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The Mustang Madness – an ultimate mountain biking challange in Nepal

Posted Aug 22nd, 2016 under Special Events, Tourism News,

The Mustang Madness will kick of on November 24 2016

The Mustang Madness is a unique blend of a holiday and challenge for mountain biking enthusiasts. Mountain Bikers seeking for a biking holiday along with the combination of culture with their favorite adventure can participate in the event. During the competition, bikers will paddle along one of the best biking trails with the challenge of high altitude in the Himalaya.

The Mustang Madness will be an adventure of 220 kilometers on the elevation between 1100m to 4200m. Challengers will have an ultimate opportunity to encounter with nature and tradition both at its best form. The creators of “Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon” will introduce the new challenge in the forbidden Kingdom of Mustang. The event set for seven stages over a period of 7 days will kick off on 24 November 2016.

introducing Sawyer PointONE Filters from upcoming treks

Posted Aug 17th, 2016 under Company News, Equipments and Gadgets, Trekking & Hiking,

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Sawyer PointONE Filter: drink fresh water without any trouble

Sawyer PointONE Filter: drink fresh water without any trouble

Explore Himalaya will be introducing Sawyer PointONE Filters from its upcoming treks.  Like the slogan of the brand, introduction of this gadget will allow travelers to drink clean water wherever they go without any trouble. Trekking in the remote areas of Nepal where drinking water is not always available, the tool will provide trekkers an easy way to drink water without any fear of unhygienic water. The water filter can be carried along without any hassle and can be used as per the need of volume of water.

Sawyer PointONE Filter allows you to clean water in an instant

Sawyer PointONE Filter allows you to clean water in an instant

Sawyer Filter, an American product approved by Quality Control can filter up to 1800liters of water a single day and guarantees more than 350000 liters during its lifetime. The PointONE version of the filter assures 99.99999% elimination of all bacteria including salmonella, cholera, and E:coli with its features like  Hollow Fiber Membranes and Higher Tensile Strength. The filter comes along with a syringe to backflush after it’s usage to maintain the filter and to ensure its high flowing rate. Most of all, the filter fit in with most of the bottles that are in use currently in the market.  Also, the tool is very easy to use for trouble-free cleaning and maintenance. With all these features, Sawyer Filter has already won Editor’s Choice Award from the Backpacker Magazine back in 2012.

Sawyer PointONE Filter is easy to maintain

Sawyer PointONE Filter is easy to maintain

We being a responsible travel operator are committed to a pollution free environment. We expect the use of Sawyer PointONE Filters will be a small contribution creating a healthy environment.

Sawyer PointONE Filter: use where you want, how you want

Sawyer PointONE Filter: use where you want, how you want

Naga Panchami – a festival dedicated to serpents

Posted Aug 7th, 2016 under Culture & Festivals,

If the days were enough in a year, Nepal would probably be worshipping almost all the animals.

On the fifth day of bright half of Lunar month of Shrawan, Hindus celebrate Naga Panchami – a festival dedicated to serpents. Snakes are considered as a god and have a huge cultural significance in Hindu Mythology. Naga means snake and Panchami are the fifth days of the bright half of Lunar month. The festival falls during the month of August every year.

Astika stops the snake sacrifice, the origin of celebration of Naagpanchami

Astika, the young Bramhin, stops the snake sacrifice

There are various stories in Hindus explaining the significance for worshipping serpents. The myth behind the celebration of Naag Panchami is from Mahabharata. Long ago, Janamejeye wanted to sacrifice all the serpents through with the help of Bramhins by erecting a sacrifice fireplace for the vengeance of his father’s death with a bite of the king of snake Takshaka. The powerful mantras caused all the serpents to fall in the sacrificial fireplace. A young Bramhin named Astika saved the serpent race by asking for a boon with Janamejeye who never said no to Bramhins. That day was also the fifth day of bright half of Lunar month of Shrawan. Since then, on this day, serpents and snakes are worshiped.

People place the image of Naga on the door of their houses and worship it. Snakes are offered milk, sweet, flowers on the day of Naga Panchami. People also visit several temples related to serpents on this day. Changu Nararayan in Bhaktapur is one of the places to observe this festival.

Hotel Radisson lets FIT clients use Airport Executive Lounge

Posted Aug 3rd, 2016 under Tourism News,
Sleeping Area in Airport Executive Lounge

Sleeping Area in Airport Executive Lounge

Hotel Radisson has started providing their Airport Executive Lounge Service at the Tribhuwan International Airport for their FIT clients. Previously, the service was not available for the FIT clients. The world class lounge will be now available for the hotel’s FIT clients for free. The hotel aims to help their guest overcome with tiredness and jet lag before and after their flights through this service which could help them have a hustle free travel.

Lounge View with Reception in Airport Executive Lounge

Lounge View with Reception in Airport Executive Lounge

The executive lounge features a wide range of refreshment including premium alcoholic beverage and gourmet items. Air travelers will also be accessed to shower and separate sections for sleeping. Celebrities, business heads, and corporate managers can acquire private facilities upon request. The hotel clients can also access the Wi-Fi services with the same code used in the hotel. Travelers can also enjoy the buffet breakfast, lunch, and dinner during their stay at the lounge.

Food Counter in Airport Executive Longue

Food Counter in Airport Executive Longue

Photo Courtesy: Hotel Radisson

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Nuwakot Heritage Village Project officially begins

Posted Aug 1st, 2016 under Tourism News,
Nuwakot Heritage Village Project officially begins

Nuwakot Heritage Village Project officially begins

On July 30, 2016, Saturday, the official inauguration ceremony of the Nuwakot Heritage Village Project(NHVP) was held in Nuwakot.  3 houses construction was started to kick off the project during the ceremony. The chief guest of the program, Secretary of Ministry of Culture, Tourism & Civil Aviation, Mr. Prem Kumar Rai, officially started the project by planting the first brick of the Heritage village that is to be restored. Various other profiled persons of Nuwakot and Nepalese tourism sector and local people attended the program organized by the heritage village.

Chief Guest, Secretary of Ministry of Culture, Tourism & Civil Aviation, Mr. Prem Kumar Rai kicked of the restoration program

Chief Guest, Secretary of Ministry of Culture, Tourism & Civil Aviation, Mr. Prem Kumar Rai kicked off the restoration program

The massive earthquake of April 25, 2015, and its aftershock made a major impact in Nuwakot District. Several people lost their lives and their shelters while many were left injured. The earthquake destructed the entire Durbar area of Nuwakot which is one of the major tourist destinations in Nepal. Nuwakot district, the first capital of Nepal is also known as the origin of Shah Dynasty. It was also the trade route for Nepal and Tibet.

Director General of Department of Archeology Mr. Bhes Narayan Dahal planting the first brick of Nuwakot Heritage Village Project

Director General of Department of Archeology Mr. Bhes Narayan Dahal planting the first brick of Nuwakot Heritage Village Project

Nuwakot has its own significance with both historical and cultural aspect of Nepalese tourism industry. Nuwakot Heritage Village Project is an initiation to rebuild and restore the entire village inside the Durbar area that was damaged during the earthquake. The project focuses on the restoration of the village through its original design through a sustainable approach keeping its cultural traditional identity and importance intact. The area includes 420 houses. The project is expected to be completed in next six years.

Vision Promoter of NHVP Mr. Suman Pandey with Chief guest and other special guest at the ceremony

Vision Promoter of NHVP Mr. Suman Pandey with Chief guest and other special guests at the ceremony

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