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Alternative Treks To Machu Picchu: Defy The Norm

There are many routes to Machu Picchu that retain their appeal to visitors each year. If you want to avoid following the crowd, we have devised a list of alternative treks to Machu Picchu.The most popular

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Inca Trail Permits – How They Work

Since the 1450s, Machu Picchu has been a sight to see. It is thought that the ancient archaeological site was either built as a country residence for an emperor or a sacred place of worship. Either way,

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Best Time To Hike To Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is one of the most admired archaeological and historical sights in the world. It was built in the 1450s and is thought to have been a country residence for an emperor or an important place

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Interesting Machu Picchu Facts And Figures

Machu Picchu is a sight to be marvelled at. It’s a Peruvian delight; the country’s most popular tourist destination and one of the world’s greatest historical sights.In this article we have created

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Best Adventures For Solo Females Around The World

It is no easy task to narrow down the top seven adventures for solo females, but we have done it.For those who love one of the greatest challenges, we’ve got the adventure for you. For those who love

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10 Best Hikes In Asia

For those who love exploring culture and enjoy a physical challenge, hiking in Asia is the perfect activity. This guide to the 10 best hikes in Asia will also aid you in the decision-making process. From

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Best Time To Trek To Everest Base Camp

Mount Everest is not only the tallest mountain in the world, but the most iconic. It’s dizzy heights are renowned around the globe, making the hike to its base Nepal’s most popular trek. So, if you’re

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11 Best Hikes In South America

South America can be an addictive place to travel in. The Andean peaks, the Incan ruins and the Amazonian rainforest make it a unique and charming place to be. For the adventure lover, hiking in South

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Top 10 Everest Base Camp Trek Tips

If you have a trip to the tallest mountain in the world planned, you’re undoubtedly looking for insight on Everest Base Camp trek tips. And rightly so – it is a mammoth challenge! The Everest Base

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Kilimanjaro Vs Everest Base Camp: Key Things To Consider

For trekking enthusiasts, the Kilimanjaro vs Everest Base Camp (EBC) decision is one of the hardest. After all both are extremely attractive and challenging treks. There are many different things to consider

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K2 Winter Ascent – An Impossible Dream? (Updated)

When we think of the 8000ers, the world’s 14 highest mountains, we often think that all the major challenges have long been overcome, that these 14 giants are becoming increasingly commercialised,

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Hiking In Spain – 5 Epic Trails (With Videos)

Spain provides some of the best hiking trails in the world with its varied landscapes, mountain ranges and well-maintained trails. Whether you are a highly skilled hiker or just looking for a new experience,

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Kilimanjaro Climb Cost – Informative Overview

Climbing Kilimanjaro does not come cheap and you can expect your trip to cost between $3000 and $6000 including everything. The cheapest option may not always be the best options. The cost will vary based

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Hiking Near Chicago – 5 Best Trails (With Videos)

When you think of Chicago, you don’t necessarily think of great hiking spots, but if you’re willing to travel outside the bounds of the city some spectacular US hiking opportunities await you. Experience

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Chile Launches A New Epic Patagonia Route

Chile has recently launched a brand-new hiking trail in the gorgeous, but rugged Patagonian Mountains. This 1,700-mile trail encompasses three existing hiking trails, extending from Puerto Montt to Cape

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Best Day Hikes In India – 5 Fort Treks Overview

It’s no secret that India is a spectacular spot for hiking a and trekking. But you may not always be willing to commit to a multi-day trek, so here is a guide to the best day hikes in India. Fort Hikes

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Tiger’s Nest Hike – Bhutan’s Jewel Trek

The Tiger’s Nest Hike is one of the most popular hiking trails in Bhutan, because it leads you to one of the most unusual and beautiful spots in the world – the Tiger’s Nest Monastery. The

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Hiking In Italy – 8 Best Treks’ Overview (With Pro Tips)

From its beautiful coastlines to its majestic mountains, there are endless hiking opportunities in Italy. With its Mediterranean climate, Italy experiences hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters but the

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Hiking Near NYC – 5 Best Trails (With Pro Tips)

New York City is incredible, but we all need a break from the hustle and bustle. Escape from the craziness of the Big Apple and embark on a relaxing outdoor adventure without having to travel too far. The

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Dolomites Hiking – The Best Overlooked Hiking Destination In Europe (Detailed Guide)

Located in northeast Italy, the Dolomites are a mountain range that should be on very avid hiker’s to-do-list. The mountains are a UNESCO world heritage site and with its breath-taking peaks and passes

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Things To Do In India Before And After Your Hike

India is the world’s largest democracy and although the country is very spiritual there is no official religion. Bursting with colors, sounds and smells and there is no shortage of adventures to

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