How to prepare for a trek in Nepal

Sunset over fishtail mountain in Nepal

Preparing for a Trek in Nepal Hindsight is a wonderful thing. What you pack now is not always what you’ll need tomorrow. Throw in something like a trek in Nepal and you’ll suddenly find out that it’s a whole new ball game when in comes to preparation. My maxima culpa when taking on the Everest Base Camp …

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Everest Base Camp Trek Day 12: fly out from Lukla Airport, the wildest plane ride in the world

Cockpit of the Lukla to Katmandu Airplane

– Since this post, I’ve been to EBC and other treks in Nepal several times. In fact, I’ve written many guidebooks about all Nepal between then and now! This post is in its original format from my first trek to Everest – I hope you enjoy it. If, however, you are looking for up to date …

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The importance of documenting your experiences in life with a journal

Bhaktapur Durbar Square Nepal

The lost of art of writing for yourself I’ve just finished writing my winter Everest Base Camp trek for a series starting later in the week here. During the trek I hand wrote into a little notebook. I’ve gone through quite a few notebooks over the past decade. Keeping a journal has helped from planning to daily …

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How to survive arriving into Kathmandu, Nepal for the first time

Entrance Gate to Kathmandu Airport

Arriving into Kathmandu by plane … (Updated for 2019) It seems entering into Nepal is more popular than I thought. I received an email from a Nepali person asking if I could tell them what it was really like to step right off the plane at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and into Nepal. I’m under pressure for time; so I scribbled …

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When Alpha males mate, Labuk bay’s adult education tour

Alpha Male and Female Proboscis monkey

How to get to Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary “Labuk Bay, in Sabah, Malaysia: ‘It’s the only place in the world to see the Proboscis monkey'” So wrote the author of the torn out pages of my guide-book. I think what they meant to say was that “Borneo” was the only place to see such a …

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What happens to your online digital assets if you die?

Sunken Cemetery, Camiguin island, The Philippines

What happens to your email, website and social networking accounts when you die? I’ve asked quite a few people about this. As you know from my previous article about what happens if you die when traveling overseas? It’s been something I’ve had to come to terms with lately. One of the big questions I was …

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Death & Travel: Preparing for the ultimate journey … just in case

Monks skull from the chapel of bones in Portugal

What happens if you die when traveling overseas? Death. A rather morbid subject, but one that’s been following us everywhere since the day we were born. In the “West” people prepare for it, fret about, think about it, and try to avoid it as best they can. In the “East” people accept it but don’t …

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