Mr. Pollard Desmond Laurence and Ms. Childers Beverly Booth from United States of America enjoyed the hospitality of Explore Himalaya from March 21, 2013 to April 1, 2013 during their fun-filled tour to different parts of Bhutan and Nepal.
The elderly guests were very much fun loving and they had the leisurely pleasures during the couple of free days on their own at Kathmandu. Prior to their Bhutan tour our very important visitors were on a sightseeing cultural tour of Kathmandu. Kathmandu itself is a heritage city with plentiful of heritage sites including Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Apart from these heritage sites every corner of every street in Kathmandu holds ancient temples and shrines which are equally worthwhile for thorough exploration.
On March 23, they flew to Bhutan. Exploring the two Bhutanese cities- Paro and Thimpu jam-packed with cultural edifices including Tiger Nest was one of the best parts of the trip. Bhutan is a small landlocked country with tremendous cultural variety to the rest of the world. Tiger Nest situated at a high cliff 900m above Paro is a five hours walk.
Upon returning from Paro, they headed to Chitwan National Park. A park which is perfect blends of modernity outside the premises whereas extreme wilderness prevails inside the premises. They enjoyed the wildlife activities during wildlife safari at Chitwan.
Finally after all these glorious cultural and wildlife activities the Americans departed back home on April 1, 2013.
A Danish couple Ms. Ulla Glyngoe and Mr. Finn J. Glyngoe from our exclusive country partner Kipling Travel were on an off-beat tour of Nepal from March 04, 2013 to March 16, 2013. Their tour was blended with the most popular destinations as well as few shadowed hotspots, which are equally appealing and have abundant resources to demonstrate exactly what the visitors wanted to see.
Beginning with classic Kipling sightseeing program at Kathmandu, the couple headed to the hilltop Buddhist shrine Swayambhunath. The cultural tour continued to the cultural backstreets of Patan and Bhaktapur. Driving along the Prithivi Highway stretched 200 kilometers through the twists and turns against the colossal hills the couple reached to Pokhara. On the way to Pokhara, they deviated an hour drive to Bandipur and settled there for a night. This hotspot endows with the great variety of newari culture and of course the striking sunrise and sunset views. Beyond Bandipur at Pokhara an hour hike to Peace Stupa, sailing tour in Fewa Lake and the sightseeing tour at Pokhara was fascinating.
Now, the off-beaten journey along the thrilling Siddhartha Highway kicked off. The highway cutting the soaring hilsl right from the middle throughout offers frequent turns and somewhere makes the complete circling course towards Tansen. Tansen is at right deviation from Bartung- a place at Siddhartha Highway. Tansen is a quixotic medieval hill town having great historical and cultural importance. The Glyngoes settled a night there after the brief sightseeing tour. Next place they visited was the most important magnet related to Buddha- Lumbini. Ashoka Pillar, Lumbini Garden, Mayadevi Temple and dozens of other monasteries are worthwhile exploring in Lumbini. The soothing tranquility during the thorough exploration of Lumbini is undoubtedly the most important sensation any visitor experiences there.
Finally, the mid-western national park- Bardia National Park provided the couple with thrilling wildlife adventure during the jungle safari on an elephant. Post jungle activities which went on for couple of days they flew back to Kathmandu from Nepaljung Airport and departed back home on March 16, 2012.
Two weeks in Nepal is never more. Ms. Louise and Ms. Stella Nielsens from Denmark set out on their Nepal tour on March 3rd with the classic Kipling Travel sightseeing tour of Kathmandu. Kathmandu is a wonderland. The capital city of Nepal politically and bureaucratically- Kathmandu is also a cultural, historical and religious capital of this beautiful Himalayan nation.
During the cultural exploration in the neighborhood of cosmopolitan city Kathmandu at Bungmati and Khokana the Nielsens witnessed the affluent traditional culture of newaris. Continuing the trip to the sub-urban mid-hills of Nepal they made their presence worthwhile during the short hikes to Samari and Nuwakot where they were privileged to experience the home-stays at cultural houses of Tamangs. The next mid-hill Bandipur en-route to Pokhara offered the mesmerizingly striking Himalayan views during the sunsets and sunrises. A small newari settlement is worthwhile exploring a full day.
As the Nielsens arrived to Pokhara they were spellbound to view the high-flying Mt. Fishtail’s mirror image at crystal clear Fewa Lake. The final destination of the trip was to the wildlife paradise- Chitwan National Park. It is a perfect abode for the huge array of permanent species and equally heavenly for the immigrants. Nielsens would never let go the most interesting activity of the park- Wildlife safari. Occupying a seat on the back of giant Asian elephant and penetrating through the dense woodlands with a quest to have a glimpse of one-horned rhino, Bengal tiger, gangetic dolphin, ghariyals and lot of other rare species is wildlife safari at Chitwan.
As the most glorious tour came to an end after covering several mid-hills, cultural vicinities, natural glories and wildlife paradise, Ms. Louise and Ms. Stella departed back home on March 15, 2013 with the very satisfied hearts. Explore Himalaya showed them exactly what they wanted to see 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.
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.
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
Three Danish visitors Ms. Jensen Hanne Carlslund, Ms. Petersen Alice Carlslund and Mr. Rieffescahl Per enjoyed 18 days vacation with Explore Himalaya. During the vacation that longed from November 6 to November 23, 2012 they had a trek to Everest region, cultural sightseeing tour of Kathmandu and wildlife experience at Chitwan National Park.
The first part of their vacation was a trek. The trek longed for nine days. The Danish trekkers covered the high altitude Sherpa capital Namche 3450m, Hillary Hospital at Khumjung 3790m, Tengboche Monastery at Tengboche 3800m. The glorious views of Himalayan giants including Everest, the exploration to the wilds at Himalayan region and encountering Sherpa culture at their habitats were the major highlights of the trek.
On the second part of the vacation, they explored the cultural city Kathmandu on their own. After, the outstanding trek in the Himalayas, they encountered the different side of Nepal during this tour. Unlike, the isolated tranquil Himalayas with Sherpa inhabitants, Kathmandu showed them its cosmopolitan nature and rich primordial cultural, historical and religious treasures at its every streets and crosses.
The final part of the vacation was the wildlife thrill. They drove 136km south west from Kathmandu to Chitwan. The wildlife close to the city interlinked with every modern amenities; Chitwan National Park is the home of several endangered species including One-horned rhino and Bengal tiger. The extra-ordinary moments of wildlife safari, spotting several wild species riding on a giant Asian elephant, the campfire at the Beach of Himalayan Rivers and encounter with the cultural displays of Tharu tribe highlighted their trip at Chitwan.
After witnessing all these diversities of Nepal in 18 days period, the satisfied Danish visitors made their exodus on November 23, 2012.