Trek to Imja Glacial Lake

Trek to Imja Glacial Lake

After waiting for over a week for the inclement weather to clear up, we couldn’t be patient anymore and decided to take our chances. Our journey towards Imja Glacier (5010 masl) began at 6 am early in the morning from Kathmandu. Crammed in a small jeep, we reached Salleri (the headquarter of Solu district) after 12 hours. Thankfully, the sky had cleared up after a week of incessant rain. After spending a night in Salleri, we kicked-off our journey towards Imja glacial lake at 06:30 am on 8th Sept, 2016. It was a tough walk on the path, mostly used for transporting goods on the backs of mules; the path was muddy due to the recent rainfall and it was difficult to find a good foothold. It took us 5 days to cross Nunthala, Jubhing, Kharikhola, Paiya and Surke – the entrance to Chaurikharka VDC – before we reached Namche Bazar (Namche VDC) to the North. The trek was tough, however, the lush green pine forests, the sweet fragrance of pine, numerous waterfalls, the giggling of Dudhkoshi – made it worthwhile! We witnessed the catastrophic landslides in Surke, which had swept away 3 houses. The locals, though, quickly cleared the trail. We were also fortunate enough to have a close view of Pasang Lhamu Sherpa’s home at Surke – the first ever Nepali woman to climb Mount Everest in 1993. All these villages (mentioned above) have primary to secondary level schools and micro hydropower. WiFi is avaialable in every lodge and hotels, so you are always connected to the outside world. Visitors can recharge their cell phones and camera...
Final Results, “Ghumante Epic Selfie/Welfie/Selfshot Contest”

Final Results, “Ghumante Epic Selfie/Welfie/Selfshot Contest”

Finally the “Ghumante Epic Selfie/Welfie/Selfshot Contest” has come to an end after running for a month. We received a total of 336 valid entries. Photos ranged from summit of Ama Dablam to Ice Climbing, from Treks of the Annapurna Base Camp to Everest Base Camp, from Bungee Jumps to acrobatics in the snow, some popular places, some unknown. Overall, it was an amazing experience. We witnessed Nepal through our followers and friends, some interesting facts and traveling habits. Without further adieu, here’s our Final Results. Winner with 1053 likes, contestant number 68 Satya Prajapati with his photo taken at Kalinchowk! Second Position with 904 likes, Contestant Number 38 Pukar Sahir Neupane with his photo taken at Gosaikunda! Third Position with 513 likes, Contestant Number 50, Nischal Tamang with his photo taken at Fewa Lake! Fourth Position Winner with 504 likes, Contestant No. 329, Abhisek Shrestha – Photo taken at Lauribina, on the way to Gosaikunda Fifth Position Winner with 477 likes, Contestant No. 143, Sanjay Thapa Magar – Photo taken at Tilicho Lake, Manang! Sixth Position Winner with 442 likes, Contestant No. 20 Dipesh Jung Thapa – Photo taken at Chamje, Manang! Seventh Position Winner with 434 likes, Dibya Bhatta – Photo taken at Supa Deurali, Kapilbastu! Eighth Position Winner with 422 likes, Contestant No. 133, Raj Sudan Malla , Bungee Jump Shot at Pokhara! Ninth Position Winner with 400 likes, Contestant No. 291 Enish Rai – Gopro Selfie at Annapurna Base Camp! Tenth Position Winner with 389 likes, Contestant No. 8 Tina Rai – Photo taken at Bear Hill, Syangja!   Congratulations to all our winners. Please message...
मनकामना यात्रा, भुकम्प पछिका तिता मिठा अनुभव

मनकामना यात्रा, भुकम्प पछिका तिता मिठा अनुभव

श्री गणेश : ( यात्रा अघिका कुरा) मनमा तरङ्ग, बितरङ्गहरु जोश, शक्ति र बिश्वास अनि अाट `घुमन्ते´ नामै यस्तै छ । धेरै जस्तो अन्य कार्य र पढाईमा ब्यस्त हुने भएकै कारणले सनिवार वा अरु बिदाका दिन घुम्न निस्किने बानी । बानी भन्दा पनि लत नै लागिसक्यो  भन्दा ठिक होला । युवा अवस्था जोश –जागर र अाट गर्ने बानी को त कुरै नगरौ । वर्षा को मौसम यसपालि घर मात्र बसिराख्न अल्छी लाग्ने । लगभग ४० वटा जिल्ला घुमेको अनुभव बटुल्दै नजिकै ४० कि मिमा (दमौली बाट ) अवस्थित मनकामनाको हिडाइ गर्ने योजना पारित भो हामी दुई साथी बिच । सनिवार भनिएको हिडाइ कारणवस शुक्रबार नै गरौ भन्ने धारणा अर्का घुमन्तेको । सनिवार भनिएको यात्रा को ठिकठाक तयारि गर्न नपाउदै शुक्रबार नै झोला र क्यामेरा बोकि हिडियो । भन्ने गरिन्छ नि ” Travelers do not plan their destination they just travel around. ” अब अघिको यात्रा आफै पढ्नुस । धार्मिक दृष्टिकोणले ज्यादै नै महत्व बोकेको मनकामना मन्दिर हिन्दुहरुका लागि पुग्नै पर्ने धर्मिक स्थल । जहाँ बर्सेनि हजारौंले आफ्ना मनोकामना एवम्   कयौं भाकल पूरा होस भनेर धाउने गर्दछ्न । अरुको जस्तो अथाह मनोकामना नभएपनि केही प्राथना त माग्ने सोच पनि थियो मनकामना माइको सामु । बैशाख १२ र २९ गते गएको महाभुकम्पको केन्द्रबिन्दु रहेको गोरखा जिल्ला र गोरखा जिल्लामा अवस्थित मनकामना मन्दिर । त्यसैले यस यात्रामा धार्मिक पाटो मात्र जोडिएको छैन । भुकम्पले चर्काएको र हल्लाएका घर, गोठ, स्कुल र मनकामना मन्दिरको पनि बेग्लै कथा जोड्न खोजेको छु । घरबाट अलि अबेर हिडियो तर पनि आबुखैरेनी बाट उकालो लाग्दा बिहानको सात बजेको थियो । मर्स्याङ्दि र दरौदीको संगम भन्दा अलि तल बाट   झोलुङ्गे पुल तर्दै कानटार गाउँ बाट ठाडो उकालोको पैदल यात्रा...
NIP in association with Ghumante Travel photo contest Winners #NIPTRAVELS

NIP in association with Ghumante Travel photo contest Winners #NIPTRAVELS

Ghumante in association with Nepalese in Photography had done a photography contest with the theme Travel. The following are the winning photographs from the competition.we would like to express our gratitude for NIP for giving us this opportunity to arrange this competition and the very very special thanks and appreciations goes out to all the photographers who submitted awesome pictures from all over Nepal, but like every competition not everyone can be winner so we had a tough time selecting the best ones and we do sincerely hope that we came out with the best ones. Enjoy the pictures from beautiful Nepal through the eyes of these amazing Photographers.This is just a beginning Ghumante will be back with bigger and better competition.After all we promote the beauty of Nepal.                                        ...
#NIPTRAVELS, NIP Photo Contest- It’s getting Hot!

#NIPTRAVELS, NIP Photo Contest- It’s getting Hot!

Nepalese in Photography, a popular facebook group with more than 1000k (109,025 to be precise when we posted this) members, has  an Interesting Photography Contest, #NIPTRAVELS going on within the group members. The main theme of the Contest, Travel Photography inside Nepal. The subjects can be Landscape, People, Cultures, Customs and History of Nepal, basically anything significant when you travel Nepal. The Contest started from 7 Sep and will conclude in two weeks. Here are what the Winners get : 1st prize: 72mm Hoya DMC pro ND8X ND filter( worth US$50) 2nd prize: 77mm Tiffen 812 warming filter (worth US$45) 3rd prize: The photographer´s eye book by Michael freeman (worth US$20) Also three Honorable Mentions will win a t-shirt each and 15 of the best pictures will be featured on our website. The contest is heating up and everyday, 100’s of awesome photos hashtagged #NIPTRAVELS are submitted in the page. The submissions vary from the hot plains of Terai to the freezing Annapurna Basecamp. Here’s the link to the competition, https://www.facebook.com/groups/Nepalese.In.Photography/search/?query=%23NIPTRAVELS A sneak-peak to the event and some of our random picks from the Contest, enjoy!                                     Which one’s your favorite? Comment your pick! Want to share one of your favorites from the competition, let us know in the...