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Mountaineering September 11, 2011

Mila Adventure & Mountaineering
Mountaineering to the most celebrated of the Nepalese people, the Sherpas, is not a sport but a job. It is his lifeblood. Climbing has become a part of the Himalayan folklore and we at Mila adventures organize fully supported expeditions to the various mountain peaks that are opened for Mountaineering by the Ministry of Tourism. With years of experience, a proven track record and highly trained and accomplished mountain guides, we as a team we strive to provide the best possible service and results for our clients. Mila Adventures specializes in this part of the world and mountaineering is a part of its expertise. Once you have signed in with us, you need not worry about the logistics. From camping equipment to kitchen equipment, oxygen canisters to climbing ropes – we take care of everything. Above all safety and reliability are our foremost concerns.

Located high up in the mountains, Nepal has always been a country of eternal fascination – the kingdom of the mighty Himalayas with Mt. Everest as its crowning glory. The lure of the mountains has always been inescapable. It has inspired poets to write verses, filmmakers and writers. IMAX films like “Everest” by David Breashears and the hugely popular book “Into Thin Air” by Jon Krakuer bear testimony to the appeal that the Himalayas have on people. Climbers come each year to tame these colossal giants. Some come for personal glory, some come on a quest – a form of psychological pilgrimage to set out not just to conquer this huge obstacles but also to attain a new level of understanding about the inner self – a search for the personal Shangri-La. With 8 peaks over 8000 meters, and the northern frontiers draped by high towering peaks, Nepal has always been a paradise for thrill seekers. And the simple fact that Everest, an overpowering attraction, was there to be climbed as the famous English climber Mallory had put it, drew in Nepal’s first tourists – the mountaineers. After the first conquest of an 8000 peak, the Annapurna, in 1950 by a Frenchman named Maurice Herzog several westerners assaulted the highest peak in the world until an unknown beekeeper from New Zealand and a Sherpa for the Everest region stood on the top of the world. Now mountaineering has come a long way from those pioneering years. Now it is style in which you do it that matters. Several records have been made and shattered but still the peaks stand tall and proud.

Unlike trekking climbing is an activity that cannot be undertaken alone by the client. As per Government rules it is imperative that climbers work in liaison with an agency recognized by Government. Peaks in Nepal are classified as climbing peaks and trekking peaks.

Permits for climbing peaks are issued by the Ministry of Tourism. To apply for a climbing peak permit the following documents are required.

  • Completed application of the tour leader
  • Endorsement or recommendation letter of the National Alpine club recognized by the UIAA.
  • Complete bio data of all the team members with four passport size photos.
  • Approach route map
  • Photograph of the mountain to be climbed
  • The receipt from the Nepal Rashtra Bank that royalty for the peak has been paid.

For the second category of peaks classified as trekking peaks the permit is issued by Nepal Mountaineering Association, which is the national alpine club of Nepal.

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JUNGLE EXCURSIONS

When to go and what to bringThe terai is stiflingly hot during the summer. Covered primarily by forests the humidity and heat makes it quite unfriendly during the summer.Moreover the monsoon showers and the thick undergrowth, which makes animal sighting very difficult, aggravate the problem. Hence the best season to visit the park is from September to March.Personal equipments1. Flashlight
2. Cool clothes (long pants and long sleeves)
3. Wide brimmed hats or caps
4. Small backpack to carry personal belongings.
5. Sunglasses
6. Rain gear
7. Basic medical kit
8.Insect repellantPoints to Ponder1. Wear Neutral color clothes, as this will camouflage you against the animals.
2. Try to keep the conversation as minimal as possible during the safari so as to not scare the animals.
3. Do not use cameras with flash. This may scare the animals.
4. Do not smoke in the jungle as your pleasure may turn in to destruction of the jungle and the animal habitat.
5. Finally, listen and respect your guide’s or naturalist’s judgments.

Contrary to popular belief, Nepal is not just the snow-clad mountains but also much more. With 16 national parks covering almost 16% of the kingdom coupled with the astonishing difference in topography, vegetation and climate, Nepal has a lot to offer a wildlife fanatic.

No trip to Nepal is complete without visiting one of the various wildlife sanctuaries. These wildlife reserves located in the flood plains of the country attract visitors from all over the world. It is quite amazing to see that the country holds such diversity in a small area. The magnificence of the towering mountains is matched by the abundance of wildlife in the tiny kingdom. One moment you are in a French Alps type of environment and within minutes you are amidst tropical forests teeming with wildlife. A foray into the deep jungles of the terai is stepping into the domain of the Royal Bengal tiger, or “Sher Khan” made famous by Rudyard Kipling in his ever popular ‘Jungle Book’. So you can step into the shoes of Mowgli to match his escapades and relive the adventure.

The various parks scattered around the country offer a unique opportunity to view a variety of animals from close quarters. Several resort that boast comfortable accommodation and delectable cuisine dot the parks. Manned by trained personnel they provide various wildlife activities like safaris on elephant backs, jungle drives in jeeps, walks through the jungle, canoe trips that take you deep into the jungle, beyond the beaten tracks. The anticipation of encountering a rhino or a tiger face to face or listening to the sights and sounds of the jungle gives you a high beyond comprehension. Apart from animals the culture and lifestyle of the tharus, the local indigenous people of the terai, offer a unique cultural experience.

 

About Bhutan

Sandwiched between two Asian Giants, the small Himalayan kingdom is truly one of the last Shangri- las. Mysterious and alluring, the land of the thunder dragon has always fascinated the outside world. Unexplored and uncharted until a few decades ago the tiny Himalayan kingdom is still rustic, timeless and extra ordinary – free from the trappings of modern day life. A trip into the country provides a glimpse of the myriad colors of Bhutanese lifestyle – unspoilt yet stimulating. The castle like Dzongs that rise over the various towns with their gently tapering walls, large stone cluttered courtyards and beautiful galleries are uncommon architectural wonders special to Bhutan. Gurgling streams, high snow capped peaks, green terraced fields, green alpine forests and sprawling valleys form a backdrop to Bhutanese way of life.

Bhutan is a land locked Mountain Kingdom and one of the few last kingdoms in this part of the world that is still ruled by a King. Better know as DRUK YUL or land of the Dragon, Bhutan is an extraordinary place hardly touched by the hands of time. Nestled in the lap of the Himalayas and opened to Westerners only in 1974 it offers glimpses of the ancient way of how people lived in this Himalayan region.

Rich in culture and tradition, Bhutan has a lot to offer with architectural wonders of amazing monasteries and Dzongs. Visitors have been mesmerized, the environment is pristine, the scenery and architecture are awesome, the people are hospitable and charming, and the culture unique in its purity.

BHUTAN AT A GLANCE

Area : 46,620 sq. Km (approx. size of Switzerland)
Geography : Located between Tibet in the north, Indian states of West Bengal and Assam in the south, and Arunachal Pradesh in the east.
Capital : Thimpu
Population : 2,049,412 (July 2001 est.)
People : Bhote 50%, ethnic Nepalese 35%, indigenous or migrant tribes 15%
Languages : Dzongka is the official language.
Currency : Ngultrum Equivalent to Indian Rupees (US$ 1 equals to Nugltrim. 48 approximately)
Political system : Monarchy
King : King Jigme Singye Wangchuck
Prime Minister : Lyonpo Yeshey Zimba
National Holiday : National Day (Ugyen Wangchuk became first hereditary king), in 17 December (1907)
Religion : Lamaistic Buddhist 75%, Indian- and Nepalese-influenced Hinduism 25%
 

About Tibet

Tibet – the name itself invokes a sense of mystery and magic. Spread over a vast expanse of high altitude desert beyond the Himalayas this ancient kingdom is truly the last of the Shangri-Las. Often referred to as the roof of the world the region is untamed, wild and alluring. The high rising mountains, azure blue lakes and snow capped peaks against the backdrop of one of the richest cultures preserved in its primordial state give a visitor the feeling of having made the trip – gratifying and delightful. A trip to this awesome country is a passage back into time – a look at the past. The magnificent landscape, exquisite monasteries and age-old culture leave an everlasting mark. The spiritual and religious nature of Tibetans is evident everywhere. The sights and sounds of the country – be it the monks chanting prayers or prayer flags fluttering in the breeze – are replete with religious tones. Nowhere in the world is religion so much a part of everyday life.

The forbidden Kingdom in the heart of Asia, where religion is way of life, has astounded many people for centuries for its remote particularity and a mystical aura-a land mysterious and remote, a latter day Eden like Shangri-la of James Hamilton’s Lost Horizon. A place far removed from the cares and trouble of the world. Tibet still commands sense of awe among travelers and the roof of the world still remains unchanged and unspoiled by the trappings of modern day life apart from the major towns and cities.

Ever since the indoctrination of Buddhism in the seventh century, it has penetrated into every aspect of Tibetan culture and very often the thin line between them is blurred. The grandiose and awe- inspiring monasteries that resound with the humming of mantras are enriched by the frescoes and countless sacred scriptures bear testimony of its importance. It is certainly one of the most engaging destinations. Savor the natural and ethereal delights of the kingdom. Our trips are the consummate classical experience meticulously designed to commune with nature and feel the traditional way of Tibetan life that has withstood the test of time; cutting loose from the everyday stress and frenzy of modern day life. The attained experience is extremely rejuvenating, absorbing and spiritually rewarding.

 

About Nepal

Nature has been kind to our small Himalayan kingdom. It has expressed itself in a variety of genres. The unique geographical location of this landlocked country has resulted in one of the richest countries in the world in terms of bio diversity.

A peculiar and unrivalled ecosystem, it manifests itself within a span of a few hundred kilometers – from the icy cold Himalayan peaks to the sweltering tiger prowling plains. It is a treasure trove of natural wonders with eight of the fourteen highest peaks in the world crowned by the mighty Mt. Everest and home to the rare animals like the Royal Bengal tiger and the one horned rhino.

Sandwiched between two Giants, it was untouched, virgin and unexplored until the early 20th century. Few foreigners had ventured into this mystical land, which was like Pandora’s box waiting to be opened to unfold its mysteries. However since the advent of tourism, the country has shared its riches with millions of visitors who visit the country each year.

No adjective is enough to describe “the true Nepal”. Strange, magical, mystical, invigorating, enriching – the list goes on. Snow clad peaks, rugged barren high altitude deserts, green terraced fields, rustic hamlets, lush green valleys and sprawling plains – the country has everything to satisfy the palate of a traveler. The land of the Buddha for a traveler looking for peace and serenity, home to the intimidating Mt. Everest for an avid mountaineer, rushing big volumes of whitewater for a river runner and several species of rare and distinct flora and fauna – a haven for an ardent nature lover.

It is a perfect heaven to look for some seclusion and cut loose from the every day grind and discover your true self. The unparalleled beauty and rich culture of Nepal makes a trip to the country an exhilarating and culturally enriching experience – a path to self-discovery and personal growth, hence our slogan, “Discover Yourself”

 

Company Profile

On behalf of Mila Adventure Travel Company, we are pleased to welcome you through our site. Led by our chairman, the veteran Travel organizer Mr. Ang Kusang Sherpa with 30 years experience, we make sure your dream holidays are much more enjoyable by taking care of your everyday travel problems. We cater in all fields of travel, tours, trekking, mountaineering, and ticketing in the Himalayan region of Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and India.

We at Mila Adventures welcome you to embark on a journey that will leave an indelible mark on you.

Nothing can capture the mysteries and magnificence of the Himalayas except experience. The crisp mountain air, the languid lifestyle, the ever-smiling people and the mysteries of the land waiting to unfold are like “manna” for a soul – rejuvenating and magnificent.

Please view our pages and feel free to make any suggestions, which would be seriously considered. Thank you once again for visiting this site. Hope we are able to provide you with all the information you need and the wonderful service that awaits you.

 

Mila Adventure Tours and Travles

Embarking on tour in Nepal is one of the best ways to savour the lifestyles and the culture that has charmed the people all over the world. A tour in Nepal is traveling from one place to another in a vehicle accompanied by a guide. A tour can be for a day, a week or a fortnight. Specialised guides will brief you on the history, the myth and the legend on all the areas of your interest. As it is said, “Kathmandu resides more gods than humans, more temples than houses”, so be ready to enjoy the the granduer of this magical country.

 

 
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