Hello Everyone, My name is Margaret from Austria. I am sharing my remarkable journey to Nepal. Finally, I am convinced that Nepal is the Best Country for Hiking & Trekking. March month of 2019 has become one of my momentous events. I had plan of 5 days tour in Nepal with my husband. I am 50 years old and wanted to have some leisure time with my husband. We contacted Mr. Pasang from Karma Eco Adventure. His team of travel planners prepared an amazing tour itinerary for us.
Day One: Reached Kathmandu; Pashupatinath & Bouddhanath Tour; Cultural Dinner
We reached Kathmandu Airport around 9 a.m. in the morning. Mr. Pasang from Karma Eco Adventure Nepal received us and transferred us to Hotel Padma in Bouddha. Immediately we were taken to Kunga Tibetan restaurant Boudha for the lunch. It was so refreshing for us. We visited Pashupatinath Temple. This is the UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE and the most sacred religious site for Hindus. We had a wonderful time in Pashupati. However, we were unable to enter the main building as we are not Hindu.
Ancient Culture And History of Kathmandu
This area had many statues and idols of numerous Hindu gods and goddesses. The cremation technique of Hindu followers was unique and new to us. We had loads of spiritual awakening. In the evening we went to Boudhanath Stupa. In just about 3 kilometers distance two different religious sites are located. It showed the great religious harmony among the Nepalese people. Boudhanath is from Buddhism and Pashupatinath is from Hinduism.
The evening prayers in Boudha were amazing. I highly recommend you all to visit Boudha in the evening. We had the privilege of living in the Boudha area and I personally visited twice after dinner as well. The dinner was well organized by Karma Eco Adventure Nepal. We were in Nepal Thakali Bhanchha Ghar (a typical Nepali cultural restaurant). We had delicious food as well as a cultural performance as well. Overnight at Hotel Padma was also pleasing. All the staffs were so nice and offered great hospitality. Mr. Pasang dropped us at the hotel after dinner. We had an amazing time in the Boudha area.
Day Two: Drive to Chitwan; Elephant Ride Jungle Safari; Tharu Cultural Program
Early in the morning after breakfast, Mr. Pasang joined us at the hotel. We were given a private car for transportation. Once we left Kathmandu the mesmerizing landscape and highway really captivated us. In 5 hours we reached Chitwan. We took lunch on the way and checked in at Hotel in Sauraha. Pasang had arranged for the Elephant Jungle Safari already. We got on the back of an elephant and took the jungle safari. Unfortunately, we couldn’t see the Royal Bengal Tiger but saw One Horned Rhinoceros, wild buffalo, crocodiles, deer, monkeys etc. Elephant bathing was amazing. We swam in the river with the huge elephant. It was definitely amazing.
Tharu Community Culture
I felt young again. In the evening we were taken to Tharu Community Village for the culture program. This ethnic community of people is the original people of the Terai region of Nepal. The country has three geographical regions flatland, hills and mountains. Pasang told me that Nepal ranges from 60 m altitude place to 8, 848 m. It was amazing indeed. Even we were in hilly region 4 hours ago and reached flatland region.
Day Three: Drive to Pokhara; Davis Falls, Mahendra Cave, Bat Cave, Phewa Lake Boating & Peace Pagoda
Early in the morning, we headed to Pokhara. We knew that Pokhara is the most popular touristic destination in Nepal. This is why both of us were so excited. In about 3 hours we reached Pokhara. We checked in at the hotel Himalayan. The sightseeing around Pokhara is still fresh and enticing. We went to places like Davis Falls, Mahendra Cave, Bat Cave, and Peace Pagoda. At first, we went boating in Phewa Lake. It was so thrilling. The sight of the mountains on the lake was mesmerizing. Mt. Annapurna and its surrounding mountains dazzled us.
Pokhara The Beautiful City Of Lakes
After boating, we went to Bat Cave and Mahendra Cave. In comparison, Bat Cave is my favorite. Mahendra Cave was small but Bat Cave was thrilling. Pitch dark inside and full of bats were the features of Bat Cave. The entrance was huge but the exit was so adventurous. My husband couldn’t complete it but luckily Pasang pushed me and I managed to come out of the small hole in the cave. It was really thrilling. The myth was that those who can come out of small holes will have their sin washed. We went to Davis Falls which was so surprising. The Seti River flows and disappears. It is the mysterious gorge of Seti River. We then headed to Peace Pagoda. The sight of the Pokhara Valley and the mountains in the panoramic view were amazing.
Day Four: Australian Camp & Dhampus Village Tour
Early in the morning, we headed to Australian Camp. We took the car ride to Kande and walked for 1 hour to reach Australian Camp. The place was so peaceful. The panoramic view of mountains and cascading hills seen was a joy to behold. We had our lunch in Australian Camp and hiked downhill to Dhampus Village. The village is of Gurung Community. We observed the cultural program in the evening and danced to Nepalese Folk songs.
Day Five: Hiking to Sarangkot 4 hours
For us, we started early in the morning but it took 4 hours. Normally for other people, it takes 3 hours to reach Sarangkot. This hilltop place is the place to be. It is the place for the great mountain vista and Pokhara valley vista.
Sunrise from Sarangkot
Early in the morning, we went to Sarangkot Tower. The sun rising from the top of the mountains and lighting the area was marvelous. It was definitely my best moment. Nepal truly hypnotized me. We then headed back to Pokhara.
We Extended our Stay in Nepal!!!
Pasang, my husband and Me discussed about extending our stay in Nepal. Pasang presented us the amazing ideas. He motivated us to reach Everest Base Camp. My husband doubted our credentials physically. However, we were supported and ensured by Pasang. We made up our minds and decided to do 14 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking.
Everest Base Camp Trek Cost & Difficulty – Planning
Pasang and his team of travel planners presented us with a great itinerary. He gave us the best Everest Base Camp Trek costs and briefed us about the difficulty. We are very healthy. We take regular exercise as well. Even if we are retired we are always active. Therefore, we hired a guide for Everest Base Camp Trekking from Karma Eco Adventure. It is really exciting. After the illustrious Australian Camp Sarangkot Dhampus Village Tour we went to Everest Base Camp.
After 3 weeks of stay in Nepal, we realized that Nepal is truly the best destination for hiking, trekking and tours. In my next blog, I will share the wonderful moments of our Everest Base Camp Trekking. We will lay out the detailed information on Everest Base Camp Trek Cost and Difficulty. It is definitely for old age people as well.
My Visit to Nepal Really Helped Me a Lot, I Am Planning to Visit Nepal Again
Nepal is a paradise for trekkers and hikers. The presence of unlimited mountains, hills and valleys has made it the most enticing place. People who love to walk will find all the reasons to walk on these trails of Nepal. The country is blessed by Mother Nature. There are a plethora of walking routes. One can have trails of their choice. Long trekking detours and short hiking trails are available in Nepal. There are numerous ways that you can quench your hunger for walking.
Karma Eco Adventure Nepal has a wide range of diversified trekking trails for trekkers to trek. Plan with the travel planners of Karma Eco Adventure Nepal and trek on these routes of Nepal splendidly. Their planners will do their utmost best to knit the hiking or trekking package for walking lovers. We would like to recommend this Trekking and Tour agency for any kind of holiday activities in Nepal. See you soon in my next blog which I will again post on the Karma Eco Adventure page. Thank You, Pasang for the wonderful trip to Nepal.