Additional expenses you will incur for Inca Trail Treks

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This will vary greatly on your itinerary, inclusions and exclusions in your specific trip. Here is an idea of some additional expenses you will and may incur while in Cusco and while in Peru for your Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu. Visa Entry: NONE Meals and water in Cusco/ Aguas Calientes: $100 Approx Tips given at […]

Important information about Inca Trail Permits

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There are hundreds of Inca Trails across the Inca Empire. The famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is part of the Machu Picchu National park system.  This trail is and region are protected and managed by the Peru National Institute of Natural Resources. You need a permit to trek in this region! This comes with good […]

Climbing Kilimanjaro in January and February

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I have just returned from climbing Kilimanjaro for the 31st time. I am still amazed by the lack of physical training some people are applying to their training and preparation. Not sure how we can communicate this better. Trust me it is critical for safety and success. The lack of physical conditioning, leg strength and endurance […]

The Best Acclimatization for Climbing Kilimanjaro

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The Best Acclimatization for Climbing Kilimanjaro is very simple. Take more time. I know it costs more each day to stay on the hill, but trust me it makes all the difference. More acclimatization, means better safety. You are not pushing the limit. The additional times gives you an easier ride to the summit and […]

What is the most Beautiful route up Mount Kilimanjaro

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The most Beautiful route up Mount Kilimanjaro is the Lemosho route. I have been lucky enough to climb Kilimanjaro on all routes over the past 17 years over 30 times. I have climbed Kilimanjaro in 5 days, 6 days, 7 days and 8 days. 5 or 6 days is a poor idea. What makes the […]

Kanchenjunga Circuit trekking report

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Kanchenjunga Circuit trekking report. Ka…BOOM!… ka BOOM, BOOM …BOOM! I woke with a start, “what the…” My heart seemed as if it was desperately trying to beat it way out of my chest. My fight or flight reaction was ramped up to full speed, instantly, but I couldn’t quite yet process what was happening. Kanchenjunga […]

My November Trek to Everest Base Camp

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My November Trek to Everest Base Camp. Every morning the helicopters would fly into the Solukumbhu region to rescue trekkers/climbers who needed medical care and we would all stop and watch them. We were all wondering whether our own trek would end that way. I am starting my review from a medical perspective as it […]

Packing for Mera peak

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Here is what you should be Packing for Mera peak. We run 7 to 10 Mera Peak Expeditions per year. First thing here is watch our Mera Peak packing video and then CONTACT US for find out more. Packing for Mera peak Remember you need to test your gear and get out doors and find out […]

Our Top 50 Tips for your Everest Base Camp Trek

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Our Top 50 Tips for your Everest Base Camp Trek.  I have personally climbed Everest to the top and led 30+ treks to Everest.  Ian Taylor Trekking only run quality treks to Everest. We lead around 50 trips per year into the Everest region of Nepal.  We are a world leader in offering quality run treks […]

Everest Base Camp in either February to May versus October to December

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Everest Base Camp in either February to May versus October to December. What is the best time of year to trek Everest Base Camp? This depends on a wide range of factors. Trekking to Everest Base Camp and climbing Kala Phatar should be on every trekkers bucket list.  I have climbed to the top of Everest […]