Category Archives: Hiking

Kathmandu to Besisahar and Bhulbhule: Starting the Annapurna Circuit

A hiker leaning on a sign near the start of the Annapurna Circuit between Besisahar and Bhulbhule

Read on for a detailed account of our first day on the Annapurna Circuit. Find useful information on getting to the start of the trek including booking buses and travelling from Pokhara and Kathmandu to Besisahar. Then read about the first section of the trek between Besisahar and Bhulbhule.

30 Best Urban Hikes Around the World

Woman hiking on a mountain overlooking a town

Finding a great day hike within easy reach of a major city isn’t always an easy task. However, escaping the hustle and bustle doesn’t need to be complicated or expensive! I’ve asked some expert travellers to share their favourite urban hikes from around the world that are in or are easily accessible from cities by car or public transport.

How to Hike Kawah Ijen Volcano to See The Incredible Blue Flames

With two Java volcano hikes already in the bag, it was time for possibly the most impressive of them all. Visiting the Kawah Ijen (Ijen Crater) to see the volcano’s mesmerising blue flames was a massive highlight of my Indonesia trip.

The Ultimate Guide to Visiting Mount Bromo, Indonesia

Mount Bromo is one of Java’s most famous attractions and one of over 40 active volcanos on the island. Its setting among the stunning landscapes of Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park makes it a popular tourist destination. Visiting Mount Bromo should be high on any East Java itinerary and I’ve put together this guide to help make your trip as smooth as possible.

Hiking Indonesia’s Most Active Volcano: Mount Merapi

My plan to have a nap before hiking Mount Merapi failed miserably. After getting back later than expected from a day of sightseeing, I was running late. I barely had time to grab snacks and a shower before the car pulled up outside just before 10pm.