“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is a success.” A famous quote from Henry Ford proves positive in affiliation to Royal Mountain Travel. Eleven years ago we ventured to the tourism industry of Nepal with a promise to work hard for a better tomorrow and shall execute any barrier, together as a team, that comes in our way. Now standing at the threshold to the another New Year – 2017 – and if we have to take a trip down memory lane of 2016, it makes us proud to acknowledge that we have kissed a number of achievements in 2016. Here, we would like to share some our achievements with you all.
Among, alike, many premises that couldn’t stand the fierce wrath of the April’s Earthquake in 2015, Bricks Cafe was also one of them. Fortunately, the cafe didn’t have to suffer any, tiny, human casualties, but since the building was almost a century old – many of the sections of the cafe got collapsed. However, by the beginning of 2016 – in January – we reconstructed the wrecked cafe into a new dream, into an another hope.
In 2016, one of our major achievements is inaugurating Royal Mountain Travel’s a long due dream comes true – A Boutique Hotel – Traditional Comfort.
The major motive of Traditional Comfort is to preserve and illustrate the authentic hospitality of Nepalese culture and its traditional values. Hence, in Traditional Comfort, local Newari craftspeople from Patan and Bungamati have hand crafted every detail in the building, from the dark wood carved beams to the bronze fixtures in the lobby, and on the roof, to the decorative tilework in the bathrooms. Furthermore, Traditional Comfort contains many intricate, surprising details for curious guests: angled ankhi-jyaal windows, which cast geometric shadows on the opposite wall, and scenes of local life hand-painted directly onto the walls.
In April Royal Mountain Travel, which was the peak season for the power cuts and load-sheddings, we converted our company into a total eco-friendly company. Lack of electricity and power cuts was leading to a bigger problem to bind us to use diesel generators as an alternate source of energy However, now the capital has no such issues regarding power cuts, but we are still relying on solar energy. For more information, READ HERE.
In order to receive real-time information about the movements of our vehicle for the safety and security of our guests, we have installed 17 GPS tracking system in our vehicle.
Royal Mountain Travel is firmly committed to the sustainable tourism. In the beginning, we initiated Panauti Community Homestay with one home and now in the end of 2016 – we have 19 host families working together to achieve a sustainable mode of income in the Panauti.
Alike Panauti, in Barauli Community Homestay – we welcomed three new host families only in 2016. Now we are the family of 15 Homestays in Barauli Community Homestay.
In 2016, we welcomed another hotel into our organization. One of the major tourist destinations in Nepal, Pokhara – we had always dreamt to stabilize our own company. In 2016, we lived that dream.
As a part of the walk of our core interest towards sustainable and responsible tourism, we [Royal Mountain Travel] got this golden opportunity to work with a global community of change-makers, Travel+SocialGood. We are the first hub in Nepal for TSG+. For reports, please read here.
On 27th October 2016, TSG+ Hub Kathmandu is introducing, and walking on a new hiking route from Sanga; a small town, but home to the world’s tallest statue of Lord Shiva, to the colorful valley – Panauti. This, a day hike event is intended to bring awareness to locals (Tamangs) about the sustainability, the importance of cleanliness – throughout the hiking route, protection of their culture and environment.For reports, please read here.
Trekking |May 26, 2023
Most tourists visiting Nepal will make sure they spend a couple of days in Pokhara. Many will surely extend their stay to take a sojourn around the region, since Pokhara is a sort of gateway to many attractive trekking destinations.
Tibet |Nov 10, 2014
Lhabab Duchen is a festival celebrated to observe the descent of Buddha from heaven to earth. That would be his second visit on earth from heaven.
Trekking |Jul 4, 2023
The Arniko Highway is one road that has seen a lot of trekkers making use of its smooth asphalt surface to reach starting points for many of trek to areas north of Kathmandu. One trek that also starts on this road is a bit different from most others—it’s the one to Kalinchowk.
Nepal |Jul 12, 2023
Sonam Losar is one of the central festivals among 125 ethnicities living in Nepal, of which some are of Indian origin, and some of Tibetan origin. Therefore, it is natural that many of the country’s festivals are similar to those of the neighboring regions.
Trekking |Nov 9, 2014
Bhairav Kunda, certainly a great trek, which is located northeast of Kathmandu, is one such site. ‘Bhairav’ is the destructive manifestation of Lord Shiva,
Others |Jun 20, 2023
Sikkim is the 22nd state of India. It is the least populous state and second smallest state of country. It borders Nepal in the west, Tibet to the north and the east and Bhutan in the southeast while West Bengal borders it to the south.
Wildlife |Jun 13, 2023
Thirty kilometers as the crow flies north from Kathmandu is a Tamang village called Gatling in Langtang, Reaching there begins with a day’s bus ride over a distance of 130 km from the capital to Syabrubesi from where you start trekking. The trail is narrow and climbs up quite steeply.
Tibet |May 5, 2023
So you want to travel to Tibet? Of course you do. After all, Tibet travel is a much sought after desire of many travelers around the world today. There’s not much mystery left in the world, and even the last bastion of mysterious lands, Tibet, is undergoing rapid transformation every other day.
Travel Guide |Apr 29, 2022
Traveling in Nepal in the low season is not just about roaming freely but also impacting the life of locals. Since most of the trek destinations lie in the rural part of Nepal whose income depends upon tourism and animal husbandry, it is hard for them to survive the half-year of low seasons. So, when you travel and spend money over there you are also enriching the lives of the local people.
Trekking |Jun 22, 2023
What is it about the Kathmandu valley that makes it an ideal place for cycling tours? There are many in fact. First, it’s the diverse nature of the terrain, one that is just right for mountain biking.
Tours |May 22, 2023
Junko Tabei—the name sounds pretty familiar, doesn’t it? Well, it should be, considering that it’s a name that is now indelibly etched in the history of mankind as the first woman to conquer the world’s highest peak on May 16, 1975. She also became the first woman to summit the seven tallest mountains of all seven continents (seven summits) on June 28, 1992.