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71 year old Harry on the Everest Base Camp Trek.

AM I TOO OLD TO GO TREKKING IN THE HIMALAYAS – NEPAL | BHUTAN | TIBET | INDIA ? It is a great healthy lifestyle if you have been hiking/trekking or any form of exercise. However, if you haven’t already done it, you are not the only one; don’t panic! It’s never too late to…

Helpful tips for the first time trekker in Nepal

Trekking towards Tilicho Lake

Useful Tips for a first-time trekker in the Himalayas of Nepal? Here is some food for thought! Any avid trekker would be motivated enough just thinking about completing a trek in the shadow of the world’s highest peaks; a bonus would be boasting about it afterwards. One doesn’t need to be a seasoned world traveller…

Cultural Do’s and Don’ts in Nepal

What to do and not do in Nepal.

Cultural do’s and don’ts while in Nepal. A mindful traveller is always concerned about the dos and don’ts of a country they visit for the first time. What to expect from that culture and what is taboo is of utmost curiosity in their mind. Whether you are trekking in the mountains or going around in…

Are solo women travelers safe in Nepal

Women trekkers

Are Solo women travellers safe in Nepal?  You will notice that you are of interest to the locals mostly because you are a foreigner and your gender. You soon start seeing that they are just as curious about male visitors. Here are a few helpful tips for a woman who is travelling solo. Most parts…

The differences between Luxury lodges and Teahouse lodges in Nepal

Luxury lodge with Mount Taboche in the background

The variations between Luxury Lodges and Teahouse lodges of Nepal Update December 2020: The Comfort/luxury lodges are excellent for social distancing and small personal bubbles as they won’t be crowded.  The standards of luxury lodges in Everest and Annapurna regions are far higher than regular teahouse lodges with their landscaped gardens. They are often in…

Top reasons to go trekking in Nepal

Village woman in Nepal.

Top reasons to go trekking in Nepal. A tiny percentage of people go hiking/trekking in their home or neighbouring countries, and a small portion of those people go trekking in Nepal. Do a trek in Nepal and be a part of this super-elite club. Nepal is home to eight of the 14 mountains that are…

The History of Trekking in Nepal

Luxury Camping trek, Himalayas

The history of trekking in Nepal. The word trek was adapted from the Afrikaans word trekken, which means to haul or pull. The Dutch settlers of South Africa spoke it. It means a long, challenging journey. The Nepalese had always been walking to get anywhere in this mountainous nation for several centuries. Enchantment with the…

High Altitude Myths

Myths about High Altitude

Myths about High Altitude Myth no. 1 – Do not use caffeine in altitude. Caffeine is a mild diuretic (it makes you pee), which shouldn’t concern you that it might dehydrate you and cause AMS. This will only be true if you drink many pots of very strong coffee and no other fluids. In fact,…

How to choose the best trekking company

Trekking towards Tilicho Lake

More than two thousand trekking agencies in Kathmandu alone and a few hundred registered companies in Pokhara. Finding the right tour operator can become challenging when you add several hundred hotels, guesthouses, and numerous unregistered operators offering trekking services. You work hard throughout the year, and a vacation is a well-deserved reward for yourself, so…

How to spend two days in Kathmandu

How to spend two days in Kathmandu

How to spend two days in Kathmandu, Nepal Some fun ways to spend 48 hours in Kathmandu, Nepal Adventurers come to Nepal from all over the world. Almost all trips to Nepal involve spending some time in Kathmandu before your adventures. You can spend time exploring ancient monuments, Royal Palaces, and the maze of streets….

Top reasons to go trekking in Nepal during the off season

Himalayan peak during the monsoon season in Nepal

Top reasons to go trekking in Nepal during the offseason. It is widely established that the Nepal Himalaya’s peak times are October–November and March, and April. However, trekking during the less busy season has its advantages. There are two recognized off-peak seasons for trekking in Nepal – the winter and during the monsoon. The benefits of going on a…