How to Independently Apply for a TIMS card and ACAP Permit in Nepal

How to Independently Apply for a TIMS card and ACAP Permit in Nepal

So, you're going trekking in Nepal... lucky you! While it seems like there's quite a bit to do prior to the start of your trek, the permits are easily sorted within a day. What Permits Do I Need? First things first. If you're doing the Everest Base Camp trek, Three Passes trek, Annapurna Base Camp/Sanctuary [...]

A 48 hour guide to Kathmandu

A 48 hour guide to Kathmandu

Kathmandu is one of my favourite cities. I'll admit, it took quite a few visits for me to see the absolute beauty and charm of the city, but it's now a place I long to return to! 7 times in Kathmandu later, and I've definitely found the highlights of the city. I understand that the [...]

5 Reasons Why You MUST go to Nepal

5 Reasons Why You MUST go to Nepal

One year ago, I was on my way to Nepal for the third time. Nepal is a country I will never get tired of… It’s full of so much happiness, culture, and beauty… in a word, Nepal is vibrant. One year ago, I was full of excitement and curiosity about what was to come. Little [...]

unexpected itineraries: a weekend (or week!) in pokhara, nepal

unexpected itineraries: a weekend (or week!) in pokhara, nepal

It's getting to be trekking season in Nepal!!! After you've finished a trek, you might want a little break. While the prayer flags, mountain views, and endless amounts of daal bhat are certainly well-loved on the trail, your body can just get drained! Enter Pokhara. Pokhara is a 7 hour bus ride away from Kathmandu or [...]

unexpected eats: a culinary lover’s basic guide to nepal

unexpected eats: a culinary lover’s basic guide to nepal

Gooood day, friends! Nepal isn't often seen as a foodie destination, but OH MY it has incredible food. Today's post is a list of the most memorable foods in Nepal. These are some of the foods I came across again and again! Have a read, start salivating, and book a trip to Nepal! And to my [...]

unexpected questions: is nepal safe for solo female travelers?

unexpected questions: is nepal safe for solo female travelers?

I am a solo female traveler. Naturally, this prompts people to ask me about safety. One of the places people ask me about most is Nepal. I've traveled to Nepal three times- two of which were solo trips, and I've "lived" there for about three months. It's important to remember that bad things can happen [...]

unexpected time travel : bardia national park

unexpected time travel : bardia national park

I've been told many times that Bardia (also Bardiya) National Park is Chitwan National Park 30 years ago. Slightly off the beaten track, Bardia National Park is a little hidden gem amongst travelers in Nepal. Even if travelers have heard about it and become interested in it, as soon as they see the only way of [...]

unexpected everest base camp (6): our last day trekking & a flight fiasco

unexpected everest base camp (6): our last day trekking & a flight fiasco

Read part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5! DAY 11 TREKKING: Namche to Lukla After spending about 12 hours at the Liquid Bar, we all woke up feeling a little rough. The boys were full on hungover. That meant that the “easy” day walking back to Lukla turned into quite a struggle. [...]

unexpected everest base camp (5): we descended how quickly?!

unexpected everest base camp (5): we descended how quickly?!

Read part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4! DAY 9 Trekking: Gorak Shep to Namche Bazar After getting back from EBC, we all sat in the teahouse, absolutely freezing and uncomfortable with altitude headaches. It was then, by the fire, that Vaughn half-jokingly suggested trekking all the way down to Namche Bazar (it usually [...]

unexpected everest base camp (4): trekking to lobuche, gorak shep, and ebc!

unexpected everest base camp (4): trekking to lobuche, gorak shep, and ebc!

Read part 1, part 2, & part 3! DAY 7 Trekking: Dingboche to Lobuche This is a lovely day! The beginning of the day is relatively flat, gradually ascending through a valley, and then you once again, go down to the river.   After that, you'll reach Dhugla! We took lunch at Dhugla (also called [...]