"According to the Gregorian calendar on the fortnight, full moon of August the festival is celebrated with great joy every year."
"The males who have gone through bratabanda “the holy ceremony that makes Hindus eligible of performing holy rituals change the thread they put around their shoulders on this day by dipping into the holy pond or river."
"In Newar community, the festival is also known as “Kwati Purnima”. Kwati is a special soup made by nine different beans using various spices, which gives a significant taste to the dish. It is believed that after the completion of the plantation season, consumption of this special dish is good for one’s immunity system."
Individuals from different families come together to undertake the challenges of the holidays that cater extreme adventure or the holidays that offer specific genre of touristic activities. When a family sets out to enjoy a holiday, diverse travel choices depending on individual's adrenaline hunger, age, past travel experiences and most importantly the reasons for the love towards traveling come into play.
The soft trekking adventure to Poonhill Ghorepani can be done by anyone fit enough to walk five hours a day and the acclimatization problem that normally comes during trekking in Nepal is never an issue on this trek as it goes not higher than 3210m. Children above ten years old and the elderly citizens can easily complete this trek. However, in case of walking problems kids or senior citizens might encounter, horses or ponies are easily available to take them to the ultimate destination, Poonhill 3210m.
The sightseeing tours around cultural treasure troves of Kathmandu has been the fascinating aspect of tours in Nepal for travelers having all preferences. After the quake, cultural landmarks of Kathmandu have more to offer because many monuments that stood tall and intact during the quake manifest the cultural richness and the ancient civilization of the country. Others that are partially damaged or completely destroyed demonstrate the power of the quake that hit Nepal on April 25 2015.
The nature walk into the woods and the dugout canoe ride in Rapti River are ideal opportunities for bird watching and to witness the river ecosystem of the park. Moreover, the culture of Tharu Tribe, Elephant Bathing in Rapti River and tours to Elephant Breeding Center are wonderful highlights of the park.
Moreover the Himalayan backdrop dominated by Fishtail and Annapurna massif that can be seen from anywhere in Pokhara makes this town more fascinating. The boating in Fewa Lake, soothes travelers brain soul in Pokhara.
An hour long Mountain Flight on a fixed wing aircraft that flies over exceedingly wonderful Khumbu Region gives travelers to witness the mighty 8000ers including Everest.
The hills that ring chaotically charming Kathmandu Valley are the fascinating destinations catering relatively tranquil rural habitats and some of the most amazing features of the nature. The rural culture in very close proximity to cosmopolitan town Kathmandu, the lush vegetation attached to the concrete jungle of Nepal's capital and the widespread Himalayan panorama brings hundreds travelers to the summit of these hills every day.
Not far from culturally opulent three medieval towns of the valley, the hills encircling it manifests the different aspect of the country, which incline towards incredible nature and the authentic rural lifestyle. Some of these hill stations also has huge religious significance and some of them are rich in terms of wildlife. Whatsoever, all these hill stations that surround Kathmandu Valley cater peaceful stay, semi urban lifestyle and the Himalayan panoramas for sure.
The best part is that all the Hill Stations are very easily accessible from any part of the valley and the best way to explore these hill stations is to go for the overnight stay. A night at these hill stations guarantees the sunset and sunrise views in the Himalayas. To sight the sun setting or emerging in the horizon where Himalayan peaks lie is itself a spellbinding moment.
On today's post we have included an image each of the most popular hill stations around Kathmandu Valley. Have a look
Namo Buddha (1750m)
When you feel the wind touching your body or your pumped up calves wants to push more, the thrill of riding through rough terrains and steep hills gives you a high that remains into your brain and soul forever.
There are number of trails which basically are old jeep roads, carved along the ridges of the jungle which takes you to the world out of city lights. You will find small villages, hidden temples, beautiful monasteries and of course the Himalayan vistas along the trails.
For those who have a sweet tooth for adventure, Mountain biking around Kathmandu valley will be an amazing experience for you. There are verity of trails which are favorable for both Pro and amateur bikers. Weather you ride for fun or you ride to achieve, Mountain biking around Kathmandu Valley offers you the best of both worlds.
“Some birds are not meant to be caged, that's all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure.” – Stephen King
From great Himalayas in the north to the plain Terai in the south, Nepal has three types of geographical zones with the hilly region sandwiched in the middle. Being a small country, Nepal manifests rich wildlife including 873 bird species, which is the 10% of total species of birds found on earth. Dense forest in the Terai and Hilly region of the country houses a unique combination of in-house and migratory birds. For anyone who wishes to visit Nepal especially for bird watching, it will be an amazing experience for sure.
Chitwan National park, Bardia National Park,Sagarmatha National Park, Koshitappu Wildlife Reserve and ten other protected areas in Nepal are the famous bird watching destinations of the country.
For getting an ultimate bird watching experience, one does not even have to go far from Kathmandu. Forested Regions like Shivapuri National park, Godawari, Taudha (lake) are ideal bird-watching destinations, few kilometers far from the valley. Around 120 species of migratory birds and around 400 species of in-house birds can be found around the valley itself.
Today we have posted few photographs of birds found around Kathmandu Valley. Hopefully, these images of birds found around Kathmandu will give all bird-watchers the some idea on Kathmandu's prime destinations for bird watching tours.