My tale is as “olde as yore,” Old as the times when we stood together; fighting for, protecting and sheltering in these mountains, building the terraces, preserving the wondrous beauty and our natural way of life. You have heard my name, whispered by firelight with memories of grandma’s arms around you, counseling and correcting. “Hush now or He will come out from the forest, so you…

Renowned for its breathtaking beauty from the Himalayas to tranquil lakes, Pokhara inspires everyone who visits this natural paradise. There are few cities in the world that are encompassed by such remarkable natural beauty as Pokhara is. Sprawled along the Pokhara Valley in the Gandaki Zone of central Nepal, Pokhara stretches from the shores of…

Pokhara has long been known as the gateway to the Annapurnas but in recent years the lakes, rivers and mountains surrounding Pokhara have become one of the world’s best playgrounds for adventure sports lovers & adrenaline junkies… PARAGLIDING Imagine sharing the same air space with eagles & vultures as you soar over lakes, rivers, villages…

WHEN TO GO? Oct-Nov: This the peak trekking season for good reason. The skies are clear & fresh, the mountain views are superb, the weather is warm & sunny and the countryside is still a lush green from the monsoon. However, the popular trekking trails can become crowded highways and rooms in tea houses can…

If you like shopping then Pokhara is definitely the place for you! Along the whole Lakeside road are shops of all types selling everything from traditional Nepalese pashminas and paper products to the latest trekking and mountaineering gear. The vast majority of shops work on a barter system (although there are some ‘fixed price’ exceptions)…

TO/FROM KATHMANDU Tourist Buses: Depart every morning at 7am from the bus station outside Thamel, Kathmandu. Prices range from Rs500-1000 (Greenline US$20 including a buffet lunch & air conditioning). The drive takes 6-8 hours depending on the traffic and road conditions and includes two main stops for breakfast and lunch at tourist roadside restaurants. The…

ON FOOT It is pleasant to walk along the Lakeside strip where you can choose either the bustling road lined with restaurants, shops and cafes or the more scenic path alongside the lake. Popular day walks are to the World Peace Pagoda (begun by a boat ride across the lake), which takes about an hour…