HIMALAYAS

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Everest

Taken on <b>January 1st 2000</b> (yup...a good way of escaping what was "Millennium Fever") from <b>Kala Pattar</b>, circa 5600m.<p><b>Everest</b> (8848m) is the iconic black …

Recreation

Mount Everest's famous Hillary Step destroyed, mountaineers confirm

<b>A famous feature of Mount Everest has collapsed, potentially making the world's highest peak even more dangerous to climbers.</b><p>Mountaineers said the Hillary Step may have fallen victim to Nepal's devastating 2015 earthquake.<p>The near-vertical 12-metre (39 ft) rocky outcrop stood on the mountain's …

Outdoors

How to see a Yeti....

The Yeti lives high up in the remote parts of the Himalayas....allegedly.<p>Here's our <b>guide to spotting Yeti</b>...guaranteed*<p>Niume …

Painting

PREPARING FOR A NEPAL TREK-PART FIVE-ALTITUDE

The final chapter in our epic "Preparing for a Nepal Trek" series......altitude!!!! Can you prepare for it? Here's what you need to know about …

Nepal

PREPARING FOR A NEPAL TREK-PART FOUR-CLOTHING & EQUIPMENT

<b>“There’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing”</b><p>Be smart & don’t let being ill equipped and <b>poorly prepared ruin</b> what could be the <b>greatest</b> …

Octogenarian mountaineer Sherchan dies on Everest

May 6, 2017-<p>Nepal's octogenarian mountaineer Min Bahadur Sherchan died on Everest Base Camp on Saturday, making it the second casualty this spring …

PREPARING FOR A NEPAL TREK- PART 3-ABOUT DAY PACKS & BAGGAGE ON TREK

Having a good quality day pack and the correct type of main baggage for your porters to carry is really important.<p>How does porterage work? Why do you …

Nepal

PREPARING FOR A NEPAL TREK-PART TWO-CHOOSING HIKING BOOTS

Arguably one of the most important decisions you’ll make is choosing your hiking boots for your Nepal trek.<p>Here’s how to choose a pair of hiking …

Hiking

PREPARING FOR A NEPAL TREK-PART ONE-GETTING FIT

So, you want to go <b>trekking</b> in the Nepal Himalayas?<p>Great!<p>Trekking is a <b>physical activity</b>, so it’s paramount that your fitness levels are up to the trek.<p>…

Nepal's Secret Weapon: The best thing about Nepal

What's the <b>best thing</b> about Nepal? Nope......it's <b>not Everest</b>! OK...the dream of seeing Everest may be the big attraction for the first time visitor to …

People within a Landscape-Dolpo, Nepal

Dolpo is one of the most inaccessible parts of the Himalayas. There are no roads and even after flying to a mountain airstrip there's several days of …

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Escape Kathmandu: The delightful Shivapuri Hills

<b>“Close enough to, but far enough from”</b> may be an old cliche, but it is more applicable than ever here in the secluded hills of the <b>Shivapuri National</b> …

Travel

Star Tracks: Manaslu Himalaya - Nepal

Lugging a tripod on a trek like the Manaslu Circuit in Nepal has to have some payback.<p>From a camp en route to the Larkya La, it was a particularly …

Painting

Gokyo Ri-Classic Everest View Point Pics

At 5360 metres (17, 585 feet) Gokyo Ri is one of the <b>classic view points in Nepal</b> to see <b>Everest</b>. As well as a more distant <b>Makalu</b>. Throw in <b>Lhotse</b> and …

Forbidden Mustang - The Kingdom beyond The Himalayas

The <b>Impossible is now possible</b>! Reaching fabled <b>Lo Manthang</b> can now be done by <b>"road"</b>. The restricted and wild landscapes of Upper Mustang no longer …

Himalaya

An ethereal start to the morning in the Everest region of Nepal. The days trek en route to Everest Base Camp was in the clouds, but as usual the …

"Off the Map" in Dolpo - A pictorial Journey

"Off the beaten track" is such an over used phrase nowadays. Not so with the fabled and still restricted region of Dolpo, high in the Himalayas.<p>This …

In the Shadow of Kangchenjunga

At 8586m It's the third highest mountain in the world, Kangchenjunga - The Five Treasures of the Great Snow. It's also about as wild and remote as …

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Starry night in the Himalayas

You can't beat wild camping (when it's not raining/windy) and here at around 5000m in the Himalayas no one will hear you farting in your tent either …

Nepal

Drama and tension help Attenborough’s Planet Earth II show nature’s glory

Recognising that we humans are creatures of story, the nature series has the narrative brio of Game of Thrones<p>In the first episode of <i>Planet Earth II</i>, from the basket of a hot-air balloon, David Attenborough promised us new and unparalleled footage of the greatest living treasures of the planet. As …

Walking the dog to Annapurna Base Camp

Himalayan Wolf

Super Moon

Changu Narayan nr. Bhaktapur-Nepal

A UNESCO World Heritage site that lies on a small ridge near the city of Bhaktapur in the Kathmandu Valley.<p>It's perhaps the oldest temple in Nepal, …

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Top 10 books about the Himalayas

From true accounts of harrowing ascents, to more fantastic ventures in Shangri-La and Shambhala, here are some of the best tales about the Himalayas<p>People like to travel to the Himalayas and write about what they have seen and experienced (and make it up if the reality has been a little …

Mustang- Nepal

Clouds over Fishtail - Annapurna region, Nepal

Doctor Strange: When Benedict Cumberbatch went to Kathmandu

Even by Marvel's standards, Doctor Strange is a super-sized production.<p>Most of the film was shot at Longcross Studios in Surrey, where the crew …