Up here in the Himalaya the year is 2074 and next week, the country will celebrate the festival of lights known as Diwali. Our group will stay in the ancient city of Bhaktapur, next week, where all the old houses will be lit with candles. In the festival, they also worship dogs -they’re seen as loyal animals. Here at the Nepalese police academy, canine officers receive their honours – which include a tika (a red dot on the forehead as a blessing) and garlands. If you might like to come to this unusual country with us next year, dates will be issued soon.