Mountain Ram Adventures http://www.mountainramadventures.com/ Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:40:24 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Dolpo Trekking http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/nepal-trekking/dolpo-trekking.html <p>Located in the central west of the country the focal point of the area is the Shey Phoksundo National park. This remote and rugged protected area is both scenically and culturally attractive. The Lower Dolpa trek circuit can be completed in eight days from Juphal back to Juphal. The circuit can be completed either clockwise or anticlockwise, depending on preference but in both cases the focal points of the trek are Phoksundo Lake and the Tarap Valley.<br /> <br /> In comparison to Lower Dolpa, less number of trekkers enters the heavily restricted upper Dolpa section of Shey Phoksundo National Park. The main attraction of the area is the wild and pristime landscape. Geographically, it is similar to Tibetan Plateau and is generally dry, cold and sparsely vegetated.<br /> <br /> The trekking season for both Upper and Lower Dolpa is generally from June to September.<br /> <br /> After enjoying our leisure time spent in Kathmandu , we fly to Nepalganj during daylight and in the evening we explore the beautiful city of Nepalganj . Early the next day we depart from our hotel and we fly to Juphal. The 45 minutes flight gives us the panoramic view of the giant Annapurna , the magnificent Dhaulagiri and the beautiful Kanjiroba peak. As we land at the airstrip at Juphal. We are greeted by our trek crew and from this point we commence our trek. While wandering through the terraced fields to the Bheri River we are led to Dunai, a large village and the administrative headquarter of the Dolpo region.<br /> <br /> We follow the trails of the Suli Gad River listening to its roar and reach Hanke, the gateway to Phoksundo National Park . Leaving Hanke and crossing the trails of the Rinje we continue to follow the river track to reach the National Park office at Sumdo. On the way from Sumdo we ascend to a ridge from where we experience the most staggering view of the waterfall and we have our first glimpses to the Phoksundo Lake , looking beautiful in turquoise blue.</p> 2013-07-09 Chitwan Jungle Safari http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/nepal-jungle-safari/chitwan-jungle-safari.html <p>The Chitwan National Park (CNP) is the first and most famous wildlife destination of Nepal. It is situated at the southern part of Kathmandu at the distance of about 170 KM. It is about 6 hrs bus ride and 15 mins. flight from capital. The total area of this park is measured as 932 sq. KM. The park includes hilly areas of the Siwalik range covered by deciduous sal forest and captured with grass, savannah and riverine vegetation. The park is made up of the flood plains of the Narayani, Rapti and Reu rivers.<br /><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"><br />In between these landscape and area any one can enjoy the different spices of endangered wildlife such as Asian one horned rhinoceros and Royal Bengal tigers, four different spices of deer, leopards, langurs, sloth bears, wild boars, rhesus monkeys, wild dogs, white stocking gaurs and many other smaller animals. Two different type of crocodiles Ghariyal and marsh mugger cavort in the river water. This park is also famous as bird watchers paradise with more than 450 different spices of regular and migrant birds including cormorants, egrets, stork geese, jingle fowl, king fishers and endangered spices such as Bengal florician, Lesser florician, Brahmin, duck, pintails, Indian pitta and parakeets.</span></p> 2013-07-08 Everest Helicopter Tour http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/day-tours/everest-helicopter-tour.html <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>Everest Helicopter tour</strong> starts from domestic airport of Kathmandu flying towards Jiri, Lukla, namche and land at Syangboche for fueling and continues to Everest Base Camp. You have a choice either land at <strong>Everest Base Camp</strong> or land at <strong>Kalapathar</strong>, but we recommend you to land at Kalapathar so you have a panoramic view of the mountains along with Mt. Everest 8848m. The total duration of the flight is 3 to 4 hours including the breakfast time at Everest View Hotel, Syangbuche after visiting <strong>EBC</strong> and Kalapathar.<br /></span><span style="font-size: 12.16px;"><br /><strong>Everest Helicopter tour</strong></span><span style="font-size: 12.16px;"> is one of the best available options to get so close to the towering peaks of the Himalayas, almost to the touching distance, is definitely the </span><strong style="font-size: 12.16px;">Helicopter tour</strong><span style="font-size: 12.16px;">. It is best for those who have limited time but its great for everyone else if you look for luxurious and at the same time thrilling experience. Most importantly, there are different Himalayan routes that you can take Helicopter tour like </span><strong style="font-size: 12.16px;">Everest Helicopter tour</strong><span style="font-size: 12.16px;">, Langtang Helicopter tour or Annapurna Helicopter tour to witness the vastness of the </span><strong style="font-size: 12.16px;">Himalayas of Nepal</strong><span style="font-size: 12.16px;">. Sights of the glistering snow peaks, beautiful green valleys, breathtaking view of barren land always stands out for the lifetime.</span></p> <p class="p2"><span style="font-size: 12.16px;"><br />Anyways, our company </span><strong style="font-size: 12.16px;">Mountain Ram Adventures</strong><span style="font-size: 12.16px;"> offers Helicopter tours to any of these areas as per the requirements of the clients. We offer individual tour, group tour, family tour etc.</span></p> 2017-05-29 Chola Renjo la Pass Trek http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/nepal-trekking/everest-region/chola-renjo-la-pass-trek.html <div><strong>ChoLa and Renjo La pass trek </strong>is the perfect choice for those trekkers who have a <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">little more time and want to add a couple of classic Himalayan high passes onto the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Everest Base camp trek. The Cho La Renjo La trek makes for an amazing circuit with </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">a little bit of everything.</span></div> <div><br />Explore the famous Namche Bazaar during the acclimatization day. Visit the <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">important monastery at Tengboche. And after visiting Everest Base Camp and </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">climbing Kala Pattar for panoramic views, continue your journey with the exciting</span></div> <div>and challenging trek over the Cho La pass. Then be prepared to have your breath <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">taken away by the glorious, aqua jewel that is Gokyo lake.<br /><br /></span></div> <div>A hike up to Gokyo Ri rewards you with panoramic views of Cho Oyu, Makalu, <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Lhotse and a final view of Mt Everest, to name but a few.<br /><br /></span></div> <div>The following day takes you over the Renjo La pass, with more stunning views and <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">then down to the village of Lumde. This is a fairly long and strenuous day but the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">natural beauty and sense of achievement will make sure it’s a day that will be etched </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">in your memory for years to come.<br /><br /></span></div> <div>Then head down to Thame and its monastery perched on the hillside above the <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">village. It’s then a full day back to Nachme Bazaar, before retracing your steps back </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">to Lukla and onto Kathmandu.<br /><br /></span></div> <div>Whether you’re a seasoned trekker or new to Nepal, the Cho La and Renjo La trek is <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">sure to stay in your memory for a long time to come!</span></div> 2014-02-12 Everest View Trekking http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/nepal-trekking/everest-region/everest-view-trekking.html <div><strong>Everest View trekking</strong> is the ideal mini trek to give you a taste of life in the <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">mountains. Perhaps you are short on time or maybe you’re not sure that you want </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">to commit to a long trek, maybe you want to find out what trekking is all about. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Whatever you reason, the Everest View trek will be perfect for you.<br /><br /></span></div> <div>After the short but magnificent flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the trek heads <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">directly towards Sagarmatha National Park. With a total area of 1148 sq, this is the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">second most popular trekking area in Nepal. And with good reason! This is the home </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">of the World famous Sherpas. With a landscape broken into deep gorges and glacial </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">valleys, during the trek you will be treated to breathtaking views of Mt. Everest. <br /><br /></span></div> <div>The trek from Lukla to Phadking and onto the famous horseshoe shaped village of <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Namche Bazaar, is well graded and on well established paths, making it suitable for </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">people of all levels of fitness and experience, from the novice to the seasoned trekker.<br /><br /></span></div> <div>Trekking through pine forests, rhododendron forests, plenty of wildlife, outstanding <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">views at every turn, culminating of course in an awesome view of the world’s highest </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">peak, Mt Everest, be prepared to have your camera permanently to hand, to record </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">this remarkable experience!</span></div> 2016-04-23 Everest Khumjung Trek http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/nepal-trekking/everest-region/everest-khumjung-trek.html <p><strong>Everest Khumjung trek</strong> is a great short alternative to the usual Everest routes and gives a chance to visit some of the unique Sherpa villages of the Solu Khumbu region.<br /><br />Taking the main route towards Everest base camp, you will be following in the footsteps of many famous mountaineers to arrive at the regions’ main town of Namche Bazaar. Perched on the hillside in the shape of a horseshoe, Namche Bazaar is a delight to explore. The trek from Namche Bazaar to Thame takes you away from the main Everest route and hugs to hillside and follows the contour around to Thame and its famous monastery which sits on the hillside above the town and is well worth a visit. <br /><br />The village of Khumjung is situated near the peak of Khumbila, from which this region derives its name. The local monastery is well known for housing what is purported to be the scalp of the infamous yeti. The local school was built in 1961 as the first major project of the Himalayan Trust, set up by Sir Edmund Hilary. It has beome a major school in the area, growing from the initial 2 classrooms, to now catering for pre-school, primary and secondary sections with over 350 students. Since then the Himalayan Trust has built over 25 schools and assisted many more within the Solu Khumbu District.<br /><br />Following the trail down to Monju and then onto Lukla, for the short, spectacular flight back to Kathmandu, you will have enjoyed outstanding scenery, great hospitality and a cultural experience you’ll never forget.</p> 2014-03-31 Everest Tengboche Trek http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/nepal-trekking/everest-region/everest-tengboche-trek.html <p><strong>Everest Tengboche trek</strong> is an absolute gem. Whether you’re short of time, or have already trekked in another area and would like to also experience the Everest region without committing to another long trek, then the Everest Tengbouche trek experience is the one for you.<br /><br />Starting with the short but famous flight to Lukla, fly over the trails which would normally take 7-10 days to walk, and arrive right in the heart of the mountains. An experience in itself!<br /><br />Taking the main route towards Everest base camp, you will be following in the footsteps of many famous mountaineers to arrive at the regions’ main town of Namche Bazaar. A day’s acclimatisation is essential here. Perched on the hillside in the shape of a horseshoe, Namche Bazaar is a delight to explore whilst adjusting to the elevation.<br /><br />From Namche Bazaar it is a beautiful trek to the world famous monastery of Tengbouche. Originally built in 1923, it was destroyed by an earthquake in 1934, rebuilt, only to be destroyed again by fire in 1989. Subsequently rebuilt is now home to around 60 monks, with beautiful architecture and intricate paintings. If that isn’t enough, from Tengbouche you can also enjoy outstanding views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku and the distinctive Ama Dablam.<br /><br />Enjoy a leisurely return trek to Lukla and finish with the stunning flight back to the hustle and bustle of vibrant Kathmandu.</p> 2014-03-31 Gosainkunda pass trekking http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/nepal-trekking/langtang-region/gosainkunda-pass-trekking.html <div><strong>Gosainkunda pass trekking</strong> is an amazing, short trek in the relatively quite area of the Langtang region.  You will be amazed at how remote this area feels, seeing far fewer trekkers than other more populous areas such as the Annapurna or Everest regions.  This trek is pure Himalayan magic and all just a day’s journey from Kathmandu.<br /><br /></div> <div>The Gosainkunda pass trek takes in the stunningly beautiful holy lakes of the Gosiankund, which are considered holy by both Hindus and Buddhists alike.  Many Hindus make the pilgrimage to bathe in the lakes during the August full moon festival of Janai Purnima.<br /><br /></div> <div>Heading over the Laurebinayak pass we then head down through steep terraced countryside to the Shivapuri National Park, just north of Kathmandu.  The area is home to Tamang, Newari and Chhetri people and is a wonderful example of Nepal’s harmonious ethnic diversity.<br /><br /></div> <div>In such a short space of time the Gosainkunda pass trek is a real gem, combining peaceful trails, majestic Himalayan scenery, a high pass, breathtakingly beautiful, pristine sacred lakes and a warm welcome from the famously hospitable local population.  The Gosainkund pass trek allows you, the lucky trekker, to immerse yourself in this under rated trekking area and explore the exceptional beauty on offer!</div> 2017-01-03 Tamang heritage Langtang Gosainkunda trek http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/nepal-trekking/langtang-region/tamang-heritage-langtang-gosainkunda-trek.html <div><strong>Tamang Heritage Langtang Gosainkund trek</strong> has so much to offer the lucky trekker!  This combined trek will allow you to immerse yourself in this under rated trekking area and explore the exceptional beauty on offer.<br /><br /></div> <div>The Tamang Heritage trek is one of the newest in Nepal.  It was created with the local villagers to improve trails and showcase the local Tamang people, a people renowned for their hospitality and a culture rich with many local festivals. It is a wonderful start to explore the region on relatively easy going trails through pristine mountain scenery.<br /><br /></div> <div>Cross over into the Langtang valley and trek through forests of pine, bamboo and rhododendron, keeping an eye open for rare wildlife such as the red panda and multiple species of colourful birds.  After the vegetation gives way to alpine meadows, in the spring, you’ll be treated to the best wildflower display Nepal has to offer and year round, to up close, breathtaking mountain views.<br /><br /></div> <div>Then it’s onto the enchanting, sacred lakes of the Gosainkund, which are framed with a 150km panorama of Himalayan mountain peaks.  The lakes are holy to both Hindus and Buddhists alike and many Hindus make the pilgrimage to bathe in the lakes during the August full moon festival of Janai Purnima.<br /><br /></div> <div>The Tamang Heritage-Langtang-Gosainkund trek will give you the opportunity for many outstanding views, including those of Langtang Lirung (7227m), Shisha Pangma (8046m) in Tibet and Ganesh Himal in the northwest.  With a maximum altitude of 4,200m, this trek avoids some of the higher passes of the region, making it accessible for most trekkers.</div> 2016-03-31 Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu trek http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/nepal-trekking/langtang-region/langtang-gosainkunda-helambu-trek.html <div><strong>Langtang Gosainkund Helambu trek</strong> is an amazing adventure combining spectacular views of the Himalayas, with a number of interesting cultural experiences and quite geographically diverse landscapes.<br /><br /></div> <div>This trek will give your legs a chance to warm up at the easier elevations and on the more moderate trails of the Langtang, before reaching the harder trails of the Gosiakund and time to become acclimatised to the higher elevations.  In the spring your efforts will be rewarded, not only with some spectacular mountain views, but also with the rhododendron forests in full bloom and carpets of alpine wildflowers.<br /><br /></div> <div>After the exhilaration of crossing a classic Himalayan high pass, you will be rewarded by the sacred Gosiankund lakes which are considered holy by both Hindus and Buddhists alike.  Many Hindus make the pilgrimage to bathe in the lakes during the August full moon festival of Janai Purnima.<br /><br /></div> <div>The trek then takes you onto the beautiful, calm valley of the Helambu.  The terrain is classic Himalayan foothills.  Despite its proximity to Kathmandu, the trails remain blissfully quiet as you wind your way through cultivated terraces, Sherpa villages and mountain viewpoints.  A real taste of rural Nepal, before heading back to the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu.<br /><br /></div> <div>Stunning mountain scenery, high passes, hot springs, abundant wildlife, sacred lakes - the Langtang, Gosainkunda & Helambu circuit trek truly has a little bit of everything and will delight both newcomer and the most seasoned trekker alike!</div> 2016-03-31 Langtang Gosainkunda Pass trek http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/nepal-trekking/langtang-region/langtang-gosainkunda-pass-trek.html <div><strong>Langtang Gosainkund Pass trek</strong> is pure Himalayan magic and all just a day’s journey from Kathmandu.  The trek starts in the town of Syabrubesi and heads up river, through the dense pine, bamboo and rhododendron forests of the 1,170 km sq Langtang National Park, teeming with wildlife and exotic bird species.  Further up the valley as the forest gives way to the alpine meadows around Kyanjin Gompa, you will be sure the see yak grazing (lang is the Tibetan word for yak and teng means to follow), whilst being reward with outstanding mountain views, seemingly only a stone’s throw away.<br /><br /></div> <div>After exploring the area around Kyanjin Gompa and sampling the famous local cheese, we will retrace our steps as far as Lama Hotel before heading towards the stunning, sacred lakes of Gosainkund.  The lakes are considered holy by both Hindus and Buddhists alike and many Hindus make the pilgrimage to bathe in the lakes during the August full moon festival of Janai Purnima.<br /><br /></div> <div>We will then head over the Laurebinayak pass and down through steep terraced countryside to the Shivapuri National Park, just north of Kathmandu.  The area is home to Tamang, Newari and Chhetri people and is a wonderful example of Nepal’s harmonious ethnic diversity.<br /><br /></div> <div>The Langtang-Gosainkund-Laurebinayak trek: mountains, glaciers, forests, wildlife, an abundance of flowers, holy lakes, traditional cultures, outstanding views – what more could the discerning trekker ask for!</div> 2016-03-31 Tamang Heritage Langtang Gosainkunda pass trek http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/nepal-trekking/langtang-region/tamang-heritage-langtang-gosainkunda-pass-trek.html <div><strong>Tamang Heritage Langtang Gosainkund Pass trek</strong> : majestic mountains, glaciers, forests, wildlife, an abundance of flowers, holy lakes, the excitement of crossing a Himalayan high pass, traditional cultures, outstanding views – what more could any trekker ask for!<br /><br /></div> <div>Your journey starts with the Tamang Heritage trail, a great circuit trek situated between the Langtang and the Ganesh Himal.  Enjoy a warm welcome from the local Tamang people and experience a gentle start to the trek through the peaceful, picturesque villages and terraced valleys.</div> <div>Then we will cross over into the Langtang valley and trek through forests of pine, bamboo and rhododendron, keeping an eye open for rare wildlife such as the red panda and multiple species of colourful birds.  After the vegetation gives way to alpine meadows, in the spring, you’ll be treated to the best wildflower display Nepal has to offer and year round, to up close, breathtaking mountain views.<br /><br /></div> <div>After exploring the area around Kyanjin Gompa and allowing time for acclimatisation, our journey takes us to the stunning, sacred lakes of Gosainkund.  The lakes are considered holy by both Hindus and Buddhists alike and many Hindus make the pilgrimage to bathe in the lakes during the August full moon festival of Janai Purnima.<br /><br /></div> <div>We will then head over the Laurebinayak pass before continuing down through steep terraced countryside, to finish up at Sundarijal just north of Kathmandu.  This area is home to Tamang, Newari and Chhetri people and is a wonderful example of Nepal’s harmonious ethnic diversity.  What a way to finish!</div> 2013-11-16 Tamang Heritage Trekking http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/nepal-trekking/langtang-region/tamang-heritage-trekking.html <p><strong>Tamang Heritage Trekking</strong> trail is a wonderful circuit trek situated between the Langtang and the Ganesh Himal.  Enjoy a warm welcome from the local Tamang people and experience a relatively gentle trek through the peaceful, picturesque villages and terraced valleys. Starting from Syabrubesi, and within easy reach of Kathmandu, this culturally rich area will continually delight.  It offers the trekker an awesome wilderness experience through beautiful landscapes of alpine terrain, flat meadows and rhododendron forests.</p> <p>With insights into the local Tibetan-influenced traditions, panoramic mountain views, Tamang monasteries and even a chance to soak in the natural hot springs at Tatopani, the Tamang Heritage trek is a must for those wishing to experience another side of Nepal. The Tamang people are believed to be the descendants of Tibetans from Kerung who intermingled with the inhabitants of the Helambu.  As such the Tamang people still have many customs with a strong Tibetan influence.</p> <p>The Tamang Heritage trek offers a unique mix of mountain adventure and Himalayan culture, from ancient monasteries, Tibetan stupas, plentiful, colourful prayer flags, to majestic waterfalls and breathtaking snow capped mountain peaks including views of Langtang Lirung, Langtang Kerung, the Ganjala Pass, Dorje Lakpa, Ganesh Himal to name but a few.  The Tamang Heritage trek is a must to add to every trekkers to do list.</p> 2017-01-03 Tamang heritage Langtang valley trek http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/nepal-trekking/langtang-region/tamang-heritage-langtang-valley-trek.html <p><strong>Tamang Heritage and Langtang Valley trek</strong> combine to offer the trekker the chance not only be immersed in the culture and local village life of the Tamang people, but also to experience some of the best biodiversity and mountain scenery the region has to offer.  Soak in the hot springs on the Tamang Heritage trail, sample the famous local cheese, marvel at the snow capped peaks, hike over into the lush Langtang valley through forest of pine, bamboo and rhododendron.  All of this within easy reach of Kathmandu!<br /><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"><br />The Langtang region, though close to Kathmandu, sees fewer trekkers than either the Annapurna or Everest regions. The Langtang region was Nepal’s first Himalayan National Park and was officially established in 1976.  It is the home to many protected species of wildlife and you may be lucky enough to spot the shy, endangered red panda amongst the lower reaches of the valley which is covered in dense forest.<br /></span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"><br />So, if you don’t have lots of time to trek, don’t want to be concerned with altitude acclimatisation, want a more localised experience away from the crowds, or are just new to trekking, the Tamang Heritage & Langtang trek is the one for you!</span></p> 2016-03-31 Tamang heritage Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu trek http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/nepal-trekking/langtang-region/tamang-heritage-langtang-gosainkunda-helambu-trek.html <div><strong>Tamang Heritage Langtang Gosainkund Helambu trek</strong> has just about everything Nepal has to offer the lucky trekker!  This combined trek will allow you to totally immerse yourself in this much under rated trekking area and fully explore the exceptional beauty it has to offer.<br /><br /></div> <div>The Tamang Heritage trek is one of the newest in Nepal and was only opened to trekkers in 2002.  It was created with the local villagers to improve trails and showcase the local Tamang people, a people renowned for their hospitality and a culture rich with many local festivals. It is a wonderful start to explore this region on relatively easy going trails through pristine mountain scenery.<br /><br /></div> <div>Cross over into the Langtang valley and trek through forests of pine, bamboo and rhododendron, keeping an eye open for rare wildlife such as the red panda and multiple species of colourful birds.  After the vegetation gives way to alpine meadows, in the spring, you’ll be treated to the best wildflower display Nepal has to offer and year round, to up close, breathtaking mountain views.<br /><br /></div> <div>Onto the enchanting, sacred lakes of the Gosainkund, which are framed with a 150km panorama of Himalayan mountain peaks.  The lakes are holy to both Hindus and Buddhists alike and many Hindus make the pilgrimage to bathe in the lakes during the August full moon festival of Janai Purnima.</div> <div>The trek then takes you onto the beautiful, calm valley of the Helambu.  The terrain is classic Himalayan foothills.  Despite its proximity to Kathmandu, the trails remain blissfully quiet as you wind your way through cultivated terraces, Sherpa villages and mountain viewpoints.  A real taste of rural Nepal.<br /><br /></div> <div>The Tamang Heritage-Langtang-Gosainkund-Helambu trek is sure give every trekker experiences to treasure for a lifetime.</div> 2014-01-17 Renjola Pass Trekking http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/nepal-trekking/everest-region/renjola-pass-trekking.html <div><strong>Renjola pass trekking</strong> in the Mount Everest region of Nepal, constantly rewards with <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">breathtaking views of some of the regions major peaks. <br /><br /></span></div> <div>Starting with the main route towards Everest base camp, you will be following in <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the footsteps of many famous mountaineers to arrive at the regions’ main town of </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Namche Bazaar. A day’s acclimatisation is essential here and Namche Bazaar is a </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">delight to explore whilst adjusting to the elevation. From here we leave the main </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">route and head out on the quieter trails to the Sherpa villages of Dole and Machhermo, </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">before arriving at the breathtakingly beautiful Gokyo lake. A hike up to Gokyo Ri not </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">only helps with further acclimatisation, but rewards you with panoramic views of Cho </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Oyu, Makalu, Lhotse and of course Everest, to name but a few.<br /><br /></span></div> <div>The following day takes us over the Renjo La pass, with more stunning views and <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">then down to the village of Lumde. This is a fairly long and strenuous day but the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">natural beauty and sense of achievement will make sure it’s a day that will be etched </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">in your memory for years to come.</span></div> <div><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"><br />We then head down to Thame and its monastery perched on the hillside above the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">village. It’s then a full day back to Nachme Bazaar, before retracing our steps back to </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Lukla and then onto Kathmandu. </span></div> <div>Wow! Awesome! Stunning! Beautiful! Amazing! What an experience! – just some of <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the expressions that will constantly be on your lips during the Renjo La trek.</span></div> 2014-02-12 Gokyo Trek http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/nepal-trekking/everest-region/gokyo-trek.html <div>The Gokyo trek is a fantastic alternative to the Everest Base Camp trek. Quieter trails <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">and lodges, with views to rival any other trek in the region, the Gokyo trek makes a </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">great choice for a shorter journey.<br /><br /></span></div> <div>Starting with the main route towards Everest base camp, you will be following in <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the footsteps of many famous mountaineers to arrive at the regions’ main town of </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Namche Bazaar. A day’s acclimatisation is essential here and Namche Bazaar is a </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">delight to explore whilst adjusting to the elevation. From here we leave the main </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">route and head out on the quieter trails to the Sherpa villages of Dole and Machhermo, </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">before arriving at the breathtakingly beautiful glacial lake of Gokyo.<br /><br /></span></div> <div>This trek constantly rewards with breathtaking views, including Cho Oyu, Makalu, <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Lhotse and of course Everest, to name but a few. Hike up to the top of Gokyo Ri and </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">sit in the midst of the regions’ most famous snowy peaks, which feel so close you </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">could almost reach out and touch them. <br /></span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"><br />Keep your camera out to capture as many mountain memories as you can from your </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Gokyo trek adventure, as we retrace our steps back down to Namche and finally onto </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Lukla, for our short and exciting flight back to Kathmandu!</span></div> 2017-03-16 Manaslu Circuit Trek http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/nepal-trekking/manaslu-region-trekking/manaslu-circuit-trek.html <div><strong>Manaslu Circuit Trek : </strong>The majestic mountainsjust east of the Annapurnas are the mighty peaks of Manaslu Range . They take their name from the awe inspiring Mt Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain in the world, which dominates this landscape. Very few visitors trek in this recently opened trekking route but lately it is catching the eye of more and more trekkers. Mainly because the ever popular Annapurna Trek is becoming affected by road building that is causing trekkers to look for nearby alternatives. This makes a visit to the unique and unspoiled Manaslu region a must for all adventurous souls seeking unsurpassed natural beauty and a fascinating look at the remote local cultures of the region. The trek passes through the Manaslu Conservation Area at the village of Jagat and requires a special permit to enter.<br /><br /></div> <div>The raging Budhi Gandaki  Riveris ever present along the Manaslu Circuit Trek. Sometimes you are trekking close along the riverbank and sometimes you are gazing on its power from high on mountain side. The local Nepalese believe that the enticing sound of the swirling rapids is the river singing to those that come under its spell. The constant churning and thrusting of its mighty flow as it crashes into huge boulders creates mini waterfalls and rock pools that are beautiful to witness. The river is fed by countless waterfalls cascading down from high above. So high that sometimes you can’t fit the entre waterfall in your camera frame. But the higher you go the character of the river morphs into a bubbling mountain brook with moss covered branches straddling its course.<br /><br /></div> <div>This area is marked by two cultural highlights: Gorkha, which is the ancestral seat of the reigning Shah dynasty and the temple of Manakamana Temple. This temple is dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Bhagwati and devotees believe if you make the pilgrimage to this holy site all your wishes will come true.</div> <div>Since the treks in the Manaslu region originate at around 1000 meters and reach as high as 5200 meters, the trekker will see a wide range of flora and fauna typical of the middle hills and alpine regions of Nepal. The trees andplants to be seen along the trek are thousands of tall Himalayan pinetrees with a strangely hallucinating hue of green and the evercolorfulrhododendron when in bloom present an intoxicating colorfulbackdrop. Thewildlife are harder to see but if you are lucky include barking deer, pika and Himalayan marmots.The many kinds of birds are easier to spot  are pheasant, raven and chough.<br /><br /></div> <div>People of Tibetan origin tend to scratch out an existence in the villages in the upper part of the trek. Other people  found along the trail  are Gurung and Tamangs. All are very welcoming and seem to enjoy the influx of people from other parts of the world walking through their villages during the trekking season.</div> <div>The best time to trek here is between September and May where the clear skies offer the best views. The months of June to August are the monsoon season and tend to be difficult because of the heavy rain and swollen rivers that often wash away many locally made footbridges. October and November are the peak times because of the clear skies and not so cold temperatures at high altitudes.<br /><br /></div> <div>There are many teahouses along this trek that can be reached after a day’s walking from one to the other. Or you can choose the camping option depending on your fancy.Government regulations require all groups to the Manaslu Circuit to be fully self sufficient and accompanied by professional guides and porters.<br /><br /></div> <div>The start of the trek is a jeep or bus ride from Kathmandu to the town of Arughat and from there to Soti Khola which is the end of the road and trekking begins in earnest.</div> 2017-08-12 Makalu Base Camp Trekking http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/nepal-trekking/makalu-base-camp-trekking.html <p><strong>Makalu Base Camp Trekking</strong> is least visited trekking which lies in the eastern part of Nepal called Barun Valley starting from Arun Valley. Makalu is one of the 8000 meter peak which has been attempted to climb by Hillary but could not success. Makalu base camp trek is still waiting to be explored widely and it is still the virgin trek which can be done either in tea house basis or camping basis. Recently, locals have made some tea houses in the region which makes trekking bit easier and less expensive. <strong>Makalu trekking</strong> shelters 3000 species of flowering plants, 440 species of birds and 75 species of mammals. The towering granite cliffs capped with glaciers in the upper reaches of the Barun Valley have been likened to those of Yosemite – on a bigger scale! As you walk up the river valleys, immense mountain vistas will unfold before you, including the massifs of Makalu, Everest and Lhotse. This region is the land of Rai, Limbu and some Sherpa where you will be exploring local culture, great scenery of the green hills and White Mountains gradually.</p> 2014-10-13 Mardi Himal Trek http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/nepal-trekking/annapurna-region/mardi-himal-trek.html <p><strong>Mardi Himal Trek</strong> is situated in the eastern part of the Annapunrna Himalayan Range. It is one of the best cultural treks in Annapurna region which is still unspoiled. That’s why it is a hidden gem of the Annapurna region. Mardi Himal Trek is the least visited trekking in the Annapurna region where you will be able to experience real local culture along with great mountain scenery of Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Annapurna south and Hiuchuli. Mardi Himal trek is the way quieter trekking in Annapurna region where you hardly meet other tourists so Mountain Ram Adventures connects you with the friendly local people and offers homestay along the trek. It has just been opened as lodge trek so you have no problem of your food and lodge but you have to go with the way they live and they eat. If you are expecting fancy lodge and food, you better choose other parts of Annapurna trek. Mardi Himal trek can be attempted by any inexperienced trekkers too, its relatively easy trek.<br /><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"><br /><strong>Mardi Himal Trek</strong></span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"> also pleases you with the beauty of flora and fauna. You will be walking through the dense forest, beautiful villages, amazing landscapes, wildlife, panoramic mountain views and unforgettably forest of the Rhododendron flower. Trekking leads you up to 3580 meters, the Mardi himal base camp and starts from 800 meters, Phedi. Mardi Himal base camp offers beautiful mountain views of the entire Annapurna range.<br /></span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"><br /><strong>Mardi himal trek</strong></span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"> can be done within a week trek from Pokhara. Your will be travelling to Pokhara from Kathmandu either by tourist bus (7 hours drive) or the plane (30 minute flight) and your trekking starts from the next day when you arrive at Phedi after an hour of drive from Pokhara. Trekking trails leads you to Deurali, forest camp, and High Camp and Mardi Himal base camp and when you return you will be trekking down through the different villages like Sidhing, Lwang and Phedi to finish the trekking. You are free after the trek either you stay few more days to enjoy the beauty of Pokhara city (most beautiful city of Nepal) or you can head back to Kathmandu the following day.</span></p> 2017-04-19 Tsum Valley Trek http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/nepal-trekking/manaslu-region-trekking/tsum-valley-trek.html <div><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"><strong>Tsum Valley trek</strong> has the beauty of Tibetan cultural heritage alive where the Tibet’s great yogi and Tibet’s great poet Milarepa meditated in 11th Century in the caves of Piren Phu where you will be visiting hundreds of years old monasteries and nunneries. Mountain Ram Adventures offers you the hidden gems of Nepal, <strong>Tsum valley</strong>, in the safe hand of our expert guides and porters. Tsum valley has its own unique meaning and the word “ Tsum” was derived from the Tibetan word “ Tsombo” which means “vivid” . Truly, it’s definitely the vivid region to visit. Tsum valley is also known as the Beyul Kyimolung, as Guru Rimpochhe described, “the holy hidden valley of Happiness”. No doubt, it’s the hidden holy place where everyone is happy even though life is hard and people have difficulties in accessing to the cities to get their commodities. <br /><br /></span></div> <div><strong>Tsum valley trek</strong>, in a scenic perspective, is gorgeous with the beautiful mountains around ,Ganesh Himal range, and the forest along the way. Tsum valley trek starts from Arughat or bit further up Sotikhola which is sub tropical area with very hot weather. You will be trekking through the tropical forest to alpine forest where you will be seeing the wild life, flora and fauna with the greater perspective. Most importantly, you will be walking thought the villages of Hindus and Nepalese Buddhist and suddenly you will be experiencing the Tibetan life style which of course amazes you. People in Tsum valley mostly depend on agriculture and grazing herds of yak, trading with Tibet. Tsum valley being in 3700 meters has its alpine beauty to admire you too. <br /><br /></div> <div>To forget that you are living in 21st Century, you should once visit <strong>Tsum Valley</strong> even though you don’t have time enough to trek, you can have helicopter ride which Mountain Ram Adventures happily organizes. Tsum valley is recently opened tourism to explore authentic traditional culture which is definitely the hidden beauty of Nepal.</div> 2017-04-19 Manaslu Rupina La Trek http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/nepal-trekking/manaslu-region-trekking/manaslu-rupina-la-trek.html <p>...........</p> 2014-09-26 Manaslu Tibet View Trek http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/nepal-trekking/manaslu-region-trekking/manaslu-tibet-view-trek.html <p><strong>Manaslu Tibet View Trek </strong>leads you to the border from where one can enjoy the magnificent view of <strong>Tibetan Plateaus</strong> and at the same time view of high Himalayas makes your overwhelmed. It is relatively easy and interesting trek in <strong>Manaslu region trekking</strong>.<strong> Manaslu Tibet view trek</strong> goes to the north of Samdo which is the ancient route of salt trade between Nepal and Tibet and you will be passing through the barren land of Nepal and viewing the magical Tibetan landscapes. Of course, you will be trekking on the very less touristic side of Manaslu region because most of the trekkers are rushing to do <strong>Larke Pass</strong> but Mountain Ram Adventures team make your trekking  indifferent to them so making unique approach to Manalsu trek you will experiencing amazing route. Those people who want to continue to Larke Pass get better acclimatization if they do this trip before the pass.<br /><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"><br /><strong>Manaslu Tibet View Trek</strong></span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"> follows the ancient river Budhi Gandaki all the way to your destination and you will be passing by the Tibetan villages in Nepalese land like Lho and Samgaun. It also offers you the panoramic view of the Manaslu Mountain along with Ganesh himal.<br /></span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"><br /><strong>Manaslu Tibet View Trek</strong></span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"> starts from Sotikhola which seven hours Jeep or Bus ride from Kathmandu through the local villages like Dhading and Salyantar. It will arrive at the village called Arughat and then it will be another couple of hours for Sotikhola. Treks starts from 790 meters and goes up to <strong>Samdo village</strong> 4000 meters which will be the highest altitude where you will be sleeping the night. Mountain Ram Adventures team will be introducing you the villages of Jagat, Pilim, Lihi, Lho and the Samagaun which are the most beautiful villages where you will be either sleeping or walking through.  All these villages have its own beauty to amaze you. You should not forget to ask with your guides to get more details information about the villages and region. Our guides will answer your uncounted questions with great passion. All our guides are well experienced. They are the Wikipedia in themselves.</span></p> 2015-01-27 Tsum Valley Manaslu Circuit Trek http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/nepal-trekking/manaslu-region-trekking/tsum-valley-manaslu-circuit-trek.html <p><strong>Tsum Valley Manaslu Circuit trek</strong> combines the majestic beauty of a circuit trek of the <span style="font-size: 12.1599998474121px; line-height: 1.3em;">mighty Manaslu Range via Larke Pass with a side trip up the </span><span style="font-size: 12.1599998474121px; line-height: 1.3em;">unique Tsum Valley.  Both these trekking routes have only </span><span style="font-size: 12.1599998474121px; line-height: 1.3em;">recently been opened up and have unspoilt Tibetan villages for </span><span style="font-size: 12.1599998474121px; line-height: 1.3em;">you to explore.  The Tsum Valley takes its name from the </span><span style="font-size: 12.1599998474121px; line-height: 1.3em;">Tibetan word “”tsombo which means “vivid” and has also been </span><span style="font-size: 12.1599998474121px; line-height: 1.3em;">described by Guru Rimpochhe as “the holy hidden valley of </span><span style="font-size: 12.1599998474121px; line-height: 1.3em;">happiness.”<br /><span style="font-size: 12.1599998474121px; line-height: 1.3em;"><br />The trek starts by travelling by bus from Kathmandu to Arughat </span><span style="font-size: 12.1599998474121px; line-height: 1.3em;">(600m) where the trekking begins in earnest. The path follows </span><span style="font-size: 12.1599998474121px; line-height: 1.3em;">the raging Budhi Gandaki River for four days staying in tea </span><span style="font-size: 12.1599998474121px; line-height: 1.3em;">houses in the villages of Soti Khola (710m), Maccha </span><span style="font-size: 12.1599998474121px; line-height: 1.3em;">(930m), Jagat (1410m) and Eklelbhatti (1600m). After </span><span style="font-size: 12.1599998474121px; line-height: 1.3em;">Ekelbhatti, the route heads north east into the beautiful Tsum </span><span style="font-size: 12.1599998474121px; line-height: 1.3em;">Valley heading for the village of MuGompa (3800m). This is the </span><span style="font-size: 12.1599998474121px; line-height: 1.3em;">turnaround point and the route heads back down the Tsum </span><span style="font-size: 12.1599998474121px; line-height: 1.3em;">Valley to re-join the Manaslu Circuit Trek at the village of Deng </span><span style="font-size: 12.1599998474121px; line-height: 1.3em;">(1800m). The 5 or 6 days spent in “hidden valley of happiness” </span><span style="font-size: 12.1599998474121px; line-height: 1.3em;">is well worth the effort as it is a chance to leave the 21st century </span><span style="font-size: 12.1599998474121px; line-height: 1.3em;">behind and visit monasteries that are over 100 years old and </span><span style="font-size: 12.1599998474121px; line-height: 1.3em;">meet people of a unique Tibetan culture.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12.1599998474121px; line-height: 1.3em;"><br />After Deng the trek heads towards the climax of the trek being </span><span style="font-size: 12.1599998474121px; line-height: 1.3em;">Larke Pass. At 5200m this pass offers beautiful high mountain </span><span style="font-size: 12.1599998474121px; line-height: 1.3em;">views of the mighty Manaslu Range. After Larke Pass it is all </span><span style="font-size: 12.1599998474121px; line-height: 1.3em;">downhill but the trail in parts is very steep and at times icy to </span><span style="font-size: 12.1599998474121px; line-height: 1.3em;">walk on. But you can rely on our experienced guides to get you </span><span style="font-size: 12.1599998474121px; line-height: 1.3em;">through this ultimate challenge.</span></p> 2017-04-19 Rupinala Larke Pass Trek http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/nepal-trekking/manaslu-region-trekking/rupinala-larke-pass-trek.html <p>.....</p> 2014-07-29 Rupinala Tsum Valley Trek http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/nepal-trekking/manaslu-region-trekking/rupinala-tsum-valley-trek.html <p><strong>Rupinala Tsum Valley trek</strong> offers less touristic and more rural view of Nepal in full fledged way. Trekking  through villages and forest would invite peach in our mind and soul. As a part of Manaslu trek it lies in the heart of Gorkha (district of Nepal) and it glances you the beauty of Mountain Manaslu and it touches you with locals. Local culture, ethnicity, customs, traditional fest and festivals of Gurung and Magar along with Lamas amaze you. Of course, there, you will be trapped with the beauty of flora and fauna. Rhododendron flower during the March and April flowers you and at the same time, unbelievable view of Mt. Manaslu,  Himal Chuli, Budhha Himal, Siringi Himal, Ganesh Himal  overwhelms you.<br /><strong style="line-height: 1.3em;"><br />Rubinala Tsum Valley trek</strong><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"> is the combination of two small treks like Rupinala pass trekking and Tsum valley trek. Tsum valley has been declared as a non-violent conservation area that’s why no one is allowed to kill animals and so on which highlights the Tsum valley strongly. In the mean time, people of Tsum valley are Tibetan heritage and also the name Tsum comes from the Tibetan word “Tsombo” which means vivid. This is the reason people love visit Tsum valley to see the alive Tibetan culture in Nepal.<br /></span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"><br /><strong>Rubinala  Tsum valley trek</strong></span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"> starts from Kathmandu  with the vehicle to Balowa via Gorkha Bazaar which leads you to the places like Barpak, Ghar Kharka, Syangrung kharka, Darche Danda, Rupinala Pass 4720m, Budhha himal B.C, Jhong Kharka, Nyak, then you will be starting to trek into the Tsum valley via Chumling, Chhekampar, Nile, Mu Gompa. Buddhism here in Tsum must have been influenced by the Milarepa , tibets great yogy, who meditated in the caves around Tsum valley. After the visiting the Tsum valley you are taken down to the valley of Bhudi Ghandaki which directs the trail towards Philim, Jagat and finally Soti Khola where you will be pick up by the private vehicle.</span></p> 2014-07-29 Manaslu Panorama Trek http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/nepal-trekking/manaslu-region-trekking/manaslu-panorama-trek.html <div><strong>Manaslu Panorama Trek</strong> is a memorable way,in a short period of time,to experience the real Nepal. From the beautiful pine tree covered Himalayan foothills, to the raging Budhi Gandaki River, to local Tibetan cultures lost in time and of course the mighty Manaslu Range. You will be hypnotized and fall under the influence of Mt Manaslu, eighth highest mountain in the world which dominates this region. This trek is relatively easy compared to the other trekking packages of Manaslu region as the route avoids crossing  the high altitude pass of Larke La (5200m) making it an option for your children to enjoy the challenge with you.<br /><br /></div> <div>The trek ascends the beautiful Budhi Gandaki Valley and every day sees a change of scenery and the higher you go the closer you get to the mighty Mt Manaslu. Most importantly, this trek offers you the unforgettable panoramic view of Manaslu Range along with the Ganesh Himal and the Tibetan border Himalayas too. Mt Manaslu starts to grab your attention with sneak previews on the way up the valley as soon you enter villages like Lihi or Lho. So you don’t necessarily have to go to high altitudes to have your eyes dazzled with the mountain scenery.<br /><br /></div> <div>The trekking proper begins at Soti Khola, a seven hour jeep ride or longer on a local bus. After 6 days of invigorating trekking passing through friendly villages like Jagat, Pilim, Lihi, Lho you reach the enticing village of Samagaun (3500m). This is in a majestic setting perched right under the mighty Mt Manaslu and the Manaslu Range. You can just about reach out and touch them. It is here a few days rest is taken before the return trek back down the valley to Soti Khola. While in Sama Gaun the fit and hardy can trek to Mt Manaslu Base Camp (4400m) which has outstanding high altitude mountain views.<br /><br /></div> <div>You should not forget to ask your guides any questions of interest you may have about the villages, mountains and the region. Our guides love to answer your questions and are walking encyclopedias on trekking in Nepal.</div> 2015-01-27 Nagarkot Day Tour http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/day-tours/nagarkot-day-tour.html <div>Nagarkot is located about 30km east of Kathmandu and is considered one of the most scenic spots inBhaktapur district. It is renowned for its sunrise and sunset views of the Himalaya range, including Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world as well as Manaslu, Langtang, and Annapurna ranges. Nagarkot also offers a panoramic view of the Kathmandu Valley.<br /><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"><br />Nagarkot is strategically located and was historically used as an ancient fort of the Kathmandu valley, monitoring external activities of other kingdoms in the Valley. Later on, it became a summer retreat for royals and their families before, only recently, becoming a hill station and a tourist destination.</span></div> 2014-11-04 Helicopter Day Tour http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/day-tours/helicopter-day-tour.html <p>We offer helicopter tours over the scenic parts of Langtang. Helicopter starts off from Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu and lands at GhoreTabela, where a visitor begins trekking towards along villages of the region. On the second day, a visitor continues trekking to Kyanjin through yak pastures and Sherpa villages. There is also a cheese factory, a major tourist attraction in this area, in KyanjinGompa. Eventually on the third day, a visitor flies back to Kathmandu from Kyanjin. Kyanjin is famous for its many temples with magnificent woodcarvings, and is a short distance from Dhulikhel.<br /><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"><br />Langtang, one of the main national parks in Nepal, is considered the best for its scenic views and trekking in Nepal. It’s also the least touristic and thus the most pristine, considering also that it is the first Himalayan national park. It’s also part of Sacred Himalayan Landscape.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"><br />It’s home to 26 villages, mostly inhabited by Sherpa people, as well as one of the most sacred lakes, Gosaikunda.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"><br />Langtang valley has a high diversity of vegetation types with eighteen ecosystem types, ranging from upper tropical forests to alpine scrub and perennial ice.</span></p> 2016-07-28 Dhulikhel Day Tour http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/day-tours/dhulikhel-day-tour.html <div>Dhulikhel is a small city of about 15,000 population, which hosts ethnic groups including Newars, Brahmin, Chhettri, Tamang and Dalit. The diversity of population is in part thanks to the fact that Dhulikhel has for many centuries been an important trading center on the ancient commercial route linking Nepal to Tibet.<br /><br /></div> <div>The plan of the city has been based on ancient Hindu planning doctrine with the position, shape, scale and dominance between buildings, temples, public squares all having their own meaning and harmony.<br /><br /></div> <div>Dhulikel offers a spectacular view of snow-capped Himalayan mountains considered one of the finest panoramic views in the world. When a blue haze covers the lower portion of the mountains, they seem to be floating in the air.<br /><br /></div> <div>There is much history in Dhulikel and, among others, a short visit to Namobuddha, with the Buddhist stupa and monastery, is highly recommended. There is also Panauti, a village noted for its numerous temples with magnificent woodcarvings, is a short distance from Dhulikhel, which is well worth a visit.</div> 2014-11-04 Bhaktapur Day Tour http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/day-tours/bhaktapur-day-tour.html <div>There are two magnificent Durbar Squares, one in Kathmandu and one in Patan. There is a third one, located inside the Bhaktapur city, which is at once as nice as the other two but also the biggest of the three. Due to its size, it is popular enough to attract masses of tourists who have to travel 2 hours by public bus or rent a private car from Kathmandu. This Durbar Square, in difference from others, is home to many ordinary people who live, work and stay there throughout the day. Here is also where visitors can intermingle with locals, taste local food stuffs, and just enjoy all the historic monuments, passages and little shops and merchandizes presented.<br /><br /></div> <div>Architecture here dates back from Malla period and hosts a whole range historic monuments, including the Golden Gate, Fifty-five Windows and the beautiful statue of King BhupatindraMallamounted on a giant stone pillar, among others.</div> <div><br />The Golden Gate was built by King RanjitMalla as the entrance to the main courtyard of the Fifty-five Window Palace. The Palace of Fifty-five Windows was built during the reign of King YakshyaMalla in 1427 AD.and renovated by King Bhupatindra Malla in the 17th century.<br /><br /></div> <div>The Art Gallery has a fascinating collection of ancient manuscripts, thangkas, centuries-old stone sculptures, antique paintings that belong to Hindu and Buddhist traditions of various periods. This gallery is open every day of the week except Tuesdays.<br /><br /></div> <div>Besides the Durbar Square, Bhaktapur city hosts the following monuments and sites of historic and cultural value:<br /><br /></div> <div>•<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Three Squares: Durbar Square, Taumadhi Square, and Dattatreya Square.<br /><br /></div> <div>•<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Popular Places: Changu Narayan (World Heritage Site), Nagarkot, Surya Vinayak, Kamal Vinayak, Siddha Pokhari, Chonga Ganesh.<br /><br /></div> <div>•<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Devine Miracolus Vision: largest Shiva lingum, Golden Spout and Gate, magnificent peacock windows, and around 40 temples.</div> 2014-11-04 Kathmandu Day Tour http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/day-tours/kathmandu-day-tour.html <div>Kathmandu has a square, which is not just another UNESCO World Heritage Site but steeped in history as well as a budding center, although refurbished and somehow repurposed, in the modern day Kathmandu. Its name, Kasthamandap (wooden house”), is the origin of the name Kathmandu. This is Kathmandu Durbar Square, which has been constructed and in active use since 1000 AD.<br /><br /></div> <div>Nowadays, Durbar Square hosts many small fruit and vegetable vendors sheltered under pakodas and structures that are few hundred or a thousand year old. The Square attracts not only locals but many tourists interested in history and keen to experience the local food stuffs as well as witness some of traditions, such as burning candles and praying, that is happens on a regular and sometimes daily basis.<br /><br /></div> <div>Main attraction in the Kathmandu Durbar Square include the following:<br /><br /></div> <div>•<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Taleju Temple, the tallest of all structures on the Square, built by King Mahendra Malla in 1549 AD. This temple is open to the public for just one day during the Dashain festival each year.<br /><br /></div> <div>•<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Jagannath Temple, built in the 16th century, is known for the fascinating erotic figures carved on its wooden struts.<br /><br /></div> <div>•<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Kal Bhairav, one of the largest 17th century stone statues in Kathmandu, represents the terrifying aspect of Lord Shiva.</div> <div>•<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Sweta-Bhairav, the temple that is open to the public just one day during Indra Jatra festival each year.<br /><br /></div> <div>•<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>17th century Kumari Temple (the temple of Living Goddess), an example of highly developed Nepali craftsmanship and home to  "the Kumari", or living goddess, a young girl; the temple is said to have been built from the timber of a single tree.<br /><br /></div> <div>•<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Nautalle Durbar, the nine-storied palace.<br /><br /></div> <div>There is another Durbar Square in the Kathmandu Valley, too. It’s the Patan Durban Square. In many ways, as fascinating, and in some ways even more fascinating than even the Kathmandu Durbar Square, this Square hosts, among others, what is considered the best museum in all of Nepal. This museum not only hosts many historic statues from various Buddhist sites but also documents Buddhist history in very comprehensive manner. Located in the heart of Patan city, this Square was the historic seat for kings of Patan. The Square featuresa great display of Newari architecture,which had its pinnacle during the reign of Malla kings, great builders and patrons of the arts. The king’s palace has three main courtyards: the central and the oldest is Mul Chowk. To the west of the complex are a dozen free standing temples of various sizes and built in different styles. A masterpiece in stone, the Krishna Temple, Bhimsen Temple, the Golden Temple of Hiranya Varna Mahavira and Sundari Chowk mark the artistic brilliance of the Newar craftsment of that era. The Sundari Chowk, which has a sunken bath of Tusha Hiti, showcases exquisite woodcarvings, stone and metal sculpture. Like the other palaces, Patan Durbar Square also houses a temple dedicated to Taleju Bhawani.<br /><br /></div> <div>In addition to two Durbar Squares, below are some other important monuments to see in this are:<br /><br /></div> <div>•<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>The Golden Gate and golden windows of the old palace</div> <div><br />•<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>The famous Krishna Temple with 21 golden pinnacles.</div> <div><br />•<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>The bath with many carvings in stone at Sundari Chowk</div> <div><br />•<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>The Monkey Temple.</div> <div><br />•<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>The Taleju Temple.</div> <div><br />•<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>The temple of Bhimsen with a magnificent golden balcony overlooking the square.</div> <div><br />•<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Char-Narayan temple, which features amazing sets of woodcarving portraits.</div> <div><br />•<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Chyasi Dega.</div> <div><br />•<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Manga Hiti.</div> <div><br />•<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Mul-Chowk.</div> <div><br />Bouddhanath</div> <div><br />The 36-meter-high stupa of Bouddhanath is one of the largest Buddha stupas in South Asia. Due to its history, it is surrounded by many monasteries, and represents the center of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. Built in the shape of a mandala designed to replicate the Gyangtse of Tibet, the Bouddhanath stupa was renovated in the 8th century AD. The location of the stupa is interesting as it once lay on the ancient trade route to Tibet and provided rest and shelter to Tibetan merchants who offered prayers for centuries. Even today there is a strong Tibetan presence here as countless Tibetan refugees reside around this stupa. The canopy of the stupa has thirteen stages.</div> 2014-11-04 Culture and Safari tour in Nepal. http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/nepal-tour/culture-and-safari-tour-in-nepal.html <p>....................</p> 2013-08-31 Kathmandu Pokhara tour http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/nepal-tour/kathmandu-pokhara-tour.html <p>.............</p> 2013-08-31 Cultural tour in Nepal http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/nepal-tour/cultural-tour-in-nepal.html <p>.....................</p> 2013-08-31 Tharpu Chuli Peak Climbing http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/nepal-peak-climbing/tharpu-chuli-peak-climbing.html <p>This peak, also known as Tent Peak, is situated in the heart of the Annapurna Sanctuary, around 5 days walk from Pokhara. It is an attractive mountain and part of the ridge line south from Glacier Dome, that includes Singu Chuli and acts as a central divider between the semi circle of peaks enclosing the sanctuary. Seen from the moraines above the huts at the Annapurna South base camp, the mountain takes on a shape, aptly described by its former name Tent Peak. You will have a great time climbing this mountain with superb views of the Annapurna massive.</p> 2013-08-25 Yala Peak Climbing http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/nepal-peak-climbing/yala-peak-climbing.html <p>Yala peak is situated north from Kathmandu in Langtang Himalaya range near border of Tibet at the elevation of 5732 meters. This is one of the lowest trekking peaks and the easiest in Nepal. <br /> <br /> Our journey starts once we leave Kathmandu and drive to Dhunche which is about 7 to 8 hours by bus and we flow the trekking route of Langtang valley and Kyangjin Gompa. Once we pass Kyangjin Gompa then we will turn north to see Yala Peak. Yala peak offers you a spectacular view of Langtang, Lirung, Langsisha Ri, Gangchepo, Dorche Pakpa and many more mountain ranges from Nepal and Tibet.</p> 2013-11-09 Helambu Valley Trekking http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/nepal-trekking/langtang-region/helambu-valley-trekking.html <div><strong>Helambu valley trekking</strong> is a perfect for those who are short on time, or are looking for a different experience from the usual, more populous trekking routes.<br /><br /></div> <div>Despite being so close to Kathmandu, the Helambu region remains unspoiled.  It is renowned as a calm, peaceful and beautiful valley, with trails remaining blissfully quiet as you wind your way through cultivated terraces, Sherpa villages and mountain viewpoints.  The highland villages of the Helambu region were originally the home to the Hyolmo people, from which the word Helambu derives.  The Helambu region is well known for its apples and plentiful Buddhist monasteries.  Not to mention majestic waterfalls, views of the snow capped Himalayan giants and stands of lush mountain forest.<br /><br /></div> <div>Given its proximity to Kathmandu, the Helambu gives the trekker a real taste of rural Nepal, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.  The altitude on the Helambu trek remains low, so anyone concerned with altitude issues need not worry.  The Helambu trek is an interesting option for those new to trekking, those with limited time, or for anyone who wants to see what real, rural Nepali village life is all about!  You will come away delighted with your Helambu experience!</div> 2013-11-21 Langtang Gosaikunda Trekking http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/nepal-trekking/langtang-region/langtang-gosaikunda-trekking.html <div><strong>Langtang Gosainkund trekking</strong>, gives the trekker a remarkable and varied journey through the Langtang valley and onto the holy lakes of Gosiankund.  The Gosiankund lakes are considered holy by both Hindus and Buddhists alike and many Hindus make the pilgrimage to bathe in the lakes during the August full moon festival of Janai Purnima.<br /><br /></div> <div>This trek will give your legs a chance to warm up at the easier elevations and on the more moderate trails of the Langtang, before reaching the harder trails to the Gosiakund area and time to become acclimatised to the higher elevations.  In the spring your efforts will be rewarded, not only with some spectacular mountain views, both also with the rhododendron forests in full bloom and carpets of alpine wildflowers.  There will also be a chance to sample some of the local cheese at the famous cheese factory in Kanjin Gompa.<br /><br /></div> <div>The Langtang National Park covers an area of 1,170 km sq and includes 18 different ecosystems.  From lowland forests abundant with wildlife, to alpine meadows, pristine lakes, magnificent mountain views and a chance to sample the unique lifestyle of the local Tamang people, this is a truly memorable trek.</div> 2016-03-31 Langtang Valley Trekking http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/nepal-trekking/langtang-region/langtang-valley-trekking.html <p><strong>Langtang valley trekking</strong>, is the perfect option if you are looking for a short, relatively easy, teahouse trek. It is a great introduction to Himalayan trekking, with the added bonus of breathtaking mountain views right from day one. Situated just a day's drive North of Kathmandu, this excellent trek follows the narrow Langtang valley heading up towards the Langtang glacier and the Tibetan border. It is situated within the 1710 sq km Langtang National Park which encompasses high mountains, peaceful Tamang villages, the holy Gosaiankunda Lake and one of Nepal's oldest monasteries. About one fourth of the park is covered in forests of oak, maple, rhododendron, chir pine, hemlock and spruce and is home to a wide variety of animal and bird life. It is possible to see the endangered Himalayan red panda, pika, muntjack, musk deer, Himalayan black beer, Himalayan tahr, ghoral, serow, rhesus monkey and the common langur.<br /> <br /> Many different bird species can also be spotted as this region is a major route for migratory birds.</p> 2017-06-13 Round Annapurna Trekking http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/nepal-trekking/annapurna-region/round-annapurna-trekking.html <p>The around Annapurna circuit trek starts from Bhulbhule. This is a popular trekking trail in the Annapurna region where you will enjoy spectacular Himalayan scenery.<br /> <br /> This 300km circuit takes follows around the Annapurna Himal, following the courses of 2 mighty rivers: the Marsyangdi in the East and the Kali Gandaki to the West and takes one over the 5416m high Thorung La Pass in between the upper reaches of the rivers. The Kali Gandaki is the world’s deepest gorge, flanked by the 8000m giants of Dhaulagiri (8617m) and the Annapurnas (7219m to 8091m). The flora and geography change dramatically around the circuit trek, from the rich, green rice paddies of the lowlands,climbing through deep, dramatic gorges to the arid Manang region and snow covered Thorong La. With the chance to see blue sheep, Himalayan mountain goats, pheasants, jackals, and possibly even the elusive snow leopard, adding to the thrill of being in such a remarkable environment. Not to mention the rich cultural diversity of the Brahmin, Chhetree, Tibetan, Thakali, Magar, Tamang and Gurung inhabitants.<br /> <br /> The Circuit is one of the World’s classic treks and on the must do list of any serious trekker or adventurer. Note: anyone planning to do this trek must be careful to ensure that their porters have appropriate clothing, footwear and equipment for crossing the Thorung La Pass. Sometimes the pass crossing may be risky due to the bad weather, such as heavy snow and strong winds which may occasionally close the pass.</p> 2016-04-05 Ghorepani Trekking http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/nepal-trekking/annapurna-region/ghorepani-trekking.html <p>It is known as Annapurna Sanctuary, one of the most popular treks in Nepal. This is a moderate trek. The combination of easy walking and majestic scenery makes the trek to Annapurna Base Camp. Enjoy mountain views, thick bamboo and rhododendron forests and a mix of cultures unparalleled by other treks as you venture deep into the Mt. Annapurna<br /><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"><br />This magnificent amphitheatre is called a “sanctuary” because of its natural serenity, beauty and the divine presence of the Hindu goddesses Annapurna and Gangapurna. This isolated cirque of peaks can only be approached by one route, a deep gorge that carves into the fortress of mountains between Machhapuchhre and Hiunchuli. Many of the peaks are over 7000m, including the famous twin-peaked Machapuchare, as well as Annapurna I and III, Annapurna South and Gangapurna..</span></p> 2017-01-03 Jomsom Trekking http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/nepal-trekking/annapurna-region/jomsom-trekking.html <p>Trekking in the annapurna region is the best approach to have a close look at the formation of mysterious nature’s wonders which have facilitated this region to be highly concentrated trekking spot amongst the world since 1977 when it was first time opened for the foreigners. This region has been associated with the name of massive annapurna peak – one among eight world’s highest peaks of the world. This highly praised and spectacular trekking route makes your traveling a different experience ever in lifetime. More than anything else, the great deal of traditional culture and the unique hospitality of the native people can definitely help to erase your tired mind in course of your great journey. This two weeks trek in the Annapurna region is specially designed considering those individual who have got only few time in Nepal and very interested to explore this area by crossing Thorung La Pass (5416m.). In this way, this short but exclusive trek program is basically targeted to enjoy the Himalayan spirit through unique adventure as well as within short period of time.</p> 2015-01-27 Annapurna Base Camp Trekking http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/nepal-trekking/annapurna-region/annapurna-base-camp-trekking.html <p>This highly praised and spectacular trekking route is ideal if you have a limited amount of time in Nepal. Trekking in this region of <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the breathtaking Annapurnas, is the perfect way to get up close and into the heart of one of nature’s wonders. This trek has deservedly </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">described as one of the best in the World since it was fist opened to foreigners in 1977. It is particularly exquisite in the Spring when </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the mountainsides are awash in a sea of rhododendron blossoms. The abundance of traditional culture and the hospitality of the local </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">people can definitely help to ease a tired mind or soothe aching legs at the end of each day of discovery. This short but challenging </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">trek is the perfect way to enjoy a unique Himalayan of adventure.</span></p> 2016-04-05 Jiri to EBC Trekking http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/nepal-trekking/everest-region/jiri-to-ebc-trekking.html <p>Trekking in the Everest region starts either from the town of Jiri, accessible from Kathmandu by bus or private jeep, or from Lukla, a short flight from Kathmandu.<br /> <br /> If you have a limited amount of time, then it is best to fly into Lukla from Kathmandu (although in order to avoid altitude sickness you will still need a minimum of 2 weeks to trek to Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar). But if you have the time it is well worth spending an extra week by walking in, which will give you ample time to improve your fitness and acclimatize for the high mountain trails. You will also enjoy the opportunity of getting off the beaten track and following in the footsteps of the early mountaineers on the old expedition route.</p> 2016-01-14 Kalapathar Trekking http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/nepal-trekking/everest-region/kalapathar-trekking.html <p><strong>Kalapather Trekking</strong> in Eastern Nepal is the second most popular trek in Nepal and home to the famous Sherpas. Broken into deep gorges and glacial valleys, with elevation ranging from 2845–8848 m, the 1148 sq km Sagarmatha National Park has vegetation graduating from pine to rhododendron to juniper and through to bare rock and snow.  <br /><br />During the trekking seasons enjoy the breathtaking views of Mt. Everest (Sagarmatha in Nepali) along with majestic peaks Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Nuptse and Amadablam to name but a few.  Spot some of the many animal and bird species along the way and then relax at the end of each day in the comfort one of the highly efficient lodges of this unique area.<br /><br />With trekking in this region starting from either form Jiri or Lukla (depending on your available time), there is truly something for everyone.</p> 2017-03-16 Chola pass trekking http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/nepal-trekking/everest-region/chola-pass-trekking.html <p><strong>Chola pass trekking</strong> has it all !  Trek alongside the Dudh Kosi (Milk River) to its source and stay at one of the well appointed lodges by the shores of the aquamarine Gokyo Lake.  Hike up Gokyo Ri for a panoramic view of the valley, admiring the towering peaks surrounding you.  Continue over the Cho La pass and onto to Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar for more spectacular views.    As a shorter and less challenging alternative to The Three Passes trek, the Cho La Trek is an ideal way to admire the views, experience Sherpa villages and Buddhist monasteries.  A rewarding detour to the regular Everest Base Camp trek.</p> 2017-01-03 Ganja la pass trekking http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/nepal-trekking/langtang-region/ganja-la-pass-trekking.html <p><strong>Ganja La pass trekking</strong> begins in Sybrubesi at the start of the beautiful, narrow Langtang valley.  The trek begins by hiking up river through lush rhododendron and bamboo forests to Kyangin Gompa.  Kyangin Gompa is surrounded by towering snow capped peaks and is home to a Buddhist monastery and a renowned cheese factory which was established by the Swiss Association for Technical Assistance back in 1955.  Trekking over the 5,122m Ganja La pass is a serious undertaking and requires the use of some technical equipment and an experienced guide.  As part of this trek passes through an area without settlements, we will be camping and fully self sufficient with our food and fuel.</p> <p>After the Ganja La we pass into the Helambu and continue the journey through beautiful rice terraces, Buddhist monasteries and charming villages including the Sherpa village of Tarke Ghyang.  The name means “temple of 100 horses" and was taken from the name of a temple built in 1727 by a Buddhist monk who was asked by the king of Kathmandu (then Kantipur) to stop an epidemic. As his reward the monk asked for 100 horses, which he brought to the village.</p> <p>The Ganja La trek is an adventurous undertaking and offers the seasoned trekker a true wilderness experience.</p> 2013-10-20 Pisang Peak Climbing http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/nepal-peak-climbing/pisang-peak-climbing.html <p>.............</p> 2013-11-09 Naya Kanga Peak Climbing http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/nepal-peak-climbing/naya-kanga-peak-climbing.html <p>Ganjala Chuli 5,844 m (Naya Kaga) is the one of the beast and adventurous climbing spot in Nepal which includes Langtang-Helambu trek in Nepal.Langtang region is a popular, famous and amazing destination for climbing snow peaks and spectacular panoramic views of mountains in Nepal. It has easy access to the region and availability of several snow peaks scattered around for acclimatization make this region an ideal destination for novice as well as experienced climbers. Naya Kanga is an attractive peak rising to the west of the Ganja La pass (5,844m/16).<br /> <br /> Ascending to Ganja La and the summit of Naya Kanga offer the spectacular panoramic views of mountains in Nepal and Tibet including Langshisa Ri (6,370m/20,894ft), Pemthang Ri (6,836m/22,422ft), Shisapangma (8,046m/27,749ft), Langtang Lirung (7,425m/24,354ft), Pemthang Kapro Ri (6,830m/22,402ft) and Langtang II (6,571m/21,553ft). The normal route of ascent to Naya Kanga is via the north – East Ridge over a line on ice and snow. We follow the route of Langtang trek to Kyangjin (3,749m/12,297ft) for the ascent of Naya Kanga. To the north above Kangjin, there are several hills that provide both the magnificent views and acclimatization. Northeast of Kyangjin RI (4,700m/15,416ft), there are two peaks; Yala Peak (5,500m/18,040ft) and Tsergo Peak (5,749m/18,857ft) that provide good climbing for acclimatization. Climbing Naya Kanga from North-East Face and North Ridge.<br /> <br /> Crossing the Langtang Khola below Kyangjin, we climb steeply along the ridge through a forest of rhododendron and juniper. Finally climbing more gently, we arrive at yak pastures of Ngegang at about 4000m. We continue following the trail to Ganja La climbing steeply through moraine . We leave Ganja La trail to climb steeply up yet more moraine to reach the eastern end of the glacier shelf beneath the north-east face of Naya Kanga. We set up the high camp here for the ascent. We cross the glacier shelf to the foot of a shallow couloir heading to the north ridge. We climb the couloir to the notch and the base of the ridge. Then we turn to the ice nose on the left which is only the technical section on the climb. Now the ridge widens and leads to a small col. on the east-west summit ridge and the summit is only 30m higher to the right. The climb near the summit should be done carefully. Normally, the ascent takes 5-7 hours from the high camp. For the return trek, we may follow Ganja La-Helambu route or back the way we came in to Dhunche.</p> 2013-11-09 Mera Peak Climbing http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/nepal-peak-climbing/mera-peak-climbing.html <p>This is the highest trekking peak in Nepal, standing at 6476m/21246 ft, and is situated in an uninhabited and unspoilt part of Nepal to the south-east of Everest. Whilst the summit of Mera is our ultimate goal, the outstanding feature of this trip is the trek through the Hinku valley which is one of the wildest and most beautiful in Nepal.This will allow us to sample a true ‘wilderness experience’ en route to Mera.<br /> We start the trek by flying to Lukla and from here proceed slowly to the east, crossing the Zatr La, and after nine days trekking we eventually reach the Mera La where we site our base camp.On the trail to the Zatr La<br /> <br /> <strong> Mera Peak Trek – The Climb</strong><br /> From the Mera La it is possible to ascend to the summit in one day, but we will make use of a high camp to increase our chances of success. The steady climb to the north summit rewards our efforts with one of the finest viewpoints in Nepal, giving fantastic views of five 8000m peaks, Everest and Lhotse to the north, Kanchenjunga and Makalu to the east, and Cho Oyu to the west.This trek is a fully equipped camping trek with accommodation in two person tents and food being cooked by our kitchen staff. Transport to and from the Everest region is by air.</p> 2016-04-25 Day Tour Kathmandu http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/nepal-tour/day-tour-kathmandu.html <p>Kathmandu valley includes city of Kathmandu, Lalitpur (Patan) and Bhaktapur districts. Kathmandu is s melting pot of Hinduism and Buddhism and exudes spirituality, Zen and serenity. Historic sites such as Kathmandu Durbar square, Patan  Durbar square, Bhaktapur Durbar square, Pashupati  temple,  Swaymbhunath temple , one of the holiest Buddhist temples in the region,   also  known as Monkey temple, and Buddha stupa  in Bouddhanath , Changu Narayan and others do not only offer a glimpse of history and time, but reflect modern realities and cultural heritage of Nepal and its various ethnic groups.  <br />The Kathmandu Valley is known by seven groups of monuments and buildings which showcase the full range of historic and artistic achievements of Kathmandu Valley, which is a testimony to its world fame and recognition of its timeless heritage.  Sculptures, paintings and carvings on countless number of old houses and temples captures everyone‘s eyes and imagination.</p> 2014-02-12 Three Passes Trekking http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/nepal-trekking/everest-region/three-passes-trekking.html <p><strong>Three Passes trekking</strong> is the ultimate circuit trek in the Everest region.  Three weeks will take you on an unforgettable adventure through some of the most exciting and stunning scenery in Nepal.  Trekking over the Kongma La, Cho La and finally the Renjo La, this sometimes strenuous trek constantly rewards with breathtaking views, including Cho Oyu, Makalu, Lhotse and of course Everest.  Taking in the best of the Khumbu region, and complimented by visits to Everest Base Camp and Kalapather,  this trek takes you over 5000m five time.  Challenge yourself and enjoy the varied and spectacular scenery of this unique experience.</p> 2016-04-13 Mustang Trekking http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/nepal-trekking/mustang-trekking.html <p>Mustang, Desert in the Mountains is situated to the north of Annapurna Massif and is a region that receives scanty rainfall as compared to the rest of Nepal. The region is inhabited by the people following Buddhism as their major religion with some touch of local practices that has evolved since time immemorial. Stone structure is the main feature of the construction style of the region and not a single construction is untouched by this architectural style. All the houses, gates, pavements etc. in villages are the living example of this kind of architecture. The land is very dry with scanty vegetation. As this region is regarded as the Desert in the Mountains, a trek in this region can be enjoyable any time of the year. This is a secluded region with very shy but hospitable people. A visit to this region will certainly give a pre-experience before going for a trip to Tibet. This region lies to the north of Annapurna Region and trek to the destinations in this region can be combined with trek in Annapurna Region. Mustang is still regarded as a restricted Area and for a trek in this region; special formalities need to be completed before venturing this trek.</p> 2016-01-10 Manaslu Full Circuit Trek http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/nepal-trekking/manaslu-region-trekking/manaslu-full-circuit-trek.html <p>The areas to the east of the Annapurna are the peaks of Manaslu group. Few visitors trek to this area, which makes a visit here all the more unique and unspoiled. The area is bordered by River Budhi Gandaki and to the west River Marshyangdi. This area is marked by two cultural highlights: Gorkha, which is the ancestral seat of the reigning Shah dynasty and the temple of Manakamana. Since the treks in the Manaslu region originate at around 1000 meters and reach as high as 5200 meters, the trekker will see a wide range of flora typical of the middle hills and alpine regions of Nepal. Plants to be seen around here are pine, rhododendron, wildlife include barking deer, pika and Himalayan marmots. Birds to be sighted in the region are pheasant, raven and chough. People of Tibetan origin inhabit several villages. Other groups found here are Gurung and Tamangs. The best time to trek here is between September and May. A few teahouses are seen in the Manaslu Conservation Area; however, teahouse trekking is not a suggested option. Government regulations require all the group trekking to the Manaslu Circuit to be fully sufficient.<br /> <br /> The main hub for treks in Manaslu region is the town of Gorkha, which can be reached from Kathmandu in about 4 hours by bus or car. The alternative starting point is Dhading Besi, from where it can be reached in about five hours.</p> 2015-01-27 Kanchenjunga Trekking http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/nepal-trekking/kanchenjunga-trekking.html <p>The Kanchenjunga trekking route is one of the best regions for those visitors who want to experience more of Nepal and get away from the more visited areas. This region is restricted to organised expedition groups only and the need to be self-sufficient is essential. You will be walking where few foreigners venture, along the remote trails of the local Rai and Limbu people. The region is blessed by the World’s third highest peak,Kanchenjunga (8586m), the jewel of the Eastern himalayas and is located on the border of Nepal, India and Tibet. <br /> <br /> Mt. Kanchenjunga has long been regarded as one of the most alluring and treacherous of all the mountains above 8000m and though often considered one of the most beautiful ones, it is subsequently is less scaled by mountaineers. The region of Kanchenjunga lies in the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area and is full of riches as regards to the varieties of flora and fauna found in the area. <br /> <br /> A trek in this region gives a chance to have a diverse cultural, ethnic and religious experience, in addition to the most enchanting views of the landscape and the ever alluring mountains. Being one of the least visited areas, the true essence of the trek is preserved, allowing one to be part of the local life whilst spending nights in different villages along the trail. A trek in this region will take trekkers to the heart of the mountains where they b39 will be able to absorb the serenity and sanctity of nature in all its splendour. <br /> <br /> Treks in the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area can vary as per the time frame and the adventurousness of the trekker, with itineraries tailor made to accommodate your desires.</p> 2016-08-30 Dhaulagiri Trekking http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/nepal-trekking/dhaulagiri-trekking.html <p>Dhaulagiri trekking is one of the most difficult trekking in the world. People, who are interested in the hardest trekking and adventure, like it very much. It is not easy what people think about it. Even it is hard and difficult it is absolutely gorgeous .It is not easy to explain its beauty. Big forest, Small villages, High Mountains and local culture are the main feature of this trekking. Being in the mountain is another experience you are surrounded by the mountains there.</p> 2017-01-03 Nepal Mountain Flight http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/nepal-mountain-flight.html <p><strong>Nepal mountain flight</strong> is an adventurous and popular flight to enjoy the mountains of Nepal and it also known as “Everest Experience” flight. This is an hour flight towards Mt. Everest and Mt. Kanchenjunga. During the flight you will be surrounded with many mountain peaks. You can feel the snow caved mountains from very near along with more than four 8000 m mountains. The flight offers window guaranteed seats with small beech c or d aircraft. It flies above the cloud at above 4500 m elevation. This flight operates daily early round the year. As early as you could fly is recommended.<br /><br />These are the airlines operating flights to Mount Everest regions :<br /><br />1 : Buddha Airlines<br />2 : Guna Airlines<br />3 : Yeti Airlines<br /><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">4 : Agni Airlines<br /></span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"><br />Once you fly from Kathmandu to the mountain region , automatically glimpses of the high mountains of Nepal appears to your </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">eyes from the windows you are staring through. first glimpses of the mountain will be called Shisha Pangma (8,013 mtr), </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">then appears Dorje Lhakpa (6,966 mtr), a mountain that looks </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">like the number 8 covered with snow and lying down. Mountain Phurbi-Chyachu lies on the right hand of Dorje Lhakpa. </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"><br />When you go further more, you are closer to the high mountains so next little mountain touches your eyes is that Choba-Bharare </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">(5935 mtr) but interestingly it has never been climbed. In a few second your eyes get chance to glaze at Gauri-Shanker </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">mountain which means the Lord Shiva and Parbati ( Hindus greatest God and Goddess ) so people consider it as a holy mountain as well. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">It stands on the height of 7134 mtr), this mountain appeals to many people showing its pointy peak. Soon the sun starts to </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">rise , then all those mountain show the glory of the Himalaya. Melungtse, a plateau-like mountain, </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">stretches up to 7,023 m. Chug imago at 6,297 m is still a virgin, waiting to be climbed. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">At 6,956 m, Numbur mountain resembles a breast, the maternal source in the sky providing pure milk to </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the Sherpas of the Khumbu. Karyolung is an another interesting white mountain which stands at 6,511 mtr which glows with rising sun.<br /></span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"><br />Now its your time to see more and more high mountains like Choyu, Mount Everes, Lhotse, and Makalu and Kenchenjunga which crosses the height of </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">8000 mtr. Its the greatest chance to see all five highest mountain of the world with the single our and explore the mountain </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">region of Nepal. At the same time you are going to see the mountain like Nuptse which is 7952 mtr, Pumory, Tabuche peak, Ama Dablam </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">and so on. Looking at big and white mountain of the Himalaya will overwhelm you suddenly and makes you feel that it was good </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">decision taking the mountain flight in Nepal. At the same time it appeals you to go trekking in the Himalaya and touch those mountains with your naked hand.</span></p> 2015-01-27 Paragliding in Nepal http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/paragliding-in-nepal.html <p>To fly like a bird is always the wish of all the people as we feel that birds are always free from all the tensions of life on earth. Though we can not touch the sky as it is limitless, we can experience flying in the sky on our own while paragliding. This is a sport for very experienced people considering the terrain of Nepal and we are here to organize this sport for those who love using their wings to see and experience what is below them.<br /> <br /> Paragliding in Nepal can be a truly wonderful and fulfilling experience for the adventure seeking. A trip will take you over some of the best scenery on earth, as you share airspace with Himalaya griffin vultures, eagles, kites and float villages, monasteries, temples, lakes and jungle, with a fantastic view of the majestic Himalayas. The last three years have seen the activity flourish in Pokhara and it now is an internationally recognized destination for free-flight enthusiasts Gliding as a weather depended sport and the flying season in Nepal commences from November and December. The take-off point for these flights in Sarangkot (1592m), which also offers prime views of Phewa lake and the Mountains at sunrise and sunset (provided the skies and clear) and the landing is by the lake. No previous experience is required as qualified pilots provide a short briefing before launching.</p> 2016-06-12 Nepal Bungy Jumping http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/nepal-bungy-jumping.html <p>We think the Bungy is the most spectacular jump in the world. At 160 meters high, it is Nepal’s Ultimate Rush. It was designed by one of New Zealand’s leading Bungy Consultants and is staffed and operated by some of the most experienced Western Jump Masters in the business.<br /> <br /> You will find the bungy shuttle in the Himalayan country of Nepal having access of less than 3 hours out of Kathmandu.. You will travel the Arniko (Kathmandu/Lhasa) Highway to within 12km of the Tibet Border and the famous Friendship Bridge. Bungy Jump takes place on a 166m wide steel suspension bridge over the Bhoti Kosi River. The bridge where bungy jump takes place is swiss designed, specially for bungy jumping with a 4x saftey factor. The bridge has a loading factor of 250kg per running meter. This means that the bridge will hold 250 x 166 = 41,500kg or 4.5 tonnes. And… those are Swiss measurements!<br /> <br /> Over 6000 meters of steel wire was used to build the bridge.<br /> Longest suspension bridge in Nepal.<br /> The bridge joins two sides of a great valley. Before its construction, locals walked five hours to cross this river gorge.<br /> Jumping cost: Euro 75<br /> including both way transport and lunch.</p> 2015-06-09 Chulu East Peak Climbing http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/nepal-peak-climbing/chulu-east-peak-climbing.html <p>We are proud to let you know these little peaks in Nepal. There are thausands of peakes like this but these are under the shadow .These peaks are part of the Manang Himal, which are quite rightly included in the larger Damodar Himal, the eastern limit of which runs south from Chako and Peak 6687 in a north-to-south direction along the Hunlung Khola, Nar Khola and Phu Khola. The south it is bounded by the Marsyangdi River and the Mesokanta La. To the west its limit is the Kali Gandaki and to the north the Parchekya La (5,447m).<br /> <br /> There exists considerable confusion with regard to the name and location of the Chulu peaks and what summit actually constitutes Chulu West and Chulu East, since it is soon becomes apparent to anyone that has climbed in the range that several other summits close by, which are actually part of the Chulu massif, are not indicated on present maps of the area. For the sake of clarification, four summits can be included in the Chulu group, two of which are possible on the permit for Chulu West and two on the Chulu East permit. What is apparent is that the available trekking map is highly misleading.<br /> <br /> Many climbers are confused as to the exact location of these two peaks as the range has 4 or more summits in the immediate vicinity, which are unmarked in maps of this area. As a result many climbing parties have mistakenly climbed one of these peaks thinking it to be Chulu East or West. It usually understood that with the permit to climb the East or West peak an attempt could be made to the nearby peak as well. A climb of one or both of these peaks combined with Nepal’s most famous Around the Annapurna region trek make up for one of the most spectacular Himalayan trekking and climbing.</p> 2013-11-09 Hiunchuli Peak Climbing http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/nepal-peak-climbing/hiunchuli-peak-climbing.html <p>This is the one of the popular peack . which is nearby the Annapurna south,is the fourth highest peak among the ‘trekking Peaks’ and considered one of the least difficult by expeditions. It was first summited in October 1971 by an American Peace Corps Expedition under the leadership of Craig Anderson.<br /> <br /> Hiunchuli is part of the Annapurna range and was discovered by Jimmy Roberts, the father of commercial trekking. It is connected to the east face of Annapurna South. There are three major trekking peaks within the Annapurna Sanctuary, so named by Roberts, as the local inhabitants held the area sacred. They are Tent Peak, Fluted Peak and Hiunchuli.<br /> <br /> This trip sets out from Pokhara valley. From Pokhara valley, the trail leads up slowly towards Annapurna Basecamp situated at an altitude of 4300m. One day rest will be set to explore the Annapurna Basecamp and for the acclimatization. Annapurna Basecamp is considered as the Hiunchuli Basecamp too. Three to four days are set aside for the ascent of this peak and then you will return ahead to Pokhara valley followed by same route as in the ‘Annapurna Sanctuary’ trek.<br /> <br /> To attempt the mountain you will need some mountaineering skill and is relatively easy to get the climbing permission. The formidable front wall of the sanctuary has a fearsome reputation and there is no ‘standard’ route up. Any route is a challenging technical climb with devilish route finding, and is best tackled in true expedition style.</p> 2013-11-09 Kusum Kangru Peak Climbing http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/nepal-peak-climbing/kusum-kanguru-peak-climbing.html <p>Kusum Kanguru dominating the southern end of Charpati Himal separates the valley of the Dudh Koshi from the upper reaches of Hinku Drangka. This peak is a complex, triple summited mountain having at least five major ridges and faces. The north face of the main summit is the most spectacular one. The name Kusum Kanguru comes from Tibetan meaning : Three Snow Peaks.This peak is one of the most difficult trekking peaks to climb and was first ascended in the autumn of 1979 by a Japanese team.</p> 2013-11-07 Lobuje Peak Climbing http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/nepal-peak-climbing/lobuje-peak-climbing.html <p>Our objective is not just about summating a Himalayan peak, although this is a major accomplishment in itself. We specialize in teaching you the necessary skills to become a competent expedition member. Nepal’s unique environment and consistent conditions provide the perfect classroom for our high altitude Himalayan School. A solid ratio of instructors to students guarantees you the personal attention required for a successful summit attempt.<br /> <br /> Laurence Nielson and Ang Gyalzen Sherpa made the first recorded ascent to Lobuje East on 25 April 1984. The mountain consists of two summits, East and West with heights of 6,119 m and 6,145 m respectively. A continuous ridge connects them but there is still a sharp gap and a considerable distance between them.<br /> <br /> The East Peak is recognized as a trekking peak, whereas the West is known as an Expedition Peak. The East face rises over the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier to a spectacular skyline, forming the south ridge.<br /> <br /> This course is suitable for the complete novice or as a great refresher for those who want to climb again. The course curriculum includes an introduction to equipment, crevasse rescue, ice climbing skills, rope work and comprehensive mountaineering safety techniques.<br /> <br /> There are three itinerary options for Lobuje Mountaineering Instruction Course<br /> <br /> A. Self-acclimatizing, and joining the course in the mountain village of Dzongla. (5 days)</p> 2013-11-09 Everest Base Camp Trekking http://www.mountainramadventures.com/nepal/nepal-trekking/everest-region/everest-base-camp-trekking.html <p><strong>Everest base camp trekking</strong> heads into the Everest region in the Eastern part of Nepal and is the secondmost popular trekking area. This is the home of the World famous Sherpas. With a landscape broken into deep gorges and glacial valleys, during the trek you will be treated to breathtakings view of Mt. Everest (Sagarmatha – Nepali name) along with Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Pumari, Thamserku, Amadablam etc. The trekking area is covered by Sagarmatha National Park with a total area of 1148 sq km. The region has vegetation graduating from pine, hemlock, fir, juniper, birch, rhododendrons and shrubsto alpine plants and then to bare rock and snow. It is the home of the Himalayan tahr, ghoral, serow and musk deer. Common birds are the impeyan, pheasant, blood pheasant, red-billed cough and the yellow-billed cough. Elevation ranges from 2845 – 8848 m. Trekking in this region starts either from either Jiri or Lukla (a 30 minute flight from Kathmandu).</p> 2017-06-19