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Free walking tour to all of Bhaktapur’s famous squares

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019
Walking tour of Bhaktapur Nepal

Bhaktapur is more than just Durbar Square, here’s a free guide! On this page you’ll discover a great free walking tour of Bhaktapur, including its many famous heritage squares. The walk has two versions. A light and easy heritage walk and a more in-depth walk for heritage enthusiasts. This page contains the lite version as… Continue reading more »

Kathmandu Valley Heritage Walks print edition now available

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019
Kathmandu Valley Heritage book in bookshop

Kathmandu Valley Heritage Walks in paperback I’m pleased to announce that my first of its kind Kathmandu Valley Heritage Walks book is now available in print. Late last year I wrote about the digital edition of Kathmandu Valley Heritage Walks guidebook being an epic 10 year project and to expect the paper back edition soon. Here it… Continue reading more »

Trekking Panchase: Day three – the return

Monday, April 8th, 2019
Farmer carrying Buffalo fodder in Panchase

Breakfast in Bhanjyang before the descent There’s no doubt you can come back to Pokhara from Panchase on the second day after sunrise. But the restful afternoon after the sunrise was enjoyable and relaxing. The next morning it meant there would be no rush either. We got up, avoided the rice pancakes and dove into… Continue reading more »

Trekking Panchase: Day two – sunrise

Monday, March 25th, 2019
Sunrise on Panchase Peak

Bhanyjang to Panchase Peak for Sunrise Leaving Bhanyang at 4.30 am for sunrise was initially not that difficult. I’d been awake for an hour waiting for our scheduled kick-off time. My guide was ready and my friends 14 year old son didn’t need too many threats of an ice water bucket to get him out… Continue reading more »

Trekking Panchase: Day one

Monday, March 11th, 2019
Buffalos under mountains at Panchase

Panchase Peak: a short permit free trek in the Annapurnas A free trek in Nepal? Well, you still need to pay for accommodation and food but the Panchase Peak trek remains free of any permit fees or TIMS card costs. This is a rarity in Nepal and might not last much longer. But for now,… Continue reading more »

The best paperback guidebook to Nepal

Monday, February 25th, 2019
Nepal Guidebook Print Edition 2019 cover

The best print edition guidebook to Nepal has arrived! The latest book in my Nepal guidebook collection has been published in print with the release of Nepal: the complete guidebook (print edition) 2019. The book is published by Himalayan Travel Guides and 100% printed in Nepal by Nepali people. The first 2017 edition completely sold… Continue reading more »

Nepal Trekking Clothing & Equipment

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
Folded Sleeping Bags in Nepal

What type of trekking clothes & equipment are available in Nepal in 2019? Alongside trekking agencies the next most abundant shop you’ll find are stores selling all types of trekking clothes and equipment in Nepal. It’s been a profitable business for many since the 1970s. Up until a few years ago some of the clothes… Continue reading more »