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 »

Thimi: the forgotten heritage town in Kathmandu

Published in: Nepal | October 19th, 2016
Siddhikali Temple in Thimi, Nepal

The “middle place” in Kathmandu known as Thimi Thimi or Madhyapur, as it was once called and wants to be known as again, is a small township sandwiched between Kathmandu city and Bhaktapur. Ironically Madhyapur means “Middle place”. Thimi used to be the fourth largest city in the Kathmandu Valley but was basically squashed out of… Continue reading more »

Introducing: First Time Trekking in Nepal Guidebook

Published in: Nepal | October 7th, 2016
Trekking in Nepal Guidebook cover

The best guidebook for first time trekkers in Nepal Nearly three 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 to this great country. I did this because I found the current crop of big publisher guidebooks to Nepal were just not up to… Continue reading more »

Trekking Mardi Himal: Day five (or a recommended day six)

Published in: Nepal | September 28th, 2016
Yak on the Mardi Himal Trek, Nepal

Low camp to Sidhing or Pokhara? Following on from the previous day’s trek I recommend that day five of the Mardi Himal trek takes you from Low Camp to Sidhing. So after base camp on day four go back to Low Camp for the night or even spend the night in High Camp. Then on day… 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 »