When you are visiting Kathmandu after its recent earthquake please be aware that there is still plenty of exciting things to do in Nepal’s capital. In this article we are listing the top 12 things to do in Kathmandu.
What is altitude illness?
Altitude sickness occurs due to a lack of oxygen and air pressure to meet the demands of ones body as you ascend. At sea level and below 8000 ft, there is sufficient air pressure and oxygen, however as you ascend up the mountain, pressure starts to drop and therefore oxygen levels drop also. Altitude sickness occurs when your body is unable to adapt to the changes in air pressure and oxygen levels.
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For every season below we list the average temperatures in Kathmandu which lies at an altitude of 1300 m. If wanting to calculate the potential temperatures during your trek then please note that for every 100 meters of ascend the temperature will fall 0.5 degrees.
The Great Himalaya Trail is definitely a prime contender for the world’s best trekking route. At least, it is the longest and highest trekking route in the world. Spanning several hundred kilometres of amazing Himalayan terrain, this trail stretches over the full length of Nepal.
The trail itself passes through some of the most beautiful parts of the Himalayas – winding under the highest mountain peaks in the world. The nature and culture you’ll experience during the trek are simply spectacular. The incredibly remote villages and its inhabitants will make you wonder with awe just how resilient we humans are as a species.
Stalk the stalker, watch it pounce upon its prey, see millions of animals crossing a river, track gorillas, live in the wild and discover unusual species while you’re at it. A wildlife safari is one of the biggest charms of any African adventure and Tanzania is perhaps the best country for a journey into the wild. Tanzania’s national parks are designed to suit all kinds of interests, preferences and comfort levels, and you can be rest assured that there is a safari which is perfect for you.
Breathtaking ruins, the seductive Mount Kilimanjaro, a fascinating culture and some of the best beaches in Africa, this is what travelers expect while heading for a trip to Tanzania. The country is famous for its captivating culture and excellent hospitality. In fact, the warm attitude of the locals is often one of the best experiences for most travelers visiting the country. And those enchanting beaches along the Indian Ocean coastline aren’t any pushover either. Dotted with ancient Swahili culture and historic villages, each beach has its own story to tell.
The journey from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp is one that you will cherish all your life. The tour starts at Lhasa to help you acquaint yourself to the higher altitude and to let you see some of the most popular attractions in Tibet.
Who isn’t familiar with attractions such as the Terracotta Army or the Great Wall of China? Who hasn’t heard of destinations such as Shanghai and Beijing? The Forbidden City? The Giant Panda? The Ming Dynasty? For a country as big as China, it is surprising to see that so many people aren’t aware of the magnificent wonders that it has on offer. Having Chinese food and exploring the Chinatown in your city doesn’t even count as coming to know China.
Shanghai is full of modern skyscrapers, high rises and buildings, but it doesn’t boast of as many must-visits places like NYC. Instead, it takes all the action down to its streets, the best venues to see daily life unfold in front of your eyes and explore Chinese culture at its very best.