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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 afterward. One doesn’t need to be a seasoned world traveler…

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 traveler is always concerned about the dos and don’ts of a country they are visiting 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…

Are solo women travelers safe in Nepal

Women trekkers

Are Solo women travelers 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 traveling 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 neighboring 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…

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

There are more than two thousand trekking agencies in Kathmandu alone and a few hundred registered companies in Pokhara. When you add several hundred hotels, guesthouses, and numerous unregistered operators offering trekking services, finding the right tour operator can become a challenge. You work hard throughout the year, and a vacation is a well-deserved reward…

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….

AM I TOO OLD TO GO TREKKING IN THE HIMALAYAS

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…

How to choose the right partner or partners for a trekking vacation

a group of people sitting at a picnic table

How to choose the right partner or partners for a trekking vacation.  Trekking is an adventurous activity, and it can be memorable if the right trekking partner or partners accompany you. The right trekking partner can be an essential part of your trekking experience. It would be best if you definitely had a reliable, competent,…