Short and Sweet—the Jomsom to Muktinath Trek

All set for a great adventure? Well then, let’s go; let’s go to mid-west Nepal. First stop: Pokhara. While there are plenty of flights from Kathmandu, you won’t regret going by road either (about 200 km; around 8 hrs). The drive is, to say the least, a most pleasant one. Continue reading

Marpha—the Village of Orchards

The village of Marpha is located at an altitude of 2,650 meters in the Kali Gandaki valley of the Annapurna Conservation Region in Mustang District in northern Nepal. Keeping in mind its remoteness and its barren terrain, one must say that the village is suitably named (‘Mar” stands for hard-working and ‘pha’ means people). Continue reading