Top 10 highest mountains in the world

Himalayan is the highest mountain and considered as ‘freshwater reserves’ in the form of glacier, ice and snow which face extensive effects of climate change. Tallest mountains of the worlds are some of the most majestic and beautiful things that one can be blessed enough to witness in their lifetime. Mountains are a very beautiful and physical dream of the land. Nepal has 8 out of 10 highest peaks in the world including Mt. Everest.

 

1.    Mount Everest (8848m), Nepal

Mt Everest is highest peak of the world, located in a Northeastern part of Nepal. Highest mountain of the worldThe elevation of Highest Peak Mount Everest has 8848m above the sea-level. Mount Everest is

called “Sagarmatha” in Nepali or Chomolungma in Tibetan. Mt Everest got its name after a survey by the Land  Surveyor General ’Sir George Everest’ that first tried to locate the exact position of the peak. Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary became the first ever people on earth to climb Mount Everest in May 1953.

 

2. Mount K2 (8611m), Pakistan

Second highest peak of the worldMount K2 is the world’s second highest mountain (8611m) after Mount Everest. It is situated on the border of China and Pakistan. The name K2 stands for the 2nd peak in the Karakoram Range. Climbing to K2 is a very difficult task, but still, about 250 climbers have successfully reached the top of K2. A huge ice pyramid stands away from all the rest of the peaks of K2. Italian expedition was Tech became the first to climb Mount K2 in 1954

 

3. Mount Kanchenjunga (8586m), Nepal/India

Kanchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world, height with 8586 meters. It is located in both parts, Nepal and India. Kanchenjunga is also known as “The Five Treasures of Snows” because it is blessed with five treasures of God that are gold, silver, gems, grains and holy books. Joe Brown and George Band successful climbed it as first people of the world in 1955.

 

4. Mount Lhotse (8511m), Nepal

Mount Lhotse is a fourth highest mountain in the world. Its height is 8511 meters. Mount Lhotse is connected to Mount Everest. It is extremely dangerous and dramatic rocky route. Lhotse is located on the border of Nepal and Tibet. It is also known as one of the most deadly mountains in the world, because of many failed attempts and fatalities while trying to climb. Ernst Reiss and Fritz Luchsinger successful climbed this peak in 1956.

 

5. Mount Makalu (8462m), Nepal

Mount Makalu is the fifth highest mountain on the earth, with an elevation of 8463 meters. Mount Makalu has very sharp edges and steep pitches, making it quite tough to climb. Makalu is an isolated peak whose shape is a four-sided pyramid. Lionel Terray and Jean Couzy successful climbed this peak in 1955, as first people on the earth to climb it.

 

6. Mount Cho Oyu (8201m), Nepal

Mount Cho Oyu is located in Himalaya range and in Nepal, a sixth highest mountain in the world. Its height is 8201m meters. It is one of the easiest mountains to climb. H. Tichy, S. Jochler, Pasang Lama was the first men who reached on Cho Oyu in October 1954. Cho Oyu is also known as the “Turquoise Goddess” in Tibetan.

 

7. Mount Dhaulagiri  (8167m), Nepal

Mount Dhaulagiri is the seventh highest mountain in the world, located in the north of central Nepal. The elevation of this Peak is 8167 meters. Dhaulagiri has become the pivot point of the tourists and climbers. The name Dhaulagiri means “White Mountain”. Dhaulagiri also called the White Mountains for being one of the eight thousand lists. K. Diemberger, P. Diener, Nyima Dorji, Nawang Dorji have climbed it in May 1960.

 

8. Mount Manaslu (8163m), Nepal

Mount Manaslu is an eighth highest mountain in the world, located in Nepal Himalaya with an elevation of 8163 meters. Surrounding by rock hard ice which covers a large area at the bottom of the mountain is one of the most interesting things to see. The meaning of the Manaslu is “Mountain of the Spirit”. T. Imanishi from Japan became the 1st ever person to climb Manaslu in 1956.

 

9. Nanga Parbat (8125m), Pakistan

Nanga Parbat is the world’s ninth tallest mountain in the world. It is located on south side of Indus River in Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan.  Nanga Parbat means “Naked Mountain”. The elevation of this Peak is 8125 meters. It is also known as the Killer Mountain because lots of climbers died in the first half of the twentieth century. Hermann Bahl from Australia was the first one to ever climb Nanga Parbat in 1953.

 

10. Mount Annapurna (8091m), Nepal

Mount Annapurna is a tenth highest mountain of the earth, located in central Nepal with an elevation of 8091 meters. Annapurna is a Sanskrit name which refers as Goddess of the Harvests. This Annapurna peak which is the world’s most dangerous to climb. Annapurna conservation area is first and largest conservation area of Nepal with 7,629 sq. km.  M. Herzog and L.Lachenal from France reaches on this mountain on 3 June 1950 as the first climber.

Famous Buddhist monasteries in Nepal

1.    Bouddhanath Monastery

Temples in Nepal
Bouddhanath Monastery, Nepal’s largest monastery located east of Kathmandu. It is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the world. Boudhanath Stupa is one of Nepal’s most holy sites for the Buddhist faith. The atmosphere of the whole place lightens up with zest as the fragrance of incense drifts through the air. This Stupa, a well-known Buddhist pilgrimage site, is included in the World Heritage Cultural site list by UNESCO. After the Chinese invasion in 1959, Tibetans in thousands came to this famous Buddhist Chaitya and energized the Stupa. In the Tibetan New Year, the most popular festival Lhosar celebrated here every February.

2.    Swoyambhunath Monastery

Temples in Nepal
Swayambhunath Monastery is a traditional Buddhist shrine that sits on a hilltop of the Kathmandu valley. It is regarded as one of the oldest Monastery in the world. The word Swayambhunath means “the self-existent” in English. It is a prominent pilgrimage place for many Buddhists and Hindus around the world. The temple is also known as the monkey temple, the large tribe of monkeys can be seen every time. Swayambhunath Monastery is complete with Buddha eyes looking out across the valley, an iconic symbol. This Swayambhunath monastery offers an opportunity to study the religious harmony.  It is the most ancient and enigmatic of all the holy shrines in Kathmandu Valley.

3.    Kopan Monastery

Kopan monastries
Kopan the Tibetan Buddhist monastery situated on the hillock behind the Bouddhanath Stupa. Located at the top of Kopan Hill, the Kopan Monastery, and Tibetan Buddhist home with over 300 monks. Dominated by a magnificent Bodhi tree, it was once the home of the astrologer to the king of Nepal. The Kopan Monastery also offers a panoramic view of the town of Boudha below and the spectacular Himalayan mountain range. More than hundreds of visitors come to visit here yearly from around the world.

4.    Namoduddha Monastery

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Namo Buddha a magnificent Buddhist monastery lies 38 km east of Kathmandu with 1,750 meters. Namo Buddha is one of the most important pilgrim sites in the valley, particularly for Tibetan Buddhists. In one of his previous lives as a prince, it was here that the Buddha gave up his body out of compassion for a starving tigress and her cubs. It has a fantastic story concerned with the Buddha which is commemorated by an ancient stone slab and a Stupa with the all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. This holy land is very relaxing and comfortable places. Namo Buddha temple is designed by Thrangu Rinpoche as a representation of the three yana or path; it is beautiful, elegant and filled with symbolic meaning as befits this holy Buddhist pilgrimage place.

5.    Lumbini Monastery

Maya Devi Temple
Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha is one of the most popular holiest pilgrimage places in the world. Lumbini is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is one of the four significant Buddhist sacred places commemorating the most significant events in the Buddha’s life.  Each reflects the unique interpretation of Buddhism of its home nation, and together the monasteries create a fascinating map of world Buddhist philosophy. Attractive part of Lumbini is the temple of Maya Devi. This temple, dedicated to the mother of Lord Buddha- Maya Devi, was excavated a few years ago. The main attraction of Lumbini remains the Sacred Mayadevi Temple, Ashoka Pillar, sacred pond, China Temple, etc. The shrines and monasteries built by different countries and in different times reflect the architectural traditions of the respective states and thus giving Lumbini an international feel with a message of universal friendship and brotherhood.

 

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The 10 best treks in Nepal

Nepal is a diverse, unique, and magnificent country in the world. Nepal is only a country in the world which place filled with diversity, cultural traditions, pride, and many other wonderful qualities. Kathmandu is the nation’s capital and the country’s largest metropolitan city. This country contains eight of the world’s ten highest mountains, including the highest, Mount Everest. The natural scenery, high mountains, incomparable cultural heritage and numerous specialties have made Nepal a well-known destination on the world tourism map with a distinct image of its own. The country of Nepal is a beautiful one, and not just because of its breathtaking landscape. Nepal is one of the few places in the world where Buddhism and Hinduism have coexisted peacefully for almost 2,000 years.

Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest
Everest Base Camp Trekking was popular trekking destination for trekkers since the very first expeditions to the Nepalese side of Everest in 1953. This Everest Base camp trek is designed to fulfill the dream of many people to experience the historic route to the base of the world’s highest mountain. It is one of the significant trekking in the earth together and limitless chances to walk beyond the Himalayas where Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay programmed off on their spirited journey on 1953. Everest Base camp Trek is one of the world’s most awe-inspiring sights with perfect adventure. The Mount Everest Base camp take offers to explore the lifestyle of famous universal climbers, the Sherpas, usually learn earth legacy site of Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park that crowd a combination of mountain flora and faunas, and also take an opportunity to look up the principal Buddhist monastery in Nepal. This trekking trail starts from Tenzing Hillary airport, Lukla and trekking to Phakding then follow the Dudh Kosi valley which climbs up to the Sherpa capital of Namche, a bustling bazaar that’s a junction for trekkers. This trekking leads to popular view spot on the height of Kala Patthar 5,545m with the marvelous scenery of the Himalayas Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse together with a south-west face of Mt. Everest. The Everest Base Camp Trek to allow enough time to ascend Kalapathar (5545m), the primary viewing point for Mt. Everest.

Everest View Trek

Everest
Everest view trekking is a short classic trek of the Everest region. Everest View trek is suitable for those who want to see Everest as well as experience the Sherpa culture without climbing high in a short period. This trekking trail offers to everyone to explore the magnificent view of Mt. Thamserku, Amadablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Tawache and of course Mt. Everest with exploring Sherpa Culture & Society. During this trek, one can experience the biodiversity, wildlife, culture, tradition, and landscapes of the high Himalayas. This trekking is not only for its proximity to the world’s highest mountain (8848m) but also for its friendly Sherpa people, picturesque villages, great variety of cultures and traditions, colorful festivals and monasteries. Everest view trek is easy trekking trail of Everest region and can arrange all year in any season. The Everest View Trek passes through the pine, firs, Rhododendron, an abundance of high altitude wildlife conserved by Sagarmatha National Park. This Famous trek starts with an exciting mountain flight to Lukla, Nepal’s busiest mountain airstrip at 2800m, which serves as the gateway for Everest region. For this Everest view trekking, no need to have any hiking and trekking experience to success to reach your destination.

Everest High Passes Trek

Ice climbing
The Everest High passes trek one of the challenging treks in Nepal, where three massifs combine to make the most spectacular display of these high passes in one of the most scenically stunning areas of Everest region. This Everest High Pass Trekking itinerary has been carefully designed to ensure that you have adequate time to acclimatize comfortable thereby enjoying the trekking experience. This High Pass Trekking offers you a technical and adventurous experience in the Himalaya. During this Everest high pass trekking, we will visit Everest Basecamp, Gorakshep and both of these points are situated at 5000 m altitude, and it is also like crossing the passes. Everest High Pass Trek provides fantastic views of well-known 7000m to 8848m peaks. This adventure trek comprises of three major high passes of Kongma La, Chola La and Renjo La which ultimately takes you to the viewing point of Gokyo Ri (5483m). This trekking route is favorite among adventure seekers worldwide, and these trails fulfill the dream of every amateur climbers and serious trekkers, who have been seeking the thrill of adventure. This adventure trip begins with an exciting mountain flight to Lukla and treks up the Dudh Kosi Valley, surrounded by the soaring peaks of Thamserku and Kusum Kanguru.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

ABC trek
The Annapurna base camp trek is famous and one of the most outstanding trekking trail in Nepal. Annapurna Base camp trek is a hike into the dazzling natural amphitheater formed by the staggeringly beautiful peaks of the giants Annapurna I, Glacier Dome, Gangapurna, Fang and the Machapuchare (fishtail). This trek is one of the most beautiful treks that combine easy walking with majestic scenery and a mix of cultures unmatched by any other treks in Nepal. Annapurna Base camp Trek is equally the best recreation destination for those who have the problem with altitude. The trek leads to a natural amphitheater that is used as the base camp from which climbers start on their way to conquer the Annapurna Mountaintop.  Annapurna Base Camp Trek is accompanied by the Modi River alongside and luxuriant rhododendron forest that which is the national flower of the Nepal and bamboo bushes. The world deepest gorge in the Kali Gandaki River, natural hot spring at Tatopani and Sunrise views from Pooh Hill are the additional highlight of trekking to Annapurna Base Camp.  This Base Camp Trekking trail takes you through an ever-changing landscape of rice fields, misty forests, and tiny villages. The Annapurna Base Camp trek will be even more interesting in spring as the whole forest along the trail turns red, pink and white with rhododendron flowers. Best seasons for Annapurna base camp trek are March to May and September to December.

Annapurna Round Trek

Annapurna region
Annapurna Circuit/Round Trek is one of the most popular adventure circuits in the world. This Annapurna circuit trek is suitable for those Walker who was looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. This Round Trek is rich in sceneries apart from the diverse culture floras and faunas found in this part of the country that’s considered one of the best in the world. This Trekking trail offers panoramic views of ranges including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Fang, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Ganagapurna and Annapurna III. Marpha-the apple kingdom of Nepal, the world deepest gorge in the Kali Gandaki River, natural hot spring at Tatopani and Sunrise views from Pooh Hill are the additional highlight of trekking to Annapurna Round. Through the trails of the Round/circuit; we will come across settlements of diverse communities such as Brahmins, Chhetris, Tibetan Sherpa, Thakalis, Magars, Tamangs, and Gurungs. During this trek one can visit the most popular pilgrimage sites in Nepal “ Muktinath Temple” God of Salvation, Legends says that once we visit this temple, all of our sins will be washed away and we become pure, so thousands of pilgrims come here from different parts of Nepal and India. Thorong La (5416m) is the climax of this trek, and one can gain Himalayan experiences going through subtropical to alpine and ultimately an arid semi-desert plateau the Mustang region. The Annapurna Round trek is an anti-clockwise route starting from Bahundada and ends at Nayapul.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Everest region trek
Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is a colorful, comfortable and probably one of the best treks in Nepal Himalaya. Poon Hill is one of the great places to see the magnificent view of the Mountains. The breathtaking mountain scenery and the beautiful ethnic villages justify the popularity of Ghorepani Poonhill trekking. Ghorepani Poonhill trek is rewarding trekking trail that can be enjoyed by every lover of nature and beautiful landscape. Ghorepani Poonhill Trek gives a fantastic opportunity to witness the beauty of the Annapurna region within a short trek. Ghorepani Poonhill trek offers remarkable natural panorama, magnificent views of Annapurna South (7,219m) Dhaulagiri (8167m) Machhapuchchhre(6997m) and Himchuli (6,434). This trekking trail goes through incredible dense rhododendron forests, full of birds, playful Langur, and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the Annapurna Region, with the picturesque fluted peak of Machhapuchhare (fishtail). Ghorepani Poonhill trek leads you through the colorful orchids and unobstructed views of the beautiful mountains that can be enjoyed by every traveler, who loves the nature and beautiful landscape. This trek is considered to be the best introduction to trekking with some spectacular views. The trek starts from the beautiful Modi Khola river, after an hour of drive from Pokhara and Crossing the suspension bridge over Modi Khola river; we ascend through ethnic villages and farm terraces enjoying the views of Machhapuchare.

Dhaulagiri Round Trek

Dhaulagiri-round trek
Dhaulagiri is the eight highest mountains in the world, involving snow and glacier mountaineering located in western part of Nepal. Dhaulagiri Trek is one of the challenging treks in Nepal Himalaya. This trekking is the perfect trip for those who want a more intense experience of the mountains. The Dhaulagiri Round trekking is relatively strenuous and needs some high altitude trekking experiences. Incredible views of Ice Falls and Glaciers make your trip worthy enough and only dreamt of such an adventure. During this trek one can explore excellent view of Magdi Glacier, Dhaulagiri Base camp (4750m), French Pass (5360m) including the several peaks such as Putali Himal and Tukuche Peak and You will also walk along cobblestone paths, over suspension bridges, and through dense forests, enjoying the vistas of some of the world’s most beautiful mountains. Dhaulagiri trek starts from Beni drive 8-hour scenic drive from Kathmandu, and the trek passes through cultivated fields connected to some of the mountain villages. Then our trek continues to the Iced French Pass and Thapa Passes which have to be scaled before you descend a winding trail to Yak Kharka and reach to the Jomsom.

Upper Mustang Trek

Upper mustang trek
Shrouded in mystery and unparalleled in natural and cultural beauty, it should come as no surprise to hear that through the ages, Mustang, the walled capital city. Upper Mustang is mostly inhabited by Manangi people and goes up to the ancient capital of Lo Manthang. This Mustang trekking is suitable for any trekkers looking forward additional challenging and adventures. Upper Mustang Trek offers spectacular trekking into the remote Trans-Himalayan mountain area, mostly dominated by giants Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massif. The views of windswept Kali-Gandaki valley, vast spaces around Kagbeni and large ridges that struggle high mountains provide a mind-blowing experience. This Trekking region was opened to trekkers in 1991, and since the time it has remained a restricted area with only a small number of special permits issued each year. This trekking offers panoramic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and several other peaks. The trek passes through high mountains, passes, glaciers, and alpine valleys. Upper Mustang trek is a great adventure trek for those who want to challenge trek along “off the beaten path” in the Himalaya. Upper Mustang Trek is the perfect choice for those who are interested in Buddhist art and culture and want to walk through the Trans Himalayan history.

Langtang Valley Trek

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The most rewarding and short trek in Nepal Himalayas; Langtang valley is located north of Kathmandu valley. Langtang Valley is sandwiched between the main Himalayan range to the north and a slightly lower range of snowy peaks to the south. Langtang Valley Trek is the Langtang Himalayan range that lies in the central part of Nepal. Langtang valley trekking is a right choice for both nature lovers and the adventurers. Langtang valley trek is easy treks for those who are willing to enjoy the panorama view of white snow-capped mountains within a short time. Langtang valley trek offers superb Himalayan scenery including the Langtang Lirung (7246m), Ganesh Himal(7111m), Naya Kanga, Yala peak(5523m), Gangchhenpo(6388m) and Tibetan Himalaya range, and also offers to see wild animals such as Leopards, panda, Ghoral , Tharal, Moutain thar , monkeys , Musk deer etc. For this Langtang valley trekking, no needs any hiking and trekking experience, just regular walking is enough.

Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek

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Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu trek is one of the famous trekking trails in Nepal. Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu trek is suitable for those who want to explore the Cultural Helambu area, closest view of the beautiful glacier, and Holey Lake Gosainkunda. This Helambu trek offers the experience of being in typical local villages and many ancient monasteries. The Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu trek takes you through the beautiful Langtang valley, famous Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage, and holy Lake of Gosainkunda. Gosainkunda is Combination of more than eight lakes including Bhairabkunda, Saraswatikunda, Nag Kund, Surya Kund, Bhut Kunda and Gosainkunda itself, and the beautiful Sherpa land of Helambu crossing the Gosainkunda pass. Every year, many Hindus visit Gosainkunda to worship their homage to Lord Shiva. Langtang Gosainkunda Trek, homes of Sherpas and Tamangs, red pandas, blue ship through the alpine grazing land and many snowy mountains. This Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu trek is for the adventure lovers and trekkers who want a truly magical and spiritual journey.

 

 

Most Sacred Hindu Temples

Generally, Hinduism is regarded as the world’s oldest organized religion. Most forms of Hinduism are henotheistic religions. They recognize a single deity and view other Gods and Goddesses as manifestations or aspects of that supreme God. Henotheistic and polytheistic religions have traditionally been among the world’s most religiously tolerant faiths. Here we present you some of the sacred Hindu temples and religious centers in the world.

Pashupatinath Temple

Pasupatinath Temple
Pashupatinath, or Pashupati, is a Hindu temple on the banks of the Bagmati River in Deopatan, a village 3 km northwest of Kathmandu. Regarded as one of the four sacred Hindu temples in the world the shrine of Pashupatinath is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Built in the 17th century the temple glitters in gold and silver. The two famous, pagoda styled temple features roofs made of gold plates and four entrances at four directions of silver, portraying artistic works of highly skilled artisans. Thousands of pilgrims from all over the world come to pay homage to this temple that is also known as ‘The Temple of Living Beings.’

Muktinath Temple

Muktinath Temple
Muktinath is a sacred place both for Hindus and Buddhists located in Muktinath Valley at an altitude of 3,710 meters at the foot of Thorong La mountain pass Mustang district, Nepal. The Hindus call the sacred place Mukti Kshetra, which means the “place of salvation.” Mainly the temple is a predominant SriVaishnava origin and worshipped by Buddhists. The main shrine of Muktinath is a pagoda-shaped temple dedicated to the Lord Vishnu. The statue is of gold and is tall enough to compare with a man.

This Sanskrit name Muktinath itself has religious overtone and a sort of emotional ring to it for the devout Hindus. This words separation two word Mukti & Nath. Mukti means Salvation and Nath mean god and Nirvana, so it holds great significance for all spiritual people in the south Asian subcontinent. Muktinath (the provider of salvation) has been one such holy site, where thousands of devotees flock for attaining the much sought after moksha (freedom) from the cycle of birth and rebirth.

Budhanilkantha Temple

Budhanilkantha
Budhanilkantha Temple is located at the base of Shivapuri Hill within the Kathmandu valley on the northern side. It is also known as mystical Budhanilkantha temple or Narayanthan temple. Budhanilkantha means “Old Blue Throat.” The deity is about a thousand years old. Lord Vishnu is about five meters (Seventeen fits) long and lying in a thirteen meter (forty-three fits) long tank as if floating with his legs crossed with his sleeping body resting on the coils of Ananta and his 11 hooded head. His four hands hold the four symbols of Vishnu, the Shankha as the conch shell, Chakra as disc, Gadha as club and Padma as the lotus flower. It is believed that the deity was carved in the seventh or eighth century during the Licchavi period.

Prambanan Temple
Prambanan is a Hindu temple in Central Java, Indonesia. The temple was built in 850 CE and is composed of 8 main shrines and 250 surrounding smaller ones. Nearly all the walls of the temple are covered in exquisite bas relief carvings, which narrate stories of Vishnu’s incarnations, adventures of Hanuman the Monkey King, the Ramayana epic and other legends. Though not the biggest temple in Indonesia (Borobudur is larger – see below), Prambanan makes up in beauty and grace for what it lacks in size.

Srirangam Temple
The Temple of Srirangam (Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple) in the Indian city of Tirmarcate enclosures within enclosures; each more sacred than the next, with the inner-most enclosure is forbidden to non-Hindus.

Shaivism Temple
Shaivism
 also was known as Shaivam (lit. “Associated with Shiva”), is one of the four most widely followed sects of Hinduism, which reveres the god Shiva as the Supreme Being. Followers of Shaivism, called “Shaivas,” and also “Saivas” or “Shaivites,” believe that Shiva is All and in all, the creator, preserver, destroyer, revealer and concealer of all that ive: it encompasses an area of over 150 acres (63 hectares) with seven concentric walls, the outermost being about 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) long! The walls demarcate enclosures within enclosures; each more sacred than the next, with the inner-most enclosure is forbidden to non-Hindus.

Shaivism Temple
Shaivism
 also was known as Shaivam (lit. “Associated with Shiva”), is one of the four most widely followed sects of Hinduism, which reveres the god Shiva as the Supreme Being. Followers of Shaivism, called “Shaivas,” and also “Saivas” or “Shaivites,” believe that Shiva is All and in all, the creator, preserver, destroyer, revealer and concealer of all that is. Shaivism is widespread throughout India, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

The temple is designed to dissolve the boundaries between man and the divine. Not merely his abode, the temple ‘is’ God. God and therefore by implication the whole universe is identified with the temple’s design and actual fabric. The ground plan is perhaps the best example. The Vastu Shastras describe it as a symbolic, miniature representation of the cosmos. It is based on a strict grid made up of squares and equilateral triangles which are imbued with profound religious significance.

 

7 Things you will experience in Everest Base Camp trek

Everest base campEverest Base camp trekking is the most traveled and famous trekking route in Nepal. Everyone knows Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world, so it is also known as the king of all Mountains which offers you a spectacular view of all the Himalayan mountain range.  While penetrating through the flora and fauna biodiversity of Sagarmatha National Park, the trail winds through the magnificent forests of rhododendron. Everest Base Camp trek takes 12- 25 days to complete which mainly depends upon things like time to acclimatization, length of stay in passing villages, places you visit and your physical capacity. When you reach the Base Camp you will have climbed up to the height of 5364 meters. In terms of terrain, there are no ropes needed and no ice picks needed. There is no vertical climbing involved. Depending on the time of year you can go there and also get to see snow and ice on the trails. If you are going to Everest Base Camp for your next trip then it’s a good choice, but if not, then, well you missed out on a great opportunity to create an unforgettable experience.

Here are the 7 things you will experience in Everest Base Camp trekking:

  • You will get insight into the culture of Sherpa people with warm Sherpa hospitality and also get familiar with the guides which make your trip more memorable.
  • You will get the chance to enjoy your trek which begins from Lukla, pass through the valley of Dudh Koshi to Namche Bazar and from there to the foot of Mt Everest.
  • During your trek, you will come across breathtaking scenes-lush green farmland, fast flowing white rivers, remote Buddhist monasteries, glacial pools, the splendid panorama of snow-capped, rocky mountains and finally before you the monumental Mt Everest.
  • The best places to see Mount Everest up close would be a trek up to Kala Pathar or to Gokyo. As both lie in the Everest Region.
  • You will get the chance to walk for approximately 4 -10 hours each day through the rough, rocky and gravel-strewn. Most of the trek involves long paths that go up and then down and the ground is not paved.
  • Though you won’t step foot on Mt Everest, trekking to the foot of the majestic mountain is still difficult. The trek will test your physical and mental capacity.
  • As there are hours of uphill and then downhill, altitude sickness is the biggest problem and everyone is susceptible to this sickness. Going slowly is essential to avoid sickness.

 

In this way, you will get the chance to experience the mountains and valleys around the towering peak, rest in local Sherpa teahouses and learn about their traditions and culture from very near. And also the Everest Base Camp offers a variety of routes and your adventure can last anywhere from a week up to a month, which will make your trip a lifetime experience.

Curious how you could go on Everest base camp trek? Call us today for a free consultation at +977-9851095800 or email at:  puru@abovethehimalaya.comtpurushotam@hotmail.com

 

All you need to know about “Nepal”

PatanLots of question come to your mind when you plan to travel to a new place. Same questions may arise when you think of Nepal.

Why Nepal?

Nepal is a beautiful country with a distinct culture and tradition. It is not only famous from the religious view, but also it is the naturally gifted place. Traveling in Nepal means experiencing a great spirit and beauty of Nature. Out of the 14 highest peaks, eight peaks lies in Nepal with World’s highest mountain “Mt.Everest.”
It is said that Trekking was born in Nepal. It was started when Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay first climbed the summit of Mt.Everest. There are lots of trekking routes that you can go for with your choice. Everest Base Camp trekking, Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, Langtang Valley trek, Manaslu trek and so forth are the popular treks of Nepal. Similarly, there are the choices for the tour too like Kathmandu Rim Trek, Pokhara tour, Chitwan National Park tour, etc. Likewise, Adventures trekking like Bunjee Jumping, Zip flyer, Paragliding, mountain biking, is also the popular ones.

Is Nepal Safe to travel?

Due to the religious nature and kindness in people, Nepal seems to be safe compared to most of the countries around the world. Hospitable people and their welcoming heart are amazing things that you can experience and learn.
After the disastrous Earthquake, the question of safety while traveling can appear in your mind. Not to worry the trekking routes were not much destroyed and the thing that was damaged is constructed and ready to be explored.

What are the best seasons for trekking and Touring in Nepal?

The most important thing is the weather. You need to plan your holidays when you will be able to explore the places with good weather and when you can see the unobstructed view of nature. For details click here.

Accommodation and Fooding

Accommodations are mostly available with sharing basis, but if you pay a little more, you can get your private room. Talking about the remote places, it is hard to find the perfect hotel, so you need to stay in tea houses. Tea houses are also good with all the facilities that you need, but it is hard to find the single room as they are in the remote regions. Similarly, food is available on your choice.

There may be still lots of question in your mind. Do not hesitate to ask us in the comment section below. We will love to help you out. Thank you

 

 

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