Nepal is a small Himalayan Country which is located between the two giants China and India but it is very rich in culture and natural beauty. In Nepal, more than 80% of people are Hindus but they believe in different religion, culture and tradition since many centuries. They say that Hindu Religion is the world’s oldest religion. Here in Nepal, Old Hindu temples, Monastery and Stupas relates with Nepal World Heritage. Pashupatinath Temple, Swyambhunath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Chitwan National Park,Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Boudhanath Stupa, Changunarayan, Patan Durbar square, Lumbini are some world heritage of Nepal.
Pashupatinath Temple: Pashupatinath temple is one of the major Hindu temple of Lord Shiva in the world. The temple is listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites list. It is one of the largest Hindu temple complexes in South Asia with hundreds of Shiva lingams, shrines icons of various Hindu gods and goddess inside. Entrance to the temple precinct is forbidden to non-Hindus. Visitors will be permitted to view the temple from the east bank of the Bagmati River, as entrance into the temple is strictly forbidden to all non-Hindus. Across the river, one can also visit the temple of Guheshowri and a classic 6th century ekmukhi “one-faced” linga of Shiva
Swyambhunath Stupa: Swyambhunath is the most glorious Buddhist Stupa and is listed in World Heritage Site. Swyambhu literally means ‘Self-Existent One.’ Swyambhunath is believed to have been established more than 2,500 years ago and also known as ‘monkey temple’ is the most ancient in this part of the world and its worshippers are diverse from Newari nuns, Tibetan monks and Brahman priests to lay Buddhist and Hindus. Large numbers of Buddhists and Hindus alike visit Swyambhunath. Swyambhu is perhaps the best place to observe the religious harmony in Nepal. The Stupa is atop a hill, and requires considerable walk.
Boudhanath Stupa: Boudhanath, the largest Buddhist Stupa in Nepal is a religious Centre for Buddhist people which are located Centre in Kathmandu. It located on flat land and encircled by houses & monasteries, where Rinpoches reside. It is the center of Tibetan culture in Nepal. The stupa, well known as Khasti, is also known as the World Heritage Site. The 36 meter-high Stupa of Boudhanath is one of the largest stupas in South Asia. It is much bigger than Swyambhu stupa and lies on the valley floor whereas the former one stands on the hill top. This stupa is said to have been built in the 5th century.
What's included !
- All Transport by Tourist Vehicle
- After Breakfast Pick-up and Drop from Hotel to Hotel
- Tours Guide any language
- All Entrance Fees,
What's not included !
- All other food & beverages
- Personal Expenses such asSouvenirs, Maps, Guidebooks, travel insurance.
What is trekking ?
Trekking is an adventure activity in which people walk through villages and climb few hills. The path is usually steep hill and we will likely encounter snows at higher altitude.
Is trekking good for me ?
In my opinion, trekking is good for everyone who is physically fit, healthy and loves adventure and outdoor activities.
Do I need a guide? By the way, I have already trekked or hiked before ?
You will be trekking countryside, high elevation, wild and remote areas of the Himalaya. Guide does not only show you trekking paths, he also helps you to be safe and entertain you during the trekking. And this will make your trip joyful. Although you have experience of trekking or hiking, our guide will certainly enhance your good experience since most of them have more than 10 years experience in the Himalaya.
How difficult is trekking and climbing ?
Difficulty of trekking depends on specific trek. We define difficulty of trekking through trip grade. Basically, there are 3 types of trekking - Easy trekking, moderate trekking and hard trekking. But climbing is of course harder and challenging but It also can be categorized from less challenging to hard challenging.
Is travel insurance necessary ?
Indeed, travel insurance is mandatory. It must cover Helicopter rescue and medical insurance, in case of some emergency. We would like to suggest you World Nomads because it covers medical evacuation and heli rescue up to 6000 m.
What types of permit are required for trekking ?
It depends on specific trekking routes. Some areas like Upper Mustang, Manaslu Circuit, Upper Dolpo etc require special permit, whereas other require only conservation area/national park permit. All trekking routes require TIMS. But don't worry ! We will manage all permits for you.
How long do we walk each day during the trekking ?
During the entire trek, we usually walk 4 to 6 hours each day. It will be between 5 to 15 kilometers each day.
What type of accommodation is provided during the trekking ?
Standard twin shared accommodation is provided in hotel in Kathmandu. In higher elevation, there is not luxurious hotel. So tea house and lodge accommodation is provided in the higher elevation.
Will I have to carry my own luggage ?
Of course not. We provide a porter who will carry you stuffs. But remember, a porter is provided for 2 trekkers, and each porter can carry only up to 20 kg.
Were the trekking routes damaged by earthquake 2015 ?
Some of the trekking routes were damaged but most of them were not. Among them, Langtang valley was badly damaged, but now it is reconstructing and safe now. Earthquake 2015 caused avalanche in Everest and killed several mountaineers and also destroyed some tea houses. But rest of the places of Everest are relatively unaffected. Western Nepal was not affected by earthquake at all.
What are the best places to go trekking in Nepal ?
There are several possibilities which are almost endless. Everest Base Camp, Everest Three Passes Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, Langtang Valley, Manaslu Circuit and Upper Mustang are the most popular routes. But there are numerals trekking places all round the country.
Should I tip guide and porter ? How much should I tip ?
It is not mandatory tipping to guide and porter. But they appreciate your small gratuity after your trek ends. By the way, tipping is a great way to show your appreciation for team and devoted attention of guide and porter to your successful trip. But you are free to give tip to guide and porter how much you would want.