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Places to Visit in Nepal

Places to visit in Nepal. From Kathmandu to trekking to the Indian border lowlands and wildlife reserves. We explore all of Nepal and the Kathmandu valley. Find what you need in the blog posts below.

Pokhara Nepal (What’s It Like? Things to Do)

Pokhara Nepal is in central Nepal, and stands on the edge of the enormous Phewa Lake. It’s the largest city in Nepal in area and the second-largest in population.  It’s well known as a gateway to the Annapurna Circuit or the Poon Hill Trek, two hugely popular Himalayan treks, but is also a wonderful spot to …

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Nepal with Kids – Safety & Realities

If I told you Nepal with kids was easy, I’d be lying. Nepal has been the most challenging place we’ve ever taken the children, and that includes India, but it’s been worth it many times over. They got sick less in India and didn’t have to hike up any mountains. So here for you, in case you’re …

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Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty and Hardships – How Hard Can it Be?

We got back from Everest yesterday. It’s been an amazing 3 weeks, ( yes, 21 days, not 14) and it’s been tough, so, a few things you need to know about difficulty levels on the Everest Base Camp Trek ( EBC) both for your entertainment and general information, and to help you decide if this …

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What is Nepalese Food Like? Nepali Foods to Enjoy

Have you heard that Nepalese food isn’t so great? I have. Luckily I’ve been to Nepal 3 times, so I can tell you it’s not true. Back when Chef and I trekked the Annapurna Circuit we enjoyed discovering Nepalese food, and on our second trip, trekking the Everest Region with kids, we were eating new …

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Trekking in Nepal (Do You Need a Guide? Which Trek to Choose? etc.)

Trekking in Nepal is the ultimate trekking experience but there’s more to trekking in Nepal than the famous Everest Base Camp (EBC) and Annapurna Circuit treks. If you love high mountains, beautiful scenery, amazing cultures, and a physically demanding challenge, then there’s no better place for trekking than Nepal. Home to the Himalayas and some …

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Lumbini Nepal (Problems Visiting Buddha’s Birthplace)

Lumbini Nepal is the birthplace of Lord Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama. Today you can still see ruins and the exact spot of his birth marked and enclosed by a temple. The tank next to the Maya Devi temple is said to be where his mother bathed before delivering the miraculous baby, born walking and talking. Visiting …

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Bhaktapur Nepal-Why You Must Stay, Not Visit

Bhaktapur means place of devotees and is about 13 Km from Kathmandu itself, lying in the eastern part of the Kathmandu valley. Originally named Khwopa, Bhaktapur was always known as the best preserved of the region’s 3 Royal cites and UNESCO sites until the 2015 earthquake. Tragically, there was much damage in Bhaktapur with many …

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Arriving and Staying in Thamel Kathmandu ( With Video)

It’s so good to be back in Kathmandu! This is our third visit to Nepal and it will be our longest. We are in possession of 3 month tourist visas and have plans to make the most of them. Empty time stretches ahead of us, no more rush, stress or anxious preparations. Let’s just do …

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