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Top Amazing Treks of Nepal

Nepal is well known as the land of the almighty Himalayas, which can be a synonym to the land of challenges and adventures. So, if you are an adventure lover and want to hug the adventurous moments, then come let’s explore the beauties of Nepal with an adventurous trip to greater Himalaya where lies the splendid flora and fauna. We have listed some of the popular and beautiful trekking routes of Nepal for your lifetime journey.
1) Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp trekking is the most preferred trekking zone in Everest region as this trial is a wonderland where you can not only enjoy the views of mountains but feel them too. Base Camp in Nepal is in the Southern region of Mount Everest, which has the highest point of 5545 meters (Kalapathar). You can fly to Lukla and then trek, however, the trek to Lukla is also possible. The trail goes via Namche Bazar following the Dudh Koshi, and then Dingboche. Trek to Everest Base Camp offers you to enjoy the beauty of majestic peaks like Mt Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt Makalu and Mt Cho Oyu. However, the presence of tea houses along the route gives you time to refresh yourself. Duration needed: 12-15 days Highest Elevation of this trek: 5556 meters Trek Grade: Moderate
2) Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Base Camp trek is the world-class trekking trails in Nepal. It is a high glacial basin located in the north of Pokhara city. Annapurna Base Camp trek gives an extraordinary variety of ecosystem because of the unique combination of depths and height. It is surrounded by the snow giants, especially Annapurna Himalayan ranges and other peaks above the 7000-meter mark. So, it receives only 7 hours sunlight a day in summer season. A dense tropical forest of bamboo and Rhododendron covered the south-facing slopes and the north-facing slopes are covered by rain shadow. The sanctuary is considered sacred by both Hindus and Buddhists as it is believed to be the abode of their deities. Annapurna sanctuary was not opened for foreigners until 1956. It is also called an Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. It is the most beautiful trek exploring the diverse ethnic groups and their cultures such as Gurung, Magar, Thakali and glimpse of flora and fauna. We can observe the spectacular mountain views including Machhapuchhere (6,993 m), Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Lamjung Himal (6,983 m), Annapurna I (8,091 m), Annapurna III (7,555m), Annapurna South (7,219m), Himchuli (7,246m) while on the trail. Duration needed: 11-14 days Highest Elevation of this trek: 4200 meters Trek Grade: Moderate
3) Everest Gokyo Lake Trek
If you want some extra in your itinerary while visiting Everest Region, then we will suggest you Everest Gokyo trekking as this is a combined trek to Everest base camp and then to Gokyo Ri valley(5350 meters). Including the beautiful scenes visible from Base Camp, there is more to watch at Gokyo Ri valley. The trail passes from the heartland of Sherpa community. Gokyo, a hidden valley with gorgeous blue lakes in the lap of Himalayas and has its own reputation among the adventurous souls. The entire trip is blessed with abounding natural beauty of shimmering lakes. Everest Gyoko is for the person who wants to trek in high altitude, see the biggest mountain the earth and can handle the fairly cold climate which exists at almost any time of the year at this altitude. Visiting Namche bazaar before ascending the stunning Gokyo valley to the glacier lakes under Cho Oyu(8153). The main high lights of this trek are visiting trail sided teahouses, sipping homemade chang (beer made from barley) with new friends and learning about Tibetan Buddhism culture. Duration needed: 14-16 days Highest Elevation of this trek: 5556 meters Trek Grade: Moderate
4) Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna circuit trek is a popular name for trek within the Annapurna mountain range of central Nepal. Nowadays it is known as Nepal’s classic trek, we can see the scenic beauty of Nepal. The trail is open for foreign travelers since from the 1980s. There we find the amazing variety of landscapes ranging from sub-tropical through alpine peaks to an arid semi-desert to Tibet. Annapurna Circuit Trek begins at Beshisahar in the Marshyangdi river valley and ends up in the Kali Gandaki gorge. It provides an opportunity to interact with a different ethnic group of people and their culture. Numbers of sacred pilgrimage, monasteries lie on its way. The climax of the trek is crossing the iconic Thorong la pass. Duration needed: 14-16 days Highest Elevation of this trek: 5400 meters. Trek Grade: Moderate
5) Upper Mustang Trekking
Upper Mustang Trekking
Upper Mustang Trekking
The Upper Mustang Trek leads you into the hidden kingdom of Mustang. It is called Lo Earlier lo used to be a part of Tibetan empire. It offers an impressive trekking too the remote trans- Himalayan area which is influenced by Tibetan culture. The ultimate destination of upper mustang trekking is Lo Manthang, which is also the capital of upper Mustang. Explore the thousand years of old monasteries, caves, local tribes and scenic beauty of different landscapes. Upper Mustang not only offers its visitors beautiful views of the rugged landscape but also allow them to observe the Tibetan, Buddhists culture. Upper Mustang trek is a great adventure trek for those who wish to make a challenging trek along “off the beaten path” in the Trans-Himalayan Region. Duration needed: 14-18 days Highest Elevation of this trek: 3840 meters. Trek Grade: Moderate
6) Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is an easy and popular trek in the Annapurna region. This trek is also referred to as the Annapurna sunrise view trek. It is one of the shortest treks to Annapurna and preferred for family and friends groups. The main specialty of this trip is that within a short period of time you will be able to see the breathtaking views of the Himalayan region. The whole of Ghorepani is densely forested with rhododendron trees, the national flower of Nepal. There lies numbers of villages like Ghorepani, Ulleri, Ghandruk, where you get chance to see the picture of Nepalese local lifestyle as well as others community’s people and the way they maintain peace and harmony among one another. This trek is well suited for the first time trekkers or who have limited time but still want to experience the diverse culture and mind-blowing beauty of nature that makes you feel the real Himalayan experience. Duration needed: 6-8 days Highest Elevation of this trek: 3210 meters. Trek Grade: Easy
7) Langtang Valley Trekking 
Langtang Trekking
Langtang Trekking
Langtang valley is the nearest Himalayan region from Kathmandu valley. It will take a few hours to reach the beautiful Langtang region. The people living in the Langtang region are mainly influenced by Tibetan’s culture though they are Nepali. It is one of the most popular trekking regions for those who wish to have a beautiful trek from Kathmandu to greater Himalaya. On the way to Langtang region, we will be able to see varieties of rhododendron, bamboo forest, majestic waterfalls, and snow-capped Himalayas. And also explore the cheese factory. Not only this, we will also able to see holy gompas and wild yak pastures. The Langtang valley is a land of spectacular alpine scenery and a place of unique culture and traditions. We can see more then 8 mountains on this trek including Mt. Ama Angri, Dorje Lakpa, Langtang Lirung, Sisapangma, Ghan Sekpo, Yala Peak, Yubra, Ganjala Glacier and others. The Langtang valley was declared a National Park in 1976 and is the second largest in Nepal covering an area of 1,700 sq. km. this area is covered with the wide variety of flora and fauna. |Duration needed: 10-12 days Highest Elevation of this trek : 5000 meters. Trek Grade : Moderate
8) Tsum Valley Trekking
Tsum valley trek in which lies the culturally diverse and mesmerizing beauty of Himalaya this can be seen from its trail. There lies place were sacred Himalayan pilgrimage is situated, which is also known as the hidden valley. Tsum itself has a very broader meaning which means vivid, derived from the Tibetan word. The local peoples are mostly from the Tibetan community and speak their own dialect. This region is very rich in ancient art, culture, and religion. Talking about the trail these are spread with artistic chortens and lines with mani walls made of thousands of stone slabs carved with drawings of god and goddess along with the prayers. Trek begins from Arughat in Gorkha district. This region is opened for tourism only a few years ago, Tsum Valley offers authentic traditional culture plus breathtaking beauty and big mountain views. Duration needed: 12-15 days Highest Elevation of this trek: 5100 meters Trek Grade: Moderate
9) Mohare Danda Trek
Mohare Danda Trek is one of the beautiful short treks in the foothills of Annapurna area which is a new trail discovered by Nepal government. Mohare Danda is a name of viewpoint from where you can see spectacular mountain views better than Ghorepani Poon Hill. This trek is a model of Eco community lodge trek where you can stay at local eco-community lodges and eats local product foods to promote and support local people. While on this trek, you walk inside the dense forest along the bank of Kali Gandaki River, Kaligandai is the deepest gorge in the world. Moreover, you will be overwhelmed by beautiful landscapes, valleys, and mountains.    Duration needed: 8-10 days Highest Elevation of this trek: 3300 meters Trek Grade: Easy
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Four controversial ways airlines can make coach better for everyone
by Andy

| Oct 7, 2014 | Travel | 5 comments

No. space.
I fly in coach fairly often. “But Andy, aren’t you an international playboy who travels around the world on a whim in only the finest of first classes?” I wish, friend who only speaks in italics. Between a full-time job, an aspiring photography business (more to come), and a somewhat busy social life, I don’t travel as much as I’d like (said with tongue firmly in cheek, as I’ve been to quite a few new countries and experienced some amazing things this year).
Put simply: I fly in coach a lot. As an experienced traveler, here’s how airlines here in the United States can make coach better for all of us.
(note: many of you will agree with me, some will disagree, and probably many more will be so opposed to what I’m saying that you’ll think I need to be high-fived, in the face, with a chair.)
Stop charging passengers to check baggage. Instead, charge passengers to carry on baggage.
We’ve all seen it. That guy who has a bag with him that is about the size of a modern-size washing machine. He opens every. single. overhead. bin. in a futile effort to find a space for his bag. Since he is Important, he just puts his bag on the ground and sits in his seat. Some passengers wonder aloud if this means they can do laundry during the flight. Finally, an exasperated flight attendant informs him they will have to check his washing machine to his final destination, at which point That Guy becomes irate, wondering if people Know Who He Is. The flight ends up delayed, people miss connections, mass hysteria ensues.Easy way to fix it? Switch everything around: charge people to carry on anything going in the overhead compartment. Fares will probably have to increase a bit to compensate for this but Southwest has sneakily raised fares while advertising that bags fly free, so everyone else can too. What are the benefits here? Easy. Faster boarding means on-time departures and fewer missed connections. You want more? How about shorter security lines and an easier TSA experience? If more people check baggage the lines in security will be shorter, since fewer bags will need to be checked. Oh, don’t worry, the TSA will no doubt figure out a way to ruin it, but things would definitely be better, at least for a while.
Window shades down after takeoff and before landing on flights leaving before 8am or after 6pm.
We’ve all been there: all the shades are down, leading to a dark cabin good for sleeping…that is until the Washing Machine Guy from earlier decides he’d like to see outside and slams his window shade wide open, blinding everyone in the cabin. These types of people usually then fall asleep. Speaking of air rage…Wouldn’t it just be easier to ask everyone to keep their shades down on those obvious People Would Have a Reasonable Expectation of Sleeping flights?
Get rid of in-flight entertainment on domestic routes.
In-flight entertainment systems are generally old, heavy, and cumbersome to operate. Get rid of them on domestic routes. Pulling the in-flight entertainment systems will reduce weight (making planes cheaper to fly) and increase storage capacity beneath seats (IFE boxes take up quite a bit of space). Some of the older IFE systems weigh as much as 13 pounds per seat!A buddy of mine is an ex-airline consultant. He didn’t outright disagree with my napkin math, so I’ll assume it’s not an entirely unreasonable calculation, as follows:
-Cutting IFE would save roughly 1200 pounds of weight per flight
-Marginal cost of flying 1 pound of weight 1,000 miles: 4 cents (from this Flyertalk thread)
-Fuel savings of $50/1000 flight miles
-Average domestic flight (according to the US Department of Transportation) is 1,158 miles, so $57.90 of savings per flight
-American Airlines had roughly 400,000 departures in the past 12 months. Assuming 20% of those flights had IFE systems, that’s somewhere around $4.5 million in savings(I know I know, it’s not that simple, but what if it is?)
Most airline passengers these days have their own entertainment of some sort, via tablets or e-readers, anyway. You’re providing something that oftentimes people aren’t even watching. Bring 10-20 tablets on each flight, loaded with entertainment, and rent them for the duration of the flight. If people want in-flight entertainment, let them pay for it. Speaking of letting them pay for it…
Prevent seats from reclining on domestic routes.
Airlines are pretty famous recently for the “if passengers really want something, they’ll pay for it” pricing strategy. It’s one of the reasons it’s not recommended to buy airline tickets as soon as they become available (11-12 months out). Why not? That’s when cruise passengers buy airline tickets. If an airline knows you have to be in a place by a certain time, they know you’ll eventually give in and pay for it.Same thing with seat recliners. Seats reclining during flight induce air rage in many passengers, leading to an overall negative flight experience for the reclined-upon passenger. Who will the passenger blame in this scenario? Which is more likely: “Man, this guy on my Delta flight reclined and it made me angry” or “That Delta flight was horrible”? Obviously the latter, most people don’t get into the detail of the former. Delta did nothing wrong but will still bear the brunt of the angry passenger.Get rid of seat recliners and charge a marginal upgrade fee for “Main Cabin Extra” or “Economy Plus” or “Still treating you like a cow, but in a little nicer of a pen” or whatever the airlines are calling it these days. These seats will recline.
As you can see, most of these changes are of the “make things a little worse for the individual so they can be better for everyone”. Looking forward to the hatemail and comments on this one, so I’ll go ahead and ask it: what do you think? Am I completely insane or am I on to something?




mipo777 on October 7, 2014 at 10:48 am
Agree with all except #3 which is crazy. The biggest reason I fly JetBlue so much is that I can watch football while I’m in the air. The only way I’d be OK with it is if it was replaced with a streaming tv system ala SouthWest.

Eliot on October 7, 2014 at 11:55 am
I think that Southwest is doing it right for #3. Instead of putting in archaic IFE hardware at every seat, they just provided it directly to anyone with a WiFi device. It’s great being able to use my own iPad to watch some live TV or some of the shows they have on demand. Now, I just hope they expand the library.
I agree with #1. I would pay extra on business trips to keep my luggage with me.

Sean Mohn on October 7, 2014 at 4:37 pm
It all seems way too logical…the airlines will never go for it.

Richard Blann on October 8, 2014 at 4:49 am
i am from australia and some airlines here already charge for entertainment via tablets on domestic flights. and the budget airlines here also charge for carry on baggage. we are used to it. airline seats reclining doesnt really bother me providing the person in front of you doesn’t slam it back hard! Window shades – good luck with the one – there will always be some a**hole who can’t obviosuly remember what a cloud looks like so just has to see at that very second to remind him!

DaninMCI on December 31, 2014 at 10:22 am
I would add eliminating beverage/snack service on domestic flights under a certain flight time like say 1 hour or 1.5 hours. Think of the savings and the hassle involved. It makes me nervous to watch FA’s try to serve and pickup trash on a 50 minute flight. I think I can wait 60 minutes for my next diet coke. If not I can carry one on board.
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