On his recent visit to discover "Hidden Nepal" with Snow Cat Travel and Etihad Airways, travel photographer Ben Read shot some amazing images of Nepal. Here's a selection for you to enjoy!
For the forthcoming Autumn 2019 season flights to Lukla will NOT be from Kathmandu. This will adversely affect the Everest Base Camp Trek and other Everest Treks including Luxury Everest treks. We have been advised by the Nepal Civil Aviation Authority that all flights to Lukla will instead be from Manthali Airport. This is BAD NEWS for anyone intending to trek to Everest Base Camp
The Snow Leopard has a special role as Messenger between the realms of the Gods and the realms of Man....just how can you see a wild snow leopard? The best snow leopard sighting I had was just a complete fluke.
These two circuit treks have "prima facie" a lot in common. But, they also have some differences too. So, which to choose? The Annapurna Circuit Trek or the Manaslu Circuit Trek? Both classic Himalayan treks, both "circuits", both challenging, both spectacular, both involve crossing a 5,000+m pass
I'm in the Tibetan influenced village of Kagbeni, as far as you can go into Upper Mustang without a special and rather costly permit (which I have) and am heading for the fabled "city" of Lo Manthang. Mustang (formerly the Kingdom of Lo) was famously "off limits" until 1992. Lying "behind" the Himalayas on the high Tibetan Plateau, it remained culturally intact and is very different to the rest of Nepal.
His mission was to find out more about the mysterious Yarsagumba, half caterpillar, half fungus it's worth more than its weight than gold! Author of Lonely Planet Trekking in Nepal and Rough Guides Nepal Stuart Butler recently travelled to Nepal with Snow Cat Travel. Stuart undertook the amazing Manaslu Circuit Trek, which offers a dramatic circular trail with dramatic views in varied landscapes and to get a close-up view of one of the most strange and valuable natural products on earth.
Enjoy this journey through the magical Kingdom of Bhutan. Discover mesmerising Dzongs, walk high and wild in the Himalayas, witness colourful Bhutan festivals and meet the wonderful Bhutanese people along the way! Snow Cat Travel are custom trek and tour specialists for Nepal and Bhutan