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About Us

About Us

Boudhanath Stupa Nepal
Boudhanath Stupa is one of the most iconic World Heritage Sites in Nepal

Hello,

Thank you for visiting and welcome to Upper-Himalayan Treks and Adventure’s blog.  Please kick up your feet and relax while I introduce myself, this blog, and the about us page.

Are you passionate about traveling?  Do you love south Asia?  Are you the type of person who is fascinated by exotic cultures or the outdoors?  If your answer was “Yes!” to any of these questions, then you have come to the right place for information and entertainment about all subjects related to Nepal, Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR) aka Xizang Autonomous Region, Tibet or Xizang for short, and Bhutan.

Did you know that Tibet and Nepal share ownership of Mt. Everest?  But, only on the Tibetan side can you reach Everest Base Camp by Car.  Kind of cool!

About Us:

My name is Craig Wayne Cole.  I’m not quite a digital nomad but almost.  Before I get into all that, let me take a few steps back and give you some landscape (background).

We all remember our first time out of the country and I am no exception.  Like many of us wayward wanderers, our first time out really grabs us by the boo boos and says “Hey! There is a whole world out there.  Explore it!”

That’s what I was doing when I ran out of money.  Traveling is not cheap and if you are on a budget it is almost prohibitive.  If you stick around I will give you some pretty good insights on how to travel around south Asia inexpensively.

I found out that I could travel and explore the world and get paid for it, if I joined the Peace Corps.  So, I did.

Pro tip 01: If you can get someone else to pay for your expenses, do it.

The Peace Corps stationed me in Nepal. It was a phenomenal experience.  I met and made friends with a lot of amazing people.  One of these people put me on a trajectory that led me to typing this blog post.

His name is Ganga Regmi.  Ganga and I were hanging out one day and I asked him if he was happy with his work. To make a long story short we started Upper Himalayan treks and Adventure a year later.

Now, my expeditions are primarily focused in Nepal.  My experiences range from trekking up to Everest Base camp and Kala Patthar to going on a safari through the low laying jungles of Chitwan National park to see the one horned rhinoceros.

rhinoceros in Chitwan National Park
Rhinoceros in Chitwan National Park

Ya, I got it covered north to south, no big deal.  I’m only joking of course.  As you will see there is so much more to Nepal than Everest and Chitwan National Park.

Stay tuned to find out more.

Nepal

Here are 5 fun facts about Nepal:

  1. The Nepali flag is the only national flag in the world that is not quadrilateral in shape
  2. Namaste is the standard greeting in Nepal. It can mean Hello, and Good Bye, but now it is mostly used to greet foreigners.
  3. The time zone of Nepal is based on Mt. Everest, and is 45 minutes off the Coordinated Universal Time.
  4. Hinduism and Buddhism are the two primary religions but are generally considered the same in the country.
  5. Cows are sacred in Nepal and roam the streets and country side freely.
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