Category: Blog

8 January 2021
Machu Picchu with Earth's Edge 1

How long does it take to trek to Machu Picchu?

It’s one of the most incredible sights in the world, and on the bucket list of many travellers. And the ancient site of Machu Picchu doesn’t disappoint. But if you’ve flown halfway around the world, you want to choose the best way to approach it. While you can take a train from Cusco, the best way to see Machu Picchu is on foot. But how long does it take to trek to Machu Picchu? Here’s all you need to know…

Swahili on Kilimanjaro

How long it takes to climb Kilimanjaro

Climbing Africa’s highest mountain is no mean feat. If you’re thinking about taking on the challenge, you’re probably wondering how long it takes to climb Kilimanjaro. There’s no set, defined way to take on the mountain, and people make different choices, as do expedition companies. But we know the best way to take on the challenge in a manner that’s safe, manageable and, most importantly, gives you the best chance of a successful summit. So, if you’re wondering how long it takes to climb Kilimanjaro, read on…

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Why Mera Peak is the perfect intro to altitude trekking

One of our most challending expeditions is the trek to Mera Peak, the highest trekking peak in Nepal. At 6,476m, it’s one of the highest trekking peaks in the world, and our 23-day trip is a serious feat. Most people start their trekking adventures with peaks like Kilimanjaro or treks to Everest Base Camp. But Rachel Kiernan decided to start with Mera Peak, summiting Mera Peak in 2018 as her first international trek. She told us all about her experience on our new podcast…

What’s the area around Kilimanjaro like?

When you plan an expedition to Kilimanjaro, the trip is all about the climb. All of your planning, your thoughts, your training, all of it is about the mountain. But when you’re going all the way to Tanzania, you want to see a little of the local area as well. so, what’s the area around Kilimanjaro like? Our guide Louise Lawrence wrote a little bit around her trip back in September 2017…

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How Stephen Ferris climbed Kilimanjaro

The third episode of our brand new podcast is up, and it’s a cracker! We chat to Stephen Ferris, the Ulster, Ireland and Lions rugby legend. He joined us and climbed Kilimanjaro in January 2019, as part of a fundraising trek to raise money for injured rugby players. He described it as the hardest thing he’s ever done, but the experience has definitely changed him for the better. Here are some of the highlights from both the trip and the podcast…

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Trekking as a solo woman – our chat with the inspirational Debbie Mulhall

If you’re looking for a travel inspiration, we have you covered. In the second episode of our brand new podcast, we talk to Debbie Mulhall, an incredible woman who has been on many of our Earth’s Edge expeditions. She’s trekked to Machu Picchu, Everest Base Camp, Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua and Mount Elbrus, among others. If you think that you’re too busy for an expedition, or are nervous about trekking as a solo woman, Debbie’s story will blow any excuse you have out of the water! Here are some of the highlights…

Kilimanjaro Expedition with Earth's Edge

5 facts you didn’t know about Kilimanjaro

It’s one of the most incredible treks that you can take, and one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. But even if you’ve climbed it before, there are still some things about Kilimanjaro that may surprise you. If you’ve been dreaming about Kilimanjaro and planning an expedition, here are some facts to regale your fellow trekkers with along the way!

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How hard is it to trek to Everest Base Camp?

The word Everest has such undeniable gravitas. It’s a place that has such an aura about it, and will sound impressive to almost anyone you mention it to. But what about Everest Base Camp? While we all know that climbing Mount Everest is a monumental challenge, how hard is it to trek to Everest Base Camp, the place where the summit begins?

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The best books about trekking

If you’re looking for last minute Christmas gifts for an outdoorsy friend, or want some reading inspiration for the festive break, we have you covered. While we may not be able to go off on far-flung adventures right now, that doesn’t mean we can’t dream about it! Here are some of the best books about trekking to get you excited for future adventures

What Our Clients Say

The Kenya Tri-Adventure is an amazing trip. I have done lots of trekking holidays before but I feel like this trip had the perfect mixture of disciplines. When I look back I don’t know how we fit that much into 11 days. The hike is…

Sarah Jane Rooney, Co. Dublin

Everest Base Camp and Island Peak was my second trip with Earth’s Edge. The team at Earth’s Edge treat everyone with respect and make you feel part of the family rather than simply a paying customer. I have met some wonderful people and shared some…

John Creaven, Co. Dublin

Hands down the most special and amazing trip I have done to date, and coming from a well-seasoned traveler this is saying a lot! Climbing Kilimanjaro had been on my bucket list for quite some time and when I turned 40 this year, I decided…

Adele Woods, Co. Kildare

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