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US Scientists Head to Base Camp to Test Effects of Altitude

US Scientists Head to Base Camp to Test Effects of Altitude

It’s something everyone who makes the Everest Base Camp trek is aware of: altitude sickness. The symptoms, and the importance of acclimatisation, are known to many a climber, but there is still research to be... Read more

British Mountaineer Vows to Honour Olympic Everest Pledge

British Mountaineer Vows to Honour Olympic Everest Pledge

In the run-up to the London 2012 Olympics, one British mountaineer has promised to take on an Everest mission with a difference. ... Read more

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

What Makes A Successful Everest Base Camp Trekker?

What Makes A Successful Everest Base Camp Trekker?

So you’ve set your sights on Everest, and are looking forward to beginning your adventure. Reaching Base Camp is an experience long remembered by all who achieve it, and those who get the most out of the... 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. ... Read more

Experience a festival on one of our Bhutan treks or tours

Experience a festival on one of our Bhutan treks or tours

Our Bhutan treks and tours are organised wherever possible to coincide with one of the country's important religious festivals. These are colourful events with music and masked dancers and attract hundreds of people... Read more

Lunatics in Bhutan

Lunatics in Bhutan

Steve Berry, Mountain Kingdoms MD, describes his experience in Bhutan, trekking the full length of Bhutan's mountains on the Complete Lunana Snowman trek, something only a handful of westerners have ever achieved.... Read more

The ‘Must-Do’ Annapurna List: 5 Trek Experiences you Won’t Forget

The ‘Must-Do’ Annapurna List: 5 Trek Experiences you Won’t Forget

Why is the Annapurna Circuit so beloved by the many trekkers that take up the challenge? It could be the landscape, the cultures, the lifestyle – or all of this and more: the Annapurna experience. Here are five of the trekking experiences you won't forget.... 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

Extreme Thinking: Bringing a TEDx Conference to Everest Base Camp

Extreme Thinking: Bringing a TEDx Conference to Everest Base Camp

We recently came across the intriguing story of what one group of trekkers got up to at Everest Base Camp – staging a conference! The intrepid thinkers behind the TEDxEverest project managed to hold a series of high-altitude talks over two nights, despite numerous setbacks.... Read more

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