Annapurna Circuit Packing List

In this post I have compiled an Annapurna Circuit packing list for anyone considering taking on this incredibly beautiful and challenging trek. Hiking the Annapurna Circuit Hiking the Annapurna Circuit will be one of the most amazing experiences of your life! The beautiful scenery, the friendly people and the feeling of satisfaction once you've pushed yourself to limit and come out the other end. However, the equipment you have with you could be the difference in making your…

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How to visit the Wagah Border Ceremony

A post outlining how to visit the Wagah Border Ceremony, including a brief history, timings and costs involved. In the Autumn of 2019 I travelled to two incredible countries. Two neighbouring countries in Asia with very different ways of life. One a predominately Muslim country and one predominantly Hindu. Everyday at the border between these two countries there is a bizarre but passionate ceremony to mark the closing of the border. In this guide I describe all you…

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Places to visit in Uzbekistan: 3 hidden gems

 In this post I describe 3 places to visit in Uzbekistan that are off the beaten track. I am lucky enough to have visited Uzbekistan three times in the last few years. During this time I have seen it grow in popularity. Destinations such as Samarkand and Bukhara are bustling with tourists in peak season. However, Uzbekistan still has many places where it is possible to escape the crowds and in this guide I'll describe what you can…

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Travel to Cambodia – a photo journey

A photo journey of my overland travel through Cambodia. I'm always amazed by peoples ability to bounce back from tragedy. To pick themselves up and just get on with living again. Nowhere is that more the case than in the Kingdom of Cambodia. In the 1970s this small country witnessed one of the most horrific genocides the world has ever known. However, just forty years on the country has bounced back to become a top destination for any…

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Ranthambore Tiger Safari

My amazing experience of doing a Ranthambore tiger safari in India, along with all the practical information you need to organise one for yourself. The dream - Tigers in India When I knew I would be visiting India in late 2019 my first thought was "Oo I hope I see tigers!" Having been lucky enough to do some game drives in South America and Africa, I have seen some of the worlds beautiful big cats such as lions,…

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Travellers Hiking Guide: Ice Lake Manang Trek

Ice Lake in Manang valley is one of the best side hikes of the Annapurna Circuit. In this guide I provide a detailed trail description, trail stats and information on where to stay after completing the Ice Lake trek. The Best Annapurna Circuit Side Hike - Ice Lake, Manang The Annapurna Circuit is a classic long distance hike set in the heart of the Himalayas. The start and finish points vary, as does the amount of time taken…

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The Dhaulagiri Trek, Nepal

This is the most comprehensive guide to a Dhaulagiri trek from Larjung. The climax of this Annapurna region side hike is a viewpoint of Dhaulagiri Icefall. Dhaulagiri mountain is the seventh highest mountain in the world. At 8167m it is the highest peak in the world that stands entirely in one country, that country being Nepal. The name is derived from Sanskrit and means white beautiful mountain. I have to admit it is a fine looking mountain! Pouring down…

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20 Unique Reasons to visit Pakistan

Travelling in Pakistan is truly a delight and something I would encourage anyone to do. In this post I put forward my 20 reasons to visit Pakistan. Pakistan was once, well and truly on the overland hippy trail from London to Kathmandu. However, following the terrorist attacks in 9/11 tourism in Pakistan halted almost overnight. Now though, tourists are starting to return to this beautiful country, so I wanted to share my thoughts on why every intrepid traveller…

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The Fairy Meadows Trek

This is a guide to visiting Fairy Meadows in Pakistan. In this post I describe all you need to know to enjoy a Fairy Meadows trek.  Fairy Meadows is advertised as Pakistan’s most beautiful place. As the name suggests, it's a meadow and is nestled in the Pakistani Himalayas. With spectacular views of the Karakoram range in one direction and of Nanga Parbat in the other, it’s easy to see why it’s been given this accolade. In this…

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How to hike Rakaposhi Base Camp

This is a complete guide to hiking Rakaposhi Base Camp, Pakistan. I provide information on 3 different ways to hike Rakaposhi and beyond to Diran Base Camp. I explain when to visit and where to stay, and provide a detailed trail description. Rakaposhi peak is a mountain in the Karakoram Range that stretches up to 7788m. Rakaposhi Base Camp at 3500m is located at the base of Rakaposhi peak, alongside Minapin glacier. Trekkers can hike to base camp…

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