Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Journey to the Himalayas

This presentation is the travelogue of a geologist visiting the Himalayan Mountains in Nepal and Tibet. Starting in Kathmandu and traveling to Beijing, at very high altitudes, between 5,000 feet and 16,000 feet above sea level, the author takes the audience through the picturesque physiographic provinces of the Himalayan Mountains, their rivers, rocks, small towns, and religious places. Mount Kailash (abode of Hindu God Shiva), Mansarover (the lake created by the Hindu God Brahma) and Potala palace (Buddhist Monastery in Lhasa) are the important religious places visited by the author during his journey. These places are equally important for the Hindus and Buddhist pilgrims around the world. The journey continues from Lhasa to Beijing on the world's only railroad that travels at the top of the world (at altitudes of 15,000 feet plus) and constructed and opened only a few years ago.

Get ready to jump "BUNGY JUMP"

What a great experience!!! Imagine a bridge over 160m (480F) tropical gorge with Bhote Koshi (One of Nepal's wildest rivers,raging below....Get ready to jump (Visit Nepal)


This is a documentary about Ilam (Nepal). I would like to called "HILL'S OF THE QUEEN", Because of not only my birth place, it is such a beautiful place a lot of things to see. It's always in my soul, heart and on my mind. I believe those who want to travel Ilam; this documentary will give some idea. Enjoy!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Sagarmatha National Park

Sagarmatha is an exceptional area with dramatic mountains, glaciers and deep valleys, dominated by Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world (8,882 metres). The park shelters several rare species, such as the snow leopard and the lesser panda. The presence of the Sherpas, with their unique culture, add further interest to this site.

Biographical Province 2.38.12 (Himalayan Highlands)

Geographical Location Lies in the Solu-Khumbu District of the north-eastern region of Nepal. The park encompasses the upper catchment of the Dudh Kosi River system, which is fan-shaped and forms a distinct geographical unit enclosed on all sides by high mountain ranges. The northern boundary is defined by the main divide of the Great Himalayan Range, which follows the international border with the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China. In the south, the boundary extends almost as far as Monjo on the Dudh Kosi. The 63 settlements within the park are technically excluded as enclaves. 27°45'-28°07'N, 86°28'-87°07'E

Date and History of Establishment Created a national park on 19 July 1976 and inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1979.

Area 114,800ha. The park lies adjacent to the proposed Makalu-Barun National Park and Conservation Area (233,000ha).