Kathmandu Chitwan Lumbini tour is the paramount encounters to Cultural, Heritage, and Wildlife treasures tour in Nepal. The tour allows you to explore the Nepal highlight and wildlife diversities.
Kathmandu and Culture:
Kathmandu valley- the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu also rings equally wonderful neighboring towns Patan and Bhaktapur. Housing seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites and collectively thousands of other scattered heritages. In the historically and religiously noteworthy courtyards and the shrines of Kathmandu Valley, the artistic stone, wooden and metallic arcades of ancient and medieval Nepal are wonderful highlights. Kathmandu also boasts on the culture of native Newars and their vibrant festivals.
Chitwan National Park:
Chitwan has probably the best-opted wildlife park for a wildlife adventure in entire Asia. The protected park in close proximity of urban town Bharatpur, the park caters wildlife safari on the back of giant Asian elephant, which is amazingly fun. Green forests, wide grasslands, and wetlands where travelers always hope to encounter rare and gripping adventure at Chitwan. Furthermore, the traditional stick dance performed by the ethnic Tharu tribe in the neighborhood could be great fun amidst the bonfire.
Lumbini – Birth Place of Lord Buddha
The spiritual and peaceful destination, Lumbini in the Western Terai is another highlight of this cultural tour of Nepal. Explore Puskarani Pond, Ashoka Pillar, Mayadevi Temple, and many modern monasteries built by the governments of different nations at Lumbini. Lumbini is also the only Cultural UNESCO World Heritage Site in Nepal that lies beyond the Kathmandu Valley.
This tour best suits to those travelers who prefer culture and wildlife. Overall, this tour can also be named the Tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Nepal as it takes you to 9 such sites out of 10.
Lumbini Chitwan Kathmandu tour all Nepal discover tour package designed by the Nepal Footprint Holiday.
Upper Dolpo Trekking is one of the remote trekking in Nepal that lies in the base of far west Himalayas which preserve the stone-age culture. Opened in 1993 for Tourism activities with special trekking permit, it still holds gem of landmarks and the authentic culture of Tibetan Buddhism. Friendly People greet visitors to Dolpo with warm “Tashi Delek”. The monasteries of Dolpo including the ones of Tibetan Buddhists and Bon nestle on the spurs atop traditional villages. The landscapes, which are so wonderful, vary while trekking in different regions of Dolpo.
Main Features of of Upper Dolpo are:
- Beautiful landscape in the upper Himalayas
- Unique Buddhist culture and way of life of people
- One of the best location for shooting films
- Fascinating Shey Phoksundo Lake also known as “Deepest Lake in Nepal”
- Passing Shey La Pass (5,094m) and Kang La Pass (5,306m) brings you close enough to the pristine mountains, flora and fauna
- Experience the beautiful nature and rare village life of Western Nepal
How to Reach Dolpo
Dolpo trek begins at Juphal, an elevated airstrip in the remote west region. Before we begin the Upper Dolpo trek, visitors also get an opportunity to view the great cultural sites of Kathmandu. The Dolpo Trek with Nepal Footprint Holiday traverses through the sub-tropical forests of Shey Phoksundo National Park, ethnical villages of Lower Dolpo, and arrives at the major villages of entire Dolpo- Dho. The trading center of Dolpo, Dho is also in close proximity to Mustang. Crossing over the challenging high passes Chhoi La Pass the Upper Dolpo Trek winds through rugged trails of Dolpo to Shey via sacred Namgung Gompa and 5,094m Shey La Pass. Shey the famous village of Dolpo has equally famous Shey Monastery with the magnificent backdrop of Crystal Mountain.
The latter half of the Upper Dolpo Trek traverses through another 5,306m Kang La Pass, visits several traditional villages of Dolpo. And arrive in the most beautiful lake of Nepal, Shey Phoksundo Lake. Savor the views of crystal clear Phoksundo Lake with the backdrop of lush vegetation and magnificent Mt. Kanjirowa. At Phoksundo Lake also witness the Bon culture at Ringmo Village which lies on a hill above the lake.
The restricted trekking region in Nepal, Upper Dolpo is an expensive and longest trekking adventure of Nepal compared to other trekking regions. However, the trek caters to a unique culture, landscape, and floral and fauna diversity as an open natural and cultural museum of Hidden Himalayas. The area where the Academy Award-nominated film “The Himalayas” was filmed.
Best Time to visit Upper Dolpo
The best time to trek Upper Dolpo is from the Spring (April – May) and the Autumn (October – November) when temperatures are cool with bright blue skies.
Permit to Trek Upper Dolpo
For Upper Dolpo, you are going to need two permits, while exiting to Upper Dolpo (from Lower Dolpo) and enterning to Lower Dolpo (from Upper Dolpo). And another permit for Shey – Phoksundo National Park.
The Everest high passes trek is great Himalayan challenge hike goes over 5,000 meters passes in the Khumbu region. The trek will remain forever in the brain and soul of trekkers who dare to undertake it and accomplishes it. The high passes trek designed only for experienced trekkers who can endure extreme alpine conditions. And, digest altitude, crosses over three passes Kongma La Pass (5,535/18,159 ft), Cho La Pass (5,420m/17,782ft) and Renjo La Pass (5,340m/17,520ft).
Main Highlights of Everest High Pass Trek are:
- The most exciting yet stunning flight between Lukla and Kathmandu
- Experience Sherpa lives and culture
- Observe fascinating view of Mt. Makalu (8,463m), Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m) and Mt. Everest (8,848 m)
- Sagarmatha National Park is listed at UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Khumbu Glacier, the highest glacier on Earth (4,900 m)
- Amazing panoramic view from Gokyo Ri
- The world’s longest glacier, Ngozumpa Glacier
How to Trek Everest High Passes
The Everest High Passes Trek treads along the classic route to the Sagarmatha National Park which is listed at UNESCO World Heritage Site. That stretches on the bank of the raging Dudh Koshi River. The trek caters to views of colorful landscapes; encounters ancient highland Monasteries nestled ringed by lofty peaks. And, provides an opportunity to look into typical Sherpa culture. As the trek reaches the summit of Kongma La Pass, the dramatic view of Khumbu Glacier, the highest glacier on Earth. Cascading down from Western Cmw releases all the exhaustion trekkers might have got trekking all these days. Now we make our way towards to the Everest Base Camp and the Everest View Vantage Point Kalapattar 5,545m.
Crossing over Cho La pass the challenging trekking adventure in Everest arrives in the land of Glacial Lakes, Gokyo. Savor 360 degrees Himalayan panorama from the top of Gokyo Ri, hike to the fifth lake in Gokyo for the incredible view of Ngozumpa Glacier; the longest glacier and savor the magnificence of turquoise highland lakes. The final part of the trek goes over the famous Renjo La Pass to get into culturally rich and least frequented villages of Khumbu like Marlung and then via Nangpa get into Thame and drop down to Lukla and end the trek.
Best Time to visit Everest High Passes
The best time to travel Everest High Passes is during the September – November (Autumn) and March – May (Spring). The sky is clear and blue during this time of year.