How to celebrate Tihar in Nepal

How to celebrate Tihar in Nepal

This post is about how to celebrate the Tihar festival in Nepal. One of the reasons I fell in love with Nepal was because there always seemed to be a festival going on. Tihar was one of my favorite times to be in Nepal.  This 

Festivals of Nepal: a guide for tourists

Festivals of Nepal: a guide for tourists

This post is about the major festivals of Nepal. Nepal is a multicultural country with a long history of diverse ethnicities and religions living together. Each has their own culture and traditions.  As a result, Nepal is a land of festivals with over 50 events 

Bisket Jatra: The serpent festival of Nepal

Bisket Jatra: The serpent festival of Nepal

This post is about how to celebrate Bisket Jatra in Nepal as a tourist. Bisket Jatra is one of the biggest and most popular festivals of the Newar community in Bhaktapur. The 9 day long festival sees a number of different rituals and celebrations that 

Kathmandu valley: Places to visit near Kathmandu

Kathmandu valley: Places to visit near Kathmandu

This post is about the best places to visit near Kathmandu. Many tourists head straight to the mountains to explore the Annapurnas or to see Everest. As beautiful as they may be, Kathmandu valley has its own charms that are often overlooked. History of the 

Kathmandu to Bhaktapur: a day trip guide

Kathmandu to Bhaktapur: a day trip guide

This post is about how to plan your day trip from Kathmandu to Bhaktapur. It is only 12 kilometers from Kathmandu to Bhaktapur, but it feels like a completely different world. Bhaktapur is one of the three ancient medieval cities in the Kathmandu valley. Unlike 

What to do in Kathmandu: a city travel guide

What to do in Kathmandu: a city travel guide

What to do in Kathmandu was a famous song back in 2006. It was the first time I visited Nepal. It was a time of political turmoil. Bandha’s where everything closed down were still very common. And that was what this song was about. What 

The Poon Hill trek itinerary: Annapurna Panorama

The Poon Hill trek itinerary: Annapurna Panorama

This post offers you the ultimate Poon hill trek itinerary. The Poon hill trek, also known as the Ghorepani Poon hill trek or the Annapurna panorama, is one of the shortest multi-day hikes in Nepal. Short, but sweet and therefore perfect for those who don’t 

Annapurna Circuit Trek itinerary: the ultimate guide

Annapurna Circuit Trek itinerary: the ultimate guide

This post offers you the ultimate Annapurna Circuit trek itinerary. The Annapurna Circuit trek was once the most popular hike in Nepal. In about a month it was possible to walk around the Annapurna mountain peaks. This trek was famous for its ethnic villages, natural 

Langtang trek itinerary: the ultimate guide

Langtang trek itinerary: the ultimate guide

This post offers you the ultimate Langtang trek itinerary. The Langtang trek is a beautiful multi day hike in the Bagmati province of Nepal. An area that is located only, 51 kilometers north of Kathmandu. Making this an easy and accessible trails for those that 

The Gokyo Lakes Trek itinerary: The ultimate guide

The Gokyo Lakes Trek itinerary: The ultimate guide

This post offers you the ultimate Gokyo Lakes trek itinerary. The Gokyo Lakes trek in Nepal is a wonderful trek that brings you to a chain of six turquoise, glacial-fed lakes in the Everest region. At around 5000 meters it is the highest freshwater lake 

The Mani Rimdu festival in Nepal: a tourist guide

The Mani Rimdu festival in Nepal: a tourist guide

Mani rimdu is one of the biggest festivals in Nepal celebrated among the Sherpa communities in the Solukhumbu province. A region that is famous for Mount Everest and the very popular Everest Base camp trek as well as the Gokyo Lakes trek.  The Mani Rimdu 

The Jiri to Lukla trek: hiking to Everest

The Jiri to Lukla trek: hiking to Everest

This post is about the Jiri to Lukla trek. The Jiri to Lukla trek was once the start of the famous trek to Everest. Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, the first people to climb Mount Everest, even started their hike in Kathmandu.  It was only