While trekking you are on your feet and walking for several hours a day, often far from tea houses or shops. To make sure you always have the energy to keep going, you should pack some snacks for on the … Continue reading
Often parents limit their holiday plans more than necessary for their children. For example, many think trekking in the Himalayas is completely out of question, too strenuous or dangerous for their offspring. That’s not quite true: Most children absolutely love … Continue reading
Pokhara in Nepal is one of the worlds best paragliding spots. The currents make it possible to soar above the exceptionally beautiful landcape for hours, taking in the views of snow-capped Himalayan peaks, crystal-clear lakes and lush vegetation. But there’s … Continue reading
Nepal may only be a small country, but its biological diversity is huge. For example it is a birdwatcher’s paradise: It is home to 8% of the world’s total bird population, staggering 864 species have been recorded so far!
At Himalayan Footsteps we pride ourselves on outstanding personal service. We know how precious your holidays are and we will make sure you get the best out of them. So now we are moving even more of our services online … Continue reading
Seger wrote this song about Kathmandu in a humorous tone about his desire to disappear for a while after dealing with constant touring and record company politics. Katmandu is used to represent a place far away where no one will … Continue reading
The world’s biggest conservationists are not found in a place where nature is in lush bloom and full of live, but in the hostile environment of the desert North India. The Bishnoi religion is not based on a higher entity … Continue reading
All across India and neighbouring countries, national parks and wildlife reserves have been set up, to protect the last habitats of royal bengal tiger and other rare species. However, they are not only sanctuaries for wildlife, but also popular tourist … Continue reading
Mountains are one of the most difficult terrains to take pictures in. Even experienced photographers struggle, because they are facing completely new challenges between the walls of rock: Light works differently in the mountains, and often equipment is limited during … Continue reading
In India and some areas of Nepal you can – with some luck – meet a very curious animal: Looking like a crossbreed of anteater and pine cone, the Indian Pangolin hides in the plains and hills South of the … Continue reading
Good news for travellers and locals: The small kingdom of Bhutan is, according to a government report, successfully fighting malaria. Where in 1994 approximately 40,000 cases of malaria were reported, less than 200 cases and one death related to the … Continue reading
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Winter is festival time in many parts of India – for example in the Thar Desert of Rajasthan. One of the most popular festivals is the Jaisalmer Desert Festival, which is held each year in January or February. In 2012, … Continue reading
Every year on the first weekend in February, the small town of Kila Raipur in Punjab is turned upside down for three days with the annual Kila Raipur Sports Festival – popularly known as Rural Olympics. The festival has existed … Continue reading
In January big news were reported that Prince Harry was planning to join the charity Walking With the Wounded to Mount Everest, after trekking to the North Pole with them last year. Today, the Telegraph reports that the Prince was … Continue reading
Tirupati Temple in Tirumala, Andrha Pradesh, is India’s richest shrine and now investing in green technologies. Surrounded by seven hills and lush forests, this temple is one of the most important Hindu temples in the world – and now also … Continue reading