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How to Apply for a TIMS and ACAP Permit Nepal

Trekking in Nepal? Don't have a guide? You'll have to get some permits! The easiest way to do this is to go to an office in Kathmandu or Pokhara! Here's what you'll need and how to get the permits.

The Ultimate Place to Stay if You LOVE Hiking

If you're going to Tenerife only for the beach, you're selling yourself short! Tenerife has some absolutely incredible hiking destinations. This place is probably the ULTIMATE place to stay in Tenerife if you love hiking.

Unexpected Lake District

The Lake District is the most visited park in the UK, and after going, I can see why! This place is beautiful AND home to the best brownie in the world!!!!

What to Pack for a Day Hike & What to Wear

After over 2000 km on the trails, I've figured out the perfect way to pack my bags for hiking. Here are my day trip essentials and the best clothes to wear.

My Favourite Hiking Gear

My Favourite Hiking Gear

I've done a LOT of hiking and I can say that gear can really make or break a trek! I've learned to go for gear that I know and trust. Here are my ultimate favourites.

How to do the Tiger Leaping Gorge Hike in a Weekend

If you're in Yunnan and you love hiking (or pretty views), DON'T MISS TIGER LEAPING GORGE! This trek shows some beauty in the hills of China that are otherwise missed. We had the most incredible experience.

Kunming’s Western Hills: Xi Shan

After a lovely weekend in Shangri La, we decided to spend the weekend in our home city- Kunming! Kunming is a wonderful, manageable-sized, charming city. There’s plenty in the city to check out (if you’d like a post on that, I can definitely do that), but we headed towards the mountains. Kunming is the home to the Western Hills (Xi Shan in Chinese). I was expecting a...

Travel Back in Time: Barida 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 getting there (on a backpacker budget) is a 16 hour...

Why I Decided to Cancel My Dream Trek

I’ve been dreaming of doing the three passes trek since the first time I came to Nepal. After hearing about crossing three high passes, seeing the Gokyo Lakes, and making it to Everest Base Camp, The Three Passes Trek quickly jumped to the top of my list. I’ve returned to Nepal twice since initially making the trip out, and the third time I was in Nepal...

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary & Guide

Annapurna Base Camp is one of my favourite treks in Nepal. It’s one of the easier ones, but you’re still rewarded with incredible views. The Annapurna region is popular with trekkers, and there’s no question why. I loved it so much I’ve done it twice! Here’s everything you need to know the ABC Trek, including an Annapurna Base Camp...