Annapurna Base Camp trek is the finest route for cultural insight, moderate adventure and Himalayan views. Mt. Annapurna (8091m) is the 10th highest mountain in the world and the journey to its base camp is one of the most popular treks on earth.
If you are thinking that traveling to another city or country and trekking is the same thing, then you are wrong. Traveling to another city or country has its safer side. Let’s say you live in Brooklyn, New York and you wish to travel to Philadelphia. You will surely use your car to visit the city. Why? Because you have control over it. Plus, it is comfortable for travelling. But, trekking is something else. You do not have control over anything. There is only you and the mother nature and if you do not respect her you may face very bad consequences. And, in Annapurna Base Camp Trek the mother nature is quite pissed off.
If I scared you (Which was not my intention) don’t worry, because I am going to share some information which can keep you safe in your trekking. I am going to share with you what stuff you will need while you are on trekking and how that stuff will be useful to you.
List of cloths:
- Synthetic undershirt
- Wool socks
- Hiking boots
- Ponchos or Waterproof windbreaker
- Sleeping Bag
- Travel Pillow
- Flashlight and spare batteries
- Maps & Compass
- Hiking staff/ pole
Use of these gears:
- Synthetic undershirts: This fabric will keep you warm at the high altitude of 5400m of Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
- T’shirts: Another protective layer, that will keep you warm and together with flannel, it will keep the moisture of your body as it is.
- Wool socks: Yes, it will keep your feet warm, but with that it will fit your feet with your hiking boots and you will get a better grip.
- Hiking boots: consider these boots your only best friends in Annapurna’s traitorous terrain. It will help you stick your foot and keep you balanced on that rocky road.
- Ponchos and Waterproof windbreaker: Rain in Annapurna? Not a chance. But, snowfall? Yes, definitely. The waterproof ponchos will keep the snow away from your body and keep you dry and warm. Plus, it will stop the snow from entering your backpack.
- Gaiters: You have seen the army wearing these. It looks like they are wearing high-boots, but actually they are wearing gaiters. This can be used as an extra layer to cover the gap between your pants and your boots to prevent your body heat from exiting from your cloths.
- Tent: Home away from home. It will keep you warm. It will keep you safe from the wild animals. And its fabric will keep the heat inside. It’s easy to install a tent and uninstalling is also easy. Plus, the fabric is light, so it keeps your backpack’s weight light.
- Sleeping bag and Travel pillow: Your own portable bed and pillow to keep with you, anywhere you go.
- Backpack: a bag to keep your stuff safe and managed.
- Flashlight: Useful while you are trekking at night. Especially in Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
- Maps/Compass: This will keep you on track. In case you are lost, you can find the way on your own.
- Hiking Staff: This staff will give you extra balance while you are travelling on that uneven terrain. It will keep your heart rate and blood pressure stable. Some staff comes with anti-shock feature, which is very useful while you are trekking on a rocky area.
If you like mountains and greenery, Nepal is the best place for you. You will get to encounter both the elements there. Besides mountains and greenery, the cities of Nepal are also a good place to visit. I would strongly recommend you the Holiday tours in Nepal, because I have visited that country and I know its beauty. I visited Nepal last year with my family and they enjoyed it a lot. Now, Nepal is not just a place for us, it has become a great memory for us.
Let me share with you our trip.
We started our trip with visiting cultural places of Nepal. There are three major cities in Nepal, one is Kathmandu, and the others are Pokhara and Chitwan. These cities are full of Stupas, Monasteries and temples, we visited all of them. The one temple we liked a lot is Pashupatinath. The temple reflected everything about the country of Nepal. Once you have completed our cultural trip and turned ourselves to adventure and we started with trekking in Annapurna circuit and Everest circuit. That was the best part of our holiday tours in nepal.
If you love adventure, Nepal tourism provides mountain flight, Ultra flight, paragliding, Zip flyer, Helicopter services, bungee jumping, canyon swing, mountain biking and water rafting. We did not have time to do all of those; however, we experienced bungee jumping, water rafting and mountain biking. My son loved the trip a lot especially the bungee jumping experience and water rafting. We experienced water rafting in Bhote Koshi and a profession was with us all the time. He also gave us a crash course before we start rafting.
Then we went on a safari at Chitwan and Bardia Jungle and we were lucky to encounter the rhinos in our safari at Bardia jungle. We took a few photos for our collection as well. After completing our safari we went back to Kathmandu, took a flight and came back home. Our experience of Holiday tours in Nepal was really great. I saw the photographs to my friends and recommended them to visit there once and some of my friends agreed as well. One of my friends is leaving for Kathmandu today with his family. I hope he will enjoy his trip a lot.
After our experience of Nepal, we are eager the visit the country again and have some more fun, but this time we are thinking to go with our friends and their families.
At the altitude of nearly 5000m, the thin air does not bother you at all. You see something majestic and the best creation of Mother Nature standing right in front of you and that is “Mount Everest”. It is the king of all mountains. It dominates all the other mountains in the region, blocks the wind with his giant torso and creates a sheet of clouds on his peak. If you look closely, it looks like a giant person, with white hair and brown body shining in the daylight, staring at you while showing off his greatness and power.
While Everest Base Camp Trekking, you will have the opportunity to explore traditional Sherpa villages and Gompas (monasteries). The trekking begins after you reach Lukla. You start with a wonderful mountain flight and after that, a moderate climbing to the Dudh Koshi Velly, which is surrounded by two leviathans (Thamserku and Kusum Kanguru). After continuing the climbing you reach the Namche Bazaar, where Mother Nature greets you with beautiful panoramas of Mountain ranges. Then you go to the Tengboche with your trekking group, where beautiful scenery awaits and after that, you reach the Khumbu glacier, which is the site for Everest base camp.
You will also get the opportunity to visit the Sagarmatha National Park, which has been listed as a heritage site by UNESCO. The park gives habitat to around 118 bird species and around 10-12 mammal species. The national park was founded in 1976. You will also be able to see the vegetation, which includes different species of trees, bamboo and flowers.
The altitude where you camp is 5000m. Only physically strong people are allowed in this trek as you face many different altitude sicknesses, some people can bear it and some cannot. It gives practice ground for a mountaineer, who wishes to go to higher altitude.
The Everest base camp trek will stay in your heart for life time. It will become your most beautiful memory of all time. Besides the altitude sickness you will enjoy the views of nature and glory of its mountains. With the climbing and camping you will also get the spiritual experience. You will get an opportunity to explore Buddhist temples along the way. You will meet the high mountain people, you will experience their culture and you will take some souvenirs back home as well.
Facing the king of mountains and protector of the landscape is the one best experience. It really is.
When Christmas holidays are near, what do you plan for your vacation? Do you plan to stay at home and enjoy some movie? Do you plan to go to your lake house and spend some time fishing? Or do you plan to go out and explore the new in the world? Well, that depends on you and your interests. Today I am writing this article for those who are wanderers and the people who like to visit a new place every year. Not only them, but their family also like to meet new people and culture. Today I am writing this article for Holiday Tours In Nepal.
The main spot to visit in Nepal is Kathmandu. It is one beautiful city of all. It is a walled city, with the walls created by nature, the walls of mountains and highest peaks in the world. The city is covered with beautiful panorama of mountain ranges. The city is also known as Kantipur. You will have an opportunity to visit the Kasthamandap temple residence, where the goddess accepts her devotees’ greeting from the balcony. The temple residence’s name Kasthamandap is the source of the name Kathmandu. You will also get an opportunity to visit Hanuman Dhoka Palace, which is the residence of the royal family.
Another great place to visit in Kathmandu is Pashupatinath. It is a temple dedicated to the Hindu Lord Shiva. It is situated on the bank of the river Baghmati. The temple represents the Tibetan architecture. The temple has beautifully carved silver doors. Visitors are allowed to visit the temple from the east side of the temple, as the main entrance of the temple allows Hindu pilgrims only. The temple is the primary place of pilgrimage on the festival of Shivratri, which comes in the month of February or March. The rear part of the temple has cremation ground for Hindus.
Just like Indian cities, Kathmandu also has a Darbar and it is situated in the center of the city and surrounded by various temples. It is the place to celebrate events in the city; it is also the place where the new king of the kingdom gets crowned and court is held. The Kal Bhairav temple is the primary attraction in the Darbar square. The temple’s name is Taleju which was built by Mahindra Mall in 1549 AD. The area is full with Heritage sites like Kasthamandap, Jagannath Temple, Big drum, Statue of the king Pratap Mall and the Gaddi Baithak.
Kathmandu is the one great memory you can add in your photo album.
Mustang or Kingdom of Lo is situated in the north part of Nepal and touching the border of Tibet. Mustang means “Fertile plain”. The district’s strategic location gives the Mustang the control over trade between Tibet and India. TheMustang was appended by Nepal in the late 18th century. The successor of Ame Pal (Ame Pal, founder of the kingdom of Lo and the builder of the walled city of Lo Manthaang) and current unofficial king of Mustang is Jigme Dorje Palbar Bista.
Trekking in Nepal, especially in Mustang, has been one great experience for every trekker in the world. There are two different options for trekking in Mustang. One is upper Mustang trekking and the second one is lower Mustang trekking; however, people consider upper mustang trekking. A shepherd found nearly 55 paintings in a cave, which were depicting the life of Lord Buddha. Every year, many western tourists visit this place to walk on the trade route built in the 15th century and to see the high altitude Himalayan desert situated near the river Kali Gandaki Gorge.
Annapurna and Dhaulagiri’s shadow cover the landscape of Mustang. The major population of Mustang follows Buddhism and Tibetan culture. There are many villages on these high plains, which has houses built with the Tibetan architecture. Whitewashed walls and fire-woods covering the roof of the houses gets highlighted in the landscape full of rocks.
Trekking in Mustang region usually takes nearly 5-6 days. The altitude of the trekking is medium (3000-4000m). While trekking in Mustang, you also enjoy trekking in Kegbeni, Chele, Geling, Charang, and Lo Manthang. The trip starts from Kathmandu. After sightseeing in Kathmandu, you drive to Pokhara and from Pokhara you fly to Jomsom and you start your trek.
You can see the beauty and power of the Mother Nature in this land. You can see the mountain standing proudly throwing their shadow on the landscape. You may not see the vegetation, but you will see the rocks themselves creating gorgeous scenery. At a certain height you will also be able to see the river Kali Gandaki Gorge, which looks like a blue line splitting the landscape into two.
With this wonderful trekking experience, you also get spiritual experience by exploring the road to a holy pilgrimage place, “Muktidham”, which is very important place for both Hindus and Buddhists. You also get to explore the villages in the region, which are separated from the modernization. These villages will make you feel like you are traveling in the past.
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