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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China-linked apps banned by the government of India

59 China-linked apps banned by the government including TikTok, SHAREit, WeChat, UC Browser: Complete list

The government of India has decided to block 59 smartphone apps in the country. These include popular China-linked apps like TikTok, SHAREit, Mi Video Call, UC Browser and others. “The Ministry of Information Technology, invoked it’s power under section 69A of the Information Technology Act read with the relevant provisions of the Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking of Access of Information by Public) Rules 2009 and in view of the emergent nature of threats has decided to block 59 apps ( see Appendix) since in view of information available they are engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order,” as per an official statement. 
Although the orders have been issued today, it may take some time for the app and play stores to act on them. And those who have already downloaded will also not be able to use as they will all be deactivated. 

“The Ministry of Information Technology has received many complaints from various sources including several reports about misuse of some mobile apps available on Android and iOS platforms for stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data in an unauthorised manner to servers which have locations outside India. The compilation of these data, its mining and profiling by elements hostile to national security and defence of India, which ultimately impinges upon the sovereignty and integrity of India, is a matter of very deep and immediate concern which requires emergency measures,” it said.
The Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre, Ministry of Home Affairs, has also sent an exhaustive recommendation for blocking these malicious apps.
“The Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-IN) has also received many representations from citizens regarding security of data and breach of privacy impacting upon public order issues. Likewise, there have been similar bipartisan concerns, flagged by various public representatives, both outside and inside the Parliament of India. There has been a strong chorus in the public space to take strict action against Apps that harm India’s sovereignty as well as the privacy of our
  1. TikTok
  2. Shareit
  3. Kwai
  4. UC Browser
  5. Baidu map
  6. Shein
  7. Clash of Kings
  8. DU battery saver
  9. Helo
  10. Likee
  11. YouCam makeup
  12. Mi Community
  13. CM Browers
  14. Virus Cleaner
  15. APUS Browser
  16. ROMWE
  17. Club Factory
  18. Newsdog
  19. Beutry Plus
  20. WeChat
  21. UC News
  22. QQ Mail
  23. Weibo
  24. Xender
  25. QQ Music
  26. QQ Newsfeed
  27. Bigo Live
  28. SelfieCity
  29. Mail Master
  30. Parallel Space
  31. Mi Video Call – Xiaomi
  32. WeSync
  33. ES File Explorer
  34. Viva Video – QU Video Inc
  35. Meitu
  36. Vigo Video
  37. New Video Status
  38. DU Recorder
  39. Vault- Hide
  40. Cache Cleaner DU App studio
  41. DU Cleaner
  42. DU Browser
  43. Hago Play With New Friends
  44. Cam Scanner
  45. Clean Master – Cheetah Mobile
  46. Wonder Camera
  47. Photo Wonder
  48. QQ Player
  49. We Meet
  50. Sweet Selfie
  51. Baidu Translate
  52. Vmate
  53. QQ International
  54. QQ Security Center
  55. QQ Launcher
  56. U Video
  57. V fly Status Video
  58. Mobile Legends
  59. DU Privacy

 

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Nepal Investment Bank wins bank guarantee case against CMC Ravenna in Italian court https://tkpo.st/3f4NE4A

Tuesday’s decision will allow Nepal Investment Bank to recover Rs1.6 billion from the Italian contractor hired by the Tanahu Hydropower Company.  Via NIBL Facebook page

Source: Kathmandupost

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Best Time to trek to Annapurna Region

Best Time to trek to Annapurna Region

The best time to trek to Annapurna Region is during autumn (September- November) and Spring (March – May). Annapurna Region is beautiful throughout the year but during these seasons you get to see the most beautiful pictures of Annapurna Region. Some of the places of Annapurna Region like Upper Mustang, Muktinath, Kagbeni and Jomsom can be visited any time during the year.

Autumn in Annapurna Region

Autumn season gives you the most favorable weather for trekking with warm and dry climate. Autumn seasons falls during the months of September, October and November. Autumn season is also the season of festivals. You can feel the festival vibes everywhere while trekking in Nepal during Autumn. On the other hand you can get the best pictures while trekking Annapurna Region during Autumn Season.

Spring in Annapurna Region

Spring in Nepal is regarded as one of the best season for trekking and mountain climbing. Spring season occurs in Nepal in the months of March, April and May. You can have a heavenly experience trekking in Annapurna Regionduring spring. You can see varieties of blooming wild floras and forests blanketed with rhododendron flowers during your trials. The mountains look absolutely stunning and the temperature is warm and moderate. You can expect lots of trekkers during the trial during spring season in Annapurna region.

Summer in Annapurna Region

Summer season is not very popular season for trekking in Annapurna Region. Summer season in Nepal takes place in between the months of June to August. The monsoon seasons combines with summer in Nepal. Thus, Nepal receives a wet summer with hot temperature. Although the temperature gets cooler as you gain altitude but the trials can be affected by heavy rainfall and mudslides.  However, some of the regions which lie in the rain-shadow area like Upper Mustang, Jomsom, and Muktinath can be visited throughout the year. If you love challenges and thrill then this season can be the best for you to explore Annapurna Region. In spite of the challenges you can get the best views and true colors of nature while trekking to Annapurna Region during summer.

Winter in Annapurna Region

Winter Season takes place in Nepal in the months of December to February. Since it is freezing cold and some of the high passes are closed in the higher altitudes due to snow this season is not recommend for trekking in Annapurna Region. However, if you want to enjoy peaceful trekking trials with fewer trekkers then you can choose this season with proper gears and clothing equipment. Despite the challenges, the winter season in Annapurna Region gives you the best view of snowcapped mountains.

 

Accommodations

Our accommodation will be in 3 star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara. During the trek you will be staying in tea houses or lodges. All accommodations are on twin share basis. Single supplement rooms can be provided on request with an additional charge. Although the rooms are easily available in Kathmandu and Pokhara it is very difficult to arrange single supplement rooms during the trek. In such case Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd will look for the best alternatives.

Meals

All meals will be provided during our Annapurna Base Camp Trek including welcome and farewell dinners in Kathmandu. The meals during our stay in Kathmandu will be provided in high class typical Nepali restaurants which serve you with delicious Nepali cuisines whereas we will have our breakfast and dinner in the tea houses/ lodges on trek. We will spend the night and lunch on our way to the next destination.  We suggest you to try out the most popular local foods like Thakali food while you are trekking in Annapurna Region. The local foods are healthier and give a lot of energy during your trekking trials.

Physical condition & Requirements

The Annapurna Region trek is relatively easier than any other treks in Nepal like Everest Base Camp Trek. Anyone with sound physical fitness and who can walk up to 6-7 hours a day can easily complete the trek.  Annapurna region trekking does not require any prior trekking experience however if you have it can add up a plus point for you. Some of the trekking destinations of Annapurna Region like Ghorepani Poonhill, Jomsom, Muktinath, and e.t.c can be the best destination for first time trekkers.

 

 

Nepal Visa Information

Visa in Nepal can be acquired on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and also at the border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki border of Nepal – India and Kodari on Nepal-China border. Visa can also acquire at the nearest Nepal Embassy. For visa renewal purpose you can contact at Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan at Kathmandu. A valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background is required. Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.

 

Visa Facility         Duration       Fee

Multiple entry       15 days          US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry       30 days          US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry       90 days          US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

 

Gratis (Free) Visa

For first visit in one visa year (January to December), gratis visa for 30 days is available only for nationals of South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. However, the visa can be extended from the department of immigration with respective fares.

Indian nationals do not require visa to enter into Nepal.

Nepal Visa for Chinese Nationals

As per official circular of the Embassy of Nepal in Beijing, China, Chinese nationals applying for tourist visa to Nepal are being provided “gratis tourist visa” from Jan. 5, 2016, from following Nepali missions in the People’s Republic of China:

  • Embassy of Nepal, Beijing
  • Consulate General of Nepal, Lhasa
  • Consulate General of Nepal, Hong Kong
  • Honorary Consulate of Nepal, Shanghai

 

More Information

Nationals from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine and Afghanistan will need to obtain visa from Nepal Embassies or Diplomatic Missions in their respective countries, as they do not get visa on arrival at the immigration entry points of Nepal.

 

 

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Festival in nepal

Festivals in Nepal are as number as there are days in a year. Blessed to be one of the most diverse countries in the world, almost everyday Nepal and Nepalese are participating in some sort of festivals and celebrations.

Indra Jatra | An overview on Indra Jatra Festival

 

 

Indra is Lord of Rain and the king of Heaven.  Jatra is procession. Indra Jatra is celebration of God Indra’s Day.  Indra Jatra is festival of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.  Some believes Indra Jatra is thanking day to lord Indra for the rain. According to others, the festival is celebrated in the honor of Bahirab, who is Shiva’s manifestation and is believed to destroy evil.

When do we celebrate Indra Jatra

 

Indra Jatra begins every year from the day of the Bhadra Dwadasi to Ashwin Krishna Chaturdasi. It is a eight day long festival.

How do we celebrate Indra Jatra

The festival begins with the carnival-like erection of The Linga (Yasingh), a ceremonial pole, accompanied by the rare display of the deity Akash Bhairab, represented by a massive mask spouting Jaad and raksi (Nepali local liquors). Households throughout Kathmandu (especially Newars) display images and sculptures of Indra and Bhairab at this time of year. This thirty-six feet long wooden pole (The Linga (Yasingh)) is chosen with great care from the Nala forest in Kavre district east of Kathmandu.

 

According to traditional beliefs, Indra had received this flag from Lord Vishnu for protection.

Finally, the Kumari (living goddess), leaves the seclusion of her temple in a palanquin and leads a procession through the streets of Kathmandu to thank Indra the rain god. The main attraction of the festival is the procession of chariots and masked dancers representing deities and demons. Indra is called Yanya in Newari. Jaad (Nepali local liquor) flows from the Bahirab statue, which is remarkable to look at in Hanuman Dhoka.

 

The procession consists of:

 

  • Majipa Lakhey
    •    Pulukishi
    •    Sawan Bhaku
    •    Ganesh (Chariot)
    •    Kumar (Chariot)
    •    Kumari (Chariot)

 

Besides these, there are various dances held on the open stages of the city called dabu. There is display of Swet Bhairava as well as various deities of the city.

Story Behind Indra Jatra

Indra’s mother needed parijat, a type of flower, for some religious ritual so Indra disguised as a human being came to the earth to fetch them. But, he was recognized when he was to steal the flowers so the people caught him and tied him with ropes. The statue of which is still worshipped in Maru Tole in Kathmandu. This image is also put on display with others in different parts of the city during Indra Jatra festival.

Indra Jatra is a very interesting festival because for the whole week people enjoy various traditional dances and witness the chariot of Goddess Kumari, Lord Ganesh and Lord Bhairav being pulled through the older parts of the Kathmandu city. A day has been added to the original seven days of celebration and on that day known as Nanicha yaa the chariots are pulled through Naradevi, Nhyokha, Ason, Indrachwok and Hanuman Dhoka. This extra day of chariot pulling was introduced by King Jaya Prakash Malla in 1765 B.S.

 

In Indra Chowk, the famous Akash Bhairava bust is displayed and it is decorated with flowers. This Akash Bhairava’s head is related to the Mahabharata story. Some believe it to be the head of the first Kirat King Yalamber. In Indra Chowk, every night different groups gather and sing bhajans and hymns.

During Indra Jatra, there are a variety of performances including the dances of Sawa Bhakku Bhairav from Halchowk, Majipa Lakhey from Majipat, Devi Nach and Yeravat hathi (Pulukisi) from Naradevi, Mahakali and Kathi Maka Nach from Bhaktapur. All the dances take place around Hanuman Dhoka area. The Dasavatar or the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu is also staged every night.

 

The first day of the festival is also observed by the Newars as a day to remember the family members who died during the past year by offering small oil lamps along a traditional route covering all the parts of the old city. It is believed to have been started during the reign of Mahendra Malla.

 

The Linga (Yasingh) is pulled down signalling the end of Indra Jatra festival. It is taken to the confluence of Bagmati and Bishnumati in Teku to be put to rest.

The end of the Indra Jatra festival heralds the beginning of Dashain and Tihar celebrated with great enthusiasm not only in the Kathmandu Valley but throughout the country.

 

October 23 – 27, 2020, Dashain 

A kid after receiving blessings from elders on the Tika day of Dashain. Picture Courtesy of Subir Thapa (Facebook)

Dashain is the most important festival to Nepalis. It is a celebration of good prevailing over evil. Most families offer male goats, ducks, chickens, eggs and coconuts to the goddess Durga. People return to their home villages and spend the fifteen-day festival with their families. Large swings are set up for children, and from the tenth day, family members receive Tika (rice, red vermillion and yoghurt) on their foreheads from their elders.

November 13  – 17, 2020, Tihar

Girls singing and dancing at Deusi in Tihar. Picture courtesy of Bhas Na Veen (Facebook)

Tihar is Nepal’s second most important festival, after Dashain. In each of the three days, a different deity is worshipped: on the first day the crow, the messenger of Yama (the bringer of death); on the second, dogs, which are believed to be Yama’s custodian; and on the third, the goddess Lakshmi is worshipped, the bringer of wealth. Lakshmi is worshipped by lighting houses with oil lamps, candles and colorful lights.

November 20, 2020, Chhath

Devotees offering prayers to the Sun on Chhath Festival.

Chhath is the most important festival observed in the Terai region and falls on the seventh day after Tihar. Devotees fast and make offerings to the sun by gathering at river banks. The Terai region is the best place to observe this festival or the Rani Pokhari tank in central Kathmandu.

Janaury 25, 2020, Lhosar

Lhosar is celebrated by Nepalese ethnic groups who trace their history to Tibet, namely the Gurung, Tamang and Sherpa people. Lhosar is the first day of the new year, and each community celebrates the festival differently. Traditional dress is worn by young and old, and festivities held in cities and more remote regions.

January 30, 2020, Basanta Panchami

Devotees worship goddess Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge and creator of arts, education and music. Basanta Panchami also marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring.

February 21, 2020, Maha Shivaratri

‘Shivaratri’ means the ‘night of Lord Shiva’. Devout Hindus bathe early in the morning and fast on this day, then visit Shiva temples. The best place to witness the festival is at the Pashupatinath temple of Kathmandu, where thousands of Sadhus (Hindu holy men) and smoke marijuana and hashish, considered dear to Lord Shiva. People also drink Bhang, a drink made by mixing ground nuts, spices, herbs and extracts of marijuana into milk.

March 09, 2020, Holi

Holi; The Festival of Colours

Holi is a very colourful and playful festival. It is celebrated in the Terai on one day, and in Kathmandu and the hill regions on the next day. People smear coloured powders on their friends, relatives and family members, and throw coloured water and water balloons. It’s important not to take any valuables out with you on this day, unless they are sealed in a plastic bag!

March 24, 2020, Ghode Jatra

Godhe Jatra. Picture courtesy of StreetNepal

Ghode Jatra is important in the Kathmandu Valley and is celebrated to ward off demonic Gurumapa. It is said the soul of the demon still lives underground at Tundikhel. To prevent him from rising again, a horse race is organised on this day by the Nepal Army.

April 13, 2020, Nepali New Year (Bisket Jatra)

Bisket Jatra in Bhaktapur

This is a major holiday in Nepal. A particularly lively place to spend the day is Bhaktapur, where the Bisket Jatra festival takes place. A huge chariot carrying the god Bhairab is pulled through the streets, ending with a chariot battle at Bhaktapur’s Khalna Tole.

On this day, children (including adult children!) offer sweets, fruits and gifts to their mothers to show their respect and gratitude. Those whose mothers have passed away visit Mata Tirtha in the west of Kathmandu, take a holy bath and make offerings in their mother’s memory.

May 07, 2020, Buddha Jayanti 

Buddhist Devotees Celebrating Buddha Jayanti in Boudhanath.

Buddha’s birthday falls on the first full day of the first month of the Hindu lunar calendar and is celebrated by Hindus as well as Buddhists. It is observed at Buddhist shrines and monasteries throughout Nepal, but a particularly grand ceremony is held at Buddha’s birthplace in Lumbini, on the Terai. In Kathmandu, the Tibetan enclave of Boudhanath is a particularly good place to watch the festivities.

May-June 2020, Rato Machchhendranath

The Chariot of Rato Machindranath

This is Nepal’s longest and largest festival, held in Patan. A large chariot is built on Pulchowk Road over several weeks, and finally, the god Machchhendranath is placed inside. Three days later, the chariot begins its procession all throughout Patan and wider Lalitpur, towards Bungamati. Machchhendranath is the Newar god of rain, and the festival ushers in the monsoon.

July 25, 2020, Naag Panchami

Naag Panchami falls in the middle of the monsoon. It is a Hindu festival that worships the serpent god, Naag. Pictures of Naag are posted in doorways, and milk is offered to him. It is believed that worshipping Naag protects against snake bites. This festival marks respect to serpents as the water guardians, and to ensure regular rainfall in the Kathmandu Valley.

August 03, 2020, Janai Purnima 

Picture Courtesy of Prateek Gurung

Janai Purnima is Sacred Thread Festival. On this day, Hindu men, especially the Brahmins and Chettris perform their annual change of Janai and all who celebrates this festival put a sacred thread around their wrist. Gosaikunda, the sacred pond in high altitude, witnesses the great celebration on this day.

August 11, 2020, Gai Jatra 

The festival’s name is Gai Jatra (literally meaning the festival of cows) and nowadays it is a fusion of three traditions that came into being in three different periods of time. The first and the oldest tradition incorporates a cult and a worship of the ancient god of death – Yamaraj. Thus, the festival marks the acceptance and celebration of death in a positive way, as an inevitable part of life. Every family who has lost a member, in the previous year, is supposed to lead a carefully and intricately decorated cow through the city. In the absence of a cow, a boy dressed as a cow (the oldest for a lost male memberand the younger for a female) can successfully take on the role.

August 11, 2020, Krishna Janmastami

Krishna Janmastami marks the birth of Krishna. Considered the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu, Krishna is the most important character in the Hindu epic, the Mahabharat. On this day Hindu devotees visit Krishna temples. In particular, thousands of devotees gather at the stone Krishna Mandir in Patan Durbar Square.

August 21, 2020, Teej 

Teej is a festival celebrated by Nepali women, for the long life of her husband and a long and firm relationship between them until the death this life and all the lives to come. Teej is observed for marital happiness, the well-being of spouse and children and purification of own body and soul. Teej is the most famous festival among Nepali women.

August 23, 2020, Rishi Panchami 

Rishi Panchami is a festival that is celebrated immediately after Teej Puja. Hindu women attach undue importance to this festival of Rishi Panchami because they believe that by observing Rishi
Panchmi fast and by paying homage to Rishis (Saints) on this day of the festival, they will be blessed and forgiven for all their sins that they are bound to commit during their menstrual cycle by not following the strictures laid down for them by their religion.

Note:
Hartalika Teej and Rishi Panchami are observed by females only. Ghode Jatra, Gai Jatra and Indra Jatra are observed in Kathmandu valley only. Some dates of the festivals are subject to change. In such cases, we will be updating the festival dates.

 

 

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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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Everest Expedition Guide

 

Everest Expedition Guide

Everest Expedition is one of the highest and most privileged achievements of life for every climber and mountaineers. To stand at the pinnacle of the earth is a dream for every climber and it is the most rewarding feelings. Everest Expedition guide guides you to your dream of climbing the highest summit of the earth. Everest Expedition is a lifetime opportunity and an adventurous and thrilling journey to the top. However, we with our experienced climbing Sherpa and porters will help you overcome each and every obstacle on your way toward your dream. Here’s your guide to Everest Expedition.

 

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Everest Expedition cost.

The typical cost when climbing the Everest with a Western agency is $45,000 and above. With a local Nepali operator it can be between $25,000 and $40,000.” The cost includes the royalty fee of $11,000 for the peak. Most agencies conduct Sherpa-supported climbs.

Everest Expedition Company

Everest Expedition is one of the most adventurous journeys of lifetime. You may encounter a lot of obstacles on your way. For this dreadful journey of your life you must be very careful while choosing the company. Choosing a wrong company may stop you from achieving your goals and also may even cost you a life.

Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd provides full support for Everest Expedition. We do have highly experienced guides and porters in our company and years of experience in related field. If you are looking for a best company for your Everest Expedition then you can contact Actual Adventure pvt.Ltd. However, a good company can only be your companion and support for your lifetime journey. Other than that you need to work very hard and be physically and mentally fit to reach the pinnacle of the earth.

 Everest Expedition 2020

Our Everest Expedition 2020 starts from the 1st and Second week of April. If you want to join our Everest Expedition then please hurry up and contact us ASAP. We provide full board service for the Everest Expedition and trainings about the uses of climbing equipments from our very well experienced Sherpa guides few days before the start of Expedition. The duration of the expedition is about two months. If you are physical and mentally fit with prior climbing experience to other mountains and peaks then you are eligible for Everest Expedition 2020.

Everest Expedition 2021

If you are thinking of doing Everest Expedition in 2021 then you can contact actual adventure Pvt.Ltd. We are providing all the trainings for the Everest Expedition.  Everest Expedition 2021 starts in the spring of 2021. Since, it is an adventurous journey you cannot just join the group and go for expedition. To climb the highest summit of the earth is not a joke and you must have an excellent physical fitness. If you really want to do Everest Expedition in 2021 then we will help you and provide full support to make your dream come true. Our highly experienced mountain guides will train you now so that you will be perfectly fit and ready to soar high.   To climb Mount Everest you will need significant climbing experience, solid alpine skills, good mountain judgment, excellent physical conditioning, and a huge amount of dedication and determination. If you really want to join our Everest Expedition 2020 then we can help you through all the stages of your preparation, from technical skills development to training in cold weather survival skills and the gaining of climbing experience at high altitude.

Eco Everest Expedition

Eco Everest Expedition is an annual expedition drill, started in 2008, with the sole aim of clearing and removing accumulated debris on Mount Everest. If you want to take part in Everest Eco Expedition 2020 and 20201 then you can con tact us. We have seats available for Eco Everest Expedition 2020 and Eco Everest Expedition 2021.  One of the main problems that the mountains are facing today is the numbers of waste materials that are left by the climbers during their expedition. It is one of the major causes of the world facing climate change. We are highly against leaving waste materials in the mountains and we request everyone to leave nothing except footprints. If you want to support Eco Everest Expedition and contribute against climate change then you can join this Eco Everest Expedition.

Current Mount Everest Expeditions

Luxury Everest Climb

Luxury Everest Climb is a package for those who want to make their Everest Expedition a luxurious one. In this Luxury Everest Climb we will provide. This service facilitates you to experience the feeling of accomplishment that one gets while succeeding in an adventurous sport, all while providing highest levels of safety and comfort that can be imagined in such a difficult landscape.

In a Luxury Everest Climb you will be provided with the finest services to make your climb to Mount Everest a most thrilling and luxurious journey of your life time. You will stay in a five-star hotel in Kathmandu and a luxurious welcome dinner with the team. Moreover, you will be provided with a private bakery and bar at base camp with private heated kitchen, shower, and toilet tents at base camp. You will also get a personal photographer, meals of your choice with unlimited tea and coffee. A part from this you will also be provided with a private helicopter service to Lukla and back to Kathmandu.  Luxury Everest Climb is a journey that is beyond anyone’s imagination and a lifetime unforgettable memory when experienced.

 

Everest Expedition Cost

The typical cost when climbing the Everest with a Western agency is $45,000 and above. With a local Nepali operator it can be between $25,000 and $40,000.” The cost includes the royalty fee of $11,000 for the peak. It is cheaper to climb Mount Everest with a Local Nepali Company than a Western Agency. Most of the local agencies conduct Sherpa support climbs. As it is one of the major sources of income for the mountaineering Sherpa’s climbing through a local agency helps to uplift the living standard of Sherpa’s as well. The cost for Everest Expedition includes the following:

  • AIRPORTS PICK UP AND DROP– Both International and Domestic airport pick up and drop.
  • HOTEL IN KATHMANDU– Luxurious hotels under Full Board Plan in Kathmandu.
  • WELCOME DINNER: A warm welcome dinner at Nepalese Restaurant with live cultural show.
  • CARGO CLERANCE: International Air cargo clearance of Member Personal Luggage & Payment of Government taxes in Nepal. *before the expedition
  • PERMITS: Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb Everest and Lobuche, Sagarmatha National Park permit, TIMS CARD & Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entry Permit and its fee.
  • LIAISON OFFICER: 1 Government Liaison officer with full equipment, Daily salary and insurance.
  • Khumbu Ice Fall Climbing charge to (SPCC) Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee.
  • GARBAGE DEPOSITE: Garbage deposit fee and rubbish collection cost.
  • TRANSPORTATION: All the land transportation in Kathmandu by private vehicles as per itinerary.
  • HELICOPTER FLIGHT: All Helicopter flights as per the Itinerary. From Kathmandu to Namche, Namche to Dingboche, During the expedition return back to Kathmandu and after Expedition from Everest BC to Kathmandu.
  • INSURANCE: Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese staffs, Sherpas and UIAGM Guide during the trek and expedition.
  • TREKKING: All logistic management, trek from Dingboche to Everest Base camp with UIAGM guide and private cook who will be cooking foods for member, Overnight stay at lodge and Member all personal belongings will be carried by porters.
  • One Personal Photographer during the trip.
  • FOODS: Hygienic foods during trek and during expedition is of no limit.
  • DRINKING:  Hot water, tea and coffee during trek and during Expedition is of no limit.
  • MEMBER LUGGAGE: Up to 200 Kg member’s personal luggage during the trek carrying by porters.
  • BASE CAMP EQUIPMET: Personal The North Face / Kailas Tent for Member, Private Kitchen tent, Private Dining Tent, One Communication Tent, Private Shower tent, Private toilet tent and Kitchen Utensils.
  • HEATER: Heater at base camp in each tent.
  • SOLAR / GENERATOR / LIGHT:1 Solar panel and Generator for lights at base camp, battery charge, for laptop and other electronic devices.
  • BASE CAMP STAFFS: 1 Experienced Base camp cook, kitchen helper and 1 base camp manager.
  • HIGH CAMP SERVICE: High Altitude Tent, Necessary cooking EPI gas, cooking pot for member, High food for member, Sherpa, all climbing and cooking crew at (C1) (C2) (C3) (C4). Group climbing gears, fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period as required.
  • High Camp Service at Lobuhce High Camp.
  • ROPE FIXING: The team of experienced Sherpas will fix the route In Everest (no extra charge will be applied to members).
  • SPECIAL CARE BY DIRECTORS: Guidance and instruction by Mingma Sherpa 1ST 8000 M summiteer of South Asia, Chhang Dawa Sherpa world’s youngest 8000 M summiteer and Tashi Lakpa Sherpa Multiple Everest Summiteer and many more 8000 M Mountain Summiteer.
  • GAMOW BAG: 1 Rescue sled (Gamow bag) for emergency.
  • RESCUE TEAM: A team of Sherpa at Camp II, for the emergency and rescue purpose.
  • REST IN NAMCHE:  Helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Namche (rest in Namche) and Namche to Dingboche. (1 time).
  • REST IN KATHMANDU:  Helicopter flight from Everest base camp – Kathmandu – Everest Base camp via Namche (1 time).
  • UIAGM GUIDE: 1 UIAGM guide will be with you from Kathmandu to Kathmandu all the time for your Guidance.
  • WELL EXPERIENCED SHERPAS:  3 well experienced, veteran and strong climbing Sherpa who has summited Everest multiple times will be with Member and plus one UIAGM guide from base camp to summit, they will be helping in each step during the ascent and carrying all the member belongings, Oxygen Bottles and necessary stuffs for high camps till to the summit and back to the base camp.
  • UIAGM AND CLIMBING SHERPA ALLOWANCE / SALARY: Transportation, lodging, foods, Full Equipment, Daily Salary, Bonus, high camps setup and route fixing cost.
  • OXYGEN AND MASK REGULATOR FOR MEMBER: 12 Bottle of (4 Liters) Oxygen to member and 2 set of tested brand-new mask and regulator.
  • OXYGEN AND MASK REGULATOR FOR STAFFS: 4 Bottle of Oxygen to each climbing Sherpa and to UIAGM guide and 1 set of Mask and regulator to each of them.
  • UNLIMITED INTERNET SERVICE: THURIYA IP+ or Available Internet service at base camp on unlimited uses basis.
  • WEATHER FORECASTE: Weather forecast report from Meteotest, Bern (Switzerland) during the entire expedition.
  • SATELITE PHONE TO CALL: Provision of Satellite Phone to call family, friends and Relatives 1 hour in a day.
  • BAR AND BAKERY FACILITY: Free bar and Free Fresh bakery at base camp for Member privately.
  • FRESH FOODS: Fresh fruits, Fresh Vegetables, Fresh Meat, and Foods will be drop by helicopter every week in base camp.
  • MEMBER INSURANCE: Travel and high-altitude insurance, accident, medical & emergency evacuation for climbing member.
  • STAFF INSURANCE: Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese staffs during the trek and expedition.
  • 12 HOURS HELI SERVICE: In case of need we have our own Helicopter at first priority for your safety, all the day.
  • Comprehensive medical kit for member.

Can I climb Mount Everest for free?

You cannot climb Mount Everest for free. You will need to pay the outstanding fees for permits to the Nepalese government. Other than that, you will also need the appropriate clothing and equipment, oxygen, food, and other things. Everest can only be climbed after taking permission from Nepal Government that itself costs 10000$.  About 30k-35k $ is required for the equipments like oxygen cylinders, Sherpa, porters, guides, etc.

There is nothing like climbing Mount Everest for free however you can get sponsors if you are planning for a unique climb. There are many alpine clubs and groups that offer up grants for unique climbs, personal stories and accomplishments but getting enough from those to cover all the costs is essentially sponsorship as well.

How much does it cost to climb Everest 2019?

The typical cost when climbing the Everest with a Western agency is $45,000 and above. With a local Nepali operator it can be between $25,000 and $40,000.” The cost includes the royalty fee of $11,000 for the peak. In 2019 there have been 9,058 summits of Everest by 4,122 foreign men, 602 foreign women, and 4,320 Sherpas according to the Himalayan Database. The highest permits were issued in 2019 since the beginning of the Expedition till the date.  The Climbing cost of Mount Everest includes all the permits and royalty fees.

Can I Climb Mount Everest without a Sherpa?

It is always better to climb Mount Everest with a guide. Mount Everest is one of the most dreadful journeys and cannot be attempt without a guide. Nepal has amended its mountaineering regulations, prohibiting foreign individual climbers from scaling all mountains in the country without an escort. A Sherpa is a mountain guide or people living in the mountain region. If you are climbing with local Nepalese operator you will be accompanied with Sherpa guides and porters. However, it is not compulsory to climb Mount Everest with a Sherpa some western companies may offer you western guides as well.

Can Sherpas climb without oxygen?

Sherpas are people who are born in high altitude. Living for longer years at high altitude gave an advantage to them to adopt the lower content of oxygen in the air. They have more capacity to survive in high altitude than any normal people. Most of the Sherpa’s talk about climbing mount Everest without oxygen but only few really do. However it is still not possible to some Sherpas to climb without oxygen.

How much do Everest Sherpas make?

The Sherpas earn much more than the average income holders in Nepal in a single expedition. Although they risk their life for it, Everest Expedition is one of the highest paying jobs in the world. While a Western guide can make about $50,000 per season, Sherpa’s only earn about $2,000 to $5,000 per season, with bonuses if they reach the summit. That’s far more than the $48 average monthly salary in Nepal, but the job is also tremendously dangerous.

Can a normal person climb Mount Everest?

Most of the people climbing to Everest are just normal people with a little extra effort. Although, Mount Everest is one of the highest summit of the earth it is not the most difficult one. However, you need to be well focused and dedicated towards your goals. Mountaineering requires extra elements and some technical knowledge.

Can a helicopter fly to the top of Mount Everest?

Yes definitely helicopter can fly even at higher altitude than Mount Everest. But it is very dangerous to fly helicopters to the top of the Mount Everest because the mountain provides very unpredictable weather condition. Moreover, Helicopters require a certain amount of air for lift and there is lack of air near the peak of Mount Everest which makes it impossible for most helicopters to get the required lift.

How many times do Sherpa’s climb Everest?

Westerners climb the Everest for adventure only once or twice. On the other hand, Sherpas have to do it all over again and again. While the Westerners cross an icefall four or five times at most, the Sherpas have to do it over 15 to 20 times, fixing the ropes, making camps and transporting luggage. Climbing Mount Everest is one of the major sources of income for most of the Sherpas. Sherpas Climb Everest at least 4 to 5 times in a year.

A Nepalese mountain climber 49 years old Kami Rita Sherpa has now climbed Mount Everest holding a record of 24 times and he’s hoping to do it one more time before he retires. He has been climbing Everest since 1994. Because it is their major source of income most of the Sherpa’s climb mount Everest a lot more than other climbers.

Why Sherpa are so strong?

Humans are gifted with a special ability to adjust in any kind of environment. Since, Sherpas are born in high altitude with harsh climate and very rare facilities. They are struggling since their very early age for even basic facilities. There are not road transportations in the mountains and they have to walk for hours to go from one place to another. This makes the Sherpas stronger than other people.

How long does an oxygen bottle last on Everest?

An oxygen bottle can last up to 5 hours if you consume it at the highest rate of inhaling. According to the NNMGA, climbers use seven bottles of oxygen on average on their way up and down.

Does Netflix have Everest?

There is not Everest on Netflix but you can find other several adventure movie related to mountains on Netflix. There is no shortage of films about mountain climbers on Netflix, despite Everest’s current absence from the site. Perilous peaks of nature are, it turns out, great source material

How many bodies are still on Mount Everest?

Dead bodies are the main source of trash problem in the Mount Everest. More than 300 people have died on both sides of the the mountain since 1924 attempting to summit Mount Everest. There are at least 200 bodies that are spread across the mountain on various routes. Most deaths have been attributed to avalanches, falls, serac collapse, exposure, frostbite, or health problems related to conditions on the mountain. Not all bodies have been located, so details on those deaths are not available.

Is Mount Everest always cold?

The temperature on the mountain never goes above freezing point. Mount Everest averages -19C in summer and -36C in winter. The temperature is inversely promotional to the altitude. Higher the altitude lowers the temperature and lower the altitude higher the temperature. Since, Everest is the highest mountain of the world it is always cold. Not only mount Everest but there is always cold on other mountains as well.

How hard is Everest?

Although, Mount Everest is the highest peak of the world it is not the hardest mountain to climb according to the climbers. Everest is comparatively easier to climb than other mountains like Annapurna and K2. However, it is not either easy to climb as well. The difficulty level is moderate if you are an experienced climber. There are various factors making it difficult to climb Mount Everest. One of the main factor is the unpredictable weather condition and another is the altitude and lack of oxygen above 8000m. Another hardest part of the expedition is the Khumbu Icefall where the most fatality rates have been occurred. You will need to climb up to that altitude with lots of burden on your back. You can also hire extra porters paying extra amount.

The important thing for your successful expedition to Mount Everest is 100% physical fitness and mental strength. If you really want to go on the top then you must be very well prepared physically and mentally.

How do climbers use the bathroom on Everest?

The climbers defecate using a bottle or plastic bags inside the tent.  It is easier for men to defecate into a standard water bottle, prominently labeled. While ladies have it a little bit harder, and use a funnel to defecate into a bottle.

How many have died climbing El Capitan?

There are over thirty fatalities have been recorded between 1905 and 2018 while climbing El Capitan, including seasoned climbers. El Capitan, also known as El Cap, is a vertical rock formation in Yosemite National Park, located on the north side of Yosemite Valley, near its western end. The granite monolith is about 3,000 feet from base to summit along its tallest face, and is a popular objective for rock climbers.

What is the hardest mountain to climb?

Annapurna-I is the hardest mountain to climb in the world with highest fatality rate. Annapurna-I is the 10th highest peak in the world standing with an altitude of 8,091m. The deaths of 72 climbers on this mountain brings death rate to 38%. No other mountains in the world have such a high fatality rate.

How long does it take to summit Everest?

It takes around 60-64 days to summit Mount Everest. You will spend three to four weeks going up and down the mountain to establish camps with food, fuel and oxygen. The average time from arriving at Base Camp to reaching the summit is 40 days. On most climbs it is the Sherpas who are doing the heavy carrying so you are acclimatizing your body to the high altitude

How long does it take to descend from Mount Everest?

What big cat can live on Mt Everest?

There are not many animals that can be found near the top of Mount Everest because it is just too high. The conditions are very cold and there isn’t as much oxygen so animals have to adapt to survive.  Animals such as the snow leopard and mountain sheep can live in these areas. The big cat like Snow Leopards can be found near Mt.Everest.

Why do you need a permit to climb Mount Everest?

The permit is a tax to raise revenue for the government, and it permits a person to step beyond Base Camp. The Nepalese government charges Nepalese citizens about US$650 to access Mount Everest in the spring climbing season, which is considerably less than the US$11,000 they charge citizens of other nations.

How many people have climbed K2?

For every 100 climbers who have summited K2, 29 have died. A scant 306 people have ever stood on the summit of K2, compared to more than 5,600 Everest summiteers.

Why is it so hard to climb Mount Everest?

There are various factors making it difficult to climb Mount Everest. One of the main factor is the unpredictable weather condition and another is the altitude and lack of oxygen above 8000m. Another hardest part of the expedition is the Khumbu Icefall where the most fatality rates have been occurred.

Where do Sherpas live?

Most Sherpa people live in the eastern regions of Nepal; however, some live farther west in the Rolwaling Valley and in the Helambu region north of Kathmandu.

Do Sherpas use oxygen on Everest?

Most Sherpa will consequently require oxygen above camp 4 in order to perform at their best. Since Sherpas are stronger than us at altitude, they are very well suited for alpine style expeditions in the Himalayas. You will need them to carry the oxygen, the gear and as a safety on the summit push.

Has anyone climbed Everest without a Sherpa?

Göran Kropp. Lars Olof Göran Kropp (11 December 1966 – 30 September 2002) was a Swedish adventurer and mountaineer. He made a solo ascent of Mount Everest without bottled oxygen or Sherpa support in May 1996, for which he travelled by bicycle alone from Sweden and – a part – back.

How many Sherpas die each year?

There is no exact record of how many Sherpa die each year. But Mount Everest Expedition is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world and every year many people die attempting to summit the peak. Some 290 people have died climbing Everest in more than a century of attempts, according to the Himalayan Database, an archive that tracks expeditions in the Nepalese Himalayas going back to 1905. About one third of people who lose their life during Everest Expedition are Sherpas.

Has anyone spent the night on Everest?

A Sherpa guide Babu Chhiri Sherpa age 33 had completed 21 hours at the summit of Mount Everest today, setting what is likely a record for the longest stay atop the world’s tallest mountain.

Is Sherpa a last name?

Yes Sherpa is a last name and mostly known as the people living in the mountains. Sherpa is not just a last name but a symbol of their bravery. Sherpa is an internationally recognized name.  Sherpa is one of the ethnic groups’ native to the most mountainous regions of Nepal and the Himalayas.

How cold is it on top of Mt Everest?

The climate of Mount Everest is extremely cold. In January, the coldest month, the summit temperature averages about -36° C (about -33° F) and can drop as low as -60° C (-76° F). In July, the warmest month, the average summit temperature is -19° C (-2° F).

Who stayed the longest at the top of Mount Everest?

A Sherpa guide Babu Chhiri Sherpa age 33 had completed 21 hours at the summit of Mount Everest today, setting what is likely a record for the longest stay atop the world’s tallest mountain.

Can you parachute onto Everest?

Although some attempts have been done. It is very dangerous to Parachute on Everest. One of the biggest challenges that you’d face is lack of air. Although it is very challenging, but it is possible to parachute onto Everest. One would need a very calm day and the accuracy skills to go with the small landing area. Air density is also about a third of what it is at sea level so you would also need a larger canopy.

Do Sherpa’s climb Everest without oxygen?

Not all of the Sherpa’s can climb without oxygen. Although they can survive the lower oxygen content in the air a lot more than other people. Climbing Mount Everest without oxygen is a topic which is frequently talked by many but actually did by few ones.  In 1999, with a Sherpa named Babu stayed on the summit for 21 hours with no supplementary oxygen. It was the longest time spent on the summit of Mount Everest with no supplementary oxygen.

Can you climb Everest in a day?

The total journey to Mount Everest takes about 60- 62 days. There are several records made during the summit of Mount Everest. While it is almost impossible to climb Everest in one day for a normal mountaineer two people have made record summiting Mount Everest in a single day. Fastest ascent from Everest South Base Camp with supplemental oxygen was done by Lhakpa Gelu Sherpa from Nepal in 10 hours 56 min and 46 sec on May 26, 2003. Likewise, fastest ascent without supplemental oxygen and fastest ascent from Everest North Base Camp was done in 16 hours and 45 minutes by Hans Kammerlander from Italy on May 24, 1996.  These two records are the fastest ascent to Mount Everest so far. However, you need to be extremely strong both physically and mentally to climb Mount Everest in a single day.

What time of year can you climb Everest?

You can climb Everest during the month of Mar, April, May, June, September, October and November. These months are suitable for climbing Everest. However, April and May are the popular months for Expedition with high success climbing rates.

How do people survive on Mount Everest?

People survive on Mount Everest with the help of oxygen. Other than that there are other several factors that you need to build up on yourself to deal with during critical situations.

What is the hardest part of climbing Mount Everest?

The hardest part of climbing Everest is passing through the Khumbu ice fall. The icefall is considered one of the most dangerous stages of the South Col route to Everest’s summit. You should know about all the technical methods and skills required to handle the unfavorable weather condition in the mountains. Likewise, you should also focus on your diet and drink plenty of water.

Which is the easiest route up Everest?

The south route of Everest from Nepal Side is believed to be technically easier to ascend and the North side is much harder to climb because of the time spent at high altitude, the weather and the distance travelled to reach the summit. Most of the successful ascents are done through South route of Everest.

Can you walk up Everest?

While it is possible to climb Mount Everest without oxygen, it is highly inadvisable. Only five percent of the people who have successfully climbed the mountain did so without oxygen.

Can you see Everest from Kathmandu?

If you don’t want to explore the mountains going to the mountains then you have a choice of still getting to see those wonderful snow capped peak from Kathmandu as well. Yes you heard it right, Everest can also be seen from Kathmandu. The Chandragiri hills which is a few kilometers far from the main city offers a panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges and Mount Everest on a clear day. Moreover, another popular tourist destination, viewpoints and hill stations just outside Kathmandu like – Daman, Nagarjun and Nagarkot also provides a wide range of panoramic view of the mountains.  However because of the distance i.e. 161-km or 100-mile distance between Kathmandu and Mount Everest doesn’t let you to feel the mountains close to you.

If you want to feel the mountains and see them close to you then you can also take a mountain flight which costs about 200 USD.  If you are a budgeted traveler then Chandragiri hills or other hill stations are the best for you. You will also get a chance to take a ride in a cable car visiting Chandragiri hills.

Is Everest base camp trek worth it?

Off course, if you are an adventure seeker and a nature lover then Everest Base Camp is the best destination for you. Everest Base Camp hasn’t been the most popular foot hills without being worth for.  Everest Base camp trek is not just an ordinary walk to the mountains but there you will get to see the beauty of nature at its best. Also you will get to interact with the friendliest, warm hearted and kind Sherpa people and walk in the legendary foothills of the legends Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. A part from this you will get the most wonderful view of the Mount Everest and other surrounding mountains. However, if you are not a nature lover and trek enthusiastic then you can also opt for Everest View trek as well.

How far is base camp from the top of Everest?

The distance from the top of Everest to the Base Camp is 36.5 kilometers or 22 miles.

Can you drive to Everest Base Camp?

Unfortunately there is no road access to Everest Base Camp. The only ways you can get there is either fly to Lukla and trek for several days or directly fly to Everest Base Camp via Helicopter.

Has anyone died trekking to Everest Base Camp?

Although Everest Base Camp is one of the toughest treks in the world, the fatality rate is very less. On the low the estimated deaths is around 3-5 people each year on the Everest Base Camp Trek. On the high end this number could be as high as 12-15. These numbers are estimates but out of roughly 30,000 people who do the trek yearly, this is a death rate of about 0.03%. Most of the deaths occurred during Everest Base Camp trek is due to altitude sickness.

How many people die climbing Everest?

More than 300 people have died attempting to reach the summit. The last year without known deaths on the mountain was 1977; a year in which only two people reached the summit. Most of the deaths occur due to poor weather condition and some due to poor preparations. Mount Everest expedition is a dreadful journey and it may cost you a life if attempt without proper preparations.

 

Is Everest base camp hard?

Everest Base Camp is the most popular trekking destination and often considered as one of the toughest trekking destinations. However, it is not so tough to trek to Everest Base Camp. The factors making it a tough trekking destination is because of its high altitude, no access to roads and only flight to Lukla Airport which is one of the dangerous airports in the world. However, if you love trekking and can walk up to 7 hours on an unfavorable terrain than you can easily trek to Everest Base Camp.

Everest Base Camp has the most strenuous trials which makes this trek difficult. To do this trek one must be physically fit and must be able to walk for about 6-7 hours in an unfamiliar terrain. Also there may be numbers of obstacle you may face while doing this trek like delay in Lukla Flight due to unfavorable weather condition, altitude sickness and others.  Not everyone is capable enough to do Everest Base Camp trek but every trekkers has once dreamed of it.

There are also several ways of making this trek easier. Here’s how,

Step one: Fly to Lukla via Chartered Helicopter.

The Lukla Airport is considered as one of the most dangerous airstrips in the world because of its short airstrips and unpredictable weather. And because of the frequent change in the weather the flight to Lukla often gets delayed for several days or cancelled. To avoid the risk of getting the flights cancelled and have safe flight to Lukla you can fly via chartered helicopter from Kathmandu. You can fly via charted helicopter even in case of bad weather and is safer because it can be landed anywhere.

Step two: Lukla to Gorakshep via Chartered Helicopter.

If you want to avoid trekking for several days then this can be the best option for you. The chartered helicopter can drop you to Gorakshep which is the final stop while trekking to Everest Base Camp. You can skip a lot of hours of strenuous trek and also can have the experience of trekking back to Lukla directly after visiting Everest Base Camp. This is the best idea to save several days with an experience of trekking to Everest Base Camp.

Step Three: Gorakshep to Lukla via Chartered Helicopter.

The several days trek can be more tiring and you may not have much energy after several days trek to EBC. Hence, after visiting Everest Base Camp you can directly fly back to Lukla via Chartered Helicopter. After reaching to Lukla you can directly fly to Kathmandu from Lukla aeroplane via flight. It also saves your budget.

 

Step Four:  Fly to Kathmandu directly from Gorakshep via Chartered Helicopter.

Since the Lukla flight gets delayed frequently you may have to wait for several days in Lukla in case of bad weather. To avoid the risk of getting the flights delayed and skip trekking back, you can directly fly to Kathmandu from Lukla. It will save a lot of your effort and energy.

 Step Five: One day tour to EBC via Chartered Helicopter.

If you eagerly want to see the Everest Base Camp but without trekking then, this is the perfect option for you. The one day tour takes you directly to the Everest Base Camp in a chartered helicopter. You will spend few minutes in Everest Base Camp and fly back to Kathmandu.  In this one day tour you cannot just reach the Everest Base Camp, but also get to explore the beauty of Khumbu or Everest region as well.

 

 

 

 

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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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Corona Virus in Nepal

Corona Virus in Nepal

The outbreak of Novel Corona Virus that is spread in China has set a World Health Emergency declared by WHO. At least 25 countries have confirmed cases and several nations have evacuated their citizens from Hubei. Three deaths have been recorded outside mainland China – one in Hong Kong one in the Philippines, and the most recent in Japan.

However, being a neighboring country of China Nepal still is highly unaffected by the virus outbreak. Till now only one person who returned from China has been suspected of being affected by Nov-Corona virus in Nepal and has been discharged from the hospital with successful treatment. Other than that, the effect of Corona Virus in Nepal is not yet seen and the government of Nepal, multiple health organizations and agencies are working together to diagnose and cope with corona virus. Hopefully, this may work to prevent the spread of corona virus in Nepal. In this context, Nepal is safe to visit. However, some precautions are necessary just in case. There are not any health emergencies diagnosed with corona virus in Nepal.

Is it safe to visit Nepal after Corona Virus?

Although Nepal shares its border with China there is no risk of Corona Virus in Nepal. Nepal is still safe from the virus outbreak. The governmental bodies and private sector of Nepal is continuously working on to control this outbreak. You can feel safe to visit Nepal and we assure you that it will not affect your travel experience. Nepal does not have any transmission history of corona virus till the date but we still request you to do proper care and precaution.

Corona Virus Safety and Prevention at Tribhuvan International Airport.

Due to constant vigilance by government authorities and swift medical response around the world, the spread of the virus has been arrested and well under control globally. The ministry of tourism in Nepal to check and curb the impact of the virus and isolate such cases when reported. A separate health desk manned by doctors and health professionals has been set up at Tribhuvan International Airport as well as in all border points along Nepal and china. Nepal Government has also installed at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu to monitor people who may be infected by deadly Corona Virus.

Precautions to Prevent from Corona Virus

As many as four hospitals are running intensive care units to treat any patients with corona virus. So far only one confirmed case has been reported in Nepal and the patients with corona virus.  While travelling to Nepal it best to include some everyday hygienic habits to prevent you from Corona Virus.  We suggest you to follow following precautions to prevent deadly corona virus.

 

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using facemask.
    • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear facemask to protect themselves from respiratory viruses, including 2019-nCoV.
    • Facemask should be used by people who show symptoms of 2019 novel coronavirus, in order to protect others from the risk of getting infected. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

 

Nepal is safe from the deadly Novel Corona Virus. Since, Nepal is celebrating Nepal Tourism Year 2020 the virus outbreak has been adversely affecting the tourism industry of Nepal. If you are planning to visit Nepal ple do visit and there is no risk of spreading Corona Virus.

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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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