Why it is worth going to Nepal in the Year 2020

Have you decided to visit Nepal in the Year 2020? Congratulations, you made the best choice! And we will help you with the organization and answer all your questions.

First, let’s talk a little about Nepal. This relatively small country stretches between India and Tibet, absorbing the best of both cultures. Only in Nepal, you can see how two great religions coexist peacefully – Hinduism and Buddhism. The capital of Nepal – Kathmandu, is the most vibrant city on Earth. And after the exit from the airport, you will find yourself in a completely different, unusual world. In each of our treks in Nepal, we take 1-2 days to tour Kathmandu, there is something to see!

Worth to visit Nepal

  1. Get delighted with Nepal: Nepal has some kind of magical effect on a person, and there is no exception. Every time you will find new and soak through the atmosphere prevailing here. In each trekking, we try to show people as much as possible, not limited to the route description on the site. Of course, only if you wish. And it is usually there!
  2. Claimed trips are sure to take place:  Situations, when you buy tickets and the trip is canceled due to our fault are excluded.
  3. Thoughtful routes: Routes are built so that you see and try the most, without risking your health. Where you need to make a day for better acclimatization to height, we do it. Where you can spend a day more and swim in hot springs (for example), we add an extra day to the trek. The Treks are completely different in complexity, from the simplest to the most complex – everyone will choose the one that suits.
  4. We take care of the entire organization on the trek. All you have to think about is from what angle the Annapurna or Everest peak is better and what to eat in the evening.
  5. You will recognize Nepal from the inside: We will wander on stony paths among small villages and you will see how Nepalese live, how they wash their heads (they love this activity very much), how new baskets are weaved from bamboo, how they shout “ Namaste! 
  6. Nepal is expensive. But it’s cheaper with us: We are directly involved in organizing and conducting trekking, so we don’t have any travel agencies or other costs. We try to make trekking in Nepal as comfortable and economical as possible for you because we want as many people as possible to touch the culture of this wonderful country!
  7. We will help you: With the preparation for the trip, we will help on the purchase of tickets and the selection of equipment.

8 tips for preparing successful trip to Tibet

Tibet is an alpine region with severe weather conditions, and the stay of foreign tourists is strictly regulated by the People’s Republic of China government. It is necessary to prepare for such a trip in advance and, probably, in some aspects more carefully than on other trips.

In this article, we have collected the 10 most important tips that we give travellers before the trip. We hope this checklist helps you pack up and get to Lhasa with a minimum of adventure.

1. Mountain sickness and acclimatization

In the early days in Tibet, many people unaccustomed to height experience symptoms of mountain sickness: headache, lack of appetite, mild nausea, insomnia, and so on. This is absolutely normal! If you feel unwell, in the first days it is better to relax more, drink a lot and skip some excursions. The body will get used to the height, and you can continue the trip.

Just in case, you can buy diacarb / Diamox – a remedy for mountain sickness at home. This medicine is not sold in China / Tibet.

If you didn’t buy the medicine in advance, but the symptoms of mountain sickness seem strong, already in Lhasa, you can buy a local natural remedy for mountain sickness: 红景天 (“hong jing tian”). It is sold in all pharmacies (your guide will help you buy it). You can also buy 1-3 small oxygen tanks for the whole trip in Tibet. With dizziness and insomnia, it helps to breathe a little oxygen before bedtime. Oxygen cylinders are also better to buy in Lhasa on the first day of the tour, just tell your guide that you need to do this.

2. Other diseases and health

We highly recommend that you take out medical insurance in your homeland and familiarize yourself with how to use it in advance.

If you take any medications regularly, you need to take them with you with a reserve for the entire duration of the tour, since it can be very difficult to buy Western medicines in China / Tibet.

We also recommend that you start a course of vitamins in advance because colds in the mountains are more difficult to treat than at home.

You yourself, most likely, know your weaknesses in terms of health, you know the means that will help you. Do not be too lazy to carefully assemble a first-aid kit in advance, because in the remote regions of Tibet, where you will travel, you will not be able to buy most of the medicines. And you probably will not find any Western medicine you know in Lhasa.

3. Money

In Tibet, as in all of China, the Chinese yuan is in use. If you have the opportunity, it is best to buy the yuan in advance at home. If you plan to pay the rest of the amount for the tour in cash, then payment can be made in both RMB and USD.

If you cannot buy the yuan in advance, you can borrow cash in US dollars or euros. Rubles in China will not work. At the same time, be prepared that exchanging money in China (throughout China) is a lengthy and rather dreary procedure, not all banks and not all branches of even the bank you need provide this service, and the process takes about an hour, and often more. A very good option would be to exchange money in advance in China if you are flying through a Chinese city.

We highly recommend that you do not rely on bank cards. Firstly, you can hardly pay with a foreign card anywhere in China. Secondly, in Lhasa, it can be problematic to withdraw money from a card at an ATM: there are often cases when the card simply does not work at any ATM. So on the map, it’s best to carry only NZ.

If it’s completely impossible to do without removing from the card, it is better to do this before arriving in Lhasa, in the Chinese city through which you fly. In China, unlike the cities of TAR, it is not a problem to find an ATM, and they, as a rule, service foreign cards without problems. Many of them even have menus in English. Please note that in Chinese ATMs there is a cash withdrawal limit (often 3000-5000 yuan per transaction), and your card may also have a cash withdrawal limit per day (this is best to check with your bank in advance).

4. Internet

Google blocked services in China, as well as Facebook and Instagram. If you need mail on a trip, and a mailbox on Gmail, the easiest way out of the situation is to set up temporary mail, for example, on Yandex, and set up forwarding mail from Gmail to this mailbox.

You may also have problems with the Chrome browser, especially if you installed Google services on it. The Google search engine also does not work (pay attention to this if it is installed as the default search engine). We recommend downloading a backup browser in advance and using other search services. In China, the most common is baidu.com.

Also, be prepared that the WhatsApp messenger may not work well in China. It is better to warn friends and family in advance and use something else (the Chinese analogue of WhatsApp – WeChat, or Skype).

Please note that Wi-Fi will be at the hotel in Lhasa, further along, the route, especially in guesthouses, there are problems with Wi-Fi. If you need to be in touch, find out the roaming issue in advance or buy a Chinese SIM card.

5. SIM card and communication

If you need to constantly be in touch, the most appropriate solution would be to buy a local SIM card. Ideally, if you are flying through a major Chinese city, do it there. Take the tariff for the Internet and be sure to specify that the tariff you need is valid throughout China, and not just the province where you bought it.

You can buy a SIM card both in large offices and in small stalls. Another thing is that somewhere you may be denied because buying a SIM card requires registration using a passport, and not all employees know how to do it. If somewhere you were told that the SIM card will not be sold, just ask elsewhere. I repeat, in a large city (Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou) there should be no problems with buying a SIM card. But in Lhasa, buying a SIM card can be problematic.

A few words about the operators. There are two of them: China Mobile and China Unicom. That is, there are three of them, but we recommend considering the above two. They catch roughly the same, but China Mobile in remote places catches better. Mobile Internet will be 90% of the route. Communication will be at all nights. In doubt: one night on the bark around Kailash (sometimes catches there, sometimes not), and night on the Everest base camp (catches there if there is no storm). There is no connection when the bus travels through a mountain pass, into a gorge or along a remote road.

6. Things on the road

Regardless of the season of your trip, we recommend that you bring a sleeping bag with you. If you do not have a sleeping bag, you can buy it in Lhasa ($ 70-120). Not all guesthouses on the route have heating (especially on the crust around Kailash and in Everest Base Camp), it will be more comfortable with your sleeping bag.

In Western Tibet at any time of the year it can be quite cold: minus temperatures, snow, strong winds. Please take warm winter clothes.

We also recommend that you pay special attention to shoes: they should be worn, comfortable for walking, and not rub your feet.

If you plan to go around Kailash or go on a trekking tour, it is best to stock up on trekking sticks.

7. Food in Tibet

Please note: in the price of the tour we only include breakfast as a standard, you will pay for other meals separately. The approximate cost of food per day in Tibet is 12-20 US dollars. Lunches and dinners, as a rule, in a cafe, where you can order yourself something on the menu. Food in Tibet is quite simple, but tasty and satisfying: meat, noodles, potatoes, momo dumplings. You can read in detail about the main dishes of Tibetan cuisine on the site: ” Tibetan food .”

We recommend vegetarians to take nuts or other protein snacks from home, as in a cafe outside Lhasa there can be quite a few options without meat. In any case, be sure to tell the guide (and better to us at the time of booking the tour) about the features of your food.

8. Fly to Tibet

We would like to remind you separately that both on international flights and on domestic flights, batteries/accumulators cannot be checked in at airports. You can take them with you in your hand luggage. In China, compliance with this rule is strictly monitored. Even a small iPod packed in a suitcase can cause questions for airport employees and they will force you to open the suitcase with them and show what it is. It is better to pack in advance to avoid these unpleasant moments. Also read “How to get to Tibet via Nepal

How to get to Tibet via Nepal

Many people think that getting to Tibet is extremely difficult and expensive. Let me convince you that this is not entirely true, and also tell you how it is easier and cheaper to organize a trip to the Land of Snows.

Where is Tibet?

Before entering China, the territory of Tibet was divided into four provinces, each of which even today has its own unique features in religion, life, language and culture: U Tsang – Central Tibet, Ngari – Western Tibet, Amdo and Kham – Eastern Tibet.


In the mid-twentieth century, after Tibet became part of China, the Chinese authorities divided Tibet into administrative units currently located in the following provinces: Qinghai, Sichuan, Gansu, Yunnan, and the Tibet Autonomous Region. Now on the map of China, U Tsang and Ngari are located in the Tibet Autonomous Region, Amdo and Kham – in the territories of the four provinces mentioned above.

A step-by-step guide to travel to Tibet

1) Choosing a Tibet Travel company in Nepal

Currently, there are many travel companies in Nepal involved in organizing tours to Tibet. Companies are divided into tour operators and travel agents.

– How to find out who is better and which company to contact in Nepal? 
Briefly, the best and most reliable Tibetan tour operator company in Nepal is Sahara Holidays Nepal Treks and Expedition. We do not tour from other companies but organize your trip directly to Tibet. In other words, we draw up your entry permit to Tibet, we have own guides, as well as contracts with hotels and drivers.

– Why we better than other Tibet Tour Operator? 
Most Tibet Tour Operator companies save on service, trying to minimize their own costs and earn as much money as possible. The Chinese are strangers in Tibet, they do not know Tibet as well as Tibetans. You do not go to India with a guide from Africa? So for a trip to Tibet, you need to choose us as we provide local Tibetan guides. If you do not know English well, it is better to go on a group tour, accompanied by a Tibetan guide and a translator. We do not advise to go to Tibet with a Chinese guide. Chinese guides come to Tibet solely for the sake of earnings. They memorize information about Tibet from guidebooks and tell it to tourists.  They do not specifically teach, for Tibetan Buddhism is their Path, and Tibet is their Home and they will tell about it “from the heart”.

2) Choosing a route in Tibet

If you do not know where you want to go, then it is better to just write to us for the trip that how much time you have and in what month. Feel free to write about your budget, as this will help the tour operator to choose the right tour to Tibet

– How to go to Tibet from Nepal? 

Travelling to Tibet from Nepal can be done in two ways directly; across the land border at Gyirong Port and overland to Lhasa via the Sino-Nepal Friendship Highway or by flight to Lhasa Gonggar International Airport.

Since the China Nepal railway is still under construction, for those who want to experience a Tibet train tour, they can just get to mainland China from Nepal first, and then take a train to Lhasa.

No matter which way you take, you need to get several permits and visas to enter Tibet from Nepal. And all these travel documents cannot be done by the individual. It requires the tour operator of your booked tour to apply for the permit you need to travel into and around Tibet.

To help your arrange your Nepal Tibet tour more fluently, here we offer the detailed transfer guide about how to get to Tibet from Nepal by all means and how to get the required permits before you go.

If you have any other questions about organizing a trip to Tibet – write to [email protected]

How is the Upper Mustang different from the Lower?

Mustang is one of several popular trekking destinations in Nepal.

When choosing a route you need to take into account that the Mustang is divided into two regions: Upper and Lower. These are two completely different regions both in history and culture and in the cost of the hike.

For a very long time, foreigners were allowed into the Upper Mustang only with the permission of the Dalai Lama. Now the number of visits per year is also limited, but since 1991 permission has been obtained from the Nepalese government. Now make it easier.

The Upper Mustang or the kingdom of Lo Mantang is a unique place where the ancient Bon religion, matriarchy and Martian unearthly landscapes are preserved.

Lower Mustang is one of the standard tourist routes. There are much more tourists and more typical nature for Nepal. This is the usual route in the Himalayas.

Tours in the Upper Mustang are significantly more expensive since it is a restricted trekking area in Nepal. The most interesting monasteries and caves are located here.

Sometimes visitor may be confused with the Lower Mustang Trek and Upper Mustang Trek, so be careful when choosing a route!

Do you need a porter for trekking in Nepal?

Many trekkers ask whether they should take a porter or can they do on their own? If you are confident in your abilities, you have a lot of trekking experience and you know for sure that you will pass this route with a load of 13-16 kg, then you can not take it. If you can not, we strongly recommend taking Porter!

Although ofcourse for many people such weight will not become a problem, still it is better not to risk if you are not sure. Usually, in groups we take one porter for two people, each giving him 10 kg.

Where, how and why it is best to book a trip with a local trekking agency

When you want to organize challenging trips, the best advice is to apply directly to a local trekking agency. For challenging journeys we mean those distant destinations, where English is hardly spoken, which provide for a varied itinerary, with different stages, adventurous, which involves the change of means of transport or places that are difficult to reach by one’s own means.

Trips like, trekking in Nepal is difficult to organize with a tour operator in your country and it is even more difficult to organize them on your own. Even if you choose to visit countries like Bhutan or China, where you can even go alone, it can be complicated because you have to overcome the huge language barrier.

The trekking agency would take you along with 20 other people (or even more) around with big buses, in the hotels outside the city, in self-service restaurants, making you lose all the magic of the place. And you would spend a lot.
If instead, you decide to organize a do-it-yourself itinerary, you should spend hours and hours in front of the computer months before departure looking for information, booking hotels, cars, trains, entrances to sites of interest, restaurants and so on, taking into account the calendar, without missing a comma. Nice, yes, but what stress.

Let each person do their job. The result of the trip will be guaranteed. So, let’s go to a travel agency, but a local one. Possibly you speak our language.

Being personalized trips, only small groups are organized – even just us and our family, for example – with tailor-made programs based on our requests and our curiosity. Furthermore, being local agencies do not impose so many costs that are instead applied in Italy. Thus, the trip booked with a local agency is cheaper.

Finding local trekking agencies in Nepal is not difficult, indeed. No need to browse the web and browse endless lists of addresses and websites and their online reviews. There is a Sahara Holidays Nepal Treks & Expedition,  which connects travellers from all over the world.

10 reasons why you should visit Nepal in 2019

Nepal is the place that the Soul chooses. Most likely, this happened to you. Therefore, we invite you to make a pilgrimage of soul and body to a country from which you will not return to the same. Buddhist teachings and wisdom, sacred temples, UNESCO heritage sites, wild animals and safaris, unforgettable sunsets and sunrises in the mountains, majestic Everest – all this you will see and feel in Nepal.

1. Fall in love with the mountains and go trekking

Nepal is the highest mountain country: 8 of the 10 highest mountains in the world are located in Nepal! Here is the highest point of the planet – Mount Everest. For 4 days of trekking, you can fall in love with the mountains and meet the most beautiful sunrises in your life.

2. UNESCO World Heritage sites

The UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) has designated 10 World Heritage sites in Nepal. The first sites from Country Nepal were the Sagarmatha National Park. In Nepal, there are 8 cultural and 2 natural mixed sites. They are Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Changunarayan, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Bouddhanath, Lumbini, Sagarmatha National Park and Chitwan National Park. Additionally, there are 15 tentative sites proposed by Nepal in UNESCO.

3. Try the local cuisine

One of the most famous dishes in Nepal – Mo-mo. The shape and variety of filling they resemble large dumplings, they are steamed or fried in oil.

4. Visit the Pashupatinath Temple

In this temple, as well as in Varanasi (India) there are sacred cremation ceremonies. You will have the opportunity to observe this and learn all the sacraments of the attitude towards the life and death of Nepalese.

5. Yoga and Ayurveda

Feel the power of Ayurvedic massages, immerse yourself in meditation, fall in love with yoga. Nepal is the best place to restore composure and serenity.

6. Paragliding in Pokhara

One of the most popular and breathtaking entertainments in Pokhara is a paragliding flight over Lake Phewa, among the Himalayan mountains.

7. Buy Singing bowl

Singing bowls are used for meditation and for healing practices. Learning to extract sound from them and find “one’s own cup” is not an easy task, but very fascinating.

8. Shop in Kathmandu

Kathmandu is a unique and very atmospheric treasure island. Here you will find anything for yourself, from Ayurvedic stuff and natural cosmetics, incense to equipment for climbers and trekkers is much cheaper than in the West.

9. See the crocodile, rhino and tiger in wildlife

Bengal tigers, Indian rhinos, spotted deer, leopards, antelopes, hyenas,  bears, wild boars, crocodiles, monkeys and langurs are found in the Chitwan National Park. And they are all waiting to meet with us!

10. Know yourself

Every day you will discover something new and previously unknown to you. Nepal teaches not to hurry, to be here and now, to accept everything that is happening to you and to thank.

Clothing for the trek in the Himalayas

Are you going to trek in the Himalayas of Nepal and wanted to buy trekking equipment and clothing?  You can buy almost everything in Thamel, Kathmandu and in Pokhara at Lakeside. Clothing and Trekking Equipment from Nepal are famous not only for their low price but also for their good quality.

Prices for clothes in Kathmandu and Pokhara are about the same, the range is slightly different. However, as is usually the case, something sensible and not like everyone needs to look for a long and hard. There are shops with fixed prices, where the goods are more expensive, but the quality is better.


What is the Clothing you need to take for the trek in the Himalayas of Nepal?

On the foot: underpants,  leggings, pants on a bike,  thermal socks, trekking boots.
Above: sports bodice, jersey, thermal underwear, fleece, jacket.
On the head: hat, gloves on hands.

Below it says what are the prices for clothes in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

What else is needed?

  • Cap
  • Gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Dry bags are such rubber bags in which you can put valuables, and sometimes all things
  • Raincoat
  • Slipper

Take food and water?

At the height you need to drink 2 litres of water per day, so you should take water with you. In the mountains, you can also buy it. There are several points on the trekking routes where you can collect filtered water in your bottle for free. You can also get water in the lodge.

You can take chips, nuts, sneakers, tangerines and muesli bars. All this can be bought in the shops at shops on trekking route. Any snacks can be bought in the villages on the route, just the prices for them are a bit higher than in the valley.


What is not needed?

  • Sleeping bags: In such modest lodges we spent the night, clean blankets were everywhere
  • Headlamp. The flashlight was needed only once when through the dark they climbed Hill to meet the dawn.

Actually, a sleeping bag was not needed, because, In winter, there are few trekkers, so the linen and blankets in the lodges are clean. The main thing is to take thermal underwear for sleep.

5 interesting facts about Bhutan

Until recently, the tiny Asian kingdom of Bhutan remained in complete isolation from the rest of the world. That is why the country has retained its authenticity, dizzying landscapes, and many ancient monasteries. In addition, this place keeps a lot of secrets, talk about which can be infinite.

Thimphu is one of two Asian capitals, in which there is not a single traffic light. Attempts by the authorities to install a traffic light caused such a public outcry that the overseas curiosity had to be removed and the traffic controller in national costume returned.

Happiness in this country is at the head of national politics. In 1970, the King of Bhutan came up with the concept that the gross national product was measured by the concept of gross national happiness. This concept includes sustainable development, environmental protection, preservation of cultural integrity and good government.

Bhutan is one of the last countries in the world to introduce television and the Internet to its people. Until the end of the 20th century, the subjects of the Kingdom did not only do without radio and television but also without newspapers.

Everything that grows in the land of Bhutan is environmentally friendly. Residents do not use chemical fertilizers. Bhutan is the first country in the world to have a specific constitutional obligation to protect the environment. Among his requirements: at least 60 percent of the country’s territory must be constantly under forest cover, today more than 72% of the country’s territory is covered with forest.

In the kingdom, a ban on smoking in public places has been in effect since the mid-17th century, and since 2004, the sale of cigarettes and the use of tobacco itself has been completely prohibited. Few tourists in this matter are overlooked, but in public places, for example, on the street, it is still impossible to smoke, and you have to pay a separate fee for importing tobacco products into the country.

Pokhara Nepal: Best things you can do in Pokhara

Pokhara, or rather the Lakeside (Lake side) area in Pokhara is the most pleasant place in Nepal to prepare for a trek in the Himalayas or to rest after it. A standard set of vacationers who can be found in similar places around the world.

There are maximum greenhouse conditions for foreigners: hotels with views of the Himalayas, quiet clean streets, many flowers, cafes with organic coffee, organic food. Also, you can buy any clothes and shoes for trekking, the prices for it, plus or minus, are the same as in Kathmandu.

Where to stay in Pokhara

Pokhara is the third largest city of Nepal. Lakeside (area near the lake) – this is a reservation for tourists. Nepalese themselves live much more modest, but for us they have created a certain island of tranquility.

There are both very modest bungalows for $ 5 per day with a shared toilet, guest rooms and hostels for the same amount, and hotels. Different prices. The easiest and cheapest accommodation is better to look for on the spot, the hotel can be booked in advance. If you want to get enough sleep at night, then it is better to settle either completely near the lake, or on the internal streets behind the road.


What to see in Pokhara

Phewa lake

Around the lake you can walk, sit in a cafe, lie down, float on it in a boat or kayak, fly over it on a paraplane, look at Fewa from the neighboring mountains. A lot of entertainment related to the lake, there is in Pokhara.

The only thing that is impossible is to bypass the lake around the perimeter, moving only along the water’s edge. That fence will be a closed area, then there is simply no passage. There are paths that allow partially walking along the lake through the original parks.

Barahi Temple

A small Hindu temple is located on an island in Phewa lake, you can get there by boat or by kayak. There is no need to go specifically, but if you still rented a boat and ride on the lake, you can look.

Prices for renting a boat in Pokhara:

1 hour independently – 450 rupees (4.5 $)
1 hour with a driver – 500 rupees ($ 5)
1 day – 1000 rupees ($ 9)
Half a day – 700 rupees ($ 7)

Yoga centers and retreats

Since a considerable percentage of Pokhara visitors are exhausted trekkers, and also yoga and vegans (or those who want to become them), there are several retreat and yoga centers on the shore of the lake.

Especially praise Sadhana yoga retreat (staff, lake view, delicious food). There are courses designed for any level of training and for any number of days (from 1 to 32 days). Prices depend on the yoga course and the number of days. For example, $ 22 for one class Hatha yoga, $ 200 for 3 days of stay and classes, they have all the data on the site.

World Peace Pagoda

Entry to World Peace Pagoda is free , you can put donation in the box. The Buddhist pagoda of peace stands on a mountain (1033m) on the opposite side of the lake, visible from any point of the lakeside.

You can across the lake by boat and walk through the forest through the hills to reach the pagoda ( 30-45 minutes up from the pier) or  you can come here by bike or taxi on the ring road.


Wash Bridges

You pass this suspension bridge when you walk to the pagoda of peace. Under it, the locals wash in the river and wash their laundry. Such a big laundry. The spectacle is entertaining if the life of ordinary Nepalese is interesting.

In front of this bridge there is another cheerful suspension bridge, there are some soldiers with machine guns (West Regional Armed Police Battalion), the linen is dried and white water flows into the lake.

Sarangkot Mountain (Sunrise & Sunset View)

Sarangkot is the most popular tourist destination from where the tourists can enjoy the great view of the Pokhara Valley and the magnificent view of the mountains such as Annapurna Massif, Fishtail Mountain, Dhaulagiri range, and Manaslu. Sarangkot is only 5 km from Lake Side from Pokhara and highest view point at 1592m high for Sunrise and Sunset view over the snowy peaks. Sarangkot can be reached easily by 45 minutes by a car ride to the top from Pokhara and then 45 minutes hike up to the main view point.

Paragliding in Pokhara

There is a lot of information about paragliding in Pokhara, look in the internet, incl. people tell how to get good discounts on a flight. I was planning to try, but because of the haze hanging over the city for 4 days, I refused this idea.

Caves and waterfalls of Pokhara

In Pokhara there is the Davis waterfall, Devi’s fall, opposite the waterfall is the Gupteswar Gupha cave .

In the north of Pokhara there is another Mahendra cave – here it’s not so much the cave itself that is beautiful as the funnel-shaped staircase leading down. If you rent a bike, you can drive in, from lakeside 10 km .

Also in Pokhara there are several temples and museums.

Treks from Pokhara

Pokhara is located in the foothills of the Himalayas, most tracks in the Annapurna massif begin in the vicinity of Pokhara, including the three most popular tracks: the Annapurna Circle, the ABC Track (to the Annapurna Base Camp) and the Gorepani Pun Hill Track, where we used to go.

Everest from Pokhara is not visible, it is on the other side north-east of Kathmandu, and Pokhara is on the west. If you plan to go to the track in the Everest region, then from Kathmandu you need to go to Lukla.

The offices of ACAP Permit & TIMS Counter in Pokhara are 400 meters from the bus stop where bass from Kathmandu arrives.

If there is little time before the track, it makes sense to immediately go off the bus to arrange the permits, and then go or go to your hotel on the Lakeside.

Where to eat in Pokhara

Most of the cafes I write about were near our guest. Naturally, if you live in a different area, there will be your own cafes. Here I indicate only those institutions that I liked. Those that did not like, much more.

Early bird
Opposite the Hotel Trekkers Inn. They came here for breakfast. A large cup of coffee with a croissant or a warm bun

Peace eye
Vegetarian cafe at the same name Gest. The price tag is average. I liked the thoughtful interior with the fire in the center of the room, the atmosphere, service and large portions. Went here often.

Here is a delicious Greek salad, bruschetta, pasta, mint tea and coffee. Omelet for breakfast fatty.

Chinese restaurant Lan Hua
2 servings of delicious momo , dinner (rice for a couple with vegetables and chicken + huge spring rolls), tea is given free

There are always a lot of Chinese people here, the food is delicious, if you like Chinese food and know what to order.

The price tag is higher than in other cafes of Pokhara, for lunch an average

This restaurant is recommended in all the tops, it is in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Praise food and large portions. Cuisine of different countries (Turkey, Israel), suitable for vegetarians. I tried here only the corporate dessert (OR2K queen) and mint lemonade.

Godfather’s Pizzeria
Cook in the oven with you. Tasty and fast. Ordered pizza “All pollo” and “Calzon”. The second is more interesting.

Indian restaurant
Located opposite Godfather’s Pizzeria. At the entrance is a friendly guy of small stature.

Here low prices for Pokhara, tasty fish, momo, chicken, large portions.


Pokhara: how to get from Kathmandu

The distance between Pokhara and Kathmandu is 203 km. There are three options to get from the capital to Pokhara:

1. Plane, 25 minutes

2. Taxi, 5 hours

3. Bus

Here in more detail. There is a local bus  stops at every corner, picks up all the passengers, people stand, sit and hang on almost one finger, the distance between the seats is microscopic. Rides at least 8 hours.

There is a local minibus from the Kalanki stop, it departs every 30 minutes from morning until 16.00, luggage rides on the roof.

There is a tourist bus

Departure location from Kathmandu: Tourist bus station near Thamel

The easiest and most common way is to take a tourist bus. There, the seats recline a little, all passengers go sitting, only two stops on the way (breakfast, lunch, toilet).

Bike rental in Pokhara

There are several places where you can rent a bike

The Best Nepal Travel Guide to Plan a Holiday from around the world

We give you The Best Nepal Travel Guide to Plan a Holiday from around the world based on our own experience with tips, practical information, what to see in the country and much more.

Nepal is a country in its most mountainous with the highest peak in the world, Mount Everest, famous in terms of tourism for its trekking through the Himalayas. In turn, the ancestral cities of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur reflect centuries of ancient history embodied in temples and squares. The local people are characterized by their kindness and solidarity.

Visas to Travel to Nepal

The visa is on arrival whether it is airlifted to Kathmandu or the border crossings of India and China. The price varies according to the duration of the visa.

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Climate in Nepal

It is characterized by two well-marked seasons. The dry season that goes from October to May and the rainy season that extends from June to September. March to April and October to November are the best times to visit Nepal when the weather is not rainy and the sky remains clear which allows you to appreciate the mountains in all their splendour. The months of December and January also enjoy good visibility, but in the mountains, the cold is felt with greater intensity. On the contrary, the months of May and early June, before the monsoon, are very hot and the visibility in the mountains is considerably reduced.


The official language is Nepali. However, in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan and the villages where the most frequented trekking routes pass, they defend themselves with English.

Transportation to travel in Cities of Nepal

To move between cities there is no train, there are only buses. The planes make the journey to the cities of Nepal.

There are VIP buses for tourists, with many more amenities. There are also local buses which are cheap and very basic. The seats may uncomfortable and do not have air conditioning.

Accommodation in Nepal

It is possible to find accommodation in Nepal with an adequate quality-price ratio. Hotel Reservations through a search engine are usually may expensive. So choose the best trekking company in Nepal and they will provide you with the hotel on best price. We were invited in both Kathmandu, Pokhara, Bhaktapur and Lumbini, but you can find basic double rooms for 8 euros a night.

As for accommodation in the villages of the trekking route, it is generally free in exchange for you to eat and have breakfast in the place. Only in the villages closest to Thorong La Pass (5416 masl), they charge the double room between 200 to 500 rupees.

Food in Nepal

The Nepalese star dish is Dal Bhat, cooked rice with a soup of black lentils in the shape of a stew. It is accompanied with sautéed vegetables or some bitter sauce.

Nepalese food has a lot of Indian and Tibetan influence, due to its geographical proximity and a large number of Tibet refugees living in the country.

Curiosities of Nepal

Nepal is the only country in the world whose national flag is not rectangular, but two triangles. These represent the Himalayas and also Hinduism and Buddhism, the two main religions of the country.

They have three calendars: the Nepali, the Newari and the Gregorian

The Nepalese calendar is used nationally. The new year is in mid-April, and they celebrated their yea. It was established following the Bikram Samwat, established by the Indian emperor Vikramaditya. It is a lunar calendar, and it starts after the new moon of the month of Chaitra.

The Newari is used, but not officially, in the valley of Kathmandu. The new year is celebrated at the end of October, although nobody could tell us with certainty what year they are.

5 best destinations for a trek in Nepal

In this article, we propose you to discover 5 best destinations for a trek in Nepal which constitutes unforgettable experiences.

Nepal is an Asian country in the Himalayas, bordered by Tibet in the North and India in the South. Although its size is modest (imagine a trapeze 800 km long and 200 km wide), the variety of its landscapes is phenomenal!

On this small mountain band, we find the tropical jungle, arid plains, colourful villages, green valleys and snow-capped peaks. By the way, 8 of the 10 highest peaks in the world are in Nepal.

It is, therefore, a dream country for hiking, trekking and travel. Hiking routes and variants are innumerable and, contrary to popular belief, this is not a destination reserved for seasoned mountaineers. In these circumstances, choosing a trek in Nepal is not easy.


The Everest Base Camp Trek

The Everest Base Camp trek is a well-known trek in Nepal. It offers splendid and unforgettable views of Everest, of course, as well as Lhotse and Cho Yu, which also reach over 8000 meters.

On this route, the trekker evolves in a landscape of huge peaks and glaciers that seem at hand. This mountain holiday is also an opportunity to discover the beautiful Khumbu region and the Sherpa culture.

Variations are possible. It is possible to go through the Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri, offering a breathtaking panorama. The ascent of Kala Pattar (5600 meters) can also be programmed.


Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

The Annapurna region Trek is crisscrossed by several hiking routes and is perfect for the first trek in Nepal. Indeed, it is possible to make mountain trips without reaching high altitudes: a characteristic that will appreciate the amateur hikers and those who fear acute mountain sickness.

The Annapurna Trek is a village trek that allows you to discover the Gurung culture and enjoy magnificent views of the mountain peaks including the famous Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. In addition, the lodges that line the route are a legendary welcome.


Langtang Panorama Trek

The Langtang is a beautiful mountainous region that was hit hard by the 2015 earthquake. It is again possible to cross it: the accesses are restored, the lodges rebuilt. The locals are very friendly and this trek in Nepal is a stay that allows you to discover the Tamang culture of the region.

The Langtang High Road is a route that offers very gradual acclimatization and extremely varied panoramas, from the pine forest to the high mountains. It is, therefore, a first dream holiday in this fabulous country!

This Langtang trek in Nepal crisscrosses the highlands of Langtang and passes through the lakes of Gosaikunda. The views of the snow-capped peaks are breathtaking! Finally, it is a great opportunity to observe the discreet red panda.


Manaslu Trek

The Manaslu trek in Nepal will delight hikers with a desire for high mountains. The route passes through passes of altitude, including the pass of Larkya, at 5150 meters. It also allows you to admire the peaks and glaciers in this region marked by the Gurung culture.

The Manaslu trekking is a neighbour of the Annapurna Trek, except that it is much less crowded and takes place in a more authentic setting.

The variety of landscapes offered by this trek in Nepal make it an experience rich in emotions: glaciers, mountain passes, small rivers, bamboo and pine forests, mountain pastures. The Manaslu Tour is a physical trek that rewards precisely the efforts of the hiker.


Upper Mustang Trekking

Doing a trek in Mustang is walking in a region of Nepal that has nothing to do with the rest of the country. This region has long been a kingdom closed to foreigners and has only been open to tourism for a few years.

In Upper Mustang, the landscapes are singular: arid plains, deserts of altitudes, caves and troglodyte cities, reddish cliffs, deep canyons whose funds are covered with green terraces. The Forbidden Kingdom, long fantasized by the adventurers, is full of surprises!



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Trekking in Himalaya Nepal: how much it costs, which one to choose and what to be ready for.

Nepal is a country of monasteries, Buddhist temples, and among the eight highest mountain peaks in the world. The mountains of Nepal attracts like a magnet, climbers and travellers who are fond of hiking, and it is clear why – 85 percent of the country is covered with the majestic Himalayas.

What routes are there?

The routes are designed for both complete newcomers and trained travellers. If the route lasts more than a day, the tour is designed so that every night tourists will spend the night in comfortable cottages or guesthouses with a shower and Wi-Fi.

If your visit is first time visit in Nepal then select trekking routes that no longer than 5 days. For hiking in the mountains, you do not need physical training of a professional athlete. You can always stop for a break, the guide will not push you.

Find and choose the best trekking company in Kathmandu Nepal, they will provide the best option for the easy trekking. We will help you to find the best trekking options.

When to go to Nepal

It all depends on the specific trekking route, if the height does not exceed 3000 meters, then it is better to pass them from April to October. More serious heights are best to conquer from May to July. For each particular region before the trip, we recommend watching the weather forecast and seasonality of hikes. Read: When is the best time to go to Nepal?

Mountain sickness

Consider that mountain sickness usually begins at an altitude above 3500 meters. So if you do not have special training, then choose your track so that it does not exceed this height.

Also, we do not advise to go on jeeps on “high tours”. Since the body must get used to the height gradually.

What to take with you

If you are not going to Everest for the first time, then you will not need a lot of equipment. The main thing, do not forget that everything will have to be borne by yourself. We will provide you with a porter on trekking.

Backpack: Be sure to marching. The number of litres (capacity) depends on the number of things that you carry with you. According to experienced trekkers, 40-50 litres is the optimal volume.

Footwear: Buy good trekking boots, weak it in advance so that they do not begin to rub and cause discomfort during the campaign. If the track is not very difficult, then you can do with good sneakers.

Warm clothes: The heat and the sun during the day may be misleading, but warm things are needed. As you rise higher, the temperature at night will drop lower and lower.

Charging and electricity: With electricity in the mountains may trouble for you. Normal rain or strong wind is enough to turn off the power supply. So take with you the necessary number of batteries for the equipment and do not forget about the banks.

Food/water: Water, as a rule, is not included in the price of the track. You can buy it in the shops on the trail. You can drink this water safely. There are possible in different guesthouses, which are found along the way. It is better not to try exotic food since the nearest good hospital is not in Nepal.

Life hacking. Order the best dish Dal Bat – this is rice with different additives. Serve it either with vegetables or chicken. An additive can be asked for free until you are full!  Will add everything, except portions of meat. The dish is quite tasty and satisfying! As the locals say, Dal Bhat power 24 hours!

Maps / GPS: It is worth taking if you go to the track alone. If with a guide, there is no point in this.

Read: What to bring for trekking: Trekking equipment/gear list needed for trekking


1. Road first-aid kit.
2. Sticks for trekking (at your discretion). On simple tracks, they are not needed.
3. If the backpack allows, grab a second pair of shoes.
5. Sunscreen. During the day in the sun, you can quickly get burnt.
6. Insurance, which applies to trek. Check carefully.
7. Thermos and tea bags. At any parking lot, you can pour boiling water for free.
8. Shoe dryers and a small hairdryer. A hair dryer can be dry things)

Overnight: You will spend the night in guesthouses (guest houses). The rooms are very simple, the conditions are spartan. The walls are made of chipboard, almost no soundproofing. But there is a comfortable bed with a very warm blanket, a socket, a hanger and fabulous views: almost all the windows overlook the mountains.

As a rule, there are hot water in the guesthouses and a shower where you can wash (free of charge). Water can be in limited quantities, so do not forget about other guests. Wash things have hands, no washing machines are not there. But to dry wet things can be at the stove. Each guesthouse has a large stove-stove in the common room. In the evening, large groups of travellers from all over the world gather around her’

There, in the guesthouse, you can ask to prepare your breakfast/lunch/ dinner. Everything is tasty and inexpensive.

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7 reasons to choose best trekking company in Nepal

Are you thinking about how to plan your trekking to Nepal? Thinking which Nepalese Trekking company should you go through.

Perhaps these reasons can help you to clear your doubts and tell you why you should choose the Best trekking company in Nepal to help you arrange and carry out trekking activities in Nepal.

1. First visit to Nepal

If this is your first visit to Nepal, or if you are completely ignorant of Nepal, then the trekking agency will be very helpful to you. Travelling in Nepal will definitely give you a cultural impact without knowing the relevant language knowledge and culture. Trekking agencies can plan their trips according to your requirements. Years of local business experience will enable them to do this job more clearly and make your hiking trip easier and help you adapt to this special country.

2. Carefree Trekking

Compared to trying to arrange everything yourself, walking through the trekking agency to explore the mountains of Nepal is definitely the most worry-free way because everything will be arranged by the trekking company. A reputable and experienced hiking agency will provide you with a local guide with language skills and experience. And a good guide is not only a new friend in a strange country but also a person who provides convenience and guides you safely on the mountain. When your flight is cancelled, the travel agency will also help you arrange internal flights or helicopters in this worrying situation to ensure the smooth progress of the trip.

3. Easy to apply for trekking permits and other arrangements

Handling and obtaining a walking permit can be very time-consuming. If you want to save time and don’t worry about walking permits, use this time to explore the city, then choosing a trekking agency is a good idea. The travel agency will arrange for you to stay in the teahouse on foot (the hotel room will be full during the peak period, you need to book in advance), the walking permit and all the necessary documents so that you can enjoy the journey.

4. Security

In a foreign land, getting support and help from friends is a very happy thing. A good travel agency and guide is your friend in a foreign country. Travel society makes you aware of the various dangers that can help you stay away from them. Let you know that in the event of any accident, it will help you and give you a valuable sense of security.

5. Valuable cultural knowledge and information

Many popular hiking trails may always have many people on the shuttle, but only a few will understand the true reasons behind the colourful prayer flags, the colourful Mani walls and the local traditions. A good guide provided by the travel agency is very helpful for you to understand the history and culture that is little known in the area. Local guides may know more about local folklore. If you are lucky, you may even be invited to drink tea at the local villagers’ home. Good guides and travel agencies will help you have a deeper adventure in this country.

6. Expert opinion

Some trekking agencies can help you choose the best trekking trip for you based on your needs and your situation. Most of the trekking agencies have years of experience in communicating with customers from all over the world and can provide you with the best choice based on your time, health level and experience.

7. Hiking and Trekking in rural and restricted areas

Even if you have had a previous walk in Nepal, Nepal’s remote countryside may surprise you in a variety of ways. There are no well-developed walking trails and accommodation facilities in rural and restricted area hiking trails. Most rural hiking routes may require camping outside. This is very challenging even for experienced hikers. At this time, you will know that if the trekking agency’s help will make you more safe and smooth, you can appreciate the beauty of Nepal hidden in these areas.

Arranging your trip to Nepal through a travel agency may cost you a little more, but it will make your journey more worry-free and deeper.

Nepal’s Holi Festival – 9 helpful tips for travellers

Like many other Hindu festivals, Holi is celebrated as a national festival in Nepal, and almost everyone celebrates it, no matter what their religion is. Holi, also known as the “Color Festival”, is one of the most important festivals of Hindus and the India People walk in their communities to celebrate Holi, exchange colours and spray coloured water. A popular activity is to throw water balloon at each other, called Lola. On this day, people will prepare special foods and drinks to rejuvenate with friends and family. Holi also welcomes winter and summer with true family happiness. It is believed that in this festival, the combination of different colours can take away all the sorrows, make the life itself more colourful, and at the same time let friends and family forget all the jealousy and anxiety.

The Nepal Holi Festival on March 20, 2019. Below are the 9 helpful tips for travellers:

1. Wear appropriate clothes

It is best to wear white clothes during the Holi Festival. On these clothes, you can clearly see all the coloured powders, you can’t wash the ink, so don’t wear any expensive clothes, it is recommended to buy some cheap white clothes from the local market.

2. Wearing sunglasses

Wear sunglasses so you can protect your eyes from powder splashes on your face. This powder will hurt your eyes.

3. Protect your hair

It is possible that the powder mixes the real paint and will stick to the hair all the time, all the wonderful colours in your hair lasts for a few weeks. Unless you like pink, green or blue hair, it’s best to be prepared to protect your hair. For example, you can wear a hat or headscarf to protect your hair.

4. Protect your camera or use GoPro

It’s great to take some photos during the Holi festival, but be prepared for your camera! Seal the camera body with a zipper bag and tape. Make sure these colourful powders and water don’t cause fatal damage to your camera or phone. Personally, I don’t recommend carrying a phone or any other valuables with you unless it’s GoPro.

5. Check where you are going

During the Holi festival, many squares or fields will organize special events. Ask your travel company or hotel staff or local friends for the best place to go.

6. Wear a mask

Usually, the powder will be scattered on your face and mouth. Masks can help you avoid absorbing bright colours of powder, and most importantly, it will ensure that your face will not be covered by the waterproof coating, making you look like a clown next month.

7. Prepare for some minor injuries

The water balloon thrown by Nepalese children is sometimes really hurting. Get ready to find some bruises on you the next day.

8. Prepare for getting wet

Since the beginning of the week before the Holi Festival in Nepal, you will be the target of splashing water for a whole week. In the first four days of the Holi Festival, you may get a lot of water balloon while walking on the street or at tourist attractions.

9. Don’t worry, enjoy yourself

Even if you will be splashed with water for a whole week, or paint colouring, just enjoy the Holi Festival and don’t be angry with the locals. Celebrating this magical tradition is your own choice, and sometimes those annoying water balloon may hurt you.

I wish you a happy time at the Holi Festival in Nepal. I hope these tips will prepare you for a rare surprise in this life!


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The most beautiful 10 hiking routes in Nepal

Nepal is famous for outdoor adventure and walking place. The complex terrain on the Nepal side of the Himalayas has created a dazzling hiking route. Every route is so beautiful, and it is too difficult to pick a route from the title “most beautiful”. In fact, the word “most beautiful” is very subjective in itself and will vary according to the preferences. According to their own characteristics, each can find their own hiking route and discover the most beautiful Nepal in their hearts.

You can find your “most beautiful” route based on the difficulty of the route, the number of days, the cost and the style of the route. Here, according to our popularity, and the scenery along the cultural characteristics, the price level, lists ten best trekking routes in Nepal, you could then find the most suitable for your best route in Nepal.

1. Everest Base Camp Trek

Mount Everest is the highest achievement for all explorers. However, the mountain camp that reaches this sacred mountain is also a challenging journey for many people.

Along the beautiful and legendary Himalayan valley, all the way dotted with Buddhist temples, passing through the famous Namche, the calm village of Imjatse(tse is the meaning of the mountain), the roaring Dudhkoshi, when you pass through the Everest Pass, the beautiful and spectacular scenery is in front of you, and the sacred feeling is born.

The Everest Base Camp hiking route is suitable for those who like to visit the Sherpa Village and want to see the majestic world’s highest peaks. This is one of the most famous hiking routes in Nepal and has a unique travel experience.

2. Annapurna Circuit Trek

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the most famous hiking routes in Nepal. This route runs through the Annapurna area, ups and downs, and experiences multiple terrains with a rich variety of natural and cultural landscapes. On the route, you can see the spectacular Annapurnas, Macchapucchre, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Langtang Himal.

The Annapurna Circiut is one of the most beautiful hiking routes in Nepal. The rich and colourful natural landscape on the route makes everyone surprised. This route allows you to gradually adapt to the altitude, through a variety of topography, from swamps to mountains, from wooded valleys to ridiculous peaks, along with the deepest valleys in the world, to visit the villages along the way to entertain.

3. Manaslu circuit trek

The Manaslu Circuit  Trek is a very famous hiking route and is famous for its panoramic views of the snow-capped mountains on the Nepal-Tibet border. This line is built around the 8th peak of the world, Manaslu. The scenery is beautiful. At the highest point, Larkya Pass, you can see the magnificent scenery of Manaslu. On this route, you can see the incredible panoramic view of the snow-capped mountains. You will pass through many traditional Buddhist temples and experience this unique cultural atmosphere. Of course, there are many challenges to the estuary. The Manaslu Circiut passes through the colourful terrain and passes through remote and hidden areas. If you want to explore an adventure and explore the beautiful scenery of the Himalayas, this route will bring you an unparalleled walking experience. There is no doubt that this is one of the most beautiful hiking routes in Nepal.

4. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking

The Ghorepani Mountain Hiking Trail is a relaxing short hiking trail that runs between valley farmland, through the beautiful rhododendron forests and the hospitable Gurung village. In spring, when the rhododendron blooms in the forest, and with the snow-capped mountains as the background, the scenery along the way is really beautiful, beyond imagination. On this route, you can see that the sun rises from the Annapurna Mountains at sunrise, and the horizon is wide and unbeatable. If you want to visit the beautiful and welcoming Annapurna area, and the time is not enough, this route is your best choice.

5. Langtang Valley Trek

The Langtang Valley Hiking Trail is known for its diverse flora and village culture. On this route, you can see the spectacular Langtang Ri and see the spectacular views of the Annapurna and Makalu. Although it is close to Kathmandu, this area still maintains a calm rural scene, similar to the Tibetan Plateau. This route allows you to visit a unique family Tamang (Tamang) community, at low altitudes can see the beautiful glacier, you can still see snow-capped mountains panorama unforgettable. This route is suitable for who want to learn about the rich Tamang culture and the beautiful scenery and vegetation of the Lantang area.

6 Upper Mustang

The Upper Mustang area is a sensitive area with geopolitical and cultural factors. It was not open to the public until 1992. The culture and scenery here are very similar to those in Tibet. Because of its isolation, the traditional culture and geography of this region are no different from what it was centuries ago. The 16th-century Buddhist temples, the cave culture on the cliffs, attracted many hikers to Mustang. Mustang is a semi-arid desert terrain with strange scenery, deep canyons, towering stone beams, and the distant snow-capped mountains. Under the shade of the Himalayas, Mustang is a hidden hideaway in Nepal. For those who are eager to explore the fascinating scenery and rich Tibetan culture, this is a must.

7.  Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Kanchenjunga Trek route leading to the second highest peak in the world, all the way to visit the eastern region of Nepal beautiful natural scenery and rich cultural landscape. This line walks in the high mountains and penetrates into the hidden mountains of Nepal, Sikkim and Tibet. There are some of Asia’s most distinctive wild creatures in this area. This route is a great place to visit local cultures that are not influenced by the outside world and the wonderful natural landscape.

8. Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The Annapurna Base Camp hiking trail will take you through the beautiful mountains, through the hospitable villages, over the clouds, through the picturesque canyons, and finally to the majestic Annapurna base camp. This route combines a variety of landscapes, bringing the hikers to the base of the 8,000- meter peak in a few days. This line combines the beautiful natural landscapes of Annapurna with a rich cultural landscape. Walking to the Annapurna base camp, all the way to the spectacular scenery, the difficult road will bring many unforgettable memories to the hikers.

9. Gokyo Ri Trek

It has a fascinating canyon, a blue lake, the largest glaciers in Nepal, and a towering snow-capped mountain. It is the most attractive place in the Khumbu region of Nepal. The hiking trails of the Peak are very unique. You will cross the forest, cross the suspension bridge, and have many shrines on the beautiful ridges. They will visit charming small villages, watch alpine valleys, glacial relics, and so on. Under the magnificent Gokyo Ri Peak, you can watch the most beautiful scenery on this route: five emerald lakes. On this route, you can see the glacier ridges connecting Cho Oyu and Gyachung. This route is suitable for adventure lovers looking for spectacular views.

10. Upper Dolpo Hiking Trail

Upper Dolpo is a mysterious gem of Nepal, with Tibetan-style villages, stunning wilderness landscapes and picturesque snow-capped mountains. This area retains the tradition of centuries and has not been influenced by modern society. This line needs to climb mountains pass: Nagdalo La (5350m) or Kang La and Sangla La (5120m), all the way It is necessary to climb over the mountains and up and down. This route is quite challenging, with the most exciting landscapes and the most magnificent mountains to gain insight into local culture.



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Best Helicopter Sightseeing Tour in Nepal Himalayas

Helicopter Sightseeing Tour in Nepal Himalayas is the best way to explore the adventure journey in mountains to know every hidden valley of Nepal Himalayas in a short period of time. Walking all the way of trekking routes is a long duration and needs physical fitness. So, the heli tour is the best option to be at a high elevation in a short period of time in a luxurious way. Heli tour allows lots wonders of Himalayan, it is also considered as a most scenic flight and safe one of course.

These are the list of Best Heli Sightseeing Tour in Nepal Himalayas

Heli Tour to Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

The Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour is most liked sightseeing flight tour in Nepal among local and international travellers. This tour will prove you the lifetime exciting experience of Mt. Everest scenic view and Kala Patthar.


Heli Tour to Annapurna Base Camp

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour is the easiest and fastest way to see Mt. Annapurna and its range from Annapurna Base camp. A flight of a lifetime, Annapurna Range has some most beautiful mountains like Mt. Fishtail. Mt. Annapurna, Mt Annapurna II, Mt Dhaulagiri.


Heli Tour to Gosainkunda Lake

Gosainkunda Lake Helicopter Tour is the easiest and fastest way to do the Gosainkunda lake tour. Gosainkunda is famous Pilgrimage Lake formed by the water of alpine Himalayas. This lake is famous among Hindus and Buddhists. People make puja, holy bath and Havana at the bank of Gosainkunda Lake for their religious belief. This tour also offers close views of beautiful mountains in Langtang range.


Heli Tour to Langtang

Langtang Heli Tour

Langtang Heli Tour is a scenic flight to Langtang is also taken as one of the most beautiful scenic flight in the Himalayas. Langtang is the nearest mountain reachable from Kathmandu.

Langtang scenic flight starts from Kathmandu airport and flies towards north chasing the Langtang range where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of mountain range in front of you. You fly over the Lake Gosainkunda and different Tamang village settled in a beautiful terrace. The landscape is just amazing and wonderful.


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What is Visit Nepal Year 2020?

Nepal is Uniquely endowed with rich and diverse natural and cultural attractions due to its geographical location in the Himalayas. Nowhere else on earth is there such an incomparable cultural heritage nor such a rich environmental spectrum from the highest mountains to the Terai plains. Strategically located between two fastest growing countries of China and India, tourism in Nepal is a sector of comparative advantage which can be instrumental in spreading benefits and providing alternative economic opportunities to build Peace and Prosperity for the people of the New Nepal.

The Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation in consultation with its industry partners has produced Nepal Tourism Vision 2010 to guide tourism development throughout the country. The Vision complements the national endeavour of economic reform and incorporates a spirit of inclusiveness for a broad-based enabling an environment that sets the pace of gradual but focused change in the tourism sector.


Why you must Visit Nepal in the Year 2020?

Nepal is an epitome of natural beauty and geographical variation. A trekker’s paradise and a thrill seekers dream come true; Nepal is a country with a bustling, warm and welcoming population of people, thriving to develop the country with income generated significantly through tourism. Nepal is a curtain of colourful prayer flags and the land of golden temples. Charming hill villages, jungle wildlife, high peaks are the primary attributes of this country.


What are the Activities that you can Explore in Nepal?

Aerial: Mountain flight, Hang gliding, Paragliding, Cable Car, Bungee Jumping, Ultra-light Aircraft, Hot
Air Ballooning, Sky diving etc.

Terrestrial: Mountaineering, Trekking / Hiking, Jungle Safari, Wildlife Tourism, Honey Hunting, Mountain
Biking, Rock Climbing, Caving, Skiing, Golf, Elephant polo, Motor Rally, Himalayan Marathon, Triathlon, Pony Treks, etc

Aquatic: Rafting, Kayaking, Canoeing, Boating, fishing, Angling, Canyoning, Cascading, Jet Ski etc.

Niches: Eco-tourism, Village tourism, Community-based tourism, Agro-tourism, Culture tourism, Pilgrimage and Spiritual tourism, Educational Tourism, Health and Wellness tourism, Special interest tours etc.


Highlights of Visit Nepal in 2020

Birthplace of Gautam Buddha
Nepal is the land of the peace-loving Buddha, and this fact is reflected in its inhabitants too. The birthplace of Buddha is in Lumbini, Nepal. Lumbini is a sacred place for Buddhists, and all the remnants of the royal dynasty
of Gautam Buddha remain there to this day.

Buddhist Tourism Destinations
Architectural delights ranging from Ashoka Pillar, the eternal flame, Mayadevi temple, etc. Remain there in glory to this day. The premises of the birthplace of Gautam Buddha has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In fact, Nepal has a total of 10 World Heritage Sites enlisted in UNESCO.

Mount Everest – The highest point on earth
Mount Everest is a spectacle that is also situated in the beautiful country of Nepal. Getting the chance to view the highest point is in itself a feat. This is why the presence of Mount Everest is one of the 10 reasons you must visit Nepal in 2020. Standing above 8850m over sea level, Everest is the highest point in Nepal. Scaling this peak has been considered to be one of the most significant achievements of mountaineering. It was scaled first by
Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary.

Climb Mount Everest?
Even if you are not a mountaineer, trekking to the Everest region in Nepal is a beautiful experience that is undoubtedly set to remain embedded in minds throughout many years. Everest region holds other mountainous peaks like Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, etc. all of which call for a perfect trekking destination offering views of these snow-clad mountain peaks.

The land of rivers – More than 6000 rivers flow in Nepal
Nepal is the country with the second most abundant water resources. It is the land of rivers that flow down from the abundance of mountains that the country holds. Nepal has over 6000 roaring rivers that flow through it. A land filled with water resources all around, this is another one of the 10 reasons why you must visit Nepal in 2020. An abundance of rivers means personal views and adventure activities.

Rafting in Nepal
Nepal is also known for a huge number of water-related activities. Rafting, kayaking, and canoeing are extremely popular in Nepal. Nepal has a number of fast flowing rivers that make it a destination for water sports seekers. The
water activities found in Nepal are rated as the top ones in the world. If you are an enthusiast willing to partake in water activities then Nepal is the perfect destination for you.

Bungy Jump in Nepal
Bird Watching – Nepal is the home of 876 species of birds Nepal is also a haven for bird watchers all over the world. It is a destination for geographic experts and people who study flora and fauna too. However, it is more critical for bird watchers and ornithologists as Nepal has over 879 species of birds. Among these species, two are endemic species which are found only in Nepal.

5 Best Short Bhutan Tour Packages 2019

5 Best Short Bhutan Tour Packages 2019 is designed for them who have very limited time but they want to explore Bhutan in a short span of time. Bhutan short tour is the shortest tour to Bhutan which is suitable for the travellers with the time constraint. Bhutan trip is influenced by traditional Buddhism and provides a glimpse of whole Thunder Dragon.

These are the Bhutan Short Holidays


Central Bhutan Tour (4 Days Tour)

Central Bhutan Tour

Central Bhutan tour is one of the most popular package tours in Bhutan. This tour offers beautiful views of Mountains, landscape, ancient monasteries/cities and cultural heritage of Bhutan.


Bhutan Cultural Tour (5 Days Tour)

Bhutan Cultural Tour

Bhutan Cultural tour is a similar tour as the Glimpse of Bhutan. An extra day hike to the popular Taktsang Monastery that, clings on a black granite cliff 3000 feet above the Valley of Paro.


Bhutan Nature Tour (7 Days Tour)

Bhutan Nature Tour

Bhutan Nature Tour will explore the rich and diverse flora and fauna. Once named ‘the land of Medicinal Herbs,’ you can still witness natural environment in undisturbed and pristine form.


Gateway to Bhutan (8 Days Tour)

Gateway to Bhutan

Gateway to Bhutan is situated in the Eastern Himalayas of southern Central Asia. It is bordered on the north and Northwest by the Tibet Autonomous Region of China.


Dragon on Wheels (9 Days Tour)

Dragon on Wheels

The Dragon on Wheels is gifted with breathtaking scenic beauty, sacred mountains, virgin peaks, holy lakes, sulphurous hot springs, beautiful valleys, and lush forests teeming with undisturbed flora and wildlife.


Join 8 Days Tibet Overland Fixed Departure Tour 2019

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8 Days Tibet Overland Fixed Departure Tour 2019 starts from Kathmandu that goes overland over Tibet through interesting places and ends after flying Kathmandu. Tibet is one of those extraordinary destinations where indeed adventure lurks around every corner.

We are involved in conducting the guaranteed fixed departure join-in tours to Tibet directly on every Tuesdays & Saturdays. If you want to join with our group for 07 Night 08 Days Tibet overland tour please contact us at [email protected]

Top Rated 6 Famous Trekking Routes in Tibet

Tibet is the perfect place for an outdoors person, with majestic Everest to climb, nomads’ footstep to follow, and the cleanest rivers in the world to explore. Trekking in Tibet is not as simple as planing a Lhasa tour, because the regions involved are usually remote with shortage of supply, extreme weather, bad transportation, etc. Furthermore, prepackage including trekking clothing, trekking gears, medicines, etc, is very important. But seeing from another point of thought, all the challenges are the unique rewards for the hikers.

These are the best trekking destination of Tibet.


Trekking via Simikot, Mount Kailash and Everest Base Camp


Mount Kailash trekking from Simikot provides an opportunity to learn about both Nepalese and Tibetan culture. There is no direct flight from Kathmandu to Simikot. You must fly 1 and half-hours to Nepalgunj on the Southern border of Nepal, spend a night and take an early morning flight to Simikot.


Shishapangma Base Camp Trek

Shishapangma Base Camp

Shishapangma Base Camp Trek is the long-hidden peak above 8000 m. Among fourteen peaks above 8000m Shishapangma is also the one. The peak that lies in the main Himalayan ridge approximately 80 kilometres northeast of Kathmandu Valley right behind the Langtang Himal is at an altitude of 8013 meters height.


Mt. Kailash Yatra Trek

Mt. Kailash Yatra Trek

Mt. Kailash Yatra Trek allows sampling of two of the most exotic Buddhist cultures in the world, surrounded by the Himalaya, and crowned by Mt. Everest, our planet’s highest summit. Mt. Kailash is the most sacred, to both the Buddhist as well as Hindu peoples. Our journey visits the great cities of the region, Lhasa and Kathmandu, then sets off into the hinterlands of the high Himalaya, skirting under Mt. Everest, onto the barren heights of the Tibetan plateau, where we encounter revered Mt. Kailash, a holy summit set next to Manasarovar Lake.


Kharta Valley Trekking

Kharta Valley Trekking

Kharta Valley Trekking is a challenging yet rewarding trek will lead you through miles of steep valleys, high passes, and gorgeous glacial lakes. Trekkers will be shown some of the most spectacular Himalayan scenery anywhere on earth. Snow-covered mountain peaks will be coupled with astounding flowering valleys in the warmer seasons.


Ganden To Samye Trek

Ganden To Samye Trek

Ganden To Samye Trek is a short four or five-day trek. This is one of the most popular treks in Tibet and links two of the Tibet’s most important monasteries Ganden and Samye. It involves crossing two passes Shuga la(5250m) and Chitu la(5100m).


Tibet Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Treks

Tibet Everest Base Camp Treks starts from Kathmandu. This Trek has been rated as one of the best adventures in the world by trekkers and adventurers. Mount Everest Base Camp was first recognized as the world’s tallest, the stunning scenery in Everest region has been acclaimed.

2019: Top 10 Attractions & Activities‎ – Things to Do in Nepal‎

Discover the best things to do in Nepal with Sahara Holidays Nepal Treks & Expeditions. Nepal is an extremely diverse country with a wide variety of activities to suit every traveller. There are the majestic Himalayan mountain ranges, the Mid-Hills of rolling green terraced paddies and lush forests, and the jungles and plains of the hot and dusty Terai. Throughout all this, there are the white waters of Nepal’s many rivers that race down from the Himalayas.

If you’ve made the decision to visit Nepal, great. You’ll not regret it. To help you make the most of your holiday, here’s our complete top 10 Attractions & Activities‎. Discover tourist attractions, schedule tours, plan fun vacation sightseeing activities and book them with us.

These are the Top 10 Attractions & Activities‎ in Nepal‎


1. Tours in Nepal

Nepal Experience Tour

Welcome to the home of Lord Buddha, a place where you can let your dreams shore as high as the Himalayas and sway with the mysteriously beautiful arts of nature.


2. Expeditions in Nepal

Mt. Everest Expeditions

Expeditions in Nepal is a very interesting and adventurous activity for enjoyment. Nepal is home of eight highest peaks of the world is renowned for mountaineering including Mount Everest, Nuptse, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Pumori, Manaslu, Lhotse and Baruntse.


3. Peak Climbing In Nepal

Nayakanga Peak Climbing

When it comes to peak climbing in Nepal, surely is the ultimate choice for all the climbers. Having the eight highest peaks of the world including the highest, Mount Everest, makes Nepal a world-famous mountaineering and peak climbing country.


4. Jungle Safari in Nepal

Bardia National park

One can have a memorable elephant back safari, jungle walks, Jeep safari, bird watching excursions, Tharu village and cultural tours.


5. Mountain Biking in Nepal

Annapurna Half Circuit Bike Tour

The best way to explore the Kathmandu valley is on a mountain bike. Nepal’s diverse terrain is a mountains biker’s dream adventure come true.

6. Paragliding in Nepal

Paragliding Tours in Nepal

It is the monsoonal climate that makes Nepal such a great place to fly. The high rainfall in the summer and the latitude of the country means that the tree line is at an incredible 3900m.


7. Rafting in Nepal

Karnali River Adventure

Rafting in Nepal is one of the major adventure activities to be done in Nepal. In a country like Nepal, a perfect paradise for the recreational river runner with the finest choice of multi-day trips in the world is one of the best noble gateways


8.Adventure Trip in Nepal

Bungy Jumping in Nepal

Nepal is the best destination for almost all kinds of outdoor adventure activities like adventure trekking, rock climbing, peak climbing and mountaineering, bungee jumping, rafting, canyoning, cannoning, jungle safari and much more.


9. Mountain Flight in Nepal

Everest Mountain Flight

Discover the ancient mysteries, enjoy the majestic views and bask in the splendid scenery of some of the World’s Highest Mountains.


10. Helicopter Tours in Nepal

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Helicopter Tours in Nepal is getting most popular day by day. Helicopter tours are extremely popular for the photographer and Mountain lovers. This Tour is the best alternative means of adventure journey in mountains to know every hidden valley of Nepal Himalayas.

Special Tour Packages in Nepal 2019

Our Special Tour Packages is holiday tours and treks packages designed in such a way that a traveller gets best of Nepal in each and every program. Nepal Special Tour is itself nature’s paradise. We offer a range of tours to Nepal for travellers looking forward to experiencing the different aspects of Nepal. This special tour packages in Nepal offers sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara valley and Mountain View destination Sarangkot and Chitwan.

1. Wonders Of Nepal Tours

Wonders Of Nepal Tours

Wonders Of Nepal Tours: From gazing out into the Grand Canyon, or underwater at the Great Barrier Reef, visiting the natural wonders of the world is an experience almost anyone in your family can appreciate. With so many natural wonders around the world, you almost never have to venture far to get a glimpse of one of nature’s beauties.

What is needed to truly appreciate these amazing sites? A good camera, comfortable shoes and the right attire to fit the weather will make your trip a treat. Many natural wonders have eco-friendly hotels, or other accommodations that help you enjoy your stay and reward you with great views. Plan a road trip for an awe inspiring adventure in your favorite National Park, or plan a longer vacation to truly immerse yourself in an amazing site.


2. Nepal Experience Tour

Nepal Experience Tour

Nepal Experience Tour: Nepal has been the dreamland of the tourists for a long time. Nepal invites, welcomes, charms and bewilders the visitors. Those who have already visited Nepal cherish the desire for a second visit and those who have heard or read about the kingdom make a plan to visit the country. The pattern of religion gives the country a unique status in the world. Almost all the important religious sects of the world are found in Nepal, however, the majority of the population believes in Hinduism and the mass of the two religions, Hinduism and Buddhism serve as a unique example of tolerance and brotherhood. Many festivals of religious significance are celebrated commonly with equal enthusiasm by both the sects and there is the co-existence of all the other religious.

3. Nepal Culture Tour

Nepal Culture Tour

Nepal Culture Tour: Cultures and traditions of Nepal are of very ancient origin. With altitudes and ethnicity, the dances of Nepal slightly change in style as well as in the dance costumes. Accompanying music and musical instruments also change in tune with the themes, which revolve around topics like harvesting of crops, marriage rites, war stories, a lonely girl’s yearning for her love, and several other themes and stories from everyday life in the villages.

Nepal is place of inhabitants of different ethnic groups.They are different languages dialects, customs, traditions. The cultural heritages of Nepal are listed in the world heritage list by the help of UNESCO.

The cultural heritages Nepal enlisted in the world heritage list are as follows: 1) Swyambhunath 2) Bhaktapur Durbar Square 3) Changu Narayan Temple 4) Kathmandu Durbar Square 5)Bauddhanath 6) Lumbini and 7) Pashupatinath. These enlisted heritages and the diferent cultural shows of different groups of people living in different places like in Pokhara city; one of the dreamland of every visitors we will give you a full pleasure within the celebration of your tour.

4. Nepal Explore Trip

Nepal Explore Trip

Nepal Explore Trip: Only few people trek around the Kathmandu valley. Yet it offers a rich insight into the lives, history, culture and religion, together with the daily toil in the fields of its inhabitants. The valley rim lies around 1000-2800m and in the spring offers early flowering rhododendrons and through the autumn and winter, wonderful mountain vistas which stretch from Everest in the east to Annapurna in the west from certain points.

This tour can specially benefit to the travelers who want to know about the daily lives of the Nepalese dependency on agriculture, the different flora and fauna found in the area and even the beautiful natural scenic which makes trekkers feel healthy and happy and one of the most unforgettable moments throughout the life.

5. Nepal Adventure Tours

Nepal Adventure Tours

Nepal Adventure Tours: Nepal has been the dreamland of the tourists for a long time. Nepal invites, welcomes, charms and bewilders the visitors. Those who have already visited Nepal cherish the desire for a second visit and those who have heard or read about the kingdom make a plan to visit the country. The pattern of religion gives the country a unique status in the world.

Almost all the important religious sects of the world are found in Nepal, however, the majority of the population believes in Hinduism and the conglomeration of the two religions, Hinduism and Buddhism serve as a unique example of tolerance and brotherhood. Many festivals of religious significance are celebrated commonly with equal enthusiasm by both the sects and there is the co-existence of all the other religious.

Adventurous activities in Nepal is the dream of every Nepal visitors. Come and let us be with you supporting you in every Nepal Adventurous tour.

6 Newly Opened Trekking Routes of Nepal

Popular Trekking Routes are becoming more crowded and busy.  If you are looking for a more quiet, natural and non-tourist trekking destination in Nepal. Sahara Holidays arrange trekking trip to newly open trekking destinations.

Newly Opened Trekking Routes of Nepal take you close to the wilderness and nature where life is simple and people are friendly. This trekking trails will take you beyond your imaginations of normal trekking as you enter into river valleys, lush green forest and uninhabited rain shadow areas behind the Himalayas.

Below is the list of 6 Newly Opened Trekking Routes of Nepal:


1. Jaljala – The Hidden Treasure of Rolpa

Rolpa, lying in mid western part of Nepal, is one of the most backward districts in terms of infrastructure. However, it is regarded as one of the exciting potential tourism destinations in the country because of its nature, culture and political history. District headquarters Libang lies approximately 300 km west of Kathmandu. Kham Magars are the major inhabitants of the district followed by other groups like Brahmins, Chettris, Newars and Thakuris. Rolpa is the origin of the decade-long People’s War which claimed more than 10,000 people. Jaljala is one of the popular destinations in the district with immense tourism potentials.

2. Badimalika – Adventure in the Grasslands

Badimalika is one of the new trekking trails identified and explored by Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN). Tilak Thapa Magar, joint treasurer of TAAN, was the leader of the exploration team. Offering some of the best natural landscapes, the trail lies in Bajura district in far-western region of Nepal. The major attraction of the trail is the temple of Badimalika which is situated on top of a hillock (4,200 meters). The place wears festive look during Janai Purnima festival (August). Thousands of people from different parts of the country as well as neighboring India visit the temple on this auspicious day. Bajura is rich in terms of culture and tradition of local people. They perform different dances like Deuda, Hudkeuli, Bhuwo and Thadi among others. The trail is operable throughout the year. But heavy snowfall during winter can affect trekkers. Though teahouses are available in lower areas, trekkers are advised to be self-sufficient on food and accommodation. As the area is relatively new, trekkers are suggested to hire local guides as the trail lacks signposts and other infrastructures. Other tourist attractions in Bajura are Khaptad National Park and Budhi Nanda Lake, among others. Similarly, the Rara-Khaptad Circuit Trek also passes through Bajura.

3. Lumba Sumba

Lumba Sumba Trek is one of the new trekking routes identified and explored by Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) in 2012. A 20-member team, including support staff, led by Rana Bahadur Khadka, 1st vice-president of TAAN, explored the route in April. Lumba Sumba Peak (5200m) is the major attraction of this route. Offering some of the most spectacular Himalayan landscapes, this trekking route is home to different ethnic groups like the Limbus, Sherpas, Rai, Gurung, Magars, Newars and Tamangs. The trek runs through Kanchenjunga Conservation Area (KCA) in the eastern Himalaya. Trekkers can explore the traditional farming practices and see different birds and wildlife species, including the endangered snow leopard and red panda, from the route. There are a number of high mountain lakes in Olangchung Gola.

Through this route, we explore two of Nepal’s best preserved protected areas – the Kanchanjunga Conservation Area and the Makalu Barun National Park. Through the route, one can also trek to the base camps of Mt Kanchenjunga and Mt Makalu. Similarly, the Tamor and Arun River systems can be the other attraction for tourists. These two rivers are the major tributaries of the mighty Sapta Koshi River. The route encompasses alpine grasslands, rocky outcrops, dense temperate and sub-tropical forests, and low river valleys. Apart from natural beauty, trekkers can also explore cultural heritage like monasteries, chhortens, temples and prayer walls. And to add to the flavor, the festivals of all of these people living in harmony only serve to make the native culture livelier.

4. Upper Dolpa Circuit:

Dolpa is one of the most interesting trekking destinations of Nepal for many reasons. First of all, with an area of 7,889 sq. kilometers, it is the largest district of Nepal, and yet one of the most sparsely populated. Its topography is very interesting. It contains the deepest lake of Nepal, Lake Phoksundo, which also happens to be the deepest lake of high altitude in the world. Dolpa is one of the few Nepali districts that is behind the Himalayan mountains, due to which it gets very little rain. Hence, most of the hills are bare with little vegetation. Harsh weather combined with high hills makes this area one of the most inhospitable in Nepal, and yet the barren and majestic hills lend it a rare beauty that is absolutely mesmerizing. Due to the harsh living conditions, few people live or travel in these areas. As a result, the people of Dolpa are part of a very isolated culture found in specific pockets of northern Nepal. This is a land where life still revolves around horses, mules, and yaks, people still wear traditional attire and jewelry, waters are still divided on the basis of a dice game, and the remains of the dead are given to wild vultures. Even today, much of Dolpa is a restricted area for tourists, which contributed to the preservation of the unique culture of Dolpa.

Some of the attractions of this route are Dho Tarap, a human settlement at the highest altitude in the world, Shey Gumba, religiously the most important Gumba in Nepal, and lake Phoksundo, the deepest lake of high altitude in the world. The months of  March to September are good for embarking on this trek. After September, it starts snowing heavily, and trekking is possible only with heavy duty equipment. From November it is completely impassable. The best time is from March to May, as it may rain in June and July.

5. Lower Manaslu

Gorkha, from where the unification of modern Nepal was started by King Prithvi Narayan Shah, is the first capital of Nepal. There are several places of historical and archaeological importance in the district. Blessed by nature’s splendor this land of historic, religious, ecological and cultural significance has every potential to be featured as one of the favored touristic destinations of the country.

However, the number of tourists coming to this region is limited. The district is home to Mt Manaslu and the famous Manaslu Circuit Trek. Besides, the Lower Manaslu route offers moderate trekking, historical tour, pilgrimage tour, agro-tourism, and community-based homestay. The locals are also committed to development and promotion of tourism in the district.

The Lower Manaslu Trek begins from Ghairung near the famous Manakamana Temple and progresses through Gorkha Bazaar, Sirandanda, Barpak, Laprak, Lambai Kharka, and Dharche Danda before concluding at Gyampesal. Accommodation is mostly on homestay or camping as commercial lodging is available in only a few places.

6. Ganesh Himal

Although near to both Kathmandu and Pokhara, the Ganesh Himal Region has remained a well-kept secret to all but Nepal’s most avid trekkers. The unexplored area is concealed between the popular destinations of Langtang National Park and the Manaslu Conservation Area Project.

Wildflowers flourish, and waterfalls embellish the lush hill scenery in a land blessed with wide-ranging geographical, cultural and biological diversity. Sensational viewpoints feature the sublime Himalaya to the north. Most prominent is the Ganesh Himal Range – a family of peaks among the most attractive of the entire Himalaya. The Ganesh massif is named in honor of Hindu deity Ganesh, son of Shiva and Parvati. The Ganesh Himal area has some excellent viewpoints that offer magnificent views of peaks and valleys. Most rewarding are the magnificent Ganga Jamuna — twin waterfalls — Kalo, Seto and Ganesh kunda, hot spring and Tripurasundari temple and especially the hospitable people that inhabit the region.

The Ganesh Himal Region lies in Dhading, Gorkha, Rasuwa, and Nuwakot districts. The area is populated mainly by Tamang Gurung and Ghale to the north, and Bramhin, Chhetri, Dalit, Newar, and Chepang at the lower elevations in the south. Visitors are warmly welcomed by all with a friendliness that makes Nepal legendary. At least 10 separate trekking itineraries are recommended and await travelers promising unforgettable adventures.

The government registered trekking agencies will be happy to set up visitors with a guide and all necessities for exploring this captivating, undiscovered region. The area is easily accessed by the Prithvi Highway and Pasang Lhamu Highway along the southern fringes, connecting Kathmandu and Pokhara. Another adventurous option is to hike in from the Tamang Heritage Trail of Rasuwa and follow the Ruby Trek, so named for the precious stones found in the Area, as well as Bhalche in Nuwakot, Gorkha and Dhading Besi.

Nepal Trekking Permit and Fees 2019

Foreign trekkers are required to obtain specific permits and registrations to go trekking in Nepal. The requirements and fees are different for each area. Most trekking destinations in Nepal are located in areas that are protected for environmental or cultural purposes, from national parks and conservation areas to restricted areas. As of August 2015, all foreign trekkers are required to trek with a Nepali guide or porter registered with the Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) in Nepal’s national parks, conservation areas, and restricted areas.

The areas and required fees are as follows:

S.N. Trekking Area Permit Fee
a. Areas of Upper Dolpa For the first 10 days US$ 500 per person and after 10 days
US$ 50 per day person or equivalent foreign currency
b. Areas of Lower Dolpo Per week per person US$ 10 or equivalent convertible foreign
Areas of Upper Mustang For the first 10 days US$ 500 per person and after 10 days
US$ 50 per day per person, or equivalent convertible
foreign currency.
a. Manaslu Region From September to November US$ 70 per week per person and
after 7 days US$ 10 per day per person or equivalent
convertible foreign currency. From December to August US$ 50
per week per person and after 7 days US$ 7 per day per person
or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
b. Areas of Chhekampar and Chunchet VDC
(Sirdibas-Lokpa-Chumling-Chhekampar -Nile-Chhule
From September to November, per person US$ 35 for first 8
days and from December to August per person US$ 25 for first
8 days or equivalent convertible foreign currency
Areas of Mugu, Dolpu, Pulu, and Bhangri
For the first 7 days US$90 per person and after 7 days US$ 15
per day per person or equivalent convertible foreign
Areas of Nar and Phu From September to November, US$ 90 per week per person and
December to August US$ 75 per week per person or equivalent
convertible foreign currency.
Gaurishankar and Lamabagar  Per week per person US$ 10 Or equivalent convertible foreign
7 RASUWA DISTRICTThuman and Timure Per week per person US$ 10 Or equivalent convertible foreign
8 HUMLA DISTRICTSimikot and Yari (Areas of Limi and Muchu village Development
Committee, and area way to Tibet via Tangekhola of Darma
Village Development Committee)
For the first 7 days US$ 50 per person and after 7 days US$7
per day per person or equivalent convertible foreign
9 SANKHUWASABHAAreas of Kimathanka, Chepuwa, Hatiya, and Pawakhola
For the first four weeks, US$ 10 per person per week and
After four weeks, US$20 per person per week or equivalent
convertible foreign currency.

Kanchanjanga Region (Areas of Olangchung Gola,
Lelep, Papung, and Yamphudin VDCs)

Per week per person US$ 10 or equivalent convertible foreign
11 BAJHANG DISTRICT(Areas of Kanda, Saipal, and Dhuli) For the first 7 days, US$ 90 per person and After seven days
US$ 15 per day per person or equivalent convertible foreign
12 DARCHULA DISTRICT(Areas of Byas VDC) For the first 7 days, US$ 90 per person and after 7 days US$
15 per day per person or equivalent convertible foreign

a. To get a group trekking permit an application form with other relevant documents should be submitted through any registered trekking agency of Nepal.
b. Trekking fee can be paid in Nepalese currency: Notwithstanding anything written in above, the Indian citizen can pay in Nepalese currency equivalent to US Dollars.