nepal Himalaya

Nepal has been a magnet for mountaineers, adventurers and travellers ever since its opening to foreigners in the 1950's. It's a country of friendly people, spectacular natural beauty and a fascinating variety of cultures. Popular trekking areas in Nepal are the Annapurna region, north of Pokhara, and the Khumbu (Everest) region in eastern Nepal. In 1998 I spent two months in the country trekking in both areas. 19 years later I returned to Nepal for another trekking classic - the Manaslu Circuit.

Swayambhunath Kathmandu

The newly restored Bodhnath stupa in Kathmandu (2017), Nepal Himalaya

Kali Gandaki Valley Mountains

Panoramic view of the mountains lining the Kali Gandaki Valley, Muktinath, Annapurna Circuit, Nepal Himalaya

Khumbu Valley Transport

The broad Khumbu Valley, Everest region, Nepal Himalaya


tour info

The Around Annapurna trek in 1998 was organized by Hauser Exkursionen, Germany and led by two English-speaking Sherpa guides. In the Khumbu region I hired a local guide, Nima Tendi Sherpa. The Manaslu Circuit in 2017 was organized by DAV Summit Club, Germany and led by a local German-speaking guide, Jangbu Sherpa.


Exploring the Gokyo Valley in the Khumbu region. A classic trek that offers magnificent views of the mountain peaks and the Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest in the Nepal Himalayas