Ghalegaun and Ghanpokhara

Ghalegaun Home stay Trekking

Ghalegaun (2,095m) and Ghanpokhara ( 2,157m) are traditional Gurung villages nestled in the lap of the Annapurna range. The villages are predominantly inhabited by the Ghyabre gurungs of this region. The village offers a peek into the culture of gurungs at their home stays and through cultural programs. The local people also perform traditional Ghatu, programs. Krishna charitra, Jhankri lama dances for visitors dressed in traditional attire. One of the earliest settlements of the Gurungs ponjyu village falls in Ghalegaun VDC, while the Ghyabre Ghar, which is t he ancestral home of Gurung kings at kolasonthar are in Ghanpokhara VDC. There are Gurung pilgrimage sites in and around this region, including the samba chhyoling Gompa at Nassar Danda . Devotees throng Ghalegaun during Maghe sankranti ehwn a fair is held at utter kanya temple . Visitors can also visit the honey hunting sites in Ghanpokhara.


Ghanpokhara is about 100 m aboveGhalegaun and requires hiking for about 30 minutes from Ghalegaun. The villages offer spectacular mountain views when weather is clear. The peaks that can be seen from Ghalegaun and Ghanpokhara are Annapurna range Lamjung Ganesh Himal manaslu among others. The area has green pastures of grasslands and is rich in fauna including medicinal herbs, rhododendron forest. Various kinds of Himalayan birds and wild animals are also found here.


Baby born with heart sticking out

In a rare case, a 22-year-old woman gave birth to a baby with his heart sticking out in Dharan on Saturday evening. The infant was born to Shruti Karki of Baniyani-4, Jhapa, at BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS). Doctors had performed a surgery on her to deliver the baby. Doctors had little hope of life of the abnormal baby outside the womb. The infant is at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Karki was admitted to BPKIHS four days ago. Ultrasound examination had shown the heart sticking outside the body. Dr Shailaja Chhetri Shrestha said it is a rare case in medical science.“It happens mainly due to chromosome disorder. There are 91 such reported cases in the world,” she added. Doctors said that a complex surgery is necessary to place the heart inside. The case has been referred to Kanti Children’s Hospital in Kathmandu. The infant weighs 2.4 kg.

Manaslu Trekking

Today is 11/06/2010, my 4th day walking for Manaslu round trekking. My leg is very pain. I am so much tired because yesterday I walked 12 hour. Today we have to reach in Sama gaon until afternoon. After lunch we have plan to day hike Manaslu base camp.
Now seven o clock, we are in sallow. From syallow great view of Mt Manaslu. I forget all my tired for Manaslu Trekking
a while. I feel very please to see Manaslu it is very nice shape of mountain. One of the school teacher said from here samagaon is nearly two hour walking distance for a trekkerAfter 20m walk we saw very beautiful grassland with Irish flower and green valley of Manaslu range. I thought few minute rest here and enjoy the great panoramic view or Mt Manaslu and another mountains.
With the scenic walk two hour is already elapse, we are in Sama gaon .We order Dal val Nepali food lunch. We rest one hour in tea house. After lunch we start to hike Manaslu base camp. The first hour walking is very pleasant. We saw yak and sheep heard. Also we saw some wild animal (musk deer and more).
The trail became a very steep and slippery. It is very hard to walk but we continue to walk. We are very near to Manaslu base camp. In Manaslu area suddenly weather is change. The Manaslu base camp stating snow fall than we stop walk further. We return to Sam Gaon in evening.
My camera battery power is finished in sama gaon. I am worried about tomorrow because for me picture is very important because this is my exploring trip. The tea house owner said this village we don’t have a electricity but some lodge has a solar power. He said today weather is very bad we don’t have sunlight so you can’t chare your battery. I feel very bad but it normally for villagers. They don’t know about television and move. They start work with sunlight and they will stop to work with sun set this is the life.
Our time to dinner. We had a dinner than we sleep with good dreams. My journey for Manaslu trekking is continuous

Nepal Adhikari, Kafle on shortlist

Nepal Adhikari, Kafle on shortlist
The three-member Governor Recommendation Committee has picked three names—economist Chiranjeevi Nepal and two Nepal Rastra Bank Deputy Governors Gopal Kafle and Maha Prasad Adhikari for the post of governor at the Nepal Rastra Bank. The committee headed by Finance Minister Ram Sharan Mahat on Wednesday submitted the names to the Cabinet, which is expected to select one of them as head of the central bank at its meeting on Thursday. Economist Praiseworthiness Timeline and former governor Himalaya Sumsher Rana are other members on the committee. Nepal is currently serving as economic advisor to Prime Minister. Before taking up the current job, he had served as chief economic advisor at the Finance Ministry in the Khil Raj Regmi-led government. PhD in economics, Nepal has been involved in teaching at universities for the last 28 years. He has experience of heading another regulatory body—Securities Board of Nepal and is credited for bringing reforms in the stock market. An outspoken supporter of free market economy while discarding cooperative sector, he had courted criticism from the left parties when he was chief economic advisor at the Finance Ministry.Kafle has been working as senior deputy governor at the NRB since December 26, 2010. He has been overseeing monetary policy, research, foreign exchange and public debt department at the bank.
He entered the NRB on October 10, 1982 as a third-class officer and he worked at different departments, including regulation, supervision, micro-finance, training centre and public debt management before being elevated to the current position. The liquidation of Nepal Development Bank was among the NRB decisions taken under his watch as chief of the Financial Institution Supervision Department of NRB. As a deputy governor, he played a key role in opening the doors for NRB to invest on Chinese securities. Holder of Master’s degrees in Economics from Tribhuvan University and the University of New England in Australia, Kafle is soft-spoken and friendly but lacks boldness, according NRB officials. Another candidate Adhikari currently oversees the department that regulates and supervises the banks and financial institutions. NRB officials say Adhikari has a sound knowledge about the financial sector. He has worked closely with the incumbent governor Yubaraj Khatiwada in implementing reform measures and also played a role in bailing out Nepal from possible blacklist by Financial Action Task Force in money-laundering case. Adhikari had joined the bank as an assistant-level employee in 1985. He headed the Nepal Bangladesh Bank management when the central bank took over the commercial bank’s reigns in 2006. source by Kathmandu post

Mountain Biking in Nepal

Mountain Biking Annapurna trek

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