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Nayabazar, Kathmandu, Nepal
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This is Cultural, sightseeing and Wildlife tour so there isn’t any long hour of walking, as we travel by fully air-conditioned transport to most places. A basic level of fitness is recommended for this tour. This is classed as an easy tour among the Apex the Asia Holidays tours and treks.
Landlock country Nepal has divided mainly in three regions; Himal (Himalaya- northern) , Pahad (Hilly- Mid Nepal) and Terai (South-Nepal). Nepal is one of the richest country in world in term of its natural beauty, culture and heritages sites.
Landlock country Nepal has divided mainly in three regions; Himal (Himalaya- northern) , Pahad (Hilly- Mid Nepal) and Terai (South-Nepal). Nepal is one of the richest country in world in term of its natural beauty, culture and heritages sites. The fascinations of Kathmandu city are bustling streets under the azure sky, wonderful pagoda temples, and historic heritages.The national park gives chaste gratification of wildlife activities, with canoeing and bird watching. While you are in jungle you can see those animals that are categorized in endangered such as Tiger, One Horned Rhino and many others.
Pokhara is the final city of the tour, which is decked with three lakes: Phewa, Rupa & Begnas, and Mt. Machhapuchhre. The silence city Pokhara always mesmerized the tourist by religiously, historically and naturally. Barahi, Bindabasini, Gupteshwor are the religious of Hindus, there are some museums which are related to warriors (Gurkha Warriors) and Sarangkot hill gives the perfect view of valley with mountains.
Lhasa is one of the best destinations of Tibet, the city Lhasa is also known as Sunlight city, it is regarded as a heart of Tibet. Flight from and to Kathmandu along the Lhasa route offers the full adventurous journey around cultural heritages and historical places of Nepal and Tibet. Potala palace of Lhasa is a UNESCO world heritage site, which gives the intricate murals, temples, stupas, and tombs of eight past Dalai Lama. Jokhang temple is another place to visit in Lhasa; it can be spiritually revitalizing experience.
Barkhor market is the witness for Tibetan arts, cultures, custom and tradition. The experience of Lhasa will be great achievement of the life. It will be immortal!
A tinny nation Bhutan that is neighboring by two powerful country China and India. Culturally rich Bhutan celebrates many festivals in a year, in different monastery and temples. The ancient Buddhist culture and breathtaking natural scenario always hypnotize the travellers.
Bhutan is protecting some endangered animals such as Royal Bengal Tiger. Takin is national animal of Bhutan, and other like Golden Langur, Red Pandas, and some other birds; Eagle, Owl, Tiny black-throated parrots etc.
You will be welcomed by our Airport representative at Airport and transfer you to the hotel in a private tourist vehicle.
We organize a short meeting in your hotel and introduce with your tour leader and briefing about the tour. You can ask for office representative and your guide if you have any questions regarding the tour. While you attending the meeting please kindly bring with you, three copies of passport size photos, and travel insurance with policy or customer number. Please inform us in advance if you will be arriving late and therefore are unable to attend the pre-trip meeting. After meeting the day trip will start at 9:30 AM
The places we visit will include:
Swoyambhu Stupa - The Monkey Temple (World Heritage Site)
Swyambhu Stupa is located at the top of the hill, Kathmandu. This is the holiest place where both Hinduism and Buddhism believes and have own significance. The huge dome stupa is referring for Buddhism, and other pagoda temples are for Hindus. Besides the religion, it is the very popular place to watch the Kathmandu valley, live action of monkeys. Thats why Swyambhu is also known as the Monkey Temple.
Kathmandu Durbar Square (World Heritage Site)
Kathmandu Durbar is a royal palace, which was built in the era of Malla King Dynasty in the 12th/13th century. According to the history, most of building and temples were built by King Pratap Malla. After King Prithvi Narayan Shah came from Gorkha and invaded kingdom, then select the palace as his own palace in 1769AD. Living goddess Kumari, exotic architecture, the courtyard is the main attraction of the palace.
Patan Durbar Square (World Heritage Site)
Patan Durbar is another royal palace which is decorated by exquisite courtyard and pagoda temples. A temple of Lord Krishna is noticeable for all, which is completely built by the stone in the 17th century. The trip to Patan is also the trip of handicraft center.
Pashupatinath Temple (World Heritage Site)
Pashupatinath Temple, most sacred Hindu shrines in the world, which is opulently decorated pagoda. Pashupatinath is a temple of Lord Shiva and his Linga (Phallic Symbol of Lord). According to the chronology, it was erstwhile to 400AD. In Pashupatinath, you can see the cremation of a dead body and devotees’ dips in holy river Bagmati. Just opposite the temple, there is a jungle, where you can see the monkeys, deer, and some other animals.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square (Bhadgaon)
Bhaktapur Durbar Square is located on the northern bank river of Hanumate Rive, which has a collection Shikhara, and Pagoda style temples and 55-windows palace of brick and wood. The main fascination of Bhaktapur is Lions’ Gate, Golden Gate, Statue of King Bhupatindra Malla, and art galleries.
Bouddhanath Stupa (World Heritage Site)
Buddhanath stupa is located in eastern part of Kathmandu city sacred pilgrim destination of Buddhist. It is also the center of meeting monks, learn about Thankas etc. The loom of Stupa is 36 meters height and presents captivating specimens of Stupa design.
After breakfast your guide will pick you up and drive to Pokhara, along the highway road you will see terrain field and vegetation. With crossing many bridges finally you will reach a beautiful city Pokhara.
The trip will start at 9 AM; your guide will pick you up and take you to tour. The visiting places are:
Phewa Lake and Barahi Temple
Phewa Lake and Barahi temple are the ornaments of Pokhara city. Barahi temple lies in the middle of Phewa Lake, which is two storied pagoda style temple of Goddess. You will get Barahi temple by boating. Mt. Machhapuchhre (fishtail) and Annapurna can reflect on the lake.
Seti River Gorges
Seti River is literally meaning White River. The wonderful gorge can be seen from K.I Singh Bridge, at Bagar, Mahendrapool and Prithvi Highway bridges. The gorge is made by the turbulent flow of the river.
Davis fall also known as Patale Chhango, which is tremendously popular in either domestic or International tourist. Its a really amazing scene of the rainbow with sunlight when a volume of water falls in the deep rocky gorge.
Gupteshwor cave is not only caved it is also the way to Gupteshwor Mahadev Temple, Hindu people are worship Lord Mahadev inside the cave. The cave is almost 3km long, and under the cave, you need to also crawl by four.
Mahendra Cave lies in Northern Pokhara, it is a large limestone cave.
On the way to tour you will visit two more different museums, a museum is dedicated to Gurkha Warriors who fought in the fierce war: World War and other many numerous operations around 1815s. And another one displays the lifestyle and history of Thakalis, Tharu, and Gurungs families.
Begnas and Rupa Lakes
These lakes are located in the northern east of Pokhara valley. It is 13 KM far from the main city of Pokhara.
Early get up and trip to Sarangkot by tourist vehicle.Sarangkot Hill from where you can see closest view of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Dhulagiri and other peaks as well as the best scenery of Pokhara and Phewa Lake. Afterward the views from the hill, back to hotel, have breakfast and drive to Chitawan National Park.
Early morning you will have tea/coffee and take you to Elephant safari, Bird watching and Jungle walks and back to resort. After having breakfast you will heads up to observe the crocodiles along the banks of Narayani River and again back to the resort to having lunch. Take rest for an hour and again guide will take you to Jungle walk and observations tower, nature walk, boat ride and back to camp then have dinner.
Morning having the breakfast and drive back to Kathmandu, it takes about 6hrs. In evening you will have leisure time if you like to walk around in the city.
Early morning drive to Tribhuwan International airport and fly to Gongar Airport, where you will meet the Tibetan guide. He will take you to Lhasa that takes 2hrs from the airport. Today you need to take rest because the altitude of Lhasa may affect you.
Today you will visit several monasteries in Lhasa including Sera Monastery, one of the best-preserved monasteries in Tibet. The monastery is the whitewashed wall and golden roofs; hundreds of monks live and study. And another is Norbulingka, the summer palace of Dalai Lama that is also known as Jokhang Temple.
Today you will visit Potala Palace, which is regarding as an ornament of Lhasa. It is an ancient building and also the private quarters of Dalai Lama. The palace was built on 5th century but the existing palace was rebuilt in 17th century. And another you visit Drepung Monastery that was founded in 14th century.
Today the trip of Lasha will end so early morning drive to Gongar and fly out to Kathmandu.
Spare day in Kathmandu
The Druk Air, the national airline of Bhutan takes you in Paro. Cool, clean and fresh air is the first present of Bhutan when you step out from the plane. Afterward clearing the VISA control and customs you will be welcomed by our Bhutan airport representative and travel to Thimpu, the capital city of Bhutan.
After having the breakfast in the hotel you leave for the day tour around Thimpu. First you will stop at Bhutans National Bank to exchange currency, and then you visit the National Memorial Chorten which was built in 1974 on the memory of 3rd King. Next to visit is National Museum, National Library, where you can see the ancient manuscripts, Textile Museum, art and crafts school.
Today you travel to Punakha, a beautiful destination of Bhutan. On way to Punakha you cross the Dochu La Pass (3050 m); the pass gives the panoramic views Himalaya. The road under the forest of pine and cedar, festooned with hanging lichen high up near the Dochu La Pass. After crossing the pass you drive to Lobusa and take the short hike to Chimi Lhakhang Temple. It is believed that the Goddess blesses to the women for fertility. The next is Punakha Dzong, which was built in 1637A D between two rivers Phochu and Mochu. After finishing the tour you will drive back to Thimpu.
After the breakfast in the hotel, you will travel back to Paro. You visit Rimpung Dzong, on the way to down you cross the cantilever bridge that was made on 16th Century. And also you will visit Drgyel Dzong victory fortress, built in 1647 A D. In the clear day you see also Mt. Jomlahari. In the late afternoon of the day, you will visit the farmhouses and lifestyle of the traditional Bhutanese.
Today you will hike up to the Taktsang Monastery a dramatic Tiger Nest built in 1600; incredible monastery grips to the edge of a sheer rock cliff that plunges 900m. According to the history, a Guru called Padma Sambhava landed here on the back of flying tiger to meditate. He had meditated there for three months and established Buddhism.
This is the day for leaving Bhutan; our airport representative will take you to the international airport.
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Acute Mountain Sickness may happen when the travellers rapidly up to the height of 3000m. Our itineraries are designed with rest days. Once when you arrived in high altitude, your acclimatization line will rise your body to start adjust. The commonly happened in altitude are shortness of breath, light headache, whereas the mountain sickness is quite different which involves the severe headache, vomiting etc.
The trained and expert guides will everyday advise you about your health conditions, requirements and altitude sickness while you are trekking, hiking and climbing. That’s why you should not be worry about the sickness. Also we would like to recommend you to meet your doctor, advisor before you start your travel.
Given some information helps you to get rid from the Acute Mountain Sickness.
There are three stages of altitude sickness and symptoms.
Normal AMS Symptoms
The given altitude symptoms may every trekkers will have experience but no worries these are common.
The trekkers when they entry on high Himalayan Valleys get mild AMS that your having symptoms. The symptoms to be altitude sickness at least you have given one indication.
What to do when Minor Symptoms does not stop?
Serious AMS Symptoms
The given conditions are quite danger so descend immediately.
Dangerous cases of AMS
High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE)
The brain swelling with the fluid is HACE. It involves disorientation, lethargy and nausea. Before attacking the HACE, patient will have the symptoms of fever, ataxia, photophobia, and rapid heartbeat. Unconsciousness and coma from HACE can be lead to death within 12-20hrs from the onsets of symptoms. In the initial phase of ataxia begin treatment with medication, oxygen and dexamethasone.
Normally, 4 to 8mg of dexamethasone is given as a first dose, then 4mg every six hours, Diamox every 12 hours and 2-4 liters /minute oxygen. The patient must have to be descended.
High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE)
The condition, that buildup the fluid in the air sacs of lungs is HAPE. HAPE symptoms start progressively within 2-4 days in high altitude. Shortness of breath at rest, cough, weakness and chest tightness and at least two of; fast heart beat rate, wheezing heard in lungs, bluish appearance of the skin are the symptoms of HAPE. Descent to the lower altitude is needed if patient does not get better with oxygen. The Gamow Bag may be use to the lower altitude if a person is in the backcountry unable to descend immediately because of weather.
Prevention of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS).
1. Plenty of acclimatization above 3500 meters.
2. Do not take sleeping pill, no alcohol and smoking
3. Drink more water (Boiled, mineral/ clean or treated) or any fluids – at least 4 litters per day.
4. Climb up high altitude and sleep at low altitude.
5. Never do trek/ travel without guide and porters
6. Follow the advice from your guide, hotel, local, and guidebook.
7. Must have to decent if mild symptoms rapidly getting worse.
First Aid Kit
First aid kit is a basic list of common medicines.
1. Bandage for sprains
3. Iodine or water filter (optional)
4. Moleskin/Second skin - for blisters
5. Antiseptic ointment for cuts
6. Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)
7. Aspirin/Paracetamol - general painkiller
8. Oral rehydration salts
9. Broad-spectrum antibiotic (Norfloxacin or ciprofloxin)
10.Anti-diarrhoea medication (antibiotic)
11. Diarrhoea stopper (Imodium - optional)
12.Antibiotic for Guardia or similar microbe or bacteria
13.Diamox 250/500mg (for altitude sickness)
14.Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution)
15.Gel hand cleaner.
This is a section where you get the general idea equipment that you need in Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. The important and serious part of equipment selection depends on the trekking season, trekking days, and maximum altitude.
Trekkers personal goods such as money purse, cameras, cell phones and the cosmetic items that you need in day time, while you are hiking. Porter carries others your heavy equipment.
Lower Body – Legs
Medicine and First Aid
Your guides will have more extensive medical gear, but you should have the basics.
Miscellaneous, but Important
The above list guides for you to buy the goods. There are so many options for you, they different brand and version, so it would be better to buy as per your experience. Most of the things are easily available in Kathmandu as well in cheap price.
Please Note: The tight fighting clothing such as made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals. So if you find these items comfortable please kindly wear top of them.
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I have never thought of myself as a hiker or a trekker, but somehow, the idea of trekking through the Himalayas and venturing through Nepals and the worlds highest mountain seems exhilarating and almost out of reach. I did the trek to Mount Everest Base Camp in October 2013, and it was and still is one of the best experience in my life. We had Gyanu as our guide for the entire trip and not only has he been patient with a beginner trekker like myself, he explained and shared with us his cult