Archive for the 'Nepal' Category

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 »

The Best Guidebook to Nepal

Monday, February 4th, 2019
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. Now there’s both a complete collection of all my individual guidebooks to Nepal but also the most… Continue reading more »

Best restaurants in Kathmandu (2019)

Monday, January 21st, 2019
Chicken tagine with eggplant

The best restaurants to eat out in Kathmandu Over the past 4 years restaurants in Kathmandu’s culinary scene have improved dramatically. Previously I’ve not written much about them as they would come and close up every year. The chefs would often leave to the middle east or to another restaurant. And to be frank, the… Continue reading more »

Is overtourism a problem in Nepal?

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019
Tourists in Bhaktapur, Nepal

Can Nepal handle more tourist arrivals? Nepal wants more tourists. The country set lofty numbers of 1 million tourists in 2018 and 2 million by 2020. Keep in mind in 2014 Nepal had about 790,000 tourists. Nepal, these days, keeps pushing for more and more tourists to arrive. Meanwhile, one must ask how is the… Continue reading more »

Donating old travel guidebooks to tomorrow’s heroes

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019
Boy reading from a Nepal guidebook

Giving non-curriculum based books to school children I hitched a lift with a friend of mine who has been involved in supporting a local children’s home with children aged from 7 to 20 outside of Kathmandu. I’d been there several years ago after the earthquake. Things had improved. At first in typical Nepali, or should… Continue reading more »