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We offer packages for Nepal Bhutan Tibet Trekking, Touring, Wildlife Safaris, White Water Rafting and/or Bird Watching with an environmentally sensitive adventure outfitter in the Himalayan Kingdom. Over 17 years of experience has given this team the ability to assimilate travelers into the remote reaches of Nepal without changing the pristine environment.

 

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Nepal Sanctuary Treks ~ Nepalese owned trekking outfitter.
Trekking, Touring, Wildlife Safaris, White Water Rafting and/or Bird Watching with an environmentally sensitive adventure outfitter in the Himalayan Kingdom. Over 17 years of experience has given this team the ability to assimilate travelers into the remote reaches of Nepal without changing the pristine environment.

Please write for a FREE copy of our 28 page brochure with competitive pricing and specialized checklists for more than 35 destinations in Nepal, Tibet, Sikkim and Bhutan.

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Sanctuary Treks is constantly updating equipment and is one of the very few agencies to provide a PAC, Oxy-Meter and supplementary oxygen tanks/masks on treks and expeditions above 4,000 meters. A Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) is used to assist climbers that are experiencing the various effects of High Altitude Acclimatization. An Oxy-Meter is used to measure the oxygen in the body to prevent adverse effects of high altitude before they set in.

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English, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Italian, and many of the 35 native languages is provided to accommodate the best value for the money.  Sometimes locals may be too busy to speak, so Sanctuary Treks will always be there to help with the translation.

Business people find helpful services like assitance with communications facilities and arranging meeting halls and conference rooms.

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"Last year I organized a trek for myself and two friends to do the Annapurna and Sanctuary Trek. After contaction a number of companies vis the Internet, I chose to use Tulsi at Nepal Sanctuary Treks.

I was extremely pleased with the service we received via the Internet. Everything that was promised and organised via email, was delivered at the quoted price. We had a fantastic time in Nepal and I can highly recommend using Tulsi to organise anyone's whole stay in Nepal."
Mark Hoyle - M.A.P.A.

Australian-Canadian Pumori Summit Expedition Autumn 1998
"Professional, competent service and friendly." - Theo Kossart (Expedition Leader)

Natural History Unit - ABC TV Melbourne
"You made filming in Nepal so easier with your dedication, professionalism and friendliness." - Karina Bull (Television Producer)

USA Scientific Expedition
"Sipping tea at dawn and watching the Himalaya Range slipping in and out of earth’s shadow was a high point of our lives! Your staff were extremely helpful, pleasant, and knowledgeable. Accommodations were luxurious and the food fantastic. Thank you for this gift!" - David Harlos & Darcie MacMahon

German Guided Trip
"Erreichten wir am Nachmittag unser Camp, so kochte bereits das Teewasser und gutes Essen und die Zelte waren auch schon im Aufbau. Der fuehrer leitete sein Team souveraen, jeder erledigte seine Arbeit perfekt und mit Freude. Wer noch mehr wissen moechte ruft doch einfach bei uns anl" - Ulli and Michaela Pfeiffer

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Sanctuary Treks understands the importance of sustainable tourism in Nepal. For some, this means huge funds from outside agencies/governments and grand plans for development. But, at the local level, a small investment, some sweat equity and warm smiles can be felt immediately and seem to go further.
 

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The Dragon Kingdom Bhutan

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Tours and Trekking in Bhutan

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Bhutan a purely Buddhist Himalayan kingdom is unsurpassed in its scenic majesty and vibrant culture.The kingdom shares with Nepal the world’s greatest concentration of mountains and living heritage of Buddhism. The fifty-minute flight from Kathmandu to Paro can truly be described as a flight into fantasy. During the flight a first hand close up view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga and other famous peaks become reality. Biweekly flights (Mon/Thu) between these two kingdoms have made it easier to travel to the long isolated Dragon Kingdom of Bhutan. Bhutan is one of the few countries in the world still untouched, a paradise for tourists interested in Buddhist culture and philosophy, flora and fauna, trekking and mountaineering. Due to the Royal Government’s policy of controlled selective tourism, Bhutan receives less than 5000 tourist annually. Or… visit Darjeeling, mountain fortresses, lush valleys, monasteries- popularly known as the “Queen of the Hills”. On the slopes of the Darjeeling hills grow the best tea in the world and Gantok, the capital city of Sikkim, an awesomely beautiful land full of color.

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Western Bhutan filled with traditional farm house roofed with shingles and slate and rice paddies, holds a lot of interesting sites to visit like the picturesque ruin of Drugyel Dzong built in 1647, Taktsang Monastery perched on a cliff overlooking the valley at an altitude of 800 mts and the most well preserved Monastery, Kiychu Lhakhang built in the 7th century AD by the Tibetan King Srongsten Gampo contains exquisitely carved statues of gods and goddesses and frescoes

Festivals 2003


There are many festivals held at different locations at different times of the year. The best known festival is "Tshechu" which is celebrated in honour of Guru Padmasambhava commemorating his great deeds. Popularly known as "Guru Rimpoche". This Indian saint contributed enormously to the diffusion of Tantric Buddhism in the Himalayan region of Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan around 800 AD. Guru Padmasambhava is founder of the Nyingmapa, the old school of Lamaism, which still has numerous followers.

The biography of Guru is highlighted by 12 episodes on the model of Buddha Shakyamuni's life. "Tshechu" which has become the name of very popular festival commemorate each episode around the year on the 10th day of the month. The dates and the duration of festival vary from one place to another but they all take place on or around 10th day of the month according to Bhutanese calendar. "Tshechus" are celebrated for several days, between three and five according to location, and are the occasion for dances that are clearly defined in religious content.

Both monks as well as laymen take part in these dances which are performed in a similar manner at each of the Tshechus. Certain Tshechus end with the worship of a huge applique Thangkha representing Guru Rimpoche and his eight manifestations. It is called 'THONGDROEL' and is believed that simply by viewing it people can be delivered from the cycle of reincarnations.

The Bhutanese people attach great importance to festivals, which allow them to become immersed in their religion and gain merit, and it is because of this importance that the festivals are so well preserved. These events are also a time for the local people to socialize, to laugh, to joke with their neighbors and acquaintances, to dress in their finest clothes and jewelry, to eat well and generally to have good time. Below given is a list of festivals, their location and tentative dates for year 2003. Please feel free to save your copy.

TENTATIVE FESTIVAL DATES FOR 2003

 

NAME OF THE FESTIVALS

LOCATION

YEAR 2003

01

Punakha Dromche

Punakha

18 Mar.- 12 Apr.

02

Chorten Kora

Trashiyangtse

18 Mar.- 1 Apr.

03

Gom Kora Tshechu

Trashigang

10 - 12 April

04

Chhukha Tshechu

Chhukha

10 - 12 April

05

Paro Tshechu

Paro

12 - 16 April

06

Ura Tshechu

Bumthang

11 - 16 May

07

Khurje Tshechu

Bumthang

9 July

08

Nimalung Tshechu

Bumthang

7 - 9 July

09

Himphu Drupchen

Thimphu

30 Sept. - 4 Oct.

10

ThimphuTshechu

Thimphu

5 - 7 Oct.

11

Wangdi Tshechu

Wangdiphodrang

3 - 5 Oct.

12

Tamshing Phala Choepa

Bumthang

4 - 6 Oct.

13

Tangbi Mani

Bumthang

9 - 11 Oct.

14

Jambay Lhakhang Drup

Bumthang

8 - 12 Nov.

15

Paker Tshechu

Bumthang

9 - 12 Nov.

16

Mongar Tshechu

Mongar

30 Nov. - 3 Dec.

17

Pemagatshel Tshechu

Pemagatshel

30 Nov. - 3 Dec.

18

Trashigang Tshechu

Trashigang

1 - 4 Dec.

19

Nalakhar Tshechu

Bumthang

8 - 10 Dec.

20

Trongsa Tshechu

Trongsa

1 - 3 Jan. 2004

21

Lhuntse Tshechu

Lhuntse

1 - 3 Jan. 2004

SIKKIM &  BHUTAN

Program # 01         4-DAY GLIMPS OF WESTERN BHUTAN

Day 01

 

Fly to Paro. Reception at airport and transfer to hotel.

Day 02

 

Sightseeing tours to the old ruins of Drugyel Dzong, Ta Dzong, The National Museum, Simthokha Dzong and onto Thimpu for overnight.
 

Day 03

 

Sightseeing tours to Memorial Chorten, Handicraft Emporium, Tashichho Dzong.

Day 04

 

A.m. Drive to Paro airport for departure.

Program # 02          8-DAY CULTURAL TOURS TO WESTERN BHUTAN

Day 01

 

Fly to Paro airport. Reception and transfer to hotel.

Day 02

 

Sightseeing tours to Drugyel Dzong, Bhutnese farmhouse and Paro Bazaar. Ta Dzong and walk to Paro Rimpung Dzong.

Day 03

 

A short drive to Satsam Chorten followed by a 2 hours trek to Taktsang Tea House for a close up view of a Monastery. After a lunch, walk back to Satsam Chorten and drive on to Thimpu.

Day 04

 

Sightseeing tours to Memorial Chorten, National Library, Handicrafts Emporium and Tashichho Dzong.

Day 05

 

A 3 hours drive to Punakha across the Dochula Pass.

Day 06

 

Sightseeing tours to typical farm house and Wangdi Phodrang Dzong.

Day 07

 

Drive to Dochula and onto Paro. Visit Paro Bazaar.

Day 08

 

Departure transfer to airport.

 

Program # 04         11-DAY WESTERN BHUTAN WITH SIKKIM

Day 01

 

Fly to Paro airport. Reception and transfer to hotel.

Day 02

 

Sightseeing tours to Drugyel Dzong, Bhutnese farmhouse and Paro Bazaar. Ta Dzong and walk to Paro Rimpung Dzong.

Day 03

 

A short drive to Satsam Chorten followed by a 2 hours trek to Taktsang Tea House for a close up view of a Monastery. After a lunch, walk back to Satsam Chorten and drive on to Thimpu.

Day 04

 

Sightseeing tours to Memorial Chorten, National Library, Handicrafts
Emporium and Tashichho Dzong.

Day 05

 

A 3 hours drive to Punakha across the Dochula Pass.

Day 06

 

Drive to Paro Bazaar.

Day 07

 

A.m. Drive towards Darjeeling in India. Overnight at border at Phulchuling.

Day 08

 

Drive to Gangtok in Sikkim. Sightseeing tours to Gangtok, capital city of Sikkim.

Day 09

 

Sightseeing tours to Rumtek monastery, The Namgyalk Institute of Tibetology and The Tsuk-la Khang.

Day 10

 

Drive to Darjeeling. Sightseeing of the area.

Day 11

 

A.m. Drive to Biratnagar in Nepal and fly out to Kathmandu.

 
 
 

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Tibet

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For centuries Tibet has fascinated man-kind. This land of mysteries was “forbidden land” not only by man but also by nature. This land beyond the mighty Himalayas on the highest plateau of the world has appealed to so many explorers, scholars, pilgrims and adventures in the past hoping to find a real Shangri-La. Ever since Tibet was opened to the world in 1985, Nepal has become an easy and attractive gateway from which to explore Tibet. We organize some regular tours such as drive in-fly out or vice versa 8-day up to Lhasa, fly in-fly out 4-5 days. Beside these we arrange treks and program of your choice to Mt. Kailash, central Tibet, Everest Base Camp trip and etc.

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INFORMATION

Nepal Sanctuary Treks (P.) Ltd., a leading Tibet tour operator is fully equipped with experienced men power, contacts & resources to handle all your needs. On trek in Tibet our support staffs are all strong, hardy Sherpas of the mountains who have several times been to Tibet who have an impeccable reputation of hospitality that is now already an established legend. We welcome you all to experience the bliss & magic of Tibet with us.

VISA: All tourists require a valid passport & visa to visit Tibet. Once booked on our Tibet trip, Nepal Sanctuary Treks (P.) Ltd., will apply for your Tibet visa via our agent in Lhasa. For visa process we require following passport information at least 15 days before trip departure.

1. Name in full (as in passport)
2. Sex
3. Nationality
4. Passport Number
5. Date of birth
6. Occupation

Actual visa will be issued by the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu. Embassy takes 3 working days to issue visas. Visas can also be processed in less than 3 days on payment of USD 30 rush fee.

TEMPERATURE & CLOTHING

Average temperature in Tibet during the month of April through September remains 5-20 degree Celsius. However, the night temperatures in the mountains during trekking often falls below freezing. Hence, adequate warm clothing will be required throughout. It is best to dress in layers that can be easily put on & off as required. Snow or rain can also occur sometimes.

Clothing & accessories recommended:

  • Thermal underwear, woolen or silk long sleeve tops & bottoms
     
  • Woolen shirts, pullover, pants, socks, hat, gloves & scarves
     
  • Down jacket or wind breaker
     
  • Good walking boots or shoes
     
  • Sun hat, sun glass, suntan lotion, torch light, pen knife
     
  • Medicine for common colds, headache, diarrhea & diamox for altitude sickness

HEALTH

General physical fitness is important for participation on our Tibet trips. There is no particular age limit guideline as such except that child below 8 yrs or elderly people exceeding 70 yrs or more are not advisable to participate. All participants are required to obtain doctor's medical certificate for trip participation. Those with high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetic patients are not recommend for travel.

INSURANCE

All participants are requested to provide for their own insurance that adequately covers against illness, natural calamities, political instability, emergency rescue charges or any other eventualities that may occur during the course of their trip.

FOOD

All the tours in Tibet with bed and breakfast basis and treks are will all meals.

Your choice food purely vegetarian & prepared by our Sherpa staffs will be served throughout. Meals will in general be hot breakfast & wholesome dinner. Lunch usually is light & consist of box lunch. Tea & cold drinks will be served intermittently throughout.

Tibet day by day itinerary

 
TIBET from Kathmandu    NST-Tibet # 01                   3-DAY LHASA TOUR
Days 01   Fly to Lhasa Gongar airport. You will be met, assisted & transferred to Lhasa. Check in to Hotel.
Days 02   AM: Guided tour of Jokhang Temple, the Central cathedral; Barkhor, the bustling Lhasa Market; & Drepung Monastery.
PM: Guided tour of Potala, the Winter Palace of the Dalai Lama.
Days 03   After breakfast transfer to airport to connect flight to Kathmandu.
TIBET From Kathmandu    NST-Tibet  # 02            4-DAY LHASA TOUR
Days 01   Fly to Lhasa. Transfer to Hotel.
Days 02   AM : Guided tour of Jokhang Temple, Barkhor & Tibetan Medical Centre.
PM:
Guided tour of Norbulinka, the Summer Palalce of the Dalai Lama.
Days 03   AM : Guided tour of Potala, the Winter Palace of the Dalai Lama.
PM: Guided tour of Drepung, the biggest Monastic university of Tibet.
Day 04   After breakfast transfer to airport to connect flight to Kathmandu.
Tibet from Kathmandu   NST-Tibet  # 03          5-DAY LHASA TOUR
Days 01   Fly to Lhasa. Transfer to Hotel.
Days 02   AM : Guided tour of Jokhang Temple, Barkhor & Tibetan Medical Center.
PM :
Guided tour of Norbulinka, the Summer Palace of the Dalai Lama.
Days 03   AM : Guided tour of Potala, the Winter Palace of the Dalai Lama.
PM: Guided tour of Drepung, the biggest monastic university of Tibet.
Day 04   Excursion to Ganden or Tsurphu Monastery.
Day 05   After breakfast transfer to airport to connect flight to Kathmandu.
Tibet From Kathmandu    NST-Tibet # 04            6-DAY LHASA TOUR
Days 01   Fly to Airport. Transfer to Tsedang Hotel.
Days 02   Explore Yarlung Tsangpo, the cradle of Tibetan civilization. Visit
Samye, the oldest monastery & Yumbulakhang, the first castle built for a Tibetan king.
Days 03   Drive via Mindroling Monastery to Lhasa. Check into hotel.
Day 04   Guided tour of Jokhang Temple, Barkhor market & Tibetan Medical Center.
Day 05   Guided tour of Potala Palace & Drepung Monastery.
Day 06   After breakfast transfer to airport to connect flight to Kathmandu
Tibet From Kathmandu    NST-Tibet # 05          8-DAY CENTRAL TIBET TOUR
Days 01   Arrive Gongar Airport. Transfer to Tsedang in Yarlung Valley. Check in to Tsedang Hotel.
Days 02   Guided tour of Samye, the oldest Monastery belonging to the Red Hat School & Yumbulakhang, the first castle built for a Tibetan king.
Days 03   Drive via Yamdrok Lake to Gyangtse. Gyangtse Hotel. Visit Gyangtse Kubum stupa & Pelkor Chode Monastery.
Day 04   Drive via Shalu Monastery to Shigatse. Shigatse Hotel.
Visit Tashilhunpo Monastery & Shigatse Market.
Day 05   Drive Shigatse to Lhasa. Check into Hotel.
Day 06   Guided tour of Jokhang Temple, Barkhor & Tibetan Medical Centre.
Day 07   Guided tour of Potala Palace & Drepung Monastery.
Day 08   After breakfast transfer to airport to connect flight to KTM/Chengdu.
Tibet  From Kathmandu      NST-Tibet # 06         8-DAY TIBET OVERLAND TOUR
Days 01   Arrive Lhasa. Transfer to Hotel.
Days 02   AM : Guided tour of Jokhang Temple & Barkhor Market.
PM: Guided tour of Norbulinka, the Summer Palace of the Dalai Lama.
Days 03   Guided tour of Potala, the Winter Palace of the Dalai Lama & Drepung, the biggest Monastic university of Tibet.
Day 04   Depart via Yamdrok Lake to Gyangtse. Gyangtse Hotel. Visit Gyangtse Kubum stupa & pelkor Chode Monastery.
Day 05   Drive Gyangtse to Shigatse. En route visit Shalu Monastery. Shigatse Hotel. Visit Tashilhunpo Monastery & Shigatse Market.
Day 06   Drive Shigatse to Shegar. En route visit Sakya Monastery. Shegar Hotel.
Day 07   Drive to Zhangmu. En route visit Milarepa Cave. Zhangmu Hotel.
Day 08   Walk across Friendship Bridge & transfer to Kathmandu.
Tibet From Kathmandu    NST-Tibet #07         12-DAY LHASA & EVEREST BASE CAMP
Days 01   Arrive Gongar Airport. Transfer to Tsedang. Tsedang Hotel.
Days 02   Explore Yarlung Tsangpo Valley the cradle of Tibetan civilization.
Visit Samye, the earliest built monastery belonging to the Nyingmapa School of Tibetan Buddhism and then Yumbulakhang, the first castle built for a king by the Tibetans.
Days 03   Drive Tsedang to Lhasa. En route visit Mindroling Monastery, the main center of learning for the Nyingmapa School & also for the lay Lhasa officials.
Day 04   Guided tour of Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Market & Sera Monastery.
Day 05   Guided tour of Potala Palace & Drepung Monastery.
Day 06   Drive via Yamdrok Lake to Gyangtse. Gyangtse Hotel. Visit Kubum stupa & Pelkor Chode Monastery.
Day 07   Drive via Shalu Monastery to Shigatse. Shigatse Hotel. Visit Tashilhunpo Monastery, the seat of Panchen Lama & Shigatse market.
Day 08   Drive via Sakya Monastery to Shegar. Shegar Hotel.
Day 09   Via Pangla Rongbuk Monastery and overnight at Rongbuk Hotel.
Day 10   Excursion to Everest Base Camp.
Day 11   Drive Shegar to Zhangmu. En route visit Milarepa Cave. Zhangmu Hotel.
Day 12   Walk across Friendship Bridge & transfer to Kathmandu.

Tibet   From Kathmandu   NST-Tibet #08         15- DAY Mt. KAILASH

Mt. Kailash (6714 m) - also known as Tise, Kailasa or Kang Rinpoche (Jewel of the Snows) has since time immemorial been celebrated in many Eastern cosmologies as Mt. Meru, the axis mundi. And as the center of the physical & metaphysical universe, Mt. Meru is sacred to the Jains, the Hindus, the Buddhists and the Bonpos. For the Hindus, the mountain represents the seat of Shiva; for the Buddhists, a terrestrial projection of the cosmic Mandala of Dyani Buddhas & Boddhisatvas....The Wheel of Life.

For the devout pilgrim a visit to Mt. Kailash & Lake Manasorovar forms the ultimate realization of their spiritual pursuit in life. And for the adventure lovers it offers ruggedness, excitement, solitude & bliss. All trips are planned to arrive at Mt. Kailash on a full moon day to give all participants a wholesome experience of a trip which may be rightly termed `Once-in-a-lifetime'.

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Nepal

Nepal is a land of rare scenic splendor unrivaled in the Himalayas. Bordering the Tibetan Plateau, her territory stretches 885 kilometers East to West, the world’s highest peaks including Mt. Everest marking her northern most limits, cascading sharply downwards in a short from 145 - 214 kilometers span through rugged mountains, cultural diversity, conifer, temperate and tropical forests, terraces of paddy, millet and corn to the low-lying foothills, birth place of Lord Buddha that form the Southern borders where they join with the plains of India.

Nepal is a land where lovers of nature may revel in a unique Himalayan setting of great beauty, choosing from a variety of ways, suitable to their personal ideals of relaxation and pleasure. There is no seasonal constraint on traveling in Nepal, as all seasons are good for traveling. Each has its own unique charm.

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Fast Facts of Nepal:

Area :
147,181 square Kilometers.

Capital : Kathmandu.

Geography : Situated between Tibetan Autonomous region of the People’s Republic of China in the north and India in the south. The length of the Kingdom is 885 km east-west and its breath varies from 145-241 km north-south. The country can be divided in to three geographical regions.

Himalayan Region : This region occupies about 15% of the total land area. The altitude of the region ranges bwteen 4,877m - 8848 m. It includes eight of the 14 highest summits in the world which exceed an altitude of 8,000 m including Everest, Kanchanjunga, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and others.

Mountain Region : This region accounts for about 68% of the total land area. It is formed by the Mahabharat range that soars up to 4,877m and the lower Churiya.

Terai Region : The low-land Terai occupies about 17% of the total land area of the country.

Terrain : Heavily mountains. 14% of the land is cultivated. 13% is pasture, 32% is forested.

Population : About 23 million.

People :
More than 61 ethnic groups and 70 spoken language, among them Gurung, Magar, Tamang, Rai, Limbu, Newar, Sherpa, Tharu and Indo-Aryan cast groups of Brahman and Chhetri.

Language :
Nepali is the official language, widely spoken. Newari 3 %, Tibeto-Burman language 19 %, Indic language 20 %. In all more than 30 languages and numerous dialects spoken.

Religion:
Officially, Hindu 90 %, Buddhist 8%, Islam 2%. Many of Hindus and Buddhists follow common gods and goddess, celebrate common festivals.

Government :
Multi-party democracy with Constitutional Monarchy, under His Majesty King Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev; with Prime Minister heading a Nepali Congress cabinet.

Currency :
Nepalese currency (about 75.00 equal US$ 1.00)

History :
Nepal has been always an independent and sovereign country with glorious history, culture and tradition that date back to time immemorial. Before the campaign of national integration was launched by King Pritivhi Narayan Shah, the Great, the Kathmandu Valley was ruled by the Malla Kings, whose contributions to art and culture are indeed great and unique. In 1768 AD, the Shah dynasty ascended the throne of the unified Kingdom. His Majesty King Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev is the eleventh King in the Shah dynasty.

Nepal-occupying only 0.1% of the earth- is home to: · 2% of all the flowering plants in the world; · 8% of the world’s population of birds (more than 848 species); · 4% of mammals on earth; · 11 of the world’s 14 families of butterflies (more than 500 species); · 600 indigenous plant families; · 319 species of exotic orchids. It includes eight of the 14 highest summits in the world which exceed an altitude of 8,000m including Everest, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and others.
Trekking Area :

Everest Region   Annapurna Region   Central Region     Far Western Region    Some other option of Trekking and Tour in Nepal

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Everest Region
The Everest region boasts of some the world’s highest mountains such as the Everest, Lotse, Nuptse and beautiful mount Ama Dablam. It is also the home of the Sherpa people whose warm hospitality and skills as mountain guides and porters have made them famous. Its active and devout monasteries are the center of the Buddhist Lama culture and its festivals are many and colorful. In this region you will be into the heart of these giant massifs passing through colorful and beautiful Sherpas villages that each have something unique to offer such as the Yeti’s skull and hands at Pangboche or the world’s highest Monasteries at Tenboche. And of course at every village you will be extended typical Sherpa hospitality. In this region, most of the treks commence with flight to Lukla (2800m.) which is a small (15000 feet runway length) STOL (short takeoff and landing) airstrip. The main trek routes in the region and average trek days to and from Kathmandu are:

Everest Base Camp & Kala Pattar 5545m,14-day, Gokyo 4750m,12-day or Crossing of Cho La into Khumbu 5420m, 19-day, Island Peak 6160m, 15-day, Mera peak 6645m 16-day, Hongu valley 5800m, 25-day, from Arun to Everest 19-day, from Jiri to Everest Base Camp 20-day, Rolwaling 16-day or through Tashi Laptsa 5705m 23-day, Gaurishanker or 7-easy days in Everest and several other trekkking routes.

 
Tour Code Destination
NSTR # 21
 
 Classic Everest Trek
NSTR # 26
 
 Mera Peak
NSTR # 31
 
 Everest Base Camp & ISLAND PEAK
NSTR # 14
 
 Gokyo Trek
NSTR # 15
 
 Everest Base Camp
NSTR # 33
 
 Luxury Lodge trek in Everest Region
NSTR # 34
 
 Solu Trek
 

 

Annapurna Region

Most treks in this region commence from Pokhara valley, which lies 200 km from Kathmandu, the capital city, in the shadow of the lovely Annapurna Mountains. Annapurna circuit trek begins at the middle-hills villages of Besi Sahar on the Marshyangdi River and follows the river all the way from Brahmin-Chettri-Gurung settlement to that of the Tibetan Buddhistic regions of Manang. The high point is the crossing of the Throng-La at 5416 m into the Kali Gandaki Valley stopping at the famous shrine of Muktinath then continuing along the river to Tatopani through Thakali settlements, Magar and Gurung villages back into Pokhara. Or beginning in the tropical climate of Pokhara’s bare 900m and gradually ascending to the 5400m pass above Muktinath, and may be on to upper Mustang which was opened in October 1991 to a limited number of tourists.

The main trails in the region and trek days from Pokhara are: easy hiking around Pokhara 1 to 6 days, Ghorepani circuit 6-day, Muktinath via Jomsom and flight back 8 to 12 day, Annapurna Sanctuary 11-day which although is considered moderate the most beautiful trek in the world, Annapurna Circuit 5416, 19-day, Annapurna-Dhaulagiri trek 4200m. a newly discovered route 13-Day, Siklish 2200m. 7-day, Lamjung 3800m. 7-day, Gorkha 2800m. 8-day from Kathmandu, Dhaulagiri Circuit 19 day, Manaslu Circuit trek 5100m, 21-day, Legendary Mustang 3840m, 13-day, Pokhara to Dolpa trek 19-day, peak climbs enroute and several other endless trails.

 
Tour Code Destination
NSTR # 35
 
 Family Adventure
NSTR # 36
 
 Hike, Bike, Raft & Wildlife
NSTR # 32
 
 Luxury Lodge trek in Annapurnas with Wildlife Safari
NSTR # 16
 
 Siklish Trek
NSTR # 06
 
 Nepal Experience-Temple to Mountain and Tiger
NSTR # 07
 
 The Phewa Circuit Trek
NSTR # 10
 
 Gorkha Trek
NSTR # 11
 
 Lamjung Trek
NSTR # 13
 
 Annapurna Sanctuary Trek
NSTR # 24
 
 Upper Mustang Trek
NSTR # 19
 
 Annapurna-Dhaulagiri Trek
NSTR # 28    The Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek
NSTR # 20
 
 Annapurna Circuit Trek
NSTR # 22    Manaslu Circuit Trek

 

Central Region
 
This region covers treks in the Kathmandu Valley, Langtang, Gosaikunda, Ganesh Himal and Helambu which are the most beautiful region of the kingdom. Its ranges, the Langtang-Lirung, are spectacular while its forests of fir and rhododendron delightful. The treks are an incursion from the Kathmandu Valley’s heavy Hindu dominance to the Buddhistic culture of the north, the land is dotted with stupas, mani walls, chortens and monasteries and the flutter of prayer flags.

The trek days and routes are from very easy-Kathmandu Valley treks day walk to 5-day, moderate Helambu 3490m 7-day, and difficult treks from Syabru through Gosaikunda into Helambu 4600m, Ganesh Himal 7-day, Ganesh Himal to Gorkha 13 Days and easy and couple of days treks on the rim of the Valley.

 
Tour Code Destination
NSTR # 08
 
 Roll walling View Trek
NSTR # 09
 
 Helambu Trek
NSTR # 12
 
 Langtang Trek
NSTR # 17
 
 Ganesh Himal Trek
NSTR # 27
 
 Nepal with Comfort Trek & Wildlife Safari
 
Far Western Region
 
The far western region of Nepal is still unspoiled and untouched by foreigners . Time has stood still for centuries where the inhabitants, of Tibetan descent, continue to live as they did long ago. The Phoksindo National Park covers an area of 3555 sq. Km. Full of virgin forests harboring one of the world’s best habitat of snow-leopard, blue sheep, ghoral, musk deer, wolf and other wildlife. One of the prime spots for herb hunting place is the rigged valley of Jumla (2,370m) in far western Nepal known as “Wild West’ because of its remoteness and the difficulty of life on its arid, forested ridges. Most of the treks in the region commence from here and the fastest way to reach Jumla (short take off and landing airstrip) is by flight from Nepalgunj. Tourists are rare and any trip is certain to be an adventure. There is mixed culture and religion of Hinduism, and further up at upper Dolpa, immigrant Tibetan families live. It is known as the hidden valley of the crystal mountain. Rara Lake which is known as Queen of Lakes is the most beautiful region of far west Nepal, scenic and covering different cultural influence. This area is named after pristine Lake Rara, which is the biggest lake in Nepal. Upper Dolpo was opened for a limited number of tourists in 1991.

Lower Dolpo 5115m. 20-day and Upper Dolpo 5400m. 20-day to 40 days, both involving a visit to the mythical Phoksundo lake, Rara trek 3600m. 12-day and Lower Dolpo through Pokhara 19-day are the main trails of the region. A trek to Mt. Kailash via Simikot into Tibet also can be done from here.

 
Tour Code Destination
NSTR # 18
 
 Rara Queen of Lakes Trek
NSTR # 23
 
 Lower Dolpo Trek
NSTR # 25
 
 Upper Dolpo
NSTR # 33
 
 Luxury Lodge trek in Everest Region
NSTR # 34
 
 Solu Trek

Some other option of Trekking and Tour in Nepal

2 weeks Treks

Rara Queen of the Lakes
Gokyo Trek
Everest Base Camp Trek
Lux. Lodge trek in Everest
Family Adventure
Annapurnas with Wildlife
Tentative Schedule
Siklish Trek
Nepal Experience Trek
Lamjung Trek
Annapurna Sanctuary Trek
Annapurna Dhaulagiri Trek
Rollwalling View Trek
Helambu Trek
Langtang Trek
Ganesh Himal Trek
Comfort Trek & Wildlife

3 weeks Treks

Lower Dolpo Trek
The Dhaulagiri Circuit
Annapurna Circuit Trek
Manaslu Circuit Trek
Upper Mustang Treks
Hike, Bike, Raft & Wildlife
Solu Trek
Classic Everest Trek
Mera Peak
EBC & Island Peak

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