Trek Hike & Climb

Change your altitude: climb until your head’s in the clouds, peer into a volcano, get high atop a monadock: these are the trails that will change your perspective on everything, from Everest to Uluru to Kelimutu.

Wet & wild in Karijini

Wet & wild in Karijini: Gorge Out on this Red Rock Playground

Lost in a labyrinth of soaring red rock, Karijini adventurers quickly lose their shoes to shimmy along twisting waterways and plunge through sculpted chasms into tantalising, ‘dare-me’ waterholes.  In Western Australia’s vast spinifex-covered interior, this wet and wild..... . .

Maya Bristow Youngest Australian to trek to Everest Base Camp

Youngest Australian reaches Everest Base Camp, aged 6

Meet our gusty six-year-old daughter Maya Bristow who in May 2018, walked herself into the record books as the youngest Australian to trek independently to Nepal’s Everest Base Camp. Our pint-sized adventurer from Cairns, Australia, reached the foot of the world’s highest peak..... . .

The Route to Everest Base Camp: Get Trekking

Our Everest Itinerary We spent 14 days hiking from Phaplu to Everest Base Camp, and another five days getting back to the airport at Lukla. Below is a breakdown of the itinerary we trekked, which will give you an idea of the overall route. If you fly into Lukla, the route above..... . .

Trek to Everest Base Camp

Of all the captivating mountains on the planet, the one so many of us strive to get close to is Mount Everest. Wrapped in ethereal wonder, fuelled by the storytelling of our youths, this mountain alone attracts the majority of Nepal’s trekking tourism, and more of us than ever..... . .

Nepal Himalaya. Image Credit David Bristow

Walking out of Kathmandu – The 3-day trip anyone can tackle

Kathmandu Valley’s Best Walking Tour If you thought that the only way to glimpse Nepal’s spectacular Himalayan peaks was by tackling an arduous mountain trek, this three-day wander out of Kathmandu is going to surprise you! Not only does it deliver jaw-dropping mountain..... . .

It’s said that when children die in the mountain village of Moni, their spirits soar high towards Mount Kelimutu, settling in the warmest and bluest of the volcano’s tricoloured crater lakes. Image Credit - David Bristow

Climb a volcano: Mount Kelimutu’s Tricoloured Lakes

Climbing Kelimutu It’s said that when children die in the mountain village of Moni, their spirits soar high towards Mount Kelimutu, settling in the warmest and bluest of the volcano’s tricoloured crater lakes. Known as Tiwu Nuwa Muri Koo Fai, this sacred turquoise lake is the..... . .

Our Macpac Vamoose Child Carrier

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Big Rock Vistas: Top spots to get high in Australia

Looking for the ultimate natural high? Get some altitude atop Australia’s most unlikely summits: inselbergs and island peaks, rock orbs and monadnocks and discover Australia’s most surprising views. Cooks Lookout – Lizard Island This may well be Australia’s..... . .

Annapurna made easy: How to trek Nepal with your child

Annapurna Bliss On the Annapurna Circuit, high above Kagbeni where snowy peaks shadow the once forbidden Himalayan kingdom of Mustang, we cross paths with a group of white-robed sadhus on the trail. Unburdened by backpacks and carrying tridents and little else, these bare-footed..... . .

Trekking in Nepal with Kids – the Ultimate Guide

For families with small children, Nepal is an unlikely destination to spend time in the outdoors, but after three weeks on the Annapurna Circuit, I’m happy to say that it has been one of the best family adventures we’ve tackled so far. With superb mountain views, intriguing..... . .