Danish senior citizens recommend to “Go to Nepal”

Posted Mar 10th, 2014 under Community Service Project, Culture & Festivals, Photo Essay, Testimonial, Wildlife & Bird Watching,

Mr. Christiansen Bjarne Ms. Kristen Gram, Mr. Ole Gram, Ms. Anne Larsen and Mr. Hanne Soegaard from Denmark, recently were our clients through our exclusive country partner Kipling Travel. Here we have a photo essay on their vacation to Nepal, including a beautiful testimonial by Ms. Anne Larsen at the end of it.

Danish visitors cordially welcomed at Kathmandu

Danish visitors cordially welcomed at Kathmandu

Celebration of 40th Anniversary at Bandipur

Celebration of 40th Anniversary at Bandipur

Serving Humanity-Danish visitors visit SOS, Pokhara

Serving Humanity-Danish visitors visit SOS, Pokhara

Observing cultural program at SOS Pokhara

Observing cultural program at SOS Pokhara

Visitors ready for boating in Fewa Lake

Visitors ready for boating in Fewa Lake

Sarangkot, a hilltop above Pokhara ideal for the sunrise view

Sarangkot, a hilltop above Pokhara ideal for the sunrise view

Tharu cultural dance at Mathariya VDC in Dang

Tharu cultural dance at Mathariya VDC in Dang

Tharu girls in typical Tharu attire at Dang

Tharu girls in typical Tharu attire at Dang

Canoeing at Rapti River- aquatic and bird life at its best

Canoeing at Rapti River- aquatic and bird life at its best

Visitors on a wildlife safari at Chitwan

Visitors on a wildlife safari at Chitwan

Fierce predator, Crocodile at Chitwan National Park

Fierce predator, Crocodile at Chitwan National Park

Elusive leopard at Chitwan National Park

Elusive leopard at Chitwan National Park

Time to go back home

Time to go back home 

Ms. Anne Larsen rated our service with 5 stars and said few beautiful lines.

Every place in Nepal has beautiful landscapes and the people here are friendly and smiley. The best part of our trip was visit to Mathariya Village in Dang and the sunrise view from Sarangkot in Pokhara.

The service of Explore Himalaya was very good.

We recommend travelers around the world to “GO TO NEPAL”.

Tour of Nepal and Bhutan

Posted Apr 2nd, 2013 under Trip Report,

 

Mr. Pollard Desmond Laurence and Ms. Childers Beverly Booth from United States of America enjoyed the hospitality of Explore Himalaya from March 21, 2013 to April 1, 2013 during their fun-filled tour to different parts of Bhutan and Nepal.

The elderly guests were very much fun loving and they had the leisurely pleasures during the couple of free days on their own at Kathmandu. Prior to their Bhutan tour our very important visitors were on a sightseeing cultural tour of Kathmandu. Kathmandu itself is a heritage city with plentiful of heritage sites including Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Apart from these heritage sites every corner of every street in Kathmandu holds ancient temples and shrines which are equally worthwhile for thorough exploration.

On March 23, they flew to Bhutan. Exploring the two Bhutanese cities- Paro and Thimpu jam-packed with cultural edifices including Tiger Nest was one of the best parts of the trip. Bhutan is a small landlocked country with tremendous cultural variety to the rest of the world. Tiger Nest situated at a high cliff 900m above Paro is a five hours walk.

Upon returning from Paro, they headed to Chitwan National Park. A park which is perfect blends of modernity outside the premises whereas extreme wilderness prevails inside the premises. They enjoyed the wildlife activities during wildlife safari at Chitwan.

Finally after all these glorious cultural and wildlife activities the Americans departed back home on April 1, 2013.

Tour of Nepalese popular destinations and few off-beaten hotspots

Posted Mar 21st, 2013 under Trip Report,

 

A Danish couple Ms. Ulla Glyngoe and Mr. Finn J. Glyngoe from our exclusive country partner Kipling Travel were on an off-beat tour of Nepal from March 04, 2013 to March 16, 2013. Their tour was blended with the most popular destinations as well as few shadowed hotspots, which are equally appealing and have abundant resources to demonstrate exactly what the visitors wanted to see.

Beginning with classic Kipling sightseeing program at Kathmandu, the couple headed to the hilltop Buddhist shrine Swayambhunath. The cultural tour continued to the cultural backstreets of Patan and Bhaktapur. Driving along the Prithivi Highway stretched 200 kilometers through the twists and turns against the colossal hills the couple reached to Pokhara. On the way to Pokhara, they deviated an hour drive to Bandipur and settled there for a night. This hotspot endows with the great variety of newari culture and of course the striking sunrise and sunset views. Beyond Bandipur at Pokhara an hour hike to Peace Stupa, sailing tour in Fewa Lake and the sightseeing tour at Pokhara was fascinating.

Now, the off-beaten journey along the thrilling Siddhartha Highway kicked off. The highway cutting the soaring hilsl right from the middle throughout offers frequent turns and somewhere makes the complete circling course towards Tansen. Tansen is at right deviation from Bartung- a place at Siddhartha Highway. Tansen is a quixotic medieval hill town having great historical and cultural importance. The Glyngoes settled a night there after the brief sightseeing tour. Next place they visited was the most important magnet related to Buddha- Lumbini. Ashoka Pillar, Lumbini Garden, Mayadevi Temple and dozens of other monasteries are worthwhile exploring in Lumbini. The soothing tranquility during the thorough exploration of Lumbini is undoubtedly the most important sensation any visitor experiences there.

Finally, the mid-western national park- Bardia National Park provided the couple with thrilling wildlife adventure during the jungle safari on an elephant. Post jungle activities which went on for couple of days they flew back to Kathmandu from Nepaljung Airport and departed back home on March 16, 2012.

 

Classic holiday destinations of Nepal

Posted Mar 19th, 2013 under Trip Report,

 

Two weeks in Nepal is never more. Ms. Louise and Ms. Stella Nielsens from Denmark set out on their Nepal tour on March 3rd with the classic Kipling Travel sightseeing tour of Kathmandu. Kathmandu is a wonderland. The capital city of Nepal politically and bureaucratically- Kathmandu is also a cultural, historical and religious capital of this beautiful Himalayan nation.

During the cultural exploration in the neighborhood of cosmopolitan city Kathmandu at Bungmati and Khokana the Nielsens witnessed the affluent traditional culture of newaris. Continuing the trip to the sub-urban mid-hills of Nepal they made their presence worthwhile during the short hikes to Samari and Nuwakot where they were privileged to experience the home-stays at cultural houses of Tamangs. The next mid-hill Bandipur en-route to Pokhara offered the mesmerizingly striking Himalayan views during the sunsets and sunrises. A small newari settlement is worthwhile exploring a full day.

As the Nielsens arrived to Pokhara they were spellbound to view the high-flying Mt. Fishtail’s mirror image at crystal clear Fewa Lake. The final destination of the trip was to the wildlife paradise- Chitwan National Park. It is a perfect abode for the huge array of permanent species and equally heavenly for the immigrants. Nielsens would never let go the most interesting activity of the park- Wildlife safari. Occupying a seat on the back of giant Asian elephant and penetrating through the dense woodlands with a quest to have a glimpse of one-horned rhino, Bengal tiger, gangetic dolphin, ghariyals and lot of other rare species is wildlife safari at Chitwan.

As the most glorious tour came to an end after covering several mid-hills, cultural vicinities, natural glories and wildlife paradise, Ms. Louise and Ms. Stella departed back home on March 15, 2013 with the very satisfied hearts. Explore Himalaya showed them exactly what they wanted to see in Nepal.

Activities to do in Nepal.

Posted Feb 18th, 2013 under Trip Report,

 

patan-durbar-square

A glimpse of Patan Durbar Square.

From February 27 to March 10, 2012 Ms. Jensen Sys and Ms. Helle Merete from Denmark were on the tour of Nepal. The guests through our exclusive country partner Kipling Travel experienced several cultural and adventurous affluence of Nepal. Their holiday was bursting as they covered the cultural paradises at Kathmandu, bumped into the villages practicing the medieval times at Khokana and Bungmati, trekked to mid-hills at Samari and Nuwakot for the home-stays, satisfied their adventure hungry stimulated hearts during the breathtaking rafting at Trishuli, enjoyed the mesmerizing views and cool breeze at Bandipur, captured the exotic beauties in the nature at Pokhara and went for the wildlife safari at Chitwan National Park.

green pokhara

Green Pokhara.

Their tour in Nepal was exceptionally jam-packed with diverse locations and adventurous thrills. A fortnight in Nepal for them was convincingly fun and relaxing. The cultural encounters of ethnical groups like Newaris, Tamangs, Tharus and Gurungs were noticeably unique as well as the stony, wooden and metal figurines and architectures in the shrines and monuments of Kathmandu were absolute inspiring. The wildlife adventure and the thrilling raft were the everlasting memories. The excursion to the intense natural city; Pokhara was a great pleasing moment.

raft-time

Time for a raft

On 11 March, 2012 the visitors waved us a goodbye with thankful smiles on their faces at the Nepalese Airport.

Pics: EH.

 

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Overall thanks for the unforgettable experience. We hope to be back soon!

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