A single mum from Surrey and a teacher from Australia – they are the two first people ever to have completed the world’s longest, highest and most expensive trek in one continuous walk: The Great Himalaya Trail in Nepal. They … Continue reading
Are you as excited about the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as we are? And just as overwhelmed by the amount of great shows on and can’t decide what not to see? Well, here we’ve got four shows for you that came … Continue reading
Bhutan is reputedly the happiest country in the world, due to its measuring of Gross National Happiness. Now the small Himalayan Kingdom wants to spread happiness to the United Nations.
Uttar Pradesh, a state in northern India, is particularly infamous for female foeticide – not the best place for girls to grow up or even to try and take over the male dominated sport of shooting, you would think. But … Continue reading
Our Himalayan Festival on Saturday was a huge success. Despite torrential rains that swept streets empty many interested people came along.
For many years we have known Mount Everest to be 8,848 metres high. This could change soon – Nepal is about to re-measure the highest peak on Earth.
Due to their breathtaking beauty, the Himalayas attract millions of travellers every year. Not all of them are leaving them as beautiful and pristine as they found them. To protect these vulnerable ecosystems, WWF India has launched the Green Hiker … Continue reading
Bhutan is a country very new to tourism: it was only opened for tourism in 1974 for a couple of thousand lucky travellers. Over the years tourist numbers increased, but are still strictly limited by the government, who adopted a … Continue reading
Kathmandu’s international airport is currently undergoing modernisation and will soon be much quicker to check in than before: 24 counters for e-ticketing and check in are in the final stages of installing.
Volunteers clearing Ben Nevis from rubbish were driven totally bananas: Out of 18 bags of the rubbish they collected 10 were full of banana peels!
Make sure to grab a copy of today’s Herald, as Olly Margry and Himalayan Footsteps are featured in the SME Focus: Read in the interview how Olly’s heart prompted him to trade a career in a profession that many people … Continue reading
Yesterday morning I set off for the train to Newcastle, where I was going to attend my first ETOG meeting. ETOG is the Ethical Tour Operators’ Group of Tourism Concern – a group of small and medium sized tour operators, … Continue reading
Today His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama celebrates his 76th birthday. Himalayan Footsteps sends congratulations and all the best wishes!
In secret vaults below Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala a huge treasure has been found on Monday.
Our Beginners’ Guide to the Himalayas can now also be found in Real Travel Magazine’s June edition. Learn more about where to go and where to avoid, and find more great stories about Nepal and travelling. Grab your copy now!
Nepal is a country largely depending on agriculture, so no wonder a big festival is dedicated to this important economical secotr: On 29th June an agricultural daym called “Ropain Festival” was celebrated all over the country. Every year this festival … Continue reading
Just like here a wedding in Nepal is a big celebration. The way it is celebrated, however, differs quite a bit from our traditions! Let us introduce you to a traditional Newari wedding: