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Friday, 24 January 2014

Sherpa Village Trekking

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Everest is more than a mountain, it’s the ‘top of the world’ and an epitome of natural beauty that every human kind desires to see and believe. Many have dubbed the journey to Everest as a ‘stairway to heaven’, filled with endless photo opportunities – beautiful rhododendron forests, picturesque Sherpa villages, high passes & glaciers and spectacular views of snow-capped peaks.

‘The mini trek itinerary’ to Everest is specially designed for trekkers who wish to get a glimpse of ‘Mighty Everest’ but are running short of time or cannot trek high. During the trek you can view the finest points of the Everest region and confront magnificent Mt. Everest, Amadablam, Lhotse, Nuptse and many other peaks.

Our trek begins with an exciting 45 minute flight to Lukla runway. From Lukla, we walk along the Dudh Koshi River until we reach the ‘land of Sherpas’- Namche Bazaar. This historic Sherpa town has picturesque landscapes, wildlife and artistic Buddhist monasteries and a lot more to keep you entertained for a day. Next morning, we ascend towards Syangboche that offers up close view of Everest and its entire ranges. The beauty of the beautiful view of Everest ranges is sure to live in your hearts forever. We culminate our trek and return to Lukla from Namche while relishing all the fond memories of Everest and high Himalayas.

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Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Himalaya Panorama Tour – 5 Days

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From the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu to the mythical valleys and lakes, Nepal is a lavish country with loads to explore. Our ‘Himalaya Panorama Tour’ lets you discover historic Hindu shrines and architectures and enjoy the dense forests & wildlife close from ‘Kathmandu valley’. The ‘Himalaya Panorama Tour’ is relatively short and easy, just around Kathmandu valley and Himalayan view point ‘Nagarkot’. During the trip, you will have plenty of opportunities to visit the outstanding world heritage sites, experience the cultural affluence of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur.
Overnight trip to Nagarkot will you enjoy one of the most mesmerizing sunrise and sunsets. Therefore, we would highly recommend you to stay here overnight and wake up to the most beautiful sunrise above the snow-capped peaks of Dhaulagiri in the west to Kanchenjunga in the east. On a clear day, Nagarkot bestows you with the unobstructed view of Mighty Everest, and other peaks including Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Langtang.
We at Skyline Treks have been organizing successful ‘Himalaya Panorama Tour’ since a decade, arranging the best activity and finest hotels & resort for your stay. If there’s any additional detail you want to know about the package, please feel free to drop us an email. We will get back to you with the best possible suggestions.

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Monday, 6 January 2014

Holi Festival

Holi Festival

Holi Festival Overview

Holi festival is a spring festival also known as festival of colours, and sometimes festival of love. It is an ancient Hindu religious festival which has become popular with non-Hindus in many parts of South Asia, as well as people of other communities.

Holi festival is primarily observed in India, Nepal, and other regions of the world with significant populations of majority Hindus or people of Indian origin. The festival has, in recent times, spread in parts of Europe and North Americas as a spring celebration of love, frolic and colours.

Holi celebrations start with a Holika bonfire on the night before Holi where people gather, sing and dance. The next morning is free for all carnival of colours, where everyone plays, chases and colours each other with dry powder and coloured water, with some carrying water guns and coloured water-filled balloons for their water fight. Anyone and everyone is fair game, friend or stranger, rich or poor, man or woman, children and elders. The frolic and fight with colours occurs in the open streets, open parks, outside temples and buildings. Groups carry drums and musical instruments, go from place to place, sing and dance. People move and visit family, friends and foes, first play with colours on each other, laugh and chit-chat, then share Holi delicacies, food and drinks. In the evening, after sobering up, people dress up, visit friends and family. It is a national holiday in India.

Holi is celebrated at the approach of vernal equinox, on the Phalguna Purnima (Full Moon). The festival date varies every year, per the Hindu calendar, and typically comes in March, sometimes February in the Gregorian Calendar. The festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair ruptured relationships.

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