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4 February 2022
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Top Tips: Flying to Kilimanjaro during Covid

At the end of last month, we finally ran our first expedition to Kilimanjaro since the pandemic began! We were thrilled to have a group out there, quickly followed by another a few days later. We’ll be sharing some reports from these two expeditions soon, but first up we have a blog post all about flying to Kilimanjaro during Covid. As you might expect, flying long haul is a little different at the moment. Our expedition leader Fiona has some top tips about how to prepare for the flight from Dublin to Kilimanjaro…

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Kilimanjaro in Pictures

We were so excited for our first trips back to Kilimanjaro after Covid put a halt to expeditions for almost two years. We ended up running two trips just a few days apart, with two groups heading up to the summit in January. And because a photo tells a thousand words, we’ve put together a collection of shots from the trekkers on our trips. If you’re curious about seeing Kilimanjaro in pictures, we’ve got a great selection below!

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Which is harder, Everest Base Camp or Annapurna Base Camp?

If you’re new to the world of high altitude trekking, it can be intimidating to think about a big multi-day trek. After all, if you’re never done an expedition before, you might be a little worried about how hard it is, or if you’ll be able for it. That’s why, when most people do their first expedition, they opt for one of the beginner friendly routes. The treks to both Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp in Nepal are perfect for beginners. But which is harder, Everest Base Camp or Annapurna Base Camp? This blog post will break down the main differences…

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The four best treks in Nepal

Home to the Himalayas, incredible scenery and some of the world’s most impressive mountains, Nepal is a trekker’s paradise. Here, you’ll find some of the most spectacular treks on the planet. There are awesome mountains, dramatic valleys and magical little villages all along the way. If you’re looking to head out there yourself, we’ve put together the four best treks in Nepal to get you excited, no matter what your level… 

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What will I see on the Everest Base Camp trek?

There are lots of reasons to love the trek to Everest Base Camp. The sense of walking in the same footsteps of history’s greatest trekkers. An amazing setting in the Himalayas. The people you meet along the way. But one of the highlights is the sheer number of incredible sights you see. After all, this trek isn’t just about the final destination. It’s about the journey. If you’re wondering: What will I see on the Everest Base Camp trek? Here’s what you need to know…

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What will I see on the Annapurna Base Camp trek?

One of the best things about any trek is the sights you see along the way. When you’re hiking, you get to breathe in so much more of a country… the hills, the mountains, the trees. You get to immerse yourself in the landscape of a place, rather than passing through in a rush. If you’re wondering: “What will I see on the Annapurna Base Camp trek?” then read on for all you need to know…

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Why Annapurna Base Camp is the perfect trek for beginners

Have you ever done a high altitude trek before? Or is it something you’ve always dreamt of, but never thought possible? Well, now is the time to make a plan and set the goal. With some training, preparation and a good team around you, it’s a goal that’s achievable for so many. If you want to get started on an “easier” trip, we think that Annapurna Base Camp is the perfect trek for beginners. And here’s why…

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What it’s like to fly from Lukla Airport

If you’re a nervous flier, you might want to look away now. But if you love an adrenaline filled take off (and landing!) then this is right up your street! When you head over to Nepal to trek Everest Base Camp or climb Mera Peak, you fly into Lukla Airport. Generally considered to be one of the most dangerous landing strips in the world, Lukla provides

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Can beginners climb Elbrus?

The world is filled with some incredible mountains, just begging to be climbed. And Elbrus is one of the finest. Standing at a height of 5,642m, Mount Elbrus is the highest mountain in Europe and therefore one of the Seven Summits. But can beginners climb Elbrus? Are you better off climbing another mountain first? Just how hard is it? Let’s dive in…

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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