Wide valleys with colourful, rugged mountains and rushing rivers made for incredible views on Ladakh’s Markha Valley trek. Ladakh is a region in the far north of India in the state of Jammu-Kashmir in the Indian Himalayas. The area borders on Tibet so the people, culture and landscape very similar to Tibet and in fact many Tibetan refugees now call Ladakh home. Being so close to the Tibetan plateau, it is very arid, with barren, high mountains arising from deep valleys. Continue reading “Ladakh’s Colourful Markha Valley”
Spectacular mountain lakes, large, green valleys and impressive rocky peaks made the Great Lakes trek in Kashmir one of the most beautiful treks we’ve done. Every day of this 7-day trek in the Indian Himalayas gave stunning views. Continue reading “Kashmir’s Great Lakes”
The incredibly beautiful Kashmir Valley, in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas, is rich with history, culture and gorgeous landscapes. From the houseboats on Dal Lake to the architecture of the many mosques, Kashmir is a unique and wonderful place to explore. Continue reading “Kashmir Valley”
Nepal is an amazing country with so many beautiful areas. From high mountain ranges to rich historic centres, from Tibetan villages to jungle safaris, Nepal has it all. With so many places, we had to do a top 15. These our our favourite pictures from our trip. Continue reading “Top 15 pictures from Nepal”
Kings in the three ancient towns of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan were in a competition to see who could have the most beautiful town. One story from this competition is about a pair of curly-haired lion sculptures in Bhaktapur. The Bhaktapur king was so pleased with the first lion that he cut off one hand of the sculptor so that he couldn’t create anything as beautiful for another king. The legend says the one-handed sculptor went on to sculpt the second, matching lion, so the king cut off his other hand!