Do you want to have an adventure? Would you rather take on a mountain than lie on the beach? Does the thought of a sun and sea holiday leave you cold? Well, a trekking expedition is the perfect trip for you! You’ll spend your days hiking through incredible scenery, seeing the sides of a country few others do. And the feeling you get at the end? There’s no sense of accomplishment like it. But what are the best trekking expeditions in the world? Here are our top recommendations…
Whether you’re climbing Kilimanjaro, making your way to Everest Base Camp or trekking into Machu Picchu, one thing is for sure – you’re going to need some snacks. While our guides and porters provide amazing meals along the way (it’s incredible to see what feasts the cooks can create on a camping stove), you need to keep your energy levels up. The answer? Regular snacks along the way. If you’re wondering what to bring in your pack, here’s our guide to the best snacks to bring on a trekking expedition…
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.
So you’ve just booked your trip to Kilimanjaro and now you are wondering what to pack? At Earth’s Edge we have over 13 years experience of leading hiking expeditions to some of the most stunning locations in the world! View our full list of expeditions here. Throughout the years we have fine-tuned the perfect Kilimanjaro packing list to ensure that you have everything you need without bringing extra/needless weight.
This article by our guide Brian Bateson runs through some of his favourite training hikes to get you ready for your big adventure!
Being in shape and training for Kilimanjaro is obviously very important but it’s not the only factor to think about. A better question to ask is how prepared are you to climb the tallest mountain in Africa? There is more than one element you need to consider to be ready for your climb up Kilimanjaro. These elements include training, equipment, planning, and nutrition.
There are many secrets or tips to successfully reaching a high altitude goal such as standing atop of Africa or trekking through the Himalayas to view the mighty Mount Everest. These include staying hydrated, fuelling your body and getting plenty of rest along the journey. And while all of these are very important factors, I believe what will make your trek be far more enjoyable and comfortable is; the Art of Walking slowly.
This article tackles the matter of layers while hiking. It was written by one of our expedition leaders – Mary Gunning, who has led several expeditions to the summit of Kilimanjaro.
During a multi-day expedition, your body and mind will be put under a lot of stress, far more than on a normal day. It is important that you look after yourself not only during the event but in the months, weeks and days leading up to it as well. Think of your body as an engine that needs fuel to operate. If your body runs out of fuel then….well you know the rest!