Pangboche and climb on towards the Everest Base Camp (EBC) and Kala Patther. This is just a second option presented as weather is never predictable and your satisfaction with trekking in Nepal is our only goal. This second option is a great one indeed as throughout the trial one will see culturally rich villages and the panaroma will just keep getting better. 

The trek to Gokyo Kala Patthar will kick off with flight to Lukla and from there the remarkable trekking in Nepal experience starts. The group will trek from Lukla to Phading and then to Namche Bazaar, Dole, Machharmo, and Gokyo. The panorama from Gokyo is breathtaking and the group will pass through the Renjo La Pass to observe the scenery and the move back to Gokyo. Then the trekking in Nepal at the Everest Region continues to Dragnag, Cho La Pass, Lobuche, Kala Pathhar, Ghorekshep and then to the Everest Base Camp (EBT) where one will meet many groups experience the very best of Trekking in Nepal and Everest Base Camp Trek (EBC Trek). The route back is from Everest Base Camp to Lobuche, Pangboche, Namche Bazzar and then to Lukla from where the group will board a flight back to Kathmandu. 

This remarkable journey will take one to the height of 5,545 meters (18,250 ft) and back to the Kathmandu Valley. With this trek, one will experience the Everest Region of Nepal in a truly unique way without missing out on the charms of Everest Base Camp Trek (EBC Trek) and having that satisfaction of doing the Ultimate Trekking in Nepal.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Trekking in Nepal - Everest Base Camp Trek (EBC Trek)

Just the name of Mighty Mount Everest is enough for pioneers of mountaineering throughout the world and when it comes to Trekking in Nepal, this is as good and as high as it gets. It would note even be a slightest exaggeration to state that Everest Base Camp (EBC Trek) is by far one of the most demanding treks and the most picturesque as well. With man outfitters in Nepal and throughout the globe offering this trek to adventure lovers, the trek even though very demanding has become a luxurious trek as well when one considers the quality of tents and setups done at the base camp. 

We have even had our clients returning from the trek mentioning that they never felt like they were at the Base Camp of the Mighty Mount Everest. Our services, logistics and setup bypassed their expectation a very long way. This is what we work hard for and this is what we thrive to achieve with every single Everest Base Camp Trek (EBC Trek) that we operate. Even though crowded during the peak seasons, the trial for the Everest Base Camp Trek (EBC Trek) is second to none when it comes to nature and adventure. 

The popular Everest Base Camp Trek (EBC Trek) is a completely lodge based trek and we kick off the epic journey by checking gears and equipment at the hotel. Packing light is important but so is packing right. Our journey will begin with a flight from Kathmandu to Luka and we will start our trek from Lukla to Phakding and then to Namche Bazaar. Without any doubt Namche Bazaar is the speciality of the Everest Base Camp as you will witness the cultural and traditional richness of the Sherpa Community at Namche Bazaar. Then the trek moves on to Debouche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Kala Pathar and then to Ghorekshep. 

The the moment of truth, the ultimate destination and the experience of Trekking in Nepal.  The trek moves to the Everest Base Camp (EBC) where one will not only meet lots of other groups coming to experience the ultimate Trekking in Nepal nut also the daredevils and finest athletes and mountaineers who come to conquer the highest peak in the face of the planet.

As we descent we will continue to witness the panoramic beauty of snow capped mountains and  culturally rich villages. The Everest Base Camp Trek (EBC Trek) ends with a flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla and with a feeling that one has achieved the ultimate Trekking in Nepal experience and porbarbly the ultimate Trekking Experience in the form of Everest Base Camp Trek (EBC Trek).

Friday, January 2, 2015

Trekking in Nepal - Everest Region

Everest Region of Nepal needs no introduction and just the name Everest sends chills down the spine of mountaineers as well as the terrain has the highest point on the planet Earth, the mighty Mount Everest standing at a staggering height of 8,848 meters. As local Outfitter in Nepal, we operate six treks in the Everest Region of Nepal and at times also make custom trips just to fit the requirements of our clients.

Everest Base Camp Trek (EBC Trek) is by far the most famous trek in the region which also offers other spectacular cultural as well as demanding treks. The treks that we, Adventure Trekking Nepal operate in the Everest Region of Nepal are:

ii) Gokyo - Kala Pathar Trek

All these treks are sure to give you the ultimate Trekking in Nepal Experience and they are unique and special in their own way despite of being in the same region, Everest Region of Nepal. Khumbu Glacier is mountaineers ultimate goal and with spectacular monastery in the region, Thyangboche Monastery, the Everest Region of Nepal offers a lot more than just hardcore trekking, The cultural lifestyle of Sherpas (the famous Nepali Community who are synonyms of climbers) can be seen up close and in person at Namche Bazzar .

If you wish to learn more about the culture of Sherpa Community, you should opt for Mani Rimdu Trek as this trek will offer a very close insight into one of the most important festivals of Sherpa Community. The airport at Lukla is one of the most dangerous in the world and notorious as well due to its short landing strip. 

If you wish live the ultimate trekking in Nepal experience, Everest Region is your destination. As local Outfitter in Nepal and Tour Operators of Everest Region, we can say this is as good as it gets when it comes to hardcore trekking.