Honeymoon to Nepal

Honeymoon to Nepal is a special program targeted for honeymoon couples who are looking to spend a quiet time together to enjoy and share solitude, romance and love.

Nepal is not only for adventure travellers, but it also is a popular destination for honeymooners. Nepal for honeymoon couples is about two partners spending precious time with each other and sharing love. There are some great honeymoon spots in Nepal that are located in beautiful natural surroundings. In this program, the couples can also cherish the splendid views of lakes, rivers, hills, Himalayan peaks etc. Ilam, Chandragiri and Kalinchowk are some of the best spots for honeymoon couple which are easily accessible and offer best hotels and lodges for accommodation and services.

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Bhutan tours from Nepal

Best Tour Nepal operates direct Bhutan tours from Nepal. Nepal is often regarded as an entrance to Bhutan because of the proximity between two countries. Separated by just 100km from border to border, the two countries share similar culture, geography and biodiversity.  

Bhutan is open for tourists and is connected to the world both virtually and physically. There are two options to reach Bhutan from Nepal. The first one is by flying directly from Kathmandu to Paro which takes about 1 hr 20 minutes. Dragon Airlines operates daily flight between two cities.

Alternatively you can make an overland tour on a private jeep. The overland route starts from Kakadbhitta from Nepal and goes through Siligrui of India and enters Bhutan from Phutsoling. This takes almost 15 hrs drive.

The two way airfare from Kathmandu to Paro is about US$500. The tour cost including flights, accommodation and guide per day is US$250. You will have to pay an extra US$50 as visa fees.

Bhutan tours extend from as little as 3days to two weeks. The features of Bhutan tour includes sightseeing Paro and Thimphu, visiting world heritage sites, museums and monasteries and trekking.

Travelling to the kingdom of Bhutan is regarded as once in a lifetime experience. Visiting this country of happiness is one sure way to make ourselves happy.

Currently we are running following Bhutan tours from Nepal

Nepal Bhutan tour 5 days 4 nights

Bhutan Bumthang cultural tour 8 days 7 nights

Nepal Bhutan cultural tour 5 days 4 nights

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Best hikes in Nepal

There are many options for taking short hikes when you are in Nepal. Choosing the best hikes in Nepal depends on your budget, time availability and physical and mental preparedness.

Hikes are often run for a couple of days and relatively easier and shorter version of trekking. The maximum altitude you will reach in hiking is 2500m. Most hiking routes are well established with easy availability of lodges, electricity and communication. Best hikes in Nepal are often located near cities such as Kathmandu and Pokhara with better road connection.

During summer the temperature is normally 20-25 degree Celsius during day times. In winter the temperature ranges from 5 to 20 degree Celsius during night and day time respectively.

Following are the top picks when it comes to best hikes in Nepal based on our experience, guests’ feedback and coverage by trip advisor and lonely planet.

Best hikes in Nepal

Nagarkot Trek

Poon hill Trek

Australian camp trek

Dhampus trek

Panchase trek

Pikey peak hike

Sundarijal Chisapani hike

Nagarjuna hike

Mohare danda trek

Khopra danda trek

Everest short trek

Mardi Himal Trek

If you are interested in other sites not mentioned above, then please contact us for further information


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Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary is a sure shot way to reach Annapurna Base Camp located at an altitude of 4130m as well as Machapuchre base camp (3700m).

The highlights of Annapurna Base Camp trek itinerary is that it passes through most scenic and beautiful Himalayan valleys.

On reaching Annapurna Base Camp, you will be rewarded by the 360 degree views of Annapurna ranges including Annapurna I (8091m), the tenth highest mountain in the world. No other trek can match the view and contrasting landscape in such a short time.

Much of the trail passes through territory of Annapurna Conservation Area which hosts a rich biological and cultural diversity. You will be provided with a wonderful opportunity to observe the lifestyle of local ethnic communities including Gurung and Brahmin. On your return, prepare yourself to heal your stress in the magical hot spring of Ghinnu.

Annapurna Base Camp trek starts off at Ghandruk allowing for a pleasurable walk without much physical stress while offering you all the major attractions. The trek is becoming ever more popular due to clean lodges, good food, magnificent views and less challenging trail.

Annapurna Base Camp trek can be started from Dhampus or New Bridge or Ghandruk. This trek can vary anywhere between 7 to 10 days but the best option is the 7 days route that begins at Ghandruk and finishes off a Nayapul.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary:

Day 1: Pokhara to Ghandruk

Day 2: Ghandruk to Chhomorong

Day 3: Chhomrong to Deurali

Day 4: Deurali to Annapurna base camp

Day 5: Annapurna base camp to Bamboo

Day 6: Bamboo to Jhinnu

Day 7: Jhinnu to Pokhara

For details of the ABC Trek itinerary and quotation, please click to read more.

Should you have any questions or queries, feel free to contact us at cidartha@outlook.com

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Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Price

Annapurna base camp helicopter tour offers you the luxury of directly flying to Annapurna Base Camp. Flying in helicopter is comparatively more expensive than trekking to Annapurna base camp. Many people want to know about Annapurna base camp helicopter price.

There are two types of helicopter operations: private charter flights vs. sharing basis. Private chartered flights have fixed departures and highly recommended. Sharing flights depends upon availability and bookings.

Annapurna base camp helicopter costs USD350 on a sharing basis and USD1800 on a chartered flight. Maximum passengers allowed in helicopter flights are 5 pax. For a couple or up to two passengers, chartered helicopter price per small helicopter is USD1400.

For further information about Annapurna helicopter tour, its booking and other details, do write to us at cidartha@outlook.com or +977 9818871818

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About Langtang trek

It is always useful to acquire hands-on knowledge about Langtang if you plan to do Langtang trek.  Here we share some practical tips about Langtang trek.

Langtang trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal. It is situated about 130km distance from Kathmandu. There are multiple trekking routes for Langtang trek depending on your interests and time availability. Langtang trek, Gosaikunda trek, Tamang Heritage trek are three major trekking trails in Langtang region. Each of these trails has various similarities and differences in terms of attractions.

Broadly speaking Langtang trek offers you the opportunity to capture majestic views of Langtang and Ganesh Himalayan ranges. Much of the trekking trail covers Langtang National Park, one of the oldest national parks, which is a natural refuge for many endangered wild animals such as red panda, snow leopard and Himalayan black bear.

The other major highlight of Langtang trek is a visit to Gosaikunda Lake which is located at the altitude of 4380m. This is a religiously sacred lake which draws of hundreds of Buddhist and Hindu pilgrims and Bon shamans during Janai Purnima festival in the month of August. Another major feature of this trek is the unique culture of Tamang and Tibetan communities. There are many medieval monasteries and chortens in Langtang region including Kyanjing Gompa, Sing Gompa etc which are worth a visit.

Langtang Trek in Nepal

Langtang trek in Nepal is one of the most picturesque and magical Himalayan treks. It affords you the luxury to walk up to the base of Mt Langtang Lirung (7227m), visit Kyanjin Gompa and learn about Tibetan Buddhism and Tamang culture and enjoy a memorable trek through Langtang National Park. Langtang trek in Nepal is a bit adventurous in that you will also have the opportunity to climb Tsergo Ri peak (4984m) or Kyanjin Ri peak (4500m).

Langtang Trek altitude

Langtang trek altitude varies from lowest Syabrubesi (1460) to highest Tsergo Ri (4984). Kyanjin gompa at 3870m is another highest point you will reach on this trek along with Gosaikunda Lake which is at an altitude of 4380m.

Langtang National Park

Langtang National Park is second oldest national park in Nepal established in 1976. It is the biggest Himalayan national park in Nepal. Spread in a total area of 1710 sq. km., the park provides a pristine habitat for flagship species like Red Panda, Snow Leopard and Black bear.

Langtang National Park from Kathmandu

Pasang Lhamu Highway is the only highway to reach Langtang National Park from Kathmandu. The famous trekking starting point for Langtang National Park are Dhunche and Syabrubesi, situated 114 and 129 km from Kathmandu respectively.

Langtang Valley

Langtang Valley is one of the beautiful Himalayan valleys in Nepal. Langtang Valley includes Langtang National Park, Gosainkunda Lake, Langtang Village and Kyanjing Gompa and Tamang Heritage trekking trail.

Langtang Valley trek

Langtang Valley trek covers some of the major spots including Gosaikunda  and Kyanjing Gompa. Trekkers can extend this trek to Langshisha Kharka beyond Kyanjing Gompa. Lantang Valley trek encompasses Langtang National Park and its pristine biodiversity.

Langtang trek map or Langtang valley trek map

Please Langtang trek map or Langtang valley trek map from our photo gallery or you can buy map in bookstores in Kathmandu.

Langtang trek itinerary

Langtang trek itinerary varies in duration, starting from 5 days to 14 days trek. Langtang trek itinerary can be adjusted as per your time availability and interests.

Langtang valley trek itinerary

Langtang valley trek itinerary includes some of the major landmarks of Langtang trekking. Kyanjing Gompa, Gosaikunda Lake, Lantang village all fall on Langtang valley trek itinerary.

Langtang trek route

There is only one langtang trek route which starts from Syabrubesi to Kyanjin Gompa and back the same way. Along the route you will pass by to Lama Hotel and Langtang Village. Interested trekkers can extend the trip up to Gosaikunda.

Langtang Trek 7 days

Langtang trek 7 days is one of the most famous trekking itineraries for Langtang trek. This is an exciting and enjoyable trek without much stress on trekkers.

Langtang trek 5 days

Langtang trek 5 days is a shorter version of LAngtang trek 7 days suitable for those have less time. It includes all the major attractions in a Langtang trek.

Langtang valley trek cost

Normally Langtang Valley trek cost about US$70-80. The price includes all accommodation, transportation and permit fees.

Langtang trek after earthquake

Langtang trek after earthquake has been quite successful due to rise in number of trekkers. Since the earthquake, Langtang trekking trails have been restored and Langtang village in particular is back on its feet with 60% of rebuilding complete.

Langtang valley trek after the earthquake

Lantang Valley trek after the earthquake in 2015 is again open to welcome trekkers. The trail from Lama Hotel all the way to Lanngtang Village have been repaired and is safe for trekking. Likewise Langtang village has also been rebuilt from scratch in full community participation.

Is Langtang open for trekking

Is Langtang open for trekking? This is an obvious question trekkers ask especially after the earthquake damaged Langtang trails in 2015. It has been over 4 years since the earthquake and the good news is that Langtang trail is again open for trekking. The trail was repaired by the locals and is now safe for trekking. The community of Langtang village came together in solidarity and cooperation to rebuild hotels and houses in Langtang village. New hotels and homes have sprung up from the ashes of the earthquake to welcome trekkers.

Kyanjing Gompa

Located at 3850m, Kyanjin Gompa is one of the highest Buddhist monasteries in the Himalayas. It actually sits on the lap of Mt. Langtang Lirung (7227m) and commands breathtaking views of Langtang Lirung, Langshisha Ri, Dorje Lakpa among others. Made of wood and stone, Kyanjing Gompa contains the statue of Guru Rimpoche and Buddha. You can visit Kyanjing Gompa on Lantang Valley Trek and Lantang Trek.

Syabru besi

Located about 15km or 45 minutes drive from Dhunche, Syabrubesi is the second and last bazaar on Langtang trekking trail. It is the starting point for almost all trekking trails in Langtang. Nowadays vehicles take you all the way to Syabru besi from Kathmandu, a distance of about 80km. There are plenty of lodges and guesthouses in Syabru besi.

Kathmandu to Langtang

Travelling from Kathmandu to Langtang is necessary if you would like to do Langtang trekking. Langtang is a Himalayan region famous for beautiful Langtang and Ganesh Himalayan ranges, pristine wildlife and colorful culture and lifestyle of Tamang and Tibetan people. Everyday public and private buses easily take you from Kathmand to Langtang and vice versa.

Langtang basecamp

Langtang Basecamp trek is one of the most popular trekking trails in Langtang region. The goal of this trek is to reach the base camp of Mt. Lantang Lirung (7227m) and on your way you will visit Langtang village, Kyanjin Gompa and climb Tsergo Ri peak (4984m) or Kyanjin Ri peak (4500m). Langtang base camp trail enters Langtang National Park, which is home to many beautiful wildlife species including Red Panda and Snow Leopard. You will also have opportunity to visit Langtang village, which was completely destroyed by 2015 earthquake, learn about Tamang and Tibetan culture.

Langtang Weather

Langtang is a Himalayan region with land elevation reaching 1800m through 4400m. Together with surrounding Himalayan ranges that measure above 7000m, Langtang weather varies depending on the altitude and the season you are in. It is a lot warmer at lower elevation as compared to cold alpine climate near Langtang village, Kyanjin Gompa and Gosaikunda.

Generally speaking September through November is the best time to visit Langtang when there is ample sunshine for flowers and trees to bloom and trekkers to enjoy unobstructed beautiful views of Himalayan peaks. The next best timing is Spring, starting from March till May, when yaks move up looking for pastureland and birds descend to intermingle with variety of flowers. Langtang weather from June to August is occupied with monsoonal rains whereas December till February is challenging because of snowfall and freezing temperature.

Langtang trek or Poon hill trek

Langtang trek or Ponnhill trek, which one is better for me? No matter which one you choose, you are guaranteed to experience the Himalayas. Langtang trek situated directly north of Kathmandu is a longer trek that takes you to the laps of Langtang Himalayan ranges. On the way you will enjoy rich biodiversity and wildlife of Langtang National Park and visit Buddhist Kyanjing Gompa to experience 360 degree views of Langtang range. The maximum height you will reach is either Tsergo Ri peak (4984m) or Kyanjin Ri peak (4500m), depending on your choice.

Poonhill trek is destined to take you to Poon Hill (3190m), one of the best vantage points, to see unparalleled and majestic views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Fishtail mountains. This is a few days trek that begins and ends in Pokhara. On the trail you will come across famous villages of Ghorepani, Ghandruk and Tadapani.

Langtang trek without guide

Langtang trek without guide is possible but not recommended. Langtang trek is an adventurous trek that involves climbing to higher altitude and passing through wilderness area. There have been many cases in recent past where trekkers have lost their way, got stranded resulting in death. Even with a good map, it is highly advised that you take a licensed guide from a registered trekking company. Trekking guides will be able offer their expertise based on their experience and take a prudent decision especially in times of natural calamities.

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Best time to do Langtang trek

The best time to do Langtang trek is either during Spring (Mar-May) or Autumn (Sep-Nov). Over these periods, you are likely to see unobstructed and clear views of Himalayan peaks, witness beautiful scenery of flowers and activity of chirping birds and enjoy balmy and warm weather.

How difficult is Langtang trek

Despite being an adventurous peak, Langtang trek is graded as easy to moderate making it eligible for all levels of trekkers. Unlike other Himalayan trekking trails, Langtang trek makes a gentle and easy climb to higher altitude. Acclimatization is rather easy perhaps due to sizeable vegetation in upper reaches. You will have reached Kyanjing Gompa at above 3000m before you know it.

Langtang trek how many days

Langtang trek comes in different durations. The total trekking days of Langtang trek may range from a minimum of 5 days extending up to 3 weeks. Langtang trek is quite flexible so you can adjust the trekking itinerary as per your interests and time availability. No matter what itinerary you choose, you are guaranteed to get all the experiences.

How long does the Langtang trek take?

Langtang trek can be approached both as a short trek or long trek. You can complete the entire Langtang trek in just a matter of 5 days. However, if you have more time at your disposal, then the same trek can be stretched up to 3 weeks.

Where to start Langtang trek

Lantang trek usually starts from Syabrubesi, which is 14km or 45 minutes drive from Dhunche. Indeed Syabrubesi is the launch pad for all Langtang trekking trails. The distance from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi is around 80km. Syabrubesi is the second biggest bazaar in RAsuwa district after Dhunche and hosts standard lodges and hotels with 24hr electricity and internet.

Langtang trek in January

Langtang trek in January is possible but not usually recommended. During January, Langtang region receives a lot of snowfall making it risky to go to higher altitudes.

Langtang trek in February

Langtang trek in February is not a favorite time for many trekkers as higher parts of Langtang region are still cloaked in cold and temperatures remaining below 0 degree Celsius.

Langtang trek March

Langtang trek begins from March, which signals the start of spring season. Trekkers are recommended to take benefit of this period of year to do Langtang trek.

Langtang trek April

By April, Langtang region will have entered into mid-spring season. Flowers bloom in the forests, birds sing songs and the Himalayan views are simply majestic. Langtang Trek in April is the best choice.

Langtang trek May

Langtang trek is possible during Spring season, March through May. May is the last window period for you to visit Langtang trek and enjoy its beauty under a balmy weather.

Langtang trek June

Langtang trek in June is possible till the second weeks of June. The climate and weather is still warm and scenery of majestic Himalayas still worth capturing. 

Langtang trek July

Langtang trek in July is not recommended due to monsoonal rains. The clouds will make the visibility poor to observe Himalayan ranges and the trails will be too slippery and fraught with leeches in lower elevation.

Langtang trek August

Due to the onset of monsoon season characterized by heavy rains, Langtang trek in August is not recommended.

Langtang trek September

With the beginning of September, Langtang trekking trail again welcomes trekkers. You will enjoy warm weather, beautiful panorama of Himalayan peaks and surge in wildlife activity.

Langtang trek October

Autumn (Sep-Nov) is the peak season for Langtang trek. Thousands of trekkers go on Langtang trek to witness the majestic beauty of Langtang peaks and acquire the bliss of pristine nature. This is also a time for local festivals.

Langtang trek November

By November the Langtang region will have reached the height of Autumn season. All around you will witness green forests, colorful flowers, gurgling rivers and majestic views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal ranges. Langtang trek in November it the best time.

Langtang trek December

Langtang trek in December is feasible into and until the first two weeks of this month. Take this opportunity to do Langtang trek. By mid-December, winter will have fallen on Langtang region making it too cold to trek in the area.

If you have any confusions, queries or questions about Langtang trek or any other treks, feel free to contact us at cidartha@outlook.com

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1 day Hike in Kathmandu

1 day hike in Kathmandu is a popular tourist activity. Tourists of all age brackets and physical fitness can enjoy one day hiking in Kathmandu Valley.

In addition to Kathmandu being identified as the cultural center by tourists, the surrounding hills around Kathmandu Valley is perfect for taking day hikes from Kathmandu. Such hikes can be completed in one day.

One day hike in Kathmandu lets you experience the natural beauty of Nepal without going too far. Even in such a one day hike in Kathmandu Valley, you can still witness the spectacular Himalayan ranges as well as learn about traditional villages and lifestyle of Nepal.

Following are the best day hikes in Kathmandu we are offering: If you are interested in other sites not mentioned above, then please contact us for further information

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Four days yoga and meditation retreat in Kathmandu

Four days yoga and meditation retreat in Kathmandu Nepal is the longest course we have on offer that provides both theoretical and practical knowledge.

This program indulges you into full four days of yoga, meditation and outdoor activities. This yoga and meditation retreat Nepal program is the first and unique in its design run only by us. Famous yoga instructors from Indian subcontinent will immerse you in the knowledge and practice of yoga and meditation, interact and exchange their experience on one to one basis and allow you achieve spiritual excellence and well being.

On this Nepal Yoga retreat program, you can also take up cooking class, hiking, cultural tours or natural relaxation. Four days yoga and meditation retreat in Kathmandu is a perfect all rounded course to learn yoga and meditation in Nepal. Extra offers include steam, massage and Siru Dhara depending on the availability of the oil.

Should you need more information about Four days yoga and meditation retreat in Kathmandu, please feel comfortable to contact us at +9779818871818(WhatsApp) or email us at cidartha@outlook.com

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