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Everest base camp or Annapurna base camp?

Everest base camp or Annapurna base camp? It’s the decision every trekker has to make eventually before coming to Nepal.  Trek to the base camp of the world’s highest mountain or trek to the sanctuary of gods? Both are the world’s greatest treks and most travellers end up trekking both in the end. Here we have listed some information to help you come to a


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

As we move towards the close of what’s been another very busy year at Highland Expeditions, we wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support. We are delighted that our business has seen another year of consecutive growth in 2016 with over 95% success rate on all our trips. A huge thank you to the Highland Expeditions team and our



At 8 AM on the 19th of May 2012, I had the honour of standing on the highest point on Earth, the summit of Mount Everest. There was nowhere higher for me to climb and the whole world was just there sprawled out below me. On that day, aged 21, I became one of the youngest British women to summit the highest mountain on Earth.


6 Tips for Taking Better Expedition Photos

For adventurers, travel does not mean following typical tourist routes; it means summiting remote mountains, exploring unmapped caves, and studying little known ecosystems. On these once-in-a-lifetime journeys, we want to come away with the best pictures possible, but we are also faced with some of the most challenging conditions for photography. After serving as a photographer on a number of scientific expeditions–most recently, a month

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Altitude sickness: How to prevent, recognise and treat it

Altitude sickness is an issue faced by many adventurous travellers and it’s not just those trekking to Everest base camp or climbing mountains like Island Peak (6,189m) or any other trekking peaks in Nepal, as you might expect. Altitude sickness, also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), can be encountered by anyone reaching heights of 2,500m and above, so it’s even possible for skiers in

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5 tips for packing a Hiking bag

Need help packing your hiking bag? We are here to help, these basic tips for packing a hiking bag may be useful to you. If you’re planning a multi-day hike carrying all your kit, you’ll need a good hiking backpack that is big enough to pack it all into, tough enough to endure the inevitable abuse that comes with outdoor use, and yet be comfortable


Everest sees summiteers after 2 years

File photo of 2012: Climbers approaching summit of Mt. Everest A team of nine (9) highly experienced Sherpas were assigned the highly challenging task of route fixing to summit have successfully scaled and reached the summit of Mt. Everest from the south side at 5:02 pm (local time). It is a proud moment for them as this is the first successful ascent of Mt. Everest

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Tourism industry bounces back after earthquake

Nepal is back on the map of global tourism and the industry is meeting a positive turning point after the tragic earthquake on April 25 followed by India’s trade embargo during Nepal’s peak tourist season last year. Nepal received 251,148 fewer tourists in 2015, representing a sharp drop of 31.78 per cent compared to the 2014 figure. The impact of the killer quake was bigger


US Secretary of State John Kerry to visit Nepal this year

KATHMANDU: US Secretary of State John Kerry said that he would  visit Nepal by the end of this year. He made such statement during a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Kamal Thapa at the US State Department on Monday. On the occasion, Thapa briefed Kerry about the current political situation in the country, Constitution promulgation and its amendment in detail


Prince Harry arriving Nepal on five days visit today

KATHMANDU, March 19: Prince Harry is coming to Nepal on a five-days visit on Saturday. During his Nepal visit from March 19-23, Prince Harry will engage in various activities including observation of earthquake recovery work. He will also interact with Gurkha families, enjoy rafting, watch sunrise over the Himalayas, and visit heritage sites and national parks. The prince is arriving in Nepal on an official


Icefall Doctors back to Everest

Feb 28, 2016- Icefall doctors are back to business on the world’s highest mountain. A team of 10 icefall doctors has left for the base camp from Namche, according to Kapindra Rai, programme officer at the Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC). The specialist team will fix the route between Everest’s Base Camp, across the notorious Khumbu icefall, to Camp 2 at, which was swept away


Everest Permit to be extended

Mountaineers who had abandoned expeditions in the last spring season following the devastating April earthquake are set to get their climbing permits extended for two more years, according to a high-level official at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation. Pushpa Raj Katuwal, Under Secretary at MoCTA, told THT that the ministry had already initiated a necessary process to extend climbing permits issued to


Best Selling Trips for 2016

Nepal is home to the best climbing, trekking and mountaineering on earth but 2015 was not a good year for Nepal’s tourism as the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal on April 2015 left a huge impact on a country leaving many people dead and historical sites turned into rubble. As Nepal’s economy is stimulated by tourism, the rebuilding, repairing, safety assessment work began immediately without



Namaste and warm greetings from across the miles! We, at Highland Expeditions Nepal Pvt Ltd   would like to extend a big ‘THANK YOU’ to our family, friends and visitors for your continual support and well wishes that have steered us to where we are today and initiate to set up this platform where experiences and expertise knowledge can be and are shared with  adventure seekers,


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Top 10 Tips for Annapurna Circuit Trek

Are you dreaming of trekking to Annapurna Circuit? Then read this blog where we present you with our top 10 tips for Annapurna Circuit trek to ensure a safe and […]

REVIEWS Real People, Real Stories

A group of 4 of us did the Everest base camp and Gokyo Lakes heli trek with Highland Expeditions and we had the most incredible experience. From the moment we […]



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