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Nat Geo Adventurer of the Year – Mira Rai

This Woman is Your Adventurer of the Year Mira Rai once hauled rice sacks through the Himalaya. Now she wins international trail races and inspires young Nepali women. Meet your 2017 Adventurer of the Year. By Mary Anne Potts PUBLISHED JANUARY 26, 2017 Each year National Geographic honors 10 extraordinary people as part of our annual Adventurers of the Year awards. We look for people

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Everest or Annapurna? Which trek is better for you?

Everest or Annapurna? It’s the decision every trekker has to make eventually before coming to Nepal.  Trek to the base camp of world’s highest mountain or trek to the sanctuary of gods? Both are world’s greatest treks and most travelers end up trekking both in the end as Nepal is one those countries visiting once is not enough. Here we have listed some information to

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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

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5 STAGES TO MAKING YOUR EVEREST AMBITION A REALITY

Written by  Mollie Hughes 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

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6 Tips for Taking Better Expedition Photos

A village guide lights a faulty lantern in the jungle camp at night, Gunung Bondang Expedition, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia; Photograph by Gabby Salazar 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

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10 Reason Why You Should Take A Trip To The Himalayas

1. Immerse yourself in Nepalese culture. Nepal may be one of the poorest countries in the world but it’s one of the richest when it comes to history and culture. Before, or after, a trip to the mountains take some time to explore Kathmandu, or take a visit to Bhaktapur – you will feel like you have just stepped back in time. Paying a small

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ALTITUDE SICKNESS: HOW TO PREVENT, RECOGNISE AND TREAT IT

Written by  Tara Scarfe Trekking, climbing or skiing at altitude? Travel health nurse Tara Scarfe has advice on how to prevent, recognise and treat altitude sickness. Altitude sickness is an issue faced by many adventurous travellers and it’s not just those climbing mountains like Kilimanjaro (5,895m) or Island Peak (6,189m), as you might expect. Altitude sickness, also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), can be

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6 TOP TREKKING PEAKS IN NEPAL

With 2016 rolling around at an alarming rate it’s time to look forward and decide what we want to tick off the list over the next year. If you’re tempted by a trip to the mountains of Nepal for some high-altitude trekking then you’ve come to the right place. Here are six captivating trekking peaks in Nepal that are calling out for you to climb

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5 TOP TIPS FOR PACKING AN EXPEDITION PACK

Written by  Rosie Fuller If you’re planning a multi-day hike carrying all your kit, you’ll need a rucksack that is big enough to pack it all into, tough enough to endure the inevitable abuse that comes with outdoor use, and comfortable enough to walk with all day. Here are five top tips to think about when packing for your next expedition. 1. CENTRE OF GRAVITY

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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 | Highland Expeditions Blog

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 percent compared to the 2014 figure. The impact of the killer quake was bigger for

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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

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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

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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

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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 necessary process to extend climbing permits issued to 103

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