Places in Nepal to enjoy with family

Nepal provides various places for exploring and having fun. From difficult to the easy path, Nepal has a lot of trials, beautiful places, to go for. It can be the best holiday destination for the one who wishes to spend time with their family.

As there are many places to visit in Nepal, here are some of the awesome ones from them where you will be definitely attracted and get time to have fun with your family.

1. Boudhanath Stupa

Bouddha Stupa
Boudhanath Stupa is the famous and largest stupa in Nepal. It is one of the Buddhist pilgrimage sites and is also listed in the world heritage site by UNESCO. Thousands of people gather daily in Boudhanath to make Kora and for praying. It is the best site to visit with your family and pray together for the prosperity and peace. Also, you can see the giant Mandala of the Buddhist cosmos. On the day of Lhosar festival known as the Tibetan New Year Boudhanath holds a great celebration.

2. Swambhunath Temple

Temples in Nepal
Swambhunath Temple, the other name is Monkey Temple is the visitors choice as it represents the symbol of peace and prayers. It will be the best place to visit with the family and make prayers. Similarly, you can view the sleeping Buddha, Dewa Dharma Monastery, huge gold plated Vajra ‘thunderbolt’, a temple dedicated to Harati (the goddess of all children) in Swayambhunath Temple.

3. Thamel

Thamel
Thamel is the key destination for many tourists who come to visit Nepal. After arriving at the international airport most of them take a taxi or any other means to get to Thamel. It is popular for the markets too. You can visit Thamel with your family and buy lots of ancient and tradition goods especially the night time will be the best for roaming around Thamel.

4. Botanical Garden (Godavari)

botanical garden
Botanical Garden at the foot of Phulchoki mountain (DADA) is a beautiful garden in Nepal with a different variety of ferns, plants, and the view is amazing. You can travel to this Garden with your family and enjoy the greatest view. Also, you can know about the new plants and ferns.

5. Everest View Trek

Everest
There are many people who find it difficult to go to Everest Base Camp Trekking. For those people, Everest View Trekking is the best option to chose for as the view is awesome and one can also experience the Everest closely with their family.

6. Ghorepani Poonhill Trek


This is the evergreen trekking course that takes you to the wonderful village with different ethnicity. It offers picturesque mountain villages, forests of brilliant rhododendrons and so forth. It is an easy trek that can be done by anyone with their family.

There are still other lots of places that you can travel with your family and have a good time in Nepal.

 

Special thing to buy when you visit Nepal

Nepal has always been the place famous for handmade goods. Also, the country is best known for the art and architecture. Metalworks, clothing materials, tea, sculpture, paper made materials, dolls, trekking gear, jewelry, etc are the thing that many of the tourists who come to Nepal wants to buy.
Here is the list of the things that one should buy when visiting Nepal.

1. Pashmina

Pashmina
Pashmina, also known as Cashmere is made from the hair of mountain goat called Chyangra or Capra Hircus. It has been popular for centuries among the people as it is made from the wools which are best known for the luxurious wool in the whole world. There are many items found in Nepal made from Pashmina and the prices vary from product to product. Thamel can be one of the choices as there are many shops where you can find pashmina made items. Nowadays, the duplicates of pashmina are spread widely, so before thinking about buying the product research is the most.

2.Trekking Gears

Trekking Gears
Most of the people from around the world come to Nepal for Trekking. For trekking, trekking gears are the essentials which include trekking shirt, jacket, shoes, Sleeping Bags, and so forth. Kathmandu and Pokhara are the popular cities to buy the trekking gears. There are many shops which sell the fake trekking gears too. One needs to be careful while purchasing the gears. Thamel in Kathmandu and Lakeside of Pokhara are the best places to buy trekking Gears.

3. Stone and Bead Jewelry

Stone and beads
Kathmandu is a well-known city for buy stone and bead jewelry. Bracelets, ear-ring, necklace, ring, and many other items made by the bead and stones are popular among the people. Rudraksha is the most famous among all. Thamel, Dubar Square, and Pashupatinath can be the best place to buy the bead and stone jewelry.

4. Handicrafts

handicrafts
Nepali is the country where handicrafts are popular from the very ancient time. Traditionally made goods with hands, look so beautiful and are used for decorating the houses too. Bhaktapur. Durbar Square, Thamel, Patan, are some the places for getting the best handmade items.

5. Tea and spices

Tea and spices
Nepal is the best place to buy the organic tea and spices. If you are fond of Tea than it is the great place to find your choice of tea as there are lots of varieties. Spices like cardamom, pepper, chilly, cumin and so forth are the famous spices that people buy.

6. Puppet dolls

Puppet dolls
For puppet dolls, Bhaktapur city is the popular place to discover. You can buy the locally made dolls as a bundle or a piece.

7. Thangkas

Thangkas
Thangkas are the traditional Buddhist culture paintings which are made in Nepal. From small size to the big, this kind of paintings can be found. Bouddha, Swayambhu, Thamel, are the best place to buy Thangkas.

8. Khukuri

Khukuri
Khukuri is the national weapon of Nepal. Khukuris were used by the Gorkha soldiers in the battle in the previous days. This weapon is very stylish, one can also decorate the wall of their house hanging Khukuri. Bhaktapur is the best place to buy Khukuri.

Top rated Tourist Attraction in Nepal

The country gifted with the natural beauty “Nepal” attracts many tourists yearly. Some visits Nepal for relaxing and chilling in the monasteries, some for a tour, some for trekking, some for climbing, some for adventure tour and so forth. There are lots of places in Nepal which are top rated and visited by many people from around the world. Some of the Top rated attractions are listed below:Manaslu trek

1. Kathmandu

Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal that is surrounded by the hills. The metropolis is called the richest in ancient and historical places, arts, architectures, palaces and so forth. All of the people with specific ethnicity are found in this city. The city is likewise famous for the town of God and Goddess. The dwelling Goddess known as Kumari lives in Kathmandu.The region with plenty of Temples and shrines is popular amongst many vacationers from around the world. Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Thamel, Kumari house, the garden of dreams are the popular area are the attracting factors of Kathmandu.

2. Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Bhaktapur Durbar square is positioned in Bhaktapur 13m east of Kathmandu Valley. The location consists of Durbar Square, Tamaudhi square, Dattatreya Square and Pottery Square. The primary appeal of Bhaktapur Durbar Square is the fifty-five windows palace made by the historical King Jitamitra Malla in 1769. Bastsala Temple, Statue of Bhupatindra Malla, Nyatapol Temple, Golden Gate and Lion’s gate are a number of the beautiful attraction in this area.

3. Pokhara

Pokhara is the Largest city of Nepal in the case of the area. The metropolis is nicely prepared and planned with lots of factors to revel in. It is the famous vacation spot amongst many travelers. Magnificent scenery, adventure sports, and accommodation and food choices have made Pokhara one of the exceptional picks for people. It is also a famous location for paragliding. Sarankot, Phewa Taal, World Peace Pagoda, Begnas Taal, Mahendra cave, David Falls are the reason that one wishes to enjoy traveling Pokhara.

4. Chitwan

Chitwan is a beautiful town in Nepal that’s wealthy in Flora and fauna. The first National Park of Nepal “Chitwan National Park” and the famous Wildlife reserve “Parsa wildlife Reserve” lies right here. Aside from this, Das Chung which is the famous vicinity amongst many is in Chitwan. Elephant riding, Elephant bath, jungle safari, boating, canoeing, jungle safari are the activities that attract the tourists in Chitwan.Bengal tiger, gharial, rhino, leopards, mugger crocodile, Indian rock python and several species of animals which are rare are found in Chitwan. In addition, Chitwan is one of the places in Nepal where you can reveal the delicious Cusine.

5. Annapurna Base Camp

It is the most famous & appealing trekking path of Nepal a good way that offers you a threat to discovering the panoramic view of Annapurna variety which is also known as Range of the Gods. The path to Annapurna Base camp will provide you an adorable view of Annapurna I, Glacier Dome, Gangapurna and Machhapuchhare and passes through dense rhododendron forest, the alpine wooded area with Gurung people. Astonishing view of the mountain will make your path lifetime memorable.

6. Everest Base Camp

Nepal is called the house to the eight of the fourteen mountain and has the highest mountain in the global that is steeped in history & Sherpa culture. From all over the World, the visitor comes to Nepal for this trekking. Everest Base Camp trail brings you head to head with the tallest mountain in the world with some excellent panorama and sights. The glimpses of the Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse peaks can be visible on this trek and the highlights of the Solu Khumbu offers you a glimpse into the life of the Sherpa people. The view of snow-blanketed peaks of the Himalayas will forever be engraved in your thoughts.

7. Mustang

The Kingdom of Lo ” Mustang” is one of the famous places among the tourist as well as the people in Nepal. Mustang is the hidden world of the antique Buddhist nation which might be the most mysterious and least mentioned Kingdom fortunate with vistas such as uncommon and fascinating views of the snow-capped Himalaya, barren high plateaus, deep canyons, and an ocean of exposed hills,  the colors of a desert sunset. At some point in Mustang, the people can be attracted with the aid of the thousand years ancient monastery, caves, close by tribes and scenic beauty of different landscapes.

 

How to Prepare for Everest Base Camp Trek

Heaven on earth, Everest Base Camp is a dream destination for many. But not everyone gets to experience the heavenly beauty. Nestled with mountains and snowy plains, the Everest Base Camp trek is alive with energy. This gives you the lifetime opportunity to discover the remote monastic caves, the life of Sherpa’s, their culture & traditions. The journey takes you to the fabled Khumbu Ice Fall and its towering seracs to the 5600 meters summit of Kalapathar. The vibrant and unobstructed view of mountain range, sunrise, and the chilly wind at the top is definitely a stunning experience. It includes total 16 days of the trek with 6-7 hours of continuous walk daily. Every time the Everest region will welcome you with its diversified flora and fauna.Everest

But this legendary trip comes along with equal challenge and adventure. We all know, Trekking in the Himalayas is a serious challenge which requires significant preparation. Definitely, there are many risks going on the high altitudes of Everest Base Camp, but it can be safe if done correctly. For that, you need to prepare before heading. And for preparation I would suggest you follow these aspects:

Training and Fitness

Everest is the region with extreme weather conditions and many other obstacles. For tackling them you should be properly trained and fit. You should be in good enough shape for the trek.

You should consult your doctor, get a physical examination, and make sure your body is functioning the way it should be. This also makes sure your body can handle the conditions well there. You should practice carrying standard weight, handle the low air pressure, and withstand high winds and low temperatures.

Be prepared mentally, physically, and financially as it is said ‘Train hard, fight easy’. Focus especially on strengthening legs, core strength, and endurance. Also, don’t forget to take enough diet.

Basically, training can be divided into following categories:

  • Cardiovascular Training – Perform a cardio training at least 6 months before the trek, for about 30 minutes and four times a week. This helps to strengthen heart & lungs and also increase bone density. You can carry your day-pack or a weighted vest to accommodate your back and shoulders. Besides, swimming, cycling, climbing, etc can also be done.
  • Strength Training – Conditioning your leg muscles, shoulders, abdomen & back, should be an integral part of your preparation. It helps to increase your stamina and improve strength endurance. Aside from aerobic and cardiovascular training, start doing key strength training routines like pull ups, sit ups, presses and crunches. They maintain the proper form of body to prevent injury or possible strain. Increase the frequency and duration of the routines simultaneously, but make sure not to train beyond overexertion.

 

  • Trekking and Altitude Conditioning – This training is for high hills and slopes that you will be walking. Go for hikes, treks, or normal walks. To adapt the altitude of EBC, try to ascend around 2,000 feet of trail with sufficient loads on your back. You can try to increase the mileage, load, and speed in each trek. Nowadays, there is special technology known as altitude gym which can lower the normal oxygen level and create higher altitude condition.

 

  • Mental Conditioning – Well, I would say this tryout is the most significant of all. If you aren’t prepared in your mind, it would be impossible to complete the journey. There might be many obstacles on your way. Be calm and have patience. Get in your mind the journey is not easy but you can handle every challenge with optimism. You can train your mind through meditation and yoga.

Picking up ‘The Right’ Gears

Everest Base Camp trek is not a technical climb but saying so it is not even that easy. You should be ready for every way. And the preparation is incomplete without sufficient gears. How you prepare for the trip makes a huge difference in how you enjoy the trek.

There are a number of essentials that you need for EBC trek to ensure its safety and success. But few things are of utmost importance.

While packing, don’t forget essential items like passport, permits, travel insurance, and enough cash. Talking about the clothing items, trekking boots, and down jacket are a must.

 

  • Trekking Boots: During the trek, you will be walking for long hours every day. You don’t want to injure yourself. Thus, you need trekking boots with proper traction and makes you feel comfortable. For that, you will need proper waterproof and comfy trekking boots to protect from hazards of the cold and rocky trails.

 

I usually suggest taking your running shoes for the trek. They are extremely comfortable with walking high and long distances. Plus, they are breathable too. Most importantly, running shoes protect your feet from minor injuries to major like plantar fascistic, tendinitis, pronation, etc.

Get yourself a pair of best women’s running shoes for plantar fasciitis.

  • Down Jacket: While trekking at a high altitude of EBC, it will be extremely cold. The chilly wind can easily get on your nerve and cause severe problems like nausea, headache, frostbite, pneumonia etc. Moreover, the uneasiness may cause altitude sickness. Thus, make sure to warm your chest and head.

    Nothing helps to beat the cold like a high-quality down jacket. Before taking one, don’t forget to check necessary features, material, and down fill power. You have the option to buy or rent it in Kathmandu.If you don’t have any idea regarding them, simply go through best down jacket of 2017. This will certainly help you find a better one.Other essentials include sleeping bags, water bottles, sun hat, gloves, sunscreens, medications, personal health requirements, and many others.

    Conclusion

    For making these preparations successful, don’t forget to take well-balanced diet for good level of health. Also, while you are on the trek, follow correct acclimatization schedule and have rest as much as possible.Keep yourself hydrated; drink 4 to 5 liters of water each day. Have a slow, relaxed walk and help you body accommodate the oxygen level to keep away fatigue. Keep in mind that you are traveling to one of the most beautiful places on this planet. So please do not rush. Embrace the vibrancy of this wonderful region.

    Respect the culture and the people whom you will definitely find very friendly. Take your time and take wonderful memories from this legendary trekking route.

Top rated Trekking packages of Above the Himalaya

Above the Himalaya LogoAbove the Himalaya is the Trekking and Tour company established in 2007. It is the enterprise specialized on Everest Base Camp Trek and different adventurous journey, tours, and trekking in Nepal. The company is established with a collection of young, energetic and skilled youths. Above the Himalaya provides many adventurous and difficult trekking packages. Some of the top-rated trekking are indexed beneath.

1. Everest Base Camp Trekking

Everest
Since above the Himalaya is specialized company for Everest Base Camp, it is the popular trekking package among all. It is 16 days package. This trek takes you close to the Highest peak of the world “Mt. Everest”. It offers the best panoramic view of mountains like Mt. Everest (eight,848m), Mt, Makalu (eight,463m), Mt, Cho Oyo (8153m), Mt. Lhotse (8,501m) and Mt. Lhotse Shar (8,393m). In addition, the thrilling experience and the pleasant surroundings of the local people might be the most unforgettable moment for the those who go to EBC.

2. Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Annapurna region
Annapurna Base Camp trek is the most liked and desired trek among all the tourists. It is 16 days trek. This trek gives people to witness the splendor of nature and distinct mountains like Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna IV, and so forth. It’s far one of the lovely treks passing thru the diverse ethnic group’s subculture and the form of plants wooded vicinity and the natural world. Usually, Annapurna Base camp trekking is taken into consideration as mild trekking because our trek can be at immoderate altitude however not inside the hard path.

3. Manaslu circuit Trek

Manaslu trek
Manaslu circuit Trek is understood for the challenging trek that offers a combination of rich tradition background, unsurpassed splendor, and natural variety. It is 19 days trek.It is the restricted region so one has to take a special permit to go into in this region. Mt. Himalchuli, Mt. Ganesh Himal, Mt. Manaslu (eight,163m), are the mountains in this region. Because of the newly opened direction, this trek encircling the whole Manaslu massif supplying a chance to comprehensively discover the complete style of Nepal’s natural and cultural range.

4. Lantang region Trek

Langtang region trek
Langtang region trek is a famous trek and is without difficulty handy from Kathmandu valley. Langtang region trek journey goes via conventional, ethnic villages and untouched forests presenting pine wooded area, speedy mountain streams, rugged rock, snow-capped peaks, grassy down and meadows strewn, daises and wild animals in conjunction with some scared Lakes. For folks who love nature, this trek is the high-quality appropriate trek.

5. Mustang Trek

Mustang trek
Mustang Trek is the brilliant trek that takes you to the stunning location of Nepal rich with natural and historical matters. It is 17 days Trek. You may find out the hidden Himalayan country and additionally, explore the Kali Gandaki River Valley, witness awesome landscapes and enjoy dazzling views of the snow peaks like those of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, & Nilgiri Himal ranges. All through Mustang trekking – visiting Gompas and recognize the genuine Tibetan life without a foliage panorama Mustang trekking affords wide fascinating Himalayas.

 

 

 

Trekking in Winter in Nepal

Winter is the best season among all when it comes to Traveling as it is the season with a cool atmosphere and stunning visibility. While thinking about Trekking in Nepal winter can be the best time for the one to view the actual beauty. Since the days are colder, the trekking places will be crowd free due to less population during the winter and you can enjoy the trekking in a peaceful environment.Everest region

 

Nepal has lots of beauty within her. The Himalayas, forests, rivers, and rivulets, and many flora and fauna. The world highest peak is situated in Nepal which is the key factor that many people from around the world is attracted to this country. The snowcapped mountains look more attractive covered with snow in the winter. There is no need to worry about the rain as the atmosphere will be clean in winter compared to the other seasons. All these beauties of Nepal are amazingly revealed in the winter making it more picturesque and panoramic. There is a great advantage for those people who visit Nepal in Winter season. Many places will be crowd free so one can easily and in a peaceful way visit the astonishing places in Nepal. Can stay in any hotels or lodges you want to as you don’t have to book the places earlier.

Some of the best places to view in Nepal in Winters are Everest Base Camp Trek, Everest Panorama Trek, Ghorepani Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Poon hill trek, and so forth. The choices can vary from the one who is visiting and you can visit any places you desire with your own itinerary made.

 

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