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Jamie is a Nepalophile and keeps up with Nepal current affairs and the trekking and mountaineering industry.
Here's some unbiased trekking and expedition info, from areas that we no longer run trips to, and also updates to Jamie's guidebook Trekking in the Everest Region.
With a tear and many memories, I trekked across the Shingo La for one last time with a team in 2016. There was already a rough road to the top; all is not lost though, there are exciting opportunites developing for both trekkers and cycle touring. Find out more!
Trekking around Dhaulagiri is an exceptional trek that passes through staggering alpine terrain. It is definitely not a standard trek, being tough and demanding and has shocked many trekkers who expected something similar to the Annapurna Circuit or the Everest trek. It is better labelled as an extreme route; extreme, because you need a rope and should also take ice-axe and crampons. Read on!
Trekking peaks are better labelled 'limited bureaucracy peaks', and here is discussion on the differences with Expedition Peaks, and a description of most trekking peaks.
And what is the best upcoming area? ...
Especially for journalists - what is the difference between a Sherpa of the ethnic group and a climbing sherpa?
And what is a sirdar? And what does MoCTCA stand for?
We used to arrange expeditions in Tibet. Here are some quick links.
After fifteen safe and successful years Jamie has finished guiding Everest and 8000m peaks, however here is lots of useful Everest info.
Trailblazer's guidebook to Trekking in the Everest Region from the Nepal side of the mountain.
Once the new sixth edition is out, I will put some additional info here.
Jamie with Mingma Yangjee of the delightful Snowland Lodge in Dingboche