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Frequently Asked Questions

Prepare for Nepal

About Nepal

About Nepal

To many travelers Nepal is a Shangri-La, a paradise on Earth. The country is situated at the northeast borderof India and has a large variety of things to offer: a stunning natural beauty, with the amazing Himalayas on one side and crystal clear lakes, the jungle and rivers on the other. Sometimes you can even spot animals like rhinos, crocodiles or Bengal tigers.
Ten of the world’s highest mountains are located in Nepal, of which Mount Everest – also called Sagarmatha – is the highest with no less than 8.848 metres. If you are lucky and the sky is clear it offers you a stunning view over the snow-capped mountains peaks.
You could say Nepal is a kind of open-air museum, with all of its stupas and temples. Many of them are rooted in both the Hindu and the Buddhist cultures.
Nepal is often described as the land of yaks and yetis, monasteries and mantras, snow peaks and Sherpas, temples and tigers, magic and mystery. Ever since it opened its borders to foreigners in the 1950s, this tiny mountain nation has had an almost mystical allure for travelers. It really is a country you can fall in love with at first sight.
The country has something for every traveler: from culture to trekking, rafting, or other adventurous activities. There is never time to be bored. And when you cross Nepal from border to border, you will be stunned by its diverse landscape: mountains, jungles, rivers, waterfalls, local villages, etc.
Nepal is also a popular destination because of its friendly and hospitable people. The locals are always ready to help, hotel staff is often accustomed to western travelers and you can find restaurants with western food almost everywhere.

Visa & customs

TOURIST VISA

Visa Facilitation  Duration  Fee
Multiple entry 15 days US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

For online Visa Application form please visit Nepal Immigration website. You need to upload color photo and submit passport details and contact details while filling up the forms. You will then get a receipt which you have to produce, along with original documents, before immigration officials upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport. On Arrival Visa can be optained at the Tribhuvan Internatinal Airport. For this you need to bring 2 passport sized picture.

FREE VISA

  • Children below 10 years of age obtain visa free of charge
  • Free visa for 30 days is available only for nationals of SAARC countries. However, for extension of visa for SAARC nationals, the rule is same as that of other nationals.
  • Indian nationals do not require visa to enter into Nepal.

FOR VISA EXTENSION

Tourists can stay for a maximum of 150 days in a visa year (Jan 1 to Dec 31) extending the visa at the rate of 2 US $ per day. However, a minimum amount of 30 US$ has to be paid for a period of 15 days or less. (For further information, please, contact Department of Immigration, Maitighar, Impact Building, Kathmandu, Tel: 00977-1-4221996/ 4223590/ 4222453, Web: www.immi.gov.np )
CUSTOM FORMALITIES
Any visitor bringing in more than 5000 US$ or equivalent amount in any other currency/currencies must declare the currency/currencies at the Customs Office in the Airport.
CUSTOMS
All baggage must be declared and cleared through the customs on arrival at the entry point. Personal effects are permitted free entry. Passengers arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) without any dutiable goods can proceed through the Green Channel for quick clearance without a baggage check. If you are carrying dutiable articles, you have to pass through the Red Channel for detailed customs clearance.

What to do before you leave to Nepal?

0 Inform your bank before you leave to Nepal.

o Inform your health insurance you are travelling to Nepal.

o Leave information behind for your friends and family where they can reach you.

How can I pay in Nepal?

Currency

The Nepalese Rupee is the currency of Nepal. Our currency rankings show that the most popular Nepal Rupee exchange rate is the NPR to GBP rate. The currency code for Nepalese Rupees is NPR. Link to currency converter.

Banking and Foreign Exchange

Payment in hotels, travel agencies, and airlines are made in foreign exchange.

There are plenty of cash machines or ATMs in cities and most will accept cards issued by any of the major international banking networks (Plus, Cirrus, etc.). The majority of ATM’s currently have a maximum withdrawal amount of 10,000Rs (although you can make repeated withdrawals – max 4 a day).
Major Credit Cards such as Visa, MasterCard, JCB and AmericanExpress, are readily accepted at most tourist class hotels, restaurants, airlines, and major tourist merchants. Again there is always a transaction fee for processing the cards (this charge is enforced by the banks and not the merchants so please don’t ask for a discount to remove this) and this is usually around 4% (although American Express Fees are considerably higher at around 7%)

What is the best time in the year to travel to nepal?

Check the weather in Nepal today.

Spring (March, April, May) and autumn (Sept, Oct, Nov) are the best time of the year to visit Nepal.
Below you can read more details about the climate and the best time to visit.

The Climate in Nepal

The seasons in Nepal are pretty much the same as Europe, opposite of the Australian seasons. In January it’s cold, while in July you could make do with shorts and t-shirt. The climate of Nepal is moderate which means the winters are dry and the summers are hot. But because of the huge range in altitude and landscape, climate of Nepal differs significantly throughout the country. Generally, monsoon season lasts from around the end of June to the end of August. About 80 per cent of the rainfall occurs during this period throughout the country but the remainder of the year is dry. Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are the most pleasant seasons. In winter (December, January, and February) temperatures drop down with a high level of snowfall in the high mountain areas. Summer, monsoon and late spring temperatures range from 28ºC (83ºF) in the hills to more than 40ºC (104ºF) in the Terai (southern plains). In winter, average maximum and minimum temperatures in the Terai range from a brisk 7ºC (45ºF) to a mild 23ºC (74ºF). The central valleys experience a minimum temperature but not often falling below freezing point and a chilly 12ºC (54ºF) maximum during the winter. Kathmandu Valley has a mild climate most of the year. Summer temperatures range from 67-81°F (19-27°C), and in winter temperatures are between 36 and 68°F (2-20°C). During the monsoon season in August, the average rainfall is between 7.8-14.7 inches (200-375mm) in Kathmandu. May and June can be very hot and humid until the monsoon rains. In spring (March to April) and autumn (October to November) the temperatures are pleasant with occasional short bursts of rain, while November to February are dry, but can be very cold, especially at night.

Best time to visit Nepal

Spring (March, April, May) and autumn (Sept, Oct, Nov) are the best time of the year to visit Nepal. During this time, the weather is pleasant with efficient sunlight and warmth. The sky is clear which means that you can truly enjoy the remarkable Nepalese landscape complete with the Himalayan vista. During the monsoon (June, July, Aug) although there will be no problem for trekking, the issue could be of less visibility and rain. But, for a keen botanist, monsoon is a blessing as the higher valleys, mountains and meadows blossom with flowers and abundant vegetation. You can trek in winter (Dec, Jan, Feb) as well especially in the hilly regions but as you reach higher elevations it is much more colder with snow-fall. If you don’t necessary enjoy crowds, trekking during the monsoon or winter or choosing more solitary trekking destinations could be your options. Note that due to global warming there has been a change in the regular climate worldwide and Nepal is no exception. Please be open to unpredictable weather conditions as well.

Wich electricity power can I use in Nepal?

In Nepal 220-240 volts/50 HZ power is used. Sockets usually take plugs with three round pins. The plugs can be both small and large in size. Some sockets take plugs with two round pins as well. It is important that you have both a voltage converter and a plug adapter in order to use your electrical appliances in Nepal. We recommend getting a universal adapter and converter kit if you are planning to bring many different electrical items. All laptops and some electric razors take universal voltages. Check your equipment to be sure. Voltage fluctuation is very common in Nepal and it is advised that you use an adapter with quality power surge protector for your electronics. Also, in dry seasons there is power outage (load shedding) that goes on for long hours. However, hotels and businesses cover their electrical needs via fuel cells and generators.

What do I need to bring?

You can download and print the list: equipement normal travel

This list is a general guide to the things you might take .
Your list will very depending on the type of travel, weather conditions and time of year you visit Nepal.
 Clothing o hiking shoes o sandals, socks and underwear o fleece jacket o t shirts and long sleeved t-shirt o pairs light weight trousers o pair shorts fleece o warm sweater sweatshirts o light sweater o raining coat o swimming costume / bathing suits o toiletries o swiss type of knife o toilet paper, biodegradable soap/shampoo o personal medication sunglasses, o sun hat and sun cream o lipbalm o spear plastic bags for wrapping clothes
Equipment o daypack water bottle o Led head torch (flashlight) o spare batteries o blister kit (moleskin,tape scissors) o insect repellent (for lower elevations) o gaffer/duct tape for repairs
Optional equipment o camera, memory card and battery charger (or spare batteries) 0 smart phone or tablet o charger (multicharger)

Wich kind of travel insurance do I need?

A travel-insurance policy that covers theft, loss and medical problems is best for travelling in Nepal. There are a wide variety of policies available, so check the small print carefully. Make sure you are covered for adventure activities and high altitude. Since you reach above 4000 meters on quite a few treks in Nepal, it is best to choose a policy that covers medical and emergency repatriation, including helicopter evacuation for trekkers and general medical evacuation. Also understand that most medical treatment and facilities/hospitals must be paid for at the point of delivery of the patient. So it’s wise to choose a policy that pays doctors or hospitals directly rather than you having to pay on the spot and claim later.

Health information tips

LOCAL CLINIC

The medical infrastructure in Nepal is limited. However, Kathmandu does hold a world renowned tropical diseases and travel medicine clinic. CIEWC CLINIC  is a private clinic that does take health insurance. It charges western prices for their services.
FOOD AND DRINKING
Water used for drinking, brushing teeth or making ice should have first been boiled or sterilized. Milk is unpasteurized and should be boiled. Powdered or tinned milk is available and advised. Avoid dairy products likely to have been made from un-boiled milk. Only eat well-cooked meat and fish. Vegetables should be cooked and fruit peeled.

Will my children enjoy Nepal?

Of all the Asian countries, Nepal is one of the easiest to travel to with children. That’s why many people do it nowadays. It is crucial that you have a good travel plan. Make sure the travel times are not too long and that you include some exciting activities for your children as well. But don’t worry, there are lots of interesting things to see and do in Nepal, for people of every age.

Some examples:
Your children are fond of sports:
o Take them on a mountain bike trek through the villages and mountains around Pokhara.
o Go on a small or big rafting trip.
o Go paragliding and enjoy a stunning view of the Anapurna.
o Go on a big or a small trekking, adapted to your children’s age. For small children, we can provide a porter to carry them. You may even see the mystic yeti…
o Your kids are strong teenagers? Then they might be up for a 160-metre bungee jump, the highest in the world.
Your children love animals:
Take them to Chitwan National Park:
o Spot wild animals like rhinos, deer, monkeys, elephants,…
o Make a trip on the river to spot crocodiles
o Stay at our favourite lodge, a place where they keep their own elephants. You can wash the elephant… or let the elephant wash you.
o If your children are old enough you can even do a one- or two-day jungle walk.

Take your kids to Swayanabunath, the monkey temple, and spot the many monkeys on your way up.

Visit old cities Stroll around the three old cities in Nepal – Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur – and visit the numerous small and big temples.
Fairy tales always appeal to children’s imagination. Nepal has a Goddess called Kumari who is still alive. Visit her in Patan and get her personal blessing.
We can design a tailor-made travel plan fitted to your needs and wishes. Whether you want to stay with a local family and experience the real Nepal life, in a small resort with a swimming pool, or at a local lodge in Chitwan that has its own elephants… we will find the perfect place for you.
Are you planning a trip to Nepal with your family? Maybe this family, that travelled to Nepal with two children aged 3 and 6, will be able to inspire you!   “We went on an extraordinary trip last summer and we absolutely enjoyed it. Maaike and Pramod know Nepal and all of its unique places. They listened to our wishes and created a tailor-made travel plan that took us to the most authentic places, which even our young kids were able to enjoy. Thank you so much for this intense and unforgettable experience!”

Prepare for a trek

What is the best time to trek in Nepal?

The trick to choosing when to start a trek is striking a balance between the period of best weather for the area you wish to trek and the crowds that this good weather attracts.

October to november :
the first two months of the dry season offer the best weather for trekking and the main trails are heaving with trekkers at this time, for good reason. The air is crystal clear,the mountain scenery is super band the weather is still comfortably warm during the day (though nights fall below freezing in the mountains). The climate is becoming less predictable. Monsoon rains are lin-gering into late september and freak winter storms are becoming increasingly common in october.
December to february:
these are good months for trekking, but the cold can be bitter and dangerous at high altitudes.  When you want to go for a trek in this period we will advice you what is possible and how to prepare.
March to may :
dry weather and dust means poorer himalayan views but the compensations are several.: fewer crowds , warm weather and spectacular spring rhododendron blooms. Mustard fields colour the farmlands with bright yellow flowers in february/march. This is the second most popular period for trekking. Trekking tapers off by may , the hottest month of the year, when it starts to get very hot, dusty and humid at lower altitudes.
June to september :
Because of the monsoon rains this is not a good period to hike/trek in Nepal. Except  for transhimalayan regions like Mustang, Dolpo and around Jomsom – this period is good to do a trekking.
There are three excellent times to trek when you will often have campsites or lodges to yourself and can usually rely on good weather. These little known trekking seasons are the first two weeks of december, the entire month of february, and the second half of september.

What should I bring on a trekking?

You can download and print the list (equipement for a trek)

This list is a general guide to the things you might take . your list will very depending on the type of trek and on the terrain, weather conditions and time of year you go to Nepal.
Clothing
Trekking boots and spare laces Hat( warm), scart and gloves Hiking shoes, sandals Wool-blend socks( for snow),cool max socks(for warmer) and underwear(three pairs) Fleece jacket Quick-drying t shirts ( two or three) and long sleeved shirt with collar 2 Pairs light weight trousers 1 Pair shorts 1 Fleece / warm sweater 1 Sweatshirts / light sweater 1 Swimming costume / bathing suits 1 Medium size towel 1 Washing kit including washing powder, small clothesline and pegs, insect repellents etc. & personal toiletries Swiss type of army knife Toilet paper, biodegradable soap/shampoo Personal medication. Sunglasses, sun hat and sun cream; lipbalm Spear plastic bags for wrapping clothes
Equipment
Backpack and daypack Sleeping bag and silk liner Maps Water bottle Led head torch (flashlight) and spare batteries Blister kit (moleskin,tape scissors)on hand at all times Insect repellent(for lower elevations) Gaffer/duct tape for repairs
For treks above 3000m
Thermal underwear and down jacket/gore tax jacket Waterproof trekking trousers Note: It is advisable that your cold weather clothing will keep you comfortable down to – 10 degree Celsius
Optional equipment
Camera, memory card and battery charger(or spare batteries) Smart phone or tablet/ kindle and charger (multicharger) Backpack cover waterproof Trekking poles Antibacterial gel or premoistened towelettes ( baby wipes)

Gradation in hiking/trekking level

There are many different treks to suit your budget, fitness level and available time, but most walks fall into the following three categories:

Easy trek
o What does it mean? You are able to walk 3 to 4 hours a day
o How to prepare before comming to Nepal? Walk 2 time a week at least ( 3 km ) 3 month before coming Nepal
 Medium trek
o What does it mean? You are able to walk 4 to 6 hour day
o How to prepare before coming to Nepal? Walk 2 time a week at least ( 5 km ) 3 month before coming Nepal, and also try to walk up and downhill at least 30 min in one time. If you live in a region that is flat – you can walk up and down your stairs for at least 30 minutes in one time.
 Difficult trek
o What does it mean? You are able to walk 5 to 7 hour day
o How to prepare before comming to Nepal? Walk 2 time a week at least ( 5 to 7 km ) 3 month before coming Nepal,and also try to walk up and downhill at least 1 hour in one time. If you live in a region that is flat – you can walk up and down your stairs for at least 1 hour in one time.

What are the golden rules I should know when I am going on trekking?

Never trek alone

Choose a travel company who can let you accompanied with a guide and or porter. The mountains are not a place where you just can wander around. Safety first so let you guided. Almost all deaths, disappearances and incidents of violent crime in nepal have involved trekkers travelling alone.
Crossing passes
The guides and porters can estimate very good the weather conditions. An open sky doens’t always mean things are safe. You need to be well aware of the weather if you are planning to cross a high pass.
Altitude sickness
When you don’t know how to deal with altitude sickness then you take great risks. You need to take time to acclimatise and need to keep your bodyheat inside. In our trekkings shedules we make sure there is enough time to acclimatise and our guides make sure that you drink enough, rest enough and that you keep warm.
Let someone know
Before you leave for your trekking always let the people home know where you are going. Give them the information of our company and leave your itinerary with someone at home. Our guides always have an emergency kit with them. Your day pak should always include water purification supplies, a blisterkit, a whistle, a torch, a map snacks, a spare t –shirt and raincoat.
Be prepared for emergencies
Carry suitable clothing for adverse weather conditions and emergency food and water ( or a means of purifying water). A plastic survival bag weighs little but can keep you warm and dry in the worst conditions.

What about ``AMS`` Altitude Sickness?

AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) or altitude sickness is very serious and is not to be taken lightly. Some degree of altitude sickness may occasionally occur at or around 3,000m+. Tara Himalayan Vision takes great care with altitude acclimatisation.

Our guides are all highly qualified in First Aid and recognising early symptoms of Altitude Sickness. Symptoms include: dizziness, fatigue, vomiting, and diarrhoea. If you are showing signs of Altitude Sickness, our guides will immediately take you to a lower altitude sometimes this means rescue with a helikopter (so please read out terms and conditions well where we advice to have a good travel insurance) and they make sure you have the proper medical attention you need.
Our guides are fully equipped with all necessary medicines before heading out on the trail. Note: Altitude Sickness is not to be confused with food borne illness, which can often be considered one in the same. Your guide will know the difference and treat you accordingly.
Here are some basic tips to prevent altitude sickness:
Before the trip: o Don’t go to the dentist in the months before you are travelling on high alltitude o In the 14 days before your departure make sure you have enough of rest.
On the trip:
o Drink lots of water. High altitude means dry air, so you should drink a lot more water than you usually do. o Don’t drink alcohol. o Eat a lot. Even if you’re not hungry; your body needs the energy. o Go slow. It takes time for your body to adjust to the altitude. This is the most common mistake people make while trekking. If you go fast, you have a higher chance of getting altitude sickness. o Acclimate. Following from the previous point, sometimes you need some days of acclimatizing to the new altitude. If you feel that you are getting sick, please don’t move forward, but go lower. During an acclimatization day you often go higher and then lower again. o Protect yourself from the sun. o Keep warm – don’t loose body heat. That means don’t take a shower the first 24 hours. Bring also a good heat which you can wear to sleep, so you keep your body heat.
Medicine you can take with you to prevent AMS:
Always visit your own doctor for advice. But here we give some general tips. Especially for travel on high alltitude:
o Acetazolamide 250 mg / Diamox/: 25 x o Dexamethasone: 30 x 4 mg Nifedipine EC: 28 x 30 mg o possibly homeopathy:-coca 30 CH granules-oxygenium 20 CH granules-arnica 20 CH granules

Nice to know about Nepal

Useful Nepali phrases and expression

Learning a few of the basics is really opens up a country to the traveler. Just a little of the language will help you to get around, to meet people and to really deepen your experience of a culture. It shows the locals that you want to learn about them and care about their country and culture. So start with these basics…

Basic greetings and  plesantries:
Nepali English Translation
Namaste Hello, Greetings, I bless the divine in you
Namaskar The more respectful version of Namaste
Hajur All purpose term meaning yes? Pardon, Excuse me?
(Tapaiilai) Kasto Cha? How are you?
(Malai) Thik Cha I am fine
Khana khannu bhaiyo? Have you eaten? (used often as informal greeting)
Dhanybhad Thank you
Tapaiiko naam ke ho? What is you name?
Mero naam Ann-Marie ho My name is Ann-Marie
Maaph garnuhos Excuse me/ pardon me/ sorry
Maile bhujhina I don’t understand
Maile bhujhe I understand
Pheri bhetaunla I hope we meet again
Usefull adjectives:
Mahango / Sasto Expensive / Cheap
Ramro / Naramro Good / Bad
Sapha / Phohar Clean / Dirty
Thulo / Sano Big / Small
Sajilo / Gahro Easy / Hard
Thada / Najik Far / Close
Chito / Dhilo Fast / Slow
Tato / Cheeso Hot / Cold (for food)
Garmi / Jaado Hot / Cold (for weather)
Naya / Purano New / Old
Dhani / Garib Rich / Poor
Add ‘dherai’ to show ‘very’
Ex. Trekking dherai gahro cha Trekking is very hard
Food adjectives
Mitho / namitho Tasty / Not tasty
Bhuteko Fried
Umaaleko Boiled
Noonilo Salty
Gooliyo Sweet
Amilo Sour
Tito Bitter
Piro Spicy
Food items :
Tarkari / Vegetables Gajur / Carrots
Kaulee / Cauliflower Bandakobi / Cabbage
Alu / Potato Makai / Corn
Saag / Spinach Kerau / Peas
Parsi / Pumpkin Pyaaj / Onion
Lasun / Garlic Kaankro / Cucumber
Simee / Beans Coursani / Chili
Adhuwa / Ginger Bhatamas / Soybean
Golbheraa / Tomato Dhal / Lentil
Bhadam / Peanut Kaju / Cashew
Mohar / Honey Bhat / Rice
Dudh / Milk Daihee / Yogurt
Pauroti / Bread (Loaf) Chapati / Bread (flat round)
Tel / Oil Noon / Salt
Chinni / Sugar
Syaau / Apple Keraa / Banana
Nariwal / Coconut Angur / Grapes
Kagati / Lemon Aanp / Mango
Suntalaa / Orange Mewaa / Papaya
Masu / Meat Andaa / Egg
Macha / Fish Kukhura / Chicken
Kasi / Goat Sungur / Pork
Kalo chiya / Black tea Kagatiko chiya / Lemon tea
Dudh chiya / Milk tea Adhuwa chiya / Ginger tea
Kalo coffee / Black coffee Dudh chiya / Milk tea
Pani / water Umaleko pani / Boiled water
Raksi / Alcohol Toomba / Millet beer
Chyang / Rice beer Ras / Juice
Feelings and emotions :
Ma ______ lagyo / lagena. I feel / don’t feel ______.
Birami / sick Bhok / hungry
Raksi / drunk Thirkaa / thirsty
Khushee / happy Dukha / sad
Thakai / tired Alchee / lazy
Dar / scared Nindra / sleepy
Jaado / cold Garmi / hot
Other simple sentences :
Tapaiilai ______ man parcha? Do you like ______?
Malai ______ man parcha. I like ______.
ex. Malai Nepali khanna man parcha. I like Nepali food.
To express that you like to do something, use a verb, drop the ‘u’ and add ‘a’
ex. Malai aath ghanta sutna man parcha. I like to sleep eight hours.
To express that you can do something, use a verb, drop the ‘u’ add ‘a’ and sakchu
Ex. Ma kotha herna sakchu. Can I see a room.
Malai ______ chahincha. I need ______ .
Malai ______ chahindaina I don’t need ______ .
10 incredible things to know about Nepal
  1. Nepal is home to the world’s highest mountain, Everest at 8848m
  2. Nepal is the oldest country in South Asia
  3. Nepal has 8 of the world’s 10 highest mountains of the world
  4. Nepali Gurkhas have been recruited by the Britisch Army for 200 years
  5. Nepal still has a living Goddes, The Kumari
  6. Buddha was born in Lumbini, Nepal
  7. Nepal has more then 80 different ethnic groups who all have their own culture and language
  8. Yeti, the elusive snowman is believed to roam the mountains of Nepal
  9. Nepal has the thickest concentration of World Heritage Sites -more then 10
  10. Nepal is the only country that does not have a rectangular flag
Top 15 things to do in Nepal
  1. Boudhanath stupa
  2. EBC – Everest Base Camp trek
  3. Mustang
  4. Bhaktapur
  5. Anapurna Circuit trek
  6. Begnas Tal
  7. Chitwan National Park
  8. Lumbini, birthplace of lord Budda
  9. Sarangkot (mountainview around Pokhara)
  10. White-water rafting
  11. Nepali’s festivals
  12. Swayambhunath
  13. Mountainbiking around Nepal
  14. Canoying in Nepal’s waterfalls
  15. Nepal’s always laughing people
Top 15 things to do with children in Nepal
  1. Begnas Tal
  2. See the many monkey’s at Swayambhunath, monkey temple
  3. Horse riding around Pokhara
  4. Seeing a living Goddess, the Kumari, in Patan
  5. Family stay – sleep and live a few days at countryside between local people
  6. Small hike to Australian Camp – bigger children to Poon Hill
  7. Spot wild animals in Chitwan National Park
  8. Bazaar of Kathmandu
  9. The medieval city Bhaktapur
  10. Small White-water rafting
  11. Nepali’s festivals
  12. Children who are bigger paragliding
  13. Mountainbiking around Nepal
  14. Pokhara: visit bat cave in Pokhara
  15. Let them meet Nepal’s always laughing people

Yoga & meditation

Lu Jong, Tibetan Healing Yoga

Lu Jong is an old Tibetan practice of the tradition of Tantrayana and Bön. It is based on Tibetan medicine, which assumes that diseases are the consequence of an imbalance of the elements or humours. Through the combination of position, movement and breath Lu Jong can open physical channels and blocks in a soft way and mobilize misdirected energy. In this way our physical health, mental clarity and vitality are improved.

Tog Chöd, the wisdom sword

Tog Chöd is a combination of powerful physical exercises which are done with a wooden sword. The goal of the exercises is to reduce fear and expectation, to dissolve mental imprints and overcome negative emotions. Tog Chöd is a powerful technique for overcoming the state of thinking und for remaining in a quiet state of mind. This makes it an ideal practice before meditation.

Tsa Lung, traditional breathing exercises

Maaike can learn you Tsa Lung breathing exercises from the Tantrayana tradition. Tsa means channel, lung means breath. Yogis who are living in the mountains have been using these secret exercises for thousands of years. The exercises help to clean our channels and free them from old patterns and emotions to come closer to our true nature.

Find stilness with Mindfulness Meditation

During our travels we also make time to practice calm abiding meditation – also called Vipassana or mindfulness meditation – to bring peace and stillness to the mind. Maaike can explain you how to train your mind in nine stages and to get to know your true nature.

Get an inside in how your mind is functioning with Buddhist Psychology

During our travels we also make time to talk about how are mind is function and the 51 different mental stadiums. We talk how we can use them to influence our life in a positive way.