The best place to celebrate Laxmi Puja & The Festival of Lights – Shivapuri, Nepal

The Festival of Lights is one of the most dazzling of all Hindu festivals in Nepal. The Laxmi Puja is a very special, auspicious part of this festival and widely celebrated throughout the Kathmandu Valley in particular.

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The World’s Best New Adventure?….Probably

Hike, Bike and Raft the famous Annapurna Circuit Forget the Olympics, here's a triathlon-Himalayan style. This once world famous classic trekking route has been re-invented and re-imagined into a unique multi-activity adventure. Trek over the mighty Thorung La (5416m) to Jomsom, descend by Mountain Bike beneath Dhaulagiri & Annapurna, then whitewater raft the Kali Gandaki River.

Family is Family – Nepal Himalaya

Family life in a remote Himalayan mountain village in Nepal has many similarities to family life just about anywhere.The kids have school homework to do....meals need to be cooked....a living needs to be earned etcThe basic needs of shelter, warmth, love, food, water are the same.....the difference is that a lot of this isn't achieved … Continue reading Family is Family – Nepal Himalaya

Prayer (Mani) Wall – Everest region-Nepal Himalayas

Mani Walls are found throughout the Himalayan regions of Nepal. Usually at higher elevations where Buddhism is prevalent.You should always walk past them on the left side.They are walls containing a number of inscribed tablets - Om mani padme hum, hence the name "Mani Wall"This one was shot on the way to Everest Base Camp … Continue reading Prayer (Mani) Wall – Everest region-Nepal Himalayas

Rhino-Chitwan-Nepal

To be honest I bricked it when I came across this big fella!Whether wildlife is your principle reason for a Nepal holiday or not, a visit to Chitwan and the Terai region is highly recommended. It is a very different experience to other parts of Nepal you're likely visiting and most certainly helps puts everything … Continue reading Rhino-Chitwan-Nepal

Shop-Bhaktapur-Nepal

Even the shops are colourful and photogenic in Bhakatpur, Nepal.Stunning Newari architecture and incredibly atmospheric. Medieval Bhaktapur is a journey back in time. A 'Must see".If you have a romantic notion of Kathmandu as a spiritual, traditional, medieval and relaxed sort of place, just change that notion to Bhaktapur. This, the 'City of Devotees' is … Continue reading Shop-Bhaktapur-Nepal