Travel Deeper with Gareth Leonard

I’m Gareth Leonard and this is a story about leaving behind everything comfortable I knew, in search of a dream…  I hope you don’t mind if I take a brief pause from the “Travel Deeper Australia” series to bring you the first ever T2T Trailer. This bad boy is long overdue, but it’s finally time … Continued

Mt Everest Base Camp Trek – Vlog V

Today is the day! We made our way up the trail in between the Khumbu glacial moraine and the mountain walls. We picked our way through massive boulders before reaching the town of Gorak Shep where we stopped for a well earned lunch. Recharged, we made our way past the moraine wall of Khumbu Glacier; … Continued

Mt Everest Base Camp Trek – Vlog IV

The golden rule of acclimatizing slowly is ‘climb high, sleep low’, so that’s what we did on day seven. Just outside Dingboche is a small peak called Nangkartshang. It’s a steep climb up the ridge, but slow and steady wins the race. We looked straight at Makalu, Lhotse and Cho Oyo – three of the six … Continued

Mt Everest Base Camp Vlog – Part III

Easter Sunday was spent as an acclimatization day, letting our bodies adjust to the higher elevation. We spent most of the day relaxing and playing cards at the Rivendell Lodge in Deboche, before a short acclimatization trek in the afternoon. We visited the Tengboche Gompa, an important Buddhist monastery in the Khumbu region, and we were … Continued

Mt Everest Base Camp Vlog – Part II

Starting out on day two in Phakding, we set off through a narrow valley divided by the Dudh Khosi River, passing terraced crop fields, small villages and ever-present prayer wheels (always pass on the left and spin them clockwise!). As we approach the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park, we were greeted with sensational views of massive snow-capped … Continued

Mt Everest Base Camp Vlog – Part I

Let me take you behind the scenes (BTS) of our 19-day adventure to Mt Everest Base Camp with some rough-cut clips of where we stayed, what we ate, and everything in between. Our six-trekker team met our Active Adventures‘ guides in Kathmandu, and catch an early morning flight to Lukla where we would begin our … Continued

A Journey to Mt Everest Base Camp [VIDEO]

The journey to Mt Everest Base Camp was nothing short of spectacular. It was exhausting, emotional, and unlike anything I had ever done. After a few days trekking through the Himalayas, it became very clear that Base Camp was no joke. It was such an amazing experience with our Active Adventures crew. If you have the chance, … Continued

Mt Everest Base Camp Trek (40 Photos)

The Mount Everest Base Camp trek was one of the most incredibly intense and beautiful adventures of my life. Unfortunately, just days after that amazing experience was complete, a massive earthquake shocked the region, and the storytelling from the trip was put on hold. Instead, we focused our attention on Active Hearts Himalaya and the relief efforts in Nepal. … Continued

The First Trip to Gogane [Video]

Here is the video footage from my first trip out to the village of Gogane with the Active Hearts Himalaya team, just days after the first massive earthquake hit Nepal. ACIVE HEARTS HIMALAYA DONATION PAGE PHOTOS FROM GOGANE ——————————————————————————————– Here is storyline, in case you want to read along… For millions of Nepali people, this … Continued

Disaster Relief at Eye Level [55 PHOTOS]

It isn’t until you leave the city of Kathmandu that you can really see the destruction that the earthquakes have caused. Nepal is made up of 75 districts, 12 of which were absolutely crushed by the earthquakes. Within those 12 districts there are countless towns and villages that have been, and continue to be, greatly effected by … Continued

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