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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.

Trekking In The  Annapurna Region Of  Nepal

Feature · 6 Feb 2017

Annapurna: a walk on the wild side

The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek and the Annapurna Circuit route, despite the intrusion of much-talked-about dirt roads, remain the most popular treks in the country. The roads, one might argue, add to the choices of routes: they allow for shorter...

Mojave Desert  Hiking The  Pct

Feature · 9 Jan 2017

When plans fall apart: The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)

When David and Lisa Jordan set off to hike the Pacific Crest Trail they had it all planned out: equipment, resupply and daily mileage. It was to be the trip of a lifetime. However...

Cover  Montane Rainforest In  Rwandas  Nyungwe National Park

Feature · 5 Dec 2016

The land of a thousand hills: trekking and tracking in Rwanda

Mike Wells escapes the crowds in Africa’s most densely populated country tracking chimpanzees and trekking to the source of the Nile in Rwanda’s Nyungwe National Park.

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.

Everest And  Ama  Dablam

Feature · 11 Jul 2016

Towards Everest: The Sunrises and Sunsets of Solukhumbu

The Solukhumbu of the Nepalese Himalaya is one of captivating beauty for the trekker. Experienced guide and guidebook author Radek Kucharski takes us through some of his favourite...

High on Aconcagua

Feature · 12 Jun 2016

Aconcagua – a taste of the big mountains

A reputation for ugliness is not the greatest accolade for a mountain to have. What brings people to Aconcagua (6962m) is its status as the highest mountain in South America, the highest peak in the western hemisphere and one of the Seven Summits...

Jebel Toubkal

Feature · 8 May 2016

Climbing Jebel Toubkal, the highest mountain in Morocco

Morocco holds an immediate and enduring fascination, a blend of the exotic and the unfamiliar. Despite years of French and Spanish colonial rule it seems far removed from western...

Barmi  La  Ladakh

Feature · 7 Jan 2016

Trekking the Barmi La to Central Ladakh

There are two major trekking routes between Padum and Lamayuru in Central Ladakh. One is a classic and very popular route which starts out by visiting a string of villages along the Zanskar River; the other, the Kanja La trek, is wild, remote and...

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Feature · 9 Nov 2015

Api to Jumla: A truly magical mystery trek

In this final extract from his inspirational memoirs about trekking in the Himalaya, Abode of the Gods, Kev Reynolds recalls a trek with a very real sense of mystery from Api to...

Bolivia

Feature · 9 Nov 2015

Bolivia's best-kept secret: the Cordillera Real

Former tour guide and inveterate independent traveller Beau Macksoud extols the virtues of Bolivia as a little-known destination for trekkers as he shares his experience of...

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Feature · 13 Oct 2015

Dolpo: Nepal's Hidden Region Powered by Yak Dung

In this third extract from his inspirational memoirs about trekking in the Himalaya, Abode of the Gods, Kev Reynolds describes the moment when he reached Nepal's remote Dolpo...

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Feature · 14 Sep 2015

On the Way to Annapurna

In this second extract from his inspirational memoirs about trekking in the Himalaya, Abode of the Gods, Kev Reynolds describes his first few days on the Annapurna Circuit, from Besisahar to the ascent of the mighty Thorong La.

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Feature · 6 Aug 2015

Because it's there – Everest trekking

In these two extracts from a chapter of his inspirational book ‘Abode of the Gods’, which captures the wonders of trekking in the Nepal Himalaya in eight vivid stories, Kev Reynolds recalls his first arrival at Namche Bazaar and first glimpse of...

Winter In  Ladakh

Feature · 6 Aug 2015

A second winter in Ladakh

Ladakh's trekking opportunities can extend year-round, and here are accounts of the Sham Trek, Chadar Trek and Markha valley trek and a new winter trekking route via a frozen river between Zanskar and Central Ladakh. Cicerone author and trek leader...

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Feature · 10 May 2015

Jebel el Kest: A stunning day in the Moroccan Anti-Atlas

The ascent of Jebel el Kest in Morocco’s Anti-Atlas is a stunning day in remote mountains – one of the very best hill days. Cicerone’s Publisher, Jonathan Williams, explored...

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Feature · 10 May 2015

Despatches from Nepal

In the terrible Gorkha earthquake that hit Nepal on 25 April, over 7,000 people are now known to have been killed and hundreds of thousands made homeless. Many members of our Cicerone community will have lost friends and seen reports of devastation...

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Feature · 20 Jan 2015

Trekking on horseback – Kyrgyzstan's Tien Shan

An account of a two-week trekking expedition on horseback through Kyrgyzstan's Tian Shan, with Wild Frontiers.

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Feature · 19 Nov 2014

Crossing the Larke La

In the wake of much-publicised recent fatalities in the Himalaya, Cicerone author Kat Morgenstern recalls an unforgettable couple of days crossing the Larke La pass on the Manaslu Circuit, near the Nepal-Tibet border.

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Feature · 14 Feb 2014

The High Atlas Mountains of Morocco

Just a short hop from Europe, Morocco's High Atlas mountains have stunning and wild trekking at altitudes up to 4000m. Hamish Brown tells us about wo routes in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco: the ascent of Jbel Tazekka (Tazzeka) 1980m, the high...