Explore Himalayans with the school kids at Nuwakot
Six of us, Explore Himalayans set off for 7 days FAM trip to Chitwan, Bandipur, Nuwakot, Samari and Selle. We started our trip from Chitwan, where we spent 3 days exploring the jungle and its vicinity at Chitwan National Park. The activities involved elephant ride, Tharu village tour, Tharu cultural dance, elephant ride, canoeing, jungle walk, Elephant breeding centre visit and bird watching. After our awesome exploration, we retraced back via Bishajari Taal, an enlisted Ramsar site. We also made a short visit to BP Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital Hospice and Palliative Care Unit. We continued our journey to the hilltop settlement of Bandipur. The stone paved town centre and the surrounding alleys were more than enough to savor the evening delights of Bandipur. Next morning, the downhill hike led us to Nepal’s biggest cave Siddha Gufa. The dark cave, which was full of strange images, effortful surfaces and hanging bats added extra thrill to the whole trip. The next stopover was Nuwakot village. Seven storied palace, Shree Bhairavi temple, local school and the home stay offered historical and cultural insights to us. The next 3 hours was a bit strenuous as we headed for Samari Ghar through the dusty main trail after the busy day. Samari Ghar, a neo traditional property at the farm terrace in Samari, is the most heart- warming stopover for the whole trip. 2 nights’ stay allowed us the best opportunity to explore the neighboring Tamang settlements Kallabari and Pokhari at their best. Some of the off- beat experiences we had there were chicken hunting, ghost hunting (?), milking buffalo, camp fire cum barbecue with locally brewed liquor etc. On the 6th day, we headed for Selle, the last stopover. Selle is best known for the mesmerizing 360 degree view of the Himalayas, villages and distant valleys. All those fun filled experiences concluded on 7th day after we were picked up at Torke. Here we have a photo easy on the tour.
As usual view of hills and rivers in the Nepalese highways
Shelter to domestic birds in the tharu village flanking, Chitwan National Park
Everybody admires the nature- Sunset view from the bank of Rapti River at Chitwan National Park
Tharu cultural dance at Chitwan Adventure Resort Sauraha (one of our service providers in Chitwan)
Witnessing a reptilian giant Crocodile, sitting safe atop a mammalian giant Elephant- A thrilling experience during the wildlife Safari at Chitwan National Park
A closer view of the world’s oldest predator- The wetlands within the park offers an ideal ecosystem for these beautiful monsters
Chitwan National Park is the home to endangered species like Royal Bengal Tiger, Gangetic Dolphin, One-horned Rhino and of course Ghariyal Crocodile
A regal posture of Antelope Deer seen during the wildlife Safari at Chitwan National Park
Elephant breeding Center at the end of the jungle, where young elephants are tamed for wildlife safaris
Corporate Social Responsibility- Integral part of Explore Himalaya. Explore Himalayans visiting the Palliative Care Unit of BP Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital
Bandipur- A hamlet over the clouds was once an important stopover in the Indo-Tibet Trade route. Popular for the mid-hill views and culture of Newar and Magar tribes, Bandipur lies at easy access from three major towns of Nepal Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan.
A wonderful view of altitude ascending from green hills to the Himalayan giants from Bandipur. A small stone paved town offers tremendously striking views of wide Himalayas including Manaslu Range on a bright sunny day
A glimpse of devotion- Hindus visit to worship the stone deity inside the largest cave of Nepal- Siddha Cave which lies in the vicinity of Bandipur
A hill of terraced fields usually seen during the trek in the Nepalese mid-hills- the place is even more beautiful to watch during the summers and springs- After all, green represents nature
Wheels have not been invented in the mountains of Nepal- Oxen harnessed to the plough are used to sow seeds in the fields till the date here
Vicinity of Nuwakot Durbar Square- Nuwakot in the medieval age was ruled by a powerful king before it was conquered by King Prithivi Narayan Shah.
A beautiful Samari Ghar at Samari- The traditional house is one of the best home-stay accommodations of rural Nepal. Almost every object used in the house is 100% Eco-friendly.
Sometimes on rolling trials up and down and other times on a straight path- But the best part is nature always walks with you, during the hiking or trekking in Nepal.
A typical Magar hamlet in the region. Mid-hill trek to Nuwakot offers historical outlook whereas, the cultural exploration in the region is of high significance as unique tribal groups of Nepal provide you the best hospitality during the home-stays and school visits
Selle in Nuwakot is a hilltop, ideal for camping accommodation. The place offers the striking views of Himalayan Ranges including the mighty Manaslu Himal. Setting the camps, and enjoying the camp fires at Selle is undoubtedly a thrilling fun attached to this trip
Sunrise view, and that to exceedingly mesmerizing with your head on pillow- Definitely the day goes well. A sunrise view from the camps in Selle.
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.
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.
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.