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Kori Village Trek

Sikles village is one of Nepal’s largest model Gurung villages for hiking and provides a chance to learn more about this distinctive traditional way of life. In order to boost tourism, the Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA) and the locals manage and conserve this path. This village is quite popular among trekkers in the region, but people do not know much about its sister village, Kori. 

Kori Overview

As you enter the bustling community of Sikles, the Kori Hill Trek trip officially begins. Sikles is a small community with a diversified ethnic population that is heavily populated. Generally, the Gurung people live in the hamlet. 

The famous Kapuche lake is also located in this region. To visit the magnificent Kapuche Lake, you must hike for a few days from Sikles village. The Lake is the lowest glacial lake and is situated in a breathtaking area. Kapuche Lake is first explored before we move on to Kori Danda. Danda in English means “Hill,” and Kori Danda is 3800 meters above sea level.

Why should you visit?

The Kori Hill Walk is a fantastic short trek that goes to an unexplored trek path in the Annapurna region. On this excursion, you’ll be able to appreciate the serenity and stunning surroundings. Additionally, when you deal with the Pokhara Info team, you are in the hands of knowledgeable experts about this lesser-known trek route. The experiences and memories made here will endure a lifetime despite the distance traveled. Join us on this delightful and rewarding experience!

Sikles and Kori Itinerary

We begin our journey with four breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage Sites after breakfast. These include the architecturally impressive Durbar Square, the revered Hindu shrine of Pashupati Nath, and the world's largest stupa, Buddha Nath.

After we finish our visit around the end of the evening, we drive to the Himalayan Ecological Trekking office for a brief discussion about our journey and to get to know our group pioneer and other like-minded adventurers.

 

Depending on your preference, we'll either drive or take a flight to Pokhara. Your travel preferences and the agency's agreement will determine this. In the evening, Pokhara's lakeside noise can be enjoyed. Take a break, unwind, and enjoy your stay in Pokhara. Due to its mountain views, lakes, caves, and climate, the city is the most popular tourist destination in Nepal. Hotel overnight stay.

 

 

We will depart for Sikles after breakfast. To get to Sikles, we'll need to use the 4WD Jeep. Sikles can be reached after a 4- to 5-hour drive. The highway is rocky and gravelly. The view is breathtaking. Along the trip, you can see hills, forests, rivers, and terraced farmlands.

The neighborhood will warmly greet you that night. 

The village is crowded and provides the best photographic opportunities. You'll be able to comprehend Gurung culture and way of life. You'll be staying at a homestay. As a result, you will experience Sikles life directly.

 

Before starting the journey, we will eat the local breakfast. The trail is steep and progressively narrow. The trail can be hiked, though. Mountains and the River Valley are visible from the hike. The Lamjung Himal and Annapurna II and IV appear magnificent from the path. Homestay or shelter home for the night.

 

Our trekking day today is fantastic. We'll go to the stunning Kapuche Lake, which is 2450 meters above sea level. The lake is Nepal's lowest-elevation Glacial Lake. We may experience a sense of being in a fairyland while we are near the lake's side. The location is very amazing. The area is rarely visited by anyone. It is hence calm and serene.

Reaching Nohtha takes roughly 4-5 hours. We'll have to cross the Hugu Khola and begin our ascent through fir, pine, and rhododendron forests. This day also features the same view of the mountains (Annapurna II, IV & Lamjung Himal). But the mountains draw closer. Spend the night in a shelter/tent

 

For roughly 4-5 hours, we would have to hike uphill to reach Kori Danda. We'll leave the forest line and head into the grasslands. From East to West, Nepal's geographic center is at the summit of Kori. 

Amazing views may be seen from the top. We may take in the view of the rolling hills. Additionally, we can see the Pokhara Valley. Mountains may be seen from above vertically, and a valley can be seen from below horizontally. Consequently, it is a paradise for photographers as well. Sleep at the tent or shelter house.

 

We will climb for roughly an hour to Kori Upper Viewpoint in the early morning. The area provides a greater view of the former trade route between Manang and Kaski. There is still another trekking path. We can get to Manang and connect with the route for the Annapurna Circuit Trek as well. However, we'll head back by taking Tasa's downhill trail.

We'll go walking downhill enough to reach Sikels. We will spend time with the villagers after we get to Sikles Village. You can take a tour through the village and discover more about Gurung culture right there. The walk is worthwhile despite the presence of mountains, woods, rivers, lakes, meadows, and wildlife.

 

Take your bag and bid the Sikles village goodbye after breakfast. We will complete the 36.7 km road trip from Sikles to Pokhara in five hours. The total distance between Pokhara to Sikles is 17 km, but the hills extend this distance. We will visit Phewa lake in the afternoon after a delicious meal if you like to unwind by boating on Phewa Lake. 

You can choose the type of meal you want to eat in the evening or your favorite food and eat it while staying at the hotel. You can then decide to either go to Kathmandu and head back home or visit Pokhara for few more days.

 

 

 

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Skydiving over Annapurna range in Pokhara

If you’re an adrenaline lover, skydiving is an adventure sport that’ll keep you on your toes. Most people assume they would never be able to afford skydiving when discussing it because it is so pricey compared to other adventure sports. But these days, skydiving in Nepal is reasonably priced. 

Pokhara is one of the most gorgeous valleys in Nepal. It is surrounded by spectacular Himalayan peaks including Mount Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, and Manaslu, and is encircled by emerald lakes. The Skydiving experience over Annapurna will allow you to see and enjoy all these locations while falling from the sky.

Skydiving in Pokhara

Pokhara is widely recognized as the starting point for several well-known trekking routes in the Himalayas, such as the Annapurna Basecamp, Upper Mustang, Annapurna Circuit, Ghorepani Poonhill, Jomsom-Muktinath, as well as a destination for leisurely excursions and relaxation.

Pokhara, known as the “Gateway to the Himalayas,” is the perfect place for an adventure like skydiving. And what better way to take in the stunning views of the Annapurna range than by jumping out of a plane and free-falling while enjoying the view?

Similar to paragliding, skydiving has become increasingly popular in recent years. The city has a few drop zones that offer skydiving experiences, and the most popular one is the one that offers skydiving over the Annapurna mountain range.

Safety Measures for Skydiving in Pokhara

Any adventure sport, including skydiving, has safety as its primary priority. To make sure you are at ease and confident before you dive in, you will go through a thorough training program with knowledgeable instructors. The gear used for skydiving is also of the highest quality and is routinely serviced to guarantee that it is in flawless operating order.

The instructors who will be accompanying you during the jump are highly experienced and have undergone rigorous training. They have completed hundreds of jumps and have the necessary skills and knowledge to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable experience. 

The instructors will be with you from the moment you arrive at the drop zone until the end of the jump. They will provide you with the necessary equipment, brief you on the safety procedures, and assist you throughout the jump.

The Jump: What to Expect

West of Phewa lake, you need to take a drive to the Pame Danda drop zone. Your professional crew members will provide you with skydiving instructions. Once you are all set, it’s time for the jump! 

You will be jumping from an altitude of 13,000 feet and will experience a free-fall for around 60 seconds before the parachute is deployed. During the jump, you will be accompanied by an experienced instructor who will guide you through the experience. 

And the best part? As you soar into the air, you’ll be able to admire the stunning vistas of the Annapurna range. The jump will last for about 5-7 minutes, and then you can watch a video of it to relieve the sensation.

As you softly descend to the ground after the parachute has been deployed, you’ll feel calm and quiet. The vistas are truly stunning from above. The stunning mountain ranges include the Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, and many other peaks. You’ll also see emerald-green woods, and crystal-clear lakes will all be visible to you. The experience will live with you forever.

Planning Your Skydiving Adventure in Pokhara

In Pokhara, skydiving experiences can be quickly and easily reserved. Numerous tour operators in the city provide skydiving packages. If you’d want to attempt it, our experts at Pokhara Info can add skydiving to your trip schedules. It’s a good idea to reserve your leap far in advance to ensure a spot.

Skydiving is not always inexpensive, however, compared to Everest, Pokhara offers a more economical option. Foreigners should prepare to spend roughly $1000, while Nepalis can enjoy the dive in Pokhara for around Rs 70,000.

As you prepare for your trip, be sure to include warm clothes, supportive footwear, and a camera to capture the moment. In Pokhara, September through November are also the best months for skydiving.

Finally

You shouldn’t pass up the opportunity to skydive over the Annapurna range in Pokhara if you ever get a chance. You will be able to enjoy the exhilaration of free-falling as well as the breathtaking vistas of the Himalayas.

Although skydiving is not for the faint of heart, it is an experience you won’t soon forget. The feeling of free-falling through the air is definitely unforgettable, and the views of the Annapurna range from above are simply breathtaking.

 

 

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Visa for Tourists in Nepal

It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel to Nepal. When you travel to another nation, you almost certainly want to take advantage of all the country has to offer. You can have a lot of exciting experiences in Nepal. 

There are several activities in Nepal that you would not want to miss while on your trip, including paragliding and climbing the world’s tallest peak. But, as someone from another nation, there are rules you need to follow.

Visa

You must have a tourist visa in order to enter Nepal as a tourist.

You will need to modify your visa status if you are visiting Nepal for anything other than tourism (sightseeing, travel, visiting friends and family). To modify the type of your visa, you should get in touch with the Department of Immigration. You can purchase it at On Arrival or at Nepalese diplomatic posts abroad (if eligible). You need to consider obtaining a business visa if you plan to invest and operate a long-term business in Nepal.

However, if you pay an extra twenty dollars, you can get multiple re-entry tourist visa. You can do so only at the DOI (Department of Immigration) and Pokhara Immigration Office. Furthermore, minors under 10 receive a free visa. It is a particular type of free Visa called Gratis visa.

The immigration office requires a document that verifies your nationality for Indian citizens. Therefore, in order to visit Nepal, you must provide either a current Indian passport or an Election Card (issued by the Election Commission).

Waiting Time

The Nepali government made traveling very straightforward and simple. Visas are typically available in less than an hour. However, you should be prepared for some delays and lines, especially during the busy travel period. Despite the fact that they accept other currencies as payment, it is preferable to have US dollars on hand.

 

 

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Climate and Travel Distance from Kathmandu

Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is a bustling metropolis nestled in the Himalayan mountain range. Located at an altitude of 1,400 meters above sea level, Kathmandu experiences a temperate climate throughout the year, with temperatures ranging from a low of around 5°C in the winter to a high of around 25°C in the summer.

If you want to travel from Kathmandu to other cities in Nepal or beyond, you may experience a vast range of temperatures and climates, depending on your location. This page covers the travel lengths to different locations as well as the potential temperature differences in each location.

Distance from Kathmandu to Other Cities in Nepal

Mustang

Mustang is a remote district in the northwest region of Nepal, known for its ancient Tibetan-influenced culture and stunning mountain landscapes. Located about 400 km from Kathmandu, Mustang can be reached by a nine-hour drive by car or a two-day bus ride from the capital city.

With lows in the winter of about -5°C and highs in the summer of about 30°C, Mustang has an arid and dry climate. The area is 3,700 meters above sea level and is renowned for its wildly inconsistent weather, with scorching days and freezing nights. Due to its untamed beauty and extensive cultural past, Mustang is a favorite travel destination for trekkers and adventurers despite its harsh environment.

Pokhara

Although the distance between Pokhara and Kathmandu is only 204 kilometers (126 miles), the Nepali landscape makes for extremely difficult driving. The reason so many people choose to fly. There is only one route that connects Kathmandu with Pokhara. Thus taking one method over another isn’t always faster. Traffic in the Kathmandu Valley will have the biggest impact on your trip, depending on the time of day.

In Pokhara, it can get up to 31 degrees Celsius during the summer. As a result, visiting Pokhara during the summer may not be recommended. In Pokhara, monsoon season can bring heavy downpours and sporadic hail. During winter, it also results in a minor dip in temperature, down to 20 degrees Celsius. Pokhara can experience -10 degrees of temperature during the winter.

Chitwan

The city of Chitwan is well-known for its national park and its animal safaris. It is in the southern region of Nepal. You can reach to Chitwan from Kathmandu in four hours by car or six hours by bus, despite being 150 kilometers away.

The city has a tropical climate, with average winter and summer temperatures of roughly 25°C and 40°C, respectively. Chitwan is considerably warmer than Kathmandu, even though it is higher—about 100 meters—above sea level. Elephant safaris, bird watching, and nature treks are just some of the outdoor activities that visitors to Chitwan can enjoy. The Chitwan National Park and the Elephant Breeding Center are only two of the many cultural and historical sites in the city.

Lumbini

Lumbini is a city located in the western region of Nepal, known for its Buddhist pilgrimage sites and temples. It is believed to be the birthplace of the Buddha and is a popular destination for Buddhists from around the world. Lumbini is about 300 km from Kathmandu or a seven-hour drive by car or a nine-hour bus ride.

Temperatures in Lumbini do not change that much. It ranges from roughly 25°C in the winter to 35°C in the summer and can be considered Lumbini has a subtropical climate. Since the city is around 100 meters above sea level, it is typically a little bit warmer than Kathmandu. The summers of Lumbini are notoriously hot and muggy, with frequent highs of over 35°C. If traveling during the winter, it is advised to pack warm clothing because nighttime lows can reach around 10°C.

Illam

Illam is a city located in the eastern region of Nepal, known for its tea gardens and cultural heritage. Located about 400 km from Kathmandu, Illam is a nine-hour drive by car or a twelve-hour bus ride from the capital city.

Ilam experiences a subtropical humid, monsoon climate. Ilam’s annual maximum temperature ranges from 15°C in January to 25°C in June, with a mean of 22°C. 4943 millimeters of rainfall a year, with 23 mm in December being the lowest and 1127 mm in July being the highest. Given that the city is 1,000 meters above sea level, it is often cooler than Kathmandu. Illam occasionally experiences frost and very cold temperatures in the winter and occasionally gets quite hot and muggy in the summer.

Kathmandu to International Cities

Delhi, India: 1,500 km

Delhi is the capital city of India and is located about 1,500 km from Kathmandu or a two-day drive by car. You can also take a flight from Kathmandu to Delhi, which takes about two hours. Delhi is a bustling metropolis with a population of over 20 million people. It is known for its rich cultural history, iconic landmarks like the Red Fort and the India Gate, and vibrant street food scene.

Delhi experiences a harsh climate. Summer (April to July) is quite hot, while winter is extremely chilly (December – January). During the summer, the average temperature can range from 25°C to 45°C, and from 22°C to 5°C during the winter. Adequate measures must be taken in the summer to prevent the extreme heat, such as donning light cotton clothing, using a parasol or hat when outside, and drinking lots of water. Wearing warm or woolen clothing will keep you warm during the winter.

Beijing, China: 2,400 km

Beijing is the capital city of China and is located about 2,400 km from Kathmandu or a three-day drive by car. You can also take a flight from Kathmandu to Beijing, which takes about five hours. The city is located in the northern part of China and experiences a humid continental climate, with cold, dry winters and hot, humid summers.

In Beijing, winter lows are often around -10°C, and summer highs are typically around 30°C. Due to its high levels of manufacturing and reliance on coal for energy, the city is prone to significant pollution, especially during the winter. Despite this, Beijing is still a well-liked tourist destination with thriving artistic and cultural communities.

Overall, these cities’ temperatures are different from Kathmandu’s. All of these cities are conveniently reachable from Kathmandu by bus or airplane and provide visitors with a wide range of cultural and natural attractions. If you like to travel to these places we have got you covered.

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.

 

 

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Tips for Responsible Wildlife Watching

When people go on trips, they usually have a lot of fun when they spot cool animals in nature. We’ve got to be conscious and cautious around them so that we don’t disrupt or hurt them.

Here are five tips for responsible wildlife watching on your next trip:

Research Ethical Wildlife Tourism Options

Before booking a tour or activity involving animals, do some digging to make sure the animals are treated well. See if the area that you’re visiting  has the stamp of approval from organizations like the International Ecotourism Society or the Wildlife Society.

Keep your Distance

You should make sure your wildlife watching does not disturb the animals. It is necessary to keep a safe distance from them. It will work for such animals’ as well as your own wellbeing.

Don’t Feed the Animals

Giving food to wild animals can mess up their natural habits and make them count on people for their meals, which can hurt their wellbeing and the surrounding environment.

Respect the Local Culture and Laws

When you’re visiting a new area, make sure you know the rules and regulations around wildlife. You should make sure you don’t do anything that could get you in trouble or that goes against local customs. Stay chill and enjoy your time!

Leave no Trace

When checking out wildlife, make sure you don’t leave the place a mess. You can try collecting the garbage you create with yourself and get rid of them later. Try not to bother the animals or their homes. If you stick to these rules, you can still have a great time while being a respectful and responsible visitor.

By following these tips, you can enjoy the thrill of wildlife watching while also being a responsible and respectful traveler.

Enhancing your Trip

There are a few steps you can take to enhance your wildlife-watching experiences well.

  1. Choose a location that is known for its diverse and abundant wildlife. National parks, wildlife refuges, and other protected areas are good choices for you.
  2. Consider the time of year you will be visiting. Different species are active at different times, so you may want to research which animals you are most interested in seeing and plan your trip accordingly.
  3. Bring the right equipment. Depending on the type of wildlife you are observing, you may want to bring binoculars, a spotting scope, a camera, or other gear.
  4. Respect the animals and their habitat. Keep your distance and avoid disturbing the animals or damaging their habitat.
  5. Pay attention to your surroundings and be patient. Wildlife watching can be a rewarding and relaxing activity, but it often requires patience and a keen eye to spot animals. Take your time and enjoy the beauty of nature around you.

In conclusion, wildlife watching is a wonderful way to connect with nature and observe the beauty and diversity of the animal kingdom. Whether you are visiting a national park, a wildlife refuge, or simply taking a walk in your local park, there are many opportunities to experience the wonders of the natural world.

 

 

 

 

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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.