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National Indigenous Tharu Museum :Chakhaura Dang


Deu to modernization and lack of ownership of tharu's community themselves traditional culture and tharu religious activities are getting disappear day by day.
 Tharu People are using and practicing modern equipment and modern lifestyles that's why ancient tharu culture,  tharu equipment and even tharu language is in about to replace by modern culture. 
To Protect the tharu ancient culture, This mesuem has been built. 
In this mesuem here are all the Tools, culture foods, tharu cultural dress and ornament and other religious things are collected and managed properly. 
National Indigenous Tharu Museum aim is to protect history of tharu people and their culture.

National Indigenous Tharu Museum is also one if most tourism aspect. Daily hundreds of people visit mesuem and numbers of visitor is increasing day to day. 
Guest are form of the Gods, To the visitor then mesuem association also provide tharu local and traditional food. 
Some local  and Traditional food of Tharu people are represented below as image:


Some Glimpse of mesuem are:




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Rapti Peace Park /Ganeshpur Park Tulsipur Dang :Visit Nepal 2020.


Rapti Peace Park
Rapti Peace Park /Ganeshpur Park
is located at Tulsipur Sub Metropolitan Area.  Rapti Peace Park is located 3 KM away from Salyan road and 1.5 KM away from ShreeGai Village. Nowadays, In Rapti Peace Park about 300 to 400 of native and external visitor came to See and feel the beautiful nature the of Rapti Peace Park. 

Location :Dang Tulsipur, Ganeshpur 

Place Types : Panic Spot, Tour and Travel, Botanical Nature. 

Availability of Transportation: Yes

Zip code :22412









What is Visit Nepal 2020 ? Visit Nepal 2020 Campaign



Basically, Visit Nepal 2020 is tourism Campaign run by Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) to attract more tourist from the global roof. As we know that Nepal is 5th most Popular and best place for Tourism, Almost Millions of people visit Nepal yearly from different countries. 
As we know that in 2015 Nepal face a vast Earthquake at that time many roads, heritage, communication services were badly affected by earthquake, Now Nepal upgraded airports services, roads, communication facilities (Tourists can access social networks even in Everest base Camp). Good Accommodation ranging from 5 start to frugal hotels. Restaurants with amazing local food and international food facilities. Availability of  Experience and Expert Tourists guide. 



Things To do in Visit Nepal 2020:

• Observations of Nepal's Nature: 
• World's Heritage 
• Advanture in Trekking and Mountaineering
Nepal Tradition and Culture 
•Spirituality and Pilgrimage

History of Dang District Nepal


Dang District is situated in Mid-Western Development Region. It is one of the five district of Rapti Zone. Dang has frequently been called Asia’s largest and most beautiful valley at the distance of 409.23km west of the Capital City.
To the South it touches the border of India Uttar Pradesh). In the east there are Pyuthan, Arghakhanchi and Kapilvastu districts. In the north there are Salyan, Rolpa and Pyuthan. Banks and Salyan are in the west. Dang District has extended 20° 37′ North Latitude to 28° 29′ North latitude and 82° 2′ East longitude to 82° 54′ East longitude. It has extended 213m height to 2058 m height from the sea level. Dang district occupies the area of 2,955 km² with population of 548,141.

Headquarter of Dang is Ghorahi, besides Tulsipur and Lamahi are other major cities. Its average length from East to west is 90km and North South breadth is 72 km. Dang District includes 4municipalities and 34VDCS, Bhanpur, Sisahaniya VDC is located at he height of 213m from the sea level which is the lowest height of Dang. Similarly Arkhale in Hanspur VDC is situated at the height of 2058m which is the height point of Dang.
Out of the total land 65.02% (19229Sq. Km ) belongs to the forest, 23.67%(699 Sq.km) with agriculture 4.38% (219 Sq.km) with pasturing and 6.92% (204Sq.km) of land is unproductive. Studying the historical background of population, Tharu Communities were the first immigrants from the south west. Afterwards Brahmin and other communities came from hills.

Dang is cosmopolitan and culturally diverse place. This region has majority of people of the Tharu ethnicity, Brahmins and Chettris are came from the southern mountains where Nepali is the dominant language. Dang once laid on the important trade route between India and Nepal through Dunduwas to Koilabas bazaar on the international border where goods entered Rapti Zone from India. The largest rivers of Dang are Rapti River and Babi River which are tributaries of Ganges too. The district is enriched and hill-sides serrated in the form of an endless series of terraces.
The valley retains some of its Garden of Eden charm with the ancient temples, palaces with immense historical importance, diverse ethnic groups, dialects and languages, landscapes, serenity and placidness of the lakes and valley, biologically significant flora, fauna and wildlife, waterfalls and thick jungle alternating with rice paddies, and unique peoples.

History of DangNorthern Kanth area (hilly area) was under the rule of hilly kings and southern plain land was under the rule of Tharus. At the end of BIkram’s 14th century, it was under the domain of Jumla.
In 1480 BS king Ratan Pandey of Sawari Kot annexed the Tharu state into his own and he made Ratna Parikshitiz, the king of Dang. After some time he summoned prince from Bajhang replaced him in his own place and left Dang. By the time Dang was extended from ‘Arra Sota’ of Shivaraj Ilaka to Tulsipur Ilaka of Rapt in the west.
During the time of Unification all the small kingdoms of Dang districts were also united into the greater Nepal.
By 2007B.S there were Court, Post-Office, Police Station and Land Revenue Office in Dang. Since Jestha 3, 2008 B.S Dang was considered a separate district and the chief officer of Rapti Zone began to live here.
Surrounded by mountains and plains in the middle part of the district refers etymologically Dang. It was derived from “Drona” the Sanskrit Word and its first populated area was “Derapur”. Later on begin mispronounced it was understood as “Deukhuri”

Climate of DangDang’s climate is nearly tropical and it is well watered by the seasonal river as well as abundant groundwater. Summers are warm and humid while winters are mild and pleasant.
Climate of Dang can be categories into 3 classes. There is tropical monsoon in Deukhuri whereas in Dang Valley somewhere cold and sub-tropical monsoon is available. In the north part of Mahabharat range, it is cold and temperature mansoon is present. Due to pleasant climate and good accessibility, Dang is enjoyable throughout the year.
There are two water resources Rapti and Bahai River. They have 86 sub-resources. Dang District is famous for mineral resources even in the whole country. Limestone, coal, copper, mineral oil, salt and various rocks are found.

Population of Dang
According to the last census year 2068, the Population of Dang is 5,57,852 and the growth rate is 2.06%. According to the census year 2058, 64.5 % people use Nepali as their mother tongue. The total percentage of Tharu people is 31.8% and 30.1% among them speak Tharu language. Chhetri people are 22.7%, Magar are 12% and Brahmins are 10.8% of the total population of Dang. People belonging to Hindu Religion are 96.48%.

Religious Places of Dang
Dang is very rich in religious and Tourism Sectors. Ambikeswari Temple (Ghorahi-5, Ammapur), Pandaveshwor Shiva Mandir (Dharna-1, Dharpani), Siddha Ratnanath Pith(Ghorahi-4, Chaughera), Sudaya Rameshwor Shivalaya (Bijauri-5) and Dhage Jharana / waterfall(Purandhara-1) are some of the worth visiting places. Apart from there there are many remarkable places such as temple, waterfalls, caves, lakes and historical places in Dang District.

Access
Anyone can simply reach to dang. Dang is accessible by road as well as by air from Kathmandu. You may use air service. Airport is in Tarigaun, a bit south to Tulsipur Bazaar. Micro, Day, Night services are available on bus and it takes 10-11 hours by road from Kathmandu.Kalanki.-Kathmandu- Dhading-Chitwan-Nawalparasi-Rupandehi-Kapilvastu is the route for Dang.

AccommodationsAccommodation in Dang usually includes comfortable lodges with basic amenities. Exceptionally, there are not luxurious world-class hotels and resorts.

 Sights and activitiesWhile some parts of Dang are industrial, it’s still a green district of Nepal. It’s a fascinating old historic place. This enchanting valley has several beautiful places to visit and offers stunning panoramic views of Himalayan of Mahabharata Range. Some places to visit are

 Hiking
the Chure hills of Dang offer one of the best hiking opportunities. You can have one day hike to Chiliikot, Ghoddaura, Bat’s cave Nawalpur and many more other places around Tulsipur, Ghorahi and Lamahi.

Some Activities in DangDang offers quite interesting things to spend spare times like,
Paragliding
Paragliding is perhaps the most rewarding of short duration adventure sports that you can enjoy at Sawarikot Dang. You can have the be-witching bird’s eye view of majestic Himalayas and down below are the villages, rivers, temples and forest.



Tourism can be and is the basic source of income for developing country like Nepal where it can increase its prospective development through tourism promotion. Not concentrating on few concerned areas only it should expand the promotion all over Nepal where the rich scenic diversity and biodiversity along with its ethnic culture and tradition can be the major attraction for Tourism. Ecotourism has become an important economic activity in natural areas around the world. It provides opportunities for visitors to experience powerful manifestations of nature and culture and to learn about the importance of biodiversity conservation and local cultures. At the same time, ecotourism generates income for conservation and economic benefits for communities living in rural and remote areas. There is growing market for ecotourism across the world. Ecotourism comprises over 50 percent of total tourist business worldwide and growth in ecotourism shows an increasing trend. Since tourism in Nepal is in one or the other way associated with nature and natural areas, tourism in Nepal is often viewed from an ecotourism perspective. Some estimates have shown that about 80 percent of the country’s tourism market is linked with nature tourism or ecotourism. Therefore ecotourism is of crucial importance to the nation.

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Tourism in Sundarijal

Destination: Sundarijal 

Highlights:

The water which is supplied to the Kathmandu valley for drinking purpose is originated from here and the place also has a small hydropower project. The river, dense forest, waterfalls, stone carvings, the temple, etc. are the sites of major attraction in Sundarijal.

Best time:

All around the year [If you want to play water, you'd better visit Sundarijal during summer.]

Accommodation:

For accommodation purpose, there are many restaurants before you enter Shivapuri National park .

Transportation:

Situated just 25 kilometers away from the Old Buspark in Kathmandu, Sundarijal can be accessed through direct bus services from Kathmandu. From the bus stop in Sundarijal, a climb up hill through the stairs that leads to the Shivapuri National Park could be made.

Description:

Sundarijal is one of the coolest places in Nepal where one can have wild thrill and trekking experience. The place is named as Sundarijal after a river which serves as the main source of attraction for the people here. This river has done many carvings on the stone which is a popular sight to see here. The place also enshrines the Sundarimai Temple at the side of river, to where, during the jatras, people walk barefoot from Pashupatinath to collect the holy water from river and again back to Pashupatinath to offer it to Shiva Lingas. This tradition is believed to be practiced for seeking forgiveness for all the sins done by the worshipers.

Beside this religious importance, the place provides a beautiful view of Kathmandu valley and the presence of lots of water falls in this place adds more to its beauty. 

It also serves as a trekking route for various places and most of the trekking starts from here as well, the shortest one being to Chisapani, another beautiful tourist place closer to it. One could also plan a trek to Gosaikunda, a place of religious importance. The waterfalls provide a good place for swimming in the natural pools and also, one could come on a day out or picnic with friends and families to Sundarijal. With the natural scenic beauty it provides, the religious heritage and the cultural experiences, Sundarijal is considered as one of the most popular tourist and holiday destinations close to the Kathmandu valley.



Some photo Clips of Sundarijal









Trekking in langtang: Tourism in langtang

Destination: Langtang [Trekking] 

Highlights:

  • Pass through stunning forests, high alpine meadows, and yak pastures
  • Enjoy panoramic views across vast open valleys at the end of the trek
  • Incredible mountain views of the Langtang Himalayas, valley and across to Tibet from Kyanjin Ri
  • Scenic drive Kathmandu / Syabrubeshi via mountain terrain
  • Langtang village aptly called ‘the valley of glaciers’
  • Langtang Gompa and Kyanjin Gompa, old Buddhist shrines
  • Climbing Chorko-Ri
  • Have a panoramic view of Mt. Langtag-ri, Langsisa, Langtang Himal, Ganjala peak
  • Tibetan Buddhist Culture
  • Walking through the rhododendron forest.

Best time:

The best seasons to trek to Langtang are autumn and spring. Autumn is from September to December and spring stretches from March to May. The weather is warm and the heat is bearable. There will be very little or no rainfall. The sky will be clear allowing you to get the best view of the mountains.

Accommodation:

There aren’t as many teas houses to chose from as before the earthquake but you can still find a few that serve tasty food. 

The preferred meal is Dal Bhaat. The dish is filling and will fuel you up for the long walks. Rice is served with lentils, vegetable curry, salad, chutney and meat cooked in Nepali style. The best part of the meal is that you can take as many additional helping of rice and vegetables as you want without having to pay extra. 

There are a variety of other dishes. For breakfast, the tea houses serve pancakes, eggs, cereal and porridge. For lunch and dinner, you can also ask for noodles, pasta, momos and various other dishes. 

Since most of the guest houses were destroyed during the earthquake, only a few of them are in good condition to accommodate trekkers. You will be either sleeping in tented camps or tea houses depending upon the availability of the rooms. 

Do not expect luxurious home stays. The tea houses are simple, comfortable and cozy. In some, you might have to share the restroom which have a squat toilet.

Transportation:

  • Most people start at Syabrubesi (1500m), a grueling 6–10hr bus ride from Macha Pokhari, in Kathmandu. Consider hiring a private car to shorten and sweeten that journey.


  • from Syabrubesi most take the shortest route up, via Lama Hotel. Better, we feel, would be a longer and slower route via Khangjim. Slowly, slowly is the mantra up. Descend as quickly as you wish, via Lama Hotel, if you like.


  • Langtang is ideal for trekkers of differing fitness and ambition. Once up to Kyanjin Gompa, you can sit in the bakery and read a good book. Or challenge yourself to a number of side trips.
Health Concerns:

Before trekking, it is always advisable to consult a doctor to check if you are physically healthy enough for high altitudes. But, despite of how fit you may be, there is no guarantee that you won’t fall victim of altitude sickness. There are many symptoms of altitude sickness. Some of them are below:
  • Headache
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Upset stomach
  • Feeling dizzy
  • Shortness of breath
  • Increased heart rate
  • Difficulty sleeping


If you notice any of the symptoms, do not take it for granted. Take necessary precautionary and treatment measures. Some such precautions are:
  • Do not climb any higher for the next 48 hours
  • Descend to a lower altitude if possible
  • Take complete rest until you feel well
  • Do not exercise
  • Do not smoke
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Take external oxygen supply if necessary
  • Take anti-sickness medications


If you don’t feel better but notice you are feeling worse, you will have to be immediately evacuated in a helicopter. So, make sure you purchase your insurance before you trek. The insurance will cover your health costs such as minor & major injuries and emergency helicopter rescue. Description: The region is a narrow valley located on the boarder of Tibet. This region is inhabited by Tibetans and Tamangs. The holy lake Gosaikunda, many Himalayan peaks like: Langtang-ri, Langtnag Lirung, Dorge Lhakpa Peak gives immense beauty to this region. Also the valley is famous for experiencing a different life style, customs, and tradition of Himalayan people. This region gives an opportunity to explore Lantang National Park, villages, climb small mountains and to visit glaciers. Area is famous for its natural beauty and wonderful climate with superb snow capped mountain views. 

Gosaikunda is easily accessible from Kathmandu. Each area in itself is a good choice for those with limited time. It offers many features that range from culture to adventure. In a week to ten days, any one can visit one of these areas by crossing high mountain passes. A three-week trip could cover all the three areas. The Himalayan views overall are not quite as spectacular as in the Annapurna or Khumbu region, but they remain unforgettably beautiful plus the trails are less crowded and the people are friendly and interesting. The Helambhu-Gosainkunda trek takes one to Gosainkunda Lake - a sacred site for devotees of Hindu God Shiva. It is famous for both trekking and pilgrimage




Some Photos of Trekking in Langtang

Tourism in Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve

Destination: Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve 

Highlights:

  • Breathtaking views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, and Manaslu
  • Rich biodiversity of the hunting reserve with diverse terrain and climates
  • Chance to engage in controlled hunting
  • Kalika Mandir
  • Suspension bridge, Kali Gandaki river,

Best time:

Dhorpatan is best visited in the peak trekking seasons in Nepal, when the weather is at its finest: March to May and September to November.

Accommodation:

Around 4 or 5 years ago the UN Medep programme helped communities build tea-house accommodation. For instance the Dhorpatan tea-house is simple but comfortable. Dal, bhat, potatoes, omelettes and the kind of things you can expect to eat. The manager rents the place of the community for a fixed fee per year, so everyone benefits from it. Other simple tea-houses are spaced regularly. If you are a small group or 2 or 3 with guide, then I think you could very easily find accommodation in people’s houses

Transportation:

Dhorpatan can be reached from Myagdi, Baglung and Rukum districts. But the popular trail is via Myagdi district. Trek to Dhorpatan begins with a drive to Darbang from district headquarters Beni. As this route is already popular among tourists visiting the reserve, efforts are on to redesign the route with the view of opening new trails from Dhorpatan to Dhaulagiri Base Camp, Lower and Upper Dolpo, and Rukum and Rolpa to promote pilgrimage and community based tourism. The trek begins from Darbhang which is a popular market area for different villages in Myagdi and Baglung districts. On the way to Darbang, there is a natural hot spring on the banks of the Myagdi River. It is also a popular pilgrimage destination in the area.

Description:

The Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve is situated in Rukum, Baglung and Myagdi Districts, and is the only hunting reserve in Nepal. While it is possible to arrange game hunting trips in controlled areas, this is certainly not the only reason to trek here. In fact, the wild beauty, interesting Magar culture, abundant animal and bird life, views of Dhaulagiri and other peaks in the Western Himalayas, and lack of foreign visitors should make one wonder why killing the wildlife while exploring this region is necessary at all. 

Dhorpatan was once rather challenging to get to and required a helicopter ride and a long trek in. This isn’t the case any longer, with the extension of Nepal’s road network, yet it is still under-explored. In fact, only around 100 foreigners visit each year. This means that the ethnic Magar inhabitants of Dhorpatan are very curious about foreigners, and are welcoming. While camping and tea house accommodation is the staple while trekking here, small groups may also get to stay with local families in some areas. 

Trekkers don’t need to be super-fit or experienced to enjoy this area, but a sense of adventure is necessary as much of the food and accommodation is basic. Treks to Dhorpatan typically last around ten days, starting and ending in Beni, a couple of hours’ drive from Pokhara. 

Hunting of certain species is only allowed in some areas, but fortunately the wildlife isn’t isolated to those areas. Dhorpatan has an abundance of blue sheep, as well as the goat-like ghoral, the Himalayan tahr, partridges, and various species of pheasants, including Nepal’s colorful national bird, the Danphe.

It’s even possible to see elusive leopards, including snow and forest leopards. On the trek, you will pass through rhododendron and oak forests, and see views of Dhaulagiri (8,167 m./ 26,795 ft.), Gurja Himal (7,193 m./ 23,599 ft.), Churen Himal (7,385 m./ 24,299 ft.), and Putha Hiunchuli (7,246 m./23,773 ft.).

Some photo Clips of Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve :

Tourism In Mustang Muktinath.

Destination: Mustang 

Highlights:

  • Natural beauty
    It is being located at the northernmost part of the country is rich in natural vegetation. The tropical alpine and coniferous forest occupies a small portion of mustang Nepal. Apple fields and rhododendron forests adds the beauty of the mustang. The biodiversity of the region swiped entire hillsides with pink and red rhododendron forests. Upper Mustang trek offers a chance to explore the thousand years of old monastery, caves, local tribes and scenic beauties of the different landscapes.


  • Desert vegetation around Himalayas
    Although the location lies in the shadow of Annapurna and Niligiri range the soil of this region is similar to the desert vegetation. Being at the high altitude the wind blows throughout the day. Rock soil and rocky highlands makes the location suitable for rock climbing.


  • Deepest Gorge
    The origin of Kaligandaki River is in the Mustang district. Kaligandaki River makes the second deepest gorge of the country. The river drained the rocky soil and highlands of mustang and flow towards south of the country. This gorge is another attraction of Mustang Nepal.


  • Adventurous sports
    It is famous for adventurous sports such as cycling, rock climbing, trekking, horse racing and riding. The geographical structure of Mustang is comprised of highlands and lowlands with plain, which makes it suitable for mountain cycling, trekking. Being lack of enough transportation facilities people raises horses in their home for transportation purpose.


  • Beautiful Valleys
    There are certain beautiful valleys that lie in Mustang district such as Jomsom, Kagbeni, lomangthang. Jomsom is primarily an administrative and commercial center with government officials and merchants rubbing shoulders with the local residents of the region, known as Thakalis. Kagbeni which lies near the junction with the trail to Muktinath, is a village in Upper Mustang, located in the valley of the Kaligandaki River. Lomangthang which lies in Upper Mustang is famous for trekking adventurous.


  • Himalayan ranges
    Being in the northern part of the country, Mustang is stride with the mountain ranges such as Annapurna and Niligiri range. The Jomsom valley lies in the shade of these mountains which is drained by the Kaligandaki River. Mountains add the beauty of mustang.


  • Culture
    Cultural trails in the region take into the homes of Gurungs in the lowlands, the hospitality of Thakalis around Jomsom, Manangis in the east and Tibetans in the arid north. The typical culture of people living in mountainous region can be observed and enjoy clearly in Mustang. Thakali food is another attraction of this culture and Mustang itself.


  • Snowfall
    Being surrounded by the snow capped mountains Mustang receives the snow falls frequently and mostly in the winter season. Visitors can enjoy the snowfall and snow games in mustang during this time. A visit to the snowy places can be done with the horse ride during this period.


  • Food and Festivals
    Thakali food is the famous throughout the country which can be enjoyed at its origin place mustang. Different local products of apples such as wine, beer, dried items etc. can also be enjoyed. Another attraction of Mustang region is the Tiji Festival influenced by Tibetan Buddhism. The Mustagi people have their own way of family life, which is quite surprising for many outsiders. All the brothers in the family are married to a single girl, what you may call a practice of polyandry.


  • Muktinath temple
    Muktinath temple is the holy place for Hindus and Buddhists. Muktinath is one of the holy places among four ‘Dhams’ of Hindu holy places being located in the mountain region. The most suitable time to visit Muktinath is from March to June, as the weather conditions would not be safe enough to travel in other months. The journey passes through many archaeological sites and temples. The 108 water taps and nonstop glowing fire is another attraction of this temple.

Best time:

Spring and autumn

Accommodation:

You can get accommodation with attached bathroom in the most places (specially in Lomanthang) in Upper Mustang and rest places sharing toilet/bathroom.

Transportation:

Mustang, Muktinath reason is one of the very easily accessible trekking destination. You can reach the footsteps of Muktinath temples in a comfort of a four-wheeler or a little less comfort but enough adventure on your two-wheeler. Yet, you cannot take your own four-wheeler into Mustang, but you can take it up-to Beni, and from there you can take Jeeps or Bus to Muktinath. Beni is about 300 km from Kathmandu. Buses and Micro buses are available from Gongabu Bus Park . 

From Beni, you can take a local bus to Jomsom that leaves at specific time period, or you can take buses and jeep to Ghasa, from where you have to change the bus and then take another one to Jomsom. From Jomsom you have to change another bus. 

Jomsom is about 72 km from Beni and Muktinath is around 21 km from which make it a total of about 93 km of trip from Beni to Muktinath, which usually takes all day long because of the state of road and also the occupancy of bus seats. 

But personally I prefer to walk from Lete to Muktinath, enjoying the view along the way. If Lete to Muktinath is far enough for some, then at least Jomsom- Muktinath trek offers some picturesque scenery as well. A walk from Lete offers amazing views and traditional Thakali settlements, beautiful villages along the way, the village of Marpha, the home of the famous Mustang Apple Brandy. And a nice spot to enjoy on the way back home would be ‘Tatopani’, a relaxing retreat on hotspring after tiring trip to Mustang. 

The routes along the way have ample hotels, especially around Jomsom and Muktinath, there are plenty of good hotels.

Description:

Mustang the district beyond the mountains! Lying to the North of Annapurna region, Mustang lies in the Trans-Himalyan zone, near to the Tibetan border on the Northern side. The rugged terrains and mountains looming over the valleys below carved by the ferocious Kali-Gandaki River, Mustang is one of the most famous trekking destinations in Nepal. Not only is Mustang famous among the foreigners, but Mustang is also famous among the Hindu Pilgrims. Thousands of hindu devotes from Nepal and India visit the Muktinath shrine every year, and the banks of Kaligandaki river in a famous place called Kagbeni. Kagbeni is also the gateway to Upper Mustang, once a forbidden Kingdom ‘the Kingdom of Lho’. 

Lying to the western end of Manang district, Mustang is a major part of the world renowned Annapurna circuit. The shorter version the circuit usually terminates in Jomsom, the headquarters of Mustang. Also known as the Windy city, as per its high velocity winds.
Some Photos Clips of Mustang 

Tourism in Purandhara Dang District Nepal

Purandhara is a town and Village Development Committee in Dang Deokhuri District in the Rapti Zone of south-western Nepal, near to Salyan. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census it had a population of 11,981 persons living in 2033 individual households. It is notable as the home of Chandra Bahadur Dangi, the shortest man in the world.The Purandhara waterfall is situated in Purandhara Village Development committee 8, in the jungle area. This is a natural falls. The stream of kalapanikhola falls off from the height of 45 metres striking the rock that has made the falls. It is situated at the bank of Babai River. The falls enters into the enormous water mass of the Babai River itself. The place is quite attractive because of the dense forest, the run off of Babai River, chirping sounds of the birds mixing up with the sound of the falls. In early days the local people used to call this fall Purano Dhara, Old Water Fall which later on became Purnadhara. The name of the VDC is named after this waterfall. Nobody knows so far about the evolution of this waterfall. The waterfall is created by the water of Kalapani khola falling 45 meters at the bank of Babai River. There is small emerald green pond at the base of the water fall where it is believed that a serpent with pearl on the head comes out at mid-night. According to the local residents once some of the foreigner tourists had waited the whole night in order find out about the serpent with pearl but it didn’t come out that night.
The father of one of the residents of Purandhara, Mohan Lal Bharati, used to sit and carve the stone images near the water fall. Later on he himself became the Yogi and stayed in the hermitage nearby from 2039 t0 2045.
            There is a cave close to the water fall. In about 2040-45 BS an elderly saint from Halchaur, Salyan had penance for six months living only on fruits. But now some of the part of the cave has come off. There are other small caves near the water fall where various different statues like images can be seen. The caves are moist with the drops of water continuously trickling down.
            
            The waterfall has the possibility of changing into a significant tourist destination since the area is rich biodiversity, natural sightseeing, , short distance mini hill trekking. The place also can be developed as the research field for the study of crocodiles. The area can be developed in integrated way with Babai river crocodile watching, Devidanda women community forest with diverse flora and fauna, Sunkauli and Argale hills sightseeing.
            There is a place called Hataru Basa on the way to the water fall from Bagarpur Bazaar. According to the local people, the tradesmen, horse riders from Salyan used to stay here on their way to or from Nepalgunj.  
            The spot is important from religious point of view as well. Around a kilometer towards northeast there lies the origin of the waterfall, Kalapanikhola and by the stream lies a Shiva temple. Every year on the day of Shiva Ratri huge fair is held here. Pilgrims from Rolpa, Salyan, Bheri Zone and from India visit this place on this occasion.
Purandhara waterfall is even more attractive since it is surrounded by other attractive touristy panorama. The waterfall has the danger of eroding if not taken initiations for its protection. It is also quite necessary to improve 12 km long road for the easy access of the tourists. In order to develop the economic, socio-cultural life of the western part of Dang the infrastructure should be developed and the water fall must be conserved and promoted. 
            There used to be a wetland area about 20years ago where there is a Shiva temple now. The area was surrounded with dense forest. Later the forest slowly and gradually depleted. There were some small kutis to the west of the temple. When one of the females gave birth to a baby, the wetland began drying up. The lower part of the waterfall fell the same year in about 2047/48 according Purna Bahadur Bhandari, member of Touristy Waterfall Service Centre. There is a square faced self made altar in Purandhara. There are banana trees at the four corners of the altar. The number of the banana plans have neither increased nor decreased since 2037 according to local resident 65 years old Dhan bahadur Budhathoki.

            


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Tourism in Dharpani Pandabeshwor Mahadev Temple, Dharpani Dang

The trident, made of five minerals, was installed on October 29 with an objective of developing the Pandabeshwor Mahadev Temple, Dharpani, into a tourism site and to make known the place as a religious site in the world.
The trident was made with the support of different individuals and organisations at a cost of Rs 2.2 million
The world’s largest Trishul installed at Ghorai’s Pandeshwor Mandir has been attracting tourists in droves. The trident, weighing 81 quintal and 13 kilos, was inaugurated on December 14, 2014.
The Trishul is by far the largest and heaviest in the world, according to Ganesh Adhikari, chairperson of Pandeshwor Temple Management Trust (PTMT). Previously, the Trishul of India’s Pidaraud Temple weighing 27 quintals, was considered the heaviest.
Designed by Indian stone carvers, the Trishul was built at a cost of Rs 2.2 million, according to PTMT. “Since the inauguration of the world’s largest Trishul, more than 200 tourists visit the temple on a daily basis,” said Adhikari.
Previously, only locals visited the temple, that too only during festivals like Shivaratri, but today, thanks to the Trishul, both domestic and international tourists visit the temple.
The temple has now turned into a pilgrimage site for many devotees. Keeping this in mind, a separate pilgrimage house has been built on the temple premises.
This Dharmasala primarily serves as a rest-stop for tourists from across the country as well as those from a number of states in India. “Prominent personalities, including the former president, chief justice, police chief and ministers, have already visited the Trishul as well as the temple,” said Adhikari.
The temple having both religious and aesthetic significance is located at the base of the Chure range. To further the natural beauty of the temple and to improve the scenery of the area, PTMT has planted 108 seedlings of Bar and Peepal trees around the temple.
The modernization and Modification of this religious place is still active. Alots of changes and other attractive things are modified and large number of native and external tourists are increasing day by day. 

History Of Dharpanii

The historical background of Pandaveshwar Shiva Temple has been associated with Pauranic period. Various myths associated to the origin of this religious place can be found from the local. According to one of the myths, in Dwapara
Yuga, lord Krishna having relieving the world of the evils the Pandavas along with Draupadi were on the way to Uttarapanth (Northern Part) had meditated and worshipped Lord Shiva at this place. Thus, the name of this place is Pandaveshwar derived from Pandavas (Sharma, 2063:100). It has not been so long since the place has been discovered. According to the locals there used to be dense forest just 150 years ago. Once the indigenous Tharu people were in the jungle for collecting firewood for their great festival ‘Maghi’ a Tharu person cut a Saaj tree for the whole day but it didn’t fall down. He then went for the second day but the cut off mark on the tree had disappeared. He was astonished thinking that there must have some sort of sprit. 
He gathered together the other villagers and while searching under the tree leaves they found Paadpeeth, Shivalinga, footmark of Nandi, eyes of tiger on stone, Bishnu Paduka and Jalakund on a single stone. The spread the news of the finding of the Saaj tree and Shivalinga as well as other religious objects around the village. One day, Man Bahadur Chaudhary, a local of Guruwagaun found unconscious at Chisapani while he was collecting the firewood along with other fellows. On the next day he became alright only after the villagers get him bathed in Babai (sarayu) river and offered the holy water to the to the Shivalinga under the saj tree. While protecting the area they were fencing the place by a wall the saj tree slowly slides away from the wall. Now the tree is tilted towards south.



            Every year a huge fairn gets organized at this temple. Akshaya Tritiya, Janai Purnima, Balachaturdashi the pilgrims are crowded. Different religious-cultural events are organized here like marriage, Vratabandh, Rudree, Lakshavartika etc. The local as well as national visitors visit this place. Pilgrims from India visit this place.


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Attraction of Tourism in Tikapur Park -Kailali

Tikapur Park is one of the biggest and  as well as famous Spot / park of western portion of Nepal. It is located at Tikapur Municipality of Kailali District. King Mahendra Built this Park for his own health fitness. Tikapur Park is also known as Rest Place of King Mahendra. 
Actually, Tikapur part is very beautiful and greeny park. Many native and external countries people came here to visit this park. In this Park there is planted various types of Plants, trees and flowers. Tikapur park is full with natural beauty. Not only that there is also ancient cultural home and other religious things. 
Nowadays in Tikapur park most of the people goes to spend on their holidays or to make fun with family and friends. Tikapur is best for Picnic Spot. Thousands of people visit Tikapur park within a days. 
Tikapur Park


Adventure tour in Nepal/ Adventure in Nepal


Adventure in Nepal
1.BUNJEE JUMPING


Bunjee jumping is a very striking word to the adventure lovers. In simple understanding, Bunjee is simply is a fall from a high place with a rubber (“bungee”)cord attached both to his or her feet and to the jump site, and, after a period of headfirst free fall, is bounced partway back when the cord rebounds from its maximum stretch. Nepal is also a paradise for Bunjee lovers. Bunjee jump is done just outside of Kathmandu valley . There is a bridge over the Bhotekoshi river from where this sport is carried out. Bridge which is 160 m above is between a gorge and free fall is done below seeing massive Bhotekoshi river.

Many travelers enjoy this adventure sport. To reach this spot, one can go through the Araniko Highway experiencing different culture along the way. Around 3 hours drive from Kathmandu this place is reached. 

2.CANYONING

To those adventure seekers, who seek both thrill and refreshment Canyoning is the best option. Canyoning is also one of the demanded sport in Nepal. Canyoning is simply a sport activity where one descends down a waterfall using different techniques . Slowly coming down of the waterfall though narrow passages of rock which have been contoured by ages of rushing water from the Himalayan snow melts and heavy monsoon rains is just a perfect one day sport anyone would love to get involved in.

Canyoning helps in relaxing with a chilled water stream directly falling over one's body. With a quiet and untouched nature , canyoning gives amazing experience and a well spent holiday.

3.KAYAKING
Nepal is considered as top adventure destination. Kayaking is one of the most famous and best water based adventure activity of Nepal. Nepal is also a number 1 destination for kayaking and is a paradise for kayakers. Small tight technical creeks, huge big volume rivers, expeditions, play boating or just cruising, the options are endless. Boasting spectacular scenery of the beautiful Himalayan Mountains and the cultural immersion of passing through remote villages, travel through Nepal by kayak is a unique and wonderful experience.

The best time to paddle is October through to December and February through April however it is possible to paddle all year round as the water levels will determine the best spot to go.

4.MOUNTAIN BIKING

Nepal having diversity in landscapes and culture is number one spot for adventure seeker.  Biking and cycling is always preferred when it comes to something challenging. Mountain biking through the hills and mountain side of Nepal is exciting and helps in gaining some knowledge about the variety of culture practiced in Nepal. Simply understanding,  mountain biking is an introductory ride which takes you to explore the ancient rural villages, legendary temples and monasteries with the superb view of the Himalayas. Biking through the rural villages at the valley rim on the back trails with some ups and down hill tracks, these days biking trips give you sufficient time to immerse in its peaceful surrounding environment and make friends with the locals. The biking trips within Kathmandu Valley allows you to enjoy its hidden pockets rarely frequented by westerners which gives you a chance to see the other back side of Kathmandu. Other biking trips include City Tour with a difference biking to the famed popular historical and medieval places of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan, viewpoint of Nagarkot and Kakani, the quiet sleepy town of Sankhu and Budhanilkantha. All these interesting places seem like out of this world and yet so close to Kathmandu. Come and Bike with us from our great varied day trips for you to choose and to see the other side of Kathmandu as it was for centuries.


5.PARAGLIDING

A never miss sport of Nepal is Paragliding, Flying on the sky over seeing beautiful mountain range is a dream of every traveler. How would it feel to experience it here in Nepal where one can see panoramic view of massive Annapurna range ,Macchapuchre and many other mountains. This would certainly be like a dream come true. Paragliding is most loved activity in Nepal. Paragliding is a sport where a pilot fly off the glider from a cliff or mountain. The glider slowly moves which is monitored by the wind and the pilot . Paragliding gives the experience of free flying like a bird in the sky. With a flight on the sky the glider is landed safely on the ground beside the Fewa lake.

Many other places besides Pokhara have started this activity. Each place has it's own uniqueness and thrill in it. Paragliding thus has become a must do activity in Nepal.



6.RAFTING

The geographical feature of Nepal is diversified. There are plenty of rivers having different uniqueness from one another. Rivers running from the Mountain range is major source of water draining rest part of the country. Supported equally by the topography and geography of Nepal, white water rafting is one of the famous adventure activity to experience a real thrill and challenge. Many rivers have cut sheer-sided valleys thousands of meters deep, creating enormously unstable hillsides. Nepal has many rivers for you to explore: Trishuli River, Seti River Bhote Koshi River, Kali Gandaki River, Marsyandi River, Sun Koshi River, Arun River, Karnali River, Tamur River and many more.

There is a variety of rivers and are classified on the basis of the rapids. Rivers are graded as Grade 1 with flat river, Grade 2 with flat and small bumps, Grade 3 with small rapids, Grade 4 with fast and many rapids and speed of water is also fast, now on wards technical paddling is required, Grade 5 with high rapids and steep drops, sometimes overturning the raft and Grade 6 with rapids from beginning till end, huge volume of fast flowing water and most challenging.


7.ROCK Climbing

Rock climbing is a fascinating sport activity which has come to highlight these days. This os one of the challenging activity sharing amazing experience. Rock climbing is an activity in which participants climb up, down or across natural rock formations or artificial rock walls. Rock climbing is a physically and mentally demanding sport, one that often tests a climber’s strength, endurance, agility and balance along with mental control. It can be a dangerous sport and knowledge of proper climbing techniques and usage of specialized climbing equipment is crucial for the safe completion of routes. Climber is secured with harness and ropes along with other safety measures to protect from any kind of injury and wounds.

There are few spots where rock climbing can be done in Nepal. Hattiban and Nagarjun are spots within Kathmandu Valley. Outside valley there are rock climbing spots at Bandipur ; one of the most popular, at Nagarkot and Namche Bazzar.


8.SKY DIVING

Sky dive is a new kind of adventure activity introduced in Nepal. Freely falling from a top elevation until certain height and later coming to ground with help of canpoy. In Nepal, skydiving is done from Pokhara and also from Everest region.

Pokhara Skydive will be held at Pame Danda drop zone, west of Phewa Lake where skydivers will leap from a height of 11000-13000 ft from AS 350 B3/B2 Helicopter. With the majestic peaks at your backdrop and the valley of Pokhara sprawling below, you take the leap from the aircraft, free falling for a few seconds, before your canopy opens and land gently on the ground. Your entire jump will be captured on film by the camera flyer.

Everest skydive is held at everest region , dropping off from a AS350 B3 helicopter from the height of 23000ft and landing at Syangboche Airport (12340ft) and at Amadablam Basecamp (15000ft) is undeniably the highest commercial aerial event in the world.


9.ULTRA LIGHT FLIGHT

While coming up looking adventure as something physically hard and requiring certain physical strength, Ultralight flying is a completely different experience.  The flying is done by sitting one a small aircraft . Ultralight is a very light aircraft that has no window and seating for only two persons, including a pilot and a passenger. Powered by engines these aircraft can reach very close to the mountain peaks. Because of the ability to reach to close to the mountains, tourists love the experience of flying on there small machines. Ultralight flight is delightful experience with mountains just in front of one's eyes. Along with mountain, one can also have the view of Pokhara valley and lakes within it.

Duration of the flight varies and depends on the choice of participant. Ultralight flights are operated on a clear day from 11 am on wards till 3 pm.


10.ZIP FLIER
Just like other adventure sport in Nepal, Zip flier is one of the most exciting sport. It's just like a coaster ride but with harness tide on you body and overseeing mountain ranges. Zip flier of Nepal is at Pokhara, which is considered as World's fastest, longest and steepest zip line.  Zipline is a pulley suspended on a cable 5000 feet above sea level and mounted on an incline, you are seated onto a harness and made to zip and slide from the hill to the plains.  At 5400 feet above sea level you will sit into a special harness seat and await your launch. Two guests launch at once, and it is a race to the bottom! 5,4,3, 2, 1 and you’re off, accelerating at speed up to 87 mph on a 1.12 miles long cable . You will see sweeping views of majestic Machhapuchhre, the Annapurna range and the raging Seti River. Your ride concludes with a break-activated landing on the HighGround Triangle in the village of Hyangja.