Thorong La Pass Trek

Thorong La Pass is the highest point of the Annapurna Circuit Trail, Nepal. In this post I describe what you can expect when trekking from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath via Thorong La Pass. When we did this hike we’d heard a lot of things about the pass from other hikers. Differing accounts of what time to leave and how long it would take. It was difficult to know what to believe. So as someone who has independently trekked…


Travellers Hiking Guide: Ice Lake Manang Trek

Ice Lake in Manang valley is one of the best side hikes of the Annapurna Circuit. In this guide I provide a detailed trail description, trail stats and information on where to stay after completing the Ice Lake trek. The Best Annapurna Circuit Side Hike - Ice Lake, Manang The Annapurna Circuit is a classic long distance hike set in the heart of the Himalayas. The start and finish points vary, as does the amount of time taken…


The Dhaulagiri Trek, Nepal

This is the most comprehensive guide to a Dhaulagiri trek from Larjung. The climax of this Annapurna region side hike is a viewpoint of Dhaulagiri Icefall. Dhaulagiri mountain is the seventh highest mountain in the world. At 8167m it is the highest peak in the world that stands entirely in one country, that country being Nepal. The name is derived from Sanskrit and means white beautiful mountain. I have to admit it is a fine looking mountain! Pouring down…


The Fairy Meadows Trek

This is a guide to visiting Fairy Meadows in Pakistan. In this post I describe all you need to know to enjoy a Fairy Meadows trek.  Fairy Meadows is advertised as Pakistan’s most beautiful place. As the name suggests, it's a meadow and is nestled in the Pakistani Himalayas. With spectacular views of the Karakoram range in one direction and of Nanga Parbat in the other, it’s easy to see why it’s been given this accolade. In this…


How to hike Rakaposhi Base Camp

This is a complete guide to hiking Rakaposhi Base Camp, Pakistan. I provide information on 3 different ways to hike Rakaposhi and beyond to Diran Base Camp. I explain when to visit and where to stay, and provide a detailed trail description. Rakaposhi peak is a mountain in the Karakoram Range that stretches up to 7788m. Rakaposhi Base Camp at 3500m is located at the base of Rakaposhi peak, alongside Minapin glacier. Trekkers can hike to base camp…


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