One of the culturally richest city in the world: Kathmandu

Posted Jan 27th, 2013 under Trip Report,

 

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.

 

 

 

Cultural tour in Kathmandu and Bhaktapur.

Posted Jan 24th, 2013 under Trip Report,

 

A lineup of 23 Thai visitors arrived Nepal on 16 August, 2012. They were here for very short and quick vacation. On the arrival day the visitors were escorted to Nagarkot. Next two days they had the cultural sightseeing tour around Bhaktapur and Kathmandu. After, the very short cultural tour in Nepal Thai visitors made their exodus on 19 August.

Thai visitors took the pleasures of sunset and sunrise views and the glorified views of Himalayan giants including Everest and Manaslu from Nagarkot. The view of Himalayan ranges from Nagarkot is an absolute beauty, where Himalayas seemed to stand very tall touching the skies like the set of perfectly arranged  giant white teeth.

The visitors from Thailand discovered the expanded historical, artistic and cultural face of ancient Nepal during their visits to Kathmandu and Bhaktapur Durbar Squares. The visitors also visited the religiously important sites in Kathmandu; Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath and Boudhanath.

 

The best way to explore Nepal in 3 days.

Posted Jan 24th, 2013 under Trip Report,

 

The titanic group of enthusiastic riders comprising 15 Australians and a Russian arrived at Friendship Bridge, Nepal China Border on 19 May, 2012. They had completed their Overland Tour of Tibet and had plans to explore around Nepal. During their 3 days exploration in Nepal, they had cultural sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley and a mountain flight.

Their cultural sightseeing tour in the Nepalese capital included visits to Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Kumari Temple and Kathmandu Durbar Square. The sightseeing tour in Kathmandu means visiting to numerous temples, monasteries and palaces where visitors encounter with uncountable ancient inventive in the forms idols, paintings, carvings and statues.

The visitors had one more opportunity for the closer encounter with the great Himalayas. They went on a Mountain Flight to the Everest region. The aerial views of the snow land and deep gorges with the rare visibility of human settlement provided the feast to their eyes. Mountain flight in Nepal is very short, yet a perfect trip to go around the top of the world.

After, the sightseeing tour and the mountain flight a walk around Thamel worthed a shot. The visitors tour Thamel on their own and gave themselves a space to enjoy the last moments of their long vacation in Tibet and Nepal.

On 22 May 2012, their most incredible vacation at Tibet and Nepal ended. The visitors made Explore Himalaya stand tall with their thankful expressions and sentences just before their departure.

 

A tour from Nepal to Bhutan.

Posted Nov 27th, 2012 under Trip Report,

 

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Changunarayan Temple- Kathmandu.

The British couple Mr. Stephen John Tewkesbury and Ms. Angela Frances Tewkesbury recently flew back to their country after spending the wonderful vacation at Nepal and Bhutan which was arranged by Explore Himalaya.

Samari Homestay.

Samari Home stay.

The couple arrived to Nepal on November 11, 2012. They had the sightseeing around Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur for couple of days. They visited Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath, Changhunarayan Temple and the Durbar Squares of three cities. They drove to Nuwakot and Samari on November 14 and November 15 respectively for the home stay program. On November 16, the couple headed to Pokhara and had the wonderful sightseeing around the city the following day. November 18, the flight brought them back to Kathmandu.Pokhara.

Pokhara, during the bright sunny day.

November 19, they had arrangements to fly to Paro. Paro is a historical city in Bhutan with the Rinpung Dzong fotress- monastery which was built in the beginning of tenth century. Next day on November 20, they had sightseeing tour around Paro. On November 21, they drove to Bhutanese capital Thimpu via Phunka. After the short excursion around the city and on the way, the next day the couple was escorted back to Paro for the flight back to Kathmandu. On November 23, they boarded the plane to Kathmandu. After enjoying a free day at Kathmandu the couple took the departure from Kathmandu on November 25.

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Rinpung Dzong- Paro.

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Thimpu, Bhutan.

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Tour from Beijing to Kathmandu.

Posted Nov 25th, 2012 under Trip Report,

 

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The Great Wall of China.

Mr. Malcolm James Smith and Ms. Helen Grace Smith recently traveled from Beijing, China to  all the way to Kathmandu, Nepal on their 18 days tour package. The tour was organized by the Explore Himalaya. Smith couple took an opportunity to visit the Great Wall of China. They had the life time experience of river cruise on Yangtze River. The tour included the visit to Shanghai Museum. The last four days of the tour included the sightseeing around the ancient city of Kathmandu.  The couple were guided to the largest Buddhist stupa at Boudhanath, popular Hindu shrine Pashupatinath, UNESCO World heritage site Changunarayan temple and the Durbar squares of the three cities within the Kathmandu Valley; Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur. The couple flew to Xian from Beijing  on the fourth day of the trip. They traveled to Shanghai on a three days cruise over Yangtze River from Chengdu on the ninth day to eleventh day of their tour. On the fourteenth day they flew back to Shanghai from Chengdu and on the fifteenth day they flew to Kathmandu from Chengdu.

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Bhaktapur Durbar Square.

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Temple of Pashupatinath, Kathmandu.

Nepal is a burgeoning republic nestled in the heart of the Himalaya whose name evokes images of soaring snow-capped peaks, fast flowing rivers, and of course, the iconic Mt. Everest.

Nepal has so much to offer historically and culturally as well.

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