The Mustang Trail race is a multistage trail running challenge through the wild, spiritually rich landscapes of Upper Mustang in Nepal. It is race of eight stages of around 15 to 30km totaling just under 200 km at altitudes between 2,900-4,300m (9,500-14,100ft) with 8200m (27,000ft) of elevation change. These distances are harder than they seem at these altitudes. Continue reading
10 Tips For Doing ABC Trek (Annapurna Base Camp)
1 – Ask to be a part of a group with your trekking agency even if you are planning to (or prefer to) go alone. Bookings in upper Annapurna sanctuary are not guaranteed if you are alone. They prefer to give rooms out to larger groups. Not much of written bookings are taken in most of the lodges – most are verbal commitments to your guide or trekking agency via phone saying they “will have” the room when you arrive – but in busy season the first ones to get there with larger group end up taking your spot. Continue reading
Day 01: Fly Kathmandu – Pokhara – Phedi – Pothana (1,991m/6,528ft): 45 min drive, 22 km, 4-5 hrs trek ~10km
Day 02: Pothana – Jhinu Danda (Hot spring 1,780m/5,859ft): 6-7 hrs- 13km
Day 03: Jhinu Danda – Dobhan (2,800m/9185ft): 6-7 hrs,12km
Day 04: Dobhan – MBC (3,730m/12,230ft)- ABC (4,130m/13 550ft): 7-8 hrs,12km
Day 05: ABC – Sinuwa (1,980m/6,495ft): 7-8 hrs,15km
Day 06: Sinwa – Ghandruk Phedi– Pokhara (910m/2,985ft): 5-6 hrs,12km, 2- 3hrs drive, 55km
Day 07: Pokhara-Kathmandu by Tourist Bus (6-7 hrs): 220km
Note: Above trekking hours and distances are approximate, and absolutely for general idea only.
Everest base camp trek route or Everest base camp trek Itinerary is really frequently generate questions from Adventure lovers, there is not any fixed and compulsory duration or schedule for this trek however we need 14 to 16 days including 2 days in Kathmandu before and after the trekking , duration is depend up to your own body condition, walking experience and group size and age group. please have a look below suggestion Itinerary and route information about the Everest Base c amp trekking Continue reading
Nepal Vegetarian Association (NVA) regularly organises hiking in and around Kathmandu valley to promote vegetarian lifestyle (You DON’T necessarily have to be a vegetarian to participate in this hike) as well as to enable everyone to escape at least for a day from the dust and smokes of the valley and reenergize yourself. Continue reading
Everest Base camp Trekking altitude Graphic
Everest base camp trek distance this is common questions from first time trekkers
DISTANCE LUKLA TO EVEREST BASE CAMP: 38.58 miles or 62 Kilometers 8 to 9 days walk in and a 3 to 4 day walkout. Walk in is slower due to the extra days needed to allow a person’s body to adjust to the new altitudes. Continue reading
Urban Bird Monitoring Program, Kathmandu Valley
Bird Conservation Nepal (BCN) is initiating Urban Bird Monitoring Program in Nepal as urban birds are declining day by day. It is a long term monitoring program. Urban bird count will be conducted four times in a year based on the seasons: winter, spring, summer and autumn. Continue reading
Another thing I like to do is sit back and take in nature. To look at the birds, listen to their singing, go hiking, camping and jogging and running, walking along the beach, playing games and sometimes being alone with the great outdoors. It’s very special to me.
Larry Wilcox says really great things. If we go everyday hiking we can create good idea.
Visa can be obtained upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport or any of the border checkpoints such as Kakarvitta, Bhairahawa, Birgunj, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki and so on for India – Nepal border and places such as Kodari for China – Nepal border. The Tribhuvan International Airport is the one and only International Airport in the country. Tourists who want to enter Nepal through flights can obtain their visa at the airport and for tourists who enter the country through other border checkpoints can get their visa there. Continue reading
An incredible four hour trek in Kathmandu Valley from Sankruh to Nagarkot, guided by 29 year old Depak.. from Actual Adventures, LTD, who grew up in the Everest Base Camp area. Vistas too incredible, too majestic for words, silence only sporadically broken by the calls of children, songs of birds, crowing
of far-away roosters, bleating of baby goats… terraced fields of mustard yellow flowers, or of newly planted corn and wheat ready to harvest, bent women and children packing tons of fire sticks on their backs, herding their flocks through stone studded streets. Depak knows all the little short-cuts, and is able to negotiate different routes-
some scenic and very rustic- through the valley, routes not ever explained in any of the travel books. You cannot even help but to meditate, .. to pray… to be calm and take in the magic of Kathmandu valley. I so wish you were here to share in this wonderment- that I am so honored to witness alone.
We stop at the edge of Nagarkot…a blue plastered structure that the owner calls “Naldum ghining” (guest house), and order our lunch, only two items on the menu- Nepali Dal-Bat or Thuk Pa. I order the former -rice, chutney, curry sauce of potato, spinach and hot pepper, and lentil soup sauce that you mix all together, and then are careful to
avoid the hot pepper!! Downed with a glass of ginger sweet tea, just to breath in the mountain air is intoxicating all its own! The rest of the trek is a winding pathway UP HILL through almost a “jungle like”
passage, with step stone steps or just winding dirt walkways, stopping to admire the bright red rhododendrons, Nepali national flower, that pop into view along the way.
Our Hotel Mountain View is perched on a road top, steep climb to make it there with my backpack, and I could NOT be more excited!!! My room is about 6 walking floors up, near the top, and a view of the Mt. Everest just from my window!!! I join Depak and meet some Aussies for a few Everest Beers as we watch the sunset over the Himalayas! Lovely Buffet Dinner as I sit at a Nepali table (about 6 inches tall)… that is, legs crossed yogi style, sitting on a mat, looking out over the sunset, a fire ball disappearing into the misty mountains.
To bed under mounds of warm, thick blankets, after a hot shower in a clean bathroom, cozy, comfy- and FREE INTERNET! Such a bonus! Will be up at 6 a.m. to view the spectacular sunrise… RIGHT in front of my room, and then off for a five hour trek to Dhulikhel through terraced hills and local villages tomorrow…Actual Adventures have really gone
out of their way to make this small “trek” of mine and amazing journey and a dream come true!!.
So friends, No matter if you are looking for a small or large group, or just a single person needing a guide, no matter what your age or skill level, I believe Kedar delivers a highest quality product at a VERY reasonable rate. I am recommending Actual Adventures to everyone I know who will be taking an adventure to Nepal or areas nearby.
Visited March 2013