An ideal family holiday, Wonderland of Himalayas is a composition of diverse activities of Nepalese highlights, which offers glimpses of every touristic attractions of Nepal. The soft and low altitude trek to Poonhill Ghorepani in Annapurna Region is the prime highlight of this holiday in Nepal. Allowing enough time in the typical hamlets of the region, in order to dig more into rural culture is an interesting part of the trek. During the trek you get to witness magnificent oak and rhododendron forests as you ascend to alpine meadows that afford spectacular views of the Annapurna Range. After the trek, a completely new activity for your holiday is designed. Wildlife Safari at Chitwan National Park atop a giant Asian elephant is considered one of the best wildlife activities in Asia. Encountering with several wild animals and spotting hundreds of species of birds are the major highlights at Chitwan. The mountain flight at the end of the tour is just like a sweet dessert. Mountain Flight takes you to the snow dominant Everest Region, where the gigantic peaks soar up to the sky.
Two Australian families, Welchs and Symmons recently explored the wonderland of Himalayas. Two weeks long holiday in Nepal made them fall in love with the country. Paul Welch after the completion of the trip wrote some sentences about their experiences during the holiday in Nepal.
Trekking was wonderful. Especially Rupen and the boys were very good. Jeep Safari at Chitwan and spotting sloth bears and several rhinos were very interesting and the Mountain flight was excellent opportunity to view the scenic nature.
Explore Himalaya’s service was excellent. Sabin, our Tour Officer was very attentive and took good care of us. Hotels and transportation were very good- reliable and comfortable. The team of Explore Himalaya is an outstanding and highly recommended team. We would rate their service with five stars and recommend Explore Himalaya to all the travelers to Nepal.
Trekking in Nepal is always a fascinating experience. If a wildlife tour and rural activities are added to a trekking adventure while exploring Nepal with a family, the vacation definitely becomes a blast. Six Danish travelers, Poulsens and Panduros through our exclusive country partner Kipling Travel recently trekked and toured around Nepal with us. Their tour began with the cultural sightseeing tour to traditional Newari villages, flanking Kathmandu; Bungmati and Khokona. They also visited few Heritage sites in Kathmandu out of many, which represented the prosperous civilization of ancient and medieval Nepal. The school visit and the homestay programs at Nuwakot, a famous mid-hill village of central Nepal allowed them to closely understand the culture of rural Nepal. Prior to their departure to Nuwakot the mountain flight was eventually the best air travel of their lives. The group had the trek to Langtang which was the prime highlight of their holiday to Nepal. Their trek to Langtang covered the famous Kyanjin Gompa, Langtang Village and the day hike to Tsergo Ri. As soon as Langtang Trek was completed for the wildlife adventure, the group headed towards Chitwan, a famous wildlife park in the central lowland terai of Nepal. Chitwan was amazing experience for the Danish group. After enjoying the diverse aspects of Nepal for eighteen days the group departed Nepal on April 16, 2014.
Here we have few lines by Poulsens and Panduros regarding the holiday in Nepal with Explore Himalaya.
The activities at Chitwan National Park and the trek are the best memories of our holiday to Nepal. Bathing with the elephants at Chitwan and mingling with the nature during trek were awesome experiences. Our guide Lamababu is a great guide to travel with.
The services of Explore Himalaya were great. Everything was super. Meeting and handling, guides, office staffs and hotels we stayed in, everything were perfect. You have taken care of us in a very nice way.
We would recommend a tour like this to others and certainly with Explore Himalaya.
Ms. Christine Dunn sharing her experience of the tour at Hotel Malla
Some visitors to Nepal have health and time issues which restrict them in trekking to the shadows of Himalayan giants, but they are very much passionate for the close-up view of snow covered peaks. Mountain flights can be one of the options for the aerial views of Himalayan landscapes. Explore Himalaya also offers an ideal aerial exploration of snow-covered peaks from the comforts of Helicopter. Heli Tour offers the breathtaking views of Himalayan landscapes which are even missed by the trekkers.
Two New Zealanders and fourteen Australians from Travel Directors were on the long vacation in Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan. The group leader Ms. Christine Dunn said some beautiful lines on the Mountain Flight to the Everest Region, the group had during their holiday in Nepal.
“Mountain flight was fantastic because of the superb weather. It was the best; I think I could have done that mountain flight five times. It is the best mountain flight I have ever seen. There were no clouds at all, and the views of mountains were magnificently fantastic. We were just over the moon and I am very happy about it.”
Tony Evans an Operation Director of Travel Directors Australia accompanied by Juan Carlos- a Peruvian partner of Travel Directors led the tour for 20 Aussies all the way from Beijing, China. From Beijing the visitors arrived to Lhasa, Tibet- an autonomous region of China. After, the completion of Overland Tour of Tibet as the Aussies arrived to Friendship Bridge on April, 26 2013, Explore Himalaya stepped in as their travel partner in Nepal. The tour led by Tony Evans was scheduled with three days of cultural tour of Kathmandu. The group drove along the Araniko Highway via Dhulikhel and was straight away escorted to Malla Hotel on April 26.
Next day the cultural tour to the sacred Buddhist and Hindu shrines began early morning. First day was scheduled for the Mega Hindu pilgrimage of Nepal- Pashupatinath and the Buddhist Mecca- Boudhanath. The day also entertained the visitors with the walking tour of Thamel .
Next day the Aussie group resumed the glorious tour with an hour long scenic mountain flight which included the panoramic aerial view of Everest. After, the Mountain flight the group once again was at the cultural sites of the valley. They explored the prehistoric Buddhist’s sacred temple Swayambhunath, which is also called as Monkey Temple and the artistic example of medieval Nepal- Kathmandu Durbar Square and Kumari Temple.
On April 29, 2013 the group made an exodus to Paro Bhutan.
Poonhill 3190m is an exotic location which is the most frequent trodden trekking trial of Nepal. The soft trekking adventure offers the diverse and charismatic treasures of nature and culture throughout the course. Poonhill itself is a view-point worthwhile to watch the gigantic and striking views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, Fishtail and so many other Himalayan giants dominating the sky in the region.
This spring Ms. Karin Jakobsen and Mr. Nils Jensen through our exclusive country partner Kipling Travel enjoyed the most delightful vacation during the Poonhill Trek. During the 10 days trip from April 18 to 27, 2013, apart from the Poonhill Trek they also allotted the time for brief sightseeing tour of Kathmandu and the luxurious mountain flight.
This low elevation trek- Poonhill trek, is wall-to-wall with panoramic Himalayan views along the pleasant tropical vegetation and the best cultural exhibition of Gurung ethnics at the Annapurna foothills which is specially designed for the cultural aficionados during the trek like Ms. Jakobsen and Mr. Jensen. Their itinerary had the enough time slotted in the traditional villages for the cultural outlook. Every campsite on the trek was full of life; the visitors joined the crew and the villagers and made the merriment getting involved in the activities like dancing, singing and playing. As they visited the local schools and market they were privileged to witness the cultural horizon at these places differing a lot to the built-up cities of Nepal. During the trek they hiked through the magnificent oak and rhododendron forests as they were ascending higher to the alpine meadows that gave the stunning views of the Annapurna Range. The conclusion of the trek made them the admirers of the nature. The places they visited during the Poonhill trek will long last in their memories.
All the staff was extremely helpful and friendly. They accommodated all requests to the best of their ability. The trek was a good level of difficulty for our students. Meals have been excellent, especially on the trek. Porters were extremely polite and helpful. Service was very good.