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

Wednesday, 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

Wednesday, 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

Wednesday, 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

Wednesday, 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

Wednesday, 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)

Wednesday, 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

Wednesday, 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 »