Traveling in Nepal: Everest Base Camp

Every year, travelers who visit Nepal hit the Everest trail for adventure treks and mountaineering. Everest Base Camp is a wildly sought-after trekking destination in Nepal. The basic attractions of the place include walking through rivers, gorges, glaciers, glacial lakes, peaks, high passes, pristine villages and monasteries.

Declared a World Heritage Site in 1979, the areas around Everest are under protection as a national park. The park is home to a huge variety and number of rare plants and animals, the most prominent ones being impeyan pheasant (the national bird of Nepal) and musk deer. Everest region harbors places most rife with yeti legend and numerous researchers from time to time have toiled in different villages and hamlets in this very place.

In the past, all treks to Everest started from Jiri. After the construction of an airport in Lukla, however, it is now customary to start all Everest treks and expeditions from Lukla. Further along the way lies Namche, the entrance to Everest. With the vitality it has, Namche is undoubtedly the melting-pot of Solukhumbu. In addition, Everest region has numerous Sherpa villages and monasteries that still preserve their centuries-old culture. Tengboche Monastery is perhaps one of the finest examples of this legacy.

 

Everest Region

The beautiful Everest region is probably the most frequented area in Nepal. Here are some selected images from the region.

Traveling in Nepal: Langtang Valley

Langtang Valley is situated  at the north of Kathmandu Valley, bordering Tibet. The region includes Langtang National Park containing diverse climatic zones – from sub-tropical to alpine. Huge deciduous oak trees, maple trees, evergreen pines and rhododendron are found in this region. The fauna is equally diverse with animals like Himalayan black bear, thar, Rhesus monkeys and Red Pandas. It is important to note that countless folklore about the mighty Yeti have origins at this place. In addition, the park is home to the famous Gosainkunda Lake.

Langtang Valley

Images from Langtang National Park, Langtang Valley and surroundings.

Nepal Heritage Sites after Earthquake

Following the aftermath of the earthquakes in Nepal, tourism officials and professionals organized a tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley. The aim of the tour was to give a message that Nepal is safe for visit. Here are some highlights from the tour:

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Kathmandu Heritage

Images taken during the visit to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley in the aftermath of the quakes in Nepal.