Explore Himalaya recently organized an incentive trip to Nepal for mid to high level employees of a Russian company, MTS. The group trekked through the hills of Sindhupalchowk, rounding up their trek with an exciting bungee and swinging adventure at ‘The Last Resort’ located near Kodari, the Nepal-Tibet border. Explore Himalaya caught up with the group on their return to Kathmandu and talked with some of the group leaders. Here’s what they had to say:
– Konstantin, Moscow
|“Explore Himalaya did a very good job of organizing this trip. The staff were very friendly and the trek was an unforgettable experience! I can talk about it for hours!! Our guide was very polite, friendly, told us many interesting things about the life of the Nepalese. We really enjoyed it, and had the most favorable impression. The bungee jump and the subsequent tour of Kathmandu were very impressive. I jumped twice – swing and bungee.
The support staff and guides from Explore Himalaya were all very polite, alert and did their best to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable.After the completion of the trip, I realized how difficult it must have been for Explore Himalaya to organize this trek. Obviously a lot of hard work has gone into organizing this trip and I commend Explore Himalaya for organizing it so smoothly. Surprises were at every turn – in the city, and during the trek but everything got solved. Trekking was a pleasant experience for me. The weather helped us and we were able to see the snow capped Himalayan mountains. It was a daunting organizational challenge, but kudos to Explore Himalaya for making a success of it. With so many uncontrollable factors, everything was organized perfectly!”
Are you visiting Nepal for an experience? Then staying at a homestay in Nepal might just be what you are seeking for. The traditional way of accommodation has emerged as an exceptional attraction for travelers visiting to remote areas of Nepal since few years. These homestays do not only provide only a bed to sleep and meal to eat but also an authentic Nepalese living experience. They allow travelers to observe how people in Nepal spend their daily lifestyle and also to participate in it if interested too.
Typically, a traveler is welcomed from the heart offering Tika or Khada and they will also be exhibiting their culture through a cultural program. The type of the program depends upon what kind of ethnic tribes are in the village.
Travelers sometimes may not be able to get their own private room unlike any other hotels in the city areas and have to share with others but this is not something they should be afraid of. Likewise, attached bathroom should not be expected. However, they will be very precious memories you will be taking back home.
In the meal, one can taste delicious cuisines which are way more hygienic as you will be served each and everything produced from the locality. You will experience hospitality in its purest form where it is served from the heart.
One can also explore the village to see things that are unusual, leaving you amazed for those who live in a more urbanized area. Trying to communicate with locals may also bring surprises that you didn’t expect.
The motives of these accommodations are to let travelers familiarize with a complete village life environment to get lost in nature for a whole new experience.
Here we have some 30 Photographs from and around Phoolbari Homestay offering you a glimpse of how does a stay in Homestay look like:
Photo Source: Nagarik News
The renovation of UNESCO World Heritage Site listed Boudhanath has been completed. The holy shrine of Buddhist was damaged by the 7.3 moment magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal on 25 April last year. The earthquake damaged mainly the upper part of the Stupa and also caused other minor effects. Ever since, the holy shrine was under renovation.
After nearly 18 months of the earthquake, the renovation of the 36 meter tall Boudhanath Stupa has completed. The renovation was completed with the cost of Rs. 230 millions. The Stupa was opened for public with an inauguration ceremony held on 22nd November.
Lonely planet has listed Nepal on the top of the most valuable destinations for travelers. Nepal is bouncing back after the earthquake and fuel crisis and remains as one of the favorites for budget travelers. It offers a wide range of activities for a very reasonable price.
Are you visiting Nepal for an experience? Well, how about staying in the following listed hotels? The hotels don’t just provide you accommodation to stay or meal to eat. They are here to make your stay in Nepal even more memorable with the experience they offer to travelers. These accommodations in Nepal will surely give you something extra to remember through an exceptional traditional experience.
Kathmandu Boutique Hotel
Lying in the heart of Thamel, Kathmandu Boutique hotel is set in the 19th-century ruler’s Rana Palace. The exterior of the palace has been kept untouched while interior changes are made to meet the guest’s luxury and comfort. The hotel offers the life experience of Bygone ERA in Nepalese style.
Photo: Kathmandu Boutique Hotel
Crafted according to the tantric rituals, each thing you see once you enter the hotel’s compound symbolizes something. The 5 story heritage contains 12 lavish rooms; each in different sizes offering different views than other.
Maya Devi Village
Built back around 20 years ago in an authentic Gurung style, Maya Devi Village, the home of Parahawking Project in Nepal is a beautiful guest house and restaurant. It was renovated and restored retaining its traditional style to provide modern facilities and home comforts. The only a couple of kilometers away from the Lakeside, Pokhara , the lodge can be an ideal place to stay for bird lovers.
Photo: Maya Devi Village
Maya Devi Village consists of 5 traditional round stone and thatch huts along with its main house and restaurant. Each hut features two floors with an outdoor veranda, inside living area and attached bathroom on the ground floor while the second floor consists a king size bed offering the magnificent view of the lake. During your stay, you will experience a homely environment in peace and tranquility.
Shangri-La Boutique Hotel
With a unique blend of classical paintings in the center of tourist hub Thamel, Shangri-La Boutique Hotel situates in a calm and peaceful environment with the greenery of its own. More than just an accommodation, Equipped with all modern facility, Shangri-La vows to give its best to provide their guest a traditional Nepalese experience during their stay with hospitality at the best.
Photo: Shangri-La Boutique Hotel
Hotel Nepalaya situates in the center of Thamel offering easy access to some traditional heritage of Kathmandu. The hotel with the balance of functionality in the organization for the excellence in their service aims to exceed their guest’s expectations. Hotel Nepalaya offers service with modern-day guests requirement with the blend of hospitality served from the heart.
Photo: Hotel Nepalaya
Mystique Highland Resort
Just in the distance of 15km from Pokhara situates Mystique Highland Resort on atop of a hill offering a calm and peaceful environment with nature experience at its best. The hotel is especially ideal for groups and couples. The hotel provides a rooftop restaurant offering the magnificent view of mountains. The night view of the Pokhara valley from the hotel is exceptional. The views from the hotel are beautiful to be it either the valley or the cliffs or the Seti River Climb view. The hotel has its own orthodox organic tea garden from where you can buy your friend a souvenir back home.
Photo: Mystique Highland Resort