Annapurna Base Camp Trek by Ms. Zeina Gabriel November 2, 2012 No Comments
Feedback by: Ms. Zeina Gabriel
Group Size: 09 pax
Travel Date: 6th to 22nd October, 2012
Lead Guide: Mr. Dil Gurung
Good morning. I hope this email finds you well. I am sorry for the delay in writing back to you; I wanted to take some distance from my whole experience in Nepal, to be able to see things more objectively.
It was a great pleasure corresponding with you over the last few months. Indeed, it was very informative contacting you, asking you questions and reading your answers. You are a very reliable honest up-to-date ambitious active dynamic smart intelligent intellectual person. (This was a long sentence I am just starting, the best is yet to come) .
By Keith Stanley Malcolm – 67 yrs old
April 3 to 17, 2011
Accompanied by Mr. Dil Gurung, 12yrs experienced Mountain guide
Sunday 3rd April.
Taxi from my airport hotel to airport for early flight to Kathmandu, taking 1 ½ hours from 08.05. Visa procedures were completed and arrived by taxi at my Marsangydi Hotel in Thamel c. 10.50. Binod and my guide Dil briefly at noon. Took a walk around Thamel in the afternoon, more crowded and chaotic than I remember it before. After tea did a rushed repacking job for my trek tomorrow, and got to bed about 10 p.m. as I have to get up at 5a.m. tomorrow. There was a thunderstorm with heavy rain over the city during the night.
Monday 4th April.
Up at 5a.m., taxi with Dil to the airport at 5.45. Very busy and basic, we flew in a “Dornier 22” for 30m. to Lukla alt.2800mts. – a scary landing on a short (500mts) steeply uphill runway. The plane was like a Shorts Skyvan, two columns of 11 seats each, rucksacks at the back. Piled out into Lukla village and had a long breakfast in a Lukla hotel – talking to a chatty u.s. guy. Weather cold and sunless. We have a comparatively short walk today to the village of Phakding at 2650mts., taking 2 ¾ hours. Isolated flowering magnolias and rhododendrons along the way, other trees mostly conifers. Numerous pack animals, mostly dzos (cross between Yak and cow), and numerous trekkers. Our guest house in Phakding is spacious but modest, with a good view across the village. Read the rest of this entry »
Aarya Village Travel in ATM May 17, 2011 No Comments
Aarya Village Travel participated in Arabian Travel Market – ATM held in Dubai from May 2nd to 5th. Arabian Travel Market is the travel and tourism event unlocking business potential within the Middle East for inbound and outbound tourism professionals. Tourism destinations from the Middle East and around the world showcase a diverse range ofaccommodation options, breathtaking tourism attractions and new airline routes. More than two hundred fifty business professionals and visitors visited in Aarya Village Travel stall at the time.
We were presented with brochures, business cards, short video, banners and posters. Whoever visited to our stall showed a great enthusiasm to work with our company and promote Nepal, since many people and agencies’ representatives were unknown about the tourism of Nepal. It was our great opportunity to explain them about Nepal, tourism places, weather, attractions and about our own company Aarya Village Travel as well. Aarya Village Travel put every effort to unleash the potentials of Nepal tourism in world market.
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Nepal: One of the must see places in your life time! January 2, 2011 No Comments
Probably BBC Holiday rightly said that Nepal is one of the 50 places to see before you die. It surprises you within moments of arriving in Nepal – an overwhelming sense of friendship, culture, community and spirituality. More than that, it will thrill you after seeing the beauty and diversity of this country. From all of the highest mountains in the world, eight are in Nepal including Mt. Everest at 8848 meters of altitude. This is the country where Buddha was born and where millions of Hindus worship Gods and Goddess in their daily life. This part of the world is just different, more like a spiritual world which directly links with people’s day to day life.
Many people dream to visit Nepal once in their life time. Nepal is a dream place to experience culture and history, thousands of years of artcrafts, great landscapes and trekking trails, elephant safaris into dense forest, and one of the best places in the world for outdoor and extreme sport activities and many more. You will find Nepal very small on the world map, between China and India, but as the saying goes “small is beautiful” and Nepal really enforces that saying.
Aarya Village Travel in Travel Fair July 28, 2010 No Comments
Aarya Village Travel participated in Chalo Jaai TTE fair being held in the beautiful and historic city of Kolkata, India from 16-18 July 2010.
The show exhibited more than 100 exhibitors and a show floor spanning five acres which makes the Expo one of the largest of its kind in the Kolkata. The Show also offers access to expert advice, domestic and international tour operators, value-prices vacation packages and show-only discounts. The show is an adventure in itself where attendees can meet their favorite travel personalities, experience cultures from around the world and enjoy on-site activities. The organizers expected more than 25000 visitors in the fair in 3 days.
Tea House Trekking in Nepal July 10, 2010 1 Comment
Tea House Definition
Simply tea house means a venue or a house for drinking tea. But in the case of tea house trekking, that meaning doesn’t sufficient. The tea house provides far more services than just a cup of tea. Many travelers get the perception of tea house just looking at their definition from Wikipedia or other sources of definition. In reality, regarding Nepal Tea House Trekking, tea house, lodge, and hotels are interchangeably use. That signifies the variety of services of the tea house.
What Services available in the tea house during trekking?
Services of tea house can be as simple as providing Nepali meals and warm accommodation to long list of hygienic menu to cozy room for overnight. It depends on the places. For an example in Annapurna Circuit Trekking you can have vast range of hotels from 5 star to budget hotel at Jomsom though we still say tea house trekking since the other days you will have to spend night in tea houses. That is why tea house does not mean just a cup of tea instead variety of services available.
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Enough, says the cuckoo bird June 16, 2010 1 Comment
A cloud pours into the rounded palms of Khumjung and Khunde valley at 3,790 m above sea level. Over 100 runners, both men and women, feel through the fog to receive instructions on the race they are about to compete in—the second annual Beat the GLOF Action Run. The run and the subsequent Save the Himalaya—Khumbu Festival was organised by the Sherpa student group Sherwi Yondhen Tshokpa and the NGO iDEAS. The message was the same as last year—a call for action to protect downstream communities from the loss of culture, infrastructure and livelihood in the event of a glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF) caused by a breach in the embankment of Imja lake, and insistence on a global commitment to mitigate the effects of climate change on glacial environments.
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One Week in Nepal June 3, 2010 1 Comment
The first day; arrive and check in hotel. In the evening do some sightseeing around Swayambhu and Bouddha and strolling around Thamel. Dinner at Thakali (Nepali food) Kitchen in Nepali style enhances your food habits. The second day drive to Pokhara, do rafting at Trishuli River around 4 hours en route. Lunch en route with local fish curry extracted from the same river where you did rafting and local chicken-a pure Nepali taste. Check in hotel reaching upon Pokhara – a city of Lake and beautiful Mt. Fishtail over the head. In the evening walking in the street makes you feel quite different than anything that you encounter in other parts of Nepal. Live music, nice restaurant with attractive decoration on each side, variety of food from all around the world – that would be a touchy moment of your life. Read the rest of this entry »
Everest Marathon May 31, 2010 1 Comment
Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon is an International High Altitude Adventure Sports Event being held at Mt. Everest Base Camp every year on May 29, criss-crossing the Highland Sherpa Trails of Khumbu Valley, to commemorate the historical ascent of Mount Everest by Late Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary on May 29, 1953.
This time Phurba Tamang of Khotang District, Nepal defended the eighth Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon.
Phurba a 22 year old chap completed the highest altitude marathon of the world in 3hrs, 41min, 20sec — a minute more than his last year’s timing. Phurba pocketed a purse of $1,000 along with the title. In all, 103 athletes — 69 locals and 34 foreigners from other 13 nations — participated in the event. Athletes from Brazil, Finland, Hungary and Poland participated for the first time in the marathon. French ambassador to Nepal Henry Gilles Garault, Malaysian ambassador to Nepal Dato’ Ilankovan Kolandavelu among others handed over the prizes. Read the rest of this entry »
Apa Sherpa has scaled Mt Everest for the 20th time breaking his own record. The 50-year old mountaineer summited the 8,848 m peak Saturday morning after starting out from the last camp at midnight. Sources say he is in sound health. He started the descent after spending around half-an-hour at the peak.
He was quoted as saying that this time he has climbed to help efforts to increase educational opportunities in the Khumbu Region as a part of Responsible Travel.
His other mission was to campaign against climate change. According to World Wildlife Fund Nepal office, Apa reached the summit at 8:34 am with a banner reading, ‘You heard our voice, now raise yours — we can stop climate change in the Himalayas’.