Nepal

Maya Bristow Youngest Australian to trek to Everest Base Camp

Youngest Australian reaches Everest Base Camp, aged 6

Meet our gusty six-year-old daughter Maya Bristow who in May 2018, walked herself into the record books as the youngest Australian to trek independently to Nepal’s Everest Base Camp. Our pint-sized adventurer from Cairns, Australia, reached the foot of the world’s highest peak on 21st May after trekking for a solid 14 days through Nepal’s Solu........Read More

The Route to Everest Base Camp: Get Trekking

Our Everest Itinerary We spent 14 days hiking from Phaplu to Everest Base Camp, and another five days getting back to the airport at Lukla. Below is a breakdown of the itinerary we trekked, which will give you an idea of the overall route. If you fly into Lukla, the route above Namche will be the same, but how you break up your trek and how long........Read More

Trek to Everest Base Camp

Of all the captivating mountains on the planet, the one so many of us strive to get close to is Mount Everest. Wrapped in ethereal wonder, fuelled by the storytelling of our youths, this mountain alone attracts the majority of Nepal’s trekking tourism, and more of us than ever are turning up to trek her foothills to spend just a few hours in her........Read More

Nepal Himalaya. Image Credit David Bristow

Walking out of Kathmandu – The 3-day trip anyone can tackle

Kathmandu Valley’s Best Walking Tour If you thought that the only way to glimpse Nepal’s spectacular Himalayan peaks was by tackling an arduous mountain trek, this three-day wander out of Kathmandu is going to surprise you! Not only does it deliver jaw-dropping mountain panoramas that stretch from the Annapurnas all the way east to Mt........Read More

Annapurna made easy: How to trek Nepal with your child

Annapurna Bliss On the Annapurna Circuit, high above Kagbeni where snowy peaks shadow the once forbidden Himalayan kingdom of Mustang, we cross paths with a group of white-robed sadhus on the trail. Unburdened by backpacks and carrying tridents and little else, these bare-footed pilgrims accept sweets from our four-year-old before pushing on up........Read More

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5 places that will blow your mind in 2017

  Want to find yourself exploring the hottest destinations in Southeast Asia this year? Step off the beaten track and find out why Wild Travel Story named these the best places to discover in 2017. BAGAN, Myanmar What makes Myanmar’s most extravagant temple site one of the hottest destinations in Southeast Asia for 2017? Jump aboard a slow........Read More

Kids trekking and the risks – (AMS) Acute Mountain Sickness

Travelling with children is never without risk, and as our list of overseas visits lengthens, it was only a matter of time before we experienced some new situation regarding our child’s health. It happened while trekking Nepal’s Annapurna Circuit: acute mountain sickness. We were tackling a gentle route out of Pokhara up the western side of the........Read More

Trekking in Nepal with Kids – the Ultimate Guide

  For families with small children, Nepal is an unlikely destination to spend time in the outdoors, but after three weeks on the Annapurna Circuit, I’m happy to say that it has been one of the best family adventures we’ve tackled so far. With superb mountain views, intriguing cultures to encounter, and enough teahouses and hotels dotted along........Read More

The Edge of Mustang

Chasing the Kali Gandaki River upstream on the western edge of the Annapurna Mountains, we climb above the tree line to find ourselves dwarfed by a towering, barren landscape of eroded rock plateaus and crumbling peaks. Lured to the ancient village of Kagbeni on the edge of Mustang and the restricted lands that buffer Tibet, we follow the Kali........Read More

Escape from Kathmandu – Shivapuri Heights Cottage

It’s noisy, dusty and polluted, the traffic is crazy and the crush of life chaotic, and most of the time I simply can’t get enough of downtown Kathmandu. But when sensory overload strikes, escaping the city and heading for the hills provides much needed respite and a breath of fresh air (….literally)! As it turns out you don’t need to go far. A........Read More