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28 May 2017

Reasons to Visit Nepal in the ‘Off-season’

Many travellers will only visit a place in the ‘peak season’, which usually correspond with when weather is good and/or reliable. And while most experienced travellers will have at least one cautionary tale of a place that just shouldn’t be visited in the ‘off-season’ (mine is the Salzkammergut Lake District

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14 Jul 2016

Rara – The Queen of Lakes

After four failed attempts, to visit the isolated district of Mugu and its gem – Rara, I was invited to join a group of 5 friends who had been planning the trip for a long time. With the recent road construction that extends from the Karnali Highway to the entrance

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Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp Photo: Tashi Sherpa
12 Jul 2016

The ABC of Trekking – Annapurna Base Camp

Annapurna Base Camp. The very foothills of the world’s deadliest mountain massif. I always used to get chills by just thinking of this Himalayan eight-thousander and that morning I was standing right before it. The small base camp, comprised of 5-6 lodges and a camping site area is located in

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09 Jun 2016

Places to buy high-quality trekking gear in Nepal

Many travellers arrive in Nepal with their bags full to the brim, already carrying everything they think they will need for their trekking or mountaineering excursion. And while it definitely is a good idea to bring your already well-worn-in trekking boots with you, or any special items that you can’t

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06 Jun 2016

Essential packing list for trekking in Nepal

So you’ve made the decision to go on an amazing Himalayan trek. Congratulations! You will definitely have a great time. But what should you pack!? Packing too much or too little is one of those details that can spoil a trip, but how much is too much (or too little)

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30 May 2016

14 frequently asked questions about trekking in Nepal

What’s the difference between trekking, hiking and mountain climbing? You can do all three activities in Nepal, but they are quite different things. Trekking is a multi-day walk, where you stay overnight (or several nights) at the place you’ve walked to. Hiking generally refers to a one-day walk. It might

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01 May 2016

Hats off to Panauti!

This delightfully picturesque town in the Kathmandu Valley is a survivor, not only of the earthquakes of April and May 2015, but also of the majority of major quakes which have occurred during the 20th century.  It is widely believed its safety is more certain because it is built on

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28 Apr 2016

Birdwatching in the Kathmandu Valley

The Kathmandu Valley boasts well over 400 species of recorded bird species and provides an unbelievable range of habitats for the birds that reside, migrate or pass through. In spite of rapid urbanization and the human degradation of habitats in the Kathmandu Valley and its surroundings, that these beautiful feathered

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