Manang – Nar Phu (Phoo) Valley & Kangla Pass | Nepal

Manang – Nar Phu (Phoo) Valley & Kangla Pass | Nepal

Manang, the land beyond mountains. It is one of the favourite trekking destinations in Nepal for both domestic and international travellers. It is also renowned as the land beyond mountains after its neighbouring district  Mustang, Nepal. The majestic wide verdant fields, valley, waterfalls, beautiful crests, people, culture and etiquette is more than enough to dazzle anyone trekking in Nepal. Whenever one ponders about Manang, waterfalls, apple farms, outspread colourful fields with a parched hill that took over centuries to form comes to one mind. It is definitely a hidden gem behind the mountains. The trek starts from Besisahar (760 mt), Lamjung which is a subtropical zone (below 1,200 mt) then ascend gradually to the Arctic region (Above 4,400 mt). The initial part of the journey consists of several colossal and puny streams which will leave you awestruck. Imagine, witnessing cascade every after each turn, isn’t this majestic. And most roadside villages located just beneath the vast mountains. The trail follows the rapid of Marshyandi river. It isn’t over yet, all these fascinating places and terrains lead to the Phu (Phoo 4,080 mt), Magical Manang.   Phu valley trekking as its sounds is more exquisite when seen. Intersected by two small rivulets, the valley is situated like a plateau. This region is inside the ‘Annapurna Conservation Area’ so one can expect to see wildlife too. It is famous and explored by all voyager although this trek inside Manang is still in mint condition. By witnessing the valley, it feels like time has stopped. The pre-historic, houses, Chorten, stone-paved pavements and structure date back centuries and its secluded characteristic are what...
DOLPO SHEY PHOKSUNDO – Lake beneath Kanjiralwa |Trekking in Nepal

DOLPO SHEY PHOKSUNDO – Lake beneath Kanjiralwa |Trekking in Nepal

Dolpo Shey Phoksundo or in the more typical term ‘Phoksumdo’ is a majestic lake beneath Kanjiralwa Himalayan. The whole region of Dolpa is filled with magical landscapes and scattered pieces of beautiful lands, people and elements (Mountains, Lakes, Hills) are enough to astonish any visitor who embarks on a journey to this mystical land. This specific region lies in the Western part of Nepal. Dolpa and Phoksumdo (yep, not a spelling mistake) were always on our bucket list. We finally did the Dolpo Trek in the year 2018. The 12-day trip consisted of crazy road trips at the beginning, trekking through vastly different landscapes and flight back home which offered some spectacular views. It one of the best views and the bluest clearest waters that we’ve ever been to. But what makes it even better? The people. Yes, people might be one of the main reasons we want to go back. They make you feel at home away from home. And yeah, not to forget our drone crash. The drone recovery was an experience on its own as we went over a cliff to get to it. Special gratitude to Nepal Tourism Board and Mr Sudhan Subedi for providing us field support, Mr Rajendra Kumar Shrestha for the Damali Drone Footages, Mr Pratik Gurung and Puran Gurung for the music, and Mr Tashi Tewa Dolpo for helping us with the Tibetan Titles. If you are looking for trekking in Nepal, especially in the countrysides, Dolpo region is highly recommended. It is still in untainted form, welcoming backpackers from all around the world. The main attraction of the Dolpo Shey...
All your most pressing trekking questions answered!

All your most pressing trekking questions answered!

We have attempted to answer all your most pressing trekking questions in this blog post as we get tons of queries everyday from Ghumante of all level. We have also included some other questions which you didn’t ask but we felt should be answered. What should I wear? What kind of clothes I need for trekking? It is best to invest in light, quick dry and moisture wicking clothes. You should avoid jeans, cotton and other heavy materials which are heavy to carry, and in case they get wet by sweat or rain they are slower to dry. Thamel is a good place to buy trekking clothes but if you can, over time, you should collect sturdy and high quality clothes. As they are expensive, one may not be able to buy them all at once. But as you start collecting, they will last you a lifetime. Often while we trek, we will encounter places in higher elevation where it gets very cold. The secret to protecting oneself from cold is not one thick cloth but layering. You should have 3-4 layers of clothes for cold region. Do not wear tons of layers while walking though. A windcheater is advisable at all times while walking. Also make sure to buy quality socks meant for athletic activities or trekking. They will prevent excessive sweating as well as smelling of the feet. Clothes to carry: dri fit light athletic t-shirts with moisture wick capacity (most in no. as they will have to be changed frequently in case of sweating), long sleeve inners with similar characteristics, fleece, windcheater, rain coat, down jacket, quick...

Manaslu Circuit Trek, Video (Itinerary)

This April, we trekked to the tough trail of the Manaslu Circuit, crossing one of the longest and the toughest Passes of Nepal, Larkye La. The journey was tough but totally worth it. Tsujan walked despite fevers while one of our travel companion had to return halfway through the trek due to injuries. But the journey continued, and we’re glad we did. We made some wonderful friends on the way, witnessed the culture and were lucky to see avalanche in the Frozen Lake. The people are amazing and the area is comparatively less crowded. Wildlife is abundant, and the locals very friendly. Highly recommended trek to anybody who’s looking for a great trekking experience in Nepal. Please like, share and leave your thoughts on the video. For more videos like this, do subscribe if you haven’t already. Itinerary Day 1: Kathmandu -Sotikhola Drive 9/10 hours Day2: Sotikhola -Machhikhola (Trek 8hours ) Day 3 : Machhikhola -Jagat 7 hours Day4: Jagat -Dang 7 hours Day5: Dang-Namrung 8 hours Day6: Namrung -Shyala 6 hours Day7: Shayala -Samagon 2 hours Day 8: Rest in Samagoan  Day9: Samagoan-Samdo 3 hours Day 10: Samdo -Dharmashala 4 hours Day 11: Dharmashala -Bhimtang via Larkye La Pass 9 hours Day 12: Bhimtang -Goa 7hours Day 13: Goa to Dharapani 3hours and drive to Besisahar Day 14: Beshisahar – Kathmandu   P.S., this itinerary excludes Tsum Valley which also falls under the circuit. Tsum Valley will require an additional one week....
Ghumante Photo Exhibition 2017 “Art for Animals”

Ghumante Photo Exhibition 2017 “Art for Animals”

After successful events in Biratnagar and Letang, we’re happy to announce our next Photo Exhibition in Kathmandu on March 11, 2017. This will be a unique event as we stand hand in hand and collaborating together with सचेत नागरिक अभियान, in its fight against the government to draw back the legislation that allows private companies to farm wild animals for any kind of commercial use. We stand against wildlife breeding and we stand for art. Ghumante is ready to share compassion and love for all beings through portraits that will make you search for your soul in every other being. Come and experience a whole new world of artistic awesomeness at our exhibition. From the mesmerizing and powerful images to sometimes haunting photojournalism- “Art for Animals”, shows off worldly wonders, and offers a full-exposure of art and thought. This event will also offer open mic, and a poetry recitation from Word Warrior. Ready for a treat? Make sure you come and support this event. FREE ENTRY Date and Time : March 11, Falgun 28, Saturday (12:00 p.m. to 5 p.m.) Location: BAC Art Cafe, Pulchok, Lalitpur For location details, please contact : +977 985-1147776 bikalpabistro@gmail.com Facebook Event Url : https://www.facebook.com/events/422016081476402/ More details in the...