The only way to Trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

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We are just back from another amazing trek along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. For years we have been running the 4 day traditional Inca Trail trek. From this year we have starting running the 5 day classic itinerary. After making this journey over 10 times now. I can honestly say our 5 day […]

The best things to do in Arusha before climbing Kilimanjaro

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Arusha is the base for all our Kilimanjaro climbs and Safari trips. We use a range of Hotels in the region but our first choice is the Karama Lodge, nestled in the foothills of Mount Meru. It is a stunning location to rest and relax before and after your Kilimanjaro climb. We can manage trips […]

International Tourism Award for Ian Taylor Trekking

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It has been 12 years in the making, but we have being recognized in Nepal for running quality treks and trips across the region. Ian Taylor Trekking have been awarded an International Tourism Award in 2019. Our head Guide on Kilimanjaro was recognized this week as being the best guide out of 600 guides on […]

Kilimanjaro Mountain Guide of the Year 2019

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He has done it. Our Head Guide on Kilimanjaro has been awarded Kilimanjaro Mountain Guide of the year for 2019. Athumani has been working with Ian Taylor Trekking now for 8 years full time and we know we have the best staff working for us on the mountain. He has trekked to Everest Base Camp […]

Trekking to Everest Base Camp with Ian Taylor Trekking

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It is an honor to write about my trek to Everest. I had previous reached out to Ian Taylor Trekking in 2016 as I really wanted to trek in the Everest region in 2017.  Ian encouraged me to do the 5 day Inca Trail and see how I would adapt to the lack of oxygen […]

Top 10 Things to do while you are in Kathmandu

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I have been coming to Kathmandu since the early 2000’s. I have climbed Everest and led over 35 treks to Everest Base Camp and climbed Island peak over 16 times. I have led treks in the Annapurna region and around the western Himalaya.  Nepal has so much to offer and love visiting Pokhara and surrounding […]

Top 20 Tips or Climbing Aconcagua

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We know what it takes to climb Aconcagua. We also know that the two keys to safety are in the acclimatization and the physical ability to perform under pressure for long periods of time. Our Top 20 Tips or Climbing Aconcagua are designed to help you think more about the most important parts of your […]

5 things you must do in Namche Bazaar

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If you are signed up to an Ian Taylor Trekking trip in the Everest region we have 3 nights in Namche 3,440m/ 11,286 feet. Namche Bazaar is the Sherpa Capital.  Spending more time at this elevation gives optimum acclimatization and you can adjust better to the lack of oxygen for moving higher towards Mount Everest. […]

Sickness plagues the Everest region in April 2019

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I have been coming to Nepal for years and I have never seen so much sickness, helicopter rescues, coughing and under prepared people as I have seen this season. Physical strength, endurance walking long distances with weight is critical not only for a safe and successful trek to Everest. This preparation is essential for your […]

Island peak is turning into a joke in 2019

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Too many in-experienced people are flocking to climb Island peak like it’s a carnival ride.  These people are causing problems, adding to the risk and putting others at risk. There is also the element of climate change that is changing this mountain very quickly. I personally think the current route is not going to be […]