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khopra ridge trail nepal

Khopra Ridge: The Rhododendron Trail

If you only have 8 or 10 days in Nepal, I highly recommend the Khopra ridge trek. For this, in my opinion, is the best short trek in Nepal. It incorporates all aspects of a good trek: spectacular mountain scenery, Nepali villages, Rhododendron trees and relatively high altitude (12,000 ft.). But more importantly the lodges […]

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trek for nepal orphans january 2016

Trek for Nepal’s Orphans this January

  When Grand Asian Journeys heard about the Kumari Project we knew it was something we wanted to support. The Kumari Project’s mission is to “empower and educate orphans in Nepal by providing healthcare, education, nutrition and life skills.” They are accomplishing this through building a safe house that shelters and cares for 25 orphaned […]

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high altitude weather forecast tips

Weather forecasts on high altitude treks

October 2014 was a tragic month in Nepal. A lot of people including Brittish, Canadians, Israelis, Nepalis and others lost their lives. This could have been avoided if Nepal had a weather forecasting and early warning system. But it doesn’t. Though the Prime Minister of Nepal has promised such a system, because of the bureaucracy […]

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manaslu circuit tips

Trekking the Manaslu Circuit – the queen of all circuits

The classic Annapurna Circuit Trek for several decades held the title of being the best hiking/trekking trail in the world. This was because of the varied landscape one would trek through – from tropical lowlands with terraced paddy fields to alpine territory where yaks and wild blue sheep grazed together in the barren dust-blown cliffs […]

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