Hiking the Himalayas: The Packing List

After spending 3 months in Nepal and hiking a grand total of 400km I've finally sussed out what I need and what I can live without when it comes to packing. My first trip in December 2018 was a nine-day hike to Annapurna Base Camp via Poon Hill. My second visit during April and May... Continue Reading →

Hiking the Himalayas: the Annapurna Circuit route planner – Thorung La to Tatopani

The full Annapurna Circuit is considered one of the world's great treks, and the real appeal lies in its variety. The trail winds through the subtropical jungle, up into the valleys, across the high mountain pass of Thorung La and down towards the desolate Mustang region, before descending down back into the valleys, all the... Continue Reading →

Rest and relaxation in Pokhara

While Thamel was the place to 'relax' after an intense 17-day hike to Everest Base Camp, Pokhara was an even better place to relax after hiking all over the Annapurna region. Or before, for that matter. With nothing to do but chill by the lake and eat all the food, it's the perfect place for... Continue Reading →

Things to do around Kathmandu

So you've survived your first few days in Kathmandu but now it's time to explore this beautiful and chaotic city! It has a lot to offer, amazing food and handmade craft stores, temples and stupas, parks and rivers. All of these things are (just about) within walking distance of Thamel, but it's very easy to... Continue Reading →

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