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Makalu

Article · 16 Jan 2021

Everest region panoramas

Cicerone author and Himalayan guide Radek Kucharski gives a firsthand insight to the panoramas that can be seen by trekkers in the Everest region

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Podcast · 9 Dec 2020

Alan Hinkes: climbing the world's 8000m peaks

As the first and only Briton to climb all 14 peaks over 8000 metres, Alan Hinkes OBE is an expert in Himalayan and Karakoram mountaineering and successfully summited mountains...

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Article · 6 Nov 2019

The soundtrack of the Himalaya

The beauty of the Himalaya lies not only in its awe-inspiring peaks, but is revealed in its vibrant and unique sounds, says Kev Reynolds. Illustrations by Clare Crooke.

Acclimatisation

Feature · 6 Jul 2019

Running on the roof of the world: The Original Everest Marathon

Running on the roof of the world is never going to give you a marathon personal best, but it will be an incredible, life-changing experience. If you love being in the mountains,...

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...

Prayer Flags Thrashed By The Wind On The Baga La In Dolpo

News · 15 Nov 2018

Come and meet Cicerone author Kev Reynolds: Wednesday 28th November

Come and meet Cicerone author Kev Reynolds at Waterstones Rose Lane store in Canterbury at 18:30 on Wednesday 28th November, when he will be giving an illustrated talk on some of...

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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...

South Face Of Annapurna

Article · 20 Sep 2017

How tough should I be for trekking in the Himalaya?

Walking is just a case of putting one foot in front of the other, as Kev Reynolds says – and mountain trekking is largely a matter of walking. No special skills or equipment are...

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.

Annapurna II and Lamjung from Naudanda

Article · 1 Mar 2017

Trekking in Annapurna - an addictive experience!

All Cicerone authors are enthusiastic about their subject area, that's a given. But Siân Pritchard-Jones and Bob Gibbons are obsessed with Annapurna, warning that visitors to the...

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...

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...

Nepal Earthquake One Year On

News · 29 Apr 2016

Nepal Earthquake: One Year On

In April 2015 an earthquake devastated large parts of Nepal and killed around 8900 of its citizens. Cicerone author Kev Reynolds reflects on the Nepal Earthquake: one year on.

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Article · 4 Apr 2016

Bhutan: Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon

All eyes are on Bhutan now that William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are to visit this little known Himalayan Kingdom in the spring. Isolated from the world until the 1950s and only open to foreigners from 1974, it has retained its...

Everest Handover

News · 26 Jan 2016

A new era begins for Everest trekking guidebook

Cicerone's Everest Trekking guidebook is to have a new author.

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...