Category Archives: Nepal

One of my greatest travel pleasures is visiting the world’s mountain ranges. Sadly, whilst I love trekking, my body seems to completely break down at around 5,000m above sea level where to date I’ve managed three fairly serious bouts of acute mountain sickness, one which could easily have cost me my life! My first experience Read More →

Since the trekking season to Everest Base Camp has just started I have been receiving a few emails from readers about what to pack for this trek. I am currently going over my packing list for various treks for our upcoming South America move, and so I know how confusing it can be, so I Read More →

After the ‘Capture the Colour‘ photo competition, there is a brand new competition open for bloggers that I am excited to take part in. Southern Cross Travel Insurance have just started their ‘What does adventure mean to you?’ competition. They would like to know from bloggers what adventure means to them and all you need Read More →

The lovely Jessica from Ways of Wanderess recently tagged me in Travel Supermarket’s Capture the Colour Contest 2013, which challenges bloggers to feature 5 photos that best capture the colours of red, green, yellow, blue and white. You can find more information on how to enter the Capture the Colour competition here. So here are my entries: Read More →

I already mentioned in my last post about the Holi Festival of Colours that I have fallen completely in love with Kathmandu, Nepal’s wonderful capital. When I drove from Kathmandu airport to our hotel I didn’t think I would like Kathmandu as much actually. It was so dusty that I had to wear a facemask. Read More →

So after a few fairly traumatic weeks in the Himalayas, we headed back to Kathmandu to give our bodies and souls a few days to recuperate before heading back to Europe.  And what better way to do that than by arriving smack bang in the middle of Nepal’s Holi Festival - aka the Festival of Read More →

…Part 2 of 2 - the bit where things got nasty  (if you missed part 1 of our Everest Base Camp trek chronicles you can read it here)   Day 7 - Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m) Having had an early night after my first Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) symptoms, I felt much better in the morning Read More →

Part 1 of 2 - the bit before things got nasty So finally, after a long time planning and a bit of a visa disaster in India, we arrived in Kathmandu ready to start our Himalayan adventure - the Everest Base Camp trek. Here follows some insights into our little expedition where we combined the Read More →