Wednesday, 9 May 2018
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Thursday, 19 April 2018
Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal.
Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal is one of the most sought after Himalayan Trekking Trails. Trekkers take this Everest Trail every season with a dream to reach the Everest Base Camp if not the summit of the world's highest peak. Everest Base Camp Trek is a high altitude trek and one needs to plan properly as well as be fit to do this trek.It is highly recomended that one prepares atleast two months before embarking on this himalayan journey. One can do the Tea house Trek or can also opt for camping trek. Lodges with clean rooms & good food are available at every destination.One needs to get the Trekkers Information Monitering System (TIMS) from Kathmandu. It is best to do the 15 Days Everest Base Camp. This allows trekkers to get acclimitized before reaching Everest Base Camp.
These are hardy and strong people & make up the work force of the Khumbu region.Lukla itself is a small town perched on the Himalayan hillside sorrounded by the majestic Himalayas. Everest Trail starts with a gentle downhill trek on a wide path through small villages. Phakding 8Km from Lukla is the next big village on this Trail. Trekkers usually halt for the night here. We decided to go further on to Jorsalle as we had enough time on our hands. Sagarmatha National Park office is
at Monjo where we paid our Park fees. Further on we trekked through small farming villages and over suspension bridges untill Jorsallee. Jorsallee is a small village with a couple of Lodges and tea houses.
Namchee Bazaar(3440m) is three hours Trek from Jorsallee. First two kilometre of the trekking trail
The 11Km trail from Tengboche Monastery to Dingboche is gentle except for a few uphills at places.The Trekking trail gently snakes down almost to the river bed and then climbs up to Pangboche.From Pangboche the trekking trail gently leads up to Dingboche(4410m). Dingboche is situated in a valley & is sizably bigger than other villages after Tenboche.As is in the Everest Region, Dingboche is sorrounded by Amadablam,Thamserku and Kangtega on the right.Everest,Lhotse,Nuptse,Island Peak and
|Lobuche seen from the rim of Lobuche Glacier|
The 3.7Km trek to Gorakshep traverses through moraine laden paths and it takes about 3hours for an
|View of Everest, EBC & Khumbu Glacier from Kalapathar|
Trekking from Perishe to Phortse village on the return Trek was also interesting. Trek route all the
The Everest Base Camp trek is a very scenic Trek in terms of Himalayan Beauty. Mountain views are stunning. Every destination and Trek route is always accompanied by the majestic Himalayan Peaks. Accommodation at the lodges are Basic but clean with common & Hygenic Restroom and washroom. Food in these lodges are Good but a little expensive in local terms. Bottled mineral water is available and can be bought at an inflated price. Higher one goes expensive it becomes. In Gorakshep a bottle of mineral water can cost around NRs.400/US$4. Where as the same Bottle will cost NRs.80 in Lukla.
Flights from Lukla to Kathmandu can get delayed or cancelled due to bad weather. It is advisable to have an extra day or two when planning to do this Trek. Bakeries on this Everest Base Camp Trek Route is incredible.Bakery at the Gumba Lodge serves some tasty bakery products.Mobile Phone coverage is incredible.
One can make international calls from all these places.Internet services are available for a small sum. One can purchase coupons (NRs350) for 15Hours high speed internet services. Internet is available right upto the Everest Base Camp.
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Sandakphu Phalut Trekking in Darjeeling Himalayas
Sandakphu Phalut Trek Route in Darjeeling is moderate to easy trek & is popular with first time trekkers.The Trek route falls in the Singalila National Park in the Darjeeling Hills.Sandakphu at 3636m is the highest point in the Singalila Ridge.The High lights of the Sandakphu Phalut Trek in Darjeeling is the unobstructed view of the Himalayan Range from the highest points in the singalila Ridge.During autumn One can get unobstructed views of Everest ,Makalu,Lhotse,three sisters,Kanchenjunga to the Jhomolari in Bhutan from Sandakphu and Phalut.Trekkers take to the Sandakphu Phalut Trekking trail in numbers to witness the view of the Himalayan Range from these two vantage points.Singalila Ridge in the Darjeeling Himalayas is the only place in the world from where one can view the four highest peaks in the world.Hence,It’s an Honor to stand on the highest point in the singalila Ridge and feast at the sight of the four highest mountains in the world. Singalila National Park is also home to 58 Variety of Rhododendrons.Witness the riot of colors blanketing the entire hill sides during spring.
The Sandakphu Phalut Trek in Darjeeling starts with a short drive of 45 minutes to Manebhanjyang from Darjeeling & ends in Rimbik.On arriving at Manebhanjyang foreign trekkers will need to register with the
|Starting from Maneybhanjyang|
The 13Km Trek from Maneybhanjyang to Tongloo(3078m) starts with a uphill climb of 3Km till Chitray.Chitray is a small settlement on the Nepal side of the Trek route with a Buddhist monastery and a school for the monks. A brief halt for a cup of tea after a steep climb seems to rejuvenate the
|Tongloo Trekkers Hut|
|Arriving at Kalipokhari|
It takes about 3Hours for an average trekker moving at their own pace to cover the distance of 6Km to Sandakphu(3636m) from Kalipokhari.First 2Km till Bikhaybhanjyang is on level ground then the remaining 4Km
The 21Km long trek to Phalut(3582m) is gentle and passes through meadows.On a clear day this an interesting day for a trek as one gets 180Degree panaromic views of the snow clad Himalayan Range as one lumbers along the trek route till Phalut.After every bend and turn one can expect picture perfect Himalayan vista for your eyes to feast on.It is advisable to start the trek after an early breakfast.First because the distance is long and secondly,It can
get a bit windy.The trek route from Sandakphu to Phalut is bereft of any tea houses. There is a Park office at Sabargram ,14Km from Sandakphu this works as an office and a Tea house for Trekkers.There is a lone trekkers hut 2Km below Sabargram at Molley.One can even break the trek here and stay at molley for the night.On a clear autumn evening make it a point to climb the 30minutes uphill to the Phalut top.The colors of the setting sun painted on the Himalayan Range is spectacular.Likewise climb to the Phalut view point during sunrise you will not regret having taken up the trouble to trek up in the cold.Be prepared with a Goretex Jacket as it gets very windy at the top.
The 15Km trek to Gorkhay Village is all the way downhill through Rhododendron,Silver fur and Bamboo grove Forest.Gorkhay is a small agricultural village comprising of a collection of few houses on the fringes of the
The Days Trek of about 14Km to Timburey from Gorkhay passes through small villages of Samamdin and Ramam.These are all agricultural villages on the fringes of the Singalila National Park.First 2Km of uphill through pine forest leads us to Samamdin meaning “Lost Valley”.This place has been aptly named the “Lost Valley” as it lies in the middle of Jungle on a flat land of 2Acres only.There is a Government primary School and a lodge belonging to the forest Department.The National Park authorities have been encouraging sustainable tourism for the livelihood of the local people here.Hence,you will find a couple of homestays and a camping ground for the adventurous.
Next 2Km downhill till the riverbed and a gentle 4Km uphill trek through oak and walnut forest to Ramam.Ramam is basically a big village as compared to other villages on this Sandakphu Phalut Trek route.Lunch and a short rest at Ramam and then a gentle 8Km trek through Ramam village to Tumburey for the night.Timburey also on the fringes of the Singalila National Park is a small village comprising of a couple of house holds.The Park authorities have been encouraging sustainable eco tourism to these house hold.Therefore there are a couple of Homestays that caters to the needs of the Trekkers who happen to trek by.
The short 10Km/3Hours or so of trek to Rimbik with a 3Hours jeep drive back to Darjeeling ends the Sandakphu Phalut Singalila Ridge Trek in Darjeeling.The Drive back to Darjeeling leads us to Manebhanjyang and further on to Darjeeling.
To sum it all up.The Sandakphu Phalut Trekking in Darjeeling is an easy to moderate Trekking in the Eastern Himalayas.Views of the Majestic Himalayas are a treat to the eyes,especially from Sandakphu and Phalut.Accommodation in the lodges are basic (considering the circumstances) but clean with common restroom and washroom.Food is simple and only vegetarinian food is available on the entire trek route.There is no electricity in all the places of stay. Lodges have solar lightning. Camera batteries should be fully charged from the hotel in Darjeeling. The Trekkers hut in Sandakphu have provision for Charging the Phone and camera batteries for a sum of money.
Singalila National Park is home to the endangered Red Pandas. Red Pandas are bred in captivity in the Zooligical Park in Darjeeling.These furry and docile animals are then brought & rehabilated in the Jungles of Singalila National Park. Other animals are also protected in this Park.There are common Leopards,Himalayan sloth Bear,wild dogs and number of Deer living in the Singalila National Park. There is rehabilation centre for Red Pandas at Gairibas. Infact the rehabilation of the Red Pandas have been quite successfull in this National Park.
The Best time to Trek in the Sandakphu Phalut Region is from October to December.This is immediately after the three months of monsoons.Hence the skies are clear all day long and the Mountain views are splendid.Trekking can also be done from March to May.During this period one can see the profusion of colors from the flowering Rhododendrons all over the hill sides.The Singalila National Park is closed to visitors from 15th.June to 15th.September.This is because of the breeding season of the Red Pandas.
There are a couple short treks that one can take in Darjeeling and Sikkim. While in Darjeeling there are a couple of options. Either one can walk around the Tea Gardens which lies within few square kilometres of Darjeeling Town or one can opt to do the Dhottrey -Tongloo-Maneybhanjyang Circuit.
Dhottrey-Tongloo-Maneybhanjyang is a good options because of the Mountain views and a good walk in the Singalila National Park. Dhottrey lies about 40Km from Darjeeling. One will need to drive to Dhottrey from Darjeeling. There are no share taxis or regular Jeep/Bus service to Dhottrey.
Dhottrey to Tongloo is Gentle 7 Km trek through Pine forests. The mountain views of the Kanchenjunga Range is beautiful from here. Trek 2Km further down to Tumling, a small village on the India - Nepal Border. It is better to take a guide from Dhottrey and If you tell him than he will arrange for the food in Tumling, especially at the Shikhar Lodge. Food supplied at the Shikhar Lodge is simple but very good. I would recommend the food there. After Tumling it is a 13Km gentle Trek down Hill to Megma, Lameydhura, Chitray and then to Manebhanjyang. From Manebhanjyang one can drive back to Darjeeling. This Dhottrey-Tongloo-Maneybhanjyang-Darjeeling short one day Trekking can be done in a Day.
|Baaggora Home Stay|
|Legendry Landrover which Plys on this Route.|
Sikkim is a small Himalayan State in India. This small State is sorrounded by Tibet to the North, Bhutan and Nepal to the west and the Indian State of west Bengal to the South. Most of the land falls in the Himalayas. 47% of the land mass in Sikkim is covered in forest.
Therefore Sikkim has a lot of routes for day walks or Short Treks from a day to two or three days.
In and around Gangtok a day can be well spent visiting enchey monastery and the Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, first of it's kind in India. If one is fond of walking than a walk around Gangtok will enable you to feel the life of the local people. A leisurely walk of 6hours will suffice you for the day of local sight seeing. Out of Gangtok a little Adventure walk can take you to Tinjure or the Jhandi Dara. Tinjure is the highest point on the Rumtek Hill opposite Gangtok Inside the Fambongla wildlife Sanctuary. Drive a little further to Tashi View Point on the North Sikkim Highway and start trekking. This is a 5Km trek to Tinjure, the highest Point at an altitude of 2433m. This Sikkim Day Trek takes one on a moderate gradient through dense forests of the Fambongla Sanctuary. One gets to have company of various birds chirping around in the forests. Once at the highest point in Tinjure climb atop the wodden structure and gaze at the Himalayan scenery. On a clear day one can even see the plains of west Bengal. One can either walk back to Tashi view point or walk to Sang, near Rumtek and drive back to Gangtok. The walk to Sang from Tinjure will take about 4Hours for a good walker
and 2Hours back to Tinjure.
Wednesday, 18 April 2018
Sikkim's most popular High Altitude Trek Route
The Goechala Pass Trek in Sikkim is the most popular Trek Route in Sikkim Himalaya. The Dzongri Trek Route criss crosses through the virgin forest of the Kanchenjunga National Park(recently declared a heritage site by unesco). Bereft of any settlement, the Kanchenjunga National Park is rich in himalayan flora & fauna.The National Park is home to the Snow Leopard, Red Panda, Musk Deer, Blue Sheep & other small mammals & Birds. No human settlement is allowed inside the National Park, only a few nomadic Yak & Sheep herders are allowed in a specific area to graze their cattle.
The Nine Days Goechala Pass Trek Starts from Yuksom a small hamlet in West Sikkim. The Highlights of the Goecha la Trek is the Goechala Pass at 4990m at the foot of Mt.Kanchenjunga, the 3rd.Highest peak in the world. The Dzongri Ridge Goechala Pass Trek is basically a camping Trek, though a few trekkers huts run by the Tourism Department can be found in Tchoka, Dzongri & Thansing Valley. These Trekkers huts are very basic and a trekker is required to bring everything with him/her. It is best to organize this trek through a registered trekking agency.
Day wise Itineray for the Goechala Pass Trek in Sikkim
Day 1: Trek Yuksom to Sachen(2169m/7Km).
Day 2: Trek Sachen to Tchoka (2990m/5Km).
Day 3: Trek to Dzongri Ridge(4030m/8Km).
Day 4: Rest Day / Accdlimitization Day.
Day 5: Trek Dzongri to Thansing(3986m/7Km).
Day 6: Trek to Lamunee(4164m/4Km).
Day 7: Early morning trek to Goechala Pass & back to Lamunee for lunch. Trek back to Kookrochoong(3725m/ total distance 24Km).
Day 8: Trek back to Tchoka.
Day 9: Trek Back to Yuksom.
The 9Days Sikkim Goecha la Pass Trek is one of the most popular and the best trekking route in the Eastern Himalayas.
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Tuesday, 17 April 2018
Due to the misbehaviour of some unruly Bikers the Singalila National Park Authorities have banned Biking in the National Park. The Bikers Dirtied the Park Premises & Disturbed the wild animals with blaring music. How can our very own human beings be so unruly to nature..this has to be determined. Because of the unruly behaviour of few bikers the entire biking enthusiasts hve be affected.