Friday, December 02, 2011

Visit Lumbini - 2012 (with documentary video)

Prime Minister of Nepal Dr. Baburam Bhattarai formally announced the much-talked-about Visit Lumbini Year -2012 (VLY-2012) from the birthplace of Gautam Buddha on Thursday, inviting the world to work towards creating a peaceful society through Buddha’s peace message.
According to the government statistics, 99,508 tourists (excluding Indians) visited Lumbini in 2010.“I formally declare the year 2012 as Visit Lumbini Year so as to make the birthplace of Buddha a centre of global attraction,” said the prime minister at a programme . Lumbini is one of the country’s 10 sites inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage Site List.
Tourists attraction places at LUMBINI :
Lumbini, birthplace of Lord Buddha - The Light of Asia , is the centre of holy faith for the millions of Buddhists all over the world. Located in south-western Nepal, Lumbini holds several reminders of Lord Buddha. One of the most important historical sites in Nepal is endowed by nature with rich natural beauty ...
Bhaktapur Durbar Square
The Ashoka Stambha at Lumbini

Friday, November 25, 2011

Dang : New destination for Paragliding in Nepal

Paragliding is a relatively new adventure sport in Nepal. Paragliding in this Himalayan country can be a truly wonderful and fulfilling experience for the adventure-seekers. You can experience unparalleled scenic grandeur as you share airspace with Himalayan griffin vultures, eagles, kites, while floating over villages, monasteries, temples, lakes and jungles, with a fantastic view of the majestic Himalayas.
 Paragliding in Nepal

Gliding is a weather dependent sport and the flying season in Nepal commences from November through February, the best months being November and December. By virtue of its latitude and monsoonal climate, the tree line in Nepal is at an incredible 3,900 m above sea level. With conditions milder than summer alpine, these are excellent and constant atmospherics. 

Dang , one of the largest valley in the South Asia and surrounded by the greenery Maha-Bharart Mountainous Region has become the newest destination for adventure paragliders. Out of many religious temples, rivers , lakes, Caves ; the palragliding is now being the new tourism site in Dang. 

Recently , the team members of National Paragliders have discovered that 'The Sawarikot' located at Laxmipur VDC in the west of Dang could be a next better place for paragliding tourism.The team members glided in the blue sky of Dang valley for 2 hours long . Dang Travel Agencies are awaiting for foreign as well as internal tourists for servicing .

          Tourists can visit the Dang valley directly via buses or via  air - planes from Kathmandu - the capital city.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Nepal Honeymoon Tour Packages

While it was fairly simple to agree upon a perfect wedding spot, the best honeymoon destination was not so easy. After all, what is the best honeymoon destination? This is probably a different place for everyone. Why not visit a place that has the entire wanted test. Where you could enjoy the mountains, peak, beauty of nature, river, lake, wildlife, shopping. There are great package deals that cater to your every desire. If you are in search of that best honeymoon destination, then why not Nepal, check out our packages, you can sort through infinite honeymoon package deals that will really get you excited. The hardest part is choosing one out of the many. 

No matter what your preferences are, you will likely find the best honeymoon package that suits you and your new spouse. The great thing about these different packages is the price. When you look for all-inclusive deals, you really can save some cash. Granted, this is your honeymoon and you want to go all out, but you might as well plan smart in doing so. Airfares, hotel fees, and amenities for newlyweds are all provided in some of the best honeymoon destination package deals. A good thing to take into consideration is the surrounding environment. You want the amenities to offer all that you enjoy, while staying in a luxurious room. You can find out all dining and attractions before making that big trip.

The most treasured and waited moment of your married life. It is the golden period of your married life, which undoubtedly needs to be cherished in a memorable way. To spend few days in the lap of the Nature with your beloved is totally marvelous! We offer the best alternatives to those people who are looking for an unforgettable honeymoon. We have pre-established itinerary, but we can also tailor your honeymoon, taking into account your special needs and preferences.

Nepal Honeymoon Tour Package Short and Sweet (5 Nights)
Nepal Honeymoon Tour Package with Golden Moment (6 Nights)
Nepal Honeymoon Tour Package Sun Rise to Sun Set (6 Nights)
Nepal Honeymoon Trip Tour Package (7 Nights)
Honeymoon in Everest Tour Package (9 Nights)
Honeymoon trip tour with Nepal (9 Nights 10 Days )
Nepal Honeymoon Tour (10 Nights 11 Days)
Honeymoon Tour in Nepal (11 Nights 12 Days)
Nepal Honeymoon Wild Adventure Tour in Nepal (13 Nights)

Itinerary can be Customize as your Requirement. If this above itinerary is not suffice or have any questions, you can ask one of my expert team member for help.

Honeymoon Tour in Nepal - 10 Days
The 10 days carefully designed honeymoon tour in Nepal adds more the pleasure to your marital life. In this  program, you would be given the chance to enjoy the colorful cultures, ancient history and wonders of Mother Nature,the most romantic, breathtaking sceneries as well as wildlife and floral forests, terraced farms carved off the hillside, gushing rivers and the pervasive aura of the majestic Himalayas.

The program designed below is all inclusive program, where your only concern is the romantic movements. All the meals, entrance fees are taken care of. At the end of the tour, you would be given the special "honeymoon" gift as a token of care from us. A farewell dinner would be hosted with the cultural show at the end of the trip.
Nepal Honeymoon Tour
Nepal Honeymoon Tour Day to day trip itinerary

Day 01: Arrival, Hotel Transfer, Sight seeing at Kathmandu Durbar square and house of the Living Goddess
Day 02: Sight seeing in Pashupati Nath, Bouddha Nath, Swoyambhu Nath, and Patan Durbar Square.
Day 03: Free time; afternoon drive to Nagarkot for sunset view and Hotel transfer
Day 04: Wake up call; Sunrise view; after breakfast drive back to Kathmandu via Bhaktapur; free time and stay
Day 05: Drive/fly to Chitwan, Hotel transfer, and Jungle safari activities.
Day 06: Jungle safari activities.
Day 07: Drive/fly to Pokhara, Hotel transfer, Leisure walk along Phewa lake and boating.
Day 08: Sunrise, Sight seeing and stay.
Day 09: Drive/ Fly to Kathmandu and Hotel transfer; Evening: Farewell dinner with cultural program.
Day 10: Airport transfer and departure.

Travel Agency Contact :
Welcome Nepal Treks and Tours Pvt. Ltd.
P.O.BOX: 15142, KPC 547 Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone: +977-1-4253677

Friday, November 18, 2011

Sunrise Paragliding in Nepal (with featured documentary video)

Paragliding is a quite new adventurous activity in Nepal , but the paragliding is a truely fantastic and pleasing that any adventure lover can feel or experience . You can experience the extreme scenic dignity ,as your  share airspace flies near the Himalayan as a griffin vultures, eagles , kites, floating over the villages , monasteries , temples, lakes, and jungles ,with a fantastic view of the magnificent Himalayas. The starting point for the flight is Sarangkot(1592m), which offers great views of Fewa lake , where sunrise and sunset rays land in . If you want to have funs with gliding why don't let us serve you.

Flight locations : We take a 20 min jeep ride from Pokhara uphill to Sarangkot viewpoint 2000ft above Lakeside . This is where we take off . From here we can see the highest mountains in the world : Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manaslu, all over 8000m. We offer 3 types of tandem flights from here .

Paragliding Packages :
This midday flight gives you the thrill of high flight as we thermal up above Sarangkot in the company of eagles and vultures , 20-30 min.We land by the lake.
Price : 70.00 Euro /person

Tourists experiencing the fantastic and pleasing adventure of paragliding at Sarangkot

   The flight is designed to give the chance to experience flying from one valley to another. Using thermals , clouds and birds to guide us  ,we take you on an unforgettable journey north of Pokhara toward the big mountains. We fly as long as we can and aim to return to Pokhara same afternoon . Flight time - 1 hour approx.
Price: 100.00 Euro /person
Travel Agencies :

  • Outfitter Nepal Treks & Expedition (P.) Ltd.
    Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal Post Box: - 19058
  • Frontiers Paragliding
  • Pilot profiles @Frontiers
    Adam Hill:
    • Nationality: British
    • Age: 35
    • Flying since: 1994
    • Experience: 1st Nepal Open 2000, Professional pilot, Chief Flying Instructor.
    • Hobbies: Trekking, Mountain Biking, and music.

    Jamie Messenger:
    • Nationality: British
    • Age: 32
    • Flying since: 1989
    • Experience: Professional Tandem pilot, Instructor, PWC pilot, 2nd Pre-PWC India 2004. 1st Nepal Open 2005 and 2007. 1st Serial Class US Nationals 2003.
    • Hobbies:Football, Reading, Music. 

Worlds away in Kathmandu, Nepal (CNN Report)

Picturesque Kathmandu, Nepal, is a fabled city that has long ranked among the most exotic in the world in many travelers' minds. It's also the starting point for many a journey through Nepal, although it's quite an adventure in itself. Christa Gockel, a resident of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, visited Kathmandu in 2008 while on holiday in the country. "Kathmandu is the first place you see when you come to Nepal," she said. This photo shows Durbar Square in Patan, one of three such plazas in the Kathmandu Valley. They stand as legacies of the Old World, and are at the heart of Nepal's cultural and spiritual spheres.Picturesque Kathmandu, Nepal, is a fabled city that has long ranked among the most exotic in the world in many travelers' minds. It's also the starting point for many a journey through Nepal, although it's quite an adventure in itself. Christa Gockel, a resident of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, visited Kathmandu in 2008 while on holiday in the country. "Kathmandu is the first place you see when you come to Nepal," she said. This photo shows Durbar Square in Patan, one of three such plazas in the Kathmandu Valley. They stand as legacies of the Old World, and are at the heart of Nepal's cultural and spiritual spheres.   

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Nepal Village Tour (with featured Documentary Video)

Nepal Village Tour
Duration: 10Nights/11 Days
Tour Cost :US$1290 per person 
US$ 300 Single Room Supplement
Destinations :
Kathmandu Valley, Pokhara, Sirubari Village, Chitwan National Park.
Activities: Cultural Touring, soft hiking, village tour, elephant riding, canoe trip, boating

Details Itinerary: 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (D)
Upon arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport of Kathmandu, you will be welcomed by Wind Horse Representative and be transferred to your hotel. Check in hotel and take rest. If you feel like, you can take a short tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square -the old Royal Palace Complex where you will see a cluster of temples, including the Temple of Kumari -the Living Goddess of Nepal. In the evening, our representative will invite you for a dinner in a typical Nepali Restaurant with folk dance performances.
Accommodation in Solatee Crowne Plaza or Hyatt Regency or Radisson 

Day 02: At Kathmandu (B/D)
Everest Flight (Optional)
This morning, you can take one hour long mountain flight that brings you close to Mount Kailash and other highest mountains on earth. The flight departs from Kathmandu airport. Its small craft, 16 seater, American made beech crafts, D version. All passengers will get window seat. You will have awesome views of the snow capped mountains, and Everest Region. Advance booking is needed. Costs US$ 130 including airport transfer. 

Today, you will explore the ancient and medieval Hindu Temples , Buddhist Stupas and monasteries, palaces, monuments and shrines, some of which are recognized by UNESCO as the World Heritage Site. In the morning, you will visit the Pashupatinath Temple-the holiest Hindu Temple of Nepal, situated on the bank of Sacred Bagmati River-one of the tributaries of the Ganges, the Boudhanath Stupathe largest of this type and a must visit place in a life time for the Buddhists. In the afternoon, you will drive 14 km north-east to Bhaktapur-the best preserved medieval Malla Principality where you can see the intricate wood and stone works in the temples, monasteries and houses of Bhaktapur. From here, you will proceed to Patan-another medieval Malla Principality, renowned as the City of Arts and Crafts .The sightseeing tour concludes in the late afternoon and drive back to your hotel. Dinner in the hotel. Accommodation in Solatee Crowne Plaza or Hyatt Regency or Radisson.

Day 03: Kathmandu-Pokhara
After breakfast in the hotel, you will be transferred to the domestic airport for the flight to Pokhara. The 30 minutes flight by a small Beech Craft or SAABs craft offers you spectacular views of Mount Langtang , Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Hiuchuli and other majestic peaks of the Himalays. Ask the seat of right side when you check in . Upon arrival in small airfield of Pokhara, you will be transferred to your hotel. Check in hotel and after some rest, you will go for local sightseeing tour. Davis Fall, Gupteshwar Cave , Tibetan Village and Seti Gorges are the tourist attraction of Pokhara. If Kathmandu is the cultural hub of Nepal , Pokhara is the capital of nature. Its an enchanting city nestled in a tranquil Valley and serves as the gateway to some of the most popular treks in the Annapurna Region. Accommodation in Fishtail Lodge or Shangrila Resort

Day 04: At Pokhara
Morning, excursion to Sarangkot. Afternoon, boating in Fewa Lake . Sarangkot (1,592m), the most popular destination in the surrounding of Pokhara, lies 5 km west of the old bazaar. Sarangkot is famous for the sunrise view and offers the spectacular views of Annapurnas, Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli and other majestic peaks of the Himalayas . On the way back, you will stop in Bindhyabasini Temple -the center of religious activities of Pokhara. On Saturdays and Tuesdays, you can see people making animal sacrifices to the goddess.In the afternoon, you would love to take the boating trip in the tranquil water of Fewa Lake . Almost in the middle of the lake lies Barahi
Temple where you can see devotees paying homage to the goddess.
Accommodation in Fishtail Lodge or Shangrila Resort

Day 05-06: Sirubari Village Tour: The trip to the village requires 3 hours drive from Pokhara, followed by a 3 hours walking. All transfers and carrying of your luggage is taken care of. Accommodation with a local family....

Day 07: Return to Pokhara: Walk back to the transport at Arjunchaupari and drive 3 hours to Pokhara. Accommodation in Fishtail Lodge or Shangrila Resort

Day 08: Drive to Chitwan National Park (B/L/D)
The journey follows the bank of Marshayngdi River and joins Kathmandu-Chitwan Highway at Mugling. Its about 4 hours drive in total. Upon arrival in your resort, welcome drinks are served and a brief orientation about the facilities, services and activities given by the activity manager. Later after lunch, you will participate in jungle safari activities. Temple Tiger Jungle Lodge (Top end jungle lodge) or Gaida Wildlife Resort

Day 09: Jungle Safari Tours in Chitwan (B/L/D)
You will be kept all day busy in various safari acitivities that includes elephant ride, dug out canoe trip, bird watching and jeep safaris. The commonly sighted animals include One Horned Asian Rhinoceors, 4 species of deer, 2 species of monkeys, sloth bears, wild boars, Gharial crocodile etc. If your luck favors, of course, you will also see Royal Bengal Tiger. Temple Tiger Jungle Lodge or Gaida Wildlife Resort.
Day 10: Flight to Kathmandu
After a morning tea or coffee, you will take an hour long birding tour, escorted by the bird expert guide. After breakfast, you are transferred to Bharatpur airport and take 25 minutes flight to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, you are transferred to your hotel. Accommodation in Solatee Crowne Plaza or Hyatt Regency or Radisson

Day 11: Departure.
Transfer to airport for your flight to next destination.

Cost Includes
  • Accommodation on twin sharing in listed hotels
  • Daily Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Sirubari Village in full board, local varieties.
  • Chitwan National Park in full board.
  • All tours and safaris as on itinerary
  • Sightseeing admission fees and Chitwan Naitonal Park permits
  • English speaking local escort
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara andChitwan-Kathmandu airfare.
  • Local airport taxes

Cost Does Not Include
  • Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Drinks, tip and all other expenses of personal nature such as laundry, telephone etc.
  • Extra expenses due to nature and unforeseen events such as flight cancellation, road blockade etc.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Booking Deposit
US$ 150 per person.
The balance is due 60 days prior departure. You will have to complete the trip application and send deposit check or an authorization letter to charge on your credit card. 3.5% additional charge applies for credit card payments.

Nepali Visa
You can obtain Nepal visa upon arrival at Kathmandu airport. You just have to complete the visa application (distributed on Nepal bound flight or are available immigration area at the airport) and attach two passport size photographs. A single entry visa costs US$ 30 and required to pay in cash in loose changes. Other local permits wherever required are obtained by us for you and is included in the trip cost.
Physical Fitness LevelSirubari village tour requires 3 hours walking uphill along a well-maintained trail and during your 2 days village stay, you will require to walk 2-3 hours (optional). Overweight or people with cardiac and pulmonary complaints may not want to take this tour.

You will stay in deluxe 5 star properties with all modern amenities. In Chitwan National Park, you will have safari style private bungalow accommodation or tents, twin bedded and attached toilet with hot shower. In Sirubari Village, you will stay in private house with local family. The accommodation is simple but comfortable with good bedding as well as clean toilet facilities. You will be missing hot showers, television, bottled beer, hamburgers, rubbish on the trail and thousands of tourists but you will be rewarded with delicious local food and drink, comfortable accommodation, a welcome like you have never had before and the culture experience of a lifetime.

This trip is aimed for the people who wants to refrain from trekking but still wants to see the rural life, local cultures, traditions, mountains and panorama. The journey begins with Cultural touring of Kathmandu valley that includes visiting of the medieval temples, palaces, monasteries, bazaars etc. At Kathmandu, you can take (optional) an hour long mountain flight that gives you opportunity to have a close view of Mount Everest-the highest mountain in the world and other highest mountains on earth.

You will take a short Himalayan flight towards Pokhara-a beautiful glacial valley nestled in the laps of Annapurnas and fishtail where you will explore its caves, falls, gorges and take boating trip in Fewa Lake. From Pokhara, you will head towards Sirubari Village-the principal destination of this trip. You will drive 3 hours to Arjun Chaupari and follow the uphill trail to Sirubari Village, a totally unspoiled Gurung settlement set in the hiss at 1700 meters above sea level. The climate is ideal at any season of the year. During the September to June season with warm days and nights. The trail to the village is steep but well made and most people manage to reach the village after a three-hour walk. You will be welcomed into the community and invited to stay in the home of one of the villages. The food is delicious and you will be eating your meals with the family. Each night there will be entertainment provided by the community, one evening this will be in the form of traditional Gurung and Nepali dancing and singing. You can join in if you want. The living culture and tradition of Gurungs blended with their rich hospitality make for an unforgettable experience for any one who visits Sirubari. During your stay you will be able to feel what it is like to live the life of a Nepali villager. Walk with your family while they go about their daily chores, tending animals, tilling the fields, going to school with the children, or just sitting in the sun talking to neighbors. Feel free to wander, safely, by yourself and look at all of the developments that the community have supported and funded the primary health center with its doctor, the agricultural service center. The veterinary hospital. The plant nursery and forest plantation. The list goes on. And, at the end of your stay, you will be overwhelmed by the farewell that your new family will give you. If you never come this way again the village and its people will remain in your heart forever. Sirubari is the winner of PATA Gold Award 2001 in Heritage and cultural-Heritage category.

An easy one-hour walk above the village is the viewpoint at Thumro. Spread before you are rolling foothills dotted with isolated farming communities and crowned by an array of snow peaks that will leave you breathless. From Manaslu in the east through Machhapuchare and the Annapurnas and around to Dhaulagiri the Himalaya giants all line up for your camera to capture.
After having a day in Pokhara for rest, you will drive to Chitwan National Park, one of the most famous game park of Asia-renowned for the revival of Rhino population which was almost extinct in the early 70's. At Chitwan National Park, you will indulge in several jungle safaris such as elephant riding, canoe trip, nature walk, bird watching, jeep ride etc. The commonly spotted animals are One Horned Rhinoceros, 4 species of deer, 2 species of monkeys, 2 species of crocodiles, wild boar, and sloth bear. The park also has a good tiger population but being nocturnal animal, tiger sighting is a rare event.
From Chitwan, you will take return flight to Kathmandu and continue your journey for onward destination.

Bunjee Jumping in Nepal

The ultimate thrill of a Bungee jump can now be experienced in Nepal at perhaps the best site in the world. Nepal's first bungee jumping site is situated 160m over the wild Bhote Koshi river, and located close to the Nepal-Tibet border, a three-hour bus ride from Kathmandu.

The jump, at 160m, was designed by one of New Zealand's leading bungee consultants, and is operated by some of the most experienced jump masters in the business. It's mishap-proof. The agency takes safety "very, very seriously".

Location : Eastern Nepal Less than 3 hours from Kathmandu in the Arniko (Kathmandu/Lhasa) Highway to within 12km of the Tibet Border and the famous Friendship Bridge.
The Gorge: 166m wide steel suspension bridge over the Bhote Koshi River.

View Bunjee Jumping In Nepal

The Bridge : Swiss designed, specially for bungee jumping with a 4x safety factor. The bridge has a loading factor of 250kg per running meter. This means that the bridge will hold 250 x 166 = 41,500kg or 4.5 tones And those are Swiss measurements! * Over 6000 meters of steel wire was used to build the bridge * Longest suspension bridge in Nepal * The bridge joins two sides of a great valley. Before its construction, locals walked five hours to cross this river gorge

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Nepal Tourism Year - 2011( Featured Documentary Video)

                                    Visit Nepal 2011
To attract tourists from all over the world, Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation has come up with an ambitious plan, ‘Visit Nepal Tourism Year 2011’. Ministry is optimistic that this kind of events will increase tourist arrival and ultimately will create jobs and reduce poverty. In the budget government already committed fund to construct new international airport at Bara and upgrade few domestic airports. In addition, Ministry is searching for new trekking routes and looking to invest on infrastructure development. Previous such event was held back in 1998 as ‘Visit Nepal 1998’.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Trekking in Nepal : a unique holiday experience in life

Trekking in Nepal is one of the best Himalayan adventure Holiday trip for trekkers in order to explore real rural, traditional, cultural sites of remote villages and indigenous people and their daily lifestyle in Nepal.Trekking in Nepal is available from easy to strenuous level.
Annapurna on the heart of  Fewa lake , Pokhara

Tourists gathering near Namche , Solukhumbu
Trekking in Nepal is also a best holiday Adventure to enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery, rivers, villages, uphill and down hill through a typical Nepal trekking trails. Nepal trekking is not a climbing mountain trip but to enjoy trekking in Nepal you should prepare physically and mentally well. Normally, we organize Tea house lodge or tented camping trekking in Nepal. Depending on high altitude and available of lodges or camp, trekkers need to walk minimum from of 3 hrs to maximum 7 hrs a day during trekking in Nepal.