Tag: Backpacking

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 

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 

Monasteries in Georgia you should visit

Monasteries in Georgia you should visit

This post is about the best monasteries in Georgia. Georgia is a small country in the Caucasus mountains. Georgia and Armenia were among the first countries in the world to adopt christianity as a state religion. As a result, the country is home to some of 

The Shkhara glacier hike in Svaneti Georgia

The Shkhara glacier hike in Svaneti Georgia

The Shkhara glacier is located in the mountains of eastern Georgia. The region of Svaneti is home to the largest glaciers in the Caucasus mountain range and the Shkhara glacier is just one of them.  The Shkhara glacier is on the slopes of mount Shkhara. 

Mestia to Ushguli: a day trip guide

Mestia to Ushguli: a day trip guide

Getting from Mestia to Ushguli has never been so easy. As a result Ushguli is now one of the most popular day trips from Mestia. Ushguli claims to be one of the highest settlements in Europe. Together with some other caucasus mountain villages like Juta 

Things to do in Mestia: the gateway to Svaneti

Things to do in Mestia: the gateway to Svaneti

Mestia is one of the largest towns in the upper Svaneti region. At an altitude of 1500 meters it is the start of a number of spectacular treks. It’s a hikers paradise, but there are also enough things to do in Mestia if you didn’t 

The Chalaadi glacier hike in Svaneti, Georgia

The Chalaadi glacier hike in Svaneti, Georgia

The Chalaadi glacier is located in the mountains of eastern Georgia. The region of Svaneti is home to the largest glaciers in the Caucasus mountain range and the Chalaadi glacier is just one of them.  The Chalaadi glacier is on the slopes of mount Ushba.