The trip began with a scenic drive from my hotel in Kathmandu to Namo Buddha, located about 40 km southeast of the city. My guide Lhakpa Sherpa picked me up and took me on a short and easy hike to Namo Buddha Stupa, a sacred Buddhist pilgrimage site that dates back to ancient times. The stupa stands on the hill where Lord Buddha, in his previous life as a prince, offered his own flesh to a starving tigress and her cubs as a supreme act of compassion. My guide shared the full history of the place, making the experience even more enriching.
Next, we visited the Namo Buddha Monastery itself, a special monastery that is home to many Tibetan monks who come to Nepal to study and practice Buddhism. From the top, we experienced an unparalleled view of the Himalayan range.
One of the highlights of my trip was staying at the monastery and eating with the monks. It was a unique opportunity to experience the daily life of the Buddhist monks and learn about their traditions and customs. The monks were incredibly welcoming and friendly.
Another unforgettable experience was the stunning view of the Himalayas during sunset. From the top of the hill, I could see the snow-capped peaks covered in a golden sunglow and the beauty of the surrounding countryside. It was a breathtaking sight and one that I will never forget.
The next day we woke up early to join the Monks’ Morning Ceremony. After the ceremony, we had breakfast with the young monks and learned more about their daily routine. The peacefulness and spiritual atmosphere of the monastery were truly remarkable. After spending the morning exploring the near surroundings, we took a short and easy hike to the beautiful Phoollbari Homestay, located in the small village Fulbari near Namo Buddha. There, we experienced local culture and hospitality as we stayed with a Nepali family, who were so warm and welcoming. We learned how they farm sustainably and how they use natural resources to produce food. It was a fascinating insight into the Nepali way of life. We enjoyed traditional Nepali cuisine, made with ingredients fresh from their own land, and relaxed in the peaceful surroundings while taking in the beautiful view of the mountains.
After waking up in this beautiful place we got the chance again to taste the delicious fresh prepared food. When we said our goodbyes to the sweet and warm family we got send off in the most loving way with a tikka and flowers. And it made me a bit sad that is was already the end of this amazing trip. On the last day, we had an easy hike through typical Nepali villages, watching the children walk to school, people working the land, and taking in the last bit of this tranquility before heading back to the busy streets of Kathmandu by car.
Throughout the trip, my guide was so knowledgeable about the area and the history of the monastery and Buddhism. He led me through the scenic hills, providing fascinating insights into the culture and way of life of the local people.
This trip was easy enough for everybody, and it is an excellent choice for exploring all of Nepal in just a few days.
Recently, we employed the services of Himalayan Treks and Expedition to guide us on a trekking tour to the Annapurna Base Camp. Their service could not have been better. They picked us up at the airport, took us to a nice and affordable hotel in Kathmandu and then escorted us to Pokhara where we started our trek. Our guide’s name is Tshering Sherpa. Our porters’ names is Lakpa and Purna. Everyone was fantastic. They were kind, patient and always helpful. I would highly recommend to anyone interested in trekking in Nepal to use them. We would definitely use them again if we’re fortunate enough to get back to Nepal on a trek.
In terms of the trek, everything went really well…..Mingma is an excellent guide, one of the best I have had on all of my trekking trips so we were very happy with everything and for that thank you. I will certainly recommend you to friends and will be back to Nepal again with your team in the next 1 years.
I would like to thank Himalayan Treks and Expedition for an excellent 2 week adventure in Nepal. From our pickup at the airport to departure we were looked after really well. Our guide Nimma and our porter Prem were courteous and kind all the way. The trip was a great mix of cultural tour (1 day), rafting (1 day) and trekking (10 day). I will always remember our rafting day … “please Sir, swim for pleasure !?” … and the generosity of Nimma, Prem, and Mingma. You probably cannot find a better value package for a Nepali adventure.
Thank you and all the team for our wonderful trip to Nepal and the Annapurna Panorama trek. It has been one of the most enjoyable and extraordinary trips I’ve ever experienced. From the moment we stepped out of the airport to the moment we left Nepal, Phurba was such a considerate guide and the organization was faultless. There was nothing for us to feel concerned about; we were just free to walk and open our eyes and our hearts to Nepal.
We wish Himalayan Treks and Expedition every success in the future.
I just want to say thanks to all the folks who made my trip one of the best I have ever had in my life.
I did the Everest Base Camp and climbed Island Peak with Himalayan Treks and Expedition and can only say they made the trip fantastic. I was met at the airport and all the details were taken care off.
The guides were great! and above all else they were safe.
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Three passes and peaks trekking – 18 days” is fantastic trekking, unforgettable, thanks to the perfect organization of Himalayan Treks and Expedition. Our guide, Mingma Sherpa, was competent, kind, understanding. The idea of one trekker-one porter is fair and greatly appreciated. Our special thanks go to the managing director Mingma, who followed closely our trip from the beginning to the end. we look forward to go through the same company in future.
Memorable and safe trek experience, always beyond expectation I spent over one month in Oct 2015 trekking in the Solukhumbu regions of Nepal with Himalayan Treks and Expedition and their incredible guide. we look forward to go through the same company in future.
Mera peak 2015 – 100% success – Great company. Would like to thank Himalayan Treks and Expedition for organizing an amazing and unforgettable trip to Mera Peak April 2015. This was our third trip. we look forward to going through the same company in the future.
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