Table of Content:
- Updated Introduction about Visit Year 2020
- Information about Peak Climbing
- Activities like: Heritage Tour, Kathmandu Sightseeing tour, Jungle Safari Tour, Nepal Region Trekking.
- List of Necessary Trekking Gear
Visit Nepal Year 2020 Update:
Nepal is going to observe the year 2020 as Visit Year to promote its national tourism sector in the international market. The Government of Nepal, especially Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation is preparing for the success of Visit Nepal Year 2020. The government in collaboration with the private sector has been organizing the visit Nepal year campaign in and out of the country. Although it was planned to celebrate in 2018, due to the Gorkha Earthquake 2015, Visit Nepal Year was postponed for 2020.
As the reconstruction of the damaged religious, historical and cultural sites of Nepal required a good deal of time, it was not possible in 2018. Now, the renovation of such quake-affected sites is almost done by preserving the traditional art and architecture in their original form. Temples, monasteries and ancient palaces are the attractions of Nepal to draw the attention of the tourists for visiting the country. The UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in the Kathmandu Valley are reconstructed so that the visitors can enjoy the beauty of these areas. Actually, the international tourists come to Nepal to see the magic of traditional art and architecture used in these sites.
Similarly, all the trails leading to the popular trekking regions like Everest, Annapurna, Manaslu, Langtang, etc. are amended in their post-quake status. By making everything all right, the government has announced to celebrate 2020 as the Visit Nepal Year to welcome the international tourists. Setting the “Lifetime Experiences” slogan, the government has planned the core objectives of uplifting the economy of the nation via tourism. The recent report of an American magazine, the Forbes has declared Nepal as the No. 01 in the Top 10 Must-Visit Countries in 2020. This report has been a good reference to keep Nepal in the bucket list by the tourists all around the world.
Peak climbing in Nepal is the dream of every tourist who loves mountaineering and climbing the snowy peaks once in lifetime. If you make the plan to visit Nepal in 2020, you can really get “Lifetime Experiences” by experiencing the trekking peaks. Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) has declared 28 (earlier 33) mountains having the elevation between 5,650m and 6,500m as the trekking peaks of Nepal. Among these trekking peaks, many are really easy for summiting with little trainings from authentic mountaineering agencies while a few are technical. Although you need prior knowledge of mountaineering or peak climbing, summiting technical peaks is obviously a lifelong achievement.
Some of the popular trekking peaks are Island peak, Lobuche and Mera Peak in the Everest region while Paldor, Ganja-la Chuli and Yala Peak in Langtang region. Similarly, Larkya Peak of Manaslu region and Chulu East, Singu Chuli and Pisang Peak are very famoustrekking peaks in Annapurna region. Being on the top of the trekking peaks gives you the astonishing vistas of the surrounding area that you feel highly victorious! The sense of triumphant for this lifelong memorable incident that proves you as an adventure lover and helps forget the hardships!
To ascend the peaks higher than 5,800 meters, you require a special trekking permit issued by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation. Nonetheless, the peaks lower than 5,800m can be mounted without any permit and extra expense. A1 Excursion arranges the required permits and assists you the best to get this lifelong opportunity to narrate to your people in the future. There are dozens of trekking peaks in Nepal which require permits and extra expenditure to ascend the top of them. The climbing fees are given in the table below:
Nepal has many natural and socio-cultural sites to explore during your visit to here in any season of the year. You can get different packages of tour, trek and expedition through the local trekking and travel agencies located in Kathmandu. To invite a large number of tourists, the government has published a good discount on various activities you do in Nepal. During Visit Nepal Year 2020, the Government of Nepal is going to give 50% discount on the climbing fees. The usual fees of trekking permits are available on huge discounts according to different areas and regions. Similarly, the Hotel Association of Nepal (HAN) has declared to provide 30% discount on their tariff to welcome you to explore Nepal.
Besides peak climbing, there are different activities from cultural heritage tour to mountaineering you can enjoy in your Nepal visit. The world famous trekking regions like Everest region trekking, Annapurna region trekking, Langtang Valley trekking are in your waiting. The fast flowing rivers of Nepal are best for the white water rafting, canoeing and kayaking in the world. Kathmandu Sightseeing tour lets you know about the ancient palaces and religious shrines of Hindus and Buddhists. To have the amazing sight of the entire Kathmandu Valley, you can visit Swayambhunath Stupa (also called the Monkey Temple). The lake city Pokhara is the best place for some adventure sports like Hot air ballooning, paragliding, zip flying and boating in the Phewa Lake.
To experience Jungle safari: Chitwan National Park, Bardiya National Park and other conservation areas are in your services. If you want to see the endangered species of animals like one-horned rhino and Bengal tiger, you can visit Chitwan National Park. Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is the ultimate destination for bird watching tour that shows you different species of endemic and migrating birds. There are many Himalayan conservation areas including the highest altitude national park, Sagarmatha National Park protecting endangered species of wildlife and vegetation.
Along with the adventurous tourism activities, hunting tourism for the licensed foreign hunters also has a great prospect in Nepal. Dhor Patan Wildlife Reserve is the only conservation area where hunting is legal for the people who have licenses. The hunting reserve is located in the popular Dhaulagiri Himalayan range covering an area of 1,325 square kilometres. If you make the plan to come to Nepal in March, April, October and November, you can enjoy the hunting wildlife. The animals that are allowed to hunt are Himalayan thar, blue sheep, wild boar, barking deer and spotted deer.
The government of Nepal has scheduled to officially announce the Visit Nepal 2020 on 01 January, 2020. The inaugural ceremony will be held at the Dasharath Rangasala (Stadium) in Tripureshwor, Kathmandu with a grand celebration. There will be various musical performances of traditional ensembles and cultural shows by different organizations and ethnic groups. Right Honourable President Bidhya Debi Bhandari of Nepal will light up the “Flame of Unity” to give the formal message of opening. Honourable Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Mr, Yogesh Bhattrai will launch the Visit Nepal Year Viber Stickers on smart phones. Similarly, all the seven provinces will also organize different cultural performances to mark the official inauguration of the grand festival of tourism.
All the governmental and non-governmental organizations cooperate with one another to make the Visit Nepal Year 2020 astoundingly successful. The private sectors including different trekking and travel agencies, Hotel Association of Nepal work together to make the year 2020 a wonderful year in the history. Previously, Nepal has already celebrated Visit Nepal 1998 and Nepal Tourism Year 2011 to make the tourism of Nepal more popular. Although a small nation in the world, natural aspects and socio-cultural beauties of Nepal has popularized in the world tourism market. Do not miss the opportunity to witness the splendid beauty of Nepal and be a part of Visit Nepal Year 2020!
Necessary Trekking Gears:
- Duffel or Rucksack bag (Provided)
- Down Sleeping bag (Provided)
- Down Jacket (Provided)
- Hiking pants
- Waterproof & Windproof jacket
- Rain coat or Umbrella
- Full-sleeves shirts
- Jumper or Fleece jacket
- Pair of T-shirts
- Trekking Boots (water proof is better)
- Sandal, Toilet paper
- Cotton thick socks (2 pair), Woolen socks to wear with boots
- Sun-hat & fleece hat
- Sun block for lips
- Sun lotion
- Goggles or Sunglasses
- Thermal long underwear sets
- Insulated pants
- Trekking poles
- Wind breaker pants
- Water bottle
- Flash light or Head light, Batteries
- Swiss army Knife
- Personal Dry Towel
- Personal toiletries and medication which should be labeled
- Snow leg Gaiters