The Trek to Gokyo Ri: An Alternative to Everest Base Camp

Gokyo Ri

As my departure date for Nepal drew near, I found that most people assumed I was trekking to Everest Base Camp (EBC). I knew I wasn’t, but the fact was, prior to arriving in Nepal […]

The Adventure of Flying To and From Lukla


Almost any trekking trip in the Everest Region of the Nepal Himalayas starts with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, a small town that is widely considered the jumping off point for such treks. The […]

Trekking in the Himalayas: A Quick Recap

Trekking in the Himalayas

As I logged onto the wifi at our lodge in Namche Bazar for the first time in ten days, I paused. How could I condense the previous fortnight into a single status update on Facebook […]

My Biggest Challenge Yet: Hiking in the Himalayas

Aksu Zhabagly, Kazakhstan

Seventeen days in the mountains. Not just any mountains, but the Himalayas – one of the most famous (and highest) mountain ranges in the world. Sometimes I want to pinch myself to remind myself that […]