Mr. Anthony from Britain accompanied six Aussies (John, Patricia, David, Daina, Barry and Graham) for the Overland tour of Tibet. As the tour ended at Nepal-China border at Kodari, the group was cordially welcomed to Nepal by Explore Himalaya. On a comfy coaster the group was escorted along the Araniko Highway towards Kathmandu.
The group had planned for the cultural sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley, which is a part of the best of Nepal. Kathmandu is the city having worthwhile ancient history. The monuments here reflect the primeval cultural and religious practices in the region. Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Chnagunarayan and the Durbar Squares located at three different cities within the valley amplified the eagerness to our visitors to be acquainted with the myths and ideology related to these sites.
Nepal is culturally diverse nation and Kathmandu offers world’s few of the rarest cultures. The culture of Kumari, cultures associated with numerous jatras(festivals) like, ghode, bisket, indra, machhindra and many more which, have been practiced for centuries in the same traditional ways make Kathmandu, a carnival city of Nepal.
Our visitors used their opportunity to get well acquainted with this glorious festival city. After, their short retreat in the city, they also wondered the streets of Thamel. The mixed flavor of Nepalese culture with modern amenities; Thamel provided our visitors the great time.
On 9 May, 2012 our visitors departed Nepal after their long Tibet tour followed by short visit to Nepal.
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We find it very important that our travelling contributes to the preservation of Nepal’s fragile and beautiful nature. We encourage Kipling Travels and Explore Himalaya to start working with different tea-houses / lodges and hotels on sustainability initiatives- like waste recycling, solar heating etc.