For fair weather trekkers out there that prefer a dry and warm trek there are two major trekking seasons in Nepal. These are from February through to May and September through to November.
Bird Conservation Nepal organized the “Welcome to the Birds” (WTTB) event in collaboration with BCN Pokhara branch and Pokhara Bird Society (PBS) on 27 February 2017 at Fewa wetland Pokhara. In partnership with BirdLife International, Bird Conservation Nepal has started celebrating Welcome to the Birds event since 2014 in Nepal in order to do advocacy and awareness raising at a key sites for key species by reaching out to various audiences like school students, community people, birders, general public, government officials etc. The main objective of this event was to raise the awareness on migratory birds and conserving its habitats. In this event participants welcome Winter Migratory Birds at Fewa wetland, Pokhara. In this event altogether 40 participants were involved from BCN, PBS, TAAN, NMA, nature guide, birders and local people around the site. Rajendra Gurung, Jyotendra Thakuri and Krishna Bhusal from BCN and Manshant Ghimire from PBS briefed about event and facilitate on bird identification and monitoring. Bean Goose and Common Crane was the highlight of the day. More than 30 species of water and wetlands dependent birds were observed during the event.
The Mustang Trail race is a multistage trail running challenge through the wild, spiritually rich landscapes of Upper Mustang in Nepal. It is race of eight stages of around 15 to 30km totaling just under 200 km at altitudes between 2,900-4,300m (9,500-14,100ft) with 8200m (27,000ft) of elevation change. These distances are harder than they seem at these altitudes. (more…)
10 Tips For Doing ABC Trek (Annapurna Base Camp)
1 – Ask to be a part of a group with your trekking agency even if you are planning to (or prefer to) go alone. Bookings in upper Annapurna sanctuary are not guaranteed if you are alone. They prefer to give rooms out to larger groups. Not much of written bookings are taken in most of the lodges – most are verbal commitments to your guide or trekking agency via phone saying they “will have” the room when you arrive – but in busy season the first ones to get there with larger group end up taking your spot. (more…)
Day 01: Fly Kathmandu – Pokhara – Phedi – Pothana (1,991m/6,528ft): 45 min drive, 22 km, 4-5 hrs trek ~10km
Day 02: Pothana – Jhinu Danda (Hot spring 1,780m/5,859ft): 6-7 hrs- 13km
Day 03: Jhinu Danda – Dobhan (2,800m/9185ft): 6-7 hrs,12km
Day 04: Dobhan – MBC (3,730m/12,230ft)- ABC (4,130m/13 550ft): 7-8 hrs,12km
Day 05: ABC – Sinuwa (1,980m/6,495ft): 7-8 hrs,15km
Day 06: Sinwa – Ghandruk Phedi– Pokhara (910m/2,985ft): 5-6 hrs,12km, 2- 3hrs drive, 55km
Day 07: Pokhara-Kathmandu by Tourist Bus (6-7 hrs): 220km
Note: Above trekking hours and distances are approximate, and absolutely for general idea only.
Everest base camp trek route or Everest base camp trek Itinerary is really frequently generate questions from Adventure lovers, there is not any fixed and compulsory duration or schedule for this trek however we need 14 to 16 days including 2 days in Kathmandu before and after the trekking , duration is depend up to your own body condition, walking experience and group size and age group. please have a look below suggestion Itinerary and route information about the Everest Base c amp trekking (more…)
Nepal Vegetarian Association (NVA) regularly organises hiking in and around Kathmandu valley to promote vegetarian lifestyle (You DON’T necessarily have to be a vegetarian to participate in this hike) as well as to enable everyone to escape at least for a day from the dust and smokes of the valley and reenergize yourself. (more…)
Everest Base camp Trekking altitude Graphic
Everest base camp trek distance this is common questions from first time trekkers
DISTANCE LUKLA TO EVEREST BASE CAMP: 38.58 miles or 62 Kilometers 8 to 9 days walk in and a 3 to 4 day walkout. Walk in is slower due to the extra days needed to allow a person’s body to adjust to the new altitudes. (more…)
Urban Bird Monitoring Program, Kathmandu Valley
Bird Conservation Nepal (BCN) is initiating Urban Bird Monitoring Program in Nepal as urban birds are declining day by day. It is a long term monitoring program. Urban bird count will be conducted four times in a year based on the seasons: winter, spring, summer and autumn. (more…)
Another thing I like to do is sit back and take in nature. To look at the birds, listen to their singing, go hiking, camping and jogging and running, walking along the beach, playing games and sometimes being alone with the great outdoors. It’s very special to me.
Larry Wilcox says really great things. If we go everyday hiking we can create good idea.