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.