Ice Lake Trek, Nepal

The Best Annapurna Circuit Side Hike The Annapurna Circuit is a classic long distance hike set in the heart of the Himalayas. The start and finish points vary, as does the amount of time taken to hike it, but the key to successfully completing the circuit is time. The high pass of Thorang La demands a healthy respect for acclimatisation and the only way to do this is to climb slowly and incorporate acclimatisation days. Successful acclimatisation days…

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Dhaulagiri Icefall Trek

Dhaulagiri peak is the seventh highest mountain in the world. At 8167m it is the highest mountain in the world that stands entirely in one country, that country being Nepal. The name is derived from Sanskrit and means white beautiful mountain. I have to admit it is a damn good looking mountain! Pouring down from the east side of the mountain is the incredible Dhaulagiri Icefall. In this post I describe our adventure to hike Dhaulagiri Icefall as…

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Visiting Fairy Meadows and Nanga Parbat View Point

Fairy Meadows is advertised as Pakistan’s most beautiful place. As the name suggests, it's a meadow and is nestled in the Pakistani Himalayas. With spectacular views of the Karakoram range in one direction and of Nanga Parbat in the other, it’s easy to see why it’s been given this accolade. In this post I describe our epic adventure to this beautiful place and what you can expect when visiting Fairy Meadows and Nanga Parbat View Point. Crazy Jeep…

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How to hike Rakaposhi Base Camp

Rakaposhi is a mountain in the Karakoram Range that stretches up to 7788m. Tucked away alongside the edge of the Minapin glacier is Rakaposhi Base camp. From this point mountaineers will make their bids for the summit. However, for the rest of us mere mortals, Rakaposhi Base Camp is the final destination for an amazing hike from the village of Minapin. In this post I will describe three ways that you can hike to Rakaposhi Base Camp. Looking…

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