7 Days Everest View Trek

 

By: Pravesh Pradhan

It had been a long time since I last traveled out of Kathmandu valley. My earlier trip was back in December 2019, when there was no trace of Covid, at least in our part of the world. My friend Roshan invited me for a trek to Namche (scheduled for March 2020), a place near the region of Mount Everest and the other Himalayas. I had never trekked for more than a day nor at an altitude of more than 3000 meters and this was supposed to be a grueling one-week trek, as compared to the earlier short hikes. I then prepared myself for the trek by exercising, cycling/walking for the next few weeks. 

Trip to Melamchighyang

By: Pravesh Pradhan

Waterfall in Nepal

I was in a very much-needed fresh nature break from work and a monotonous life. Hence, I had joined my friends for a short impromptu weekend trip to Melamchighyang, a well-known hiking destination. 

The destination is not so far from the city on the map, a mere 75km away from Kathmandu. That being said, it is a fact that nothing worth comes that easy. We started our drive at seven in the morning and drove along with continuous wonderful views throughout the journey, which came in forms of Himalayas, mountains, rivers, villages, etc. Since the road leading to the destination was not an express highway and as we were traveling on monsoon season, the drive was more than an adventurous one. Thanks to the season though, we bypassed a few very beautiful waterfalls. 

– By Roshan Joshi

Me and my wife Swechha had been planning holidays since 6 month, but as always due to time constraint we were not able to leave Kathmandu for short holiday. Finally on 16th August, we decided to visit Pokhara for a short romantic break. Pokhara is a beautiful valley with dozens of lake located in and around. It’s famous around the world as adventure paradise of Nepal. This was my second trip to Pokhara in a month, however this was special as I was travelling with my lovely wife to spend quality time in the peaceful tranquillity.

Kathmandu to Pokhara

We left home early to catch our 20 minutes flight scheduled for 11:30 am to Pokhara from Tribhuvan International Airport. We were really excited since we were going on a holiday after long time. 

A Romantic Gateway Pokhara

Short Hike Around Pokhara

A Spontaneous BEYUL Anniversary Trek

-Prabhat Khadka

Homestay in Pokhara

12-July, this date will remain in my mind throughout my life. 2015, this exact date, while I was with my friends celebrating my birthday, Ghale dai called me out of nowhere to start a trekking company, and 2016, same date when we started BeyulTreks, co-founded by myself, Ghale dai and Roshan , everyone being long time friends from Kathmandu University. After starting the company, we are getting good opportunity to meet lots of friendly and awesome people from around the world. Sharing stories with these amazing travelers, knowing about the culture and showing them the best of the best time from my home country Nepal has then been an integral part of our life. As they say, happiness is doubled when shared, we hope we have been able to give our lovely guests happiness of lifetime.

Chisapani-Nagarkot Dhulikhel Hike

By: Anish Sigdel

Chisapani view point

It all started with the end of a weeklong monsoon. The skies had finally cleared up and the colors surrounding me felt more vibrant than ever before. The longing for a hike was finally a possibility. I, along with two other friends, started the journey from Baneshwor and headed towards Sundarijal with a trip planned for three days. Even the cab ride felt exhilarating and refreshing. We could not wait to start the hike which was bound to be filled with luscious forests, wildlife, friendly people, local cuisine and enormous mountains in the horizon for the entirety of the trip. The wait was excruciating.

 

A short trip to Pokhara with my gang

By: Pravesh Pradhan

 


Like most of my trips, which always take place after ages of planning, this was also pending since two years. Some Indonesian and Chinese friends’ visit to Nepal made it possible for the trip to finally occur. There is a saying that it rains when unexpected things finally happen and so was the case with this trip, as it rained all of a sudden on the early morning of the trip. We had hired a van for 12 of us to drive to Pokhara.

   Trek to Shivalaya - Jubesi on Everest Region Trekking Nepal
For my second trek in Nepal, I wanted to see Mount Everest.  I didn’t need to be particularly close, and I have no desire to be amongst tourists all cramming themselves into Base Camp, I just wanted to see the highest mountain on earth with my own eyes.
So in late December, I set off again with Khadak as my guide.  Once again I left all the planning to him and enjoyed just following along with the trek he had planned.  We caught the bus from Kathmandu to Jiri arriving there at about 4pm and had time for some fabulous coffee and local donuts before catching the next bus to Shivalaya.  By the time the bus arrived it was near dark, and it was cold and pitch black when we arrived in Shivalaya.  We picked the closest lodge and settled down for the night with hot tea and daal bhat for dinner.

By: Katey Freeman

Mardi Himal Trek November 2017

I had never been on a trek before in my life, but arrived in Nepal with a determination to go trekking and experience the wonder which is the beauty of the Himalayas and the abundant wildlife here.  So on November 2 I left the city for the adventure of a lifetime – the Mardi Himal Trek.
I met Khadak at 6am in the morning and we took a private car to Kande, where we unloaded our kit and my very first trek got underway.  It seems I have a lot to learn about packing.  Even though I thought I had taken only “the essentials” my pack seemed much bigger and heavier than his!  Arriving at Australian Camp for a cup of divine Nepali tea was amazing, and the view reminded me that I was really trekking in Nepal, and doing something quite amazing.  We continued along the trail, which was surrounded by stunning forest and amazing scenery.

Cable car ride in Kathmandu

It had been a long time since we went out on a family trip. So, one Saturday, we decided for a trip to Bhaleshwor Mahadev Temple in Chandragiri hill, which is a new tourist destination in the valley to pay worship to god Mahadev, as well as ride cable car.

Even though the weather was not good that day, especially when we were hoping to get a clear view of Kathmandu valley from the hilltop, we still decided to visit the place.

Bhaktapur Area

Time: 2-3 hours

Major attractions:

  1. 55 windows palace
  2. Golden gate
  3. Lion gate
  4. Nyatapola temple
  5. Batsala temple
  6. Statue of Bhupatindra Malla
  7. Bhairavnath temple

Entry fee

Foreign National: $ 15

SAARC National: $ 5

After leaving Kathmandu, the scenery is completely changed with green paddy fields and wide roads of Arniko Highway. Covering the distance of 9.8 km, Bhaktapur is 15-20 mins ride from the main city of Kathmandu. The city of devotees (Bhakta: devotee, pur: city) is aptly named for its well-known temples and shrines. Bhaktapur is one of the oldest cities of Nepal constituting of old city traditions and Newar heritage.