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7 Day Bhutan Special Tours

7 days | Departs Kathmandu/Paro

Bhutan, located in the eastern Himalayas, borders China to the north and India to the south, east and west. The altitude varies from 300m (1000ft) in the narrow lowland region to 7000m (22,000ft) in the Himalayan plateau in the no ...read more

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Miyamoto report on Annapurna Nepal Now, latest facts
Miyamoto report on Annapurna Nepal Now, latest facts Location: Annapurna | Type: Adventure, Nature Lovers | Tags:NepalNOW, Trek, annapurna, nepal, nepal now The Annapurna region, the most popular tourism destinations of the country, is located in the Himalayas in north-central Nepal. Following the powerful earthquakes of April and May 2015, the extent and severity of earthquake-related structural damage and geologic hazard were widely believed to be limited, but remained unknown. With funding from SAMARTH-NMDP and on behalf of the government of Nepal through the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, an assessment team was dispatched from June 25 to July 2, 2015 to this region to observe and record seismic damages that occurred along the main trekking routes and select villages as a result of the earthquakes. The team was comprised of a structural engineer and an engineering geologist, supported by a professional mountain guide and local conservation officer familiar with the region. The objective of the rapid reconnaissance of the region was to a) develop a baseline understanding of the extent of earthquake-related damage, b) advise on the overall trekking safety of the regionís routes and c) provide recommendations on repairs or risk mitigation that will inform tourism recovery and commercial readiness strategies that are currently being developed by the government, its international development partners, and Nepalís tourism industry at large. The aim of these efforts is to promote tourism back to Nepal which will support the nationís economic recovery. The findings of the structural and geotechnical rapid assessment of the region are summarized in this report.
National Geographic Photographer Accurately Sums Up Why Tourists Revisit Nepal
National Geographic Photographer Accurately Sums Up Why Tourists Revisit Nepal Jonathan Irish, a Contributing Photographer of National Geographic, had visited Nepal in 2007. In an Instagram post published on the official @NatGeoTravel account last evening, he told how eagerly he wants to revisit Nepal and espcially after the devastating quakes. He explained that a tourist visits Nepal to trek the worldís highest mountains but they return because of the amazing people. He also urged the travellers to keep Nepal on the top of their bucket list. Hereís what he originally wrote on the post shared with 4.9 million followers of Nat Geo Travel along with this photograph: cover ďI miss Nepal. There are some places that stay with you for a really long time. For me, Nepal is one of them. I hiked to Everest Base Camp way back in 2007, it has haunted me ever since. Thereís a common saying that goes like this: most people come to Nepal for the mountains, but return for the people. I think thatís really accurate. Walking among the biggest mountains in the world is something special. But itís the amazing people that make this place unforgettable. I need to go back sometime soon and see this beloved country again especially after the devastating earthquakes recently. Now is the time to support Nepal. If you havenít been yet, put it to the top of your bucket list.Ē
UK diplomats trek to promote Nepal's tourism
UK diplomats trek to promote Nepal's tourism
NATTA IN FITUR 2015
NATTA IN FITUR 2015
Nepal sees 1,635 trekkers after the earthquake
Altogether 1,635 foreign tourists enjoyed trekking trips in Nepal after the earthquake till August 18, statistics of Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and Trekking Agenciesí Association of Nepal (TAAN) shows.According to the statistics, 296 free individual trekkers (FITs) have enjoyed trekking trips in Nepal after the earthquake.
The motivational mountaineer who has climbed Everest three times
The motivational mountaineer who has climbed Everest three times
Nepal and China celebrate Diamond Jubilee of diplomatic ties, exchange greetings
Nepal and China celebrate Diamond Jubilee of diplomatic ties, exchange greetings
EXPANSION OF BILATERAL COOPERATION ON TOURISM
EXPANSION OF BILATERAL COOPERATION ON TOURISM NATTA received aninvitation to an interaction program on the Expansion of Bilateral Cooperation on Tourism: Nepal & India which was held on January 29, 2015 at the Hotel Annapurna. The program was organized by Nepal India Chamber of Commerce & Industry in association with theEmbassy of India. The program was addressed by His Excellency ShriRanjit Rae, Ambassador of India, Mr. Suresh Man Shrestha, Secretary,Ministry of Culture,Tourism & Civil Aviation. In the program, later the floor was opened forquestions from theparticipants. NATTA President Mr. D.B Limbu and Secretary general Ms. MihikaDhakhwa participated in the program.
Annapurna trekking route not affected by earthquake
Annapurna trekking route not affected by earthquake
Kathmandu in the list of world's top tourist destinations
Kathmandu in the list of world's top tourist destinations
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I had wanted to travel to Nepal for a long time. When the opportunity came a friend recommended Mr. Min. What a blessing. He returned our email promptly and put together a cohesive program from all the ideas we gave him. Everything was well organised and our guides were helpful and knowledgeable. Mr ... Read More

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Michel Tubbeh
I was traveling alone and didn't know much about this part of this world. I found Pigeon Travels surfing the web and since the first contact we made, Min was very helpful. He answered quickly and clearly. Visas were on time. Communication flowed fast and easily, which is what you need in these cases ... Read More

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Indian food has a richly deserved reputation throughout the world for being aromatic and delicious. If you're a vegetarian, you've come to the right place. Indians are used to people having special dietary requirements: yours will be respected, and no one will think you strange for having them. Indeed, some of the very best food India has to offer is vegetarian, and even confirmed meat-eaters will find themselves tucking into delicious dhals and veg curries with relish.

Most religious Hindus, and the majority of people in the south, do not consume the flesh of animals, while some orthodox Brahmins will not eat food cooked by anyone outside their household (or onions or garlic, as they inflame the baser instincts), and Jains are even stricter. Veganism is not common, however; if you're vegan, you'll have to keep your eyes open for eggs and dairy products.

Many eating places state whether they are vegetarian or non-vegetarian either on signs outside or at the top of the menu. The terms used in India are "veg" and "non-veg" , and we have adopted these throughout our eating reviews. You'll also see "pure veg" which means that no eggs or alcohol are served. As a rule, meat-eaters should exercise caution in India: even when meat is available, especially in the larger towns, its quality is not assured except in the best restaurants and you won't get much in a dish anyway - especially in railway canteens where it's mainly there for flavouring. Hindus, of course, do not eat beef and Muslims shun pork, so you'll only find those in a few Christian enclaves such as the beach areas of Goa, and Tibetan areas. Note that what is called "mutton" on menus is in fact goat.

Broadly speaking, there are four types of eating establishments: dhabas and bhojanalayas , restaurants, tourist restaurants and fast-food joints. Dhabas and bhojanalayas are cheap Indian diners , where food is basic but often good, consisting of vegetable curry, dhal (a lentil soup pronounced "da'al"), rice or Indian bread (the latter more standard in the north) and sometimes meat. Often found along the sides of highways, dhabas traditionally cater to truck drivers, and one way of telling a good dhaba from a distance is to judge from the number of trucks parked outside. Bhojanalayas , common in towns around the north and centre of the country, tend to be vegetarian, especially those signed as "Vaishno". Both dhabas and bhojanalayas can be grubby - look them over before you commit yourself - and they tend to pile on the garam masala as a substitute for fresh spices. They do, on the other hand, have the advantage of being dirt cheap.

Restaurants as such vary in price and quality, and can be veg or non-veg, offering a wide choice of dishes, much like Indian restaurants anywhere else in the world. Deluxe restaurants such as those in five-star hotels can be very expensive by Indian standards, but they offer a chance to try classic Indian cooking of very high quality: rich, subtle, mouthwatering, and still a fraction of the price you'd pay for such delights at home - assuming you could find Indian food that good. Try a meal in one at least once.

The third type of eating place caters specifically for foreign travellers with unadventurous tastebuds: the tourist restaurant , found in beach resorts, hill stations and travellers' meccas across India. Here you can get pancakes and fritters, omelettes and toast, chips, fried prawns, cereal and fruit salad. The downside is that they tend to be pricey, some miss the mark by a long way, and they are not, of course, authentically Indian.

The fourth type is international fast food including burgers (without beef) as well as pizzas, which seem to have taken cosmopolitan India by storm with familiar household names available in most major cities.

Finally, should you be lucky enough to be invited into someone's home, you will get to taste the most authentically Indian food of all. Most Indian women are professional cooks and housewives, trained from childhood by mothers, grandmothers and aunties, and aided by daughters and nieces. They can quite easily spend a whole day cooking, grinding and mixing the spices themselves, and using only the freshest ingredients.

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