|Ready to go for a rafting trip in Trishuli river in Nepal.|
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Experience of hosting 13 Malaysian tourists having adventure travel in Nepal
Last week Nepal One Tours & Travels hosted a group tour package for 13 Malaysians tourist travelling in Nepal for our standard 6 Night 7 Days travels. In this post we would like to share the experience of hosting them about their first travel experience in Nepal here.
The group were of two family with two couple of age of
early 50 with theirs children of 9 on their from 16 to 25 in which two of them
were girls and 7 were boys. The younger ones were travelling Nepal with their
cousins group and their Parents. They actually visited most of the world
heritage sites in Kathmandu valley including the biggest Mosque the Jame Masjid
of Capital. Since their arrival they were travelling in a Toyota Jumbo Hiace
Van which was very suitable for their group size.
On the first day they just landed in Tribhuvan International Airport and transferred directly to their Hotel in Thamel as their arrival was at late evening. The next day they had a guided sightseeing tour to the World heritage sites on Kathmandu. They came from a humid and hot temperature of Kuala Lumpur and I experienced that they were enjoying the little chilling climate Kathmandu with wearing the winter outfit as they do not get to wear the winter clothes in their home town. The durbar squares of Kathmandu and the temples and the market around the durbar square were something very new for them and they seemed to take photos everywhere and everything they could see on the tour. Some of them were very curious to know about the places and happenings around the Kathmandu.
Next morning they had a mountain flight by a Simrik air for 1 hour and they were very lucky to get a very nice weather with very little cloud. They enjoyed the experience of flying close to the White Mountains and the Mt. Everest. They also enjoyed to take pictures in the cockpit with pilot which was beyond their expectation and told us that, entering in the cockpit of a flying plane is not possible in their country.
After the flight they returned to hotel for breakfast and check out for the trip to Pokhara and on the way camping and rafting in the Trishuli River. As they told that they are the adventures lovers and done rafting in Malaysia for couple times the experience of rafting was not a new one like the Mountain Flight. When they arrived the rafting spot and they got the briefing from the river guide about the rafting trip and safety measures they got their rafting gears and were looked exciting to get their group pictures with the rafting boat and gears. They did the 3 hours rafting in Trishuli River. All of the younger ones were not into a simple rafting trip, they loved to jump on the rivers on the major rapids so as all of them also climbed the cliff and jumped into the river. After tiring journey of rafting they arrived at the lunch spot and enjoyed their meal. They were driven for few minutes to the camping resort. They enjoyed to hang around the resort and around the town. As they were very friendly and somehow looked like Nepalese they easily mixed up with the resort staffs and even to the local shops close to the resort. Even they were riding the motor bikes of the resort owners to visit the towns.
At night they seemed enjoying the beautiful view of stars in a dark night lying beside the bonfire in a little cold weather and listening to the pleasing sound of Trishuli river. After dinner they spend a few hours in the riverside enjoying the magnificent atmosphere there. They were not a type of drinking liquors and dancing with loud music but enjoyed their time with a nature and peaceful environment. The next morning all the young ones went for swimming in the high current trishuli river with a guy of resort on Kayak. They swim in river with the Kayak boat dragging them, which looked they enjoyed the swimming a lot in spite of the water which was cold for them than their home town. When asked why not swimming in the swimming pool, their mother said ‘’we have swimming pool back home’’ these guys really looked how to enjoy the moments and their parents looked so supportive with the feelings of the youth.
They arrived to Pokhara at late evening as some of the road obstacle of unknown reason made their journey behind the time for couple of hours. They wanted to visit the sightseeing spots of Pokhara but the unexpected rain fall could not help them as they give up the idea of sightseeing in Pokhara. The dinner was a little walk away and as we were catering the service of Halal Restaurant in Pokhara for the first time, we missed the location with misunderstanding of the direction by the restaurant owner and made the group walk longer a bit, but when we had our dinner it was really nice and may be the taste of good food took away the disappointment of extra walking after a long day.
The next morning they had a boating in Fewa Lake that was also a wonderful experience for them in a boat in a lake which was surrounded by a beauty of nature which cannot be described with words. The rain last evening made them miss some of the spots but the important day turned out to be the one of the brightest in the Pokhara as the all clouds, fogs and mist of Pokhara was washed out by the yesterday’s rain. One of the main event was about to begin for them as the Jeep from their paragliding came for the pickup with pilotes ready and all their gliding gears packed up on the aero rack. The 30 minutes’ drive to the take-off field on the top of Sarangkot was filled with the excitement as this was something very new to them. Even being from an Asian families the 50 years + people choosing the paragliding shows their thrust of adventure and courageous of them. The paragliding group were divided into two as the first 7 of them took their flight on time. The parents, two girls and 1 boy were the ones to take the first flight. On the second flight 1 of the guy became lucky in a sense that he could enjoy the view from Sarangkot for an extra while on a day of nice weather with a perfect visibility and zero cloud even if he had to wait for his flight. He lost his group member and the assigned Pilot and took a while to find the Pilot. In fact Pilot was waiting him badly too to complete the flight and go for the next client.
The one thing looked obvious on them that the high-way drive of Nepal was not free of threat for them. They looked afraid when the buses passes to each other very closely on the bends. For the Nepalese passenger this looks very normal but for the foreigners the highway drive always fills the excitement.
The last day before departure was there another big day of Bunjee Jump trip to Last Resort. Only the parents did attended the bunjee jump, all the young ones did it smoothly. Some body sought ‘’Help’’ in their native language and rest of their group audience were laughing. Turn by turn all of them did the jump smoothly couple of them looked very nervous and seemed to withdraw the jump but the jump indeed. Where couple of them jump on their own too. The view of their parents was like ‘’if they do the bunjee jump their acrophobia (fear of height) will not remain on them, kind of treatment.
At the end we as a host enjoyed the 13 Malaysian Tourist travelling in Nepal for an adventure activities. And we were glad to know that all of the 13 Malaysian tourist group members enjoyed the Nepal Tour much and also they thanked us for our service to them. We also thanked them for giving Nepal One Tours & Travels a chance to offer our service to their adventure trip to Nepal and we also thanked them for being friendly and being an easy to deal customer despite being in a group of 13 persons they were very co-operative.
At the end we would like to say that we Love Malaysian Tourists and our aim is to be a specialized Tour operator for a Malaysian Tourist travelling in Nepal. www.nepalonetours.com