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What Experience Do You Need To Go Mera Peak Trekking?

What Experience Do You Need To Go Mera Peak Trekking?

Have you got a long-held ambition to reach the summit of Mera Peak? Trekking up to the summit at nearly 6,500m is a serious undertaking but is nevertheless the perfect challenge for fit and ambitious trekkers... Read more

Staying Safe on Annapurna Circuit Treks

Staying Safe on Annapurna Circuit Treks

With the recent announcement of Nepal Tourist Year 2011, we imagine even more people than ever will be heading out to this fantastic country. For those planning to go on Annapurna Circuit treks, or any other high-altitude... Read more

Getting to Know Nepal - Some Recommended Reading

By Kirsty Parsons - 25th August 2010
in Ask an Expert, The Himalaya

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Getting to Know Nepal - Some Recommended Reading

Here are some of our favourite books to give you a flavour of Nepal and your Everest Base Camp Trek and inspire your travels:• Trekking in the Everest Region (5th Edition by Jamie McGuiness): Trailblazer Guide.... Read more

Gearing Up - What to Take on An Everest Base Camp Trek

By Kirsty Parsons - 14th August 2010
in Everest Base Camp, Ask an Expert

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Gearing Up - What to Take on An Everest Base Camp Trek

Clothing Your walking boots are your most important piece of clothing for your Everest Base Camp Trek. It doesn’t matter whether they are leather or fabric but they should be waterproof and, most importantly, well broken in. If... Read more

Preparing for Your Everest Base Camp Trek - The Nitty Gritty

Preparing for Your Everest Base Camp Trek - The Nitty Gritty

To visit Nepal you must have a Nepalese visa. It’s advisable to apply for your visa in advance from the Nepalese Embassy in London. For an Everest Base Camp Trek you need a 30 day multiple entry visa which is... Read more

Everest Base Camp – Boots ‘n All

Everest Base Camp – Boots ‘n All

What you do need is for them to be waterproof – If choosing a fabric boot, look for gore-tex which is the best finish to achieve this. Another vital factor you need to consider is a good grip on the sole –... Read more

Updated Information - Medical Matters

By Kirsty Parsons - 29th August 2009
in Ask an Expert

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Updated Information - Medical Matters

Readers of our blog should note that I've made a few changes to my last what-to-drink-on-the-trek post, dated August 23rd. Regulations concerning the use of iodine are changing from the 1st October this year from which time you will no... Read more

What to Drink on the Trek

What to Drink on the Trek

Hi all, If you are trekking with a responsible local crew and leader you may well find that you don't need to treat your drinking water as they should ensure that all water you drink in the tea houses is... Read more

Experts Corner: A Doctor for the Outdoors

Experts Corner: A Doctor for the Outdoors

This is an interesting post I read on healthline.com that is relevant to all outdoor pursuits. What the experienced doctor lays out puts an emphasis on preparation and responsibility.Paul Auerbach, M.D.In wilderness... Read more

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