Summit of Mount Kilimanjaro to support The Farrelly Program

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Ed Hagerty, ICCP Trustee and graduate from the Class of 1978, is embarking on a trek this July to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro—the tallest peak in Africa at 19,340 feet. He hopes that you will find inspiration in his journey by accepting his giving challenge which will match dollar for dollar up to $40,000 to fund […]

High on Mount Kilimanjaro

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I have been high on Kilimanjaro over 30 times now. When we can move above Barafu camp 4,673m/15,331 feet to Kosovo Camp 4,890m/16,043 feet we do. Starting from Kosovo camp gives you as easier hike to the summit and more time to sleep. The wind can be too high at Kosovo camp and do not […]

Alone on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

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One of the greatest trekking experiences is to have a trail all to yourself in one of the most beautiful mountain environments on the planet. Having the coveted Inca Trail to Machu Picchu all to yourself is a very special experience to have. Peace and quiet along the Inca Trail I watched Ian’s Inca Trail video […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 reasons to pick the 5 day classic trek to Machu Picchu

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Since arriving in Peru for the first time in 2005, I have been intrigued by the Incan culture and how they viewed the world around them. Peru has a rich culture, unique mountain viewing, eco systems and diverse history that leaves you in wonder at how people lived in the world of the Incas. Everything […]