Coronavirus Threat in Nepal Update #2

Posted Mar 11th, 2020 under Blog, Company News, Tourism News,

Following our first update on coronavirus threat in Nepal, please find our second update as follows.

coronavirus threat in Nepal

Source: https://news.un.org/

1. Taking into account the global recommendations and measure of the WHO, the Government of Nepal has decided to temporarily suspend visa-on-arrival for the nationals of the following 8 countries (to be effective from 10th March till the date of further notice). The Government has added 3 countries to the prior list of 5 countries.

i. People’s Republic of China (including Special Administrative Regions)
ii. Islamic Republic of Iran
iii. Italy
iv. Republic of Korea
v. Japan
vi. France
vii. Germany
viii. Spain (Source: Department of Immigration, Government of Nepal)

2. The nationals of these 8 countries can obtain visa beforehand from the Nepali Missions abroad after submitting a recently issued health certificate stating that they are not infected by COVID-19. Those who have already got the prior visa from the mission and embassies of Nepal abroad are to provide health certificate that proves COVID-19 negative along with their travel document upon their arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport. The health certificate must be recently produced maximum 7 days earlier before the time of arrival in Nepal. (Source: Department of Immigration, Government of Nepal)

3. The nationals of these 8 countries are strongly recommended to use Tribhuwan International Airport as the only entry and exit point. Rest of the land POE (Point of Entry and Exit) in Nepal are temporarily suspended till the date of further notice. (Source: Department of Immigration, Government of Nepal)

4. At Tribhuwan International Airport, the preventive safety measures like thermal scanner, thermal gun and disinfectant spray are being continued with 24/7 Health Desk and Ambulance service. (Source: Tribhuwan International Airport Civil Aviation Office)

5. As of March 06, a total of 437 samples have been tested out of which 436 have proved corona negative. (Source: Ministry of Health, Government of Nepal)

We hope our second phase update on coronavirus threat in Nepal helps you to be informed. We shall keep you updated!

For more information:
i. Tribhuwan International Airport Civil Aviation Office – https://www.tiairport.com.np/
ii. Department of Immigration – http://nepalimmigration.gov.np/
iii. Ministry of Health and Population – http://heoc.mohp.gov.np/
iv. Nepal Tourism Board – https://www.welcomenepal.com/
v. Sukraraj Trpical and Infectious Disease Hospital – http://stidh.gov.np/home

Explore Himalaya Conducted a Post Season Performance Review Meeting

Posted Feb 5th, 2020 under Company News,

Explore Himalaya conducted a post season performance review meeting on 3rd February 2020. All the tour, trekking and mountain guides of Explore Himalaya attended the meeting. The post season performance review program was organized with an objective to review the season’s performance, spot the areas of improvement and plan for driving performance in the forthcoming season. The attendees were also given tips and guidelines on best practices related to guide behavior, guest handling, guide ethics and sustainable practices by General Manager Anuj Pandey and Manager Kedar Khadka. The meeting also had an interaction session which was followed by refreshment at Marcopolo Restaurant, Chhaya Center. As a travelife certified company, Explore Himalaya conducts such review sessions semiannually after every season to assess performance, goals and achievements; provide feedback and guidelines; and communicate plans with special focus on responsible practices.

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A 5 Day Free Eye Camp in Lamjung, Tanahun and Kaski

Posted Jan 8th, 2020 under Blog, Community Service Project, Company News, Special Events,

Explore Himalaya and its exclusive partner Kipling Travel Denmark organised a 5 day Free Eye Camp in the five villages of Lamjung, Tanahun and Kaski in western Nepal. The camp that took place from 12th to 17th November 2019 was conducted by a team of 10 opticians and nurses from Denmark. The team which was led by Lene S. Lindedam (Nurse) included Jette Honore (Optician), Bjorn Nielsen (Optician), Tine Ottosen (Optician), Vibeke R. Stegmann (Nurse), Knud E. Stegmann (Optician), Lotte laursen (Optician), Annegrethe S. Nielsen (Nurse), Keith T. Nielsen (Optician),  and Jette Ronnenfelt (Optician). The team has been volunteering such camps in different parts of the world. 

Eye Camp 2019The Free Eye Camp provided diagnostic screening and eye examining services along with counselling on eye health care measures. Some patients were also treated for minor conditions and provided with free glasses. Patients with cataract were referred to the nearby hospitals. Altogether 983 patients benefited from the Camp. The program was supported by the local clubs, police and volunteers from beneficiary villages. The village communities expressed their gratitude to the organiser team for their contribution in improving the eye health of public. The Eye Camp is a part of a Free Health Camp initiative being organised by Explore Himalaya and Kipling Travel biannually.

Eye Camp 2019 Tanahaun

Day 1 & 2: 12th & 13th November

Location: Kanti Mandir School, Sundar Bazaar, Lamjung

Day 1 – Time: 2 pm – 5 pm, Total Number of Patients: 41

Day 2- Time: 9 am – 4 pm, Total Number of Patients: 228

Eye Camp 2019 Lamjung

Eye Camp 2019 Lamjung

Day 3: 14th November

Location: Shanti Madhyamik Vidhyalaya, Kunchha-1, Lamjung

Time: 9 am – 4 pm

Total Number of Patients: 425

Eye Camp 2019 Tanahaun Eye Camp 2019 Tanahaun

Day 4: 15th November

Location: Rastriya Madhyamik Vidhyalaya, Rupakot, Tanahun

Time: 9 am – 4 pm

Total Number of Patients: 450

An Old Lady at Eye Camp

Free eye camp 2019

Day 5: 16th November

Location: Lekhnath Adharvut School, Begnas, Kaski

Time: 9 am – 3 pm

Total Number of Patients: 212

Location: Annapurna Royal Camp, Begnas, Kaski

Time: 4 pm – 5 pm

Total Number of Patients: 52

Eye Camp at Kaski

Eye Camp at Kaski Begnas Camp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

Posted Sep 3rd, 2019 under Company News,

Privacy Policy

Effective date: August 20, 2019 Explore Himalaya (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the https://www.explorehimalaya.com/ website (the “Service”).This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data. Our Privacy Policy for Explore Himalaya is created with the help of the Free Privacy Policy Generator.

We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, accessible from https://www.explorehimalaya.com/

Information Collection And Use

We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data

While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address
  • Cookies and Usage Data

Usage Data

We may also collect information how the Service is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Tracking & Cookies Data

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and hold certain information.

Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

Examples of Cookies we use:

  • Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service.
  • Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
  • Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.

Use of Data

Explore Himalaya uses the collected data for various purposes:

  • To provide and maintain the Service
  • To notify you about changes to our Service
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so
  • To provide customer care and support
  • To provide analysis or valuable information so that we can improve the Service
  • To monitor the usage of the Service
  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues

Transfer Of Data

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside Nepal and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to Nepal and process it there.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

Explore Himalaya will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Disclosure Of Data

Legal Requirements

Explore Himalaya may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • To comply with a legal obligation
  • To protect and defend the rights or property of Explore Himalaya
  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
  • To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public
  • To protect against legal liability

Security Of Data

The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

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Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Children’s Privacy

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”).

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the “effective date” at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us:

  • By email: it@explorehimalaya.com

Everest Basecamp Trek Training

Posted Dec 30th, 2019 under Company News,
Everest Basecamp Trek Training

Everest Basecamp Trek Training

Everest Basecamp Trek Training is love at first sight! Whoever hears about it falls for it. But this beautiful package of adventure comes with some sort of challenges. That’s why whoever thinks of doing this trek asks one mandatory question “How fit do I need to be?”

Though the question connotes some sort of apprehension, the answer is simple “People of moderate fitness level can do it!” Ah such a relief! It is actually true that you don’t need to be super fit or in best shape with athlete physique. The trekking is not technical and you don’t need previous experience in altitudes. But the “moderate level of fitness” does demand some efforts from your side. After all you are covering 120 km (round trip) gaining approximately 300 m each day in one of the most extreme terrains in the world.

So, keeping fit does help a lot. But you don’t need to freak out! Trekking in the Himalayas requires some sort of playful seriousness. You should be concerned but without overshadowing the fun part. In short, with right preparation, right pace and right attitude, the mountains will welcome you wholeheartedly!

Here are some training tips we recommend you for Everest Base Camp Trekking.

Tip 1: Walk Walk Walk

Route to Wanla

All you will be doing in the trek is hiking. You will be walking for 9-10 days with an average of 5-8 hours (approx. 15km) per day.  Though the distance you cover doesn’t sound very challenging but you will be basically walking uphill on rocky terrain with your each step gaining altitude.  So, importance of hiking practice is not an overstatement.

Practising hiking helps you to get used to with the pace. Begin prior to 7-8 weeks of the trek with about 2 hours each day and slowly increase the duration up to 5/6 hours. The best thing to do is simulation hiking in wilderness carrying some weight. This way you will know the spot in your body you need to strengthen. Don’t forget to wear the hiking boots you will be using in the trek as new shoes can give blisters (The thought of it alone can give you a nightmare!). Try the boots in some steep terrain and try to find trouble spots. Lightweight boots with good ankle support, plenty of toe room for long descents, a stiff sole to lessen twisting torsion are the best.

Tip 2: Cardio Workouts

Any kind of cardio workout is good for Everest Base Camp Trek.  It can be simple jogging, swimming, cycling or even treadmill walking. Or you can take help from YouTube where you can get many great ideas. Just make sure that you experience deeper breathing and light sweating during the workouts. You can do it about 30-45 minutes 2 or 3 times a week.  It helps your body to work hard and adjust your pace with less oxygen. Though fitness level doesn’t determine how easily you acclimatize, cardio workouts will optimize your endurance chances. It will allow you to enjoy the views and bask in the beauty of the region rather than you bending over and struggling to catch your breath.

Tip 3: Strength Training

Trekking is simply walking, a basic natural activity humans have been doing all the time.  However we do it in low oxygen conditions, which makes our breathing a bit harder and we get tired much faster. So, it’s highly beneficial if you increase your endurance and work on the leg muscles. Though the above mentioned tips (hiking and cardio) will help you a lot, the strength workouts will definitely improve your trekking performance. So, you can include squats, pull ups, push ups, weighted step- ups and lunges in your regular strength routine, about 30-45 minutes 2 or 3 times a week. You can schedule cardio and strength training alternatively. Don’t overdo it, take your time and schedule it comfortably.

Finally, the most important tip is you should always consult your doctor before taking trekking challenges. It’s really important to know your body. Though it’s your soul that takes the pleasure of the experience, your body is going to bear the whole thrust. However, let me repeat once again, physical fitness doesn’t guarantee acclimatization but your fitness level does make the difference on how you experience your adventure.  So, be fit, the rest will be fine!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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