...is to get a hiking tattoo! In this brief article, we will be taking a look at some of the best options for hiking tattoos, which ...
Bled is widely regarded for its long-standing mountaineering traditions, of which date back to at least 100 years ago. With the development of
Things to Keep in Mind While Hiking Pacaya - Respect the fact that you are climbing an active volcano. Listen to the guide and do not ...
...a comprehensive list of some of the best Corsica hiking options. that you may want to consider for trekking on your vacation to the island! Mare a Mare means “Sea to Sea”, which is a very...
Hiking in Oklahoma offers destinations that are suitable for all kinds of people - from day trips with your family to more advanced trails which require stamina and experience. The trails are located around diverse surroundings like canyons, lakes, grasslands and forests. The state also houses some of the best preserved national parks in the country, which are a pleasure to explore and interact with. Here are some of the best places to hike in Oklahoma.
Though still humid, Chiang Mai’s elevation makes it considerably cooler than the south. This makes trekking in Chiang Mai one of the best in Thailand.
...ventilation inside the tent. Camping fans are a perfect solution for all such problems. This article will talk about the reasons why you need to invest in a good camping fan, how to choose the right camping fan for you and give a list of some of the top rated camping fans available on the market. ..
Trekking shoes are an integral part of your trekking experience. A good pair can make the whole adventure fun and pleasurable while a bad one can turn it into a nightmare. All trekking boots don’t need to be heavy duty and firm.
The market for hiking in Thailand is growing. With beautiful trails running along the coastline, around the islands and through the mountains and forests in the north, it’s unsurprising. Not only is the scenery spectacular, there is much culture to enjoy along the way, particularly in the north where it is possible to walk through small hill tribe villages and learn about rural life in Thailand.
At an imposing height of 8586 meters, Kanchenjunga was thought to be the world’s tallest mountain until 1852. The Kanchenjunga Himal section of the Himalayas actually lies between the states of India and Nepal. It has 16 peaks which are more than 7000 meters high. The massif itself is divided into five parts by ...
Here is a list of top things to do in Fiji, one of the most exotic locations in the entire world. Fiji is an archipelago containing over 330 specific islands. With a population just shy of 1 million people, there is more land to explore than anyone can ever imagine. Located in the South Pacific Ocean, the crystal-clear waters circle the popular honeymoon destination, offering privacy, beautiful landscapes, immaculate food, and adventure like never before.
Hiking gloves are an essential part of your hiking gear and basically any other outdoor activity you will be undertaking. These gloves serve the purpose of protecting your hands from the weather extremities and other conditions that could either cause
When you consider Belize is such a small country at less than 9,000 square miles (making it comparable in size to Massachusetts in the US or Wales in the UK) and with a population of only 367,000, it has an exciting range of sightseeing and sporting activities unmatched by most other countries in the world. Things to do in Belize can be divided into three broad categories - coastal activities, inland activities and food based experiences.
The Andes mountains offers some of the world’s best trails, making Peru treks a great attraction. The Inca Trail is arguably the most famous, but there are plenty more that offer spectacular views over the mountains and have far fewer tourists to contend with.
Machu Picchu hike is one of the best in the world. The four-day classic trail passes ancient Inca ruins and meanders up through spectacular Andean countryside to ultimately reach the citadel of Machu Picchu.
Machu Picchu is truly one of the man-made wonders of the world. Perched atop a mountain ridge in the Andes over the Sacred Valley and Urubamba River some 50 miles away from Cuzco in Peru, this 15th century citadel was once home to a thriving Inca community.
Here is a concise guide of how the year looks like in the country, so that you can decide for yourself the best time to visit Iceland. Things to do in Iceland can range from outdoor activities and adventure sports like trekking, bird watching, whale watching, snorkeling, snowmobiling, glacier hiking, etc. to immersing oneself into the rich and vibrant Nordic culture and cuisine.
Nepal Vaccinations - some of the shots are spread out through several months or need to be taken within a certain time frame. You want to ensure your vaccines are sp..
If you’re heading over to Nepal, some of the best places to visit on your Annapurna trek include Pokhara, the second largest city in the country. You can combine a trip full of mountain adventures that will finish off with a visit to..
There’s only one option for international flights to get into Nepal, as the capital Kathmandu hosts the country's only international airport. This is the Tribhuvan International Airport (airport code KTM) on the outskirts of the city. It’s a small airport with
On the Salkantay trek, the job of the porters is not limited to the carrying, but they also have to rush ahead and set up the camp; then, cook food for the group so meals are ready when you get there. After the group is done for the night, they stay behind to pick up the camp and then rush ahead of you to do all of those things over again, all the time while ...
When training for your Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu it’s best to do a combination of cardio, body str...
Tanzania Safari, the very word ushers images of a wild and untamed land teeming with the classic African wildlife. Overshadowed by the Kenya safari scene, it remains a hidden gem in Africa. Not only does Tanzania hold about 20% of the continent’s mammal biomass, it is also home to Mt Kilimanjaro and the Ngorongoro crater, which has the densest big wildlife population in the world.
Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro requires prior planning and research to make an informed decision. This guide provides you all the knowledge to know about, plan and book your Kilimanjaro trek.
It’s important to note that the weather in this region is unpredictable and changes fast. No matter what time of year you visit, you can experience quickly changing periods of rain, cloud, sunshine and wind both at the ruins and on the treks. This is because of Machu Picchu’s location - sitting above a cloud forest in a generally subtropical climate.
International travelers will generally fly into Lima, Peru’s capital. From there, the next stop is the city of Cusco in the Andes mountains. Most people fly into Cusco via Lima, only a short trip, or take a lengthy bus from the capital. The closest town to Machu Picchu is Aguas Calientes and this is where you’ll probably stay overnight before viewing the ruins.
Beginning at Km 85, The Classic route follows the Inca Trail as it climbs through valleys, woodland and cloud forest to reach Machu Picchu. You’ll also discover a number of Incan ruins along the way.
The tipping ceremony on Kilimanjaro is one of the lesser explored subjects. This post contains an extract from Dr. Joel Batzolfin's book, One Step at a Time, that describes this happy ceremony in detail.
The classic Everest Base Camp Trek is the most popular EBC trekking route. It starts at Lukla and goes through Namche Bazar, Dughla, Periche, Leboche, Gorak Shep and finally reached the Everest Base Camp. This article gives some insight into what to expect on your epic Everest adventure.
Exploring the Himalayas in Nepal is a unique experience. Even the Everest Base Camp can be reached by the unique Tea House Trek, a trekking experience unique to the Himalayan regions of Nepal and India. Read more to find out how you can do tea house trek to Everest
When choosing your climbing boots for Everest, there are a few things you need to take care of. Ranging from ankle support to breathability, the post describes and recommends the ideal boots for your Mount Everest trek
Author Eva Melusine Thieme shares her Kilimanjaro experience. An excellent read for those looking to climb Kilimanjaro. After almost seven hours of walking we glimpse the camp not far in front of us. I admit that I’m relieved to be here. Throughout the afternoon the path has been so steep that it mostly consisted of huge steps, cut into the slope and reinforced with wooden planks so that it felt like we were climbing up a giant and endless staircase. Each upward stride was so strenuous that we walked pole pole
10 famous celebrities who have climbed Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. These celeb adventurers who have climbed Kili to raise money for causes and charity range from ...
These Mt Kilimanjaro facts and stories will give a deeper insight about Kilimanjaro, the local people and add to the richness of the story and the history of the highest summit in Africa.
The Best Tanzania Holiday includes an African Safari and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, one of the seven summits. If you are already in Africa to climb Kili, taking a few extra days to see the truly wild animals of the Serengeti is a must.
Mount Kilimanjaro's weather is varied. Despite that it can be climbed all year round. The best time to climb Kilimanjaro depends on what you prefer - less crowd or better visibility or both.
Want to climb Kilimanjaro on a budget? There are a few main areas you can save money to climb Kilimanjaro cheap. By booking your trek in advance, you can save on the basic Kilimanjaro trek cost and flight tickets to Tanzania. It also gives you time to get equipment for Kili at the right price.
Climbing Kilimanjaro solo is tough. Tanzanian laws and protection for porters ensure that you have to take a minimum staff with you, regardless of how experienced you are or how much you pay. This article talks about the various options you have to arrange a solo trek to Kilimanjaro
Climbing Kilimanjaro for Charity is the epitome of a noble adventure. If you are not vigilant, you may find your hard-earned donations go to the wrong hands. To ensure that you select the right charity for climbing Kilimanjaro or do the charity climb to Kili yourself, here are a set of guidelines:
If you're planning a trip to Kilimanjaro, the following books on Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro are for you. Ranging from stories about Kilimnajaro to climbing advice, pictures and training, these will give you the best bibliographical Kilimanjaro experience
Kilimanjaro Porters and Guides play a vital role that ensures the success of your Kilimanjaro climb. Unfortunately, many of them live off tips. They carry equipment, supplies and make your meals. Here is a handy guide to know how much to tip each member of your Kilimanjaro support team.
Choosing the best Kilimanjaro routes is essential for a successful trek. When hiking the Marangu route to Kilimanjaro, the itinerary and comparison with other routes like Lemosho and Marangu are described. This blog also takes into account seasons, foot traffic and success rates for the Marangu route to Kilimanjaro and how Marangu differs from the other routes to Kilimanjaro...
Choosing the best Kilimanjaro routes can be difficult. When hiking the Rongai route to Kilimanjaro, the itinerary and comparison with other routes like Shira and Marangu are described. This blog also takes into account seasons, foot traffic and success rates for the Rongai route to Kilimanjaro and how Rongai differs from the other routes to Kilimanjaro...
Choosing the best Kilimanjaro routes can be difficult. When hiking the Lemosho route to Kilimanjaro, the itinerary and comparison with other routes like Shira and Marangu are as follows. This blog also takes into account seasons, foot traffic and success rates for the Lemosho route to Kilimanjaro. Lemosho differs from the other routes to Kilimanjaro...
Choosing the best Kilimanjaro routes can be difficult. When hiking the Machame route to Kilimanjaro, the itinerary and comparison with other routes like Shira and Lemosho are as follows. This blog also takes into account seasons, foot traffic and success rates for the Machame route to Kilimanjaro
Choosing the best Kilimanjaro routes can be difficult. When hiking the Shira route to Kilimanjaro, the itinerary and comparison with other routes like Machame and Lemosho are as follows. This blog also takes into account seasons, foot traffic and success rates for the Shira route to Kilimanjaro
If you're aiming to climb Kilimanjaro you need the right trekking boots. The best boots for climbing Kilimanjaro are the ones that are lightweight, waterproof, breathable.
This article lists down everything you need to know before climbing Kilimanjaro. With resources to help to pack, train, the history of the region, Kilimanjaro's seasons and more, everything you need to prepare for your Kili trek is available here.
This Kilimanjaro trek packing list blog goes into the details of what you need to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. It will help you plan your packing and choose the right boots for Kilimanjaro, as well as footwear, layers, Sleeping bag, Jacket and all the other things you need on Kilimanjaro
Looking for the best Kilimanjaro routes? This blog will help you narrow down between all the routes to Kilimanjaro. Contains detailed information on Machame route, Lemosho route, Marangu route, Rongai route and all the others. Also compares them by duration, type and other details.
Ladies trekking to Kilimanjaro often face difficulties getting information about climbing Kili. This blog lists everything women should know about Mount Kilimanjaro, how and what to pack and training for Kilimanjaro.
Guide to trekking for beginners informs you about the basics of trekking. What to wear, what to pack, how to remain safe and where you should go trek.
Comparing Kilimanjaro vs Everest treks is not easy. Here we have tried to compare Everest Base Camp Trek Vs Kilimanjaro Summit Trek for those looking to decide between the two adventures for a holiday. A comprehensive list, this latest post is a detailed look at the two hikes.
Training for Kilimanjaro is essential. This post on training to climb Kilimanjaro tells you how to prepare yourself either by trekking or in the gym. Climbing Kilimanjaro will test your strength, stamina and determination.
Can Mount Kilimanjaro be climbed from Kenya? If you are looking to climb Kilimanjaro via Kenya, this blog answers all your questions. Though technically, Mt Kilimanjaro lies wholly in Tanzania, it is extremely close to the Kenyan border. There are many ways you can land in Kenya and continue on to your Kilimanjaro trek.