Kankeshwari temple – Kathmandu’s unknown treasure

Kankeshwori temple Kathmandu

Kankeshwari is a mysterious temple in Kathmandu that few tourists know about More than just a single temple, the entire Kankeswari complex is a treasure trove of shrines, statues, chaitya and pillars. It was one of those courtyards I used to enjoy visiting to get away from the bustling crowds of Kathmandu. It was easy …

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Coronavirus in Nepal: COVID-19 updates

Streets of Thamel

Coronavirus/COVID-19 facts and figures in Nepal So far, Nepal has only had a few cases of the coronavirus, now known as COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease 2019). On January 5th a Nepali student entered Nepal from Wuhan (the epicenter of Covid-19). He tested positive to the virus after swabs were sent to Hong Kong for analysis. Nepal …

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The Best Guidebook to Nepal

Nepal Guidebook Cover 2020

The most up to date travel guidebook to Nepal in the world for 2020! The latest editions in my Nepal guidebook collection have just been published and fully updated for 2020 including the new edition of the best guide book to Nepal in 2020 (February). Now there’s both a complete collection of all my individual guidebooks …

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Trekking Upper Mustang: Day Ten Chhusang to Kagbeni to Jomsom

Mountains near Chhuksang - Upper Mustang Trek

Leaving Upper Mustang Truth be told little could top yesterdays Tange to Chhusang trek along the golden ridge of gales and the day before’s visit to Tange village. We where back in Chhusang and to many our Upper Mustang trek was over. So dictates the road. From Chhusang there’s a random local bus that departs …

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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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