Archive for the 'Nepal' Category

Nepal in a month: visiting with a 30+ day itinerary

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
Gorepani to Gandruk on the Annapurna Circuit

Is there enough to do in Nepal for a month or more? Long trips to Nepal are the best way to enjoy this great country. However it is not always possible to take that much time off work. I’ve already written a popular one week itinerary for Nepal and a great two week itinerary for Nepal. With 30 days… Continue reading more »

Yaks in the Winter Snow Everest Base Camp

Sunday, January 1st, 2017
Yaks in the Winter Snow Everest Base Camp

Cold Yaks roaming around Everest Yaks in Nepal love the mountains. Anywhere over 4,000 meters and you’ll usually encounter the hairy bovines known as yaks. They can easily survive sub-zero temperatures and they do just fine at Gorak Shep where many trekkers stay when trekking to Everest Base Camp. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The story… Continue reading more »

Stolen gold Bhairab statue in Thimi, Kathmandu – photograph

Monday, December 26th, 2016
Stolen gold Bhairab statue in Thimi, Kathmandu, Nepal

The last photograph of a stolen statue Bhairab or Bhairava is a fierce and frighting Hindu god that is a manifestation of Shiva. Bhairab is also known as a protector (especially of women). In Nepal you will come across many Bhairab statues in small temples and large alike. Due to his stature many of Bhairabs statues are… Continue reading more »

Homeless mother and baby in Nepal – photograph

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016
Homeless mother and baby in Nepal

Homeless mother & child on the streets of Kathmandu It’s very common to see homeless people in Kathmandu city. Just walk down by Tri Devi Marg on the border of Thamel and you’ll see countless street children, beggars and homeless people there. There’s a massive divide between rich and poor in Nepal. The 2015 earthquake… Continue reading more »

MissingTrekker.com is launched

Thursday, December 8th, 2016
MissingTrekker.com Website

A central place to post information on a missing trekker in Nepal I’ve just launched MissingTrekker.com. It’s still in its infancy but I believe there’s a need for a central place where friends and family members of missing trekkers can get help. On the site people can post information, photographs, maps and more details about… Continue reading more »

Discover the secrets around Swayambhunath Monkey Temple

Friday, December 2nd, 2016
Swayambhunath, Kathmandu, Nepal

The unique and iconic Swayambhunath stupa Just under two kilometers west of Thamel perched on top of a hill is one of the must see highlights of Kathmandu city. Swayambhunath or Swayambhu is a unique looking stupa complex that you’ll briefly see in the latest Marvel movie Dr. Strange.  It benefited from a recent renovation in 2010,… Continue reading more »

Why can’t Nepal get festivals right?

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
Kumari during Indra Jatra in Nepal

Confusion about Nepali festival dates, names, religions and disorganization In most countries with a high number of tourists and where tourism is a primary source of national income, festivals are a huge beneficial attraction. Nepal is known for having more festivals and public holidays than most other countries in the world. Moreover, the festivals are… Continue reading more »