Himalayas

Chitwan

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Chitwan is the national park situated some 200km south of Kathmandu and is home to to appx 125 Royal Bengal Tigers and over 500 rhinoceros. We went there on safari for a couple of nights at the end of our trip as much for a rest but also in the hope of spotting the […]

By |May 4th, 2013|Asia|Comments Off on Chitwan

Tibet

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Unfortunately when we were in Nepal we were unable to get a visa for Tibet as the UK are currently banned from Tibet. Apparently a young monk from Holland self immolated in protest about the Chinese occupation of Tibet and was aided by some other people one of whom was from the UK and […]

By |May 3rd, 2013|Asia|Comments Off on Tibet

Bandipur

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This is a small village set on a hill en route from Pokhara to Chitwan. It is a car free zone and is a little bit like stepping back in time. The village has a real laid back feel and is popular with hippies and back packers. We stayed in an old Newari house […]

By |May 3rd, 2013|Asia|Comments Off on Bandipur

Himalayan Mountains

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The flights through Nepal and the surrounding countries must be some of the most scenic in the world, weather permitting!
To get the best views you do have to be a little bit cute though!
Generally speaking if you are flying between Nepal, Tibet, India and Bhutan you will find that the Himalayas are best viewed […]

By |May 3rd, 2013|Asia|Comments Off on Himalayan Mountains

Pokhara

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We were going to have a night in Kathmandu en route from Bhutan to Pokhara but due to the pollution there we thought we would head straight through, great decision!
Pokhara is so chilled out, you can understand why all the hippies used to come here from Kathmandu.
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We stayed at […]

By |April 30th, 2013|Asia|Comments Off on Pokhara

Annapurna Trek

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We drove from Pokhara to the start of the trek with the most stunning views of the snow-capped mountains. The weather was so clear that we could easily see the plumes of snow blowing off the higher mountains – over 8,000 metres. We started the trek, passing through mountain villages, getting to […]

By |April 27th, 2013|Asia|Comments Off on Annapurna Trek

Bhutan – Tigers Nest Monastery

Last day in Bhutan and they have kept the best until last. Tigers nest is a 700m walk uphill to the most stunning monastery that we’ve ever seen, thankfully the weather was kind to us. We had a delicious lunch, then had a tour of the kitchens! See video below coming soon……

By |April 26th, 2013|Asia|Comments Off on Bhutan – Tigers Nest Monastery

Bhutan – Punakha

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A wonderful day today travelling from Thimpu to Punakha via the Dochlu Pass at an altitude of 10,000 feet+. Scenery en route was stunning and at the top of the pass there’s lots of small stupas and a botanical garden with thousands of prayer flags. The road was a bit tortuous but worth it […]

By |April 24th, 2013|Asia|Comments Off on Bhutan – Punakha

Bhutan – Thimpu



By |April 22nd, 2013|Asia|Comments Off on Bhutan – Thimpu

Bhutan – Paro

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Bhutan where the GNP is “happiness”.
Bhutan is not the easiest places to get to. Paro airport, where all international flights arrive, is one of only 3 C class airports in the world. These are airports where the pilot needs to be specially trained to both land and take off with only visual flight allowed […]

By |April 21st, 2013|Asia|Comments Off on Bhutan – Paro

Sikkim

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We travelled from Darjeeling onto Sikkim over roads that are worse than we have travelled in Africa, there they are called unmade roads, here it was called the highway! A journey of 150km can easily take 6 hours! I think you will find a video of it below set to apt music, it’s […]

By |April 18th, 2013|Asia|Comments Off on Sikkim

Darjeeling

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A short flight on Yeti air and we were into India and off up the mountain road after we fixed the puncture! This is a pretty hairy road with steep drops and lots of vehicles crashed against the cliff face, quite obviously ones that had brake failure and chose to run into the cliff […]

By |April 16th, 2013|Asia|Comments Off on Darjeeling

Bhaktapur and Durbar Square

Just outside of Kathmandu but a world away in terms of noise etc. It’s one of the nicer areas to visit and the air is generally cleaner! Bhaktapur is a really nice, quiet chilled place. We strolled through the narrow alleyways, had lunch in a restaurant with great views over Durbar Square, wandered round all […]

By |April 15th, 2013|Asia|Comments Off on Bhaktapur and Durbar Square

Kathmandu

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Kathmandu has changed since I was last here, it’s dirtier, noisier and more polluted, but still you can get all your trekking gear for pennies. Best bet is to get outside and enjoy the surrounding areas and possibly stay for only 2 nights. Having said that we did see some fascinating things. We were […]

By |April 14th, 2013|Asia|1 Comment