Paragliding is an extreme sport that is defined as “the sport of cross-country gliding using a specially designed parachute shaped like flexible wings.”, by the free dictionary by flex. In Nepal paragliding is available in the city of Pokhara where professional paragliders take people to paraglide.
Pokhara is one of the perfect places to go paragliding because of preferable climatic conditions such as stable thermals, convenient takeoff and landing zones, the safety of a large lake and incredible mountain views. Moreover, paragliding in Pokhara also offers an opportunity of flying alongside eagles.
There are 9 companies in Pokhara that offer paragliding. It may be on the expensive side, but it is certainly a once in a lifetime opportunity that is well worth the money.
12. Kayaking in Nepal
Kayaking is the activity of sailing in a very light, slender, usually covered boat that has pointed ends and is propelled by a double-bladed paddle. Kayaks are made from a special type of plastic and have floatation devices inserted to aid buoyancy. Kayaking is a very popular sport in Nepal.
Just like rafting, kayaking is also done in similar kind of waters but instead of a group of people, a single kayak is usually used by only one person. In Nepal kayaking is not only for thrill seeking and adventure it is also for riverside camping, exploring authentic places and cultures, challenging yourself and embracing nature.
13. Scaling mountains
Climbing mountains are not for the faint-hearted. It can be a very grueling experience for those who are not in the optimum required physical fitness or do not have enough experience. Climbing mountains are different from climbing hills for various reasons.
They are cold, slippery and contain countless crevices that you can fall into. Furthermore, it is not easy to get out of crevices In the mountains. It is narrow and deep, slippery and has no place to hold on to. In addition, there is also a great risk of being pelted by the snow and dying.
Just like Jane Wilson-Howarth said in Snowed Waters, “The mountains were so wild and so stark and so very beautiful that I wanted to cry. I breathed in another wonderful moment to keep safe in my heart.”, The mountains may be beautiful, but do not be fooled by its looks, for it is extremely dangerous.
Nepal’s mountains are the tallest mountains in the whole world. It’s more dangerous than any other you have scaled before. Nonetheless, it is climbable and it is an extreme sport.
14. Trekking in Nepal
Since Nepal is a beautiful country with beautiful landscape and mountainous as well as Himalayan range, various adventurous activities can be experienced. Such adventurous activity attracts more internal tourists as well as the foreigners enhancing the economic condition of Nepal.
Trekking is also one of the adventurous activities carried out in Nepal. With the highest summits of the world, top eight summits lie here in Nepal and some of the beautiful landscapes which are only reachable on foot, trekking is one of the beautiful and memorable experiences.
Trekking through remotely isolated ethnic and cultural villages situated in the foothills of the mountains and traveling to regions offers a unique perspective on both natural and cultural prospects of the country.
Trekking in Nepal is the most popular activity in Nepal, therefore a huge variety of options is available in the country for the people of different ages and capabilities to attempt a trek in the country. The plan also can be made to trek through the wild and lofty place, which few would dare to attempt.
While, without planning also, the trekking can be started from Kathmandu valley and be on a trail for the few days. Various trekking hub are opened along the street of Kathmandu valley through which people can enjoy the trek. Similarly, trekking within the beautiful city Pokhara, an also be carried out through the trekking hub organized with guides, organized tours and gear for sale or rent.
People may perceive trekking as wandering through the uncharted wilderness, but it is not necessarily the same. As the trekkers walk through the marked trekking paths, they will discover local people passing by as the people have to manage food and basic necessary items for their family.
The trekkers do not necessarily need to walk continuously, the trek path also comprises of small villages and tea shop, which allows the trekkers to have the good advantage of taking rest and recover.
Trekking in Nepal if carried out in specified season, it would be best for the trekkers as in that particular season the natural beauty, as well as the panoramic view of nature, can be enjoyed by the trekker. The best season for the trekking in Nepal are the dry and warm seasons, march- June, and September- November.
During these seasons, the temperature is tolerable to walk and the skies are generally clear although sometimes the foggy sky is seen. It is also possible to trek out of these seasons but rain and leeches are expected during monsoon season and severe cold along with closed passage is observed during the winter season.
If the person can walk uphill for few hours during each day, then the person can find suitable trek in Nepal. An easy trek with Nepali supporter (guide) along with the availability of tea shops makes the trekking quite entertaining.
It is best if the trekkers carry only the basic requirements and leave the rest behind. Maps to trek in Nepal are easily found in trekking hub.
15. Zip Flyer in Nepal
The nature of the person may demand for the several adventurous activities in their holidays. People may involve themselves in the adventurous activities like bungee- jumping, rafting, paragliding, skydiving, and rock climbing and so on. Among such activities, zip flying is also one of the adventurous, daring and gutsy activities.
This adventurous activity is carried out generally in the mountainous region through the adventure was initiated as “zip line”. This advent is being popular in Nepal also as Nepal is the mountainous country.
The advent was initiated as “zip line”, in South Africa which consists of a pulley suspended on the cable, usually made of stainless steel, mounted on a slope. In Nepal, specifically in Pokhara, this recreational and adventurous activity is carried out.
The route starts from the lakeside and gradually passes through the village of Sarangkot and ends in the lakeside only. The adventure begins when the participants board their shuttle for the ride to the top of the mountain. The route then passes through the village of Sarangkot and then up the mountain.
With the short walk through the butterfly pavilion enjoying the panoramic view of the Himalayan range, the individual reach at the 5400 above sea level. At this particular level, actual enjoyment of zip flying starts, where the individual is made to seat in a special harness seat and the advent begins when the individual accelerates to 100 mph passing the dense forest below.
Along with the passage of the dense forest, the panoramic view of Machhapuchhre and mount Annapurna can be enjoyed. Beside the Himalayan range, the view of wonderful seti river can also be enjoyed by the individual. The adventurous zip flyer ride is completed with the landing on the high ground triangle in the village of Hyangja.
Since this is the adventurous ride; the ride is carried out under the supervision of expert with the safety precaution. Despite the precaution, the ride is restricted with the certain condition. An individual with the weight between 35 kg and 125 kg i.e 75 and 275 pounds is only allowed.
Besides this, the participants should have no any fear of height i.e acrophobia. The ride is not recommended to the person with the back as well as neck problem, or who are pregnant. Anypeople who like to capture the beautiful view during the ride has to book the helmet cam video while booking for the ride itself, and also the video and pictures of the ride are made available to the participants after concluding the ride.
Flying through the clear, beautiful panorama with the Annapurna range ahead and luscious green dense forest below, it is the most beautiful experience, which one has never experienced before.
The zip line of Pokhara is the world’s most incredible zipline and this is the reason why tourists are much attracted towards this ride. This incredible ride creates the most exciting moment as well as a moment of madness. Under the supervision of an expert, the ride is carried out.
16. Ox cart riding in Nepal
An ox which is the singular form of oxen, also known as a bullock in places like Australia and India, is slowly trained as a draft animal. Oxen are commonly spayed grown-up male livestock; castration makes the animals cooler and easy to control. Cows or bulls may also be used in some areas.
Oxen are used for cultivating, for transport i.e pulling carts, carrying carriages and even riding, for separating grain by flattening, and for driving machines that grind grain or supply irrigation among other determinations.
Oxen may be used to skid logs in jungles, particularly in low-impact, select-cut logging.Oxen are yoked in duos. Light work such as carting domestic items on good roads might involve just one pair, while for heavier work, additional pairs would be added as required. A team used for a heavy load over hard ground might exceed nine or ten pairs.
The modern transportation system was introduced by Rana ministers in Nepal. However, the development of infrastructure progressed so slowly that many regions of Nepal are still not facilitated with the modern transport system.
Still, there are places where roads are to be linked to and other places the roads are there but transportation vehicles are far less available. Even at the smooth plains of Terai, Nepal has been unable to equip people with modern transportation facilities. And like in the old days still a famous tradition of Ox-cart is used as a mode of transportation.
Many villages are away from the transportation facilities and in case of injuries or severe cases of disease or accidents, ox carts were used as a transportation mode to get the patient to the nearby hospital for health care or health ward in the city area. The same went if animals got too sick.
Ox-cart is similar to horse wagon generally pulled by two oxen sometimes even one. The oxen are tied or linked together by a wooden harness between the neck and the hump of the ox. The harness is then attached to the cart or wagon behind it which is spacious with a seat for a coachman to control the movement of oxen.
The wagon stands itself on two wheels. The traditional wheels are made completely of wood while modern day tires and steel are also used to make wheels if available. The wheels are connected to each other by an axle. In some carts, there are long guiding wood from the side of each wheel towards the front.
This is to have control of cart much easier and not let the oxen stray wildly. The cart is made of strong wood as it is used to carry loads.
Normally, young oxen are used in carts. The young oxen are strong and can carry huge load almost up to 10 to 12 quintals, however, the young oxen are much slower and are riskier because they can be distracted quickly which might cause them to stray.
On the other hand, there are old oxen to use in carts, these are generally faster than younger oxen but these can carry less load almost up to 8 to 9 quintals at most. They are easy to control as they do not stray that easily.
Ox cart can only be used in terai because it needs plain region and wide road to travel. Since rest of the Nepal is not quite so blessed geographically, ox carts are limited to terai regions.
Many villages are away from the carriage facilities and in case of injuries or severe cases of disease or accidents, ox carts were used as a transportation mode to get the patient to the nearby hospital for health care or health ward in the city area. The same went if animals got too sick. We can still see ox is used for various purposes.
People have now started a business for the service of transportation where bus and vans are still not accessible frequently. These services have been seen in many villages and they are making a profit it as well. Other people also have no problem with the way of transportation done by the oxen.
Almost every major agriculture based household used to have ox carts for their work and they used it for different purposes.
Traditionally, ox carts are used to carry agricultural need and products from house to farm or farms to house. The Terai region has used plains for agriculture and without modern day facilities, ox cart was used to plow the agricultural fields.
Then manure and homemade fertilizers are to be transported to the field and for this too ox cart was used. The Terai people are used to live off the forest for firewood and other house building woods. The ox cart was also used to bring woods and logs from the forest to serve their purpose.
The carts were also used to bring grasses from the forest in quintals.Ox-cart is related to horse wagon usually pulled by two oxen sometimes even one. The oxen are tied or linked together by a wooden harness between the neck and the hump of the ox.
The harness is then attached to the cart or wagon behind it which is spacious with a seat for a coachman to control the movement of oxen. The wagon stands itself on two wheels. The traditional wheels are made completely of wood while modern day tires and steel are also used to make wheels if available.
The ox cart was also used to take the products of agriculture to the market where the farmers can sell it. If the production is large enough the distributor would themselves collect it, but in case of small few quintals, the farmers themselves take the product to city areas or market. And these cars are also used to bring daily necessary products like fertilizer, salt and so on for their survival and endurance.
Since many villages are away from the transportation facilities and in case of injuries or severe cases of disease or accidents, ox carts were used as a transportation mode to get the patient to the nearby hospital for health care or health ward in the city area. The same went if animals got too sick.
Fascinating use of this ox cart is made by the Tharu community as they use this cart during the marriage ceremony, as a marriage vehicle to ride the girl to be married to her new home. The family and friends decorate the cart with flowers and garlands and make it look fascinating.
The otherwise roofless cart is roofed by some clothes so the bride remains unseen in her bridal dress until it reaches her husband’s house. Even oxen are given a fair amount to attention to make them look distinguishably like a carriage vehicle.
Small children take a ride to schools on such carts. At the times of sowing the carts are used to plow fields swiftly and effectively. All these activities come so cheaply to the farmers because their only expense is cutting grass to feed the oxen.
The fuel for another type of transport, the cost of hiring or buying other transport, the geographical unsuitability are some reason which still makes such ox cart useful in many of rural areas of Nepal.
Of course, with new technologies and sophisticated transport, the rural areas around the cities are ceasing to use ox carts as it is considered unfashionable and time-consuming and inefficient compared to modern transport.
The Terai region is getting even more of development activities done and people in it are attracted towards faster and easier sow and reap process of agricultural products using the new and modern technology.
Also, people are lacking time to take care of domesticated animals and are avoiding any way of life that includes the domestication of animals. To add to that once very old these animals are useless as they cannot carry any more loads and are not eaten by Hindu community for a religious reason.
However, this can be a major tourist experience, to travel on a wagon pulled by a steady ox. With intricate details helping in making the cart look more fashionable and by proper care to the ox the ox cart can be as impressive as a horse wagon.
And since their use in domestic life is declining it is a wondrous idea to use it as a culture preserving act of reflection of classic Hindu Nepali culture on tourists and visitors.
Thus, it can be concluded that ox cart has been in the culture of Nepali society for a very long time. It is still prevailing in some regions of Nepal and while in other regions it is declining.
Maybe the original purpose of ox cart is replaced by new transportation and sophisticated technology but it will not be wrong to preserve our tradition as a part of guiding and facilitating tourist and visitors with a classic agricultural Nepal experience. It seems to be practiced in countries like Croatia, Costa Rica, Australia, India, so why not Nepal too.
17. Elephant bathing in Nepal
Nepal is a beautiful country, not only with cultural and ethnic diversity but also with natural diversity in vegetation, geography, flora, and faunas. Within the small territory, Nepal is able to include and conserve the diversity of wild animals, deep dense forest, and grasslands making Nepal a suitable home for millions of birds and animals.
To conserve, preserve and protect such diversity of living begins Nepal has established conservation areas in many places across the country. This makes the life of wild animals, birds, and plant develop grow and build up naturally in natural habitat and also protect them from hunters and killers who hunt to sell the body parts of such animals. Such people are called poachers.
One of such conservation area is Chitwan National Park. Chitwan National Park is a major attraction and major contributor to wildlife protection in Nepal. It also offers many services such as wildlife safari, resorts and one of the most popular of all elephant bathing.
Elephant bathing is an exciting and intriguing sport offered by Chitwan National Park at the Sauraha grasslands in the waters of Rapti River. Every day at around 11 am the mahout or elephant riders take the elephant to take a bath in the water of Rapti River.
The whole environment is filled with heavy splashes of water and bellowing of trumpeting of elephants. After the heavy work of morning safari, the elephants are brought to Rapti River to relax and clean themselves. It is visible to eyes he enjoyed moments that they are cherishing when the shoot the water off the trunk to clean the mud and dirt of their body.
The mahouts give the elephants clean scrub all around the body which the elephants visibly seem to enjoy majestically. This is what a sight of Elephant bathing looks like.
And no surprise the best part is yet to come and that is people are allowed to participate in this process. Theoretically, it is elephant bathing but if one insists on taking part there is no doubt in getting soaked while thoroughly enjoying the experience.
Although the peace and silent breeze of Sauraha is mesmerizing and captivating, one cannot stop themselves no matter how sober they form diving into the water to enjoy baths with giant elephants and the streaming jet of water hoes from its trunk.
It is fortunate for the people of Nepal and for Mahouts of Chitwan National Park that their elephants provide such a pleasant experience.Elephant bathing is an exciting and intriguing sport offered by Chitwan National Park at the Sauraha grasslands in the waters of Rapti River. And that experience has grown to be so popular that it is totally commercial now.
It will be in best interest for both people in this business and the people who consume such business that the elephants are treated perfectly with car, proper diet and proper rest. Many domestic and international tourists take part and dive into the River Rapti along with the elephant and enjoy the cool water.
The tourists are helped onto the backs of elephants by the mahout and the elephants shoot the jet of water to their backs and drench the tourist on their backs. Sometimes these elephants successfully throw off the riders in their back to the river and the sight is exceptional.
And to add to the pleasures, Elephants seem to enjoy it more than people. A clear vision of how well can an elephant be emotionally close to a person can be experienced and seen during elephant bathing. The Mahouts will also teach us few commands that will help with the bathing. “Mail” means to stand up while “baith” means to sit down and “chop” means to spray water.
It is interesting to see when and to whose commands the elephant response is accurately and timely. These elephants are well trained for this purpose just 4-kilometers west of Sauraha in the Elephant Breeding Project.
The idea of elephant bathing was not an intentional the enjoyable moment of the elephant become so popular that it soon was commercialized.Even though the peace and silent breeze of Sauraha is hypnotic and charming, one cannot stop themselves no matter how sober they are from diving into the water to enjoy baths with giant elephants and the flowing jet of water from its trunk.
Many domestic and international tourists take part and dive into the River Rapti along with the elephant and enjoy the cool water. Nowadays, every other travel agency booking your ticket to Sauraha and Chitwan offers you a ticket of Elephant bathing. The cost is in the range of 200 to 500 bucks per person. However, a cheaper option is to visit the river in the evening when Mahouts bring their elephants for clean up from long day work.
Offer a little tip and Mahouts will let you enjoy some moments. But it is important to insist the experience is much more enjoyable in the morning and daytime. Many domestic and international tourists take part and dive into the River Rapti along with the elephant and enjoy the cool water.
The tourists are helped onto the backs of elephants by the mahout and the elephants shoot a jet of water to their backs and drench the tourist on their backs. Sometimes these elephants successfully throw off the riders in their back to the river and the sight is exceptional. And to add to the pleasures, Elephants seem to enjoy it more than people.
A clear vision of how well can an elephant be emotionally close to a person can be experienced and seen during elephant bathing. The night time is to chill with back rested enjoying the sunset and lineup march of elephants from the river.
It is an exceptional thing that people can enjoy such an everyday activity with an animal so much that it becomes a tourist attraction. It is fortunate for the people of Nepal and for Mahouts of Chitwan National Park that their elephants provide such a pleasant experience. And that experience has grown to be so popular that it is totally commercial now.
It will be in best interest for both people in this business and the people who consume such business that the elephants are treated perfectly with car, proper diet and proper rest. At the end of the day, they are living creatures they have every right to enjoy moments and such activities must be done only if elephants seem to be properly managed and taken care of.
This is a rare experience that binds the human touch of elephants and such experience must be preserved. Protection of animal rights is as important as human rights in such cases. The work and services must be done ethically and with reasonable trouble to elephants.
To promote these elephants Chitwan National Park seems to provide various services and entertainments relating to elephants. Such as elephant jungle safari, elephant race, elephant polo, elephant feeding program etc.
Back in December 2016 Chitwan National Park an event called Chitwan Elephant Festivals which included all above activities and also Elephant beauty pageant, Elephant catwalk etc. as a part of the festival. It is fortunate for the people of Nepal and for Mahouts of Chitwan National Park that their elephants provide such a pleasant experience.
And that experience has grown to be so popular that it is totally commercial now. It will be in best interest for both people in this business and the people who consume such business that the elephants are treated perfectly with car, proper diet and proper rest.
All these activities are done to show how excitingly and intriguingly are elephants connected to humans and how best experiences can be achieved with the combined effort of both the parties. All these also have helped to distinguish Nepal as an animal-friendly country dedicated to protecting floras and flours habituating in its territory.
This will definitely help flourish the tourism industry of Nepal and this will also help to build the positive image of Nepal. Thus, it will be in our best interest if elephant and activities related to them are promoted all over the world and ethically protected from any elephant harming or torturing mischiefs.
Now adding to the fact that we all have seen the elephant bathing, not physically but in photos and internet where our friends have made us jealous. Now it is your turn to experience the same fun and excitement. This holiday with all the saving you have done, you can visit Chitwan and do the elephant bathing.
And yes, you do not need to feel disgusted with the water and think about all the skin problems that you would get, you might not as well. Let’s look at the bright side for that. Also, be feel to leave us your queries about elephant bathing. We would be happy to help and promote these activities. Bring all your friends and families to Sauraha and see how well you get along with the elephant.
18. Eating gundruk and Sinki in Nepal
Nepal is the country of food. With the variety of ethnicity and culture, the difference in food habits is a prominent part of this country. With respective religions and traditions, each ethnic group presents their own food variety like Newars and their yamari, Tamangs and Gurungs and their Chyang, and much more.
This food habit is also affected by the geographical location of the ethnic group and habits they have to build over time to fit into the severity of the climate of the geographical location. However, the common foods that all Nepalese consume every day are mainly rice and wheat.
These are the primary food accompanied by spice based cuisines of vegetables and meat. Vegetables are as grown in the farms like potatoes, tomatoes, cauliflower, long beans, etc and most households consume the meat of Goat and chicken, however, some culture also validates buffalo meat as a part of the meal.
Spices include high acidity, sourness, hot and high brought by ingredients like chili, lemons, lime, turmeric, cinnamon, coriander powder, cumin seed, etc.Gundruk and Sinki thus can be said as not just a cuisine for Nepalese people but also a display of ethnic and cultural heritages and practice passed on from generations. It not only reflects the taste of Nepalese food habits but also shows the true sense of struggle of remote areas people to feed themselves.
One of such common household food item in Nepal are Gundruk and Sinki. Both Gundruk and Sinki are sour in taste and are prepared by the people of the house especially wives. Gundruk and Sinki both are prepared by fermenting vegetables especially green vegetables. They appear to be small strings like when looked at uncooked.
They burst bright sour taste when cooked which makes it one of the favorites for Nepalese people.
To make gundruk one must first pick green leaves of vegetables, however, spinach or mustard leaves are preferred and they are shredded into small pieces. These are the primary food accompanied by spice based cuisines of vegetables and meat.
Vegetables are as grown in the farms like potatoes, tomatoes, cauliflower, long beans, etc and most households consume the meat of Goat and chicken, however, some culture also validates buffalo meat as a part of the meal. Now the shredded green vegetable is put into a container made of wood or mud and sealed airtight by the lid.
The stuffing into the container is made very compressed so the vegetables don’t move easily and get to be fermented easily. Now, the container is placed in a warm and moist place. It’s almost like cooking it with the steam but it is not per se.
The container is left in such way untouched and unchecked for almost a week or so. After that, the jar is opened and checked if the required acidity is gained or not. It is distinguished by a strong pungent smell smelt when the lid of the container is opened for the first time.
The more pungent the smell the sourer is the gundruk. Finally, the gundruk is now taken out of the container and left to dry out in the bright sun for few days until it is dried fully and appear to be like small twigs.
Sinki is also prepared in a similar way, but the vegetable used to prepare it are different. While in gundruk we used green leaves and vegetables, for sinki we use roots like turnip or radish or shoots like cauliflower. Rest of the process of making the Sinki is similar to the making of Gundruk. Sinkis are sourer compared to Gundruk.
It also takes a little more time to get fermented and to dry out. Mainly people of Hilly region of Nepal are more likely to enjoy Gundruk and Sinki. It is also prepared mostly in this region.
Since these areas are cold and not much vegetation can be grown, people tend to consume this easily prepared Gundruk or Sinki. They enjoy Gundruk and Sinki with both rice and Dhido. It is also enjoyed in some parts of Terai belt, but only in winter.
Since, Gundruk and Sinki are tastier when they are hot and consumed instantly after cooking, in hot days of Terai they become very hard to eat. People who like a little too much sour in their meal enjoy Sinki and others enjoy Gundruk. And yes, if you do have any additional recipes, do write us about it in the comment section.
I guess other people seeing this will try a new recipe or make their first attempt, you never know. I personally would love if people told me about any simple recipes that would be easier and quicker to make. Gundruk is sold all around the world. I have seen people in America telling about how frequently they consume this because it is easily available in their local stores. The effect of Nepali food, I guess.
The cooking method for both Gundruk and Sinki are the same. First of all, we soak the Gundruk or Sinki in water for 10 to 15 minutes. The Gundruk and Sinki absorb water and gets a little flexible. Now, you have to put in a pan, onions tomatoes, chilly, garlic, ginger, and desired spices are fried in mustard or sunflower oil.
The desired amount of salt and turmeric powder for color is added to the pan. Now, the soaked Gundruk and Sinki are drained and added to the pan. After stirring for only a few minutes two cups of water is added and the mixture is left to boil. Once boiled the acidity of Gundruk and Sinki comes out and makes the whole dish savory.
Gundruk and Sinki are generally served with hot white rice or with Dhido, the porridge of Corn flour. The sour taste of Gundurk and Sinki makes the dish very tasty. Gundruk is also consumed as a pickle. To make it a pickle, Gundruk is mixed with salt and chilly, the acidic nature of Gundruk blends perfectly with the salt and chilly making it tasty and mouth watering.
Mainly people of Hilly region of Nepal are more likely to enjoy Gundruk and Sinki. It is also prepared mostly in this region. Since these areas are cold and not much vegetation can be grown, people tend to consume this easily prepared Gundruk or Sinki.
They enjoy Gundruk and Sinki with both rice and Dhido. It is also enjoyed in some parts of Terai belt, but only in winter. Since, Gundruk and Sinki are tastier when they are hot and consumed instantly after cooking, in hot days of Terai they become very hard to eat. Terai people mainly don’t consume Dhido, so they only eat Gundruk and Sinki with white rice.
Almost a decade ago, the consumption of Gundruk and Sinki had fallen drastically, because most of the new generation did not like the taste or the preparation of the Gundruk or Sinki looked unhygienic.
Also, there is no exact contribution to the health of a person by these foods. However, the consumption of Gundruk and Sinki has increased over time in last few years. Today, even major restaurants and hotel chains offer Gundruk and Sinki as part of their menu to display the ethnic and cultural value of the country.
It is even considered tasty by some tourist and the popularity is increasing day by day among the tourist and even the Nepalese household.
Gundruk andSinki thus can be said as not just a cuisine for Nepalese people but also a display of ethnic and cultural heritages and practice passed on from generations. It not only reflects the taste of Nepalese food habits but also shows the true sense of struggle of remote areas people to feed themselves.
Today, it has come out as a statement of Nepalese culinary culture and helped to create a unique identity. The process of preparing Gundruk and Sinki must be made hygienic and clean. One of such common household food item in Nepal are Gundruk and Sinki. Both Gundruk and Sinki are sour in taste and are prepared by the people of the house especially wives.
Gundruk and Sinki both are prepared by fermenting vegetables especially green vegetables. They appear to be small strings like when looked at uncooked. They burst bright sour taste when cooked which makes it one of the favorites for Nepalese people.
If you have any more ideas and information about Gundruk and Sinki, please let us know as well. Sharing is caring, right? And if you are staying abroad and miss how delicious Gundruk and Sinki was, then write us about when was the last time you had the taste of it and how often do you consume it now.
Your feedback is most welcome and we would try to improve in many ways we could.The new taste or variety to present Gundruk and Sinki must be explored. By doing these the culture can be preserved and we can better establish the culinary magic of Nepalese cooking in the world.