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Travel Insurance and Medical Evacuation

Choosing the right type of insurance can be confusing but it’s also an important decision. It’s mandatory and highly recommended to get travel insurance before embarking on any adventurous trips in Nepal. We advise all our clients to get a travel insurance that covers up emergency helicopter evacuation that may be needed in case of the occurrence of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) or any other

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Everest base camp helicopter tour

Experience Everest in style | EBC Helicopter Trek

Trek to the base camp of mighty Everest and fly back to Kathmandu on a chartered helicopter, a trip of a lifetime that you will cherish forever. Everest Base Camp Heli Trek is a perfect trip for people having limited time and yet want to embark on a journey to the base camp of the world’s highest mountain. Our Everest base camp heli trek combines

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Annapurna circuit trek

How to prepare for a high altitude trek

Planning a high altitude trek soon? Know how to prepare for a high altitude trek.  Hiking at altitudes higher than 6,000 feet (1,828 m) is more difficult than hiking at low altitudes. This is because, at this point, the air contains less oxygen than it does at lower altitudes. Therefore, if you want to do a high-altitude hike, you will need to spend time training

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How to trek to Everest Base Camp

Written by  AT Staff A trek to Everest Base Camp is high on many people’s wish list. Whether it’s to enjoy the breathtaking landscapes, to savour the iconic history or simply to say ‘I was there’, it remains one of the great objectives for walking enthusiasts. Here’s our brief guide to trekking to the foot of the world’s highest mountain. WHEN TO GO Traditionally, the

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Himalaya Airlines begins Kathmandu-Kuala Lumpur-Kathmandu flight

Himalaya Airlines, a Nepal-China Joint Venture Airline, celebrated its inaugural flight to Kuala Lumpur which departed at 8:40 am NST from Tribhuvan International Airport with 100% seat factor, marking the airline’s 3rd destination after Doha and Colombo. The launch of the flight service was inaugurated by Honorable Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MOCTA), Mr. Jiwan Bahadur Shahi, Mr. Buddhi Sagar Lamichhane, Joint Secretary

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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 Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek

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 the world’s greatest treks and most travellers end up trekking both in the end as Nepal is one those countries visiting once is not enough. Here we have listed some information

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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

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.

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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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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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