Langtang trek very well blends with Kathmandu sightseeing tour and Chitwan wildlife tour to explore more of Nepal

Trekking in Nepal is always a fascinating experience. If a wildlife tour and rural activities are added to a trekking adventure while exploring Nepal with a family, the vacation definitely becomes a blast. Six Danish travelers, Poulsens and Panduros through our exclusive country partner Kipling Travel recently trekked and toured around Nepal with us. Their tour began with the cultural sightseeing tour to traditional Newari villages, flanking Kathmandu; Bungmati and Khokona. They also visited few Heritage sites in Kathmandu out of many, which represented the prosperous civilization of ancient and medieval Nepal. The school visit and the homestay programs at Nuwakot, a famous mid-hill village of central Nepal allowed them to closely understand the culture of rural Nepal. Prior to their departure to Nuwakot the mountain flight was eventually the best air travel of their lives. The group had the trek to Langtang which was the prime highlight of their holiday to Nepal. Their trek to Langtang covered the famous Kyanjin Gompa, Langtang Village and the day hike to Tsergo Ri. As soon as Langtang Trek was completed for the wildlife adventure, the group headed towards Chitwan, a famous wildlife park in the central lowland terai of Nepal. Chitwan was amazing experience for the Danish group. After enjoying the diverse aspects of Nepal for eighteen days the group departed Nepal on April 16, 2014.
Here we have few lines by Poulsens and Panduros regarding the holiday in Nepal with Explore Himalaya.

The activities at Chitwan National Park and the trek are the best memories of our holiday to Nepal. Bathing with the elephants at Chitwan and mingling with the nature during trek were awesome experiences. Our guide Lamababu is a great guide to travel with.
The services of Explore Himalaya were great. Everything was super. Meeting and handling, guides, office staffs and hotels we stayed in, everything were perfect. You have taken care of us in a very nice way.
We would recommend a tour like this to others and certainly with Explore Himalaya.


Best of Nepal- Best in diversity

The best encounter to Natural, Cultural and Wildlife features of Nepal, Best of Nepal is an ideal tour to have insightful exploration of diverse sides of the nation. Kathmandu valley- Trip Advisor’s Travelers Choice first ranked Rising Destination to Travel in Asia and third in the world under same category, comprises the capital of the country, Kathmandu and the equally significant flanking cities Bhaktapur and Patan. Kathmandu valley houses seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites and several other heritages scattered throughout the city. Also known as City of Temples and City of Deities, the shrines, courtyards and palaces in Kathmandu are chock-full with artistic stone, wooden and metallic arcade of ancient and medieval Nepal.

 Besides, Kathmandu is always on festive mood, celebrating more than hundred festivals in one calendar year. The natives of the valley, Newars, their traditional attires, music and cuisines are the must watch cultural aspects in the cosmopolitan city, Kathmandu.


Patan Durbar Square

Two hundred kilometers west of Kathmandu, a famous tourist town also a trek starting point for Annapurna Region, Pokhara is located. The captivating magnificence in nature with the spectacular Himalayan panoramas of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Ranges perfectly mixed with the exceptional Fishtail is a  hypnotizing view from Pokhara which is beyond compare.

Myriads of enticing beauties in nature like dazzling Lakes, puzzling caves, legendary falls, deep gorges and hill stations overlooking the town with the exceptionally beautiful Himalayan views are the specialties of Pokhara. Pokhara is probably the most beautiful place on planet Earth, as per our thousands guests who have visited the place.


A view of Fewa Lake in Pokhara from a hill top

One hundred and fifty six kilometers southwest to Kathmandu the first national park for wildlife conservation in Nepal, Chitwan National Park lies. The park, quoted as the park offering the best Wildlife Safari in Asia by an Argentine rider also a Guinness World Record holder Mr. Emilio Scotto is the extreme wild preserving several endangered wild species. It is the best suited natural playground for species like Royal Bengal Tiger, One-horned Rhino, Gangetic Dolphin and Ghariyal Crocodile and many other mammals, Aves, reptiles and insects. Wildlife safari on the back of giant Asian elephant is an amazingly fun at Chitwan National Park.

Lush sub-tropical forests of tall sal trees and wide grasslands where, the hope of bumping into rare species all of a sudden out from the bush is gripping adventure at Chitwan during the Elephant Safari or Game Drives. Additionally, the traditional tharu dance performed by the ethnical Tharu tribe with the long bamboo sticks, in the neighboring tharu settlements could be a great fun amidst the bonfire.


A sunset at Chitwan National Park

In brief, Best of Nepal allows you to experience the best of diverse Nepal where you get closer to nation’s cultural, natural and wildlife treasures.

Multi-activity tour of Nepal


Three Danish Madsens – Ms. Poul Arne, Ms. Anne Marie and Ms. Anne Brigitte through our Exclusive Country Partner Kipling Travel were on the multi-activity Nepal tour with Explore Himalaya from March 22, 2013 to April 3, 2013. Their tour covered the cultural delights of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur as well as they were on the soft hikes to the Nepalese mid-hills like Nuwakot, Samari and Bandipur. During the latter half of the trip they explored the natural paradise- Pokhara and they eventually didn’t miss out the wildlife thrill during the wildlife safari at Chitwan National Park. Ms. Poul Arne Madsen quoted few charming lines regarding their entire tour of Nepal with Explore Himalaya.

“Meeting and Handling was absolutely perfect. The trek and tour guides as well as the supporting staffs did their job very well. Everybody was nice, friendly and professional.”

“Meals somewhere were very delicious, somewhere it was good but the food during the home-stay was exceptionally excellent.”

“Overall, we stayed in the very good hotels throughout the trip and the means of transportation were comfortable prioritizing safety which was very much appreciable. We enjoyed to the fullest and hope to come back next time for the longer vacation.”


Activities to do in Nepal.



A glimpse of Patan Durbar Square.

From February 27 to March 10, 2012 Ms. Jensen Sys and Ms. Helle Merete from Denmark were on the tour of Nepal. The guests through our exclusive country partner Kipling Travel experienced several cultural and adventurous affluence of Nepal. Their holiday was bursting as they covered the cultural paradises at Kathmandu, bumped into the villages practicing the medieval times at Khokana and Bungmati, trekked to mid-hills at Samari and Nuwakot for the home-stays, satisfied their adventure hungry stimulated hearts during the breathtaking rafting at Trishuli, enjoyed the mesmerizing views and cool breeze at Bandipur, captured the exotic beauties in the nature at Pokhara and went for the wildlife safari at Chitwan National Park.

green pokhara

Green Pokhara.

Their tour in Nepal was exceptionally jam-packed with diverse locations and adventurous thrills. A fortnight in Nepal for them was convincingly fun and relaxing. The cultural encounters of ethnical groups like Newaris, Tamangs, Tharus and Gurungs were noticeably unique as well as the stony, wooden and metal figurines and architectures in the shrines and monuments of Kathmandu were absolute inspiring. The wildlife adventure and the thrilling raft were the everlasting memories. The excursion to the intense natural city; Pokhara was a great pleasing moment.


Time for a raft

On 11 March, 2012 the visitors waved us a goodbye with thankful smiles on their faces at the Nepalese Airport.

Pics: EH.


The closest trekking region from Kathmandu: Langtang Valley



Trial to Langtang Valley.

Langtang Trek is the most popular short trek in Nepal. Two Danish trekkers Mr. Rosted Nils Thor and Ms. Knudsen Tina Risgaard through our exclusive country partner Kipling Travel were on this extremely gripping trek from March 30, 2012 to April 6. Apart from the trek the Danish visitors also were on the splendorous cultural tour of Kathmandu and the riveting wildlife activities at Chitwan.

Prior to the trek the visitors were on the self outings for couple of days to the cultural wonders of Kathmandu. Despite of bustling streets Kathmandu is probably one of the most unique cities of the world with thousands of prehistoric monuments and shrines. The cultural exploration in Kathmandu is the come across to numerous small and monumental, ancient and cultural architectures.


A view from Langtang valley.

Trekking along the Langtang Khola the visitors witnessed the cultural practices in Tibetan villages like Lama Gaon and Ghore Tabela. Passing the wilderness through Ganjala Pass 5122m as the visitors entered the Langtang valley they sensed the boundless joys. Their trek in the region led them to the wild valleys resembling the Tibetan highland valleys, wildlife encounters in the Langtang National Park, splendid Buddhist Monastery Kyanjin Gompa, striking landscapes, and the majestic hill-top of Tsergo Ri 4984m for the striking Himalayan views of the Langtang region.


Aeriel view of Kathmandu focused Swayambunath.

Post trek the Danish visitors were on a poles apart adventurous trip. Via Bandipur they drove to Chitwan National Park to experience the wildlife activities. The park is an ideal location to stand by the bushes of opaque flora with an expectation to observe the numerous endangered and critically endangered species of the world. The site is an UNESCO Heritage Site for wildlife conservation and preservation.

After the cherished travel around of all these diverse locations of Nepal, the visitors spent a free day at Kathmandu. They utilized the day wondering in the blended streets of Asan and Thamel where the modernity and Nepalese culture prevail equally.  On April 14, 2012 Explore Himalaya as usual saw off very satisfied visitors.


Lifestyle around Chitwan National Park

Pics: EH.

Visit to one of the most wonderful cities: Kathmandu.


City of Temples- Kathmandu

City of Temples- Kathmandu

Five Aussies Ross, Gill, Gail, Marlene and Graeme arrived at the Friendship Bridge on October 20, 2012 after the most adventurous highland tour on the roof of the world; Tibet. They boarded the bus to Dhulikhel after the completion of immigration formalities. Dhulikhel lies 32km east to the Nepalese capital Kathmandu. The city is a real small town which is very popular for the majestic mountain views and as a starting point for the short treks. The city is full of temples and culturally  rich with major Newari inhabitants.  After the lunch in an exotic resort at Dhulikhel, the Aussies headed towards the heritage city Kathmandu.


Durbar Square- Kathmandu during night.

Kathmandu, is the city of temples, monasteries, shrines and deities. The ancient city offers the wide range of cultural and historical heritages of the different eras which played the significant role in the Nepalese history. Narayanhiti Palace, Singha Durbar, Darhara, Ghanta-ghar, Rani Pokhari are the major ancient monuments. However, apart from these historically important monuments the cultural and religious displays of the ancient Nepal could be majorly viewed at  Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pahupatinath Temple and the ancient monateries like Swayambhunath and Boudhanath. Besides, the Kathmandu city the valley shares two other historically and culturally important cities Bhaktapur and Patan. These two cities are equally appealing for once in a life time visit. The Aussies made the tour around the Kathmandu city. Due to the lack of time they were unable to visit Patan and Bhaktapur. However, they managed the time to wonder around the typical Thamel. Thamel is in the heart of Kathmandu. The narrow streets with abundant  hotels, bars and restaurants, musics, traditional cultural outlets, cosmopolitan environment, cyber cafes, travel agencies and many more; Thamel is the place where every visitor in Nepal makes his presence at least once.

The exodus of the Aussie lineup happened on 23rd October 2012.


5th Century Monastery- Boudhanath.

Pics: EH.