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Nar Phu trek during the spring season

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…

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November 26, 2019

An epic adventure of Mardi Himal Trek and paragliding to Pokhara

An Epic Adventure – Mardi Himal Trek and Paragliding down to Pokhara  In October 2015, my good friend Babu and I sat down in Pokhara – a town West of Kathmandu to discuss joining hands to offer an epic adventure of trekking on the Mardi Himal route and taking off from 3500 meters or higher…

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November 26, 2019

What to expect on the Mardi Himal trek

What to expect on the Mardi Himal Trek  In the 80s, only a handful of trekking companies organized camping treks to this region on expedition-style camping treks. However, as recently as 2011, some lodges have opened up at strategic points for trekkers to do lodge/teahouse trekking to Mardi Himal. The area lies east of the…

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November 26, 2019

Manaslu Circuit Trek First Time Trekkers Experience In Nepal

Manaslu Circuit Trek A First Time Trekkers Experience In Nepal ‘Will it be wintertime in Nepal and the Himalayas during December? How many days will you be trekking? Have you been there before?’ asked my work colleagues? ‘Er, yes, 12 days of actual walking, and no,’ I replied, knowing my Noosa workmates would be experiencing…

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November 26, 2019

Leave No Trace Raising Environmental Awareness In The Nepal Himalaya

Leave No Trace Raising Environmental Awareness In The Nepal Himalaya Leave no trace is a set of outdoor ethics that promotes conservation in the outdoors. There are seven principles of its practice. Advance planning and preparation. Travel and Camp on durable surfaces. Proper waste disposal. Leave what you find, Avoid campfire if possible; otherwise, minimize…

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November 25, 2019

Tourism in Ladakh

Tourism in Ladakh Ladakh (“land of high passes”) or La Dwags in Ladakhi is a region in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It extends from the Kunlun mountain range to the central Greater Himalayas to the south. People of Tibeto Burman and Indo-Aryan descent inhabit the region. It is a sparsely populated region…

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November 25, 2019

Ladakh Is One Of The Few Regions For A Summer Himalayan Trek in India

Ladakh Is One Of The Few Regions For A Summer Himalayan Trek in India Leh, the capital of Ladakh in Northern India, is only an hour’s flight away from Delhi. For the more adventurous and those who don’t suffer from motion sickness, you can opt for a bone-jarring 22 hour plus bus ride. The stunning…

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November 25, 2019

Annapurna Poonhill Trek during the spring season

Annapurna Poonhill Trek during the spring season Ghorepani Poonhill Trek during the spring season. Kay and Paul started corresponding with us with their requests for visiting museums and architectural monuments of Kathmandu, which they are very passionate about, before heading out on their tailor-made trek during their nine-day visit to Nepal. They had a hectic…

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November 25, 2019

First Experience of Trekking In The Himalayas

First Experience of Trekking In The Himalayas My first trekking experience in the Nepal Himalayas. Annapurna Circuit Trek November/December 2014 A month before my fortieth birthday, I undertook my first trek, having never done anything like it or similar before. My experience with Raj’s company, Responsible Adventures, from the first e-mail I sent inquiring about…

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November 25, 2019

The Differences between Lodge or Teahouse trekking and camping treks

The Differences between Lodge/Teahouse trekking and camping treks LODGE/ TEAHOUSE TREKKING All over Nepal, teahouse trekking has evolved into a more lodge-like experience. However, providing some more creature comforts – relatively consistent meals and beds- remains a pretty affordable way to trek. Teahouses are found throughout the country’s trails, so no matter where you are,…

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November 25, 2019