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Homestay Tour : Explore Nepal as Local

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Homestay is simply a combination of two words ‘home’ and ‘stay’, which simply means staying in a home as local. Apart from fancy lightening, international foods, and foreign vibes, homestay is the best way to observe and experience the real and typical Nepali culture, tradition and lifestyles from the closest way.  Homestay in Nepal means living in typical Nepali houses, enjoying the Nepali local foods, interacting with local people and enjoying the local music and dance. Spending times with the local people will give you a chance to know about the way they live and what they do for their livelihood. Eventually, homestay defines finding yourself in the typical Nepali environment apart from this modern chaos of the city area.

Among available homestay spots, we have briefly described some of them below:

  1. Bandipur Homestay

Bandipur Homestay is considered to be the best among the available homestays in Nepal. Just 143 km away from Kathmandu and 80 km eastern from Pokhara, Bandipur welcomes with the warm hospitality of the people. Mostly habituated by the Newari people, anyone will be pleased with the hospitality of the local people. A visit to the Bandipur leads you to experience the primitive culture as well as exploring the beauties of Bandipur. You can visit temples, holy caves (Siddha Gufa), shrines, and the view of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Langtang as well as Marsyangdi valley. To sum up, Bandipur is both naturally and culturally enriched and beautiful.

 

  1. Ghale Gaun Homestay

Ghale Gaun Homestay, a primitive Nepali village is 205 km away from Kathmandu. It is mainly a home to Gurungs who used to serve in the British army. Situated in the lap of Lamjung Himal, Ghale Gaun is a famous homestay even in southern Asia. Ghale Gaun is the best place to experience the Gurung culture and rituals. You can observe the true glimpse of the village farming lifestyle, customs, local food, dresses, festivals and various interesting traditions. Along with the culture, you can also have a view of Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Himalchuli, Bouddha Himal, Mt, Manaslu, Annapurna South, Fishtail Mountain, Lamjung Himal etc. Apart from the beauties, the hospitality of the people is the best thing you will find here.

 

  1. Sirubari homestay

Sirubari Homestay trip is a short ride away from the Pokhara. A typical Gurung village, Sirubari is situated in Syanja district at an altitude of 1760 meters. Once uh step at Sirubari, you will be warmly welcomed by the locals in their local style. After being warmly welcomed, you can furthermore know about their local livelihood, lifestyles, cultures, and tradition as you will be staying with them throughout your stay as a family to them. You can even enjoy the local dances, local foods, sceneries around it. A clean Sriubari and the hospitality never fails to satisfy whoever visits there.

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Island Peak Climbing

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Island Peak is one of the famous peaks among all the trekking peaks in Nepal. It is suitable to all beginner climbers and skilled trekkers. Island peak climbing initially tracks the main Everest Base Camp Trek route but separates near Dingboche. One can have the same sense of being on top of Mount Everest while standing on the top of Island Peak at 6,189 meters. This peak is situated in Sagarmatha National Park in Himalayan region, Khumbu of eastern Nepal.

The real name of this peak is Imja Tse. It was named as Island Peak was by the members of British Mount Everest voyage in 1953 as it seems like Island in a sea of ice while observing from Dingboche. Climbing this peak is challenging and requires a proper physical strength but is a moderately easy one compared to other peaks. The peak is exceptionally glaciated west face rising from Lhotse Glacier. The Peak does not provide a terrifying climb only but also provide the most tremendous scenery of Himalaya in the Khumbu region. As the region touches Tibetan border so the trek to this peak goes through the countryside, where one can submerge in centuries-old Nepalese and Tibetan cultures. The enthralling village of Dingboche and the monasteries, gompas all filled with Buddhist monuments. The villages of stones charm the pathway to the mountain. Climbing Island Peak can be an unbelievable experience for the audacious explorers and the perfect summary to full mountainous hiking. Though the track goes through Everest Base Camp the view of Everest is not visible but other majestic Himalayas like Aba Dablam (6,812 meters), Lhotse (8,516 meters), Mera Peak (6,476 meters) can be observed all the way. So in short Island Peak climbing is the best option for learners as well as for trained one. Also trekking to this peak can turn out to be memorable for adventure seekers.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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Trip Highlights:-

1) An adventurous journey to the base camp of Mount Annapurna.

2) Awesome views of Mount Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Fishtail along the way.

3) Scenic hike across typical ethnic villages, landscapes, valleys and scenic jungles.

4) Natural hot spring in ‘Jhinu Danda’.

Annapurna Base Camp, one of the best classical treks in world grants heart moving Mountain View along with an opportunity to experience the typical villages, local people and traditional way of living life in Himalaya of Nepal.

Mt. Annapurna is known as world’s top ten highest peaks (8091m) located in the western Himalayan region of Nepal. Journey to Annapurna Base Camp goes at an altitude of about 4,130 meters above sea level. It is a very popular trek in the world which offers the splendid walk through diverse landscapes, snowy peaks, hilly gorges, green forest, and faunas. It is one of the popular choices among diverse outdoor enthusiasts, from a solo female traveler to hiker traveling in groups to Nepal. The best part of this trek is trekkers chance to capture jaw-dropping Annapurna Himal along with beautiful early morning sunshine. So this region is also known as the soul of Nepal.

Way to Annapurna base camp begins from Pokhara city, one of the finest city of Nepal. Trekkers can observe the stunning view of mount Fishtail (Machhapuchhre) on the way. The trek is even more attractive in spring. The whole forest along the way is covered with blooming colorful rhododendron flowers. Anyone can undertake this place any time of the year except during monsoons (July-August).

An adventure journey to the base camp of Annapurna is also considered to be the safest and moderate in case of difficulties. It takes at least 10 to 14 days for the completion of the whole trip to this place. It won’t be wrong to say people can witness the mother of nature if their trip is to Annapurna Base Camp.

Most Popular Trekking Routes in Everest Region

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Nepal and trekking have been synonyms to each other. Nepal is a home to the famous trekking routes famous all over the world. Nasty roads, iconic Himalayas, high altitudes walk-offs, a little hard work but as a result the trials end up with the amazing, mesmerizing, beautiful and panorama views of the mountains, landscapes, valleys, gorge, river and its peculiar floras and faunas. Not limited with natural beauty, you can also live witness the tradition, culture and lifestyles of the native Nepalese as if you are living the same. Depending on the difficulty and time duration, you have many options to choose but some of the famous and often visited trekking zones are Sagarmatha (Everest) region, Langtang RegionAnnapurna RegionDolpo RegionKanchenjunga RegionMakalu Region and the list goes on. Among the mentioned ones, Everest (Sagarmatha) region has been top on the list as it is often visited and popular among the trekkers. The home to the highest peak- Mount Everest, about 37000 people visit Everest region every year. This can be considered to be the milestone in the life as anyone dreams to visit Everest at least once in their lifetime as no one would love to stay abandoned from the beauty, and the views of this region. The view of mountain peaks in front of the eyes, walk through the rhododendron jungle, trek in the high attitudes, waving out your sweats by the cold water of the gorges, this region is a perfect combination of pain and relief. Floated in the vast areas, you again have many options to adopt here in this region and we are here to notify you briefly about some of the most popular hiking routes in the Everest region.

1. Everest Base Camp Trek

Starting from the Kathmandu city to the lap of the Mount Everest i.e. Everest Base Camp, this route is among the moderate leveled trekking route. Initiated by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, the trek to Everest Base Camp will be an opportunity to have the best view of Mount Everest and the peaks around it, go through Khumbu’s nasty valleys and visit the Buddhist monasteries. Along with the natural beauty, you can know about the culture of the Sherpas. This is a trek of about a couple of weeks and you can visit the given link to have the detailed information. Click here.

2. Gokyo Ri Trek

Somehow similar as the Everest Base Camp trek, Gokyo Ri trek is a visit to witness the natural beauty of gorgeous Gokyo valley. The region offers you the fresh beauty of the Gokyo valley, lakes and glaciers (Ngozumpa Glacier- the largest glacier) situated around it and the chance to have a view of beautiful mountains peaks of Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Makalu. The following link will help you to know more about Gokyo Ri trek: Click here.

3. Everest Three high Passes Trek

Everest Three High Passes Trek is the best trekking route if you are interested to experience the real thrill and challenge on the Himalayas. This trek is named as so because this route goes through three passes Kongma La Pass (5,535/18,159ft), Cho La Pass (5420m/17,782ft) and Renjo La Pass (5,340m/17,520ft). Not limited with the high altitudes, this route leads you to Kalapatthar, Gokyo Ri and the Gokyo lakes. Mountains peaks, beautiful landscapes and the culture make you feel visit here but the real challenge is those three passes. Click here for more info.

4. Everest Panorama View Trek

No much time? But no worries, Everest panorama trek will not take much of your time but will give much more memories to take with. This is a short trek to the Everest region. This route is full of natural scenarios as you can have a look at the peaks of Lhotse, Thamserku, Ama Dablam and the Everest- highest landmark on the earth. Along with it, this regions carries its peculiar culture, traditions and lifestyles of the great Sheraps. So anyone would love to visit this place because of its combo features of natural and cultural beauties. Click here for more info.

5. Everest Base Camp Classic Trek

The first time this route was followed by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgey Sherpa to attempt Mt. Everest in 1953. That is why this route is still popular for the trekkers who wants to follow the trail which was created by the legends. More or less similar with the EBC trek, this trekking route has a bit more of drive. Everest base camp classic trek route is also a fullest of natural and cultural beauties. The views of Ama Dablam, Cho You, Luptse, Nuptse, a short visit to Kalapathar to witness the possible closer view of Everest, and Lush rhododendron forests, Buddhist monasteries, Sherpa settlements, colorful prayer flags, deep gorges, fast flowing rivers, waterfalls and the unique suspension bridges are among the available list that you can enjoy here. On the other hand, this route is famous for Jiri, a beautiful town known as the Switzerland of Nepal. Click here for more information.

Mardi Himal Trekking

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Mardi Himal Trekking is one of the alternative and unspoiled trekking routes of Annapurna Himalayan region. It is located east of the Modi River, across the valley of Hiunchuli. Pristine mountain views, beautiful valleys, mixed local culture and landscape hills are the attraction of the trek. Mardi Himal Trekking moderate you an off the beaten track and take away from busy trails. The first attempt of Mardi Himal was made in 1961 route via East Flank and it is the only used so far. Only camping or tented trekking is possible to do in relevant areas. The trek is one of the bitten Eco-tourism based trekking destinations in beautiful Annapurna region.

Mardi Himal Trekking begins from Phedi after an hour drive from Pokhara. Along the trail, you will be welcomed by magnificent views of the world’s famous and most beautiful mountains including Annapurna I (8091m), Dhaulagiri, (8167m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna south (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Fishtail (6988m). This trek is a unique experience for the travelers with humming and friendliness activities of local people and trails venture into the thick forest. We move ascend through traditional villages, pristine oak and rhododendron forest to an alpine campsite.

Happy Holi

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We, Glorious Himalaya Trekking family would like to wish you all the Happy Holi. At the same time in Syria human are destroying the HUMANITY in the name of religion. Therefore, may this colorful Hindu festival spreads abundant of Happiness, harmony, brotherhood and positivity in our human life. Hence, we only have one religion that is “HUMANITY”.
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Trekking in Nepal Himalayas

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