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How to trek to Everest Base Camp

Everest has captivated intrepid men and women since 1920. The exploits of legends like George Mallory, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay put the huge mountain on the map, thousands of people have followed, making huge sacrifices – many with their lives – in their own attempts at the summit.

But today, the trek to Everest Base Camp has become an achievable goal for people from all walks of life who want a hint of the world’s highest peak. In 2012, between 35,000 and 37,000 people marched in the Everest region.

What’s it like trekking to Everest Base Camp?

Aside from stunning scenery, travelers in the region can experience unique Sherpa culture visiting monasteries and museums along the way. The days are full of walking for the sheer pleasure of it, past prayer wheels through colorful and swing bridges out of an Indiana Jones movie, while nights are rewarded with a hot meal and a conversation with people like-minded around the fire in the dining room.

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The heady mix of natural beauty, fascinating culture and a sense of personal achievement and the Nepalese warm hospitality, makes the Everest Base Camp Trek one of the world’s most unforgettable.

When I have to make the trip?

From March to May and September to December. It gets hot in May, just before the monsoon season, be prepared for possible rain. Reaches zero temperatures in December, but the days are still beautiful and there is a smaller number of hikers (but remember to cherish the evenings).

Burundi

Beautiful Burundi has been ravaged by a generation of ethnic conflict, but with the advent of peace, this charming country may at last be able to put his dark past to rest. A small nation some very high mountains and languid lakeside communities, Burundi is among the African giants of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Tanzania. The scenery is breathtaking and the warm welcome, and can return to begin receiving a trickle of passengers the word out that the war is over.

Steam capital, Bujumbura, is centrally located on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, on the outskirts of the city are some of the best beaches in the interior of the continent. Ask the old hands on Burundi, Africa before the war, and is the kind of place watery eyes go on and refer us to the lives of the Lotus-eaters. Unfortunately there has been a lotus food for most Burundians for over a decade of violence.

Many of the attractions inside the country have been off limits for years, but the stunning scenery and the warmth of the Burundian compensated more. Choosing the source of the Nile south, the ancient forest of Kibira National Park or the place where Stanley was reputed to have uttered the eternal words of Dr. Livingstone, I presume? ‘.
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Tensions between tribes have ravaged the country since independence in 1962, and there is always a chance things could get going again. It is a young peace, so be sure to do your homework before embarking on an adventure in Burundi.

Argentina

The secret is out: with its beautiful scenery, cosmopolitan cities and vibrant culture, Argentina is a paradise for travelers. It extends nearly 3,500 miles from Bolivia to the tip of South America, covers a wide variety of geography and climate, and is about the size of India. Nature lovers can tour the Patagonian steppe, climbing the highest peak in South America, thousands of penguins walk and witness the most impressive waterfalls in the world. Hikers can enjoy the stunning scenery of the lush region of lakes – lakes and mountains with glorious white tip – and sampling the glaciers of Patagonia cut and painted landscapes Andean deserts. City Slickers will adore fabulous Buenos Aires, full of opportunities to learn Spanish, watch football (soccer), sultry tango and interact with dynamic and beautiful locals (residents of Buenos Aires). You’ll be out to buy designer clothes at affordable prices and eat the best beef in the world every holiday, while in the clubs all night.

Argentina celebrates its bicentennial in 2010, delighting in the 200 years of independence from Spain. Expect to visit various museums and recently renovated buildings such as the famous Teatro Colon closed popular excursions for more than two years during the facelift.

Argentina is safe, friendly and – compared to Europe or the U.S. – very affordable. Now is a good time to visit, so his spirit in the team and prepare for an unforgettable adventure!
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The Argentines can justly claim the highest peak in Latin America (Aconcagua), its greatest width of the street (July 9) and perhaps its most beautiful capital, but its beaches are nothing special. However, while the wealthy Buenos Aires to Uruguay and Brazil for the summer, most people go to the chain of resorts that dot the Atlantic coast.

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In the surrounding region dry and dusty, Karonga is a relaxed little town with wide streets and pastoralists. It is the first city and the last on the road between Malawi and Tanzania, and has some good facilities, including the only bank in the north of Mzuzu.

New South Wales is a vibrant place where history is alive and Welsh culture finds new forms of expression. The mixture of tradition and sophistication rebellious New World is one of the greatest assets of Wales today. The male voice choirs can still keep a welcome in the valleys, but an alternative culture flourishes in urban centers such as Cardiff a healthy dose of hedonism oozes from gourmet kitchens and hip hotels and a strong motive environmental awareness is based on country-sighted perspective.

Wales remains an open area, excellent: grab the hiking boots or a mountain bike and head of Pembrokeshire Coast National Park with its stunning scenery and the coast road, or lost in the onslaught of waves, beaches and limestone cliffs that sweep of the Gower Peninsula. You can visit the villages with tongue-twisting names before settling into a cozy pub with a pint of local beer in Brecon Beacons, or join the adrenaline junkies in search of the ultimate adventure in Llandudno – Welsh style.
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Wales is a place that becomes an obsession, calling back year after year its visitors with its friendly people, good food, extraordinary landscapes, white-knuckle adventures and admirably green credentials. These are the marks of a country looking firmly towards a promising future.