Nepal is a country of amazing extremes. Gigantic mountains give way to towering hills above lush valleys that gently roll down to the forested plains in which the stately tiger and the unique rhinoceros roam freely. All this in a country that is, on an average, 120 miles wide. Bound by Tibet in the north and India on the other three sides, Nepal lies in the temperate zone, but the weather and terrain are greatly influenced by the altitude, which in ..[Read More]
The very word “Nepal” invokes visions of high mountains, remote valleys and hardy explorers foregoing all creature comforts to test themselves against nature and her forces. However, long before the first mountaineers ventured north to the jagged horizons of rock and ice; long before the first rafter or kayaker descended the rivers; long before the first trekkers appeared on the ridges; the Nepalese were building palaces, temples, monasteries and complex townships to rival those anywhere else in the world. Arts and ..
This 18 days trek begins with an "eye opening" flight to Lukla at 9200 feet. The trek passes through the picturesque Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar to Gorak Shep culminating in the "ascent" of Kala Pattar (18000 feet from where classic views of Everest and its surrounding peaks are available. Most of the trek is spent above altitudes of 9800 feet in the Khumbu and Imja valleys whose skylines are dominated by the massive peaks of the Eastern Himalaya. Although this ..
The land of "Lo". Remote and forbidden to travelers for centuries is now open to trekkers. Your journey begins with a late afternoon flight to Pokhara followed, the next morning, by a flight to Jomsom. From here the trail leads along the left bank of the Kali Gandaki river through the villages of Kagbeni, Chusang, Samochin and Charang to the walled capital of Mustang - Lomanthan. The Tiji festival which is held in Lo Manthang every year is a three-day ritual ..