Garden City of Seven lakes: Lekhnath

Garden City of Seven lakes: Lekhnath

Named after the famous poet ‘Shiromani Lekhnath Paudel’, Lekhnath holds numerous treasures to offer to its visitors. Lekhnath is located in southeastern part of Pokhara valley, at a distance of 10 km from Pokhara and 181 km west from Kathmandu. Having amity with the mountains, cliffs and and forests, the seven lakes of Lekhnath are Begnas, Rupa, Khaste, Deepang, Gunde, Neureni and Maidi. During Spring season, white lotuses blossom in most of these lakes and make the whole environment blissful. Lotuses smile in the lakes and rivers till summer spreading the fragrance and message of purity. The largest lake of Lekhnath is Begnas lake. Enriching the beauty of this land, the lake welcomes large number of visitors every year. However, the motive to travel the lake varies from person to person. With the first rays of sun arrive, one can see the sun, the mountains and the lakes all smiling together. One can’t stop falling in love with the sights of these lakes during sunrise and sunset. People seeking for peace and serenity find this place to be perfect. Some love to gaze at the beauty of lake with chilling music on the waiting bench while some sit by the lakeside, attempting to diminish the coldness in relations. Visitors can have access to cheap and safe boating services here. The couple of hours of boating around the places like Raj Tudha, Baraha Chetra, Majhi Kuna with the loved ones makes you forget the rest of the world for the moment. A dive into the lake after a hectic day promises divine pleasure. The local kids can be seen performing different jumps and acrobatic tricks in the lake. Not...
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...
Announcing “Ghumante Epic Selfie Contest”

Announcing “Ghumante Epic Selfie Contest”

Finally here it is. We are announcing the start of “Ghumante” Epic Selfie Contest Today, the competition will run for a month and can be extended if required. The competition is simple. Just send us your selfies/welfies or selfshots at ghumantenepal@gmail.com or inbox us in our facebook page, facebook.com/ghumante and you are in. The winner is decided by the number of likes on his/her photo. The photo with the highest likes wins. Winner : 2 Days Pokhara Package at Hotel Royal Image, Lakeside Pokhara for one couple, which includes Accommodation, Welcome Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner + Ghumante Tshirts for each https://www.facebook.com/royalimage13/ First Runner Up : An authentic Bhutanese Lunch/Dinner at Dechenling Garden Restaurant, Thamel for Two https://www.facebook.com/royalimage13/ + Ghumante Tshirts for each Second Runner Up : Lunch/Dinner for Two at Hotel Friends Home, Thamel, awarded the “2016 Traveler’s Award” by Tripadvisor + Ghumante Tshirts for each Website : www.hotelfriendshome.com/ Third Runner Up: Hip Looking Ghumante Hoodie/Turtleneck + + Ghumante Tshirt Fourth Runner Up : A cool Selfie Stick, have fun taking more selfies, in a relaxed and comfortable mood + + Ghumante Tshirt Top Ten : Exclusive Ghumante Tshirts to our Top 10 Contestants Rules of the Contest Just a very few rules. 1. The photos should be from inside Nepal 2. One person is allowed maximum 2 photos, but the likes on the photos will be counted separately 3. The contestant must like our page to enter the Competition. 4. The photos need to be approved by the Ghumante Team for eligibility. And that’s about it. Tag as many friends as you like and share wherever possible....
The unexpected journey in the Kingdom of Lo

The unexpected journey in the Kingdom of Lo

When the country was in turmoil and life was hit hard by the blockade in the plains of Nepal, four friends from Damauli decided to do something unexpected. They packed their traveling gears, gathered whatever fuels they could and headed out to one of the most epic journey in the Kingdom of Lo, Upper Mustang. Enjoy the video where they travel to the magnificent Zhong Caves, beautiful Dhumba Lake, the Muktinath Temple and witness the live snowfall. Epic adventure, lots of...
Backpacker’s Valentine

Backpacker’s Valentine

May you never be too busy to go to Mountains…. The Heart beats and the Mind wanders. My soul craves to roam somewhere else leaving my physical body. Longing for adventures to come. Thrills of joy .Somewhere far away, pathless woods awaiting. This kills me. Maybe its time for me to leave, to go away from everything, the crowd, noise, attachments, just everything that’s around. Bored,restless; I can’t breathe here anymore. Screaming Echoes in my head . Dead, I feel inside. Numb,nothing left. Stuck,drained. Storm in my calm mind, fire in my burning soul and a mess in my eyes. Always dreamed  of living. Frustrated, baffled. Running, awaiting storm, dwelling to disperse faraway. Enough of you, this crazy society.They don’t understand, they won’t, they never tried to .Fading light you are, passing by just like every other day. Never want my soul to be confined within walls, I want it to be wanderer of the wild. Feelings of failures trying to find a new beginning but I find being a lost cause already. Maybe, I need to move beyond these walls, need not to hear your counsel. Maybe, I forgot to live trying to survive. Maybe, I forgot what life tastes like in this crowd. Maybe, I need to go away to the place I belong. Where ” I” means only me. Me I so wanted to be. Me for myself. Me that I dreamt of, so desperately desired to be. No more,no less. I dream to stand far away in solitude to breathe again, to smile again. There’s no time for anything else.   As they said,”There are...
Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Every once in a while, I dream of waking up someday to find that I’ve got wings all of a sudden and I can fly. Even if I couldn’t fly all over the world, I wish to see all the places in Nepal. In the past five years, my dream and the reality were like day and night that never overlapped. With every morning, my dream fades away along with my sleep but my enthusiasm never dies, hope remains and my wandering zeal prevails. Who needs the wings to wander? A Leopard doesn’t need wings to run like a wind and elephants walk gracefully without wings. This is the feeling that pushed me to go on the trek to Annapurna Round Circuit. Exciting companions, burning ghumante spirit in heart, a back-pack with all the necessities, good camera and a pair of trekking shoes, what else do you need to start? Annapurna circuit is one of the top 10 trekking routes in the world. This route goes through four districts Lamjung, Myagdi, Manang and Mustang of which the latter two districts are on the other side of the mountains. Besisahar, thheadquarter of Lamjung district, is the entry point of this route which is 6 hours by bus from Kathmandu. Our journey began with the sunries and we were in Besisahar at around 2pm. Recently, a massive earthquake had devastated Nepal and on top of that, the country was going through turmoil and chaos due to the blockade imposed in the southern border. Therefore we were also very curious to see how this had affected the travel destinations and the daily...