Island Peak 6173m, a stunning mountain in the Everest region could be climbed in just one day. Challenges to conquer the peak best suits the novice climbers however, skilled mountaineers can enjoy to the fullest during the expedition of Island Peak. The trial to Island Peak cross passes culturally unique Sherpa hamlets and lush vegetation to barren yet, dramatically contrast snowy and rocky landscapes dominated by towering peaks. Proper acclimatization during the trek to Island Peak and caring guidance by veteran Sherpa climbers makes you feel very special throughout the trek. On reaching the summit of Island Peak which is one of the vantage points for the close-up view of high peaks of the Everest region, climber excitement simply goes to the highest limit.
Autumn 2013, Mr. Clement Irbil and Mr. Rasmus Hansen from Denmark successfully made to the summit of Island Peak. Earlier to this, they conquered Pokhalde Peak . The climbers from our exclusive country partner Kipling Travel shared their experiences of the trek and Island Peak Expedition.
Standing on the top of Island Peak,!WOW!, the memory that would remain forever. We would rate our host 5 stars for providing us an incredible holiday in the mountains of Everest Region.
The trip to Nepal began perfectly. The city staffs of the company were professional, helpful, flexible and smooth. The hospitality we experienced was amazing. Hotel rooms and food were great.
The guide and the staffs during the trek were exceptionally good, highly experienced and helpful. We would specially thank our guides Temba Sherpa and Lhakpa. The expedition to Island Peak became easier and more interesting with their wonderful support.
Honorable Minister for Youth and Sports signals to kick off the race raising a green flag
Driver-navigator duo of Subina Dangol and Anirudra Nakarmi won 89 kilometers long Kathmandu-Nuwakot Cross Country Motorcycle Rally 2014. The event which took place on March 1st was sponsored by Ethiopian Airlines and its GSSA partner Explore Himalaya. Nepal Automobile Sports Association NASA organized the event and also technically assisted it.
The event which was flagged off by Minister for Youth and Sports Puroshottam Poudel at Satdobato Lalitpur made its way along the mishmash mountainous trials through Shivpuri, Dhikure, Nuwakot Durbar, Devighat and Bidur Colony before ending at Festival venue in Battar. The competitive two wheeler rally was organized to promote the ongoing 3rd Nuwakot Festival 2014.
A serpent like mountainous road to Battar, Nuwakot
Solo rider Sumit Shrestha and driver-navigator duo Piyush Gajurel and Sajan Thapa bagged second and third positions respectively during the event participated by 125 riders. Based on rider’s overall performance on Time Distance and Speed (TDS) system the winners of the event were declared.
The rider-navigator duo bagging the first place, were rewarded with Kathmandu Malaysia Kathmandu round trip tickets for two pax sponsored by Air Asia. Simultaneously the first runner up was rewarded with Kathmandu Bangkok Kathmandu round trip tickets for 2 pax sponsored by Nepal Airlines and the second runner ups grabbed an opportunity to Mountain Flight with Buddha Air. The winners were honored and congratulated with trophies and certificates by Mr. Suraj Baidhya, Chairman of Nepal Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Suman Pandey, Chairman of Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Nepal Chapter, and Mr. Govinda Bhattrai, President of Nepal Automobile Sports Association (NASA).
Dignitaries at Nuwakot Festival congratulating and honoring the success
Everest summit rises so elevated that Everest Base Camp Trekking (5357m) is itself an adventure of the highest class. This spring, join the fixed departures of Explore Himalaya on a 16-day trek to Everest Base Camp.
The trial to Everest Base Camp winds through world’s most admirable mountain landscapes. Prior to Everest Base Camp trek have an insightful look into the cultural and historical heritages of the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu. Experience one of the most thrilling flights to Lukla, world’s one of the high altitude airports. During the trek stay in beautiful hamlets nestled against high and rough Himalayan giants; peep into the matchless local culture of mighty Sherpas; and trace the trails inscribed with Tibetan Buddhist prayers on the mani walls.
Everest Base Camp Trek includes the challenges of scaling Kalapattar 5554m and Gorakshep 5184m. Exploring the monastery at Tengboche with striking view of Mt. Ama Dablam at its backdrop and the leisurely stay at Sherpa capital Namche for acclimatization are also the prime highlights of the trek.
Mahashivaratri, a yearly Hindu festival which is celebrated in devotion to Shiva holds the great religious importance. Festival celebrated on 13th night and 14th day of Magha month of the year according to Hindu calendar, in 2014 fell on February 27. Once the celebration of Mahashivratri in Nepal is talked about, Pashupatinath Temple can’t be kept aside.
Lord of destruction yet very revered, Shiva the supreme Hindu Lord inhaled the entire venom that could have destroyed the universe and hence his body got the bluish complexion. The wild of the wildest, Lord Shiva is one of the three most significant denominations of Hinduism. A third eye on his forehead, a snake snuggling around his neck, the crescent moon graced and the River Ganga emerging from his entangled hair, his hands holding his weapon trident (Trishul) and the damaru as his instrument are the most identifiable and iconic attributes of Shiva.
Mahashivratri is not only about the religious aspect attached to the festival. It also holds equal significance regarding the crazier side of it; the mass of several hundred thousand getting high inhaling marijuana. The government report says 7-8 hundred thousand of devotees visited Pashupatinath during Mahashivratri 2014.
On the 26th night the temple premises and its vicinity were adorned with colorful lights which illuminated the entire area as broad daylight. Fresh signs of crazy stuffs were abundant. The wooden fires, surrounded by hemp elated holy saints, cigarette butts dispersed throughout and mass chanting “Jaya Sambho”; the entire place was occupied by spiritually intoxicated devotees.
During the day on 27th, Hindu women, most of them in red attire were seen standing on a long queue which extended beyond the temple ground to the streets of Kathmandu. Hungry and thirsty, yet incredibly patient; patience to offer the prayers to Shiva linga (a symbol of Lord Shiva’s inseminating organ which is considered very holy by Hindus), the line of swarming devotees kept on stretching further and the place became more crowded. The holy songs dedicated to Shiva continuously filled the ears and the volunteers to systemize the mess were sweating to wet.
On the other side of Bagmati River devotees, resident Sadhus and yearly visitors to Pashupatinath including naked babas, aghoris (holy sadhus who live on human corpse) depicted the height of the craziest state of devotion to Shiva. Civilization has not made an impact on those babas (saints). Perhaps, being the devotees of Shiva they might have transformed their external appearances which resembled their master Shiva.
Entrance to BP Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital (a semi government hospital)-within its premises the sensitive, Hospice and Palliative Care Unit has been operating its functions of controlling the pain to different kinds of Cancer patients since 2004 AD.
Explore Himalaya not only launches the new and unique tourism products, it also finds the unnoticed sectors of the society to make a significant contribution as per its CSR Policy. Likewise, Hospice and Palliative Care Unit within BP Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital in Bharatpur was our recent concern.
A building of Hospice and Palliative Care Unit inside BPKMCH which has 15 beds to comfort the pain of cancer patients suffering with different stages of cancer.
Hospice and Palliative Care Unit at BP Koirala Memorial Hospital is basically a pain controller unit dedicated to the cancer patients of all stages. Patients suffering enormous pain after chemotherapy, radiotherapy or surgical therapy are admitted to this unit of the hospital. However, major of the patients admitted in the unit are terminally ill with incurable stage of cancer-bound to die in the very near future.
Hospice and Palliative Care Unit at BPKMCH has been partially supported by Victoria Hospice with trainings. Hospice not only reliefs the pain of patients, it also supports the relatives of the patients during the bereavement.
Hospitals are one of the places people would prefer to skip and the palliative care units are even more sensitive. Cancer these days has become a common disease which is one of the incurable diseases recognized by World Health Organization (WHO). People suffering with incurable diseases need places like hospice to get relief from the intolerable pain. They need comfort during the final moments of their lives.
At Hospice and Palliative Care Unit at BPKMCH, the medicine to relieve the pain is absolutely free
Intolerable pain and to be helpless to get rid of it- Hospice and Palliative Care Unit steps in to ease the last moments of people dying- HATS OFF for the idea