Annapurna Circuit in Winter

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The Annapurna Circuit is a great trek to do in the winter. The crowds are less and the only place that it would get really cold is Thorong La Pass. Also, the skies will be an amazing blue and will be mostly clear to give you an amazing view of the mountains. The Annapurna circuit is referred to as the Nepal Classic trek. It has more variety in comparison with any other trek of its length. Along the trek you will have amazing views of the Annapurna Range and Dhaulagiri. You will pass through many differnet climates from sub-tropical to alpine … Read more

Equipment List for Everest Trek

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  So you booked your trip to the Everest Gokyo Trek next year. Now you need to buy your gear for the trip. Below is a list of items you'll need. • Hiking boots or shoes Lightweight. Make sure wear them before going to avoid blisters • Pants A pair of lightweight and a pair of heavyweight pants for lower and higher elevations. • Shorts 1-2 pair of comfortable shorts, convertible pants or skirts • T-Shirts 2-4, cotton • Shirt A lightweight, long sleeved shirt. This is worn to avoided sun burn • Hat Ensure it has wide … Read more

Mount Everest Photos

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Mount Everest is the highest peak in the world it is also an amazing mountain to photograph. Just try to take a bad picture in the Himalayas.  You can point your  camera in any direction and you'll capture sweeping vistas of the world's highest mountains. We will add more photos to this gallery as we get them. Come back and check them out. [slickr-flickr tag="everest" items="12" type="gallery" id="65534998@N06"] … Read more

How High is Mount Everest

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Everest , the world's highest peak is 29,029 feet or 8,848 meters. However, due to the shifting of the tectonic plates the National Geographic Society has determined the height to be 6 taller putting it at 29,035 feet. This is unofficial though since the Nepali government has not yet made this the official altitude. The ever-moving tectonic plates continue to push the himalaya mountain range upward every year. They move at a rate of 1.6 to 3.9 inches (4 to 10 centimeters). … Read more

Who Was the First Man to Climb Mount Everest

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"An ordinary person with ordinary qualities" These are the words of the first man to summit Mount Everest - Sir Edmund Hillary. Hillary was from Wellington, New Zealand and was the first man to conquer the summit of Mount Everest in 1953. Though humble about his history-making feat, Hillary continued to tell his story until his death. After his adventure Hillary stayed in Nepal and worked with the impoverished people of Nepal through his foundation the Himalayan Trust. Hillary continued his aid to Nepal until his health began to fail and … Read more

How to pronounce Nepal Cities, Regions and Mountains

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While most Nepalese people speak at least some Nepali, there are more than 100 different languages and dialects spoken in Nepal. Below are some of the more difficult words to pronounce. You can click on the links to listen to an audio version of the word. More will be added later so come back often to hear more. Annapurna Dhaulagiri Kanchenjunga Kathmandu Nepal Rupee Manaslu Other "non-audio" pronunciations Namche "nam chay" Phakding "pak-ding" Mustang "Moo-stang" Machhapuchare "Maa-chew-par-char-eee"   … Read more