Trekking

Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

The classic Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal follows the itinerary below. If you book a guided group trek to ...
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Experiences of Bumdra Camp (Bhutan)

Bumdra Camp is a tent campsite above The Tiger’s Nest, near Paro, Bhutan. Visitors to Bhutan can hike up to ...
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Trekking in Nepal, Best Treks and How To Do It

Trekking in Nepal is the ultimate trekking experience but there’s more to trekking in Nepal than the famous Everest Base ...
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Kathmandu Elevation

Kathmandu is a city in the country of Nepal in Asia’s Himalayas. The city of Kathmandu is above sea level, ...
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EBC Trek Packing List

Your packing list for the EBC trek will depend a lot on you, the time of year you are completing ...
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Lukla Airport

Lukla airport clings to the mountainside high in the Himalayas of Nepal. Many trekkers heading to Everest Base Camp will ...
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Nepal with Kids, Holiday or Travel to Nepal With Kids

If I told you that travelling in Nepal with kids was easy, I’d be lying. Nepal has been the most ...
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Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty and Hardships – How Hard Can it Be?

The Everest Base Camp Trek or EBC Trek in Nepal. What Difficulties with trekkers face? How difficult is the trek ...
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Nepalese Food

Have you heard that Nepalese food isn’t so great? I have. Luckily I’ve been to Nepal many times, so I ...
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Visiting Namche Bazaar, Nepal

Namche Bazaar is a town that most trekkers pass through on the Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal. This little ...
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Best Places to Visit in Nepal (For First Timers)

What are the best places to visit in Nepal? Obviously, most visitors to Nepal will spend time in Kathmandu, and ...
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Altitude in Tibet. High Passes and Diamox

So here’s the thing, Tibet is way, way high. Crazy high. Everyone knows that to trek in the Himalayas you’ll ...
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What is Altitude Sickness – For First Time High Altitude Trekkers

I’m a biologist, my degree is in Physionlogy, I worked in hospital medical science for 20 years, I know a ...
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How Fit Do You Need to Be to Trek the Himalayas?

It may surprise you to know that you don’t need to be Ironman fit (as I am) to trek in ...
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Trekking Watches. Best Trekking Watches for Your Trek

Trekking watches have made huge advances in the last 5 years. With the invention and continued improvement of GPS-based watches, ...
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Best Head Torches and Do You Need One?

Head torches are a must for many types of travel, hiking, camping, running, trekking, fishing, and daily life. Situations will ...
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The Bus from Phaplu to Kathmandu

I posted already about the various ways of getting to and from Lukla from Kathmandu, Nepal. Flying into Lukla isn’t ...
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Khumjung Nepal (& Khumjung Monastery Yeti Skull)

On our return trek from Tengboche Monastery, we took a different route to Namche Bazaar to take in some important ...
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Tengboche Monastery

A few days ago somebody on social media asked me what my favorite, all time, travel memory was. Without hesitation ...
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Nepal Trekking Gear. What to Wear, What to Take.

What trekking gear do you really need for Nepal? Trekking gear companies tell you to buy a long list of ...
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Fear and Panic on the Everest Base Camp Trek. Scary Bridges!

I’ve posted already about how much we loved the experience of trekking in Nepal’s Everest region, so don’t take what I’m ...
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Kathmandu to Lukla

You can get from Kathmandu to Lukla on flights (helicopter or small plane), bus, jeep, you can walk, or use ...
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Everest Region Trekking, a Dream Come True.

If you follow our Facebook page and Instagram feed you’ll know that we’ve been trekking around the Everest region, with kids ...
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Annapurna Circuit Trek Q&A

In 2001, pre-kids, Chef and I took on the Annapurna Circuit Trek in Nepal, it’s considered one of the best ...
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