If you ever get confused about choosing your ultimate destination for your holiday, you might want to peek a few salient features of Nepal and clear your mind ending up being in Nepal. Peregrine Tour and Travel will provide a significant dimension of travel packages for you in Nepal.
Nepal is a wholesome combination of remarkable wilderness, adventures leading to stunning experience, gigantic mountain peaks, massive glaciers, deep gorges, wild flora and faunas, Buddhist monasteries on the nooks of Himalayas, prayer flags (chorten), varieties of Hindu temples and palaces declared as UNESCO world heritage sites and plenty of national parks and lakes. It leaves no trace in your heart, alluring to return once again to its natural elegance proving Nepal’s official tourism slogan: Once is Not Enough.
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Trek to the base camp of the world’s highest peak, Everest Base Camp, landing on the world’s dangerous Lukla Airstrip and trek further to a higher altitude. Add your paths to catch majestic sight of Mount Everest from the top of Kala Patthar or Gokyo Ri. Or you can join to climb one of the challenging mountaineering expeditions to peaks as Lobuche peak, Island or Meera peal with our experienced mountain climbers.
Explore and experience the Sherpa lifestyles, Hindu and Buddhist villages, temples on the foothills of mountains, visit the Annapurna region, stay at small tea houses and eco-lodges, tackling your journey at the peak time of trekking.
Far east Nepal gives you to trek the base camp of the world’s third tallest peak, Kanchenjunga Base Camp passing through famous Hindu goddess’s temple, Mata Pathibhara Temple. You can also extend your vacation days by traversing the country on the world’s most epic trek on the Great Himalayan Trail (GHT). There are many more routes for trekking, and no doubt every route will provide you with the most authentic cultural experience and mind-blowing landscapes along with great Nepalese hospitality.
After a hectic yet satisfying walk on trails, you can rest your body and mind touring on Kathmandu which has seven UNESCO world heritage sites out of Ten in Nepal, enjoy the valley streets and indigenous Newari culture and festivals, their local cuisine and wine. You can chill out in the city of Lakes, Pokhara enjoying the cool breeze coming out from Phewa lake and associated sister lakes. Then you can choose Nepal’s first National Park, Chitwan National Park to experience exotic and endangered wildlife of Asia and its lush forest. Whether you come with your family or friends or solo, Peregrine Tour and Travel guarantee you to deeply inherit into the beauty of Nepal and make your travel worth it.
Local culture of Nepal
Nepal has a diverse cultural aspect as it is home to 126 castes and ethnic groups speaking 123 various languages apart from the Nepali language as a mother tongue. Nepal is rich in its culture and tradition from continuing becoming BirGorkhali shoulder as a culture of Nepal’s brave hero to celebrating numerous festivals and extending agriculture as their former and significant occupancy. Nepalese people provide great hospitality and offering varieties of Nepalese cuisine to its guests, which is also a part of their local culture. It is believed and often practiced in Nepalese culture that Nepali people never say no to the guest who appears at the evening time and prefers them as sent by god. So you might expect significantly of being accepted in Nepalese society and pay them regards for their humble nature.
Nepal is a landlocked mountainous country sharing a border with China in the north and India on all other sides. Physically, Nepal is divided into three regions; the Terai region (plains), hilly area, and Himalayan region. Almost every land of Terai is eligible for agricultural production whereas half of the mountainous region has very fertile land. The Himalayan region consists of the Great Himalayan Trail including Mount Everest as the tallest peak of World. Varieties of weather range along with an increase in altitude in Nepal, welcoming four main seasons of winter, spring, summer, and autumn.
Most of Nepal’s corner has something for you to take as a souvenir, mostly hand made with local materials. If only you stand at Thamel, Kathmandu, there would be a negligible chance for you not to get what you seek for. The popular clothing items made from sheep or yak’s wool, cashmere and silk cloths and most trendy nowadays are hemp (made up of weed) items. You can also find famous organic tea harvested from Eastern Nepal, locally made incense sticks or various kinds of jewelry. Many foreign tourists have experienced healing their tensions from Nepal made singing bowls, which could be a fantastic gift for self or your families and friends. You can also get Thankas (embroidered on a piece of silk cloth of various gods and goddess art), or wooden handicrafts including a statue of local deities, unique animals and many other attractive designated masks of Bhairava (dangerous form god Shiva).
It is one of the biggest festivals of Hindu and Buddhist celebrated annually for ten long days. It is believed that the Goddess Durga destructed evil tearing its chest with her bare hands. She is the strongest goddess of all. On the tenth day of Dashain, people gather around and receive Tika and Jamara from their eldest member of family receiving blessings of prosperity. Nepalese people prepare a variety of food dishes and eat together with their joint family and go to the village to play on a significant swing to complete the ritual of leaving land on this day.
Yenya (Indrajatra Festival)
The ethnic community of Kathmandu Valley, the Newars celebrate Yenya festival (Indrajatra), devoted to Lord of rain, Indra. Thousands of Newar people come out for a rally pulling the massive wood cart along with other Nepalese people followed by various kind of cultural music and mask dance(LakheNach)
Tihar is also known as the festival of lights. Every year on the end month of October, Tihar is celebrated for five days. People lights their home with decorated fairy lights and tinsel hung from their roof, believing GoddesLakshmi( goddess of Wealth) will shelter their house. Various type of animals are worshipped from the start of Tihar following with crow, dog, ox, and cow, and on the fifth day, Nepalese girls worship their brother, also known as Bhai tika day.
The most common everyday meal of Nepalese people is dal-bhat-tarkari, a plate with lentil sauce, steamed rice, and vegetable curry. Apart from dal-bhat-tarkari, Chinese-influence noodles (Chowmein) and steamed dumplings (momo). Grilled meat and Nepalese-local barbecue are trendy in Kathmandu, never to miss all-time favorite milk tea (chiya) of Nepalese people.
Apart from Nepali authentic food, you will also get varieties of international cuisine across the central city of the country.