Solo travel Leh

Reflections on five years of solo travelling

It's been five years to the day since I began my first big solo trip and now five years on, I'm reflecting on my experiences and contemplating how I've changed.

Mosque Iran

Iran: what you need to know before you go

Iran is not really a country that you can just book a flight and go without having done any prior research or knowing anything about the country. From safety to visas to food, this post breaks down everything you need to know before going to Iran, so that you'll be fully prepared once you arrive.

Trek report: Markha Valley

Known as one of the most popular and beautiful treks in Ladakh, I decided to hike the Markha Valley during my time in Leh. Popular because it's easily accessible, the trail is not difficult to navigate and it's one of the few multiday treks in the region that can be done entirely with homestays, rather … Continue reading Trek report: Markha Valley

Dal lake sunrise

Srinagar: the contested jewel in Kashmir’s crown

The city had been exactly what I had imagined it to be and more; it was completely different to anything else I had seen on the subcontinent, the people were full of colourful and passionate conversation and the lake was truly beautiful with the background of the Himalayas faded under haze. Yet, I'd felt much safer than I perhaps thought I would, the media always driving a particular fear of certain places, and in fact, after I left I found myself telling people, "Go to Srinagar and spend time there," because only then can you truly understand it... Read about my time in Srinagar, Kashmir.

Jharkot village

Trek report: Jomsom trek

So as the weather turned bad in the lower Annapurna region, I decided to head to Jomsom to trek in the Himalayan rain shadow. A guide and my day by day experience as well as a video of my time on the trail.

Hiking up to Kyanjin Ri

Trek report: Langtang Valley

A trek report for hiking the Langtang Valley in Nepal solo, one of the original trekking destinations in the Himalayas. It includes my day-by-day experience on the trail and the nitty-gritty details of organising it, plus a video.