Mount Everest 70th Anniversary Treks

Andy Crisconi Himalayan Trekking Tours

May 29th in Nepal was ‘EVEREST DAY’! On this day the trekking and climbing communities came together (many at Everest Base Camp) to celebrate the first successful ascent of Mount Everest by Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary on May 29, 1953. Yes, it is a big deal in our little world and the Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon was created to commemorate …

Three Passes of Mount Everest Lodge Trek

Andy Crisconi Himalayan Trekking Tours

Hi Andy, I’m back home at sea level where atmospheric oxygen levels are abundant. The trip was a success! No problems, all went well, and I made it across all three passes!Thank you very much for all your help in organizing. Cheers,Lonny in MassachusettsThree Passes of Mount Everest Lodge Trek – May 2022 Three Passes and two peaks over 5000 …

Tilicho Lake and the Annapurna Circuit Trek

Andy Crisconi Himalayan Trekking Tours

A visit to Tilicho Lake is a spectacular side excursion to your Annapurna Circuit Lodge Trek or can be arranged as a trip all on its own. It’s that tremendous! Tilicho, one of the world’s highest lakes, is situated in a beautiful, steep-sided valley west of Manang Village and the Annapurna Circuit trail. After a day in and around Manang …

The Lost Valleys of Naar and Phu

Andy Crisconi Himalayan Trekking Tours

Hiking across the Annapurna Range to the remote Tibetan villages and monasteries of Upper Manang TREK REPORT APRIL/MAY 2008: I have to admit that this trek surpassed even my own high expectations. I’ve long desired to visit the remote Tibetan valleys of Naar and Phu located in the upper reaches of Nepal’s Manang District. My goal this spring was to …

Nepal is Open! The Fall Trekking Season is On!

Andy Crisconi Himalayan Trekking Tours

I write to you with some great news! On September 23, Nepal announced the lifting of its mandatory quarantine requirement and has resumed issuing on-arrival tourist visas for foreign travelers effective immediately. Here is a recap of the new entry guidelines: There is no longer a quarantine requirement for fully vaccinated travelers showing proof of being fully vaccinated (a 2-shot …