The Best Guidebook to Nepal

Best guidebook to Nepal

The most up to date travel guidebook to Nepal in the world The latest editions in my Nepal guidebook collection have just been published and fully updated including the new edition of the best guide book to Nepal in 2019 (October). Now there’s both a complete collection of all my individual guidebooks to Nepal but also the …

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Trekking Upper Mustang: Day Nine Tange to Chhusang

Trekking from Tange to Chhuksang - Upper Mustang Trek

The Longest Day on the Upper Mustang Eastern Trek After yesterdays exploration of Tange village waking up at 5 am for what would be the longest day of trekking in Upper Mustang was a little harsh. Prema had prepared a bowl of porridge for me along with a pancake which I found difficult to finish …

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Trekking Upper Mustang: Day Eight Tange Village

Chortens at Tange Village Upper Mustang

Arriving into Tange Village After a long trek from Yara to Tange with no food you’d think I’d run for the nearest place to get a meal. Far from it. Tange in Eastern Upper Mustang was captivating. From the moment we approached it and thereafter it remains a Nepali highlight. Bright red and white chortens …

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Trekking Upper Mustang: Day Eight – Yara to Dye to Tange

Mountains from Dhee to Yara - Upper Mustang Trek

The long trek to Tange After yesterdays reasonably short trek to Yara we were now looking at two days with no place to eat or get water until the evening on our trek from Yara to Tange. This is Easter Upper Mustang’s challenge. A lack of trekking lodges or villages along the route. In someways …

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Trekking Upper Mustang: Day Seven – Eastern Mustang, Dhee, Yara & Ghara

Upper Mustang horseman on the way to Yara

Our Trek begins to East Upper Mustang On my last night in Lo Manthang K knocked on my door. Earlier in the night his own guide had finally relented and agreed to take him to eastern Upper Mustang as well. The old man had come to thank me for making this happen. I felt a …

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Trekking Upper Mustang: Day Six – Visiting the caves in Chhoser

Lo-Nifu Gompa near the Chhoser caves Upper Mustang 25_resize

The famous caves and cave monasteries of Lo Manthang The previous day had been filled with discovering the castles and fortresses of Lo Manthang along with exploring the four monasteries of Lo Manthang. Today it was about venturing out to the north of the former kingdoms capital. It’s here that you can find the famous …

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Trekking Upper Mustang: Day Five – Lo Manthang’s monasteries

Thupchen Gompa in Lo Manthang

The famous monasteries of Lo Manthang After exploring the great castles of Lo Manthang and filling up with a good lunch from our host Prema it was time to finally visit the fabled monasteries. Lo Manthangs monasteries or Gompas, have built up quite a reputation over the years and have attracted many tourists. Some guidebooks …

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Trekking Upper Mustang: Day Five – Lo Manthang’s Castles & Fortresses

King and Queens Fortress Castles in Lo Manthang

Exploring the city of Lo Mantang After arriving into Lo Manthang yesterday we took a rest in the evening in preparation for exploring Lo Manthangs castles. We stayed at Norling Guesthouse run by the very likable Prema who has hot water showers that are better than most places in Kathmandu. K visited me that evening …

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