• Five of the best from Kathmandu

    Whether you're in the air or on the ground, Kathmandu provides some of the most breathtaking sights in Nepal. We asked our Nepal Destination Manager Steve Wroe for his top five tips on making the most of magical Kathmandu.

    Delve into the heart of old town

  • Annapurna vs Everest – the definitive guide

    The most common question we get asked by travellers interested in a trek in Nepal is: should I go to Annapurna or Everest? So here it is – our guide to which one you should choose for your next trekking adventure.

    Of course it’s not an easy question to answer, as each experience is brilliant, so we’d say try both! But if you are short of time, and have to choose one, we have some pointers to help make your decision a little easier.

  • Mt Kailash, Tibet - Image of the Week

    Image of the week: Mt Kailash, Tibet

    Trip of the week: Kailash & Manasarovar Explorer

    Check out our Himalaya brochure.

  • Q&A – Family travel in Nepal

    Was it you or the boys who decided on the Himalaya as your next family trip and when you first told them what was their initial reaction?

    The boys were always wanting to go and see Everest.  When I told them they were incredibly excited, and told some of their friends, whose families also came along.

     

    When did you start your family training for the walking and what did the fitness regime consist of?

  • Wadi Rum, Jordan - Image of the Week

    Image of the week: Wadi Rum, Jordan, by Sarah Louise Scales

    Trip of the week: Egypt & Jordan Experience

  • The best mini-adventures on foot

    Leigh, our Social Media guru, recently made it to Machu Picchu after tackling the Inca Trail – a four-day trek through the lush, challenging Peruvian Andes. With fabulous views across varying scenery, high passes to test the legs and a stunning collection of Incan remains en route, it’s a trail that packs so much into its relatively short duration. So where else to trek if you’re short on time but long on adventure? Take a walk through our recommendations.

    Walking the Great Wall

  • Uyuni Salt Flats, Bolivia - Image of the Week

    Image of the week: Uyuni Salt Flats, Bolivia, by Natalie Neal

    Trip of the week: Peru & Bolivia Discoverer

  • Travel books: one new, one old, two reviews.

    To a Mountain in Tibet, by Colin Thubron

    A simple tale of a man travelling on foot to the sacred slopes of the holy mountain of Kailas in the western Himalaya, Thubron’s deceptively profound account is also an inner journey of remembrance and grief: for his recently deceased mother, and for other family members also departed.

  • The Mighty Great Wall of China or Captivating Kamchatka?

  • Q&A with Michelle, Peregrine's team leader for the Oxfam Trailwalker

    Michelle Ouw, leader of the Peregrine team for the Oxfam Trailwalker event, talks us through the team’s preparation for the gruelling 100km, 48-hour walk for charity through Australian bush in April.

    How’s the preparation going?

  • Machu Picchu by the path less travelled – the Salkantay Route

    Jill Blunsom, Peregrine’s Latin America Destination Manager, explains the appeal of the Salkantay Trek, which follows quiet trails through some of Peru’s most astounding scenery, finishing at Machu Picchu.

  • Pole-pole! How to conquer Kilimanjaro

    More than 20,000 people every year attempt to climb the world’s highest freestanding mountain – and fewer than half succeed. Our trekking expert Lou Day gives us a step-by-step guide to get you to the roof of Africa.

  • A self-guided walk through the Pyrenees

    When it comes to European mountains, most trekkers make a beeline for the Alps, leaving Pyrenean trails - over high passes, among foothills and in the shadow of soaring summits - happily under-trampled.

  • Four Pilgrimages

    A few days until Christmas, so it seems apposite to have a blog with a religious bent. Their origin may lie in atoning for sins, but like Christmas, pilgrimages nowadays mean much more than just an expression of devotion to a particular faith. Whether secular or religious, they are in some ways the essence of travel: a practice that mingles the private and the public, mixes the many joys of camaraderie with the more private pleasures of reflection and discovery – of place, people and oneself. Here’s a whistlestop global tour of some of the great pilgrimages.

  • The world’s best walking cities?

    More often than not, getting to grips with what makes a city tick is best done on foot. Whether it’s a museum ramble, exploration of cobblestoned old quarters, or idle paseo-style post-prandial perambulations, a walk is the best way of measuring up how a place exists on a human scale, how its inhabitants go about their daily lives, and of feeling the rhythm of the streets. Here are some of our favourite cities for a stroll. Head to our facebook page to chip in with others...

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