Professional photographer Melissa Findley was in Cambodia when she heard the news about the Nepal earthquake, but the week before she’d been in the Himalayas, ground zero, trekking with a friend.
Listen up, aspiring photographers/photo journalists/anyone with a pulse.
It’s a long uphill climb but smiles are back on innocent faces and time it seems has healed.
When the quake struck Nepal on 25 April this year, we reached out to our travellers for help. Our target was $40,000. A pretty serious amount of money, but within 6 hours we were well past it. After a few weeks we were sitting at $300,000, with another $100,000 chipped in from Intrepid itself.
On 25 April 2015, Tony Hill was mid-way through an Intrepid Nepal trip – some 2000ft above Namche Bazaar – when the earthquake struck. All of a sudden Tony, who by his own admission is “not particularly well-travelled” and his companions found themselves deep inside a disaster zone.
With eight of the world’s 10 tallest mountains in its borders, it’s not a big surprise most travellers visit Nepal for the trekking. Flying into Kathmandu you’ll find dozens of adventurous looking groups about to set off into the snow-capped wilds of the Himalayas, usually carbo-loading on their second plate of momos.
It’s the choice facing every Nepalese adventurer: Annapurna vs Everest. Whose scene reigns supreme? We’ve got the definitive guide.
One of the most popular trekking areas of Nepal has been given the green light by experts three months after powerful earthquakes rocked the country.
Having just returned from visiting the Nepalese Himalayas, Darrell Wade (Intrepid co-founder) has penned a heartfelt letter describing his experience, answering many travellers questions and offering real insight into the post-earthquake reality of the region.