The Most Beautiful Festivals of Nepal: a tourist Guide

The Most Beautiful Festivals of Nepal: a tourist Guide

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: how to celebrate the serpent festival of Nepal

Bisket Jatra: how to celebrate 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 to Bhaktapur: the best day trip guide

Kathmandu to Bhaktapur: the best day trip guide

This post is about how to plan your day trip from Kathmandu to Bhaktapur. Bhaktapur is one of the most beautiful historic towns in Nepal. It is only 12 kilometers from Kathmandu to Bhaktapur, but it feels like a completely different world. Bhaktapur is one 

The Best Things to do in Kathmandu, Nepal

The Best Things to do in Kathmandu, Nepal

This post is about the best things to do in Kathmandu Nepal. What to do in Kathmandu was a famous song back in 2006. It was the first time I visited Nepal. A time of political turmoil with lots of strikes and curfews. In Nepal 

The Kathmandu Valley: beautiful places to visit near Kathmandu

The Kathmandu Valley: beautiful 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, the Kathmandu valley has its own charms that are often overlooked. History of 

Backpacking Nepal: the ultimate travel guide

Backpacking Nepal: the ultimate travel guide

This post is about backpacking Nepal. Nepal is a small country in South Asia. It is landlocked in between India and China. It was  once a remote Himalayan kingdom that was closed to foreigners up till the 19th century. Now it is a developing democracy 

All Hands Volunteers: my great experience in Nepal

All Hands Volunteers: my great 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