Royal Chitwan National Park
In the mid-1970s, the Royal Chitwan National Park was established as the first Nepalese national park at the time. With a land area of almost 150,000 square kilometers, Nepal is about fourteenth the size of Germany. The Royal Chitwan National Park with an area of 930 square kilometers, comparable in size to Berlin, is located in the Terai region. The Terai has developed into an economic center in Nepal over the past few decades. Almost half of the almost 30 million Nepalese live here. In the south the national park borders directly on the neighboring country India.
Royal Chitwan National Park – Popular destination for study trips
The extensive national park area offers several resorts as bases for safaris. They serve at the same time as accommodation and for catering as well as for catering on site. Scouts & Rangers offer guided tours through the park. Flora, fauna and animal world are as alien to the tourist as they are new. The park visitor experiences a unique, previously unknown animal world. The village of Sauraha on the edge of the national park is known among tourists and park visitors as the start / finish point for guided tours in otherwise protected, inaccessible park areas. An attraction for visitors and locals alike is the annual international elephant festival. A variety of events have been held since the mid-2000s with the elephant at the center.
Great variety of animals from elephants to rhinos to crocodiles
Visiting the Royal Chitwan National Park is an exciting, if not entirely harmless, adventure. The tourist should adhere to guidelines and instructions in order to avoid unpleasant situations. To experience elephants, rhinos, tigers or wild cats in the wild is unique and possible here in the National Park. Several hundred species of birds are not only worth seeing for ornithologists.
In short :
a tour of the Royal Chitwan National Park is like staying in an Otherworld. Together with the Parsa Wildlife Reserve and the Indian Valimiki National Park, the area forms the more than 2,000 square kilometers large Tiger Conservation Unit Chitwan, or TCU for short.
Hike around the Manaslu
The hike around the Manaslu is an insider tip among experienced Nepalese travelers.
The Manaslu Circuit is famous for its spectacular beauty. Along the river Buri Gandaki it goes for a total of about 250 kilometers, partly over suspension bridges up to the Laryka La Pass at 5,106 meters, from where a direct, phenomenal view of the Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain in the world, opens up. On the way back it goes down through sleepy villages and the Nepalese jungle to Besisahar.
The hike usually takes about 11 days, but the path through the Tsum Valley can also be extended to double the length. The almost untouched beauty of Nepal, the fascinating, Buddhist tradition of the country, the world of the Sherpas and the impressive mountain panoramas can be experienced impressively on this trek in the Himalayas.
In contrast to many other trekking routes in Nepal, the path around Manaslu is seldom hiked. The number of hikers on the Manaslu Circuit is only around 5000 trekking enthusiasts annually, well below that of comparable routes.
One explanation for this is that teahouses have only been built on the route since 2010, where overnight stays are possible.
It is still possible to camp along the way, but most hikers are happy not to have to carry their provisions all the time while hiking. The teahouses always provide a supply of food and fortified accommodation.
The hike around the Manaslu takes relatively little effort. Anyone who has once reached Nepal and the capital Kathmandu by plane can reach the starting point of the hike in Soti Khola or Aurughat by jeep or bus over a distance of just under 130 kilometers.
Climate Trek Nepal
Helambu is a region of highland villages in Nepal, about 80 kilometers from Kathmandu. It is the home of the Hyolmo people. The Helambu region begins at the Lauribina La Pass and descends into the Melamchi Valley. The area is famous for its ornate Buddhist monasteries, sweet apples and it is a Buddhist pilgrimage site. Several trekking routes are located here, one of which is known as the Helambu Trek or Climate Trek Helambu.
The Climate Trek in Nepal is a good hike for vacationers and adventurers who do not have much time to spend in Nepal. It’s an 8-day trek that starts in Kathmandu but can be done in 5-6 days. The normal starting point starts in Sundarijal and leads past Chisopani, Hyolmo, Kutumsang, Magin Goth, Tharepati, Malemchigaun, Nakote and Hyolmo, Tarke Gyang. After that, Nepal holidaymakers have the option of getting there on two roads, on the one hand via Sermathang or via Kiul Takpa Kharka. Both paths eventually meet in Melemchi, from where you can take a bus back to Kathmandu. The maximum altitude during the hike is about 3650 meters.
Climate-friendly hiking destination for beginners in Nepal
Anyone looking for a new, attractive and easily accessible trekking destination has found the answer with this tour just a short drive from Kathmandu. The Climate Trek offers a fascinating combination of natural beauty and cultural richness. The best thing about trekking in the Helambu Valley is the lack of large crowds, which allows stressed-out vacationers to enjoy the great outdoors and experience the local culture. This trip is specially designed for those who do not have the time or interest in a longer trekking route.