Journey To Paradise

RARA Lake

Rara Lake is Nepal’s largest freshwater lake located in the far west corner in the Mugu district. Rara in the far northwestern part of Nepal is the smallest national park in the country, while Rara Lake is Nepal’s biggest lake. The lake is 167m deep at some places and drains into the rivers Mugu Karnali via Nijar Khola. Chuchemara Hill at 4,087m is the best vantage point to enjoy magnificent views of the deep blue lake, the forested hillsides and the snow-capped peaks . Although off the beaten path it is accessible by several modes of transportation with options to fit every time table and trekking desires. Rara Lake at 2,990m, is the bigest lake in Nepal and also one of the most pristine. Surrounded by green hills on all sides, covered in juniper trees, one can camp by the sparkling waters of the lake. Go boating in the clear waters, hike to nearby hills for a closer view of the mountains and lake, get acquainted with the charming local people, or just walk around the large lake watching out for wild flowers or a rare bird along the way.
The journey begins with a flight or Jeep from Nepalgunj to Jumla, from where it is a 2-3 days hike or drive to reach Rara Lake. Jumla is known for its fine apples and walking through these orchards can be an interesting experience. The best time to visit the Rara lake is in the spring, summer and autumn. As more people are now visiting the park, tourist services and infrastructure have developed over the years. However, for a great experience, it is still advisable to be self-sufficient if you are traveling alone. Lake Rara is also a popular place for visit for Nepalis.

Kulekhani Dam/Indra Sarovar Lake and Markhu

Indra Sarovar Lake, Markhu, Kulekhani

Kulekhani or Indra Sarovar Lake is an artificial (man-made) lake/dam located in Makwanpur district (Southern Nepal).The lake/dam was built with the primary purpose of generating electricity but the beauty of the lake amongst the green and beautiful hills attracts internal as well as international tourists throughout the year. Mesmerizing view of lake can be seen from the top of the dam side and surrounding hills. Another fun thing to do is boating in a lake. You can enjoy classic wooden boat as well as motor boat . Beside this, the fish from this lake tastes really good. If you’re looking for a place to chill and hangout for a day/night, then this place is for you.

Markhu is a delightful town which has well known regions to visit. An engineered overpass over the Indra Sarovar lake adds more excellence and fascination in the spot. Individuals generally stroll by the extension to encounter the magnificence of the spot and appreciates to take pictures. Visitors can likewise broaden their outing as there are excellent retreats situate here at sensible costs. Young people, they appreciate outdoors fire at the night, sticking with scrumptious food and neighborhood drinks. Morning dawn is the best thing one can understanding here. Awakening with the hints of cheerful feather creatures and the scenes around is entertaining. If you have 2 days time you can also enjoy in Chitlang .

Jomsom – Muktinath Trek

Jomsom is a great place to start trekking The diverse landscape and culture found along this trekking route give marvelous insight into the way of life of Nepali people of various ethnic groups.The highlight is a trek through the deepest gorge in the world carved by the Kali Gandaki River, which originates in the Tibetan plateau to eventually flow into the Ganges in India.
Not too far from Jomsom, you find Muktinath, the famous pilgrimage site for Hindu as well as Buddhist. To Hindus, Muktinath is a sacred place of salvation. They believe that bathing in the waters here guarantees salvation after death. The Hindu god, Brahma, is said to have lit the eternal flames that burn at Muktinath.
To Buddhists, Muktinath is a place where the great sage Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) who brought Buddhism to Tibet, came to meditate.
The area is a perfect place to find fossilized ammonites, known locally as Shaligram, which are found all along the upper reaches of the Kali Gandaki.
This part of Nepal is inhabited by Gurungs and Magars in the lower regions of the Kali Gandaki, Thakalis around Jomsom and people with strong Tibetan roots, the Lopa, around Muktinath and up in Mustang.
Most of the route along the Jomsom trek forms a part of the Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna foothill treks. The usual starting point is Naya Pul on the Pokhara to Baglung road and from there, via Ghorepani and Tatopani, into the gorge of the Kali Gandaki.

ILAM the TEA Garden of Nepal

Ilam district is in far eastern Nepal, north of Jhapa and has West Bengal (India) in the east. Ilam town is a quiet little hill town and interesting places to visit are the viewing tower not far from the town and Mai Pokhari which is an hour’s drive away. Diverse species of fish are found in the small lake. Local visitors go to Kanyam Tea Estate for horse riding, hikes and picnics.. Illam is located on the foothills of Mount Kanchanjunga. We can find large land of lush-green tea gardens in Illam and the rolling hills covered with tea leaves are simply Wonderful. Greenery is all over the hills of Illam all around the year. Illam Tea Garden is situated near Illam Bazaar and Kanyam Tea Garden located between Terai plain and ILam Bazaar are the major of Nepal. There are many places for trekking in Illam and this places give us feeling of Relaxation and enjoyment.

Ilam is today one of the most developed places in Nepal. Its ILAM TEA is very famous and is exported to many parts of Europe. The main source of income in this district is tea, cardamom, milk, ginger, potato, orlon, and broom production on a large scale. This place also has a religious importance. The Devi temples have a great importance attached to them and many people come here just for pilgrimage.

The major attraction of Ilam is the 9-cornered Mai Pokhari lake. Also known as the abode of the goddess lots of tourists as well as Nepalese people come to visit this place. Mai river and its four tributaries also emerge in Ilam district. The famous Mane Bhanjyang (Mane pass) connects Ilam with Darjeeling district of West Bengal, India.

 

Everest Base Camp Trek

Mount Everest being the highest peak of the world, no trekking camp in the world is more spectacular than Everest Base Camp. It is where four of the world’s six tallest peaks Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and Cho Oyu rise above everything else, crowning the towering ridges that straddle the forbidding Himalayans. The Everest Base Camp trek is the grandest walk in the land of the Himalayas. Trekking through the Everest region offers astounding mountain views, and opportunities to get a glimpse into the life of world famous climbers (the Sherpas) and rich in magical vistas of the incredible Himalayan Mountains, Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the world. The ultimate dream for many trekkers is to hike this unbelievable trail to Everest Base Camp.

Everest Base camp trek offers unlimited photographic opportunities for you to capture while walking  through forests, small villages, and drylands and lets you feel the Sherpa hospitality. and remember your experience upon your return home. You will see incredible views of Khumbu Glacier, Mt.Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt Pumari and many other snow-covered mountain peaks. Alpine scrub, Junipers, and Rhododendron flowers are only a few of the beautiful flora that can be seen on this trek.

 

 

Chitwan national park

In the southern region of Nepal, the jungles  of Chitwan National Park await you with wildlife experiences like no other. Go in search of the majestic Royal Bengal tiger and watch the Greater one-horned rhinoceros roam free, while the great Asiatic elephants move about the jungles in herds.  Chitwan National Park is the closest and the ideal place to go for wildlife safari.

Witness real wilderness in the jungles of Chitwan: go for a jeep safari in the depths of the forest or ride a silent canoe and catch wildlife by surprise. Go for a jungle walk accompanied by an experienced guide who knows the jungle like the back of his hand.  Along the marshes and rivers you will find gharial and marsh mugger crocodiles basking in the sun. These reptiles spend a lot of time lying still on the sandy banks giving you plenty of time to watch them.  You can also spend some quality time visiting the elephant and gharial breeding centers, a perfect way to educate your kids about these animals and their life cycle. Observe local tribal life by visiting a Tharu village, where you will be welcomed inside their traditional mud houses and treated as valued guests. At the end of the day add to the essence of the ultimate jungle experience by unwinding next to a large campfire, watching the mesmerizing Tharu stick dance and listening to their soothing folk songs.

The Chitwan National Park is Nepal’s first national park and lies at the foot of the Mahabharat range in the inner Tarai lowlands of Chitwan. Covering an area of 932 sq. km this is the most well preserved conservation area in all of Asia.This national park has a fascinating variety of mammals, reptiles and birds and preserves some of the last habitats for endangered species like the Greater one-horned rhinoceros and the Royal Bengal tiger.The reserve was designated a national park in 1973 and was listed as a Unesco world Heritage site.

Credit: Nepal tourism board

 

Chamapa Devi

Champadevi -Bhasmasur Hill hike is one of the popular hiking destinations near Kathmandu valley, located at an altitude of 2278m/2480m in the southwest of Kritipur, an ancient city of Kathmandu. This hike is ideal for those who have a busy schedule and want to go on a quick adventure. Champadevi/Bhashmasur hill hiking trail offers insane beauty of nature along with amazing landscapes. If You Want to Escape from the busy life of Kathmandu then Champa Devi Hiking is the perfect option for you.

Champa Devi/ Bhashmasur hilll Hiking normally starts from Hattiban which is 20 KM far from Kathmandu.and endinging same trail or Machhegaun .Once you reach the Hattiban resort then your hiking starts for Champa Devi. The hiking trails are well managed and maintained so that you don’t feel any trouble walking and finding the routes. You can also start your hike from white house resort or Bossan . after reached Champadei temple you can take some rest and take some snacks ten you can move to Bhasmasur hill . Bhasmasur hill around 200m high so, you can see extra view from there.

From Champadevi/ Bhashmasur Hill, you can enjoy the spectacular landscape of the entire Kathmandu valley, the breathtaking snow-capped mountains including Mt. Everest, Ganesh Himal Range, Langtang himal range, part of  Annapurna range, Manaslu ,Gaurishanker and Champadevi temple itself. You will walk through the magnificent forested trails to arrive at the destination.

Main Hilights / Attractions

Walking through forest

Champa Devi Temple 2278m

Bhasmasur danda/hill 2480m

Aerial view of Kathmandu valley and Pharping

Less crowded hiking trail around Kathmandu valley

Well Maintained trail with stone steps and picturesque trekking route

Amazing view of Mountains

Some tips for hike

Bring some cash with you for snacks and others

Slow, steady steps and occasional water breaks will help you maintain some energy until you reach the top.

Bring 3-4 litter safe drinking water or water purification tablets.

Bring some sweet candies and chocolate for instant energy.

Lumbini

LUMBINI – the birth place of Lord BUDDHA
Lumbini is the Buddha’s birthplace, one of the world’s most important spiritual site and attracts Buddhist pilgrims from around the world. Today you can visit over twenty-five Buddhist monasteries built by diverse countries from Vietnam to France, study Buddhism, meditate and visit the birthplace within the sacred Mayadevi Gardens. Mayadevi Temple is the most sacred site in the Lumbini Garden where archaeologists have identified the exact spot where Lord Buddha was born. Inscriptions on the Ashoka Pillar nearby also refer to the spot as his birthplace. It is said that the newly born Prince Siddhartha (later became the Buddha) took his first seven steps and delivered his peace message to humanity here.
The birth took place in the beautiful Sal grove, which is now the focal point of the Lumbini Garden. Mayadevi, the Queen of Shakya King Suddhodhana of Kapilvastu, while passing through the Lumbini Garden, on the day of Baishakha purnima (full moon day of May in 623 BC) took a bath in the Sacred Pond Pushkarini and soon after gave birth to Prince Siddhartha.
Visit the remarkably beautiful monasteries built by countries such as China, Japan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Germany, France and many more; admire the spectacular and diverse architecture they showcase. Soak up the peaceful atmosphere and above all, visit the Mayadevi Temple which dates back 2,200 years.
Walk around the garden or find a quiet spot to contemplate. The focal point for piligrims is a sandstone carving depicting the birth of the Buddha, believed to have been left here by the Malla King Ripu Malla, in the 14th century, when Mayadevi was worshipped as an incarnation of a Hindu mother goddess. The Ashoka Pillar was built by the great Indian Emperor Ashoka who became a devout Buddhist while visiting the birthplace of the Buddha back in 249 BC.
Visit the Panditarama Vipassana Center for some yoga and meditation and interact with the monks who live in the vicinity of the monasteries, devoting their time to bringing peace and harmony to all sentient beings through devotion and religious worship.
The Lumbini Garden covers an area of 2.56 sq km and encompasses three zones each covering one square mile connected with walkways and a canal. The area has a sub-tropical climate with hot summers, very wet monsoon and pleasant winters. Winter is the best time to visit.
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The Lumbini Garden covers an area of 2.56 sq km or 1 x 3 sq miles and encompasses three zones, each covering one square mile connected with walkways and a canal. The area has a sub tropical climate with hot summers, very wet monsoon and pleasant winter. Winter is the best time to visit.
Credit : Nepal tourism board

Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake

The route for Annapurna Circuit Trek was just opened in 1977. It is also known as a classic Himalayan trek. Annapurna circuit 16 days trek provides an amazing vista of Annapurna (8,097), Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Lamjung, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre (6,993m), Tukuche peak etc. You will enjoy the ranges of views during the trek as it starts and finishes in the lush foothills of the Annapurna, scattered with different settlements. We will feel the spectacular change as we go into the barren scenery of the Tibetan highland where the way of life becomes mostly Buddhist.

Annapurna circuit trekking is one of the top ten trekking destinations in the world. It is famous for its varied trekking routes which can range around 300 km long and attain an altitude of 5416m, crossing the highest pass in the Annapurna region. The Annapurna Circuit Trek has become popular with trekkers for the surrounding natural beauty of towering majestic mountains, cascading waterfalls, huge cliffs and picturesque villages where the culture of the region can be appreciated.

 

The trek starts at Beshisahar in the Marshyangdi River Valley and ends in the Kali Gandaki, the world’s deepest gorge which is made even more impressive by the incredible massive height of two mountains, Dhaulagiri at 8167 mand Annapurna 1 at 8091 m as well as world’s highest lake TILICHO which is 4916m . After crossing the highest pass at 5416 m., the trail opens up into the unbelievably beautiful Mustang Valley which is only surpassed by the magnificent Himalayan Mountain Range overlooking this valley. The trekking trail is regularly used by the local traders, so trekkers will encounter strings of pack ponies with tinkling bells, herds of goats and buffalo along with many of the local people. This experience is all a part of learning about the native culture and meeting the friendly people along the way. The complete adventure is so thrilling that trekkers will never forget these memories throughout their life.

 

 

Highlights/ Attractions

 

World’s highest Lake Tilicho Lake 4916m

 

World’s Deepest gorge

 

Visiting the Buddhist monasteries

 

Manang and Mustang Valley

 

Crossing the Thorong- La over 5416 meters

 

Life style and culture

 

Muktinath temple/ kali Gandaki river

 

Natural hot spring.

 

Elevation, Thorang la pass 5416m.

 

 

 

Bandipur Tour

Bandipur is an ancient trading town, situated altitude of 1030 m. Bandipur Village Tour let you experience a beautiful new Newari cultural and local village lifestyle.

Bandipur village is untouched by modernization and bound with an abundance of the antique house, traditions, culture, temples of great importance and historical architecture. This medieval-era town boasts festivals all year round, besides a plethora of cultural offerings and nature, offers to close look of Newari culture and life style that exhibits the refined civilization of Bhaktapur. Bandipur has been described as a natural view tower, you can enjoy a spectacular panorama view of the Annapurna Range and the peaks of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Ganesh himal range from here. From the hilltop, you too can see Gorkha in the east and Chitwan in the south. The eye-popping factors of this tour are a visit to Siddha Cave ‘largest cave in the country, amazing view point to see the sunrise and sunset. Here you won’t find mass tourism and you won’t be attacked by aggressive sellers. The 18th-century buildings are well preserved and because motorized vehicles are not allowed in the village, it is nice and quiet. Here, I will tell you everything you need to know about Bandipur in Nepal. What you can do here, which is the main attractions , highlights , best season , itinerary  details etc . Hope you’ll satisfy with this details.

Bandipur village itself is small, with lots of plants, trees and charming lampposts. Strangely enough, this place reminds us of Hanoi in Vietnam. There you will also find beautiful buildings in the old style. You can see small groups of western tourists walking around and surprisingly enough, there are many Nepalese tourists. Lets lost in Bandipur with incredible natural beauties and culture as well as full of joy .

Tour highlights/ Attractions

Enjoy the nature beauty and culture of Bandipur village.

Explore the ethnic settlements of the Newar community in Bandipur

Discover Siddha Cave- Asia’s biggest cave

Experience local culture and lifestyle of magar ethnic group