Nepal travel Archive


The Annapurna Circuit Ain’t What it Used to Be – Here’s an Alternative

One of my fondest memories in the three years I spent backpacking around the world was the three weeks I hiked along some of the world’s highest mountains on the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal. It was the perfect long-term trek: gorgeous scenery, places to stay in every village, and no roads, just


News and Travel Notes From the Cheapest Destinations

As we head toward the end of 2013, here’s what’s going on in some of the cheapest places to travel in the world. Political troubles in Thailand never seem to go away for very long. The Thai prime minister just asked the monarchy to dissolve parliament after weeks of street protests in


Nepal Probably the Cheapest Place to Travel Right Now

Nepal was already one of the cheapest places in the world to travel and it’s usually on my short list when travelers ask where there money can stretch the most. Lately though, Nepal has gotten even cheaper. The U.S. dollar is currently worth more than 100 Nepalese rupees, meaning an effective 20%


The End of the Annapurna Circuit as We Know It?

When I get the inevitable question about the place on this planet I’ve liked the most in my travels, I always answer the impossible with some kind of hedging answer. When I look back on the greatest adventures though, my three-week Annapurna Circuit trek in Nepal was a highlight for sure, as


Paragliding with Vultures, Flying Giant Guatemalan Kites, and Finding the Scene of The Scream

It’s time for a new issue of Perceptive Travel, home to the best travel stories on the web. If you don’t believe me, check out the just-announced results of the Solas “best travel writing” awards. We took home six of them. I got two golds, Luke Armstrong won a gold, Beebe Bahrami