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    Nepal

    Nepal is THE country that stole our hearts! We had been toying with the idea of going to Nepal since 2012.  The idea of poor sanitation made us skip it in 2013, the earthquake of 2015 made us skip it in 2016, but 2018 was the year we’d make it to our dream destination. 

    Nepal is a magical country which flows within a strange passage of time. We did not go there for luxury, but for experiences and we were blessed with a multitude of heart-warming memories. It is the trip which we planned in all the details and then shattered the plan and went with the flow.  It turned out to be a truly unforgettable journey which we shared with our dearest friend and travel companion, Dorianne.

    We would like to share with you, tips on making a memorable journey, stories and photos from our adventures in: Kathmandu and Nagarkot; Chitwan and Sauraha; Annapurna-Dhaulagiri Community Trail and Pokhara; and we'd like you to meet local guides who made our trip one worth shouting about.

    Articles

    Passports, trekking map and pins, showing planning in progress
    Three people with coloured faces in Holi festival of colours, Nepal
    Detail of pashmina scarf

    NEPAL ITINERARY

    FAVOURITE

    BUYS

    HOLI FESTIVAL

    TOP 10 TIPS

    Our very first day in Nepal was filled with colours, smiles and blessings

    Sharpen your bargaining skills and get ready for some great shopping in Nepal

    Top 10 tips that can help you get by when visiting Nepal

    Itinerary for 30 days in Nepal. Places and attractions visited as well as lessons learnt

     

    Shots and Tales from..

    KATHMANDU AND NAGARKOT

    STREETS OF KATHMANDU

    A walk in the streets of Kathmandu is really an experience on its own and overwhelming on the senses

    Detail of Swayambhunath Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal

    LANDMARKS OF KATHMANDU

    Of temples and gardens...

    Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Garden of Dreams and Bhaktapur

    Fields in Nagarkot, Nepal

    NAGARKOT

    Nagarkot’s Himalayan views were not in our luck, but we definitely recommend a couple of nights there

     

    CHITWAN AND SAURAHA

    Elephant and Mahout walking in the streets of Sauraha, Nepal

    SAURAHA

    The town where elephants roam the streets and the gateway to Chitwan National Park

    CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK

    Up, close and personal with the majesty of wildlife and the people who live in close contact with nature

     

    ANNAPURNA - DHAULAGIRI TRAIL AND POKHARA

    Porter carrying bags in Annapurna Dhaulagiri Community Trail, Nepal

    PLANNING OUR TREK

    How we got about to planning our trek on the Annapurna-Dhaulagiri Community Trail

    Dhaulagiri mountain, Nepal

    ANNAPURNA-DHAULAGIRI COMMUNITY TRAIL

    Follow our day by day adventure as we trekked for twelve days in the Himalayas

    Colourful boats in Phewa Lake, Pokhara, Nepal

    POKHARA

    Our stories and photos from Pokhara, a major tourist hub and the gateway to Himalayan Treks

     

    Supporting Local Businesses...

    Wildlife enthusiast and bird watching expert. Our Nature Guide for Chitwan National Park

    Bijay

    Giri

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    The Trekking Guide who made our Annapurna-Dhaulagiri Community trek a memorable experience

    Lukesh

    Tilija Pun

    Lukesh Tilija Pun - Trekking Guide, Annapurna-Dhaulagiri Community Trail, Nepal

    A truly athletic, knowledgeable, life loving, friendly and fun to be with Trekking Guide

    Angkami Sherpa

    Angkami Sherpa - Mountaineeing Guide, Nepal