Monday, November 28, 2011

Seto Gumba (Druk Amitabh Mountain)- The white monastery of Nepal

Located in the midst of vivid terrain and lush GREEN valley Seto Gumba (Druk Amitabh Mountain) or white monastery is a heaven to witness the sunrise and sunset. Just located in the outskirts of the valley Seto Gumba is a panoramic kaleidoscope of colors and rich culture that showcases the valley in the most spectacular way. Looking at it from a traveler’s point of view Seto Gumba is bliss of astounding natural rejuvenation that searches excitement as well as calmness. Endorsed with a rich Tibetan culture and architecture, it splurges vivid colors in the murals, statue and paintings professing Buddhism and its techniques. One can get nostalgic in the presence of finding and seeing the explicit environment that melds you in its presence. Winds shouting out loud the music of scenic views and panoramic existence makes you think of what life and you will lose time in absence. Once you get here you will be abided by the smell, sounds and prayer flags that spread around the message of peace, patience, and calmness. The more interesting are the visuals that overlook the valley in a synchronizing way of contouring the old cultural heritage with the increasing encroachment of the concrete jungle.

The abstraction of the valley can be well judged from there that looks colorful, glossy and glamorous. Regarding food and beverages, the white monastery has a

well facilitated and clean restaurant that serves decent food items with a catered service. Low priced and healthy, one can really enjoy the taste and price to the optimum level. With a minimum of NRS 40 as a registration fee Seto Gumba is worth spending time. At times when the weather is clear and if luck is on your side you can even see the mountain range smiling telling you the epic stories. For directions you can take any bus to Sita Paila which is readily available from any place in the valley. Once you get within minutes you can see the edifice stalling tall in a small hill.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

1st Ever Latin American Musical starts from 3rd December in Nepal

Kathmandu Nepal: The Latin American musical Concert is all set to start from 3 December and 10 December (4:00 PM to 6: 30 PM) here in Tudikhel Kathmandu Nepal. The Concert will endorse 4 international classical Latin stars from Ecuador.

  • Roberto Zurita, pianist
  • Jorge Vega, Percussionist
  • Elizabeth Jaramillo, Salsa cum ballet dancer

According to the organizers, “The main purpose of organizing such an event is to create feasible opportunites of cultural exchange, academic exchange, trade relationship, conservation of biodiversity, establishment of bio-cultural ethno-museum etc.The program will also promote the concept of community based tourism and opening the vista for the formal diplomatic relationship between the government of Nepal and the greater Latin American constituency.”

The Mestizo Musical Group will focus their performances on Latin Music and dances:

  • Songs and Dances: Samba (Brazil), Tango (Argentina), Pasillo and Pasacalle (Ecuador), Cumbia (Columbia), Valz (Peru), Joropo (Venezuela), Guarania (Paraguay) and Salsa ( Puerto Rico)
  • Caribean musics.
  • American English music

Tickets are available at different outlet center ranging from RARA Ticket (Nrs. 700), DANPHE Ticket (Nrs. 12,00), SAGARMATHA Ticket (Nrs. 3,000) and TIGER Ticket (Nrs. 5000). The Latin Live event has been organized by Rural Development and Research Center, Nepal (RDRC, Nepal).

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

World’s highest peaks height grown by 90 cm.

The World Highest peak’s height has been assumed to have grown 90 cm states a new geoid survey. Preliminary results of an ongoing survey show the new height of Mt Everest to be approximately 8,848.9 metres in World Height System, which is 90 cm more than the current official value of Nepal. The margin of error is about 10 cm. The final results of the survey, being jointly undertaken by the National Space Institute (DTU) of Denmark and the Department of Survey, Nepal are yet to be calculated. The geoid of Nepal was measured through an airborne gravity survey in December last year. Earlier, a survey team led by Y Chen of China in 2005 had put the snow height at 8,847.93 metres whereas the National Geographic Society survey of 1999 had pegged the height at 8,850 metres, some seven feet higher than previously thought. Scientists used Global Positioning System satellite equipment carried to the summit by two Sherpas on May 5 of that year to calculate the height.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Kumari Rath Jatra -2011

KUMARI literally meaning the virgin represents a strong symbol of power and culture enslaved in the rich colors of festivity which manifests a variation of tradition in the form of goddess as a KUMARI. Kumari is believed to be the bodily incarnation of the goddess Taleju Bhawani (Shakti) where the image highlights a great presence and acceptance among the scattered communities and people. The ideology of veneration of Kumari as the living goddess dates back to centauries which to this day glorify the rich tradition in fulfilling the centuries old practice of KUMARI.

Monday, September 12, 2011



Thursday, February 17, 2011

Activities of Nepal Tourism Year 2011

Excitement at its best – White Water Rafting: Full with excitement and exhilaration, White Water Rafting of Nepal is accustomed to the real adventure of what Nepal has to offer. Swiftly flowing within the tantalizing music, the river seems stalled where the river comes alive with a raging attitude to an aggressive twist and turns. Fear takes a new form of excitement creating an enthusiasm to testify your will where no one can keep up with the adrenal rush.
Divine to the sight, the natural raw terrain and unexploited greenery adds satisfaction to the eyes. Located 3 to 4 hrs drive, from Kathmandu, Bhote Koshi and Trishuli are the most common white water rivers which caters the rafters within their dwelling interest. Both rivers are unique experiences as Bhote Koshi emerges from the Glaciers in sharp and cold water where as Trishuli is highly recommended in the monsoon season for its challenging and exciting experience.
Feel the raw power of nature to rejuvenate the essence of life, live it to tell your stories- White Water Rafting …

An experience of the life time, white water rafting is an excitement for an adventure enthusiast. Rafting down the roaring Himalayan Rivers provide scenic views and a hand to hand chance to explore the hidden geographical mysteries. Likewise, passing by the big rapids and facing waves arouses the sense of emancipation where fear and excitement melts down and the splash of cold water rejuvenates you. Located near the valley, Bhote Koshi and Trishuli are the most popular whitewater rivers that offer an exquisite experience of rapids and whirlpool, which can be easily, accessed 24/7 from Kathmandu.
Dare to challenge the nature, come face it at its best form with an exciting taste of adrenaline -White Water Rafting …………………

The White Mountain –Dhaulagiri and its range: Shining and stretching out endlessly in daunting rocky gorges and blazing forest of rhododendron, Dhaulagiri is a spectacular amalgamation of rocky terrain, inspiring wilderness and hospitable culture. Known for its name, The White Mountain, Dhaulagiri is the 7th largest peak in the world where it challenges and entices its visitors with a concoction of breath taking views and dramatic contrast.
The trek starts from Baglung the west side of tropical Pokhara valley and finds its way to the steep and sloppy terrain that highlights the world deepest Kali Gandaki Gorge and the hidden land of Dolpo. Passing by the Dhampus and French Pass offers spectacular views of the Dhaulagiri range as it swiftly diverts your attention from the painstaking isolated terrains to the exploration of the meditational mountains.
The Dhaulagiri trek is a challenging trek, which rewards, its audience with the opportunity to camp on the Magdi Glacier. Best seasons recommended are spring and winter where transportations are readily available from Pokhara and Kathmandu.
It’s a nirvana for trekking enthusiasts who interest and believe in their passion to defy human limitation-The White Mountain

Challenging and conditioning your will and zeal, Dhaulagiri is definitely a trekker’s paradise. Located in the tropical bliss of Pokhara, Dhaulagiri range offers spectacular views of majestic Himalayan peaks, gorges, glacier and White Water Rivers. Ranked as the seventh highest mountain in the world, Dhaulagiri stands tall with the pristine image of beauty and rawness. Highlighting the vast rocky and icy massif in the northwest showcases the hidden land of Dolpo which makes it the ultimate trekking destination.
Transportation and services can be easily managed from Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Come challenge your limits to face the ultimate – Be an Adventurer

A Pleasure of Watching: Ranging from the lowlands jungle of Terrai to the high end peaks of Himalayas, Nepal is blessed with an exceptionally 850 varieties of bird species that highlights 8 % of the world’s total birds population. In the valley alone, over 500 species of birds have been found where the wetlands and open fields create a feasible habitat that attracts to them to be sighted here. Phulchoki hill, Godavari, Nagarjun, Bagmati & Manohara River, Taudaha, Shivapuri, Nagarjun,etc are some of the most common sites reachable within the valley whereas Koshi Barrage Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, Chitwan National Park etc are located outside the valley. Some of the common birds found here are Wood peckers, Babblers, Hornbills, Owls, Nightjars, Pipits ducks, Egrets, Herons eagles, Fly catchers etc. From the dawn to the dusk these bird enthusiasts keep a watch on the specific species understanding their behavior and life style where patience and time is just the matter of hours and days. For details on bird watching please contact the near tour operators or any Bird Watching Society.
Splurge yourself to the enthusiasm of being patience in the music and softness of these beautiful creatures - Be a watcher to explore the rarest…………..

Nepal is a sanctuary of unique and rare species of birds. Diverse topography and climate has resulted in a vast array of exceptional bird life throughout Nepal. Seemingly a tropic paradise of natural beauty and climate, Nepal orchestrates a variety of bird ranging from different size, shape and colors. Kathmandu valley alone has recorded more than 500 different species of birds. For details on bird watching please contact the near tours operator or any Bird Watching Society.
A bird paradise for its uniqueness, Nepal stands as a prominent destination and offers an enchanting experience to witness nature’s most wonderful creation -Be a watcher to know more …..
By Shreedeep Rayamajhi