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New Everest Base Camp Trek Date Added for 2018

New Everest Base Camp Trek Date Added for 2018

Peak Season Under Everest There are many reasons trekkers return to the Khumbu Valley once Nepal’s summer monsoons are over.  By October the rains have stopped, but they have provided the best trekking conditions during the year for the ascent to Everest Base Camp at 17,598 feet. After the dust and mud Mountainsides are a […]

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The Art of the Daypack

The Art of the Daypack

On Tusker treks around the world where porters, yaks or mules carry most of your stuff, there is a tendency to under-think your daypack, but that’s a potentially big mistake…

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Total Eclipse: Chasing the Myths

Total Eclipse: Chasing the Myths

From the ancients in Asia who thought a dragon had eaten the sun to today’s high tech chasers, total solar eclipses have made people curious, anxious, exuberant and crazy…

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The Hard Right: When Descending is the Best Option

The Hard Right: When Descending is the Best Option

Tusker’s South America guide Andrew Springsteel had to make that hard, but right call this spring in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca. After two-a-day medical checks, Sharon, one of the trekkers had developed early signs of high altitude pulmonary edema…

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Altitude Sickness: The Indigenous Approach

Altitude Sickness:  The Indigenous Approach

The one common denominator with these indigenous solutions is they try improving blood circulation that allows the brain to tolerate low oxygen levels…

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