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WHY SHOULD YOU INCLUDE A LEH/LADAKH TRIP IN YOUR INDIA TRAVEL PLAN?

“Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.”

And, if you want to fill the wilderness and bohemian spirit within you, then consider it a necessity at the time of booking a trip to India to include Leh/Ladakh. Located in between the Himalayan and Karakoram mountain range, the region has an abundance of natural raw beauty that is rare in the world. As they say, if you want to explore the unique part of the Himalayas, it’s Leh and Ladakh you should visit.

The Dramatic Charm of the Highlands

It’s a highland that will offer you the scenic beauty of barren panorama. You are going to find water bodies of almost every colour – red, orange, grey, brown, green and of course crystal blue. On the other hand, there is a rugged landscape all around welcoming you with open hands to come and explore nothing but the best.

At night, you will be able to see the clear starry sky above your head taking you to the feeling of standing in front of an alternate dimension. It’s the surreal yet authentic beauty of the land that fascinates tourists time and time again.

Why should you visit Leh/Ladakh?

If you are travelling to India for the first time, here are two pieces of advice for you! One, you collaborate with the Forward Travel experts who can guide you tomaximise your great adventure, and secondly, include a trip to Leh/Ladakh into your itinerary to ensure that your India trip does not remain incomplete in any way.

Let us give you some insights on Leh/Ladakh, that might showcase why is should not be overlooked.

Snow Capped Mountains Ready To Be Conquered

Ladakh is known for having the peaks,Nun-Kun, Stok Kangri and Kang-Yatsethat can be trekked. In between the snow-capped mountains standing in the altitude of 6000 meters and above, you will get to see the mountain passes which used to be used by China and India as the trade routes. Khardung La, Chang La, Tanglang La and many more.

An Epitome Of Indigenous Culture

The region of Leh/Ladakh is also known as the Little Tibet, and therefore you can expect to experience the core of Indo-Tibetan culture. Being an epitome of indigenous culture, you will be offered an outlook on rituals, festivals, and lifestyle of people living in this northern region. Losar, Tak, Hemis, and Dosmoche are some of the celebrations that will let you enjoy the spirit of their livelihood. Witness these colourful festivals by travelling to the faraway mountains with us, Forward Travel, your experts in planning trips to India.

Buddhist Monasteries And Gompas All Around

If you want to experience ancient Buddhist architecture and brick villages, Leh/Ladakh is the region in India that will give you this opportunity. The artistic décor, murals, and thangkas will transport you to the world of India’s’ ancient history. Matho, Alchi, Hemis, Stakna, Spituk are some of the most amazing monasteries here that will give you such insights to past times.

Final Words
Whether you have already started to decide on your itinerary of travels in India, #Leh/ #Ladakh should be a consideration on the list, at the very least. Talk to the experts at #ForwardTravel today to discuss the best time for visiting India along with in-depth details about the region.

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MONGOLIA - As experienced by Forward Travels' co-founder Rose Toohey.

When one border closes another one beckons, which is how I came to be in Mongolia.

It was 2011 and we had meticulously planned a trip to Egypt, Jordan and Syria but then the world changed and so did our travel plans.

Looking for alternatives, away from the chaos, I remembered a long-held dream to ride a horse across the high plains of Mongolia. Thankfully my friends were open to the idea and so in July we found ourselves in Ulaanbaatar, eager to embrace the colour, culture, celebration and endless open space of Mongolia. The home of Chinggis Khaan, (as Genghis Kahn is known in Mongolia,) whose Mongol empire stretched from Asia to Europe in the 13-14C.

We had 15 days to explore and understand the country before returning for the festivities of Naadam, so we set off into the vastness with our guide and drivers, in their trusty Russian vans. Devoid of fancy electronics, the vans are easy to maintain in places where the hardiest NRMA drivers would struggle. Just 1 percent of roads are sealed, and traffic jams are merely excuses for locals to instantly add a lane, and where using a road map to plan or track your journey is a waste of time.

Soon we were nowhere. After 6 hrs of driving, we had covered 2 cm on the map, and had arrived in the nomadic community of Gurvanbulag, where travellers are welcome to spend a few days. We learned the important Mongol phrase “Nokhoi Khori!” (Hold the dog); called out when approaching a ‘ger’ (traditional circular tent). It is the Nomadic doorbell, politely giving the family notice of your approach.

The hospitality of the nomads is some of the most welcoming in the world. Long distance travel has been part of their life for centuries, so giving respite to travellers is embedded in their culture. Sitting in the cosy ‘ger’ we traded gifts for fermented mare’s milk and air-dried cheese. Both are acquired tastes with the former being like milky champagne and the latter a true test for your jaw’s chewing ability.

Our hosts rounded up the horses and we took to the plains. I could fabricate the story to make it sound as romantic as it was in my imagination, but no, the horses were small and the saddle was made of wood. We tried to look gallant, warrior like, in our photos, but my dream of riding effortlessly across the high plains is still to be achieved.

The space and vastness of Mongolia is beguiling and we often sat in the vans, passing through seemingly empty space, enthralled by the nothingness, trying to sum up its appeal. We never did find the words to explain it, but it was simply beautiful, without being beautiful. Photos don’t do it justice because they can’t convey the feeling of being there. Maybe it wasn’t the landscape itself, maybe it was just being there, immersed in the vastness, removed from our own world, transported across the plains and through the centuries, to a country a world away from ours but so very happy to welcome us.

Some of the fabled and memorable experiences we had included:

The Gobi Desert

The Gobi Desert is the most expansive arid region in Asian, spanning two countries, and continuing to grow. It’s a distinctly beautiful area, with a rich history buried beneath its surface. Here the first fossilised dinosaur eggs were found and you can still walk amongst the cliffs looking for more.
The singing sand dunes of Khongor rise to 300m above the desert floor and the view from the top is rewarding for the amazing views, and the mere achievement of reaching peak. Every 5 steps up seem to only raise you one as your efforts are lost in the sinking sand.

I thought I had ridden all the camels I needed too, but when given the chance to climb upon a very tall, and rare two humped Bactrian variety, it was an obvious choice. The camels wandered at leisure, often finding their own paths to take you on and, on occasion stopping for a sit down along the way.
Karakorum

Founded by Genghis Khan in 1220, Karakorum was the first permanent settlement built by the nomadic Mongols, and one of the most important outposts on the Silk Road. The network of strategic cities laid out by Genghis Khan set up the framework for the world’s postal service. Today there is not much evidence of the Mongols, but being there when the monks call people to prayer is a great sight and sound.

Naadam Festival

Naadam is a 3 day celebration, and competition of the 3 national sports of Mongolia: Wrestling, Archery and horse riding. There is a 4th competition of Ankle Bone shooting which we’ll come back to later.

Naadam festivals are held throughout the country, with the main one in Ulanbaatar, where the opening ceremony includes a grand horse parade from the city Centre. Women can only participate in horse riding and archery, but not wrestling. Legend has it that a woman once entered and won the wrestling. To remove the possibility of this happening again, the uniform was changed and now wrestlers wear two-piece costumes consisting of a tight shoulder vest (zodog) and shorts (shuudag). The chest is uncovered, seemingly to ‘expose’ any woman before competition beings.

1,024 men take to the arena and over three days they wrestle it our until there is one champion. Simplicity is key; there are no weight divisions, no time limits, and the winner is the simply he who stays on his feet. Each winner performs a victory dance as the loser strips off his jacket and walks away. The eventual winner becomes a national hero.

Horse riding is not as we know it. The races range from 5 to 30km, and jockeys start at 4 years old and must retire at 12. Racing happens on the city’s outskirts and many nomadic families will drive up to 500km to compete. Horses are the heroes, with the horse, not the jockey receiving the medals.
Back to ankle bone shooting. The bone is the ‘shagai’, a bone in the ankle of a sheep or goat and is flicked at other ‘bones’ from 10 feet away to knock the others over, sort of like ten pin bowling. Teams consist on several men and each team will sing and chant to encourage, and discourage, their team mates and opposition.

Mongolia really is a feast for freedom for travellers. There is plenty of space to wander, ancient lands to explore, a complex history to understand and a fantastic culture to soak up.
We took the Trans Mongolian train back to Beijing after Naadam, but that’s another story.

Please call or email me with any questions about Mongolia, about joining us in Mongolia in 2019 on our exclusive Naadam Festival journey.

Rose

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THE SUMMITS OF ECUADOR

New dates just released for our Summits of Ecuador escorted journey.

Join Travel writer / Globetrotter / Gear freak Dan Slater from Trek & Travel as he ventures to #Ecuador to summit some of the countries volcanoes.

Dan is the author of numerous books on he's This is Not a Holiday type adventures. He is also a regular contributor to Great Walks magazine

Having travelled to near 100 countries,and climbed numerous high altitude peaks, there wasn't a hesitation when considering a potential escort for this unique journey.

18th Feb - 02nd Mar 2019. Contact us for more information, or if you are in Sydney, why not pop in and speak to the man himself. He can be found Trek & Travel in the city.

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FALKLAND ISLANDS – A FASCINATING WILDLIFE EXPERIENCE IN STORE!

If you have a passion for exploring the wildlife hotspots of the world, then we highly recommend planning a trip to the Falkland Islands to coincide with your trip to Antarctica. In fact, visiting the Falkland Islands can be done as a standalone trip from South America, so it is reachable even if you are not heading to the white continent. The Falklands are located approx. 480 miles from Argentina. The islands are a naturally formed archipelago with 740 islands in total. The Falklands are made up of sandy beaches, green pastures, and many, many natural habitats for all kinds of wildlife.

Forward Travel have a passion for all things wild and natural and including a side trip to the Falklands with their Antarctic expeditions is something highly recommended. In fact, getting to the Falklands has gotten so much easier in recent years, that there really isn’t an excuse not to visit.

Magnificent Penguins And More…

It’s not just any of the ordinary birds that you can expect to see somewhere else too. The Falkland Islands is known for being home for some of the rarest species of birds. Penguins are undoubtedly one of them. You can find a total of five breeding species of penguins on the island including Magellanic, Gentoo, Rockhopper, Macaroni and of course the King penguins.

Apart from the types mentioned above, you will be able to witness the Black-Browed Albatross in massive numbers on theFalklands.

Sea Lions at Their Best

Along with the penguins, you can also have the experience of visiting the Sea Lion Island, known to be the smallest one in the Falklands archipelago. Being a small place, getting between the many different wildlife sites won’t leave you like you’ve been travelling for hours.

The southern elephant seals also breed in the Falklands, and there is even a white sandy beach is named after them as the ‘Elephant Corner’ as they can be found in large numbers there. As you take a trip around the island, you will be able to witness the east loafers and southern sea lions in abundance. All you need is guidance from the team at Forward Travel to allow you to plan correctly and maximise your experience on these remote islands.

Visit Stanley To Take A Break From Wildlife Experience

Stanley, the capital of Falkland Islands, is also an exciting place for you to visit if you want to take a break from your wildlife experience. You can take a stroll around the town, pay a visit to the Dockyard Museum, and spend some quality time in the restaurants and cafes of this quaint little town. Stanley is like travelling through time, and if it was possible, it is more English than England itself.

You can also fulfil your quest of bird watching in Stanley itself by visiting Gypsy Cove. It is known to be the home of Magellanic penguins and black-crowned night herons. The rock cormorant and many other bird species can be found in this place.

Final Words
Hopefully some of these insights have raised your awareness and sparked a certain interest in you to visit this fascinating destination. Now, all you need to do is to call up our experts and get to know more details and have any questions you may have answered. Our team will give you the right guidance on when is best to travel and how best to get to the Falklands from South America.

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TOP 4 MUST-DO EXPERIENCES THAT YOU CAN HAVE IN THE ANNAPURNA REGION

Already trekked the Everest region of Nepal, or is this your first time to Nepal and you can’t decide between Everest and Annapurna? We’ve been covering a bit on the Everest region, but let’s not dismiss the Annapurna. With the team at Forward Travel, you will be able to explore the different options and benefits of the different regions in Nepal. Located in North-Central Nepal, the Annapurna region will give you the views of some of the highest peaks of the world, without physically being amongst them.

You can get misguided by the claim that outside of the Everest region of Nepal, especially the Annapurna region, there is no hardcore trekking. Don’t be misguided, the Annapurna Region will give you both challenging and relaxed walking, with the added benefit of being at lower altitudes. We have put together some of the places that should be included in your list while you are on your way of planning for the Annapurna region trip.

Adventure Sports – Keep Your Spirit High!

Are you an ardent lover of adventure sports? If so, your tailored trip to Nepal with Forward Travel will fulfil your craving for some of the most exceptional adventure sports that are available. Of course, they are not for everyone, but non-the less a great way to start or end a trip.

Perhaps, start with choosing to bungee jumping where you will lose your breath as you drop down vertically for almost 70 meters, a drop that lasts a mere 5 seconds. It will almost feel like a free fall experience.

Paragliding and Zip Lining are two other adventure sports that will awaken you and make you feel alive. Paragliding is most definitely something to consider, as the views you will experience are something you would only otherwise experience from physically flying in an aircraft.

Jhinu Hot Spring – Take a Dive to Feel Alive

We all know that long days on the trail can leave the body feeling weary. The mind might be feeling relaxed and refreshed from being out amongst these amazing mountains, but the body feels the stress. The Jhinu hot spring is the ideal place where you can do just that. Shed those trekking boots and sweaty socks, and take a plunge coming out feeling like new in mind and body.

Get Views of a Mystic Sunrise from Poonhill

A must, without question, to include is Poonhill. Poonhill is every bit a must see in the Annapurna as Base camp is while visiting the Everest region. Sunrise in Poonhill is something magical. After an early rise, and short hike to the look out point before the sun comes up, and you will be able to experience the sun kissing the Himalayan range. The light is almost mystic as it changes colour, changing from red to yellow. This experience alone makes a trip to the Annapurna and early morning rise worth it.

Watching the first rays of sun spread all over the Himalaya mountain range is undoubtedly a heavenly feeling, and you should not miss if your itinerary permits.

The Enchanting Lakes at Pokhara

Pokhara is known as the lake city. You may not visit all the lakes, but there are six popular choices that you should try to see. Phewa Lake is one of the most popular, and likely to be one of the biggest lakes that you will visit. Seeing the reflections of the mountains will leave you jaw dropped and wondering if the reflections are reflections or whether they are the mountains themselves. Apart from Phewa, Begnas Lake, Maidi Lake, Dipang Lake, Gunde Lake and Rupa Lake should be on your list.

Sorted out your list, still need more information, or just can’t decide as you want to see and do everything? Get in touch and let Forward Travel help you plan the most exclusive Annapurna trip that will give you the best experience.

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We all know that Rose is infatuated with the #northernlights or #auroraborealis, so last week she headed south in search of the #southernlights or #auroraaustralia. Now Rose is normally pretty lucky when she travels. She just happened to find the #aurora, but of a different kind.

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NORTHERN LIGHTS – GET READY TO TICK OFF YOUR BUCKET LIST WITH FORWARD TRAVEL

Some people say, it is sheer luck to get the chance to experience the northern lights, while others say that it requires careful planning.

Both sides are correct. There is no guarantee that you will see the Northern Lights at any time, but some planning is required as the lights are not visible year-round.

The team at Forward Travel, believe that one thing is for sure. You should have an excellent travel plannerwith you who will guide you in the right direction as to when and where best time to seek out this marvel of nature.

But, why the Northern Lights? Well, if you dig into the bucket list of any wanderer or traveller, you will find a line, ‘experiencing the Northern lights’ listed there. It is such a geographical phenomenon that you cannot afford to miss.

What is the specialty of Northern Lights?

A splash of pink, blue, green in the starry dark sky – that is what you get to see as you plan for the Northern Lights. It is almost like the curtains on a theatre stage. Imagine the curtains opening, but the curtains are not cloth, they are these giant size magical colours swaying across the sky.

Science explains it as an electrically charged atmosphere.When the gaseous elements from the sun get electrically charged and enters the earth’s atmospheric zone, the northern lights are being formed.

Whatever the reason, experiencing the Northern Lights will undoubtedly be the show of a lifetime.The show will speak for itself, and the reason it happens won’t be so important, but having experienced it will.

Let us give you some interesting insights about the northern lights that will be inspiring enough to book a trip now.

It is constantly changing

Can anything be better than this? It can be bright neon-green paint strokes or red rainbows in the sky. It means your experience of watching the northern lights can differ to that of the others. What you may experience can be completely different from a person who has attended two years back, or even 24 hours prior. The hues painted on the sky keep on changing, and you will never know what is in store until until you see it.To quote Forest Gump; “ Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what’s inside “ Well, the Aurora Borealis is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you will get.

Fast Fact: The most common colour of the northern lights is yellowish green. It takes place when the electrically charged elements hit the oxygen layer. The red is not that common, and you must be fortunate to experience it. While the yellowish green light gets formed 60 miles above our head, the reddish hue is formed above 200 miles.

A milestone for the nature photographers

Every travel photographer wishes to click something in his/her life that is worth sharing with the world. Capturing the Northern lights is a very rewarding achievement, as it requires a certain skill and photographic sense. So, whether you are a professional or an amateur photographer, capturing such a wonder of nature will leave you feeling very satisfied.

Canada is getting prepared for Northern Lights

The middle of August and September is when you should book your tickets for Canada if you want to experience the northern lights at its best.One of the best places to go Aurora spotting in in Yellowknife. A remote destination within Canada, but worth the extra effort to get there.Let’s not forget, Canada has some of the most exquisite wildlife also. So, if you want both at the same time, don’t delay your booking.

To spot the Aurora in Europe, you would need to travel over winter, as they are best sighted inside the Arctic circle, and July – Aug are summer months in Europe, and having long summer days, the lights aren’t visible.
Whether Canada or Europe, the Aurora Borealis is a not to miss experience.

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EXPLORING BOLIVIA – THE LAND OF MARVELS N MYSTERIES!

Abundant in natural beauty… Rough around its edges with breath-taking sights of the La Paz Valley; Bolivia deservingly stands as one South America’s most dazzling countries.

Truth be spoken, Bolivia is not as developed as most South American countries. This adds to the charm of visiting Bolivia. Visitors can still get a sense of exploring rather than just visiting. Whether it’s exploring the starkness of the Uyuni Salt Flats, the mystical Siloli Desert regions and its famous Inca Trails present around the Lake Titicaca; Bolivia promises an exhibition of dramatic landscapes and astonishing spectacles.

There’s always something unique about each country you visit in South America,and Bolivia is no different. So, if you are an avid traveller wanting to explore the nooks and crannies of one of South Americas jewels, then let the following whet your appetite.

Some Stunning Panoramic Views of Beautiful Bolivia-A Heart-Felt Retreat

MADIDI NATIONAL PARK:

MADIDI National Park is regarded to be one of the most biologically rich regions in Bolivia. And if you are a lover of flora and fauna; then the MADIDI National Park is your pleasure dome! Be prepared to feast on the high altitudes and gaze upon the enchanting Uyuni salt flats.

In terms of history and culture; Bolivia is South America’s most indigenous nations. Be it the ancient artefacts, appeasing national environment and rich vein of wildlife; Bolivia will prove to be the chief highlight of your South American travels.

UYUNI SALT FLATS:

Imagine Strolling With The Rest Of Your Travelling Gang Upon A 3,650m Salt Desert? The Only Word That Could Come Out Of Your Mouth Is WOW!

This surreal stretch of desert land exudes its own charm upon your heart. You can appease your eyes with its mixed salt pans, wind-eroded rocks, extinct volcanos and even rendezvous with the inhabiting flamingo family!

To help you get an idea, the Uyuni is the largest salt desert on the planet and when you are there, standing admiring its isolation, you will be left spell-bound.

LAKE TITICACA:

From the Largest Salt Desert To The Largest Navigable Lake On The Planet (3,825m); Lake Titicaca Encompasses Over 10,000 Sq/Km! Lake Titicaca borders Peru and Bolivia.

Titicaca is full of mysticisms and as per local legends;Lake Titicaca is the birth place of the Inca Empire.

Now home to the Uros islands, (islands made of floating reeds), Lake Titicaca should be on your itinerary if visiting Bolivia.

LA PAZ:

This is the highest capital city at 4,000m, and the moment you reach this special part of Bolivia; you will be left in awe.La Paz comprises narrow-steep streets, and with buildings crooked and colourful. La Paz is literally where the old world meets the new. With people from the modern world and 21st way of living walking along streets with indigenous people still living as their ancestors lives many generations before.

If you love to shop, then you can purchase your desirables from its local markets and for all the foodies in the group; there will be numerous eateries to visit.

Bolivia beholds never-ending wonders. It will introduce you to some spectacular visuals that you will rarely find elsewhere.

Some experiences are so big that they are sure to remain embedded in your mind forever. A trip to Bolivia will stand as one of those awesome travel experiences. So when sorting out your South American trips, make sure that you include this awesome little country.

You Will Cherish Every Second Spend In Bolivia for Life!

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Are you working on your travel plans for Nepal right now? Don’t be misguided with the assumptions suggesting that Nepal is all about the views of the Everest or Annapurna region. There is no doubting the fact that the views from both Everest and the Annapurna regions are mind blowing. But, there is somewhere that everyone that is capable, should experience. Gokyo Lakes. The side trip from every Everest Base Camp trek is well worth the additional couple of days, and the rewards make the effort worth every additional step taken.

A few facts first…

Gokyo lakes is the amalgamation of six different glacial lakes high in the Himalayan ranges. These lakes are known to be the highest freshwater lakes in the whole world. Located between 4700 meters to 5000 meters, these lakes are a hidden gem, and not to be missed.

Gokyo Lake Experience

As people gain altitude and start getting close to the mighty Himalayan range, they can expect to break the ice with their feet and make their way to the snowy base camp. And, getting a glimpse of those untempered freshwater lakes is something that you will possibly not forget in your entire lifetime.

Challenging for the Trekkers

Let’s face it. Passing through the Gokyo lakes is not for everyone. The trail to the lakes can be steep in places and isn’t for the novice trekker. Experience and a good level of fitness is a must for trekking this region.

There is no doubting the fact that avid trekkers opting for a challenging trip to Nepal, love to feel the rewards that await them after a long and trying day. The Gokyo region will offer both the challenges and the rewards for those who choose this path.

Gokyo Lakes - A Place for Optimum Peace and Serenity

With most trekkers searching for peace and quietness as they embark on their adventure through one of Nepal’s most famous mountain ranges, the trail to EBC (Everest Base Camp), being one of the most popular trekking routes in Nepal, isn’t necessarily going to provide this.

Due to the growing number of trekkers in Nepal, the route to Everest Bae Camp does not offer the desired serenity anymore. However, the Gokyo lakes route, which is less travelled, will allow the trekker in search of peace and serenity to attain what he or she is looking for.

Spectacular view from Gokyo lakes

A lot of trekkers, who have been to Everest Base Camp, will tell you that Kala Pathar is the place in Nepal that offers the most spectacular view of Mount Everest. This may be true for those that have not ventured to Gokyo. From Gokyo Lakes, the views you will experience, will probably give the most wonderful glimpse of the mighty Everest, and surrounds. The 360 deg. Views from atop Gokyo Ri are unmatched.

Early morning commences your climb of the mighty Gokyo Ri. Getting to the top, take in the feeling of being on top of the world, as the sun rises over this majestic land. Views that are unexplainable and must be experienced. Watching the sun rise over the Himalaya is a truly humbling experience.

Wrapping It Up

To sum up, not taking that extra time to visit Gokyo will leave you always thinking that you should have done it, and regretting that you didn’t do it. With the team at Forward Travel guiding you through the journey, you will have a trek planned to suit your ability. All options will be put to you, and don’t worry; if your ability doesn’t allow for a visit to Gokyo Lakes, there are many other places that will leave you feeling on Top of the World. Contact Forward Travel and their experts for your next adventure.

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TOP 3 NATIONAL PARKS OF NEPAL AWAITING YOU FOR THE BEST WILDLIFE ADVENTURE

For any hardcore trekker around the world, Nepal is a place that does not need an introduction. Apart from being famous for offering a radiant view of Mount Everest, Nepal has a lot under its sleeves. Trekkers all over the globe get back their energy and feel spirited all over again as they also get the fantastic view of Annapurna region.

It has been logged by Nepal Tourism Department that almost million global tourists visited Nepal last year. Undoubtedly, the number will increase at the end of this year too. The appeal of mountains is always there in the place, but that is not all. The team Forward Travel, being one of the expert Nepal travel specialists has not limited themselves within trekking. Instead, they are all set to quench the thirst of wildlife lovers too.

Forward Travel will take you to the interior of Nepal, where the raw beauty of nature, old and wild trees, streams and of course, the sight of wild animals will take your breath away. Not everyone knows this, but Nepal is one of the most preferred places for wildlife lovers because of its incredible national parks.

Read on to find out the best national parks may choose to visit during your trip to Nepal.

Chitwan National Park – The Oldest and Wildest!

The first name that pops up among the national parks of Nepal is undoubtedly Chitwan National Park. You will be thrilled if you can get a sight of one-horned Rhino in the park. The park authority has shown a tremendous success rate in the conservation of this rare species of rhinos. Believe it or not but the park has almost 600 rhinos in it. If you are lucky enough, you can also get a glimpse of the Royal Bengal Tiger too.

Bardia National Park – The Largest One

Your lust for wildlife expedition will be incomplete without visiting the Bardia National Park in Nepal. Globally famous naturalists have visited this park a lot of times for the long stretched nature walk. Karnali, known to be the longest river of Nepal goes through this park, and you can go for white water rafting in the river.

Apart from the view of one-horned rhino and Royal Bengal Tiger, you will be able to see 250 species of birds and more than 30 mammals. It is a place where you can expect to find some fantastic water animals including marsh-mugger crocs and Gangetic dolphins too. You can also go for fishing in this park. Can you expect more than that?

Sagarmatha National Park – Home of Mount Everest

Do you want to take a different route and explore one of the most enchanting national parks of the world? Sagarmatha National Park declared as a World Heritage Site in the year 1979, will be able to excite you from the core.

Sagarmatha is full of glaciers, huge rocks along with deep gorges all around. The trees and wildlife around are different from that of the other trees you will find rhododendron, silver fir and juniper for sure.

Among the wild animals, you can have the chance to witness snow leopard, red panda, wolves, crimson-horned pheasants, impeyans that is also Nepal’s national bird.

Rounding up

With the plethora of destination choices that Forward Travel offers to you, Nepal is undoubtedly the fascinating one in the case you are going to take a deep dig into the wild natural beauty. Our tailored trips to Nepal will take you to your preferred places and also suggest some new ones too. Our experts are a call away from you for giving you the right guidance on this memorable trip you are going to book.

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