Top Gear sets out on perhaps its toughest road trip ever - a high-altitude voyage from Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, to the Forbidden City of Lo Manthang, a secretive kingdom perched high on the Tibetan plateau, on the far side of the Himalayas. It is a five-day expedition through the highest mountains, deepest gorges and harshest terrain on the planet. On their journey, the Top Gear presenters battle river crossings, mudslides and dizzying mountain passes on a trip that would test even the hardiest new 4x4s on the planet to the limit. But Paddy, Freddie and Chris aren’t crossing the Himalayas in new 4x4s. They are crossing the Himalayas in a very small old Peugeot, a very small old Renault and Nepal’s first (and only) home-built car.
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!
Many treks feature accommodation in trekking lodges….called teahouses historically in Nepal.About 85% of people who go trekking in Nepal are undertaking a tea house trek. What are they like?
We celebrate the diversity of Nepal through an epic journey from the far East to the far West of Nepal in this short video. Experience the "jewel in the crown" of Nepal....not the Himalayas, but the people of Nepal.....the people within the landscape!
To become a professional guide with Snow Cat Travel isn’t easy. We only choose the very best ones for our clients. All Snow Cat Travel guides are both professionally qualified and licensed by the Government of Nepal. Our Nepal guides are consummate, dedicated professionals.
"Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to ensure our Lonely Planet Nepal Guide Book 2018 author can visit over 300 locations throughout Nepal in under 4 weeks, and provide full logistical support for the authors in depth inspection and research purposes". "And by the way...it has to be kept secret too" This was the essence of the challenge presented to Nepal custom tour and trek specialists, Snow Cat Travel.
Everything you need to know before you go! From the high peaks of the Himalayas to the crowded spaces of the Kathmandu Valley and the steamy jungles of the Terai, Nepal is rich in unforgettable experiences. It is home to a beautiful and varied landscape, a wealth of cultural sights, and a diverse people. Here’s everything you need to know, from the capital of Nepal to visa rules.