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Chhurim Sherpa Sets New Everest Record

Chhurim Sherpa Sets New Everest Record

27-year-old Chhurim Sherpa of Nepal has set a new Everest record: she climbed from base camp to the summit and back twice in just 11 days. Her experience prior to this extraordinary feat included a successful... Read more

Mera Peak Trek: The Highlights

Mera Peak Trek: The Highlights

The central goal of a Mera Peak trek is, of course, the peak itself – but the entire route is full of stunning Himalayan scenery. Below are just some of the highlights of our Mera Peak trek.... Read more

Yaks: At Home in the Mountains

Yaks: At Home in the Mountains

Whether you are Mera Peak trekking, hiking up to Everest Base Camp or walking on some of the more remote paths of the Solo Khumbu region, you are bound to encounter yaks in some form.... Read more

The Chortens of Nepal

The Chortens of Nepal

Wherever you trek in the Himalaya – on the Annapurna Circuit, trekking to Everest Base Camp or on a Mera Peak trek – you will encounter chortens (also known as stupas). ... Read more

The Everest Pyramid

The Everest Pyramid

Few Everest Base Camp trekkers expect to find a pyramid high in the Himalaya. Covered in solar panels and sitting atop a low stone building, the Everest Pyramid is a strange sight among the rock and snow of the mountains.... Read more

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

Trekking Peaks: Island Peak and Mera Peak

Trekking Peaks: Island Peak and Mera Peak

One of the most challenging and alluring targets for many while trekking, peaks attract a certain status in people’s minds. Many people want to reach the top of Kilimanjaro, while the most ambitious set their hearts on Everest.... Read more

Enjoy Mani Rimdu while Everest Base Camp Trekking

Enjoy Mani Rimdu while Everest Base Camp Trekking

Many people who go Everest Base Camp trekking spend a lot of time imagining the end goal: reaching the Base Camp and gazing up at the peak of the world's tallest mountain. What they all find is that the journey itself... Read more

What are Tea Houses?

What are Tea Houses?

Along the Annapurna Circuit, the Everest Base camp trek routes and beyond the Gokyo Lakes, the most popular form of accommodation is the tea houses. As not everyone knows what staying at tea houses entails,... Read more

Mani Stones

Mani Stones

Across the Himalaya, whether on an Everest Base Camp trek, the Annapurna Circuit or elsewhere, visitors will undoubtedly encounter mani stones: large and small stones engraved with a short piece of writing in Tibetan, propped up against a large rock or forming an entire wall alongside part of the track. ... Read more

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