Since 1998 15,000+ Happy Guests Sherpa Owned & Operated Company
Since time immemorial, Nepal has captured the imagination. The narrow stretch of land between China and India is a longing destination. For hikers, explorers, sensors. The world that challenges us and from which we can learn. The world that combines impressive silence and authenticity with simultaneous disorder and poverty. The world to which we attribute the spirituality that we seek in vain at home. A world of contrasts.
Nepal is roughly the same size as Austria and Switzerland and offers a variety that you can only want as a traveler. All of this makes Nepal one of the most attractive rice Elks at all - especially for friends of walking, trekking, and climbing.
Hikers will be able to visit the magical places of the Himalayas: Mera Peak, Island Peak, Kala Pattar, Mustang, Annapurna, Everest ... - We offer you from the comfortable beginner hiking tour with comfortable lodge accommodation to the demanding tent trekking Everything the travel heart desires. Let yourself be inspired by our travel ideas and travel with us to the roof of the world (Nepal).Trekking in Nepal will provide you numerous interesting festivals that are celebrated throughout the year in unique traditional style, customs and beliefs. The country has become exceptionally extraordinary popular place to visit at least once in life.
Tibet has long been known as the Roof of the world. It is in the south western part of China bordering India, Bhutan, Sikkim Nepal. The region is full of spectacular skylines of majestic mountain peaks, breathtaking canyons, scattered highland lake, rolling pasture & farm land & pristine forests. The population of the region consists mostly of Tibetans, Monbans & Lhobans cultivating for centuries very unique ethnic traditions & glorious cultures unseen any where else. This is a land of enduring enchantment & tantalizing mystery.
For centuries, Tibet has fascinated mankind. This land beyond the mighty Himalayas on the highest plateau of the world, was hardly accessible to the outside world. Maya Holidays, a leading Tibet tours & treks operator offers its various fascinating packages for you to experience & make that one dream that you have always cherised -to come true.
First & foremost, all visitors traveling to Tibet are kindly requested to have the understanding that Tibet being extremely remote & isolated by the formidable Himalayan ranges still remains one of the most captivating but least developed parts in the world. Within its very short history of tourism the facilities provided to visiting tourists are still at basic and limited scale. So the visitors are requested not to have high expectations in terms of facilities in Tibet. However we will always put in all our efforts to make your visit as pleasant as possible. The roads, especially the highway from Kathmandu can be rough & is subject to blockages due to land slides & floods & the high altitude does pose a serious threat to quite a few people. The average altitude of the Tibetan plateau is 4000m above the sea level & that is a lot higher than most people have been in their lives.
Tibet Fact Sheet:
Area : 471,700sq. Miles Border 2.5 million sq. km, approx. The size of Western Europe.
Terrain :70% Grassland, from high plateau to tropical forest.
Climate: Average temperature 28 degrees Celsius (Summer) – 15degrees Celsius (in which), extremely dry except during raining season (July- August)
Ethnic groups:Ethnic Tibetans, Menba, Lhoba, Mongols, Hui and a growing number of Han Chinese.
Religions:Tibetan Buddhism, and Animism
Culture: Wedding, Funeral
Festivals:Tibetan New Year, shoot festival, Bathing Festival
Currency: Chinese Yuan Renmindi (CNY)
Time:Local Time = UTC + 8h6
Mystery surrounds Bhutan's distant past, as priceless irretrievable documents were lost in fires and earthquakes. It could be inhabited as early as 2000 BC, but with archeological proof, it is still obscure. Buddhism first was introduced in Bhutan in 7th Century by Tibetan King Songtsan Gampo. In 8th century, Padmasambhava ( popularly known as Guru Rinpoche or second Buddha) - Indian Buddhist master made his legendary trip to Bhutan riding on the back of a flying tigress to subdue the evil spirits who hindered Buddhism. And after defeating them, he blessed them as guardians of the doctrine and introduced Tantric Buddhism in Bhutan. Taktsang or Tigress Nest in the Paro Valley is where he landed and remains one of most sacred places in Bhutan.
Guru Rinpoche ( Precious Master) who established the first school of Nyingmapa sect in Bhutan is the father of Tantric Mahayana Buddhism widely practiced in Bhutan. Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, a Tibetan lama of the Drukpa School, arrived in Bhutan in 1616. He introduced the present dual system of religious and secular government, creating and building the system of Dzongs throughout Bhutan. Shabdrung unified the country, and established himself as the country's supreme leader and vested civil power in a high officer known as the Druk Desi. Religious affairs were charged to another leader, the Je Khenpo ( Chief Abbot of Bhutan). For two centuries following Shabdrung's demise, civil wars intermittently broke out, and the regional Penlops (governors) became increasingly more powerful. This ended when an assembly of representatives from the monastic community, civil servants and the people, elected the Penlop of Trongsa, Ugen Wangchuck, the First King of Bhutan in 1907. The monarchy has thrived ever since, and the present king, His Majesty JJigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, fifth in line, commands an overwhelming support for his people.
Bhutan Fact Sheet
The most colorful land on the earth, India, is unique in itself. It is rich in exotic land of chivalry, color, valiance, invincible forts, palaces, sand dunes, snow clad peaks, serene lakes, rivers, vibrant beaches, backwaters and many more. Moreover, India represents diversity in people; culture, costumes, music and dances. There are innumerable temples, mosques, churches and gurudwaras (a kind of temple) in every state which are the unique example of art and architecture. No doubt, it is a land of rich culture and heritage. There are different types of culture, dances, music and languages in every state. The unique and unmatched example of art and painting, miniature painting can be seen in the monuments, temples, palaces and architectural buildings of India.
Ample of sanctuaries, national parks and protected areas provide shelter for different kinds of flora and fauna. The migrated and native species of animals, reptiles, birds can be seen in these national parks. Similarly, India is also famous all over the world for its handicrafts and jeweler designing. So, one conscious citizen must come and experience the magic of India with Columbus Treks and Expedition.
Indian history dates back to 3000 BC. Many excavations in Punjab and Gujarat reveal that the Indus Valley civilization was a highly developed urban civilization. Similarly, the two cities of Harappa and Mohenjodaro, situated on two sides of the river Ravi, are known to have been built on a similar plan. This has been recorded in the Rig Veda - the earliest known literary source composed in this period that sheds light on India's past. India's history can be traced under the following grounds: