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Top Adventure Activities in Pokhara Nepal

Pokhara, often called as a piece of heaven, is a beautiful city of Nepal blessed by nature. This 2nd largest city of Nepal which sits 200 Km west of Kathmandu Valley at an elevation of 827 M above the sea level with the total area of 55.22 sq. Km. The beauty of Pokhara valley doesn’t need any description as is speaks itself with surrounding stunning snow capped mountains, lakes, hills and several villages. Its Phewa Lake has been luring both domestic and international travelers from world around. It is the paradise for adventures and recreational activities and also serves as the trekking base into Annapurna Region. Some of the world highest mountains like Dhaulagiri (8168 M), Annapurna 1 (8091 M), Machhapuchhre (6993 M) and Annapurna 4 (7525 M) lies within 30 miles radius of this city.

Also Pokhara is famous for Many adventure activities, the most popular adventure activities are as below.

1, Paragliding in Pokhara
Paragliding in Nepal is newly introduced adventure sport in Nepal but with in short period time it has gained its maximum popularity among travelers and adventure seekers. Paragliding in Nepal is truly amazing to perform this act in this land of Himalayas. One can experience unparallel scenic grandeur as you fly over beautiful village, monasteries, temples, lakes, jungles with mesmerizing vistas of Himalayas. Paragliding in Nepal is conducted in Pokhara, located on the foot of Annapurna, which offers you great views of Mahabharata Range, lakeside, Pokhara village, its hilly area and much more.
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Paragliding in Pokhara can be understood as the best paragliding Venue after Switzerland. The climate & geographic Similarities between the two countries have made it sound more relevant. Encouragingly, Pokhara has been nominated as the fifth Best location to Paraglide in the world Pokhara is easily accessible from Kathmandu. The bus trip form Kathmandu to Pokhara takes 6 hours and daily flights are operated between Kathmandu and Pokhara which takes about 30 minutes. We take a 20 min jeep ride from Pokhara uphill to Sarangkot viewpoint 2000 ft above Lakeside. This is where we take off. Highest mountains in the world like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Manaslu and all over 8000m are visible from here. Pokhara offers a wide variety of accommodation, food and beverage and other facilities. It is rich in natural as well as in cultural diversity. Without Paragliding here your trip is always incomplete and one must keep this in travelers top List as it provides great experience of observing.
2, Ultra light Flight

Pokhara, a valley of lakes, a city situated on the lap of Annapurna range, a city just lain at the backyard of fishtail Himal, a world famous white peak. A valley surrounded by green forests and meadows. A city of ever smiling faces of indigenous people and clean environment. A city of Natural beauty and known as Switzerland of Nepal. Without a visit of Pokhara the visit of Nepal is incomplete. Certainly, any one who had been to pokhara once he’s compelled to say so or to feel so.

Welcome to Pokhara. Don’t be anxious about your time. Pokhara Ultra-light provides golden opportunity of having a heavenly taste of verging beauty of Nature within an exceptionally short span of time with it’s micro plane services.
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When flying over the valley, near the Annapurna range, around the Fishtail peak one can have a heart-touching “Bird’s eye view” of the most beautiful scenery of green forests and meadows, heavenly scene of lakes and rivers as well as the traditional Nepali villages far below on the valley and at the same time can enjoy a closer views of ever glowing and shining mountains just when swimming through the blue sky !!! It’s not a mere imagination. If anyone wish, he can have all this, indeed. Dream comes true. one can fly-high like an eagle. He can soar-high in the air. He can embrace the clouds and can have a closer glimpse of white Peaks. Yes, one can feel and collect such divinely experiences with the most pleasant and comfortable flights of “Pokhara Ultra-light” which is furnished with MAGNUM 450, a most sound and reliable Czech Republic made Emergency rescue system, that enables the Ultra-light (Aeros-2 trike) to be landed safely.

3, Zip Flyers
Zip flyer in Nepal also known as Zip line/zip wire, aerial runway, aerial ropeslide, death slide, flying fox, Tyrolean traverse, or canopy tour is an adventurous sport which consists of pulley suspended on a cable made up of stainless steel mounted on an incline. A user/flyer is driven or pushed by gravity to travel distance from top to bottom of inclined cable by holding on to freely moving pulley. Zip flying is becoming very popular outdoor vacation activities as it is thrilling, adventurous and a brave sport activity.
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Now, Nepal offers many indoor and outdoor travelers the recreational Zip Flyer sport. It is the World’s Longest, Steepest and Fastest zip-line which gives you an ultimate adventure experience. This is located in beautiful Pokhara city. The zip line is a pulley suspended on a cable above 5000 feet above sea level and mounted on an incline. This zip line is 1.8 Km long, which is the world Longest, and speeds up to 140 Km/hr making it world’s fastest. It has been recently introduced into Nepal. It is a big step into tourism field and it is one factor that will promote tourism in Nepal. The view during the ride s very spectacular and it will attract many tourists towards Nepal. Just imagine your adrenaline as you travel in Zip line from such enormous height and speed. The well trained ride supervisors will make the rider feel at the best level of comfort.

How to reach here and what does it offer?

To access Zip Flyers place we drive about 6 hour from Kathmandu or travel through air (30 Minutes Flight) to reach at Pokhara and we drive to Sarangkot. The Zip Flyer starts from Sarangkot (1592m and 5960 feet above from the sea level) to Hemja Valley (3020 ft) and is 1860 meters long. The zip-flyer runs at the speed of 140 kilometers per hour and two people can make a ride at once in two trolleys sitting side by side suspended by trolley mounted on a steel cable in the middle. The ropes and trolleys are absolutely safe and secure. You have to fly over single in a trolley though there is another person in another rope flying parallel. The ride descends 600m vertically at an angle of 56%; this makes it the most extreme Zip line ride in the world. The flyers can see glory of Annapurna range and beautiful landscape around Pokhara valley, Mt Fishtail (Machhapuchhre), Lamjung Himal, Annapurna Himal, Himchuli, Phewa Lake, Rice field, Rivers and settlements, Tibet refugee camp, beautiful Seti River and many more from bird eye view. The best seasons for Zip flying are March, April and May. The adventure is available between the times of 8 AM to 2 PM.
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Safety

There is nothing more important that your safety so, Safety is our first priority. Safety has been the leading criteria in development of the Zip-Flyer ride. This system by Zip-Flyer LLC, USA is designed with the most advanced technologies and had delivered a state-of-the-art Zip line ride. Ever part of this ride is designed to provide unparalleled ride, comfort and Safety, and the entire system is manufactured and precision engineered to equal or surpass standards set by agencies such as ANLS B77 Tramway, ASTM, and TV SUD codes.

NOTE: Weather conditions are real matters for the excitement ride.

Safety Consideration:- Participants must be between 35 and 125 kg (75 and 275 pounds) and be comfortable with heights. The ride is not recommended for individuals with back or neck problems, or those who are pregnant.

Zip Flyer is once is a lifetime at Nepal as it is the world longest, fastest and steepest. So, get ready to Experience the Ultimate Adrenaline Rush of Zip flyer at Nepal.

4, Bungy Jumping
Pokhara is already famous in the world for adventure sports from Paragliding, Parahawking, Zip-flyer, Ultra Flight, as well as short hiking, Trekking, Pony Trek, Stand up paddle and many more. Addition of ‘Water touch bungy’ will surely boost up adventure tourism in Pokhara upcoming days onwards.
Location: Hemja, Near Tibetan Camp, Pokhara.
Hight: 80 meters / 50m & 32m Cliff Steel Tower
Service Available: Every Day
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4, Hiking around Pokhara
5, Boating at Fewa lake
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Sightseeing Place in Kathmandu Valley

There are many place to visit in Kathmandu valley which is are as below.

1, Pashupatinath Temple
2, Boudhanath Stupa
3, Kathmadnu Durbar Square
4, Swoyambhunath Stupa
5, Thamel
6, Kopan Monastry
7, Patan Durbar Square
8, Patan Golden Temple
9, Bhaktpur Durbar sqare
10, Changu Narayan
11, Garden of Dreams
12, Narayan Hiti Museum
13, Chandragiri Hills
14, Kritipur & Chobhar
15, Dakshinkali Temple
16, Nagarkot
17, Dhulikhel
18, Tallest Shiva status ( Saga)
19, Doleshwor Mahadev
20, Budhanilakantha
21, White Gumba
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Best Sightseeing Place in Pokhara

Pokhara is cultural and Natural sightseeing tour into two beautiful cities of Nepal .Pokhara is a nature paradise which Well Nepal Treks has focused in this tour package. Pokhara is beautiful city which is located 200 Km west of Kathmandu Valley.Pokhara Tour package is an easy tour programmed highlighting the cultural and natural beauty of Pokhara and Kathmandu valley and this Kathmandu Pokhara Tour takes you to some of the prime attractions like Phewa Lake and activities, Sunrise, beautiful mountainous vistas, visit into caves or David’s fall, temples, villages and much more.

Pokhara, often called as a piece of heaven, is a beautiful city of Nepal blessed by nature. This 2nd largest city of Nepal which sits 200 Km west of Kathmandu Valley at an elevation of 827 M above the sea level with the total area of 55.22 sq. Km. The beauty of Pokhara valley doesn’t need any description as is speaks itself with surrounding stunning snow capped mountains, lakes, hills and several villages. Its Phewa Lake has been luring both domestic and international travelers from world around. It is the paradise for adventures and recreational activities and also serves as the trekking base into Annapurna Region. Some of the world highest mountains like Dhaulagiri (8168 M), Annapurna 1 (8091 M), Machhapuchhre (6993 M) and Annapurna 4 (7525 M) lies within 30 miles radius of this city.

If you are Travelling Pokhara, Here are the few Place to Visit in Pokhara.

1, Fewa Lake
The beauty of Fewa Lake has been eulogized by many singers, Gandharva, poets, writers, and naturalists. The surrounding environment of Fewa Lake is so rich and vivacious that it has further enhanced the ecstatic beauty of Fewa Lake. Tourists remain mesmerized when they see the image of Mt. Machhapuchhre reflected in the aquamarine water of Fewa Lake.

However, these words, though true, sounds unrealistic today. Tall concrete buildings around the Fewa Lake have reduced its beauty to a large extent. People still wash clothes at its bank; by stealing the eyes, hoteliers and restaurant owners don’t mind throwing rubbish into the lake. As a result, the lake is being polluted from all sides. Over the last two decades or so, regular silt and garbage depositing at the bottom of the lake has reduced its depth considerably. On top, hyacinths have only added more woes to Fewa Lake, making things only bad to worse. These obnoxious weeds do spread rapidly and cover a larger area in no time. All this make impossible to catch a glimpse of Machhapuchhre in the waters in Fewa Lake. This leaves visitors not only disappointed but also cheated; because they have read a lot about the heavenly beauty of Fewa Lake.

This highly adamant water hyacinth was first seen in Fewa Lake in 1990. Soon after then it started spreading rapidly, damaging tourism, fishery, and the natural existence of the lake itself. It creates all kinds of problems by clogging waterways and shipping the passages. It thrives on the water surface and spreads far quickly than we think of. It has the capacity to reduce a huge lake into a marsh only if adequate action is not taken in time. Moreover, dead leaves and roots of hyacinths sunk below and deposit there.

The weed has already posed a serious threat to the existence of Fewa Lake. If concrete action is not taken soon, possibly Fewa Lake might dry up and disappear from our sight in days to come. Fewa Lake has already been reduced to 12 thousand ropani from its original size 20 thousand ropani…reducing 0.18sq. km area every two years. Due to regular silt deposit and hyacinths encroachment, the bank of the lake has turned marsh. Taking the advantage, some unscrupulous local people of the area have started paddy plantation on the encroached land. This is evident that in 1973 the Pardi Dam was broken and much of water of Fewa Lake was released. Taking the benefit, some influential people, most of them are the same people who now shed crocodile’s tears on the plight of Fewa Lake, registered much of the dry land on their names.

Increasing use of chemicals by the local farmers has contaminated Fewa Lake that has posed a serious threat to the existence of several aquatic species. Sometime in the past scores of fishes were found dead in the lake. They did not die because of any diseases, but due to contaminated waters. Laboratory tests did confirm that the water in the lake was laced with some toxic elements. Sad to say that the villagers living nearby the lake have still not stopped using chemicals and pesticides.
2, Tal Barahi Temple
Barahi Temple, also known as Lake Temple or The Barahi Temple is a two story pagoda temple located in the Kaski(Pokhara) District of the Gandaki Zone in western Nepal. Barahi Temple is a hindu temple of the Goddess Durga, the protector of gods

4, Sarangkot
Sarangkot is a beautiful high hill preached above the valley of Pokhara which is situated in the western part of Nepal at an elevation of about 1700 meters. It is very popular for sunrise, sunset and mountain scenery as it provides panoramic views of Annapurna (8091m), Manaslu (8165m), Ganesh Himal (7446m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Machhapuchhre and 25 other mountains over 6000 meters high. This hiking provides you stunning mountain scenery, Pokhara valley view, and adventurous sports of paragliding with rural tradition, lifestyle and cultures.

Sarangkot is a small but beautiful village sitting on top of hill just 5 KM away i.e. 45 Minutes drive from Lakeside of Pokhara. You will drive to Naudanda and hike through the rural settlements of Brahmins and Chhetri communities to Sarangkot hill. This village is famous for seeing mountainous views, rhododendron forest, sunrise and sunset, and you can see different flying colors of paragliders in the sky. Sarangkot has many guest houses and hotels and local shops to supply you for all your needs. You will get maximum excitement and filled with joy in this Hike as you explore this Kathmandu, Pokhara and Sarangkot Hiking. The best time to march in this hike is in spring and autumn.

5, World Peace Pagoda
The World Peace Pagoda in Pokhara Nepal is painted a brilliant white and sits atop a hill overlooking the Annapurna Mountain range which reflects off Lake Phewa Tal below. It is thusly one of the more serene peace pagodas in the world. Built just after World War 2 by Buddhist monks from Japanese Nipponzan Myohoji organization the World Peace Pagoda is one of over 80 world peace pagodas in the world today. They are built to inspire peace for all races & creeds. You can easily visit the World Peace Pagoda in from Lakeside in Pokhara and it’s well worth the trip for the views alone.
6, International Mountaineering Museum
Many people in the world may not know much about the small country called Nepal, but they certainly know about this peak, the tallest in the world, called Mount Everest.

Not only this highest peak, but also other 8 of the 14 peaks above the height of eight thousand meters in the world stand tall in Himalayan range of Nepal.

The Himalaya is the source of water resources for billions of people living in the world. Flora and fauna in the Himalayan range is the natural habitat for the thousands of known and unknown species that contribute in maintaining and restructuring the ecosystems of our world, day and night. The little surfaced cultural values of the mountain people, geological mysteries buried underneath; nature’s serene beauty- wonders on its rock- hard and melting surfaces- make the Nepalese proud and people of the world an epicenter for their explorations.

Mountains and mountaineering have a history of their own. Without preserving it, it will not be long before all the records and evidences will be lost forever. Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), established on 1 Nov 1973, initiated the establishment of International Mountain Museum (IMM) in Pokhara. The basic objective for its establishment was made to record, document and chronicle the past and present development of mountaineering activities in the world in general and to preserve the saga of the momentous feats in the history of mountaineering in the Himalayan peaks in particular. The foundation stone of IMM was laid on 1 Dec, 1995. The soft opening of IMM took place on 29 May, 2002 where it was officially opened on 5 Feb, 2004.

Nepal’s eight thousand meter high peaks records names of thousands of successful summiteers until now but its history is very young. Mountaineers M. Herzog and Louis Lachenal scaled up Annapurna on 3 June, 1950 and since then the records follow.

Himalayan range of Nepal is not important to the summiteers record holders only but also to the geologists, environmentalists and sociologists as it harbors innumerable mysteries and facts the scientists and geologists are striving hard to dig out.

And all its values and mysteries are showcased in the one and only Mountain Museum in the world – the International Mountain Museum, right at the footsteps of the Himalayan range, in Pokhara, Nepal.

With an objective of maintaining systematic records of the successful eight thousanders, geographic flora and fauna and human activities in the range, the International mountain Museum has been established at the foot step of fishtail peak and gate way to the mountain region. The shape of the museum roof itself resembles mountain skyline to any visitor before entering the museum main gate.
7, Devis Fall
On 31st july 1961 A.D. in the afternoon a sudden flood from Fewa Lake swept away a Swiss citizen Mrs. Devis who was having a bath with her husband beside it. She was flowed and dead.
She was recovered after a long attempt since then. It has been taken its name “Devi’s Fall”
Length : 500 meters underground water flow.
Depth : 100 Feets.
More attractive month : June, July, August and September.
Most people pronounce Devis fall as Davis Fall. Locally known as Patale Chhango.
8, Gupteshore Cave
Gupteshwar Cave is a sacred tourist destination. Gupteshore Cave is around two kilometers away from the Pokhara Airport. A symbolic Shivalinga is preserved in the cave. The cave has divided into two sections. One part of the cave is 40 meters in length with natural caves and the Shivalinga. The entrance is 2 meters high and 3 meters wide. The cave begins with few hall rooms which have many passages. Some of the passages are so small that one needs to crawl. To reach the shrine a thousand stairs have to be climbed. The Shivalinga inside the cave is said to be in the same condition since it was explored. This shrine is said to have certain healing powers. Hence many people visit it once in a year to be healed. The second part begins after this temple. It leads to the Davis Fall. Inside the cave photography is not allowed.
9, Bat Cave (Chamare Gufa)
The Bat Cave which lies just 10 minutes away from Mahendra Cave is a unique cave with thousands of horseshoe bats clinging on the ceiling. The narrow exit door of the cave makes this trip interesting and unforgettable. You will need to squeeze and bend yourself like a snake to get out from the exit door or use the entrance door to come back. It is situated at beautiful Batulechaur village and is just 30 minutes drive from Lakeside Pokhara.
10, Mahendra Cave

11, Seti River George
12, Bindya Basini Temple
13, Beganas Lake
14, Rupa Lake
15, Gurkha Memorial Museum
16, Lumle
17, Naudanda
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Top 10 Recommended Trekking Route in Nepal

Nepal is a famous for Trekking and hiking so Trekking is a trip full of adventure to be undertaken on foot in those areas which are untouched by any modern means of transportation. Nepal has a special mountain for the trekking and hiking in himalaya. Trekking in Nepal is a form of exercise (walking) on foot and covering a distances with the purpose of discovery, joy and exploring about the place. It usually takes place on trails in areas of relatively unspoiled wildernesses. Trekking is simply walking holiday trip to the most exotic places of the country which is traditionally applied to overland journeys entertained by foot. Trekking is the joyful walking experience enjoying the scenery for a number of days of rural regions: beautiful hills and valleys, knowing the local peoples and their lifestyle; i.e. from one place to another. A normal trekking continues from 4 to 6 hours each day. Basicallytrekking is the multi day hiking trips that gives travelers a closest view of incredible scenery and brings them right in front of the beauty of nature. Trek is one of the best ways to get nirvana and also a continuous way of experiencing the diversity in geography, people, religion and culture and much more.
Nepal is a paradise for trekker’s. This country can be explored through trekking and hiking and the best way to explore different places, peoples, their cultures and falling in love with this diverse and extraordinary country. Trekking in Nepal is quite challenging and full of fun which starts from lower hills to the great Himalayan range like Everest, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Langtang, Makalu, Manaslu and other.

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Elephant festival

Elephant Festival started at Souraha Chitwan

With a view to promoting International & localtourism,the popular tourism event, Elephant Festival,is started at Sauraha of Chitwan from Friday 26 Dec 2015.

It is informed that some five foreign groups are taking part in the international elephant race championship – the part of the Elephant Festival and Among 20 groups in the race, 15 are from Nepal and Among the groups participating in the championship are NRNA-Japan, Robert Duncan, UK, Bubo Travels Slovakia and Clarke and Nize Australia.
The elephant race and football are the most interesting features of the festival.

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Protected area list of Nepal

The geography of Nepal can be divided into 3 geographical regions i.e. mountains/Himalayas in North, hills in middle and plains in Terai. This nation is composed with wide variety of the earth’s topography and climate zones even it has small area of 147,181 square kilometers compared with other nations of world. Nepal is embraced with wide range of ecosystems form subtropical jungle of the Terai to the arctic conditions of Himalayan highlands. Likewise, Nepal is a traveler’s ultimate destination due to its rich bio-diversity and amazing landscapes of travel activities which makes it one of the best eco-tourism destinations in the whole world. Almost 19 % of the country’s total land accounts for its sixteen protected wildlife areas across the country. Among there nine are designated as national parks, there are wildlife reserves there are conservation areas and a hunting reserve.

1, Annapurna Conservation area

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The Annapurna conservation Area is the Nepal’s largest protected area with total area of 7629 sq. Km in Annapurna mountain range. It has been claimed as one of the best trekking areas in the world as it covers the area of Manang, Mustang, Kaski, Myagdi as well as Lamjung districts. It is also the most visited trekking area in the country. Beginning from 790 meters the highest point of the conservation areas is Mt. Annapurna. (8091m). villages like Ghandruk and Ghorepani provide fantastic panoramic view of the Annapurna ranges. Equally eye catching are hills of rhododendron that blossom every spring. The turning point of the Annapurna Circuit is Jomsom. The trek southeast from Jomsom leads to the scenic Tilicho Lake at an altitude of 4919 meters. The vegetation in this region includes various species of orchids and rhododendron. Wildlife found in the conservation area includes around 100 different kinds of mammals including rare snow leopards and blue sheep. The region also boasts of around 478 species of birds including multi-colored Impeyan, Koklas and blood pheasants. In addition the region is also home to 39 species of reptiles and 22 species of amphibians. The best gateway to the region is Pokhara in Kaski district and Besi sahar of Lamjung district which are easily accessible from Kathmandu.

2, Chitwan National Park

Rhino is fighting at Chitwan National Park

Rhino is fighting at Chitwan National Park


Chitwan National Park is one of the most preserved conservation areas in Nepal. It was formerly called Royal Chitwan National Park which was established in 1973. The Chitwan National Park offers a wilderness of rich ecosystem that includes mammal’s bird’s reptiles and water species of several kinds. It is little surprising therefore that this is one of the most popular and must frequented national park of the country. The park is covered with deciduous forests overlooking the floodplains o Narayani Rapti and Rue rivers 50 mammals, 526 birds and 49 amphibians and reptiles in the park. The highlight of the park is the Asian one-horned rhinoceros and Royal Bengal tigers that live in the dense forests of the park. Sharing home with these endangered species are other animals like rhesus monkey grey Langur, deer, leopards, wild doer, wild dogs and wild cats. Among reptiles are different kinds of snakes including the python while the river areas breed amphibians like the endangered Gharial and Mugger crocodiles. The forest is alive during summer with the arrival of migrant bird paradise flycatcher, Indian pina and parakeets while winter birds include waterfowl, Brahmin ducks pintails, bar-headed geese, cormorants and migratory birds from Siberia. Other bird varieties are woodpecker’s horn bills, Peafowl’s, Florican and redheaded trogons. A rare attraction of the park is the world’s fresh water dolphin variety that can be seen if you are lucky in Narayani River. Chitwan is easily accessible from Kathmandu and other major cities via road. You can also take a short flight to Bharatpur and Meghauli the nearest airstrips to the park.

3, Kanchenjunga Conservation Area (KCA)

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Kanchenjunga Conservation area belt sits below Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586 m) which is a protected area of Eastern Himalayan region of Nepal. It was established in 1997 with the total area of 2035 Sq. Km. The region with its alpine grasslands low river valleys temperate and subtropical forest is situated in Taplejung district that borders with the Tibetan autonomous region of china. The KCA has been selected as one of the 200 Global eco regions recognized by world wildlife fund. 10 species almost 30 varieties of rhododendron species and 69 varieties of orchid are found here. The area is splashed with colors every spring with wild Displays of rhododendrons, orchids, lilies, primula and other flowers. Wild life like endangered snow leopard Himalayan black bear musk deer red panda blue sheep and rhesus macaw are also highly protected here in their own habitat. Similarly, about 202 species of different birds including Impeyan pheasant red-billed blue magpie shy drogue are found in the area. The region can be reached via Basantapur in Dhankuta district or Birtamod in Jhapa district. Yet another option is to fly to Biratnagar and then to Taplejung district from where the region can be trekked with lots of sightseeing.

4,Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve

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Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is a protected area in Terai plains which covers the total area of 175 Sq. km covering the area of three districts called Sunsari, Saptari and Udaipur also western embankments of the Koshi River. The vegetation of the reserve is mainly grassland with patches of scrub and deciduous riverine forests. What makes the Koshi Tappu special is that many birds seen here are the species that are not found in other parts of Nepal. The reserve has recorded around 31 species of mammals, 200 species of fish, 485 species of bird variety some of which fly all the way from Siberia during winter and lots more. A wide variety of ducks herons stork’s egret’s ibis are seen on the riverbanks. Koshi Tappu Reserve also has one of the few elephant stables of Asia. Other animals found here are wild buffalo, wild boar, hog deer, spotted deer, blue bull and jackal. Gharial crocodile and Gangetic dolphin are the other attractions in the reserve. The best time to visit Koshi Tappu is between October and March. Regular bus services are available from Kathmandu and other major cities. The reserve can be accessed from Laukahi on the east west highway from where the reserve headquarters at Kusahais only three kilometers away. Another option is to fly to Biratnagar and then drive to Laukahi or Prakashpur.

5,Langtang National Park:

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Langtang National Park was established in 1976 as the 1st Himalayan national park of Nepal which covers an area of 1710 Sq. Km. touching the districts of Nuwakot, Rasuwa and Sindhupalchowk. The highlights of this park are the Langtang range are famous Gosainkunda Lake, Dorje Lakpa Range, summit of Langtang lirung and much more like high altitude jungles with diverse vegetation and wildlife, scenic lakes, glaciers and Himalayan peaks which combines to make Langtang an attractive destination for visitors. 55% of the park’s total area is covered by forest, starting at sub-tropical forest below 1000 meters giving way to alpine scrubs and grasslands toward higher altitude. Animals seen here are wild dog, red panda, pica, muntjac, musk deer, Himalayan black bear, Himalayan Tahr, ghoral, serow, rhesus monkey, common Langur, snow leopard among others. Common birds seen here are tragopan, impeyan, and pheasants (Kalij). The Langtang valley is also renowned it’s holy Lake Gosainkunda. Thousands of Hindu pilgrims visit the lake area every year, especially during the Janaipurnima festival which falls in every August. The easiest way to reach Langtang National Park via Dhunche in Rasuwa district which is a six to seven hours drive away from the capital. From Dhunche it takes about three days of trekking to reach Langtang valley. The Park is also accessible about three-hour drive from Kathmandu.

6,Makalu Barun national Park

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Makalu Barun national Park was established in 1992 as an extension of Sagarmatha national Park covering the total area of 1500 sq. Km. This Park spreads over the districts of Sankhuwasabha and Solukhumbu in northeast Nepal and is marked by the Nepal-Tibet border in the north. It comprises the topical forest to snowcapped peaks. It includes peaks like Makalu (8463 M-5th highest of the world), Baruntse (7,129 m), Chamlang and Mera peak. The specialties of the Makalu Barun National park are the Himalayan endowments of culture and nature as one of the prime attractions for visitors to the park offering to experience the unique Himalayan bio diversity. The vegetation ranges from sub tropical forests to sub alpine and alpine as altitude increased. The Park boasts of 3128 species of flowering plants including 47 species of orchids, 67 species of medicinal herbs, and 25 of Nepal’s 30 varieties of rhododendron, 19 bamboo species, 15 oak species, 48 species of primrose, 67 economically valuable aromatic & medicinal plants and 86 species of fodder trees. The park also offers bird-watching opportunities with its 400 species of birds including deer Himalayan marmot weasel, Langur monkey and serow. River Arun that flows through the park has 84 varieties of fish including salmon. The best way to reach the park from Kathmandu is to fly to the airstrip nearest to the area and then trek onward. Nearby the park is about 4-6 days trek from all these places.

7,Manaslu Conservation Area

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Manaslu conservation area is another protected area in Nepal which is named after Mt. Manaslu (8613 M-8th highest peak of the world). It was established in 1998 with total area of 1663 sq. km covering Gorkha district. The Manaslu area in Gorkha district is a classic setting to experience pristine mountain nature and culture. With proposed plans for conserving the heritage of the area, it is also an ideal place for village tourism experience that Nepal is famous for. The conservation area is home to 33 species f mammals including endangered species like snow leopard, musk deer and Himalayan Thar. It is also home to over 110 species of birds, 3 species of reptiles, 1500-2000 species of flowering plants and lots more. It is one of the ultimate destinations for travelers who are seeking for Nepal’s cultural and natural highlights.

8, Parsa Wildlife Reserve:

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The Parsa Wildlife Reserve is a protected area in inner Terai of Nepal which was established in 1984 with a total area of 499 sq. km which touches the districts of Parsa, Makwanpur and Bara. It provides a rare opportunity to experience the nature and culture in Nepal’s lowland. The vegetation in the reserve is tropical and sub tropical mostly covered with sal forests, while the hills are covered with pine. Khari, sissoo and silk cotton are found along water areas. The reserve provides good habitat for animals like wild elephant, tiger, leopard, gaur, blue bull and wild dog. Other common animals in the reserve are sambar, chital, barking deer, langue monkey, rhesus macaque, striped hyena, rat, palm civet and jungle cat. Likewise, 527 different species of birds have been recorded in the reserve, one being the endangered great hornbill found in certain parts of the forest. Other bird species include peafowl, red jungle fowl, flycatchers and woodpeckers. Apart from birds and animals, the reserve also provides habitat to snakes like king cobra common cobra, krait, rat snake and python. The reserve headquarter Adhabar is an eight-hour drive from the capital city and falls on the East-West Mahendra Highway. Another option is to fly to Simara in Bara district, from where the reserve headquarters is only seven kilometers away.

9, Sagarmatha National Park
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The Sagarmatha National Park is Nepal’s most popular national park as it is home to world’s tallest peak of the world Mt. Everest (8848 M) or other prominent peaks most of which are over 6,000m and above 8000 M. The park was established in 1976 and in 1979 it was declared as the world heritage site. It is Nepal’s first national park to get that reputation. It encompasses the area of 1148 Sq. Km in Solukhumbu district lying adjacent with Makalu Barun National park in east and catching the upper Bhote Koshi as well as Dudh koshi River. The prime object of attraction the Sagarmatha National Park is Mt. Everest (8848 M), the tallest peak of the world. With its Himalayan terrain and its unique culture the park offers a blend of natural and cultural tourism products. The vegetation are also at lower elevation and dominated by pine and hemlock forests while above 3500 meters the forest the forest is dominated with silver fir birch rhododendron and juniper trees. During spring and monsoon different varieties of rhododendron flowers are seen. The common wildlife in the park is Himalayan Tahr, ghoral, musk deer, pica (mouse hare) weasel jackal. Other rarely seen animals are Himalayan black bear, wolf, Lynx and snow leopard. Common birds seen in the park are impeyan pheasant (Danphe) blood pheasant red billed cough and lammergeyer.

10, Shivapuri-Nagarjun National Park

Forest

Forest


Shivapuri national park (159 Sq. Km) is the country’s mid-hills national park touching the districts of Kathmandu, Nuwakot and Sindhupalchowk. It is popular as trekking, hiking and recreation area also offers the nearest retreat away from the city life. The park was originally established as a watershed and wildlife reserve but developed into a national park in 2002 for the protection of its unique natural richness. Nagarjun hill was included in the park in 2009. Vegetation in the park includes 129 species of mushrooms while animal include 19 species of mammals including beer leopard deer wild boar wildcat and Langur monkeys. Likewise the youngest national park of Nepal boasts 177 species of birds and 102 species of butterflies. The national park might be the nearest national park from the capital city in the whole world. A short drive of just 12 km from center of Kathmandu takes visitors to Budhanilkantha, the gateway to the national park. Another option to visit the national park is via sundarijal which can be reached by a drive of just half an hour.

View of top of the World from Everest Base Camp

Why Everest region trek is most popular for trekkers ?

The Everest region is the most popular trekking & Hiking in Nepal which is located in the northeast of Nepal at Sagarmatha National Park (1148 sq. Km.). Designated as a World Heritage Site in 1979, the park is composed of rugged terrain with deep gorges, glaciers & huge rocks and its vegetation changes from pine, hemlock, juniper, rhododendron and shrubs to alpine plants and then to bare rock and snow. This territory is also habitat for rare animals like ghoral, tahr, serow musk deer, impeyan pheasant, blood pheasant, red-billed chough and the yellow-billed chough. To reach at the base camp of Mt. Everest (8848 m.), highest peak of the world, either you have walk 10 days through middle hills of Solu or you can save energy by taking a flight to lukla. The walk with Sherpa’s can be unforgettable and a very touching way to know about their lifestyle and cultures. The other prime attraction in Sagarmatha National Park is also other higher peaks, like Lhotse and Cho Oyu, above 6,000 m.

View of Gokyo Lake & Everest region

View of Gokyo Lake & Everest region


A day walk from lukla airport climbs up the Dudhkoshi River Valley, and the next day brings you to the legendary Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar in the Khumbu (3,500 m) which has been the staging point for expeditions to Everest and other peaks in the area over decades. There lies traditional village of Khunde and Khumjung (the largest village in the Khumbu), which sits at the foot of the sacred peak Khumbila. It facilitates the Khunde Hospital, maintained by Himalayan Trust, and Khumjung School, the original Hillary School set up in 1960 lies here. There is a Tengboche Monastery, leading Buddhist center in Khumbu, surrounded by astonishing views of Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam, which is across the canyon from Khunde. There is good provision of rest houses, lodges and camping sites.

The walk continues from Tengboche to Pheriche, then to Kala Pattar and the hamlet of Gorakshep. From there the site of Everest Base Camp is easily accessible. From the summit of Kala Pattar (5,545 m) much of Mt. Everest is clearly visible. However, you must take time and be careful to properly acclimatize with sharp rise of altitude.
So Everest region Trekking is becoming popular every day.

Best Trkking & Hiking Season in Nepal

In Nepal, Trekking and hiking is possible at any time of the year depending on your destination. The most popular seasons are autumn (Sep- Dec) and spring (Feb- May). Autumn season offers excellent weather and tantalizing mountain views. Different varieties of wild flowers, most notably the rhododendrons, make the hillside above 5000 meters a haunting paradise during spring season. This season is mildly warm at lower elevations, and at higher elevations over 4000 meters, the mountain views are excellent and temperature is quite moderate. In the season time, it is much easier for trekkers what they want to have but off season time, trekkers come to Nepal for short trekking. Nepal has cool, clear winter season, pleasant moist springs, hot wet summers and fantastic mostly clear autumns. Trekking at lower altitudes is very good and adventurous in winter but extremely cold above 4000m and mountain passes are be blocked by snow. During the monsoon season (June-August), you can enjoy trekking at north of the Himalayan like Mustang, upper Manang and Dolpo as they suffer less rainfall. These places are out of reach of the rain clouds because of the high mountains and are unaffected by the monsoon. During the monsoon in Nepal it is recommended to travel in Tibet (May to September).

Mini Annapurna Trek

Annapurna Trekking

Annapurna Trekking

Annapurna Trekking


Annapurna Trekking is one of the famous tourist destination of Nepal which is located in North central of Nepal bounded by Kali Gandaki Gorge on west, Marshyandi river on east and north and beautiful Pokhara valley in the south. This region includes Annapurna I (8091 M) and other mountains above 6000M.This region is generous in its diversity, nature and culture, with great Himalayan scenery of Mt. Annapurna, Annapurna south, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu and other that extends 55 Km Long. This is one of the best regions of Nepal to be recon for trekking.
Annapurna Trekking

Annapurna Trekking


To have access to Annapurna Trekking, Pokhara valley is your gateway which lies 200 Km west of Kathmandu. You can step into this valley either by 30 min air to Pokhara or by 6 hour drive from the capital of country. Pokhara is the busiest tourist site of Nepal and offer almost every facilities required with luxury accommodation to great cuisine. This region is home to various species of birds and animals and precious vegetation which is protected too (Annapurna Conservation Area). It was established in 1986 under the guidance of the King Mahendra Trust for Conservation of Nature. The project holds the entire Annapurna range, more than 7600 sq km. In an innovative approach to environmental protection it was declared a “conservation area” instead of a national park. This area begins from the elevation of 790 meter to 8901 meter (Mt. Annapurna). Forests, forested hills and mountains, high Himalayas, Himalayan desert plateau types of landscape can be found here. Its climate is much cooler as it lies in higher altitude. Summer are cool/temperate at days but nights gets cold while winters are very cold and can get extreme with snowfall at higher regions. People like Gurungs, Thakali, Magars and Brahman are found in lower part of this region while as you move up people with more Tibetan culture are found. It possess the beauty of snowcapped peaks, very holy temples and Buddhist Monasteries, antique villages with friendly ethnic groups, Thorang la pass, rivers, lakes and deep gorge, stunning views of mountains like Annapurna, Manaslu, Fishtail, etc. with clear blue skies, animals like: Pica, Blue Sheep, Himalayan Tahr, Bear, Leopard, Monkey etc and vegetation like bamboo, Pine, oak, Juniper, Rhododendron, alpine forest etc also Annapurna conservation Area are its main highlights.
Gorepani Treeking

Gorepani Treeking


Well Nepal has been organizing trekking campaign like Annapurna view Panorama, Annapurna Base camp, Ghorepani Poon Hill, Jomsom Muktinath Trek,Annapurna Round Trek, Mardi Himal trek etc. since a decade, which are very popular treks in Annapurna region. Trek at Annapurna is full of adventure and a great way to get attached with ancient culture and biodiversity, beautiful vistas of snowy mountains and people’s lifestyle while passing through some its trails. This is a moderate trek and one with good physical fitness can participate in this campaign. September to December & March to May are the best period of the year to take perfect entertainment and experience of Annapurna Region.
Mini Annapurna Trek

Mini Annapurna Trekking