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  • Annapurna Mini Trek Nepal- Gho Annapurna Mini Trek Nepal- Ghorepani Poonhill

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      Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking

      " Pokhara, Nayapul, Ulleri,Ghorepani,Poonhill,Tadapani,Ghandruk"

      Ghorepani Poonhill trekking is a colorful short foray into the Annapurna region. The trail winds through patchwork valleys, dense mossy forests and past icy waterfalls where you can stop to cool your face. Around every corner is a tantalizing glimpse of the high mountains, whole horizons of which will be revealed to you as you reach the high points of your trek.

      This trek in the Annapurna foothills to the view point on Poon Hill offers all the best of trekking in Nepal. Enjoy trekking in the spectacular mountain scenery through charming villages inhabited by the Gurungs, Magars dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the Annapurna with the picturesque peak of Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail Peak) dominating the skyline. At the climax of this trek you will climb Poon Hill at dawn to enjoy one of the most spectacular mountain scapes on Earth. As the sun touches the snow-capped summits the Himalayan giants, Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Annapurna (8,091m) along with a maze of other peaks, slowly begin to appear, like magic, before our eyes. A rewarding trek that can be enjoyed by every lover of nature and beautiful landscape.

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  • Top 5 Relaxing and Rejuvenatin Top 5 Relaxing and Rejuvenating Destinations for Luxury Romantic Holidays in India

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      As soon as the hustling and bustling of your wedding in over, there will certainly be a desire of wanting a relaxing cum rejuvenating vacation with your partner. India, being the land of topographical diversities, offers choices of destination to the honeymooners. Depending upon the preferences of newlyweds to enjoy relaxing vacation, destinations like Goa, Udaipur, Kerala, Mussoorie, and Shimla are considered perfect. These destinations have abundant of natural setting to showcase that leave the newlyweds mesmerized and enjoy the quality time together. Further, making the vacation totally stress free and sublimely relaxing, stay at luxurious hotels, resorts and inns add cherry on the top of iced cake.

      Goa:- Goa is the all time favorite detonation for the honeymooners. If you want to spend quality time with your partner, the serenity and tranquility of Goa supports the best. To experience the true colors of the place, explore different attractions like the colorful flea markets of Anjuna Beach, and the amazing nightlife at the shacks of Calangute beach as well as Dona Paula. For water sports lovers, Palolem Beach is a must visit place. Further adding a dash of luxury to your honeymoon, you can plan your stay at luxury hotels in Goa. Do not miss out the multi-cuisine restaurants that are laced with excellent infrastructure and modern amenities.

      Kerala:-

      Kerala is the next sought after destination for honeymooners. The lovely beaches like the Varkala Beach, the Fort Kochi Beach, the Kovalam Beach, the Alappuzha Beach, etc., are blessed with natural beauty that helps to enjoy a relaxing vacation with your partner. You can also enjoy water sports like water skiing, kayaking, canoeing, scuba diving, yachting, and windsurfing. This place also offers with choices of activities to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul, like spa, Ayurvedic treatments, etc.

      Mussoourie :- To get close with your partner in the lap of nature, Mussoourie could be the best destination you can think about. Soothing green landscapes, rich flora and fauna, exciting amusements, etc., add the element of relaxation to your honeymoon trip. The ambiance replicates the fairytale atmosphere. Gun Top Hill, Kempty Falls, etc., are some of the attractions you can enjoy with your partner.

      Shimla :- How can you skip Shimla from the list of top five honeymoon destinations? This place is synonymous with peace, tranquility, and natural beauty. The picturesque green hills of the city itself welcomes you explore the retreating view of snow covered peaks. The peaks surrounded by the dense forests of  pine, fir and oak, Adds to the beauty of the place. In the list of attractions, the ancient  Vice Regal Lodge,  and the Christ Church make their place along with Lakkar bazaar, Rivoli Bus stand, Chadwick Falls, the Summer hill the Jakhoo hill, and the Prospect Hill. You can also enjoy a leisure walk at the Mall Road.

      Udaipur :- It would be injustice to exclude Udaipur from the list of exotic honeymoon destinations in India.  The combination of luxury, indulgence and romance helps the honeymooners to enjoy blissful vacations with each other. Further to add the royal opulence, you can consider Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur for a perfect stay.

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  • SUNRISE OVER HALONG BAY SUNRISE OVER HALONG BAY

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      Written by Jenmodelm
      We all waited and waited for the sun to rise over the giant rock mountains. It was nearly 6:30am before the sun peaked over the rocks.It was a glorious magnificent sunrise.
      Sunrise from the boat…a lovely sight.

       Breakfast was served shortly after, it was an Early start to the day. I couldn’t wait for coffee.Each got one fried egg and as much dry white toast as we wanted.

      After breakfast we had to be checked out of our rooms by 9am so the boat men could get ready for the next tour. We were stopping by the floating village. We were greeted by the sound of blasting techno dance club type music coming from somebody’s shack. It was so odd. We got in groups of four and ladies came in small wooden row boats to take us around the small village of 300 people; the biggest floating village in halong bay. They even had a little floating primary school. Most parents don’t want their children to go to the city to get more education because it costs money and they want them to stay and hell fish.
      The wooden houses floated on large ice chest sized styrofoam or big blue plastic tanks the size of a beer keg. Few people smiled or waved. I think there’s mixed feelings of tourists snapping away photos and strolling through their little village. They have to get at least one tour group a day– minimum. It’s low season here I’m Vietnam too. Our tour guide also said some local people are not so thrilled about the tourists visiting and have been doing so for the last sight years now. The people moved from the mainland to the floating villages because there is more fish available out in the open waters, they don’t have to pay taxes and they prefer the lifestyle.
      After seeing the floating village we had two and a half hours back to the mainland. While most people took refuge in the shade I relaxed on the Sundeck soaking in the suns rays and view. Even though our boat went very slow and the scenery was similar I enjoyed soaking as much of it in as I could. I was so relaxed I failed to put sunscreen on my tummy.
      A local  fishing boat in the bay
      Once back on the mainland we had a quick transfer to our ethnic travel van and an hour drive north towards the Chinese border. We would depart from another Fishing port to our next destination. A small long skinny island with essentially no tourists but ourselves.We had seafood lunch on the boat. Always so good.
      A local rows a boat in the bay. Many locals still live and work on the water in the bay.
      We were able to kayak one more time, although this time much less impressive than the first. There were no large rock formations or caves to go under.Instead it seemed we were kayaking in a big lake. It was strange to think it was still actually the ocean. We went for a quick swim and jumped off the boat being careful not to get stung by any jellyfish.
      Kayaking is a great way to get up close.
      The boat continued on for another hour and we sat on the roof of the boat watching the sun set. It was glorious. The sun was just a bright orange ball. Like a Japanese sun in Vietnam. It was really stunning.We arrived at the pier and it was nearly dark. Two tuk tuk scooters picked us up to our homestay.
      Sunset in the bay left a golden glow. A great reason to do an overnight junk boat.
      I was surprised to get my own room. Unlike the homestays in sapa where mattresses are set side by side, our tour guide said that ethnic travel paid for this family’s Home to be extended into.More of a guesthouse. They wouldn’t make any Money for three years to pay off the house,Thereafter they would make money from it. The family is retired, so they seemed happy to be doing it.
      Dinner was served at 7 and we helped to make fresh spring rolls with thin rice paper. Afterwards they were fried and ever so fresh and hot. Soo good! I also noticed that our leftover rice from lunch was being dried on the roof of the boat. They used it to make this amazing popcorn- tasting dried rice with corn. Never had anything like it.
      After one beer at dinner and a full belly I was sapped. I called bed time at 9. Took a shower and Crashed just a little before 10.
      ACTIVETRAVEL ASIA would like to recommend  Kayaking Halong Bay tour. Halong Bay, located in the Gulf of Tonkin, covers an area of 1500 square km. with more than a thousand limestone peaks soaring from its crystalline emerald water. The calm sea provides an ideal location for sea kayaking as we paddle through a maze of islets amid dramatic natural scenery. With our modern kayaking equipment, we are able to maximize on speed and maneuverability as we explore the open sea and the many hidden lagoons and stalagmite caves that are difficult to access by any other means. After a day of paddling we unwind on our boat and enjoy dinner. This tour offers longer kayaking expedition of Halong Bay. We will paddle amongst islets, visit hidden caves, lagoons, unspoiled beaches, floating fishing village and talk with local fishman. 
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      • Amazing limestone formations
      • Inclusive junk for overnight
      • Beautiful and different kayaking route
      • Support boat all the time
      • All meals included
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  • My 2 Days Tour to Chengdu Qing My 2 Days Tour to Chengdu Qingcheng Mountain

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      Qingcheng Mountain is located in the southwest of Dujiangyan, is the birthplace of Taoism in China , is a famous Taoist mountain national 5A level scenic spots. In 2000, together with the Dujiangyan was included as a World Heritage World Heritage List.

      Qingcheng mountain peak elevation of 1260 m old Xiao roof . Whole mountain forest green , evergreen, Peaks ring Zhi, Zhuangruo enclosing walls , named Qingcheng Mountain . Jianmen mountains in Sichuan with the insurance, Emei show, the male Kuimen par , the " world Qingcheng " reputation.

      DAY1

      1 Qingcheng Mountain 2 Jianfu Palace 3 shangqinggong 4 Laojun Court 5 Tianshi Cave 6 natural picture

      The first day tour Qingcheng Mountain , watching the mountains in different years , different styles of Taoist temples and enjoy the charm of Taoist culture .

       

      Dining:

      Qingcheng four must: kefyr Cave , Cave tribute tea , ginkgo stewed chicken , Taoism pickles. The vegetarian temple is also very distinctive features , visitors can watch tasting.

      Accommodation:

      Mount Qingcheng Mountain accommodation previously dominated . Here star hotel, Villa Villa lot, suitable to Qingcheng Mountain vacation, health visitors , standard room from two hundred yuan first thousand dollars , but in general the season can be discounted . Taoist mountain part , such as shangqinggong , Tianshi Cave , also can stay ,20- 60 yuan / person. Mountains there farmhouse ,30- 80 yuan / person.

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      Scenic call center hotline

      DAY2

      Taian Town Baiyun Si WULONGGOU Yau Yat Chuen Li Kim Chui Ying Lake Ropeway

      1 2 Baiyun Si WULONGGOU

      The day after the main tour Qingcheng mountain beauty of the landscape , watching streams , waterfalls, pools , breathing the fresh air of the forest . Boarded cableway ride down the mountain after mountain .

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  • Nepal Trekking - Everest Trekk Nepal Trekking - Everest Trekking - Annapurna Trek

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      Nepal Some Of the best trekking in the world and several of mountains, including Mount Everest. For the adventurous, Nature and the culture lovers. Trekking is the greatest way to see Nepal's ever changing landscape and beaury. Many People visit the country just for adventure holidays. Trekking in Nepal Himalaya offers numerous possibilities from the short and easy to the demanding challenges of the smowy peak. It has become a Trekker's paradise for its cultural and diversity. Trekking usually consists of a series of a ascents and descents walking 7 to 7 hours. Trekking is not climbing, Hiking which is walking along the countryside with adventure. Nepal is polpular trekking destination in the world as it has EVerest region, Annnapurna region, Langtang region, Dolpo region and many more.

      Everest Trekking
      Everest Trekking is most popular trekking destination in Nepal which is located eastern part of Nepal and protected by Sagarmatha (Everest) national park, established in 1976 with an area of 1148 square Kilometers. Everest trekking offers great opportunity to have unique experience of heigest mountain of the world Everest 8848 M. as well as sherpa culrure. In 1952 when two renewed figures Sir Edmund Hillary and Mr. Tenzing Norgey Sherpa a Sherpa took the route of the everest trail to summit the world's highest peak, from that the entqire Everest Region become popular for Trekkers and nature Lovers alike. Everest Region offers numbers of trekking experience rewarding many trekkers with towering views, lush, valleys, an abundance of flora and fluna while passing Sherpa village which is the home of the legendary Sherpas and local Monasteries. There are many options for trekking routes. Eveerst Trekking often starts with 1 hr flight to lukla. Vary famous route of this region is Everest Base Camp Trekking which include Kalapattar and Tengboche Monastery as wll. Also Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking is famous which takes Gokyo Lake and Everest Base Cmap. There other trekking roure Which is really adventurious like Everest High Pass Trekking, Gokyo Ri, Shearpani Col etc. Some people do also Everest View Trekking which goes until tengboche monastery for those people who are not able to walk and bad physical condition.


      Annapurna Trekking

      Annapurna Trekking is also popular treks in Nepal, about two-thirds of the trekkers in Nepal visit the Annapurna region. Annapurna trekking is the name given to the treks to the famous Annapurna mountains in central Nepal Himalaya. There are altogether five mountains on the Annapurna range. Annapurna I 8091m, Annapurna II 7937m, Annapurna III 7555m, Annapurna IV 7525m, Annapurna South 7273m. Besides the Annapurnas, there are others mountains you enjoy viewing in Annapurna trekking such as Dhaulagiri 8167 m. Machhapuchare (Fish Tail mountain) 6997m, Nilgiri, Tukche etc. All the treks in Annapurna region (except Annapurna circuit) start or end in Pokhara. This region spreads from the foothills near Pokhara to the alpine meadows and to the Tibetan pleateau on the northen , Tibetan side of the Himalaya. Thus it covers a area with a great variation in landscape, flora , fauna and the people. Hence Annapurna trekking is a rich experience not only for mountain scenery but also culturally, ethnologically, and in a naturalist's point of view. It is a rare tour anywhere to have such a rich and varied experience in a single hiking. Another reason for the popularity of Annapurna trek is the different options available for hiking in this region. Whether you want a short three to four day hiking to a view point such as Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking, Ghandruk Village Trek , Jomsom Muktinath Trekking for panorama or weeks long adventure to the base camp of one of these mountains such as Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, Annapurna Circuit Trek (thorung La Pass), Tilicho Lake etc. we can tailor your trek to suit you best.

      langtang Trekking
      Trekking in Langtang Region is one of the popular classic treks in Nepal. Langtang lies north of Kathmandu and some of the Langtang mountains can be seen even from Kathmandu. Langtang is a narrow valley lying south of Tibetan border. The valley lies between main Himalaya range to the north and small snowy peaks to the south. It offers opportunity to explore ethnic Tamang villages, climb small peaks and see the glaciers at relatively low altitude and within short time frame. The walking is also not strenuous. Once you reach the valley the mountain scenery is exceptionally beautiful. Langtang trek also offers some of the oldest monasteries , vibrant Tibetan-Buddhist culture and plenty of Yak herds on alpine meadows. The important mountains in Langtang region are - Langtang Lirung 7246m, Gang Chhenpo 6388m, Naya Kangri 5846m, Dorje Lakpa 6966m. Other mountains like Hiunchuli, Manaslu and Ganesh Himal as well as the Shishapangma mountain of Tibet are seen from some view points on the trek. It is also pilgrimage sopt of holy Gosainkunda Lake. A mountain lake, and an important Hindu pilgrimage site in the Himalaya, Gosainkunda is also a popular trekking destination. Seperated by a mountain pass from Gosainkunda is the Helambu region. Langtang, Gosainkunda and Helambu are independent treks on their own but they can be combined to make treks from one week to 15 days long . With our experience, we prefer to offer Langtang and Gosainkunda trek combined for the best  experience. For the Langtang region we peovide Langtang Valley Trekking, Langtang Gosaikunda Trek Langtang Valley and Ganja La Pass Trekking Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking.This area is also popular for peak Climbing.

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  • Top 10 picturesque lakes in Ti Top 10 picturesque lakes in Tibet

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      Almost every tourist traveling to Tibet would drop a visit to a holy lake in Tibet. The most frequently visited lakes in Tibet are the top three holy lakes, Namtso, Yamdrok and Manasarovar. In fact, there are thousands of lakes across the Tibetan Plateau. The following is a list of the top 10 picturesque lakes in Tibet.

       

      1. Lake Namtso

       

      Namtso, meaning a "heavenly lake" in the Tibetan language, is reputed as the most beautiful lake in Tibet and was selected as one of the five most beautiful lakes in China by Chinese National Geography magazine in 2005. It is situated between Damxung County and Bange County, 240 km away from Lhasa, capital of Tibet. The lake, covering an area of 1,940 sq km, lies at an altitude of 4,718 meters. It is the largest salt water lake in Tibet and the second largest salt water lake in China. Its purity and solemnness are symbols of Qinghai-Tibet Platean. Its touching beauty should not be missed by any visitor who makes a Tibet tour.

       

      2. Lake Yamdrok

       

      Located on the way from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp or Kathmandu, Yamdrok is also frequently visited by travelers. Lake Yamdrok is surrounded by numerous snow-capped mountains and has a power station at its western end which is considered to be the highest in the world. The lake is fan-shaped, and is around 72 km (45 miles) long. In Tibetan Yamdrok means "the Lake of Swans". Tourists and pilgrims can be seen walking or prostrating themselves along the lake's perimeter. On a steep mountain slope southwest of the lake lies Samding Monastery, which is the only Tibetan Monastery headed by a living female Lama.

       

      3. Lake Tangra Yumtso

       

      Lake Tangra Yumtso, the largest holy lake worshipped by ancient Bonpo of Tibetan Buddhism, is the third largest lake in Tibet. It is located in Xainza County, Nagqu Prefecture, northern Tibet. Lying at an average altitude of 4,600 meters, the lake covers an area of 1,400 sq km, with 70 km in length and 20 km in width.

       

      4. Pangong Tso

       

      Pangong Tso, meaning "long, narrow, enchanted lake" in Tibetan language, is an endorheic lake in the Himalayas situated at a height of about 4,350 m (14,270 ft). It is 134 km (83 mi) long and extends from India to Tibet. 60% of the length of the lake lies in Tibet. The lake is 5 km (3.1 mi) wide at its broadest point. All together it covers 604 km2. During winter the lake freezes completely, despite being saline water.

       

      5. Lake Manasarovar

       

       

      Manasarovar, meaning "an invincible lake of jade" in the Tibetan language, is one of the highest fresh water lakes in the world. Lying at an altitude of 4,588 meters above sea level, the lake covers an area of 400 sq km, with the circumstance of 90 km. Together with Mt Kailash, Lake Manasarovar is a pilgrimage site. There is a pilgrimage path around the lake and a circuit is a little over 100km, taking 4-5 days to complete. Chiu Gompa, 30 km south of Darchen, is a good starting point for a circuit around the lake. It is a must-visit for a tour in Tibet covering western Tibet.

       

      6. Basumtso

       

      Basumtso in Tibetan language means 'green water'. The lake definitely deserves that name: the views are breathtaking, and those glaciers, which cover on the upper reaches of the lake, are beautiful and at the same provide fresh water for the whole region. The lake covers an area of 26 square kilometers. You can see the beautiful snow-capped peaks reflected from the green waters of the lake. The beautiful view of the lake and the glaciers even makes some European visitors think of the inspiring Swiss Alps when they see the majestic view on the shoreline of this lake. Standing by the lake side, you can see fish shoaling in the water, birds circling in the air and beasts roaming in the forest. You can find a harmonious scene of animals living a comfortable and easy life in Basum with human. The World Tourism Organization listed the lake as a world tourist site.

       

      7. Selincuo

       

      Selincuo Lake located in Northern Tibet Autonomous Region and covering an area of 1,800 sq. km, is the second largest saltwater lake, second only to Namtso Lake. Lying at the junction of three counties, it can be seen from afar, a beautiful vast waterscape surrounded by golden grasslands of the Tibetan plateaus and snow capped mountains under clear skies. The natural sights here are absolutely breathtaking and after sunset the deep blue waters melt into one with the shadows of looming mountains, creating an air of mystery and intrigue.

       

      8. Lake Rakshastal

       

      Lake Rakshastal lies close to the west of Lake Manasarovar and Mount Kailash. The Satluj River originates at Rakshastaal's northwestern tip. Despite its close proximity to Lake Manasarovar—over the road to Purang County, Lake Rakshastaal does not share the lore of worship with its east neighbor. The name of the lake literally means "lake of the demon" in Sanskirt. It is also known as Ravana Tal, as it is considered to be the place of severe penance tapasya by Ravana, demon-like egoistic King of Lanka in Hindu theology. In Buddhism, Lake Manasarovar, which is round like the sun, and Rakshastal, shaped as a crescent, are respectively regarded as 'brightness' and 'darkness'. Its salty water, a stark contrast to the fresh water of Lake Manasarovar, produces no aquatic plants or fish and is considered poisonous by locals.

       

      9. Cuona Lake

       

      Covering an area of over 400 square kilometers, Cuona Lake is regarded as the highest freshwater lake in the world. Cuona Lake means 'Heavenly Lake' to the locals. Numerous believers often come all the way to worship this holy lake. The water here is crystal clear with fish jumping freely. Together with the boundless plains and clear sky, the scenery surrounding Cuona Lake are of great beauty, attracting cranes, mandarin ducks, swans and other wild animals. Around the lake is the famous Qiangtang Nature Reserve where Tibetan yak, donkey, snow leopard and so on live.

       

      Cuona Lake is the nearest lake to Qinghai-Tibet Railway with the nearest shore only tens of meters distant, so passengers can enjoy the serenity of the lake with great ease.

       

      10. Peiku-tso

       

      Peiku-tso is located 40km to the east of Jirong county town and 250km from the Tingri County. It's just on the way to Ngari, between Zhangmu and Saga. With the elavation of 4,590 meters above sea level, Peiku-tso lake is the biggest lake in Shigatse area. It's a light salty lake with an area of more than 300 square kilometers. Surrounded by mountains on three sides, it is bright turquoise all year around. Traveler can make a detour to this lake when doing a tour from Lhasa to Kathmandu.

       

       

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  • Top Biking Adventures in Vietn Top Biking Adventures in Vietnam

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      As a country with every terrain imaginable, Vietnam offers a memorable bicycling adventure for any and all peddlers, regardless of experience or condition. The flat expanse of the Mekong Delta grows to rugged mountains in the central expanse and then blends into the widest variety of difficulty north near Hanoi.
      Traffic and Bicycle Laws
      Along with standard laws like not causing traffic problems by racing or zigzagging, Vietnam has few laws targeted specifically toward the bicyclist. It is important to remember not to carry cumbersome loads, carry children over age seven with you or ride more than two abreast. No sort of helmet or lighting is required, but bicyclists are not allowed to ride with open umbrellas. One can only guess what happened to make this law.
      Common Trips
      For those interested in adventure and active trips, there are some routes that will take you through and explore the backcountry while providing some modicum of modern amenities. ACTIVETRAVEL ASIA_one of the travel companies offering cycling tours in Indochina_ is received good reviews of adventure travelers.
      Biking Mekong Delta
      The easiest of these is around the Mekong Delta. With a terrain nearly devoid of any rise, these trips are easier, but by no means less scenic, than the others. Traveling through the expanse of rice paddies dotted with the occasional copse of trees, the rider will be joined by children cycling to or from school or women returning from the market. People in the villages will be pleasantly surprised to see a foreigner riding into town and a circuit from Ho Chi Minh to any of the surrounding villages is an easy ride. With the flat terrain and abundance of villages it is easy to take a trip of any length, whether only a day or two weeks, a rider can tour without backtracking.
      Biking Mai chau, Hoa Binh province
      The northern area allows for more wooded scenery while still allowing for easier trips. For the more adventurous, the northern area provides a greater degree of difficulty through the hills surrounding Hanoi. This trip offers a great opportunity to see the two area of outstanding nature beauty; the North West highlands of Mai Chau and the limestone mountains of Ninh Binh. Biking is a great way to see this fascinating and visually stunning part of Vietnam, offering both physical activity and the unique opportunity to observe a way of life that has changed little over the centuries. As we ride in Mai Chau we encounter Muong and White Thai minorities and are guests in their traditional stilt houses allowing us to see firsthand how these minority peoples live. In Ninh Binh we explore the beauty of “Halong Bay on the rice fields” on bikes.
      Biking Ho Chi Minh trail
      A new trip for the adventurous would be along the historical Ho Chi Minh trail. The so-called Ho Chi Minh Trail is one of the most renowned legends of the American War. The complicated road system winds along the Truong Son Range, which that facilitated movement of soldiers and war supplies from North Vietnam to battlefields in South Vietnam. Now the historic trail is being turned into a highway and hotels and towns are springing up speedily beside it. The route is incredibly beautiful with new mountain views around every corner, very little traffic, and virtually no tourists.
      Weather
      Weather in Southeast Asia is a big consideration and it is recommended to go from Late September to December or March to late May. The weather in the southern area of Vietnam stays warm and humid averaging 26°C with its rainy season from June to September. BE WARNED: Vietnam sees monsoonal rains starting in June, peaking in August and tapering down in September. This season varies depending on location; Hanoi in the north generally has a rainy season that peaks earlier while Ho Chi Minh City may not see its rains slack until early October. Vietnam, especially central Vietnam, often floods and can hold up a trip for a week before the waters recede.
      The hot season will see temperatures averaging 30°C, with the south staying warm all year round and the north seeing winter trends averaging 15°C. Depending on the time of year, it would be advisable to take a jacket to keep off the chill, especially if riding in the highlands, and a hat to protect against the sun.
      Other Considerations
      Visas must be applied for at least six months prior to entry date. Tourist visas are granted for one month, but may be extended after arrival in Vietnam, and only allow one entry into the country. Tourists must fill out arrival/departure papers and declaration papers, keeping both with the passport at all times. It is also recommended having a few extra passport-size photos with you as local authorities may request these and it is always a good idea to stay on the good side of authorities.
      With over two-thirds of its roads unpaved and those paved roads sporting an abundance of potholes, the road conditions almost require a mountain bike. 
      The lush landscapes and warm hospitality provide anyone with a good biking tour of Vietnam. Take the time to look around and smell the proverbial “roses”.
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  • Top 5 Hill Stations in India Top 5 Hill Stations in India

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      The Himalayas has some of the highest peaks in the world. On the foothills of these show-clad mountains, there are a number of hills towns in India. They boast of being some of the most amazing hill stations, filled with natural scenic beauty. The hill stations in India are perfect for all kinds of vacations, be it in the summers, in winters or for a honeymoon. Here are top 5 hill stations in India visited by a large number of tourists from all over the world:   

      Manali Hill Stations

      Manali Hill Stations

      Manali, located in the mountains of Himachal Pradesh, is not only a breathtakingly beautiful town but is also famous for a range of adventure activities. There are numerous tourist attractions in and around Manali such as Kullu, Rohtang Pass (situated at 13000 ft), Solang Valley, Hidimba temple, the Naggar Fort, Manikaran etc. You can indulge in a number of activities like river rafting, para-sailing, zorbing, zip-lining and so on.

      Shimla Hill Stations

      Shimla Hill Stations

      The Summer Capital of the British, Shimla, in the present times is the state capital of Himachal Pradesh. It is one of the most thronged hill stations of the country. This beautiful hill town has colonial style buildings, oak and pine forests, floral valleys and mountain ridges. You can shop at the famous Mall road. There are innumerable tourist spots here which include Observatory hill, the old Christ Church, Scandal Point, Vicergal Lodge etc. Try short distance hiking here.

      Darjeeling Hill Stations

      Darjeeling Hill Stations

      Darjeeling, situated in West Bengal, does not only has lush tea gardens but is a hill town with a lot of natural beauty. A major attraction of this place is that from a particular place, travelers can have a clear view of Mt. Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world. You can visit the extremely popular tea gardens and tea factories. There are other attractions too like Zoo, botanical gardens and various monasteries sprinkled, all around. Take a ride in the toy train or travel in the Darjeeling-Rangeet Valley Passenger Ropeway cable car. It is the longest cable car in Asia. Take a stroll in the markets or the countryside.

      Srinagar Hill Stations

      Srinagar Hill Stations

      Srinagar is another beautiful hill town, which is also the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. You can have a delightful vacation in the luxurious houseboats, floating on the lakes of the region. Srinagar has plenty of lakes and gardens and thus many times is referred to as the ‘Land of Lakes and Gardens’. The largest tulip garden of Asia is here only that plays host to the annual tulip festival. It also has some of the best trekking tracks as well.  Most of the gardens have a distinct Mughal influence. 

      Munnar  Hill Stations

      Manali Hill Stations

      Munnar, a hill town of Kerala, is located in the Western Ghats. The place is well-known for its amazing climate and its sprawling tea estates. This lush green hill station in the southern part of India has the highest mountain of the South: Anaimudi. Fondly known as ‘Little London’, it is a perfect venue for trekking enthusiasts and nature lovers. You can try your hand at other adventure activities too like para-gliding as well as rock climbing.

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  • Hiking along Tiger Leaping Gor Hiking along Tiger Leaping Gorge in Yunnan

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      People who love the outdoors hiking all know that the Tiger Leaping Gorge is famous for its risk. On the canyon’s sides, mountains are standing high.

      Tiger Leaping Gorge is a canyon on the Yangtze Riverupper stream---the Golden Sands River, located 60km north of Lijiang, Yunnan. It is about 15km long. The canyon is located between Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and Haba Snow Mountain with a series of rapids and steep 2000m cliffs.’s

      It has Yulong to east with snow capped throughout the year. Silver Peaks insert to the sky with absurd rocks on the mountainside. Old vines coil and wind here. 

      So, for I who like the outdoors, it is sure a spots that could not to be missed, even it was raining. When coming to Yunnan in the rainy season, you should prepare for the rainy weather. 

       How can the long and slim gorge withstand the raging water in the river? 

      Turbulent Jinsha River runs through the Shigu town--- the first Yangtze River bay, and makes a sudden U-turn northward from the cracks between the Haba Snow Mountain and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, and forming of the world's most spectacular Grand Canyon.

      The narrowest part of the canyon is the famous Tiger Leaping Gorge. It is said that a tiger stepping on the huge rock in the river can skip the Jinsha River.

      Most tourists who come to Tiger Leaping Gorge will visit the Upper Tiger Leaping Part, so, for avoiding the crowded tourists we chose to start our hiking from the middle part of the gorge.

      The hiking of middle gorge is from the Zhang Laoshi Lodge. Before we started hiking, the old women in the lodge asked us 10 CNY each one as passing fare, as the path was constructed by her family. 

      Just hiking half way, there is another old woman stopped us to ask for another 5 yuan for the passing fare. She said started from here, the way was built by her family. 

      After the hiking of the middle gorge, looking back to see the way we passed, it was seemed no as hard as imagine. 

      When passing the upper gorge, we saw lots of tourists, so we did not climb down to the bottom of the gorge; instead we looked down and find the scenery more momentum.

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  • Jagged peaks of the North Casc Jagged peaks of the North Cascades

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      Taken from the Washington Pass Lookout in North Cascades National Park, Washington

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  • Twin peaks Twin peaks

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      The beautiful twin peaks of the Huascaran in northern Peru.

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  • Annapurna Base Camp Trek Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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      Located in western Nepal, Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is one of the outstanding moderate nature trekking trails. This trail has been able to attracting anyone’s attention through its geographic diversity including breath-taking landscape; panoramic view of snow-capped peaks of great Himalayas such as Annapurna-I (8091m), Annapurna-II (7937m), Annapurna-III (7555m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Machhapuchhre (6998m), and Gangapurna; scenic river banks; picturesque forest valley and Hindu and Buddhists temples along with the combination of culturally rich traditional villages of ethnic communities of the Magar, Gurung, Ghale, and Thakali and their hospitality.

      Heartfelt affection of indigenous people, scenic beauty, terraced landscape, snow-capped mountains, flora and fauna and religious sites make the trek a memorable lifetime experience. 

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  • Holidays in India: One Country Holidays in India: One Country, Different Themes

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      Diversity is a very synonymous term associated with India owing to its religions, culture, multi-lingual populations and tourism. India tourism has a lot of diversity to offer that makes it a prominent driver of economic growth in the global travel and hospitality industry. The country abounds with several exotic destinations that draw travelers from far off lands for Holidays in India. Indian tourism has different themes  to offer such as adventure, wildlife, religion, beach and hill stations among others. Nearly every tour operator has a presence on the internet today. This allows guests to choose from a variety of  attractive India holiday packages offered by the local tour operators. In this article, I have mentioned four different themes for holidays in India.

      Wildlife Tours

      India is home to the second largest bio-diversity in the world and ranks 12 in the list of countries having most diverse flora and fauna species. The wildlife protected area of India are spread across different parts of the country in the form of 89 national parks,  400 wildlife sanctuaries and 13 Bio reserves. The country abounds with 6% flora , 6.2% reptile, 7.6% mammal and 12.6% avian species. Indian wildlife and national parks have been the subject for tales, fables and novels such as The Jungle Book by Rudyard  Kipling. Though there are a large number of animal parks in India, the three names that rule the roost are Kaziranga National Park, Gir Wildlife Sanctuary and the Sunderbans. Their prominence is high because they play host to three most endangered animals- Single Horned Rhinoceros,  Asiatic  Lions and Royal Bengal Tiger.

      Beach & Backwater Holidays

      When it comes to backwater holidays in India, nothing can beat the charm of Kerala. The beach and backwater tour of Kerala  is globally renowned owing to its verdant green surroundings, houseboat trips, salubrious climate, swaying palm trees and Ayurvedic massage centers. Alleppey and Kumarakom are the backbone of backwater tourism in Kerala. Among the beaches beaches, Kovalam has commanded all the attention. Besides Kerala, Goa is another well known beach destination of India best known for its cosmopolitan ambience, unparalleled languidness and  full of beans nightlife. 

      Hill Station Tours

      The northernmost part of Indian subcontinent is marked by the beautiful, breathtaking and towering peaks of The Great Himalayas. Although Kashmir tours has its own set of limitations owing to the political turmoil going on there, the state receives a good amount of tourist footfall owing to its picturesque lakes, gardens and traditional crafts. However, when it comes to fabulous hill stations in India, Himachal Pradesh tops the chart. Some popular hill stations within this state include Shimla, Kullu, Manali, Dharamshala and Dalhousie. The capital of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla is quite popular with honeymooners due to its picturesque surroundings, verdant valleys, lush green forests and colonial ambience. The southern region of India too has its fair share of hill stations teemed with picturesque spots, lush green plantations and cascading waterfalls. Ooty, Munnar, Kodaikanal and Coonoor are popular names of South Indian hill stations.

      Adventure Tours

      If you are one of those people who loves to live on the edge of thrill & excitement, India is one of the best bets available for you. Some famous adventure activities that  India tourism offers to the tourists include skiing, scuba diving, river rafting, trekking, rock climbing, mountain biking and Paragliding. Ladakh offers ample opportunities to get indulge in a variety of adventure sports for a thrilling and shivering experience. Even Goa beaches offer good opportunity for water sport activities.

      The above mentioned themes listed for tours to India are just a few names in the huge list of options. With so much variety available for India vacation, the country is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in the world.

       

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  • Bhutan Holiday Package 7 Days Bhutan Holiday Package 7 Days

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      Bhutan

      Duration: 7 Days/ 6 Nights

      Destination Covered: Paro - Thimpu - Punakha - Wangdiphodrang - Paro

      The Kingdom of Bhutan is wedged between India and China along the lofty mountains of the eastern Himalayas, between longitude 88°45' and 92°10' east and latitude 26°40' and 28°15'. With an area of approximately 38,394 square kilometers, Bhutan is comparable to Switzerland in both size and topography, being largely mountainous. With these borders a giant staircase is formed from a narrow strip of land in the south at an altitude of 10,000 feet. These unclimbed Himalayan peaks are among the highest on Earth.

      Bhutan embarked on the path of socio-economic development in the 1960s and is now one of the fastest developing nations in Asia. The impressive strides in the development sector have not come at the cost of the culture and environment. With more than 70% of the total area covered by forests and diverse flora and fauna, the country has been declared as one of the “Ten Global Hotspots.” In cities and hamlets across the kingdom, the people have a way of life that is rich in tradition and steeped in the age-old system of hospitality. The pristine state of the environment and the vibrant tradition and culture and the kindness of the people are some of the long-lasting impressions that visitors touring and trekking in Bhutan have cherished long after they leave. The country has also not shied from the good that modern life has to offer. It is this ability of the Bhutanese people that fascinates the visitor. For instance, a sick Bhutanese can either go to see a doctor trained at the best medical schools of India or a traditional medicine practitioner well versed in the country's own medicine. The intermingling of the Bhutanese culture and Western culture has produced a fascinating visage that makes a Tourism and Travel to Bhutan a very memorable one.

      Bhutan Tour

      Bhutan Holiday Package Day to Day Itinerary

      Day 01: Arrival Paro The tranquil kingdom of Bhutan is one of the world's most enthralling travel destinations. The trip offers an intimate view of the Bhutan's cultural and religious life. In the evening when you arrive at the Paro International Airport, you will be met by our representative and escorted to the hotel, which is booked for us in advance. Overnight in the hotel.

      Day 02: Paro On the 2nd day of the tour we will get up early in the morning and after breakfast first of all we will venture around the Farm houses in Paro. You will surely be amazed by the architectural pattern of these farm houses. Here we will experience the simple lifestyle of the farmers.

      Witness the women wearing Kira (an ankle length dress made of the rectangular piece of cloth) and the men wearing gho (a kind of wrap around, coat-like knee length dress). Afterward we will visit Ta – Dzong, which is the most dominating dzong in the kingdom. Here we get glimpse of the magnificent work of the traditional Bhutanese architecture. It was re-established as the National Museum and holds the fascinating collection of art, relics and religious paintings. After admiring the architecture work at the Ta dzong we will leave for Drukgyel Dzong, a ruined fortress that holds the great historical significance. From here we will witness the commanding view of Mount Chomolhari, below the Dzong. There after we will take a picnic lunch along side the Pa chu river. After lunch we will indulge ourself in Bird Watching.

      Will spot the numerous species of birds in this area. We will also discover the minute species of birds through our binoculars. After birding we will take the thrills of white water rafting in the Paro River. There after we will stroll the rice fields on the opposite side of the river. Now we move towards the hotel for the overnight stay. You would be served with delicious dishes. Overnight stay in the resort.

      Day 03: Paro to Thimpu You would again board our luxury bus, after breakfast and leave for Thimpu. It takes around 2 hrs to reach Thimpu and you would love to stroll to winding roads of Pa Chu (Paro River). On way we would pay a visit to Semtokha Dzong ( fort) edificed in 1629 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel (The man who unified Bhutan) Semtokha. This is now houses a language and cultural schools where scholars of all the ages study Dzongkha (National Language). Your lunch would be laid out in one of the best restaurants of Thimpu. If you want you can try out Bhutan delicacies. We would like to remind you Bhutanese like Spicy food .Try out Emta dashi, one of the best delicacies of Bhutan. Overnight stay in the resort.You would agai. n board our luxury bu, after breakfast and leave for Thimpu. It takes around 2 hrs to reach Thimpu and you would love to stroll to winding roads of Pa Chu (Paro River). On way we would pay a visit to Semtokha Dzong ( fort) edificed in 1629 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel (The man who unified Bhutan) Semtokha. This is now houses a language and cultural schools where scholars of all the ages study Dzongkha (National Language). Your lunch would be laid out in one of the best restaurants of Thimpu. If you want you can try out Bhutan delicacies. We would like to remind you Bhutanese like Spicy food .Try out Emta dashi, one of the best delicacies of Bhutan. Overnight stay in the resort

      Day 04: Punakha After breakfast on the 4th day of the tour, we will take a three hour winding mountain drive from Thimphu to Punakha. On the way to Punakha we will search the blue poppy and snow leopards on the route. We will also converse with the monks and lamas and discover the herd of the yaks. The route provides the magnificent variety of flowers and birds to entertain you. By the time we will reach Paunakha Dzong the most amazing attraction in Bhutan. It was built in 1637 by the first Shabdrung. After exploring the Punakha Dzong we will picnic in the banks of the Mo chu river. Hot lunch will be served to us at this particular destination. After picnic lunch we will hike across the foot bridge through the terraces of rice, chillies and other vegetation. We will take the nature walk in and around the fields. After that we will explore the Palaces of the royal family in this area. At night we get back to the hotel in Paunakha for the night stay.

      Day 05: Punakha – Wangdiphodrang In the morning of the 5th day we will visit Wangdiphodrang, which is like the enlarged village with few shops. Here we will learn about the culture and tradition of the Bhutanese people. We will experience the daily life of the local folk. In the afternoon we will have typically Bhutanese lunch with the villagers. Halt, Than we will shop for the handicrafts items especially the bamboo work and stone cavings popular in this area. Spend overnight in the hotel.

      Day 06: Paro 6th day is the another exiting day of the tour. We will again drive back to Paro on this day. In the morning we will hike up to the Taktsang Monastery, also known as the Tigers Nest. It will approximately take three hours to reach there. On the way savour the feeling of cool and quiet atmosphere. Experience the rich flora and fauna of this region. As soon as we reach there we will enjoy the stunning views of the Monastery. A hike up to the Taktsang Monastery is exhaustive as well as thrilling too. It is the place of pilgrimage for the local people. After that we will have tea and snacks break in the cafeteria there. Than we will again drive back to the road point to explore the other attractions of Paro. After finishing the adventurous journey of Taktsang Monastery, Druk Choeding is the next destination that we will visit. This town temple was built by the Ngawang Chhogyel , one of the prince-abbots of Ralung in Tibet and an ancestor of the Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. There after we will take the lunch in the local restaurant. In the evening we will make a visit to the Kila Goemba. It si the serene home of the Buddhist nuns. Enjoy the magnificent view of the mountains. We will spot the black necked cranes found in this area. Vast greenery spread in this area not only mesmerizes you but enthralls you completely. After the whole day sightseeing we will get back to the hotel for the overnight stay.

      Day 07: Depart From Paro 7th day is the last day of the tour. After breakfast our executive will drop you to the Paro International Airport for your onward journey.

      Bhutan Tour-1

      Trip Cost Includes

      • Airfare from Kathmandu to Paro (Round Trip)
      • English speaking guide, Sherpa staff comprising of guide, cook and helper.
      • Camping equipment (tents, mattress, Sleeping bags, Dining tent & Table/ Chairs).
      • Freshly cooked full board vegetarian meals during trek.
      • Bhutan Visa fee.
      • Oxygen & Gamow Bag.
      • Full board in Kathmandu.
      • Sightseeing in Kathmandu
      • Donation includes

      Trip Cost Excludes

      • Domestic airport taxes and excess baggage.
      • Riding Yak or horse.
      • Tips for trek staff.
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  • Lhasa to Kathmandu Tour via Ev Lhasa to Kathmandu Tour via Everest Base Camp 10 Days

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      EBC From Tibet-1

      The Buddhist Kingdom of Tibet has captured the hearts and minds of the western world since long. Lost in its historical and spiritual treasures, we could spend happy weeks in the home of the Dalai Lama and the target of devout pilgrimages. This 10 day Tibet overland tour by 4 wheel drive (Toyota Land cruiser), from Lhasa to Kathmandu via Everest Base Camp offers a unique mystery and allure. This tour covers a vast tract of this ancient land, crossing spectacular passes, through unforgettable landscapes and spiritual heart of the country. Over ten days, our tour manages to take in a little bit of everything of the attractions this country has to offer.

      BEC Tibet

      You will fly or drive to Lhasa and spend four nights in Lhasa, so that you could get time for acclimatization and sightseeing. We will visit the holiest Jokhang temple, see the legendary eighth wonder Potala Palace, Norbulinka Palace (the summer palace of the Dalai Lama), Drepung, Sera Monastery and many more.After sightseeing program, you will leave Lhasa in our 4 wheeler for Kathmandu along the way stopping at quietly enchanting Buddhist monasteries like Sakya, Shalu, Natang, Rongbuk and remote villages untouched by modern civilization. Rongbuk is the home of the highest monastery in Tibet. Leaving plenty of time to explore this historic treasure, you go ahead to the highlight of the trip, Everest Base Camp, where the sheer grandeur of Everest's north face has to be seen to be believed. We will continue drive via 'Friendship Highway' to Kathmandu. The mountain views and inspiring landscapes, rich Buddhist culture and history complementary with the recent development makes your Tibet visit a truly unforgettable experience.

      Potala Darbar

      Lhasa to Kathmandu Tour via Everest Base Camp Day to Day Itinerary

      Day 01: Arrive in Lhasa (3650 m/11972ft) Your tour starts with your arrival in Lhasa today. There are two ways to arrive Lhasa—one is via Nepal and another via mainland China. If you choose to fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa you will have 1 hour 10 minutes Trans-Himalayan flight which is considered one of the most beautiful air route in the world that takes you over the Everest (8848m), Kanchenjunga (8536m) and other Himalayan peaks. If you are coming via mainland China, you might fly from any major cities or take the world’s highest train route to reach Lhasa. You will be received by our Tibetan guide at the airport/train station. Approximately 1.5 hours drive along 93 km road, from the airport/train station, you will reach Lhasa. It's advisable to rest and take it easy for the remainder of the day due to Lhasa's altitude. Overnight in Lhasa

      Day 02: Sightseeing in Lhasa (3650 m/11972ft) Foremost, our tour begins with a visit to Sera Monastery with an experienced tour guide also working as an interpreter escorts. This is a preserved monastery of white-washed walls and golden roofs. Equally adventurous and exciting rhythm builds up while touring Norbulingka, the summer palace of the Dalai Lama. Jokhang Temple is another important sacred site which unravels more deep seated mysteries of Tibetan Buddhism. Visit to Barkhor Markets can be quite a alter from other visits as you roam around the city testing every details around the stalls and you may purchase some goods that displays Tibetan culture, custom and tradition. Overnight in Lhasa. Day 03 Sightseeing in Lhasa (3650 m/11972ft)

      Today your visit to Potala palace and Drepung monastery will bestow invaluable insights. From the Mar Po Ri Hill where the Potala Palace, the 17th century great monumental structure stands, you can get an awesome view of entire city. Potala Palace, an immense structure, its interior space being in excess of 130,000 square meters has private quarters of the Dalai Lama, numerous grand state rooms and chapels. Your next visit will be to Drepung Monastery, a residence of Dalai Lama before Potala Palace which was built in 14th century and used to shelter around 10,000 monks some time ago. Tibetans' immensely believe and respect this monastery. Overnight in Lhasa.

      Day 04: Sightseeing in Lhasa (3650 m/11972ft) In morning you will visit Tibet Museum. Officially inaugurated in October of 1999 the museum houses a rich collection of prehistoric cultural relics including Buddha statues in different postures, imperial jade seals, gold albums, gifts granted by emperors, colorful Thankas, and various printed Sanskrit and Tibetan scriptures. You can also see variety of folk art such as unique Tibetan handicrafts, costumes, jewelry, and adornments made of gold, silver, and jade, as well as fine Chinese pottery. Despite the collections the museum holds, the museum building complex with its ornamented beams, pillars, lintels, banners and wall hangings exhibit traditional Tibetan architectural styles. In the afternoon, you will be free for shopping. Over night in Lhasa.

      Day 05: Drive to Gyantse (3950m/12956ft) -265 km Following Friendship Highway, while driving past Khamba La (4794 m), you will have a break to appreciate majestic views of Yamdrok‐Tso Lake, a lake deep blue in color and Nazin Kang Sang glacier standing proud at 7252m. Ahead to westwards, you come across another Karo La pass at 5045m. Glance through the road, you can see huge glaciers tumbling down into the road. After hours of driving for 261 km, you enter town of Gyantse where you will see beautifully landscaped Tibetan villages. Overnight in Gyantse

      Day 06: Sightseeing & drive to Shigatse (3900m/12792ft) -92km Gyantse prides on Gyantse Dzong and Kumbum. Gyantse Dzong is a historical fort built in the 14th century and overlooks a mesmerizing view of entire Gyantse and surrounding Nyang Chu Valley. Kumbum has large gold domed 35m high chorten(stupa ) and houses with several chapels and Tibetan Buddhist murals. Kubum means 100,000 images in Tibetan. After enjoying and exploring Gyantse, you will take a 90 km drive to Shigatse. Shalu monastery built with Han, Tibetan and Indian style architecture is about one and half hour away from Gyantse on the way to Shigatse. After a brief observation of the monastery you drive further to Shigatse, second largest city of Tibet. Tashilhunpo Monastery is the major attraction of Shigatse being one of the largest functioning monasteries in Tibet. Overnight in Shigatse.

      Day 07: Drive to Shegar (4150m/13612ft), visit Natang and Sakya Monastery en route-274km Today you will transverse along the Friendship Highway amidst picturesque landscape driving past small town of Lhatse and Gyamtso La pass at 5220m. You will visit Natang Monastery which is 12 Kms far from Xigatse, again you drive to Sakya Monastery, where you can see the largest book in the world in Sakya's great library written in gold. In the evening time we reach in Shegar. As the route opens into plains, many monasteries and camps of nomadic herders become visible in route to Shegar. Overnight in Shegar

      Day 08: Drive to Rongbuk (5050m/16564ft)-Explore Everest Base Camp (5250m/17,220 ft)-85 km Away from Shegar, you drive to the south crossing Pang La pass at 5150m/16890. Along the drive, you can laze around in the splendor of majestic views of snow capped peaks such as Makalu and Shishapangma. After driving for 85 km, you eventually reach Rongbuk from where you get spectacular sight of Mt. Everest. The program today is to explore to Everest Base Camp through the day. Drive to EBC is allowed only for expeditions, so you need to walk 8 km (one way) or take a horse or local bus to reach the Everest Base Camp. You will also visit Ronbuk Monastery, a Buddhist pilgrimage site founded in 1902 by a Nyingmapa Lama in an area of meditation huts that had been in use by monks and hermits for over 400 years. Hermitage meditation caves dot the cliff walls all around the monastery complex and up and down the valley. Many walls and stones, carved with sacred syllables and prayers, line the paths. Overnight in Rongbuk

      Day 09: Drive to Zhangmu (2300m/7, 544ft)-245 km In case, on Day 08 due to bad weather or some consequences, if you are not able to explore around Everest Base Camp, today’s first light will be utilized to explore around Everest Base Camp and to watch sunrise on Mt. Everest. It is a truly awe inspiring place with the absolute north face of the highest mountain in the world soaring above you. You return back to the Friendship Highway to continue drive to Zhangmu. Driving past Tingri crossing Lalung La pass at (5124 m/ 16068 ft) and Shung La pass at (5200 m/ 17056 ft), Nalyam Pass (3800m/12464 ft) which offer enchanting views of the surrounding peaks of Shishapangma, Cho Oyu, Menlungtse and Gauri Shanker, you tumble down from gradually from the dry Tibetan Plateau. Now, you find yourself amidst the verdant and fertile vegetation of

      Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu (1350m/4428ft)-123km Few kilometers drive away from Zhangmu to Friendship Bridge across Bhote Koshi River brings you closer to Immigration Control in Kodari where you depart with your Tibetan guide and driver, and walk across the river to meet Nepalese guide to drive to Kathmandu. After 4 hours of driving through deep valleys, you finally arrive in Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu (hotel not included in Kathmandu).Zhangmu at 2300 meter in the Nepalese border.Overnight in Zhangmu.

      Trip Cost Includes

      • Sightseeing by Land Cruiser as per program.
      • English speaking guide, Sherpa staff comprising of guide, cook and helper.
      • Camping equipment (tents, mattress, Sleeping bags, Dining tent & Table/ Chairs).
      • Freshly cooked full board vegetarian meals during trek.
      • Upper Humla trek permit.
      • Yak & Yakmen during Parikarma.
      • Tibet / China Visa fee.
      • Oxygen & Gamow Bag.
      • Full board in Kathmandu.
      • Sightseeing in Kathmandu
      • Donation includes

      Trip Cost Excludes

      • Domestic airport taxes and excess baggage.
      • Riding Yak or horse.
      • Liaison officer Rs. 2500.
      • Tips for trek staff.
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  • Mount Kailash Pilgrimage Tour Mount Kailash Pilgrimage Tour 14 Days

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      Mt. Kailash

      Mt. Kailash, 6,714 m. is situated to the north of the Himalayan barrier, wholly within Tibet. It is the perfect mountain with awesome beauty, with 4 great faces. It is the spiritual centre for four great religions: Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism, the Jain religion and the pre-Buddhist animistic religion – Bonpo. To Tibetans it is known as Khang Rimpoche (Precious Jewel of Snow) and they see it as the novel of the world. It is said that a stream from the mountain pours into a nearby lake and from here rivers flow in the four cardinal directions. The River of the Lion Mouth to the North, the River of the Horse Mouth to the east, the River of the Peacock Mouth to the south and the River of the Elephant Mouth to the West. Strangely enough, four major rivers do indeed originate near Kailash, the Indus, the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra), the Karnali and the Sutlej.

      Tibetans believe that it is the residence of Demchog, a fierce looking tantric deity who lives there with his consort, Dorje Phagmo. For the Tibetans also, it is a particularly special place in that their poet saint Milarepa, spent several years here meditating in a cave. For the Hindus Mount Kailash is the earthly manifestation of Mt. Meru, their spritual centre of the universe, described as a fanatastic ‘world pillar’ 84,000 miles high, around which all else revolves, its roots in the lowest hell and its summit kissing the heavens. On the top lives their most revered God, Shiva, and his consort Parvati.

      1For the Jains, an Indian religious group, Kailash is the site where their first prophet achieved enlightenment. For the older, more ancient religion of Bon, it is the site where its founder Shanrab is said to have descended from heaven. It was formerly the spiritual centre of Zhang Zung, the ancient Bon Empire that once included all of western Tibet. Bon people walk around the mountain in a counter

      Clockwise manner, unlike the other religions.

      Over the centuries pilgrims have constantly journeyed immense distances to achieve enlightenment or cleanse themselves of sin, braving enormous distances, particularly harsh weather and bandit attacks.

      Places to Visit: Kathmandu – Nylam – Saga – Paryang – Manasarovar – Tarchen – Dehara – Dolma-La – Kathmandu

      Mansarobar LakeMansarobar Lake

      Mount Kailash Pilgrimage Tour Day to Day Itinerary

      Day 01: Kathmandu (1300 m.) arrival: Pick up from the airport/ Drive to hotel/ briefing/ if time permits our guide will take you to Pashupatinath for Dharsan during Arati time. Dinner

      Day 02: Kathmandu: Breakfast, trip to temples and back to Hotel for lunch. After lunch, final preparation for yatra i.e, checking and demonstration of equipments which will be used during yatra. If any body needs to buy or get things on hire, our staff will give you company. Dinner.

      Day 03: Drive to Nyalam (30km), 3750m: Morning after breakfast leave Kathmandu to commence yatra to Nyalam [3800M]. We reach Friendship Bridge [Nepal - China Boarder] by mini-coach. Walk along for 10 minutes to cross the bridge and there get acquainted with Chinese guide and land cruiser drivers. They will give a brief information regarding the further trip then proceed the journey to Zangmu, where all the immigration and custom formalities are ought to be accomplished. After the accomplishment of all formalities, we proceed to Nyalam. Arrival at Nyalam and overnight stay at guesthouse.

      Day 04: Rest Day at Nyalam (30km), 3750m: It is more a day for acclimatization.

      Day 05: Saga/4450m: (Labug-La 5050m, Peku-tso and Saga, 232km) On the first long driving day over the sandy and rocky land of Tibet, other things like lake, nomads chasing thousands of yaks and sheep keep you busy. By the late afternoon you will cross Bhramha Purtra River way to typical Chinese and Tibetan town, Saga for night.

      Day 06: Paryang (4600m) 185 km 7-8 hrs: Jeeps and trucks roll on the wide valley following rivers and grazing land of yaks and sheep. Far south you can see snow covered peaks near by you, lots of rocky peaks and sand duns give you an ideal world. Depends on season, nomads and other mobile shopkeepers are attired by beautiful traditional costume, waiting your arrival with hot tea and other supplies along with big smile.

      Day 07: Drive Paryang to Manasarovar (4558m) 277km 8 hours: The longest driving day starts with full of excitement, by the late afternoon you can have the first sight of Holy Kailash Parbat and Manasarovara. Hore, a small village near by Lake Manasarover, we will spend a night there..

      Day 08: Holy-Manasarovar: At 14950-ft/ 4558m. The highest lake of fresh water with turquoise complexion in the world is full of fishes and swans. Holy Kailash Parbat, Mt. Gurula-Mandala, Lake Rashekshi are lying on its surrounding. The region is considered rich for gold and other mines, hot springs and hundreds of wild living creatures. Night will be spending at Chu Gumba.

      Day 09: Puja and drive to Tarchen (14975ft) 40km: Manasarovara is the lake of compassion, tranquility and bliss. After completing the memorable morning Bath and Puja we will be heading towards Tarchen. It is considered as a base camp for the Holy Kailash Parikrama.

      Day 10: Trek to Dehara Puk/5000m: It is one of the exciting days walking along the beautiful rocky cliffs; water falls with some clouds in the clear blue sky make you feeling that Great God Shiva is every where with tons of blessing to you. Time to time the face of Kailash Parbat will be keep on appearing. For 15 km trail it takes almost 7 hrs.

      Day 11: Hardest but Holiest day of your pilgrimage Yatra with Dolma-La (pass) of 18600ft between two valleys: Yamasthal should be crossed to reach the Shiva-sthal while your steps go closer to the pass. Once you reach the top, just do the holiest offering and sit down for meditation to forget yourself. Once your steps go down, Parvati-stal and Gauri Kunda are on the way. By the late afternoon you will arrive Zuthal Puk (the cave of Miracles. The great ascetic Milerappa is supposed to have performed miracles here).

      Day 12: End of Kailash Parikrama and drive to Takla Kot: Over night stay Guest house.

      Day 13: Early morning drive to Sera via Khojarnath Temple [an ancient temple of Lord Ram, Lakshman and Sita]. From Sera, we walk back to the Hilsa helipad to wait for our flight back to Simikot. After immigration, proceed for Nepalgunj by chartered helicopter or aircraft [fixed wing]. Arrive Nepalgunj & further proceed to Kathmandu by flight [fixed wing]. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.

      Day 14: Final departure transfer for onward journey.

      Lasha-1

      Trip Cost Includes

      • Airfare Simikot to Nepalgunj to Kathmandu
      • Hilsa to Nepalgunj by charter helicopter.
      • Sightseeing by Land Cruiser as per program.
      • English speaking guide, Sherpa staff comprising of guide, cook and helper.
      • Camping equipment (tents, mattress, Sleeping bags, Dining tent & Table/ Chairs).
      • Freshly cooked full board vegetarian meals during trek.
      • Upper Humla trek permit.
      • Yak & Yakmen during Parikarma.
      • Tibet / China Visa fee.
      • Oxygen & Gamow Bag.
      • Full board in Kathmandu.
      • Sightseeing in Kathmandu
      • Donation includes

      Trip Cost Excludes

      • Domestic airport taxes and excess baggage.
      • Riding Yak or horse.
      • Liaison officer Rs. 2500.
      • Tips for trek staff.
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  • Around Dhaulagiri Trek - 26 Da Around Dhaulagiri Trek - 26 Days

    • From: redpandatravel
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      Mt.Dhaulagiri 8197 Mtrs.

      White mountain, separated from the Annapurna region by Kali Gandaki gorge, the deepest gorge in the world, includes some fifteen peaks above 7000m. This region, considered to be one of the most remote places of the Federal Democratic Re-public Nepal, has abundance of Himalayan peaks, hidden valleys, high passes and sweeping vistas. The Trans-Himalayan journey is quite, peaceful and full of adventure and excitement. Trekking in this area is relatively strenuous but trekkers willing to spend their holidays amid nature and natural surroundings full of peace and tranquility chose this ‘off the beaten track’ trekking destination.

      Mt.Dhaulagiri 8197 Mtrs.

      Maximum Elevation: 5200 mtrs.

      Trek Duration: 25 days

      Mode of Operation: Camping

      Season: Mar, Apr, May, Jun-Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec.

      Trip Grade: Strenuous

      Attraction: Spectacular views of Himalayan, Hidden valley, Barren places, Panoramic mountain views, Fossil river, Seven hundred years oldest monastery, Second biggest Hindus temple, Delightful apple kingdom and Pure apple distillery, Hot spring, World biggest rhododendron forest, Ethnic village and life style, World’s deepest george between Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.) and Mt.Annapurna I (8091m.)

      Poon-Hill

      Around Dhaulagiri Trek Day to Day Itinerary

      Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu; Greet and meet you at airport; Transfer to hotel; Overnight at hotel.

      Day 02: Half day guided city tours (Include world heritage sites: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupati Nath Temple, Swayambu Nath and Buddha Nath Stupa); Afternoon pre-trip discussion of the trek; Overnight at Hotel.

      Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Beni; (8-9 hrs.).

      Day 04: Trek from Beni to Babiyachaur; (5-6 hrs.); 1000 mtrs.

      Day 05: Trek from Babiyachaur to Dharapani; (6-7 hrs.); 1565 mtrs.

      Day 06: Trek from Dharapani to Muri; (5-6hrs.); 1850 mtrs.

      Day 07: Trek from Muri to Bagar; (5-6 hrs.); 2050 mtrs.

      Day 08: Trek from Bagar to Dovan; (5-6 hrs.); 2630 mtrs.

      Day 09: Trek from Dovan to Italian Base Camp; (5-6 hrs.); 3500 mtrs.

      Day 10: Acclimatization day. It is a day of relax because next day will be tough day.

      Day 11: Trek from Italian Base Camp to Glacier Camp; (5-6 hrs.); 4250 mtrs.

      Day 12: Trek from Glacier Base Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp; (4-5 hrs.); 4650 mtrs.

      Day 13: Acclimatization day. Next day will be constantly at an altitude of 5,00-6000 m, so this day is essential.

      Day 14: Trek from Dhaulagiri Base Camp to Hidden valley Camp; (3-4 hrs); 5000 mtrs.

      Day 15: Hidden Valley Camp, A rest day to admire the surrounding peaks and perhaps do some exploring.

      Day 16: Trek from Hidden Valley Camp to Yak Kharka; (5-6 hrs.); 5200 mtrs.

      Day 17: Trek from Yak Kharka to Marpha; (4-5 hrs.); 2670 mtrs.

      Day 18: Trek from Marpha to Kalopani; (5-6 hrs.); 2500 mtrs.

      Day 19: Trek from Kalopani to Tatopani (Hot spring; 6-7 hrs.); 1190 mtrs.

      Day 20:. Rest day and Relax in Hot spring.

      Day 21: Trek from Tatopani (Hot spring) to Ghorepani; (7-8 hrs.);2870 mtrs; Poon Hill (Sunrise and Sunset view point);3210 mtrs.

      Day 22: Trek from Ghorepani to Hille; (4-5 hrs.); 1500 mtrs

      Day 23: Trek from Hille to Nayapul; (2½-3 hrs.); 1100 mtrs. And drive back to Pokhara; Overnight at hotel.

      Day 24: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu; free in Kathmandu; Overnight at hotel

      Day 25: Drop to airport for your final flight departure.

      (Note: This is full trip Itinerary, If anyone interested for the half trip after arrival in Nepal, we can arrange half trip itinerary also)

      Trip Cost Includes

      • All airport/Hotel transfers
      • 3 or 4-star level Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
      • Welcome and farewell dinner.
      • All lodging and fooding during the trek.
      • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and entrance fees.
      • Domestic flights and Airport taxes.
      • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide, Assistant trek guide and Porters to carry luggage (2 Trekkers:1 porter ) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
      • All necessary paper work and Trekking permits or National park permit, TIMS Card)
      • All government and local taxes if necessary.

      Trip Cost Excludes

      • Nepal visa fee.
      • International Airfare to and from Kathmandu.
      • Excess baggage charges.
      • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, Late departure, Early return from mountain (Due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
      • Lunch and Evening meals in Kathmandu (And also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary).
      • Travel and Rescue insurance.
      • Personal expenses (Phone Calls, Laundry, Bar bills during the trekking, Battery recharge, Extra porters, Bottle or Boiled water, Shower etc).
      • Tips for Guides and Porters.
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  • EBC (Everest Base Camp) Trek - EBC (Everest Base Camp) Trek - 14 Days

    • From: redpandatravel
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      Mt.Everest

      Mount Everest Base Camp has been a popular destination for trekkers since the very first expeditions to the Nepalese side of Everest in the 1953. To reach this part of the Himalaya within a limited time, we have devised this two week trek to Everest Base Camp which runs directly to and from Lukla.

      The Everest Base Camp trek, a very well known mountain trek, starts at the Lukla and follows the Dudh Kosi valley which climbs up to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazzar, a bustling bazaar that’s a junction for trekkers, the local Sherpa and expeditions route to the mighty Mt. Everest. All along this part of the trail, villages are interspersed with magnificent forests of rhododendron, magnolia and giant firs. In both the early autumn and late spring, the flowers on this portion of the trek make it the kind of walk you will remember for a long, long time.

      From Namche, we trek along a high traversing path where we have our first good views of Everest and then head towards Thyangboche Monastery, which is a 2 hour climb. The monastery sits at 3867m in a clearing surrounded by dwarf firs and rhododendrons. The monastery is structurally located on a ridge top with commanding views of the Everest landscape. The view from this spot, seen to best advantage in the morning, is absolutely mesmerizing and stunning and is rightly deemed to be one of the most magnificent in the world.

      We then descend to the Imja Khola and continue to the villages of Pangboche and Pheriche before finally approaching the Khumbu Glacier. We then follow the glacier, first to Lobuche, a vantage point for some spectacular views of the Ama Dablam, Taweche and other peaks and then hike to Gorak Shep for a breather.

      We also have the opportunity to ascend Kala Patthar (5554m) from where we can get some awesome views of the Himalayan giants which literally numb your senses with breathless admiration that beholds the eye; and makes up for the lung-bursting climb that took you up there. You soon realize it was absolutely worth it. This also includes fantastic views of the south west face of the colossal Mt. Everest. We then trek down to Everest Base Camp at the foot of the Khumbu ice fall before finally making our way back down to Lukla.

      Maximum Elevation: 5545 mtrs.

      Trek Duration: 14 Days

      Mode of Operation: Tea House and Camping

      Trip Grade: Moderate and Strenuous

      Season: Mar, Apr, May, Jun-Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec.

      Attraction: Spectacular views of the Himalayas, Exciting ethnic or Sherpa peoples and village, Abundance of wildlife, Majestic water falls, Beautiful shining rivers, Bamboo forest with abundance of wildlife, Spiritual Buddhist monasteries, Tengboche Monastery, Gokyo ice lake, Snow covered everest range,Khumbu Glacier, Sherpa’s’ Tradition and Culture, Library on the world highest place, World highest peak in the front.

      Khumjung Village

      Everest Base Camp Trekking Day to Day Itinerary

      Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu; Greet and meet you at airport; Transfer to hotel; Overnight at hotel.

      Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla-2800 mtrs; And Walk up to Phakding; (3-4 hrs.)2653 mtrs.

      Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazzar; (5-6 hrs.); 3440 mtrs.

      Day 04: Acclimatization Day and Hike around Namche Bazzar.

      Day 05: Trek from Namche Bazzar to Tengboche; (5-6 hrs.); 3870 mtrs.

      Day 06: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche; (5-6 hrs.); 4360 mtrs.

      Day 07: Trek from Dingboche to Duglha; (4-5 hrs.); 4600 mtrs.

      Day 08: Trek from Duglha to Lobuche;(3-4 hrs,); 4940 mtrs.

      Day 09: Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep; (3-4 hrs.); 5170 mtrs; And Everest Camp; (3 hrs.); 5364 mtrs.

      Day 10: Trek from Gorak Shep to Kalapatthar; (2 hrs.); 5545 mtrs. And Back down to Pheriche; (5-6 hrs.); 4280 mtrs.

      Day 11: Trek from Pheriche-Pangboche-Tengboche to Namche Bazzar; (5-6 hrs.); 3440 mtrs.

      Day 12: Trek from Namche Bazzar to Lukla; (6-8 hrs.); 2800 mtrs.

      Day 13: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu, Afternoon free in Kathmandu.

      Day 14: Drop to airport for your final flight departure.

      (Note: This is full trip Itinerary, If anyone interested for the half trip after arrival in Nepal, we can arrange half trip itinerary also)

      Thame Village, Everest Region

      Trip Cost Includes

      • All airport/Hotel transfers
      • 3 or 4-star level Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
      • Welcome and farewell dinner.
      • All lodging and fooding during the trek.
      • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and entrance fees.
      • Domestic flights and Airport taxes.
      • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide, Assistant trek guide and Porters to carry luggage (2 Trekkers:1 porter ) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
      • All necessary paper work and Trekking permits or National park permit, TIMS Card)
      • All government and local taxes if necessary.

      Trip Cost Excludes

      • Nepal visa fee.
      • International Airfare to and from Kathmandu.
      • Excess baggage charges.
      • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, Late departure, Early return from mountain (Due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
      • Lunch and Evening meals in Kathmandu (And also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary).
      • Travel and Rescue insurance.
      • Personal expenses (Phone Calls, Laundry, Bar bills during the trekking, Battery recharge, Extra porters, Bottle or Boiled water, Shower etc).
      • Tips for Guides and Porters.
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