Sunday, June 28, 2015
You always need a guide when you visit new places. Not only to overcome the cultural shock or language barrier but also to enjoy the new experiences. Because there is no fun in getting lost every day and being unable to communicate with the locals, you need to choose your travel agents wisely.
Established trekking outfitters in Nepal work as your guides for explorations and expeditions. Because of its geographical make-up, Nepal is a perfect place for adventures and we make sure that the adventures you have are well planned and safe. They also assist actively in the preservation of world heritage sites.
To the safety of our clients above everything is a good quality of a tour operator. Whether it is simple sightseeing or expedition to Everest base camp, they need to make sure that their clients are safe. The guides should be provided with wilderness first aid training upon recruitment and trained to handle any issues or clashes that may arise during your stay in Nepal.
Most of us work really hard to earn a vacation and we are intent upon getting a good value for money. Rest assured, you can be confident that there will be no overhead or hidden expenses. Good travel agents provide you with world class equipment and services at a fairly low price.
The employees should also be treated well regardless of their position in the company. Having a staff of highly trained and experienced persons and making sure that they are well paid is a good quality of a travel agent. This behaviour reflects on them as well; the employees are extremely well behaved and are capable of leading you through extreme geographical conditions.
The only thing that can amplify your adventure in a country like Nepal is experiencing the culture. Nepal’s culture is diverse and we will make sure that you experience it before you leave for your home country.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Trekking in the Himalayas is not simply strolling through the wilderness leisurely. Eight out of ten tallest peaks are situated in Nepal which makes Nepal a heaven for mountaineers. There are marked trails all over the Himalayas of Nepal which form one of the longest trekking trails in the world. These trails lead straight into the heart of mountains and remote settlements of various tribes and ethnic groups. They take you to attractive places people would pay a fortune to get to.
Most of the trekking trails are strenuous and require your constant effort. Prior trainings or experiences are required in some high altitude trekking routes like the trek to Everest base camp. However, there are trekking routes with lower altitudes for beginners that are equally enticing.
The villages placed in regular intervals in your trekking trails are completely equipped for tourists. From Himalayan tea houses to lodges, you’ll find everything you need to unwind before you continue your journey. The cultures and traditions of the people of the Himalayas are inspired from Tibet and are one of the most unique cultures in the world.
For people who think trekking in Nepal is risky, there are plenty of hills in Nepal to choose from. Almost all of these hills provide you with a vantage point to the abiding beauty of Nepal. The remote villages made up of mud houses with thatched roofs are a sight to see. So are the hills and the unyielding wilderness of the surrounding mountains.
Nepal is also a great place for shopping; because everything here is cheap and affordable. You can choose from a vast array of handcrafted goods and take it back to your family or friends as souvenirs. The sights you see while you are trekking uphill to the phenomenal mountains of Nepal are the sights you’ll never forget in your life.
Sunday, June 14, 2015
The mountainous country of Nepal with its difficult topography may have made life harder for its inhabitants but the adventurous tourists surely aren’t complaining. There are a lot of hotspots for tourists, in and out of the country’s capital and most of them boast a unique cultural and educational experience.
One of these tourist hotspots is Thamel. The narrow streets of Thamel have been catering to tourists for over four decades. Previously criticized for the “hippie” crowd it attracted, Thamel has grown into a fully-fledged tourist destination today. It offers a vast collection of handicraft stores and extraordinary cuisine. This place is also pre-base camp for mountaineers because there are stores selling merchandise required for trekking and mountain expeditions.
The lake side area of Pokhara is also one of the popular hotspot for tourism in Nepal. This place draws in domestic as well as international tourists with its exceptional beauty. The Annapurna range is situated as a backdrop to this small city and it has major attractions like Fewa Lake and Mahendra cave. You can also climb the viewpoints and watch the city from its surrounding hills. Many popular trekking trails like the Ghandruk trail or the Annapurna circuit trail originate from pokhara and hence the city also houses some of Nepal’s best outfitters. Because of the availability of good hotels in abundance, Pokhara is a good place to recuperate after the completion of your travels.
Tourism industry has been considered as one of the leading industries in Nepal. Despite the revenues it generates, spending a holiday in Nepal is much cheaper than other countries, yet rewarding. Most of the Hotels and lodges are cheap by tourist standards because they are mostly owned by locals. Similarly, the experience of cultures and traditions when you are in Nepal is an added bonus because they vary from place to place and are welcoming.
Sunday, June 7, 2015
Nepal is the perfect amalgamation of religions and cultures. The country practices religious tolerance and people of varying religions have been known to exist amicably. Due to the diversity in religion and culture, there are momentous shrines all over the country where thousands of devotees celebrate major festivals every year. These are another attraction for tourists, apart from adventure sports or trekking in Nepal.
As majority of Nepal’s population follows Hinduism, Hindu shrines or Temples can be found in almost every corner. Pashupatinath is a Hindu temple dedicated to lord Shiva and situated at the capital of the country. Every year, thousands of pilgrims from Nepal and India descend on the Kathmandu valley to celebrate Shivaratri, an important festival of the religion.
The Swyambhunath stupa is a shrine for Hindus and Buddhists of the country. Located atop a hill, it overlooks the Kathmandu valley and gives us a view of the surrounding hills. Its immense dome and the golden spiral can be seen from all sides of the valley too. The stupa is surrounded by chaityas and temples and is a blazing example of harmonious religious existence in Nepal. This mountainous structure is also called the monkey temple because of the abundance of the monkeys in this region. The stupa looks divine at night when oil lamps are burned by Buddhist monks.
Lumbini is another place of significant importance in Nepal listed in the world heritage sites. Known worldwide as the place of birth of Lord Buddha, Lumbini receives thousands of Buddhist pilgrims from all over the world. One of the most famous sites in Lumbini is the Mayadevi temple; also known as the birthplace of Buddha. The resplendent Myanmar golden temple and world peace pagoda are other attractions in this city.
Visiting such places can broaden your tolerance and help you understand other cultures better. Besides, Nepali culture states it important to respect and welcome tourists and make them feel at home.