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The Monkey Temple in Nepal

Let us take you to visit one of the most historical and sacred sites in Katmandu, the Swayambhunath stupa or the Monkey Temple. Resting on a hillock three kilometers west of Katmandu, Swayambhunath Stupa is one of the holiest Buddhist Stupas. It is set to have evolved spontaneously when the valley was created out of a primordial lake more than 2000 years ago.

Visitors, for whom the name was a tongue twister, have called it Monkey Temple. Since the 1970s. The Stupa has stood as a hallmark of faith and harmony for centuries, with Hindu temples and Deis incorporated into this Buddhist site. The glory of Kathmandu Valley is set to have started from this point. The Stupa is the oldest of its kind in Nepal and has numerous shrines and monies on its premises.

Exceedingly steep stone steps leading up to the shrine are quite challenging. However, there is also a motor road going up on most of the top from where it’s just a short. Many Buddhists and Hindus like Visit Swayambhunath Stupa throughout the year. Swayambhu literally means self-existent. 

This icon of Nepal is an ancient religious structure on Hilltop in Katmandu Valley. Historical records were found engraved. Showed that it was already an important shrine for the pilgrims in the fifth century 80. It’s now one of the most sacred Buddhist pilgrim sites and a must-see for tourists.

It was built by King Mandi, and by the 13th century, it had become an important center of Buddhism. Legends have it that Swen was born out of many flowers blooming in the middle. That once spread across the Katmandu Valley from this lake. The Lotus grew, and it radiated a dazzling light. People came from all over the land to see this light, which they believed bestowed them with enlightenment.

The largest image of Saam Buda in Nepal sits on a high pedestrian on the Western boundary of swam. Besides the ring, Behind the hilltop is a temple dedicated to Mandu or the goddess of learning statues and shrines of Buddhist, hunh, and Hindu fill the complex. The base of the hill is almost entirely surrounded by prayer.

Devotes can be seen speculating the stupa at all times. There are car rings of the punch Budha. Punch Budha is Budha in a meta sense of Zen. The shrine is the best place to observe religious harmony in Nepal. The sacred pilgrimage site is also home to hundreds of monkeys, considered all to be Tibet. Buddhists and Hindus, and so the name evolved as Monkey Temple. So Ibu overlooks most parts of the valley, giving visitors a panoramic view of the city.

From the hilltop, visitors can see a scenic view of the Kaman Valley, along with playful monkeys swinging from the trees and prayer flags hanging around the colorful temple. There are many monkeys and stray dogs here, and they can potentially be dangerous. Don’t carry any food items with you; keep small children close to you as the monkeys are frightening and aggressive.

A visit to this sacred historical site is a wildlife excursion and spiritual space wrapped together. This spiritual space is an extraordinary experience that immerses your senses in nature. The air is the symphonic fragrance of sweet incense and butter lamps, the exquisite, intricate cow. Head on. Every space on a mystical ous atmosphere is further heightened by local devotes and pilgrims who make a ritual circumnavigation of the stupa, reciting mantras, making offerings, and spinning the prayer wheels set into its base, making wishes for the benefit of all beings religiously every morning and evening, representing Buddha’s mind to the visitor.

It’s said to be the same as meeting Buddha in person, a place offering peace, freedom and joy to the whole world and ultimately helping us to obtain perfect enlightenment.

What do you guys think about the Stupa, and what do you like the most about this beautiful place? If you want to visit Swayambhunath, 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 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. If you have the opportunity to go to Nepal, you now know which places to see first. Enjoy your experience, and have a safe journey.

 

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Must See Places for First-time Visitors in Nepal

After visiting Nepal, everyone leaves with a smile and is eager to return from the moment you arrive. Exploring its towns and cities is a fantastic adventure. It has a captivating spiritual vibe and a place where you can become a true explorer. Nepal’s outdoor activities and delicious food will unavoidably Fascinate you.

Here are the 10 best places to visit in Nepal, but before we get started, I hope you like heights.

Pokhara

The tourist capital of Nepal is the second largest city in this Himalayan country. After Kathmandu, the town’s highlight is its Lakeside, a boating paradise flanked by charming shops, dreamy cafes, restaurants, and pubs that make up this post-guard-perfect town. This city is a beautiful contrast to the bustling lakeside. Pokhara, which is home to many beautiful historical temples, has Fewa Lake or Phewa taal, a spectacular lake that borders Lakeside.

Fewa Taal flawlessly reflects the mountains that border it, making it a breathtaking photo opportunity. For adventure enthusiasts, Pokhara is a popular starting point for many treks in the Anna Hna range, as well as many paragliding and river rafting opportunities. 

Kathmandu 

Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal, and we assure you this city’s downtown is different from everything you know. The first thing that’ll surprise you is the diversity of colors and aromas.

A unique mix that will quickly make you feel immersed in a different culture. And with a lot of mysticism, it’s a very dynamic city. With exotic shops in the capital of this country, you will find a large number of temples. We recommend visiting the Swayambu Suppa, known as the Monkey Temple, and visiting Durbar Square.

Here you can view traditional, intact and striking architecture. Kathmandu is a city that houses the most undamaged and prominent traditional architecture in the country. Finally, we recommend you visit Tamo, the place made for tourists and people. It’s the place you need to go when you want to enjoy the nightlife in Nepal.

Nagarkot

If you’re looking for peace, relaxation, and breathtaking views of the Himalayas, then you should take the time to visit Nagarkot during your stay in Nepal.

Nagarkot gives you one of the widest panoramas of the Himalayan ranges. Here you can spot eight out of the 13 Himalayan ranges from the comfort of your hotel. A worthwhile summer retreat of Nepali Indian and British royalty. This village rose to fame after tourists flocked to the area in recent years.

The idyllic village sits serenely in the midst of nature. The only sounds you can hear are the birds chirping and the breeze whistling through the pines. 

Sagarmatha National Park

Sagarmatha National Park is a wildlife reserve that is well known to people for its location, which is dominated by Mount Everest in the Himalayas of eastern Nepal.

Tourists have been flocking to the area over the years because of the stunning scenery and the adventurous trails for trekking and hiking. It’s also a preservation site for rare species of animals and birds like the red Panda and the snow leopard. The wildlife sanctuary stretches over 1,100 square kilometers. It is recognized as an imminent bird sanctuary by BirdLife International, making it a highly important tourist attraction for people who enjoy mountaineering and bird watching.

Bhaktapur

This is one of the most beautiful places in Nepal, and it preserves some medieval buildings in exceptional conditions. Actually, the best preserved in terms of architecture, even topping Patan. You can discover a variety of temples, fares, and markets. At one time, it was the ancient capital of the country and a significant factor in the country’s economy. 

Nowadays, its streets have become the cultural center of Nepal, and you only have to see the many artists living within the city of ancient beauty to confirm it. As we said before, Bhaktapur has many temples. The most striking is the huge Nyatopola, with its five floors. It’s the most important religious building since ancient times. 

Baudha Stupa

Baudha is located on the outskirts of Katmandu. Here you can find an enormous manifestation of Tibetan culture. That’s why it houses the largest stupa in Nepal. It’s so significant that hundreds of pilgrims travel to it every day to walk around it in a Buddhist ritual.

But the true spiritual magic of this temple is that Buddhist worshipers also pilgrim to it every day to perform their walking ritual. This is where all the people go for peace of mind

Lumbini

Lumbini is the town where Buddha was born, and we all know that Buddha is one of the most recognized spiritual figures in the world. Being in Nepal and not visiting the place where Buddha was born means missing the true essence of Nepal’s culture and diversity. 

Here you can see the Maya Devi Temple, where the birth of Buddha is commemorated, and feel the energy of its sacred pond and tree. There is also the palace where Buddha lived and other places related to the life of Buddha. But Lumbini is not only a place with a great spiritual history. It’s also a special place for nature and adventure lovers.

Chitwan National Park 

In this stunning place within the heart of the jungle, you can see elephants and wild nature as one of the most significant parks in Asia. It’s proudly located in Southcentral Nepal. It’s famous for its jungle. Yes, but it also has forest areas and grassland planes.

The Bengal tiger prowls within its jungles. And if you’re lucky enough, you may get to see one, just not up so close. You could enjoy a safari to see the animals sail in a canoe and take a ride on an elephant or oxen. Several endangered species and a wide variety of vegetation are protected in the park.

Janakpur 

Janakpur, also known as the city of ponds, with more than 70 ponds that dot its very landscape. Here you can learn more about the ancient and revered Hindu God Ram. And its significance today, the Ram Temple is the main attraction in Janakpur. The pleasant weather and the grand and colorful festivities throughout the year.

The stunning architecture of the temples and the friendly locals make gen poor a favorite spot for tourists and pilgrims alike. 

Patan 

One of the most intriguing places to visit in Nepal is Patan, which also goes by the name of Lalitpur. It’s a divine place to witness serenity and spirituality, brimming with stunning temples and picturesque landscapes.

Patan Durbar square is the most famous place here, which houses beautifully carved temples, statues, and palaces. Within the premises of Durbar Square, one can visit Paton Museum to get an insight into the glorifying. Of Patan, you are now ready to embark on your journey to one of the world’s most enigmatic and impressive countries.

What do you guys think about the list, and what do you like the most about this beautiful valley? If you want to visit Pokhara, 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. If you have the opportunity to go to Nepal, you now know which places to see first. Enjoy your experience, and have a safe journey.

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Ten of the Best Places for First-time Pokhara Visitors

Call it a city of lakes, a holiday paradise or the ultimate tourist destination; Pokhara has all the charms you could ever ask for. Renowned for its magnificent landscapes, Pokhara is the most favored tourist destination in Nepal. It is also Nepal’s second-largest city in terms of its population. 

Pokhara is the base city for many majestic trekking trails welcoming the likes of trekkers, backpackers and holidaymakers. One of the best places to rejuvenate your body, this metropolitan city is blessed with varied serene lakes, mountains, museums and the best spots for adventure sports that are sure to add enthralling experiences to your lifelong memories.

Let us dive into the list of top ten places to visit in Pokhara.

Fewa Lake 

 Fewa Lake is the second largest lake in Nepal and has a beauty that it’s truly overwhelming. The lake encompasses a total area of 4.43 square kilometers. Treating your eyes to the surreal reflections of alluring Mount Machhapuchre on a fine day in a paddling boat while on your way to Tal Bahi temple is a typically touristy thing you can do in Fewa Lake.

This freshwater Lake is one of the places in Pokhara that has visitors crowding the premise even during the week. 

Tal Barahi

Tal Barahi is another spiritual retreat for Hindu pilgrims, which remains at the center of Fewa Lake. You gotta take a boat ride to reach this place of land in the middle of the lake.

The boats are always available; it would take just 10 to 20 minutes to get to the temple from the Bank of Lake. Tal Barahi is a small pagoda-style temple which is dedicated to Hindu goddesses and is popular because of its ideal location and the great religious value that it carries. This temple attracts many Hindu disciples who come to worship the goddess. 

Davis Falls

Davis Falls might not sound new to many, including both the locals and international visitors, but how well do you know the history behind its famous name? Reportedly, a woman named Davi went swimming here on the 31st of July, 1961 but drowned due to the overflow of water. 

To pay respect to his daughter, Davi’s father wished the name the place after her, hence the name. This canyon cascades down at the south side of Fewa well Lake. And the water passes through a cave called Gupteshwor Cave. After exiting the tunnel, it is called Patale Chango in Nepali and has scenery that can be used as stunning backdrops for photos and videos.

Gupteshwor Cave

 Gupteshwor Cave is an ancient temple whose history dates back hundreds of years. It’s probably one of the longest caves in South Asia, which is located close to Davis Falls on the other side of the world peace pagoda. The passes through this cave are usually damp and dark. Those small light bulbs are facilitated to make them come in handy for tourists.

As you descend deeper, you can find several statues and shrines inside, the largest of which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. 

Mahindra Cave 

Amongst numerous caves in Pokhara, Mahindra cave is a popular site located close to the Seti River. It was named after the late King Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah.

A statue of Lord Shiva can also be seen inside the cave limestones in its natural and rare form of rock structures containing stalagmites. It attracts thousands of tourists every year. Artificial lights lighten the walls of this cave, giving it a shimmery and glittery outlook, which the sight Sears love to admire. A visit to Mahindra Cave is more of an adventure as you move further and deeper down the cave. 

Pokhara Santi Stupa 

Pokhara Santi Stupa is a pogoda-style Buddhist monument nestled in the top of the heel of Pumdikot. It adds yet another beauty to Pokhara and its marvels. The Suppa facilitates the site of the never-ending Himalayan range adoring the spectacular cityscape below while the blue Fewa lake sits perfectly.  You could hike or cycle along the trails or travel by any other means to reach the spiritual retreat. 

 

Sanangkot

 Sanangkot, situated on Sanangkot hill, is a village of the same name, which is a game place you should not miss out on. When in Sanangkot, you could catch a riveting glimpse of the mountain sweep, including the Machhapuchre and Manaslu. Hiking to Sanangkot is one of the ways you can drown in the heavenly views of sunsets and sunrises. Moreover, the place is also a very popular spot for paragliding. 

Bindabasi Temple

Bindabasi Temple is also known as the guardian deity of Pokhara. The Temple is a white pagoda temple that is situated near the old bazaar of the Pokhara. Goddess Durga, in the form of Parvati, is worshiped in the temple, hence holding a significant religious value. Lying 3000 feet up the sea level, the Bindabasi temple is overcrowded during the day of a major festival of Dashain when several people offer animal sacrifices to the goddess.

With a pleasant scent of loop and panoramic views, a visit to this temple can be accompanied by a stroll around the old bazaar. 

Begnas Lake

Begnas  Lake covers about 3.28 square kilometers of area. The Begnas Lake, or Begnas taal stands in the third position of the largest lakes in Nepal. It with lush Greens forest surrounding this lake and offering you the most tranquil and serene environment.

It is located on the southeastern side of the main city and is tentatively crowded. If you prefer to enjoy boating with a site of snowcap peaks, stand by the taal overlooking the gorgeous forest below with a sip of your preferred drinks. Then the visit to Begnas lake might just be perfect for you. 

Mountain Museum.

The mountaineering museum has a history of its own in Nepal. And this is best showcased in the International Mountain Museum of Pokhara. Mysteries and important figures relating to not only the mountains of Nepal but also Japan, Slovakia, and other countries have been illustrated in this museum.

Additionally, you can find the rarest of Flora and Fauna collected from different parts of Himalayan reasons that are well preserved here. Models of several peaks, including Mountain Everest, mountain gear, and everything and anything associated with mountains are exclusively found. So, that’s the end of our list of the top 10 places to visit in Pokhara.

What do you guys think about the list, and what do you like the most about this beautiful valley? If you want to visit Pokhara, 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.

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Visiting the beautiful city of Butwal

Nepal is a country with a rich cultural heritage and a long history. When you visit Nepal, you are likely to see many of the country’s famous temples. As a foreigner, there are a lot of options to learn about Hinduism and temples in Nepal and places like Pokhara, Ilam, Chitwan, or Butwal. You could also engage in thrilling trekking adventures or tours while visiting these temples. Nonetheless, you may need a more comprehensive description of the best temples in Nepal to assist you in your trek. 

Located in the Western Development Region, Lumbini Zone, Rupandehi District, Butwal is a sub-metropolitan city in Nepal, an urban center for an agglomeration that is rapidly growing. It is the administrative capital of the Lumbini Zone. The growth and development of Butwal make the city a wonderful destination for foreign explorers. Located on the Tilottama River, 161 kilometers south of Pokhara and 265 kilometers west of Kathmandu, the city is nestled in the valley of the Tinau River. The city is named after Batauli Bazaar, one of the oldest neighborhoods in the town on the west bank of the Tinau River.

The town of Butwal is located at the crossroads of two major highways running through Nepal, the Mahendra Highway and the Siddhartha Highway. It is connected to Kathmandu by road and air (via the Siddhrthanagar airport). Nepal’s fastest-growing cities are those that excel in the areas of education, roads, marketing, health and safety, communications, trade, and banking.  

History of Butwal

Butwal was a loose town in the Lumbini region that served as a trading post bridging the Indian plains with the hilly areas of Lumbini. As a result, Butwal represented a historical link between Nepal and India. However, Butwal became a point of contention during the 1814-16 Gurkha War. During the British East India Company’s rule of Awadh and the Shah Dynasty’s invasion of Terai, the British captured Awadh from its hereditary rulers.

Back then, Butwal was merely a settlement on the bank of the Tilottama River (also known as Tinau) when King Tribhuvan fled to India during the revolution against the Rana dynasty in 1950. With the completion of the Siddhartha Highway in 1968 connecting Sunauli to Pokhara via Butwal, as well as the Mahendra Highway running through all of Nepal’s Terai in 1970, Butwal is one of Nepal’s most urbanized areas.

While you visit Nepal, visiting this city full of culture and beautiful location is a must. Butwal has several places worth visiting. They are:

Devdaha

Devdaha, Lord Gautam Buddha’s mother’s home, located 13 kilometers east of Butwal, is Nepal’s most historically significant and attractive sacred site. It offers a place of spectacular natural beauty with a clean environment.

Jitgadhi

Jitgadhi consists of the gorgeous Narayan temples, which were established during the Angol-Nepal war (1864 B.S.). Furthermore, Hanuman temples, Shivalayas of Hanumagngadhi, Jalabinayak Mahadev temples, Siddababa temples, Nuwakot, and others are popular butwal tourist attractions.

Manimukunda Sen Park

Manimukunda Sen Park is remarkable from both a natural and archaeological viewpoint that the winter home of the Palpali Sen clan exists. It is here that one can admire the magnificent palace and royal residence of Manimukunda Sen, an ancient Palpali king with six huge chambers, administrative functions, and picturesque grandeur of Butwal, Siddharthanagar, and other neighboring villages of Rupandehi district.

In 1991, the archaeological department of His Majesty’s Government initiated a program to manage the park. However, Butwal municipality formed the Manimukunda Sen Park Conservation Council to implement the park’s development program and make it a tourist attraction.

Butwal Hill Park

Historically, this area is meaningful to the Gurung people because Gurung ancestors are buried here. The hill provides views on both sides of the city and divides the city into two sections.

Aap Khola

When there is a drought, people flock to this river to swim and collect water. From here, you can even see the holy Manakamana Temple.

Murgiya Jharbaira

In this area, there are secondary schools, rice and oil mills, temples, and a great deal of natural beauty. In the town’s center is a temple dedicated to Goddess Durga as well as a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva (Parmeshower Bolbam Dham), which is known to have received blessings from Lord Shiva Shankar.

Sainamaina

The Sainamaina outdoor museum has a fascinating history, archaeological site, and eco-tourism perspective. It is located in the Samgrama site, which was one of the Shakya Raj’s Grama villages in Butwal. Awadh’s kingdom was at the mercy of the British when Begum Hazrat Mahal of Awadh brought her warriors and porters to this area in response to the disruption caused by the British. So it became known as Saina Maina. It is an amazing site full of old ruins and antiquities, such as statues of dancing saints, ruins of a castle, and a well.

Siddha Baba Temple

On the hills surrounding Butwal Municipality, there is a temple named Siddha Baba Temple. Devotees believe that if they bring pigeons to the temple, he will grant their wishes. Huge crowds of worshippers flock to this temple on Saturdays. Thus, there are several microbus services available on Saturday.

Global Peace Park

Global Peace Park in Butwal is a relatively new place that is also described as a symbol of peace. It attracts many international celebrities, tourists, and models due to its inherent beauty and perfection. While visiting Butwal, Global Peace Park is a must.

Banbatika Forest Resort

In addition to its attractive and gorgeous animals, Banbatika Forest Resort has lots of decorative elements as well. This is a nice place to have a picnic and celebrate many different occasions. Banbatika is a wonderful tourist destination with an assortment of wildlife, including anacondas, white mice, ostriches, deer, leopards, and rabbits, among others.

Muktidham, Nayagoan

Located on the city’s outskirts, the recently built Muktidham temple at Nayagoan is reminiscent of Muktinath’s Vintage Temple in Mustang.

Nearby Places of Interest in Butwal

In addition to the Industrial Region, there is the Charange district, known for its natural beauty, just a few meters from the Butwal gate (the gate through which Butwal City begins). Furthermore, some other places that will impress you while in Butwal are mentioned below.

  • Butwal’s traffic chowk, which is better known as the center of the city.
  • Golpark is a residential area located beneath the shade of the mountains.
  • Amar Path is an area where you can shop for food, clothes, furnishings, etc.
  • Located at the intersection of Siddartha Highway and Mahendra Highway, Rajmarga Chauraha means Rajmarga Crossroads.
  • Devinagar, which is a Residential area featuring an ANFA football stadium.
  • Deepnagar is also a residential area that lies at the foot of the Siwalik range.

How do you get to Butwal?

There are around 100 buses that travel from Butwal to Kathmandu, as well as buses that travel to Pokhara, Dang, and other important cities. The most common mode of transportation is buses. Until 2003, most of the fleet was made up of old, large buses, but operators have introduced newer, smaller microbuses since then. People are transported to hilly areas by older Jeeps.

Within the city, Short-distance urban transportation is provided by Rickshaws. Throughout the city, motorcycles are a common mode of transportation. The number of registered motorcycles in 2008 increased dramatically from 1,200 in 1999. Thus, transportation is easily accessible in Butwal.

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.

Finally, when you decide to visit the gorgeous city, hope you have a great time. Furthermore, you can count on hospitality as well as the beauty of the city to impress you as you explore Butwal. We here at Pokhara Info can arrange for a tour of Butwal city if you are interested.

 

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Kathmandu and Pokhara Tour

World travelers have been drawn to Kathmandu since the 60s. The city’s intoxicating combination of cultural and artistic heritage and the city’s proximity to the Himalayas make this an obvious choice. Durbar Square, located in the heart of Kathmandu’s old city, stands out for its distinctive architecture and convivial atmosphere. There, you get to enjoy steamed momos and browse handicrafts as you wander through Old Town’s narrow, winding streets with your guide. Then, there’s Pokhara, one of the most beautiful cities in Nepal.

About

The Luxury Tour of Kathmandu and Pokhara takes you through all the major highlights of the two cities- Kathmandu’s capital and Pokhara’s tourist hub. Nepal’s largest city, Kathmandu, is the country’s center of culture, art, and economy. Some of the old monuments and buildings in the city date back to a period of Nepal’s medieval history. Many are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The city is dotted with temples and shrines dedicated to several deities and gods and is home to sites of religious and historical significance. By touring the city, you gain a deeper understanding of Nepal’s history, and it’s also a great way to experience its prominent arts and architecture that is displayed brilliantly on many old buildings and complexes. The luxury tour of Kathmandu and Pokhara captures the ancient spirit of the country perfectly. As a result, you will be able to admire Nepali craftsmanship, woodcarving, stone masonry, and sculptures made of metal, along with the country’s natural landscapes and beautiful terrains, among many others.

Overview

Explore Kathmandu’s Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Swayambhunath Temple, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, starting with a visit to the holy temple. You can marvel at the period-specific features and attributes of the country. This is evidenced by the number of statues and memorials that remain from the medieval era. This was when the city was a single kingdom with a reigning monarch of the Mallas and Shahs. In addition, you should also visit Patan Durbar Square, which lies within the city of Patan. It was once a separate kingdom before the building of Kathmandu. Patan Durbar Square is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

In the next stage of the tour, you will be taken to the attractive lake-side city of Pokhara, where natural highlights such as the impressive Phewa Lake, the Bindabasini Temple, the Davis Fall, and the Seti River Gorge will be explored.

Pokhara, Nepal’s adventure hub, is one of the most beautiful cities in the country. Clear days offer spectacular views of the Annapurna Mountains up in the Himalayas. The tour offers a great opportunity to discover Nepali authenticity in just five days, where the most important sights of both cities are explored and seen for a memorable cultural experience. The package offers the best cultural insight and an opportunity to see prominent places in the cities in a short period of time. It demonstrates the country’s unique cultural and historical characteristics in the most fascinating and comfortable manner. This luxury tour combines two amazing commercial and natural hotspots and offers luxury accommodations in the best hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

The Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon arrival at the airport, a representative from Pokhara Info’s team will greet and welcome you so that they can help you get to the hotel and explain the remainder of the programs to you. Due to the fact that you are not scheduled to do anything until the evening, you can just relax and check into your hotel for the night. You stay overnight at a 5-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Day tour in Kathmandu valley

We will start the tour of Kathmandu at approximately 8:00 am. One of our representatives will talk about the tour and share some basic information before the tour begins. On tour, participants will be driven to different sites throughout the city through a private vehicle. They will visit Kathmandu’s World Heritage Sites, such as the Kathmandu Durbar Square, the Pashupatinath Stupa, the Swayambhunath Temple, and the Bouddhanath Stupa. 

Also on the itinerary will be a visit to Patan Durbar Square. Patan and Kathmandu are Durbar Squares containing various temples and buildings built during Nepal’s medieval period. Also featured are wood carvings, stone sculptures, and masonry on the pillars, windows, and doors of the buildings. Additionally, both have courtyards and old palaces built by the Malla and Shah Kings. One of the most revered sacred sites for the Hindu people of Nepal is the Pashupatinath Temple, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. This temple lies right beside the holy Bagmati River, and Hindu cremation ceremonies are sometimes held here.

Atop a hill, the Swayambhunath Stupa is another UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also referred to as “the Monkey Temple” due to the large population of monkeys located there. Lastly, the Bouddhanath Stupa is an ancient religious site associated with the Buddhist religion. These various locations and sites provide insight into the country’s religious and historical aspects through the world’s largest Buddhist Mandala. Buddhist pilgrims from all over the world visit this place.  

Day 3: Pokhara Tour and Sightseeing Tour

Your day begins in Kathmandu with an early morning flight to Pokhara, a lake-side city located about 30 minutes away. After arriving in Pokhara, you will be taken to your hotel for check-in. On this day, we’ll be going on a sightseeing tour of the city starting at 11:00. We will visit several prominent spots in the city, including Bindabasini temple, Davis fall, Gupteshwar cave, Seti River Gorge, and sailing on the pristine Phewa Lake and visiting the Taal Barahi temple. An ancient temple is dedicated to the Goddess Bhagwati in the city’s religious old bazaar.

Located on the southern flank of the Pokhara valley, Davis fall is one of the most famous waterfalls in Nepal. It is also called “the Patale Chango .”The water falls through the gorges and leaps along the portals, collapsing and collapsing in many places while doing so. Gupteshwor Cave has located 1 km from the airport in Pokhara. Across from Davis falls is the entrance to the cave, which is almost 3 kilometers long with some large rooms and passages. Crawling on all fours is sometimes required to explore the cave. 

The Seti Gorge, formed by the Seti-Gandaki River, is among Pokhara’s most spectacular natural wonders. Afterward, you can take a boat ride on the tranquil Phewa Lake, which is the second-largest lake in Nepal. The most important place of worship in Pokhara is the Barahi Island Temple in the middle of Phewa Lake. This two-story pagoda is dedicated to Shakti, the female principal. You can also see Mount Machhapuchhre and Mount Annapurna in their tranquil waters. The pine forests on its southern slopes also look quite captivating.

Day 4: Return Back to Kathmandu

Your departure today from Pokhara will take you to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon and in the evening, you can stroll along the streets of Kathmandu for some last-minute shopping. Afterward, enjoy and remember the time you had in Nepal.

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.

Finally, When you are ready to start adventures in Nepal, 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 got you covered. 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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The Langtang Trek

This beautiful nation of hills and mountains makes for an excellent paradise for travelers, adventurers, and explorers looking for great trekking or sightseeing experience. With its stunning hills and mountains, a country like this makes a fantastic trekking or sightseeing destination for adventurers, travelers, and explorers. One of the short hiking routes in Nepal, the Langtang trek offers fantastic views from a lowland jungle with banana trees and monkeys to mountains and glaciers above the valley floor. However, Short doesn’t necessarily mean easy. The Trek starts off quite challenging, with many long and steep climbs that one would expect in a trek in Nepal. Despite that, the thrill and beauty of Nepal you get to experience during this Trek can rarely be matched by any other place in the world.

About Langtang Mountain Trek

Langtang is 120km north of Kathmandu, on the border with China; it runs through the areas of Nepal that were most affected by the earthquake. As you trek along Langtang’s ridge, you’ll pass through stunning forests, yak pastures, and alpine meadows. At the end of the Trek, you’ll be treated to panoramic views of vast valleys.

In the Langtang Valley, you will find the most breathtaking landscapes, authentic culture, and heartwarming hospitality that will make your trip a memorable one. The valley is only an hour or so from Kathmandu and is one of Nepal’s most lovely regions.

Although the Langtang Mountain trek is not the most popular Trek, like Everest Base Camp Trek or Annapurna Base Camp Trek, it provides travelers with a sense of adventure and thrill that these other treks may not provide. On top of that, Views of the Himalayas, Langtang valley, and beyond Tibet can be seen from Kyanjin Ri, a destination on the Trek.

Preparing For the Langtang Trek

The tallest peak on the Langtang Himalayan circuit is the Langtang Lirung peak at an altitude of 7,234 meters. However, the highest point on our Trek is on Kyanjin Gompa at an elevation of 3,800 meters. This might not be much for frequent trekkers, but it still is quite an elevation for newcomers. Therefore, people with lung diseases should avoid or take precautions before engaging in such activities due to the difficulty of adapting to such a high altitude. In addition, people might experience altitude sickness when they are at such elevated altitudes.

The Trek can be easy to moderately difficult depending upon your liking of hills and off-road paths. The best time to engage in these treks would be during the transitional seasons from March to June and September to November. However, the cold can be a big factor during the journey.

Necessary Permits

You’ll need a TIMS card for the Langtang trek, as well as a national park permit, which costs around NPR 5000 or around US$40 per person. TIMS cards can be obtained from the Tourism Board Office in Kathmandu, located at Pradarshani Marg, Bhrikutimandap.

Accommodations and facilities

The trekkers have to spend nearly all of their time in small tea houses along the Langtang route. The services and facilities offered in such places are quite basic; however, the hospitality from the locals is excellent.

Itinerary and The Trek itself

Completing the whole Langtang Trek might take up to 5 days to 10 days, depending upon your pace during the Trek. Initially, you need to acquire a Nepali visa if you’re not from Nepal and get to Kathmandu. When in Kathmandu, you need to either book a private vehicle or ride the local bus that’ll take you to Syabrubesi. 

From Lama Hotel, the trail continues climbing through the forest with occasional glimpses of Mount Langtang Lirung between the trees on the trail. The path continues for five to six hours and passes through Ghoda Tabela, a small settlement with few livestock and remnants of the 2015 earthquake in Nepal. Finally, after reaching Mundu, you get to rest there for the night.

From Mundu, the trail ascends through yak pastures, and the views widen as the valley opens up further. Finally, after crossing small streams and moraines, it leads to the settlement of Kyangjin. At more than 3,800 meters, Kyangjin is the highest point of the Trek unless you decide to climb one of the peaks of Langtang. So, you need to take a rest day and enjoy and adapt to the elevation. 

On the fourth day, you can choose whether to rest and enjoy the Kyangjin hospitality or explore some more. The monastery and cheese factory are both worth visiting, as are the ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or the ascent of Kyangjin Ri right behind the village.

If you return to Kyangjin from the main trailhead, you will retrace the path you just took up the valley, following the Langtang Khola to Mundu village and on to Ghora Tabela. The return hike will be shorter than the ascent. After lunch, continue down the steep slope to Lama Hotel.

The hike back from Lama Hotel is fairly simple. While enjoying the quiet forests and hills, you can retract your steps back toward Syabru Besi. Although if you should take a detour from Rimche to Syabru Besi via Sherpa Gaon if you're feeling fit. The journey will take longer, but it'll surely be worth it.

If you have more time, you should consider adding the nearby Tamang Heritage Trail to the tour, which offers another 4-6 days of hiking and offers an inside look into the ethnic Tamang people. 

 

The difficulty of the Trek

Despite the Langtang trek being shorter than most trekking tours in Nepal, the difficulty is not a walk in the park. The steep path and cold weather can make it difficult for inexperienced travelers. If unsure, a trekking guide can be hired for a better experience. Additionally, getting traveling insurance before embarking on the Trek can be a good safety blanket.

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, after the completion of the Trek, take good rest as you cherish the beautiful moments you experienced during the Trek while on your trip back home. This Trek is certainly deserving of its reputation for its rich cultural legacy, amazing views, and the hospitality of the locals that can make a trek to Langtang an unforgettable experience for you and your friends.

 

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Tamang Heritage Trekking Trail

Tamang Heritage Trail is perhaps Nepal’s easiest trekking region, situated to the north of Kathmandu Valley. Aside from the beautiful scenery, you’ll also get to Trek through multiple Tamang villages, which offer beautiful views of green farmland, thick forests, and the Langtang Himalayas, which are close to the Tibetan border during the Tamang Heritage Trek.

As horse traders, the Tamang people came from Tibet several hundred years ago and settled in hilly regions of Nepal (usually within easy distance of the Kathmandu Valley). They have retained an identity distinct from others rooted in Tibetan culture and their own language as a community. However, they have historically been one of Nepal’s most marginalized ethnic groups. During the 2015 earthquake, the Tamang were among the worst-affected groups due to the fact that their homes were located in remote areas cut off from help. Trekking the Tamang Heritage Trail provides a source of income for the Tamang in this region.

Trekking the Tamang Heritage Trek is a great way to explore the vast Tamang culture in the Langtang Region. It is a remote area close to the border with Tibet, the “Kerong.” There are several places to explore on the Trail, such as its picturesque landscapes, white peaks, and antique villages. This peaceful trip can also be used to explore the nomadic lifestyle at its heavenly Shangri-La.

About the Region

Rasuwa, the host of the Trek, is a small district located north of Kathmandu, which is about 124km away from the capital. The Nepalese Government introduced the Tamang Heritage Trail Trek as part of the tourism initiative for eradicating poverty in rural areas. The bus and Tata Sumo jeep services leave Kathmandu daily for Syabrubesi, the starting point of the Tamang heritage trek from Langtang valley.

This Trek, joining with Langtang from Lama hotel, is in the northern region of Kathmandu. Langtang is also the region where you’ll find ancient Buddhist monasteries, rhododendron forests, bamboo forests, waterfalls, and the snow-capped Himalayas.

In the Langtang Valley, you will find the most breathtaking landscapes, authentic culture, and heartwarming hospitality that will make your trip one to remember. As mentioned earlier, the valley is only an hour or so from Kathmandu and is one of Nepal’s most beautiful regions, so getting there won’t be much of a hassle. 

Necessary Permits and Accommodations

As a foreigner, you’ll need a TIMS card in order to trek to the Tamang Heritage Trail near the Langtang area. TIMS cards can be obtained from the Tourism Board Office in Kathmandu, located at Pradarshani Marg, Bhrikutimandap.

There are well-managed hotels at the start of the Trek. However, as the Trail continues, it becomes more difficult to find hotels with well-appointed facilities. Most of the paths consist of homestays and small teahouses that the Tamang people run.

Preparing For the Tamang Heritage Trek

The highest elevation on the Trek lies around the 3,200 meters mark. This might not be much for regular explorers, but it still is quite an elevation. In addition, the Trek is quite long, and explorers must walk for a considerable period of time. Thus, people with lung disease or breathing problems should avoid such activities or take precautions beforehand since such high altitudes can be difficult to handle.

The Tamang Heritage Itinerary 

Initially, you need to acquire a Nepali visa if you’re not from Nepal and get to Kathmandu. When in Kathmandu, you need to either book a private vehicle or ride the local bus that’ll take you to Syabrubesi. From there, you can continue with the Trek.

Today, we trek for over eight hours. We begin our long journey at Nagthali village, which is popular with Buddhist devotees and priests as a meditation center. Next, we go across the Nagthali peak, one of the highest points in the area. The mesmerizing Ganesh Himal, Langtang range, and Sanjen range can be seen from Nagthali. Finally, we will slowly descend to Thuman, a traditional Tamang village with Tibetan influences. We spend the night here in a homestay.

The Trek on the third day is not as long as the previous day. First, trekking continues to Timure village along Tibet's ancient salt trade route. Then, after resting for a while, we hike around Rasuwagadhi, the historical border area with Tibet that is accessible after crossing the bridge, but we cannot cross. After that, we walked to Timure village and rested there for the night. 

Today, we walk through the rhododendron forest on our way down to Briddim, a village influenced by Tibetan culture and lifestyle. There is a monastery in Briddim called Dukchu monastery. Homestays flourish here, and you will have a splendid opportunity to learn about local customs and practices. We will spend the night at a local homestay.

In the morning, we trek back and descend through forests of rhododendrons to GhopcheKhola. From there, we trek to the Lama Hotel, perched on the bank of the Langtang Khola. We spend the evening and the night at a local homestay or a lodge.

After several days in the Langtang valley and Kyanjing, we're trekking back into Syabru village today. The Trek takes a different route than the one we took earlier to get to the Langtang valley. Our tour will introduce us to the unique cultural lifestyle of people living in the area and the beautiful natural surroundings of the area. We will spend the night at a local homestay.

After trekking for six days, we finished our trekking trip and reached Dhunche, a beautiful town at the end of the Trail. Some people can begin trekking to Langtang valley from Dhunche as well. We will pass through several ethnic mountain villages and natural wonders in Nepal during today's Trek before reaching Dhunche. We will spend our final night in a local homestay.

Our drive back to Kathmandu today takes us on the same road to Syabrubesi we took before our Trek began, providing another perspective on the mountain road. First, however, do remember to cherish the memories you made during the Trek.

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 on 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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Trek to the Pikey Peak 

The Pikey Peak Trek is a newly discovered trek in the Everest area, where you will find Sherpa settlements in beautiful settings. There is no better way to get panoramic views of Mount Everest or the neighboring peaks of the region than with the Pikey peak trek, also known as Dal Bhat Trek. Pikey Peak is one of the lesser-known trek routes in the Everest region. However, this location has gained popularity in recent years.

According to Sir Edmund Hillary, the view of the lower Everest region from Pikey Peak is arguably the best in all of Nepal. So, if he rates this area highly, you can trust that you’ll have an exceptional experience during the Trek. Furthermore, this Trek is ideal for anyone who wants to discover the spectacular view of Mount Everest, as well as some of the most spectacular views of the Himalayan ranges, such as Dhaulagiri and Kanchanjunga. In addition, due to its distance from the large peaks, this short Trek has a much broader view of the Himalayan range from the trail.

About the Region

The trekking region of the Pikey Peak offers a sunrise or sunset over the giant peaks of the Himalayas that will become a lifetime memory for you. You can also explore unique geography and the life that is thriving within the area. In addition to offering an off-beat, solitary trekking experience, the Sherpa culture and hospitality of the people throughout the trekking trail are very charming.

You will get to experience the local culture while staying a night at a Sherpa home when you trek to Pikey Peak. This Trek takes you to the heart of the Sherpa homeland, which is the Lower Everest region at Solukhumbu. 

Necessary Permits and Accommodations

In order to trek near the Everest region, which includes Pikey Peak, the trekker would require an Everest National Park Permit along with the Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) card.

At the beginning of the trail, there are well-managed hotels. However, hotels with well-appointed facilities are hard to find as the trail progresses. Thus, homestays and small teahouses are the main accommodation options.

Preparing For the Pikey Peak Trek

In the Pikey Peak Trek, the highest point is at an altitude of 4,065 meters, which is not much elevation gain for an experienced hiker, but it represents a significant change for a newbie. Overall, the Trek requires many long days of walking. Therefore, people with lung diseases or breathing difficulties should stay away from these activities or take precautions before engaging in them since high altitudes have difficulty adjusting to them. Moreover, people with high altitudes may experience altitude sickness.

Itinerary For the Trek

The Trek to the Pikey Peak can last from five days to ten days depending upon you and your trekking group’s hiking pace. For Foreign explorers, you need to manage a Nepali Visa in order to get to Nepal. Then, fly to Kathmandu. After exploring the beautiful Kathmandu Valley for a day or two, we head towards the Paplu Junbesi in order to begin the Trek to Pikey Peak.

Today we trek for 6 hours, mostly downhill, through dense forests and streams. The trail passes through Tragdobuk at an elevation of 2830m, and we reach Junbesi. We also visit the Junbesi Tibetan monastery. We spend the second night at a lodge in Junbesi.

Our trek journey starts on a dusty trail on the third day and becomes an uphill path as we approach Bhulbhule. You turn right when you reach Bhulbhule, and shortly thereafter, you're on the path to Pikey Peak. Furthermore, we walk past some old yak herders' houses and cross a long mani stonewall. We marvel at the spectacular mountain views from the viewpoint as we leave early in the morning. A few hours later, we reach the small settlement of Lhamuje after ascending steeply through forests of rhododendrons and fir trees. Finally, we stayed at a lodge in Lhamuje.

The Trek leaves Lhamuje after a leisurely breakfast, with the route becoming wider and following a yak grazing pasture. We walk on rough terrain, passing through long Mani Walls along the way. Next, the trail contours the hillside below Taklung Danda and follows a gorgeous forested trail dotted with rhododendrons trees. We finally reach the stunning Pikey peak base camp after ascending the winding zig-zag road.

 The Pikey Peak View Point offers an outstanding view of Mt Everest, Thamserku, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Kantega, and other snow-capped mountains of the Himalayas. We will stay at the Pikey Peak Base Camp overnight, where you can visit the Cheese Factory for some yak cheese tasting and observe the stunning scenery of the snow-capped mountains.

 

After breakfast today, we will take one last look at the mountain vista and capture it with our cameras before starting our descent back to pikey peak base camp. As we trek through the rocky terrain, we pass through rhododendron forests and the small settlement of Lhamuje. Finally, we arrive at the bumpy road to Jhapre. The trail can become taxing, particularly for new trekkers. We reach Jhapre at the end of the Trek. Then, we spend the night in Jhapre.

Our last day of the Trek is today. We start our Trek from Jhapre to Dhap after breakfast. We continue our hike on a bumpy road from Jhapre to Dhap. At certain vantage points along the trail, we stop to observe and take pictures of the majestic view of the mountains. After arriving at Sigane, the trail gets dusty and dry until we reach Dhap. We then stay the night at a homestay or a lodge in Dhap.

As we walk back home from the Trek via Kathmandu, remember, first and foremost, to cherish all the beautiful moments you experienced. The memories and the spectacular sceneries you experience along the Pikey peak Trek will always have a warm place in your heart.

 

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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The Classic Nepal Tour

Historically, Nepal has been heavily shaped by two of its neighbors, India and China, due to its geographical location. This region has attracted many settlers over the centuries, resulting in a strong diversity of cultures. Nepal is today an increasingly popular destination for tourists, mountaineers, and spiritual seekers. Have a wonderful time if you decide to travel to Nepal as well.

Here at Pokhara Info, we work towards making the best out of your travel to Nepal. Our classic tour of Nepal combines the tours of three of the most popular cities in Nepal: Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan, in addition to a few nearby attractions.

During the tour, you’d:

  • Get to know the historical cities within Kathmandu Valley
  • Visit Nagarkot, a village on the hilltop that offers stunning views of the Himalayas
  • Experience a wildlife safari in Chitwan National Park in Nepal
  • Discover Buddha’s birthplace, Lumbini
  • Explore the gorgeous city and the lakes of Pokhara

Getting to Kathmandu

With the exception of India, you require a Nepalese visa in order to get to Nepal. However, it’s fairly easy to get a visa when you arrive in Kathmandu or from a Nepalese Embassy in your country. As you fly into Kathmandu, you’ll see stunning views of the city, the Himalayas, and terraced fields below.

We’ll have a representative greet you as you exit customs and help you navigate Kathmandu’s narrow, winding streets on your way to Nagarkot, in the hills northeast of Kathmandu, one hour away. If you decide to hike the 2-3 hours to Nagarkot instead of driving, your luggage will be waiting at the hotel in the village. After a long flight, a moderate hike through villages and farm fields allows you to stretch your legs with beautiful views of the surrounding valleys.

From Nagarkot to Bhaktapur

Having a good breakfast at the start of the day will fuel you for the trip to Bhaktapur, which is about an hour or so from Nagarkot. After witnessing the gorgeous sunrise from Nagarkot, you can either drive to Bhaktapur within an hour or hike there (4 hours).

During the hike, visitors pass through Changu Narayan, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Kathmandu Valley. The temple in Changu Narayan is one of the least visited among such sites in the valley, making it a special place to visit. Located in Nepal, this ancient temple is believed to date back to the 13th century.

The medieval Newari city of Bhaktapur was severely damaged by the 2015 earthquake, but many of its magnificent buildings are still standing, including the tallest temple in Kathmandu Valley and the five-story Nyatapola Temple. Many of the town’s squares are used to dry pottery, which is a product of the fine Newari crafts.

From Bhaktapur to Patan

After exploring Bhaktapur’s temples and courtyards, you’ll travel to Patan, about an hour away. If you’re looking for souvenirs, Patan is the best place in the Kathmandu Valley for you to do so. Similar to Bhaktapur, the town is full of traditional Newari craftspeople, so there are shops that sell Buddhist thangkas, metal statues, jewelry of all kinds, and copper and brass cookware.

While Patan doesn’t have as many hotels as central Kathmandu, the number is growing at a rapid pace, but that’s to the discerning traveler’s advantage. Several local heritage buildings have been converted into beautiful boutique guesthouses.

Getting to Chitwan

As you wake up the next morning, you will depart for the famous Terai region of Nepal, Chitwan National Park, where the terrain and culture are totally different from Kathmandu and the Himalayas.

‘Terai’ refers to the huge plains in Nepal’s south, which are the northernmost extension of the great Gangetic plains of India. These plains have been won and lost in decades of conflict and are a mixture of Indian and Nepali characteristics in terms of people and traditions. As soon as you arrive at the airport in Chitwan, a representative from your lodge will pick you up, and you will be at the lodge in time for lunch unless you choose an afternoon flight. Furthermore, a briefing on the activities is available to you for the afternoon and the next day.

Exploring Chitwan

You may participate in a number of activities available in Chitwan, or you may choose to relax and explore on your own. With a full day of jungle safari activities, you can spend time with Nepal’s majestic elephants and search for wildlife in the dense jungles or go on a boat safari on the river to see wildlife and birdlife along the banks of the river.

There are a variety of animals in Chitwan, including the greater one-horned rhinoceros, spotted deer, hog deer, sambar deer, and barking deer, as well as a large variety of birds. In addition, there is always the possibility of seeing a leopard, sloth bear, or Royal Bengal tiger. Tiger sightings have become more frequent in recent years, despite the rarity of spotting a tiger these days.

Excursion to Lumbini

You leave Chitwan after breakfast and drive about 3-4 hours to Lumbini. Lumbini is a Buddhist pilgrimage site near the Indian border in Nepal’s Kapilavastu district, where Queen Mayadevi is said to have given birth to Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha.

Lumbini is one of four pilgrimage sites that sprouted up in places pivotal to the life of the Buddha, the other three being Bodhgaya, Sarnath, and Kushinagar. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997. In Lumbini, you will find ancient ruins of ancient monasteries, a sacred Bodhi tree, a bathing pond, a sacred Asokan pillar, and the Mayadevi temple, which is the exact site of Buddha’s birth.

The site is a popular place for pilgrims from around the world to meditate and chant in the mornings and evenings. Aside from the Crane Sanctuary, Lumbini also boasts the Eurasian Wigeon Migration and the Booted Eagle Migration. Binoculars are a must for catching a glimpse of the birds such as eagles, harriers, and grebes.

Getting to Pokhara

You will have time to enjoy the sunrise and explore Lumbini before being taken to Bhairawa airport for your flight to Pokhara. When you arrive in Pokhara, you will be taken to the hotel by private car.

You have the rest of the day to relax or enjoy a variety of activities in Pokhara. You might want to check out the cafes and restaurants, go shopping, or even try something more adventurous, like paragliding and mountain biking. On the next day, you can choose to indulge in numerous activities available in Pokhara, such as boating, lake seeing, picnics, or trekkings. Floating on the blue waters of Lake Phewa with views of the Himalayas is an unforgettable experience that you will not forget. You should also explore Mahendra Caves and Chamero Gufa; otherwise, you might miss out on some ecological wonders. 

The entirety of the tour can last from seven days to twelve days. However, if you really love any of the locations mentioned above, you can spend a few more days there according to your wish.

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, we will transfer you to Pokhara’s domestic airport after breakfast for your flight back home to Kathmandu. Furthermore, if you are flying back home from Kathmandu today, please schedule your flight to depart no earlier than 11 am to ensure you’ll have enough time to catch your flight.

 

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“Experience Nepal” Tour for Foreigners

With Nepal Experience Tour provided by Pokhara Info, travelers can get a glimpse of Nepal in an enjoyable and memorable way.

Nestled among the peaks of the high Himalayas with plenty of natural beauty and colorful history, Nepal offers a fascinating experience. It leads you through historical monuments, architecture, and a stunning view of the Himalayas. Another reason to take this tour is the chance to explore verdant forests teeming with wildlife.

During the tour, we will visit most of Nepal’s UNESCO world heritage sites, including Buddhist and Hindu pilgrimage sites. Lumbini is a Buddhist pilgrimage site, and Boudhanath is a Hindu pilgrimage site too.

In addition to Pashupatinath and other temples, Chitwan national park showcases a different side of Nepal. It is known for its wildlife and flora. Pokhara is still to be explored, as there are many things to do in Pokhara. Sarangkot offers the best views of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna massif.

During the tour, you will be able to discover Kathmandu’s diverse mix of cultures and Buddhist and Hindu shrines. You will also visit Patan and Bhaktapur, two medieval towns in Nepal’s Himalayan range, and pass through tropical and subtropical forests.

Furthermore, Relax in this laid-back town on the shores of Phewa Lake. Travel through hidden villages and towns of Palpa to Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha. Take in the sunrise or sunset at Nargakot – a hill station near Kathmandu.

Itinerary for the Tour

The second day would be a perfect day to visit Pashupatinath (a Hindu shrine where cremations are held on the river bank), followed by Boudhanath (where Tibetan pilgrims come to meditate with their prayer wheels). They are two of the biggest religious sites within Kathmandu as well as Nepal at large.

Kathmandu's ancient royal capital (known as Basantapur Durbar Square) and Swayambhunath (also known as Monkey Temple) are both Buddhist temples (which are quite popular in Kathmandu). We can make a great trip there and, in the late afternoon, visiting the town of Kirtipur would be ideal, which dates from the 9th century.

In the early morning, visit the Buddhist Posse at Patan, the ancient capital and city of golden roofs. You'll surely find the golden temple quite fascinating. In the afternoon, we visit the traditional village of Newar, surrounded by paddies, and Khokana, which is famous for its mustard oil, and observe the farmers working hard during the farming season.

 Approximately 5 hours of drive from Kathmandu, by private car, we can reach Chitwan and, consequently, Chitwan National Park, home to the most famous wildlife and flora in Asia. Additionally, you can visit the ethnic group of Tharu to discover their everyday lives and culture.

On this day, you will wake up for an Elephant Safari to explore the jungle, where many animals can be seen, such as a one-horned rhinoceros, two kinds of monkeys, deer, crocodiles, and if you are lucky, you may see a tiger. After lunch, we set off on a traditional canoe trip on the Rapti River in search of crocodiles and waterfowl. Afterward, in the evening, witness a performance of Tharu cultural dance.

We will wake up at 5 am to observe birds (with a guide). After breakfast, we will drive to Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, one of the four most important Buddhist sites on earth. Our next stop is Maya Devi's temple, Asoka's column, the sacred pool Maya Devi bathed for her son, and the monasteries.

A five-hour drive to Tansen, in the Palpa district, will give you the opportunity to explore the city and the old palace dating back to the 17th century. Palpa was once the ancient capital of the kingdom of the Magar people.

The trip to Pokhara takes you along the banks of the Narayani River through the magnificent scenery of Nepal's hills. Pokhara is the second largest city in Nepal and features an excellent view of the Annapurna Range.

Ascend about 1590m to Sarankot in the early morning for a spectacular view of the sunrise, and the Himalayas in the distance, including Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Machhapuchare (Fishtail Mountain). After a visit to the International Mountain Museum and a boat ride on Phewa Lake, take the afternoon trip to David's fall before visiting the Tibetan refugee camp.

We will begin the day by driving to Bimalnagar, the largest cave in Asia, and discover a Newar authentic village before climbing Bandipur, an old city from the 19th century, to the top of a hill. There, visit the city's temples and take a panoramic view of the Himalayas.

Afterward, depart for Gorkha by car. There you will discover the ancient palace of Gorkha, which was built around three hundred years ago on a hilltop by the Shah Dynasty. There, view the stunning mountains from the cave of Guru Gorkhanath, a mausoleum built by King Ram Shah. The temple of Kali, built by King Ram Shah, is situated behind the palace.

Afterward, we drive to Kathmandu, a stunning sight that becomes even more spectacular as we gaze at the Himalayan peaks. Later, we visit Basantapur Durbar Square, the ancient royal capital of Kathmandu.

Start your day with a morning visit to the temple Dakshin Kali "the goddess of blood," one of the most important sites for animal sacrifices, where thousands of Nepali people sacrifice animals every Tuesday and Saturday. After that, we will drive to Pharping, one of the places where Padmasambhava's "Guru Rimpoche" was made to meditate in the caves. Guru Rimpoche was the founder of Tibetan Buddhism during the 6th century. In the afternoon, we drive through peasant villages of the valley and lush forests until we reach Nagarkot, with splendid views of the Himalayas.

Our early morning starts with a beautiful sunrise view of the surrounding mountains, forests, and woods. After sunrise, we drive back to Kathmandu. We also visit Bhaktapur en route. The old town of Bhaktapur is divided into 24 traditional localities. In addition to its name, 'city of devotees,' it has greatly influenced religion, culture, and Tantrism in Nepal. A visit to the stunning Bhaktapur durbar square is a highlight of the day for its unique structure and rich cultural heritage. We will spend the night in Kathmandu and finally conclude our tour.  

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 got you covered. You can figure out these queries through our site. We can also be found on Facebook, Instagram, and other social media sites. Hope you have a good time in Nepal and thank you for visiting