How to Prepare for Your Kilimanjaro Trek

Mount Kilimanjaro! The name of this awe-inspiring summit is by itself enough to send shivers of excitement (as well as terror) down one’s spine. And, hiking up 19,340 feet to reach the topmost point of Mt. Kilimanjaro is every hiker’s dream come true. But as much as hiking up this great mountain sounds daunting, with good preparation, planning, training, and …

What to Expect from Hiking the Tongariro Crossing, New Zealand

The Tongariro Crossing is consistently voted as the best one-day hike in New Zealand, and having just completed it, I can 100% see why. It has a little of everything – high, deserted plateaus, volcanic ash slides, steaming vents, emerald coloured lakes and beautiful forests, and that’s just for starters! Each and every corner reveals a new landscape, and just …

India: 10 Awesome Adventures to Try in Manali

Manali is one of the best-known hill stations in the lower Indian Himalayas, and is a Mecca for backpackers, old hippies and young thrill-seekers alike. It’s a beautifully scenic town split into two parts; Old Manali, where most of the backpackers hang out, and New Manali, which is a pedestrianised shopping town surrounded by pine trees which is reminiscent of …