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Altai Tavn Bogd Mongolia

By on November 15, 2017 in Altai Mountains, Asia, Mongolia, Trekking with 0 Comments
Altai Tavn Bogd Mongolia

Any classic trek has the big pay-off. It’s getting into the heart of Altai Tavn Bogd where there are more eagles, wolves, and martens than people. This is the province of the iconic snow leopard and its prey…

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Kili 360: Summit Success on the Northern Circuit

By on November 9, 2017 in Africa, Kilimanjaro, Mountains, Travel, Trekking with 1 Comment
Kili 360: Summit Success on the Northern Circuit

To climb Mt. Kilimanjaro you have six route choices. Not surprisingly the least taken is arguably the best…

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Kilimanjaro’s Five Botanic Worlds

Kilimanjaro’s Five Botanic Worlds

As you climb to the summit of Kilimanjaro you enter through the rainforest and ascend to an arctic icecap. To pass through these divergent worlds you need to be as adaptable as the plants and trees…

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You Reached Everest Base Camp, Now Go on Safari

By on October 25, 2017 in Everest Base Camp, Nepal with 0 Comments
You Reached Everest Base Camp, Now Go on Safari

Nobody thinks twice about climbing Kilimanjaro then going on safari. It’s a well-established adventure travel double header, but few trek to Everest Base Camp then go on a Nepalese safari…

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Sleeping Bags for Tusker Travelers

By on October 18, 2017 in Gear, Travel, Trekking with 0 Comments
Sleeping Bags for Tusker Travelers

When you travel with Tusker make sure your sleeping bag is up to date and can deal with various weather elements on each trip. A summer weight bag will not be warm enough on Kilimanjaro or at Everest Base Camp or in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca…

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Meet Your Kilimanjaro Guide

Meet Your Kilimanjaro Guide

Kombe is among Tusker’s top guides with a specialty in high altitude medical response. Kombe’s Tusker career arc reaches nearly as high as Kilimanjaro’s and Mt Everest’s Summits

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Patagonia’s Pinnacles of Pleasure & Pain

Patagonia’s Pinnacles of Pleasure & Pain

The Behemoths—Fitz Roy & Cerro Torre Standing a mere 11,020 feet, Mt. Fitz Roy is a goliath in the mountaineering world. It’s nearby brother Cerro Torre is a tad over 10,000 feet yet fewer than a dozen have ever climbed it. Much fewer climbers ascend Argentina’s  Fitz Roy than they do Nepal’s Mt. Everest’s iconically […]

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New Everest Base Camp Trek Date Added for 2018

By on September 27, 2017 in Everest Base Camp, Nepal with 2 Comments
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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