Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Top 10 Highest Mountains on Earth

Huge snowy mountains has always been a center of attraction to anyone. There are millions of mountains on earth, among them here are the top 10 highest mountains.

      1)      Mount Everest (8848 m. / 29029 ft.), Nepal

Mount Everest also known as Sagarmatha in Nepali and Chomolungma in Tibetan is the World’s highest peak in the world standing at the height of 8848 meter above sea level. It was found in 1865 AD and named after the British General, George Everest the chief of Land surveyor team. Before that they named it as peak XV because this peak was on 15th number of their survey list during their measurement process and it had no local name. The first two heroes to successfully climb Mount Everest are Tenzing Norgay Sherpa (Nepal) and Edmund Hillary (Edmund Hillary). They reached on the top of Mount Everest in 1953. Since then the number of climbers has been increasing every year.

      2)      Mount K2 (8611 m. / 28251 ft.), Pakistan

After Mt. Everest the second highest peak of the world is K2 with an altitude of 8611 meter above sea level. Located on the border of China and Pakistan it the tallest peak in the Karakoram Himalayan range. This peak is considered as one of the most difficult peak to climb due to which mountaineers call it as a Savage Mountain. This peak was first ascended to the summit in 1954 by The 1654 Italian Karakoram expedition team. Ardito Desio was the group leader and climbed with Lino Lacedelli and Achille Compagnoni.

      3)      Mount Kanchenjunga (8586 m. / 28169 ft.), Nepal/India

With the height of 8586 meter above sea level, Mount Kanchenjunga ranks 3rd among the highest peak in the World and ranks 2nd highest peak in Nepal. It lies in Nepal as well as India. Mount Kanchenjunga was considered as the highest peak in the world until Mt. Everest and K2 were discovered. In Tibetan language the name of the peak means The Five Treasures of Snow. Joe Brown and George Band from British expedition are the first climbers to climb Kanchenjunga. They reached the summit in May 25, 1955.

      4)      Mount Lhotse (8516m. / 27940 ft.), Nepal

Connected with Mt. Everest, Lhotse is the world’s 4th highest mountain. The height of this mountain is 8516 meter.  It lies between the border of Tibet and Nepal. This mountain also consists of Lhotse Middle and Lhotse Shar with an altitude of 8414 meter and 8383 meter respectively. The first climbers to climb Mount Lhotse are Ernst Reiss and Fritz Luchsinger from Switzerland. They accomplished the summit in 1956.

       5)      Mount Makalu (8485 m. / 27838 ft.), Nepal

The fifth tallest mountain in the world is Makalu with an altitude 8485 meter. It is located in the Himalaya range of Mahalangur, on the border of Nepal and Tibet. This mountain is the unique one due to its four-sided pyramid shape. In May 15, 1955 Lionel Terray and Jean Couzy from French expedition first stood on the summit of Mt. Makalu for the first time.

      6)      Mount Cho Oyu (8188 m. / 26864 ft.), Nepal

The sixth highest mountain in the world is Cho oyu. It also lies in Nepal with the height of 8188 meters above sea level. In Tibet cho oyu refers to Turquoise Goddess. So the Tibetan worship this mountain as a goddess. This mountain on the border of Nepal and Tibet. In October 19, 1954, the first successful ascend was done by Herbert Tichy, Joseph Jochler from Austria and Pasang Lama from Nepal.

      7)      Mount Dhaulagiri (8147 m. / 26795 ft.), Nepal

Mount Dhaulagiri ranks 7th world’s highest peak with an altitude of 8147 meter above sea level. The word is derived from Sanskrit word, Dhawala means white or bright and Giri means Huge mountain. Mount Dhaulagiri was first climbed in 13 May 1960 by Swiss-Austrain expedition team led by Max Eiselin including Nyima Dorje Sherpa and Nawang Dorje Sherpa from Nepal.

      8)      Mount Manaslu (8163 m. / 26781 ft.), Nepal 

Mount Manaslu which means the “mountain of the spirit” is 8th highest mountain of the world. It is also the highest mounain in the Gorkha District with the height of 8163 meters above sea level. The first successful ascend was done in May 9, 1956 by the Toshio Imanishi from Japan and Gyaltsen Norbu Sherpa from Nepal.

       9)      Nanga Parbat (8126 m. / 26660 ft.), Pakistan

Nanga Parbat is situated in the Diamer District of Pakistan, it is the 9th highest mountain of the world. The highest elevation of this peak is 8126 meter above sea level. The name Nanga Parbat means Naked Mountain in Sanskrit word. Locally this name is known by Diamer which means Huge Mountain in Tibetan language. The Austrain climber named Hermann Buhl is the first one to reach the summit of this peak. He reached the summit in July 3, 1953.

      10)   Mount Annapurna (8091m. / 26545 ft.), Nepal

The 10th highest mountain of the world is Mount Annapurna. The highest altitude of this peak is 8091 meter above sea level. Annapurna is worshiped as the goddess of harvest. Annapurna peak is considered as the most dangerous mountains to climb. It has the highest fatality rate. In 3rd June 1950, Maurice herzong and Louis Lachenal from France became first climbers to climb this deadly mountain. 

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Saturday, July 27, 2019

Things You Should Do/Know Before Trek

Nepal is one of the favorite destination for the trekkers of all over the world. The number of trekkers visiting Nepal is increasing each year. In other words we can say that Trekking in Nepal has been one the first priority for all the trekkers. Beside the wide range of diverse features, the hospitality and the friendly behavior of Nepali people are equally well known to all.  Nepal is also known for safe trekking place however here are some important information which one should do/know before starting a trek to Nepal.

Do Some Research
It is always one of the best idea to do some research about the trekking area before you go there. It is very helpful especially for those trekkers who are planning to trek independently without any guide or porters.  You can do the research through internet, books or consult with your friends and families if they have already done it. This helps you to know about the geography, culture, climate, safety, difficulty level of trekking of the area and many more.

Hiring a Guide/Porter
Although it is not mandatory to hire a Guide/Porter in most of the trekking region, we always suggest you to hire one, mainly for the solo trekkers and those who are trekking in Nepal for the first time. Due to the landslide and many other reason the trekking route gets change from time to time, where even the trekking map does not work. So, hiring a guide helps a lot in such situation. Beside this, guide will also help you a lot to know about the places, serve you when you are in problem and secure your accommodation during trek.

Proper Clothing and Trekking Gears
The most important things one should be careful of are clothing and trekking gears. One should prepare himself by wearing proper clothes as per the climate condition. Regarding trekking gears, in most of the trial trekking boots and trekking poles with small bag packs are ok. But you can add some accessories like sleeping bag, knife, sun glasses, caps, torch etc. as per your need.

Respect the Local Culture and Tradition
Every place has their own culture and tradition, so you have to be aware of not disrespecting their culture. In Nepali culture mostly in the village area the decent dressing sense is highly respected. So, don’t expose too much of body parts and wear clothes like decent t-shirts, loose pants/trousers. Beside this, you will meet lots of local people during the trial. They will smile and greet you saying “Namaste”, so reply them back which will help a lot to start a conversation.

Respect the Nature
The real trekkers are not the one who just trek, but the one who also respect and be responsible towards nature. There is a saying “In a forest and mountains animal do not leave trash but human do, behave like animals”.  So, do not throw your trash anywhere you like. Better collect the trash and deposit it in a place where trash cans or baskets are kept.

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek also known as Annapurna Sanctuary Trek in Annapurna region is approximately 40 km north to Pokhara. It is one of the popular trekking destination after Everest Base Camp Trek. Due to the diverse landscape, villages, culture, rich flora and fauna has made this trek one of the attraction point. Located at the height of 4130 meters above sea level, ABC delivers the 360 degree view of Annapurna mountain ranges. The Base Camp lies between huge mountains like Hiuchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gandarva Chuli, Tent peak, Machhapuchhre/Fishtail, Gangapurna, Glacier Dom including worlds 10th highest mountain Annapurna I (8091 m).

Similarly, the next best thing about this trek is the length of trek. Since, there are many trekking routes to ABC, one can minimize or maximize their trekking length as per the need. This trek can be organized with minimum of 7 days to maximum of 15 or more days. Nayapul, Ghandruk, Phedi, Kande, Motkyu, Siwai etc. are the point where trek can be started or ended.

Furthermore, lots of small villages that lies in this trekking route are highly occupied by the Gurung community. Therefore, trekkers can experience the culture and tradition of Gurung people during their trek. The way they treat the guest and their hospitality are highly appreciable. They have been living and preserving this area since long time. They believe this place as the sacred place which is the home of god and goddess. So, sacrifice and killing animals are strictly prohibited in this area mainly at the upper mountain region.

The natural resources in this region comprises the glacier river from mountains, water falls, the dense forest of rhododendron and bamboo with the habitat of wild animals like snow leopard, red panda, musk deer, langur and different species of birds. These wide range of natural resources to explore definitely won’t let any trekkers regret for choosing this trek. Walking through the jungles and suspension bridges over the rumbling rivers adds more excitement and adventure.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Everest Base Camp Trek

Laying at the base of World’s highest Peak Mt. Everest, Everest Base Camp (EBC) is highly preferred destination for the trekkers in Everest region. This camp is a primary camp where climbers use during their Everest climb. With an altitude of 5,364 meters above sea level, Everest base camp has been one of the most popular trekking route among the trekkers of all over the world.

EBC trek starts with the thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Tenzing-Hillary airport at Lukla which is considered as the most dangerous airport in the world. But the 30 minutes flight gives the spectacular landscape view which will comfortably turn you fear to excitement. After the safe landing at lukla airport the trek begins which takes around 8 days to reach EBC depending on trekking plan.

This trek offers the ravishing experience throughout the journey. Kalapatthar (5555m) is the vantage point which provides the most excellent view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse and Changtse. Beside this, Lhotse, Mt. Cho oyu, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Island Peak etc. are the other Mountains which can be seen during trek. Similarly, the tiny villages like Namchebazar, Phakding, Lobuche, Tengboche etc. and the life style of Sherpa people are worth exploring. This region is equally rich in its flora and fauna. Huge Forests of oak, rhododendron, blue pines, hemlock, bamboo etc. with different species of Herbal plants are the added attraction of this trek. Also this region is known as the habitat of animals like snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, snow leopard, musk deer etc.

In addition, EBC trek is considered as the moderate trek. You don’t need to be highly experienced or physically tough. People of all age with some physical fitness and training can accomplish this trek. So, better start planning and preparing for your trek to EBC.

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Trekking In Nepal

The word ‘Trek’ was derived from the South African Dutch word ‘Trekken’ which means ‘to pull’ or ‘to travel’ which later became Trek. Trek or Trekking is a long or a hard journey undertaken on foot in remote areas where transportation and luxury is generally not available. It is multi days of walking to the remote mountain region for adventure experience. However, trekking is not same as mountaineering.

The history of Trekking in Nepal dates back to 1960s which was the first commercial trek organized by retired Gurkha Colonel Jimmy Roberts (known as the Father of Trekking in Nepal). Since then Nepal has always been one of the most preferred destination for trekking among trekkers and the number is increasing. In terms of trekking activity, Nepal has developed a lot since 1960s. There used to be only camping trek in the beginning which used to be much more expensive but now the lodges established in the trekking routes has minimized the cost and length of trek a lot and it has also benefited to local people living in those areas.

The main reason that Nepal is considered as one of the best destination for trekking is that there are numerous trekking trails from east to west with their own beauty. Among them, Everest region trek is the most popular trekking region. Everest Base Camp Trek has always been one of the dream trekking trial of every trekkers. Even just a glimpse of Mt. Everest provides the heavenly pleasure for the trekkers. Likewise, Poon hill, Annapurna Base Camp, Manaslu, Annapurna Circuit, Manang, Mustang, Tilicho Lake, Rara Lake, Langtang trek, Kanchenjunga etc. are equally popular trekking routes.  Similarly, there are lots of trials which are newly explored and gaining popularity.

Trekking in Nepal not only provides long walk or view but it also offers a chance to explore the deep jungle of Oak and Rhododendron forest with the chirping of various species of birds and insects. On the other hand, if lucky enough one can encounter the wild animals as well. Beside this, the local culture and tradition of people living in the Himalayan area and their adorable hospitality is the next big attraction of Nepal Trek.

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