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
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
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
The kids of Nepal are so endearing and photogenic...irresistible and usually very co-operative too, especially if you let them see the photo you've just taken.The "number 11" on the top lip is almost mandatory! Source: Nepal Kids Snow Cat Travel
Away from the busier teahouse treks in Nepal, there are many classic treks like the Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek and the Kanchenjunga Trek, where you really can feel "wild amongst the mountain gods". Snow Cat Travel Source: Wild camping in the Himalayas
OK.....I'm being "tongue in cheek" here.... But, really....if you'd spent many hard days trekking to reach the remote and isolated region of Dolpo deep in the Nepal Himalayas....would you be able to resist this "click" moment? Snow Cat Travel Source: The ancient spoonlicker tribe of Dolpo-Nepal
Enjoying a spiritual holiday in Nepal is almost part of being in Nepal by default. Such is the power of the majestic Himalayas and the ever present influence of both Hinduism and Buddhism in Nepal, that even the most fervent un-spiritual often say they found their time in Nepal to be........life-changing!