After spending 3 months in Nepal and hiking a grand total of 400km I've finally sussed out what I need and what I can live without when it comes to packing. My first trip in December 2018 was a nine-day hike to Annapurna Base Camp via Poon Hill. My second visit during April and May... Continue Reading →
The full Annapurna Circuit is considered one of the world's great treks, and the real appeal lies in its variety. The trail winds through the subtropical jungle, up into the valleys, across the high mountain pass of Thorung La and down towards the desolate Mustang region, before descending down back into the valleys, all the... Continue Reading →
Mongolia is one of those countries that's on everybody's bucket list, but not many people actually seem to visit. For those travellers on a budget, it's an expensive destination because it's almost impossible to get around with public transport (it doesn't really exist outside of the capital city), so you'll need to book a tour.... Continue Reading →
When you are on the move it's hard (and often very limiting) to carry everything you need on your back. However, this can present a bit of a dilemma, you don’t want to waste money buying items you only need for a few days, but equally risking missing these experiences altogether isn’t ideal either. Well happily there now is a middle ground available, with peer-to-peer rental platforms like Fat Lama allowing you to borrow kit cheaply from people in the local area.
The highest mountain in Africa is Mount Kilimanjaro (5,895m) and it’s the most popular peak to climb. While you get extra cool bragging rights, you’re spending a ton of money for a somewhat mediocre hike. Why not tackle the slightly smaller Mount Kenya (5,199m) which is a much more beautiful, more enjoyable and cheaper hike?... Continue Reading →
The Otter Trail is a 45km coastal path that crosses numerous rivers, gives you endless ocean views of crashing waves and rewards you with wonderful log cabins to sleep in. It was my favourite hike out of all the walking we did in Africa and one that shouldn't be missed!
The Drakensberg are a mountain range that run along the border of South Africa and Lesotho, with dramatic cliffs falling away from the plateau at an almost constant altitude of 3200m. Spend 5 or 6 days hiking and camping between the two countries to conquer one of the top hikes in the world.
Swaziland is a tiny landlocked African country, bordered by Mozambique to the east and South Africa to the north, west and south. This tiny gem is well worth a visit if you’re in SA, as it’s only a four-hour drive from Johannesburg to beautiful Malolotja Nature Reserve, where we spent a day hiking. After saying... Continue Reading →