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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Historical Background

The Kathmandu Valley civilization is around 3000 years old. It has been claimed that the valley was a large pond in the early geological period and it was only when the pond was drained that the valley was ready for human settlement. There is also a legend which reinforces the story that a certain Bodhistav called Manjushree came to Kathmandu Valley and cut the george in Chobhar with his flaming sword and drained the water out of the valley making it ready for human settlement.

The fertile land supported large settlements, and over the centuries diffrent dynasties that ruled the valley patronized an urban civilization with its rich cultural heritage. Politically the present days Nepal was divided inti petty principalities and the earliest ruling class of Nepal were the Gopalas, Mahispalas and kiratis dynastries who were followed by Lichhavi (185-750 A.D). The Lichhavi period is known as the classical period of Nepalese history because it was during this period that art and architecture began to take shape. Trade and crafts flourished under them, and they built magnificent temples, palaces and monuments.

But it was only the later Malla period and the early Shah period from 14th to the 18th centuries the valley's fabulous cities with their exquistic pagoda,shikhara and stupa architecture,ornate palaces and artistic temples came to take shape in the form that we see it today.

However the present day neo-classical buildings were built only during the second half of the 19th century (Rana Regime) with Nepal's first contact the western countries.

Sculputures,wood craft and stone works were the medium and means on which the expert hand and imagination of the artists acted on with impressive originality and ingenuity.

the Historical monuments of the world heritage sites of Kathamandu Valley are marked by the presence of three prominent architectural style namely the Pagoda, Shikahara and the Stupa Style. The pagodas are multi tired monuments tapering towards the top with intricate wood carving in the forms of doors,pillars,windows and sturts. These ubiquitos wooden historical structures are supplemented by bronze works and stone sculptures together forming the sqauare and palaces with profuse representation of images of gods, goddesses, demons,beasts,mythical figures, kings and the ordinary peoples engaged in their day-to-day activities.








World Heritage Sites of Nepal

There are four UNESCO World Heritage Sites(WHS) in Nepal. Of these four WHS, two are in the cultural category and two WHS fall in the natural caregory.

In the cultural category, the seven monuments of the Kathmandu Valley (together counted as one WHS) and Lumbini-the birthplace of Lord Buddha-are included whereas the other two WHS in the natural grouping are the Chitwan National Park and Sagarmatha National Park. The Kathamanu Valley WHS comprises of three historical places of Kathmandu Durbar Square,Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Two Buddhist stupas-Swayambu and Boudhanath, and two Hindu Templs Pashupatinath ans Changunarayan. The denest concentration of these heritages sites can be found here owing to the cultural and political importance of the Kathamndu Valley. All these monuments were designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in October 1979. Most of the places listed in the WHS were revered for thousands of years and there has been a series of contribution and renovations in the form of construction of temples,stupas and palaces over the centuries by different rulers and kings. The WHS of Nepal are an expression of the finest sensibility of the history and lifestyle of Nepal ans are a legacy of the Nepalese people to human Civilization.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

KAILASH PILGRIMAGE TOUR

Mt. Kailash claimed to be the apex of the Hindu religious axis is also one of the Highest mountain in Tibet at 22,022 feet,and Lakw Mansarovar at 14,950 feet is said to be the highest fresh water lake in the world. Mt. Kailash (6741) situated to the north of the Himalaya in Western Tibet is perhaps the most scared palce together with the two lakes of Manasarovar & Raksa.

Tour Code: CTT KLS 001 Mt. Kailash Overland tour via Zhangmu 15 Nights/ 16 Days.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

TIBET

Tibet has long enjoyed the reputation og being "The roof of the World", with an average altitude of over 4,000 meters. This is a land of snow-capped mountains , dep tropical rainforests and open pastureland. Its treasures include Mt. Qomolangma, the highsts peak in the world on the Sino-Nepalese border, the winding Yarlung Tsangbo river, ancient ruins,palaces,monastries and a deply religious cultural heritage.

Switzerland of Nepal.

Jiri Valley is called the Switzerland of Nepal. Beautiful scenery with panoramic view .
Jiri valley lies at the distance of 55 km. east from Charikot and 188 km.
 northeast from Kathmandu in Janakpur district. Situated at an altitude
 of 1,905 m, it is the eastern-most terminus of the highway coming from
 Kathmandu. Swiss tourists compare this valley with beautiful city of 
Switzerland, Zurich. The valley has its own importance being the 
gateway to Mt. Everest.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Jiri Tour








Jiri is very beautiful place, also called Switzerland of Nepal. Jiri valley is really very attractive filled with natural resources and clouds all the time. The weather is very cool even when Kathmandu is facing hot temperature.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Nepal Travel

Nepal is one of the naturally gifted country in the World. With so many ranges land from low to high. Its really good place to explore. Coming Nepal is like entire Holiday Package. From trekking to sightseeing,hiking and cycling,rafting ,jump and paragliding. Nepal is also the best place know about different cultures and traditions. Within small area one can explore so many cultural activities.
If you would like to visit Nepal.

Please contact Columbus Travels
Kamal Pokhari, Kathmandu.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Indra Jatra

Celebrated in August- September ,the festival of Indra the God of Rain,is observed with great enthusiasm in the Kathmandu valley. the festival lasts for eight days. The chariot of Kumari, the living Goddess is taken out in procession through the main streets of Kathmandu. the festival is specially noted of the masked dancers almost every evening.

Teej

Celebrated in August-September,it is a Hindi festival celebrated by woman. Dancing ,folk song and the red color of women weddings saris dominate the days of Teej. Women observe a fast and flock to shiva temples where married ones pray for happy conjugal life and unmarried ones for a right husband.

Krishnasthami

Celebrated in July- August ,it marks the birthday of Lord Krishna. On this day,impressive ceremonies are conducted at the Krishna Temple in Patan and at Changu Narayan.

Gai Jatra

Celebrated in July-
August , is a carnival that lasts for eight days,dancing,singing,comedy and anything that causes morth and laughter which are its highlights.

Janai Purnima

This festival is celebrated in August in which Hindu People change sacred threads and take a holy bath and receive yellow threaded bands in their wrist from Brahmanin  priests.

Rato Machchendranath Rath Yatra

Celebrated in MAy-June, this festival is the biggest socio cultural event of Patan. The wheeled chariot of adiety known as Bungdyo or Rato Machindranath is made at Pulchowk and dragged through the city of Patan in several stages till it reaches the destined location (Lagankhel) . The grand final of the festivals is called the "Bhoto Dekhaune", ""or the showing of vest".

Ghode Jatra

Ghode Jatra or Horse festival celebrated between March and April is one of the exciting festivals clebrated in Kathmandu. Horse race and other sports take place at the Tundikhel parade ground on this day. In the other parts of the city,various deities are carried to a shouldier on palanquin(Khat) with the accompainent of traditional music.
Ghode Jatra

Nepalese New Year

The day usually falls in the second week of April. It is observed as a national holilday. People celebrate it with a great pomp and show. On this occasion, Bisket Jatra is held in the city of Bhaktapur.

Bisket Jatra.

Holi

This festival takes place on the full moon day in the month of February- March. This is a colorful occasions when people smear each other with color powdered and splash water balloons into one another.

Mahashivaratri

The night of Lord Shiva is observed in February-March.
It is celebrated in honor of Lord Shiva. A great religious fair takes place in the Pashupatinath Temple and thousands of people from all over the Nepal and India flock the Temple to worship Lord Shiva

Festivals in Nepal.

Festivals in Nepal
Festivals are an integral part of life of the Nepalese people. Festivals have religious or secular significance. They effectively bind together the people of diverse cultural backgrounds and beliefs into one nation. Most Nepalese festivals are related to different Hindu and Buddhist gods and goddesses and they are celebrated on such days consecrated them by religion and tradition. The Nepalese year is full of festivals which are celebrated according to the lunar calender. Some of the major and interesting festivals are listed below.

Mahasivaratri
Phagu Purnima /Holi
Nepalese New Year
Ghode Jatra
Rato MAchchendranath Rath Yatra
Janai Purnima
Gai JAtra
Krishnasthami
Teej
Imdra Jatra
Dasahain
Tihar
Chhath
Lhosar
Buddha Jayanti
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Monday, July 4, 2011

Best Travel Agency in Nepal

Nepal with the major tourist destination in the world ,travel agency are growing day by day. Since last few years there were only few travel agency ,which could be remembered . With lots of tourist visiting country ,travel agency are doing good.

Columbus Travel & Tours (P) Ltd. established in 1994,is one of the Kathmandu-based leading Travel destination management travel companies offering a comprehensive travel srvices to Nepal,Tibet ,Bhutan,India,Srilanka and Thailand.

The company is officially registered with the Department of TOurism Ministry,government of Nepal and has been associated to different national and international and international tourism-related organization-IATA,NATA,PATA,TAAN,NMA,KEEP and NTB.


We deliver what we Promise: 
Quality and personalized service
Competitive Price
Flexibility in itineraries
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Travel in small groups.
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Bunjee Jump Package.


2 night 3 Days Package  Including Kathmandu+ Nagarkot+ Bunjee Jump+Sightseeing
Only 237 US$


Offer Package for Bangladesh.


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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Kanchanjunga Trek

Dolpo Phoksundo Trek

Duration: 18 Days
Grade: Strenuous
Code: CTE 19

It is one of the strenuous treks offering a chance to explore the far west Dolpa Region of the country. Shey Phoksundo National Park with an area of 3000 Sq Km  falls under this trekking area with an variety of flora and fauna. Deep dark forests,wide river canyons and gorges area  additional spectacular sights.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Mustang Lo Manthang Trek

Duration: 14 Days
Grade: Strenuous
Code: CTE 18

The arid region at the end of the Kali Gandaki,beyond the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri is generally referred to as "Upper Mustang". The route entails traveling across a desert like landscape ,making it a truly memorable trek. It is a land of barely field and pasture and vast expanses of grey and yellow rolling hills erode by the wind.

Off The Beaten Track

Trekking into this region offers the serious trekkers an opportunity to explore the country's long preserved secrets,snow covered glaciers,hidden valleys,medieval villages, Eco-system and cultural diversities. Only fully supported camping treks provide access to this remoter region and requires special permit. Most of the areas are untouched and remained isolated from the outer world.

Helambu Trek

Duration : 07 Days
Grade: Moderate
Code : CTE 15

It is a low altitude trek through rice teracces and deep green valleys to rich rain forest of oak and rhododendron,all set against a distant horizons of mountains peaks. One can visit Tamang and Sherpa villages and meet friendly and hospitable people with strong family and cultural ties.

Name of the Trek  Duration          Style of Trek     Grade     Code . No
Langtang Valley Kyanjing Gompa    9 Days            Moderate    CTE 16
Ganjala Pass                                   12 Days          Camping      CTE 17

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

Duration: 14 Days
Grade: Moderate
Code CTE 14

Trekking to the worlds most beautiful valleys offers to the lake of Gosaikunda , Lurebina La pass, Rhododendrion forests and various flora and fauna. During the full moon day in August thousands of Hindus and Buddhist pilgrims visit the sacred lake of Gosaikunda to pay religious homage every year.

Langtang Region

This is the third most popular trekking region in Nepal that lies just north of Kathmandu. Trekking here offers the opportunities to exploe\re Tibetian Style Tamang villages,to climb small peaks and to visit glacial at a comfortable low elevation. This region introduces the trekkers to some of the wildet and most scenic areas of Nepal.

Gokyo -Chola Pass Trek

Duration: 17 Days
Grade: Strenuous
Code CTE 11

A fantastic trek offering a good alternative route to the traditional base camp in Khumbu valley with plenty of time at Gokyo to explore the wild beauty of the less -populated area.

Everest Gokyo Renjo 16 Days Tea house Strenouns CTE 12
Jiri everest                  20 Days Tea house Strenuous CTE 13

Everest Kalapathar Trek

Duration: 16 Days.
Grade: Strenuous
Code: CTE 10

A challenging trek encompassing all the very best that the region offers. The spectacular scenery is unrivalled and the people of mountains make the travelers feel welcome in their villages . Alpine flowers, stunning Buddhist monasteries and high mountain passes are the highlights of this trek.

Everest Base Camp Tour

Duration: 14 Days.
Grade: Strenuous
Code: CTE 09

This is the life time adventure trip which takes through famous Sherpa village of Namchhe Bazar and Tengboche monastery enjoying a spectacular view of the mesmerizing peaks of Mt. Everest , Ama Dablam,Lhotse and many other snow -clad peaks.

Everest Region

Everest or upper Khumbu Region, the second most popular trekking area in Nepal,is the home to the worl'd highest mountains including Mt. Everest (8850m).Cho Oyn (8153m),Makalu(8470m),Ama Dablam(6856m) and many other countless peaks. The region lure thousand of adventure seekers explore and experience high mountains valleys,high passes, Buddhist culture and stunning Sherpa villages on such high altitudes. Trekking to this region makes the travelers feel satisfied being at the base of Mt. Everest the highest mountain in the world. .

Friday, July 1, 2011

1 Night Nagarkot 1 Night Chitwan and 2 Nights Pokhara

1 Night Nagarkot, 1 Night Chitwan and 2 Nights Pokhara
(Arrival-Nagarkot-Chitwan-Pokhara-Departure)
Day 01: Arrive Tribhuvan International Airport. Meet and Greet and Transfer directly to Nagarkot. Transfer to Hotel. View Sunset . Overnight .
Day 02: View Sunrise. Breakfast. Drive by AC private car to Chitwan.. Afternoon safari activities.Elephant ride, Tharu Cultural Programme(Tharu Stick Dance), Visit to Elephant Breeding Center, Bird Watching and Tharu Village tour with Panaromic Sunset view from Hotel Hermitage,on the bank of rapti river.Overnight .
Day 03: Early Breakfast. Drive to Pokhara. Arrive Pokhara. Transfer to Hotel .Overnight .
Day 04: Early breakfast. Halfday Sight Seeing in Pokhara. Halfday Pokhara city tour Visit Davis falls, Gupteswor cave, Seti river and lake side . .Aftrenoon free. Overnight at pokhara.
Day 05:Breakfast. Drive to Kathmandu by AC private car. Transfer to airport for Departure.
or
(Arrival-Nagarkot-Pokhara-Chitwan-Departure)
Day 01: Arrive Tribhuvan International Airport. Meet and Greet and Transfer directly to Nagarkot. Transfer to Hotel . View Sunset . Overnight Hotel 
Day 02: View Sunrise. Back to Hotel and Breakfast. Drive to Pokhara. Transfer to Hotel P . Overnight
Day 03: Early breakfast. Halfday Sight Seeing in Pokhara. Halfday Pokhara city tour Visit Davis falls, Gupteswor cave, Seti river and lake side . .Aftrenoon free. Overnight at pokhara.
Day 04: Breakfast. Drive to Chitwan.tranfer to hotel. Welcome drink on arrival. Afternoon safari activities.Elephant ride, Tharu Cultural Programme(Tharu Stick Dance), Visit to Elephant Breeding Center, Bird Watching and Tharu Village tour with Panaromic Sunset view from Hotel Hermitage,on the bank of rapti river. Dinner. Overnight Chitwan . Accomodation in attached room with running hot and cold water round the clock.
Day 05: Breakfast. Drive to Kathmandu by AC private car. Transfer to airport for Departure. 

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2 night Kathmandu and 2 Night Pokhara with Nagarkot

2 Night Kathmandu and 2 night Pokhara with Nagarkot Sightseeing.


Day 01 : Kathmandu Arrival by respective Airlines. Our representative will be there to welcome and greet you.After meet and greet transfer to Hotel
Afternoon visit Boudanath one of the worlds largest Buddhist stupas also known as little Tibet where you find circumambulating monks devoted in prayer with spinning prayer wheels as smoke from incense rises to Gods in heaven compassionate to all things living. Visit Pashupatinath temple – the holiest Hindu shrine of lord Shiva in Asia situated on the banks of river Bagmati.
Dinner. Hotel . Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02 : Early breakfast at the hotel. Drive by A/C bus to Pokhara. Lunch on the way . . Overnight at hotel .
Day 03 : Breakfast at the hotel. Morning half day visit Pokhara valley includes Davis falls , Gupeshwor Mahdev temple , Seti river , KI Singh Bridge, and Lake side .Dinner. Overnight at hotel .
Day 04 : Breakfast at the hotel. Drive by A/C bus to Pokhara. Lunch on the way . Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to hotel . Afternoon free for shopping.Complimentary dinner in Typical Nepali Resturant Bhojan Griha from Columbus Treks & Expeditions.
Overnight at the hotel .
Day 05 : Breakfast at the hotel. Morning Visit Nagarkot. Later Transfer from hotel to airport in time to connect onward flight.

2 night Kathmandu and 2 Night Pokhara

2 Night Kathmandu + 2 Night Pokhara
Follwing are the itinerary using hotel  in Kathmandu and hotel in Pokhara for 4 Nights:

Day 01:Arrive Tribhuvan International Airport,the only International Airport of Nepal.  Our representative will be waiting with playcard outside arrival terminal of Airport. Meet and Greet. Transfer to Hotel by Non AC or AC car/van. Arrive hotel. You wil be briefed by our representative about all holidays plan and time schedule. Overnight Hotel.

Day 02: Breakfast in the Hotel. Transfer to bus stand by non AC car. Drive Pokhara by AC bus.It will be around 6 Hrs Drive with beautifull sceneries of Hills and Rivers.   Lunch will be provided on the way. Arrive Pokhara. Transfer to Hotel from Bus Stand.Evening Free. Overnight Hotel.

Day 03: Breakfast in the Hotel. Our representative will take you for sight seeing from Hotel. Halfday sight seeing in Pokhara. Sightseeing includes:Davis falls, Gupteswor cave, Seti river and lake side.Transfer to Hotel. Evening Free. Overnight Hotel Pokhara.

Day 04:Breakfast at Hotel. Transfer to Bus Stand. Drive by AC bus to Kathmandu with on the way Lunch. Arrive Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel . Evening free.Overnight Hotel .

Day 05: Breakfast at Hotel. Halfday Sightseeing Kathmandu. Visit.

Visit:
1.Swayambunath/Monkey Temple:(World Heritage Site)
2.Basantapur Durbar Square:(World Heritage Site):

Transfer to airport to connect Departure. 

4 Night 5 Days.

Nepal 4 Night/ 5 Days Package..
Please find the detailed itinerary of the package.
Day 01:
Arrive Tribhuvan International Airport. The only international airport in Nepal, which is located in the capital city, Kathmandu. Our representative will be waiting you outside the airport terminal with play cards. Meet and greet . Drive to Nagarkot  via Bhaktapur.
 Nagarkot is one of the most scenic spot situated about 35 km east of Kathmandu from where an excellent view of snow-capped peaks of the Himalayan Ranges in eastern Nepal can be seen (if weather permits), as well as renowned for the spectacular sunrise.
Reach Nagarkot and transfer to Hotel .  Overnight Hotel.
Day 02: View Sunrise.Spectacular sunrise view of the Himalaya when the weather is clear. Breathtaking sunrise
Tranasfer back to Hotel and have breakfst.  Return back.  On the way sight seeing in  Bhaktapur.
Situated at an altitude of 1,401 m. Bhaktapur covers area of 4 square miles. Shaped like a conch-shell.
 

After sight seeingin Bhaktapur drive to Daman a hill station it is famous for sunrise and sunset of the magnificent view of Himalayas ranges against the vastness of the sky.
Daman is situated 80 kilometers south- west of Kathmandu at an altitude of about 2400 meters. Daman is located on the Tribhuvan Highway in between Kathmandu and the town to Birgunj. For the view of the Breath taking grandeur of the world's highest peaks extending in one glittering are from far-east of Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) there is no better place than Daman. There is a view tower fitted with long range telescopes.Daman can be reached in four hours from Kathmandu because of mountain highway. However it worth visiting the area after watching the landscape of the Himalayas with having luxurious accommodation and cuisine of International standard.
Reach Daman.

Overnight .

Day 03:
Breakfast in the Hotel. Daman village exploration. Sight seeing Daman. Now Drive to Pokhara . View and capture beautiful scenes on the way of mountain , river etc. Reach Pokhara.
Pokhara situated 200 km west of Kathmandu. It is Nepal Second most popular tourist destination. The city is overshadowed by a massive wall of the Himalayas and dominatyed by the towering peaks of the Annapurna ranges. The most impressive view is the fishtailed pinnacle of Mt. Machhapuchhare (6,977m ) and the Phewa Lake. This rural town is also the starting point for the most famous treks in the Ananpurna region .
Transfer to Hotel Panorama.. Overnight.  


Day 04:
Early Breakfast  in the Hotel. Start Sight seeing in Pokhara.
Visit: :Davis falls, Gupteswor cave, Seti river and lake side. Return Back to Kathmandu . 
Overnight Hotel .
Day 05: Breakfast in the Hotel . Start Halfday Sight Seeing in Kathmandu. Visit:

1.Sayambunath: The Swayambunath Stupa Crowns a hillock to the west of Kathmandu. A massive white dome sourrounded by a 13 stage spire, the stupa is one of the most scared Buddhist sites in Nepal. Itt is said to be 2000 years old. Its origin is linked to the founding of the Kathmandu valley, draining the watrer out of the lake by Bodhisattva Manjushree.
2. Durbar Square: Durbar Square is an assortment of pagoda and shikhara-style temples grouped around a fifty-five-window palace of brick and wood. The square is part of a charming valley as it highlights the idols of ancient kings perched on top of stone monoliths, the guardian deities looking out from their sanctuaries, the wood carvings in very place - struts, lintels, tympanums, gateways and windows - all seem to form a well orchestrated symphony.

 Transfer directly to airport to connect flight to Departure.

11 Night 12 Days

9 Night 10 Days


Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Duration: 7 Days.
Grade: Moderate
Trek Code: CTE 03

This trek is designed up to poonhill(3120m), a hilltop that offers a brilliant view of Himalayan Peaks of Annapurnas. Machhare and Dhaulagiri (8167m). The highest of this trek is Poon hill,which offers the best view early in the morning.

Royal Trek 
Duration: 6 Days.
Style of Trek: Camping
Grade: Easy
Code: CTE 04

Panchase Trek:
Duration: 5 Days.
Style :Camping
Grade: Easy
Code: CTE 05

Siklish 9 Days Camping Easy CTE 06
Gorkha-siklish 15 Days Teahouse Moderate CTE 07
Jomsom-Muktinath 14 Days Teahouse Moderate CTE 08

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Annapurna Region



Annapurna Region lies towards the north of central Nepal and is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the country offering a variety of excellent treks of all grades and styles. The region introduces us Nepal's spectacular diversity at its finest various tribes and castes ,a wide range of terrain wooded alpine pastures from sub-tropical rain forest deep valleys deepest gorge of the world.
On the way cross the Throng La pass (5416m) , a challenging ascent and encounter numerous monkeys,birds and flowers.


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Annapurna Circuit Trek
Duration: 20 Days
Grade: Strenous
Trek Code: CTE 01
This is one of the most classic treks exploring the tremendous cultural and natural diversities to the highest point of the trek-Thorong La Pass (5416m) and down to the sub tropical Kali Gandaki Gorge. The route starts from Beshi Sahar,follows the Marshyangdi River giving mesmerizing views of  Mt. Manaslu and Himal Chuli to the east.

Annapurna Sanctury Trek.
Duration: 20 Days
Grade:Strenuous
Trek Code: CTE 02


This is another classic trek relatively shorter and can be completed in as little as 14 days. The trek offers a good mix of  high mountains and Himalayan cultural experience. within its span of 40 miles,it encompasses some peaks claimable ranging from 6000m to 7000m,from the base camp to spectacular view of Annapurna I and II , Machhapuchare. Khansar Kang is the heart - touching and sensational to any nature-lover.

Annapurna Region



Annapurna Region lies towards the north of central Nepal and is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the country offering a variety of excellent treks of all grades and styles. The region introduces us Nepal's spectacular diversity at its finest various tribes and castes ,a wide range of terrain wooded alpine pastures from sub-tropical rain forest deep valleys deepest gorge of the world.
On the way cross the Throng La pass (5416m) , a challenging ascent and encounter numerous monkeys,birds and flowers.


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Annapurna Circuit Trek
Duration: 20 Days
Grade: Strenous
Trek Code: CTE 01
This is one of the most classic treks exploring the tremendous cultural and natural diversities to the highest point of the trek-Thorong La Pass (5416m) and down to the sub tropical Kali Gandaki Gorge. The route starts from Beshi Sahar,follows the Marshyangdi River giving mesmerizing views of  Mt. Manaslu and Himal Chuli to the east.

Annapurna Sanctury Trek.
Duration: 20 Days
Grade:Strenuous
Trek Code: CTE 02


This is another classic trek relatively shorter and can be completed in as little as 14 days. The trek offers a good mix of  high mountains and Himalayan cultural experience. within its span of 40 miles,it encompasses some peaks claimable ranging from 6000m to 7000m,from the base camp to spectacular view of Annapurna I and II , Machhapuchare. Khansar Kang is the heart - touching and sensational to any nature-lover.

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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Muktinath Nepal Package for Indian Nationality

Greetings from  Nepal !!!
Visit Nepal with Columbus!!
 
Please find the 4 Night "Muktinath Package".
Min 6 Pax.
 
Day 01: Arrive Tribhuvan international Airport. Meet and Greet and Transfer to Hotel Manang. Have dinner in Manang. Overnight Hotel Manang.
 
Day 02: Early Breakfast in the hotel. Drive to Pokhara by Private Van. Reach Kuringtar and climb cable car to reach Manakamana Temple. Worship Pray and return back by cable car to Kuringtar.  Drive again to Pokhara.Lunch on the way.. Reach Pokhara and Transfer to Hotel Panaroma. Dinner.  Overnight Hotel Panorama.
 
Day 03: Early Breakfast. Transfer to Airport . Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom by Schedule flight. Arrive at Jomsom. Transfer to  Hotel. Immediately walk to Jeep Stand. Transfer to Muktinath by Jeep . It will take 2. 30 Hrs. On the way enojoy sceneray of beautiful mountains,rivers monastry and Kagbeni. Arrive at Ranipauwa and walk to Muktinatth Temple. If you cannot walk then, you can hire pony till main entrance of muktinath temple. Arrive in Temple, have holybath on 108 waterspouts. After have darshan and worship to Muktinath god, walk to Jwalamai Temple and walk back to Jwalamai Temple and walkk back to Ranipauwa . Drive back to Jomsom by Jeep. Arrive Jomsom. Transfer to Hotel. Dinner.  Overnight in Jomsom .
 
 
Day 04: Breakfast in the hotel. Fly back to Pokhara . Arrive Pokhara. Drive to KAthmandu by Private Van. On the way have Lunch. Arrive Kathmandu.  Overnight.
 
Day 05:Breakfast. Transfer to airport to connect Flight for Departure. 
 
 
Based on the Above  itinerary the cost per pax : 16,800/-INR per Person
 
Based on the above cost per pax cost you : 17,800/- INR(Which Includes Guide for trip) per person
 
 
 
Above cost Include:
1 night Accomodation in Hotel Manang.
1 night Accomodation in Hotel Panorama.
1 Night accomodation in Jomosom
Flight Ticket Pokhara/Jomsom/Pokhara.
Jeep tickets from Jomsom/Ranipaua/Jomsom
Private Van to Kathmandu/Pokhara/Kathmandu.
Luch  and Dinner.
Manakamna Cable Car tickets.
 
 
Not Include:
Personal expenses, laundary, tips ,etc.
 
Best Regards.
 

 
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Monday, June 27, 2011

Inside the Kathmandu Valley

Pashupatinath 
(World Heritage Site):
Pashupatinath is one of the holiest shrines in the world.The temple is dedicated to lord Shiva and is built in the familiar Pagoda style. Chronicles indicate the temples's existence prior to 400 A.D. This holy place is picturesque collection of temples and shrines. All the dying persons are brought to Pashupatinath for cremation . Only the Hindus are allowed to go inside.

Swaymabunath/ Monkey Temple
(World Heritage Site):
The Swayambunath Stupa crowns a hillock to the west of KAthmandu. A massive white dome sourrounded by a 13 stage spire,the stupa is one of the most scared Buddhist sites in Nepal. It is said to be 2000 Years old. Its origin is linked to the founding of the Kathmandu valley, draining the water out of the lake by Bodhisattva Manjushree.

Boudhanath
(Worl Heritage Site):
It is the world's biggest stupa licated about 8 Kilometers from the city center. This colossal stupa is known by the name of Boudhanath,the god of wisdom. It is difficult to assign a period to it, as some believe that it was built during the resign of either Shiva Dev or Anshu Verma in the 7th century A.D. Boudhanath attracts the Buddhist pilgrims from all over the world.

Patan Durbar Square
(World Heritage Site):
It is an enchanting melange of Palace Buildings,artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temple. This Square was the former Royal Palace Complex which was the center of Patan's religious and social life and houses a museum containing an array of bronze status and religious monuments. 


Bhaktapur Durbar Square
(world Heritage Site):
It is one of the third important historic cities in the Kathmandu valley. It lies 14 km to the east of Kathmandu and covers an area of 4 Sq miles. Its Durbar Square is a symphony of art and architecture belonging to the medieval period. The center piece is the 55- window palace overlooking the Square which is paved over the bricks. Among the other monuments around the Durbar Square are worth visiting. 


Changunarayan
(World Heritage Site):
The temple of changunarayan is richly decorated with sculptures and carving and is said to be the oldest pagoda style temple in the valley. The temple ,built around the third century, is decorated by some of the best samples of stone,wood and meta craft. The courtyard has many other temples such as that of Kiloswar,Shiva.Chinnamasta Devi and other figures like Garud and different images of Vishnu


Budhanilkantha: 
About 8 km north of Kathmandu,at the base of Sgivapuri hill is a remarkable colossal statue of Lord Vishnu, reclining on the bed of Snakes. This is one of the masterpiece of stone statue in the middle of small pond and seems to float in water.





Lumbini Package

The birthplace of Lord Buddha lies in the plains south west of Kathmandu. It is a sacred place for Buddhists from all over the world, standing on an equal footing with holy places sacred to other world religions. As millions of Christians look to Jerusalem for inspiration, as millions of Muslims turn to Mecca, so do three hundred million Buddhists visit Lumbini.
Here is the short package to Nepal Specially visiting the Sourroundings associated with Lord Buddha.
Swayambunath (the monkey temple) and Boudhanath in Kathmandu.
Please find the itinerary of 4 Days Nepal Package.
Day 01: Arrive Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. We will be waiting you outside the arrival terminal with name in the play cards. Meet and Greet. Transfer to Hotel Manang. Later go for sightseeing.
Visit:
1.Swayambunath/Monkey Temple:(World Heritage Site)


The Swayambunath Stupa Crowns a hillock to the west of Kathmandu. A massive white dome sourrounded by a 13 stage spire, the stupa is one of the most scared Buddhist sites in Nepal. Itt is said to be 2000 years old. Its origin is linked to the founding of the Kathmandu valley, draining the watrer out of the lake by Bodhisattva Manjushree. .

Overnight.
Day 02: Breakfast in the Hotel. Drive to Lumbini. It is about 8 hour drive from Kathmandu. Reach Lumbini and Transfer to Hotel. Dinner and Rest. Overnight.
Day 03: Breakfast in the Hotel. Move for Sightseeing in Lumbini.
 Lumbini is situated in Nepal about 22 kms from Bhairahawa of Nepal in the foot hills of Himalayas.
Attractions
The place itself is interesting as a whole, the landscapes and the green forestry. However Maya Devi temple and the Stupas and the Pillar built by Ashoka are really worth a visit. Recently, several beautiful shrines have been constructed by devotees from all over the world. A visit to Lumbini is not only for spiritual enlightenment but also for solace and satisfaction that one gets in such a calm and peaceful place.

Maya Devi Temple - Lumbini remained neglected for centuries. In 1895, Feuhrer, a famous German archaeologist, discovered the great pillar,further exploration and excavation of the surrounding area revealed the existence of a brick temple and a sandstone sculpture within the temple itself which represents the scenes of Buddha’s birth. On the south of the Maya Devi temple there is the famous sacred bathing pool known as Puskarni. It is believed that Maha Devi took a bath in this pool before the delivery. The temple is built gradually and is composed of many temples, one after the other. It is also found that there is possibility that a Ashoka Stupa existed in the place of temple.
The Ashokan pillar - The Ashokan Pillar, essentially erected by Ashoka (249 BC) visited Lumbini and erected an inscribed Ashokan Pillar on the spot of Buddha's birth. The inscription of the pillar (the oldest in Nepal) declares that Ashoka granted Lumbini tax-free status in honor of Buddha’s birth. It is 6m high and half of it is beneath the ground. It is behind the Maya Devi Temple, to the west of the temple. Emperor Ashoka erected many other pillars throughout India. The carved top of the pillar has never been found.
The Buddhist monastery - Its built in the way of the modern Buddhist temples of Nepal but is quite important in the purview of architecture of the walls. The middle hall contains some exquisite murals resembling the medieval periods
Visit all the Monastries made by different countries. ....
Return Back.
Hotel Overnight.
Day 04: Breakfast in the Hotel. Drive back to Kathmandu. Arrive Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel. Overnight.
Day 05: Breakfast. Visit Boudhanath. From there transfer directly to airport to connect flight to Departure.

Based on the above itinerary per pax costs you: Please contact for rates...
Above cost Includes:
2 Night Accomodation in Hotel Manang, Kathmandu on FB package.
2 Night Accomodation in Hotel 
Arrival and departure from and to Airport.
Bus ticket to Lumbini.
Halfday sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Sightseeing in Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha.
All lunch and dinner.
Not Includes:
Tips, laundry,personal expenses etc are not included.