50 Facts about Nepal that will give Cultural Shock to Travelers

Every country has their own norms and values, religion and practices. These practices could be a matter of shock for people visiting. My advice is not to be too cocky and enjoy different perception of a country and go with the flow, which is the best way to learn. Welcome to the Nepal, a country where “virginity is dignity” compared to that of “virginity is lack of opportunity” that I experience while studying in USA. The list goes like this: Let’s start from the airport, Tribhuwan International Airport is a very small, one terminal led airport, and one runway airport. Be ready to walk to and fro the bus which carries you to and from the aeroplane in the only international airport in Nepal. It looks like an unmaintained warehouse. The streets are filled with idiots. The lanes are separated but you will never be able to figure out which lane are you on as everything seems to be coming to your way until the very last moment. Driving in Nepal is like avoiding hitting each other and first come first go based. No one leaves way for pedestrians even while on zebra crossing Although there are traffic lights at some places, only in Kathmandu city, no one seems to be following it until and unless there is a traffic police.  livestock and dogs throughout the country in busy roads and highways walking freely and unharmed. Nepalese people eat 2 course of staple meal, Dal Bhat (rice and...

The Mystical Gokyo (With Video and Images)

With over 30,000 tourists hiking the trail every year, the Everest Base camp trek is one of the most popular treks in the world. It is not just adventure, nature and culture that Everest and its mountains offer but standing in the mountain’s colossal shadow in this region would as well quickly make you realize just how small you are and how impressive Mother Nature can be. This smorgasbord of rugged mountains, beautiful valleys and winding rivers however attracts adventure enthusiasts, making Everest base camp one of the most desirable and popular trekking destinations in the world. In peak season, this trail offers one of the best views of the mountains in the Khumbu as well as a great communal buzz which makes you feel comfortable along the trail. On the other hand, the trail is overwhelmed, isn’t much serene and would have teahouses pack and require advance booking. Above all, the wilderness experience isn’t much wild and natural. On 4th March of this very we had a calling from Gokyo lakes and hence we responded to the calling by boarding a flight to Lukla. There are several other options to reach Lukla, via Phaplu or via Bhandar, but since there was only adventure and nothing in our mind, we decided to give ourselves a little extra adrenaline punch by landing on one of the most dangerous airports in the world. In the first two days, we hiked up the staple route to the Everest base camp via Phakding, Monjo and Namche bazaar. There are...