Himalayas | Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
Fully clothed worshipers immerse in the freezing cold holy pools in front of Muktinath, one of the eight most sacred Hindu shrines in the world

More than worrying about whether I would be able to carry my heavy backpack while trekking the Lower Mustang area in the Himalaya Mountains of Nepal, I was concerned about altitude...

Incessant winds rip dwn from the mountains every afternoon in Lower Mustang, shredding prayer flags on the hilltop monastery

I stood on the stairway leading to the Buddhist Monastery in the Himalayan town of Marpha, holding onto the railing for dear life as as gale force gusts shredded the gauzy...

Mt. Everest (left peak) on a brilliantly clear day in the air over Nepal

I’ve stood at the edge of molten lava flowing from the world’s largest volcanic crater (Mauna Loa, Hawaii), touched the Equator in the Amazon Jungles of Ecuador, descended to the bottom...

Puma's Mother Group gives me a warm sendoff

Puma’s Mother Group is normally on hand to greet the few visitors who make it to this remote mountaintop but on the day I arrived they were performing traditional songs and...

The idea of sustainability, first proposed in 1854 when Henry David Thoreau published Walden, has come to mean a way of living that meets the needs of the present without compromising...