Strap those boots on! Trekking allows one to see the very best of rugged landscape, but it certainly requires a higher fitness level than many of our more leisurely tours. Get back to nature and experience some of the most inaccessible parts of the planet first-hand.

Online at the top of the world!

If you’re headed for Mt Everest base camp you’ll no longer need expensive satellite phones to keep in touch.  Ncell, a private Nepalese telecomms firm, took high speed internet facilities to the top of the world last Thursday, launching 3G … Continue reading

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Let me see you move like you come from Colombia

Forget the Inca Trail and do the five-day trek to the ancient city of Ciudad Perdida (the Lost City) in Colombia. The hike was definitely one of the highlights of my year backpacking around South America. Colombia’s steamy and jungle-rich … Continue reading

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Hanging out in Cuzco

I absolutely loved this city, and I could easily have spent more time there. The architecture is lovely, with a definite European, colonial feel. If you feel like shopping, you’re in for a treat, with lots of lovely jewellery, handcrafts … Continue reading

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Choosing footwear for the Lares Trek in Peru

Before I embarked upon my Peru adventure with On The Go Tours I was racked with indecision about what footwear is suitable for the Lares Trek. After reading every blog I could find and now having completed the Lares Trek, … Continue reading

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The Inca Trail vs. The Lares Trek: Peru’s Hidden Gem

Inca Trail permits are limited to 500 per day, including porters etc, so you really need to book your Peru trip at least 6 months in advance to secure a place. If you can’t get on, don’t despair! I’ve just … Continue reading

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Medication in Nepal

So, you’re planning a trip to Nepal. Trekking in the Himalayan Mountain Range of the Annapurna Region to date is the best trekking experience I’ve had, Nepal is an amazing country to experience even if trekking is not your thing. … Continue reading

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Trekking by Camel through Jordan

I will admit the thought of four hours on a camel was a little daunting at first. As we set out from our camp at Wadi Rum for our camel trek, I was sceptical. It took us all a little … Continue reading

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Camping in Africa

The most important lesson I learnt when camping out in the wilds of Africa was not ‘the proper way to pitch my tent’, but to remember to zip up my tent when wandering off on a game walk/drive so that … Continue reading

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