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Why I enjoy trekking
Trekking at high altitude
Booking a Private Trek or Tour
Responsible Tourism
Dealing With Begging
Taking Great Photos
Traveling with children

Last Updated: April 2008

Overall References and Travel Tips

This section contains my overall perspectives on trekking and traveling around the world. I have split it up into chapters you can click at the navigation bar on the left of this screen. It answers a few common questions like:

  • What kinds of books and websites would you recommend to get me started?
  • If I want to buy only a few books on mountaineering, what would you recommend?
  • I haven't done much trekking, what is it like?
  • Do I need to be super fit to trek at high altitude? Will I get sick?
  • How can I book a private tour customized to what I want, and can I even save money over organized tours?
  • Do I need to tip my guide, cook and porters, and if so how much?
  • Man, I hate bargaining. Do I really have to?
  • Do I need to buy an expensive processional camera to take great photos?
  • Hey, I've got kids, should I leave them at home, or bring them along?