Submerging oneself to the culture and tradition of Nepal would not be complete without visiting the town of Lumbini. Located quite close to the bordering country of India, Lumbini is a World Heritage Site and most importantly, the birthplace of Lord Buddha. To reach Lumbini whether you are coming from Kathmandu, Pokhara or in my […]Read more "A Visit to The Birthplace of Lord Buddha, Lumbini, Nepal"
After half day spent on boat ride, jungle walk and visit to elephant breeding center, the rest of the afternoon was spent doing the second part of the tour program, the Elephant Back Ride Safari. Elephant Back Ride Safari is if not the most heavily promoted tour offered at Chitwan National Park. The activity as […]Read more "Elephant Back Ride Safari at Chitwan National Park, Nepal"
I am ready to leave Nepal, but before I do so, I needed to do two quick stop over to complete my trip. So from Pokhara, I took an early morning six hours bus ride to the town of Sauraha, to spend time with elephants and maybe spot a rhino at Chitwan National Park. A […]Read more "Canoeing, Jungle Walk and A Visit to Elephant Breeding Center at Chitwan National Park, Nepal"
Sensing that I am more adapted to the local transport system, I opted to board a public bus, with the objective of saving money and visit one of the places in Nepal described by some guide book as a true treasure hidden somewhere up in the mountains, none other than the town of Bandipur. If […]Read more "Hidden Treasure Hilltop Town of Bandipur, Tanahun, Nepal"
Across the World Peace Pagoda and overlooking Phewa Tal is another side trip recommended by many who visited Pokhara. Though it is most popular as a “Sunrise Sarangkot” tour, the charm of Sarangkot and the village uphill is best anytime of the day but most recommended on a clear day where you have an unprecedented […]Read more "Paragliding at Sarangkot Village, Pokhara, Nepal"
There are two ways to reach the World Peace Pagoda sitting on top of small hill overlooking Phewa Tal, either you take a local bus or preferably rent a boat, row yourself towards the starting point across Phewa Tal- Lake Side area and climb to the top for less than an hour. I am up […]Read more "World Peace Pagoda of Pokhara, Nepal"
The next day after ending my six days hiking trip, after what could be one of the most fulfilling sleep I ever had for a long time, I woke up to a sunny yet cold morning at the town of Pokhara. Though my legs still not fully recovered from six days walking across the mountain […]Read more "Barahi Temple at Phewa Tal & Lazy Days Ahead at LakeSide, Pokhara, Nepal"
After a good overnight rest at Tolka, my guide and I followed our daily routine and started our hike early towards the destination of the day- the town of Duerali. I think he get so used to my daily questioning about the trail, whether if it’s going to be easy or difficult. So instead of […]Read more "Take Only Photographs, Leave only Footprints: The Final Leg, Day Six Hiking in Nepal"
My sun burned face is not Japanese, Korean or Chinese, I am a Nepali for everyone from day one. The village people are so fond of me. They always asked my guide if I am Nepali, then I wittingly joke to them that I am and in fact I belong to the Gurung Caste. The […]Read more "I Belong to the Gurung Caste: Day Five Hiking in Nepal"
A bowl of muesli and fruits for breakfast served by my Nepali brother, I am freshly showered, energized and ready to leave the village of Tadapani and take on another 6 hours up and down walk across the mountain villages. According to my guide today will be an easy walk downhill, with an additional encouragement […]Read more "Dear Trekker’s, Your Donation is Education: Day Four Hiking in Nepal"