Tour of the week – Upper Mustang – Nepal

By Debbie Kindness | February 3, 2020

Our featured tour of the week is the Upper Mustang jeep tour.Snow Leopards are vulnerable big cats found in the mountain ranges of Central and South Asia. The worldwide population is estimated to be less than 9000. There are around 300-400 estimated to be in Nepal, some of which live in the hills of the Upper Mustang area

Tour of the week – Upper Mustang – Nepal

By Debbie Kindness | February 3, 2020

Our featured tour of the week is the Upper Mustang jeep tour.Mani walls are walls built of rubble and sand and faced with stone plates engraved with the Tibetan buddhist prayer ‘Om Mani Padme Hum’. The longest one in Nepal, at nearly 400m is just outside the village of Ghami heading north to Charang on the road to Lo

Tour of the week – Upper Mustang – Nepal

By Debbie Kindness | February 3, 2020

Our featured tour of the week is once again in Nepal. This time we’re highlighting the Upper Mustang jeep tour.On our jeep trip through Upper Mustang, we spend two acclimatisation nights in the village of Charang. Although Charang is the second biggest town in the region, with around 700 inhabitants, it’s not exactly a large place. It

Is it a rickshaw or a tuk tuk?

By Debbie Kindness | November 5, 2019

The good old rickshaw is as much a part of India as is curry, and they are a feature of every city, town and village.They are so ubiquitous in India that I began wondering whether they were, in fact, an Indian invention?There are many theories as to where they came from, but the most widely accepted theory has