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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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October 11, 2010

Kathmandu City Tour

After having survived several days of riding back seat on motorcycles running errands in preparation for our expedition, I welcome the relative safety of the tourist mini-bus we take on city tours. Our Mera Peak group is now all together and ready to immerse ourselves in the adventure. 


October 9, 2010

The other side of Nepal

For visitors to Nepal, the city of Kathmandu is a sideshow complete with Hindu holy men walking the streets, monkeys grabbing at your pack at Buddhist temples, freak street lore from the days of the hippies, funeral ghats, a soap opera story of a fallen kingdom, and so much more – all captivating beyond description. [+] READ MORE

October 8, 2010

Lions en route to Nepal

Posted by Mark Gunlogson/ President 

Some 30+ hours of travel from Seattle I arrive in Kathmandu, tired, but happy to be on my way back to the Himalaya after a fifteen year absence. From my first trip some twenty years ago I expect to see many changes, from a Nepal without a king, the emergence of a Maoist movement, an upsurge of tourists to this mystical place, and Kathmnadu bursting at the seams.


October 1, 2010

New extension: Amazon Lodge in Peru!

Mountain Madness is pleased to offer a relaxing way to explore the Amazon Basin after trekking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu or our other adventures based out of Cusco, Peru. This can be done as an 3-5 day extension to the Inca Trail Trek, Inca Trail Deluxe, and Ausangate Trek and Climb trips. The Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica offers ultimate luxury while surrounded by the lush Amazon rainforest.