trekking in nepal in september

Trekking in Nepal in September

September to November is best trekking months in Nepal. If you are planning trekking in Nepal in September, it is one of the best months to travel Nepal.  In Nepal the monsoon ends around last week of September. It is nice to see clouds giving way. The mountains look perfectly beautiful. You will see vast blue sky from the mountain tops which can be most moving experience.

The Nepali festival teej mostly falls on this month of the year. It will be nice if you can schedule your Nepal visit during this time. In teej festival Nepali women perform dances. In teej you will observe women working hard to make lord Shiva happy for long life, peace and prosperity of husband if married and find the perfect one if are heifer.

You will avoid the crowds when you go trek in early September in Nepal.  As you come in transition between monsoon and autumn, you will see clear views and clouds covered peaks simultaneously. The mountain summits for me are beautiful partially covered by clouds than whole naked.

It is popular time to travel Tibet and Mustang region of Nepal in September. And September is my birth month. If you happen to be here in my birthday, there will be a special party (ha-ha). September is nice month also to join Nepal volunteer programs.

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Travel Nepal in August

Devi’s fall in Pokhara looks awesome. See the flow of marshyangdi river which looks awesome. Many waterfalls you encounter look awesome. The rivers at their perfection look awesome. The cotton like clouds changing from Mickey Mouse to dragon and what not looks awesome. The showering clouds look awesome. The green paddy fields look awesome.

The clouds arise from ridges and peaks. The clouds shower the ocean over the Himalayas. How beautiful this mechanism of nature is. Trek in discomfort and go over hardships. Walk on the muddy and leach filled trails. Experience what normal people do not experience.

Trek in the rain shadow region. See the beautiful meadow. Explore the beauty of Nepal. Join agro tourism activities if you want to travel differently in august in Nepal. You can do Nepal tour in August or go on trekking that is suitable for monsoon season in Nepal.

The most interesting is many traditional cultural festivals of Nepal fall in this month. Wear Nepali sari and look at a mirror. Observe the faith operating miraculously in Nepalese social system. See the growing plants in the fields. See the white Himalayas as beautiful as a bride when the clouds release them. Smell the after rain fresh air.

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Do you believe in Reincarnation

Do you believe in reincarnation? Reincarnation is the primary belief in Buddhism. Tibetan Spiritual leader Dalai lama has accepted Nwang Tenzing Choki as the incarnation of his deceased Guru Trulsik Rimpoche. The youngest monk born on 25 July of 2013 has become the head of Tibet’s oldest Buddhist sect Nigma. On the occasion of 80th birthday of Dalai Lama, The boy was declared the Rimpoche.

The head of Nigma Sect of Buddhism Guru Trulsik Rimpoche has passed away four years back in solukhumbu district of Nepal. The The boy born in Kathmandu from parents Babur Choeling Tulku Nwagl and Mother Pailung chewing Dolma is now head of Nigma school of Buddhism. The deceased monk has made the largest Thupten choelng monastery in Solukhumbu district of Everest Region in Nepal.

Buddhist people believe that one can know about the whereabouts of past lives if one dies consciously. To be spiritual is in a way to prepare for conscious dying. Death is not full stop for life but a step in between two lives. You have right to believe or not believe in theory of reincarnation.

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Representation of post earthquake Nepal

The question is of problem of representation. Nepal faced Earthquake on April 25, 2015 and major quake was followed by several smaller quakes and there are small earthquakes of Magnitude 4-5 almost each day. It was not massive nor was it a minor.

The post earthquake situation seems illusory as picture of Nepal created by both extremist is untrue or partially true. Here extremists means the NGO’s, INGO’s and Tourism entrepreneurs. The NGO”s and INGO’s are representing Nepal more than the devastation aiming to survive in the world of charity. This very image of Nepal is pitiful. They managed to circulate this sort of image around the world and managed to chase their dreams. This helped Nepal get sympathy from the people of world but it is sure that it in long term harms the country.

The other are travel business holders who are labeling their campaign as Nepal Tourism recovery! Strategies and Actions to counter the negative image of Nepal presented by first group of people but danger is that they are hiding the dark spots and telling the world that they should come Nepal to visit because it is safe. The earthquake did make lots of effects on the heritages of Nepali tourism. Still here are aftershocks each day, there are boards on world heritage sites saying danger zone, most of the hotels in the heart of Kathmandu are not labeled by experts if they are safe. One will have different picture of Kathmandu on the mind after sightseeing the world heritage sites of Kathmandu valley. It is nice that no major problems have arrived but if some calamity will occur, are our mechanisms and system able to cope with the situation. After the earthquake many foreigners came Nepal risking their life to help and rescue but for tourists who come Nepal on holiday the matter is different at present time.

It is wrong logic to say that tourists should come and visit Nepal to help local economy. They should think twice and take independent decision. Nepal is danger as well as safer at the same time. We hope things will start getting better once the monsoon will be over, the aftershocks stop. The major trekking routes like Annapurna circuit, Annapurna base camp, Everest base camp, Kanchenjunga base camp are doable but there are possible threats of landslides.  If there will be 5-6 Richter scale aftershocks with Kathmandu center that can cause disaster. Nepali people are slowly coming out of earthquake caused trauma and trying making life normal.

Think Twice and if you feel coming Nepal: You are welcome to visit Nepal. Choose activities and areas that are more fulfilling.

 

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trekking in Nepal July

Travel Nepal in July

July is beautiful month to observe monsoon clouds changing shapes. The farmers are busy planting rice in the fields. The rivers are in their full youth. Except the jungle of concrete, everywhere is green. The rain not only washes the physical dirt, it often gives a spiritual experience. The most beautiful music for this month is croaking of a frog and beautiful light is that of a firefly.

The important festival of this month is roapi jatra (the rice planting festival). Make your program that fits the season. Go in the fields to plough the field and make a race.

People advice that avoid Nepal travelling during monsoon season because Chitwan is very warm and full of mosquitoes, Pokhara is moist and always wet etc but you will feel surprisingly difference when you are here. You will see Pokhara like cities filled with tourists and volunteers in July.

The nice itinerary to make during monsoon season is open itinerary by which you can work during rains. The rain usually occurs during nights and late afternoons. Avoiding the rain hours, you can use your time visit the place of your choice breathing most clean air.

For short hikes choose Jomsom region for July because it lies in rain shadow region beyond the greater mountains. If you are on a long holiday, choose Annapurna circuit trekking for July trekking in Nepal. The hotels and restaurants announce special discount offers for monsoon season. You can enjoy the best in fewer prices.

July is good month to join summer volunteer programs in Nepal. The best programs for summer are Elephant care volunteering, agricultural volunteering, teaching and working in a monastery. See you in Nepal. Travel differently

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Is there extremism in Yoga?

Is there extremism in Yoga? Today when I was looking pictures of yogic posture in different social Medias, it made me think for a while. Regular practice gives Excellency but is there a limit point? Are we doing yoga or making some else bodily performance?
It is yoga a technique by which we make control over body and find the soul. Here finding soul means a greater realization. Are we doing yoga consciously for higher goal or it has become a bodily performance. The important thing to be noted here is that it is very different than only physical training.
The two preliminary stages of before Yoga are golden rules which lead to higher realm of peace merging the soul with the source. These days it is nice that yoga has been taken as a science or a technique for better health and peace. Without practicing the rules and playing a game does not give result as one expects. Our society is not that of the forest dwellers time so we should update we should follow the rules on relativity to the metropolitan we live. Are we following the Yama and Niyama?
The five yamas are:
Ahimsa: nonviolence, Satya: truthfulness, Asteya: nonstealing, Brahmacharya: continence and Aparigraha: noncovetousness
The five niyamas are:
Saucha: cleanliness, Samtosa: contentment, Tapas: heat; spiritual austerities, Svadhyaya: study of the sacred scriptures and of one’s self and svara pranidhana: surrender to God
Wish Peace and blessings to all on the occasion of World Yoga Day June 21.

 

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The 8 mysteries of April 25, 2015 earthquake of mystical Nepal

  1. 8-magnitude quake struck Nepal on Saturday April 25, 2015 and the quake came on such a time of a day which was reason for minimal damage. If it was on night, or on working days of the week or just few hours in advance or after, the number might had been much more. If that was not Saturday, 35000 class rooms were destroyed in Nepal which means about 75,000 students …
  2. The energy released by the earthquake in Nepal was 504.4 times the energy sent out by the Hiroshima atomic blast in 1945. The Hiroshima bombings killed at least 90,000 to 1, 66,000 people.
  3. The Nepal earthquake has affected both life and property in the region. But another interesting observation reveals that the city of Kathmandu have shifted by as much as 10 feet after the quake. The southward shift is quite prominent.
  4. The Geologists have not found the major rupture fault.
  5. According to earthquake expert Binod Tiwari: The only 17%of the total released energy was used to shake. It would not have been strange if 70% energy was used. Where did the rest energy go? The people of Kathmandu worry that the shake was big but in compare to other earthquakes of world, it is still strange.
  6. The swing of houses time was observed 6 seconds but the scientists say that in general it is done within 2 seconds.
  7. The earthquake came in dry season which prevented the Kathmandu’s soft soil profile from being liquidified saving life of thousands of property value of billion.
  8. In general the energy releases uniformly in all direction from epi center but in this earthquake most energy is found channelized to east of Barpak.

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Trekking in Nepal in June

June is one of the special months of Nepal. Nepali people say that it is a month to sow little and harvest multiple in October/November. The monsoon starts in Nepal around June 10 each year. Most of the agriculture in Nepal depends on rain water. The whole plantation field becomes performing places with hard labor, songs and dances, varieties of food etc. This month teaches people how strong the bond is between nature and humans.

As this month is special for rice plantation and agricultural activities, tourists can join volunteer programs, cultural activities and trek to highland of Nepal. In places like Bhaktapur of Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, Lamjung etc, the local people organize rice planting related festivals like mud race, plough race, rice planting race with local music’s and special food. Here people believe that one will be healthier if touches the mud during rice planting events.

There are some special foods eaten in this month like beaten rice, yoghurt, banana etc. The longest day of the year falls in this month. Learn to sing Asare song, the special songs sung in this month from farmers. Learn from the clouds. Learn what hard labor from farmers is. In this month, you will see beautiful water falls in the mountains everywhere. The whole earth looks beautiful like a pregnant woman.

The rainy season is special months for Buddhist monks. Since the Buddha’s time, they were ordered to stop travelling out and focus for their spiritual growth. There are many monasteries which offer special retreat course for rainy season. Travel in Nepal in June to enjoy specialty June offers.

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Trekking in Nepal during monsoon

Are you planning trekking in Nepal during monsoon? Generally people say that monsoon is not right time of the year to trek in Nepal and the number of tourists decrease at this season on trekking routes of Nepal than autumn and Spring which is said best time of year to trek in Nepal. Nepal has some geography that is on rain shadow region and it is best to trek their during monsoon months.  In the north of Nepal, there are greater mountains called Himalayas and besides that Nepal has part of Tibetan plateau which is a special region for exploration of authentic Tibetan culture.

Monsoon is good time to go on Trekking in Nepal Annapurna circuit. The manang and Mustang region of Nepal lies in rain shadow region and suitable for trekking in Nepal during monsoon season. At this time the water falls looks incredibly beautiful, the vegetation looks lush green, the clouds play hide and seek with Himalayas, comparatively low chance of altitude sickness because of summer, less risk of avalanches, less number of tourists on trail which means more intimacy and peace with nature.

People have misconception that during monsoon in Nepal, it rains all the day which is not so. Normally except some said it rains few hours during 24 hours and rest hours are sunny, clear weather, fresh blow of air. Normally in a day, the trekking camps of the days are designed for 4-5 hours walk so one can easily manage to trek on off rain hours and enjoy the rain sitting on the balcony of tea houses.

One of the benefits of trekking in monsoon season is leach therapy. Medically scientists have proven that leaches suck the impure blood of the body and help make someone healthy boosting immunity. You can have this benefit of leach therapy coming trekking in Nepal during monsoon.

When people come Nepal to trek in so called best time of year and monsoon season they will say trekking in Nepal best time to go is monsoon where you get more for paying less. It will be a chance to see agricultural practices carried here which are carried like festivals. You can ask your travel agent to make your day trip on a farm volunteering in nepal You will feel the happy soil. The terraces look incredibly beautiful after plantation. Welcome to Nepal for trekking in monsoon as monsoon in Nepal starts roughly from June 10 and ends on Sep 23.

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Do God’s signal disasters in Nepal?

In Nepal, many people believe that the divine powers reveal signs of coming disasters. In April of 2015, the mid Nepal was hit by powerful earthquake and several aftershocks are following it since 50 days. Today on 12th of June the idol of the Goddess Ugra Chandi of Kavre did sweat. People have belief that when the stone idol sweats, the country may face some disasters. Rare are these news and they are troubling to people of faith.

There are many tales among locals that the idol of the godess sweating in the past and disaster in the country of any scale after. There is another famous Temple in Dolakha of Bhimsen where there is idol of Bhimsen. The idol of Bhimsen also sweats on special occasion and people take it as a sign of coming disaster. The last time the Bhimsen deity sweated on 14th of December 2014 and people were worried and they had taken it as a bad omen. According to the locals Bhimsen deity earlier sweated at the time of massive disasters in Nepal, including the catastrophic earthquake of 1990 B.S., the royal massacre of 2058 B.S. and the political change of 2063 B.S., which abolished monarchy.

This year during the popular festivals of Kathmandu like Fagu (holi festival) the pillar was broken, during the macchindranath Jatra, there were mishaps.

We can also say that these all were coincidences and these believes are superstitious which do not have any direct connection with the disastrous events but for local people of faith, those events are alarms of disasters country is going to face.

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