Monday, July 28, 2014

Lower Mustang, Nepal

Lower Mustang, Nepal
Trekking in this region is an adventure in wonderland. Astonishing altitude variations and ecological diversity make this area overflow with natural beauty. Trek across sacred valleys surrounded by enormous peaks and encounter people from diverse ethnic backgrounds who have carved a lifestyle out of the steep terraces and barren plateaus of the area for thousand of years. For more details:

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Trekking in Nepal- Facts

Trekking in Nepal

Types of Trekking

There are mainly two types of trekking which can be done in Nepal.
a. Tea House Trekking
b. Fully organized camping trek.

Tea House Trekking :
Tea House trek can be done only the popular area such as Annapurna, Langtang, the route to Everest, Manaslu, Mustang, where overnight at the best available lodge arround the area. All the necessary trekking gear is carried by porters and the route is led by the professonal guide. We provide All the necessary high quality equipment like sleeping bags, water bottle during the trek. Three meals( breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) ,accommodation and staff insurance are included.
Fully organized Camping trek :
A fully organized trek is one, which is self sufficient , where we take along all the necessary food and camping equipment. In this trek, we are able to set our own pace and travel through places touched or untouched by mass tourism. There are professional Guides, Sherpas,cooks, Kitchen helpers, porters or Yaks to take care of all the technical and logistical aspects of the trip. Every day our staff will set the camp and oue well trained professional cooks prepares the delicious semi- western type meals. Our trekking guide acquaints you with the local culture and customs.

Trekking Grade

All our trips are graded from Easy to Strenous. Trip grading should be considered as a guide only; they are general indications considering relevant factors including length, conditions and altitude and are designed to give you an idea of the participation required on any given trip. Trips strenuous for some are quite easy for others. Pre-travel conditioning is very desirable as the more prepared you are, the more you will enjoy the trip.
Grade A (Easy Trek) :
This is a pleasant and easiest trek. You can walk at a relaxed pace rarely exceeding 6 hours an altitude from 1200 m. to 3000m. However, reasonable physical fitness and preparation is required.
Grade B (ModerateTrek):
You will walk 6 to 7 hours a day, reaching an altitude of 4000 meter and require good fitness level and pre trek training.
Grade C (Strenuous) :
It is comparatively harder trek. Some days are more strenuous walking up to 8 hours a day and reaching an altitude of 4000 meter to 5500 meter and having over 18 days of trek. A high level of Fitness is required.
Trekking Season
Trekking in Nepal can be undertaken throughout the year depending on the region.

There are 4 seasons

Autumn ( Sept- Nov) : The best season offering excellent weather and tantalizing mountain views.
Winter   ( Dec- Feb) :  The ideal season for trekking at lower altitude, generally below than 3300 metres.
Spring ( March – May) : The second best trekking season. The temperature is quite moderate, the rhododendrons are in blossom and the mountain views are excellent.
Summer (June- August ) : This is the favorite season to trek in the rain shadow areas like Mustang, Upper Manang and Dolpo. This season is also recommended for forest researchers and botanist. 
Warning: raincoats and insect repellents are strictly necessary in this period.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Nepal Hiking Tour

This tour is for those who want to have a taste of short, soft hiking to the Himalayan foot hills without much exertion and without losing comfort and/yet spend a couple of days in the arms of peaceful nature and beautiful mountain scenery.
The hike we choose for  this tour is the hike to hill of Dhampus near Pokhara. Dhampus is a ethnic village at the top of a forested ridge offering a close view of a long range of Himalayan panorama including mt Fishtail, Annapurnas, Machapuchhare, Hiunchuli , Dhaulagiri etc.  It is accessible after one hour of drive and three hours of hike , making it ideal destination even for family groups or elderly people. We keep you in clean , well run family inns with attached private bath in the mountain.
Before we do Dhampus, we would offer you a tour of heritage sites in Kathmandu and a tour in the relaxing lake town of Pokhara, where we take you for a visit to a waterfall and  cave  and boating on the Phewa lake and leave free  for rest of the time to enjoy on your own.

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmadu, transfer to hotel
Day 2: Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu including Swoyambhunath, Bouddhanath and Kathmandu Durbar square.
Day 3: Fly to Pokhara , short tour in Pokhara visiting the waterfall and boating on the  lake. Laze around the lovely market along
the lake with nice shops and cafes.
Day 4: Drive to Phedi ( 45 mins ) and hike to Dhampus hill (3.5- 4 hrs) . Overnight in mountain lodge. Enjoy great mountain view and lovely sunset.
Day 5: Watch the sunrise on Himalayan panorama. Hike back to Pokhara . Fly back to Kathmandu at 3.00 pm .Overnight in Kathmandu hotel
Day 6: Fly back to home / onward destination

Trip cost: USD 650 per person
                   USD 750 (for a solo tour) 

Included in the price
·         All surface transfers including arrival and departure transfers in a private car.
·         Kathmandu to Pokhara return airfare
·         Guided tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara , all entry fees, boating fees etc.
·         Three star hotel on bed and breakfast basis, twin sharing rooms
·         Two lunches , one dinner and one breakfast ,  tea and coffee during the two day hike, accomodation on mountain lodges.
·         Salary, insurance and all expenses of our guide and porter for the hike.

Not included in the price
·         Nepal entry visa ( requires USD 25 and one photograph, granted upon
arrival in Kathmandu.
·         Nepal internal airport tax USD 2
·         Water , alcoholic drinks, tips, lunch and dinner in  Katrhmandu
and Pokhara.