Help Planning Your Everest Base Camp Trek

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So you are thinking about trekking to the base camp of Everest in Nepal, but the planning is making your head swim. In fact, you have never traveled to a foreign country or trekked anywhere. What do you do? Don't worry Himalayan Mountain Treks is here to help. Step one, Pick one of our eight treks, such as Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit or Everest Gokyo Trek. Use our site to make your decision. Once you decide on your destination, fill out this form to customize your trip. If you have any questions feel to email us. Keep in mind that … Read more

Weather for your Everest base camp trek in the Himalayas

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Nepal's climate varies according to the season, the region and the altitude. If there are heavy rains in Kathmandu there can be blizzards in the mountain passes of Everest. With this in mind and the fact that—like all great mountains—the Himalaya creates their own weather Everest trekkers should be prepared for all types of of weather with plenty of warm, waterproof clothes. The best time for doing the Everest base camp trek is from early September to early December (Autumn) or March to end May (Spring). Autumn generally has clear … Read more

Base Camp of Everest Trek Information

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Basic Information: Experience The fifteen day Mt. Everest Base Camp trek departing from Kathmandu and visiting Namche and Tengpoche on your way towards the majestic Mount Everest, the highest peak or mountain in the world. Your trek will take you over breath-taking rivers via suspension bridges and continue up steep ascents as you approach the world’s tallest mountain.Your trek will take you to the small mountain of Kala Pattar which is adjacent to Mount Everest and has jaw-dropping views of the Mount Everest trekking region showcasing some … Read more

National Geographic Tackles Everest

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The two-month expedition seeks to repeat the historic climb of the 1963 National Geographic-sponsored American Mount Everest Expedition, almost 50 years after that first American ascent. Mountaineer Conrad Anker and photographer Cory Richards will attempt the risky West Ridge route. At the same time a second team with additional climbers from The North Face and National Geographic writer Mark Jenkins will take on the mountain’s Southeast Ridge. Follow the action here … Read more

Stranded Everest Trekkers

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KATMANDU, Nepal:  Over  2,000 Nepal trekkers from all over the world are finally being rescued after being stranded in hotels and lodges in the small town of Lukla since October 31. They are being flown back to Kathmandu as the fog lifts. Autumn is the prime trekking season in the Everest region, and the visitors were on the  Everest Base Camp Trek where  they hike  from Lukla for a week to reach Mount Everest's base camp at 17,400 feet (5,300 meters). From there they return back to Lukla and fly back to Kathamandu. You can see the … Read more

Annapurna Circuit – Don’t Have to be an Expert Hiker

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The Annapurna Circuit Information Distance:  Approximately 300km or 186 miles depending on your route Average Time: 12 to 14 days. Physical Condition: You don't have to be an olympic athlete. Just get out an walk, preferably up hill for a few months before your trek to get in shape for your amazing trek. Most days you will only trek about 6 km or 3 1/2 miles. You will take days off to acclimate before doing any of the strenuous altitude gain days like Throng La pass. Start / Finish: You will be driven to Khudi Khola via Beshi Sahar … Read more

Annapurna Base Camp Travel

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The route to the Annapurna Sanctuary is viewed from the Annapurna Base Camp. The Annapurna base camp has one of the most spectacular views of  the surrounding snow-capped peaks. The trail have some steep climbs, but most people who are reasonable fit do not find it too difficult. This trek offers you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty of the high Himalayan peaks, traditional villages, and serene alpine forests in a short time frame and without the hassle of the high altitude sickness. The Annapurna area was first explored by … Read more

Annapurna Circuit and Dhaulagiri Ice Falls

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While trekking the 23 days of the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal you should really try to make the side hike to the stunning Dhaulagiri icefall. The Dhaulagiri icefall is a glacier on the south slope of the Annapurna Range between the peaks of Dhaulagiri I and Tukuche. This is a hard day hike but is rewarded with an amazing view of the spectacular icefalls. There are no settlements on the trail so make sure to pack a lunch and possibly a sleeping bag. The trail to the icefall begins by crossing a tributary and climbing up through lush forested … Read more

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