Monday, November 17, 2008

An eassy about Nepal

Nepal is a Sovereign nation situated in South Asia, Sandwiched by two very big nations India and China. it is a country of wonder despite the fact it is very small in size; it covers only 0.003% of the world. Being so very small in size, it covers a wide range of verifies in terms of ethnicity, culture, language, fashion, atmosphere, landscape, animals, birds and many more. it is also the birth place of Lord Buddha, Lumbini and the highest peak of the world Mt. Everest along with other many snowy mountains for which the country is famous for.

In deed, Nepal is a country full of natural beauties, it consist of various things that are found in different parts of the world like snowy mountain, green hills, plain fertile lands covered with yellowish paddy and white wheat along with the people, plants, animals, birds, waterfalls, and rivers in accordance to the different altitude and atmosphere. They all bear entirely distinct feature one from the another. It looks like a mosaic that is displayed in a small canvas as if it is waiting for the people from all over the world to come and see. it adds more beauty when tourist from different parts of the world really venture and experience them. Besides, the people that have been residing in different altitude and atmosphere carry out completely distinct look, attitude, fashion, culture, language along with custom and hospitality that they work as an instrument to wonder and please the guest that they take part in. Likewise, other various programmes like culture shows, foods, feasts and festivals with other tourist programmes like Trekking, Hiking, White Water Rafting, Jungle Safari, Bunjy Jumping, Paragliding, Sight-seeing and Mountaineering expedition are offered, which puts the participants in the moment of bliss and forget all the worldly phenomenon, because of which more than five hundreds thousand people from all over the world visit Nepal annually take part in various activities that are offered. Therefore, me, the managing director of Travel Company Nepal along with all the staff invite also you to visit Nepal and take part in the programme you wish to experience and put yourself in the moment of bliss. Thank you.

Preparation for trekking


Equipment needed depends largely upon where, when and how one is trekking. The main emphasis while trekking is on keeping warm and dry while still being lightweight. For lower altitude, fleece jackets and pants are adequate, while at higher altitudes down jackets are advisable. Waterproof, wind-proof jackets and pants, well broken-in footwear, bed covering are also recommended. Good sleeping bags, sunglasses, drinking water bottle, torchlight, sun block cream, toiletries, first aid kit and a very good route map are other items necessary. Cameras, on the other hand, are handy for taking home memories.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Visitor's Guide to Sacred Sites in Nepal

  • Entry to most temples, stupas and shrines is not restricted. However, some sensitive religious enclosures and sites may prohibit entry. Signboards are displayed.
  • If you wish to enter a shrine, where allowed, you may go around in a clockwise direction. We believe in putting our Gods to our right when circling the shrine.
  • The front side of the shrines are usually marked by a lotus carved stone on the pavement or a slightly recessed square pit. The image of the carrier of the deity or symbol may be seen on the pedestal in front. These define the territoriality of the shrine. Reference to these elements will put you in a proper perspective.
  • Photography is generally not prohibited. However there are some facades or images where photography is restricted. Watch for these or ask the guards. If you wish to be more considerate, do not use flashlights inside when someone is worshipping.
  • Do not take any photograph of someone performing his ritual without a prior permission.
  • Nepal's attitude towards religion is very tolerant one, and many different religions flourish and mingle here.
  • Leather products, such as belts, jackets, shoes and bags are prohibited in most religious places. Please leave them outside. Your friend or the watchman will take care of these while you are inside.
  • We advice you not to touch offerings or person when they are on the way to shrines or are in the process of worshipping. Keep a respectful distance.
  • Apart from worshipping of the image, many sensitive rituals are also practiced by the believers around the shrines. These may be related to festive occasions situations. By carefully watching the behavior of local onlookers, you can self behave sensitively.
  • If you have meat in you lunch pack, we advise you to eat at some distance from the shrine precincts. Some of our Gods do not permit animal sacrifices.
  • Do not encourage beggars or roaming artifacts vendors around the shrines by giving money or bargaining as you walk.
  • Please do not accept any gifts or buy objects of art, manuscripts, images etc. which have antique value. These need to stay here not only for ourselves but for future visitors like yourself who would like to share the experience. Whether something is antique or not can be established by the Department of Archaeology.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Popular cities of Nepal

The capital city, Kathmandu is enriched with temples more than homes and festivals exceeding the number of days in a year. The whole valley with its seven heritage sites has been enlisted in cultural World Heritage Site list. The place, which blends cultural vigor with modern facilities possible on earth is place liked by tourists been here. The place has more to offer and it is not only administrative capital of the country but to the fullest extend capital of traditional culture and physical resources. Three Durbar Squares - Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur, Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Swoyambhunath and Changunarayan are the places most revered by the Kathmanduities and whole world.

Kathmandu is not big when one compares it to other cities in South Asia. Kathmandu is a fascinating old city today where pagodas, narrow cobbled lanes, old carved windows, and stone shrines are backdrops to the drama of life that continues unhindered. Here the experiences are amazing, views fascinating, and the climate charming.

There are living Goddesses whose smiles are a benediction. There are reincarnate Lamas who foresee the future with a roll of dice and scriptural reference. There are walks that lead the adventurous to legendary places where ogres once lived. There are hidden gardens behind palaces yet unseen and courtyards where miracles happen, and a city the Buddha visited.

The natural beauty of Pokhara in Midwestern Nepal is simply bewitching. Forming the backdrop are the spectacular Annapurna Mountains with the magnificent fish-tailed Machhapuchhre dominating the scene. Adding to Pokhara's enchantment are the three serene lakes of Phewa, Rupa and Begnas. Lumbini, in the southwest, is the birthplace of Lord Buddha and a World Heritage Site. An inscription on the Ashoka Pillar identifies the Sacred Garden as the place where the Buddha was born. Lumbini has a number of artistic temples and monasteries built through international support.

UNESCO recalls Chitwan as one of the few remaining undisturbed vestiges of the 'Terai' region, which formerly extended over the foothills of India and Nepal at the foot of the Himalayas. The Chitwan National Park has been enlisted in natural World Heritage Site. It has a particularly rich flora and fauna. One of the last populations of single-horned Asiatic rhinoceros lives in the park, which is also one of the last refuges of the Bengal tiger.

Monday, November 10, 2008

"Gosaikunda" Nepal Travel Destination

One of Nepal's most famous religious places of pilgrimage is Gosainkunda lake situated at an altitude of about 4360 meters. The lake town is surrounded by high mountains to the north and east and the lake itself is worth the trip alone for its beauty and picturesque surroundings.There are nine other famous lakes in the area such as Saraswati, Bhairav, Sourya and Ganesh Kunda. Every year during the Janai Purnima festival in August, thousands of Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims travel here by foot to take a holy dip in the lake.Another site to see when traveling to Gosaikunda, besides its glacial lake, is the large rock in the center of the lake. It is said to be the remains of an ancient Shiva shrine. There is a myth that claims the lake is carried by a channel that stretches all the way from Gosaikunda in the Langtang Region to the holy pond 60 kilometers to the south at the Kumbheshwar Temple in Kathmandu's city of Patan.The best approach to Gosainkunda for those who do not want to go trekking for too, many days, is through Dhunche. You can take a private vehichle 132 kilometers north-east of Kathmandu or take a bus (regular buses may not be scheduled) to Dhunche. Dhunche is linked with Kathmandu by a drivable yet windy road so those prone to motion sickness should take some medicine before heading to Dhunche by vehicle. You will have to trek to Gosaikunda from Dhunche which takes about two days.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


1. Bindabasini

Bindhyabasini Temple is also one of the most popular and well known temple in Pokhara.It is situated in the laps of Machhapuchhare and Annapurna ranges. This temple lies in the north of Pokhara .This temple is 3000 ft above from the sea level. You can get a fabulous view of Pokhara city and the Himalayas from this temple.The fragrance of the scented “Dhup” and refreshing air can keep anyone spellbound.

This temple originated when the Goddess “Bhawani “ told king khadag Bum Malla to establish her statue in Bindhyachal hill. This temple was established in B.S 1845 since then this goddess is worshipped daily. Even the tourists visits at least once there. This temple is one of the most important holy places for the Hindu people. The government has even printed its stamp with the picture of the temple in the year 2045.

2. Ram Krishna Tole

Pokhara's traditional bazaar is colorful and so are its ethnically diverse traders. Around here the temples and monuments reflect Newar architecture of the Kathmandu valley. Located about four kms from Lakeside ,The market's original charm is alive and thriving . Ganesh Tole and Ram Krishna Tole is the old market (bazaar) of Pokhara and it provides a glimpse into the traditional ambience of art and architecture of the Pokhara valley . This area with the red brick walls, carved windows and tile roof harbours some interesting temple also. The old bazaar is also home to one of Pokhara's most important shrines locally called the Bindyabasini Mandir.

3. Chorepatan - Dargayling Moresforty

4. Tibetan Village

There are the two Tibetan villages in the vicinity of Pokhara. One of them called Tashiling is in the south past patale chhango. The other village by the name of Tashi Palkhel lies north of Pokhara at a place called Hyanja on Pokhara Baglung Highway. The Tibetan people living in these villages keep themselves busy by producing and trading in woolen carpets and other handicraft items. They also run souvenir shops around lakeside. Some of them work like hawkers selling souvenirs at bargaining prices.

5. Mahadev Cave (Gupteshwor Cave)

6. Devis Falls
Locally known as Patale Chhango (Hell's Fall), Devi's fall (also known as Devin's or David's) is an awesome waterfall lying about 2 km south-west of Pokhara airport on the highway to Tansen. An interesting modern legend says that a foreigner named David was skinny-dipping in the Pardi Khola (river) when the floodgates of the dam were opened, sweeping him into an underground passage beneath the fall, never to be seen again.

Phewa lake, the second largest lake in the kingdom, roughly measuring 1.5 km by 4 km, is the center of all attractions in Pokhara. The enchanting lake is an idyllic playground. Brightly painted wooden boats and sailboats can be rented on reasonable cost around lakeside.

The lake is neither deep (roughly 47 meters at most) nor particularly clean, but the water is warm and swimming is pleasant if you don't think about the probable pollution.

The eastern shoreline of the lake, popularly known as Lakeside or Baidam, consists of seemingly endless strip of lodges, restaurants, bookshops and souvenir shops. One of the fascinating parts of lakeside is the splendid view of the mountains, especially when the still water reflects the peaks, creating a double image.