LGBT Expedition in Nepal

LGBT Tour in Nepal

LGBT Trekking in Nepal

We have been promoting the deprived community


We, EncountersNepal Pvt. Ltd. have been promoting the deprived community of Lesbian, Gays Bisexual Transgender {LGBTs} in Nepal & has now become a pioneer in organizing LGBT tours exclusively for this community in the history of Nepal’s tourism infrastructure.

It has long been our goal to improve the lot of this wonderful community that has been struggling to thrive in a highly conservative society within the country for decades. After the Nepalese government passed legislature recognizing this community like any of the others; ENCOUNTERS NEPAL has now embarked on designing exclusive tours that will bring immense satisfaction & thrills to LGBTs throughout the world in visiting Nepal to enjoy its naturally beautiful wonders by touring some of the most amazing tourism hotspots on the planet.

Come to Nepal & feel at home with us…rediscover yourself in a kind of world you’ve never known before…


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Promoting a Sexual Minority

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Nepal’s sexual minority made history when they played host to a historic symposium on gay and lesbian tourism on Feb. 26 of 2011 to explore Nepal as a potential destination for the world’s estimated 670 million LGBTs {lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders} LGBTs, to known mischievously as ‘Dinky’ {‘double income no kids’}, and are considered to be a ‘roller coasting high-spending and a most flexibly mobile group.

The Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation & the Nepal Tourism Board {NTB} had given the green signal & agreed to support the program. The symposium had tried to swoop in at least 200 representatives of international travel and tour operators, airlines & journalists of international travel magazines.

Today, Nepal’s LGBT community are all pumped up with excitement & the support it is receiving from the government, especially after the 2007 Supreme Court ruling that guaranteed their rights. Any future upcoming symposiums, they say, makes a statement that honors and respects the rights of sexual minorities which has come a long way in Nepal in context to democratic practices. And rightly so feels EncountersNepal.com, a well known brand for the outdoors & challenging adventures in the country. This is the world’s oldest known community since ancient times where LGBTs factually first stole the limelight. This goes back to a time when ‘Alexander the Great ‘of Greece almost ruled the whole world & when he reached the shores of India and battled with King Porus, he had captured an exquisite gay named ‘Kalikanta’ & was so attracted to this gay that he appointed Kalikanta in the most sought after position of those times as ‘head of his concubines’ with all the royal facilities imagined.  Retroactively, we need to accept the fact that ‘LGBTs’ were also the off-springs of a divine mother like any one of us and feel the same emotional pains as anyone of us would feel & it is their divine right to be allowed to co-exist in peace & harmony with all the other communities found in Nepal’s  social fabric. Should international LGBTs decide to travel to Nepal through EncountersNepal.com, we shall give them a special welcome reception befitting that of any other human being; & this welcoming shall be unique in its entire process for the promotion of Nepal’s tourism sector.

Testimonials

  • I’m back at work now after a fantastic holiday in Nepal! The trekking left me with a wonderful experience. The trip was well organized taking me through a very beautiful route. The guide is very experienced and took good care of me who hasn’t done any serious trekking before. I was very impressed!! Thanks again for having introduced me to your beautiful country. I’d love to go back sometime.

    Regards, Poom
    Bangkok, Thailand

  • The trip to Nepal was fantastic. Thank you for your help and support. my guide was excellent, I couldn't have asked for more in a guide. He was helpful, caring, had excellent English and good knowledge of the area. The food and accommodations were all fantastic and the trip was well organized. I shall be more than willing to recommend you. The level of service you gave me was excellent. I wish you all the very best of you and your company in the future.

    Best regards, Neil
    Boston, USA

  • Thank you for your warm hospitality to your great country. We are very happy to get into Everest Base Camp with your company and have returned back home safely to Pennsylvania after our month of traveling. We are just now starting to feel rested and adjusting back to our time zone. Thank you for arranging our Nepal trip for us. Everyone is amazed at the beautiful pictures of your country.Again, thank you for your great work and please feel free to give our email as a reference to your Company.

    Regards, Sarah
    Pennsylvania USA

  • Marrying According to Buddhist Tradition:
  • Marrying According to Hindu Tradition:
  • Accomodation:
  • Package Include/Exclude:

Marrying According to Buddhist Tradition

The ritual starts with solemn moments of chanting by Buddhist Monks. A celestial mixture of traditional blessing and well-wishing evokes a special energy. The ritual ends with the howling of Tibetan Drums and the blowing of colossal horns by Lamas. The couple is now joined as one.
Suddenly, ‘Panche Baja’ (the combination of five traditional mountain instruments) erupts with a symphony of sound, commencing an evening of fun and entertainment. A group of males decked in traditional Nepalese dress move their body agilely with the rhythm easing everyone to join the dance floor. Flower bouquets, gifts and warm congratulations keep you admired as if you were a celebrity. Don’t worry! Your distinguished guests will be treated special with marvelous drinks and scrumptious food presented in an artistic array of colorful dishes. All of these will be certified and documented by authentic tourism organizations of Nepal.

Marrying According to Hindu Tradition

Modern Hinduism has evolved some of its own wedding traditions such as the wedding Janti and the Hindu wedding games. Some popular games, such as hiding the shoes have even been glamorized by Bollywood movies. Janti refers to the procession of the groom riding on a horseback, accompanied by family members, relatives and friends. The groom sits on a decorated white horse, resplendent in his wedding attire. A Janti is an occasion of much revelry and you can often see the relatives of the groom dancing with gay abandon on the streets as they proceed towards the wedding venue. Right from selecting the horse (white mare), choosing a brass band party and deciding on which tunes would they play (and that can include all the Nepali traditional music or the latest Bollywood musical hits as well as the groom's favorite ones with beautiful Nepali transgender dancing and blessing the couple), as you leave all the worries to encounters NEPAL Another important wedding tradition that has stood the test of time is the use of Henna for adorning the hands and feet. Pertaining to ladies, the art of applying Henna, also known as Mehendi goes back as far as 5000 years ago, but you can see still see eager women- young and old get henna applied to their hands during the occasion of a wedding ceremony. Even through Henna is green in color and appearance, when applied on the skin; it takes an orange- reddish hue. These days one can even go for fanciful Mehendi colors in gold, silver and black.

Accomodation

Accommodation in 3/4/5* hotels of your choice on twin sharing basis with breakfast.

Package Includes/Excludes

Included :
  • Tour/Trek pre-departure information, Guide
  • Hotel accommodation as per mentioned in the itinerary on a twin share basis with breakfast at Standard Hotels
  • All internal transport by private car
  • All group airport transfers
  • Gear package including sleeping bag, jacket and rain poncho
  • All meals while trekking, tea or coffee
  • Safe drinking water in a refilling bottle in order to avoid plastic bottles in the mountain
  • Accommodation on a share basis in teahouse on trek
  • An insured Porter to carry all personal and group equipment
  • All entrance fees to the monuments and parks
  • Emergency first aid kit box
  • Welcome drinks in Kathmandu

Excluded :
  • Bar and beverages
  • Nature of personal expenses
  • Personal cloths
  • Insurance for accidental, medical and evacuation
  • Tips to the staff
  • Meals during journey and in Kathmandu
  • March 22, 2012 Nepal’s Blue Diamond Society to hold country’s first LGBT sporting event
  • Aug 25, 2010 Hundreds join Nepal's first gay pride parade

Nepal’s Blue Diamond Society to hold country’s first LGBT sporting event

This event and the launch of the program represents a significant moment for Blue Diamond Society and the LGBTI rights movement in Nepal. As noted by regional activists and US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, in her human rights day speech last year, Nepal is a regional and international leader on LGBTI rights. An important aspect of Blue Diamond Society’s work over the past eleven years has been partnering with local and international NGOs, INGOs, and programs in Nepal.

The aims for organizing this “Blue Diamond National Sport Competition – 2012” are to mainstream LGBTI into the larger society, promote healthy life styles, encourage physical fitness, and promote health mentally and spiritually so that one can serve humanity better.

Source: outsports.com

Hundreds join Nepal's first gay pride parade

As stricken relatives huddled at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital on Wednesday for the post-mortem of the 14 people killed in a plane crash in Nepal on Tuesday to be over and to be handed over the mangled body parts for last rites, the republic's victimised gay community began celebrating a centuries-honoured rite to exorcise grief that gradually became a tool to expose society's foibles and now, is also the lesbian, gay and transgender community's march for equality.

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Day 01:

Kathmandu Arrival | & your Hotel Transfer

You will be picked up and greeted by our representatives at the airport. A luxurious ride will take you to a hotel that makes you feel home away from home. Greetings with smile await you at every step. Relax and put your feet up, enjoying authentic Ayurvedic massage or spa that soothes you mentally and physically. Your first overnight in the city of gods.

Day 02:

Glimpse of Kathmandu | Wedding preparation analysis

The wedding is based on what people have long been practicing – the religious harmony. Visiting few of 7 World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu will elucidate the coexistence. Get a guided scrutiny tour of the wedding venue and finally an expert beautician will take their time to bedeck you into celebrity.

Day 03:

The Legendry Wedding

Join your wedding participants at the refreshment venue after breakfast. A team of traditionally fashioned musicians and glamorous transgender will lead the wedding procession joined by your guests and dignitaries. Your transfer will be the highlight. It is either the ‘Maharaja’ style elephant or the medieval wagon type carriage pulled by horses or a modern luxurious ride (Sedan, limousine etc.). Yes! We will make it a talk of the town. Wedding proceeds with the chanting, farewells and partying.

Honeymoon could not be less elegant. You will be airlifted for one of Asia’s best stay. Pokhara – the city of lakes & natural capital of Nepal, hosts world class luxury in such a close vicinity of the Himalayan giants.

Day 04:

Make your honeymoon memorable

Spoil yourself with aromatic Spa and Jacuzzi or Ayurvedic Massage. OR, share a light moment with your beloved one rowing in the Lake Phewa. OR, spice up your honeymoon by taking soft adventures like flight to Himalaya. Use your casino coupon for the night and all of these come in a package.

Day 05:

Himalayan Bonanza

Fly to one of the Himalayan Shangri-La. This is a different world that very few honeymooning couple has been lucky to visit. Depending upon weather, either you will be having lunch in the hotel at the highest point in the World or next to growling glacier and tantalizing snow-clad peaks.

Day 06 - 07:

Kathmandu

You will be transferred to Kathmandu. There are lots of activities for you to rejoice in. You can choose to be at the place of tranquility or the most happening place. Explore the city or share light moments shopping. Rejuvenate yourself with oriental cure.

Day 08:

Farewell as a couple

With sweet memories, your will bid goodbye to everyone. You will be wished good luck with a Buddhist Swale shrouded around your neck. This nuptial affair will help you prosper in the relationship in the years ahead…SAYONARA!!!For your comments and suggestions or any question, please write us at info@encountersnepal.com or fill this form to write us

Contact information

  • Address: GPO Box: 21952, Thamel Marg, Thamel,
    Block No.: 505, First floor, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Phone: 00977-1-4411 142, 4411 338
    Fax: 00977-1-4411 338
    Cell: +977-9851090105 (Rishi :24x7x365)

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