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10 December 2020
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What to pack for Machu Picchu

The trek along the Inca Trail is one of the best in the world. But when you’re covering different terrains, different weather and different temperatures, you need to make sure that you have all the right gear. If you’re wondering what to pack for Machu Picchu, we have you covered with our clothing kit list…

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When is the best time to visit Machu Picchu?

When it comes to big bucket list trips, Machu Picchu surely features at the top of many a wish list. This ancient sight is one of the wonders of the world, made even better by the journey you take to get there. On our expedition to Machu Picchu you trek for 10 days, visiting first the ancient city of Choquequirao on a trail that takes you off the typical tourist path. The whole trip culminates, of course, with Machu Picchu itself. But as this is such a bucket list trip, you want to make sure you choose the best time to visit Machu Picchu.

Should I go on safari after Kilimanjaro?

Climbing Africa’s tallest mountain is a life-changing experience. But once you’ve made the decision to climb Kilimanjaro, you might start thinking about what to do afterwards. After all, Tanzania is a long old flight from Ireland. It would be a waste to go all that way and not experience the other side of the country. Which is why we offer a one-day safari after Kilimanjaro as an option for our expedition.

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The ultimate Everest Base Camp equipment list

So, you’ve decided to take on the challenge of a lifetime, and trek to Everest Base Camp. But now you’re thinking about the reality behind it… the training, the motivation and, most of all, the packing. What on earth will you need? Will you need high-end trekking equipment? What kit is the most important? Well, panic not. We’ve got you covered, with our ultimate Everest Base Camp equipment list…

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5 must-have items for your expedition first aid kit

There’s a reason we send a doctor on every one of our expeditions. Having a medical professional and an expedition first aid kit is hugely important. But while you don’t have to worry about the big things, there are also the tiny bugbears that can throw your day off. Little irritations can become a big nuisance on a multi-day trek. Blistered feet, altitude headaches, or a dodgy tummy can all build up and really hinder the enjoyment of an expedition.

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Finding the perfect Christmas gift for your hiker friend

We all have a friend who can be tricky to buy for come Christmas time. You know the kind – the regular box of chocolates or bath stuff just doesn’t seem right, and they’d rather be lacing up their boots and going for a hike than sitting around on Christmas day. When you’re friends with someone who loves the great outdoors, it can be hard to think of a good gift. But there are actually plenty of things that they would love to see in their stocking come Christmas! Here are our ideas for the perfect Christmas gift for your hiker friend…

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Why a trekking holiday is perfect for solo travel

If you’ve never been away on your own before, it can be a little nerve-wracking to plan your first solo trip. If all of your previous holidays have been spent with friends, it can seem a bit overwhelming to do the whole thing yourself, and you might have some niggling concerns… will you be lonely? Is it safe? Will I get bored? Well, if you want to make the leap, a trekking holiday is perfect for solo travel. In fact, we reckon it’s the perfect way to test the waters and have the adventure of a lifetime…

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How to prevent altitude sickness on Kilimanjaro

Trekking up Kilimanjaro is a dream for many people. But climbing the tallest mountain in Africa isn’t a walk in the park. As you work your way up the mountain, and the oxygen gets thinner, altitude sickness can strike. And it doesn’t matter who you are – it can affect anyone, no matter how fit they are. That doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can do about it, though – with our tips and tricks, you’ll know exactly how to tackle altitude sickness on Kilimanjaro.

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How to find the best hiking boots

If you’re heading off on a bucket list expedition, one of the most important things you’ll need is a pair of the absolute best hiking boots. Choose correctly, and these will change your life while you’re trekking up Kilimanjaro or to Everest Base Camp. But choose the wrong pair, and you’ll be cursing your poor decision making with every painful, blister-inducing step.

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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