Himalayan Footsteps would like to invite you to an open evening talk on Gap Years.
In the west of Tibet you can find the most holy mountain in the world: Kailash. The mountain dominates the landscape with its distinctive four-sided peak.
On Thursday was the day we had all been so excited about – our first open evening.
National Geographic publish on their website a definition of responsible travel, as it came out of the Cape Town Conference in 2002. We already implemented the guidelines coming from this conference in our Ethical Policy. Here we have a short … Continue reading
Congratulations from Himalayan Footsteps to Mrs Kaltenbrunner. An Austrian has become the first woman to reach all 14 Himalayan summits above 8,000m (26,000 ft) without using bottled oxygen.
The last part of our series “Food of the Himalayas” will take us to Tibet. The roof of the world is a country of harsh climate and has been secluded and with little contact to the outside world for a … Continue reading
We hope you enjoyed the first part of our “Food of the Himalayas” series and are hungry for more! Today we want to take you to the small kingdom of Bhutan, for an exotic food journey.
On Thursday we are going to hold our first Open Evening: To bring the Himalayas to Edinburgh we are organizing a Nepalese cookery class! In the free event we will take everyone to the Himalayas with the smells and flavours … Continue reading
While Indian food is rather wellknown and loved, with many great curry places everywhere, few people know about food in the other Himalayan countries – therefore we’d like to introduce this series of articles to you: Food of the Himalayas. … Continue reading
One of our customers, who returned from a 3 month holiday to Nepal, Tibet and India arranged with us some months ago was so thrilled about her experiences she wanted to share them with readers of the popular Wanderlust Magazine. … Continue reading
From 16 August first the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, from 6 September the whole of Edinburgh will turn into a jungle teeming with wild creatures from Asia. In Scotland’s largest outdoor art event 130 life sized sculptures of endangered animals … Continue reading
One of the many vibrant festivals you can experience on your travel to India is Ganesh Chaturthi. The largest celebrations for this festival can be found in the state of Maharastra, where the birthday of Lord Ganesha, the elephant God, … Continue reading
Have you ever thought about going to India in summer, but been reluctant because of the monsoon season? Fear not – for staying in Scotland could be even wetter than the wettest monsoon city in India, as last weekend showed. … Continue reading
Having been used to smoke free public areas in the UK for a number of years smoking in airports, restaurants, and other public places has always been one of those annoying cultural habits to accept when visiting Nepal but not … Continue reading
Well worth a holiday to see Kathakali (literally: Story-Play) is a traditional form of dance drama from India. It is known for elaborate make-up and costumes, and involves dancing with detailed facial expressions and gestures to underline the dance, vocal … Continue reading
Star Alliance has created a new app for the iPhone that allows customers to access Alliance travel information. The app is the Alliance’s first on the iPhone and is currently available in English.
Kathmandu boasts some fine heritage hotels, preserving old houses of traditional Newari architecture. One of the first of them was the Kathmandu Guest House in Thamel, it has been preserving Kathmandu valley’s cultural heritage for half a century. Newari architecture … Continue reading
Being involved on a daily basis with the great citizens of Nepal I have come to care a great deal about Joanna Lumley’s campaign for fairer treatment of Gurkha soldiers. I have the fortune of a life intertwined with Nepali … Continue reading
On 5 August a fantastic act from the Nepali music scene is coming to Edinburgh: Ashesh and Nekhvam are a Blues, Rock & Fusion band from Nepal. Their music stirs a spirit of undying Blues, the band has been hailed … Continue reading