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Nagarkot Guided Day Trek from Kathmandu
"The day trip begins with a scenic drive from Tridevi Marga Thamel to Sankhu (the trekking starting point). Sankhu Village is a famous pilgrimage site in the Kathmandu Valley. In the village there is the Temple for Bajrajogini the Tantric Goddess which was built around the 17th century. Religiously it became famous since the 4th century for Hindus and Buddhist devotees.Commence the trek through a beautiful agricultural terrace typical villages
From $110.00
 
Explore Queen Of Hills Day Tour in Darjeeling
"Get picked up from your hotel early in the morning at 4:30 am meet your expert local guide and drive to Tiger Hill. Keep your camera ready as we start early for you to catch the perfect Sunrise on Tiger Hill the highest point in the region. Capture the vastness of Mt. Everest and Mt. Kanchenjunga as the first rays of rising sun touch the snowy hills of the Eastern HImalayas. Let your guide help you understand local legend and stories of the place.Fro take a small trek uphill to visit the Sinchel temple dedicated to Hindu Goddess Durga. Located in the middle of the forest the temple has it's own charm and is often flocked with devotees. Return from the hill top and en route take a quick stop at Ghoom Monastery one of Darjeeling’s oldest Tibetan Buddhist monasteries. Visitors come to catch the glimpse of 15-foot tall statue of Buddha and the huge oil lamps that keep burning throughout the year.Proceed to visit the War memorial of Darjeeling
From $180.00
 
Nagarkot Sunrise Tour from Kathmandu
"Nagarkot historically used to serve as the summer retreat for the royal family and many other aristocrats from Kathmandu. While the town offers great views of the mountains there are few monasteries or temples. Nagarkot is the place where once Manjushree Bodhisatto stood and watched the lake in the Kathmandu Valley. Nagarkot is at the eastern periphery of the Kathmandu Valley. The hilltop called Nagarkot at more than 2000 meters above the sea level is the second highest peak in the Kathmandu Valley. After an hour long exciting and winding drive you will be above to feel the cool breeze of air blowing endlessly into your face and see the widest range of Himalayas including Mount Everest with our bare eyes from here. It is also one of the best spots to visit for unmatched sunrise and sunset views. Nagarkot is surrounded by thickly forested hills of pine trees which give you an breathtaking mountain scenery and the most impressive views of sunrise and sunset. From Nagarkot
From $75.00

More Local Customs in Simikot

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Salt tea

Humli people will be quick to offer you tea. This tea might not be what you are used to, since limited availability of commodities and old traditions reign. Even the hinud community of Humla might...
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Local food - grains and vegetables

Millet:You can make a porridge, pakodas, noodles, cakes, alcohol (Humlis make porridge and alcohol)Buckwheat:Pancakes, noodles, various dumplings, mixed flour etc. (Humlis make sour pancakes,...
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Indoor lighting

Outside Simkot, which has photovoltaic lighting a few hours each evening, and a few lucky villages that have micro-hydro plants, there are no lights.Kerosene is too far away for making it accessible,...
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Vibrant shamanism

In today's Nepal, the Humlis are probably carriers of the most vibrant shamanistic culture. The Thakuris, ancient hundu believers are themselves the propagators of shamanistic beliefs. Yet their work,...
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Orthodox and archaic hinduism

A good portion of the Humlis belong to roughly what in Nepal are said to be chhetri caste. This may not be entirely accepted within Humla and their notion of social stratification. They consider...
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