Nepal is a landlocked country, between Tibet and India. It’s a culturally rich country with a varied landscape that recently turned its back on several hundred years as a monarchy by becoming a republic, but it is best known for being home of the Himalayas and the Sherpa people.
Considering the Himalayas is the highest mountain range in the world, it may not come as a surprise that Nepal contains 8 of the world's 10 highest peaks; including Mount Everest with an elevation of 8,848m is the world's highest. It’s not just trekking in the Sagamartha National Park to Namche Bazar, Everest Base Camp or Gokyo Ri that attracts the tourist though, trekking around the Annapurna massif from Pokhara is popular as it's accessible by road so is an easier to access than the Mount Everest option.
As with its neighbors India and Tibet, Nepal is a mixture of Hindus and Buddhist, with the Buddhist pilgrimage site Lumbini, consider to the birth place of the founder of Buddhism.
Towards the end of March, while Marius and I were still travelling around India, we couldn’t stop our thoughts drifting towards April and our much anticipated trip to Nepal to trek... Read more >>
After making our way from Kathmandu to Namche Bazar, via Lukla Airport, we decided to spend two nights to explore the surrounding area. On our ‘day off’ from hiking we... Read more >>
On day 11 of our three weeks hiking and climbing in the Sagmartha National Park we arrived into Gorak Shep after the relatively short hike up the valley from Lobuche. Gorak Shep is... Read more >>