Annapurna circuit trek is one of the most popular treks globally. The trek is an eclectic mix of beautiful nature, majestic mountains and colourful culture. In many ways it’s also a spiritual journey passing through some of the holy places of the Hindus and Buddhists. Annapurna circuit trek that takes you all the way to the top of The Throng La Pass at 5,416 m/17,769 ft. starting from an altitude of just 800 meters. This exotic trek that circles Mt Annapurna takes you from the beautiful green natural wilderness of Manang to the snow covered height of Thorung La all the way to the desert hills of Mustang.
Mera peak (6,461m) is the highest trekking peak in Nepal. This majestic peak is famous for its adventurous trekking trail, snow-covered surroundings, panoramic viewpoints and the quaint villages along the way. Situated on the edge of the famous Khumbu region and dwarfed by Mt. Everest, climbing Mera peak is an opportunity for all the trekkers and mountaineers to scale a 6,000 m plus peak. Mera peak climbing trek offers you an immense view of natural wilderness, various Sherpa cultural villages and exciting peak climbing experience. This fascinating peak climbing requires a fit physical condition because of its steep climbing and snow covered trekking trail.Read More »
Island Peak is 6,189 meters high and one of the most popular and busy trekking peaks in Nepal, also known as Imja Tse, lies in the Khumbu Himalayan range. Island Peak takes its name from its appearance due to its striking resemblance to an island on a sea of ice. It is located in the heart of the Khumbu region at 6,189 m. If you are seeking the thrill of adventure and wish to widen your experience towards the 6000 m plus peak climbing, this is the mountain for you.Read More »
Ella is a beautiful small backpacker-hub on the southern edge of Sri Lanka’s Hill Country. It has become to go-to town in the hill country for tourists and as a result has a reasonably well-established tourism-orientated economy. For example, there is espresso coffee and fish and chips on offer, as well as lounge/backpacker -style bars aimed solely at the visitor.
Namunukula is the name of a mountain range in Sri Lanka’s province of Uva in the Southern region. Its main peak is 2,035 metres (6,676.5 ft) high. The name means “Nine Peaks”.
Bhutan has been much in news. It is not because of its effort to measure its performance in terms of Gross National Happiness rather than GNP. It is also not because of the natural beauty of the place – the monasteries, fortresses (dzongs) and the amazing topography ranging from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys. The big news is that Bhutan has become carbon negative. Yes, exactly that. Led by the dynamic Prime Minister Tshering Togbay, Bhutan has been working hard to protect the environment and reduce pollution and the results are showing.
But this is not the only reason to visit the land of Thunder Dragon. The Himalayan kingdom offers a plethora of experiences ranging from adventure, trekking, climbing to culture and heritage, from nature and wildlife to calm and peaceful environs of a Buddhist monastery.
In line with our philosophy, Rustik Travel has curated a range of travel experiences that are rustic, offbeat and sustainable. Here goes.
Sri Lanka had many names in the past. Persians and Arabs referred to it as “Sarandib” or “Serendip” from the word serendipity. A true to the meaning this beautiful island in the Indian Ocean is. Arthur C Clarke, the famous science fiction writer made Sri Lanka his home and stayed here till his death and has written much about the cultural and geographical diversity of this island nation. Recovering from the decades of tragic civil war that split apart the nation, Sri Lanka is taking rapid strides forward economically. Blessed with natural beauty and diversity, Sri Lanka is already a favorite travelers destination from many. The place from North to South and from East to West provides great many opportunities for various activities and travel experiences. With its pristine beaches and beautiful ocean with bustling marine life scuba diving and snorkeling, along with kite surfing and other water sports are popular out here. As you go deeper inside the country, the green forests and the wild life with leopards, elephants, birds are a treat for any wildlife enthusiast. The green country provides amazing trails for bikers and cyclists. The swelling rivers are great for white water surfing. Culturally Sri Lanka is a diverse country with Sinhalese Buddhists having the larger numbers and hence the influence. Though one may find enough influences from the Portuguese, Tamils, Muslims and other ethnicities or nationalities that have come and stayed in Sri Lanka for centuries. Not to forget the tales from the epic Ramayana about Lord Rama’s nemesis Ravana who ruled Lanka as part of the myth.
Sri Lanka is a microcosm of diversity with everything yet something for each and every traveler.
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If you ask any trekker or traveler for his/her bucket list, Everest Base Camp Trek would definitely be in the top five. Why shouldn’t it be? This is the holy grail of trekking. This is as close a one could get to the highest peak in the world, interact with the summiteers, climbers and other trekkers from different corners of the globe, breathe the adventure along with the cold nippy air, feast on the local delicacies and the staple dal-bhat (rice and lentils), discover the Sherpa culture and learn to appreciate their way of life and the hardships they go through. At the end of it, of course, achieve the bragging rights of having trekked so high and come close to Mt. Everest, only a miniscule percentage of the world population has achieved.
All in all, Everest Base Camp Trek is an amazing experience that is bound to leave an indelible impression on your mind.
The tropical jungles of the Nepal Terai preserve some of the best wildlife habitat in the subcontinent. Chitwan national park, Bardiya national park, Koshi Tappu wildlife reserve and Parsa wildlife reserve are the most common for jungle safaris and other wildlife activities. There are a lot of exciting things to do in these safaris – jungle safari on elephant back, 4 WD vehicle safari, jungle walk, bird watching, watching elephant bathing, and visiting the elephant breeding centre and so on.Read More »
Nepal is home to UNESCO world heritage sites. The two cultural heritage sites are Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, and the seven monuments of the Kathmandu Valley which include the historical royal squares of Kathmandu, Bahaktapur and Patan, the two Buddhist stupas, Swayambunath and Boudhnath and the two Hindu temples, Pashupatinath and Changunarayan, These heritage sites showcase Nepal’s art, architecture, and religious devotion. With our Buddhist and Hindu Cultural Tours you can either visit Holy Buddhist pilgrimage sites, ancient stupas and prostrating pilgrims. Spin prayer wheels, listen to collective chants and observe burning lamps. Visit monasteries and meet local monks. Or Visit the important Hindu temples of Kathmandu and learn about the rituals of this ancient religion. Because of the wide variety of Hindu traditions, freedom of belief and practice are notable features of Hindu cultural tour.Read More »