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Iful Hiking With Some Serious Drop-offs For A Stretch

Zanskar Trek: Day by Day Highs & Lows

While I've written several posts about my Zanskar trek from the Zanskar Valley to the Indus River in northern India, there is still much that I've yet to share. This post will give you a day by day account of the trek - including the highs and the lows along with one photo from each day from the time we left Leh until we returned. I think it will provide a better overall explanation of…

Zanskar Camp Tear-down

Trekking in Ladakh Zanskar – What a Day Looks Like

I've done three multi-week treks in the mountains - two guided trips in the Himalayas (Nepal and India) and one that was self-guided in the Cordillera Blanca region of Peru. The guided trips definitely follow a daily pattern. While on our 16 day trip with World Expeditions trekking in Ladakh Zanskar, the landscape changed but the routine did not. Trekking in Ladakh Zanskar, though hard, has been one of the most beautiful experiences in my…

The Markha Valley Trek In India

Markha Valley Trek in 3 Exceptional Days

We finished our trek from the Zanskar Valley to the Indus River in northern India with World Expeditions with the spectacular three day Markha Valley trek. Most of our 16 day trek was well off the proverbial beaten path. Beauty in the Markha Valley comes with a price - a lot more people and the tea-house culture. There's nothing wrong with that but it requires an adjustment after a couple of truly remote weeks. Our…

Hiking in the Andes: Peru’s Alpamayo Circuit

You're in for a treat when you sign up with World Expeditions to do Peru's spectacular Alpamayo Circuit. I did the Alpamayo trip self-supported years ago and still look back at my time in these stunning mountains with wonder. The incredible landscape on this trip will stir your soul. What makes the Alpamayo trip different than say one in Europe or North America? The Cordillera Blanca (meaning white mountains) boasts an unspoiled landscape that is literally…

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