The Black-necked crane is the only alpine crane species on the planet and is revered as a symbol of longevity in Bhutan.
From tropical forests to snow-capped mountains, this beautiful country is as famed for its welcoming people and friendly hospitality as it is for its incredible scenery and wildlife.
I used to live and work in Tanzania and during that time my work took me to all corners of the Country, which included Arusha, Moshi and Kilimanjaro.
When I think about Nepal, the first thing that springs to mind is the image of a snow-covered Everest shooting into the sky with strings of multicoloured prayer flags.
Landlocked 2,000-year-old Nepal is surrounded by China and India.
Nepalese food is famous for its nutritional values and flavourful taste. Essentially similar to Indian food, with a big accent on a rice and dal diet, it’s fast to cook and fabulous to eat.
Nicholas and Yvonne Towasser recently embarked on our 10-day Nepal Exposed tour, which gives travellers a taste of the country.
We sit on the banks of the Bagmati River. A monkey picks at some discarded orange peel. A bell tolls and an acrid mist of smoke drifts across the river from the burning Ghats on the opposite bank.
So much has been written about Everest Base Camp Treks that it is hard to provide some original thinking on the topic. But, this did not stop me from trying.
Nepal offers some of the best trekking to be found anywhere in the world.
Have you ever wanted to climb Everest or see what the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro looks like? Well, Google Street View is now making that possible.