Honey Hunting

Honey hunting tourHoney Hunting is an ancient activity of collecting honey from the wild bee colonies. It is performed by crushing the wild bees with smoke cracking the rock or trees where the colonies of bees are located.

How is Honey conquered from a wild bee?

The honey from wild bees located on the rock or trees is harvested by using the ladder and ropes. The honey hunter hang themselves to the cliff high above using ladder specially made from bamboo and a rope made from sturdy fabric.

Honey Hunting in Nepal

Honey hunting is a part of traditional behavior in Nepal. The activity has been performed from the centuries till now. Mainly, the Gurung tribespeople performs it in the west to the central part of Nepal. In the Himalayan low hills of central Nepal, the men collectively gather themselves to the cliff to the home of world’s largest honeybee “Apis laboriosa” (Himalayan giant honey bee) twice a year to collect the honey. The tradition has been followed from many years that the men harvest the honey bee in the Himalayas.

Honey Hunting Tour in Nepal

Nepal is known as the best place to honey hunt. The tour of Honey hunting is gradually rising in Nepal due to the favorable environment and the honey hunters with exceptional skills of it.

Honey hunting falls under the adventurous activity tour in Nepal as you have to climb the cliff located on the rock where the giant bees are found to harvest the honey. With honey hunting, the tour includes the unusual and surprising scene of Nepal. There are at least five different species of Honeybee in Nepal. This tour can be a challenging tour for those with knowledge of rock climbing and are brave enough to take the risk. There is the chance of viewing and experiencing the traditional honey harvest of the Gurung people and the experience the natural view of those places in the Himalayas.

Some facts and highlights of Honey hunting Tour in Nepal:

Duration: 08 days
Best time :
April 15 to May 15
November to Early December
Place of Tour:
Bhujung, GhaleGaun, Pasgaun, Nai Chi, Naya Gaon, ludhi, Budhi Gandaki Valley
The process of Huney hunting: takes 2 to 3 hours depending on location and size beginning with prayer, a sacrifice of flowers, rice, and fruits.

Top tourists attraction to explore in India

Travel where your heart wishes.” Make your journey a lifetime memory and explore the places you want to like there is no tomorrow waiting for you. Many of you may be planning or may have India tour in the bucket list. So, before you plan to travel let’s take a look at top places in India to explore.

India is renowned for its vast culture, ethnicity, and religion. The country has a lot of things to experience which is why many travelers are attracted to India. Here is the list of Top tourists attraction to explore in India.

1. Taj MahalTaj Mahal

Taj Mahal is situated at the heart of Agra. It is said that Mughal King Shah Jahan made the palace for his beloved queen Mumtaz Begum. Taj Mahal falls under the seven wonders of the world and is considered as the best architectural achievement that is famous as a symbol of love.
Best Time to Travel: April to October
Highlights: Taj Mahal

2. GoaGoa

Goa, known for the place for party animals is Indias one of the famous site to Travel. The location is renowned for the beach and party and is mostly attracting the young and energetic people. Also, a lot of people visits goa as their Honeymoon destination.
Best time to Travel: November to February
Highlights: The Beach, Temple of Bodgeshwar, Dudh Sagar Waterfalls, St Xavier’s Church, Grand Island, Club Cubana and many more.

3. DarjeelingDarjeeling

Darjeeling is the favorite hill station of northeast India. Hills and natural scenario surround the place. Those who love to drink Tea Darjeeling can be the best spot to experience. Similarly, Tiger hills lie in Darjeeling from where you can view Everest, Kabru, Kanchenjunga, Jannu and other peaks.
Best Time to Travel: February to March and September to December
Highlights: Batasia loop, The Japanese Peace Pagoda, Tiger Hill, Nightingale Park, Sandakphu Peak, and many more.

4. LadakhLadakh

Ladakh is famous as little Tibet in India. It is said that Buddhism went to Tibet from India through the Himalayas of Ladakh. The place is beautiful with a fantastic view of mountains which are located in the north Indian Himalayas with Jammu and Kashmir.
Best time to Travel: April to mid-May and mid-September to mid-October
Highlights: Hemis National Park, Zanskar Valley, Spituk Gompa, Pangong Tso Lake, Khardung-La Pass and many more.

5. VaranasiVaranasi

Varanasi is the religious place in India. The site is famous for the spiritual tour for the travelers. People can experience the 100 ghats out of which some are renowned worldwide in Varanasi. The arati which been practiced many years may attract many people around the world.
Best Time to Travel: October to February
Highlights: Assi Ghat, Dashashwamedh Ghat, Manmandir Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Kashi Vishwanath Temple, and Durga Temple.

Hotel Jampa

hotel jampa

Yayy! We are very excited about our new venture and thought you might be excited to find out about this too that we are coming up with our own New Hotel(Hotel Jampa), right in the midst of Thamel. Hotel Jampa could be your home for your next visit to Kathmandu. We tell why you should opt for it:

Location :
The first reason being the location, Hotel Jampa is located ideally in the midst of Bustling Thamel As Thamel is one of the tourist’s hub, this place is housed with many restaurants and shops. With convenient locations, one can find everything you could possibly need just in few steps away from Hotel.

Comfort:
Hotel Jampa has 38 well-appointed rooms of 6 different categories. Each category has its charm and can be ideal for any traveler, be that Business or leisure. Traveling with friends or Family or maybe just on your own, we have rooms that are meticulously designed to meet your needs. In additions, we have our very own Garden Patio Restaurants that serves breakfast, lunch, and Dinner with the availability of an option of getting it room helped. Guests can also make the most out of our Rooftop terrace which can be used either for meditation or just a tranquil place to beat.

Value:
With that vast array of facilities being available, we offer service at excellent value for money. Our rates are quoted basically on Bed & Breakfast Basis.

We aim to provide our guest a very comfortable stay at a very reasonable price and to sustain the quality of our service at the same time. We hope to serve you soon shortly and expect you the same love and support you have given it to “Above the Himalaya” so far.

Why Everest Base Camp is really worth Travelling?

Talking about the places to Trek in Nepal, the first thing that pops up in everybody’s mind is Everest Base Camp Trekking. It is the most popular and chosen destination of many. Reaching the base camp and the nearer view of the highest peak of the world “Mt. Everest” can be the amazing thing to experience.

If you are a first-time trekker than you may be thinking why a lot of people who comes to Nepal chooses EBC. So, here is a short summary of why EBC is really worth traveling.

1. Mt Everest and several other peaksMount-Everest

The world’s highest peak “Mt Everest(8848m)” lies in this region. You will not be climbing the highest peak when you are on the base camp trek, however, you will be experiencing the panoramic view of the mountain closely. Not only this but there are other different peaks too in this region. While on the way you will be greeted with Mt. Makalu (8,463m), Mt. Cho Oyo (8153m), Mt. Lhotse (8,501m) and Mt. Lhotse Shar (8,393m). For those who prefer visiting the mountainous, EBC is worth trekking.

2. Sherpa Culturetrekking-trails

Everest region is mostly populated by the legendary Sherpa’s. The lifestyle, culture, tradition, way of speaking is distinct than any other in Nepal. The way they treat their guests and welcome them is the perfect thing that you will see in Everest. Likewise, with the different lifestyle, you will even find the different taste of food made by Sherpa’s. Such type of journey is well worth doing.

3. Photographs of Everest

If you are on EBC trek than it is obvious that you will watch the Mt. Everest close and get chance to take the photographs from near. On the way to EBC, there are several other mountains and natural view which will add spice to your journey.

4. Monasteries and MuseumTengboche-monastery

Most of the monasteries in Everest region are up hills from where you can see the mountains view. The monasteries are spiritual and cultural in Everest. Similarly, there is a Sherpa museum called Sagarmatha National Park museum where you can visit and learn about the ancient history of Sherpas.

5. Making new friendsEverest base camp

As already said that Everest Base Camp Trek is the popular one, it is sure that a lot of people will visit the area. If you are fond of making the new friends than it is the best trek where you will find many people of different nationality and culture.

6. Prayer FlagsNamo-Buddha

If you are on the EBC trek than prayer flags are the most common thing that you will see the most on your way. A prayer flag is the rectangular made flags of clothes where prayers are inscribed. The view with prayer flags is astonishing to watch. You will love the way it is made and hung up.

 

A Short Guide for Trekking to Manaslu

Manaslu TrekHave you ever thought of trekking to Manaslu? If so, here are some of the great things that you may be willing to know about. Many tourists who have visited Manaslu region has given a positive response about trekking this region. But there are few things you should know before going. This post will tell you what you need to know about and let you trek successfully.

As we all know that Manaslu region is the restricted area in Nepal where you need to have a special permit from the government to enter. It is restricted because the place falls under the conservation area of Nepal. Manaslu Trek can be challenging and rewarding at the same time. In one hand, it consists of Mt Manaslu which is above 8000m i.e 8156m tall and also 10 peaks of over 6500m. SOUNDS CHALLENGING!!!!! On the other hand, the region rewards you with the natural variety, life history, and unsurpassed splendor. The main highlight of trekking to Manaslu is the Manaslu conservational area. Plenty of flora and fauna, breathtaking mountains, natural view, distinct culture and tradition of people, new trails and so forth are the things you will fall in love with.

If you are planning to Trek Manaslu, the best way to ensure a successful trek from the start to end is by doing the following things:

  • Before going it is better to spend some time in net surfing. Take your time knowing about the place. The things that you need to carry, the unknown trails, about the people, the cost, weather condition, etc.
  • Make sure to take the conservational permit before going there. If you don’t have the permit while you reach there, you’ll have trouble and cannot enter the place.
  • Ensure you have done the perfect packing. Carry the necessary kits and keep the unnecessary things at your home. The unnecessary things will only make your bags heavy.
  • It’s better to contact a local tour agency. They will help you out from the beginning of the trek. Even they will take the responsibility of the permit as well as you will travel with a guide which can be a safe way to trek and you don’t have to worry about the new and unknown trails.

Now that you know about some of the important things on trekking to Manaslu, get ready to travel. Keep your worry aside and explore the undoubtedly natural place of Nepal “MANASLU” and have fun.

Annapurna Base Camp VS Everest Base Camp

trekking-to-the-summitWhen talking about trekking every trekker wonders on trekking to either Everest Base camp or Annapurna Base camp. These two trekking are the most popular and visited area in Nepal. It’s really a hard task to differentiate between Everest Base camp and Annapurna Base camp. So many of the tourists do both the trekking while they plan to visit Nepal. Here are some of the distinct feature of this two area which will help you chose the one between the two.

1. Flights

From the starting point to the end EBC seems to be difficult. For trekking, to Everest Base Camp you need to fly to Lukla airport. The airport is made in high up hills due to which the pilots only take the flights when the weather is perfect. Or if you won’t get the flights for several days you need to take the helicopter which is costly.

The starting point of Annapurna Base Camp is Pokhara. Pokhara is easily accessible from Kathmandu either take a flight or bus. The flights get canceled or delay only in rare cases.

2. Difficulty Level

For both the trekking you need to be physically fit as you have to walk for a long hour and climb up the hills. You need to check your fitness level and consult the travel expert either you are fit and fine to trek or not while planning to visit either one from both. Similarly, Annapurna Base Camp is shorter than the Everest Base Camp so many of the people may think it is easier. But while you climb up, the weather may go down and the temperature may decrease.

3. Trekking

The routes of Annapurna Base Camp is wider than Everest. People usually trek to Everest to experience the highest peak of the world and also the Gokyo lake as well as the lesser trekked high pass “Cho La Pass”. But Annapurna region has a lot of trails to chose for while trekking, among them many of them don’t go above 2000m altitude.

4. The Scenario

Everest region is popular for the highest peak Mt Everest and also many other peaks that you will find while trekking to Base Camp. If you are planning to experience the mountains, Lake and the lesser passed trails than Everest Base Camp is the best choice for you. However, Annapurna is different than Everest base camp. It begins with fertile lower foothills combining the terraced rice fields, oak forests, and rhododendrons. Not only this Annapurna is great for those people who love the mountains and Himalayas.

5. Communities

In Everest region, you will find the traditional Sherpa people whereas Annapurna is populated mostly by Gurungs. Both the communities have distinct tradition and culture.

 

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