9 travel bloggers–including vloggers–to follow to explore Nepal’s hidden paradises

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Travelling is always fun and full of excitement. But, travelling to everywhere one wishes is not always possible. Therefore, reading or going through travel stories can be equally interesting and rewarding for travel enthusiasts. This is where travel bloggers, and in modern days, travel bloggers can be of help.

Reading or watching travel blogs/vlogs not only let you relive the experience the traveller had lived through his/her journey but also can be a great help for planning your trip.

Nepal is home to magnificent mountains, vibrant green hills, golden plains and diverse culture. Exploring such destinations in Nepal, various travel enthusiasts have shared their travel diaries and experiences packaged as blogs/vlogs. Let’s put a travel plan aside for a while as the pandemic is spreading with no mercy and enjoy the travel b/vlogs from the top b/vloggers of Nepal.

Here is the list of nine top travel bloggers, vloggers included, of Nepal that you should follow to explore hidden paradises in the country.

1. Ghumante

Photo: Ghumante/Screengrab from website

Ghumante is one of the top travel bloggers’ groups famous among travel enthusiasts for its vlogs. It is a group of travel enthusiasts, photographers and adventurers who travel in and around Nepal and share their travel stories and photo journals. Started by Kanchan Rai and the team in 2015, Ghumante has come a long way and garnered a lot of attention from the viewers and readers. The group showcases its travel journeys, featuring some known and some hidden gems of Nepal, on its Facebook page, YouTube, and website.

2. Nepal360

Photo: Nepal360/Screengrab from its YouTube channel

Another renowned travel vlog is Nepal360. It is a travel channel started in February 2016  on Youtube.  Created by a husband and wife duo (Suchan and Sachina), this channel features beautiful places in and out of Nepal. Its travel videos are both informative and eye-pleasing to watch, that is why it has already garnered around 35,000 subscribers.

3. Dulwa

Photo: Dulwa/Screengrab from website

Dulwa is basically a Nepali social travel enterprise, founded by Nipun Shakya, one of the best travel bloggers of Nepal these days. Dulwa, by name, means a wanderer and via this online platform, many travellers come together to share their unheard travel experience and tales to a larger audience. Not only that, Dulwa provides authentic information about different destinations in remote parts of Nepal.

4. Herne Katha

Herne Katha
Photo: Herne Katha/Screengrab from its YouTube channel

Herrne Katha is not actually a travel blog but a web series where stories of common people in the form of short documentaries are featured. This series, created by journalist duo Bidhya Chapagain and Kamal Kumar, includes unexplored and unheard tales of many ‘common’ people around Nepal. For this, the team wanders all across the country and in the process of story-telling, they also present different travel destinations and stories. Hence, they can also be called travel bloggers or vloggers.

5. Sisan Baniya

Sisan Baniya
Photo: Sisan Baniya/Screengrab from its YouTube channel

Sisan Baniya is ‘arguably’ the most popular vlogger in Nepal as well as one of the most popular travel bloggers/vloggers. Though his vlogs are not always about travelling, a large part of his vlogs recently covers its travel stories and experiences. As he mentions, Sisan Baniya’s vlogs are all about the documentation of his life, team and family. Yet, he also documents the tales of beautiful locations in and out of Nepal he has been with his team. 

6. Traverart

Photo: Traverart/Screengrab  from its YouTube  channel
Photo: Traverart/Screengrab from its YouTube channel

Traverart is another travel vlog that beautifully blends travelling and storytelling. A YouTube channel run by Sarthak Karki and Smriti Subedi, this takes you through the majestic and rustic destinations in and around Nepal. This includes their travelogues to Manang, Gokyo, Shey Phoksundo and others. These popular travel bloggers/vloggers, through their videos, also suggest to the viewers the things do in the places they have been to.

7. Bharat Bandhu Thapa

Bharat Bandhu Thapa with his new photo book 'Tasbirma Nepal'
Bharat Bandhu Thapa with his new photo book ‘Tasbirma Nepal’

Bharat Bandu Thapa is one of the prominent travel photographers and travel bloggers of Nepal. Thapa’s life revolves around travelling and photography. He has travelled to all 77 districts and documented the beauty, flora, fauna and culture of the place and people’s lifestyle.

He has launched five travel-related books to date that includes Wild West Nepal, Gantabya Karnali, Karnali, Explore Farwest, Gantabya Madhyapur and the recent one- Tasbirma Nepal. In four of the earlier books, he has documented the rich prospects of the Karnali and Sudurpaschim provinces. Besides his books, his travel stories along with beautiful photos are seen on various media time and again.

8. Vedica Gajurel

Photo: Vedica Gajurel/Screengrab  from its YouTube  channel
Photo: Vedica Gajurel/Screengrab from its YouTube channel

Vedica Gajurel, a chartered accountant by profession, now describes herself as a full-time travel vlogger. She started her YouTube channel under her name in 2020, where she shares her travel stories. That is not all, as one of the popular travel bloggers, she also makes separate travel guide videos of the places she travelled and such videos include the travel budget, itinerary and packaging list.

9. Ram Sharan Upreti

Photo: Ram Sharan Upreti/Screengrab  from its YouTube  channel
Photo: Ram Sharan Upreti/Screengrab from its YouTube channel

Ram Sharan Upreti takes you to different parts of Nepal, majorly the Himalayas, both through his Youtube videos (travelogues) and also physically as a travel guide. Upreti, who started his travel journey as a potter at the age of 20, summited Mt Everest last year. He also owns his own trekking company, Mountain Ram Adventures. He shares every bit of his trek and travel with his viewers.

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