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Biological Diversity in Nepal
Submitted by M15397 on 2010-04-22
Biological Diversity: Despite being a small country, Nepal has a great biological diversity. Nepal has gazetted different national parks and conservations areas to protect bio-diversity in those areas.

Nepal is home ... view more to 167 species of mammals, 50 amphibian and 130 reptiles, 863 birds and more than 6000 species of plants among which about 245 species of plant are only found in Nepal. A total of 118 ecosystem, 75 vegetation and 35 forest types have been identified so far. Endangered animal species like Royal Bengal Tiger, one-horned rhinos, Red panda and others are preserved in different protected areas of Nepal.
Trekking Precautions Specialty for Nepal Travel
Submitted by M20347 on 2010-06-27
The following precautions are helpful to minimize the risk of accidents which might occur while trekking in remote areas:

1. Do not trek alone. If possible, join other trekkers on the trail.
2. Do not pick up a ... view more porter or a guide off the street. They may not be reliable.
3. Try to avoid walking after nightfall in remote areas.
4. Keep your passport always with you, for it may be required any time and anywhere.
5. Register at all police and immigration check posts along the trail. If possible, register your trekking destinations and schedule at your embassy.
6. Report your problems to the nearest police of immigrations posts. When you return to Kathmandu, report also to your trekking agency as well as to the police and the Ministry of Tourism.
7. For safe trekking, join any of the reputed trekking agencies in town.

Explore Annapurna with good price.
Submitted by M19979 on 2010-07-18
Dear Travelers,
Namaste and greeting from Nepal. We are offering Ghorepani poon hill trek with very good price so let the rhythm of your steps mellow your thoughts: Panoramic scenery gives you a new perspective of the ... view more life and your senses will be refreshed by sights, smells and feeling. Nepal is here to change your views: Join us to discover "The true spirit of the Himalaya"
Everest base camp Kalapather special offer 2010
Submitted by M19979 on 2010-07-18
Everest base camp Kalapather is the highest elevation anywhere in the world where people may trek. Exciting adventurous trails with cold temperatures, snow and altitude (max el. 5545 m.) combine to provide an experience ... view more beyond anyone’s imagination. This has been a lifetime desire of many people to actually accomplish a trek to such a place and elevation, which can be found nowhere else.

One, however, should be disciplined and adventure-loving to the point, that with a certain amount of willpower, they can achieve something unique, which will make it a memorable event of a lifetime. The route is full of fascinating views of the "roof of the world", and, at the same time being cognizant that along the way, a rich culture has flourished and persevered through time at this elevation in Nepal.

Join us to discover "The true spirit of the Himalaya" Please don’t hesitate to write us further info. We are looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Best Regards,
Himal Tamang

Extra Permits and Fees for trekking in Nepal
Submitted by M20587 on 2010-11-19
In a bid to control illegal trekking operations and ensure the safety and security of the trekkers in the general trekking areas, Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) have made it ... view more mandatory for trekkers to sign up for the Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Card from April 1, 2010. TIMS cards are available from the NTB office, TAAN office and government registered trekking companies in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Under the new rule, all visitors who go trekking through a trekking company must pay US$10 and free individual trekkers (FIT) US$20 per trekking route per person per entry in equivalent Nepalese Rupees only. Part of the collection will go into maintaining the trekkers' database and in the rescue of trekkers in need of emergency services. The fund will also be spent on infrastructure expansion, conservation and maintenance of existing trekking trails.

Acute Mountain Sickness
Submitted by M16846 on 2010-11-16
Altitude sickness often known as acute mountain sickness (A.M.S.) in general may occur when people ascend too quickly normally in altitudes of over 3000m. We ensure minimal risk by building in rest days into our trekking ... view more itineraries. Most people will feel some affect of altitude, shortness of breath and possibly light headed, which is fairly common.

Acute mountain sickness is very different and normally involves a severe headache, sickness and loss of awareness. In almost every potential case there are enough warning signs to take appropriate action. Our expert and trained guides will advise you about any health requirements and also altitude sickness while you are trekking, so you should not worry about it, we do however recommend you get advice from your travel doctor or health advisory before you leave. The following information gives you an idea about high altitude sickness and how to minimize the affects. There are three stages of altitude sickness and symptoms.

Planing for trekking to Nepal...
Submitted by M20587 on 2010-11-19
When to go? Spring or autumn are without a doubt the best times to go trekking in Nepal. It’s around 15 to 25 degrees centigrade in spring, and between 10 and 15 degrees in autumn. Which of these you pick depends on ... view more your own tastes – in spring, the forest’s flora is in full bloom, while autumn’s clear skies present unparalleled mountain views. As for the other months, winter is just too cold for most tastes – well below freezing at nights on higher elevations. Summer would be ideal, if it weren’t monsoon season – 80% of the country’s rainfall is between the months of June and September, so it’s best to be avoided!
Planing for trekking to Nepal, Where to Go...
Submitted by M20587 on 2010-11-19
Where to go: The most important thing is to not overstretch yourself in Nepal. Trekking is not for the faint of heart (both figuratively and literally!), and you can’t just head up Everest on your first trip! That ... view more said, all of Nepal’s trekking regions have areas that are suited to beginners. The best advice here is to not overstretch yourself, and to find a tour operator who clearly outlines the strenuousness of their routes. Do a little research and you should be able to strike up the right balance between difficulty and pleasure fairly easily.
Planing for trekking to Nepal, Before you Go...
Submitted by M20587 on 2010-11-19
Before you go: Above all else, it’s important to make sure you have the proper vaccinations before you head out to Nepal. These include Hepatitis A, Polio, Typhoid, Tetanus and Rabies vaccinations. You may have had ... view more some or all of these before, but in the case of Rabies and Tetanus, they have a time limit on their effectiveness.

The next big concern is what to drink. It’s best to boil or purify any water you get locally, as drinking unclean water will really ruin your experience! Finally there’s altitude sickness, which some people suffer from. Typically this does not affect people until they’re over 10,000 feet, though so if you’re sticking to lower treks you should be fine. If you are planning on heading over 10,000 feet for the first time, the bad news is that there’s no way of knowing if you suffer from altitude sickness until you see the first symptoms. The best advice therefore is to move to higher altitudes slowly over a period of days, which will give your body the chance to acclimatize. If you find you are suffering, the solution is to move to a lower elevation – which you should do if you begin to recognize the symptoms: nausea, dizziness, headaches and/or insomnia.

Planing for Trekking to Nepal, What to take..
Submitted by M20587 on 2010-11-19
What to take? A fairly common question is what sort of clothes travelers need to take for a Nepal trek. The key to being comfortable for your trek is layers: Always be able to add and remove clothes as you need and you ... view more should be fine, no matter what the weather throws at you. Hiking shorts and trousers with T shirts and sun hats should see you fine at lower altitudes. If your Nepal trek takes you above 10,000 feet, you will want to bring insulated trousers, gloves and a strong jacket.

When you’re out there: The last thing you want to do on your Nepal trekking holiday is to cause offense to the locals. To that end, there are some local customs, and rules that you should be aware of. Pointing is considered rude (both at people and statues), shrines and Chorten should be passed in a clockwise direction and hand shaking is not the norm when greeting new people – putting the palms together in a ‘praying style’ is expected. There are also various rules to do with the feet – stepping over the feet of someone is considered rude and shoes should be removed upon entering someone’s home or any of the shrines. One of the oddest customs is to not stand next to someone who is eating, while it is perfectly acceptable to sit or kneel next to said person.

If you follow this advice, and you have an appreciation of natural beauty, you’re bound to get hooked. Fortunately, there are many excellent Nepal trekking routes, and no two are ever the same. You won’t be able to resist visiting time and time again…

Visa fee for Nepal
Submitted by M20587 on 2010-11-19
On arrival at Tribhuvan airport you will be required to get a holiday visa for Nepal. Make sure you have the correct money ($25.00 for 15 days multiple entry; $40.00 for 30 days multiple entry $100.00 for 90 days ... view more multiple-entries), two passport photograph and more than 6 month valid passport. For more info Visit: www.immi.gov.np
Some Advice about Food and Water
Submitted by M20587 on 2010-11-19
During your trip in Nepal you should drink only treated or bottles mineral water and eat only freshly cooked food. Please don’t eat raw salads or fruits. You should always wash your hands before eating, especially if ... view more you eat things like biscuits and bread with your fingers. We recommend you to carry some hand sanitizer. If you follow these simple rules, you should not experience problems. Be forewarned, however, that it is not unusual to have some mild diarrhea in Nepal while your system adapts to a new environment.
Photographing People
Submitted by M20587 on 2010-11-19
During a city tour and trek you will have many opportunities to photograph local people. Some people, however, will not want you to photograph them. Always ask before photographing. There are always cases of shyness that ... view more you can overcome with a smile, a joke or using a telephoto lens, but don't pay people for taking their picture. Some people are afraid that a camera might "steal their soul", but more often they are concerned about how photographs will eventually be used. Most of people in village do not speak English so ask your guide to get permission for pictures.
Health and Food in Nepal
Submitted by M21183 on 2012-02-15
Nepal offers many choices of food for travelers. There are various vendors and shops of food stalls here and there in the street. It is advisable that you ignore the foods from the street vendors since the hygiene and ... view more quality is poor. You must not drink the water from the tap directly though.

Enjoy your trip and be healthy and safe !

DJ's Tourism Services
Dipak

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