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 […]

An outline of a day hiking on Kilimanjaro

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It’s really simple………..The easiest way to climb Kilimanjaro requires more time at altitude. If you are looking to fail, you will pick the Marangu route over 5 days. If you want to be safe, successful and really enjoy the experience and learn more about the mountain and local people you need more time. You need […]

If you are considering climbing Kilimanjaro contact me

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I am just back from two back to back Kilimanjaro climbs. I learned a lot about people’s expectations and the reality of climbing a big mountain. Each person comes to Kilimanjaro with there idea of the mountain. Some people adapt well to change, and others do not. This does have an impact on their experience […]

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 your safety and success. The lack of physical conditioning, leg strength and […]

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 in this once in a lifetime adventure. More acclimatization, means better safety. The additional time on Kilimanjaro will give you an easier ride […]

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 […]