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  • Redspotted Hawkfish Redspotted Hawkfish

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      The only species of Hawkfish in the Caribbean poses for me.

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  • Top 5 Indian National Parks wi Top 5 Indian National Parks with a Unique Tale

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      Painted in the colors of biodiversity, the Indian National Parks are counted amongst best destinations for sighting different species of wild beings. Be it the mountains of the north or the wetlands of the south, there stands a well maintained national park in every corner of India. The icing to the cake is that every national park of India has something special that entices the wildlife buffs from far and wide. Penning down the unique selling points of every national park is an uphill task; therefore, mentioned below are the USPs of the top most visited wildlife destinations of India. Enjoy reading.

       

      Jim Corbett National Park

      Bengal Tiger

      Establishment Year: 1936
      Location:
      Uttarakhand

      The USPs:

      • Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest national park of the Asian Continent.

      The very first thing that everyone should know about the Jim Corbett National Park is that it was the first established national park not only in India, but in Asia. The establishment of this national park could happen only after the contributions made by Edward James Corbett. He was initially a British hunter who shot down many man-eating tigers, but later turned into a conservationist and provided a helping hand in setting up a safe abode for these wild cats.

      • The first reserve under the Project Tiger

      Instigated in the year 1973, Project Tiger is an initiative by the Government of India to save the big cats. The Jim Corbett National Park was the first tiger reserve announced under this project. In fact, it is where the project was launched.

      How to reach

      By Air: Located just 80 kilometers from Corbett, Pratapnagar Airport is the nearest airport to the park. Taxis and cabs are easily available at the airport.

      By Rail: Ramnagar Railway Station is the closest to the Corbett National Park (just 5 kilometers). This station is well connected with major cities and trains are also very frequent.

      By Road: Properly connected with motorable roads, Jim Corbett National Park can be easily reached via cab or bus. One can easily board a bus from ISBT Anand Vihar, New Delhi.

      Where to stay

      Being one of the top visited wildlife destinations, Corbett National Park is facilitated with various accommodation options. Some of the comfortable staycation choices are stated below:

      • Corbett Leela Villas
      • Quality Inn Corbett Jungle Resort
      • Dhikala Corbett Lodge
      • The Wild Safari Lodge
      • Wild Crest Resort

      These are just a few to name, followed by various other resorts and hotels in Corbett that offer value-for-money hospitality.

      Nearby Attractions

      Besides delving into the wildlife in Corbett, visitors can enjoy other charms as well, like:

      • Kosi River
      • Garjiya Devi Temple
      • Corbett Falls

      Best time to visit

      The gates are open from mid November to June end. However, as Jim Corbett is more famous as a tiger sighting destination, the best time to catch the glimpse of the big cats is March to May.

       

      Kaziranga National Park 

      RhinoRhino

      Establishment Year: 1974
      Location:
      Assam

      The USPs:

      • The Kaziranga National Park boasts off the world’s largest populace of One-Horned Rhinoceros.

      Situated far away from the hustle-bustle of present human life, Kaziranga provides a healthy home to the maximum number of One-Horned Rhinoceros in the world. One-Horned Rhinos are among the endangered wildlife species dwindling gradually. Kaziranga seems to be the last resort for this endangered mammal.

      It is not as easy as a pie to be called as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, but Kaziranga National Park made its way to this honor. The park won the title in the year of 1985 as it stood firm on the (ix) and (x) criteria of UNESCO that are stated below:

      (ix) to be outstanding examples representing significant on-going ecological and biological processes in the evolution and development of terrestrial, fresh water, coastal and marine ecosystems and communities of plants and animals.

      (x) to contain the most important and significant natural habitats for in-situ conservation of biological diversity, including those containing threatened species of outstanding universal value from the point of view of science or conservation.

      • Proximity to The Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation & Conservation (CWRC)

      The Centre of Wildlife Rehabilitation & Conservation (CWRC) was set up in year 2002, under Wildlife Trust of India (WTI). Established near the Kaziranga National Park, it is the very first rescue and rehab centre for wildlife emergencies in India. Wildlife enthusiasts can visit this centre and witness the widely acclaimed wonderful efforts made by CWRC to help in the conservation of wild beings.

      How to reach

      By Air: There are two airports for reaching the Kaziranga National Park. One is at Guwahati, which is about 211.7 kilometers away and the other one is at Jorhat, which is approx 113 kilometers away from the park. Daily flights are available for both the airports. Upon arrival, tourists can hire a cab or mini bus to reach Kaziranga. 

      By Rail: The nearest railway stations to the park are at Jakhalabandha and Furkating.

      By Bus: Bus and cab facilities are available from Guwahati, a six hour drive and Jorhat, a two hour drive.

      Where to stay

      Some of the best hotels and resorts to stay in Kaziranga National Park are listed below:

      • Wild Grass Lodge
      • Bon Habi Jungle Resort
      • Kaziranga Resort
      • Landmark Woods
      • Aranya Resort

      Top notch amenities and matchless comfort are the main gifts that these hotels render at your disposal.

      Nearby Attractions

      Located near the park is the Karbi Village, which greets visitors warmly. A visit to the village offers tourists a walk amid the lush coffee and rubber plantation.

      Best time to visit

      November to end of April is the best time to visit the Kaziranga National Park.

      Gir National Park

      Asiatic Lion

      Establishment Year: 1965

      Location: Gujarat

      The USPs:

      • The only abode of the Asiatic Lions (Panthera Leo Persica)

      Earlier, the big cats were spread widely in different parts of the globe including Asia Minor and Arabia through Persia to India. Unfortunately, due to reckless hunting, the number of Asiatic Lions witnessed a great turn down. The state became so worst that these cats got listed under the Red List of Threatened Species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Thanks to the continuous and effective conservation efforts. Presently, the Asiatic Lions have been set free from this disquietude. It is the Gir Forest National Park that provides a safe abode to the Asiatic Lions. As per the recent census of 2011, the count of big cats at Gir was 411.

      How to Reach

      By Air: The closest airport for reaching Gir is at Keshod (86.2 kilometers away). Daily flights are available from Mumbai to Keshod. Upon arrival, tourists can hire a cab or taxi to Gir.

      By Rail: The nearest railway station is at Junagadh. Trains from Ahmedabad, Rajkot and other major cities arrive here.

      By Road: From Ahmedabad it is 400 kilometers drive via Rajkot, Junagadh and Mendarda. Buses as well, are easily available.

      Where to Stay

      There is a plethora of budget, deluxe and luxury accommodation options in and around the Gir National Park. A few to name:

      •  Lion Safari Camp
      • Sukhsagar Resort
      • The Fern Resort
      • Gir Birding Lodge
      • The Gir Jungle Lodge

      Every hotel is special in itself, but there is one thing in common - ‘warm hospitality’.

      Nearby Attractions

      Along with the Gir National Park, visitors can also explore several other tourist charms located in and around the place. Some of them are stated below:

      ·         Kankai Temple

      ·         Bhimdeval Sun Temple

      ·         Orchards of Kesar Mangoes

      Best Time to Visit

      October to May is the ideal time for visiting the Gir National Park.

       

      Sundarbans National Park

      Sunderban National Park

      Establishment Year: 1984
      Location: West Bengal

      The USPs:

      • Home of the Amphibian Tigers

      Everyone knows that tigers are the beasts of the woods, but in Sundarbans the scene is tad different. The tigers of Sundarbans don’t only rule over the land, but also over the water. They swim and prey on aquatic species, which is not commonly found in most of the tigers.

      • Cossets World’s Largest Mangrove Forests

      The dense mangroves that sway on the wetland of Sundarbans are one of the most productive of all natural ecosystems. Further, this national park cuddles world’s largest cover of mangroves.

      • Stands as the largest tiger reserve of India

      Declared as a tiger reserve in 1973 (which means it was one of the first nine reserves established under Project Tiger), Sundarbans is famous for forming the largest tiger reserve of India.

      Like Kaziranga, Sundarbans National Park is also a part of the coveted list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. The park got this title in year 1987.  The criteria under which the park was declared as a World Heritage Site are same as of Kaziranga National Park. Criteria (ix) and (x):

      (ix) to be outstanding examples representing significant on-going ecological and biological processes in the evolution and development of terrestrial, fresh water, coastal and marine ecosystems and communities of plants and animals.

      (x) to contain the most important and significant natural habitats for in-situ conservation of biological diversity, including those containing threatened species of outstanding universal value from the point of view of science or conservation.

      How to Reach

      By Air: Netaji Subhash Chandra Airport, Kolkata is the nearest airport for reaching the Sundarbans National Park. It is just 140 kilometers.

      By Rail: Located just 29 kilometers from entry gate of the national park, Canning is the nearest railway station.

      By Road: The Park is well connected with Kolkata - Basanti Highway.

      Where to Stay

      Tigers have always been the first love of every wildlife enthusiast and thus, Sundarbans entices huge crowd in every tourist season. Considering the interest of visitors in the park, the authorities established several hotels and resorts in and around Sundarbans, some of them are mentioned below:

      • Sundarbans Mangrove Retreat
      • Sajnekhali Tourist Lodge
      • Sundarbans Tiger Camp

      Offering the best in class comfort is the specialty of these hotels.

      Nearby Attractions

      Besides the big cats, there are various tourist charms to experience while in the Sundarbans National Park. A few of them have been listed below:

      • Sajnekhali Watch Tower
      • Dobanki Watch Tower
      • Sudhanyakhali Watch tower
      • Neti Dhopani Watch Tower
      • Kumirmari Watch Tower
      • Jhingamari Watch Tower
      • Bonnie camp Watch Tower
      • Bhagabatpur Crocodile Park
      • Chargheri Char

      Best Time to Visit

      Though the park remains open throughout the year, wildlife enthusiasts who wish to catch the sight of the amphibian tigers must visit the place between October to April.

       

      Kanha National Park

      Kanha National Park

      Establishment Year: 1955
      Location: Madhya Pradesh

      The USPs:

      • The Land of Mowgli

      The Jungle Book would have been a part of everyone’s childhood, but do you know who played the major part in sketching the Jungle Book? Well, it was the Kanha National Park. The Jungle Book is one of the best selling classics written by Rudyard Kipling, and it was the wilderness of Kanha that helped the book in earning accolades. Be it the devilish Sher Khan (Bengal Tiger), the friendly Baloo (Sloth Bear), the notorious Bandar-log (bunch of monkeys) or the highly concerned Bagheera (Black Panther), all the wild characters were the inhabitants of the Kanha National Park.

      How to Reach

      By Air: Jabalpur and Nagpur are two nearest airports for Kanha National Park. Frequent flights to Nagpur are easily available from any airport across India. On reaching the airport, tourists need to drive to the park.

      By Rail: Similarly, the closest railway stations are also at Jabalpur and Nagpur. Without any hassle, daily trains can be boarded for both of the stations.

      By Road: First, visitors need to reach Jabalpur, Bilaspur or Raipur; thereafter, he or she can hire a bus or cab service to reach the Kanha National Park.

      Where to Stay

      Being the Mowgli Land, the Kanha National Park has always been a major wildlife attraction, alluring tourists from far and wide. Further, to ensure the comfortable stay of visitors amid the wilderness, there are various accommodation options in Kanha, to name a few:

      • Krishna Jungle Resort
      • Royal Tiger Resort
      • Kanha Jungle Lodge
      • The Celebration Van Villas
      • The Wild Chalet Resort

      Serving guests with top notch facilities and warm hospitality is the priority of these hotels.

      Nearby Attractions

      There is no second thought to the fact that the wild beings are the main temptation for the visitors but it’s not just the fauna and flora to be explored. Some other tourist charms in and around the Kanha National Park are:

      ·         Kawardha Palace

      ·         Kanha Museum

      ·         Mandla Fort

      ·         Ramnagar Fort

      Best Time to Visit

      The park remains open from October to June, but the ideal time for sighting tigers in Kanha is March to May.

       

      These were some of the most famous national parks of India along with their Unique Selling Points. Hope you had a wonderful reading experience. If you wish to know more about these parks, it’s better to plan a tour to the Indian National Parks.

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  • National Park Safari Experienc National Park Safari Experiences within Sri Lanka

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      Sri Lanka has a beautifully diverse environment, with landscapes of rolling green hills, tea plantations, sandy coastlines and jungle roaming with wild life. It’s in this way that Sri Lanka holidays can provide a variety of experiences to tourists, with a choice in locations depending on holiday desires.

      Yala National Park

      The exotic creatures of National Parks like Yala are especially exciting, and put guests right at the heart of the country’s unspoilt nature. Such a setting is not only incredibly serene, but also exciting through the Sri Lanka safari excursions that can be enjoyed. A tour guide can take tourists through the wilderness in a land rover, providing information on various species and their behaviour, while also stopping to allow those on board to take as many pictures as they want.

      Yala is especially well known for being the best place to see leopards, as well as elephants, crocodiles, deer, wild boars and a plethora of fascinating bird species. There’s a sense of delving into the unknown on one of these tours, as you never quite know what you’re going to be lucky enough to see.

      SriLanka National Park Holidays

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      Sri Lanka Hotels

       

      When it comes to finding a hotel that is nearby to national parks, there are plenty to consider in Yala. Both the Cinnamon Wild Yala and Chaaya Wild Yala are well known for being luxurious and comfortable places to stay, with architecture that resembles the environment and in turn casts a warm ambience amongst the quiet greenery that it sits amongst. Those staying are sure to feel like they’re completely shut off from the rush of the rest of the world, able to relax and take in the sights.

       

      Sri Lanka Beach Holidays

       

      For those that want to be beside the beach, yet also have a chance to experience seeing some wild life on a safari can choose to stay in beach resorts that are nearby to national parks, or to stay in Yala and then take a day trip to the nearest beaches, which are Hambantota and Tangalle, potentially staying overnight in these if looking to have a few days in a different type of setting.


      Sri Lanka National Park holidays can be booked through Direct Traveller, a specialist tour operator to the region. Direct Traveller offers a quality service in the many areas of Sri Lanka.

      For further details visit  www.directtraveller.com or call 0844 414 3073

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  • An Orca calf is playing with i An Orca calf is playing with its mom as seen from Whale Watching boat departing from Marina del Rey, California

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      The orca is found in all the oceans of the world, though they are more abundant in cooler waters. Unlike some other species of whales, which follow a regular migration route each year, the orca seems to travel according to the availability of food. They are one of the few species of whales that move freely from hemisphere to hemisphere.

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  • Ultimate Road Trip: Vietnam's Ultimate Road Trip: Vietnam's Northern Loop

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      Written by Adam Hodge 
      Anyone who has been to this country (and even some of those who haven't) will no doubt be skeptical about the words "Vietnam" and "road trip" in the same sentence. It's true: In a city like Hanoi, the traffic can make you freeze up like an opossum. But outside of the cities, where vehicles are few and far between, the scenery is unforgettable, the culture vibrant, and the road trip experience unparalleled.
      Driving the legendary Northwest Loop is the best way to get a glimpse of the rural side of a country in the throes of relentless, voracious development. In the less-visited north, you can explore the Vietnam of rice terraces, karst formations draped in verdant jungle, purple mountains, and thundering waterfalls.
      START IN HANOI

       
      Hanoi
      The Northwest Loop begins in Hanoi. If you're going to tackle this route in a car or truck, it's best to get a 4WD. Most of the route is sealed, but heavy rains can occasionally wash small rocks and debris onto the road in the mountains. And speaking of rain, since you're in the mountains all bets are off when it comes to the weather. It's true that Vietnam's dry season runs from October until April, but if you try this during "rainy" season in the summer months you can still get away with it. And remember, as you get higher up, the temperature will drop, so you may use both the A/C and the heater in the same trip.
      But be warned, the small twisty roads were drawn into the hills for the pleasure (and ease) of two-wheeled travel. The trip can be done on a 125 cc semi-automatic "motoscooter," which are incredibly easy for even non-riders to get a handle on quickly. You can rent one in Hanoi for less than $10 a day from an outfitter like Flamingo Travel, who provides helpful English-language service. Flamingo also provides guided tours for those who don't want to tackle the country alone.

      HIT THE OPEN ROAD

      After you've explored Hanoi's bustling Old Quarter (the Essence Hanoi is a great boutique hotel option) and filled up on Hanoi's legendary street food, it's time to brave the traffic on the highway from hell out of the city. This is a straight-shot, get-it-over-with drive to the first stopover. Look on the bright side: You will never again complain about traffic back home. Just under 30 miles southwest of Hanoi on Highway 6, you'll have the chance to turn left onto a skinny two-lane secondary road. Take it! This is what you've come for. The road weaves its way through rice terraces, bypassing the truck-heavy main drag. You'll meet up with H6 again soon enough, which you'll take the rest of the way to Mai Chau.
      Motorcycling Mai Chau
      Once in Mai Chau, take a day or two to explore the surrounding countryside, which is home to many of the White Tai ethnic minority. The lush, rice paddy-filled valley is a world away from the noise of Hanoi, the horns and hawker shouts replaced with gurgling irrigation rustling leaves. Here you'll find one of the best accommodation options in northern Vietnam: the terrific Mai Chau Lodge.
      When you leave Mai Chau, you will follow weaving valley roads and mountain switchbacks up H6 to Son La. The journey is not far, but you will stop so frequently to take in the view, so budget extra time. A good idea is to break up the day with pit stops in the small towns you'll find on the way, where you can refill with Vietnamese iced coffee or pho.

      CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE

      After Son La, you can head directly to the big city in the north, Sapa, but you'd be wise to head to Dien Bien Phu on the QL279 turnoff instead, where you can view the site of one of the most decisive and game-changing military victories in modern history. DBP is where the French rule of Vietnam came to an ignominious end—think Custer's Last Stand in Indochina. Walk around Hill A-1, and then visit the ranks of unmarked graves in the war cemeteries. It's a grim reminder of the war-torn history of the beautiful surroundings.
      Motorcycling Northern Vietnam
      On to Sapa, the center of northern Vietnam. A former French hill station, the town overlooks a valley of waterfalls and rice paddies, and frequently finds itself in puffy white fog as clouds roll into the town center. This is great place for trekking and mountain biking. Trekking Sapa leads multi-day tours around the area, showing off the natural beauty and the culture of the local Hmong hill tribes. For a place to stay, try Thai Binh Sapa.
      Motorcycling Northern Vietnam
       
      It will take a solid day to drive back to Hanoi from Sapa, so it's wise to break up the trip into two pieces, sleeping the LaVieVuLinh ecolodge homestay near Thac Ba Lake on the way back. If you have time, though, spend an extra couple of days and head east to Ba Be National Park. This remarkable area is up for UNESCO status as a World Heritage Site, but is seldom visited because it is tough to access using public transportation. The park plays host to countless species of fauna, including bears, tigers, and the king cobra. Stay in one of the stilt-house homestays in Pac Ngoi village, which cozies up to the shores of Ba Be Lake, the freshwater centerpiece of the park.

       

      ACTIVETRAVEL ASIA would like recommend Motorcycling West to East Northern Vietnam tour.This motorcycling trip reveals a different route to get from Son La to Thac Ba. It offers adventurous riders stunning scenery and great tribal culture exploration. The route is not yet popular thus you do not share the roads with other tourist but mainly share the roads with the locals who are on their Honda to the farm. The perfect itinerary and the support crew ensure you get the most out of the trip in terms of comfort, enjoyment and adventure.
      Highlights: 
       
      •     Stunning scenery
      •     Challenging roads
      •     Thac Ba Reservoir
      •     Colorful ethnic minorities
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  • Various Tibetan Funeral Ways Various Tibetan Funeral Ways

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      When referring to Tibetan funeral service customs, sky funeral would enter into the mind for anyone because mist burial may be the most mysterious ritual if anyone is outside Tibet. Most visitors are curious about the exotic sky burial way when travelling in Tibet. Actually, other varieties of funeral ways may also be practiced around Tibet, as well as inhumation, cremation, water burial, woods burial, stupa funeral, cliff funeral, stone coffin funeral and multi-person funeral, etc. Inhumation Inhumation may be the earliest funeral service practice around Tibet. In olden days, inhumation prevailed around remote areas of Tibet and took your ruling position during the Tubo Kingdom span. It possessed evolved at its top and come to be the noblest funeral service practice should the Tubo Kingdom has been also 100 % flourish. These days, we could still locate some brilliant royal tombs associated with Tibet Kings and royalties. In case you are interesting around Tibetan inhumation, you possibly can make a Tibet trip to Qonggyai Region of Shannan Prefecture to arrive at the Tombs associated with Tibetan Kings. However having decline on the Tubo Kingdom, inhumation is definitely gradually taken for a humble funeral way mostly for expended of contagious disease or perhaps accident or for your outlanders, who will be considered as impure but not qualified to get celestial funeral or h2o burial. Mist Burial Around Tibetan Buddhism, it is definitely believed of which sky funeral or celestial funeral represents his or her wishes to visit to heaven. It may be the most popular way to get commoners deal with the expended in Tibet. In the event you make a Lhasa trip having Drigung Til Monastery, you'll possess a chance a discover the mist burial internet site there. Every time a Tibetan dies, the corpse is definitely wrapped around white Tibetan fabric and turned to a corner on the house to get three or perhaps five days to weeks, during which usually monks or perhaps lamas are usually asked to read your scripture aloud to ensure the souls could be released via purgatory. The dead is carried on the burial site using a lucky day time. Meanwhile plenty of cypress branches will be burned for making smoke in order to attract condors to eat our bodies. If your vultures arrive and eat our bodies, it ensures that the expended has no sin and that his/her soul went peacefully on the Paradise to get Tibetans feel that the condors within the mountains about the celestial funeral platform are usually "holy birds" and only eat the human body without targeting any smaller animals regional. Any stays left by holy birds should be collected way up and burnt as you move the Lamas chant sutras in order to redeem your sins on the dead, for the reason that remains could tie your spirits to this life. Many tourists setting up a tour in Tibet could watch accomplishing this of a sky funeral. But they are not allowed to accomplish it for the reason that strangers aren't allowed to go to the wedding ceremony for Tibetans believe it'll bring detrimental efforts on the ascending on the souls. So visitors should adhere to this personalized and prevent such events. But visitors can observe a mist burial on Langmusi within the border associated with Gansu and Sichuan if they make an Amdo Tibet Trip. H2o Burial Water burial is known as a derivative on the sky funeral in Tibet. Its placement is two-fold around different areas of Tibet. Celestial funeral prevails around central Tibet and water funeral is thus just for the weak people in this area. Conversely, in your marginal areas of Tibet, especially at the deep valleys around Southern Tibet where you'll find few vultures obtainable, water funeral becomes the primary way for your local folks. They do not think associated with it as being inferior in celestial funeral, since both are to get dedication on the deities, whether inside air or perhaps under h2o. Thus, people there do not eat species of fish. Do adhere to their custom after you do a Tibet trip to this area. Stupa Funeral Stupa burial may be the holiest funeral service practice around Tibet. Only lavish Living Buddhas and few noblemen could be qualified. Stupa is really a Tibetan Buddhist spiritual monument as well as a sacred funeral site. It can be reserved to get Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama or perhaps the Residing Buddha. Whenever they pass absent, their bodies will carry out antiseptic medication, mummification or perhaps preservation, then reside on the inside of the gold or metalic stupa to get worship. After you travel in Tibet, you will observe many stupas around monasteries associated with Tibet. Woods Burial Tree funeral prevails around Nyingchi Prefecture and it is mainly applied for aborted children. The process is usually to clean our bodies with sodium solution, then location it in to a wooden fabric, cask or perhaps bamboo gift basket, and take it in forested place north-facing within the mountain, and hang using a great woods, so additional children on the family will be free from being wounded again. Cliff Funeral Cliff burial is principally practiced around southern Tibet. Every time a person dies, the body will be coated having ghee or perhaps milk, and treated having salts and perfume, then sealed within a small cube-shaped wood made crate. The funeral site is generally selected around places a long way away from our habitation, especially inside cliffs standing aside associated with torrential lake valleys. Setting up a Tibet trekking tour, you can receive a possible opportunity to find a cliff funeral site around remote areas from the main path. The Tibetan funeral service customs happen to be greatly stimulated by Tibetan Buddhism, Bon Religion along with the nonparallel natural and national environment.

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  • Discovering Pu Luong Natural R Discovering Pu Luong Natural Reserve

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      The houses-on-stilts nestled between the mountains, the yellow terraced fields and green primitive forests., white cloud around…making a natural and wild picture dream. That is scenery you may see when arriving Nature Reserve (NR) Pu Luong.

       

      Pu Luong Natural Reserve, Vietnam

      Located in the two districts of Quan Hoa and Ba Thuoc in the northwestern area of Thanh Hoa Province, Pu Luong Natural Reserve has preserved a primitive landscape and plentiful and diversified flora and fauna. With the above natural values, it has now become a fascinating destination for those who love to discover the beauty of nature.

       

      Pu Luong Natural Reserve, covering an area of 17,662ha, is the largest low area of limestone mountain forests left in the north of Vietnam with three major forest types: thick forests on low land and low mountains; forests on limestone mountains and floristic compositions of bamboos, Neohouzeaua and bushes.

       

      According to the statistics of Pu Luong Nature Reserve’s Management Board, the reserve has 1,109 species of vascular plants, under 447 branches and 152 families. There are 42 special-use varieties of plants of Vietnam and four species listed in the World’s Red Book. Furthermore, it is the place where there is the second largest population of Vooc mong trang (Trachypithecus delacouri) in Vietnam with 31-38 individuals, after Van Long Nature Reserve in Ninh Binh Province.

       

      In Pu luong, tourists have different choices for their tours, such as discovering the beauty of the natural landscape, ecological forests with plentiful fauna and flora or learning the simple and interesting customs and habits of the Thai and Muong people.

       

      Day life in Pu Luong

      During their trip, tourists can see immense terraced fields and learn the traditional farming methods of the ethnic people or discover mysterious caves in Hang and Kho Muong Hamlets. One of the destinations that tourists should not miss is Hieu Hamlet. Following a path, not far from Pho Doan Town, tourists can see many water wheels, a typical tool of the Thai people. After crossing over a suspension bridge and climbing a slope, tourists finally arrive in the place where two waterfalls rush noisily. From afar, tourists can hear the rumbling sound of these waterfalls. Here, small branches of a stream run around the hamlet, through houses-on-stilts at the foot of staircases, to paddy fields and then merge into two grandiose waterfalls.

       

      Water wheel_beautiful image in Pu Luong

       

      After a day discovering Pu Luong, tourists can stay in airy and spacious houses-on-stilts of the local ethnic people. It is a form of eco-community tours that has strongly developed in the locality. The tours are held by the local people based on nature and culture with the aim of improving the living standards and protecting the environment. Sitting near the fire, both the host and the tourists can enjoy delicious dishes, such as Com lam (sticky rice cooked on bamboo tubes) and a salad of banana inflorescence. They can drink Can wine and enjoy traditional dances and songs of the ethnic people.

       

      Trekking Pu Luong

       

      Arriving in Pu Luong Nature Reserve where there are immense green forests and green terraced fields, tourists seem to be lost in a valley, completely separated from the outside world, with many mysteries expecting to be discovered. 

       

      With many foreign tourists, Pu Luong Nature Reserve is the interesting ideal for trekking trips  or cycling options. Biking in Pu Luong is one of the best ways to discover the natural beauty of the region and exotic culture of minority groups. 

       

      Source : Vietnamtourism

       

      Recommend Biking tour or Trekking tour in Pu Luong Nature Reserve  by ACTIVETRAVEL ASIA


      Biking Pu Luong Nature Reserve: On biking tour we will ride on the first part of the historic Ho Chi Minh Trail and spend 3 nights in villages of Thai people.  

      Highlights 

       
      • Biking on the first part of Ho Chi Minh Trail
      • Homestay in villages of Thai people
      • Stunning scenery
      • Traditional foot massage

       

      Highlights 

       
      • Unspoiled Pu Luong Nature Reserve 
      • Friendly ethnic minorities
      • Homestay in villages
      • Beautiful trails
      • All meals included
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  • Singapore: Traditions at the Singapore: Traditions at the Core of Modernity

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      Admired as one of the most prosperous cities in world, Singapore is a popular tourist destination that can be defined through rock-solid infrastructure, congestion free roads and heady concoctions of Chinese, Malay, Indian and Western cultures.These things in combination with energy make Singapore a city state like none other.Singapore appears as a city where poverty and chaos are nonexistent.As your flight lands in Singapore, you get introduced to a place where there is an order in almost everything.
      Prima facie, the city unveils to you as an urban settlement where everything seems artificial but as you scratch its shiny surface its true colours start enchanting you.
      This former British trading colony stuns you with myriad places of tourist interest, excellent shopping options, glittering nightlife topped with loads of glamour and glitch.
      Rendezvous with Singapore:
      National Orchid Garden:The garden opened for public in the year 1995, is home to a large number of species and hybrids.
      National Orchid Garden
      Singapore Botanical Garden: Sprawled over an area of 74 hectare. The garden boasts off a large collection of plants.
      Singapore Botanical Garden
      Marina Bay:Marina Bay is situated to the east of Downtown Core of the city. The tourists can explore new lifestyle options and have endless conversation on business and day to day life.
      Marina Bay
      Singapore Flyer: The operators of the wheel describe it as observational wheel. With total height of 165m it is the tallest Ferris wheel on the earth.
      Singapore Flyer
      National Museum of Singapore The museum is an ideal place for those who want to get introduced to history and culture of Singapore. The museum presents the history in an innovative way.
      National Museum of Singapore
      Singapore Science Center: This destination is an ideal place for those who have a genuine interest in science and have a scientific temper.
      Singapore Science Centre
      Chinatown: This Chinese heritage area has a huge following among tourists.
      Chinatown
      When it comes to accommodation and dining there is no dearth of options here. The city is a food lover’s paradise. Your London-Singapore trip is bound to be an unforgettable experience.

      This content is originally syndicated from http://brianmcquillan-travel.blogspot.com/2013/03/singapore-traditions-at-core-of.html


       
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  • Ras Mohammed Shore Excursions Ras Mohammed Shore Excursions From Sharm Port

    • From: sharm
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      Pick up from Sharm port upon arrival with a modern air conditioned van for a short drive to the Ras Mohamed National Park, your guide pointing out interesting features on the way. Then we will drive to the only place in the northern hemisphere where the Mangrove trees grow in the salt water and see the Fiddler crabs around the waters edge, we will also take you to see what the locals call the 'Earth Crack', a fissure formed during an earthquake thousands of years ago, and the Magic Lake, a beautiful salt water lake formed by a sand bank from the Red Sea. Take the opportunity to swim in this lake which is supposed to have magical properties! We will stop at three different locations along the coast offering opportunities to swim or snorkel around the coral reefs from some of the parks famous beaches. The waters here are beautifully clear and warm and the corals give a home to over a thousand different species of colorful tropical fish. Transfer back to the port.

       

       

       


       

       

       

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      * Port pickup & drop off service
      * All transfers by Ac Vehicle
      * Tour leader of your language
      * Entrance fees to the National park
      * Water and soft drinks onboard
      * All services charges and taxes

       

       

       


       

       

       

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      * Personal expenses
      * Tipping Kitty

       

       

       


       

       

       

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      * From 2 to 3 pax: 80 Usd
      * From 4 to 6 pax: 60 usd
      * From 7 to 10 pax: 55 Usd

       

      Ras Mohamed Snorkeling Trip, Tour to Ras Mohammed From Sharm Port

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  • Motorbike Adventure And Trekki Motorbike Adventure And Trekking (3 Days/ 2 Nights)

    • From: khuongvn
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      Tour introduction:


      Ba Be Lake is a place with some of the most wonderful sceneres in Vietnam. The lake is in Ba Be National Park, which is about 250km North of Hanoi. It is near Bo Lu and Pac Ngoi villages, the home of Tay ethnic people.
      Ba Be Lake is on a limestone mountain, at a height of 150m above sea level. As it looks similar to Halong Bay, the lake is also called "Halong Bay on the mountain." It has a water surface area of 500ha. It is more than 8km long, nearly 2km at its widest, and 20-35m deep. The lake is made up of three river branches - Pe Lam, Pe Lu and Pe Leng.


      Tour code: BB29


      Day 1: Ha Noi - Ba Be (250Km/7hours) (L/D)

      After breakfast we depart Hanoi for We leave Hanoi at 8:00 am and follow the National road #3 to Thai Nguyen. On arrival, we have lunch in a local restaurant. Continuing on your trip to Ba Be National Park. Refresh with a short walk in the afternoon around the park and even go swimming in the nearby lake (depends on the weather condition).
      Have dinner in a local restaurant in Ba Be.
      Overnight in home-stay in Ba Be

      Day 2: Ba Be (B/L/D)
      This morning we take a boat cruising on the lake to discover the beauty of the lake and the diversity of fauna and flora living on the lake and visit nearby tourist places in the national park such as Tien Pond, Po Gia Mai Island, Puong Cave and Dau Dang Waterfall. If they visit at the time of Long Tong Festival on the 10th and 11th days of the first lunar month, they can see traditional games, performances of martial arts, and the horn dance of Tay, Dao, Mong, Nung and Kinh tribal groups.
      Get back to the village for lunch and a short break. In the afternoon, we do a soft trek to Ba Ba National park covering more than 23,000 hectares, this beautiful region is a tropical rainforest area with over 410 named plant species and 300 wildlife species. Get back to the hotel for dinner and free at leisure.
      Overnight in home-stay in Ba Be.

      Day 3: Ba Be - Ha Noi (250Km/7hours) (B/L)
      This morning we ride for a couple of hours around the park and take advantages of the morning's fresh air in the peaceful village. Have lunch in a local restaurant before heading back to Hanoi.
      Arrive Hanoi around 5:00 pm. The trip ends.

      Climate
      From July to September, the climate is usually humid and hot.
      From October to June brings cooler and more pleasant weather.

      Transport:
      - boat.
      - vehicle.

      Tour Guides:
      Our experienced and friendly Tour Guide(s) speak excellent English or French.
      They are extremely knowledgeable about local cultures, history and the environment.

      Meals:
      - 2 breakfasts.
      - 3 lunches.
      - 2 dinners.
      We choose local ingredients, typical of the way people eat in the area, at local restaurants, markets or homes.
      We also cater for Vegetarians but please request this at time of booking.

      Accommodation:
      - home stay (2 nights).
      A clean and comfortable home stay with mosquito nets provided.

      Tour price: please contact us


      Note: To book a place on this tour,it is required 30% deposit into our bank account the rest payment must be made 10 days before the departure.

      Tour includes:
      • Motorbikes (Minsk 125cc or similar): 01 bike/ per person
      • All petrol (gasoline), helmet
      • Rain gear
      • Motorbike jacket
      • Boat trip on Ba Be lake
      • 02 nights in the hotel in twin share room
      • Local English Speaking guide
      • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary: 02 Breakfasts (B), 03 Lunches (L), 02 Dinners (D)
      • All entrance fees

      Tour excludes:
      • Visa to Vietnam
      • Any other transportation are not mentioned in the itinerary
      • Travel Insurance
      • Drinks
      • Meals are not mentioned in the itinerary
      • Tip for guide
      • Other personal expenses.

      What to bring:
      • Passport
      • Good sunglasses
      • Good shoes for walking
      • Other personal needs and some cash for drinks or souvenirs.

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      For further information, don’t hesitate to contact us:.

      Hotline:

      (+84) 1676 161 008

      Email:sales@thebtourist.com

      Website:

      www.babenationalpark.com.vn

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      THE B-TOURIST TOURISM SERVICE AND TRADING COMPANY LIMITED

      Head office: No. 03, Lane 150/141, Giap Nhi Street, Thinh Liet  Ward, Hoang Mai District, Hanoi, Vietnam

      Tel: (+84) 4 3 6425 420

      Fax: (+84)4 3 6425 421

      Email:info@thebtourist.com

      Website: http://thebtourist.com 

       

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  • 12 Days Cultural and Leisure H 12 Days Cultural and Leisure Holiday

    • From: ptour
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       Day 1: Welcome to Egypt

      Arrive to Cairo airport, meet and assist by your tour manager then transfer to your hotel for check in with an exclusive air conditioned modern van. Our rep will provide you with detailed info about your holiday itinerary advice all procedures and finalize all pick up time for your holiday time, overnight in Cairo.

      Day 2: Giza Pyramids Day Tour

      Pick you up at the morning from you hotel to start a sightseeinr day tour. The Giza Plateau is the beginning; it is around 30 minutes from Cairo where your Egyptologist guide will provide a detailed introduction to each of the three pyramids of Cheops, Khafre and Menakaure. You will have free time to enter one of the pyramids (additional cost) or take a camel ride (additional cost). later you'll continue to the city side of Giza plateau where find yourself standing at the feet of the Sphinx, you may also visit the Solar Boat Museum (optional), home to the well preserved funerary boat of Cheops.Then drive to Sakkarawhere Egypt's oldest pyramid is built in 2650 B.C. you will get a brief history of the famous Step Pyramid and you’ll have free time to walk around. The final stop is the open air museum of Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt to see artifacts of several great rulers of Egypt the Huge statue of Ramses II. Later, you will be transferred to Giza railway station to board the sleeper train to Aswan-dinner will be served on board. Overnight inside your compartment.

      Day 03: Aswan City Sightseeing Tour

      Pick up from Aswan train station and transfer to your Nile Cruise ship for embarkation before lunch. Enjoy visiting the world famous High Dam, the beautiful located Temple of Philae on Isis Island ,the Granite Quarries and the Unfinished Obelisk. Dinner on board and overnight in Aswan.

      Day 04: Nile Cruise / Kom Ombo / Edfu

      Sail to Kom Ombo, have breakfast on board and visit Kom Ombo Temple dedicated to gods Sobek & Haeroris. Continue sailing to Edfu, lunch on board, then get a visit to Horus Temple in Edfu. Take afternoon tea during sailing to Esna. Dinner and overnight on board.

      Day 05: Luxor City Sightseeing Tours

      Have your breakfast on board during your sail to Luxor, then visit the West Bank and the Valley of the Kings, The temple of Queen Hatshepsut at El-Deir El-Bahari & the Colossi of Memnon. Lunch on board proceeding visiting East Bank (Karnak & Luxor Temples). Enjoy afternoon tea during sailing. Have your dinner on board and overnight in Luxor.

      Day 06: Fly to Sharm El Sheikh

      Breakfast on board; disembark from your Nile cruise after breakfast, and then you will be transferred to Luxor Airport for flight to Sharm. Upon arrival at Sharm Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel in Sharm and overnight. N.B: Most flight from Luxor to Sharm is indirect flight via Cairo Airport.

      Day 07: Optional to Ras Mohammed National Park

      Free day in Sharm or join our optional tour to Ras Mohammed National Park which is both a terrestrial and an aquatic nature reserve. The 480 square kilometre protected area lies where the Gulf of Suez meets the Gulf of Aqaba in Sinai's southern extremity. The arid desert terrain of sand dunes, gravel plains, fossilized corals and granite mountains is home to a number of rare mammal species: Dorcas gazelle, Nubian ibex and red fox. Easier to spot are the resident birds like terns, herons, gulls and ospreys. Thousands of white storks pass through Ras Mohammed each year, heading south during September/October and back north during April/May. About 85 flora species live in the park, including mangroves. Overnight in Sharm.

      Day 08: Optional Safari tours to Colored Canyon

      Free day in Sharm or join our optional tour to one of the natural wonders of the Sinai, the Colored Canyon is majestic. Take a walk among dramatic sandstone canyon walls streaked with melting yellows, purples, reds, magentas and gold. In certain places the canyon walls reach up to 40 meters. You feel as if you are enclosed in a spectacular coloring book. Overnight in Sharm.

      Day 09: Optional Tours to St. Catherine Monastery

      Free day in Sharm or join our optional tour to The Monastery of St. Catherine located at the heart of Sinai and at the foot of the Gebel Musa, or Mount Moses. Fronted by gardens and cypress trees, the monastery is owned and run by the Greek Orthodox Church. Its rich library houses the world's second largest collection of illuminated manuscripts after the Vatican. You can see the Burning Bush and a large number of antique works of art: invaluable icons, beautifully carved doors, exquisite wall paintings and other fine religious ornaments. Overnight in Sharm.

      Day 10: Back to Cairo

      Breakfast at your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh and then you will be transferred to Sharm El Sheikh Airport for flight to Cairo. Overnight in Cairo.

      Day 11: Egyptian Museum / Salah El Din Citadel / Old Cairo

      Start your day visiting the Egyptian Museum, where you will admire the splendid collection of Tutankhamen alongside many other fascinating artifacts. Transfer to visit Salah El Din Citadel which was constructed by Salah El Din in 1183 AD to defend Cairo from the armies of Crusaders. After that visit Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque which was designed by the architect Yousif Boushnaq, a Turkish man who came specially from Istanbuland to build this great mosque for Mohamed Ali, the ruler of Egypt (1805-1849) who ruled Over 45 years. Lunch will be taken in a local restaurant. Then proceed to visit Khan El Khalili Bazaar, one of the most famous and oldest bazaars in the Middle East. Visit Old Cairo where you will enjoy, the Hanging Church, Ben Ezra Synagogue, Church of St. Barbara, Church of Abu Serga and back to hotel and overnight in Cairo.

      Day 12: Final Departure

      Breakfast at hotel, then transfer to Cairo Airport for final departure.
      Price includes
      - Meet and greet service by our representatives at airports.
      - Assistance of our guest relations during your stay.
      - All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle.
      - 03 nights in Cairo hotel with and breakfast.
      - 03 nights on a 5 star superior cruise on full board.
      - 01 night on sleeper train on half board basis.
      - 04 nights in Sharm El Sheikh hotel with breakfast.
      - All tours as per itinerary (Private Guided Tours).
      - All tours on the cruise sharing group.
      - Lunch during your trip in Cairo and Giza.
      - A Bottle of mineral water as per itinerary.
      - Entrance fees as per itinerary.
      - Domestic flight (Luxor/ Sharm – Sharm / Cairo)
      - Meals as mentioned in the above itinerary.
      - Portage when needed.
      - Free Mobile phone during your stay with 30 min Local calls or 2 min. International Calls.
      - All service charges and taxes.
      Price Excludes

      - International Airfare.
      - Entry visa to Egypt.
      - Any optional tours.
      - Personal expenses.
      - Tipping.

      12 Days Leisure Travel, Tours and Holidays Package in Egypt

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  • Enjoy Lobsters When Visiting H Enjoy Lobsters When Visiting Halong Bay

    • From: indochinasails
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      When you are on your favourite Vietnam Tours and you think you have marvelled enough on the beauty of Halong Bay, then you have only satisfied one of your senses. Of course the landscape, the emerald sea, the more or less 2000 limestone karst and the beautiful junk boat cruises leave nothing but beautiful visual memories. World travellers say that if you want classical music and refined culture you go to Prague, but if you want amazing wonders of nature you go to Halong Bay. This was a fact recognized worldwide as Halong Bay was officially named one of the Seven Wonders of the World in 2012. On top of that, since 1994, the bay was already listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. But do you know that the perfect Halong Bay experience of your best Vietnam tours is more than what meets your eyes?

      Enjoy-Lobsters-When-Visiting-Halong-Bay
      Once you reach Bai Chai City when your Vietnam Tours adventure brings you to Halong Bay it is recommended that you take a journey down gourmet lane as you take a sample of the city’s delicious seafood selections. All the seafood is fresh as they were ordered by the restaurant owners early in the morning directly from the boat of fisherman docking on the beach. This means you can be sure that the flavour of the sea is still not lost on the lobster that is going to be served to you. If you want the surest way to eating the freshest lobster, then go to restaurants that have lobster tanks where you can choose a live lobster to be cooked exclusively for you by the resident chef. You will enjoy a sumptuous meal of lobster cooked Vietnam style and this means that only fresh ingredients are used to cook your live lobster. 

      Once you have tasted the best lobster on your Vietnam Tours travel in Bai Chai City, it is time to enjoy your lobster to the next level. On Halong Bay’s biggest island, you will experience fine dining on board a floating restaurant. And what could be better than eating your favourite seafood on top of the bay that offers its own bounty. On Cat Ba Island, seafood is ordered from floating villages that have their own aquaculture. Residents of these floating houses tend lovingly their fish cages full time since it is attached to their house and that means only seafood of top quality is going to be served on your table. 

      After enjoying a hearty meal of lobster on the floating restaurants, why not treat yourself to a relaxing foot massage. A half hour foot massage cost only $3.00 and they are available in several places in Cat Ba town. You can also go to the North West side of town and roam around the market place. The seafood section will give you an idea of how rich and bountiful Halong Bay is to its own people as you will see so many varieties of fish caught locally. You may not believe this but about 200 species of fish and more than 400 kinds of molluscs provide the daily sustenance of locals. They also can absolutely satiate your hunger for extraordinary seafood on your Vietnam tours excursion to Halong Bay. 
      So what are you waiting for? It’s time to pack your plate and fork and be ready to enjoy lobsters in the very beautiful Halong Bay. 

      Source:internet 

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  • Special Foods In Halong Bay Special Foods In Halong Bay

    • From: indochinasails
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      Culinary is one of part that can’t miss in each of trip. When travelling to any destination, most of tourist not only visit beauty spots, search about cultural, historical values but also discovery and enjoy culinary there. In facts, they often use a significant time to enjoy special foods at the local. It’s not an exception when visitors come toHa Long Bay. Coming here travelers will be satisfied with seafood and Vietnamese traditional foods. For Vietnamese traditional foods, visitors will have chance to taste and compare with other regions about flavor. Because it’s difference among areas about methods, spices… . For seafood – strength of this place – let’s enjoy to feel sophistication of chef here although they can be the local people without cooking training courses.

      It might be a little overstated to say that half of Ha Long cuisines are dishes made from sea snails, but this is to emphasize the significant contribution of this irresistible food stuff to Ha Long gastronomy.
      There is no precise estimation on how many types of sea snails are edible in this beautiful bay. Huan, a local fisher said that he had seen about 20 kinds of see snails so far. The fisherman continued his story about sea snails by listing their name respectively, however, after three repeating times, this unprofessional tour-guide decided to try out directly that extraordinary creature would be the best way to “taste” Ha Long.

      Cao Xanh market and Bai Chay market are the most popular spots where sea snails are supposed to be sold with the best quality. Wandering around Bai Chay, which is crowded with people eating on the sidewalks, every one can see a panel with the title: “Ha Long snail super market” that excitingly catches visitors’ eyes. Having a look through the restaurants’ menus, visitors would surely be surprised at the diversity of sea snails here.
      With only one bowl of sauce made from fish-sauce, ginger, peppers and lemongrass, each type of snails with different unique flavors and different ways to enjoy would make anyone’s mouth water. Eaters enjoying snails are advised to drink hard beverages such as alcohol to avoid stomachache.
      Ngan or Arca to make the wine
      Visitors must be excited when served special liquor named “Ngán – Arca Wine” (“Ngán” is a species of Veneridae). This special drink is actually a mixture of typically Vietnamese rice wine and “Ngán” blood, which is supposed to benefit men’s sexual ability.
      After the mixture is completed, the wine transforms into a light red color with totally a different flavor. Spirit followers cannot wait to drink it, to feel an immediate absorbent into their bodies.
      Another well-known alcohol named “Hoanh Bo” should definitely not be missed when visiting Ha Long. With low volume of alcoholic, the liquor is not tough to conquer, yet some people who consumes too much Hoanh Bo need 2-3 days to sober.
      Ha Long is also famous for squid-sausages, which is told to be delicious and fragrant only when processed by restaurants here. The food is a fusion of hashed squid and mysterious spices that only the chefs know, molded into round pieces and then fried in boiling oil. This special dish can be found anywhere along the shore from Quang Ninh to Hai Phong, but nowhere has the same level of deliciousness like in Ha Long.
      The diversity of shrimps, from the luxurious one like lobsters to the other common shrimps, is another outstanding feature of cuisine in Ha Long. To many local people, a dish of streamed shrimps, served with lemonadized salt and a dish of freshly spicy vegetables, is an ideal meal for a joyful friendly union.

      Source: Internet


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  • Looks Like Ribbon Looks Like Ribbon

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      It is an Ammcoranica Species from South Africa.

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  • Jungle Safari in Nepal Jungle Safari in Nepal

    • From: redpandatravel
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      Jungle Safari

      Jungle Safari

      Nepal is mostly known for its Mountain, Culture and Natural diversity. However we say this is not allabout Nepal. There are still lots of resource, which make Nepal affluent and wonderful place.

      Jingle Safari is one of the main attractions of Nepal. It has several national parks and wildlife reserves most of which have dense tropical Jungle teeming with diverse wildlife and birds. Jungle safari is the fourth most popular tourism activities in Nepal after trekking, climbing and tour.

      Jungle safari is an outdoor activity in to the wilderness to see the wild animals, birds and natural diversity. We have more than 800 species of birds which is more than the combined number of USA and Canada. Our national parks are home to the some of famous and endangered animals such as Royal Bengal tiger, One horned rhinoceros, wild elephant, wild boars, deers, crocodiles and many more. It is also an opportunity to pay your respect to the nature by indulging with them.

      Chitwan National Park is vary popular among the visitors while Bardia and Koshi Tappu wildlife reserve are widely regarded as best place for nature observation.

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      Royal Chitwan National Park

      Chitwan National Park is the most popular destination for tourists wanting to have a good experience of the region’s wildlife. It was declared a National Park in 1973. In 1984, UNESCO designated Royal Chitwan National Park a Natural World Heritage Site. The Park offers protection to 56 species of mammals including the one-horned rhinoceros, Bengal tiger, leopard, sloth bear, wild elephant, striped hyena, Genetic dolphin and wild bison. There are estimated to be 470 species of mammals, over 500 species of birds, 126 species of fish, 150 species of butterflies and 47 species of reptiles in the park! A recent study also points out that over a third of Nepal’s tigers are in Chitwan.

      The Park is spread over an area of 932 sq kms and located in the lowlands of the kingdom. The forest cover is predominantly sal forest, interspersed with tall grasslands, small hills, ox-bow lakes and flood plains.

      The best time to visit Chitwan is from October through February, when the temperature averages 25 degrees Celsius. The months of March, April and June can be extremely hot, while July-September is the monsoon season when rivers swell and parts of the park are inaccessible.

      Animals that can be seen during Chitwan Jungle Safari are :

      Some of the animal species that can be seen roaming around the park are Royal Bengal tiger, Gangetic dolphin, One-horned rhinos, Golden Monitor lizard, Wild Asian elephant, Gaur, elephant and Gharial crocodile. Though all through the year this park is frequented by a huge number of travelers, in monsoon season usually people avoid to go to this place. At that time, roads become inaccessible.

      This park of Chitwan has a long history. In the past, this park used to satisfy the kings' quest for hunting. On the other hand, during the late 19th century it becomes a highly preferred destination for safari hunters. However, with the course of time as the number of rhino and tiger started to decrease, in the year 1963 its southern part was announced to be a Rhino Sanctuary. Later in 1984 Chitwan National Park was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO.

      This park also acts as the home ground for various types of birds and reptiles. Sal forests and Grasslands cover the most part of this park. Almost 50 types of grasses can be seen here. Elephant grass is one among them. The hills and the lakes have made the landscape of Chitwan National Park a unique one. The total area of this park is around 932 square kilometers.

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      Royal Bardia National Park

      The Royal Bardia National Park is spread over 968 sq km and located in the Western Nepal Terai. It is easily the largest and least disturbed wilderness spread in the Terai, and is predominantly Sal forest interspersed with tall grasslands. It is bound on the north by the Chure hills and is skirted on the West by the Geruwa river, a branch of the Karnali which is a major tributary of the Ganges.

      It is generally known as the best place where your chances of spotting a tiger in Nepal are the highest (even Chitwan comes a second!). Other animals include the rhinoceros, swamp deer, leopards, jungle cats, blue bulls (nilgai), sloth bears, barking deer and langurs. There are a few wild elephants here and one of the males is considered the largest in Asia!

      The Geruwa river that rushes in through a break in the hill range, silt laden and full with snowmelt, is home to the famous Mahseer game fish, gharial, mugger crocodile and the freshwater Genetic dolphin. The park also has cobras, kraits and pythons.

      The park boasts more than 250 species of birds, including the endangered Bengal florican, Sarus crane and many species of geese, ducks and parakeets.

      The activities here include jungle safari on elephant back, jungle walks, boat rides and jeep drives. The best time to visit the park is from October through March. The months of April-June are unbearably hot while July-September is monsoon time.

      Royal Suklaphanta Wildlife Reserve

      Suklaphanta is a smaller (305 sq km) version of Bardia in many ways. Located at the southwestern extreme of the kingdom, its topography is primarily riverine floodplains and open grassland and sal forest. It also has a large lake and the Bahini river flows through the park.

      The park is home to tiger, leopard, a good number of swamp deer (prime habitat, often sighted), otters, hispid hare, blue bull (nilgai), leopard, hog deer and wild boar.

      The park also has over 300 species of birds and most of the tourists who make the trip here are keen bird watchers. Reptiles include gharial and mugger crocodiles, Indian python, cobras, kraits, rat snakes and monitor lizards.

      Activities here include wildlife watching on elephant back and jungle walks. The best time to visit the park is Feb-March. December and January are cold and visibility is poor due to foggy conditions, while April to June is hot.

      Parsa Wildlife Reserve

      Parsa Wildlife Reserve is located to the east of the Royal Chitwan National Park. It is spread over 499 sq. km of hills and flatlands, and has a sub-tropical monsoon climate. The forests are predominantly sal (Shorea robusta), with other tree species like chir pine, sissoo and khair, and grasslands making up the rest. This reserve has tigers, leopards, sloth bears, wild dogs (dhole), deer, blue bull (nilgai), hog deer and barking deer. The reserve also records over 300 species of birds, including the endangered giant hornbill and the Bengal florican. Snakes found here are cobras, kraits and pythons.

       

      The best time to visit the reserve is during October to March, when conditions are best. The summer months April-June can be oppressively hot, while July-September is the rainy season. Activities here include safaris on elephant back and jeep, and jungle walks.

      What to bring along

      Although the Terai can be cool during the winter, it can be stiflingly hot during the summer months. If you are headed here in winter bring a sweater or jacket along. Summer months require cool clothes. Good walking shoes, a good shady hat and sunscreen may be considered essential. Make sure your clothes are in neutral colours that help you blend into the background. Red, yellow and white are conspicuous.

      Carry along some mosquito repellant, anti-diarrhea tablets and anti-histamines. Lastly, along with photo equipment, a pair of binoculars will prove invaluable. If you are closer to the monsoon months carry some waterproof jackets. Just in case.

      The Terai jungles are also famous for leeches that appear in the monsoon and are around for a few months after. Salt or a lighted cigarette will make them fall off; do not pull them off as the wound may get infected. Try an insect repellant to keep them away.

      1 night 2 days

      1st day:

      • Pick up from bus park
      • Welcome drinks.
      • Introduction to your room
      • Lunch
      • Briefing session
      • Ethnic village tour to Tharu museum
      • Sunset viewing
      • Tharu stick dance
      • Dinner

      2nd day:

      • Wakeup call
      • Breakfast
      • Elephant back safari
      • Departure

      2 nights 3 days

      1st day:

      • Pick up from bus park
      • Welcome drinks
      • Introduction to your room
      • Lunch
      • Briefing session
      • Ethnic village tour to Tharu museum
      • Sunset viewing
      • Tharu stick dance
      • Dinner

      2nd day:

      • Wake up call
      • Breakfast
      • Canoeing + bird watching + nature walk or Elephant breeding center visit
      • Elephant bath
      • Lunch
      • Elephant back safari
      • Dinner

      3rd day:

      • Wake up call
      • Breakfast
      • Free morning
      • Departure

      3 nights 4 days:

      1st day:

      • Pick up from bus park
      • Welcome drinks.
      • Introduction to your room
      • Lunch
      • Briefing session
      • Ethnic village tour to Tharu museum
      • Sunset viewing
      • Tharu stick dance
      • Dinner

      2nd day:

      • Wake up call
      • Breakfast
      • Canoeing + bird watching + nature walk or
      • Elephant breeding center visit
      • Lunch
      • Jeep safari (seasonal) or
        Over night stay at tower or
        20 thousand lake visit
      • Dinner

      3rd day:

      • Wake up call
      • Breakfast
      • Elephant breeding center visit
      • Elephant bath
      • Lunch
      • Elephant back safari
      • Dinner

      4th day:

      • Wake up call
      • Breakfast
      • Free morning
      • Departure
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  • Bhutan Holiday Package 7 Days Bhutan Holiday Package 7 Days

    • From: redpandatravel
    • Description:

      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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  • Manasalu Larkya Pass Trekking Manasalu Larkya Pass Trekking - 22 Days

    • From: redpandatravel
    • Description:

      Mt.Manasalu 8165 Mtrs.

      The main journey here is around Manasalu, reaching north of the Himalayas and circling the great Manasalu-Himalchuli-Buddha massif. Since Manasalu is a special area for trekkers and was only officially opened from 1991 onwards for trekking. Since then, the region has been opened up for organized groups. The major trekking seasons are between March-May and September-November. It needs special permits. Three-week complete treks will give you an exciting, adventurous and once in a life time experience. The seven Villages Development Committees (the smallest political unit) within the conservation area are: Sama, Lho, Prok, Bihi, Chumchet, Chhekampar and Sirdibas covering 1,663sq.km. Over 9,000 local inhabitants reside here and their main occupation is marginal agriculture, animal husbandry and seasonal migration for labor and trade during the winter months.

      Tsum Valley

      The region offers visitors a glimpse of pristine natural and cultural traditions that are fast disappearing from other parts of Nepal. Due to the prolonged isolation and contact with other urban people, the major ethnic groups, the Bhotiyas still have a strong sense of attachment towards their traditional local culture and rich natural heritage. The region harbors a mosaic of habitats for 33 species of mammals, including the elusive snow leopard, musk deer, Himalayan Thar, Blue sheep, with over 110 species of birds, 11 species of butterflies and 3 species of reptiles. There are approx 200 species of plants, 11 types of forests and over 100 species of useful plants. The bio-climatic zones vary from sub-tropical to Nival. This trek starts from Gorkha, home to legendry Gorkha soldiers and follows the meandering Budhi Gandaki River of the Daraudi River before reaching Larkya Pass (5,106 m) and crossing over into Manang district of ACAP. The altitude rises from a Mere (600 m.) to the summit of Mt. Manasalu (8,163 m.), the eight highest peak in the world.

      Manasalu Trek

      Maximum Elevation: 5106 mtrs.

      Trek Duration: 21 days

      Mode of Operation: Tea House and Camping

      Trip Grade: Moderate and Strenuous

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

      Attraction: The palace of ancient kingdom, Spectacular views of the Himalayas, Exciting ethnic encounters and village, Abundance of wildlife, Majestic water falls, Beautiful shining rivers, Bamboo forest with abundance of wildlife, Spiritual Buddhist monasteries, Snow covered mountain, Tibetan refugees camp, Beautiful mountain market ‘Samagaon’.

      Manasalu TrekkingManasalu TrekkingManasalu Trekking

      Manasalu Larkya Pass Trekking 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 Gorkha; (5-6 hrs.);

      Day 04: Drive from Gorkha Bazzar to Arughat Bazzar; (4½ hrs.); 570 mtrs.

      Day 05: Trek from Arughat Bazzar to Soti Khola; (6½ hrs.); 530 mtrs.

      Day 06: Trek from Soti Khola to Machhi Khola; (6 hrs.); 890 mtrs.

      Day 07: Trek from Machhi Khola to Jagat; (6 hrs.); 1350 mtrs.

      Day 08: Trek from Jagat to Philim; (4 hrs.); 1700 mtrs.

      Day 09: Trek from Philim to Deng; (6½hrs.); 2095 mtrs.

      Day 10: Trek from Deng to Namrung; (5½ hrs.); 2900 mtrs.

      Day 11: Trek from Namrung to Lho-Gaon; (4 hrs.); 3100 mtrs.

      Day 12: Trek from Lho-Gaon to Sama-Gaon; (4 hrs.); 3390 mtrs.

      Day 13: Acclimatization day at Sama-Gaon, Short hike around Sama-Gaon and Manasalu Base Camp.

      Day 14: Trek from Sama-Gaon to Samda; (4½hrs.); 3690 mtrs.

      Day 15: Trek from Samda to Larkya Phedi; (3½ hrs.); 4460 mtrs.

      Day 16: Trek from Larkya Phedi to Bimthang V/A Larkya Pass; (7½ hrs.); 5135 mtrs and 3590 mtrs.

      Day 17: Trek from Bimthang to Dharapani; (4 hrs.); 1860 mtrs.

      Day 18: Trek from Dharapani to Jagat; (6 hrs.); 1360 mtrs.

      Day 19: Trek from Jagat to Beshi Sahar; (7 hrs.); 760 mtrs.

      Day 20: Drive from Besi Sahar to Kathmandu.

      Day 21: 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)

      Manasalu

      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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  • Langtang- Gosaikunda Trek - 17 Langtang- Gosaikunda Trek - 17 Days

    • From: redpandatravel
    • Description:

      GosaiKunda Lake

      Maximum Elevation: 3770 mtrs.

      Trek Duration: 16 Days

      Mode of Operation: Tea House and Camping

      Trip Grade: Moderate

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

      Attraction: Spectacular views of the Himalayas, Exciting ethnic encounters and village, Abundance of wildlife, Majestic water falls, Rhododendron and Bamboo forest with abundance of wildlife, Spiritual Buddhist monasteries, Snow covered mountain, The rare red listed by IUCN species ‘Red Panda’, Traditional cheese factory, Very famous religious snow covered lake ‘Gosaikunda’.

      Langtang Trek

      Langtang Helambu Trekking 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 Syabru Besi; (8 hrs.); 1440 mtrs.

      Day 04: Trek from Syabru Besi to Lama Hotel; (5-6 hrs.); 2470 mtrs.

      Day 05: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang; (5-6 hrs.); 3430 mtrs.

      Day 06: Trek from Langtang to Kyanjin Gumba; (4-5 hrs.); 3870 mtrs.

      Day 07: Explore Day; Hike around Kyanjin Gumba.

      Day 08: Trek from Kyanjin Gumpa to Lama Hotel; (5-6 hrs.);2470 mtrs

      Day 09: Trek from Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru ;(5-6 hrs.);2230 mtrs.

      Day 10: Trek from Thulo Syabru to Shin Gumpa; (4-5 hrs.); 3330 mtrs.

      Day 11: Trek from Shin Gumba to Gosaikunda;(5-6 hrs.); 4460 mtrs.

      Day 12: Trek from Gosaikunda to Shin Gumpa ; (5-6 hrs.);3250 mtrs.

      Day 13: Trek from Shin Gumpa to Dhunche; (51/z½ hrs.); 2030 mtrs.

      Day 14: Drive from Dhunche to Kathmandu (8-9 hrs.)

      Day 15: Free in Kathmandu

      Day 16: 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)

      LangtangLangtang

      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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  • Langtang Helambu Trek - 17 Day Langtang Helambu Trek - 17 Days

    • From: redpandatravel
    • Description:

      Kyanjeng Gumba VillageKyanjeng Gumba Village

      Maximum Elevation: 4460 mtrs.

      Trek Duration: 17 Days

      Mode of Operation: Tea House and Camping

      Trip Grade: Moderate

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

      Attraction: Spectacular views of the Himalayas, Exciting ethnic encounters and village, Abundance of wildlife, Majestic water falls, Rhododendron and Bamboo forest with abundance of wildlife, Spiritual Buddhist monasteries, Snow covered mountain, The rare red listed by IUCN species ‘Red Panda’, Traditional cheese factory, Very famous religious snow covered lake ‘Gosaikunda’.

      Ganjala Pass, Helambu

      Langtang Helambu Trekking 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 Syabru Besi; (8 hrs.); 1440 mtrs.

      Day 04: Trek from Syabru Besi to Lama Hotel; (5-6 hrs.); 2470 mtrs.

      Day 05: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang; (5-6 hrs.); 3430 mtrs.

      Day 06: Trek from Langtang to Kyanjin Gumba; (4-5 hrs.); 3870 mtrs.

      Day 07: Explore Day; Hike around Kyanjin Gumba.

      Day 08: Trek from Kyanjin Gumpa to Lama Hotel; (5-6 hrs.);2470 mtrs

      Day 09: Trek from Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru ;(5-6 hrs.);2230 mtrs.

      Day 10: Trek from Thulo Syabru to Shin Gumpa; (4-5 hrs.); 3330 mtrs.

      Day 11: Trek from Shin Gumba to Gosaikunda;(5-6 hrs.); 4460 mtrs.

      Day 12: Trek from Gosaikunda Ghopte; (6-7 hrs.);3440 mtrs.

      Day 13: Trek from Ghopte to Melamchi Gaon; (6-7 hrs.); 2560 mtrs.

      Day 14: Trek from Melamchi Gaon to Tarke Gyang; (6-7 hrs.); 2590 mtrs.

      Day 15: Trek from Tarke Gyang to Sermathang; (3-5 hrs.); 2590 mtrs.

      Day 16: Trek from Sermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar; (3-5 hrs.); 870 mtrs. And two hour drive back to Kathmandu.

      Day 17: 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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