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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The call of Everest and trekking to Everest Base Camp

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My journey to Everest started many years ago when a family friend made an attempt the summit. I remember hearing the stories of Everest and had a picture of Everest on the wall of my bedroom for years.  The idea of Everest and just thinking about standing on the highest point on the planet, conjures […]

My experience climbing Mera and Island peaks

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This was my experience climbing Mera and Island peaks.  First of all I want to say I have trekked and climbed with many companies and Ian Taylor Trekking were by far the best. The acclimatization, quality of the climbing Sherpa’s, western guide and over all support before and during the trip was first class. Failure […]

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 […]

Packing for Island Peak

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