Hamro Nepal: Kirtipur

Kirtipur, a town straddling a low ridge to the south of the main conurbation of Kathmandu, has lodged itself in my mental map of the valley for three reasons.  Firstly, the legend: the town held out for so long and so doggedly against the onslaught of the conquering King Prithvi Narayan Shah that once he … Continue reading

Langtang Redux

Last year, me, Bine, James and Emily trekked up the Langtang Valley in late October.  The tail end of a tropical cyclone swept over the region as we climbed, drenching us to the bone and swelling the brooks into not-so-babbling torrents.  Times it was cold, times it was wet, times just miserable, but the views cleared … Continue reading