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Journey to Nepal or shopping for Buddhas?



Welcome to our blog of a journey to Nepal! Although we know this is only a blog, we hope you will enjoy the show!!! Our Journey to Nepal started in 2003 but in a way it still goes on and on...


Some of the storys are translated in English, some are only in Dutch.

You can support our project in Dhampus building a house for the family of our Nepali guide Shiva.

Or when you are looking for a good trekking agency in the Annapurnaregion then go for the gentle guys of JOMSOM TREKS & EXPEDITION in Pokhara-Lakeside!!

Or maybe you just wanna read the storys and look at the pictures then start here...

There is also a sequel on the trip with my daughter Kaat in 2007: Pics of this journey  or read the story (sorry only in Dutch for the moment!)

Enjoy your blogwalk ! And we are curious for your comments!

Om Shanti Om..

Johan en Pieter


 Beste bloggers!
Dank alvast voor jouw bezoekje!
Wie de verhaaltjes wil lezen klikt op een van de weken in het 'archief' (linkerkolom).
De eerste reis begon in de week van
18/8 tot 24/8  2003 (archief) enz.
De weken voordien bevatten onder meer algemene informatie over nepal en vooral in de week van 28-7-2003 
 vind je allerlei nuttige links. Verder veel anecdotes, grappige gebeurtenissen en wat poëzie en een fotostory.

Inmiddels is er al een vervolg aan deze reis gebreid (the sequel) zowel door Pieter (in India en Thailand) als door mij samen met mijn dochter Kaat (29-3-2007) . 


Je kan ook ons project steunen: een huis voor Shiva, Tara and the kids in Dhampus!!!

Of misschien ben je op zoek naar een degelijk agentschap voor het organiseren van je trekking in de Annapurnaregio? Lees dan zeker deze info: JOMSOM TREKS & EXPEDITION P.Ltd.

Zin in een klankschaaltje???


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Nepal's Maoist democracy

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The first freely elected Maoist government in history recently took over in Nepal. The nation's 240-year monarchy has been abolished and the palace will become a museum. By any definition, Nepal has undergone a revolution, which began with a violent guerrilla war and ended in peace.

Surprisingly, the former Maoist guerrilla leader who now leads the nation says his first goal is to create wealth, following the recent example of communist China, by adopting the "capitalist mode of production." Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who is known as Prachanda (which means "the awesome one") pledged to raise annual per capita income in Nepal from $300 to $3,000 in 10 years.

He also asserts his commitment to democracy. In comments to the Guardian, a British newspaper, he said that democracy "is a must for a vibrant society, even a vibrant socialist society." More reassuring than Prachanda's words is the fact that he has formed a broad coalition government and will not have absolute power. He has also set out to overcome the distrust of business leaders, pledging Sunday, "We have to turn this doubt into confidence. That is a challenge,"

The monarchy self-destructed in 2001 when Crown Prince Dipendra went berserk because he was refused permission to marry his girlfriend. He shot to death nine of his relatives, including his father, the king, his mother, the queen, his only brother and sister and then killed himself.

The dead king's brother, Gyanendra, became king and attempted to reimpose an absolute monarchy with dictatorial powers. Some 13,000 people were killed in the guerrilla war, but the army became more reviled than the Maoists, who were initially viewed as terrorists.

Nepal's royal dynasty has come to an end and with it the belief of many among the Nepalese that their king was a living incarnation of the Hindu god, Vishnu, the Preserver of Life.

As a new democracy, Nepal should escape the wrenching cultural transformations visited upon other Asian countries by dictatorial rule.


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21-05-2008, 20:44:41 johanpieter
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If you wanna trek in the Annapurna Conservation Area around Pokhara, this is a good and helpfull address. Mr Guru and his excellent guides and porters will be very helpfull to organise your trip (airplanetickets, excursions, sports activities) around Pokhara. Don't hesitate: these are clever guys!!!


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Wie zin heeft om Nepal te bezoeken kan zijn reis gerust zelf organiseren. Maar wil je ter plaatse enige praktische en logistieke hulp (vliegtickets, trekkings, rafting, excursies...) dan is de hulp van het kantoor van Mr. Guru (what's in a name?) heel praktisch en aangenaam! Wie wil rondtrekken in het Annapurnagebied kan hier ook terecht voor het regelen van permits of het inhuren van degelijke gidsen of 'dragers'. Met een drager (porter) geniet je veel beter van het landschap en hij brengt je gemakkelijker in contact met de plaatselijke bevolking.

Aarzel niet en contacteer Mr Guru via email voor een antwoord op al je vragen:


of bezoek zijn site: www.jomsomtreks.com

en doe hem de groeten!

johan de meyere

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Trekking in Nepal

On be half of JomsomTreks and Expeditions Pvt.Ltd. we would like to heartily invite you to the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal. As a pioneer trekking agency of the world famous Himalayan country would like to humbly request you to visit this country and choose Jomsom treks organize your time and schedule so that your complete satisfaction will be assured or guaranteed . Jomsom is the name taken from Annapurna region. The elevation 2713m it has one week trek. If you fly from Pokhara to Jomsom it is like a mountain experience flight.

Nepal is a small beautiful country having several mountains peaks who's elevation is above 800 meter from the sea level. Thus this is sometime called a small country having grater importance and greater potentiality. The elevation ranges from 70 meters to the 8848 meters from the sea level. This fact proves that this small country is tremendously rich in flora and fauna. This country is very rich in many aspects such as flora, fauna, culture, heritage, natural landscape etc. Thus all shorts of travelers love this country as a place of great interest and place worth to visit. Our company is always concerned with the satisfaction of our clients as well as protection of natural environment. We can organize treks inside the whole country. Short treks like three to four days up to long treks like a month's treks can be properly handled and organize by our company. we have trained and Insured trekking staffs.

All over your trekking duration in Nepal. They are train by. Nepal Government, KEEP, ACAP also. Beside organizing several treks, our company also proficiently provides you all shorts of traveling services such as :- Domestic and Internationational Air Ticketing, Hotel Reservation, Jungle Safari, Rafting etc. If any confusion or curiosity is raised, please grant me a chance to do our best to give the information of Nepal. After receiving our information, if your decide to spend your holidays in Nepal through this company, this moment and those holidays will be unforgettable for you in your life. After visiting this country, the pictures of it will be dancing in your mind and will tell you again and again to visit this country as many times as possible in your life.
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