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The Gorgeous Nation of Nepal

Nepal is a beautiful country with welcoming people in which deities coexist with mortals, and monasteries, magnificent temples, and historical monuments can be found everywhere you turn. The Himalayan nation of Nepal has some of the best of everything for travelers, including breathtaking views from its highest mountains, an infectious culture, friendly locals, delicious cuisine, myriad adventures, and awe-inspiring wildlife.

There are more than eight of the fourteen highest mountains in the world here, along with the Terai plains of Jhapa, so you can be forgiven for keeping your camera close to your hand. If you’d like to appreciate the Himalayas fully, we recommend traveling to Dhulikhel, one of Nepal’s most popular destinations, to view these giant mountains. Pokhara, another popular destination, puts Nepal’s natural beauty into perspective. The Phewa, Begnas, and Rupa Lakes, set against the backdrop of the snow-capped peaks of the Annapurna Range, make it the jewel of the Himalayas.

The adventure tourism industry in Nepal is one of Nepal’s biggest attractions. It is a favorite spot for those who enjoy nature and adrenaline. Among the many activities available in this gorgeous landlocked nation, treks, mountaineering, and game viewing are long-time favorites. Still, tourists can now do more adventurous activities such as rafting, biking, fishing, hot air ballooning, and even bungee jumping.

These reasons may convince you that you need to visit Nepal at least once in your lifetime:

To experience the diversity of culture

More than 60 ethnic groups and 124 languages are spoken in Nepal, each with a unique language, religion, festivals, and art. The Newar tribe is an example of how diverse the Kathmandu Valley is. Newari and Nepal Bhasa are the native languages of Nepal, and they celebrate festivals such as Swati throughout the year. Visiting Nepal is a good way to experience the country’s diverse cultures and history.

To discover the incredible heritage sites:

Nepal has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a wonderful country full of natural and cultural treasures. The Kathmandu Valley alone includes seven of the ten UNESCO cultural world heritage sites. The country also has three other UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Chitwan National Park, Sagarmatha National Park, and Lumbini, where Buddha was born. In addition, the Kathmandu valley, Nepal’s spiritual heart, has numerous ancient medieval temples, Buddhist monasteries, and stupas. A visit to Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha, can be enlightening and delightful.

To Befriend the Hospitable Nepalese People:

The Nepalese are very friendly and welcoming to visitors, considering guests as gods. They will do anything they can to make you feel comfortable and never fail to offer tea and assistance when you need it. Many people who have been to Nepal will tell you how friendly the Nepali people can be. Similarly, It’s not surprising that it’s a saying that if you come for the mountains, you’ll return for the people.

Trekkers & adventurers find this place ideal:

The topography of Nepal may look small on the map, just slightly larger than Arkansas, but it includes the world’s highest mountain (Mt. Everest), the deepest gorge (Kali Gandaki Gorge), and several other fascinating features. Therefore, it is not surprising that this tiny country in Asia can be a haven for adventure lovers. 

It is a great spot for hikers and explorers to explore. Nepal is a great destination for those who enjoy adventure and trekking. Thousands of people visit Nepal each year in search of adventure. 

Despite being a Himalayan country, Nepal offers various hiking and adventure opportunities.

In addition to trekking, there are many other adrenaline-pumping sports you can try while in Nepal, including mountain biking, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, snow skiing, bungee jumping, sky diving, hot air ballooning, and paragliding.

Enjoying Nepali Delicacies:

Because of Nepal’s geographical and cultural diversity, its cuisine has also become very diverse. Though heavily influenced by neighboring countries such as India and China, Nepali cuisine still possesses its own unique characteristics. You simply can’t leave Nepal without trying some of its delicacies. Dal Bhat is a dish served with rice and curried vegetables. It is the national dish of Nepal, which you will find served at almost every restaurant for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 

Momo, or Nepalese dumplings, are a popular snack available on every corner and should be tried more than once. They are typically served with a tomato-based sauce and can be filled with many vegetables and meats. Chatamari, deeds, aloo tama, etc., are other well-known Nepali foods.

Amazing wildlife awaits you:

As the Amazon of Asia, Nepal is a great destination for wildlife enthusiasts. A trip to the lowlands of Nepal gives you a chance to see wild animals in their natural habitats. There are 544 species of birds in Chitwan National Park, Nepal’s most popular national park, including royal Bengal tigers, one-horned rhinos, crocodiles, leopards, sloth bears, wild elephants, deer, and monkeys.

Bardia National Park, another pristine park, offers excellent wildlife-watching opportunities along with Chitwan. Wild animals are common in the highlands, mountain ranges, and the mountains of the upper hilly regions, such as snow leopards, red pandas, blue sheep, and yaks.

Enjoy the Peaceful Environment:

Nepal is far from prosperous, but it is a perfect place for those seeking a sense of peace and serenity. The country provides a charming, laidback atmosphere that provides all the comforts of a prosperous nation. The tranquillity of the countryside can be mesmerizing, but even a stroll around Thamel in Kathmandu is soothing. Furthermore, Pokhara, a lake city in Nepal, is also a great place to unwind, where you can enjoy the pristine air, gaze at the serene lake, or marvel at the stunning snow-capped mountains.

Visiting the Stunning Lakes and the high mountains:

Countless lakes can be found in Nepal. Nepal is blessed with a diversity of nature that ranges from the highest lake in the world (Tilicho, 4,950 meters above sea level) to the deepest lake at the highest elevation (Shey Phoksundo, 145 meters deep at 3,600 meters above sea level). Not to mention they are as gorgeous as they can get. Including boating and paddling, these lakes in Nepal offer a wide range of water sports that tourists can enjoy. There are about 200 lakes in Nepal, many of which are glacier-fed lakes higher than 4,000 meters above sea level.

In addition, Nepal is a mountaineering enthusiast’s dream. Nepal has over a hundred mountains in limited geography and is known as the “Land of Mountains .”Even though the country is landlocked and has a small geographical area, eight of the fourteen highest mountains in the world are located here. And with that comes the thrill and adrenaline rush of mountaineering and trekking.

Great experience for an affordable price:

Nepal is rated as one of the best value destinations by Lonely Planet, offering affordable hotels and restaurants. Most restaurants are reasonable in price, and the country has a lot of good food options. Thus it is a great opportunity for budget traveling.

Cost includes:

  • Arrival & Departure transport via private Car/Van/Bus.
  • Three meals per day throughout the Trip(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Accommodation during the trek.
  • Nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with B/B.
  • Guide and a porter with Insurance, food, and accommodations.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu or Pokhara valley with a car and tour guide
  • First Aid kit.
  • Trekking permit (Conservation fee).
  • TIMS card (Trekking information management system) is like a permit.
  • All needed government tax/vat.

Cost excludes:

  • International Airfare.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Sightseeing entrance fees
  • Nepal Visa fee (US$ 50 for 30 days and US$ 30 for 15 days; you should get a visa open your arrival)
  • Any kind of drinks, items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephone, missing meal, WIFI Porters, etc.
  • Tips for Guide and Porters

After you’ve enjoyed the thrilling and joyful experience, you can choose whether to visit other beautiful places in Nepal or head back home. No matter what you choose, we hope you have a fantastic time.

We can accommodate group tours for this trip; however, you may also opt for a private tour according to your liking. We can arrange private trips at any time of the year at any date of your choosing. Please let us know what your preferred travel dates are so that we can accommodate you.

Furthermore, when you are ready to start your Nepal trekking adventure, it is time to begin thinking about what to pack. If you are ready to book but aren’t sure when is the best time to trek or what to stay in, Pokhara Info has covered you. You can figure out these queries through our site. We can also be found on Facebook, Instagram, and other social media sites. I hope you have a good time in Nepal, and thank you for visiting!

 

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Trip to the Bardia National Park, Nepal

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you’ve never walked in the wilderness with lush greenery and the chances of seeing wildlife right in front of your eyes or around you? If so, Let us take you on a Bardia National Park Tour for an adventure in the jungle.

This is a thrilling safari experience in the wild, where you can ride or walk through the jungles and experience wild animals up close. Travelers who wish to visit Bardia National Park in Nepal can take a day trip known as the Bardia Jungle Safari. You will be able to track tigers, and elephants, see the nature walk, see birds, have a full day of wild sightseeing, go on a Jeep safari, see dolphins, and go camping and hiking during the day tour. However, our managed Tour of the Bardia National Park will surely pique your interest in spending a thrilling vacation with nature.

About Bardia National Park

The Bardia National Park is located in Nepal’s southwest and is located in the Bardia district, which is only accessible by road. In order to reach Bardia via air, you must fly into Nepalgunj, which is one of the largest cities in Nepal and one of the most popular tourist destinations, and then take the road up to the National Park.

Bardia

Bardia National Park

A large national park in the southern Terai region of Nepal, Bardia National Park is one of the best places to see the Royal Bengal tiger. This Park has largely remained undeveloped and undisturbed for a long time. There are a total of 968 square kilometers (374 square miles) of land in the Park, with an average elevation of 415 meters (1,362 ft).

Trip Overview

Visiting Bardia National Park is a memorable experience for nature and wildlife enthusiasts. We will begin our trip by flying to Nepalgunj. When we reach the National Park after driving for two hours from Nepalgunj, our staff will welcome us to our resort and provide information about the trip. Lunch will be served there, and then we will visit Tharu village and the crocodile breeding center.

On the following day, we will enter the dense forest of Bardia National Park, where we will see many species of animals. Among these species are Gharials, Marsh muggers, crocodiles, one-horned rhinos, monkeys, pythons, wild elephants, black buck, wild boar, spotted deer, hog deer, and swamp deer.

The next day, we will visit the Karnali River to watch birds. The Park contains about 400 types of birds, including Bengal Floricans and Sarus Cranes, which are endangered. In addition, we will have an elephant safari through Bardia national park on our last day, and we will have a refreshing lunch before heading back to Kathmandu. We guarantee that you will be able to see the true beauty of Bardia on this Tour. Our goal is for every visitor to remember an unforgettable experience, and we strive to keep it going every time to maintain our quality services.

Itinerary for the Tour

On the second day of the Tour, our journey to see Royal Bengal tigers and one-horned rhinoceros begins with a hearty breakfast followed by a trek into the deep forest with our guide and porter. In Bardia National Park, you will find Gharials, Marsh muggers, crocodiles, monkeys, pythons, and wild elephants. Other animals include blackbucks, wild boars, spotted deer, hog deer, swamp deer, and, I believe, many other species.

There are towers inside the jungle where we can silently wait for the wild animals to cross our path by watching for their footprints, scats, scratches, and droppings. We can keep track of these wild animals by looking for their footprints, droppings, and their scratches on trees. The second day of our Bardia national park tour will be successful; after, we will eat lunch and walk deeper into the jungle in order to spot animals. We will return to our hotel in the evening and enjoy our dinner with colorful Tharu cultural dances.

The National Park is located approximately 30 kilometers from the Karnali River, so today, we will drive there. It is a day dedicated to watching beautiful, colorful birds of various species that visit waterholes to drink or that live in trees near the water. We will row a boat and go on a canoe ride to see even more birds.

If we are lucky, we will see tigers, rhinos quenching their thirst in the river, and even dolphins swimming in the river. There will also be animals such as gharials and muggers in the river. We can enjoy the view of the flowing Karnali river during the day.

 

On the last day of our journey, we will go on an elephant safari, which will be a very different experience than walking through the dense forest. We will be able to enjoy wildlife from a safer height while also being close enough to see the animals closely.

We will ride elephants so as not to disturb or scare the wild animals. After the safari, we will rest for lunch and continue to the Nepalgunj airport. We will fly from there to Kathmandu.

 

Accommodations and food during the Tour

Two nights in Kathmandu are required before and after the trip, as you would want to rest before and after your trip to Bardia National Park. This is not part of the package. Pokhara Info has been maintaining good relationships with service providers in the National Park. There is a wide range of hotels to suit all budgets. Accommodation is essentially twin-sharing – beds with mattresses, blankets, and pillows.

We maintain a well-managed meal package in ordnance with the lodges we stay at. This meal package includes three meal items: four breakfasts, four lunches, and three dinners. You can select fresh, hygienic, tasty, and healthy meals from the lodge’s menu. Traditional local food is combined with Asian and western flavors. Meals in Kathmandu are not included in the packages, but there is a variety of Nepalese and international cuisine at your disposal for your pleasure.

Cost includes:

  • Arrival & Departure transport via private Car/Van/Bus.
  • Three meals per day throughout the Trip(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Accommodation during the trek.
  • Nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with B/B.
  • Guide and a porter with Insurance, food, and accommodations.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu or Pokhara valley with a car and tour guide
  • First Aid kit.
  • Trekking permit (Conservation fee).
  • TIMS card (Trekking information management system) is like a permit.
  • All needed government tax/vat.

Cost excludes:

  • International Airfare.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Sightseeing entrance fees
  • Nepal Visa fee (US$ 50 for 30 days and US$ 30 for 15 days; you should get a visa open your arrival)
  • Any kind of drinks, items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephone, missing meal, WIFI Porters, etc.
  • Tips for Guide and Porters

After you’ve enjoyed the thrilling and joyful cycling experience, you can choose whether to visit other beautiful places in Nepal or head back home. No matter what you choose, we hope you have a fantastic time.

We can accommodate group tours for this trip; however, you may also opt for a private tour according to your liking. We can arrange private trips at any time of the year at any date of your choosing. Please let us know what your preferred travel dates are so that we can accommodate you.

Suitable Time to Visit the Park

The weather is one of the most important things to consider when planning a trip. Bardia National Park is open throughout the year. However, the best time to visit is between February and June, when the dry season ends and the hot season begins. There are more chances to see tigers and rhinos near water holes during this time, as it is foggy in the winter. From November to January, animals hide in dense forests.

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Bhaktapur: A Cultural destination

If life feels dull and boring, and you’re sick of your nine-to-five jobs, it might be time for you to take a break. Traveling to different countries can provide a fresh perspective on life and allow an individual to learn about different cultures and people. Furthermore, an amazing hub for such a vacation can be the beautiful country of Nepal. 

However, if you already know about Nepal, and are planning a trip to the gorgeous landlocked nation, let me suggest a great way to spend your time there. Perhaps you’re planning to visit Nepal so you can see the Himalayas. The mighty snow-capped Himalayas are certainly a reason to visit Nepal. But, you’ll find there’s a lot more to this fascinating country.

Nepal is a place of ancient cities, spirituality that is palpable, and one of the world’s most kind-hearted people. Many people can’t get enough of Nepal. The Kathmandu Valley is one of the most stunning regions in the country. It’s filled with amazing towns, temples, and culture. One of my favorite spots is Bhaktapur, a small town less than an hour from Kathmandu.

About Bhaktapur

The city is the most well-preserved of the three medieval Newari cities of the valley. The other two are Kathmandu and Patan. Despite the 2015 earthquake, Bhaktapur remains largely intact. Cars are not frequent in the historical city center, making a walk along its stone cobbled streets a pleasure indeed. The town is like a living museum, with temples on every corner, shops selling crafts and arts everywhere you look, and people with equally interesting people with countless amusing stories to tell.

On your trip to Nepal, you really must visit this place if you are interested in Nepali culture and heritage. In order to let you know a bit more about Bhaktapur, let me catch you up on the importance and history of this lovely city.

Heritage

UNESCO has listed Bhaktapur as a World Heritage Site, and as you walk through the city, you’ll see dozens of examples of traditional Newari architecture that made the city deserve the listing. Throughout the city are breathtaking buildings boasting intricate patterns and red brick façades.

The Nyatapola Temple in Bhaktapur is undeniably one of the most impressive architectural structures in the city. The temple’s five-tiered roof invites you to climb up steps and peer over beautiful views of Taumadhi Square and surrounding hills.

A must-see in Bhaktapur is Durbar Square, still as stunning as ever despite the earthquake damage. Many of the main temples have been repaired and restored as a result of the quake. However, you can still visit sites such as the Golden Gate of Bhaktapur, a wonderfully detailed entranceway that leads to the courtyard of the palace. Bhaktapur’s historical center, the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, is a museum of medieval art and architecture. It’s filled with sculptures, woodcarvings, and colossal pagodas dedicated to different gods and goddesses.

Originally built by King Jitamitra Malla in 1696, the Bhaktapur Durbar that can be seen today was reconstructed by King Bhupatindra Malla around the end of the 17th or beginning of the 18th century.

Additionally, you can stroll around the beautiful Siddha Pokhari Pond, enjoying the local snacks or ice cream. Whatever you decide to do, it’s sure that you’ll have a multitude of options to enjoy your time.

Local Cuisine

A differentiating factor between Nepali food and other South-East Asian cuisines is its distinct cultural influences from different ethnic groups, and Newari cuisine is, without a doubt, its richest and tastiest cuisine.

Bhaktapur is the perfect place to try some of Nepal’s most traditional and tasty food. Here, the Newari culture is celebrated, as is the cuisine, and you’ll find a variety of homely meals that are somewhat hard to find elsewhere in the country.

In Bhaktapur, steer clear of rooftop restaurants selling continental food, and seek out the local food in small alleyways. The real deals are hidden away from the tourist traps.

Other Food

As one example, Samay Baji is an authentic Newari dish made up of several small bites that have been passed down through generations. The local yogurt, the Juju Dhau, also known as King Curd, is a must-try in Bhaktapur. Served in clay pots in small shops around the city, this thick and creamy yogurt is made from buffalo milk and has a smooth, creamy texture. Many shops and stalls sell Juju Dhau in Bhaktapur since it is a local product. As mentioned earlier, you can stroll around the town squares or Siddha Pokhari enjoying a clay pot full of Juju Dhau.

Chhyang, also known as Thon, is an alcoholic beverage in Nepal. It is also known as ‘white rice ale.’ It is much stronger than Aida, which is a Nepali wine. Chhyang is usually ordered with spicy snacks in Nepal and is popular in Bhaktapur.

Bhaktapur is also famous for its ‘Bara,’ a Newari pancake made from black lentils and spices. On top of that, you can add eggs, spinach, minced meat (usually chicken or buff), and more. Bara is often served with chana dhal.

A Newari delicacy called yomari is very popular in Bhaktapur. It consists of steamed rice dough filled with brown sugar, ghee, and sesame seeds (chaku). You can also get it with condensed milk. The Newari celebrate a festival called ‘Yomari Punhi’ that marks the end of the rice harvest in December by eating this delicacy.

Art and Culture

The city has various unique arts and crafts that complement the beautiful city. Take a stroll down Potters’ Square to get a glimpse of the creation of pottery made using local clay. There are heaps of pots and bowls, yogurt cups, and souvenirs to be seen, all crafted, fired, and painted around this square, and the locals will be more than glad to have you observe and learn about their art.

Late afternoon is my favorite time to come here – when the sun dips below the horizon, and the potters begin to collect their creations after baking all day. Aside from the National Art Gallery, Bhaktapur also hosts a collection of traditional artifacts and paintings from Nepal’s past.

Traditions

If you wake up in Bhaktapur early enough, you can see why it’s called the ‘City of Devotion.’ Women wearing red dresses and men wearing topis carry offerings to the small temples dotted around the city.

One of my favorite places to observe local religious devotion is Bhairavnath Temple. It is a magnificent Hindu temple built in red bricks with an ornate golden door. Similar scenes can be seen throughout the city, including around the temple’s entrance, where locals buy marigolds from market stalls and leave them there. Taking in these sights is a great way to start the day.

Though there is a lot to see in Bhaktapur, I prefer exploring and soaking in the unique atmosphere. While Kathmandu feels overcrowded and chaotic, Bhaktapur is much quieter and more relaxed. Take your time and discover the city. Pokhara.Info’s touring package includes:

Cost includes:

  • Arrival & Departure transport via private Car/Van/Bus.
  • Three meals per day throughout the Trip(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Accommodation during the trek.
  • Nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with B/B.
  • Guide and a porter with Insurance, food, and accommodations.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu or Pokhara valley with a car and tour guide
  • First Aid kit.
  • Trekking permit (Conservation fee).
  • TIMS card (Trekking information management system) is like a permit.
  • All needed government tax/vat.

Cost excludes:

  • International Airfare.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Sightseeing entrance fees
  • Nepal Visa fee (US$ 50 for 30 days and US$ 30 for 15 days; you should get a visa open your arrival)
  • Any kind of drinks, items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephone, missing meal, WIFI Porters, etc.
  • Tips for Guide and Porters

After you’ve enjoyed the thrilling and joyful experience, you can choose whether to visit other beautiful places in Nepal or head back home. No matter what you choose, we hope you have a fantastic time.

We can accommodate group tours for this trip; however, you may also opt for a private tour according to your liking. We can arrange private trips at any time of the year at any date of your choosing. Please let us know what your preferred travel dates are so that we can accommodate you.

Finally, Bhaktapur is the perfect place to unwind after a long trek or to gain a sense of the local culture before heading into the Himalayas. Spend a couple of days to enjoy the timeless energy of the place and get to know the people.