Thamel: ten years of change in Kathmandu’s iconic tourist zone

Published in: Nepal | April 5th, 2017
Scenes from Thamel, Kathmandu

Arriving in Thamel ten years ago It’s been over ten years since I first took tentative steps entering into Kathmandu’s main tourist and commercial zone known as Thamel. It was late at night as my bus from Pokhara had been delayed by nearly 7 hours. A local pointed me in the right direction though a… Continue reading more »

Nagarkot vs Dhulikhel: which is better to visit?

Published in: Nepal | March 29th, 2017
Nagarkot vs Dhulikhel, Nepal

If you only had time to visit one place, which would it be, Nagarkot or Dhulikhel? This is a question I get asked a lot. Surprisingly it’s Nepali people who are asking more than tourists these days as the economy improves and domestic tourism increases. Europeans are next as they look to escape the tourist… Continue reading more »

Visiting Dhulikhel – Himalayan mountain views & culture near Kathmandu

Published in: Nepal | March 14th, 2017
Bhagwati temple and gate Dhulikhel, Nepal

Dhulikhel – Kathmandu’s mountain hideaway spot There’s something about a place that is overshadowed by another but is in fact better that I like. Dhulikhel, just outside the Kathmandu Valley is a perfect example. It’s completely overshadowed by Nagarkot in terms of Himalayan mountain views and … culture. Bizarre, considering Dhulikhel offers so much more.… Continue reading more »

The Best Guidebook to Nepal

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Best guidebook to Nepal

The travel guidebook evolution continues in Nepal The  latest edition in my Nepal guidebook collection has been published with the release of the best guide book to Nepal 2017. It’s not just a collection of my individual guidebooks to Nepal but is in fact the most updated and innovative guidebook to the entire country of Nepal based on… Continue reading more »

How to plan your trip to Nepal: tips & tricks

Published in: Nepal | January 25th, 2017

Plan your trip to Nepal in steps The number one tip I can give you plan a trip to Nepal is to use the following page >> how to plan your trip to Nepal <<. In it is everything you need to plan in 5 easy steps. Best of all, it’s free! Meanwhile, let’s condense it all… Continue reading more »

Nepal in a month: visiting with a 30+ day itinerary

Published in: Nepal | January 10th, 2017
Gorepani to Gandruk on the Annapurna Circuit

Is there enough to do in Nepal for a month or more? Long trips to Nepal are the best way to enjoy this great country. However it is not always possible to take that much time off work. I’ve already written a popular one week itinerary for Nepal and a great two week itinerary for Nepal. With 30 days… Continue reading more »

Yaks in the Winter Snow Everest Base Camp

Published in: Nepal | January 1st, 2017
Yaks in the Winter Snow Everest Base Camp

Cold Yaks roaming around Everest Yaks in Nepal love the mountains. Anywhere over 4,000 meters and you’ll usually encounter the hairy bovines known as yaks. They can easily survive sub-zero temperatures and they do just fine at Gorak Shep where many trekkers stay when trekking to Everest Base Camp. The story behind this photograph Yaks are… Continue reading more »