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Entry Requirements for Nepal

To enter Nepal, most nationalities must hold a valid passport, with at least six months beyond your proposed date of your trip. US citizens, as well as citizens of the UK, Canada, Australia, and other European Union nations must have passports. If you do not have a passport, apply for one as soon as possible this…
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Lake Mburo National Park

With a varying landscape of open plains, acacia grasslands and marshes, Lake Mburo National Park is home to a huge array of flora and fauna. About 68 different species of mammals can be found within its 260 square kilometers (160 square miles). The park also has approximately 313 different species of birds including Uganda's national…
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How to Prepare for High Altitude Trekking

Altitude Sickness (AMS) is a serious medical condition that is caused by going up in elevation too quickly, and/or performing physical exercise when not acclimatized to the altitude.  Getting your body in shape through physical training helps prepare you for altitude changes. However, the tolerance to varying oxygen content is largely genetic and can occur…
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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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