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Trekker Missing in Everest

Mr. James Griffin of Great Britain has gone missing from Everest trekking region since 2 November. He is reported to have arrived in Nepal on 29 October before beginning his Everest trek. His passport no. is 536538452.

We would like to request our member agencies and trekking guides to report to TAAN immediately if they have happened to come across or seen Mr. Griffin in Everest region. Any clues of his whereabouts or assistance to find him would be most appreciated.

Thanking you.

Very Sad News! French tourist dies after falling down to River!

A French trekker aged 52 fell down to river and died on 23-Oct,nearby Tal village`s Suspension bridge (Tal-Dharapani). The dead body had sent to headquarters Chame,Manang with the help of tourist police and we trekking guide group for further investigation, postmortem.

Still his 3 friends waiting for helicopter in Chame to take dead body to Kathmandu …

So I´d like to make aware or beseech to all clients do not hesitate to take guide please take a trained guide for your adventures journey…

#No #treks #without #guide #Trekking #in #Nepal #with #trained #experienced #trekking #guide #government #registered #trekking #company

Trekking Experience from our guest, Harold

Last May of 2018, our guest and friend Harold had planned to trek to EBC – Jiri. We went to greet him up at the airport where he had landed during the evening of 6th of May. The next day was all fun, with having jet lags and giving time for body to recover from it, we all took a stroll down the  Swayambhu Nath Temple also known as the “Monkey Temple”.

The next day, May 8th in the morning we all headed to our destination. With happy faces and a desire for adventurous memories we drove east of Kathmandu through heavy traffic.

On May 8th, we rested at a hotel there. Harold even mentioned that he liked the hotel’s comfy bed. The hotel was destroyed during the massive Gorkha Earthquake, but they did a good job re building it. The next morning we continued our journey from Jiri to Shivalaya. After a good walk among the nature, we reached Shivalaya and rested at a tea house.

The journey so far seemed very pleasing as all of us were very happy to be sharing our experiences along the trails. The next day, we started early as there were more steeps to climb and more stairs to step on. We left for our next stop at around 0700 at the morning.

Along the way to the base camp, we all got to live a Nepali life style. With fresh home made like lunches and dinners and gathering around local community, everything made the journey even more special. We all got to see life that is independent of technologies that we are used to. The struggle, smile and love of the community gave us more energy to keep going.

Harold maintains a blog, where he expresses all his experiences in a beautifully crafted words. Our journey to Jiri-EBC-Lukla started from May 8th and we all returned back to Kathmandu on June 9th. We would like to thank Harold for writing such beautiful articles about his experience in trekking with our team. We hope to see you again for a next trip.


The different between hiking and trekking


Hiking means you are walking from a lower elevation to a higher elevation. Hiking a day trip that requires little planning and organization. It’s basically just walking on trails. Hiking is a natural exercise that promotes physical fitness and it is also called a pleasure walk. It is more of a slow walk that one does while enjoying breeze, the beauty of nature. You can go hiking in any beautiful natural environment like: Forests, hills and mountains are absolutely perfect. This is an excellent way to clear your mind whilst being surrounded by nature. Hiking will improvements in both your physical and mental health too. Hiking bring hikers connect with themselves and nature in a way that brings about peace and a sense of well-being. Before heading, familiarize yourself with the trail map and Follow marked paths and trails. Check the weather, and dress and pack accordingly. Do not hike alone at first, especially on unfamiliar or remote trails. A partner or group can help you navigate and assist if you get hurt.

Here are some Best hiking destination in Nepal:


Trekking is an outdoor recreational activity of hiking or walking for more than a day. Therefor trekking is more challenging than hiking because you will be walking for multiple days in a row. Trekking usually takes places in the area of great natural beauty, usually in the mountain areas without any means of transport. A trek can last anything from days to months, and it is definitely a challenge. The objective of trekking is not just the particular destination, but the journey itself. Before heading, do research about the locations, you may have the option to stay at small lodges, mountain huts or even bed and breakfasts along the way. Trekking is the best way to experience a modest pace, observing nature, rural communities, and spectacular mountain panoramas. Trekking is not a climbing trip, but it is also done in risky mountain areas so it will help to gain more adventurous. Trekking in mountain gives travelers an up-close view of incredible scenery. To be a trekker they must have to these things that are Budget, Holiday, willing to do adventure. In case of Nepal, Nepal has many places where people can easily do trek for 3 days up to 3 months.

Here are some Best Trekking destination in Nepal:

Nepal doubles tiger’s population

Nepal has achieved an impressive feat for an endangered species. We have doubled the population of Tiger, giving hopes and inspiring many other countries to do the same. Tiger is one of the most endangered species of wild cats if not the whole animal kingdom. Since most parts of lands where their natural habitat is, has been occupied by humans to create houses or farms. These beautiful cats were left with only 7% of what they had.

So how did we manage to achieve these impressive feat? Well, the first step was to stop the poaching of tigers. If the government could not always be there to stop the poaching, they thought of one brilliant way to manage that. They did not hire anyone by opening a vacancy or giving the contract to a private conservationist. Instead, the Government of Nepal hired the locals to take care of their surroundings, forests and look for any illegal activities in collaboration with the Forest Department of Nepal.

This step proved to be very effective, since the locals were always present there, it was very difficult to do any illegal activities. Besides these, drones were used to monitor the usual trafficking routes of poachers, giving them little to no chance of harming these beautiful creatures.

With clever thinking, proper planning and understandable collaboration, Nepal has proved to that unthinkable can be done with sheer determination. We from Botanical Treks and Excursion, congratulate and thanks the Government of Nepal and the locals contribution in helping save the endangered species. The majestic and beautiful predator, The Tiger.

Since 2011, we have also successfully clocked 7 years without a record of poaching of Rhinos.