Welcome to Kathmandu & Beyond. We are full-time travellers, Mark and Kirsty Bennetts. We’re from the UK, but, for the past 8 years, home is wherever we lay our backpacks!
We’ve travelled to over 100 countries between us and this website documents our travels in words and photographs. Travelling has always been our passion – for work and for pleasure and now it is our lifestyle.
We’ve been travelling together for more than 20 years, but this particular journey – one that has taken us to Kathmandu and many places beyond- began in 2008. You can read more about us here, sign up for our newsletter below, follow us in real time via social media and search our site for destinations or topics.
Tried and tested routes, based on our travels. We’ll give you the framework to inspire; you add the detail and let your imagination fly.
Trekking in Nepal
All you need to know about trekking in Nepal. Our detailed guides include Marks personal accounts of his experience hiking in Nepal.
If you take a stroll across Branko's Bridge in the direction of New Belgrade and look back over your right shoulder you will get a fine view of Savamala, one of Belgrade’s most interesting neighbourhoods. But peer to your left, in the direction of New Belgrade, and...read more
Of all the towns and cities we visited in Morocco, Asilah was the place I was least expecting to find a big street art scene. But as it turned out, we found more there than anywhere else in Morocco. Asilah is a small, quiet town on the Atlantic coast, south of...read more
ITINERARY SUMMARY Phnom Penh - Koh Kong - Sihanoukville - Koh Rong - Koh Rong Samloem - Sihanoukville - Kampot - Bokor Hill Station - Kep - Koh Tonsay (Rabbit Island) - Phnom Penh Too many travellers rush through Phnom Penh or give it a miss altogether. That’s a...read more
Our Impressions of the groovy Retro museum in Bulgaria’s most cosmopolitan Black Sea city Before you read on, listen to the following bit of music on Youtube. It’s only eighteen seconds long but, I assure you it sits very nicely with the photos you are about to look...read more
ITINERARY SUMMARY (Taiwan) Taipei - Tianan - Alishan National Park - Sun Moon Lake - Hualien - Taipei (Japan) - Tokyo - Nikko - Matsumoto - Takayama - Nara - Kyoto - Hiroshima - Fukuoka (South Korea) - Busan - Gyeongju - Seoul Beginning in bustling Taipei, it's an...read more
Images of Ladakh, one of India's most photogenic regions Isolated from the rest of the country for much of the year, the northern mountainous region of Ladakh is one of India’s most visually stunning locations and the place to visit for awe-inspiring Himalayan scenery...read more
ITINERARY SUMMARY Shanghai – Nanjing – Kaifeng – Luoyang – Pingyao – Datong – Beijing – A great itinerary for independent travellers to China, starting in Shanghai, and taking the long route to Beijing via some of China’s lesser visited sights and attractions.read more
This is such a genius idea for a garbage bin, don’t you think!? See what I did there? 😉 We spotted this great piece of artwork during our exploration of Sofia. Is it technically street art though? Perhaps it could be the start of a whole new style of street art …...read more
ITINERARY SUMMARY (Kazakhstan) Almaty - (Kyrgyzstan) Bishkek - Cholpon-Ata - Karakol - Bokonbayevo - Bishkek - Arslanbob - Osh - Tulpar Kul - Peak Lenin Base Camp - (Tajikistan) Karakul - Murgab - Bulunkul - Langar - Vrang - Yamchun - Namadgut - Anderob - Ishkashim -...read more