Latest Nepal Trekking Clothing & Equipment

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 …

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Best restaurants in Kathmandu (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 …

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Is overtourism a problem in Nepal?

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 …

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Donating old travel guidebooks to tomorrow’s heroes

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 …

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World’s largest flower the Rafflesia

World's largest flower the Rafflesia

It’s known as the world’s largest flower – the Rafflesia Found only in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and The Philippines the world’s largest flower is actually a parasitic plant. The largest Rafflesia’s have been measured as 100 centimeters (39 in) in diameter and weighed up to 10 kilograms (22 lb). The plant had no roots or …

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Bells at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Thailand

The bells of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is one of the most popular places to visit in North Thailand’s capital of Chiang Mai. Located on top of a nearby hilltop the wat attracts thousands of tourists a year. That’s said I’ve never felt it to be overcrowded. Then again …

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