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Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is Uganda's smallest park, measuring only 33 square kilometers (21 square miles). The park is located in the far southwestern part of Uganda, bordered by Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Each of these countries protects its own portion of the Virunga Volcanoes, together forming the Virunga Conservation Area. Mgahinga…
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Altitude Acclimatization

The Himalayan Mountain Range has the world's tallest peaks. In fact, there are over one hundred mountains that are taller than 23,600 feet. Mount Everest is 29,029 feet tall. Annapurna is 26,545 feet tall. Trekking around these peaks brings you to extremely high elevations. Feeling the affects of altitude, therefore, is very common. Everyone trekking…
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Rwenzori Mountains National Park

Mount Rwenzori National Park is famous for mountaineering and hiking adventures. In AD150, the Alexandrine geographer Ptolemy wrote of a snow capped mountain range, deep in the heart of Africa that, he claimed, was the source of the Nile and which he called the Mountains of the Moon. Over the centuries this curious notion of…
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What’s it Like to Climb Mount Kenya?

Mount Kenya is an extinct volcano with three peaks that rise over 16,000 feet. Point Lenana, at 16,355 feet tall, is a trekking peak that requires no technical skills to ascend. Climbs start in the equatorial rainforest near the mountain's base and rise through the montane bamboo groves higher up. For most of the year,…
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How to Train for an Everest Base Camp Trek?

Trekking in the high altitudes of Nepal is a physical and mental challenge and you should prepare yourself accordingly with a training program. In particular, the duration of some of our trips, such as Everest Base Camp or Annapurna Circuit, can be quite long and are quite taxing on the body, especially for newer hikers. Being…
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