On a knife’s edge – Hiking the Hardergrat

So I thought it might be fun to hike the Hardergrat in the Bernese Alps by myself. Turns out it was mostly type two fun: It was the most terrifying, exposed and strenuous hike I ever did. It was however also one of the most beautiful ones. Here’s to 10 hours of testing my limits and getting some amazing views in return.

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After the Bang – Trekking in Langtang Valley

2015 an earthslide buried the village of Langtang, killing over 200 locals and tourists. Four years later the village has been rebuild, and people are desperate for the tourists to come back. A visit there showed us, why this trek is well worth the tired legs. Read More

10 books to get you longing for the Himalayas

Winter is coming, at least here in Europe, and with it those long, dark evenings perfect to catch up on reading about your favourite or next travel destination. Here are my top-10 Himalaya related books: From an Everest climb gone badly wrong to finding Zen among mountain sheep to civil courage in deep valleys in Pakistan. Read More

The Women preserving vibrant Art Heritage in Janakpur

The terrai is a part of Nepal quite different from Kathmandu Valley or the mountain regions. It is flat and green and very humid even in late September – and it is home of a Women’s Development Center set to preserve the ancient artform of Mithila, colourful, vibrant paintings quite unlike anything else on the Indian subcontinent. Read More

Mountain Views and Jungle Greens at “Namobuddha Resort”

If you want to escape the dust and chaos of Kathmandu on a quick and easy weekend-getaway, head to Namobuddha Resort near Dhulikhel. The beautiful eco-hotel welcomes you with the coziest little lodges and with delicious vegetarian food – and if you are lucky the universe might just throw in some amazing mountain views too.

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