Hiking the Himalayas: Everything you need to know about Altitude Sickness

Years ago, those who hiked in the Himalayas would be seasoned mountaineers looking to brave the highest peaks in the world. Now, anyone with a bit of cash and some determination can do it.  It's busier than ever and not everyone understands the dangers they can face. Not only on the trails or from adverse …

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Hiking the Himalayas: the Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes route planner

Everest, the tallest peak in the world at 8848m, is out of reach for most of us mere mortals, maybe due to the astronomical cost or the overwhelming physical challenges, but don't despair, those of us willing to work for it can at least hike to Everest Base Camp at 5380m.