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Everest Base Camp Vs Kilimanjaro: Which is Harder?

Determining if a climb of Kilimanjaro is harder than a trek to Everest Base Camp shouldn’t be that difficult. Kilimanjaro stands at 19,341 feet in arctic-like conditions while Everest Base Camp sits at 17,650 feet and often out of the snow. Kilimanjaro’s overall summit success rates have been around 40 percent while Everest Base Camp is a lofty 90 percent. So which is harder should be a no brainer.   Judging by recent posts on Tusker’s VIP Adventure Group by those who did both trips, Kilimanjaro appears to be the tougher haul. Traveling with Tusker Trail yields success rates

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When you figure out the best time to trek Everest Base Camp, or EBC as it’s sometimes called, everything else about this once-in-a-lifetime trip will soon fall into place. But it does require a bit of soul-searching and a decent amount of planning to get right.  After all, you’ll need to take time off from work, book your airfare, figure out what to pack for the season, and nail down lots of other details before you lace up those hiking boots. Let’s be honest; you’ll probably also want a few months to prepare mentally and physically for the journey.

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Your First Trek in Nepal

If you have never traveled outside your country, here’s a suggestion. Nepal was Hillary’s catalyst for a life of exploration and it could be yours as well…

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Staying Dry on Your Trek

There is a good chance during a trek in Tusker country it will rain or snow. Most adventure travelers gear up to stay warm paying less attention to staying dry. Big mistake because getting wet especially in cold conditions can compromise your…

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Everest Base Camp History

When Edmund Hillary was a member of the fabled 1953 British climbing team that did the impossible, EBC was just a glacial moraine on top of dry ice at the bottom of the foreboding Khumbu Icefall. It had been quiet for centuries except…

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