Category Archives: Asia

Receive a custom trip plan for Nepal

While working on TrekkingPartners, I’ve recently helped launch a new service that connects travellers with local travel experts in Nepal: people that we trust, and that have been guiding and travelling throughout Nepal for years. You basically tell us what you’re looking for and we’ll put a trip plan together based on your interests and time restraints. After that, you’ll have […]

Emergency Information for Trekkers in Nepal

On Saturday, April 25, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. Its epicentre was 75 km. northwest of Kathmandu (35 km. east of Lamjung), causing severe damage and triggering avalanches in the surrounding regions of Langtang, Everest, and the Kathmandu Valley.

Top 12 Best Treks in Nepal

Going trekking in Nepal? We’ve listed the 12 best treks for 2014 based on popularity, scenery, culture, and price. Find out which trek is right for you. An overview of the 12 best all-around treks in Nepal for 2014. Includes the Manaslu Circuit, Annapurna Panorama Trek and Makalu Base Camp.

How to Book Your Trek in Nepal

Booking Online vs. In-Person Whether you book your trek online or in-person depends on how much time you have in Nepal and the kind of traveller you are – whether you prefer to have things arranged in advance or if you like to leave your options open. If you have a few days in Kathmandu […]

How to Hire a Guide in Nepal

Whether you hire a guide through an agency or find an independent guide, it’s important to ask the guide – and yourself – the right questions. You will be spending days or weeks with this person and potentially paying them a lot of money. Make sure you’ve got the right guide for your journey! #1 […]

Renting a Motorcycle in Kathmandu

Renting a motorcycle in Kathmandu is easy to do and a great way to make day-trips to places like Bhaktapur, Patan, Nagarkot and vantage points around Kathmandu Valley.  Cost per day Depending on the bike and size of the engine, prices vary from Rs. 600-2500 ($6-25) per day. The most common bikes you’ll find are […]

A Guide to Paragliding in Pokhara

Finished trekking and looking for something to do in Pokhara? Pokhara is one of the top 5 commercial tandem paragliding locations in the world, with all the right ingredients: stable thermals, convenient take-off and landing zones, the safety of a large lake and incredible mountain views. Price Paragliding might not be in everyone’s budget. That being […]

Hidden Secrets of Dolpo

The Dolpo region may not be known for the highest peaks of the Himalaya, like Everest and Annapurna, but this long-isolated, culturally Tibetan region of Nepal is starting to attract the attention of both domestic and overseas trekkers. With improvements being made at Juphal airfield near Dunai, the region is likely to see a growth […]

Top 5 Post-Trek Splurges in Nepal

1. The Garden of Dreams – Kathmandu After a couple of weeks hiking in the Himalayas all day, every day, it’s a welcome treat to just lounge around a bit. The Garden of Dreams satisfies this need, and then some. Hidden away from the dusty and loud streets in Kathmandu, this private park has it all. Mats for resting […]

Guest Post: Find Your Gordon

As I boarded the flight from Mumbai to Kathmandu, the only thing I had planned for Nepal was a beer. No hostel reservation, no onward travel bookings, no research done. I was going to meet a Scot named Gordon at a little bar in the bustling traveller (or tourist, to some) district of Thamel in […]