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Insurance For Trekking To Everest Base Camp

Getting travel insurance is vital and should be on the top of any travellers list. However, you shouldn’t be fooled, there are countless types of travel insurance policies and they all come with

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Easy Treks In Nepal

For novice trekkers, the thought of the Himalayas can sometimes seem a little daunting. Snow capped peaks and men with snow crusted beards are common images that spring to mind when we think of the rugged

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How To Train For Everest Base Camp Trek

One question we get asked a lot is ‘how fit do I need to be to trek to Everest Base Camp?’ We certainly understand that trekking a 130 kms can seem a little daunting to people with low levels of fitness,

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Annapurna Circuit Weather – What To Expect On Your Trek

When you factor in freezing conditions and the monsoon season, much of Nepal cannot be trekked for large portions of the year. However, because of the Annapurna Circuit’s location, weather is considerably

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New Everest Route Aims To Reduce Risk On Climbers And Sherpas

The Khumbu Icefall is possibly the most treacherous obstacle on the way to the summit of Mount Everest. This section of glacier falls several feet a day, constantly in motion because of its mammoth weight.

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Short Treks In Nepal – See the Best Sites In A Short Time

Trekking the Nepal is truly the experience of a lifetime. However, sometimes we’re just a little pressed for time. Maybe it’s work, maybe it’s your schedule. Classic mountainous treks

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Everest Base Camp Trek Cost: Financial Considerations

So you are planning to trek Everest Base Camp. Awesome! One thing you must be wondering about is the typical Everest Base Camp trek cost. In this article we have set out a detailed overview to help you

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Everest Base Camp Trek Deaths

In the wake of the April 2015 tragedy this year, which saw 19 people die from an avalanche at Everest Base Camp, we have decided to write an article on Everest Base Camp trek deaths so that you understand

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Everest Base Camp Trek Distance

The Everest Base Camp Trek distance is a 130 km round trip beginning from Lukla. However, the outward 65 kilometers to Everest Base Camp takes far longer as you need to factor in acclimatization. If you

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Kala Patthar Trek – The Viewpoint to Everest

Meaning ‘Black Rock’ in English, Kala Patthar has an elevation of 5,644.5 m (18,519 ft) and is a small trekking peak famous for its incredible summit views of Mount Everest. Although not

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Cool Nepal Blogs And Other Nepalese Websites We Recommend And Love

Beyond trekking in Nepal there is so much to see and do in this amazing country and across the whole of South Asia region. Far too much to cover in this specific Nepal trekking website. To help you find

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The Great Himalaya Trail

Although not yet complete, the Great Himalaya Trail (GHT) is almost mythical among trekkers and it’s easy to see why. The proposed trail stretches for 4,500 kilometres (2,800 miles) and passes through

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So Everest Is Now Slightly Shorter

1.1 inches have been knocked off Mount Everest’s height of 29,029 feet after the earthquake in Nepal on April 25 2015 that killed more than 7,000 people. The difference would have been even greater

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Tourism in Nepal After Earthquake Is Resurgent

Nepal suffered grievously from the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that killed almost 9,000 people on 25 April 2015. Donors have pledged about $4.4bn to rebuild the country, half being grants and the other half,

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Tourism in Nepal, Post Earthquake

The death toll from the ruinous 7.9 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal at 11:56 on Saturday 25 April 2014 is now well over 9,000. It was the worst earthquake in 80 years. The UN estimates that around

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Nepal Mountain Guide Training Takes A Big Step Forward

In October 2014, 43 people died in a snowstorm at the Thorung La Pass, the highpoint of the Annapurna circuit, which was Nepal’s worst ever tourism accident. Most of the dead were Nepalese trekking

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Happy National Paddy Day in Nepal

Tuesday June 30 was, to the Nepalis, Ashar 15 – National Paddy Day, or Dhan Diwas in the local tongue. This is when paddy seedlings are planted and the monsoon begins. There is a festival where people

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One Year After The Worst Disaster On Everest

Saturday April 18 2015 saw the first anniversary of the deadliest accident in the history of Mount Everest. 16 Sherpas were killed on the Khumbu Icefall slightly above Base Camp when an avalanche struck

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Will More People Take The Northern Route Up Everest?

There exist two main routes to the summit of Mount Everest. The southern is considerably more popular. In 2013, 539 successful summits originated in the south while 177 came from the north. But what is

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Annapurna Circuit Road Construction and New Trails

Road construction around the Annapurna Circuit began in 2005 as part of a national plan to develop Nepal and now endangers this famous trek’s reputation. In this article we provide a brief overview

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Nepal Brick Industry Is Booming!

Construction comprises 10 or 11 percent of the GDP of Nepal and consumes about 35 percent of the national budget. It employs around a million people in a country of 28 million, making it the second-largest

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