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Qualities of an excellent trekking guide or trek leader

Qualities of an excellent trekking guide or trek leader. To be an excellent trek leader, one not only needs to have charisma, knowledge, communication skills, storytelling abilities, and organizational skills; sometimes, you also need to be a father figure, psychologist, counsellor, even mediator, and a mentor to not only to the clients but the support…

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November 26, 2019

What to expect on the Mardi Himal trek

What to expect on the Mardi Himal Trek  In the 80s, only a handful of trekking companies organized camping treks to this region’s expedition-style camping treks. However, as recently as 2011, some lodges have opened up at strategic points for trekkers to do lodge/teahouse trekking to Mardi Himal. The area lies east of the Annapurna…

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November 26, 2019

What to expect when trekking on the Manaslu Circuit

What to expect when trekking on the Manaslu Circuit Mount Manaslu is the eighth tallest mountain in the world at 8156 meters. The local name for Manaslu is Kutang – Spirit Mountain. The government of Nepal only opened this area to trekkers in 1991. For more details on the Manaslu area, you can visit Wikipedia….

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November 26, 2019

List of Luxury Hotels in Nepal

List of Luxury Hotels in Nepal Luxury hotels in Nepal are mainly available in larger cities like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, Lumbini, and Nepalgunj. While on the other hand, smaller villages and destinations offer cosy and comfortable lodges. Whether you go on a long and strenuous path to Everest or the more gentle tracks around this…

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November 25, 2019

Leave No Trace Raising Environmental Awareness In The Nepal Himalaya

Leave No Trace Raising Environmental Awareness In The Nepal Himalayas Leave no trace is a set of outdoor ethics that promotes conservation in the outdoors. There are seven principles of its practice. Planning and preparation. Travel and Camp on durable surfaces. Proper waste disposal. Leave what you find, Avoid campfire if possible; otherwise, minimize its…

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November 25, 2019

How to trek safely in Nepalese mountains

Learn how to trek safely in the Nepalese mountains Updated 13/7/2021. Here is some advice on remaining safe while trekking/hiking on the trails. Always walk on the wall side of the trail. You may encounter caravans of pack animals or porters carrying large loads. You wouldn’t want to be pushed off accidentally. Don’t listen to…

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November 25, 2019

Important facts about Bhutan

Important facts about Bhutan It is not a surprise that very few people know minimal facts about Bhutan. Even the most experienced travellers will probably be unsure where the location of Bhutan. Bhutan’s government has deliberately remained closed to protect their ancient traditions even though government-approved tours are possible. Despite being a developing nation, the…

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November 25, 2019

The Differences between Lodge or Teahouse trekking and camping treks

The Differences between Lodge/Teahouse trekking and camping treks LODGE/ TEAHOUSE TREKKING All over Nepal, teahouse trekking has evolved into a more lodge-like experience. However, providing some more creature comforts – relatively consistent meals and beds- remains a pretty affordable way to trek. Teahouses are found throughout the country’s trails, so no matter where you are,…

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November 25, 2019

Bird Watching around the Kathmandu Valley

Bird-watching around the Kathmandu Valley Written by Vimal Thapa. About the Writer: Vimal is an Avid Bird and Nature lover. Vimal has been a passionate Naturalist since 1988. He is also an Executive Member of the Bird Conservation Nepal (BCN) Birds are one of the greatest gifts of nature that Earth abounds with. Birds are…

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November 24, 2019

The best treks in Ladakh

The Best treks in Ladakh The best treks to participate in Ladakh include an option for people of all fitness levels and experiences. There are many trekking companies, both local, regional, and international, that offer trekking vacations. These companies will organize the guide, and support crew, provide necessary trekking equipment, and pack animals and meals….

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November 24, 2019