Lukla is where most Everest region treks start and Lukla Airport - Tenzing Hillary Airport - is ofted described as the most dangerous in the world. Lukla is in the Solukhumbu region of Nepal at an altitude of 2,860m. The single, sloped runway started life in 1964, on the initiative of Sir Edmund Hillary. Due to the difficulties of successfully landing at the airport … [Read more...]
Trekking, Hiking or Walking
We love trekking and it's something we've been doing for decades. This index holds all of our blog posts relating to trekking or hiking. Mountains are our jam, so here you'll find a lot of Himalayan hikes, including Everest region and Everest Base Camp. We're also hiked to Machu Picchu and trekked in the jungles of Thailand and Borneo ( Sarawak). We cover gear, safety, fitness, altitude and more. We're adding more content all the time, sign up to follow.
If you follow our Facebook page and Instagram feed you'll know that we've been trekking around the Everest region, with kids age 9 and 11, for the last 12 days and that pre-kids we did some other treks in the Himalayas. It's an incredible experience, a top highlight not only of the last 3 years of family travel, but of a lifetime of global adventures. I can't tell you … [Read more...]
In 2001, pre-kids, Chef and I took on the Annapurna Circuit Trek in Nepal, it's considered one of the best treks in the world. It's a high altitude trek, reaching 5416m at the Thorong La, the highest pass. It's long, it takes around three weeks to complete and it's cold, in February, which was when we did it. It was one of the best experiences of our lives and not really … [Read more...]