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Hiking in Japan

Feature · 17 Jul 2020

Can I go walking and trekking in Japan? 2020 Coronavirus restrictions.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, things are far from normal in the Japan Alps. Not only have most huts reduced capacity, but others have opted to remain closed for the entire...

TH 1 View from Ramche South Base Camp

Feature · 16 Feb 2020

Kanchenjunga Base Camps trek: Where heaven and mountains meet

After hearing about its reputation as one of the most beautiful treks in the world, Mick Borroff decided to undertake the Kanchenjunga Base Camps trek in Nepal and see it for...

A group photo in front of the finished school

Feature · 22 Dec 2019

The Cicerone School is finished

Cicerone have been fundraising to rebuild an earthquake-damaged school in a village called Rawa Dolu in Nepal. Hannah visited the school and helped to decorate it and refurnish the classrooms.

The view from one of our lunch spots

Feature · 21 Dec 2019

Tales from a first-time trekker: Hannah goes to Nepal

Cicerone have been fundraising to rebuild an earthquake-damaged school in a tiny village called Rawa Dolu in Nepal. Hannah was the lucky winner of a trip to Nepal to visit the...

Mt Malchin R and the Potanii glacier beside the five sacred mountains of the Tavn Bogd range in Mongolia

Feature · 8 Dec 2019

Walking in the Altai mountains of Russia and Mongolia

Mike Wells and his partner Christine Gordon spent two weeks in the Altai mountains, trekking to mountain summits, hidden lakes and remote valleys on the borders of Russia and...

Mt Yotei2

Feature · 21 Sep 2019

In Japan for the Rugby World Cup? Here's where to go hiking between matches.

If you're visiting Japan for the Rugby World Cup this autumn, it's a great excuse to get out and explore this fascinating and beautiful country. Wes Lang, co-author of Hiking and...

the once forbidden Kingdom of Mustang

Feature · 31 Aug 2019

The Kingdom of Mustang in the remote Nepalese Himalaya

Frank Husslage explores the once forbidden Kingdom of Mustang in the remote Nepalese Himalaya. He finds monks, seashells and shamanism and wishes he could better capture on film...

Shadow Of Mt Fuji

Feature · 21 Aug 2019

An intro to… climbing Mount Fuji

Tom Fay, co-author of Hiking and Trekking in the Japan Alps explains a few things you should know if you’re planning an ascent of the iconic Mount Fuji.

Yaks Line Up Banner

Feature · 30 Jun 2019

Another Afghanistan: Trekking in the Wakhan Corridor

​In the far northeast of Afghanistan lie the mountains of the Wakhan Corridor. This rugged area, tucked between the giants of the Hindu Kush and the Pamirs, has remained...

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...

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.

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,...

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 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...

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.

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...

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...