Gokyo lakes trek from Kathmandu is undoubtedly the most adventurous trekking route in the famed Everest region. The trek offers you a unique opportunity to visit Gokyo Lakes in Everest region which almost reach the altitude of 5000m.
Moreover, Gokyo Lakes is world’s highest freshwater that is glacier fed and appear deep turquoise in color. There are five lakes in Gokyo Valley which are located at a considerable distance from each other. Similarly, the Gokyo Valley trek follows these Gokyo Lakes that lies side by side Ngozumpa Glacier. Which is one of the world’s largest glaciers. As part of Gokyo trek. You will also climb Gokyo Ri (5483m) to watch the majestic peaks of Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse and Makalu.
Gokyo Trekking begins at Lukla and goes a longer route around Everest region passing through villages of Namche, Dole, Macchermo and Monjo. One of the attractions of this trek is the visit to Khumjung village where Hillary established the first school for Sherpa community.
The Gokyo Trekking gives you a glimpse of Sherpa lifestyle and their culture and Tibetan Buddhism. Gokyo Valley trek is equipped with good lodges and hotels and is suitable for trekkers who are physically and mentally fit.
We are also offering following packages in Everest region:
Langkawi International Travel Bubble Package enable non-Malaysian to travel to Malaysia via Langkawi. This program also suitable for any Malaysian who travel from oversea to Malaysia. And who don’t want to stay home for quarantine. Then they can fly to Langkawi for 7 days 6 nights. Enjoy the holidays in Langkawi, and then free movement in Malaysia after day 7.
What is travel bubble Malaysia?
Travel Bubble Malaysia also known as Langkawi Travel Bubble Pilot Program. Anyone who do not hold MY Travel Pass, or Malaysia Residence permit (working visa, PR or any valid visa upon arrival in Malaysia). Then this Langkawi Travel Bubble Bubble Package will be the only way for you to travel to Malaysia from now until further notice from Malaysia Government.
First: Contact a travel agency in Malaysia with Motac License to get a quotation on the Langkawi Travel Bubble Package 7 days 6 nights. Basic requirement for the Langkawi Travel Bubble Package 7 days 6 nights are: two ways airport transports. Day 3 and day 5 covid test transfers and 6 nights in Langkawi – others -are not mandatory.
Second: Decide on which hotel you want to stay. And purchase the ticket from the travel agency with Motac License. Need to lock the hotel’s room before proceeding to flight purchasing. Langkawi is overbooked for the month of December 2021 and January 2022. You need to secure a room before you come to Langkawi
Third: Get your Returns Flight ticket(In and Out Malaysia), make sure the incoming flights to KLIA then to Langkawi is in the same ticket. You will face problem of luggage delayed, luggage lost if you do not issue the flights in the same ticket. Up to today(16 Dec 2021), only Mas Airline fly from KLIA to Langkawi. Earliest Flight is at 9am and latest flight is at 8pm. So, make sure you have at least 4 to 6 hours transit time in KLIA before boarding to your KL Langkawi flight.
Fourth: Now, after purchasing the flights tickets, you need to have Health Declaration Form, Insurance Policy with minimum insured amount of USD 80 000, Vaccine Certificate(Dose 1, Dose 2), Travel Agency Documents (confirmation order with day to day itinerary, invoice, receipt), your travel agency Motac License.
Fifth, Now, print out all those documents, and get your covid test 48 hours before your flight to KLIA, and say Hi to Langkawi!
Contact Angie (+6012-3679785) for more information. She is the Business Development Manager for On Tour Malaysia. Since 15th November 2021, On Tour Malaysia already welcomed hundreds tourists to Langkawi via the Langkawi International Travel Bubble Package.
Nepal to Bali, transit in Malaysia. Model – Sikshya, taken at Banah Cliff of Nusa Penida Island, Bali, July, 2019.
For Nepalese or anyone who want to travel from Nepal to Bali , you need to stopover in Malaysia. Instead of just staying in airport to wait for your next flight to Bali(waiting time can be up to 12 hours), you can do a transit tours in Malaysia:
NOTE: To do the transit tour , or to visit Malaysia, you need to apply Malaysia Visa, to apply Malaysia Visa – you need to have the two ways international flights tickets , and travel documents from local tour operators such as confirmation order, invoice, receipt etc . , which you can purchase tours of Malaysia from On Tour Malaysia . Contact us to get more details – Apply Malaysia Visa for Nepalese.
If you want to travel from Nepal to Bali, and would like the travel agencies to handle the flights and tour packages of Malaysia and Bali, you can refer to:
SCIF Nepal – A small orphanage in Kathmandu in needs of donation to survive the covid-19 pandemic.
Orphanage in Kathmandu needs donation during covid-19 pandemic. Since 24 March 2020, Nepal is under covid-19 pandemic lockdown. SCIF Nepal – a small orphanage in Kathmandu is not allowing any volunteers / visitors to visit them to avoid covid-19 on the children.
Their main donors Serlyn Lee, Kathmandu Garden House, Eyes on Nepal and Nice Tour Bali are facing financial stress to support the orphanage since March 2020. They wont be able to afford the SCIF house expenses until their travel businesses back to normal.
SCIF Nepal monthly expenses is from 150000 NPR to 250000 NPR (USD 1255 to USD 1680).
Their main expenses is on the house rent which is at 60000 NPR (USD 505) and Food Expenses 80000 NPR (USD 670). Other expenses such as water bill, internet bill, electricity bill, school & stationery fees, medical fees etc, will add on to another 20 000 NPR(USD 165) to 50 0000 NPR (USD 413) per month.
Please visit thier website for donation link in PayPal or you can contact +9779861304486 to donate any amount to thier Esewa (ID =9861304486) or bank account locally.
I don’t have enough time thus I did the Mardi Himal Trek in shortest time frame.
I am the tour planner for Eyes on Nepal Tours & Treks, and for me – November is the busiest period of the year and yet I choose this time to come for this trek.
Why Mardi Himal Trek 4 days in November?
Because the period I am picking is the best time for this trek. (Date: 16 – 19 November)
NOTE: All pictures taken were by my Hua Wei Mate 10, non-edited. Not even adjusting the contrast or light, only put up the water mark of the company logo and resize it so that this page can load faster.
Day 1: Pokhara – Kande – Australian Camp – Pothana – Pitam Deurali – Forest Camp
From Pokhara, we drive to Mardi Himal Trek starting point Kande. From Kande, we trekked to Australian Camp then to Pothana.
NOTE: Australian Camp Trek 1 day is the easiest 1 Day Hike from Pokhara. Many tourist will do this trek from Pokhara as it only take a few hours and the view are so rewarding.
Eyes on Nepal Instagram has some nice pictures of Australian Camp. See below:
Please note at Pothana, you will meet the ACAP Check Post & Information Centre Pokhara, and you need to register your ACA Entry Permit here.
Your Mardi Himal Permit will be registered by your tour guide. If you did not apply the permit, you need to return to Pokhara from Pothana. This is the furthest you can trek to without the ACAP permit(Annapurna Conservation and Project).
NOTE: There is no restaurant, lodge, or rest point from Pitam Deurali to Forest Camp, thus, you need to fill your stomach full as this will be a 4 hours trek non stop in the pine forest. Please bring along enough water or snacks.
Day 2: Forest Camp – Rest Camp – Low Camp – Badal Danda – High Camp
Day 3: High Camp – Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500m) – Upper View Point – High Camp – Low Camp
Today, my friends went to the Mardi Himal Base Camp then to Upper View Point at 4am. They returned to our hotel at High Camp exactly at 1pm for lunch.
When they were back, I just woke up from a good night sleep. It was a good day to remember as I was so happy at high camp on my own and enjoy the view at high camp almost all alone. It was so beutiful and I have no will to trek further up for better view(which they told me but I don’t want to risk 8 hours for similar views as what I was getting in my bed and hotel at High Camp).
At 3pm, we packed and checked out and descent down to low camp which took us 2 hours to do it.
We checked in hotel at Low Camp at 6pm. Rest down.
I am not tired at all as today I did only 2 hours downhill trek.
OPTION B: Kathmandu Pokhara One Week Tour | USD 880 per person, quoted based on two person.
Day 1: Arrival | Welcome to Nepal Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour Day 3: Travel from Kathmandu to Pokhara Day 4: Australian Camp Trek 2 days 1 night Day 5: Australian Camp to Pokhara and Pokhara City Tour Day 6: Travel from Pokhara to Kathmandu Day 7: Departure | Time to say Goodbye
OPTION C: Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan One Week Tour | USD 710 per person, quoted based on 2 to go.
Day 1: Arrival | Welcome to Nepal Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour Day 3: Travel from Kathmandu to Pokhara Day 4: Travel from Pokhara to Chitwan National Park Day 5: Full Day Chitwan Program Day 6: Travel from Chitwan National Park to Kathmandu Day 7: Departure | Time to say Goodbye
Day 1: Arrival | Welcome to Nepal Day 2: Travel from Kathmandu to Pokhara Day 3: Pokhara Day Tour Day 4: Travel from Pokhara to Kathmandu, then to Nagarkot. Day 5: Transfer from Nagarkot to Kathmandu! Day 6: Kathmandu Day Tour Day 7: Departure | Time to say good bye!
Moreover, one week in Nepal can combine the destination such as:
Rudraksha Beads: The most sacred and auspicious beads
The rough seed about a size of marble wearing by Sadhus and monks in India and Nepal has raised curiosity to others who does not know about it. It is call Rudraksha and it is the most powerful and auspicious bead that you can find in this continent.
What is Rudraksha?
Rudraksha seed is the product of Rudraksha tree, also known as Elaeocarpus ganitrus (Scientific name).
Rudraksha is a combination of two Sanskrit words call Rudra (another name for Lord Shiva) + Aksha (tear drop).
So, Rudraksha simply means Lord Shiva’s tears.
It is said that the tears are a result of compassion that Shiva felt when he meditate about the endless suffering of humans. In essence Rudraksha offers humans freedom from suffering and a union with the divine Aksha in Sanskrit also means Shiva’s eye.
Rudraksha is regards as the most sacred bead in Hindu society. Hench which is widely use by great Yogis, saints, sages, monks and religious people from Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, China and across Asia.
Facts about Rudraksha Tree:
Elaeocarpus Ganitrus Roxb is the scientific name for Rudraksha tree.
More than 300 species of Rudraksha trees have been found in different part of the world, including Nepal, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, New Guinea, Northern Australia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, China and Taiwan.
Rudraksha tree is generally 10 to 30 meters tall. Trees, leaves and flower are either grey, green or white in color.
Rudraksha leaves looks similar to mango leaves. And have anti-bacterial properties making it beneficial for treating wounds, headache, mental disorders, migraine and epilepsy.
One Rudraksha tree yields up to 2000 fruits a year.
Rudraksha flowers are nearly about 6-inch-long and white in color which grow in bunches. November – December is the best time to see flowers and fruits come up on Jan – Fe. The fruits are green color and nearly 1 inch in diameter shaped like berries. These fruits fall off after complete ripening. The outer skin of Rudraksha fruit has many great medical importance, mostly used treating patient suffering from fever, cold and dry cough.
Rudraksha from Nepal and India are consider of best quality and values.
Naturally, Rudraksha can be found 2000 meter above sea level. In Nepal they even grow in hilly region up to 3000-meter altitude.
Rudraksha beads are made into a necklace or mala with a string. A necklace consists of 108 beads and one Bindu, which allows for the flow of positive energy.
Benefits of Rudraksha
There are multiple benefits a person can gain from Rudraksha. From spiritual and physical well-being to treatment of various diseases. Simply wearing Rudraksha beads as necklace or wristband can help bring positive life energy in your body. Rudraksha is an important part of meditation and spiritual practices.
Rudraksha guides one along the path of truth, clarity and purpose.
It reduces stress and negativity while achieving peace of mind.
Aligns your vital energies and bring balance and harmony with nature and cosmos
Rudraksha is scientifically proven to cure physical as well as emotional disorders and is extremely beneficial even in the treatment of optic, neurotic, digestive and cardiac related issues.
Rudraksha also protects one from negative energies like ghosts, evil spirits and other such malefic components.
Because of its electromagnetic properties, Rudraksha can play a positive role in stabilizing heartbeat and improving blood circulation.
Rudraksha beads alleviates depression, eliminate anxiety and has anti-aging properties.
Wearing Rudraksha helps one to escape from untimely death.
Rudraksha helps you attain truth and ultimate enlightenment.
Do all Rudraksha have the same power?
There is no doubt every Rudraksha are powerful with unique properties. The varying faces of beads correspond to different deities. One therefore needs to select proper Rudraksha based on one’s horoscope and requirements.
There are no restrictions on wearing Rudraksha. Anyone and everyone can wear a Rudraksha regardless of their gender, age, nationality, and caste.
Which Rudraksha to wear according to Zodiac Sign? READ HERE.
Is woman allow to wear Rudraksha?
Wearing Rudraksha is not limit to men only. Both men and women can wear Rudraksha as scriptures does not discriminate on the basis of caste, creed or gender.
In fact, 7 Mukhi (faces) is bless by Goddess Lakshmi, 9 Mukhi by Goddess Durga, 18 Mukhi embodies Bhumi Devi (Mother Earth) while 2 Mukhi shows Gauri Shankar and Shiva in harmony.
DO’s and DON’T’s of wearing holy Rudraksha
Here are some do’s and don’ts of wearing Rudraksha mala if you wish to get maximum benefit out of it.
Become a vegetarian
Avoid touching Rudraksha with metal, gold and silver as it brings impurity. Once impure Rudraksha will have to be cleansed again before wearing.
It is recommend to clean Rudraksha every six months.
Avoid drinking alcohol.
Avoid eating meat.
Refrain from killing anyone.
Avoid touching Rudraksha with metal, gold and silver as it brings impurity. Once impure Rudraksha will have to be cleansed again before wearing.
Don’t wear Rudraksha mala while going to funeral or baby birth ceremony.
Don’t share your mala with any and don’t use it as ornaments for showing off.
Avoid mixing different types of Rudraksha.
Selecting a Rudraksha
Selecting a Rudraksha is not an easy task because each Rudraksha have it own unique features and importance. We suggest you to make consult with Hindu Gurus about Rudraksha and its suitability for you.
It is believe that great Rishi (Yogis) introduced Rudraksha in Nepal and India. Indonesia produces about 70% of the Rudraksha in the world followed by Nepal (20%) and India (5%). Rudraksha from Nepal is consider the best in the world because of climate, size, color, durability and religious belief. Nepali Rudraksha are costlier than Indonesian and Indian Rudrakshas however there are no vast differences on their physical properties.
1 to 21 multi face Rudraksha can be found in Nepal. One or two faces are very rare to find while 5 faced ones are the most common. One has to be above 14 years of age to wear it. Modern technology now allows for changing the shape and size of Rudraksha which is quite unnatural and unethical. Please be careful of purchasing such types of Rudraksha as it will do more harm than good.
Rare Type of Rudraksha. Read here for more. Please contact us if you need a genuine supplier.
Rudraksha for Chinese
Chinese people are very fond of buying Rudraksha. It is one of the most sought-after items for Chinese visiting Nepal. Chinese believe that Rudraksha offers a good “FENG SHUI”, which is a must for one’s physical wellbeing and positive energy.
Currently, we are managing a small orphanage house in Kathmandu – SCIF Nepal. And according to requirement by Nepal Government, we need below rooms requirements.
Maximum 4 children in a room.
Maximum 4 children in a room.
Library & Computer Room
TV/ Function Room.
Staffs / employees:
Sport and Entertainment person
Total Required Staffs
BasicMedical Requirements to run orphanage:
Orphanage management should be sure if child has any health problems or not before to keep t new child in the orphanage. And need to do health checkup of new child before to keep child. Need to prepare individual files to keep medical report of every child.
The general health checkup should in every 3 months for every child and medical report of every child should keep nicely.
If any child has any serious health problem or suffering from any communicable diseases, should to take him/her hospital as soon as possible and should provide special take care according to doctor’s advice. A child who is getting sick, should keep her/ him separate from other children with proper take care in medical room.
Food and Nutrition:
Food, clothes, Health, education, entertainment and are the basic rights of every one. There are some basic requirement of food and nutrition for childcare home.
The food for the all children must be fresh, clean, healthy and nutritious.
Food should be arranged for every child minimum four times (breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner) according to children’s age.
Kitchen and dining room should be clean and should be separate.
The food should be prepared by involvement of house management, kitchen person and senior children of the house.
There should be food menu in the house and menu should be hanged or attached where everyone can see the menu.
The house management can’t force to the children to have any kind of food if they don’t like to have.
Education and Uniforms/clothes:
Every child has right to go school and orphanage should create the environment to go school and for study for every child of the house. If any child has not started school in her / his age management should be prepared for his /her school and have to admit school from new session.
If any child is not able to school soon, management should create the environment for study and to learn in the house.
House should provide enough time for children to do their homework and for their study.
All children should have enough clothes and uniforms according to seasons.
The uniforms and clothes should be clean and healthy for the children.
Children Capacity/ Number:
There should be capacity for minimum fifteen children to operate the orphanage or Child care Home in Nepal according to the current low for Operation and management of Residential Child care home. Orphanage management can keep more children by arranging enough source for the new children. (Before children capacity was minimum ten children).
These are the Basic Laws: Requirements to run orphanage child care home in Nepal set by Government of Nepal.
Honeymoon places in Nepal ? Where to go? What to see? In this blog, we will give you some ideas. are listing down Top 12 Nepal Honeymoon Places for you to make decision.
Best destination for honeymoon in Nepal:
Kathmandu is the capital, largest and the most ancient city of Nepal situated at the height of 1380 meter. It is also known as the city of temples, palaces and stupas such as Pashupatinath temples, Boudhanath Stupa, Monkey temple, Patan and Kathmandu durbar square and many scenic places.
30 km from Kathmandu and 2175m above sea level, Nagarkot provides stunning views of sunset, sunrise and mountain ranges including Manaslu, Ganesh himal, Langtang, Jugal, Gaurishankar, Rolwaling, Mt. Everest and Numbur. Opportunities for short trek and hiking.
Located at an altitude of 1700 meter above the sea level, Dhulikhel is one of popular hill stations of Kathmandu, renowned for viewing sunrise and sunset. It also provides a panoramic view of Himalayn peaks such as Mt Annapurna(8091fm), Mt. Ganesh (7429m), Mt Langtang (7234m), Mt Phuribichyacha(6637m), Mt Gaurishankar(7134m) and Mt Lhotse(2516m). Dhulikhel is an ancient town inhabited by Newar ethnic community.
4) Chandragiri Hill
Chandagiri Hill is located on the southwest side of Kathmandu valley, at 2551 meters above the sea level. The hill is associated with both Hindu and Buddhist religion. The hill provides panoramic views of Kathmandu valley and Annapurna, Langtang, Ganes Himal and Everest peaks. You can easily get to the top of the hill on a cable car.
Also called Nepal’s Switzerland, Kalinchowk is located in Dolakha district. It is located at 150 km distance from Kathmandu and is reachable by 8 hrs drive. The place is really popular among local as well as foreign tourists. At 3800m, Kalinchowk is a great viewpoint to see beautiful views of Gauri Shankar. On the top of a hill is a temple dedicated to Goddess Kalinchwok. To reach there takes one and half hour’s steep hike from Kuri village or you can also take a Cable car which takes you there in 2 minutes. Visiting Kalinchowk during winter time offers travelers the opportunity to play with snow or ski.
6) Chitwan National Park
The first national park In Nepal, Chitwan National Park is a World Heritage Site. This 932 sq km of park consists of dense forest, marshlands and grassland inhabited by such endangered species as tigers, rhinos, elephants, crocodiles and even dolphins. Wildlife safari, bird watching, canoeing, elephant bathing, crocodile breeding is some of the activities you can be involved in.
Situated 9km off Kathmandu Pokahra highway, it takes about 30 minutes’ drive to reach Bandpur from Dumre. Bandipur located at an altitude of 1030m was once a trading transit center between Kathmandu and southern region of Nepal. The town is predominantly inhabited by Newar ethnic community who has their unique culture and festivals. Bandipur is also a famous viewpoint to see a panorama of Himalayan peaks. Short hikes and treks are also possible from Banidpur to nearby Thani Mai temple in Gurungche hill and Siddha cave.
Situated 200km southwest of Kathmandu, Pokhara is gateway to world famous Annapurna treks and a mecca for adventure activities including rafting, bungee, gliding, boating, short trek and hike, pony rides, paragliding, Zip lining etc. Pokhara ticks all the right mood with beautiful lakes, stunning views of Annapurna mountain ranges, natural caves and museums.
Dhampus is situated nearby Pokhara. It is most probably the most clicked village in Nepal. Dhampus is not only great to observe the traditional lifestyle of Gurung and Magar people but also a great trail to catch the views of Fishtail, Annapurna South, Lamjung mountains.
Jomsom (2700m) is the headquarters of Mustang district located on the bank of Kali Gandaki River. Originally a Dzong or fort, Jomsom was once a trading center between Nepal and Tibet. Today it falls in the Annapurna trekking route and is the gateway to the temple of Muktinath. Jomsom is inhabited by Thakali community who are famous for their cuisine and trading skills.
Perched high above the kali Gandaki River is the ancient hill town of Palpa. It is one of the warmest valleys in Nepal and an important trading center during medieval times. Palpa is still famous for its cobbled streets and traditional Dhaka topi. Hiking to nearby Shreenagr hills, touring of Rani Mahal on the banks of Kali Gandaki River or strolling on the banks of the river are some popular activities for tourists visit Palpa.
Located in eastern Nepal, Ilam is very popular for its beautiful and lush tea gardens. Ilam exports high quality Himalayan tea in domestic and international markets. Aside from tea plantation, you can also visit many cultural, natural and religious sites in and around Ilam such as. Antu Danda, Mai Pokhara, Sadakpur, Kanyam and Fikkal, Siddhi Thumka, Chhintapu, Gajr Mukhi, Pathibhara and Mai Beni.
Nepal honeymoon places – above TOP 12 Best destination for honeymoon in Nepal is one of the best and most romantic destinations for honeymoon couples or partners to enjoy and celebrate marriage- life’s auspicious point.
Make your honeymoon with your beloved more memorable and exciting by visiting Nepal.
Nepal honeymoon place will allow you to spend plenty of romantic time with your partner and take time to tour cultural sites, visit waterfalls, lakes and caves, witness spectacular views of Himalayan peaks and make love on a moonlit night.
Our Nepal honeymoon programs offer you candle lit dinners, private service, transportation and great cuisines: