Kangchenjunga to Makalu Trek

Andy CrisconiHimalayan Trekking Tours

COMING IN FALL 2020: Our new trek in Eastern Nepal travels through a true mountain paradise! The little-traveled region between the 8,000 meter peaks of Kangchenjunga and Makalu is home to small farming communities, an amazing variety of birds, the endangered red panda and snow leopard. First opened in 2012, our new trekking vacation follows part of the Great Himalaya …

Lodge to Lodge Trekking In Nepal

Andy CrisconiHimalayan Trekking Tours

If you haven’t yet made it to Nepal for a trekking vacation, you may not be familiar with Lodge Trekking. This is by far the most popular style of trekking in the Everest, Annapurna and Langtang regions and allows hikers to walk from lodge to lodge without camping in tents. Nowadays, lodges are essentially mini-hotels in the local villages offering …

The Sacred Tsum Valley Trek in Nepal

Andy CrisconiHimalayan Trekking Tours

The Tsum Valley landscape is dotted with mani walls, chortens and kaanis (gateway chortens). Chortens are Buddhist religious monuments, also known as stupas, which are distinct features in Tsum Valley. They are erected to ward off evil spirits from places that are identified as thresholds such as confluences and bridges or to commemorate the visit or death of historic figures, …

High Altitude Trekking & CBD

Andy CrisconiHimalayan Trekking Tours

If you are on our website and reading this blog you are probably somewhat familiar with altitude sickness. Research says that approximately 20% of people going to altitudes above 8,000 feet (2,500 meters) will have experienced at least one of the most common effects of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). This rises to 40% at 10,000 feet (3,000 meters) and further …