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The Markets of Lhasa

The Markets of Lhasa

Lhasa is a major destination on almost all Tibet holidays and it has a lot to offer visitors, from the magnificent Potala Palace to the sacred Jokhang Temple.  If Lhasa is the first high-altitude stop on your itinerary,... Read more

Enjoy Kathmandu after a Mera Peak Trek

Enjoy Kathmandu after a Mera Peak Trek

After the hard work of a Mera Peak trek – or any of our treks in Nepal – it is immensely rewarding to enjoy a day in Kathmandu, taking in some of the sights of this wonderful city and picking up some... Read more

Saga Dawa Festival on Tibet Holidays

Saga Dawa Festival on Tibet Holidays

Each year, thousands of Tibetan pilgrims attend the Saga Dawa Festival at Tarboche, which happened this year on 15 June. Commemorating the three most important anniversaries in Buddhism – the birth, enlightenment... Read more

What are Tea Houses?

What are Tea Houses?

Along the Annapurna Circuit, the Everest Base camp trek routes and beyond the Gokyo Lakes, the most popular form of accommodation is the tea houses. As not everyone knows what staying at tea houses entails,... Read more

Mani Stones

Mani Stones

Across the Himalaya, whether on an Everest Base Camp trek, the Annapurna Circuit or elsewhere, visitors will undoubtedly encounter mani stones: large and small stones engraved with a short piece writing in Tibetan... Read more

Muktinath: A Sacred Site on Annapurna Circuit Treks

Muktinath: A Sacred Site on Annapurna Circuit Treks

Annapurna Circuit treks are an amazing way to see Nepal, giving access to remote and fascinating places. This is especially true at Muktinath, a sacred site on Annapurna Circuit treks with great religious and spiritual... Read more

Peaceful Pokhara

Peaceful Pokhara

Many visitors to Pokhara arrive for one reason and one reason only - to begin their adventure trekking the Annapurna Circuit. But quite apart from its location as the ‘gateway’ to the Annapurna Circuit, it is a fascinating... Read more

Bhutan National Day

Bhutan National Day

Taking place each year on the same date every year, December 17th, Bhutan’s National Day commemorates the coronation of the first king of Bhutan, Gongsar Ugyen Wangchuk, in 1907. If you book Bhutan treks... Read more

The Meaning of Prayer Flags

The Meaning of Prayer Flags

If you go on an Everest Base Camp trek, you’ll come across numerous prayer flags along the way: bright rectangles of cloth strung along mountain ridges and peaks or tied to sacred places.  In the often stark high... Read more

Who is Annapurna?

Who is Annapurna?

While on your Annapurna circuit treks you might find yourself wondering just who this Anna Purna is? The truth is that Annapurna wasn’t named after a person, but rather after Annapurna, the Hindu Goddess of nourishment.... Read more