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North Japan Alps

Feature · 7 Apr 2019

Trekking down the spine of the North Japan Alps

Early last summer Tom Fay headed to the Northern Japan Alps to do some final research for the Hiking and Trekking in the Japan Alps and Mount Fuji guidebook. This is where the...

Kitadake13 The final climb to the true summit of Kita-dake

Feature · 31 Mar 2019

Climbing Kita-dake in the Southern Japan Alps

Wes Lang, co-author of Hiking and Trekking in the Japan Alps and Mount Fuji, is in a race to reach the summit of Kita-dake before the encroaching fog.

J7 Pristine wetlands around Kamikōchi

Article · 13 Mar 2019

An intro to… The Japan Alps

The Japan Alps are a located in the centre of Japan’s main island of Honshu and are home to some of the country’s most famous, highest and rugged peaks. Tom Fay, author of Hiking and Trekking in the Japan Alps and Mount Fuji, introduces this...

Rawadulu Ab00001

News · 13 Jan 2019

Introducing the Cicerone School

Cicerone is supporting the Juniper Trust to rebuild Rawa Dolu School and provide a three classroom school and a toilet block for the 50 children in the village. Here's an update before work begins.

Bsharri catching the last of the sun’s rays

Feature · 6 Jan 2019

In a promised land – the Lebanon Mountain Trail

Mike Laing spent a week walking part of the Lebanon Mountain Trail, where he discovered dramatic landscapes, a vibrant culture and friendly, welcoming locals.

Thamserku Is One Of The Highlights Of The Views Between Namche And Khumjung

Article · 22 Dec 2018

An intro to... Trekking in the Everest region

Trekking in the Everest region is not just about Everest. Here are a few things to consider on a trek in this part of the Himalaya.

15 Pangong Lake Panorama Made Of 15 A And 15 B

Feature · 16 Dec 2018

Ladakh: beyond the Khardung La

The long-forbidden lands north of the Khardung La were beyond the wildest dreams of Sian Pritchard-Jones and Bob Gibbons when they first met in 1983 in Leh, Ladakh. Now easily accessible, this area, nestling in the shadow of the Himalaya and the...

5  Karshung La

Feature · 15 Dec 2018

Crossing Bhutan's Lunana plateau ​on the Snowman Trek

In October 2013, Heather McNeice and her friend Krista set off to trek 240km across the Lunana plateau in Bhutan, following the Snowman Trek route. After a wet and muddy start,...

The Ravmeddara Valley is a true gem. This wide valley in the western Pamirs is fringed by towering mountains, with the 6083m high Patkhor Peak marking the highest point in the Rushan Range.  Photo: Christine Oriol

Article · 9 Dec 2018

Tajikistan: a photo gallery

Cicerone has published the first trekking guide to Tajikistan, written by Jan Bakker and Christine Oriol. For many people it is hard to imagine what Tajikistan looks like and why they might want to trek there. In this photo gallery co-author Jan...

Bashir Daoud, CEO Jordan Trail Association (centre), with Tony and Di after the presentation of the World Tourism Award at this years World Travel Show in London.

News · 26 Nov 2018

Cicerone authors Tony Howard and Di Taylor make a big impact in Jordan

Cicerone authors Di Taylor and Tony Howard were thanked by the Jordan Trail Association for helping Jordan win a highly prestigious World Travel Award at the 2018 World Travel...

Exciting bridge across the Gunt River, Bachor

Feature · 18 Nov 2018

Trekking in Tajikistan: Frequently asked questions

Jan Bakker, author of the Cicerone guidebook to Trekking in Tajikistan answers some frequently asked questions about travelling to and trekking in this beautiful yet often...

Banner Mt Caterina Egypts Highest Mountain

Article · 8 Sep 2018

Walking Egypt’s most popular mountains

One is Egypt's highest mountain, and one is its most popular. But, despite being so close to each other, these two mountains attract very different audiences. Christine Gordon climbed both to find out why.

Satkanya 1

Article · 8 Aug 2018

A Spotlight on... the Juniper Trust

The Juniper Trust was founded in 1994 by a group of volunteers, inspired by writer and teacher Angela Locke following her first visit to Nepal. Since those early beginnings, the Juniper Trust has grown and supported many worthwhile projects across...

Banner The Khziv River Is Crossed By Stepping Stones

Feature · 12 May 2018

The Yam el Yam trail – walking from sea to sea across Israel

Stretching for 79km across northern Israel, the Yam el Yam trail joins the Mediterranean coast with the Sea of Galilee (Kinneret in Hebrew). For many young Israelis, walking the...

Gangkar Punsum Seen From Near Gophu La Photo Ugyen Peljor Tshering

Article · 21 Mar 2018

An intro to… Trekking in Bhutan

An intro to… Trekking in Bhutan, answering questions such as Where is Bhutan? Do you need a guide to go trekking in Bhutan? What's the walking like? And Why can't I claim the unclimbed peaks?

Above  Ama  Dablam Base Camp At Around 5000M The Scenery Is Dominated By  Malanphulan 6573M And Its Impressive North Face

Feature · 8 May 2017

Searching for the best viewpoints in the Everest Region

Away from the popular Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp areas, Cicerone's Everest expert Radek Kucharski discovers the lesser-known gems in the Khumbu region and explores the...

Yaks In  Nepal

Feature · 3 Apr 2017

Trekking in the South Khumbu region of Nepal

Robin Pritchard treks to Khiraule in the South Khumbu region of Nepal to visit the school and clinic his local village residents have fundraised to build, maintain and staff.

Rokuon Ji Zen Buddhist Temple In Kyoto

Feature · 6 Mar 2017

Exploring Japan's wild places: a north to south tour

From the snow capped peaks of Hokkaido to the deserted white beaches of the Okinawa Prefecture, Jonathan Cook samples a little bit of everything during his tour of Japan.

An Intro to... The Jordan Trail

Article · 22 Feb 2017

An intro to... The Jordan Trail

Tony Howard and Di Taylor have always loved Jordan and have pioneered the walking and trekking movement there. Here they introduce the Jordan Trail - Jordan's first long distance path.

The Impossibly Blue Waters Of Phoksundo Tal

Feature · 9 Nov 2016

Trekking in Nepal: Dolpo – A Land Behind The Clouds

Guest blogger Mick postponed his trip to go trekking in Nepal after the terrible earthquakes of last year. However, Nepal is now back open for business.