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Monday, March 25, 2013

Dear travellers,
I am Bikram Thapa from Lalitpur in Nepal and have been working as a freelance trekking & tour guide in the beautiful Himalayas since 2005 . I have a government license as a trekking guide, it's my job to guide tourists through the fantastic mountain ranges of Nepal.
After working as a porter for a year I had the opportunity to work as an assistant guide. Then after some years of experience in this sector, I began to work as a real guide. I have completed the trekking guide training from NATHM (Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management), which eventually helped me to become a permanent & licensed trekking guide of Nepal. I've also completed my Bachelor of Business Studies.
I've already led many treks all over Nepal, including Everest & Langtang Region, as well as Annapurna Range. I have good knowledge of the national history of Nepal, the local flora and fauna, the culture and traditions of numerous ethnic groups of Nepal & Tibet and of interesting environmental issues of the areas that are popular for trekking. I was associated with world Heritage Trek for 2 years and Corsa Nepal Adventure for 3 years as a trekking guide. After that I worked as a tour manager in the same company for another two years.
Nepal is famous for very different kinds of adventures. Nonetheless around 80% of the tourists visiting Nepal are coming for trekking. Basically there are two types of organized trekking, the Tea House Trek and the Camping/Tented Trek. In the Tea House Trek you'll accommodate in local tea & guest houses on the trekking route. A warm meal and a cosy bed awaits you. People from these local lodges are very friendly and often a little curious and chatty. Unlike in the Tea House Trek, in the camping trek you'll accommodate in tents and the foods will be cooked and served by a Kitchen team.
  I hope I was able to give a small insight into the fantastic world of trekking in the Himalayas! I would be happy to hear from you and to answer all your questions!

Bikram Thapa
Nepal freelance Trekking Guide in Nepal-Himalayas (Since 2005)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

About Nepal
Official Name:                        Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal
Location:                                South Asia
Capital:                                  Kathmandu
Area:                                      147,181 sq km
Population:                          26,620,809( Nepal census 2011 preliminary report),
                                              males(12,927,431) and females (13,693,378)
Time:                                   GMT +5.45
Language:                          Official language - Nepali (spoken by 49%) more than 100 regional and
                                            indigenous languages
Religion:                             Manly Hindu(81%), Buddhist(11%) Muslim minority(4%) and other(4%)         
Natinol Calender: - The Nepali calender is called Bikram sambat(BS) and is lunar Calendar, which is about 57 years ahead of the English calendar.
Geography: A landlocked former kingdom sharing with India to the East,West and South and Tibet to the North and Northwest, the larger part of the Country lies on the Southem slope of the Himalayas and extends down from the highest peaks through the hills region to the plains known as Terai bordering India.
Climate: The Climate ranges from subtropical in the south and temperate in the hills to arctic at the higher altitudes. The monsoons begin in June and Continue up to September, there are four distinct seasons-
1.    March to May :Spring ( warm and dusty with rain showers)
2.    June to August: Summer  (dominated by the monsoon)
3.    Late September to November: Autumn (cool with clear skies-most popular trekking season )
4.    December to February: Winter (cold at night and can be foggy in the early morning; afternoons are usually clear and pleasant ). There is occasional snow in the mountains.                 
Currency: Nepalese Rupee