Solo trekking will be banned in Nepal’s national parks starting from next month, unless hikers carry a live chicken strapped to their backpacks. Officials say it will improve safety for millions of thrill seekers who travel to the Himalayas every year.Read more
Is Dervla Murphy most admired for her writing or her travelling style?
I’ve recently been reading In Ethiopia With a Mule, about a trek across – you guessed it – Ethiopia, in the company of a mule, by the famously brave travel writer Dervla Murphy. She is widely admired for her intrepid travelling style, but does this come at a price?Read more
How to report a missing trekker in Nepal
Last week a new service was launched to help find tourists who have gone missing while trekking in Nepal. MissingTrekker.com is intended to be a database of missing trekkers, but it’s also a comprehensive resource about trekker safety.Read more
Why Nepal is the world’s best destination for solo trekking
So the government of Nepal has u-turned on a decision made earlier this year to ban solo trekking in the country. It’s a victory for common sense. Nepal is currently the best place in the world for solo trekking, andRead more