Trekking in Nepal
If you want a near-spiritual trekking experience, then Nepal is the country you should head to. Her world renowned trekking circuits provide unparalleled views of the great Mt. Everest, or Chomolungma as it is known locally. These treks take you through lands filled with unsullied nature, fresh air, open spaces, gentle people, temples, and mountainous terrain.
Most of the treks concentrate on the mountain region. Typically, the treks fall into three major categories: the Everest Region, the Annapurna Region, and the Langtang region. All of these provide a unique perspective of Nepalese culture, religion, and nature. The Annapurna circuit in particular provides a wide variety of scenery, making it popular with a lot of tourists. The famous Mt. Everest circuit will give you views of highland lakes, stunning mountain vantage views, and a beautiful view of the mountain. The Langtang trek will take you through nature reserves and monasteries.
This is often something that people do as part of a gap year or career break and, whatever your pick, your trek will always be exciting.
For the thrill seeker, an opportunity to do good while on an adrenaline rush is always a plus one. A charity marathon is a great way of working out too and pitting yourself against some of the best in the world. Today, there are literally hundreds of charity runs around the world, tailored to contribute to different charitable causes. Whether you are a committed environmentalist, concerned about health in Africa, wanting to contribute to fighting human trafficking, or simply want to raise money for a nearby recreational facility, you will almost always find an event somewhere in the world.
Taking on a marathon in a foreign country and foreign climate can sound exciting. Imagine doing the Morocco charity run across the desert landscape, or the Boston Marathon, or the annual Heart Run in Kenya. However, you must make sure you are well trained and acclimatized to the running environment before taking it on, and its important to get good sports or adventure travel insurance before the event so you are covered in the event that things become too strenuous.
Lands End to John O’Groats bike ride in the UK
It is no secret that the UK is beautiful. Its rolling hills, beautiful beaches, mysterious highlands, vibrant cities, legendary castles and so much more create a unique appeal. You simply must have it all!
That is why this biking tour is such a great experience. Doing it on a bike is an even more thrilling way of making this legendary tour. For the action tourist, the prospects of travelling close to 1,500 kms from Land’ s End in Cornwall to John O’Groats in Scotland is a no brainer! While the record for this course stands at 41 hours 4 minutes and 22 seconds, it is typically enjoyed better if you take it slower. Depending on your schedule, you can take anywhere between 10 – 30 days.
It is recommended that you get a comfortable bike, preferably a Tourer bike with drop bars and steel frame. This is typically better for long distance cycling events. Alternatively, you can look for an Audux bike that combines the strength of a hybrid with the ease of a tourer.
In addition, ensure you carry emergency repair supplies, a toolkit for your bike, water, the right luggage and get a comprehensive insurance for the trip.
This is a guest post from Tom at Enjoy Bed and Breakfast, a guide to the B&Bs you can stay in whilst out on your adventures!
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