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Nepal "must do trek"

Last month I returned from another adventure trip to Nepal. It was my first visit to Tsum Valley which is one of world's remotest Himalayan Valleys and a restricted region until recently. The trek to Tsum Valley was challenging, walking some days between 9-10 hours, with the longest being 13 hours when we crossed the Larkya La (5160 m) pass being the longest pass in Nepal and situated on the Manaslu circuit trek. It was my 3rd time crossing this pass and although challenging it was extremely rewarding, taking in the majestic surroundings of the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, and Boudha Himal ranges.

The Tsum Region once being part of Tibet looks completely different from what you will find elsewhere. The people of Tsum Valley or the Tsumbas belong to Tibetan origin with their own ancient form of dialect, art, culture and religion. Very few adventure travelers have made it to this high and mysterious valley, which used to be an important trade link with Tibet. The region is still less exposed in comparison to other touristy areas, with relatively virgin and less beaten paths in comparison to the Everest and Annapurna area.

So, if you have been to Nepal and wish to return to do a more challenging off the beaten track trek then I totally recommend Tsum Valley (moderate) or both Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit. (challenging)..
Tsum Valley (moderate) details
Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit. (challenging) details
Visit our website for several Nepal group trips, or you may wish to organize your own group, or go solo. We are here to help you plan your adventure holiday to Nepal.

Saraswati School Nepal

Here is the latest news on our school project in Nepal. In October I again had the pleasure of visiting our school in Nepal to see how the  school, teachers and children were getting along. It is hard to believe that it was 4-1/2 years since that the massive earthquake hit Nepal and thousands of lives were lost, homes and school destroyed. Saraswati Primary School situated in a remote area of North/West Nepal was destroyed like hundreds of schools in Nepal. With the help of family, friends, and your kind donations of money and hard labor we were able to not only rebuild Saraswati Public School, but also 2 neighboring to school rebuild.

During our trek lastmonth we had the pleasure of visiting Maguwa village to see how the students and teachers were getting along. With the generous assistance from Lindfield East Public School in Sydney we are able to continue the support to Saraswati Public School by providing them with stationery, whiteboards, carpet, chairs, tables, any necessary items required. At todays count there are now 45 students ageing from 3 to 12 years, they are all very happy and healthy children without a care in the world. They are happy to play jacks with stones, pick up sticks with hay, and only last month they got electricity in the village. Maybe one day in the future they will have internet and computers. Mhhr! Not sure if that is a good idea.

Exciting trips for April 2020

I am excited to let you know that as well as all of our other trips on website we have a planned new destination scheduled for April

Armenia Georgia & Azerbaijan Hiking Tour

Discover the highlights of Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan on this 18- day easy/moderate hiking trip where you will visit Baku, Yerevan, Kazbegi, Mestia and more. This trip begins in Yerevan before driving to explore Southern Armenia. Our first stop will be Areni wine market where you’ll have a chance to taste one of Armenia famous wines. You will head to Parz Lake (Crystal) to start an 8 klm hike in Dilijan National Park along stunning forest trails cross the wildly beautiful Areguni Pass and reach Goshavank Monastery of Gosh village, where the great scholar of the 13th century Mkhitar Gosh lived. You will be driven to Dilijan, a cozy town that captures the spirit of rural Armenia Continue to Georgia to visit the ancient caves of Lastiver where you have all the makings of an unforgettable journey. We will drive to the east of the country, to Kakheti – the main winemaking region of Georgia. A pleasant time is waiting for you in Sighnaghi – a royal town founded by the king Erekle II in the 18th century. Strolling around the tiny streets you will enjoy the local architecture and atmosphere

Travel through part of The Great Silk Road, Where you will see one of well-preserved caravanserais. You will have feelings here as if time has stopped for very little has changed. During your trip you will also visit the medieval cemetery of khachkars (cross-stones) – Noratus. Khachkars are unique works of art, they can be found only in Armenian culture. Continue onto Azerbaijan, the land of fire, is a one-of-a-kind destination that refuses to be pigeonholed. From the medieval streets of Sheki to dazzling 21st-century architecture in Baku where you will be surprised at the old and the new. Azerbaijan landscape will both inspire and amaze. Then there’s Armenia, a complex nation of ancient history, awe-inspiring monuments, amazing landscapes and charming locals. Combined with a visit to Georgia, home to some of the most dramatic landscapes in Eastern Europe, you will head to Yenokavan Village near Ijevan where you will take a short transfer to the Lastiver trail head. A wonderful forested route into the most un spoilt and rugged area of north-eastern Armenia, here you will enjoy a hike into a deep gorge before descending to cascading waterfalls and the most scenic meadows in Armenia, perhaps Armenia’s best-kept secret. Explore ancient caves of Lastiver you have all the makings of an unforgettable journey.

What’s included: Airport transfers, accommodation in hotels (double rooms), in guesthouses (double rooms), meals - breakfast, lunches, dinners (as per itinerary), 1 bottle of water per day (0.5lt.), all transfers in air conditioned vehicles, English speaking hiking guide service for all days, local mountain guide service where needed, all admissions fees, 24-hour office support. This is a small group tour is open to mixed gender. Be quick as places are limited and bookings open.
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Arctic and Antarctic Expeditions

Did you happen to see the Living Room on Friday evening? Together with The Living Room, Aurora Expeditions are excited to bring you a world first of the much-anticipated purpose-built expedition vessel, the Greg Mortimer!  If you missed last Friday night Living Room then view this link.


Summer brings tourists from all over to experience its wonders is on an exciting expedition cruise. Cruise through Spitsbergen’s narrow sheltered waterways and fjords such as Kongsfjorden (Kings Bay) See the amazing wildlife. Polar bears, walrus, seals, reindeer, sea birds, musk oxen, Arctic fox, and whales Be one of few people in the world to visit remote Jan Mayen Island Sail within 600 miles of the North Pole Visit the world’s largest National Park in North East Greenland, and the world’s largest fjord system, Scoresbysund Visit Norway’s majestic Lofoten Islands and sail through narrow Trollfjorden, accessible only by small ships. Optional Add on Norway in a Nutshell

Find out more about Arctic and Antarctic adventures
Relax at Christmas
It's no secret that things can get overwhelming around the Christmas season. According to a survey by Healthline, 62% of people said their stress level increases ...Here are a few tips on how to destress at Christmas time.
  1. Plan Ahead.
  2. Shop Online.
  3. Send out Christmas Cards and hang Christmas decorations on the 1st weekend of December
  4. Know When to Stop and say no.
  5. Keep Calm
6. Run away on a holiday which is exactly what we are going to do. We are off to the South Island of New Zealand to hike the Queen Charlotte Trail with a group of friends, then take a road trip around the South Island, spending Christmas in Wanaka and New Year’s Eve in Akaroa.
Wishing all of our Trek Talk readers a very Happy and Safe Christmas, and hope to see you on a Lyn Taylors Adventure Travel holiday in 2020
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