Saturday, October 22, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Bardia National Park
The park in Chitwan is shelter to the last endangered Asian species like the one-horned rhinoceros and the Royal Bengal tiger. Other animals found here are the leopard, sloth bear, wild boar, rhesus monkey, grey langur monkey, wild dog, small wild cats, bison, the four species of deer and other small animals. Marsh crocodiles inhabit the swampy areas. The Gangetic crocodile that only feed on fish, are found in a stretch of the River Narayani. Also found here is one of the four species of fresh-water dolphins.
Chitwan park is also home to 450 species of bird and hence is ideal for bird watching. Some of the resident specialties are woodpeckers, hornbills, Bengal florican, red-headed trogons, waterfowl, Brahminy duck, pintails and bareheaded geese. In summer the forest is alive with nesting migrants such as the fabulous paradise flycatcher, the Indian pitta and parakeets.
Langtang National Park was established in 1976. It covers an area
Trees such as rhododendron, birch, blue pine, juniper and silver fir are found up to an altitude of 4,000 meters that give to scrub and alpine plants. In late spring and summer, the hillsides around the villages of Namche Bazaar, Khumjung, Thyangboche and Thame are splashed with the colors of different species of rhododendron in bloom. Animals most likely to be seen in Sagarmatha are the Himalayan tahr, ghoral, musk deer, mouse hare, weasel, jackal, Himalayan black bear, wolf, lynx and snow leopard. Birds commonly seen are Impeyan pheasant, blood pheasant, snow cock, snow pigeon, red billed and yellow billed chough, Himalayan griffin vulture and lammergeier.
This reserve was established in 1976. Its area is 175 sq. kilometers. This reserve lies in the flood plains of the River Sapta Koshi in Mideast Nepal , and is a favorite spot for bird enthusiasts. The reserve's vegetation includes spreads of tall grass and patches of Sissoo forest. The last surviving herd of wild buffaloes in Nepal is found here. Other species include wild boar, hog deer, spotted deer and blue bull called Nil Gai. A total of 280 species of birds, including ducks, ibises, egrets, herons and floricans, are recorded here. This area is extremely important for migratory birds. Other animal species include the crocodile, gharial and the Gangetic dolphins. Commercial fishing is also an important activity here.
Rara National Park was established in 1976. It covers an area of 106 sq. kilometers. This park is located in Northwest Nepal. The centerpiece of this park is the pristine Rara Lake. The park mainly covered by coniferous forest. Trees include blue pine, juniper and spruce. Wildlife includes musk deer, leopard, black beer and ghoral. Snow trout is the only fish recorded in the lake. Birds include grebe, snow cock, kalij pheasant, chakor and partridge
The Royal Shukla Phanta Wildlife Reserve was established in 1976, and is located in the southern part of Far-west Nepal. The reserve is a prime habitat for swamp deer. Other wild animals include wild elephant, tiger, hispid hare and blue bull. Birds of 200 different varieties, including the rare Bengal florican, are found here. Python, cobra, monitor lizards and crocodiles are also found here.
- Annapurna Conservation Area
- Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve
- Kanchanjunga Conservation Area
- Khaptad National Park
- Rara National Park
- Shey-Phoksundo National Park
- Makalu-Barun National Park
- Royal Shukla Phanta Wildlife Reserve
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Everest Base Camp trek: 13/18 days
Everest Base Camp Trek in the Everest region follows the famous expedition route to the Mt .Everest through Sherpa villages. Everest Base Camp trek reaches to the walking peak Kalapatthar and to the Everest Base Camp. Everest Base Camp Trek provides an excellent view of those highest peaks in the Everest area. Beside the mountains, Himalayan glaciers, Lakes and also unique Sherpa culture dominated by Buddhist religion are found in the Everest area. Also Gokyo Ri in the Gokyo valley provides nice view of Mt .Everest and many mountains in the Everest region. Gokyo Lake- Cho La pass 5320m., Renjo La pass 5420m. Trekking are some of many trekking routes in the Everest region.
Basic highlights of the trek:
A famous walking trail, classic tea houses , great mountain views, trekking in the world's deepest gorge and one of the highest passes Thorong La (5416m) accessible to trekkers. Spectacular views of Annapurna montain range and Dhaulagiri mountain. Natural hot springs. Sunrise and sunset from the Poon Hill viewpoint. Natural beauty, vibrant indigenous rhododendron and the colorful local culture, diverse tradition from the different ethnic people living in this region will enchant every trekkers.
Day1 Arrival to Kathmandu, proceed to Hotel. Day2 Explore the best of Kathmadnu.
Day3 Drive to Besisahar / Bhulbhule.
Day4 Trek to Chamje.
Day5 Trek to Dharapani / Bagarchhap.
Day6 Trek to Chame.
Day7 Trek to Pisang.3250m.
Day8 Trek to Manang.3450m.
Day9 Rest day for acclimatisation.3450m.
Day10 Trek to Churilader.4200m.
Day11 Trek to Thorongphedi 4430m.
Day12 Trek to Mukinath over the Thorong La ( 5416m.)
Day12 Trek to Kagbeni.2800m.
Day13 Trek to Jomsom / Marpha. ( beautiful village with Apple farm.2700m.
Day14 Fly to Pokhara.(Ther are every day flights to Pokhara.
Da14TreK to Kalopani.2650m.
Day15 Trek to Tatopani. ( enjoy the natural hot spring). 1100m.
Day16 Trek to Ghorepani. 2850m. If you are not fit enough or too tired, better stop at Shikha.1890m.
Day17 Early morning excursion to Poonhill (3210m.).
Day18 Trek to Nayapool and drive to Pokhara.
Day19 Full day sightseeing.
Day20 Drive or flight to Kathmandu.
Day21 Bhaktapur and Ppatan sightseeing. Cultural dinner in the evening.
Upper Mustang - Lo Manthang.
The Mustang, an arid valley occupies the central northwest area of Nepal bordering Tibet. Access to the region is restricted. Trekking is possible with authorized trekking agents who can organize the legal permits, 500$.minimum 10 days 50 $ for extra extension of each days. The permits limit the number of trekkers entering the region, and therefore the area is much less crowded even during the tourist season. This is an arid, treeless Tibet- like region featuring the walled city of Lomanthang - the capital of an ancient Himalayan Kingdom.The legendary Himalayan kingdom Mustang, offers natural caves (an ancient meditating caves), historical and ancient Buddhist festivals, their everyday lifestyle, rituals and practices.
Total duration: 19 days (For Mustang minimum16 and Maximum 24 days.)
Trek duration: 11 days
Max elevation: 4,320m. Grading: Moderate/Strenuous
Trek style: Camping/Home stay depending on group size & choice.
Best season: March-October
Trek starts/ends: Jomsom
Accommodation: 7 nights in hotels on bed and breakfast and tented camp with breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek.
discover the hidden an ancient Himalayan kingdom
Witness amazing landscape in the arid Mustang valley.
Remote villages and monastery such as Dhee/Yara/Luri Gompa and Tangye etc. could be organized up on client's time available and readiness.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Day 02: Explore the best of Kathmandu (1,338m.)
Day 03: Trek briefing and preparations.
Day 04: Fly or drive to Pokhara/ visit around.
Day 05: Fly to Jomsom (2,710m. Trek to Kagbeni.2800m.)
Day 06: Trek to Chele (3,050m.)
Day 07: Trek to Symbochen /Geling (3800m.)
Day 08: Trek to Dhakmar (3,820m.)
Day 09: Trek to Lo Manthang (3,809m.)
Day 10: Explore Lo Manthang (3,809m.)
Day 11: Excursions to Tsoser (3,850m.)
Day 12: Trek to Charang (3,570m.)
Day 13: Trek to Syangboche (3,800m.)
Day 14: Trek to Chhusang (2,980m.)
Day 15: Trek to Jomsom (2,710m.)
Day 16: Fly to Pokhara (900m.)
Day17: Fly or drive to Kathmandu.
Day 18: Final visit / farewell dinner.
Day 19: Upon flight time, transfer to airport.
Additional info: From Lo Manthang trek could be done via Dhe/Yara/Luri Gompa and one of the remote village Tyange, but this part is quite strenuous .People have to be fit and desiring to visit remote areas. Extra 2 more days are needed for this plan from the above itinerary.