Showing posts with label HIMALAYAS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label HIMALAYAS. Show all posts

Friday, April 20, 2018

Trans Himalaya Scooter Adventure

 The Trans Himalayan Scooterist
I am extremely afraid and shaken at this moment and I will never forget these dreaded moments ever.

I had started from Panikhar Guest House around 6 Am and reached Rangdum around 1 pm, Very tired.The weather was clear at Rangdum. My target was to reach Drang -Drung glacier and return back to Rangdum for night stay. After a light lunch at Rangdum, I started for Drang-Drung glaciers which were just 30-40 km.As I reached near high pass of Penzi La pass, my 4 strokes Honda Eterno scooter(my brother's) lost its power and refused to move.The reason was an oxygen-fuel combination in a carburetor.Suddenly weather became bad and it started snowing and darkness spread on the horizon. Fast cold winds almost freezing.I again started scooter and it moved very slowly almost 5 kmph speed. Slower than walking. No human for miles and a remote pass and a busted scooter. Suddenly appeared 3 wolves in front of me, few hundreds of meters away and they were staring at me.I sweated in cold water.I froze.Luckily wolves went away.Extremely frightened and afraid, I reached Penzi La and took this picture.
Sometimes, solo traveling tests you in such condition and you regret your decision.May 2012.

Narender Kumar Gautam

Friday, February 23, 2018

Vegetation of Nepal

Tropical Vegetation
-60 m to 1000 Vegetation
-main tropical vegetation 60- 300 m
-Subtropical vegetation
-Deciduous leaves, broad leaves,

Temperate Vegetation
-1000 m to 3000 m
-Warm and mid-temperate climate

Alpine Vegetation

-Tundra Vegetation
-3000m to 8848 m
-3800 m start grassy land
-starting from 5000 m snow line can found
- No vegetation from 4000m
-Subalpine and main alpine
-Evergreen, coniferous, Needle leaves

34 Types of Rhododendron found in Nepal
60 m up from sea level at Jhapa District
Plant Bio-Diversity of Nepal
-More than 10,000 species
-10% of the world vegetation
Plant for daily life
-more than 2000 plants are used for food
-more than 1000 plants are used for medicine
-more than 500 plants are used for industry
-moret than 2502 plants are used for timber

Friday, February 16, 2018

Toni Kinshofer, German mountaineer

Born on this day, 1934.02.16; Toni Kinshofer, German mountaineer, who ascended Nanga Parbat in 1962.

In 1961, on an expedition led by Toni Hiebeler, he undertook the first winter ascent of the Eiger North Face with Walter Almberger and Anderl Mannhardt. At 27, Kinshofer was the senior climber of the team (Mannhardt the youngest at 21). Kinshofer did most of the leading throughout during their epic, six-day (March 6–12) climb. On June 23, 1962, Kinshofer was one of three climbers on the German team to reach the summit of Nanga Parbat in Pakistan, (via the very steep Diamir Face) for its second ascent, with Sigi Loew and Anderl Mannhardt. They had to bivy above 8,000 m on the way down. His climbing partner Loew fell to his death, and Mannhardt and Kinshofer had to have toes and/or feet amputated. The route is named the Kinshofer route and is still a major undertaking. Kinshofer died in a fall in the climbing area of Battert near Baden-Baden in the Black Forest in 1964, aged 30

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Photo From Jumla

Tila river believed to irrigated the land 1300 years ago

Friday, November 3, 2017

Sagarmatha National Park III

Landscape comprises the highest mountain peaks, rugged terrain, high altitude wetlands, glaciers, rivers, forests, and pastures land. Sagarmatha National Park is home to Gokyo and other high altitude lakes

 An estimated 1,074 species of flora found in the Park (BPP 1995)
 Records of 160 vascular plants, sixgymnosperms, 109 dicots, and 45 monocots
Records of 26 species of mammals, 162 species of birds, and 13 species of reptiles/amphibians from the Park (DNPWC 2003)

21 endemic species of flowering vegetation were recorded from national park (HMGN/MFSC 2002)
Thirteen species of mammals found in SNP are protected by CITES
6 species of mammals, 2 bird species are considered endangered and protected under of NPWC Act 1973
Mammal species symbolic of the park include the Snow leopard (Uncia uncia), a Musk deer (Moschus chrysogaster), and Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens),
Bird species symbolic of the Park are the Impeyan pheasant, Lammergeyer, Bearded vulture, Snow cock, and the Yellow-billed chough

First national park in Nepal to become accredited as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979 for its exceptional area with  mountains, glaciers, and deep valleys dominated by Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world

Declaration of a Park buffer zone in January 2002 (DNPWC 2003) 

Sagarmatha National Park I

Sagarmatha National Park (1,148 km2) and buffer zone (275 km2)
Physiographic aspects

Manaslu Conservation Area III

Manaslu Conservation Area II

Mountain peaks, glaciers, high latitude lakes, rivers, pastures, forests and cultivated landscomprise the landscape of Manaslu Conservation Area
 An estimated 2,500 species of flora recorded in the area (BPP 1995), including 587 vascular plants: 10 gymnosperms, 491 dicots, and 86 monocots (Annex 1.9.15)
 Recorded of 33 species of mammals, 110 species of birds, and three species of reptiles and amphibians in Manaslu (KMTNC 2002);
current checklists include nine species of mammals protected under CITES
 Six species of mammals and one bird species are protected under Appendix I of NPWC Act 1973
 Mammal species symbolic of Manaslu Conservation Area (MCA) include the Snow leopard (Panthera uncia, Uncia uncia), Musk deer (Moschus Chrysogaster), Himalayan Tahr (Hemitragus jemalhicus), and ground squirrel
(family Sciuridae)
 Bird species symbolic of MCA are the Variegated laughing-thrush (Garrulax variegatus), Grandala (Grandala coelicolor), and Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentiles)

Manaslu Conservation Area I

Manaslu Conservation Area (1,663 km2)

 Physiographic Aspects

Annapurna Conservation Area (INFO III)

Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA INFO II)

Mountain above 6000 to 8848 m, high altitude pastures land, trans-Himalayan valleys, forests, lakes, glaciers, rivers and cultivated lands comprise the landscape; some of the highest peaks in the world (Annapurna I: 8091m, Machhapuchhere: 6993m) are contained in this conservation area, also the world’s deepest gorge: Kali Gandaki, and highest altitude lake: Tilicho Lake.

2 distinct climatic zone within a distance of 120 km of Annapurna Region and altitude of 1000-8000 m: 3000 mm annual rainfall in the south (The Himalayas), and less than 500 mm annual rainfall in the north (trans-Himalayas).

Home of 101 species of mammals including the Snow leopard, Musk deer, Tibetan Argali, Tibetan wolf, and Tibetan fox
Home of 474 species of birds "including 38 species of birds at risk in Nepal, and 6 species of Himalayan pheasants found in Nepal."
The host of 39 species of reptiles and 22 species of amphibians.

Home for more 10 ethnic groups (Tibeto-Burmese: Gurung, Thakali, Bhotia, Ethnic Tibetan, and
Magar; and Indo Aryan: Brahmin, Kshetri, Kami, Damai and Sarki)

3,430 species of flora have been recorded in the conservation area
Records of 456 vascular plants: 5 pteridophytes, 11 gymnosperms, 392 dicots, and 48 monocots
Thirteen species of mammals and three bird species are protected under NPWC Act 1973

Mammal species symbolic of ACA are the Snow leopard, Musk deer, Tibetan argali, and Tibetan wolf
Bird species symbolic of the area are the Golden eagle, Demoiselle crane, and various pheasants

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

List of Trekking Peaks B Group

Mera Peak (6,654m/21,825ft) Khumbu Himal, Everest Area
Kusum Kangru (6,367m/20,883ft) Khumbu Himal, Everest Area
Kwangde Ri (6,011m/19,716ft) Khumbu Himal, Everest Area
Imja-Tse (Island Peak) (6,160m/20,205ft) Khumbu Himal, Everest Area
Khongm-tse (Mehra Peak) (5,849m/19,185ft) Khumbu Himal, Everest Area
Lobuje East (6,119m/20,070ft) Khumbu Himal, Everest Area
Pokhalde (5,806m/19,044ft) Khumbu Himal, Everest Area
Paldor (5,896m/19,339ft) Ganesh Himal, Central Nepal
Ramdung Go (5,925m/19,434ft) Rolwaling Himal, East Nepal
Pharchamo (6,187m/20,293ft) Rolwaling Himal, East Nepal
Naya Kanga (Ganjala Chuli) (5,844m/19,168ft) Langtang National Park
Pisang (6,091m/19,978ft) Manang Himal, Manang
Chulu East (6,584m/21,596ft) Manang Himal, Manang
Chulu West (6,419m/21,054ft) Manang Himal, Manang
Hiuchuli (6,441m/21,126ft) Annapurna Himal, Pokhara
Singu Chuli (Fluted Peak) (6,501m/21,323ft) Annapurna Himal, Pokhara
Mardi Himal (5,587m/18,325ft)  Annapurna Himal, Pokhara
Tharpu Chuli (Tent Peak) (5,663m/18,575ft) Annapurna Himal, Pokhara

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List of Trekking Peaks "A Group"

Mt. Bokta (6143 m/20,149ft) Kanchenjunga, East Nepal
Mt. Cholatse (6440 m/21,123ft) Khumbu, Everest Area
Mt. Chhukung Ri (5550 m/18,204ft) Khumbu, Everest Area
Mt. Lobuje West (6145 m/20,156ft) Khumbu, Everest Area
Mt. Machermo (6273 m/20,575ft) Mahalangur, Everest Area
Mt. Kyazo Ri (6186 m/20,290ft) Mahalangur, Everest Area
Mt. Phari Lapcha  (6017 m/19,736ft) Mahalangur, Everest Area
Mt. Nirekha (6159 m/20,201ft) Mahalangur, Everest Area
Mt. Ombigaichen (6340 m/20,795ft) Mahalangur, Everest Area
Mt. ABI (6097 m/19,998ft) Mahalangur, Everest Area
Mt. Chekigo (6257 m/20,523ft) Gaurishankar, East Nepal
Mt. Yubra Himal (6035 m/19,795ft) Langtang National Park
Mt. Yala Peak (5732 m/18,800ft) Langtang National Park
Mt. Langsisa Ri (6427 m/21,080ft) Langtang National Park
Mt. Larkya Peak (6010 m/19,713ft) Manaslu Himal, West Nepal

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Ritual Lama Dance of Lapark

Ritual Lama Dance of Lapark, Gorkha. The community getting together walk  towards dead body cemetery with dancing lama on the way and spell his mantra
The Lama start performing dance and lama dancing with a beat, tune.
The lama perform dance with mantra for making soul of dead body peace when it goes to heaven

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

View of Manaslu Range

HimalChuli Nagdi Chuli Thulagi (7059 m), Manaslu (8163 m),  Manaslu North (6994 m), Naike Peak (6211 m), Larkya Peak (6416 m), Larkya North (6249 m),  Larkya La

Boudha (6516 m), Pang Phuchi (6620 m), Rani Peak (6693 m)

Himalayan serow

Himalayan serow found in Nepal, northern India including Sikkim, Bhutan, southeast Bangladesh, Tibet and western Myanmar
Elevation from 300 m to 3000 m

Mansarovar Tourist Increase Through Nepal

View of Annapurna Range

Viewing Annapurna Massif from The Tibet Section Lamjung Himal (6983 m), Annapurna II (7937 m),  Annapurna III (7555 m),  Annapurna IV ...