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In the light of the morning sun, one can be interviewed together on the ‘Farping-Champadevi-Bhashmasur-Chandragiri Hiking’ route, taking a first-hand experience of the highest peaks of Everest, including Ganesh Himal, Annapurna, Langtang and Gaurishankar Himal / Mountains. Where you can feel like shining like silver during the day, you can look at the golden light again at twilight.

Not only this, the beauty of Phulchowki to the east, Nagarkot, Kalinchok to the northeast, Shivpuri, Kakani and Nagarjuna hills to the north and Dakshinkali, Fakhel, Daman and Chitlang hills to the south can be enjoyed by playing hide and seek with white clouds.

One of the most important and scenic hiking routes

If you are a nature lover and are interested in hiking, one of the most famous and scenic hiking routes near the Kathmandu Valley, which stretches to the south of the Kathmandu Valley, from Champadevi at an altitude of 2278 m above sea level to Bhasmasur hill at an altitude of 2500 m. Experiencing the ups and downs of the Chandragiri mountain range at high altitudes will be a memorable journey of a lifetime.

If you are a nature lover and are interested in hiking, one of the most famous and scenic hiking routes near the Kathmandu Valley, which stretches to the south of the Kathmandu Valley, from Champadevi at an altitude of 2278 m above sea level to Bhasmasur hill at an altitude of 2500 m. Experiencing the ups and downs of the Chandragiri mountain range at high altitudes 2551 m. will be a memorable journey of a lifetime.

This route can be a great option for those who want to relax and enjoy nature, even if only for a day from Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur.

From anywhere in the Kathmandu Valley, the trek can be started by reaching Balkhu in about 30 minutes from the public or private vehicles available at Pharping Bhanjyang.

Preparation of Banepa-Chapleti Good Morning Group

Our Banepa-Chapleti Good Morning Group has been hiking for about 3 years with the slogan “Morning Walk for Health”. The group has already hiked on routes including Nagarkot, Namobuddha, Panchkhal and others. This time it was planned to hike Nagarjuna-Jamacho but the villain became Kovid.

We received information that mass entry into the area was prohibited. It was agreed to choose the Champadevi hiking route in the same option.

While trying to get information about the route from YouTube, Blog, Google search, Google Earth app, etc., there are three main destinations on the route, the first is from Farping to Champadevi – about 4.5 km, the second is about 7.5 km to Bhasmasur and the third is Chandragiri (Bhaleshwar). It was found to be about 12 km away. Friends were informed accordingly. It was agreed that only 40/45 people would go in the group.

A week ago, they had already started compiling the list of friends who were willing to go, and in the process, they were engaged in the management of tea, snacks, samavaji (Newari lunch set), fruits, water, camera, etc.

The start of an exciting hike that day

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A team of 42 hikers crossed the ring road in the dark and crossed the road from Balkhu to Farping Bhanjyang towards Dakshinkali.

We reached Pharping Bhanjyang around 6:45 in the morning. After having breakfast there, at around 7:30 in the morning, we waved the flag of Nepal and tried to climb the hill.

In the early hours of the morning, the touch of the pink sun, which I had tried to observe from Phulchowki, was playing hide and seek in the tall pine trees.

After a 20-25 minute uphill trek, friends lingered on the grounds of Hattiwan Resort for a while, taking photos and having fun. Amidst the diversity of man-made structures in Kathmandu Khaldo to the north and the geographical beauty of Dakshinkali to the south, the journey was exciting for everyone with the warm sweet sun and light hills.

Reaching Champadevi is more difficult than expected

Did Champadevi reach the top of the hill after a few hours of horizontal ascent? It was felt that.

But instead of Champadevi, the place led us to a stone stairway to the side of the hill.

Friends who came together tried to capture the beautiful scene with the help of drone camera.

Moving on a little further, a huge mirror-like mountain of Ajang floated to the west. I was confused for a while whether the top was Bhashmasur Danda or not. Champadevi? I immediately took my mobile phone out of my pocket and looked at the application called Maps.me I guessed that the hill was Champagiri.

Guessing from the initial Google Earth app, I assured my friends that the total route distance would be only 8-9 km and it would take about 5 hours to reach the destination. Which was proving to be wrong when he got there.

On one side, there is a steep hill with stone steps in front of the eyes, on the other side, the faces of the friends who are getting tired.

As I was laughing, getting up, sitting down, chatting with my friends, I pulled myself up the hill and reached the first destination of Champadevi at around 10:15 am. The journey to Bhasmasur started from there at around 11:00.

The steep ascent of Bhasmasur hill

Somewhat horizontally, somewhat downhill, moving westward, the body was fresh and light again. Are you happy or anxious when you see the naked mountain of another giant in front of you while your friends are going downhill? Don’t know

But he said to his friends, “That is Bhasmasur Danda; In fact, the top of that desolate mountain is our next destination, but not the last. ”I was trying to remind myself and my friends, even though the steps were moving forward.

There was some excitement in my mind, a feeling of fatigue along with my association with some new nature, on everyone’s face.

After descending for a while, we reached a place like Deural where we found other groups of pedestrians resting.

On the way, the mobile network seems to be only in places. From where the network became available, we kept in touch with the family and the hotel that arranged the food.

At about 1:00 pm, the blue sky seemed to be touched by a white cloud, and as it reached the top of Bhasmasur hill, it became brighter and the sky seemed to open.

From there, to the north, the cool, silver-rimmed mountain ranges and the valleys below seemed to captivate the Kathmandu Valley.

While waiting for his turn to take a photo at the place above the stone, it seemed as if he had forgotten the fatigue of the steep hill in front of him.

Reaching the top of Baneshwor hill

When we reached the top of the hill called Bhasmasur, we were confused by the two paths we found there. As we proceeded on the road to the right of Chandragiri, we saw a sign inscribed Baneshwor Danda. When he reached that hill, all the hills around him looked low, as if the place where he was standing seemed to be the highest place there.

From there, on the west side, there was a meadow like a plain, and at some distance, like a cable car flowing smoothly on a high hill, it seemed as if Chandragiri Tumko, with its winding road, house and temple, was standing and calling us to come quickly.

At Bhashmasur (Baneshwor Danda) at an altitude of about 2500 m above sea level, the view from the surroundings seemed to remain calm and steady even as the cold weather of December was hitting us.

The clock struck 1:30 p.m. Downstairs in Bhanjyang, I saw some of my friends walking, some of them sleeping on the grass.

Instead of the ups and downs that came a while ago, now it was the turn of the steep descent.

Some of my friends were saying that it was more difficult to walk downhill than uphill, my joints were sore.

After descending, in a few moments, when I reached a place like an open stage, I turned around with all my friends. After seeing some special stones being worshiped as ashes in the northern part of the square, we took a group photo there.

After descending a few minutes from there, the impression of pre-ordering food reached Bhanjyang Resort. After resting there for a while, we headed west for Chandragiri again at around 3:00 pm.

Amidst the exhaustion, the cable car ticket had to be canceled before 5:00 pm. However, the resort operator informed that tickets can be picked up till 6:00 pm.

Everyone had to climb Chandragiri in about 2 hours.

One hill was left to be fully climbed, Chandragiri i.e. Bhaleshwar. It seemed as if the last ascent had reduced the self-esteem of many.

After walking for a while, we came to Bhanjyang by the motorway from Matatirtha to Markhu and the historic Hetauda-Thankot ropeway.

The whole Chandragiri hill in front of fatigue

From there, the last battle of the day was to be fought. At the suggestion of the locals, we did not take the straight stairway from there.

The higher you go, the colder you get and the more relaxed you become. The motorable roads, the newly built resort looked good. Champadevi, Bhashmasur Danda, which was moving towards the east, seemed to be laughing at us. The mountains were getting colorful in the cold siretto. We climbed the mountain, Bhanjyang was laughing with us and wishing us success, congratulations to our tired bodies and winning minds.

We arrived at the cable car station at around 5:00 pm and booked our tickets. We landed at Thankot around 6:00 pm.

In fact, the Farping-Champadevi-Bhasmasur-Chandragiri hiking route will be important as a convenient, easy and cheap route for nature lovers and those who are interested in hiking. Where we can feel the diversity of nature, the ups and downs, the beautiful scenery up close.

Annapurna |Camping overnight at -15 °C

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Annapurna I is the first mountain in the world to climb more than 8,000 meters. That is why it is also called the ‘first mountain’. Maurice Herzog, a French mountaineer and Nepal’s unannounced tourism goodwill ambassador, had the thrill of arriving at the base camp where Ann stayed for the first time.

Skyscrapers line the horizon north of the Long Valley. Clean weather Sweet winter in the evening. The day is sunny. This is probably why Swiss geologist Tony Hagen called Pokhara a ‘paradise on earth’. Pokhara is truly a paradise.

Pokhara, which is bustling with international and domestic tourists coming from all over the country to enjoy the unique natural beauty and intimacy of tourism entrepreneurs, is currently bustling.

Pokhara has also been affected by the Corona epidemic since last April. As a result, only a handful of foreign and domestic tourists are seen wandering around the Fewa Lake.

Maurice Herzog, a French mountaineer, climbed Annapurna I (8,091 m) in the summer of 1950 and reached the summit of the 8,000-meter-high mountain for the first time. In addition to making history in this way, he wrote a book called ‘Annapurna’ and made Nepal prosperous. Introduced Nepal to foreigners.

The book ‘Annapurna’, written while undergoing treatment at an American hospital in Paris, is estimated to have sold 11 million copies. Thus, he made a significant contribution to the promotion of mountain tourism in Nepal.

Following in the footsteps of Herzog, a team of Nepal Tourism Board, Gandaki Provincial Office, Annapurna Gaonpalika of Myagdi, Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal, Pokhara and a team of media persons walked for a week a few days ago.

To energize the weary tourism, we walked along the Mistri River towards the northern base camp of the North Annapurna Himal. The most lively and juicy person in our team of 25 was Captain Damba Bahadur Garbuja Pun, Chairman of Annapurna Village Municipality. He is short in stature. While in the Indian Army in his youth, he won a gold medal in swimming. At the age of 70, Bansa’s enthusiasm and vigor is not less. He was following the history of 70 years ago by playing with streams, rocks, waterfalls and shades to instill courage and energy in the youth team with the aim of promoting tourism in his village.

To energize the weary tourism, we walked along the Mistri Khols / River towards the northern base camp of the North Annapurna Himal. The most lively and juicy person in our team of 25 was Captain Damba Bahadur Garbuja Pun, Chairman of Annapurna Village Municipality. He is short in stature. While in the Indian Army in his youth, he won a gold medal in swimming. At the age of 70, Bansa’s enthusiasm and vigor is not less. He was following the history of 70 years ago by playing with streams, rocks, waterfalls and shades to instill courage and energy in the youth team with the aim of promoting tourism in his village.

To energize the weary tourism, we walked along the Mistri Khola River towards the northern base camp of the North Annapurna Himal Mountain. The most lively and juicy person in our team of 25 was Captain Damba Bahadur Garbuja Pun, Chairman of Annapurna Village Municipality. He is short in stature. While in the Indian Army in his youth, he won a gold medal in swimming. The enthusiasm and vigor of youth is not less even at the age of 70. He was following the history of 70 years ago by playing with streams, rocks, waterfalls and shades to instill courage and energy in the youth team with the aim of promoting tourism in his village.

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Where did our journey to Annapurna begin?

On the first day of the trip, our team crossed the bridge at Kaligandaki just above the Tatopani Bazaar on the Beni-Jomsom road, crossed the lower Narchang and reached the homestay of the upper Narchang by bus.

On the first day of the trip, our team crossed the bridge at Kaligandaki just above the Tatopani Bazaar on the Beni-Jomsom road, crossed the lower Narchyang and reached the homestay of the upper Narchyang by bus.

The next morning, after breakfast, we walked through the jungle uphill, carrying food and provisions. The sun went down, and the road became dark. Night fell, but nothing was found to reach the destination.

The next morning, after breakfast, we walked through the jungle uphill, carrying food and provisions. The sun went down, and the road became dark. Night fell, but nothing was found to reach the destination.

There is no settlement at the top. No matter how far we walked, we didn’t know where the destination was, even the guides and helpers got tired and exhausted. While walking in the dim light of the torch in the pitch darkness, one of the helpers fell on one side and the people on the other. Her feet were suddenly heard. The soles of his shoes were slipping and he was rubbing only the upper part. Thus, I wondered what would happen in the first half of the journey.

After reaching a somewhat flat place, a heavy load was placed on the place suitable for camping. The name of that place is Kalikhola. Cooking, making tents and lighting campfires were carried out by fetching water from a little below.

After dinner, we slept in a tent all night to avoid being attacked by animals. We also carried satellite phones for emergencies as mobile tower signals are not a place to pick up.

The next day, the pedestrians were walking with their belongings and the helper brothers were carrying capping supplies when they walked in the forest for a few hours. It was thrilling to find a way and hang a rope on the cliff of a rocky monkey, but there was no place to find a skeleton when the chipper fell.

After getting stuck for a long time, our team reached the bank of the river Misrti by making a path in the downward direction of the river. Lunch was prepared there.

TAN’s friend was also putting enamel marks in places to make it easier for the pedestrians to come later.

In the afternoon sun, some brave friends tried to bathe in the crystal clear water of Misrti river, but it was not possible. Some friends remembered our sage who could have practiced asceticism for thousands of years by wearing only one dhoti on these mountains. It was difficult for us to touch the water.

After lunch, they piled stones in the river and built a mud bridge brought by the water. After crossing the river, a nearby hydro company dug a tunnel and threw it towards the river.

You have to climb about 200 meters with the help of rope in the style of rock climbing while climbing on the cliff of the rock landslide.

We climbed up to the road with the help of ropes, crawling on all fours, one at a time, thinking that a landslide would fall when many people were walking at the same time. In the twilight of that day, we settled in a place called Chhotapa on the banks of the river Misrti and with a beautiful waterfall.

The next day, after breakfast at Khaivari, which is about to become a hydropower station, the team went to Samdhikharka after begging for a pair of shoes and giving them to their helper.

In the morning journey that day, I climbed the side of the river Misrti, which flowed between two huge rocks. The blue sky was washed away by the eruption of the rock, which reached 100 meters across the Choita Khola / river and caused the ground to shake, the mountains to shake and the plume of smoke to rise.

The river had to be swept away by the piles of wood brought by the river that melted the snow on the limestone stones soaked with cold. There was no flood, but if the foot slipped, the river would overflow, but the fear of dying hardened!

After having lunch at Humkhola that day, we reached a beautiful place. After climbing a little uphill from there, a beautiful waterfall was seen. Forgetting all the fatigue and suffering, the whole river is flowing like a waterfall through a hole in the middle of a huge rock! And below it is a greenish ridge.

annapurna waterfall

The water of the Annapurna range melts and melts. After thousands of years of unremitting efforts, even the rocks are pierced and falling from a height of 3157 meters. That day we climbed the hill and reached Sandhikharka, a beautiful place on the river bank and between two hills.

Camping was done by pitching tents there. When our team reached North Annapurna base camp on the fifth day the next day with excitement, fear and fatigue, Lord Surya Narayan had rested on the south side of the mountain. It was very cold and cold there, and at night it was minus 15 degrees Celsius. The tent won’t fit. Even the sleeping bag was like a diaper soaked with dew.

Suddenly, at two in the morning, like a bomb exploded. The avalanche had hit the hill around the base camp. When we woke up in the morning, the atmosphere around the base camp was hazy with dust particles mixed with snow and soil. As it is a high mountainous region, the weather will change from time to time. In a moment, the white mountain is covered with fog, and then in a moment, the fog breaks and the glittering white mountain rises.

Our trek was more of an exploration than an observation. Despite the exhaustion of the day and half a night’s sleep due to the historic footpath, not all of the team lacked vitality.

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The Mundhum Trail is going to be a tourist destination.

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The Kepilasgadhi Municipality is going to make Mundum/ Mundhum Trail a means of tourism promotion. The village municipality plans to use the Mundhum Trail envisaged by the Government of Nepal to promote tourism in the four eastern hill districts (Khotang, Bhojpur, Solukhumbu and Sankhuwasabha).

The village municipality, in collaboration with G-Foundation, plans to build a footpath connecting Mundhum Trail from Chakheva to Mayungdanda, Satdobato, Bagrebhanjyang, Jugedanda, Lauredanda and Salpapokhari.

Village Municipality Chief Krishna Kumar Rai said that infrastructure development work has been started to connect Salpapokhari, a religious and tourist site between Khotang, Bhojpur, Solukhumbu and Sankhuwasabha, especially following the Mundhum Trail.

The 48-kilometer section of the Mundum Trail, designated by the Government of Nepal as one of the 100 tourist destinations, falls within the Kepilasgadhi village municipality.

 It is stated that the village municipality has allocated Rs. 800,000 and G-Foundation Rs. 800,000 in the current fiscal year to develop the necessary infrastructure to create an environment for easy access to and from Salpapokhari using the Mundhum Trail.

The Mundhum mundum Trail, prepared in 2075 BS with the objective of promoting tourism in the scenic spots of Khotang, Solukhumbu, Bhojpur and Sankhuwasabha, has attracted tourists from all four districts including Chakhevabhanjyang, Mayungdanda, Hanspokhari, Satdobato, Ravadhap, Salpapokhari and Silichungdanda.

Necessary structure construction work has been started with the aim of attracting domestic and foreign tourists entering the village through Mundhum / Mundum Trail and connecting the village with Salpapokhari.

For this, the Dorkhudobhan-Ghurvise footpath connecting the village to Mundhum Trail in Sundel and the maintenance of about one kilometer footpath from Nachi to Jambudhunga have been prepared with the budget of the village municipality and G-Foundation.

Similarly, from the budget of the state government and village municipality, the footpath from Sundel Exit to Jambudanda around Mundhum Trail will be repaired, Ravadhap, Dhapledun, Rimadun, Exit, operation of Sahadeukhark Drinking Water Project from Jambudhunga, Jaljale-Deurali footpath will be repaired, Rewamuhan protected Is

Similarly, the road from Laure to Jugedanda will be repaired, Bagrebhanjyang homestay will be constructed, Bagrebhanjyang drinking water and watermelon will be constructed, Satdobato-Chhamuwakhola spring will be conserved and recharge pond will be constructed, said Rai.

Rai’s team, which had gone on November 29 to study the feasibility of developing tourism through Mundhum Trail, had returned on November 30.

The Kepilasgadhi Municipality has also made a multi-year plan for the development of tourism through the Mundhum Trail.

To study the feasibility of sky diving and paragliding from Dandakevir, to put railings in the footpath from Sundal to Sundel, to build a cultural homestay in Sundel, to study paragliding from Lauredanda and to study skydiving from Laredanda.

Similarly, the aim of the village municipality is to conserve the wetland area spread over an area of ​​about three square kilometers, construct Lauredanda-Chilimdhunga-Dhaltarbar footpath and construct Kepilasgadhidanda footpath, said Chief Administrative Officer Chhavilal Rai. He said that a budget will be prepared for this and plans will be taken forward gradually.

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The height of Everest has increased by 86 cm

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The world’s highest peak, Everest has increased by 86 cm / has risen 86 centimeters. Nepal and China unveiled the new height of Everest on Tuesday.

Now, the height / elevation of Everest has reached 8848.86 meters, announced Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradip Kumar Gyawali at a press conference held at the Survey Department.
The height measurement was done separately by Nepal and China. The data obtained from the field survey has been processed by the Department of Surveying and Mapping. According to the department, discussions were held at the level of Chinese counterpart technical and steering committee.

The cabinet meeting held on December 26 had given approval to the Ministry of Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation to make the height public. The coordination with China is done by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The previous height of 8848 meters was measured by the 1954 Survey of India. After a dispute over the height of Mount Everest, Nepal and China agreed in 2010 to recognize 8848 meters.

It was agreed in October 2019 that the heights of Everest would be inaugurated simultaneously in Nepal and China.

Everest has increased by 86 cm

Source : Nepal and China survey Departments

The new height of Everest will be announced on December 8

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The government is scheduled to announce the new height of Everest, world’s highest peak, on December 8. The office of the Survey Department has organized a program to declare the height of Everest and honor it at Min Bhawan.

Deputy Director General of the Department Sushil Narasimha Rajbhandari has also written a letter for the program to be organized on December 8 at 1:30 pm. A study by the Department of Surveying and Mapping showed that the height of the Himalayas was affected by the catastrophic earthquake in 2015.

This is the first time that Nepal has measured the height of Mount Everest with its own resources, based on the assumption that the height of Mount Everest may have increased due to this reason. Government teams from Nepal and China worked jointly.

Earlier, various countries had been measuring the height of Mount Everest. According to a source, the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest, which was last measured in 1954 by the Survey of India, has remained unchanged at 8848.

The work of measuring the height of Everest was started in the fiscal years 075 and 076 B.s . After the completion of the height measurement work this year, the Chinese Defense Minister is now on a visit to Nepal and the cabinet meeting held on Wednesday, November 26, had given approval to make the height public.


During Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Nepal in 2019, it was agreed to jointly declare the new height of Everest.

The government has given approval to declare a new height of Everest. A cabinet meeting on Wednesday announced the new height of Mount Everest. The meeting on Tuesday approved the Ministry of Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation, a minister said.

At the meeting, Land Management Minister Padmakumari Aryal had submitted a vertical proposal seeking approval to declare the new height of Everest. The ministry’s proposal was not on the meeting’s written agenda.

The cabinet has approved to declare the height on the basis of a vertical proposal. However, the ministers have not been informed about the height of Mount Everest.

According to sources, the height of Sagarmatha has increased. As Nepal and China have agreed to jointly declare the height of Mount Everest, it has not been made public yet.

According to officials, the announcement may be made during the upcoming visit of the Chinese Defense Minister to Nepal. The ministry has also said that it will announce the new height of Everest in a few days through a formal program.

Ministry spokesperson Janak Raj Joshi also said that technical work on the height has been completed and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will coordinate with China for the announcement.

A study by the Department of Surveying and Mapping showed that the height of the Himalayan region was affected due to the catastrophic earthquake in 2015. This is the first time that Nepal has measured the height of Mount Everest with its own resources, based on the assumption that the height of Mount Everest may have increased due to this reason. Government teams from Nepal and China worked jointly.

Earlier, various countries had been measuring the new height of Mount Everest. According to a source, the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest, which was last measured in 1954 by the Survey of India, has remained unchanged at 8848.

The measurement of the height of Everest was started in the fiscal year 075/076. After the completion of the height measurement work this year, the Cabinet has given approval to make the height public during the visit of the Chinese Defense Minister to Nepal.

source ; National News Agency (RSS)

Bhairab Kunda Lake of Sindhupalchowk : Trekking to forget the pain.

Our destination was Bhairab Kunda /Pond/lake, located at an altitude of 4,250 meters above sea level in Sindupalchowk district. However, due to lack of promotion and lack of infrastructure in the area, tents had to be set up in the forest for at least two days of the eight-day trek.

Our team of five started the journey to Bhairab ​​Kunda from the old bus park in Kathmandu. After a journey of about five hours, the vehicle reached Dhade Bazaar, a short distance from Jalvire. As we proceeded from Jalvire, it was sunny in the afternoon. However, when the road was very scenic, the sun did not burn. What more could you ask for? When you find a roaring river, a green hill, a settlement on the slopes, and a large waterfall on the way.

Exhausted, taking photos and bathing in the waterfall, we reached Chanaute around 4 pm. Hoping for food and shelter, we were shocked when a large settlement was confined to a few houses after the quake. In one of the houses, tea and bhogte fruits were found to be eaten but there was no place to stay. For accommodation we reached Katike Bazaar which is further up.

On the second day, early in the morning, we started walking straight from Katike Bazaar towards Khani village. As the small dirt road in the middle of the dense forest became steep, the settlements surrounded by lush green fields in the distance looked very attractive. Probably due to the lack of roads near the capital, farmers were still plowing.

We finally reached Dalle Pond around 1 o’clock. The name of the place is derived from the circular pond seen there.

At that moment, an old man came to talk to us.

“Where did you go, brothers? ””

“We walked to Bhairab kunda.”

“Why not?”

“That’s all there is to it.”

“And where is your foreigner?”

“No, we went for a walk on our own.”

It was becoming difficult for them to digest the fact that Nepali also travel as tourists. The old man then told the story of his village.

Their ancestral settlement was in Sankhu. When Prithvi Narayan Shah invaded and captured the valley, some Newars fled to Khanigaun to escape his oppression and settled there. There is also an iron mine near the village.

“Even though we are Newars, we do not know how to speak Newari. When he fled and came here, he said that if he spoke Newari, he would be captured and killed by Prithvinarayan Shah’s army. After that, our ancestors gradually stopped speaking Newari, ”said the old man.

That day we reached Golu, the village of Sherpas on the lake. Fighting with fatigue and worms, I finally reached Golu in the twilight evening. The youngest sherpa fed us dhindo, a type of vegetable made from milk, and a churpi.

The third day was difficult. After leaving the last settlement, the height was increasing rapidly. Our goal was to walk until dawn and set up tents in the evening to find a suitable place. The villagers said that Salle and Dalinche were found on the road but no house or sign was found. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. It was even more painful to cross the forest.

Gosaikunda trek, bhairab kunda lake

Once, after walking for an hour, we came to a cowshed and found that we had lost our way. However, the Sherpini sisters in the barn did not regret losing their way after serving salted tea and churpi.

The right path can be found in 15 minutes by climbing a steep hill from the cowshed. A brother guided us to the right path. That day, around 5 pm, we decided to stay in a small resting place in the forest. If you walk for another hour, you will reach a more beautiful place and a better place, but I didn’t know. The water began to drip on it. Somehow we spent the night.

The fourth day was the most exciting. There was a competition among us to capture the view of the snow-capped peaks, green meadows, and human settlements in small group. In a place called Chogarmogar, we captured pictures in different positions and frames for about an hour. Even though we were not satisfied, due to time constraints, we started to rise again.

After walking for about two hours on a rocky road from Chogarmogar, we reached Bhairab kunda / Pond. After seeing that beautiful pond, the pain of the journey was forgotten forever. We climbed the hill next to it and started to see the whole form of Bhairav / Bhairab kunda pond. The kisses of the cold wind, the sighs of Bhairab kunda and the chirping music of the birds cannot be explained in words of joy.

The Sherpas call this tank Chhemang Pond. Fairs are held here on Janai Purnima and Nag panchami. It is also a special place for bird watching. After sleeping for a while near the pool, we got up and started our work. Some pitched tents, some searched for firewood, and some carried water. Then we cooked and ate soup and coffee and walked around the pool for a while. The pool that is clearly visible in a moment will be covered with fog in a moment. In an instant, it started raining without finding the place where the sun was shining. Very fun

On the fifth day, in the early morning light, it was fun to take a photo in the background and see the mountains. Then we started to return. The downhill road led to Yarmasingh village in the evening. On the sixth day we reached Larcha and from there we drove to Kathmandu.

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Lukla to Namche on Everest Trail, 20 years ago and now

Here is lots of changes on lukla to namche on everest trail we can feel it , We are in Lukla. After reaching Fakding from here, the first stop will be. Explaining the journey, our guide instructed us – to wear a mask when reaching the market area and settlement.

Not only that, he added – do not enter the store without permission.

The terror of Covid 19 has disrupted life here. Hospitality-based businesses are at risk due to epidemics. Earlier, 19 people were confirmed to have Covid 19 out of 9 people tested. So we had to show a ‘visa’ when we entered Lukla Bazaar from the airport. ‘Visa’ is the ‘negative’ report obtained from the Covid 19 test.

It was felt that the comfortable journey from Tara Air to here is also indicating the coming days. However, the repeated instructions to show corona test reports and exercise restraint while walking kept the fear in mind.

However, we are in Lukla, which is considered to be the main gateway to Everest. The track of the vehicle has been opened up to Chaurikharka below it.

How will road link affect the future of Khumbu region?

There is both hope and apprehension.

If the goods are to be transported by air travel, it will come easily and will also be cheaper. The suspicion is that the situation of ‘Round Annapurna’ in trekking will not be in the area of ​​Everest?

Annapurna Circuit was once the most popular trekking route in the world. However, with the opening of the road track, quality tourists were losing. Due to the 20-day trekking road, even 10 days stopped.

Even after the alternative route was opened, the former attraction continued to be lost.

While traveling to Khumbu, I was repeatedly asked this question. Even if the road reaches outside the Everest National Park, it may not reach beyond that. That is why the ‘essence’ of Everest will remain.

But ,

what about Lukla’s future?

And the so-called risky airport business?

The change in Lukla to namche on everest trail, 20 years ago and now is being felt a lot. Not only hotels have been added, but also sanitation has increased in the trails.

Leaving the Lukla airport, I did not see any lights or poles. Underground supply has started from the pipe, electricity.

However, 20 years ago, the hotels themselves had already installed micro-hydro power. Electricity was supplied only in the evening.

Now the national grid is connected, which adds brightness here. The lights of the airport will attract everyone before evening.

Not being able to see the tandrang tundrung wire and seeing the light burning comfortably became a matter of feeling different in itself.

Large dining hall, large chimney in the middle of it and warm from the same heat.

The experience of living in so many homes two decades ago was that the chimneys were slowly receding. So much so that the coils of Chinese heaters have started to heat up, to keep warm.

Naturally, it is not easy to bear the pain of firewood. Electricity is becoming an alternative.

lukla to namche on everest trail

Stones printed in Lukla Bazaar have changed the atmosphere there. The market is open, there is no circulation. At this time, the businessmen of Lukla are worried about how the business will move forward.

It doesn’t matter when the trekking, including camping, begins. How about a long trip with a tent when the tea house is not full? So what to do with the container goods brought in the container? The risk of expiration is increasing.

Trekking has been declining for almost a year. If this process is prolonged, there will be no option to throw away the goods brought for camping. They are afraid of wasting food brought by cargo.

Our journey from Lukla is towards Fakding. The words “Buddhism” are inscribed on the huge stone figure – in the Tibetan language.

 There are also those who are surrounded by water, but they are not. Probably not enough water. Measures have been taken to reduce the outbreak in the villages and settlements along the trekking route. Fire hydrants were seen in the villages.

The absence of electric wires and the appearance of fire hydrants ready to prevent fires made it difficult to predict how well the area would be organized.

The stone houses built to throw garbage on the road were showing originality. In such houses, perishable and non-perishable items can be kept separately. It is only nature that has not returned here in 20 years.

Man-made objects have returned. The natural forms have not changed.

We were capturing photos with Lukla Utrina in the background of the top of the mountain. With the advent of the suspension bridge, a series of photo sessions continued.

Interestingly, the more I walked, the more exciting and captivating the scenes became. Everyone was feeling that he was gradually obscuring the pictures he had taken at the beginning.

I reached Fakding by walking slowly. Earlier, I had crossed the suspension bridge and stayed at a tea house on the other side. This time we were arranged to stay at the Sherpa Guide Lodge.

Many hotels have already been built before and after our arrival. However, the hotels were not open. In many, the lock seemed to be hanging. The Sherpa Guide Lodge is open only for such packages.

Extensive dining, even if it looks small from the outside. The hotel, which is made of stone and pine wood, also has rooms with attached bathrooms. When I saw the modern toilet, I remembered the memory of two decades ago.

When I first came here and went to the toilet, the pine leaf was piled together. The toilet was traditional with a hole in the middle of the wood. After defecating from there, it had to be covered with a pine leaf nearby.

 It was a kind of septic tank. Although it felt uncomfortable at first, later I got used to the style of toilet. This is what I asked Angmaya Sherpa, the manager of Hotel Namche. ‘The toilet at that time was also lost. There is less fertilizer in the farm, ‘she said jokingly.

The reference to Angmaya is linked to Namche, while the operator of the Sherpa Guide Lodge is Aang Dawa Sherpa, who has climbed Mt. Everest twice.

Since then, he has been participating in climbs as a liaison officer. Seeing his working style and the look of the hotel, one could not help but admire it.

“It simply came to our notice then. In Kathmandu, it would be around Rs 15 million. Why build here? ‘

He laughed.

“Even if it is made in Kathmandu for Rs 100 million, it will not be as profitable as here,” he said. However, he has spent more than 30 million rupees in this hotel in Fakding. From electricity to design and painting, they have saved a lot of money while making it. “It’s like working abroad,” said his wife from the kitchen.

He drank salt tea at our request. Two days ago, the prince of Qatar climbed Namche by this route. Earlier, members of the Bahraini royal family had climbed various mountains.

namche bazaar on everest region
Namche bazaar

 How does Angdawa Everest region view the influx of rich people from the Gulf countries?

“It’s good to be here. But, even if we come only from China and India, it is enough for us, we don’t have to come that far, ‘he said. However, the high profile trip to the mountains from the desert country is definitely sending a strong message for Nepal’s tourism.

Finishing Fakding’s stay, we headed towards Manjo. After reaching the entrance of the national park above Sagar, we checked the ‘visa’ again.

After the entry of all the details, we paid the entrance fee of the park and went to the edge of Dudhkoshi. After the journey of Bagrai Bagari, a long hill was waiting for us. This hill stretches as far as Namche. This was the hardest part of the journey so far.

Before this trip, I went to see a feature film and a documentary. French film ‘The Climb’ and CNN’s American Porter Experience.

The enticing scene in both of them was in front of them. The movement of mules and donkeys continued. It is not that the suspension bridge that connects the deep gorge is not disturbed by the strong wind. The food tied to the bridge was fluttering and flying. A strange sound was being made when the garland was fluttering.

The movie The Climb has an interesting view of this suspension bridge. When the character who is scared on the bridge is being weighed, he runs across the bridge in fear. After crossing the bridge, I felt tired for a while, I wanted to remember the movie scenes again.

After crossing the suspension bridge, we continued to climb. The road through the forest stretches up to Namche. Earlier, we had walked to and fro.

The horizontal path was no longer our option. After continuous climbing, we reached the base of Namche. When we reached here, Namche was already shining, the surrounding mountains were glistening, but the night was slowly getting darker.

After staying one night in Namche, I was preparing to go to Khumjung village. In the meantime, we had begun to plan for a closer look at Mount Everest. We will look at Everest View, the highest resort, and Mount Everest from a height of 5,600 meters.

lukla to namche on everest trail

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10 visa free countries for Nepal

nepal visa free country for nepal

Visa free countries for Nepal, beautiful countries where Nepalese can easily go for Travel without a visa. Top 10 beautiful visa free country is given below …

We all like to travel to new places. Moreover, everyone likes to travel abroad. As the passport is weak, the main problem for Nepali to go abroad is visa.

Therefore, there are many problems in applying for a visa for Nepalese. But today we are going to understand about those beautiful ten countries where Nepali do not need a visa to visit.

These are the visa free countries for Nepal

Laos

laos  visa free countries for Nepal
laos

Laos is a beautiful country in Southeast Asia, where Nepali / Nepalese do not need an advance visa. They give us a visa directly at the airport in Laos.

There are many similarities between Laos and Nepal. Laos is also a landlocked country of mountain fear.

Laos also has many good places to visit like in Nepal.

These are just some of the popular attractions in Laos

  1. Kuang Si Waterfall
  2. Pha That Luang Vientiane
  3. Phousi Hill
  4. Buddha Park

 Cambodia

Cambodia is also a country in Southeast Asia. Here too, like in Laos, Nepali people are given visa on arrival. This is also a visa free countries for Nepal.

Cambodia visa free for Nepali
Biggest and one of the oldest Hindu temple ( Angkor wat )

Cambodia is a beautiful country that touches the sea. It is home to mountains, the world’s largest Hindu temple and a beautiful beach. Many Nepali are also going to visit here.

These are some of the famous places to visit in Cambodia

  1. Angkor Wat
  2. Bayon Temple
  3. Ta Prohm Temple
  4. Angkor Thom

Bangladesh

Everyone knows that Bangladesh is only twenty three kilometers away from Nepal, but few people know that there are many places to visit in Bangladesh.

In Bangladesh also, like in other countries, visa is given to Nepali on arrival which will be for 30 days. This is also a visa free countries for Nepal.

What Nepali should remember when visiting Bangladesh is that it is a Muslim country and its culture is very different from Nepal’s.

These are just some of the popular attractions in Bangladesh.

  1. Ahsan Manzil Museum
  2. Lalbagh Fort
  3. Sompur Mahavihara
  4. Patenga Sea Beach

Mauritius

Mauritius is visa free for Nepal
Mauritius

Nepali have hardly heard of Mauritius. Mauritius is a small country in East Africa.

This country is famous for its beaches and cheap. This country also gives visa to Nepali on arrival. Nepali people can travel here for 60 days. This is also a visa free countries for Nepal.

These are just some of the popular attractions in Mauritius.

  1. Île aux Cerfs
  2. Flic En Flac Beach
  3. Le Morne Brabant
  4. Black River Gorges National Park

Sri Lanka

srilanka is visa on arrival for nepali
ravan Hill Srilanka

We all know about Sri Lanka. It is also a Buddhist-majority country in South Asia.

ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization) is required to visit this  country. This eta.gov.lkwww.eta.gov.lk ›slvisa› visainfo ›center Nepali can get 30 days visa to Sri Lanka from the website. This is also a visa free countries for Nepal.

Some of the popular attractions in Sri Lanka.

  1. Sigiriya Fortress
  2. Dambulla Royal Cave Temple and Golden
  3. Yala National Park
  4. Sri Pada / Adam’s Peak

Philippines

The Philippines is a beautiful country in South Asia. It takes about 22 years to visit all the islands at the rate of one per day.

In a country with so many islands, there are bound to be many good places. Nepali do not need a visa to go to the Philippines. But you will only have 30 days to visit so many places there.

Popular attractions in Philippines.

  1. Chocolate Hills
  2. Puerto Princesa Subterranean River
  3. Taal Volcano
  4. Malapascua Island

Singapore

We all know about Singapore. Despite being a small country, Singapore is very developed because of the visionary thinking of its leader. Singapore also gives 30 days visa free to Nepali. This is also a visa free countries for Nepal.

There are also many places to visit in Singapore.

Such as

  1. Gardens by the Bay
  2. Merlion
  3. Universal Studios Singapore
  4. Singapore Botanic Gardens

Indonesia

Philippines visa free for Nepal
Tirta Empul one of the oldest hindu’s temple / place

Indonesia is a country like the Philippines. Indonesia also gives 30 days free visa to Nepali.

There are about 17,500 islands in Indonesia. It takes about 50 years to travel all the islands at a rate of one per day. This is also a visa free countries for Nepal.

These are just some of the popular attractions in Indonesia.

  1. Borobudur Temple
  2. Tanah Lot
  3. Uluwatu Temple
  4. Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
  5. Sanur

Maldives

malvides is visa free country for Nepal
Maldives

          The Maldives is a small and beautiful island nation in South Asia.

           Nepali have 30 days visa free to go to Maldives. This is also a visa free countries for Nepal.

We all know that due to global warming, Maldives is drowning every day.

These are just some of the popular attractions in Maldives.

  1. Vaadhoo
  2. Maafushi
  3. Nalaguraidhoo
  4. Meeru Island

India

India taaj mahal Nepali
Taj Mahal

We all know that Nepali do not need any visa or passport to go to India. Nepali can go to India to live, work and build a house and get citizenship.

As India is a big country, there are many cultural and natural places to visit

Some of the popular attractions in India.

  1. Taj Mahal
  2. Amber Palace
  3. City Palace, Jaipur
  4. Sri Venkateswara Swamy Vaari Temple
  5. Leh Ladakh

Nepal can travel to 37 countries without a visa. This top ten visa free countries for Nepal for travel is based on travel security and beauty of that country.

List of attraction of that place is based on google’s this https://www.google.com/travel/ site

Chuwa khola area of Humla An enjoyable Unforgettable trip/hiking

chuwa khola,

The Chuwa Khola area in Ward No. 1 of Simkot village municipality of Humla in the Himalayan district is likely to become a tourist destination. There are many grounds for attracting tourists by developing the physical infrastructure and promoting the tourist sites in the area.

Although I heard the name Chuwa Khola and consumed the goods brought from there by exchanging goods, I could not reach there. But I wanted to go. Coincidentally, this time around the area.

How to go to Chuwa khola area of Humla?

wooden bridge on chuwa Khola humla

On the first day, we went to Dojam village from the district headquarters Simkot. We got up early last morning and moved on. Four friends and I had planned a trip to Chuwa Khola river area.

We reached Pipladi area in half an hour from Dojam village. Dojam was on the road near Karnali. It was an opportunity to observe in the morning the sight of the river releasing water bubbles and ripples.

Even then, the journey continued. After a while, we reached the lower Sanghu area. We proceeded on a perilous journey of wooden bridge.

 The journey continued. Somewhere along the river bank, some of the hilly areas of the Galdora area were also cut.

Somewhere forest paths, empty meadows, somewhere rivers, somewhere flowers of different colors. In the meantime, it was eleven o’clock in the morning.

The stomach started screaming with hunger. We had to carry our belongings so that we could not find a place to stay. A fire was lit on the bank of the river at the entrance.

cattles on chuwakhola area of Chuwa khola humla

In the morning, I boiled rice and noodles brought from the house of my traveling companion Narendra Lama and ate them. The food may have been sweet because of hunger.

The family of five other people from Dojam had also come with us to move the khark. They also ate there. Shortly after eating, we moved on.

I started to feel severe pain while walking. But we had to move on. Ghodamaiya, Nilikandha also had to walk some inconvenient road, but the new, interesting view from left to right did not know that the road was cut.

Then came Kalapani. High roofs began to appear. We stayed there for some time.

The day before, I ate an apple taken from Ratna Bohara’s house. We also ate cockroaches taken from the village. Then the journey continued again. We reached the vertical gorge where the room bridge was built over the river and took a camera to take a photo.

Kharkala and cattle were being carried on the inconvenient bridge. There is a lot of risk and a long sim came with a deep sigh. After coming to the area, I dared to ride a horse for some time.

Other times I didn’t ride a horse. I’m afraid to ride a horse. Now only the roof of Buki grass was visible. The journey became more enjoyable. We had to reach Lade Khola (river) in the evening and stay there. I went there.

We also saw the first kharka during the trip. In the evening, the sheep, goats, goats and sheep have already arrived. The shepherds began to milk. We stayed with Kharkala that night. Probably due to fatigue, sleep was sweet.

sheep , horse of Humla

There was still time to travel. We got up early in the morning and started walking. I had to cross the river. The lama asked me to get on the back of the horse, but I could not say no and got on. This was the first time I had crossed the river on horseback.

 Looking at the water, the river is flowing. And I blinked. After some time, when I opened my eyes, I reached the river crossing.

After some time we reached Gurunggad. We stayed that night. We also ate breakfast there. The water in the mountains was very cold. At the same time, Kharkala had to send Jhopa across the river to graze. He jumped straight into the river. Something went wrong.

 I was scared too. I saw it for the first time. After a while, the animals crossed the river. When there is no bridge to cross the river, people are forced to jump into the river.

After the meal, it was decided to go for a walk. Lacharm, Sumna is the place where the river made the lake. Chinese smugglers are coming to the area to graze cows. But this time, due to Corona, the Chinese shepherds did not bring the stolen Nepali to the forest.

We enjoyed the lake for a long time. Friends also took photos. Before that there was no Khark. We had to return from here. We returned.

The border with China should be drawn in that area. But it is not open this time because of Corona. If the checkpoint had been opened, people would have come for business, but this year there was no one but Kharkala and cattle.

pond on Chuwa khola river

In fact, there are ample grounds to develop the Chuwa river area as a tourist destination if it can be promoted. The importance of this region is further enhanced by the high plateaus, bookies, wild animals, rivers, lakes, forest grazing, sheep rearing and good mountains.

After returning, I went to Kharka in the evening and talked to Kharkala. That night also happened with Kharkala. The next morning we left at five o’clock.

Chuwa khola river area of Humla

Mount Kailash can be seen from Lakpa Syar of Humla Nepal

Humla is a district untouched by material development and happiness. While it is also adorned with natural resources and beauty. And also can be seen Mount / mt. kailash from lakpa syar .

For example, Limi Valley. Once you reach this valley, which is full of Tibetan culture, you will not be distracted. The unique natural beauty fascinates everyone.

Indigenous public life also makes the visitor feel different. The places of interest here are the ancient monasteries. These monasteries are said to be more than a thousand years old.

How to reach limi Lakpa Syar ?

limi syar humla Nepal
image by : onlinekhabar.com

To reach Limi Valley, one has to walk for five days from Simkot, the capital of Humla. The valley is made up of three villages, Til, Halji and Jang. A road from Simkot to Limi is being constructed. Almost these two places are already connected by road. In some places on the Chasra hill, construction work remains.

There are two nearby destinations that can be reached from Limi Valley, Taklakot in China and Lakpa Lapcha Syar. Let’s leave Taklakot. You have to walk for 6 days to reach Lakpa Syar.

syar humla Nepal mt kailash

Mount Kailash can be seen from Lakpa Syar huma Nepal . The locals say that if this place can be developed for Mount Kailash, it will help in the promotion of tourism. Mount Kailash i.e. Mansarovar is an attractive destination for religious tourists. Tourists flock here because of the religious belief that one goes to heaven after visiting Kailash.

Simkot of Humla is considered to be the gateway to Mount Kailash. However, to get there, you have to arrange a visa, which is a bit cumbersome. If this is not a hassle, Lakpa Syar may be the right destination.

There are two ways to reach Lakpa Syar. One is to go to Lakpa Syar via Limi from Hilsa Road and the other is to go to Lakpa Syar via Limi via Nyalo Pass 4950 meters. It may take three weeks to reach there from Simkot.

Tenzing Norbu Lama, a tourism entrepreneur, says

mt kailash can be seen from lakpa syar

Most of the visitors to Humla are religious tourists. Passengers going to Mansarovar of China via Humla pass through Nepalgunj and Surkhet.

Now airfare is a bit expensive, it can be manipulated. The Government of India has been providing subsidy to the passengers going to Mansarovar. Considering their convenience, we have to make a package for a week or ten days after the lockdown.

It doesn’t matter if you have trouble getting to Mansarovar or have a visa problem. Mansarovar can be visited from Lakpa Syar. Instead, if we could develop this Lakpa Syar, it would be a great help to local tourism.

It seems that not only Humla but the entire state would have benefited from this. Because Mansarovar is a special destination for holy and religious tourists. Therefore, we can also benefit from the tourism of Mansarovar in our own way.

For this, it is necessary to spread the word about Lakpa Syar in the beginning. After that, necessary infrastructure will have to be prepared keeping in mind the convenience of tourists.

If this integrated development can be done in such a way, not only tourists will flock to Lakpa Syar to see Mansarovar, but also tourists from Tibet and China will be attracted to Karnali. Because there are plenty of ancient monasteries here.

Similarly, tourism entrepreneurs in Karnali should be able to coordinate with travel agencies in Kathmandu.

If we can inform the visitors of Pokhara, Chitwan and Eastern Himalayan region about the importance of Karnali, its archeological sites and suitable places for research through their agencies, then the tourists who come in their package will also come to see Karnali once.

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