Climb hiker-friendly 16,000-foot summits--and maybe nab a first ascent--on a shoestring budget, plus get an unchaperoned glimpse of Tibetan culture.
Sherpa's big year also includes an limited edition Suunto watch to benefit his foundation.
What makes a backpacker a backpacker? It's not the garage full of gear or piles of guidebooks--it's the experiences, from thru-hiking a long trail to pushing your personal envelope to inspiring a child's love of wilderness. Here we present BACKPACKER's new Life List: 10 experiences to add to your tick-listnow--and the key skills you need to nail them.
The roof of the world is open to everyone, and your personal Mt. Everest is waiting.
Walk the World's Highest Trail.
We've traveled to 10 countries and uncovered the best adventures you never knew existed.
There is a reason the native's call it Sagarmatha, meaning "head of the sky."
Nepal's Annapurna Circuit can't compete with the world's best treks for lavish huts, extreme solitude, and sumptuous cuisine. So why is it still number one? Let us count the reasons.
Associate editor Shannon Davis tells us more about the highs and lows of his honeymoon trek (featured in March 2009's "The Perfect Circle") on the sky-scraping Annapurna Circuit in Nepal.
Two Everest-scaling Sherpas face their biggest challenge yet–surviving suburban America.
Rising treeline threatens the Northeast's best views.
Deep in the heart of the forbidden Tibetan kingdom, a long-awaited adventure inherited from the author's father takes an unexpected twist.
When you hike the world's highest peaks in search of the legendary snow leopard, be prepared for the unexpected.
The Annapurna Circuit is your path to the rooftop of the world.