Plains of Discontent: Nepals Terai - A Political History of Nepal's Tarai. 

Coming early 2023. 

By The Way of the Border- Travels around the frontiers and beyuls of Nepal

Whilst studying at Nepal’s Tribhuvan University, Maximillian travelled to some of the furthest and least known corners of Nepal, from the Far West Himalayas and old Tibetan trade routes to the politically charged plains of southern Nepal. In this collection of travels, we see another side to Nepal than just tales of Everest.
This journey takes us from the largest glacial lake in the country to lunch with shamans and from conversations with failed Gurkha recruits to encounters with tigers and tourists.

Along the journey, Maximillian discusses Nepali history, politics, development, the post-earthquake reconstruction and much more.

Published by Varja Books. Currently on shelves in Nepal, India, Singapore and the UK.

Available online at Vajra Books, Ratna Books & Amazon.


"Morch takes us on an entertaining journey to Nepal’s most far-flung corners, engaging with the people and sharing some hair-raising experiences in these remote regions. Interwoven with history, local knowledge and development insights, these adventures reveal much about life in Nepal’s more obscure and distant destinations. A ‘must read’ for off-the-beaten-track trekkers, less intrepid travellers will enjoy it from the comfort of theirarmchair." Lisa Choegyal Tourism Specialist, Conservationist and Writer

"[He] tells the story of not just Nepal's mountains but of the people who call them home, using descriptions that paint a vivid picture of his travels and help the reader to experience the journey through his eyes...Filled with extensive background research of the places he visited and of their inhabitants, the book acts as an abridged history that spans both the social and geographical changes of the region. Mørch also covers the symbolism and history of the traditions practiced by the people he meets, which could be useful to foreigners who wish to learn more about Nepal beyond Kathmandu" Rishabh Lama - Nepal Times