Category: Nepal

Nepal: a new perspective

Nepal: a new perspective

No bigger than England with a small slice of Wales, Nepal is home to eight of the highest peaks in the world. Looking out across Nepal Himalaya, it is hard to believe that anything could stand so high in the sky and still have its feet on the ground. But you needn’t don crampons and […]

9 adrenaline thrills for the daredevil in you

9 adrenaline thrills for the daredevil in you

Seeking out danger is not everyone’s idea of a luxury vacation yet for many a week or two of bliss in a lovely hotel is prime time for a thrill or three, if only just to reaffirm just how much you enjoy the feel of a marble floor beneath your feet and a finely made […]

Interview with Matthew Savage, Sales Director at Smart Aviation

Interview with Matthew Savage, Sales Director at Smart Aviation

I’ve been in the aviation industry for 25 years in charter sales roles, working for two major airlines and another large broker prior to Smart Aviation. I spend my time running the Smart Aviation charter broking team, as well as personally arranging private jet flights for my clients. My clients can be the rich and […]

6 of the best adventure destinations

6 of the best adventure destinations

Adventure holidays no longer have to be the exclusive domain of the intrepid, young, single traveller, ready to rough it in the world’s most remote places. Many couples and families like a bit of an adrenaline rush too. Here are just some ideas for those who would like to inject a spot of action into […]

The ultimate bucket list - part 1

The ultimate bucket list – part 1

No matter how long or short they may be, everyone has a list of things they want to see or do before they die. From skydiving to travelling around the world in a caravan, there are endless goals to achieve before kicking the bucket. To help get you started, we’re compiling the ultimate bucket list. […]

Day 7 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 – New Delhi #SilkTrail2013

Day 7 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 – New Delhi #SilkTrail2013

Today was a well-earned rest day and an opportunity to do some sightseeing in Delhi. Unfortunately, it was one of those days that just didn’t go as smoothly as it might. The traffic didn’t help matters and, take note, a number of Delhi attractions are closed on Mondays, but unfortunately our guide didn’t appear to […]

Day 6 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 – Mahendranagar to New Delhi #SilkTrail2013

Day 6 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 – Mahendranagar to New Delhi #SilkTrail2013

Once again we’re up early and away. There’s more than 300 kilometres to cover today in order for us to reach Delhi but, with a border crossing, some rough roads and the onslaught of Delhi to contend with, we need time to be on our side. Our trip leader Hans has already done a lot […]

Day 5 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 – Nepalgunj to Mahendranagar #SilkTrail2013

Day 5 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 – Nepalgunj to Mahendranagar #SilkTrail2013

We get a wake up call at 6.30am with the intention of an 8am departure. I pull back the curtains and am presented with a view of a stack of bricks and a mound of sand. This “hotel” has certainly been the most basic so far, but I’m told that it will be surpassed in terms […]

Day 4 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 - Pokhara to Nepalgunj #SilkTrail2013

Day 4 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 – Pokhara to Nepalgunj #SilkTrail2013

It’s 5.30am and the telephone rings by my bedside. That’s my cue to quickly get up, get breakfast and get packed. We’re leaving promptly today as we have more than 400 kilometres on the Land Rover Silk Trail 2013 to cover in order to reach our next destination of Nepalgunj. Or at least that’s the […]

Day 3 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 - Pokhara #SilkTrail2013

Day 3 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 – Pokhara #SilkTrail2013

A handful of us got up early this morning in order to see sunrise from Sarangkot, the highest point of Pokhara. On a good day, you can see Annapurna I, the tenth highest mountain in the world and among the world’s most dangerous to climb. (From Pokhara itself, you can see Pokhara II, III and […]

Day 2 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 - Kathmandu to Pokhara #SilkTrail2013

Day 2 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 – Kathmandu to Pokhara #SilkTrail2013

Today has been an eventful one. It began promptly with a 5.30am get up; not ideal since I only got to bed at 1.30am, frustrated by the internet connection, and still needing to catch up on sleep from the flight to Kathmandu, but there was no way I was about to miss what warranted such […]

Day 1 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 - Kathmandu #SilkTrail2013

Day 1 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 – Kathmandu #SilkTrail2013

Our guide for the duration of our time in Nepal is Rabhindra, but he tells us we can call him Robin for short. He informs us about his country and its 125 ethnic groups as our bus trundles through Kathmandu, a city which has seen a 60% rise in its population in just the last […]

Namaste from Nepal! #SilkTrail2013

Namaste from Nepal! #SilkTrail2013

I landed in Kathmandu this morning to join leg 8 of the Land Rover Silk Trail 2013 expedition. The expedition commenced on 23rd August 2013 from Land Rover’s base in Solihull, Birmingham and will finish – all being well – on 15th October 2013 in Mumbai, home of Tata Motors Ltd. which acquired Land Rover […]

Top 5 luxury skiing destinations

Top 5 luxury skiing destinations

Now summer’s gone we’re looking for holidays which make winter seem a little bit brighter. There’s nothing more exhilarating and luxurious than a skiing holiday, surrounded by snowy mountaintops and roaring log fires; seasoned skiers and complete amateurs can soak up the indulgent atmosphere of our five chosen luxury skiing destinations. Canada Whistler in Canada […]

The call of Everest

The call of Everest

Fifty years ago, Americans summited Mount Everest for the first time. To celebrate this anniversary, climbers Conrad Anker and Emily Harrington, writer Mark Jenkins, and naturalist Alton Byers meet to discuss the history and future of the world’s highest peak. This is a great video from the National Geographic Live! series which brings thought-provoking presentations […]

5 of Asia's best yoga and meditation retreats

5 of Asia’s best yoga and meditation retreats

Always wanted to go on a yoga and meditation retreat but just didn’t know where to go? Here are some of my favourite resorts that not only offer a serene and tranquil environment but are located in some of Asia’s most exotic destinations. From the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Angkor Wat in Cambodia and […]

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