Light of hope on Nepal Tourism with On-Arrival VISA and Quarantine Removal
Thursday, 23rd Sept 2021, The Government of Nepal has finally announced a piece of hopeful and consoling news which we travel agents and the travel enthusiast interested to travel in Nepal have been waiting for a long time. Finally, after a long wait, the mandatory quarantine rule of 10 days after arrival in Kathmandu is relaxed and thrown away. Along with that, the concerned authorities have also declared to resume providing the On-Arrival Visa to the travelers which were restricted since the pandemic began. Prior to this official notice, the travelers were obliged to get their entry permits from the respective Nepali diplomatic missions, and also stay in a mandatory 10 days quarantine in the government-listed hotels.
However, the easing of these strict restrictions does not imply to all the travelers. It is valid for only those travelers who have already received the full dosages of the vaccination against Covid, at least 14 days before their travel dates. The travelers who are not vaccinated or partially vaccinated are not able to get the on-arrival VISA and still follow the previous guidelines for getting the Visa.
While on the other hand, there are still certain rules and regulations which are implied upon the travelers despite being vaccinated.
The updated rules to be practiced by the vaccinated tourist are as follows:
- The vaccination card proving the completion of at 14 days of receiving the final dosages of vaccination.
(We recommend you to have a photocopy or QR code of the same for your ease.)
- PCR Test Negative report, at least 48 hours prior to check-in date to the immigration.
- The photocopy of trekking and mountaineering permits.
- The proof of hotel booking in Nepal.
- A printed copy of the International Traveler Form submission that the travelers shall fill up by logging into the CCMC website (https://ccmc.gov.np/).
(Note: After submitting the form, a System Generated Bar Code is displayed, please take a screenshot (Win + PrtSc) or print it and keep it safely. If any error occurs or you shall make any corrections after the form submission, you can click on correction support)
- The foreign tourists shall have a travel insurance which covers all the expenses related with travel as well as Covid-19.
The updated rules to be practiced by the non-vaccinated tourist are as follows:
- The foreign tourists who are not vaccinated or partially vaccinated shall go for Antigen Test (RT-PCR or Gene Expert or True NAAT) at the Immigration Check-In point after arrival in Nepal and if the test report is positive, the foreign tourists are bound to stay in a 10 days quarantine in the hotel on their own expenses. On the 11th day, if the Covid-19 test report is negative, the foreign tourists are allowed to embark on their desired trek/tour.
- The foreign tourists shall be liable of the expenses that occurs during their stay in isolation, the travel insurance and other miscellaneous expenses.
- All foreign tourists who are traveling in Nepal and having any sign or symptoms of Covid shall immediately go for the test and in case if the test report is positive then s/he shall stay in isolation.
- The concerned agencies are responsible to make the tourists follow these rules and regulations to those foreign tourists who are traveling in Nepal through travel and trekking agency.
- The concerned hotels are responsible to make the tourists follow these rules and regulations to those foreign tourists who are staying in quarantine or isolation in the hotel.
- If the foreign tourists are not following these rules and regulations then the concerned travel agency or hotel shall inform Nepal police or other concerned authorities regarding the same.
For more details: https://www.tourism.gov.np/files/NOTICE%20MANAGER_FILES/Travel%20Advisory%20Aadesh078%20to%20Upload.pdf
Ultimately, the disrupted travel and tourism industry of Nepal is getting light of hope for recovery and reviving. While the streets of Kathmandu and the trekking and mountaineering trails should have been full of tourists in this season, there are scarcely a few foreign tourists in the Nepali territory because of the pandemic and travel restrictions. Now, with the easing of the On-arrival Visa procedure and removal of the quarantine rule, travel lovers could visit Nepal without any hassle from September 2021 onwards. After a long hectic and exhausting period of more than 2 years, the nature and travel lovers are able to explore the untouched beauty of Nepal and we at Nepal Mountain Trekkers are keenly waiting to welcome all the travel enthusiasts to Nepal for a relaxing, revitalizing, and remarkable experience of a lifetime.
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Why travelling is important for your health?
The hectic life, busy schedule, loads of work, pressure and pressure and pressure, are you tired of your everyday lifestyle and facing difficulties in handling stress? Well, the best and ultimate natural solution to handle this kind of depressive feeling is to travel and explore.
According to researches, travel lowers your stress and helps to improve productivity in work as well as travelling helps to reduce the risk of heart diseases and many other diseases whereas you’ll be fit and fine physically as well as mentally if you frequently travel. Well, it’s obvious that travelling is the best way to explore more about nature, history, culture, lifestyle, foods and many more but apart from that, it is very important and necessary for your health as well. While you travel, you’ll learn a lot of things; you’ll get refreshment and of course physical exercise as well which will help you to stay away from negative vibes and achieve positive vibes which is the most essential thing for every individual.
Some people take travelling as a passion or hobby and some are compelled to travel whereas some travel as a requirement of their profession or whatever the reason is but humans are meant to travel meant to explore and discover, and catch positivity from around the world and maintain the balanced lifestyle. If you won’t travel and stay bounded within a place then it’s obvious that your knowledge and idea would be limited, you will be stressed and it may lead to negative thoughts and all that, along with that your physical health won’t get a chance to get refreshment and adequate exercises. So, travelling is very important for each and every person, varying on available time and ability to travel of each.
Everyone needs some time on their own or with their dearest ones, far from the crowd and hectic lifestyle to enjoy the freedom and the real meaning of life, or maybe to get some peace. If you love to explore lifestyle and culture and things related to it, you can travel to different places and spend your time doing what you love to do. If you love nature, you can travel to the Himalayas, enjoy mountain sceneries, inhale fresh air and get the feeling of peace in mind. Likewise, there is a variety of options to choose from according to the nature of the traveller to travel and fulfil their desire, you just need to contact us (Nepal Mountain Trekkers) and let us know your requirements and then we will be providing you with the best options.
Nepal Mountain Trekkers is a trekking company operated by highly dedicated and experienced staff and we possess a deep understanding of all the tourist destinations in Nepal. Well, you will get the feeling of lifetime achievement, adventure and excitement and endless joy while travelling with us, we assure you about that. So, don’t think much and avoid all the negative vibes, we’ll make the best and memorable trip for you and you’ll surely enjoy it. While you return, you’ll clear all the stress and frustration, taking a smile on your face, lifetime memories in your heart and brain and an amazing friendship with our team.
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9 reasons You must visit Upper Mustang once in your Lifetime
Mustang, an ancient Kingdom of Lo, is a remote and secluded province in the Himalayas of Nepal. Existing within the boundary of Nepal and Tibet, the region is mostly influenced by Tibetan Culture and Lifestyle in the higher altitudes. Due to its distant existence, Upper Mustang is sealed by the segregation from the outer world. The people and their lifestyle, the language they speak, their foods and clothes as well as the houses they live upon are disparate to the usual world. But what makes it so distinctive and appealing that every year millions of people are fanatical for Upper Mustang Trekking? Well, this question might arise for those who have heard about Upper Mustang but have not been there yet. So, we are here with 9 incredible factors behind the gigantic popularity of Upper Mustang Trek.
Desert-like landscape – the cold desert
The desert-like landscape of Upper Mustang despite the fact that it is in the Himalayas is a matter of wonder. The sandy and windy trails with prayer flags blowing flawlessly on the cold desert with Chortens and other small monuments standing along the trail is what one can experience only at Mustang.
Mustang once was an independent kingdom, despite the fact that the culture and language were highly influenced by Tibetan culture. Mustang was an ancient salt trade route and had ruled over the trades between Himalayas and India from the 15th to 17th century before it was invaded by Nepal and became part of Nepal’s empire in 1795.
The Upper Mustang was a restricted demilitarized area before 1992. This is the reason; Upper Mustang is one of the most preserved regions in the world. Nowadays, visitors would require to have issued special permits for Upper Mustang Restricted Area as well as Annapurna Conservation Area Permit to legally visit this region.
Upper Mustang is the best spot to observe the eye-dazzling panoramic view of Mountain Ranges including the mighty Annapurna ranges and Dhaulagiri ranges. As well, some of the peaks like Sarebong, Thorong La, and so on could also be noticed from Upper Mustang.
The holy and spiritual Muktinath
Muktinath, the holy and spiritual spot for both Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimages is the foremost reason that people often consider visiting Mustang as a sacred activity. There is a belief that taking bath in the 108 taps of Muktinath will wash away your sins and there is a natural hot spring i.e. Tatopani which is supposed to heal any kind of aches as well as to wash away the sins.
Arts beyond imagination
While you are visiting Upper Mustang, it is very frequent to perceive Mani Walls and Mani Stone since there are numerous Buddhist Monasteries along the trail. But one of the most enchanting and alluring parts of visiting Upper Mustang is the exotic arts and the red monastery which has its own magnetism.
Myths and Legends
It is obvious that every place has got its own importance and beliefs. Moreover, the myths and legends regarding various events and activities are something worth analyzing. Upper Mustang has a huge range of myths and legends to offer you, what are you waiting for? Moreover, there is a very auspicious festival called “Tiji Festival” which is celebrated during the month of March which has its own significance and impacts.
Rain Shadow Area
Unlike other trekking destinations, Upper Mustang doesn’t have any boundary of time-frame and tourists can visit Upper Mustang anytime around the year because Upper Mustang lies in the rain shadow area and receives much less rainfall, even during monsoon.
Upper Mustang Trek is relatively very easy and shorter than any of the treks in Nepal with similar or fewer opportunities to explore which makes it the prime destination for trekking in Nepal.
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Nepal Travel Guide
Traveling in Nepal will be a definite adventure for travel enthusiasts around the world. Either it is a few short days for a sightseeing tour or a long trekking adventure into the grand Himalayas, traveling, in general, will be an exciting adventure for everyone – no matter what their current age, nationality, or physical capabilities. There’s everything for everyone in Nepal. From the southern Terai belt with lush green jungles filled with exotic wild animals to the thrilling landscapes of the snow-capped landscapes in the northern territories of Nepal.
Nepal has its own unique, beautiful, fascinating history and culture that can simply overwhelm you with a feeling of enchantment. The entire region of Nepal is full of diversity. No matter where you go, there will always be something new and fresh waiting for you. Hence, I can proudly claim that you will never be bored during your travel days in Nepal. With incredibly fun and friendly local people, travelers can enjoy a relaxing travel experience in Nepal without worrying about a place to sleep in for the night as there are technically numerous teahouses and lodges inside the trekking trails.
However, you do have to consider some extra measures before flying off to Nepal, including some Nepal Travel Guides. First and foremost, as a traveler who simply wants to come, explore and return back without any sort of complications, you have to do proper documentation of the country you are traveling to. Meaning, you have to get a legally approved Passport and Nepalese Visa which might not take you much time. After that, you really have to consider the things which you are planning to take with you during your traveling. Keep your packing list short. Don’t override it with nonsense stuff that might not come in handy while you stay in Nepal.
In addition to that, you need to keep in mind that, many of the things needed for your journey will be available in Nepal. The place where you plan on staying which might be Thamel will have all the needed fancy shops and markets for you to buy clothes and equipment. Next, you have to get a hand with the right trekking permits if you are planning to go on a trek. Otherwise, that’s not needed at all. If you wish to go for some paragliding or rafting, then sure just get in touch with a legal tour operator and they will handle the rest for you. Of course, you have to go and do some dealings with them but you will eventually have your part of the deal.
Last, of all, you simply can’t forget to take care of your health while traveling. You have to focus on what you are eating, especially if you have any suspicion about the quality of the food. In addition to that, you must consider hiring a guide for going on a trek to some isolated rural regions of Nepal. But prior to these things, you have to get yourself dependable travel insurance which can cover your expenses/loss that can occur while traveling. You might have to rescue due to injury or something else and it can take helicopters to do so, which is pretty expensive. Therefore, have your travel insurance with you before coming to Nepal.
Explore the Himalayas with our Heli Tour
There is no doubt that Nepal is a nation full of extreme diversities. From its ever-friendly people to its magnificent Himalayas; there will always be something fascinating about Nepal for you to have a look at. In the north lies the most popular mountain range in the world – the Himalayas. And that has attracted tons of new travelers each year. Either it is trekking or a full-fledged climbing expedition; the Himalayas are the best place to quench your thirst for adventure in Nepal.
Trekking can be a fun way to spend your time up in the Himalayas. You will get to observe and learn about different ethnic communities, travel unknown lands. And create some amazing travel memories while doing so. However, there’s a drawback to trekking. If you have less time to explore Nepal or aren’t physically fit enough to reach the Himalayas yourself, then you can simply go do the Heli tour which can save you time and effort.
Himalayas Helicopter tours are the second-best thing for travelers who want to travel the uncharted territories of Nepal. Though trekking is the right way to experience nature, culture, and people of different regions; it may not be suitable for everyone who wishes to spend their vacation in Nepal. Due to this, travelers have the added option to choose a Heli tour which can take them to their desired destination with ease and comfort. You will be able to do a lot more in a short time by going on a trip by Helicopter.
Foreign travelers who want to go to Everest Base Camp normally go trekking through Lukla, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, and so on. However, it can take at least 12 days to do so. And if you don’t have the time required to complete the trek, you will eventually have to choose our Everest Heli Tour. A Heli Tour can fly you off directly to Everest Base Camp and get you back to Kathmandu the same day if you really have no time to spend. But it can also help you get back to Kathmandu after reaching the Everest Base Camp without the need of traveling back down to Lukla.
Not just that but by choosing a Heli tour, you even get to travel to other destinations of Nepal. Travelers can fly off to Upper Mustang, Dolpa region, or Annapurna Base Camp. There are no limitations as long as you go on a Heli Tour. Furthermore, you get to watch the glorious Himalayas at the action through the window seats of your Helicopter and enjoy a scenic view that won’t be possible otherwise. So, what are you waiting for? There’s no excuse why you shouldn’t go on a Himalayas Helicopter Tours.
What is Mustang Famous for?
“Serenity of treeless panorama with nonetheless authentic travel experience.”
North of the Himalayan nation, Mustang lies at a very focal point where historical & natural abundance can be found. Even though it is located inside the national territory of Nepal, Mustang has been influenced by its neighboring districts of Tibet. Therefore, it has accumulated a lot of Tibetan norms and customs from the autonomous region of Tibet. Anyway, as you can see by the nature of the topic for this blog, I have decided to share my thoughts on why the Mustang region of Nepal is so famous throughout. So, with any further delay let’s get on with it.
When we talk about Mustang we in the general Nepalese population tend to discuss it in a very appropriate manner as possible. Straddling the Himalayas onto the Tibetan plains, one can easily find Mustang which once was a very privileged the Lo Kingdom. Simply its location becomes a major part of its mysticism which makes travelers even more enthusiastic about this place. In specialty, the Mustang region is easily a distinct part of Nepal where the terrains, landscape, topography, and ethnicity arise in accordance with Tibet. Nonetheless, it has several captivating features which include the Marshyangdi River and Kali Gandaki canyon.
One can surely feel hypnotized by the serenity of Mustang’s vast landscape and its affectionate local people who live in a very different way than those of modern societies. The local delicacies can also become an incredible experience for travelers who like tasting and experiencing new things while their visit. Not only that but travelers can observe major religious sites of Buddhist monasteries like the Chhairo Gompa & Jamba Gompa which remain unchanged for millennia due to the remoteness of the Mustang region. Buildings with stone-walled houses and flat roofs along with religious monasteries generally colored in red make the journey to the Mustang region even more tempting.
Largely many trekkers who come to Nepal sometimes dive away from the archetypical popular treks and choose a more exotic trek to the Mustang region or to be precise Upper Mustang. Following a trail, trekkers get to visit the exquisite sites of Jomsom & Muktinath which help make the journey to the center of the Upper Mustang more fun and aesthetic in terms of originality and pleasure. Only in Mustang can you find such striking bio-diversity which thrives in its topography which falls inside the rain shadow of Mt. Dhaulagiri.
Life here in Mustang typically revolves around tourism as a major source of its economy. And that is why before trekking there, trekkers need to get a Restricted Area Permit which grants them a clear way into its vast lands. Anyone who visits Mustang will surely never get bored as the exotic scenery tend to bewilder their mind throughout their journey inside the untouched region of Mustang. Unscathed by modern society, Mustang has been capable of defending itself away from the pollution of the developed cities with an ever-present safe haven of natural phenomena.
Being so different from its counterpart Nepalese regions, Mustang tends to enthrall its visitors with awe-inspiring treeless background & landscapes which usually is successful in igniting the heart of travelers with mesmeric spells. To sum up, the Mustang region has all those necessary elements which make it so distinguished among all of the other regions of Nepal, so it won’t be tacky when I say that if there’s any place worth traveling to in Nepal with such diverse discrepancy then Mustang might just be the one place where you should head to (at least once).
You may also like to read this travel blog: 9 REASONS YOU MUST VISIT UPPER MUSTANG ONCE IN YOUR LIFETIME
Manaslu Trek: A great walk within nature
Manaslu Trek Blog: “The land of secret trails hidden among the black clouds”
Manaslu region is a place known for its mysterious trails, is one of the most experienced packed treks in the western part of Nepal Himalayas which is situated in Gorkha District with a bordering level of Tibet. This experience trek starts from the celebrated internationally old Gorkha Kingdom in the western area of Nepal. The trek takes after upstream of the Budi-Gandaki waterway from the sub-tropical timberland to the dry Tibetan zone, offering extraordinary perspectives of Mt. Manaslu 8,156m, the eighth most astounding top on the planet alongside the display of the encompassing superb pinnacles that incorporate the fringe with Tibet.
Considered as one of the “Off the beaten treks” to Manaslu Circuit, the course proceeds with meet rough individuals of Tibetan stock. Visit conventional towns with their level established timber houses and workshops in separated Buddhist religious communities. Amid their trek trekkers can appreciate the amusing perspectives of Manaslu and witness the effectual Buri Gandaki – one of the longest, most profound, and most delightful of the colossal stream chasms of Nepal, gouging its way around Manaslu. Larkya La Pass denotes the partition between Manaslu less trekked western flanks and the Marshyangdi River valley. From the highest point of the pass, it is practically down-slope through the peaceful elevated woods and knolls till we go to the primary trail of the Annapurna circuit, subsequent to being on the fundamental track for a couple of days our trip proceeds towards Besisahar and drive back to Kathmandu.
Trekking to Manaslu with Larkya La Pass requires a unique allow with min. 2 pax on the trekking bunch. Your time here can be well spent of nights eating Daal Bhaat Tarkari, Dhedo, and Sisnu and occasionally Buffalo Sukuti with Yak meat went with the ever-present, and intense, Rice Rakshi (rice wine). An infrequent warm “Rakshi” is certainly suggested in the upper compasses of the trek — a basic help in the Abode of the Gods. The costs are to a great degree sensible, and just in Dharmsala at Larke La, you will discover the costs marginally steep. Nonnative’s aka foreigners need to procure their MCAP permit ahead of time as there are permit checkpoints on the way.
The snow crests encompass you; yaks restlessly break into a battle out of apprehension which for the most part sent me running up a tree or on a high shake. Individuals have quit saying, “Namaste” and rather merrily yell out, ‘Tashidelek’, ladies now wear brilliant smocks, and nasty nosed little lama young men skip down mountainsides in red robes. As you trek through this delightful valley past ‘Chortens’, strolling clockwise around ‘mani dividers’, going under the shadows of the gigantic noiseless masses of cloisters which house many ministers, you look West and see Manaslu at more than 8,000 meters and the eighth-most elevated mountain on the planet, it at last sinks in that you are genuinely are in the Abode of the Gods.
The well-known Everest base camp trek has turned into a packed sponsored walk and a road now goes a good deal of the way around the trite Annapurna circuit which is not thought of good times for individuals who don’t care for trekking courses over stuck with masses of visitors. Consequently, you don’t need to adhere to the most evident brand names and just take on Manaslu, the world’s eighth most elevated pinnacle, which rises just toward the east of Annapurna. In the event that you require a break or need to have an adventurous trek, then trekking around the valley may be precisely what you are searching for.
Here at Nepal Mountain Trekkers, we have packages that are designed with expertise with supportive Sherpa’s (porters) and a cook. Fore mostly, our Manaslu Circuit Trek genuinely has all the makings of an impeccable trek which is an 18-day journey, voyaging roughly 180 miles through phenomenally shifted view, around one of the best mountains on earth.
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Everest VS Annapurna: Which trek to choose?
Everest vs Annapurna. If you are planning to trek in beautiful mountainous country Nepal and you are in dilemma to choose between Everest vs Annapurna, then this article surely helps you to decide which trek is better for you. There are other many trekking trails in the country too but Everest and Annapurna, without a doubt, are the two most popular trekking destinations in Nepal. There are many trekkers who trek both Everest and Annapurna because they don’t want to miss anyone since both treks are outstanding, exhilarating, and offer a lot.
Some trekkers like Everest more whereas some like Annapurna more. It really depends on personal preferences. Here we compare Everest and Annapurna considering several factors, which help you to choose your trek based on your preference. It’s you to choose which trek is better, not others to choose for you.
If the mountainous view is your top priority, then trek to Everest base camp is better for you because it’s a high altitude trekking through some of the most amazing scenery of the Himalayas. People feel pride reaching the base camp of the world’s highest mountain. You will be mesmerized getting close to Everest base camp or Gokyo Lake is surrounded by the mountains all around you.
On the other hand, Annapurna has more diversity to go with its amazing views. The trek begins in the lower foothills of the Himalayas, then through terraced rice fields, oak forest, and lust rhododendrons galore. You still get to see the spectacular view of snowcapped mountains, but they are more of a constant backdrop. If you want a greener and more diverse scenery, then choose the Annapurna circuit trek.
No doubt, both treks offer outstanding natural scenery.
- Trekking trail
The trekking trail of Everest base camp is comparatively tougher than that of Annapurna. The main reason is the high altitude of the Everest trek. Trekking at high altitudes is difficult.
- Getting there
For the Everest camp trek, it’s easier now that one can fly from Kathmandu to the tiny airstrip of Lukla from where one can start the trek. In the past when Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa were successful in reaching the summit, the only way was to walk from Kathmandu as there was no road anywhere near that place.
For the Annapurna trek, one can either travel by bus or take a short flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Pokhara, the city of lakes, is the gateway to Annapurna. You can also manage sightseeing days for beautiful Pokhara.
Everest base camp trek costs more than Annapurna because the trek is at a higher elevation and it is more luxurious as you get on the mountain. Another reason may be that Everest has a bigger brand name. Annapurna trek is affordable considering food and transportation.
Generally, the Everest base camp trek is more crowded than Annapurna. If you are a trekker who wants a less crowded trek, then Annapurna is comparatively less crowded.
I hope, this blog article helps you to decide your trek over Everest and Annapurna. We would like to recommend you to trek both Everest and Annapurna if you have time for them because both are amazing treks. If you have done one, then consider another because both have different flavors besides similarities.
Ecotourism in Nepal
“The earth doesn’t belong to us. We belong to the earth”
Ecotourism in Nepal is focused, in that ecotourism initiatives its sustainable development and community empowerment. It was recognized that ecotourism, while being one of the country’s most popular forms of tourism, was also an avenue for sustainable community development and that there were ways in which these small, mostly poverty-stricken, communities could benefit from the ecotourism movement in Nepal.
Tourism is changing rapidly as nature, heritage, and recreational destinations become more important, and conventional tourism is forced to meet tougher environmental requirements. This presents a challenge to government and private enterprises to develop new approaches to the tourism market. Successful tourism must benefit local populations economically and culturally to give them incentives to protect the natural resources which create the attraction. Strategies must be economically feasible if private investors are to support the projects. Ecotourism is a very burning issue and one of the fastest-growing sectors in the current world tourism industry. Especially in many developing countries like Nepal are trying to use ecotourism as a tool to achieve sustainable development. Eco-tourism development requires a partnership between market and state with an appropriate division of responsibilities. The efficiency and integrity of tax collection must be improved. Hospitals and schools must be established immediately. Without such infrastructure development, the development and functioning of the tourism sector will not be possible.
Nepal has an abundance of opportunities for the ecotourism industry. But its effective practice and implementation are not promising due to lack of commitment of governmental policy and planning strategy with a combination of integrated conservation and development. Thus to run an ecotourism project properly, principles and theories of ecotourism must be considered a major base while making its policy and planning. The policy must be integrative, collaborative, and comprehensive to achieve the real outcome of ecotourism by realizing the importance of environmental, social, and economic imperatives.
An eco tourism-based economy features steady, vigorous competition among those who provide the money and take the risks and benefits of ownership. They buy equipment, goods, and labor services to create tourism for sale. “Buy cheap and sell dear” is their slogan to increase profits. We have to seldom serious problems like war and economic depressions to interfere with our eco-tourism development.
Ecotourism in Nepal is growing and flourishing. While there is always the danger of greenwashing, in any destination, Nepal is one of those countries where you can find legitimate ecotourism ventures that are aligned with sustainable tourism development principles and issues. Through the TPRAP and organizations such as Nature Treks, ecotourism in Nepal has reached a point where it is an industry that, in some cases, is benefitting the local communities directly. When planning an ecotourism holiday in Nepal, provided you do your research, you can feel confident in the choices you make with regards to ecotourism activities and communities to visit.
Although tourism is important to Nepal’s economy, we need more technical assistance. It is true, the government is not spending on tourism development as well as drinking water supply, and training and sanitation are also getting less attention. At the same time, there is a need to review these programs, sharpen their focus, improve their system. We must be very careful, of course, to do that in a long-term, dynamic way as well as short-term. If the eco tourism-based economy has to be increased, attention must shift to sustained public action. Further reforms are needed in services.
Nepal’s Best Trekking Season
“Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual and even spiritual satisfaction”
Nepal from a geographical perspective is one of the best places to go trekking. Its diversified ecosystem and landscape allow tourism to flourish as trekking can be done throughout the year. Basically, Nepal has four seasons but generally, people from all around the world prefer trekking here more after falls and after winter. These two seasons can be called the best seasons for trekking as during these times the scenery and weather condition are near perfect for trekkers to enjoy Nepal’s trekking routes. After falls the weather is neither too hot nor too cold so people can have a comfortable time trekking around the hills and mountains. And also the other best time for trekking would be after winter when the temperature will be slowly increasing thus getting a little warmer. At this time Nepal will be vastly covered with flowers that bloom all over the lavish trekking routes so there will be plenty to see around while trekking.
September, October, and November are typically preferred by trekkers as the best time for trekking in Nepal. The sky is generally clear with spectacular views so there’s an abundance of tantalizing views/scenery. Occasionally there might be some heavy snowfall at higher altitudes which is still a good thing as they also bring out the true beauty of the Himalayas as there will be clear white snow covering the glorious mountains of Nepal. There are also going to be various festive moments at this period of the year as Nepal usually performs all kinds of its religious and traditional festivals which also entertains the trekkers very much. Not just the scenery but also the ethnic diversity which brings the festive colors and rituals are the reasons for which these months are the best time to trek in Nepal.
December, January, and February these months are what we call the cold months of Nepal. During these months the weather gets extremely cold and the trekking routes may not be clear at the upper elevations. People therefore generally prefer trekking in lower elevations. The night get’s cold so extreme bone-chilling cold winds are normally felt all around. But the day might still be clear and little rays of sunshine might be enough to bring back the enthusiasm of trekkers to carry on with their trekking. But because of the harsh winter conditions at upper altitudes Trek like Everest base camp is rarely isn’t preferred.
March, April, and May the start of the spring season which is the second-best season for trekking in Nepal. After winter it slowly begins to get warmer causing the vast majority of Nepal’s flowers to bloom and cover the large area of Nepal. During this time the most prestigious flower Rhododendron also starts to appear in places from elevations of 3000m. This is the time for the wild flora and fauna to come out and fill the lands with amazing greenery and an excellent ecosystem. Nature will be at its best during this period of the year for which many mountaineers and trekkers plan to visit and trek in Nepal.
June, July, and August are the hot and wet months of Nepal. As it rains often the ground is wet and muddy but that doesn’t mean that the summer heat goes away for long. As soon as the rainfall stops and clouds begin to fade away, the weather instantly changes as it gets burning hot at the lower parts of Nepal and the other parts too. In the goodness of the vegetation available here, the rain supports the growth and production of the entire ecosystem from trees to flowers. This helps to enrich the lands and turns the landscape into something truly spectacular. But despite the muddy and wet trials some people still do trek over these landscapes just to capture and behold their eyes with the beauty of Nepal.