Thronging devotees to Hindu sacred shrine Pashupatinath on Mahashivratri
An ancient grandiose palace of Forbidden Kingdom- Mustang
A far-flung hamlet on the Nepalese mid-hills on the Langtang Trial
A traditional way of farming in Nepal. Oxen plough the fields and farmers sow the seeds
Lonely planet says, “Most beautiful place in Kathmandu but missed by many”- Garden of Dreams
Expression of nature itself- Pokhara, a paradise on Earth
Sacred land- Lumbini where Gautam Buddha was born
Celebrating Indra Jatra to please the “God of Rain Indra” at Kathmandu Durbar Square
A wonderful ridge to summit- Tsergo Ri- Langtang Region, Nepal
Tyangboche Monastery aginst the back drop of Mt. Ama Dablam- Everest Region, Nepal
Sherpa women harvesting their staple food in the Himalayan Region of Nepal
View ubiquitously available while trekking in Nepal
Three weeks in Nepal is a celebration. Ms. Mathilde and Ms. Tinna Kellbergs from Denmark celebrated their 3 weeks’ vacation in Nepal with Explore Himalaya. The visitors from our sole Danish partner Kipling Travel explored the cultural heritage sites of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur, trekked in the mid-hills of Nepal, recreated during the meditating hours at the serene environment in Kapan Monastery and visited the couple of hilltops during the visit that began on March 24 and ended on April 12, 2012.
The trip began at Kathmandu with the cultural sightseeing tour. Kathmandu is unique. Despite of colossal hustles and bustles the cultural treasures of the city are incomparable. The carnival city never gives up with the enriched Newari culture of merriments and enjoys almost every day at the scattered Hindu and Buddhist shrines worshipping the numerous symbolic deities within the sacred monuments.
Beyond few kilometers from the city, Kapan Monastery is an ideal location for getting the closer know how with the Tibetan Buddhist culture and meditation. Kellbergs experienced the eternal peace at the Gompa for three days. The spiritual peacefulness at the Gompa was followed by the bounty of scenic beauty in nature during their mid-hills trek to Kalobari, Samari and Nuwakot. Hilltops in Nepal are very special as they provide the glorious wide range of Himalayan views to the north. Kellbergs took the opportunities to visit one of the best hilltops of Nepal; Bandipur and Nagarkot.
As their trip ended at Nagarkot however, they had planned to spend their last days on a hilltop resort, Coontry Villa at Nagarkot. During those two days they explored the nearby regions in Nagarkot and got even closer with the country-side culture and beauty in Nepal.
On April 12, 2012 the departed Nepal with the joyful hearts.
Mr. Anthony from Britain accompanied six Aussies (John, Patricia, David, Daina, Barry and Graham) for the Overland tour of Tibet. As the tour ended at Nepal-China border at Kodari, the group was cordially welcomed to Nepal by Explore Himalaya. On a comfy coaster the group was escorted along the Araniko Highway towards Kathmandu.
The group had planned for the cultural sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley, which is a part of the best of Nepal. Kathmandu is the city having worthwhile ancient history. The monuments here reflect the primeval cultural and religious practices in the region. Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Chnagunarayan and the Durbar Squares located at three different cities within the valley amplified the eagerness to our visitors to be acquainted with the myths and ideology related to these sites.
Nepal is culturally diverse nation and Kathmandu offers world’s few of the rarest cultures. The culture of Kumari, cultures associated with numerous jatras(festivals) like, ghode, bisket, indra, machhindra and many more which, have been practiced for centuries in the same traditional ways make Kathmandu, a carnival city of Nepal.
Our visitors used their opportunity to get well acquainted with this glorious festival city. After, their short retreat in the city, they also wondered the streets of Thamel. The mixed flavor of Nepalese culture with modern amenities; Thamel provided our visitors the great time.
On 9 May, 2012 our visitors departed Nepal after their long Tibet tour followed by short visit to Nepal.
A lineup of 23 Thai visitors arrived Nepal on 16 August, 2012. They were here for very short and quick vacation. On the arrival day the visitors were escorted to Nagarkot. Next two days they had the cultural sightseeing tour around Bhaktapur and Kathmandu. After, the very short cultural tour in Nepal Thai visitors made their exodus on 19 August.
Thai visitors took the pleasures of sunset and sunrise views and the glorified views of Himalayan giants including Everest and Manaslu from Nagarkot. The view of Himalayan ranges from Nagarkot is an absolute beauty, where Himalayas seemed to stand very tall touching the skies like the set of perfectly arranged giant white teeth.
The visitors from Thailand discovered the expanded historical, artistic and cultural face of ancient Nepal during their visits to Kathmandu and Bhaktapur Durbar Squares. The visitors also visited the religiously important sites in Kathmandu; Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath and Boudhanath.
The titanic group of enthusiastic riders comprising 15 Australians and a Russian arrived at Friendship Bridge, Nepal China Border on 19 May, 2012. They had completed their Overland Tour of Tibet and had plans to explore around Nepal. During their 3 days exploration in Nepal, they had cultural sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley and a mountain flight.
Their cultural sightseeing tour in the Nepalese capital included visits to Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Kumari Temple and Kathmandu Durbar Square. The sightseeing tour in Kathmandu means visiting to numerous temples, monasteries and palaces where visitors encounter with uncountable ancient inventive in the forms idols, paintings, carvings and statues.
The visitors had one more opportunity for the closer encounter with the great Himalayas. They went on a Mountain Flight to the Everest region. The aerial views of the snow land and deep gorges with the rare visibility of human settlement provided the feast to their eyes. Mountain flight in Nepal is very short, yet a perfect trip to go around the top of the world.
After, the sightseeing tour and the mountain flight a walk around Thamel worthed a shot. The visitors tour Thamel on their own and gave themselves a space to enjoy the last moments of their long vacation in Tibet and Nepal.
On 22 May 2012, their most incredible vacation at Tibet and Nepal ended. The visitors made Explore Himalaya stand tall with their thankful expressions and sentences just before their departure.