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Lonely Planet, Sep 15, 2010 - Travel - 420 pages
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Lonely Planet has found the best of Nepal. Lose yourself in the temple-strewn alleys of Bhaktapur, the quiet beauty of a Himalayan vista or the vibrant excitement of a Bodhnath Stupa pilgrimage - then find your next adventure with our 8th edition of this indispensable guide.
Lonely Planet guides are written by experts who get to the heart of every destination they visit. This fully updated edition is packed with accurate, practical and honest advice, designed to give you the information you need to make the most of your trip.
In This Guide:
Adrenaline-packed activities chapter has you paddling, biking and climbing Nepal
Full-Color Feature reveals the best temples, festivals and mountain trails
Green Index helps you tread lightly

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In May we had wonderful days on the Annapurna-trek, it was an incredible experience and absolutely amazing views during the trek!
So we would like to thank our fantastic Trekking guide and I
recommend him very strongly!!
Sanjib is a very experienced and knowledgeable guide and tour operator in Nepal. He speaks very good English and knows a lot about the Himalayas, terrain, cultures and religions. Route finding, organizing food and lodges could not be better. Sanjib is a gentle and very friendly man who seems to have friends everywhere ;-) He also has a great sense of humors and we know from talking to him that he is just as familiar with the Everest region as the Annapurna, langtnag, Manslu, Dolpa and kanchajaga
We feel very lucky that we had Sanjib as our guide and would love to have him again as our guide (and Leader) in the future!
Here are his contact details and also some pictures of him:
12 Day tour from Kathmandu through Nepal
We offer you real and authentic journey to facilitate you explore interior Nepal within the shortest possible time with maximum comfort.
Unique experience of Nepalese rural lifestyle
Experience of colourful culture, exciting, graceful mountains & friendly people
Day hiking experience from Balthali to Namobuddha
Elephant back safari and jungle walk in Chitwan National Park
Unforgettable experiences visiting Gorkha palace
A worth visit to Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha, the light of Asia
A visit to Manakamana temple through cable car (the only one cable car in Nepal), the WISH FULFILLING GODDESS
It is not how long you travel that ascertains your satisfaction and enjoyment of traveling. Nepal is small but beautiful country with colorful culture, exotic city, graceful mountains and friendly people. Within a small territory, it comprises of highest point of earth to huge biodiversity and lowlands of Terai, complex blending of different religions, sophisticated ancient history and traditions that hold immense significance even in modern-day- a perfect place to experience confluence of the past and the present! We offer you real and authentic journey to facilitate you explore interior Nepal within the shortest possible time with maximum comfort.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, and transfer to hotel.
Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast.
Day 02: Kathmandu City tour, evening drive to Nagarkot Tour (distance 32 k.m).
Overnight at hotel inclusive of breakfast.
Highlights: Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Shyambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Nagarkot itself.
Day 03: Nagarkot - Bhaktapur - Balthali Village Tour (distance: 40 k.m)
Get up early in the morning to see sunrise as well as panoramic mountains views of Annapurna, Langtang and Gaurishanker Himalaya ranges. After breakfast we drive to Bhaktapur for Bhaktapur city tour. Then we drive to Khopasi and take easy walking to Balthali (40 minutes).
Overnight at hotel inclusive of breakfast.
Highlights: Sun rise view, mountain vista, breathtaking scenery, local culture, Bhaktapur Durbar square, Balthali village etc.
Day 04: Hiking to Namo Buddha (3 hours hiking)
After breakfast we go for hiking tour to Namo Buddha, then drive back to Kathmandu.
Overnight at hotel inclusive of breakfast.
Highlights: Namo Buddha: It is one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Nepal and one of the holiest in the world. It is known as the place where the Buddha, in a previous life as a prince, gave his body to a starving tigress and her cubs.
Day 05: Drive to Gorkha Durbar (Palace) - and then drive to Bandipur (Distance: 200 k.m)
Overnight at resort, inclusive of breakfast.
Highlights: Gorkha Durbar (the palace of King Prithivi Narayan Shah, who unified kingdom of Nepal in eighteenth century ), prominent inhabitants, village tour, hiking, magnificent views of Himalayan peaks , landscapes, traditional culture.
Bandipur: It is a picturesque town

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Ammonite Adventure And Treks (p)Ltd. is a government licensed trekking and touring company in Nepal. It is comprised of a team of professionals that have many years of experience in the tourism sector and who are trained to look after your entire travel/trekking needs.
Locally owned and managed, the company established in 2010, has earned its reputation by the dedication and hard work of the knowledgeable, friendly and well -trained staff. Our guides are trained by the Nepal Mountaineering association, the Ministry of Tourism and at the high altitude medical training center. They will have the pleasure of guiding you on the most beautiful trails in the Himalayas, sure to enhance your holiday experience and make it a total success. As pioneers in exploring some of the world's most beautiful areas, we will take you to interesting and exciting places of culture and natural wonders, enabling you to experience high adventures set against the magnificent backdrop of the Himalayan range - a setting where joy and tranquility prevail for one's eternal peace and happiness.
About Our Company
We will take you safely and comfortably even into the most remote corners of Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. Our aim is to offer you the best travel and trekking services available, as well as to advise you on the most appropriate itinerary. We are committed to offering you the very best value, and will gladly custom design trips with your specific budget and priorities in mind.
We are committed to providing the best services which will give you a once in a life time journey and share with you interesting facts not only about the Himalayas, but about the Nepali culture, history and religion. Our large number of clients is forever expanding as these adventurers return home with exciting tales of exploration in and around the Himalayas. We are proud of our record of "return
Have Regards
Ammonite Adventure & Treks Pvt. Ltd.
Trilok Plaza, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
G. P. O. Box No : 23031
Phone: +977 -9840021281
Fax: +977-1-4701405

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Joe made his first trip to Nepal as a fresh-faced backpacker in the early 1990s and something clicked. Since then, he's been back numerous times to walk the trekking trails of the Khumbu and explore the Kathmandu Valley by rented motorcycle. His favourite moment while researching this book was climbing the 5420m Cho La pass on a blanket of freshly fallen snow. The lowlight was having emergency root canal surgery after cracking a tooth on a tough piece of buffalo jerky. When not researching guidebooks for Lonely Planet, Joe lives in London with a growing collection of Buddhist paraphernalia picked up on his travels.

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