Picture of Dolpo - 10 Picture Gallery

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Dolpo, largest district of Nepal, Standing in the midst of the rugged natural landscape of Dolpo in all its beauty and experiencing its remoteness you cannot help but feel that this is Shangri-la, a region with an aura of mysticism about it. Dolpo also called " Ba Yul " or the Hidden Valley, has fascinating villages and is still a land of mystery, scenery and peace. Here is some glimpse of Dolpo.
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Where is Nepal - General Information About Nepal

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Nepal is specially known as a highest mountain in the world & birth place of Lord Buddha. Nepal is Landlocked country in Southern Asia between the Tibet Autonomous Reason of China and India. With an area 147,181 square kilometers and a population of approximately 27 million. Nepal has a rich geography. It contains eight of the world's ten highest peaks including Mount Everest 8848m the highest point on Earth. Nepal is known for it's huge water resource. The range of mountain in Nepal are capture by panoramic snow capped high peaks.


Nepal is commonly divided into three physiography areas. Terai (low-lying land) , Hill and Mountain from south to north . There are five climatic zones that correspond to the altitude the tropical zone, cold zone, arctic zone,temperate zone and sub-arctic zone. Nepal is the land of gentle foothills and high peaks, cutural and tradition, ancient temple and monasteries, shady alpine forests and exotic wildlife, natural freshwater lake and thundering rivers. Which make it a major tourist destination. 

Facts About Nepal.

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National Flag :                                                                                   

Official Name : Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal

Location : South Asia 

Capital : Kathmandu

Area : 147,181 sq km (56,827 sq nukes)

Population : 26,620,809 (Nepal Census 2011 Preliminary Report  )

Time : GMT + 5.45

Language : Official language Nepali 

Religion : Mainly Hindu (81%) , Buddhist (11%) , Muslim minority (4%) , and others (4%)

National Flower : Rhododendron - Arboretum (Lali Gurans)

National Animal : Cow

Currency : Nepalese Rupee (NRS,Rs)

Season :       1.  Spring : Mar - May
                     2.  Summer : Jun - Aug
                     3.  Autumn : Sep - Nov
                     4. Winter : Dec - Feb

General Information About Nepal

Eight of the 14 eight-thousanders of the world lie in Nepal which are Mt Everest 8848m, Kanchenjunga 8586m, Lhotse 8516m, Makalu 8463m, Cho Oyu 8201m, Dhaulagiri 8167m, Manaslu 8163m, and Annapurna 8091m.

Nepal's has a nine Ramsar sites which are Koshitappu Wildlife Reserve,Beeshazarital, Jagdishpur Reservoir, Ghodaghodital, Gokyo, Phoksundo Lake, Rara Lake, Gosaikunda, and Mai Pokhari 

Nepal's Protected Areas cover 19.67 % of it's land compared to the global average of 11%, which are nine national park, three wildlife reserves, one heritage reserve, three conservation areas, and 11 buffer zones.

Nepal is known as a second most richest country in water resource in the world after Brazil. There are about 6,000 rivers, 3,252 glaciers, 2,315 glacial lakes and 200 lakes.

Tsum Valley Trek - Tsum Valley Trekking Itinerary

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Situated in northern Gorkha district Nepal.  Tsum Valley popularly knows as the ' Hidden Valley' disc by the Baudha Himal (6692m) and Himal Chuli (7893m) to the west Ganesh Himal (7422m) to the south and Sringi Himal (7161m) to the north. Tsum comes from the Tibetan word ' Tsombo' which means vivid. Traditionally Tsum valley was a culturally distinct geographical area called 'Tsum Tso Chucksums' which means thirteen provinces rules as a single territory. Situated at an altitude arise from a 1905m at Lokpa to over 5093m at Ngula Dhojhyan Pass on the tibetan border. The valley occupies an area of about 1663 km2. This includes two remote villages' development committee Chhekampar ' Upper Tsum' and Chumchet ' Lower Tsum'. 

Tsum Valley Map
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The Valley opened to foreign trekkers in 2008 so far with initiative from Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN). Tsum valley is rich in ancient art,culture and religion.The local people are mostly of Tibetan origin & speak their own dialect, still this valley is especially untouched to modern flavor. Due to its immaculate state and remoteness, still  the ancient relics are seen. The world has gone round for the new wilderness and seeks for new achievement but this hidden valley had been detached from all plumpness for centuries. As a result the unique culture of this valley has remained intact.

Tsum Valley Trek Itinerary 

Day 01:  Kathmandu or Pokhara to Arughat.
Day 02:  Trek to Liding.
Day 03:  Trek to Maccha Khola.
Day 04:  Trek to Jagat.
Day 05:  Trek to Lokpa.
Day 06:  Trek to Chumling.
Day 07:  Trek to Chhokangparo.
Day 08:  Trek to Nile.
Day 09:  Trek to Bhajyo (Chhekya).
Day 10:  Rest day at Bhajyo (Chhekya).
Day 11:  Trek to Rachen Gumba.
Day 12:  Trek to Dhumje.
Day 13:  Trek to Gumba Lungdang.
Day 14:  Trek to Ripchet.
Day 15:  Trek to Dobhan.
Day 16:  Trek to Soti Khola.
Day 17:  Trek to Arughat.
Day 18:  Arughat to Pokhara or Kathmandu.

Note: The above itinerary is a only for guideline, this trek itinerary can be modified.

* Need more information you can buy Trekking Guide to Tsum Valley .

How to Get From Pokhara Nepal to Varanasi

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Pokhara to Varanasi
Next destination Varanasi !!! Are you planning to visit Varanasi India ? And still you are confused how to go there. There are two major way as your choice depending on what advantages you are considering comfort, adventure, experience or fast.

1. By Bus & Train

Public bus is on of the cheapest way to take you to Nepal and India Border called ( Sunali ). Bus departure daily from Tourist Bus Station Pokhara at 06 : 30 , 07:30 and 08:00 am or you can take evening or overnight buses from Local Bus Station Pokhara. The approximate duration is 6-7 hours to go Sunali. After visa application take a Bus or Jeep to Gorakhpur trains station approximate 3 hours driving, and Gorakhpur to Varanasi by train. Trains leave early morning 5:30, 6:30, 22:30, and 23:05 travel time 5-6 hrs but pre-booking is advised several days in advance.

2. By Flight

Taking a flight down to Varanasi is definitely the most convenient way when it takes approximately 50 min ( unless the flight is delayed ). There are two airlines direct flight from Kathmandu to Varanasi , Buddha Air Tue/Thu/Sat/Sun ( flight time 15:00 ) and Air India Tue/Thu/Fri/Sun ( flight time 14:25 ) and of course you can take domestic flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu. There are several domestic flight operating daily and direct to Kathmandu ( starting morning 8:30 to every half an hour till 16:30 ).

Note: It is advisable to book your ticket well in advance, especially during the high peak tourist season of Mar to May and Oct to Jan when most flights run full.

Panoramic View of Fewa Lake, Pokhara

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Pokhara city is situated in central Nepal and know as a most beautiful cities in Nepal, Pokhara valley is famed as a spectacular view of Himalayan ranges, beautiful lakes, rapid flowing rivers, caves, water falls, monasteries, temples, museum which make Pokhara a perfect holidays destination.

Fewa Lake
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Nepal Visa Information Fees

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The cost of an Nepal Tourist Visa for foreigners is same expect SAARC Countries. All visitor must hold your passport and valid visa to enter Nepal. Visa can be obtained at the Nepali Embassy or Consulates aboard, also issued at the  entry point of Nepal.

Tourist Visa

Visa Facility
Multiple entry
15 Days
 US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry
30 Days
 US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry
90 Days
US $ 100 or equivalent convertible currency 

Gratis (Free) Visa

Gratis visa for 30 days available only for nationals of SAARC countries.Visa can be  extended from Immigration Department on a payment of visa fee.

Indian nationals do not required visa to enter in to Nepal. Indian nationals who travelling to Nepal must carry any one of  following documents .
         1.     Passport
         2.     Driving License
         3.     Election Card
         4.     Ration Card
         5.     Photo identy card issued by Goverment
         6.     Identy Card issued by Embeassy of India in Kathmandu
Note :
Nepal goverment gives visa on arrival to all nationalities exepect the following country Negeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine and Afghanistan.


For further information visit :Department Immigration Nepal 

Counting Stars in Himalayas - Guido

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Counting StarsCounting Stars in Himalayas video by Guido Patrignani, song 'counting stars' by OneRepublic American band. 

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Top 7 Best River For White Water Rafting in Nepal

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Nepal is river runner's paradise. The fact that you want to raft down Nepal's challenging rivers means that you have long ago graduated from the nursery school or " row row row your boat. "

Rafting in NepalThe many 'raft-able"rivers in Nepal meander between canyons,villages,and      virgin forests,wildlife, like needle through   thread, weaving the country's rich tapestry of ethno-culture cultural and bio-diversity. Originating  in the bowels of the Himalayas, these rivers  flow  across the length and breadth of Nepal and neighboring  India , before emptying mostly into the Bay of Bengal.

Rafting in Nepal is usually a 'wilderness' experience in that most rivers don't have highways alongside them - but it's a soft, tamed,wilderness with white beaches for camping clear blue rivers, friendly locals and few "nastiest someone described it's " blissful escapism." Now a days Nepal is a peaceful democratic country where rafters and kayakers  get a warm welcome.

Top 7 River For White Water Rafting in Nepal

1. Upper Seti (half day action)

Upper seti is one of the thriller short white water rafting trip among Himalayan Rivers, it's located just outside of beautiful city Pokhara. It's take 30 min up to there,this rivers offers non stop world class 4-/4+ rapids with amazing mountain views and small gorges which provide adventure of lifetime . 

2. Trishuli River ( easy access 1 day)

It's called Nepal's most popular rafting river with 3+ rapids , rises high in the Himalaya at Gosainkunda the God Shiva drone his trident in the ground to create thee spring the source of the river and hence its name Trisuli. It has impressive gorges and some moderate white water, few exiting rapids are balance by another easier section . Easily accessible for anyone who have short on time and fits perfectly in to other travel plans.

3. Lower Seti ( 2 days)

The Seti rivers rises on the south east slops of Machhapuchhre and passing through the two beautiful and contrasting areas with 4+ 5- rapids . Relatively small volume with straightforward gentle rapids it is truly a great fun trip perfectly designed for you to take your nearest and dearest ones on the raft. Plenty of chanes to swim in the crystal blue warm water. 

4. Marshyangdi  ( 2 days )

Marshyangdi rises on the northern slops of the Annapurna Mountains flows east through an arid valley around Manang an than swing south to join the Trisuli river at Mugling this raging river used to be one of the finest world class white water with massive volume water, technical and continue 4+/5 class rapids.it demands your total dedications.

5. Kaligandaki ( 3 days)

One of the famous names around Himalayan rivers, named after the goddess Kali, raises high on the Tibetan Plateau in Mustang and cut of the world's deepest gorges between Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Mountains. This largely un spoiled 'Holy' river provides lots of bumpy and exiting 60 set of fast and medium length white water rapids around 62 km. including spectacular views of Mountain Backdrops,green lush waterfalls,typical villages, Temples ,gorgeous sandy beach campsites.

6. Sunkoshi  ( 8 days )

Sunkoshi means river of gold name of the gold that sometime panned from the river gravels. This is one of the top ten best white water rafting river of the world. Big rapids warm water , beautiful scenery and great camping sites make this a classic multi-day's river trip, the river rises near Tibet and flows eastward Nepal through the great valley between the Mahabharata Mountain and the Himalaya.

7. Karnali ( 10 days )

The Nepal's longest and largest karnali river with tributaries feeding than any other river of Nepal. Its makes the largest river for commercial rafting trip. It is situated in the most remote western region in Nepal. So it becomes more than just a rafting trip. It is an expedition. This river rated grade 4+ to 5+ huge series of continuous wild rapids. The bank of rivers are lined with coniferous forest and along the low reaches pristine Rudyard Kipling style forest that has all but disappeatria from reason of the Himalayas. The river runner has reported sight seeing of much wildlife including the exclusive and mysterious 'Route' People. also any bond can enjoy the fishing of great Catfish and Golden Mahashahar.

For Best Deals & More Info Contact
1. Extreme River Rafting Pvt Ltd.
2. Paddle Nepal Pvt Ltd.

10 Things To Know Before Travelling To Nepal

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With its diverse ethnicity and traditional beliefs, Nepal has numerous cultural practices that may appear unusual to a person on his, her first visit to the country. However, to enjoy your stay in this remarkable Himalayan Country. It is important to take into consideration of the varieties of the cultural aspects of the country. Here is a 10 things which may be helpful to you.
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10 Things To Know Before Travelling To Nepal

1. Avoid using Shoes

Before entering a Nepalese home, Temple (leather items in Hindu Temples), and monastery remember to remove your shoes, specially on village. Leather articles are prohibited in most religious places.

2. Always use Right Hand  
Avoid eating with your left hand and do not offer food from your plate, nor eat from a common pot, and avoid touching your lips to a shared drinking vessel. 

3.  Remember your Feet
Never touch anything with your feet, and try not to step over or point your feet at another person, a sacred place or a hearth. This is considered and offence among Nepalese.

4. Take Permission  
Seek permission first is good idea before entering a Hindu temple.  Many Hindu temples do not allow westerners to enter. 

5. Greeting  "Namaste " 
Among Hindus, avoid touching women and holy men instead the traditional palms-together "Namaste" greeting is preferable.

6. Ask Permission 
Take photographs only after receiving permission for the object or person being photographed. 

7.  None Vocal Communication
Different cultures assign different meanings to the none vocal communication, Remember, when a person shakes his head from left to right many times, he may mean “NO”

8. Respect Local Customs 
Develop a genuine interest to meet and talk to Nepalese people and respect their local customs. Observe what residents are wearing and dress accordingly

9. Use Both Hands
Use your both hands to show appreciation and respect rather than one while giving or accepting something from others.

10. Kissing and Hugging 
Kissing and hugging in public especially between men and women is social offence in Nepal. Also while traveling, dress appropriately. Women should especially avoid dressing in skimpy outfits.

Nepal Visa Apply Online

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Planning to visit Nepal, apply Nepal visa online. Department Of Immigration Nepal has started accepting online application for visa.

Apply here : online[dot]nepalimmigration[dot]gov[dot]np 

Nepal Visa Apply Online. Most of country get nepal visa at airport.

Advice for Online Visa Applicants

Online Visas Application should be finished in one go and submitted to the Immigration Authority of Nepal. Hence, the applicants are advised to prepare themselves as follows before moving on with online application.

1. You must have your valid passport at hand. Please use the passport with which you have traveled to Nepal or intends to travel to Nepal.

2. You must have a digital file of your recent color photograph (size 1.5 inch by 1.5 inch) at hand for uploading the photograph on the application.

3. You must have your permanent mailing address of your country of residence and detail address in Nepal.

4. You must have your telephone numbers both land line and mobile (cell).

5. You must have email address at hand.

6. The application submitted online is in the system for 15 days. After 15 days the submitted application is automatically deleted from the system.

7. On successful submission of the application you will receive receipt immediately through your email.

8. You have to print the receipt and keep it to produce before the Immigration Authority.

9. For you convenience the deadline for contacting the Immigration Authority is mentioned in the receipt.

10. The receipt also reminds you about the documents you have to produce before the Immigration Authority.

11. You have to contact the Immigration Authority within 15 days of the submission of application.

12. You have to contact proper Immigration Authority with the receipt and documents as mentioned in the receipt together with necessary fee.

You may also like :  Nepal Visa Fee

Buddham Saranam Gacchami | I Go To The Buddha For Refuge

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Buddham saranam gacchami
I go to the Buddha for refuge.

Dhammam saranam gacchami
I go to the Dhamma for refuge.

Sangham saranam gacchami
I go to the Sangha for refuge.

Dutiyampi Buddham saranam gacchami
For a second time, I go to the Buddha for refuge.

Dutiyampi Dhammam saranam gacchami
For a second time, I go to the Dhamma for refuge.

Dutiyampi Sangham saranam gacchami
For a second time, I go to the Sangha for refuge.

Tatiyampi Buddham saranam gacchami
For a third time, I go to the Buddha for refuge.

Tatiyampi Dhammam saranam gacchami
For a third time, I go to the Dhamma for refuge.

Tatiyampi Sangham saranam gacchami
For a third time, I go to the Sangha for refuge

Things to Do in Pokhara | Day Hiking Around Pokhara

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You have not seen Nepal if you have not been to Pokhara. Pokhara valley is a hanging garden of the earth. - Surya R.S. ( A Glimpse of Pokhara - Author)
world peace pagoda
Peace Stupa

Take boating trip ( approx 45 minute )  and start  hike to World Peace Stupa, It takes approximately 1 hours 15 minutes time to hike up to World peace stupa  through scenic countryside and forested areas. It is uphill walk Peace stupa is the symbol of peace where the huge idols of Lord Buddha from Japan, Sri lanka and Thailand have been installed and popular spot to observe panoramic views of Himalayan Range, Pokhara Valley and Phewa Lake. 

World's Must Extreme River Rafting | Asia Nepal

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The fact that you want to raft down Nepal's challenging rivers means that you have long ago graduated from the nursery school or " Row row row your boat".
Photo : PaddleNepal

Rafting in Nepal
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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek - 3 Night 4 Days Itineraries

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Chasing angels or fleeing demons, go to the Mountains " _Jeffrey Rasley
Poonhill Viewpoint
Photo: Ethan-Todras Whitehill for The New York Times

Poon Hill view point (3210m) is famous in the world with breathtaking view of Machhapuchhre (Mt. Fishtail), marvelous view of Mt. Annapurna ( 8091m), Mt Dhaulagiri ( 8167). you can get the lifetime experience to see dramatic views of mountains with pristine forests covered with Rhododendron flowers, diversity of flora and fauna, different species of birds, charming Gurung villages and their cultural which make Ghorepani Poon Hill trek one of the most charming short treks. 

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek - 3 Night 4 Days Itineraries

Day 01. By Drive Pokhara to Nayapul and walk to Ullery or Birethanti ( Night Stay)

Day 02. By walk Ullery or Birethanti to Ghorepani ( Night Stay )

Day 03. Early in the morning visit Poonhill for sunrise, back Ghorepani and trek to Tadapani or Ghandruk ( Night Stay )

Day 04. By walk Tadapani or Ghandruk to Nayapul trek ending point and drive back to Pokhara.

This itinerary is only for general information.

Facts About Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Trek

Typical Nepali House - with Panoramic View

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Typical Nepali House with panoramic view of Annapurna Mountain ( 8091m )

Typical Nepali House

Because It's There - Mt Everest

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" Because it's there " - George Leigh Mallory  From an interview, answering to the question 'Why did you want to climb Mount Everest? '

Mt Everest

The National Flag of Nepal - Images of Nepal Flag

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Nepal's flag is the only national flag in the world which is not a square or rectangle.

Amazing Nepal Flag

The Late King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah - Childhood Picture

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His majesty King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev of Nepal , The Late King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Childhood Picture.

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First Man to Summit Mt Everest - Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay 1953

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Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay they summit world's highest mountaint Mt Everest 8,848m at 11:30 am on May 29, 1953.Sir Edmund and Nepalese Mountaineer Tenzing  they were the first people to ever reach the summit of Mt Everest.

Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay stand in the gear theywere when they conquered Mount Everest on May 29, 1953, at the British Embassy in Kathmandu, in this June 26, 1953 file photo.

Top Classic Trek - Annapurna Circuit Trek Nepal

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Annapurna Circuit Trek / Round Annapurna Trek is classic journey around massif Himalayan range of Annapurna. 

throng la pass

Best season to trek : March to May and October to December 

Things to do in Pokhara - Zip Flyer

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Zip Flyer Nepal is most extreme zip lines in the world in terms of overall speed, height and length. Which is located most popular tourist destination in Sarangkot. Sarangkot is famous for magnificent view of the mountains and Sunrise.
Zip Flyer Nepal

Holiest Places Lumbini Nepal : Birth Place of Lord Buddha

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without"Buddha

buddha birth place
Photo By : Ramkshrestha 
Lumbini Nepal : A major world pilgrimage site 

Early Morning

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Fewa Lake Pokhara

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Phewa Lake is main tourist attraction of Pokhara.

photo : wikipedia

Phewa Lake is Second Large large lake in Nepal with area of about 4.43 sq km