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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.

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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THE WEEKLY #308: FIRST CLIMB OF THE YEAR

Almost one week passed already since we entered the Langtang region, which had experienced quite a lot. The adventures began with the trek into Kyanjin Gompa, before we made it up to Kyanjin Ri and then Tserko Ri. However, our main objective still loomed. The Yala Peak climb was an interesting mission. No one had …

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THE WEEKLY #306: TIBETAN NEW YEAR (LOSAR)

Having endless options often means endless decisions. With no large expedition confirmed for the Spring season in the Himalayas, we had to make a call on where to travel after Hawaii. Due to a few factors, we decided to head back to Nepal. We would make it in time for Losar, which is the Tibetan …

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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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