Humble Nepal sits in the shadow of its enormous neighbours, China and India, but it has much to offer the intrepid traveller. It’s a country of vast extremes and rugged beauty, ancient tradition and a deep respect for nature. Some of the world’s mightiest mountains are nestled into Nepal’s landscape, including Annapurna, Lhotse and of course, soaring Mount Everest, making it a dream destination for hikers and climbers alike.
Tuck into momos (dumplings) and traverse the winding streets of the capital Kathmandu, watch colourful prayer flags flitter in the breeze of remote villages and explore Hindu temples like sacred Pashupatinath. For the adventurous, there are ample places to raft, bungee or paraglide across the country. Nepal is a place of wonder and formidable beauty that deserves a spot on every bucket list. Click here to learn more about when is the best time to visit Nepal.
Nepal is more than a trekker's paradise; it's a feast for travellers seeking dramatic scenery, charming locals and jungle adventures. But, when is the best time to go? Many people flock to Nepal to tackle some of the best mountain trails in the world. Trekking to Everest Base Camp or conquering the Annapurna Circuit i...Read more
Nepal is a religious place - from Buddhism to Hinduism to now Communism, we look at how the country’s religions have evolved Hinduism and the early years (2000 BCE) Hinduism was thought to have originated around 4,000 years ago in India’s Indus Valley. From there it gradually spread across the south Asian continent to...Read more
From Pokhara to Bandipur, Nepal has plenty to offer the adventurer beyond Kathmandu and Himalayas Pokhara – Lake Placid Nepal’s second city may sit on a lake, but that’s about as far as the similarities with Chicago go. Around 200 km to the west and a world away from the frantic pace of the capital, this 'city of eight...Read more
Yak herder Dorjee Tsering and Yak knitwear maker Julian Wilson give us the lowdown on these Himalayas animals Yaks are bovines – part of the cattle family – and are native to the Himalayas. They only live at high altitudes and provide wool and milk for local herders. They are also used as plough animals or load carrier...Read more
Everest base camp is one of the most popular treks in the world, but a successful trip requires preparation before you leave home Preparing for an adventure like Everest Base Camp can seem daunting. For first time trekkers, there are many things to consider, from packing and fitness to health and equipment. But base ca...Read more
From thermals, to accessories and the all-important hiking boots, here’s everything you need to pack for Everest base camp Long before Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay successfully summited Mount Everest, people were fascinated by the 8,848 m giant. The mountain gained global attention in the 19th-century a...Read more
Looking for inspiration? Here are some of the most popular teahouse trekking routes in Nepal Everest Base Camp As the world’s tallest mountain, Everest has a cachet no other peak can match. Unsurprisingly the trek up to Everest Base Camp is Nepal’s most popular trekking route; deservedly so as it not only offers the op...Read more