Anyone Can Do This 8-Day Trek Through Nepal

The trek to Annapurna Sanctuary in the mountains above Pokhara is 64 miles long and takes from six to 10 days. During the summer, it's one of the easiest and most scenic hikes in Nepal and you can sleep in and eat at tea houses every night. We hiked it in the depths of winter so you don't have to. » 3/06/15 2:46pm 3/06/15 2:46pm

The Clearest Aerial Shots Of The Himalayas, Ever

Equipped with the most-advanced gyro stabilized camera in the world, the team at Teton Gravity Research flew from Kathmandu to Mount Everest, capturing the first ultra HD footage ever shot above 20,000 feet. I've never seen these mountains look so beautiful. » 3/03/15 1:22pm 3/03/15 1:22pm

Parahawking: An Actual Sport That Mixes Paragliding And GIANT BIRDS

Parahawking is falconry in flight. Just with a vulture. There's only one place in the world you can do it: Pokhara, Nepal and doing it is as awesome as it sounds. » 1/22/15 2:24pm 1/22/15 2:24pm

Nepal's Fifteen-Hour Jeep Ride From Hell

The Jeep Ride From Hell is a 15 hour journey (if you're lucky) from the Nepalese town of Salleri to Kathmandu. There's a reason why it's a "jeep" and not a bus. That reason is that the "roads" are anything but; we often needed four-wheel drive to cross streams, get out of ruts, and make it through mud. All while… » 1/02/15 10:55am 1/02/15 10:55am

This Gear Took Us Around The World

What clothes, computer, ice axe, and backpack does a photographer and writer for an adventure travel site fall back on when he's going to be going up against the unpredictability of nature, while traveling unsupported around the world? This is the best of the best, the stuff I took with me to adventure around the… » 12/23/14 4:41pm 12/23/14 4:41pm

What It Feels Like To Crawl Into A -30F Sleeping Bag In The Himalaya

Need to sleep outside somewhere that you could literally freeze to death in under an hour? Turns out they make sleeping bags designed to make that not just possible, but even comfortable. Here's what they feel like. » 12/05/14 2:11pm 12/05/14 2:11pm

What It Feels Like To Vomit, Just After Summiting A 20,000' Peak

This is a brutally honest account of my first Himalayan climb — an attempt on the 20,305' Imja Tse — more popularly known as Island Peak. While it's a baby by Himalayan standards only a few other points on earth outside of Asia reach a higher altitude. » 12/03/14 1:12pm 12/03/14 1:12pm

Hiking Nepal In Edmund Hillary's Footsteps

In 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay were the first people to summit Mt. Everest. Their expedition started in Kathmandu, and led them to the village of Jiri; from there they trekked across 100 miles of mountains and jungle. We just hiked the same exact route.
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Virtually Tour the Path of Everest's Deadliest Climbing Accident

The April 18 avalanche on Mount Everest that killed 16 Sherpas training for an ascent has been declared the deadliest mountaineering accident ever recorded on the peak. Now Discovery has created an immersive web experience to help illustrate what happened. » 6/04/14 4:40pm 6/04/14 4:40pm

The Beautiful Radio Station Broadcasting From Nepal's "Hidden Kingdom"

Mustang is one of the most remote parts of Nepal: Nestled on the border of Tibet, it was one of the last parts of the country to encounter Westerners. It's been described as a "hidden kingdom" that's been "virtually unchanged since the 15th century," but modern technology—like radio—is coming. » 4/17/14 3:00pm 4/17/14 3:00pm

Nepal Will Force Each Everest Climber To Collect 18 Pounds of Trash

Mount Everest might be the be-all, end-all of mountaineering, but it's also a dumping ground for the climbers striving upon its face—which is littered, as National Geographic puts it, "with garbage leaking out of the glaciers and pyramids of human excrement befouling the high camps." This week, Nepal announced a new… » 3/03/14 11:20am 3/03/14 11:20am

CAN InfoTech: A Tech Trade Show, Third World-Style

286 booths, and nary an iPhone in sight. In fact, a lot of the gadgets on display here were first released in 2007. Welcome to CAN InfoTech: the CES of Nepal. » 3/02/10 4:40pm 3/02/10 4:40pm