North India is home to perhaps some of the most spectacular and awe-inspiring landscapes known to man. It is something straight out of a traveller's fairytale with high altitude barren deserts, snow capped mountain ranges, fluorescent blue lakes, ancient Buddhist monasteries, epic road trips, remote villages and friendly people. There's nothing more you could possibly want for an adventure. Here's my experience and guide to exploring the regions of Ladakh and Spiti.
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
Srinagar left me feeling like I needed to explore Kashmir a bit more instead of going straight to Ladakh, and so I headed to Aru Valley, a place not even mentioned in my guidebook. I’d hardly seen anywhere so green in my life, and it appeared like a landscape that belonged more in Switzerland than anywhere near India.
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.
My trek report for hiking Khopra Ridge in the Annapurna Region independently. My day-by-day experience on this lesser known but epic trail along with a guide to doing it yourself plus a video of my time on the trail.
Despite what people say about it, Kathmandu deserves more of your patience, love and time. The chaotic streets, traditional architecture, friendly locals and delicious food makes it one of my favourite cities in Asia. This is my experience in the city, including a guide to exploring it for yourself.
How to cross the Myanmar-India border at Tamu/Moreh border crossing.
A two minute video of my 28 days in Myanmar
Myanmar is described as the land of temples and pagodas for good reason and Bagan is perhaps the epitome of that description. This is my experience exploring Bagan including practical tips and information.
Preparing for the Larapinta plus my packing list
Some of my most memorable Indian meals and how I got addicted to chai.
After dismissing the northwest of India because of the cold and snow at this time of year, I decided to explore the northeast instead. It wasn’t just the slightly better weather that appealed to me though, it was also the fact that it is the most underexplored area in India and government restrictions on foreign travellers still remain. My first state in the Northeast was Sikkim, one of the least populated states in India and famous for being home to the third tallest mountain in the world.