Great Mountain Trekking

Thrill, adventure, stimulation and peace of mind! If you are searching for these ingredients in your boring and hectic life

Old Kingdom Of Mustang

Cultural and scenic adventure to Old Kingdom of Mustang in the windswept territory in the highest and largest extension Tibetan plateau.

Inspiring Journey To Holy Mt. Kailash

Mount Kailash, an amazing holy mountain at an elevation 6.714 m / 22,028 ftlocated within South West Tibet on the Nagari vast flatland.

Everest High Passes Trekking

Ultimate challenge of crossing three high passes in the Everest region namely Khangma La Pass, Cho La pass and Renjo La Pass.

Lower Dolpo Via Jumla

Relish the beauty of snowcapped mountains as you walk through ancient and isolated villages with rich wildlife and stunning lakes.

Around Manasalu and Larkya-La

Manaslu and Larkya La Trek, a recently opened trekking trail is becoming a charm of enthusiastic trekkers and adventure lovers these days.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Checklist of gears for trekking in Nepal


If you are planning for a trekking journey to Nepal then preparing a back pack can be one of your major concerns! If you are trekking for the first time, then you might be unaware about the gears or equipment that you require during the trek. Therefore, Himal Eco Treks is here to assist you to prepare a back pack. For this reason, we have enlisted some of the essential things that you need to carry if you are opting for a trekking journey to Nepal. By all means, there is no hard and fast rule about the list that we have mentioned below. Hence, you may add or remove any of the items using your judgement.
In case you forget some essential gears required during the trek, you may get one in the shops at Kathmandu just a day before you leave the Kathmandu city. Also you do not have to worry about the quality of gears available in Kathmandu. For your information, the gears are mostly manufactured locally while some may be imported from China.

Remember a golden rule during travel – Keep your luggage at light at possible!

If you are trekking to Nepal, then your travel planner must have acknowledged you regarding the maximum weight that a porter will carry during the trek. Usually, a porter is available for two persons who will carry maximum weight of 25 kg only. Ultimately, you can arrange your bag pack accordingly!

Checklist of gears for trekking to Nepal


  1. In general

  • Duffel bag/ Rucksack bag
  • Day pack
  • Down jacket
  • Sleeping bag

(Note: Some travel agencies may provide duffel bag, down jackets and sleeping bags during the travel. Thus, it solely depends on the policy of the travel agencies. However, we recommended you to carry these gears on your own! Who knows how the gears provided will be?)

  1. Clothing

  • For head – Scarf, light balaclava or warm fleece hat sunglasses for UV protection
  • For feet – Thin light wear inner socks, thick warm wool hiking boots, hiking socks, camp shoes and gaiters for hiking in winter
  • For hands – Light weight gloves, thick weight gloves/mittens, waterproof shell gloves
  • For lower body – Under garments, hiking shorts, light weight cotton long pants, thermal bottoms for expedition, woollen pants, waterproof shell pants
  • For upper body – T-shirts, light thermal tops, fleece jackets or pullovers, Fleece wind cheater jackets, water proof shell jackets

Other accessories


  • Sleeping bags rated to be zero degree Fahrenheit
  • headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • small pad or combination lock to lock
  • duffel bags
  • walking stick
  • first aid kit
  • large plastic bags for keeping the items dry inside the duffel bags
  • Day pack
  • trekking roles
  • water bottles
  • toiletries
  • Ear plug, etc.

Toiletries

  • Tooth brush
  • Toothpaste
  • multipurpose soap
  • nail cutter
  • Mirror and other essentials.

Personal Hygiene

  • Wet wipes
  • tissue rolls
  • sanitizer

Extra

  • Binoculars
  • Maps/ journey guide,
  • Books for reading
  • Travel games and other things as per your preference that you consider useful.

On the whole, this is just a general list to help you with your bag pack! Hope it was helpful! In case of any queries related to travel and travel plans, please let us know! In general, Himal Eco Treks is forever at your service. You will be promptly replied for your queries.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Simikot Kailash Lhasa - Blog


Simikot Kailash Lhasa - Blog

tour in Tibet


Connect yourself with the amusements in the nature with Simikot Kailash Lhasa Tour. Simikot Kailash Lhasa Tour is a journey of self realization and cultural exploration. The journey comprises of three exciting sections: first is the walk through a remote part of Nepal – Simikot; second is the vibrant Lhasa city which is full of cultural fantasy and third is a trip to Kailash Mansarovar lake which is an invigorating experience in a backdrop of beautiful Himalayas is often regarded as a natural paradise.
Tour in Tibet
Mt. Kailash and Mansarovar lake is popular all around the globe owning to the natural beauty and religious value it possesses. According to Hindu mythology, people believe that Mt, Kailash is the abode place of Lord Shiva where he did meditation with his wife Goddess Parvati. Similarly, Mansarovar Lake is consider as an essence of purification too. According to Hindu mythology, the lake was created in the mind of Lord Brahma, the creator. He then manifested his creation on earth. Hence the name Mansarovar derives from a Sanskrit word “Mansa and Sarovar” which means mind and lake respectively. As a matter of fact, people come here to take bath in this lake to cleanse their soul from all the sin they have done in their lifetime or in their previous life.
The importance of the lake is not only describe in Hindu but in Buddhist, Jain and Bon religion as well. As per Bon religion, their founder Tonpa Shenrab had wash himself in the lake while his was first visiting Tibet. Similarly, Buddhist mythology describes the lake as the place where Maya conceived Lord Buddha. Likewise, study of Jain scriptures reflects that the first Tirthankar – Bhagwan Rushabhdev attained nirvana on the Ashtapad Mountain.
Tour in tibet
The holy Mt. Kailash and Mansarovar lake has been a attraction of millions of pilgrims around the globe lately. Many Hindu, Buddhist and Jain pilgrims visit this place yearly and perform Kora around the mountain and lake. Apart from its religious value, the serene and pristine nature with the wilderness of towering mountains and Tibetan plateaus are the most appealing part of Simikot Kailash Lhasa tour.
Lhasa city is a capital of the Tibet Autonomous region of China. It is consider as the city of Gods owning to the beautiful monasteries and temples it possesses. Also, regarded as the Forbidden City, the city has remain aloof and completely confine from foreigners till long. Therefore, the city is still very rich culturally, historically and artistically untouch by any kind of modernization. As you enter the city, the first thing that comes to sight is the red and white Potala palace that is distinctly built on a hill top in a grand manner. It is a beautiful summer palace of Dalai Lama with art and craftworks in abundance. Another attraction of Lhasa city is Jokhang Temple. It is an ancient temple built on Barkhor square, the old section of Lhasa. Similarly, Norbulingka palace is winter abode palace of Dalai Lama which is built in a magnificent way.

About the Journey

Tour in Tibet
The journey of Simikot Kailash Lhasa starts with a day in Kathmandu exploring the UNESCO listed heritage sites within. After a day of wonderful guided cultural tour in Kathmandu, Himal Eco Treks escorts you with a flight to Nepalgunj the very next day. The flight to Nepalgunj is followed by another flight that takes us to Simikot which is the actual starting point of our journey. Simikot, the headquarter of Humla is one of the most remote places in Nepal. As we march forward with the journey, we open up to the beautiful Humla valley. We pass beautiful and sparsely populated villages, ridges and farmlands that eventually wind up to the intensifying beauty of Mt. Kailash and Mansarovar lake. The journey ends with an attractive cultural exploration around the Lhasa city.

Major attractions of this journey

  • Guided tour to the UNESCO listed heritage sites in Kathmandu
  • Walk along the remote landscape of Simikot, Humla
  • Explore the natural paradise at Mt. Kailash and Mansarovar Lake
  • Sightseeing tour in Lhasa city
  • Visit Potala Palace, Norbulingka palace, Jokhang temple, Bakor street, Sera monastery and many other attractions in Lhasa city

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Nepal - Blog

Travel Nepal

Nepal is a small Himalayan country that is often regarded as a natural paradise owning to the beautiful landscape as well as Himalayan terrain it possesses. Our motherland – Nepal lies between two powerful nations- India and China. Geographically Nepal is a landlocked country that possesses every form of natural beauty. From highest peaks in the world to flat plains, from dense tropical forests to alpine and barren lands, lush to arid landscape, hills, rivers and valleys, Nepal has it all. Besides, cultural aspect is another part of this beautiful country. In addition people with various castes, cultures and religions live together in harmony. Not only Nepal is a beautiful garden of 4 main castes and 36 sub castes also People are differentiated into 4 main castes and 36 sub castes. Each caste and sub castes have their own unique culture, tradition, dresses, dialects and lifestyle. Yet they live together in harmony with each other!

Naturally blessed

Nepal is blessed when it comes to natural beauty! Eight among st the ten highest mountains namely Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho oyu, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu and Mt. Annapurna rises in the land of Nepal. Besides these eight highest mountains, there are many other mountains in Nepal which makes it a popular Himalayan country. Geographically, Nepal is divided into three geographical regions: Himalayan region, Hilly region and Terai region. Moreover Himalayan region consists of the mountains and mountainous terrain. Similarly, Terai region consists of flat plains and dense tropical forests. Likewise, Hilly region consists of hills, ups and downs with lush landscape. Resting in lap of Himalayas, Nepal is also rewarded with water resource in abundance.
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Furthermore the fast flowing rivers in Nepal like Kaligandaki river, Bhotekoshi river, Trishuli river, Sunkoshi river, Karnali river, etc adds to the glory of nature. The dense and tropical forests in Terai are preserved with many species of floras and faunas. As well as the dense forests are a home to millions of birds and wild animals. The conservation areas in Nepal preserve some unique species of animals and birds found nowhere but in the diversified geography and climatic region of Nepal. Chitwan National Park, Bardia National Park, Annapurna Conservation area, Langtang Conservation area, Makalu Barun Conservation area, Sagarmatha National Park, Shivapuri National Park, Kanchenjunga Conservation area, etc are some conservation areas and home to different species of floras and faunas in Nepal.

Cultural richness

Nepal is a country with diversity of people. It is a home to people of 4 castes and 36 sub castes. They have their own unique culture, customs, festivals, languages, costumes and lifestyle. The people in Nepal are mostly Hindus but the people of other religion are also remarkable. The mountainous regions are mostly inhabited by people who practice Tibetan Buddhist culture and the resemblance of Buddhist culture can be seen in the stupas, prayer flags, chortens and mani walls on the way.
Travel Nepal
Similarly, the artistic temples, palaces and stupas in Kathmandu are magnificient. The eyed windows, handcrafts and wood works manifested in walls and pillars of temples and palaces are majestic. The metal works are also truly inspiring. No wonder many heritage sites in Nepal are enlisted in the UNESCO listed world cultural heritage sites. Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Swayambhunath temple, Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath temple, Changunarayan temple and Lumbini – the birthplace of Lord Buddha are among the heritages that have been able to maintain their name in the chart of UNESCO listed heritage sites.

Things to do in Nepal

  • Trekking

One of the best things you can do in Nepal is trekking! There are various routes and various options in Nepal when it comes to trekking. From easy to strenuous, long to short, crowded to off beaten trail, Nepal has it all. You can opt for trekking in Everest region, Annapurna region, Lantang region or other off the beaten routes.

  • Tour

You can take a cultural tour around Kathmandu valley. Guided tours to UNESCO listed world cultural heritage sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Swayambhunath temple, Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath temple and Changunarayan temple can be an awesome experience.

  • Hiking

If you are not that trekking lover and even the tour is simply too short for you, then you have option of hiking around for just view days to some vantage points around Kathmandu or other regions. Chisapani Hiking, Nagarkot Hiking, Daman Hiking, Dhulikhel Hiking, Sarangkot hiking, etc can be your options!

  • Adventure activities

When it comes to adventure activities, Nepal has too many options. You can either opt for bungee jumping in Bhotekoshi or rafting in the fast flowing rivers of Nepal. You also have other options like paragliding, ultra light flight, zip flyer, boating, canoeing, rock climbing, expeditions, jungle safari and many more.

  • Beautiful places

Some places in Nepal are simply too awesome to visit. And, the beautiful Pokhara city tops the chart. Pokhara gets the highest number of visitors every year owning to the fabulous beauty it possesses. Likewise, Lumbini, Illam, Chitwan, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, etc are also some of the alluring cities in Nepal.

Other information about Nepal

Capital – Kathmandu city
Official language – Nepali
Religion – Secular state (dominated by Hindu religion)
People denoted as – Nepalese
Government – Federal Parliamentary Republic
Area – 147,181 sq. kms
Population – 28,982,771 (approximately)
Currency – Nepalese rupee (NPR)
Time zone – UTC + 05:45
Calling code – +977
Internet TLD – .np

Some value adding points about travelling in Nepal

  • People are very generous, hostile and co-operative.
  • Temperature in quite pleasant. (except in mountains)
  • If by any change your trip gets cancelled for whatsoever reasons, you have many options to opt for in Nepal.

Some lagging points that you should be aware of:

  • There is huge traffic on the way. Therefore, when you are in the capital city of Kathmandu, be mentally prepared to deal with traffic on the way.
  • Flight delays and cancellation may occur owning to the difficult geographical terrain and climatic condition. Therefore, it is recommended to keep aside a day as contingency to deal with issues like flight delay and cancellation.
  • Though you travel to Nepal in best seasons, climate may run unpredictable. So, don’t get disappointed as who has control over Mother Nature.
  • The capital city of Kathmandu is quite crowded with people, market and vehicle, therefore, set up your mentality accordingly.
If you are planning to travel to Nepal, then do not forget to contact your reliable travel partner – Himal Eco Treks! We are here for planning and arranging a prefect trip for you!