GHT Blog

  • Trekker’s Journal: A 3-day round trip to Poon Hill Trekker’s Journal: A 3-day round trip to Poon Hill American trekking enthusiast Catherine lives in Boston but spends much of her time exploring the trails of New England and writing about it on her blog “Peaches’ Wanderlist“. In February however, she made the bold decision to swap the New England ranges for the mighty Himalayas. What she discovered? Adventure. And quadriceps she never knew she had. Read about her 3-day […] Read More
  • Picture Perfect Nepal – A beginner’s guide to mountain photography Picture Perfect Nepal – A beginner’s guide to mountain photography Most people meet Nepal for the first time through someone else’s stunning mountain photography. Many are those who have wandered the Great Himalaya Trails in search for the perfect shot to capture the essence of this fascinatingly diverse country, be it through the impossibly high peaks, the spiritual mountain culture or the unending natural beauty. […] Read More
  • Happy 2073! Celebrating New Year’s in Nepal Happy 2073! Celebrating New Year’s in Nepal On the eve of April 13th Nepalis all over the country celebrated the year 2073. For those accustomed to the Gregorian calendar and who have a vague recollection of the ball dropping 4 months ago this may be a bit confusing. While the Gregorian calendar is widely accepted in the Nepali community the country also follows […] Read More
  • Born to climb Born to climb Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita grew up in a remote Sherpa village in the Khumbu region, in the shadows of the tallest mountains in the world. Those who know her well describe her as one of the strongest and most experienced female climbers in Nepal. Read More
  • Color Craze – Celebrating Holi in Nepal Color Craze – Celebrating Holi in Nepal For thousands of years cultures around the world have seen reason to celebrate the coming of Spring. From ancient Greece, to pagan Scandinavia and modern day Iran the world is ready to party in anticipation of the vernal equinox each year. The Nepalis (and hindus all over the world really) definitely one-up the rest of civilization with […] Read More
  • Sherpa Culture in Namche Bazar Sherpa Culture in Namche Bazar On the path leading away from the town of Namche Bazar, deeper into the mountains towards Everest, is Khangba Ngingba: ‘the oldest Sherpa house in the heart of Namche’. The two-story stone house is over 150 years old, and has been painted white, with dark wooden window-frames and the obligatory prayer flags. You could almost […] Read More
  • Running like a girl Running like a girl In 1967 Kathrine Switzer became the first woman to enter the Boston Marathon. At the time there were no races for women longer than 1500m as they were considered too ‘fragile’ for long distance running. Switzer concealed her name when entering and had to fight off an attempt by the race director to forcibly obstruct […] Read More
  • Riding High with Mandil Pradhan Riding High with Mandil Pradhan In Nepal mountain bike tourism has been on the rise. In fact, the number of tourists coming to Nepal for mountain biking has tripled over the last 3 years. The challenging terrain and the unique cultural experience are part of the appeal, and then there's the fact that bikes get you to interesting places much faster than by foot. Read More
  • 5 Things To Do In Nepal on Valentine’s Day. If you must. 5 Things To Do In Nepal on Valentine’s Day. If you must. So you find yourself in Nepal on Valentine’s Day. You had smugly thought that the day would simply slip by unnoticed  and without fuss as Nepalis don’t typically celebrate  this day of love, affection and contrived romantic gestures. Wrong. Valentine’s Day is not traditionally celebrated in Nepal but a growing number of youngsters have adopted this holiday […] Read More
  • The Mo:Mo – Five Facts, Best Eats and mo’ The Mo:Mo – Five Facts, Best Eats and mo’ The concept of dough wrapped around a yummy filling is a much loved food group in many cultures. The Chinese have the dim sum, the Indians the samosa, Italians have the ravioli and Latin Americans enjoy the empanada. Nepal, more commonly known for its soaring mountains and friendly people than for its cuisine, offers something that […] Read More