Nepal and the Himalayas are one of my favourite places to spend time in Asia. When I arrived there in November, last year, it was my third visit. I’m an explorer at heart and I love to go where few have gone. Everest Base Camp and the Annapurna Circuit are the big draws for trekking in Nepal, but I wanted to see something few have seen, Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world. There is an average of only 650 visitors a year, to this remote region in far eastern Nepal, compared with over 25,000 to the Khumbu Valley where Mount Everest is located.
The April issue of Far East Adventure Travel Magazine is completely devoted to stories, images, and video from my trek in November. It was a tough slog, but I was rewarded with the backdrop of some of the best views of the Himalaya and warm, unforgettable cultural encounters. I hope it inspires you to see Kanchenjunga, or at least take a chance on a place, no matter where, that’s not on everyone else's “bucket list”. If you’re like me, you will get an inner reward few will ever feel.
Far East Adventure Travel Magazine