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Best Time to Trek in Nepal

It is possible to visit Nepal year round, but spring (March - May) and autumn (September - November) are the two most favorable seasons for trekking.  The table below lists the relative temperature, precipitation, cloudiness and crowds during the calendar months. [table id=89 /] March, April and May (Spring) Spring is a great time to…
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Best of the Galapagos: A Pilgrimage to Nature

A visit to the Galapagos Islands is the essence of nature tourism. Some of the most rare and precious animals in the world live here - all thriving in a diversity so great, it inspired Charles Darwin. Each of the Galapagos' 21 islands has a unique climate and ecosystem. Whales pass offshore from July through…
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Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro: What’s it Like?

It's like hiking from the Equator to Antarctica - in just one week. Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest free standing mountain in the world and the highest peak in Africa. Celebrated for its picturesque beauty, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro offers spectacular vistas across five ecological zones. Because it is a non-technical peak, Kilimanjaro is an excellent…
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Mountain Gorillas

There are two species of gorilla -the eastern and western gorilla. Within each species of gorilla, there are two subspecies. The western gorilla are divided into western lowland gorilla and Cross River gorilla, while the eastern gorilla are divided into eastern lowland gorilla and mountain gorilla. Gorillas live only in equatorial Africa. [table id=87 /]…
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Ultimate Guides On Everest Base Camp

The importance of having competent, high quality guides cannot be overstated when it comes to trekking in the Himalayas. Ultimate Expeditions® has the best local guides, all of whom are fluent in English and have received extensive training in first aid and mountain rescue. All of our guides are registered with the Nepal Mountaineering Association.…
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