Sunday, August 20, 2017

Ghorepani-Poon Hill Trek through Ghandruk (2- Days)

Ghorepani( 2810m) used to be rest stop where in ancient time traders found Water ( Pani-Nepali) for their Horses (Ghoda-Nepali). Situated at 3210m Myagdi district of Nepal, Poon Hill provides trekkers with breathtaking scenes of various Himalayan peak as such Gangapurna, Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and Hiunchuli. Now Ghorepani- Poon Hill Trek also known as Annapurna Sunrise Trekking or Annapurna Panorama Trekking is short, easy and famous trek for Nepali as well as foreign tourists in Annapurna Region which provide great mountain scenery. It is quite safe for all seasons. We can further witness terraces, fields, lifestyle and culture and settlements and houses of Gurung and Magar people mainly inhibiting there.



Trek Profile

1.       We can find buses or Jeeps that move directly to Ghandruk (1940m) from Pokhara (800m) early in the morning at about 6am through Nayapul which is the gateway for the trek. It will be faster if we drive on jeep. It takes about 2-3 hrs on drive and about half hour to reach the main village of ghandruk.
We can get close view of Machhapuchre(Fishtail), Manaslu and Annapurna South. Ghandruk being second largest Gurung village in Nepal we can find orderly rows of slated roof houses and paved routes with mules all the way.

Now from here we have to the walk couple of hours to reach our first day destination Tadapani Village. We can have good Mountain View from here and the accommodation is quite good. If we feel like moving we can make our first day destination a bit further to nearby hotels in the way which can be a plus for next day trek.

2.       In the next day, making our start to Ghorepani at about 6-7 am we can reach there in 4-5 hours.The walk is quite pleasant and we can get waterfalls, streams, rivers, gorges, view of mountains, rhododendron forest all the way. But sometimes cloud obstructs.Poon- Hill is 45 minutes steep walk from Hill station Ghorepani.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Nepal Telecom Free web browsing service

Nepal Telecom the leading Network provider of Nepal have now started a free service in its GSM mobile service. Few months ago, the provider had initiate its cheap data pack service in GSM Network.We can now surf the following 600 Nepal Goverment websites Free of Charge from our GSM mobile data free of  cost. This initiation is very much appreciatory and helpful for all citizens and a significant part of e-public service delivery.

Chinese Language in Nepal

 China and Nepal are historical neighbors linked by mountains and rivers. Both countries have close trade and cultural ties back 1000 years. The Chinese fast growing economic development and leadership attracts each and every country. In recent years, bilateral relationship between two countries has developed a lot. China is the largest Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) contributor in terms of projects and the second largest tourist source for Tourism market in Nepal. The growing economic co-operation and increasing people-people interaction has a growing trend to learn Chinese Language in Nepal. Language is the medium of expression and communication and indicator of level of development. Language can be the medium for co-operation and friendship.  Chinese language is one of the oldest and most spoken languages of the world. Although under Tribhuwan University there is Bishwo Bhasa Campus which has been teaching Chinese language since 2018 B.S. there are few Nepali who can read, write and speak Chinese language.  Now different schools have included Chinese Language in secondary level. Institute for learning Chinese are also established. We can benefit a lot more from economic development of China after studying the language. Also we can find the opportunity to learn about one of the oldest civilization and culture of the world. Every year hundreds of students are moving to China for their higher studies and many Chinese tourists coming Nepal for visiting. This has increase the craze and need for learning Chinese language in Nepal.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Off-Road bikes in Nepal


Generally we may find all bikes similar. But due to design and feature it is categorized into Off-road and On-road. This doesn’t mean we cannot ride On-road bikes on Off-road and vice versa. The motor bikes which have the features of Off- road can be easily ride on both on road and off road but the motor bikes which have the features of On-road cannot be easily ride on off road. Off road bikes are also termed as dot-bike.
In Nepal more than a dozen companies sale only Off- road motor bikes. This type of motor bikes costs from minimum range of 4 lakhs to 10 lakhs. In Nepal officially off road bikes were thought to be introduced around 1982. At that time the bikes brought were Honda XL 125 and XL 185 of Japanese Company Honda.

In recent years, Nepal has witnessed high rise in the sale of Off-road bikes. One can find bikes of companies like Hartford, Honda, Crossfire, Reiju, BSE, Ducati, Suzuki, Cross X, UM in Nepalese road.  Mostly youngsters prefer dot-bikes. Off-road bikes are suitable in Nepalese road as it has less blacktopped road and it can be ride on the small track road where four wheeler vehicles cannot go. Previously there was high preference of sports bikes by youngsters and now it has shifted to dot bikes. Among the dot-bikes VR was very popular but now due to the increase demand of Off -road bikes various other companies has extended their market to Nepal and now one can choose their best preference among them. The dot-bikes are imported mostly from China as assembled one. The price is significantly high because China to import from third countries.

Features off Road bikes

  • They are normally very light compared to On-road bikes. Their components are made through Aluminum and fiber and have small fuel tank.
  • High Ground Clearance
  • Flexible Shock


Engine:  150 cc
Price: 2 lakhs 72 thousands
Engine: 223 cc
 Price: 4 lakhs 70 thousands (predicted)


Engine: 200 cc
Price: 3 lakhs 70 thousands
Engine: 223cc
Price: 3 lakhs 99 thousands


Engine: 250 cc
Price: 9 lakhs 90 thousand

Cross fire

Engine: 220 cc
Price: 6 lakhs 10 thousand
Engine: 450cc
Price: 9 lakhs 15 thousand


Engine: 150cc
Price: 3 lakh 25 thousands
Engine: 230 cc
Price: 4 lakhs 25 thousands