This issue – SUMMER 2014

Trekking from Rumtse to Tso-Moriri

The region of Ladakh in the far north of India has been called a ‘trekker’s paradise’. The name...

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Oman stopover – the best decision you’ll make all year?

The Sultanate of Oman has been a key trading destination for thousands of years, linking East with West and...

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Kanchanjungha 8586m

It was dangerous – perhaps hopeless. A sea of boiling white cloud swirled upwards, encasing me in tendrils of...

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Sikkim Himalaya road to a Rarefied World.

A land of myth and legend Dolpa is dramatic, sparsely populated and inhabited by a people related to Tibet, who...

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Elephant Chase in Babai Valley

Elephants can be dangerous, especially young males looking for a mate. Sita Ram spotted the white musk running...

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First day of School in Bhutan.

who takes you through her journey teaching elementary for a year in the last Tantric Buddhist Kingdom on Earth....

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See Myanmar Now Just in Case the Magic is Highjacked

Myanmar is still the spiritual home of pure Buddhism and, most importantly, the captivating charm of the...

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Indra Jatra

The Indra Jatra is a major festival in Nepal celebrated by thousands in a great carnival atmosphere. Celebrated...

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A Win-Win for Ecotourism and Snow Leopard Conservation in Bhutan

Bhutan’s snow leopard populations have been fairly stable, the situation is changing quickly.  Competition...

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Incredible Annapurna Adventure

much more exciting was the style of living and culture of the Thakali women inhabiting villages around the...

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Making Nepal My Home

Paragliding began in Pokhara shortly before the year 2000, and is still the most popular activity here, now with...

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New features starting this issue!

Robin Boustead – Great Himalaya Trail

Robin Boustead’s love of the outdoors was clear from an early age, when he escaped from a supermarket trip...

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Making Nepal My Home

Born in Coventry, England, Juliette Cunliffe (ALAM, JD, BDC)  has led a remarkable life and now lives a long way...

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Travel Health

Dr. Jane Wilson-Howarth BSc (hons), MSc (Oxon), BM, DCH, DCCH, DFSRH, FRSTM&H, FFTM RCPS (Glasg) Nepal has had...

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Volunteering

Volunteering is an exciting new feature that is spearheaded by the Mountain Trust Organisation and written each...

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Gap Year Travel – Peter Mayhew

Every issue get the best advice for your gap year travel. Peter Mayhew is the Managing Director of Safe Gap Year...

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Trekking For Charity

Is a fantastic new regular feature looking at the organisations and people who trek for charity across the Eastern...

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Dolpo ©Alex Treadway  http://alextreadway.co.uk/

Trekking in Shey Gompa and Inner Dolpo

Our all-inclusive trekking holiday offers a unique adventure in one of the least accessible corners of Nepal, starting from the stunningly blue Phoksumdo lake and crossing high Himalayan passes,...

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Porters at 4900m on the Yalung Glacier near Oktang, heading towards the 3000m South West Face. This was an arduous two-day trek. We had to break trail through deep fresh snow, after a big snowstorm that had held us up for three days in Ramze and Oktang. © www.cicerone.co.uk

Kanchanjungha 8586m

It was dangerous – perhaps hopeless. A sea of boiling white cloud swirled upwards, encasing me in tendrils of mist. The summit, glistening in the clear blue sky above seemed to entice me on. I was...

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Gharial

Elephant Chase in Babai Valley

Elephants can be dangerous, especially young males looking for a mate. Sita Ram spotted the white musk running down the side of his face, which was definitely not a good sign. Suffering under a...

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© Sabrina Soares / www.sabrinainbhutan.blogspot.com

First day of School in Bhutan.

who takes you through her journey teaching elementary for a year in the last Tantric Buddhist Kingdom on Earth. Leaving behind her materialistic life in the West to live in a small village deep in...

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Kumari the ‘Living Goddess’ © Surendra Shrestha

Indra Jatra

The Indra Jatra is a major festival in Nepal celebrated by thousands in a great carnival atmosphere. Celebrated over 8 days with much singing, dancing and feasting, everyone gathers at the Hanuman...

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Jomolhari Base Camp © Wendy Brewer Lama

A Win-Win for Ecotourism and Snow Leopard Conservation in Bhutan

Bhutan’s snow leopard populations have been fairly stable, the situation is changing quickly.  Competition between yaks and wild ungulates (hoofed animals) for fodder is increasing, and yaks have...

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This issues best Photo Moment

See Myanmar now just in case the magic is hijacked

This issues best Take a Trip

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