Rajendra Khanal (Raj)

Joined Nest Adventure on August 9th, 2016
Rajendra Khanal (Raj)
Published Blog : 70
Born and raised in Gorkha, Nepal, I am proud to call the Manaslu region my home! I have been in the travel business for over a decade from being assistance guide to being a guide/leader to being a manager and finally a founder of NEST Adventure. So you could say, I know my way well enough in the Himalayas especially in some of the off-the-beaten trails in Nepal like Manaslu, Kanchenjunga or Mustang

I am passionate about travelling and I strongly believe that seeing the world shouldn't break the bank (at least not too much!).  I have backpacked to over 15 countries in Asia, Central Americas USA and Canada, one-third of Europe, Caribbean Island and  Latin America.

I studied in the UK and moved to the United States. During that period, I had an opportunity working with multinational companies which taught me, how to deliver quality customer service in the business? As a world travelling backpacker myself, and travel expert of Nepal Himalayas, I started writing about my own country.  Incase, If you required free information about Nepal, please do not hesitate to visit my office in Thamel. We are located in the centre of Kathmandu Thamel. I am happy to share a cup of Nepali tea and free information.  Our team at NEST has earned 5/5 star ratings on TripAdvisor from about 200 satisfied customers. Don't forget to visit our customer feedback page on TripAdvisor.
If you believe our expert team can be helpful in planning your next trip to Nepal, then please do not hesitate to contact me. at nestadventure@gmail.com. I am also available 24x7 on WhatsApp  +977- 9851052042. If you are interested to know more about my travel journey follow me on  Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  

Recent Blogs By Rajendra Khanal (Raj)

1
Trekking Permit Nepal Restricted Regions

Although you might find online says trekking in Nepal without a guide is possible, some regions are specially categorized as restricted area trekking. There are several such restricted trekking in Nepal however most famous one are Upper Mustang Trek, Upper Dolpo Trek, Manaslu Circuit Trek, [...]

2
Helambu Trek

Helambu Trek is the perfect trekking option to those who have minimal time in the Himalayas. In spite of being close to the urban Kathmandu, Helambu has been able to retain its natural beauty. Helambu region of highland villages begins at the Lauribina La Pass and descends to the Melamchi [...]

3
Permit details of restricted trekking in nepal

Planning a multi-day hike in Nepal requires a trekking permit.  Are you wondering what are those different trekking permit applies to a different region?  In this article, we will let you know all different types of license and for each trekking region.  Generally, there are two [...]

4
Top 5 Things to do in Nepal

Nepal, a small landlocked country on Asia geographically located between India and China has lots of things to offer mainly a lot of adventure siker loves trekking in Nepal Himalaya. Apart from Trekking Nepal is equally famous for multiple adventure activities. If you are trying to fill out [...]

5
Annapurna Circuit Trek Vs Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek or Annapurna Circuit Trek lets share some opinion about choosing these two famous Trekking in Nepal whether to Trek Manaslu or Annapurna. First deciding which one to choose lets look at some facts about trekking in both areas with their highlights and fact and there we [...]

6
Trekking in Nepal in September

The month of November is the starting month of Autom (fall season) in Nepal. It is the time that monsoon would subside down, and the sky would stay beautiful and bright. Usually, monsoon in Nepal starts on June 10 and last until September 23 remains for 105 days. However,  It is the fact [...]

7
Nepal Everest Base Camp Trekking

Everest Base Camp Trekking offer some of the great snapshots in the world’s highest tower. Anyone willing to take this opportunity there is several alternatives trail within Khumbu region. You can plan a minimum of seven days trip to month long holidays in the Everest region. Mount [...]

8
Trekking in Nepal in October

If you are planning for any shorts of trekking whether long or short then Nepal might be best especially in October. Starting from shortest trek of Nagarkot Chisapani to month long other trekking in Nepal October is the best season to trek although there will be a high flow of trekkers during [...]

9
Everest Base Camp Weather October

Among four different weather season in Nepal, October is one of the best, this is what the internet says If you search online. The month of October is not only for Everest Base Camp but also the best time for all trekking route in Nepal.  In addition to that, when to visit Everest Base [...]

10
Manaslu Trek Without Guide

If you are looking for Manaslu circuit Trekking in any season then this idea of trekking Manaslu without a guide is impossible to cause area from Jagat to Bimthang is declared as a restricted region and one cannot travel on their own, at least should be accompanied by one Nepali citizen. [...]

11
Annapurna Trekking Information

Are you planning to Trek in Annapurna region in Nepal and seeking for some idea which one to choose? Well, then you are on the right page. As we all know there are multiple choices and different trail in Annapurna region to hike.  Depending on your fitness and available time you can plan [...]

12
Khopra Danda

 Khopra Danda, Also know as Khopra Ridge Trek is a new alternative trekking destination in Annapurna region. It is the perfect alternative trail of Ghorepani Poonhill Trek with less crude on the path but offers one of the best views. If you are looking for something, short hike with the [...]

13
Trekking In Nepal Without A Guide

A neighbouring country of Nepal, in Tibet and Bhutan, visitors are only allowed to enter the country with a complete travel package.  Unlike in Nepal, the tourist could come to visit the country with no plan in advance. A lot of hiking route in Nepal Himalayas, hiker, actually can hike [...]

14
Manaslu Trek Difficulty Review and Trail Route

 Hiking in Nepal Himalayas, it's not a rocket-science but just a passion.  You don't have to be a professional athlete or mountaineer to complete the Manaslu Circuit Trek.  On the other hand, it doesn't also mean that it is as simple as walking or running in the [...]

15
MANASLU TREK ITINERARY

The Manaslu Circuit Trek itinerary could vary greatly depending on the chosen route and the places one would like to see (for example a side trip to Tsum Valley and rest days in between).  There are several sample itineraries posted by a various company and the other website, but [...]

16
Manaslu Trekking Trail With different Village in Manaslu Circuit

Manaslu Trek Section   If we have a look at Great Himalayan Trail there are a different section of trail like Kanchenjunga Section, Makalu Section, Everest Section, Langtang Section, Manaslu Section and Dolpo Section. Each section is separate region and offers different experience, [...]

17
Kathmandu Airport To Thamel

If you are travelling to Kathmandu,  of course, the first thing every traveler should know is how to reach their hotels from Tribhuvan International Airport? Thamel is the main backpacker’s destination in Nepal and this is probably where you would want to start your journey and [...]

18
Train from Kathmandu to Pokhara

If you are travelling for the first time in Nepal, and planning to go Pokhara you may looking for How to get train from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Not only Kathmandu Pokhara, But also the fact is there is not any train service in Nepal.  Probably in future, tourist can travel all over [...]

19
Kathmandu to Pokhara Bus

210 KM west from Kathmandu, the Pokhara city is known as the City of Paradise.  A complete destination surrounded by full nature of Himalaya, and with a lake in the middle of the city, some waterfalls, gorges, etc.  Pokhara is also the gateway to many popular trekking routes, like [...]

20
Where is Mt. Kanchenjunga

Mt. Kanchenjunga is the third highest mountains in the world and also ranked second highest mountain in Nepal (after Mt. Everest). With an elevation of 8,586m (28,169 feet), the Mt. Kanchenjunga Main, Center, and South peaks.  The name itself literally means The Five Treasures of Snow in [...]

21
Manaslu Trek After The Earthquake Recent Updates

[S@R] Last Update: 01.10. 2016 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Update as of 01 October 2016 For those trekking in Manaslu region in the next month or so, we gathered the latest update in the region and we [...]

22
Manaslu Trek Permit

Government policies in Nepal require some of the trekking areas to have a special permit especially if the trekking area is an open border or have a connection with another country. Mount Manaslu, the 8th highest mountain in the world, also shares the border with China (Tibet). Some of the [...]

23
Kanchenjunga Trekking Permit

Government policies in Nepal require some of the trekking areas to have a special permit especially if the trekking area is an open border or have a connection with another country. Mount Kanchenjunga, the 3rd highest mountain in the world, also shares the border with India and China (Tibet). [...]

24
Kathmandu Valley Trekking 2 Night 3 Days

Are you a first-time traveller to Nepal? And do you have just a few days to spend in the country? Probably you are also thinking of doing a bit of hiking or trekking around Kathmandu and still have some spare time to see the world heritage sites? If you answer "YES" to these, then [...]

25
Sundarijal

Called as the "beautiful water", Sundarijal is located about 17 km northeast of Kathmandu.  The tiny village is the gateway to the Shivapuri National Park and along the popular Kathmandu Valley Trekking. Sundarijal is especially famous for the young local travellers for day [...]

26
Upper Mustang Trekking Permit

Government policies in Nepal require some of the trekking areas to have a special permit especially if the trekking area is an open border or have a connection with another country. Upper Mustang trek hidden world of the Buddhist kingdom also shares the border with China (Tibet). Some of the [...]

27
Manaslu Trek With Porter Guide

Government policies require some of the trekking areas to have a restricted permit in Nepal, compulsory trekking staff either with a guide or a porter especially if the trekking area is an open border or has a connection with another country such as Tibet or India. Nepal immigration law [...]

28
Kanchenjunga Trek only with Guide Porter

Government policies require some of the trekking areas to have a special permit in Nepal, compulsory trekking staff either with a guide or a porter especially if the trekking area is an open border or has a connection with another country such as Tibet or India. Nepal immigration law [...]

29
Upper Mustang Trek only with Porter Guide

Government policies in Nepal require some of the trekking areas to have a special permit, compulsory trekking staff either with a guide or a porter especially if the trekking area is an open border or has a connection with another country such as Tibet or India. Nepal immigration law [...]

30
Travel Blog Guest Posting in Nepal

Welcome NEST ADVENTURE!  we are looking forward to hearing about your worldly travel stories and reading your articles. If you can tame your travel experiences on paper and put your tour into word, then NEST Adventure is the perfect place for you to make guest posts on travel-related [...]

31
Kathmandu to Chitwan Bus

About 148km south-west of Kathmandu, the Chitwan National Park is one of Nepal's popular tourist destination and also known as the first national park in Nepal.  Chitwan National Park is reachable via Sauraha or Megauli. After the government had decided to remove all private resorts [...]

32
Kathmandu to Nagarkot Bus

The only nearest hill station from Kathmandu, the Nagarkot is located about 32km east from the capital. Almost no tourist missed this beautiful landmark while visiting Nepal. Travelling options between these two cities always in a high inquiry in travellers forums. In this article, I will [...]

33
Manaslu Trek Itinerary 14 days

This 14-day itinerary is only suitable if there are bus services from Kathmandu to Soti Khola at the start of the trek, and also from Tal to Besi Sahar, and Besi Sahar to Kathmandu at the end of the trek.  The road from Tal to Besi Sahar is a temporary and an off-road trail where buses or [...]

34
Manaslu Trek Itinerary 17 Days

This is one of the classic Manaslu trek itineraries and probably the best we would recommend as you will spend more time in lower elevation area and have more interaction with local villagers.  Also, you do not need to worry about local transportation and some areas being impassable. [...]

35
Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek Itinerary 22 Days

Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek 22 days is for those who want to experience the Little Tibet or Tsum Valley as part of the Manaslu trek.  The Tsum Valley is another popular side trip from Manaslu, which requires one week of a special permit in addition to the ACAP, MCAP and Manaslu trek permit. [...]

36
Chitwan to Pokhara Bus

Looking to see more of Nepal apart from the infamous base camps or mountains?  Apart from Kathmandu, there are other cities to see in Nepal such as Chitwan, Pokhara and Lumbini.  From Kathmandu, Chitwan National Park is the closest tourist destination, followed by Pokhara and [...]

37
Planning for the Manaslu Circuit trek. You shouldn't miss reading this!!

In this article, we hope to answer some basic questions you may have about the Manaslu Circuit Trek, in particular on the overall impact this trek may have on your wallet!  We strongly believe you will enjoy reading this post, so happy [...]

38
Manaslu Trek Cost

 One good thing about venturing into this unknown world of Manaslu is that it is not at all as expensive as one would think.  In fact, it is relatively cheaper than Everest, but don't expect it to be cheaper than Langtang and Annapurna.  Our clients who experienced Manaslu [...]

39
WANTED: Trekking Partners for the Manaslu Trek 2018

Every year, travellers who are interested in the Manaslu Circuit Trekking have been increasing rapidly.  Indeed, it is starting to gain popularity and to us, this is no surprise because the trail itself is very scenic and you will not feel that you've fallen into a tourist trap. [...]

40
Upper Mustang Trek Cost

You will think that Nepal's mountains are all white, snowy, and  freezing! If so, you probably have not heard of the Mustang region in Nepal where the mountains at almost 4,000m elevation are red, instead of white and where rain does not fall.  And no, it is not where the Mustang [...]

41
Manaslu Base Camp Trek

More often than not, when someone thinks of trekking in the Himalayas in Nepal, they refer to Base Camps. As a matter of fact, Nepal has close to 4,000 mountains above 5,500m including, of course, the world's highest peak, Mt. Everest at 8,848m.  Thousands of mountains below 5500m are [...]

42
Nepal Itinerary 1 night 2 days

Do you only have a few days to spare in Nepal? Although this may not be sufficient to see everything Nepal has to offer, a one night in the country is just enough to see the capital city called Kathmandu. The Kathmandu Valley is only 49 sq. km. and surrounded by mountains soaring to at least [...]

43
Hiking and Trekking around Pokhara

Are you thinking of spending a couple of nights in Pokhara and interested in doing more than just a Pokhara city tour?  Pokhara is well-known for trekkers who are looking to go to Annapurna. Not very known to many,  this city does have a very nice view of the mountains and there are [...]

44
Mount Everest From Kathmandu

Not all of us are born with the desire or at least the resources to climb the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest.  But, a good majority of those who travel to Nepal would likely want to catch a glimpse of the highest peak and just cross that off your bucket list!  And in [...]

45
Upper Mustang Trek Itinerary

The hidden world of the ancient Buddhist kingdom, Upper Mustang is a remote area in Nepal with highly preserved Tibetan culture.  Due to military unrest in the late 80s, it was not until 1992 that this region was reopened to foreign trekkers.  Tucked and hidden from the outside [...]

46
Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

For many travellers, Nepal is one of the ultimate bucket lists. From experiencing the hustle and bustle of Thamel as the backpackers' haven to the once in a lifetime Himalayan Base Camp experience.  For many years, Nepal has ranked as one of the top 5 destinations according to [...]

47
Everest Base Camp Trek Best Time of Year

“Everest base camp trekking” is one of the most adventurous and fulfilling treks you can choose in Nepal.  The very first reason itself is being in the abode of the highest mountain peak in the world!, majestic Ama Dablam to the south, the heart chilling Khumbu glacier with [...]

48
Why is Manaslu Circuit Trek a Must Experience

# 1. Because it is surrounded by snowcap mountains towering at above 8,000m.  Not to mention the above 5,000m pass crossing!  Very few places on this earth will have these combinations! # 2. Because it is a remote and off-the-beaten-path compared to the other well-known teahouse [...]

49
Where is Nepal

As a citizen of a land locked country “Nepal” located within the folds of the Himalayas mountain range that does not produce missiles, no crude oil, no terrorism, no metro cities like in the first world, introducing my origin is interesting! “Oh where is Nepal”?  [...]

50
Nepal Itinerary 2 Night 3 Days

What would you do if you have only 2 night and 3 days holiday in Nepal? This might be a common question for short time traveller to Nepal. The answer is you are still going to explore the city and a few places nearby Kathmandu.   In 3 days Nepal itinerary you have more flexibility [...]

51
How Difficult is Everest Base Camp Trek

If Mariana trench is the deepest, Everest is the highest mountain peak in the world. Standing tall and dominating at 8848 mtr above MSL, surrounded by myths, spiritual belief, no book is big enough to accommodate the historical events of the various incidents occurred associated with this [...]

52
Alternative Route For Manaslu Circuit Trek That Avoids Road Construction

"Last update; 16 November 2018"  - The Manaslu Circuit trek has been considered one of the best off-the-beaten trek in the world.  This route has been open to foreign hikers since 1990s.  Manaslu trek gained popularity since tea houses were built here in [...]

53
Three Passes Trek

 The three passes trek in the Everest regions Nepal is becoming more popular after being featured by many international sites and magazines. (New York Times) It is one of the less crowded and off the beaten trail in the Khumbu region.  Many travellers hike the Everest Base Camp (EBC) [...]

54
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Cost

Unspoiled mountain valleys that feature a mix of raw Himalayan nature and ancient Buddhist culture Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is one of the best remote and off the beaten tea house treks in Nepal. One good thing about venturing into this unknown world of Kanchenjunga isn't that expensive [...]

55
Renting or Buying Hiking Gear in Kathmandu

Every time I receive a new email, one of the frequently asked questions from my client is, Can we rent a hiking gear in Kathmandu Nepal? The answer is YES! You may not have complete gears yourself that is appropriate for high altitude treks in Nepal. Or even if you own hiking gears, it might [...]

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Annapurna Circuit Trek Itinerary

The Annapurna Circuit trek has often been voted as “#1 best trek” in the world. The Trek route has been open to foreign trekkers since 1977. However, the road construction is threatening its reputation and its future as a “classic trek”. For the first few years when the [...]

57
Pokhara to Lumbini Bus

"Lumbini" a birthplace of Buddha, Located in southern Nepal near the city called Bhairahawa.  Lumbini is one of the most popular pilgrimages destinations in the world. About 1.55 million tourist visits Lumbini every year. While international tourist number is only about 300 [...]

58
Kanchenjunga Trek Difficulty

You don't have to be a professional athlete or mountaineer to complete the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek.  On the other hand, it doesn't also mean that Kanchenjunga trek is as simple as walking or running in a park.  A certain level of fitness and training needs to be [...]

59
Mountain Flight and Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

When someone plans to visit Nepal, probably the first things on their mind is the Himalayas, world heritage sites or old civilisation of the country.  But in fact, did you know, you have to spare at least two weeks time and hike all the way up to 5,550m in order to the get the close-up [...]

60
10 things about Upper Mustang trek worth spending $ 500 for the permit

[S@R] 1. Sky Burial  When someone dies high up in the Himalayan kingdom, a Lama (Buddhist priest) cuts the body into a small size and feed to the vultures in the open air. I know it sounds brutal, but It is the way of burial in the Buddhist tradition. Sky Burial is influenced by the [...]

61
Nar Phu Valley Trek Permit

Government policies in Nepal require some of the trekking areas to have a special permit to keep the board security strong. If the trekking area is an open border or area need to be preserved which has a high-value treasure from the archaeological point of view. Nar Phu Valley Trek in [...]

62
Where to Start Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

The only convenient way to reach the trekking starting point for Kanchenjunga is to take the 45-minute flight to Bhadrapur and ride a local bus or jeep again to Taplejung for about 6-7 hour. For someone who is willing to take a long drive from Kathmandu, (11-12 hour) there is also night but to [...]

63
Hot Air Ballon in Pokhara Nepal

Home to the extreme adventure activities, Pokhara Nepal, is one in the list of most famous tourist destinations in Asia. Surrounded by two of the highest mountain in the world Mt. Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, the Pokhara city, is also the gateway to the most beautiful multi days trekking trail in [...]

64
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Itinerary

The third highest mountain in the world, mount Kanchenjunga is located in the eastern Nepal border. Despite the fact that, it is surrounded with beautiful nature and Buddhist culture. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking trail remains off the beaten trek in Nepal. Only about 2,000 tourist hikes [...]

65
Manaslu Trek Highlights

Manaslu lies in the west of Nepal's Gorkha district.  It is the highest in the region of 8,163m above sea level so this is not a minor mountain in Nepal. Manaslu is much closer to the Tibetan side, so the culture you will see here is more Tibetan. Up to this day, it remains a remote [...]

66
Down Jacket Price in Kathmandu Nepal

Anyone travelling to Nepal, especially planning for a hike down jacket must include in your shopping list.  However, not every hiker travel Nepal is coming from cold weather zone who already has down jacket for their daily use. Even so, a lot of hikers travel Nepal as their transit [...]

67
Tourist Bus Service Between Kathmandu Nagarkot Kathmandu

The only nearest hill station from Kathmandu, the Nagarkot is located about 32km east from the capital. Almost no tourist missed this beautiful landmark while visiting Nepal. I was questioned multiple times from my readers "If there is a tourist bus between Kathmandu and Nagarkot"? [...]

68
Manaslu Short Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek has been gaining popularity in the past years but it requires more days than other base camp treks (at least 13 or 14 days).  Not all travelers have that many days to spare so this article is about the possibility of doing a Manaslu short trek.  Is it really [...]

69
Kanchenjunga Trek Solo

It has been long due since I was thinking of posting a new blog on my page.  When I wake up, the first things I will do is to check my emails and prepared for work. One of my first emails this morning was about very frequently asked questions over the internet highlighted today's [...]

70
Nepal Visa Fee

A country “Nepal”  is located within the folds of the Himalayas mountain range, in the border between India in the south and China to the North. To visit this country is easier then you could imagine.  The first things,  to get the visa is even easier. Except for the [...]

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