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The History of Trekking in Nepal

Luxury Camping trek, Himalayas

The history of trekking in Nepal. The word trek was adapted from the Afrikaans word trekken, which means to haul or pull. The Dutch settlers of South Africa spoke it. It means a long, challenging journey. The Nepalese had always been walking to get anywhere in this mountainous nation for several centuries. Enchantment with the…

Top reasons to go trekking in Nepal during the off season

Himalayan peak during the monsoon season in Nepal

Top reasons to go trekking in Nepal during the offseason. It is widely established that the Nepal Himalaya’s peak times are October–November and March, and April. However, trekking during the less busy season has its advantages. There are two recognized off-peak seasons for trekking in Nepal – the winter and during the monsoon. The benefits of going on a…

AM I TOO OLD TO GO TREKKING IN THE HIMALAYAS

71 year old Harry on the Everest Base Camp Trek.

AM I TOO OLD TO GO TREKKING IN THE HIMALAYAS – NEPAL | BHUTAN | TIBET | INDIA ? It is a great healthy lifestyle if you have been hiking/trekking or any form of exercise. However, if you haven’t already done it, you are not the only one; don’t panic! It’s never too late to…

A wedding in remote Nepal

A wedding in remote Nepal

Attending a wedding in remote Nepal We recently concluded a trek to remote Sotang Village Municipality’s village to attend and financially support the wedding of our dear and longest-serving staff Chandra and his bride Manku Rai. We had planned it so our previous and new customers could experience cultural immersion by attending a wedding in…

Corporate Social Responsibility of an adventure tour operator in Nepal

Women's group in Nepal

Corporate Social Responsibility for an adventure tour operator in Nepal. Our founder Rajesh Kumar Tamang aka Raj, believes that Charity begins at home. He says our biggest asset is our staff, consisting of happy porters, talented support crew, trekking chefs, and expert trek leaders. He says, “We value our staff highly.. after all, happy staff…

Everest base camp trek with the highest golf tee offs by a foreigner

Everest base camp

Everest base camp trek with the highest golf tee-offs by a foreigner.  I took Harry Tan, a 71-year-old trekker from Singapore, to Everest base camp on a trek (not a climb to the top). I came up with the idea to make this a trek to Everest base camp with a twist. This idea came…

Upper Mustang trekking general information

Upper Mustang trekking

Upper Mustang trekking – General information The Upper Mustang region lies in the Northern part of the Mustang district in Nepal. It used to be one of the famous trading routes between Nepal and Tibet. The people of Mustang practice Tibetan Buddhism and speak a Tibetan dialect. It once was an independent Kingdom from 1380…

Juphal to Jomson Trek Upper Dolpo Traverse

Upper Dolpo Traverse – Juphal to Jomsom

Upper Dolpo Traverse – Juphal to Jomsom September/October 2017 The trek was finally confirmed after months of correspondence back and forth in August. We had our first ever Polish group consisting of 5 members. Trekking Staff movement – Pre trek. This trek is in a High and Wild part of Nepal, and it takes a…

Charity Trek to Poonhill for autistic children of Bahrain.

Poonhill charity trek

Charity Trek to Poonhill for autistic children of Bahrain. 27th – 3rd November. A friend from Bahrain contacted me to organize a Charity trek to raise Alia National School funds in Bahrain. Alia National School is for children who have autism and with Down syndrome. This was the second time a charity trek was organized…

Nar Phu trek during the spring season

Vew on the Nar Phu Trek

Nar Phu Trek during March/spring season Nar and Phu Valleys are located in a remote part of the Manang district on the Annapurna Range’s Northside. It is in what the Nepalese government calls the “Restricted Area,” where special permits are required and obtained by bonafide Trekking agencies of Nepal. This area was opened to foreigners…