Best of Nepal- Best in diversity

Posted Dec 12th, 2013 under Travel Guide,

The best encounter to Natural, Cultural and Wildlife features of Nepal, Best of Nepal is an ideal tour to have insightful exploration of diverse sides of the nation. Kathmandu valley- Trip Advisor’s Travelers Choice first ranked Rising Destination to Travel in Asia and third in the world under same category, comprises the capital of the country, Kathmandu and the equally significant flanking cities Bhaktapur and Patan. Kathmandu valley houses seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites and several other heritages scattered throughout the city. Also known as City of Temples and City of Deities, the shrines, courtyards and palaces in Kathmandu are chock-full with artistic stone, wooden and metallic arcade of ancient and medieval Nepal.

 Besides, Kathmandu is always on festive mood, celebrating more than hundred festivals in one calendar year. The natives of the valley, Newars, their traditional attires, music and cuisines are the must watch cultural aspects in the cosmopolitan city, Kathmandu.

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Patan Durbar Square

Two hundred kilometers west of Kathmandu, a famous tourist town also a trek starting point for Annapurna Region, Pokhara is located. The captivating magnificence in nature with the spectacular Himalayan panoramas of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Ranges perfectly mixed with the exceptional Fishtail is a  hypnotizing view from Pokhara which is beyond compare.

Myriads of enticing beauties in nature like dazzling Lakes, puzzling caves, legendary falls, deep gorges and hill stations overlooking the town with the exceptionally beautiful Himalayan views are the specialties of Pokhara. Pokhara is probably the most beautiful place on planet Earth, as per our thousands guests who have visited the place.

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A view of Fewa Lake in Pokhara from a hill top

One hundred and fifty six kilometers southwest to Kathmandu the first national park for wildlife conservation in Nepal, Chitwan National Park lies. The park, quoted as the park offering the best Wildlife Safari in Asia by an Argentine rider also a Guinness World Record holder Mr. Emilio Scotto is the extreme wild preserving several endangered wild species. It is the best suited natural playground for species like Royal Bengal Tiger, One-horned Rhino, Gangetic Dolphin and Ghariyal Crocodile and many other mammals, Aves, reptiles and insects. Wildlife safari on the back of giant Asian elephant is an amazingly fun at Chitwan National Park.

Lush sub-tropical forests of tall sal trees and wide grasslands where, the hope of bumping into rare species all of a sudden out from the bush is gripping adventure at Chitwan during the Elephant Safari or Game Drives. Additionally, the traditional tharu dance performed by the ethnical Tharu tribe with the long bamboo sticks, in the neighboring tharu settlements could be a great fun amidst the bonfire.

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A sunset at Chitwan National Park

In brief, Best of Nepal allows you to experience the best of diverse Nepal where you get closer to nation’s cultural, natural and wildlife treasures.

Poonhill Trek: The most beautiful trekking trial

Posted Dec 4th, 2013 under Testimonial,

 

Poonhill, the most frequented trekking destination in Nepal offers diverse highlights of nature and culture. Panoramic views of Himalayas including Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Ranges adorned with the matchless Fishtail, awe-inspiring sunrise and sunset and the cultural paramount of ethnical Gurung tribe are the major highlights of Poonhill Trek. Mr. John Kammersgaard and Ms. Anne Nielsen from Denmark through our exclusive country partner Kipling Travel shared their Poonhill Trek experience in the below mentioned way.

Trek to Poonhill and the guide on the trek Lama Babu Sherpa is what we will remember rest of our lives. Wonderful guide on the breathtakingly outstanding trial made the trek one of our best memories.

The service of Explore Himalaya was great. On the arrival day to Kathmandu we knew we are in the safe hands of professionals.

For the fellow travelers we recommend Thamel House for the authentic Nepalese food and for the coffee Himalayan Java has no match in the city.

Annapurna Skydive 2013

Posted Nov 27th, 2013 under Photo Essay, Skydive, Special Events,

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A glimpse of  fun in the sky during Annapurna Skydive 2013

The crew of Everest Skydive and Explore Himalaya conducted test jumps for Annapurna Skydive 2013.Few lucky clients also had the opportunity to skydive during the event. Pokhara, a city located 200 km west of Kathmandu is the Base for Annapurna Skydive. Fishtail Air operated sixteen loads on November 12 and 13 during Annapurna Skydive 2013. The drop-zone of the event was at Pame, a spot closely located to tourist hub of Pokhara, Lakeside. Here, we have day-to-day details of Annapurna Skydive 2013 which includes skydives performed by the crew and the clients. During Annapurna Skydive test jumps twenty one solo jumps and 9 tandem jumps were made.ASD-2013-7

Client ready for the tandem jump during Annapurna Skydive 2013 

November 12 2013,

Load 1:  9:30 am

Paul Henry De Baere   (solo)                                                   

Joseph Johnson (solo)   

Tom Noonan (solo)   

Load 2:  9:30 am

Gaurav Man Shrestha tandem jump with Tom Noonan 

Derek Thomas (solo)   

Load 3:  9:30 am

Jorge Miclos (solo)   

Paul Henry De Baere (solo)   

Joseph Johnson (solo)   

Wendy Smith (solo)   

ASD-2013-6Hair raising adventure- Annapurna Skydive at Pokhara (City well known for Aerial Adventures)

Load 4: 11:20 am

Manoj Bikram Pandey tandem jump with Ryan  Jackson

Tom Noonan (solo)   

Load 5:  11:55 am

Laura Coe tandem jump  with Tom Noonan

Wendy Smith(solo)

Load 6: 12:45 pm

Phul Bdr Tamang (solo)   

Dik Bdr Khirsina (solo)   

Tom Noonan (solo)   

Ryan Jackson (solo)   

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Solo divers during Annapurna Skydive 2013

Load 7: 12:45 pm

Alexander Behse (solo)   

Paul Henry De Baere (solo)   

Derek Thomas (solo)   

Wendy Smith (solo)   

Load 8: 12:45 pm

Pratap Babu Tiwari tandem jump with Ryan Jackson

Tom Noonan (solo)   

Load 9: 3:34 pm

Paul Henry De Baere (solo)   

Jorge Miclos  (solo)   

Joseph Johnson (solo)   

Wendy Smith (solo)   

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Tandem dive with the tandem master during Annapurna Skydive 2013

Load 10: 3:34 pm

Prakash Karuppaswamy tandem jump with Ryan Jackson

Derek Thomas (solo)   

Load 11:  3:34 pm

Praveennath Ghanta tandem jump with Tom Noonan

Ryan Jackson (solo)   

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Free falling can be fun

Day 2: November 13 2013

Load 1: 9:40 am

Paul Henry De Baere (solo)   

Kristin Merritt tandem jump with  Joseph  Johnson

Jorge Miclos (solo)   

Load 2: 9:47 am

Daniel tandem jump with Ryan Jackson

Derek Thomas (solo)   

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Load 3: 10:34 am

Corly tandem jump with Joseph Johnson

Paul Henry De Baere

Wendy Smith (solo)   

Load 4: 10:34 am

Feibe Jan  tandem jump with Ryan Jackson

Derek Thomas (solo)   

 

ASD-2013-9Parachute takes you higher and glides in the air after the free fall  

Fishtail Air operated an additional flight load carrying Ryan Jackson, Tom Noonan,Wendy Smith, Alexander Behse and Derek Thomas for the test jumps during Annapurna Skydive 2013. The five professional divers also the crew of Everest Skydive and Annapurna Skydive successfully landed at Manang drop-zone after the skydives in the closer shadows of Annapurna.

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Drop zone at Pame, Pokhara

 

Chitwan, Pokhara and Samari: Destinations to experience to wildlife, nature and rural lifestyle of Nepal

Posted Nov 27th, 2013 under Testimonial,

Chitwan National Park is the one of  closest wildlife reserves from Kathmandu. One hundred and twenty six kilometers from Kathmandu the park, is the home for wide diversity of plants and animals which includes endangered species like Royal Bengal Tiger, One-horned Rhino, Gangetic Dolphin and Ghariyal crocodile. The adventurous highlight at Chitwan is to experience the wild abode at its best during the Wildlife Elephant Safari. The culture of Tharu ethnic in the region is also another highlight of the park.

Unlike Chitwan, Pokhara is the city well known for its tempting natural beauties. Lakes, caves, falls, rivers and gorges are scattered throughout the city. The scenic view of Himalayas including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri flanked by the most unique virgin mountain Fishtail can be observed from different angles from different Mountain View-points in Pokhara.

Home-stays are also very popular tourist activities in Nepal. A beautiful middle hill village Samari, in the Central Nepal is a popular home-stay destination. Samari is closely located to Kathmandu. An opportunity to experience  the rural lifestyle and culture by staying in the houses of local villagers can be the best way to have insightful look into Nepalese lives.

Different locations, diverse highlights and contrasting funs, this holiday package address those who wish to travel around Nepal to see most of it. Four Danish travelers were on this trip this autumn. The guests through our exclusive country partner Kipling Travel had a wonderful time here in Nepal. Mr. Daniel Fischer and Ms. Birgit Brammer said few lines on their cultural tour to Nepal and service of Explore Himalaya.

Ms. Birgit and Mr. Wilsdahl

We have several memorable memories. However, the guided hikes to the villages nearby Kathmandu as well as in Pokhara and Samari, canoeing and Elephant Safari in Chitwan and the beautiful views of mountainous landscapes from Pokhara were the most amazing parts of this trip.

Talking about your service everything was smooth, on time and very professional. All our expectations were met. Guides were kind and competent. Staffs took very good care of us and we felt secure all the time. Explore Himalaya did a great job by allocating one of your staffs to accompany us during the Election scenario in Nepal. You offered us excellent service and handling throughout the trip. Thank you so much.

Mr. and Ms. Fischer

The best memory of our trip was Wildlife Safari in Chitwan. It is one of the most amazing things we have ever done.

Your service was very nice and 100% correct. The staffs of Explore Himalaya were pleasant, welcoming and smiling. It was really good experience to travel with you guys.

 

Best of Nepal Tour: Highlights best varieties of Nepal

Posted Nov 25th, 2013 under Testimonial,

The best encounters to Cultural, Natural and Wildlife aspects of Nepal; Best of Nepal Tour is an ideal family tour. Kathmandu valley- comprising Kathmandu Bhaktapur and Patan houses seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites and thousands of other heritages scattered throughout the city. The carnival valley also celebrates numerous festivals throughout the year especially by its native inhabitants-Newars.

The captivating grandeur in nature, Pokhara highlights sparkling Lakes, mystifying caves, fabled falls, echoing gorges and hill stations overlooking the town with the exceptionally beautiful Himalayan views. Aerial Adventures like paragliding, skydiving, zip-flying, ultra light flights and mountain flights have also made Pokhara a hub of flying adventures.

Chitwan National Park, probably offers the best wildlife safari in the entire Asia. Safari on the back of giant Asian elephant through the lush vegetation with the hope of encountering rare species  is gripping adventure at Chitwan. Furthermore, the stick dance performed by the ethnical Tharu tribe in the neighborhood could be a great fun amidst the bonfire at the river bank.

Elizabeth Larsen accompanied by two other fellow travelers from Denmark this autumn, were with Explore Himalaya for Best of Nepal Tour. Ms. Larsen through our exclusive country partner Kipling Travel said few lines on their tour before their departure back home.

Nepal is a beautiful country and the nature here is incredible. People are very kind and always ready to help.

The service of Explore Himalaya was perfect and everything was on time. Guides were excellent, driver was very careful and the staffs were very professionals who very well offered the best services during the CA Election rush in Nepal.

 

Happy Explorers

we had a very good time, so its sure we are going to recommend this trip to our friends!

- Anastasto Domingo Sanz & Elena Madronaz Cerezo, Spain Read Testimonials | Submit Your Testimonial

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