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Nepal is my home away from home. This is where my hiking journey began and where I did my first 8000m climb. Some awesome moments in this archive.

SARANGKOT HILL VIEWPOINT HIKE IN POKHARA

The peaceful, lakeside town of Pokhara is surrounded by monstrous snow-capped Himalayas. There are a number of magnificent viewpoints that look over Pokhara but also towards the Himalayas. The World Peace Pagoda is a popular viewpoint but arguably the best viewpoint in Pokhara is the Sarangkot Hill Viewpoint. These days there is a cable car …

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ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT TREK: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the most popular expeditions in the Himalayas of Nepal. While Everest Base Camp may be the most well-known trek in Nepal, the Annapurna Circuit Trek is definitely a close second! I’ve done both the EBC and the Annapurna Circuit Trek among many other routes in Nepal. In this …

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CLIMBING MOUNT MAKALU (8,463M)

Mount Makalu, is the world’s fifth-highest mountain, reaching a lofty height of 8,463m. Located in the Mahalangur Himalayas on the border between Nepal and the Tibet Autonomous Region (China), it is situated twelve miles from Mount Everest. Makalu means ‘Great Black One’, due to its dark rock formation although it is mostly covered in snow and ice. I trekked …

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THE WEEKLY #310: FINAL PREPARATION

This week was time to put the final touches on preparation for our 50-day Makalu expedition. There is always something that will be forgotten and packing for an expedition like this requires attention to detail. This huge packing list only adds to the nervousness of an expedition. However, after venturing into the death zone last …

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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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