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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Mount Aconcagua Map And Route Profiles

Standing high above the Andean mountains is the colossal form of Aconcagua. Part of the Seven Summits, Aconcagua is the tallest mountain in the Americas and one of the most popular trekking mountains in

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Kingdom Of Bhutan Facts And Trivia

Tucked away deep in the Himalayas, Bhutan is a land lost in time, a mysterious country of peaks, lakes and nomadic lifestyles. Its isolation however, has tuned the country into one of the most fascinating

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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

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Aconcagua Altitude Sickness And Acclimatization

Climbing to high altitude always comes with risks. This is certainly true of Aconcagua where less than 50% of climbers reach the summit. The main reason for this low success rate is Acute Mountain Sickness

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Spectacular Festivals In Bhutan (When To Go and What NOT To Miss!)

Although Bhutan is one of the most spectacular places on earth, the country is actually most famous for its exuberant religious festivals known as Tshechus. Every temple and Dzong in the country holds

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How To Get To Bhutan

Like many trekkers looking for a new adventure, you may well have decided that Bhutan is your next stop. Bhutan is one of the most remote and mountainous countries on earth and, as you have probably guessed,

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Cool Nepal Blogs & Websites (Where To Read More on Nepal)

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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Deaths on Aconcagua – Facts and Figures

Aconcagua is believed to have the highest death rate of any mountain in South America – around three a year – which has earned it the nickname, “Mountain of Death”. This is because it’s so

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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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Aconcagua Difficulty – Can You Do It?

When climbing Aconcagua (22,841 feet), more important than years of mountaineering experience are aerobic training, great logistical support and a positive attitude. On the Northeast and Normal Routes,

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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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Aconcagua Fastest Ascent Record Broken Within 2 Months

New record set for the fastest ascent and descent of Aconcagua, less than two months after the last one. Spanish endurance athlete Kilian Jornet’s record for the fastest ascent and descent of Mount

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