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CHANDRA GIRI TOUR

The recorded history surrounding the hill started in 300 BC when last Shruthakevali Bhadrabahu and Chandragupta Maurya visited the place in order to attain religious peace.[1]The small hill derives its name of Chandra from the fact that Chandragupta was the first of the rishis who lived and performed penance there.

Chandragiri Cable Car

Kalbappu was the early name of the hill and it dominates the history of the town of Shravanabelagola between 3rd century BC and 12th century AD. The Jain traditions link the Maurya Empire Emperor Chandragupta and his teacher Bhadrabahu with this place. Of the total number of 106 memorials found at Shravanabelagola, 92 are located on the Small Hill. Of these, about 47 memorials of monks, 9 of nuns, and 5 of householders belong to the 7th and 8th century. This points out at the popularity of the custom, and of its extensive prevalence on the Small Hill.

 

view from chandragiri hills

Bird Watching Tour In Nepal

Although a small in size with a country of fascinating change in every ways, with its dramatic landscapes, valleys, rivers and jungles to world’s highest mountain. Nepal provides abundant bird life habitats with its rich green jungle of mid hills, alpine to tropical dense forest with its variations range of elevation from the low of 65 meters to 8,848 meters the top of Mt. Everest certainly offers an impressive natural background and home for many species of wild and bird life, join in our various destination for bird watch tour starting from the valley of Kathmandu and its nearest high hills with scenic mountain views, or drive to Chitwan and Kosi Tappu including Pokhara mid hills all these areas provides interesting Bird Watching Tour.

Nepal, a major habitation and migratory place for many species of birds as 08 % of the world’s population of birds (more than 857 species);
Nepal habitats domestic and migratory birds as the country has varied levels of temperature from the low land of Terai the mid hill and to the high alpine range where varieties of birds exists from small finch-partridge- jungle fowls-water birds to large Himalayan brown eagle and hawks including the National bird of Nepal “Lophorous” colorful Danfe also called Impeyan Pheasant.

Here are the special areas for bird watch tour in and around Kathmandu valley and beyond:

Phulchowki:
Phulchowki adjoin hills within Kathmandu Valley and the highest hill top of Kathmandu valley also, famous for mountain views and flora and fauna with Redheaded Trogan, a very rare bird sighted there in April 2002 (it was last seen n Nepal 44 years ago). Phulchowki is 2760 meters and 18kms southeast of Kathmandu and is reached via Godawari and the Botanical Gardens. Walking can start from behind the gardens, with a combination of trails and roads. The hillside is covered with forest featuring outstanding flora as well as diverse birds. About 90 species have been recorded in this area including the endemic spring babbler, as well as the Curia, Mountain Hawk Eagle, Rufous Bellied Pied Woodpeckers and the Black-throated Parrot bill, to name a few.

Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve, & Nagarjun:
Another beautiful spot for Bird Watching Tour is Shivapuri Watershed Reserve, 12kms north of Kathmandu valley and from the city.

Nagarjun located North West; Shivapuri hill top can be reached two ways either from Sundarijal or from Budhanilkantha.

This Reserve with various species birds are Laughing Thrush, Crested Serpent Eagle, Little Pied Fly Catchers, Ruby-Throats and Babblers, Pheasants, Magpies and Sunbird.

Pokhara:
Pokhara, the two well known lakes Phewa Tal and Begnas Tal and the surrounding areas are highly recommended. Of particular interest are the areas with minimum disturbances, away from human inhabitation the forests around the south shore of Phewa lake. Look out in the fields and pools especially in the winter for Egrets, Herons, Pipits, and Buntings etc. other birds are occurring are Gulls, Terns, Ducks, and Falcons etc.

Begnas Tal is 15Km away from Pokhara and it easily reached by taxi or bicycle. Accommodations are available here too. Terraced hills and light forests surround the lake. One should spend time on the slopes and wet fields. Birds sighted here are Ducks, pheasant-tailed jacana; Hoppie Grey bellied Tesias, common pintail snipe, bulbuls etc. Pokhara lakeside is basically a tourist town, which caters to all the needs f visitors. From cheap lodges to very expensive star hotels are available in and around Pokhara. Lakeside is full of restaurants of all kinds. Pokhara can be reached by air or by road. Bird watching is best in October and April.

Koshi Barage and Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve:
The eastern Terai to the Far East of Nepal, the Koshi is great for waterfowl and waders, with about 26 varieties of ducks alone. Here the method of viewing is by boat, gliding through the waters in the stillness of the early morning and evenings. Over 450 species have been sighted hare, including Black Ibis, Honey Kites, Ospreys, Black Headed Orioles, Peregrine Falcon, Partridges, and Storks.

Chitwan National Park:
Chitwan the lowlands of Nepal, known as the Terai the flat land of Nepal. Chitwan National Park is the best-known site in Nepal for bird watching. Bird watching need to be done from the safely of a chair, the back of an elephant or in a jeep (by far the last choice), and if you wish to walk, accompanied by a guide or a naturalist, or preferably an ornithologist. The area consists of Sal Forest, Riverine forest, and grasslands, with three rivers forming the boundaries of the park. Some 500 species have been recorded in Chitwan and some of them are Blue Indian Roller, Stork-billed Kingfishers, Bengal Florican, Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Bee-eaters, and Cormorants.

Mountain Flight in Nepal

Nepal is the home of mountains and realizing its importance Annapurna encounter organizes offers mountain flight for all categories of travelers. For those who are restricted by time and challenged physically can take the panoramic views of mountains, Nepal’s diverse beauty and unique geographical landscapes easily just in an hour. The awe inspiring majestic mountains journey transcends one to an entirely different world. This package is the quickest way to get a close look at spontaneous snowy mountains .It will be an hour’s flight to get the worth of spectacular Mountain View Annapurna Encounter is committed to provide a unique experience in Nepal .

Buddhist Pilgrimage Day Tour

 

Kathmandu valley has been the central pivot of Buddhism for long. Buddhist pilgrimage tour with Annapurna encounter takes you to elephantine embowed shaped stupas which highlight the Buddhist circuit tour, a day long. One can scrutinize lots of interesting facts about the every stupas included in the tour.  Also known as the ‘Lhasa Monastery’ or ‘Khasti Monastery’ it is believed that the last remains of Sage Kashyap was cremated in Boudhanath. Boudha was considered as the trade route between Nepal and Tibet in the past. The pleasant Walk between Boudhanath and Gokarna leads you to Kapan Monastery founded by Lama Thubten Yeshe who died in 1984, leading to the worldwide search of his reincarnation after his death.

The tour allows you to experience traditional Tibetan Buddhism at self-emerged Buddhist shrine also known as Swayambhunath since no concrete historical evidences regarding who built this monastery are found. You can also overlook the spectacular scenario of Kathmandu Valley from Swayambhunath.

Tucked away in the Himalayas of Nepal, amidst the most scenic area there lies a Buddhist Monastery named Neydo Tashi Choeling in Pharping, just 22km away from the heart of Kathmandu. It is said that it is the mundane place to relax and unwind all the hustle and bustle of life and an easy get away for a short break.

Itinerary

7:00 AM- Journey Starts from Thamel

8:00 AM- Pilgrimage tour of Boudhanath, and Kapan Monastery

12:00 PM – Swayambhunath visit and Sightseeing

2:00 PM –Tour of Pharping Monastery.

Kathmandu Day Tour

Kathmandu is the living gallery of Nepalese arts, culture and ancient heritage. Single day tour at Annapurna Encounter Pvt. Ltd covers at least five heritage sites of all the three sister cities of Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur comprising all durbar squares .Here you can not only explore the unforeseen blend of Hindu and Buddhist tribal traditions but also the delve into tremendous architecture and antiquity behind the monuments of Kathmandu valley – a must and most touring destination.

Itinerary

 

8:00 AM Leaving Time

9:00 AM Bhaktapur Durbar Square

11:30 AM Patan Durbar Square

2:00 PM Kathmandu Durbar Square

3:00 PM Boudhanath Stupa

6:00 PM Swayambhunath Stupa

Langtang Trekking

Trekking around Langtang valley & Holy Gosainkund awesome picturesque destinations with Annapurna Holiday Planner Adventure Company leading to traditional villages enriched with old culture and religion on the Tamang Heritage trail and into beautiful forest of tall rhododendron, pines, hemlocks, magnolia and firs tree lines and further leading to high alpine pasture in amazing Langtang valley and Kyanjin Gomba where the first part of the journey begins enclosed with high snow capped mountain range of Ghengu Liru (Langtang II 6,571meters), Langtang Lirung (7,425meters) Kimshun (6,745meterst) and Shalbachum (6,918 meters) and towards south, the Chimsedang Lekh with range of peaks of Naya-Kanga 5,846 meters, Gangchempo known as Tilman’s beautiful Fluted Peak.

Langtang valley & Holy Gosainkund trekking within the Langtang National
Park the 1st Park established in mountainous region of Nepal Himalaya covering 1,710 sq.km areas, but this trekking also leads to its buffer zone near Kathmandu valley and beyond east extending to Jugal Himal range linked with Dorje Lakpa at 6,980 meters. The Northern wall of mountains straddles the border with Tibet. After a wonderful and enjoyable time at Langtang journey continues heading towards Gosainkund with its serene simmering glacial pond regarded as sacred and holy for Hindus and Buddhist as well, in auspicious month of August festival takes place in the full moon as per the Hindu Lunar where thousands of pilgrims reach here to take a dip in this holy pond as blessing, from here heading back to Kathmandu towards South East crossing Lauribina pass at 4,609 meters and 15,100 ft high with awesome panorama of surrounding landscapes with hills, valleys and snow capped mountains and then with a long descend through beautiful woodlands and traditional mid hills farm villages and concluding this overwhelming adventure with a short drive from Sundarijal at the rim of Kathmandu valley to reach Kathmandu city after a remarkable trip to Langtang valley & holy Gosainkund with Annapurna Holiday Planner.

Zip Flyer Nepal: Dream it-Dare it-Do it! It’s official, the world’s most extreme zip line

1800 meters long 2000 ft Vertical drop and 120 k.m. per hour speed with 02 mins ride time.

If you are looking for true Adrenalin rush then Sky Zip is for you. Unlike anything you’ve seen before the Sky Zip zip line by High Ground adventures is truly an experience not to be missed.

Participants must be between 35 and 125 kg (75 and 275 pounds) and be comfortable with heights. This ride is not recommended for individuals with back or neck problems, or those who are pregnant.

Langtang Valley & Holy Gosainkund Trek

Langtang Valley & Holy Gosainkund Trek

Trekking around Langtang valley & Holy Gosainkund awesome picturesque destinations with Annapurna Holiday Planner Adventure Company leading to traditional villages enriched with old culture and religion on the Tamang Heritage trail and into beautiful forest of tall rhododendron, pines, hemlocks, magnolia and firs tree lines and further leading to high alpine pasture in amazing Langtang valley and Kyanjin Gomba where the first part of the journey begins enclosed with high snow capped mountain range of Ghengu Liru (Langtang II 6,571meters), Langtang Lirung (7,425meters) Kimshun (6,745meterst) and Shalbachum (6,918 meters) and towards south, the Chimsedang Lekh with range of peaks of Naya-Kanga 5,846 meters, Gangchempo known as Tilman’s beautiful Fluted Peak.

Langtang valley & Holy Gosainkund trekking within the Langtang National
Park the 1st Park established in mountainous region of Nepal Himalaya covering 1,710 sq.km areas, but this trekking also leads to its buffer zone near Kathmandu valley and beyond east extending to Jugal Himal range linked with Dorje Lakpa at 6,980 meters. The Northern wall of mountains straddles the border with Tibet. After a wonderful and enjoyable time at Langtang journey continues heading towards Gosainkund with its serene simmering glacial pond regarded as sacred and holy for Hindus and Buddhist as well, in auspicious month of August festival takes place in the full moon as per the Hindu Lunar where thousands of pilgrims reach here to take a dip in this holy pond as blessing, from here heading back to Kathmandu towards South East crossing Lauribina pass at 4,609 meters and 15,100 ft high with awesome panorama of surrounding landscapes with hills, valleys and snow capped mountains and then with a long descend through beautiful woodlands and traditional mid hills farm villages and concluding this overwhelming adventure with a short drive from Sundarijal at the rim of Kathmandu valley to reach Kathmandu city after a remarkable trip to Langtang valley & holy Gosainkund with AHP.

Three High Passes of Everest Trek

Annapurna Holiday Planner offers trekking around high valleys of Khumbu in the Everest region, an adventure crossing Three High Passes of Everest of over 5,000 meters, Three High Passes of Everest leads to world’s highest country in between towering high peaks of Mt. Everest 8,848 m, Lhotse 8,460 m, Cho-Oyu 8,213 m, Nuptse 7,145 m, Kwangde 6,160 m, Kangtenga 6,320 m, Tharmasarkhu 6,145 m, Mt. Pumori 7,125 m and the majestic Mt. Ama Dablam 6,645 meters, never ending views of these snow capped mountains throughout this trip Gokyo to Everest Base Camp via Cho-la pass.

Three High Passes of Everest adventure starts with a short scenic flight to Lukla town, the door to Everest area from Lukla begins the real trekking passing several traditional Sherpa villages with their rich old culture and custom with awe inspiring scenery on the walk following the glacial Dudh Kosi river upstream and reaching the famous Sherpa’s capital at Namche Bazaar, with all kinds of modern facilities, hotels, lodge, restaurants, bakery, Cyber café, post office and banks.
From Namche heading higher through beautiful serene woodlands of rhododendron, birch, pines and firs tree lines with tremendous views of high snow capped mountain slowly to quaint villages of Thame and over Renjo-la close to the border of Tibet near Nangpa-la, after leaving the tree lines behind for few days to barren moon like landscape and then on the glacial wide valley to Gokyo Lake with beautiful views of high snow capped mountain during the walk, and to the high view point at Gokyo Ri 5,357 meters with awesome panorama from Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Mt. Makalu towards east and other adjoining mountain range, after a grand time here heading down to cross the high pass of Cho-la on the least trekked area by other trekkers and towards visiting the famous Everest base camp facing the notorious Khumbu ice falls and glaciers and then a climb to Kalapatthar at 5,545 meters one of the highest point this trips for mind blowing views of surrounding high peaks with Mt. Everest at a stone throw distance.

After an enjoyable and memorable time heading towards the last and final pass over Kongma La Pass at 5,535 m, And then heading back to Lukla and into tree lines after visiting the famous Tengboche Monastery before Namche and Lukla and concluding this remarkable adventure with a sweeping scenic flight back to Kathmandu with great service of Annapurna Holiday Planner.

Dolpo From Beni Trek

Annapurna Holiday Planner offers Dolpo from Beni, one of the most unique trekking in the mid wild west of Nepal, starting with a scenic drive to sub-tropical of Pokhara valley a tourist haven with its picturesque surrounding with pristine Phewa and Begnas lake in the shadow of great Himalayan range of Annapurna and Manaslu and Lamjung Himal towards north, from here driving for few hours to another warm areas of Baglung Beni town for overnight stop.

From this town of Beni following the Mygdi river to Darbang where this classic journey begins in Nepal’s mid west high hills on less visited and traveled by western trekkers, this route to lower Dolpo from Beni and Dhorpatan is an exploration adventure, walk leads to several passes of over 4, 500 meters and reaching at Nepal’s last Wildlife Hunting Reserve at Dhorpatan midway between Dolpo in the Tibetan plateau and Dhaulagiri Himal range, from here onwards to highest inhabited land of Dolpo. Geographically a southern extension of Tibet, it lies within the borders of the kingdom of Nepal, since 1984 has been the country’s largest national park and conservation, the park sustains an abundance of wild life including Musk Deer, Himalayan Blue Sheep and the legendary elusive Snow Leopard, as well as being home to a fascinating race of Tibetan speaking people, highlanders of Dolpo are traders and then reaching at Tarakot and Dunai the main town and headquarter of Dolpo area, and concluding this outmost and overwhelming trip at Jhupal for the flight back to Kathmandu with super panorama of mountains during the flight to Kathmandu after the Dolpo from Beni trekking an adventure and experience of a life time with Annapurna Holiiday Planner.