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Hiking in Japan

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

Feature · On 17 Jul 2020 by Wes Lang

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...
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Why Kazakhstan, and why on a bicycle?

Feature · On 4 Mar 2020 by Scot Whitlock

Scot Whitlock was looking for somewhere different and dangerous for his next adventure. But in Kazakhstan he found an exciting, interesting and vibrant country, which offers cyclists a unique and...
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Kanchenjunga Base Camps trek: Where heaven and mountains meet

Feature · On 16 Feb 2020 by Mick Borroff

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...
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The Cicerone School is finished

Feature · On 22 Dec 2019 by Hannah Stevenson

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

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

Feature · On 21 Dec 2019 by Hannah Stevenson

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

Walking in the Altai mountains of Russia and Mongolia

Feature · On 8 Dec 2019 by Mike Wells

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 Mongolia.
St John’s Peak, the second highest peak at 4090m

Hiking Mount Kinabalu - the highest mountain in Malaysia

Feature · On 23 Nov 2019 by Andrew Mok and Simon Whitmarsh

Watching sunrise from Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in Malaysia, was literally the high point of Andrew and Simon's Borneo adventure. Kinabalu National Park is a Unesco World Heritage site...
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In Japan for the Rugby World Cup? Here's where to go hiking between matches.

Feature · On 21 Sep 2019 by Wes Lang

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...
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The Kingdom of Mustang in the remote Nepalese Himalaya

Feature · On 31 Aug 2019 by Frank Husslage

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 the vibrancy...
Shadow Of Mt Fuji

An intro to… climbing Mount Fuji

Feature · On 21 Aug 2019 by Tom Fay

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.
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Another Afghanistan: Trekking in the Wakhan Corridor

Feature · On 30 Jun 2019 by Jan Bakker

​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 untouched...
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Trekking down the spine of the North Japan Alps

Feature · On 7 Apr 2019 by Tom Fay

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...
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Climbing Kita-dake in the Southern Japan Alps

Feature · On 31 Mar 2019 by Wes Lang

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.
Bsharri catching the last of the sun’s rays

In a promised land – the Lebanon Mountain Trail

Feature · On 6 Jan 2019 by Mike Laing

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

Feature · On 16 Dec 2018 by Siân Pritchard-Jones and Bob Gibbons

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...
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Crossing Bhutan's Lunana plateau ​on the Snowman Trek

Feature · On 15 Dec 2018 by Heather McNeice

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...
Exciting bridge across the Gunt River, Bachor

Trekking in Tajikistan: Frequently asked questions

Feature · On 18 Nov 2018 by Jan Bakker

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 misunderstood country.
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The Yam el Yam trail – walking from sea to sea across Israel

Feature · On 12 May 2018 by Mike Wells

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 trail...
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Searching for the best viewpoints in the Everest Region

Feature · On 8 May 2017 by Radek Kucharski

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 Three Passes Trek...
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Trekking in the South Khumbu region of Nepal

Feature · On 3 Apr 2017 by Robin Pritchard

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.