Nothing prepares you for a first visit to a developing country. The assault on all your senses, the
daily challenges to expectations of ' normality ' and, above all, the apparent richness of life amidst
poverty on a scale we cannot imagine.
Our visit embraced the tumultuous and chaotic experience of the Kathmandu valley and two treks deep in to the Himalayas, one in the Langtang Valley and the other around the Annapurna Circuit. Follow the Trekking link for options on how to plan your trek, the Advice link for essential tips on trying to remain healthy, insured and safe, the Useful Links page for ways to prepare in advance and the Photos link for information and pictures about a variety of aspects of Nepali life.
We owe our visit to Nepal to our good friends, Peter and Rosemary Reid. Click here for their website account of two and a half year's VSO based in Kathmandu gives a fuller and deeper insight in to Nepali life and culture than can be gleaned from a 6 week visit.
The photo on our Nepal pages is the ' all-seeing eye ' on the Bouddhanath Stupa in Kathmandu
These pages and their links were completed in autumn 2008 with some updates in January 2015