Nepal is safe to travel After Covid-19 pandmic

Nepal Tourism after COVID-19

Everything shall come to pass

We all know that the whole market is crashed because of Covid-19. People has suffered physically and mentally because of the virus. Like every other industry Tourism industry has been hit hard by the virus. Covid-19 has shaken us to our very soul, no doubt on that but is it the end of tourism? Are we forever going to cancel travel plans? Is humanity going to give up the discovery and exploration of nature?

Let’s think about it, like everything else in the past, this shall too pass.

Impact of COVID-19

Nepal, country of Asia, lying along the southern slopes of the Himalayan mountain ranges. It is a landlocked country located between India to the east, south, and west and the Tibet Autonomous Region of China to the north. Its territory extends roughly 500 miles (800 kilometres) from east to west and 90 to 150 miles from north to south. The capital is Kathmandu.

Tourism is one of Nepal’s largest industries. Tourism revenue in 2018 accounted for 7.9% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and supported >1.05 million jobs, with the expectation of providing >1.35 million jobs by 2029. Nepal hosted 1.19 million foreign tourists in 2019, and the ‘Visit Nepal 2020’ campaign, officially introduced on 1 January, aimed to attract 2 million tourists, generate $2 billion and create thousands of new jobs.

However, on 23 January, the first case of imported COVID-19 was detected in Nepal. In response to cases worldwide increasing exponentially and amid growing public concern, the government suspended the ‘Visit Nepal 2020’ initiative on 3 March. Shortly after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic on 13 March, the government suspended all permissions for mountaineering expeditions and suspended all visas.

After confirmation of the second imported case on 23 March, the government locked the country down and suspended all national and international flights. Massive cancellations of hotel and tourist bookings followed, resulting in widespread unemployment, loss of income and threatened livelihoods for thousands. The collapse of international and domestic tourism followed a 2% drop in tourist arrivals in January 2020 compared to 2019. Over 10 000 tourists who had entered Nepal before the lockdown was also left stranded, although many of them were eventually repatriated.

International and domestic commercial flights and chartered flights to Nepal are being operated from Sept 1, 2020. All incoming international passengers are required to meet and fulfil all the requirements of arrival protocols.

Current Scenario of Covid-19 in Nepal

These days things are beginning to return to normal routine in Kathmandu and other less affected cities after the lockdown was eased. The government eased the lockdown in different parts of the country as per the number of cases in the area. The high-risk areas which are the southern part of the country sharing an open border with India still remain under lockdown to control the outbreak.

As of Feb 20 2021, there are 273,263 cases of COVID-19 registered in Nepal. Out of which, 269,619 have recovered with active case standing at 3,644. Sadly, 2061 deaths have been registered in Nepal until Feb 20, 2021. Today as of  Feb 20, 2021 things are back to normal in Nepal and daily works have begun to resume. The vaccination has started in Nepal too and the government plans to vaccinate the majority of the population by Mid 2021.

Yet again, this shall too pass like everything in the past. Now we know better about how our small negligence can end up being a disease, we know why hygienic is of utmost importance and we’ll follow the guidelines of health experts and open the door of the New World.

Opportunities for New Pathways

Despite the fact that tourism industry is highly vulnerable to numerous environmental, political, and socio-economic risks, it has previously shown its resilience, as seen in the aftermath of the Maoist insurgency or the great earthquake of 2015. The nature and intensity of COVID-19, however, indicates that this crisis is different, and could lead to profound and long-term structural changes to tourism as a socio-economic activity and industry. Nonetheless, the crisis also provides unprecedented opportunities to redefine the tourism sector’s relationship with nature, climate and the economy and to transform the sector. The following initiatives may contribute to substantial, meaningful and positive transformation of tourism in post-COVID-19 era, in addition to implementing and communicating health protocols.

First, sustainability should be the core of growth of all sectors of tourism by addressing climate change and wherever possible, to move towards a circular economy or regenerating economy. One of the key tourism sectors in Nepal is adventure tourism, including trekking, rafting, mountaineering and other adventure activities. This can be restructured by blending natural and cultural experiences to make tourism sustainable. We need to learn lesson from past mistakes of prioritizing quantity over quality, and destruction over sensible development that can positively influence quality of life and the environment for communities dependent on tourism. For this to happen, the portfolio of tourism market has to be diversified; tourism infrastructure and service provisions, particularly at remotely located destinations have to be improved; high value tourism destinations have to be developed selectively in contrast to ‘free for all’ destinations, and professionalism has to be built in sustainable tourism practices.

Second, technology is at the core of the solution for combating COVID-19 and reopening the economy. There has been an increased use of robotics, artificial intelligence, and humanoid robots in delivering materials, disinfecting and sterilizing public places, detecting and measuring body temperature, providing safety and security to contain the spread of COVID-19 in hospitals, airports, hotels, restaurants and community in general. In addition, big data has been used for fast and real-time decision making. While the potential job losses incurred by the adoption of this technology will be a source of controversy, it is highly likely that the travel and tourism sectors will use new digital technology after the COVID-19 pandemic becomes less serious as digitalization and innovation provide opportunities to scale up operational procedures that make travel safe and seamless and minimize wastes. In addition, it would help enhance the competitiveness and agility of MSMEs to reach customers, provide added value jobs and implement effective health protocols. It is therefore necessary that the government unveil recovery packages with a special focus to encourage maximum use of new technology, promote digitalization of MSMEs and invest in digital skills.

Third, the success of the tourism sector depends on the adoption of an approach towards building partnerships at all levels, consistent with vertical coordination between the three tiers of government – federal, provincial and local – as well as the adoption of evidence-based policy with a focus on community wellbeing. It also demands enhanced coordination across sectors supporting tourism such as air and road transport, technology, trade, investment, education, culture and strong public/private partnership beyond the concept of existing Nepal Tourism Board. Fourth is the promotion of domestic tourism. One can observe an increasing trend of more than 6 million middle-class Nepalis visiting different parts of the country for trekking, paragliding, rafting, bungee jumping, rock climbing, jungle safari, and sightseeing. Domestic tourism can have a positive economic impact at both the national and local level. It not only creates employment opportunities for the local people but also promotes local entrepreneurship. From a national perspective, it helps balanced regional development, promotes inclusive growth, and reduces vulnerability of the tourism by reducing dependency on foreign tourists.

Travel is Safer in Nepal after 2020.

Nepal is a landlocked country, the only way people from western countries come to Nepal is by Air.  NTB (Nepal tourism board) is working hard to do everything possible for making travel as safe as it can be without any hassle and extra struggle. The precaution guidelines which are actively in action for the time when International flights will be back to normal. As per the social distancing protocol by WHO, Nepal has always been the country where greeting is done with Namaste or Namaskar which is done with two hand joints together with a significant distance. As per the guidelines by Nepal Tourism Board, Gears like Temperature screening device, Sanitizer, high-quality mask, and all other equipment on that particular date will be at your service for all safety precautions.

Earlier in the autumn, a team of mountaineers from Bahrain were given special permission to scale Mount Lobuche and Mount Manaslu. They were made to follow all the new rules placed by the government and reported no problems. The success of the expedition was celebrated by the mountaineering community in Nepal, as was the government decision to reopen to all qualified mountaineers and trekkers in October.

Why you should visit Nepal after coronavirus?

  • COVID-19 pandemic demonstrates to us the value of freedom – the freedom to travel and to appreciate the mother nature. Well, Nepal can be a perfect destination as every activity in Nepal revolves around finding yourself and your existence.
  • Nepal hosts a diverse array of landscapes and is a country of contrast. Nepal is a small nation in terms of its size but the country portrays diverse landscapes, cultures and religions, providing lifetime experiences.
  • Travelling to Nepal is affordable as compared to other countries. Post pandemic travel around the world is going to be expensive. Nepal may just be a perfect pick for you as the country offers a wide range of choices in terms of accommodation, food, travel etc.
  • The mountainous region of Nepal is not touched by COVID-19. Most of the COVID-19 affected areas in Nepal are in the southern part, close to India border. The mountainous regions are not in the COVID hot spot areas.
  • The weather and air quality have improved due to travel restrictions and lockdown. Clear skies with vistas stretching for miles are visible and there has been a drastic reduction of litter and waste in the mountains.
  • The people of Nepal needs your help now more than ever. You can help by visiting the country and we are sure you will not be disappointed.

 

Hiking/Trekking can be the best idea after Covid-19.

We know the more we’re in social gatherings, the more chances of getting affected but it doesn’t mean you have cancelled all travel plans right? Matter of fact Nepal is one of the few countries where Covid-19 cases are decreasing rapidly! but still, we need to take every precaution possible for sure.
So what might be the sensible way to deal with this kind of scenario?

Most of the trekking regions in Nepal are less affected by the coronavirus. Although the virus has spread throughout the nation, the mountainous region of Nepal has seen only a few numbers of cases. Till date, there is no positive case in Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp and other major trekking regions. The local governing authorities have placed a strict quarantine and testing protocols to make sure that the virus is not traced in these regions.

The Tourism Ministry has requested all the lodge owners and local authorities to mandate the safety protocol strictly and to adhere by the guideline in day to day operation to gain back the confidence of international and national tourists. Major popular trekking areas such as Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp etc. may see fewer numbers of trekkers than expected once travel restriction has been lifted but you should still be cautious and follow the safety protocols strictly. We have also mandated new norms on our trek to help mitigate the risk of contracting the virus.

Furthermore, including travel, tourism, adventure, and nature, Nepal has a distinct quality of spirituality. This lockdown and pandemic have affected the mental health of millions of people. Travel with spiritual therapy for the mind is a must indeed for the current situation. Nepal assures the presence of such a relaxed and scenic environment that is integral to bettering one’s mental health. Rather than going to mass gatherings, one can go for nature exploration, trekking/ hiking which you might actually love to do after staying at home for almost a month or more depending on the city you live in. At the same time, the wonderful mountain views provide an amazing opportunity for complete physical and mental rejuvenation. The charming view of the horizon and sun rays’ kisses over the snow-capped mountains is enough to render you speechless and provide you with all the enjoyment you crave. In fact, the best views from the Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Region treks make your journey full of relaxation and rejuvenation.

Nepal Welcomes You After the Covid-19

nepal visa after CovidThere is no need to cancel or alter your Nepal holiday plans for 2021 as of now and the tourism ministry is looking at every possible option for opening up the tourism in Nepal, whilst keeping the safety of travellers and workers a paramount. We are optimistic that 2021 will run as planned as the flights, hotels, lodges have all resumed safely catering to the needs of tourists.

The tourism industry, workers and local people of this country need your support now more than ever to sustain.  We are sure the normal days will return soon and in the meantime take care and stay safe. We look forward to welcoming you and guiding you in the Himalayas with better safety and experience.

 

Special Entry Requirements for Trekkers and Mountaineers:

 

According to guidelines approved by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation for mountaineers and trekkers:

  • Trekkers and mountaineers may be allowed into Nepal as of October 17.   Please contact your travel and trekking agency for more up to date information.

If implemented, the guidelines provide that:

  • Trekkers and mountaineers must obtain a visa before arrival through their travel and trekking agencies.
  • Trekkers and mountaineers upon arrival must submit negative results from a PCR test taken within 72 hours of departing their home country.
  • Trekkers and mountaineers must have a hotel booking for a 7-day quarantine in Nepal.
  • Trekkers and mountaineers must possess insurance of at least $5,000 USD against COVID-19.
  • On the fifth day of quarantine, trekkers and mountaineers must take a PCR test at their own expense before proceeding with their trek or expedition.

 

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Nepal is Second Home for international Tourist

Every night, thousands of people are leaving the Kathmandu Valley to go back to their villages despite the lockdown restrictions. With the extensions of the lockdown and low or no source of income, people are compelled to leave the city in the hope to get food and live a dignified life, even if it means risking contracting the coronavirus.

Meanwhile, many foreign governments have evacuated their citizens stranded in Nepal over the past few weeks considering the problems they are likely to face in the locked-down country.

At the same time, many are staying put wherever they are and living their lives as the new normal, and this also includes some members of the ex-pat community living in Nepal. Continents away from their home and families, many are continuing to live their lives in solitude even after a month since the beginning of the lockdown. But, by no means, they say they are suffering.

Living in Nepal

Kennath Sandalls

One of them is Kennath Sandalls. “Nepal is like my second home. I came to Nepal last September to travel. After the lockdown, I have been self-isolating myself in a hostel,” he says, “But I have enough opportunities to socialise now also. I am not bothered by the lockdown as I am used to it. I have a great company of my good collection of music, which makes it easier for me. I also have a lot of friends here, who are protective of me and I am in constant touch with them. And I love the food (daal bhaat) here, so I have had no complaints so far.”

Like him, William Gary Rutley Wornell also feels satisfied with his stay in Kathmandu. “I feel I am lucky to be able to stay here and without a problem. I work as a designer and I work mostly from home for books and videos. It keeps me busy.” Wornell is a freelance photographer from Finland with Canadian origin.

Not just in Kathmandu, foreigners are living well in Pokhara as well. A Dutch YouTuber Thomas Klabbers, who arrived in Nepal to travel some six weeks ago, says, “Life is mostly quite empty. I spend a lot of the days on the rooftop of my hotel listening to music. But, regarding food and essentials, it is actually still surprisingly easy. The supermarkets and some small shops in Pokhara Lakeside have all the essentials. Some days I go out to buy groceries and film.”

Of course, many who are still in Nepal were given a choice to go back to their country, to their families. Yet they chose to stay here and continue their lives. Sandalls says, “Yes, there was a choice to go back on a repatriation flight, but I chose not to go because it would have meant that I would have to go through numerous airports and countries to go back to the country that is already in lockdown. I felt safer here and the point of lockdown is to stay put. That is what I am doing.”

Thomas Klabbers

For Klabbers, who was living in Vietnam, also, leaving did not seem like the best option. “I can’t go back because it’s also locked down there. If Vietnam was open, I would consider it, but it seems Nepal is still safer than Vietnam at the moment, with fewer cases of coronavirus and fewer people living close together.”

Meanwhile, Michelle, a travel blogger, came to Nepal in February and got married here to a Nepali man. So, she does not have plans to leave the country and she is busy with her work from home. But she says she is glad that her friends and family were able to fly fly back before the airports closed.

Concerns

Despite their choices to live here in Nepal, the foreigners seem concerned about their visa issues.

“My visa has expired as we are only allowed to be here for five months at a time. We can extend it after the lockdown but I amamamam woworriedrried if we would not get sufficient time to process our papers and get the time to go back,” says Sandals.

Another concern is their work. “Both I and my husband work in the travel business so our income was hit [because of the crisis]. My freelance clients are on a monthly contract so if they do not renew their contracts at the end of the month, the money will be tight. From surviving to helping others will depend on our expenses over the next week or two,” expresses Michelle.

Wornell who came to Nepal to enroll for a course in Bishwa Bhasa Campus to study Nepali has a valid visa for now but is concerned that he might contract the virus. He says, as he would not want to take up the place of a Nepali in a hospital bed, he is being as careful as he can.

An empty road of Kathmandu. Photo: Kennath Sandalls

Doing what they can

Staying cooped up in the boundaries of a room is definitely not easy. That, coupled with the fear and uncertainty, does not make things any different. However, the foreigners are doing their part, contributing what they can.

“I have been catching up on some freelance work for companies in the USA and the UK. Also, I am doing some gardening and attempting to learn Nepali,” says Michelle. She further shares she also is doing her part by donating to Hiteri, a crowdfunding platform working to feed families who are having a hard time during this time.

“I am mostly staying in my home, but I am a photographer with a valid press pass so I go around and take photos too. I have extended the helping hand and am working with Kokroma, which is making masks for people during this time. So every few days when I go out, I am delivering them on my bike,” shares Wornell.

During his time out, Wornell is doing something that he hopes will make a difference after the crisis is over. “I am working on a personal project to capture this historic worldwide incident for documentation purposes. I think it will be a way to look back at the situation and I can give it a fresh perspective when it comes to the situation in Nepal.”

Sandalls has also shared his willingness to go on his bike and deliver food for the hungry. He has been in talks with a group ‘Lockdown Lunches’ distributing food on the streets.

Their observations of lockdown

Photo: William Gary Rutley Wornell

Wornell says he admires the government’s decision to shut down early. “I am very impressed with the security personnel as they are strict in their checking. Whenever I go out, I get stopped 25 times to get questioned. I see each community has leaders working to enforce the lockdown in collaboration with the security personnel.”

But diving deeper, he has witnessed that underprivileged people are having the difficulty to manage social distancing.

Klabbers also says he sees the lockdown to be very effective as most people listen to the rules [in Pokhara]. “There are no big groups of people together. Almost all restaurants are closed. And, the police did not have to use force once in Pokhara during the lockdown. I can say that the people in Nepal are taking the situation very seriously and listening well to health advice.”

Photo: William Gary Rutley Wornell

Sandals also views that the lockdown is going well. However, he has observed that some people are not understanding the concept of social distancing. And, with people going to villages, he hopes the government can handle the situation better.

Adding to this, Michelle says, “I think the lockdown and closing the borders was a good idea, but it could have been handled better. The Nepali nationals left at the border without being able to enter were handled very poorly. Considering the number of empty hotels available, I think, the government should have quarantined them in the hotels and paid the hotel owners for space. I am sure many hotel owners could have used the money and people would not have been left homeless at the border.”

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Visit Nepal 2020

Visit Nepal 2020

The year 2020 has just begun which will be taking us to the new decade of 2020-2030. With the beginning of this New Year 2020 the inauguration ceremony of Visit Nepal 2020 has been successfully held in Nepal on 1 January 2020, lightening the flame of unity by honorable president Bidhya Devi Bhandari.  As tourism holds a major aspect in Nepal’s Economy, Visit Nepal 2020 is a national attempt for the sustainable tourism in Nepal. The target of government of Nepal, Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) is to host two million tourists by the end of the year 2020.  The Government of Nepal believes that this ambitious campaign will be fruitful in developing the country’s economy as well as providing employment opportunities to over one million people in the sector of tourism.  Furthermore, Visit Nepal 2020 will also help to develop the livelihood of the local people by engaging them in this campaign.

VISIT NEPAL 2020 OFFERS

To make Visit Nepal 2020 Lifetime Experience campaign successful different private sectors have come up with several offers for the tourist travelling to Nepal in 2020.

The Hotel Association Nepal will offer a 30 per cent discount on hotel packages. TAAN has introduced three new trekking routes close to Annapurna region and also conducted studies of five new trekking routes outside Kathmandu valley.

The TAAN secretariat also announced special discount packages on the new routes during VNY 2020. Trekking agencies will provide 20 to 30 per cent discount on trekking packages for trekkers booking packages to new destinations.

Meanwhile, TAAN members will also provide 15 per cent discount to both foreign and domestic tourists on regular trekking packages.

Likewise, the Home Stay Association of Nepal will provide 20 per cent discount on their services in 2020. The offer will be available in both community and private homestay services across the country.

Meanwhile, the Nepal Mountaineering Association, in association with the Department of Tourism, has prepared a profile of 414 peaks, including route, itinerary, height of peak, district, area, social condition of the area, and budget details for climbing.

In 2019, the number of five-star rated hotels reached 14 after the DoT provided five-star rating to Kathmandu Marriott Hotel. Likewise, there are eight four-star hotels, while there are a total of 37 three-star hotels in the country. Similarly, there are 43 two-star hotels and 33 one-star hotels currently serving tourists. Altogether now the country has a capacity of 40,856 rooms to accommodate around 2.5 million guests, as per HAN.

 

Why to Visit Nepal?

Nepal is one of the unique countries of the world blessed with enormous natural beauty.  One reason doesn’t justify why you should visit Nepal as there are plenty of reasons to visit Nepal. Visiting Nepal is itself an experience of a lifetime and people from different country have their own purpose for visiting Nepal.

Nepal is a small landlocked yet beautiful country of the Himalayas. Nepal is a home to the world’s tallest summit Mount Everest and the birth place of Gautam Buddha.  Eight out of ten highest peak of the world lies in Nepal. The world’s Deepest George (Kaligandaki George) and Highest Lake (Tilicho Lake) also lies in Nepal. You will find varieties of trekking trials in Nepal ranging from easy, moderate to difficult and challenging. Trekking in Nepal is not just to walk along the way; in fact it is a great opportunity to explore the local culture, people and their traditions. You will get to capture the most captivating journey of your life in Nepal.

Nepal is also a great destination for Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. There are many popular scared sites in Nepal. From the birth place of Lord Buddha in Lumbini to the temple of Pashupatinath in Kathmandu Nepal comes on the top most lists to visit for Hindu and Buddhist Pilgrims. There are many other popular scared and holy places, temples, monasteries and stupas in Nepal. Some of them are Muktinath Temple, Gosaikunda Lake, Damodar Kunda, Soyambhunath stupa (the monkey Temple), Bouddhanath stupa and many more.

A part from the natural beauty, this small kingdom of Himalaya is a home to the kindest human beings’ in the world. You will find the most friendly, humble and kind hearted people in Nepal than in any other countries. The culture and harmony of people living in Nepal has set an example all over the world. Nepal is one of the very few countries in the world where people of every religion live together with respect and pride. Nepal is a multilingual, multicultural and multireligious and multiracial country. The people with distinct languages, races, cultures and religion inhabit in the same societies here.

The Government of Nepal is working thoroughly to guarantee an effective tourism industry period until 2020. The Tourism Board set an objective of 2 million travelers visiting in 2020. Right now, the nation sees about one million traveler’s guests yearly and hope to double this number advancing Visit Nepal Campaign. Right now, the tourism industry board is running Visit Nepal Europe battle bolstered by representatives and representatives of Nepal in European nations.

 

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Expedition Guide in Nepal

Mr. DA RINJI SHERPA was born in the Khumhu, Pashanglahmu R.D 01 a beautiful remote village of popular trekking destination Solukhumbu, Nepal. His birth in the Himalayan region of Nepal drew his passion towards mountaineering and climbing. His hobbies are exploring new places, climbing new heights and collecting information’s by reading books.  He can fluently speak Nepali, Hindi, Tibetan and English Languages. With years of climbing and mountaineering experience he is now working as a professional Trekking and Mountain Guide. He also possesses cultural and traditional knowledge of camping.

Mr. DA RINJI SHERPA is a professional guide certified by the Nepal Government and NMA, as well as a Trekking and Mountain Climbing Guide from the Mountain Climbing and Trekking Guides Association. Starting his professional career as a mountain guide in 2013 by Everest South Col expedition his achievements so far is remarkable. His achievements till the date are

S.N Year Name Season height elevation Group
1. 2013 Everest Spring South Col Reached Indian Army (South Side)
2. 2014 Everest Spring Camp 2 Reached British Gorkha ( South Side)
3. 2015 Everest Spring Camp 2 Reached British ( South Side J.G)
4. 2016 Lakpa Ri Spring 7000 Summit Tibet (J.G)
5. 2017 Everest Spring 8848 Summit British Gorkha (South Side)
6 2018 Everest Spring 8848 Summit HA Everest Exp (South Side)
7 2019 Everest Spring South Col Reached HA Everest Exp (South Side)
8 2019 Amadablam Oct 6812 Summit

Moreover Mr. Sherpa has also climbed number of trekking peaks in Nepal several times. He holds a record of climbing Island Peak more than 25 times. Likewise he has climbed Langdak 2 times, Lobuche Peak 7 times, Pokalde Peak 7 times, Chulu West 2 times, Kyjo Ri 2 times and Yela Peak 3 times. With all this he has become one of our most experienced mountain guides, and shows the high level of professionalism. His care for his climbing clients has fulfilled our expectations that we expect from every Sherpa guides.

 

 

 

 

 

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10 Things to Do In Nepal tourism

Amadablam mountain view

10 Things to Do In Nepal tourism

Nepal is naturally and culturally blessed country which lies between two giants China and India in South East Asia.  Nepal offers you many things to experience, there are many things to do and many things to observe like Boating, rafting, mountaineering, paragliding, bungee jumping, trekking, sightseeing and many more. Here we suggest you the Best 10 things to do in Nepal.

Way to Mt Everest 8848m
  1.  Mountaineering

Among the 10 highest peaks in the world, eight, including the highest peak Mt. Everest, lies in Nepal. As mountaineering has become popular throughout the world, Nepal is considered as the best place for mountaineers. Expedition on Pumori, Amadablam and Baruntse are considered the popular among 6000 & 7000 meter peaks whereas Dhaulagiri, Makalu, Manaslu, Lhotse, and Everest are the 8000 meter peaks for the challenging mountaineering in Nepal. There are four mountaineering seasons for mountaineering in Nepal: spring (March-May), summer (June-August), autumn (September-November) and winter (December-February).

Group of mountaineer

Peak climbing is alike mountaineering but climbing in small trekking peaks (ranging from 5587 to 6654 meters), which any fit and fine trekkers can climb and no previous mountaineering experience is needed. Peak climbing in Nepal offers you the best adventure trekking and expedition experience to both experienced trekkers and novice climbers. Climbing these trekking peaks in Nepal is the first step for those climbers who are planning for mountaineering in the future. Among the identified 1310 peaks above 6000 meter, one quarter are officially opened for Peak climbing. Island Peak Climbing, Mera Peak Climbing and Lobuche Peak Climbing and some of climbing peak in Nepal.

Trekkers Group

Trekking in Nepal is served as per interest of trekkers worldwide, there are easy, moderate and strenuous trekking destinations in the Nepal which depends upon your interest and availability of time. Trekking in Nepal is all about exploring the beautiful nature and the flora and fauna residing on it with highs and lows of the trekking trails and lifestyles and culture of the indigenous people residing in remote corners. Everest base camp Trek, Annapurna base camp Trekking, Annapurna Circuit Trek, Langtang Valley Trek, Helambu valley Trek and Mustang Trek are some of the best trekking package in Nepal.

Heritage site of Nepal

Cultural tour, historical places tour, educational tour and honeymoon tour are some of the tour packages in Nepal. Nepal offers best tour destination for leisure and adventure holidays for tour in Nepal. Tours in Nepal gives you a different experience while visiting various culturally and naturally blessed touristic sites like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan and Lumbini etc. The vast diversity of the people, their culture, language and traditions will attracts everyone. The two predominant religions, Hinduism and Buddhism, are ever present, with a huge variety of gods and goddesses, numerous temples, stupas and monasteries, and depict the deep faith of the people. These are the reasons you can experience best tour in Nepal.

 Helicopter tour is for those people who have limited time or unable to get so close to the glistering mountains by foot. Nepal Helicopter tour offers you a variety of Helicopter tour programs In Nepal as per your interest. Everest Kalapattar Helicopter Tour, Muktinath Helicopter Tour, Mt. Everest Helicopter Tour, Helicopter Pilgrimage Tour are some of them. Nepal helicopter tour over the Himalayas offers you the magnificent adventure, inspiring scenery, magnificent peaks and beautiful scenic countryside. The most spectacular flight takes you very close to the world’s highest mountain range with this type of helicopter tour of Nepal.

Nepal is rich in bio-diversity, Himalayas are famous for trekking, peak climbing and mountaineering activities whereas the Terai low land tropical forests are famous for the habitat for wildlife which are best for jungle safari activities. There are 9 National Parks, 6 conservation areas, 3 wildlife reserves and 1 hunting reserve In Nepal. Visitors will get chance to see most of the great variety of wildlife. Jungle safari in Nepal package program includes elephant ride safari, canoe rides, nature walks, birds watching tour, Tiger tracing tour and tours around the villages.

 Nepal is regarded as the World’s Best Destination for White Water Rafting & Kayaking because of the water descending direct from the Himalayas. With such warm rivers, a semi-tropical climate, impressive geography, exotic cultures, wildlife, friendly welcoming people and magnificent mountain surrounding rafting in Nepal will makes your holidays memorable and unforgatable. Nepal has many rivers for rafting and kayaking such as Trishuli River, Seti River, Sunkoshi River, Kali Gandaki River, Bhotekoshi River, Arun River, Marsyangdi River, Karnali River, Tamor River etc.

The ultimate thrill of a Bungee jump and Paragliding can be experienced in Nepal which might be the best site in the world. Nepal’s first bungee jumping site is situated 160m over the wild Bhote Kosi River located close to Nepal/Tibet border. Now, Pokhara is also featured with a new adventurous and ever waited dreamland Bungee Jump. And again Pokhara is one of the top 5 commercial tandem paragliding locations in the world, with stable thermals, convenient take-off and landing zones, the safety of a large lake and incredible mountain views. Bungee Jumping and Paragliding is one of the thing you should do in Nepal.

  • Volunteering

There are a variety of volunteer & internship programs in Nepal which to implement sustainable developments which promote positive change for Nepal.  Schools, Orphanages, Buddhist Monasteries, Women’s Groups, school for Mentally & Physically Disabled Children, Physiotherapy Hospitals and Health Clinics, Internship in Physiotherapy, Occupational therapy and Speech therapy, Teaching, Child Development, Public Health, Environment and Conservation, Public Interest, Women  Empowerment, Youth Empowerment, Adventure and Volunteering, Journalism, and Construction are some of the field where volunteering activities can be performed in Nepal.

  1. Yoga and Meditation

Yoga and Meditation will help you achieve the different dimensions of health-physical, mental, spiritual and sensorial. As there are many peace and calm places, Nepal is one of the best places for Yoga and meditation. There are many specialized meditation, yoga classes, traditional treatments, Ayurveda clinics, Spas in Kathmandu, Lumbini and other tourist places in Nepal. After Yoga and meditation in Nepal within the beautiful scenery of country sides very close to center of city, you will get new experience, spiritual, happiness and self –realization.

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Why Nepal need to promote high-end tourism

Last week, a major piece of news from this paper went quite noticed. The average spending of tourists coming to Nepal had hit a seven-year low at $44 per day, which means that there are a good number of tourists probably living on less than $10 a day–therefore bringing down the average spending. The country is obsessed with volumes, like how many people were invited to a wedding reception rather than how the quality of food served was. It is never about quality, and always about quantity here. When students grow up getting more marks for the number of pages they write rather than what they write, it is natural that the country becomes obsessed with numbers. The one million-foreign-tourists-a-year goal, which was set twenty years ago, has finally been met but at the cost of pushing down average spends. However, this is little understood as Nepal positions itself as a low-end destination despite having the best places to visit in the world. Recently, the Nepal Tourism Board came up with an advertisement for students to submit project reports, for which they will be paid Rs25,000 ($220). When you hire students to write plans, paying peanuts at that, the end result becomes quite predictable.

Handling high-end tourists

Nepal’s tourism history began with people who were high-spenders; the few who could afford expensive air travel and hotels. It is not uncommon to hear stories of Everest expeditions in the 1970s, where people spent nearly a million dollars in just over three months. Tiger Tops in Chitwan was an iconic destination, one of the most expensive ones in Asia during its heydays. Even when I started working at the Soaltee (which was then the Oberoi), rooms used to sell close to $200, and we used to cater expensive dinners at the Bhaktapur Durbar Square–and even as far as in Lukla. I still remember people who were taken in helicopters to Lukla for breakfast, who then had lunch in Nagarkot and then went to Tiger Tops to spend the night. It is not that this segment of high-spenders has vanished from the earth. Rather, this segment has increased dramatically. But Nepal has not been able to attract them. It neither has the understanding of this segment of tourists nor the infrastructure required to cater to their needs.  It is not only the government to be blamed here: people in the private sector need to share the blame, too. No hotel in Nepal now has an understanding of handling high-end sit-down dinners, as they are often bereft of staffs and managers who understand the level of service required to create luxurious, comfortable experiences.

A week ago, for instance, a high-profile group of multi-millionaires visited Nepal for two days as part of the China, Bhutan and Nepal circuit. I was trying to draw from them their feelings on Nepal. The issues they shared with me were basic. Members of the group shared that Nepal does not understand them–Nepalis do not know how to deal with tourists who seek quality. For example, they were talking about how the telecom roaming charges in Nepal were very high and that Nepal is not part of the global telecom plans that they buy that are valid in over 170 countries. The group said that they never think of changing SIM cards for every country they visit. They also complained about high charges of parking fees for private jets without giving any additional facilities to the people who are visiting. Insurance plays a big role for these multi-millionaires; the fact that Nepal legitimately–with full knowledge of the government–engages in insurance scams for situations such as rescues does not give them any sense of comfort. Also, they were expressing dissatisfaction about how they cannot come in large groups as the number of luxury vehicles available on hire is limited and over-priced. One strong comment they made was that perhaps Nepal did host VIPs like ministers and other high-profile dignitaries, but that has little to no correlation to actual tourists. In ministerial visits, the person travelling does not pay and they actually do not know what the costs are. Therefore, the service providers just need to take care of the ‘fixers’ without delivering much quality. The visitors said that even if they are multi-millionaires, they are business people; that is, they want value for money. They will not throw money on services they do not get.

Learning from others

Nepalis involved in the tourism sector do not have to go on free junkets to Switzerland to learn about tourism. They can very well learn so from countries like Bhutan, or another landlocked country–Rwanda,  Africa. Bhutan has been able to maintain its high-end brand and can command high prices. By managing the tourism sector well, they have been able to build luxurious lodging facilities and thereby attract tourists who do not mind spending. This, even with the slight distortion of having Indian tourists who do not need a visa to visit jostle in the same space as people who pay $250 per person per day.

In Rwanda, when I first travelled there seven years ago, a visit to the gorillas was priced at $600, which was later increased to $750. Now, it costs  $1,500 to spend an hour with the gorillas–and only 80 permits are issued per day. They have also built a world-class convention hall estimated to cost $400 million to boost tourism and promote Rwanda as a conference destination. In Nepal, we have a reputation for hosting the cheapest international conferences and trainings for the development sector. It is not that we do not need low-end services and attractions, but having high-end revenue streams at the same time would push the average spend upwards. However, the recalibration in thinking can only occur when the individuals and groups in the private sector will voluntarily break the cartels and super-cartels that they have formed, in order to pursue real entrepreneurship. They will have to go for global certification or accreditation. Keeping Everest climbing cheap, and trekking controlled by cartels cannot bring about transformation. The government can do its bit, but major rethinking has to come from those involved in the private sector.

Source Shakya tweets at @sujeevshakya.

Published: 21-05-2019 07:00

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A trek can do during a year in Everest region, Culture, Nature & mountain With Luxury

Everest View Trek

For those who just dream to see the highest summit of the earth Mt.Everest close to their eyes without trekking to Everest Base Camp Everest view trek is an excellent choice. Almost everyone in this world has somehow wondered about how the tallest summit of the earth looks like. Standing tallest among the tall sky scrapers in the world, how amazing would it be to view this giant majestic mountain close to the eyes. Everest view trek can be one of the best options for those who don’t have enough time to do Everest Base Camp Trek and also for those who cannot make it to Everest Base Camp because of lack of physical fitness required for the trek.

Ama Dablam View from Everest View Hotel

On the other hand it is one of the biggest achievements of life for those who cannot do the Everest Base Camp Trek. There are various trekking packages for Everest view trek.  These packages can be shortened to four days and extended to 12 days. Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd provides an opportunity to the trekkers to customize their own trekking packages according to their time and preferences. We provide varieties of Everest View Trek trekking packages .Let have a look to our designed Everest View Trek Trekking Packages.

Everest View Trek 12 Days

Outline itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla, Trek to Phakding.

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar.

Day 05:  Rest day / Exploring Namche Bazaar.

Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche.

Day 07: Tengboche Acclimatization

Day 08: Tengboche to Namche Bazaar

Day 09: Namche to Lukla

Day 11: Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 11: Leisure Day in Kathmandu.

Day 12: Final Departure.

Everest View Trek 10 Days

Outline itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Fly to Lukla, Trek to Phakding.

Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar.

Day 04:  Rest day / Exploring Namche Bazaar.

Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche.

Day 06: Tengboche Acclimatization

Day 07: Tengboche to Namche Bazaar

Day 08: Namche to Lukla

Day 09: Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 10: Final Departure.

Everest View Trek 09 Days.

Outline itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Fly to Lukla, Trek to Phakding.

Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar.

Day 04:  Rest day / Exploring Namche Bazaar.

Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche.

Day 06: Tengboche to Namche Bazaar

Day 07: Namche to Lukla

Day 08: Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 09: Final Departure.

Everest View Trek 08 Days

Outline itinerary

Day 01: Fly to Lukla, Trek to Phakding.

Day 02: Phakding to Namche Bazaar.

Day 03:  Rest day / Exploring Namche Bazaar.

Day 04: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche.

Day 05: Tengboche to Namche Bazaar

Day 06: Namche to Lukla

Day 07: Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 08: Final Departure.

Everest View Trek 07 DaysThe Everest Reveal Family Trek 7 days

Outline itinerary

Day 01: Fly to Lukla, Trek to Phakding.

Day 02: Phakding to Namche Bazaar.

Day 03:  Rest day / Exploring Namche Bazaar/ Hike to Everest View Hotel.

Day 04: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche.

Day 05: Tengboche to Namche Bazaar

Day 06: Namche to Lukla

Day 07: Lukla to Kathmandu

Everest View Trek 06 Days

Outline itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Fly to Lukla, Trek to Phakding.

Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar.

Day 04:  Rest day / Exploring Namche Bazaar/ Hike to Everest View Hotel.

Day 05: Namche to Lukla

Day 06: Lukla to Kathmandu

Everest View Trek 05 Days

Outline itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Fly to Lukla, Trek to Phakding.

Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar.

Day 04:  Hike to Everest View Hotel back to Lukla.

Day 05: Lukla to Kathmandu

Everest View Trek 04 Days.

Outline Itienerary

Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu.

Day 2: Kathmandu to Lukla by flight and Helicopter ride to Everest view hotel

Day 3: Walk around Everest view hotel and fly back to Kathmandu.

Day 04: Final Departure.

Namche Bazzar

Everest view trek takes you to the Everest region where you can explore the majestic view of mountains, alluring natural beauty and warm hospitality of the Sherpa’s. The journey is incredibly beautiful and you will have lots of wonderful memories in this trek.  You will be viewing the highest summit of the earth in one of the highest placed luxury hotels in earth, Everest View Hotel.  The Everest View Hotel provides the 360 degree panorama of the inspiring peaks and Mt. Everest.  Everest View Trek is a short, sweet, memorable and adventure to the Himalayas of Nepal. Everest view hotel provides the best sunrise and sunset views over Everest and other majestic mountain peaks.

Do you want to know more about Everest View Hotel? Read the content below for more information about Everest View Hotel.

Everest View Hotel Altitude.

Everest View Hotel is situated at an altitude of 3880 m in the Khumbu region of Nepal inside the UNESCO world heritage site Sagarmatha National Park. Everest View Hotel was regarded as world’s highest placed hotel in gunnies book of the world 2004.

Namche Bazaar to Everest View Distance.

It takes about 2 -3 hours from the main Market of Everest Region Namche Bazaar to reach to Everest View Hotel. Everest View Hotel is also one of the highest placed luxury hotels in the world. This hotel is the main attraction of Everest View Trek. Everest View Hotel is designed in such a way that the Mt.Everest is visible from every room.  The trial to Everest view Hotel from Namche is mostly an uphill walk through the villages, meadows and forests. The Everest View Hotel is hidden behind a ridge and surrounded by tall fir trees; you cannot see the hotel until you reach nearby.

Everest View Hotel Death and Altitude Sickness.

Since Everest View Hotel is situated at an altitude of 3880m you need to be careful regarding the altitude sickness. An altitude above 3500 meters the content of oxygen is lower and it is the main cause of altitude sickness. There are many records of deaths of people during Everest expedition but there is no official record of deaths in Everest View Hotel or Everest View Trek but we cannot ignore the fact that you may suffer from altitude sickness. Proper acclimatization is required to prevent from altitude sickness.

How much does it costs to stay at Everest View Hotel?

Everest View Hotel is the most expensive hotel in the Everest Region. It costs around 300USD to 400USD to stay at Everest View Hotel per night. However, it doesn’t cost anything if you go there to just view the Everest and return back without having any services like food and other. Since, it the worlds highest placed luxury hotels and has only 10 rooms the stay at Everest View Hotel is expensive. Most of the budget trekkers go to Everest View hotel to just have the sunrise and sunset view in the Everest and other surrounding mountains.

Everest View Hotel via Helicopter.

Do you have high willingness to visit Everest View Hotel and observe the spectacular view of the Himalayan giants but cannot due to lack of enough time? Don’t worry you can directly go to Everest View Hotel via Helicopter from Kathmandu. You can charter helicopter from Kathmandu or fly to Lukla and fly to Everest View Hotel from there, it will directly land you in Syangboche Airport which is just 15 minutes walk away from Everest View Hotel.

Everest View Hotel Weather

The weather of Everest Region is unpredictable. There is frequent change in the weather of Everest region especially in the higher altitude.  There are four different seasons which gives you different experience of trekking. The weather of Everest region and Everest View Hotel during different season is as follow. However this is just tentative weather information of the weather and may not exactly match during the seasons.

Weather during spring in Everest Region

During spring (March-May) the Everest Region has the most favorable weather for trekking.  You can enjoy the beautiful trials and explore the blooming flowers during the trials. As it is the best season for trekking you can expect numbers of trekkers on the way. The average temperature is 17 °c during day and can increase up to 25°c and decrease up to -15°c during night. The temperature at lower altitude is higher than higher altitude.  

Weather during summer in Everest Region.

Summer season (May- August) welcomes Monsoon and ends winter in Nepal. Trekking during summer in the Everest Region is not very suitable because the trials get wet because of Monsoon rain. There is frequent rain and cloudy weather which may result poor views and flight cancelation or delays. The temperature

Weather during autumn in Everest Region.

Autumn (Sep-Nov) is another peak tourist season in Everest Region. The weather during autumn is neither too cold nor too hot especially in the higher altitudes. Autumn season offers favorable trekking environment with crystal clear views of the mountains.

Weather during winter in Everest Region

During winter the Everest region gets extremely cold. Winter (Dec- Feb) is not favorable for trekking in Everest region but can be an amazing experience for challenge seekers. The days are warmer and nights are colder during winter. Temperature can decrease up to -20°c to -30 °c during nights. The temperature can drop up to -60°c during winter in Everest region.

Everest view trek takes you to the Everest region where you can explore the majestic view of mountains, alluring natural beauty and warm hospitality of the Sherpa’s. The journey is incredibly beautiful and you will have lots of wonderful memories in this trek.  You will be viewing the highest summit of the earth in one of the highest placed luxury hotels in earth, Everest View Hotel.  The Everest View Hotel provides the 360 degree panorama of the inspiring peaks and Mt. Everest.  Everest View Trek is a short, sweet, memorable and adventure to the Himalayas of Nepal. Everest view hotel provides the best sunrise and sunset views over Everest and other majestic mountain peaks.

Do you want to know more about Everest View Hotel? Read the content below for more information about Everest View Hotel.

Everest View Hotel Altitude.

Everest View Hotel is situated at an altitude of 3880 m in the Khumbu region of Nepal inside the UNESCO world heritage site Sagarmatha National Park. Everest View Hotel was regarded as world’s highest placed hotel in gunnies book of the world 2004.

Namche Bazaar to Everest View Distance.

It takes about 2 -3 hours from the main Market of Everest Region Namche Bazaar to reach to Everest View Hotel. Everest View Hotel is also one of the highest placed luxury hotels in the world. This hotel is the main attraction of Everest View Trek. Everest View Hotel is designed in such a way that the Mt.Everest is visible from every room.  The trial to Everest view Hotel from Namche is mostly an uphill walk through the villages, meadows and forests. The Everest View Hotel is hidden behind a ridge and surrounded by tall fir trees; you cannot see the hotel until you reach nearby.

Everest View Hotel Death and Altitude Sickness.

Since Everest View Hotel is situated at an altitude of 3880m you need to be careful regarding the altitude sickness. An altitude above 3500 meters the content of oxygen is lower and it is the main cause of altitude sickness. There are many records of deaths of people during Everest expedition but there is no official record of deaths in Everest View Hotel or Everest View Trek but we cannot ignore the fact that you may suffer from altitude sickness. Proper acclimatization is required to prevent from altitude sickness.

How much does it costs to stay at Everest View Hotel?

Everest View Hotel is the most expensive hotel in the Everest Region. It costs around 300USD to 400USD to stay at Everest View Hotel per night. However, it doesn’t cost anything if you go there to just view the Everest and return back without having any services like food and other. Since, it the worlds highest placed luxury hotels and has only 10 rooms the stay at Everest View Hotel is expensive. Most of the budget trekkers go to Everest View hotel to just have the sunrise and sunset view in the Everest and other surrounding mountains.

Everest View Hotel via Helicopter.

Do you have high willingness to visit Everest View Hotel and observe the spectacular view of the Himalayan giants but cannot due to lack of enough time? Don’t worry you can directly go to Everest View Hotel via Helicopter from Kathmandu. You can charter helicopter from Kathmandu or fly to Lukla and fly to Everest View Hotel from there, it will directly land you in Syangboche Airport which is just 15 minutes walk away from Everest View Hotel.

Everest View Hotel Weather

The weather of Everest Region is unpredictable. There is frequent change in the weather of Everest region especially in the higher altitude.  There are four different seasons which gives you different experience of trekking. The weather of Everest region and Everest View Hotel during different season is as follow. However this is just tentative weather information of the weather and may not exactly match during the seasons.

Weather during spring in Everest Region

During spring (March-May) the Everest Region has the most favorable weather for trekking.  You can enjoy the beautiful trials and explore the blooming flowers during the trials. As it is the best season for trekking you can expect numbers of trekkers on the way. The average temperature is 17 °c during day and can increase up to 25°c and decrease up to -15°c during night. The temperature at lower altitude is higher than higher altitude.  

Weather during summer in Everest Region.

Summer season (May- August) welcomes Monsoon and ends winter in Nepal. Trekking during summer in the Everest Region is not very suitable because the trials get wet because of Monsoon rain. There is frequent rain and cloudy weather which may result poor views and flight cancelation or delays. The temperature

Weather during autumn in Everest Region.

Autumn (Sep-Nov) is another peak tourist season in Everest Region. The weather during autumn is neither too cold nor too hot especially in the higher altitudes. Autumn season offers favorable trekking environment with crystal clear views of the mountains.

Weather during winter in Everest Region

During winter the Everest region gets extremely cold. Winter (Dec- Feb) is not favorable for trekking in Everest region but can be an amazing experience for challenge seekers. The days are warmer and nights are colder during winter. Temperature can decrease up to -20°c to -30 °c during nights. The temperature can drop up to -60°c during winter in Everest region.

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PASHUPATINATH TOUR

Pashupatinath is more than just a religious destination. It is a combination of religion, art, and culture. It offers peace and devotion. The temple, spread across 246 hectors wide, is abundant with temples and monuments. Hundreds of rituals are performed here every day. The temple premises is an open museum. This national pride is listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site since 1979.

This temple is an important destination for art historians. It displays a variety of styles of temples some of which are Dome style, Pagoda style, Shikhara style and so on. Additionally, variety in statues and sculptures can also be seen. There are statues made out of stone, metal, and wood. The door and pillars around the temple area are carved in beautiful shapes of God and griffins.

Pashupatinath stretches from the main temple of Pashupatinath to Guheshwori. There are many famous temples inside this area including the Bhuwaneshwori, the Dakshinamurti, Tamreshwor, Panchdewal, Bishwarupa, and others.

The temple of Kali, which is located on the banks of River Bagmati has an interesting appearance and myth. The myth is that the statue grows out of its original spot and that the world will come to an end when the half-in half-out statue is fully out.

Each temple has its own set of rituals to be performed, and every temple has specific value and customs. On the other side of the river is a small forest Shleshmantak, home to animals like deer and monkeys. A traditional crematorium stands on the banks of the River Bagmati.

Pashupatinath is rich in cultural, forest, and water resources. In order to maintain these resources, Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) was founded with the initiative of Late King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev in 1996. Since then, the activities at Pashupati are governed through this administrative body.

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