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Articles by Charlotte Kawecki

Saudi Princess Launches Everest Climb for Breast Cancer Awareness

Saudi Princess Launches Everest Climb for Breast Cancer Awareness

This May, ten women from Saudi Arabia will tackle Everest in a charity trek to raise awareness about breast cancer, and women’s health. The group, which has been assembled by Princess Reema Bint Bandar Bin Sultan... Read more

Australian and New Zealand Women Prepare for Everest Charity Climb

Australian and New Zealand Women Prepare for Everest Charity Climb

It’s always good to hear about people tackling Everest as both a personal challenge and a way of raising money for an important cause. Hikers Amanda Jones and Annie Doyle certainly fit both criteria. Amanda, an Australian... Read more

Appa Sherpa Climbs for Climate Change Awareness

Appa Sherpa Climbs for Climate Change Awareness

Those setting their sights on Everest Base Camp this year may be interested to hear about another trek taking place nearby: the Climate Smart Celebrity Trek. From 15th January to 13th May, veteran summitter Appa... Read more

The Birds of Everest

By Charlotte Kawecki - 06th January 2012
in Everest Base Camp, The Himalaya

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The Birds of Everest

When heading up to Everest Base Camp, you’ll pass through some of the most stunning landscapes in the world – and, as you trek through this sublime landscape, you may well spot a variety of the birds that are common... Read more

Annapurna’s First Snow Leopard Census

By Charlotte Kawecki - 01st December 2011
in The Himalaya

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Annapurna’s First Snow Leopard Census

The Annapurna Circuit is known among travellers for its stunning mountain vistas and excellent trekking opportunities, but humans aren’t the only species to walk in this region. It is also home to some of the world’s most beautiful... Read more

The Layap People of Bhutan

The Layap People of Bhutan

If you are looking for a culturally fascinating tailor made holiday, Bhutan is one of the best countries to visit.  The remote mountain kingdom is home not only to a well-preserved Buddhist culture, but to various ethnic groups... Read more

Prayer Wheels

By Charlotte Kawecki - 31st August 2011
in Cultural Experiences

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Prayer Wheels

Wherever you travel in the Himalayas – from the streets of Lhasa in Tibet to a Mera Peak trek in Nepal – you are likely to find prayer wheels in temples: barrel-shaped, sometimes brightly painted and other times plain metal,... Read more

The Markets of Lhasa

The Markets of Lhasa

Lhasa is a major destination on almost all Tibet holidays and it has a lot to offer visitors, from the magnificent Potala Palace to the sacred Jokhang Temple.  If Lhasa is the first high-altitude stop on your itinerary,... Read more

What is a typical day on trek like?

What is a typical day on trek like?

Using an Annapurna trek as an example i.e Annapurna Circuit or Annapurna Sanctuary, the day begins soon after dawn, with a cup of tea or coffee brought to your bed. Washing facilities vary depending on the teahouse... Read more

Enjoy Kathmandu after a Mera Peak Trek

Enjoy Kathmandu after a Mera Peak Trek

After the hard work of a Mera Peak trek – or any of our treks in Nepal – it is immensely rewarding to enjoy a day in Kathmandu, taking in some of the sights of this wonderful city and picking up some... Read more