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Crossing Thorong La - Annapurna Circuit

Crossing over Thorong La Pass is both the highlight and the biggest challenge of completing the Annapurna Circuit. Trekking the Annapurna Circuit has changed a lot over the last twenty years as roads have replaced trails along a significant portion of the traditional trek. The stretch of the trek from Manang to Mulktinath over the pass is the last stretch of the circuit that remains completely roadless.


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The 14 Most Beautiful Peaks of the Himalayas

Wondering what the most beautiful peaks are in the Himalayas? Here is a quick look at what I think might be the top 14. I had to skip a few peaks like Mt. Siniolchu & Pandimin Sikkim and Changabang & Bhagirathi II in the Garwhal Himalayas since I didn’t have any photos on hand to do them justice. If I didn’t include your favorite in the list please leave a comment and when it comes time to update this post I’ll look to include it. This list is in no particular order.


Categories: Himalayas

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The 15 Best Treks of the Himalayas

Wondering what the 15 greatest treks in the Himalayas are? Home to the world’s highest mountains most trekkers head straight for Everest Base Camp and while it’s a great option the opportunities for adventure abound among the peaks of the Himalayas of which over 100 exceed 7000m or 24000 feet.  Here is a quick rundown of 15 great treks from Bhutan to India starting with Nepal.


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7 Great Reasons to Choose the Langtang Trek

The Langtang trek is a relatively short trek (from 6 to 9 days) that combines fantastic mountain views and excellent tea house accommodation.  What’s more is that Syabrubesi (1400m) the jumping off point for the trek is just a six hour drive from Kathmandu.  Compared to the Everest Base Camp or Annapurna this trek receives just a handful of visitors.


Categories: Himalayas, Langtang, Nepal

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4 Great Day Hikes in the Upper Langtang Valley

If you are thinking of the Langtang Trek make sure that you save at least a few days for some of the great day hikes in the upper part of the valley or better yet arrange for some camping equipment and arrange an extra night beyond all the tea houses. Here is a look at four of the best options for day hikes from Kyanjin Gompa.


Categories: Himalayas, Langtang, Nepal

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