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Cycling across Tibet in 1995.

Once you step out the front door the adventure begins

Leaving home for the airport, every traveler starts thinking about what they forgot to pack. It’s human nature, right? Departing for a multiple-week trek into South Asia’s Himalayas, it’s not always easy to pick up a replacement article of clothing or other travel necessity you left sitting on the kitchen table, but somehow you’ll get by. Even we meticulous list makers will forget at least one important item.

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The stunning ganesh himal in Nepal.

A new 17 day trek in Nepal's little-visited northern mountains

The Ganesh Himal, in north-central Nepal, lies along the border with Tibet. The Trisuli Gandaki Valley on the east separates it from the Langtang Himal and the Shyar Khola Valley on the west separates it from the Mansiri Himal, home of the 8,000 meter Mount Manaslu.  

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Looking down on Gokyo Lake in Nepal.

The most challenging and dramatic way to get acquainted with the grandeur of the Everest region

The Three Passes Trek connects all the four of the main valleys close to Everest. Leaving Namche Bazaar, the 17,530-foot Renjo La is the first of the high passes and offers jaw-dropping views down to Gokyo Lake with Mount Everest poking its head through the clouds in the distance.

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Trekking to the village of Laya in Bhutan.The tiny Himalayan country, which long ago decided to limit tourism, has decided it’s time to welcome more visitors

Almost everything in this remote Himalayan kingdom is memorable, even the road signs between Paro and Thimphu: Don’t drive crazily in the land of Buddha, Drive slow to avoid grave below, Faster spells disaster and On the bend go slow friend.

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Trekking in Upper Mustang, Nepal.

Some thoughts when selecting the proper trek grade

Establishing grades for our Himalayan treks has always been a challenge. It is near to impossible because individual perceptions about what is and isn't hard will always exist. What is easy for one person can be difficult to someone else.

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Happy trekkers at Everest Base Camp in Nepal.Why now is the time to visit Nepal and trek to Everest Base Camp

Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Mount Everest on May 29, 1953. Since their historic feat, thousands of climbers have reached the top of the world (29,035 feet / 8,850 meters) and even more of you are ambitious trekkers choosing to follow in their footsteps as far as Everest Base Camp at 17,600 feet (5,365 meters). The Base Camp of Mount Everest is an achievable goal for reasonably fit people from all walks of life seeking to gaze upon the world's highest peak.

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Happy Holidays from Everest base Camp in NepalHappy Holidays from One World Trekking

Wishing you the best of adventures in 2016!

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The Mustang Madness

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The Mustang Madness Mountain Bike event in Nepal.

Mountain Bike Race in Nepal’s Forbidden Kingdom

Our agent in Nepal is at it again! In 2016 we are excited to bring you ‘The Mustang Madness’, a challenging multi-stage mountain bike adventure (November 19 to December 4, 2016) will take place in Nepal’s culturally rich, mysterious and ancient Kingdom of Mustang. There will be 7 stages of semi-technical, high altitude riding along jeep roads and awesome single and double track village trails. 

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View on the Khumbu Explorer Trek in Nepal.

Khumbu Explorer Takes Nepal Trekkers on the Unbeaten Path

The Mount Everest region of Nepal is undeniably the most the popular and well-trodden trekking destination in the Himalaya and with good reason, who wouldn’t want to see the world’s tallest mountain?  

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Trekking to Lo Manthang in Mustang, Nepal.

The Mustang region in Nepal remains one of the least known, least visited part of the Himalayas

Getting to Mustang is no easy thing. One must first fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara. The next day you take another flight north to Jomsom and then hike or drive to the small town of Kagbeni. Once here, you are now ready to begin your trek. There are very basic teahouses throughout the trek to Lo Manthang, the capital of the Mustang region, but camping is still the best way to undertake this journey.  

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The Road to Manang

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Looking down on the beautiful valley of Manang.

Despite the new road reaching Manang Village, the Annapurna region remains one of the most beautiful in the world

After decades of debate, the remote trans-Himalayan district of Manang is now connected by a jeep road. The main impact on the trekking industry in this spectacular region, is there is now regular jeep service and it looks like Manang will prosper from the connectivity. 

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Trekking to Chomolhari Base Camp in Bhutan.

What do you get when you cross a classic Himalayan trek with vacation time that doesn’t match up with fixed group dates?

Answer: no problem when you travel with One World Trekking!

One World Trekking, an adventure trekking company, offers the freedom to travel on your own dates for the same price as our group dates. We are an Aspen, Colorado based company specializing in small group, guided hiking trips.  

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Smiling villagers in Nepal's Manaslu region.

Nepal: With a successful fall trekking season now complete, we turn our sights on making 2016 the best it can be

Back in July we announced that our treks to the Everest and Annapurna areas of Nepal would resume following a detailed surveillance of these two regions by our local guiding staff and making sure we would be able to provide a safe stay for our groups while in Kathmandu.

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The beautiful Ghorepani region of Nepal.

Quite simply, the best short lodge trek in Nepal

The Ghorepani & Poon Hill Trek is one of the most beautiful trails in Nepal. The rivers, forests and mountains blend perfectly with the surrounding farming villages and colorful local making for a fantastic short hiking experience.

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Trekking in the Annapurna Range of Nepal.

Annapurna Sanctuary - A destination worthy of the effort

As spontaneously as the plan was made, the plane tickets were bought and bags were packed. A trek in Nepal is on every hiker’s wish list and the walk into the beautiful Annapurna Sanctuary to Annapurna Base Camp is a worthwhile and stunning objective.

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The Nepal Experience

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The beautiful Annapurna mountains in Nepal.

Nepal offers a world of experience and adventure

When traveling to Nepal you expect one country, but what you get are several rolled up in one. First there’s the classic Nepal, the Himalayan world people imagine, the one that draws over 800,000 tourists each year and looks great on postcards.

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Mom and pups on the Annapurna Trail in Nepal.

On November 9, Nepal celebrates man's best friend!

On November 9, every dog in Nepal will have its day thanks to Kukur Tihar, an entire day dedicated to celebrating dogs for their loyalty and friendship. It’s part of a five-day Hindu festival honoring the time-tested bonds between humans and certain other living things, such as dogs, crows, cows, oxen, and siblings.

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Trekking with yaks in Nepal.

Sharing the trekking trails with Nepal's famous, shaggy residents

When trekking above 12,000 feet in Nepal, you have officially entered yak country. These huge, shaggy animals are the kings of high altitude.

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Everest Marathon group en route to Everest Base Camp.

Report from the field: Post-Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon, October 2015

On October 5, over 50 hearty souls gathered at the 17,500-foot start line of the 2015 Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon. With the arrival of the group in Kathmandu, our post-earthquake trekking season in Nepal began.

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Tent camping in Nepal.

Hey Nepal, here's to another 50 years of great trekking!

Fifty years ago, in October 1965, commercial trekking in Nepal began. It has been an amazing past 50 years and sure to be an interesting next 50 years.

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