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Great Himalaya Trail
GREAT HIMALAYA TRAILS (GHT) is a re-brand title for the original ‘The Great Himalaya
Great Himalaya
Trail’. Whereas the original trail was a route across the country from east to west, the new re-brand adds a collection of various trails in the upper and middle districts of Nepal
Nepal
to the original route. The purpose of this re-brand is to open up new trekking products and support inclusive rural development in these areas. The original concept of - 'The Great Himalaya
Great Himalaya
Trail' - was to establish a single long distance trekking trail from the east end to the west end of Nepal
Nepal
that includes a total of roughly 1,700 kilometers long path
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Makalu Barun
The MAKALU BARUN NATIONAL PARK is the eighth national park in the Himalayas of Nepal and was established in 1992 as eastern extension of the Sagarmatha National Park . Covering an area of 1,500 km2 (580 sq mi) in the districts of Solukhumbu and Sankhuwasabha it is the world's only protected area with an elevation gain of more than 8,000 m (26,000 ft) enclosing tropical forest as well as snow-capped peaks. The bufferzone adjacent to the park's southern and southeastern border covers an area of 830 km2 (320 sq mi). The rugged summits of Makalu , with 8,463 m (27,766 ft) the fifth highest mountain of the world , Chamalang (7,319 m (24,012 ft)), Baruntse (7,129 m (23,389 ft)) and Mera (6,654 m (21,831 ft)) are included in the national park. The protected area extends to about 66 km (41 mi) from west to east and to about 44 km (27 mi) from north to south
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Solukhumbu
SOLUKHUMBU DISTRICT (Nepali : सोलुखुम्बु जिल्ला listen (help ·info ), Sherpa : ཤར་ཁུམ་བུ་རྫོང་ཁ། Wylie: shar khum bu dzong kha), a part of the Province No. 1 , is one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal , a landlocked country of South Asia . As the name suggests, it consists of the subregions Solu and Khumbu . The district, with Salleri as its headquarters, covers an area of 3,312 km2 and had a population 107,686 in 2001 and 105,886 in 2011. Mount Everest is in the northern part of this district, within Sagarmatha National Park . Indigenous ethnic Kulung and hill Caste Chhetri are the main groups living in the mid-hills, while Sherpas occupy high mountains. There is a notable hiking trail known as the Solukhumbu Trail
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Rolwaling Himal
ROLWāLING HIMāL (Nepali : रोल्वालिङ् हिमाल), (Rolwaling Valley), knows as a (Gaurishankar ) Rural municipality, is a section of the Himalayas in east-central Nepal along the Tibet border. Rolwaling Himal includes Melungtse 7181m and Melungtse II 7023m inside Tibet and Gaurishankar 7134m on the Nepal border with some 50 additional peaks over 6000m, all extending from the Nangpa La pass where the Mahalangur section begins, southwest to the Tamakosi River. The Labuche Himal section rises beyond the Tamakosi to the northwest. Rolwaling Himal is bounded on the south by the Rolwaling Valley which contain several small sherpa\'s villages , the largest town in the area. It would take five to six days to reach Namche Bazaar after pass Tasilapcha
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Rosie Swale-Pope
ROSIE SWALE-POPE, MBE (born 2 October 1946) is a British author, adventurer and marathon runner who successfully completed a five-year around-the-world run, raising £250,000 for a charity that supports orphaned children in Russia and to highlight the importance of early diagnosis of prostate cancer . Other achievements include sailing single-handed across the Atlantic in a small boat, and trekking 3,000 miles (4,800 km) alone through Chile on horseback
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Tajikistan
Coordinates : 39°N 71°E / 39°N 71°E / 39; 71 Republic of Tajikistan* Ҷумҳурии Тоҷикистон (Tajik ) Çumhurii Toçikiston Республика Таджикистан (Russian ) Respublika Tadzhikistan Flag Emblem ANTHEM: Суруди Миллӣ Surudi Milli National Anthem Location of Tajikistan
Tajikistan
(green) Capital and largest city
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Nepal
NEPAL (/nəˈpɔːl/ ( listen ); Nepali : नेपाल Nepāl ), officially the FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF NEPAL (Nepali : सङ्घीय लोकतान्त्रिक गणतन्त्र नेपाल Sanghiya Loktāntrik Ganatantra Nepāl), is a landlocked central Himalayan country in South Asia . Nepal
Nepal
is divided into 7 states and 77 districts and 744 local units including 4 metropolises, 13 sub-metropolises, 246 municipal councils and 481 villages. It has a population of 26.4 million and is the 93rd largest country by area. Bordering China
China
in the north and India
India
in the south, east, and west, it is the largest sovereign Himalayan state . Nepal
Nepal
does not border Bangladesh
Bangladesh
, which is located within only 27 km (17 mi) of its southeastern tip
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Yak Butter Blues
YAK BUTTER BLUES: A TIBETAN TREK OF FAITH is a nonfiction travel narrative by American writer Brandon Wilson set in Tibet . CONTENTS * 1 Summary * 2 Awards * 3 See also * 4 Citations * 5 References SUMMARYIn 1992, the author, his wife Cheryl, and their Tibetan horse Sadhu set off on an ancient 1,000-kilometer (620 mi) pilgrimage trail from Lhasa , Tibet, to Kathmandu , Nepal . The original motivation for the journey is to become the first Western couple to complete it. However, there are political and spiritual issues that the couple learn must be reconciled. On their journey through the Himalayan plains they encounter sandstorms , blizzards , high altitude and thin air, as well as political bureaucracy, guns, and uncertainty about food and the next step of their journey
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Sylvain Tesson
SYLVAIN TESSON (born 26 April 1972) is a French writer and traveller born in Paris, France. He is also the president of an NGO, La guilde européenne du Raid. EARLY LIFESylvain Tesson is the son of Marie-Claude Tesson and the journalist Philippe Tesson who founded the French newspaper Le Quotidien de Paris . His sisters are the actress Stephanie Tesson and the art journalist Daphne Tesson. He is a geographer by background and holds a degree in geopolitics. TRAVELS AND WRITINGIn 1991, he crossed central Iceland on a motorcycle, and then took part in a cave exploration in Borneo. In 1993 and 1994, he toured the world by bicycle with Alexandre Poussin, whom he had known since secondary school. The two friends then completed their studies in geography. He wrote about the trip in 1996, in the book On a roulé sur la terre, for which he received the youth IGN prize
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Helambu
HELAMBU is a region of highland villages in Nepal
Nepal
, about 80 km from Kathmandu
Kathmandu
. It is the home of the Hyolmo people. The word Helambu derives from the word HYOLMO. The Helambu
Helambu
region begins at the Lauribina La pass and descends to the Melamchi valley. Helambu
Helambu
is famous for its sweet apples and artistic Buddhist monasteries and it is a Buddhist pilgrimage site. Several trekking routes visit Helambu, one of them being known as HELAMBU TREK. HELAMBU TREK MaginGoth Helambu
Helambu
Kutumsang Helambu
Helambu
This is a good trek for people who don't have much time in Nepal
Nepal
. It is an 8-day long trek which starts in Kathmandu
Kathmandu
itself, but can be completed in as little as 5–6 days
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Langtang
LANGTANG is a region in the Himalayas
Himalayas
of Nepal
Nepal
to the north of the Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu Valley
and bordering Tibet
Tibet
. The Langtang National Park is located in the area. About 4,500 people live inside the park, and many more depend on it for timber and firewood. The majority of the residents are Tamang . The park contains a wide variety of climatic zones, from subtropical to alpine. Approximately 25% of the park is forested. Trees include the deciduous oak and maple , and evergreens like pine , and various types of rhododendron . Animal life includes Himalayan black bear , the goat-like Himalayan tahr
Himalayan tahr
, rhesus monkeys and red pandas . There are also stories of Yeti
Yeti
sightings
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Orchids
The ORCHIDACEAE are a diverse and widespread family of flowering plants , with blooms that are often colourful and fragrant, commonly known as the ORCHID FAMILY. Along with the Asteraceae
Asteraceae
, they are one of the two largest families of flowering plants. The Orchidaceae
Orchidaceae
have about 28,000 currently accepted species , distributed in about 763 genera . The determination of which family is larger is still under debate, because verified data on the members of such enormous families are continually in flux. Regardless, the number of orchid species nearly equals the number of bony fishes and is more than twice the number of bird species, and about four times the number of mammal species. The family also encompasses about 6–11% of all seed plants
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Cho Oyu
CHO OYU (Nepali : चोयु; Tibetan : ཇོ་བོ་དབུ་ཡ) is the sixth highest mountain in the world at 8,188 metres (26,864 ft) above sea level. Cho Oyu
Cho Oyu
means " Turquoise
Turquoise
Goddess" in Tibetan . The mountain is the westernmost major peak of the Khumbu sub-section of the Mahalangur Himalaya 20 km west of Mount Everest
Mount Everest
. The mountain stands on the China
China
- Nepal
Nepal
border. Just a few kilometres west of Cho Oyu
Cho Oyu
is Nangpa La (5,716m/18,753 ft), a glaciated pass that serves as the main trading route between the Tibetans
Tibetans
and the Khumbu 's Sherpas . This pass separates the Khumbu and Rolwaling Himalayas
Himalayas

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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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Rhododendron
FORMER SUBGENERA: * Candidastrum * Mumeazalea * Pentanthera * Tsutsusi RHODODENDRON /ˌroʊdəˈdɛndrən/ (from Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek
ῥόδον rhódon "rose" and δένδρον déndron "tree") is a genus of 1,024 species of woody plants in the heath family (Ericaceae), either evergreen or deciduous , and found mainly in Asia
Asia
, although it is also widespread throughout the highlands of the Appalachian Mountains of North America
North America
. It is the national flower of Nepal
Nepal
. Most species have brightly coloured flowers which bloom from late winter through to early summer. Azaleas make up two subgenera of Rhododendron. They are distinguished from "true" rhododendrons by having only five anthers per flower
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Rara Lake
The RARA LAKE (Nepali : रारा ताल) is the biggest and deepest fresh water lake in the Nepal
Nepal
Himalayas
Himalayas
. It is the main feature of the Rara National Park , located in the Jumla and Mugu Districts . In September 2007, the lake was declared a Ramsar site , covering 1,583 ha (6.11 sq mi) including the surrounding wetland. CONTENTS * 1 Features * 2 Climate * 3 Plant and animal life * 4 Socio-cultural and religious values * 5 Tourism * 6 Transport * 7 Photo gallery * 8 References * 9 External links FEATURES Rara Lake
Rara Lake
lies at an altitude of 2,990 m (9,810 ft) above sea level , has a water surface of 10.8 km2 (4.2 sq mi), a maximum depth of 167 m (548 ft), is 5.1 km (3.2 mi) long and 2.7 km (1.7 mi) wide. It drains into the Mugu Karnali River via the Nijar River
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