• Highlights of Nepal – Where To Go & What To See

    Think Nepal and you’ll no doubt first think of the amazing trekking opportunities yet there’s so much more to this charming country than just mountains. There’s medieval cities to explore, sacred temples to visit and traditional craft centres to enjoy. In case you need further persuasion on why to...

  • World’s Greatest Lakes (You’ve Probably Never Heard Of) (12 minute read)

    Who doesn’t like a lake? They are invariably surrounded by picturesque landscapes of quaint countryside or dramatic mountains. The water is generally calm and, good weather assumed, the expansive vistas are usually quite stunning. Coupled together, this invites a state of meditative contemplation that appeals to avid outdoorsy types...

  • Top 10 Alternative Road Trips

    Nothing beats the excitement of a road trip. Stocking a car with supplies, choosing the appropriate rousing soundtrack and heading out on the open road. And you’ve no doubt heard of the world’s classic choices – America’s Route 66 and South Africa’s Garden Route to name just two. However, there’s plenty...

  • Safari in Nepal’s Chitwan National Park

    When I first heard that I was going to be visiting Chitwan National Park for a safari on our Nepal Encompassed tour, I was excited to say the least. Having been lucky enough to travel to a number of national parks to spot wildlife, including Udawalawe and Yala in Sri Lanka, I...

  • Bhutan in Frame

    The last great Himalayan Kingdom and a land of monks, prayer flags, dzongs and mountains, Bhutan is a travel photographer’s dream. With an air of mystery, which is so hard to find in today’s global world, Bhutan is yet to have hordes of tourists descend upon its stunning scenery...

  • The Reality of Visiting Tibet as a Traveller (6 minute read)

    Dubbed the ‘roof of the world’ and considered the original Shangri-La, the mystical land of Tibet holds a potent draw over travellers looking to delve into Buddhist spirituality and long-held traditions. No doubt cemented in the minds of western travellers thanks to the Hollywood film Seven Years in Tibet,...

  • Trekking in the Himalayas

    Whether you want to explore the scenic Annapurna Mountain Range or tackle the heights of Everest Base Camp, the Himalayas are home to some of the most impressive peaks in the world and are a real haven for trekking enthusiasts. Now that the Everest region has been deemed safe and travel restrictions lifted, it’s time...

  • Exploring Bhaktapur

    Bhaktapur is one of three royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley and it has an old world charm that cannot fail to captivate. For me, it was a welcome relief from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu and despite being just 30 minutes drive away, it felt worlds apart. A...

  • Counting stars in the Himalayas

    While tackling the lofty and frosty heights of Everest Base Camp may be challenging, there is no reason why you can’t have fun doing it. And that is exactly what the film maker behind this week’s video pick did, when he lip synced his way up from Kathmandu to Lobuche...

  • Top 10 places to visit in Nepal & Tibet

    The snow-capped mountains, time-worn temples and the Buddhist stupas of Nepal and Tibet never fail to inspire and ignite the imagination. For hundreds of years the Tibetan plateau was isolated from the rest of the world and shrouded in mystery, but today it is open to visitors and ripe...

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