Nepali food guide: the best food in Nepal

Nepali food guide: the best food in Nepal

This post is all about the best food in Nepal. Every visitor to Nepal will get to know dahl bath. Rice with lentils is the national dish of the country. However, if it comes to food in Nepal there is much more to taste than 

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 

The Gokyo Lakes Trek itinerary: The ultimate guide

The Gokyo Lakes Trek itinerary: The ultimate guide

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 system in the world.  Despite the spectacular views of the 

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

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 in 1963 that a road was built to Jiri. 

Annapurna Circuit Trek itinerary: the ultimate guide

Annapurna Circuit Trek itinerary: the ultimate guide

The Annapurna Circuit trek was once one of the most popular hikes 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 beauty and easy access from Kathmandu or Pokhara.  

The Poon Hill trek itinerary: Annapurna Panorama

The Poon Hill trek itinerary: Annapurna Panorama

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. The hike offers natural beauty, cultural diversity, rural village life and spectacular mountain views. Why choose the 

Langtang trek itinerary: the ultimate guide

Langtang trek itinerary: the ultimate guide

This post is about the Langtang trek in the Bagmati province of Nepal. An area that is located only, 51 kilometers north of Kathmandu. Making this an easy and accessible hike for those that love to see the Himalayas, but have limited time The Langtang 

Bardiya National Park in Nepal: a travel guide

Bardiya National Park in Nepal: a travel guide

Bardiya National Park is the biggest proof that Nepal is much more than mountains alone. Besides the high peaks of the Himalayas, Nepal also has lush jungles full of wildlife. One of my favourite jungle areas is Bardiya National Park. Bardiya National Park lies in 

All Hands volunteers: my experience in Nepal

All Hands volunteers: my experience in Nepal

This post is about how I ended up with All Hands Volunteers and my experience as a volunteer in Nepal with the All Hands and heart earthquake disaster relief program. I have a long history with Nepal.  My first visit was in 2006 as a