Nubra Valley

Travel Guide for exploring Ladakh and Spiti

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.

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

Aru Valley

Aru Valley: Kashmir’s hidden mountain gem

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.

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.

Dhaulagiri at sunrise

Trek report: Khopra Ridge

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.

Kathmandu

Kathmandu: the chaotic gateway to the Himalayas

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.

Tawang Monastery

An epic road trip to the world’s second largest monastery

There aren’t many places left in the world where you can truly feel like you’ve stumbled upon a hidden gem off the well-traveled path. Places where, for a split second, it seems as if you’re an early explorer, discovering something new for the first time. Arunachal Pradesh in India’s wild northeastern region may just be as close as you can get to such a place... Written for Passion Passport + a travel guide

Magical Bagan: exploring the land of ancient temples

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.

Hiking the Larapinta end-to-end solo: part 1

Part one of my solo Larapinta Trail trek: Alice Springs to Ellery Creek.