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Here in this hiking archive, you can find all of the individual hiking articles as well as my massive hiking guide for different destinations around the world.

MAKALU BASE CAMP TREK: ULTIMATE GUIDE

The Makalu Base Camp Trek is an off-the-beaten-path expedition in the Himalayas of Nepal. It’s longer, more rugged, and presents an intense physical challenge compared to more established trekking routes in Nepal. The trek to Makalu Basecamp takes most trekkers at least 8 days to reach a top altitude of 5,050 meters. Trekkers then need …

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YALA PEAK CLIMB IN LANGTANG, NEPAL

Yala Peak is one of the most popular ‘trekking peaks’ in the Langtang Valley Region. At 5,500m in height, it presents a challenge for newcomer climbers and a great acclimatization opportunity. The expedition begins with three days of trekking along the Langtang Valley Trek before a two-day summit attempt of the peak itself. The highlight …

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TSERKO RI HIKE FROM KYANJIN GOMPA

From the small, mountain village of Kyanjin Gompa in Langtang, there are two awesome day-hikes. The smaller and most popular hike is Kyanjin Ri while the longer and more strenuous option is Tserko Ri. The Tserko Ri viewpoint towers over Kyanjin Gompa and has almost 1500m of vertical gain to the summit. Tserko Ri (5000m) …

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KYANJIN RI HIKE FROM KYANJIN GOMPA

From the small, mountain village of Kyanjin Gompa in Langtang, there are two awesome day-hikes. The smaller and most popular hike is Kyanjin Ri while the longer and more strenuous option is Tserko Ri. The Kyanjin Ri viewpoint towers over Kyanjin Gompa and has more than 750m of vertical gain in just a few kilometers. …

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LANGTANG VALLEY TREK: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE

The Langtang Valley Trek is a unique expedition in the Himalayas of Nepal. While shorter than many other popular treks in Nepal, the adventurous expeditions and day-hikes throughout this route make it one of my favorites. After three days of trekking, you will reach Kyanjin Gompa. From this small mountain town, there are several incredible …

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PRIDE ROCK TO PU’U OHULEHULE HIKE

Pride Rock is one of the best sunrise viewpoints on Oahu taking just 30-minutes to reach and offering incredible views of the Kualoa Mountains and the Kaneohe Region. However, if you continue on the trail past Pride Rock, this challenging and technical route will lead you up the narrow ridge to the summit of Pu’u …

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HIKING PU’U PIEI MAKAI TRAIL ON OAHU

The Pu’u Piei Hiking Trail is one of the best hikes on the east side of Oahu. Overlooking Kahana Bay and directly adjacent to the popular Crouching Lion Hike, this trail is simply spectacular. Pu’u Piei is much harder than Crouching Lion and has a very steep climb with 500 meters of elevation. There are …

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THE WAILUPE LOOP TRAIL ON OAHU

The Wailupe Loop Trail is a challenging loop with thick overgrowth, uneven terrain, very steep ascent, and muddy/slippery trails. If that sounds like your kind of fun, this is a great trail. If you want similar views with a more well-maintained trail, the Wiliwilinui Ridge or the Kuliouou Ridge on either side of Wailupe is …

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NUUANU TRAIL TO PALI LOOKOUT HIKE ON OAHU

The Nuuanu Trail starts off on the beautiful Judd Trail, crossing streams and winding through the bamboo forest. Through a series of switchbacks within the forest, hikers climb their way up via Pauoa Flats to the halfway point at the Pali Lookout before returning on the ridge back down to the Judd Trail starting point. …

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HIKING THE KULIOUOU RIDGE TRAIL ON OAHU

The Kuliouou Ridge Trail has always been my favorite sunrise hike on Oahu. It’s just a short drive from town but the trail quickly leaves civilization behind as you climb 500m of incline to reach the sunrise viewpoint. After clambering up the stairs and weaving through the dense forest, you will be rewarded with views …

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