The best guidebook to the Kathmandu Valley (updated 2016)

Published in: Nepal |
Kathmandu Valley Guidebook cover

 The evolution of travel guidebooks continues (updated 2016) The second and latest edition of my Kathmandu Valley Guidebook in my Nepal guidebook collection has been published. Unlike my guidebook to Kathmandu city, this guidebook is for the entire Kathmandu Valley region. The Nepalese tourism board are encouraging tourists to come back which will help Nepal recover. And, I agree.… Continue reading more »

Trekking Mardi Himal: Day four

Published in: Nepal | September 14th, 2016
Mardi Himal Trek, Nepal

Mardi Himal High Camp to Base Camp The day started early with a cold frost covering yesterdays hailstones. I like the cold though and after a hearty breakfast of yet more pancakes we set out on the final leg of the ascent on day four of the Mardi Himal trek. The impressive mountainous view from High… Continue reading more »

Trekking Mardi Himal: Day three – beauty & the storm

Published in: Nepal | August 31st, 2016
Mardi Himal Trek, Nepal day 3

Forest Camp to low camp to high camp The day started early from Forest Camp on day three of the Mardi Himal Trek. Mainly because I wanted a double serving of corn bread plus a takeaway serving too. What can I say, it’s that good! The trail itself still remained forested but the path was… Continue reading more »

Trekking Mardi Himal: Day two

Published in: Nepal | August 17th, 2016
Forest Camp on the Mardi Himal Trek, Nepal

Dhampus to Pothana and Forest Camp Leaving Dhampus at 8am after a hearty pancake breakfast (yes I know it’s cliché, but they are very filling). My guide pointed to the vast snow-capped ridge in the distance. This is the ridge leading to Mardi Himal Base Camp. It always amazes me to see these mountains in the… Continue reading more »

Trekking Mardi Himal: Day one

Published in: Nepal | August 3rd, 2016
Day one on the Mardi Himal Trek, Nepal

Mardi Himal: the Hidden Annapurna Trek Calling the Mardi Himal Trek “hidden” is a little adventurous. However, the trek is relatively new as it was only opened in 2012. Among mainstream trekkers not much is known about it. Which is both a blessing and a …. well, blessing. As the vast majority of trekkers take… Continue reading more »

Introducing the best guidebook to Kathmandu city (updated 2016)

Published in: Nepal | July 20th, 2016
Kathmandu city guidebook cover 2016

Welcome to the continuing evolution of travel guidebooks Over two years ago I began publishing guidebooks to Nepal because I truly wanted to deliver something that would help people get the most out of their trip. And quite frankly, the current crop of guidebooks to Nepal are just not up to scratch. Nepal is a very different country… Continue reading more »

Kirtipur: a great half-day or quick trip from Kathmandu

Published in: Nepal | July 6th, 2016
Kirtipur, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

Kirtipur is a great heritage site to visit & very close to Kathmandu Many people looking for things to do around Kathmandu overlook the former “capital” of Kirtipur. It’s only 25 minutes on a local bus from Thamel and is filled with history, culture and away from all that traffic! While most people head for full day trips or half-day… Continue reading more »

Kathmandu Durbar Square is an atrocious & shameful mess

Published in: Nepal | June 22nd, 2016
Cars in Kathmandu Durbar Square

Kathmandu Durbar Square (Basantapur) is no longer Nepal’s crown jewel attraction The main focal point of Kathmandu’s heritage and tourist attractions is its old historic royal square known as Basantapur or more popularly by tourism as Kathmandu Durbar Square. It’s the place where two small trading villages joined to form Kasamandap, Kathmandu’s first building. It dates back… Continue reading more »