Hello! dear Travel buddies. Before Travel to Nepal, Here are some most valuable things you have to consider.
History of the country
9,000 years ago, once upon a time…do you remember what happened in Nepal? Me neither, but archaeological evidence shows that Neolithic humans moved into the Himalayas. The Kirati and Newars people were first written about. Actually, they did not pee in the snow, it would be gone by now. It must have been painted symbols some very intelligent people could define.
The context of Kirati ruling in Nepal before the Licchavi Dynasty and after Mahispal or Avir Dynasty can be found in different manuscripts. Modern-day Nepal consisted of various small kingdoms, Prior to 1768. The ranks have continually been dominated by using 4 ethnic groups, the Gurungs, and Magars from central Nepal, the Rais, and Limbus from the east, who stay in villages of impoverished hill farmers. From this hill Gurkha, the Nepalese kingdom had expanded.
The Gurkhas are infantrymen from Nepal who’re recruited into the British Army and have been for the last 200 years. Gurkhas are recognized to be as fearless in combat as they are suitable-natured in day to day life. To this present day, they remain famed for their bravery, loyalty and professionalism.The Kingdom of Nepal was formed in 1768, via the unification of Nepal.
The Birth of Buddhism is the another pivotal moment in Nepal’s history. The prince “Siddhartha Gautama” (563-483 B.C.) forswore his royal existence and devoted himself to spirituality. He became known as the Buddha, or “the enlightened one.” Princess Andrea, yes, I am still on the way to enlighten herself. Maybe I will be found in 9,000 years with a technologically written manuscript and a high electrical bill because of misunderstanding the term “the enlightened one.”
Traditions of the country
Nepal marks the collision factor between Hinduism and Buddhism, between the language institution of Tibeto-Burmese and the Indo-European, and between the subculture of Central Asian and the culture of Indian. In fact, many Nepalese people combine both Hindu and Buddhist practices; many temples and shrines are shared between the two faiths.
To give an example of a ceremony named Nuwaran (Name-giving ceremony): it is celebrated after 8th (for girls) and 9th (for boys) days of birth. According to the date and time of birth as well as the alignment of stars, an astrologer determines a starting letter for the child’s birth name along with the length of the name. The child’s birth name is essential for “rituals” and “pujas” and it is usually not the name by which the kid is known. Interesting for Sherpa communities as children are often named after the day on which they were born. Hello Monday, how are you?
Another culture is the Sky burial, a unique method of funeral practice observed in the mountainous highlands in Nepal. The corpse is left in specific sky burial particular sites to be eaten via scavenging animals and birds and.
Other ceremonies are transition from boyhood into manhood or the marriage rituals. Pasni is a ceremony celebrated for the first time a child is fed rice pudding (hurray!!!) and there is a ceremony for girls around the period of first menstruation including a voodoo doll. Some ceremonies, festivals, or rituals can take longer than 12 days. Boohoo, it must be horrible to be the voodoo victim.
Today, 12th of May 2020, right now at 21:08 it is 22 Degrees Celsius in Kathmandu and 18 Degrees Celsius in Pokhara, it is spring. Thanks to my weather application I am up to date, what you also should be in Nepal if you go hiking and trekking. Please get more information than only XY degree here or there. It can save your life in the mountains and give: No headache. Nepal has four climatic seasons and its climate varies according to its topography and altitude. It ranges from the tropical to the arctic and therefore it is a country of extremes.
The low-land Terai region (approx. 305 m altitude), which lies in the southern part of the country, has a hot and humid climate that can rise above 45 Degree Celsius during summer.
The mid-land areas are pleasant nearly all the 12 months in a year, even though winter nights are cool.
The northern mountainous region, with an altitude above 3,300m, has considerably lower temperatures in winter (often below minus 1 °C). Freeeeeeeeezing, but imagine that amazing snowfall when cuddling in your cashmere or pashmina scarves (take more than one, because of its luxury thin wool). Or better sleep close to a Nepali goat instead of your lover, because the low temperature makes goats produce extremely thin, but strong undercoat between the throat and belly. Moreover, the Himalayan Tahr looks better than your boyfriend, I promise.
What about the Monsoon? Between June and August in Nepal, it rains usually during the night-time leaving the sky clean and clear by the morning making the Himalayan view even more dramatic. But no, it is not the best season for tourists. But when is the best season for tourists? The 100 points answer is: in Autumn (between September – November) is the best tourist season in Nepal with the summer gone by and the winter to set in. Of course, it depends on what you want to experience and see.
What we have to explore there as a traveler
Nothing more to say than Mt. Everest. Standing at 8,848 meters (29,028 feet), you will know that the Everest is called Saragmatha or Chomolungma in Nepali and Tibetan. Good advice is to take a singing Bowl with you (or your Sherpa can take it). A singing Bowl may be one of the nicest things to take from Nepal. These bowls made of metal and mostly handcrafted, make a sound and its vibration produces healing qualities and creates ambiance for meditation.
Or the Khukuri is the world’s most popular knife known for its unique slashing edge. The traditional knife was used in wars dating back to the 1800s. Please notice that bargaining is very common in Nepal.
Therefore, prepare to enter into a bit of haggling at the same time as negotiating fee with the vendor. The stunning country Of Nepal has a lot to offer from more beautiful mountains to an exceptionally rich culture. The colorful prayer flags, dramatic landscape, serene nature, and friendly people are just another YES, MY FRIEND, for Nepal. What makes Nepal even more special? The national flag belongs to Nepal (Nepali: नेपालको झण्डा) is the world’s simplest non-quadrilateral flag.
Five must-visit Places in Nepal, Let’s Travel to Nepal
Kathmandu: It is the capital and biggest city of Nepal, with a populace of around 2.5 million. Boudhanath is one of the most popular “stupa” located about 11 km from the middle and northeastern outskirts of Kathmandu. The stupa’s massive mandala makes it definitely one among the most important spherical stupas in Nepal. Chabahilis an ancient neighborhood has the oldest Buddhist stupa there are giant pairs of eyes looking out from the four sides of the main tower of the stupa.
These are also referred to as Buddha eyes and wisdom eyes. The eyes of the Buddha inside the stupa signify the all-seeing ability of the Buddha. The capital has a lot more to discover, like markets, bars and also nearby you can find a mountain with monkeys.
Pokhara: The city and lake are located 200 kilometers west of the capital Kathmandu. On the lake you can take a boat and paddle yourself or if you wish your tour guide can do it for you. In the lake is an island with a temple on it and there are some magic viewpoints and lots of stairs to walk. It is also a starting point for the Annapurna Circuit because from here the mountains rise quickly.
Chitwan National Park: The real place to be to experience a Jungle Safari on elephants, by foot (run if there is a tiger) or on a boat trip with crocodiles and rhinos, what else you need. Maybe one of the good Buddha Organic Coffees from the Himalayan Highland? What else?
Mount Everest: Go there now or in your after-life & Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the global. Mount Everest is a top inside the Himalaya mountain chain. It is located among Nepal and Tibet, an independent place in China. In the nineteenth century, the mountain becomes named after “George Everest”, a former Surveyor General of India. The Tibetan call is Chomolungma, which means “Mother Goddess of the World.” The Nepali call is “Sagarmatha”, which has diverse meanings.
Climbing Mount Everest has ended up a famous expedition for mountain climbers. However, it’s miles a risky challenge. Climbing Everest requires a variety of revel in mountain climbing elsewhere, in addition to a certificate of precise health, device, and you need a trained Nepalese guide.
Annapurna Circuit: The Annapurna Circuit is a trek inside the mountain stages of central Nepal. The total length of the route varies among 160–230 km, depending on which motor transportation is used and in which the trek ends. Its highest point is at Thorung La pass. And here you can also put some prayer flags on stones or wood. Printed on them are Buddhist sutras, mantras, and prayers, traditionally by using woodblock printing. These prayers are carried into the sector with the aid of the wind and rain, bringing benefits and happiness to the ones touched through them.