The Must-Visit Islands Around the World

 

Islands are indeed a world unto themselves as they feature unique geography, wildlife and culture. As mentioned to BBC Travel, Julien Vaché, a business and technology consultant living in Amsterdam says, “Islands are my favourite destination. They always give you a special sense that they are a world of their own. Our anxious human nature feels somehow quieter when the hugeness of the cosmos is reduced to clearly palpable physical boundaries.”

But, what are the must-visit islands of the world? Here’s your guide answering questions often asked by the people.

Tristan da Cunha

The most remote inhabited archipelago in the world is 2,000km from the nearest inhabited land mass i.e. island of Saint Helena. Apart from its remoteness, the island is also beautiful for bountiful bird life, with 15 native species of breeding birds including albatrosses and rockhopper penguins.

Murano

Located 1.5km north of Venice, the island, Murano is the home to Italy’s world-famous glassmakers since 1291. At this time, craftsmen were forced from Venice for fear of fires. Ahn-Minh Do, an editor living in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam said to BBC, “I’ve been to quite a few islands in my day, with beautiful beaches, secluded palm trees, resort hotels… but Murano island takes the cake. It is the only beach I’ve ever seen made almost completely out of glass.”

Aogashima

A mechanical engineer from India described the island as “Jurassic Park-like natural fortress” having seen the crater walls rising up as high as 400m from the sea. This volcanic island also comprises of a smaller crater within, formed from a second, smaller eruption. The island is famous for the odd geography that is interesting enough and also the people living here in crater are strange.

Guernsey

The island is the hometown of Guernsey cows that produce some of the most delicious dairy in the world. These are also celebrated in the annual cow parade. During this time, locals decorate and paint cow mannequins in colorful and crazy ways. Shellfish like sea snails known as Ormers can be caught during the tides under the full or new moon from 1 January to 30 April each year.

South Georgia

South Georgia is fine tuned with impeccable scenery and historical tapestry along with the wildlife off the chain. With no land-based predators, the island supports the breeding of penguins, albatrosses and seals by the thousands. Therefore, visitors can get a close look to these nature creatures.

Source: BBC Travel and When On Earth

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The Must-Visit Islands Around the World

The Most Amazing Places in Nepal to Take Photos

Nepal is indeed a natural paradise with captivating natural landscapes, snow clad peaks, lakes and many more!  With serene beauty and remarkable architects, Nepal is a complete package for travelers to find adventurous thrills and pleasing vacations.

Nepal comprises of hundreds of exquisite sites and you can spend your time exploring the landlocked country as long as you want because of its never ending charm. If you’re in Nepal, here’s a chance to go through some of the most stunning sites from where you can capture the best photographs Ever!

Annapurna Base Camp, Elevation: 4130m

Annapurna Base Camp

Sarangkot, Pokhara, Elevation: 1600m

Sarangkot Pokhara Nepal

Phoksundo Lake, Dolpa, Elevation: 3612m

Phoksundo Lake, Dolpa Nepal

Tilicho Lake, Manang, Elevation: 4919m

Tilicho Lake

Rara Lake, Mugu, Elevation: 2290m

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Gosaikunda Lake, Rasuwa, Elevation: 4380m

Gosaikunda Lake

Phewa Lake, Pokhara, Elevation: 742m

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Poon Hill, Myagdi, Elevation: 3200m

Poon Hill Myagdi Nepal

Upper Mustang, Kingdom of Lo, Elevation: 3730m

Upper Mustang Nepal

Dolpo, Dolpa, Elevation: 4702m

Dolpo Dolpa

Aren’t they flawlessly beautiful? Go ahead, explore Nepal and you’ll surely feel that every step you make, takes you closer to the nature!

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Why go for Jomsom Muktinath Trek in Annapurna?

A journey to the truly historic and religious stand, Muktinath underlying in the Annapurna Region, is the escape for nature and cultural wonders. Muktinath valley, located at an altitude of 3710m on the foot of Thorung La Pass is a complete sacred destination for both Hindus and Buddhists, known as the holy place for “liberation” or “moksha.”

Jomsom, in Annapurna region, on the other hand serves you with insanely spectacular diversity that appears at its best. The valleys are surrounded by high mountains, terrains, dry landscape, etc which make it visible more like a Tibetan Plateau. This region of Nepal is able to attract 75 percent of the total trekkers coming to Nepal which is equivalent to more than 30,000 people.

Come, join these trekking trail and surf through the world’s deepest gorge of the Kali Gandaki River. In this Jomsom Muktinath Trek, you will be reaching the maximum of 3800m at Muktinath and marvel through the beautiful peaks such as Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri. Passing through the barren landscape and steep rocky trails, you will be witnessing stunning panoramic views.

Here, let’s keep an eye on some major highlights of this Jomsom Muktinath Trek.

  • Sight Seeing in Pokhara – the Phewa Lake, the Davis Fall, Shanti Stupa (World Peace Pagoda), Gupteshwor Cave, Mahendra cave and many others
  • Pokhara valley view
  • Annapurna Himalayan Range
  • Tatopani (Hot springs that is believed to remove all your pain and diseases)
  • Ghasa, a paradise for Bird Watching
  • The deepest Kali Gandaki Gorge
  • Stunning Mountain Dhaulagiri views
  • Apple Peach Farming in Marpha
  • Jomsom, the headquarter of Mustang
  • Ruined villages in Kagbeni
  • Muktinath, the religious icon of Hindus and Buddhists and its 108 waterfalls
  • Learn Buddhism, and visit ancient monasteries
  • Unique Gurung, Magar and Thakali culture and generous hospitalities of the people living in this region
  • Spring Season is the best to discover the wild variety of flowers all around
  • The traditional farming system

Initiating the trek from Pokhara, the whole world of natural beauty, you move down all way from Jomsom to Muktinath. Hot water spring at Tatopani is also a major attraction as you can release out all your stresses and relax further to start with full energy next day.

Dhaulagiri glacier is also on a show on this trek and from Jomsom, you will be receiving the very first glimpse of Tibetan Plateau while walking towards Muktinath, a pilgrimage site. This religious site, Muktinath temple comprises of 108 waterfalls that resemble like the water flowing through taps mysterious natural gas fires that boggle the mind.

Follow your way through the Gandaki River and catch in the adventure you’ve never encountered before; fulfill your travel quench being a part of this awe-inspiring Jomsom Muktinath Trek.

Why go for Jomsom Muktinath Trek in Annapurna?

The Trekkers Choice – Annapurna Circuit Trekking

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Wander around the entire Annapurna Region, the destination covered with impeccable natural beauties. Allowing you to surf in the mind boggling scenes, Round Annapurna Trek keeps you charmed everyday as move on along the various landscapes in the area.

In around three weeks time, you will be observing the entire Annapurna that comprises of exotic places like Manang, Thorung La Pass, Pokhara, Ghorepani  Poon Hill, Ghandruk and many such wonderful sites. So, the best part is, you can get to experience different nature creations every single day while trekking to this destination.

Often loved by our guests, Annapurna Circuit is a complete package of adventure for fun, thrills, excitements and to be surrounded by the splendid vistas of Annapurna ranges. Below is the insight to the travel plan you will be a part of.

Itinerary Outlines

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu, Airport pickup and stay in a good hotel.

[Altitude: 1,300m/4,264 ft]

Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley and general trek preparation.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Besishahar Drive and Trek to Khudi

[Altitude: 760m/2493ft to 790m/2591ft. Time Travel: 5 to 6 hours Drive and 6 to 7 hrs Walk]

Day 04: Khudi to Ghermu Trek

[Altitude: 1130m/3707ft. Time Travel: 5 to 6 hours Walk]

Day 05: Ghermu to Tal Trek

[Altitude: 1700m/5577ft. Time Travel: 6 to 7 hours Walk]

Day 06: Tal to Chame Trek

[Altitude: 2670m/8759ft. Time Travel: 3 to 4 hours Walk]

Day 07: Chame to Pisang Trek

[Altitude: 3300m/10826ft. Time Travel: 5 to 6 hours Walk]

Day 08: Pisang to Manang Trek

[Altitude: 3540m/11614ft. Time Travel: 4 to 5 hours Walk]

Day 09: Rest and acclimatization day in Manang

Day 10: Manang to Yak Kharka Trek

[Altitude: 4018m/13182ft. Time Travel: 3 to 4 hours Walk]

Day 11: Yak Kharka to Thorung Phedi Trek

[Altitude: 4450m/14599ft. Time Travel: 3 to 4 hours Walk]

Day 12: Thorung Phedi to Thorung La Pass to Muktinath Trek

[Altitude: 5416m/17769ft to 3760m/12335ft. Time Travel: 7 to 8 hours Walk]

Day 13: Muktinath to Marpha Trek

[Altitude: 2670m/8759ft. Time Travel: 6 to 7 hours Walk]

Day 14: Marpha to Ghasa Trek

[Altitude: 2010m/6594ft. Time Travel: 6 to 7 hours Walk]

Day 15: Ghasa to Tatopani Trek

[Altitude: 1190m/3904ft. Time Travel: 4 to 5 hours Walk]

Day 16: Tatopani to Ghorepani Trek

[Altitude: 2860m/9383ft. Time Travel: 5 to 6 hours Walk]

Day 17: Hike to Poon Hill and Trek to Tadapani

[Altitude: 2860m/9383ft. Time Travel: 4 to 5 hours Walk]

Day 18: Tadapani to Ghandruk Trek

[Altitude: 1940m/6364ft. Time Travel: 5 to 6 hours Walk]

Day 19: Ghandruk to Nayapul Trek and Drive back to Pokhara

[Altitude: 1070m/3510ft to 820m/2690ft. Time Travel: 4 to 5 hrs Walk and 1 hour Drive]

Day 20: Tourist Bus Journey from Pokhara to Kathmandu

[Altitude: 1070m/3510ft to 820m/2690ft. Time Travel: 5 to 6 hrs Drive in a tourist bus]

Day 21: Kathmandu to Your Port of Destination

Encircle the Annapurna Region, the favorite trekking destination in Nepal and capture tons of stunning pictures in memories to cherish as you return from this natural paradise.

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Connect to Nepal: Nepal Introductory Tour

Time to introduce yourself to the country with amazingly beautiful places and historic embroidery! The landlocked country with an area of 147,181 square kilometers comprises of the worlds most famous Mount Everest and many other Eight Thousanders along with divine sacred places worshiped by the people here that are equally blessed with ethnic ancient crafts.

Surf around these panoramic scenes belonging to the masterpiece, Nepal. Embark an adventure to get familiar to the towns in the valley and capture every blissful moments you’ve marked throughout the journey. Initiate your captivating travel journey by Nepal Introductory Tour.

Get an overview of your travel plan here.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu; pick up from Airport and transfer to hotel; over night at hotel

Day 02: Kathmandu City tour: Swayambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhhanath Stupa; over night at hotel

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara; overnight in Pokhara Hotel

Day 04: Explore day in Pokhara (Sarankot sunrise, Phewa Lake, Boating, Davis Fall, Mahendra cave, Shantistupa etc); overnight in Pokhara Hotel

Day 05: Drive to Tansen, Palpa; famous for Nepalese garment ‘Dhaka’ and metal crafts; overnight in Palpa Hotel

Day 06: Sunrise view from Tansen; Drive to Lumbini; a historic place where Lord Gautama Buddha was born; overnight in Lumbini Hotel

Day 07: Archaeological Tour to Lumbini; visit Sacred garden, Mayadevi Temple, etc; overnight in Lumbini Hotel

Day 08: Drive from Lumbini to Chitwan National Park; small nature walk, sightseeing, jungle safari, wildlife; overnight in Chitwan Hotel

Day 09: Drive to Daman; famous for the vista of the longest stretch of the Himalaya; overnight in Daman Hotel

Day 10: Return back to Kathmandu

Day 11: Bhaktapur and Patan Tour; Patan Durbar Square, Krishna Mandir, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Nyatapole Temple, etc; overnight at Kathmandu Hotel

Day 12: Departure to your destination

Discover an awestruck nature and the Himalayan panorama underlying in Nepal. Grab this opportunity to immerse into the rhythm of unique gestures and follow the adventure quenching trails only with Nepal Introductory Tour!

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Top 5 Best Base Camp Trekking in Nepal

Every year thousands of trekkers are drawn to the most exotic hiking places in the Himalayan Region of Nepal.  Following the rugged trails to various trekking destinations as Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, Remote and more would put you on jaw dropping scenes that’s never enough!

The Himalayan vistas of Nepal are indeed an amazing experience to encounter over a lifetime. We are quite sure you would go driven towards these exceptional nature beauties as you begin your step towards the dazzling mountains in a landlocked country, Nepal.

Among these various sites, which base camp trails are the trekkers’ favorite? Let’s have a look over these famous Base Camp trips you can encounter while in Nepal.

A) Everest Base Camp Trek

Almost all of us have heard about Mt Everest, the world’s highest mountain situated in naturally blessed land locked country ‘Nepal’ at an altitude of 8,848m. Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa in the year 1953 were the first to accomplish this remarkably adventurous journey to Everest Base Camp. Since then, Mount Everest Base Camp Trek has been known as the most popular trekking destination to the people around the globe.

B) Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek sets a blissful expedition to the height of 4130m from where a complete 360-degree panorama of the Annapurna Ranges can be captured by the eyes. As the trek to Annapurna Base Camp begins from the Lake City, Pokhara, you are simply going to get the fabulous start through terraced farmlands, rhododendron forests, inspiring mountains, picturesque villages, cascading waterfalls and many more.

C) Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek

Ama Dablam Base Camp lies below the south face of Ama Dablam and is often regarded as the one of the most beautiful base camps in the Himalayas. Starting with a scenic flight to Lukla and heading towards the popular holy monastery, Tengboche and finally to Ama Dablam Base Camp would mark as the ultimate destination for trekkers to catch in the awe-inspiring views around.

D) Makalu Base Camp Trek

Appearing like a tower at the height of 8463m, Mount Makalu stands as the Fifth Highest Peak among the Eight Thounsanders, which counts as the reason for being loved as the trekking destination by all the nature lovers. Makalu Base Camp Trek would be the best to acquire the glory of miraculous peaks, craggy rocks, lush green forests, deep gorges, high waterfalls, dynamic landscapes and rare wildlife.

E) Island Peak Base Camp Trek

The journey to Island Peak Base Camp is a thrilling adventure to embark successful mountain climbing experiences which is sure to put you in the shoes of mountaineers surrounded with uncountable mesmerizing views of the Everest Region. The popular and easy climbing destination, Island Peak, also known as Imja Tse Peak would let you feel the super dazzling panoramic views of Khumbu valleys from the summit.

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Five Ways to do Nepal without Climbing Mountains – II

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Last week was fun as we were able to capture some the best things to do in Nepal without having to climb mountains. And here we are with some more exciting stuff to share about Nepal.

4. Dissolve into the City of History and Architecture

Nepal is nevertheless a paradise to witness ancient architecture, traditional buildings like Durbar Squares and Temples. Patan, Kathmandu and Bhaktapur, the major cities of Nepal have been listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Patan Durbar Square with its three courtyards, Sundari Chowk, Mul Chowk and Mani Keshav Narayan Chowk which were once the home to Kings of Malla Dynasty are the jewels to watch. Kumari, a young girl is believed to be the only living Goddess makes her appearance at Durbar Square’s Kumari Chowk sometimes. She is worshipped as the incarnation of the Hindu goddess, Taleju. The Pagoda style Golden Temple or 5 stored Nyatapol Temple, every piece of architecture blows off your mind and compels you to think about amazing history that was once a reality.

5. Little Adventures to Count Upon

Nagarkot, a village around 30km from the capital is pleasant to reside for day and watch the sunrise glimpses early morning. The village offers panoramic 180 degree views of terraced farms and also you can enjoy the Himalayan range of Annapurna and Langtang which are undoubtedly way too beautiful to eye upon.

Dinner at low roofed wooden hotels and the hazy Blue Mountains encouraging you to seek an adventure spices up your stay in Nepal.

Visit Nepal this year and embark a memorable stay in the country of Eight Thousanders, rich in vigorous ancient crafts and cultures you can relish upon.

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Five Ways to do Nepal without Climbing Mountains – II