5 Tips for Training for a Trek in Nepal

5 Tips for Training for a Trek in Nepal

Are you planning a trek in Nepal?  You have made a great choice! Maybe you are wondering whether you need to train? Unless you are really, really fit the answer is a resounding YES!  As most treks in Nepal are strenuous and you trek to high altitudes, you need to be...
Tea House Trekking in Nepal

Tea House Trekking in Nepal

Tea House trekking in Nepal gives you the opportunity to meet some locals and to experience the generosity of the people of Nepal. It is common to stay overnight in Tea Houses when trekking in Nepal.  As the name suggests you can get tea and also food at tea houses...
Packing for a Trek – Some Pointers

Packing for a Trek – Some Pointers

Packing for a trek can seem daunting.  It is easy to take too much and a disaster to take too little.  With some careful planning you can take just the right amount. When packing for 1 week, 3 weeks or 2 months you need the same basic items, for a longer time you just...

Packing List for Trekking in Nepal

Here is a list of all the items I take with me when trekking in mountainous regions.  When you go above 4000m it will be cold at any time of the year hence the inclusion of some very warm clothes.  I am going to use this list when I go back to Nepal in October.  I was...
Suitcase or Backpack

Suitcase or Backpack

I had an epiphany moment a few years ago when I swapped my suitcase for a backpack.  Since then I have not travelled on holidays with a suitcase and I have never looked back.  This moment occurred after hauling a wheeled suitcase over the cobblestones of Europe for 6...