The Best Guidebook to Nepal

Published in: Nepal |
Best guidebook to Nepal

The travel guidebook evolution continues in Nepal The  latest editions in my Nepal guidebook collection have been published and fully updated with the release of the best guide book to Nepal 2018. It’s not just a collection of my individual guidebooks to Nepal but this is in fact the most updated and innovative guidebook to the entire… Continue reading more »

The Bestselling Guidebook to Nepal & Bitcoin Cryptocurrency purchase options!

Published in: Nepal | February 14th, 2018
Digital and print Nepal guidebooks

My Nepal guidebook has outsold all the others … & is now available in Bitcoin! Two announcements! Part I: Making it to the bestseller list Part II: New Bitcoin, Litcoin crypto purchase options of the guidebook here It made a good start to the new year when my publisher at Himalayan Travel Guides was tallying up… Continue reading more »

Liquid Gold: finding & losing the best coffee in Nepal

Published in: Nepal | February 1st, 2018
Freshly roasted espresso coffee in Pokhara Pizza and Coffee

What’s coffee like in Nepal? If I’d had the ability 10 years ago, I’d have invested in Nepali coffee. I still might, if it weren’t for Nepali bureaucracy. The coffee in Nepal is amazingly good but poorly roasted (do see my review on the best coffee beans in Nepal). It’s one of the few things that remains… Continue reading more »

Lakeside Pokhara: over ten years of change in Nepal’s iconic resort town

Published in: Nepal | January 17th, 2018
Boats by Phewa Lake in Pokhara , Nepal

Arriving in Lakeside over ten years ago After crossing the India Nepal border in Sunauli, Pokhara’s Lakeside was my first destination over ten years ago in Nepal. I was expecting a commercial tourist hub but instead got a near on idyllic lakeside township. Unlike other towns along a lake, Pokhara was highlighted even more by… Continue reading more »

Solo trekking to Everest is NOT banned in Nepal – climbing might be

Published in: Nepal | January 3rd, 2018
Everest Base Camp Sign

Nepal bans solo “climbing” of Mount Everest Nepal has not banned solo trekking to Everest Base Camp or anywhere else! I’ve been getting a lot of emails over the Christmas and New Year holidays about big news media headlines announcing that Nepal has banned solo climbers from summiting Everest. There is no ban on trekking.… Continue reading more »

What to do in Nepal for Christmas & the New Year

Published in: Nepal | December 20th, 2017
Christmas tree in Pokhara

Spending Christmas & the New Year in Nepal I’ve spent many a Christmas and New Year in Nepal. There’s plenty to do, but it’s not always so easy to figure it out. Here’s a helping hand if you happen to be spending the holidays in Nepal! First things first, do realize that Nepal by virtue… Continue reading more »

The Mountain Shadow: book review

Published in: India, Reviews | December 5th, 2017
The Mountain Shadow Book Cover

The Mountain Shadow is the sequel to the epic Shantaram by David Gregory Roberts The Mountain Shadow: is a book I was looking forward to read for many years. If you’ve read my review for Shantaram then you’ll know I felt it was one of the best travel books I’ve ever come across. By proxy… Continue reading more »