On a website Olly stumbled across photography that stunned our entire office – and we’d like to share it with you! Anton Jankovoy is professional travel-photographer, shooting in such genres as travel, landscape and portrait photography. On a holiday to … Continue reading
Today is the beginning of the longest and biggest festival of the Nepalese calendar: Dashain. At its heart, Dashain is all about celebrating happiness and good luck. The main days of celebration this year are the 3rd-6th October when families … Continue reading
In October we have a very special Open Evening for you: We are inviting Dr Mark Watson from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Dr Watson knows about the flora of Nepal like no-one else and will give you an introduction … Continue reading
We’re delighted to announce a new partnership between Himalayan Footsteps and Netwalking Scotland to bring enhanced benefits. Netwalking offers well planned and well organised walks around interesting and beautiful parts of Scotland, and is expanding throughout the UK. Himalayan Footsteps … Continue reading
Britain’s big magazine “Climber” features on its homepage our guide to Himalayan Treks for Beginners. Check it for information about easy treks in the Annapurna region and the Kathmandu valley! Even without any previous trekking experience you can get really … Continue reading
The Sacred Garden of Lumbini has recently undergone a great transformation: With the help of WWF 108,000 tree saplings were planted as part of an even bigger project!
For the 9th time already the Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival will be held from 6 -9 October. Main venue is the George Square Lecture Theatre of Edinburgh University, some events will happen at the International Climbing Arena in Ratho. Tickets … Continue reading
On Sunday an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.9 on the Richter scale hit north-eastern India and Nepal, followed by two aftershocks of magnitude 6.1 and 5.3. The earthquake could be felt as far away as the Indian capital Delhi, … Continue reading
Goma from the Rainbow Children’ Home in Pokhara sent us an email with some wonderful pictures of an outing they took on Phewa Lake. Some volunteers had helped organizing the day, and everyone enjoyed it very much. We hope you … Continue reading
India is home to a very special breed of horse: the Marwari warhorses. With their inward curved ears they do not only look very decorative, they are also bred to fight enemies on elephants and to withstand the sizzling desert … Continue reading
Gangkhar Puensum is a 7,570 metres high mountain on the Bhutanese-Tibetan border. It is locally known as the “Three Sibling Mountain” and internationally known as the highest unclimbed mountain in the world.
For many people in Nepal felling trees and selling firewood is their only source of income. When the women of Dolakha were told not cutting the trees could earn them money they couldn’t believe it at first.
We are in the Scotsman Magazine: Read here what to do in 48 hours in Kathmandu! Keen on experiencing them yourself? Let us know!
A tiny mouse caused a flight cancellation after deciding to board a Nepal Airlines flight from Kathmandu to Bangkok on Monday. Some of the 127 passengers had already boarded the plane, when an air hostess spotted the mouse scurrying across … Continue reading
Every year from 1 – 15 September the Jammu & Kashmir Tourism Department organizes a major festival in Ladakh. In the two-week festival Ladakh’s ancient culture and traditions are revived and promoted in vibrant celebrations.
Last week Nepali women celebrated Teej, one of their biggest festivals. The festival falls on the end of August or beginning of September each year, and lasts for three days. Married women and those in a marrigeable age observe this … Continue reading