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5 Mysterious Place in the Himalayas

The Himalayas are indeed full of charm with high mountains and spectacular views. On the other hand, there are various mysterious areas on the roof of the world.

The following are the ones we quoted from the Times of India.

1) Gyanganj

Also known as the City of Immortals, Gyanganj is believed to be located in a remote place in the Himalayan canyon that is not accessible to most people. Some attempts by climbers to find the exact location always lead to failure.

Buddhists, especially in Tibet and India, believe that Gyanganj is not just a place but a higher dimension. Appropriate souls can only reach their location, and those who live there will be eternal. Some spiritual leaders claim to have visited it.

2) Lake Roopkund

Located in one of the most beautiful trekking spots in the Uttarakhand region, the Roopkund Lake, at an altitude of about 5,000 meters, holds about 800 human skeletons. There is no satisfactory explanation of why there are so many people dying massively in that remote area.

Local myths call them the king and his pregnant wife, Rani Balampa, along with servants and dancers, who make a pilgrimage to the temple of the goddess Nanda Devi. But Nanda Devi felt disturbed, and a storm came, and a large rock fell, so they all died.

3) Gangkhar Puensum

Gangkhar Puensum is the highest mountain in the world that has never been climbed. Located in Bhutan, this mountain has been measured repeatedly for its height, but the figure is always said to be different.
Bhutanese believe Gangkhar Puensum is home to mystical creatures such as the yeti and also the gods. Some attempts to climb there reportedly always fail so that the mysterious aura continues to be maintained. Some people reported hearing mysterious sounds and lights and certain apparitions.

4) Tiger Nest Monastery

The Tiger Nest Monastery is located on the steep side of a cliff in the country of Bhutan. Here, there is a cave that is believed to be a place of meditation for Padmasambhawa’s Master for 3 years, 3 months, 3 weeks 3 days, and 3 hours.

He is said to fly to this place from Tibet on a tiger. The place is so high even for today’s size, making many people admire how people in the past built it.

5) Lake Gurudongmar

Lake Gurudongmar is located at a height, on the mountainside of Kanchengyao. Now, if you visit this lake, even in winter, it is likely that tourists will find a small part of the lake that does not freeze, also though the surroundings are ice.

Local people believe that the saints once upon a time touched the spot and kept the water liquid, never frozen. The reason is to facilitate the lives of people who live around there to avoid drought.

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After a Deadly Season, Nepal Limit Climbers to the Himalayas

Not complete in 2019, the number of mountain climbers who died on the slopes of Mount Everest or the Himalayas reached 11 people. This figure is the highest. They died because they have no experience climbing Mount Himalayas.

The event invited criticism for leaving the Himalayas packed with visitors. Nine of the deaths occurred on the mountainside of the Nepal region after the government issued a record 381 climbing permits for the 2019 season.

According to BBC, Nepal may overhaul its entire strategy regarding tourism related to Mount Everest. A panel of Nepali officials and members of the mountain climbing community reportedly produced a proposal. They are trying to prevent inexperienced climbers from climbing the Himalayas.

Nepal’s Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation will not allow climbing to the summit of the Himalayas until they are told they have been able to conquer the Himalayan slopes as high as 6,500 meters.

Then, they may climb again to reach the top of the Himalayas. To prevent overcrowded hiking routes and beginner climbers enliven the climb, the Nepalese government requires prospective mountain climbers to pay a fee of the US $ 35,000.

They must also submit “physical fitness certificates,” and hire “experienced guides” to make their Everest peak dreams come true. At present, the cost to climb Mount Everest is the US $ 11,000.

Last June 11, owners and representatives of commercial climbing companies who guide mountaineers Everest, as well as four climbing experts, criticized the Nepalese government, for creating an environment that allowed the climbing business to go bankrupt, for commercializing the Himalayas to inexperienced adventurers.

Nepal’s economy is highly dependent on tourism, which generates the US $ 300 million in revenue every year. In 2018, Nepal was one of the poorest countries in the world, with a GDP per capita of US $ 918.

Earlier, the Nepal tourism board told the Associated Press that they did not plan to limit the number of Mount Everest climbing permits. By increasing the cost of mountain climbing and strengthening the requirements for permit applicants, the country can still effectively ban naive climbers and operators from the slopes of Mount Everest.

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