What You Can Expect Staying in Nepal’s Tea Houses

Tea Houses are a form of accommodation unique to the Himalayas. They’re also the main lodgings featured throughout our Nepal: Kathmandu & Everest Base Camp gay climb.

We enlisted Head Honcho and frequent Out Adventures host, Robert Sharp, to give Inquisitive Alpinists a tour of one such accommodation. Take a look!

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6 Tips to Tackle Everest Base Camp

We’ve seen it before.

Caught up in a resolution, a mid-life crisis, or boundless optimism, someone books our 14-day Everest Base Camp gay hike. “I can do this.” they assure themselves. “Can’t I?”

Weeks before the climb, their confidence has withered. They weep openly and hyperventilate. They haven’t even purchased the hiking boots that should already be broken in!

If you’re thinking, ‘that sounds like me’, spark some incense, listen to a guided meditation and CTFD (calm the **** down). You *can* do this. Everest’s reputation is worse than her bite. If you’re reasonably fit (to use the guides’ own words), you truly can do this with training and preparation.

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Just the Facts: Tibetan Prayer Flags

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Tibetan Prayer Flags are a common sight on our Nepal & Everest Base Camp Adventure.

Himalayan Buddhists believe the colourful rectangular cloths printed with mantras such as “Om Mani Padme Hum”, carry goodwill. Flying them can cure pride, jealousy, ignorance, greed and aggression. The flags can be strung horizantally (lung dar) or vertically (dar cho or dar chen).

Below are five fast facts about these iconic flags.
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In Focus: Nepal & Everest Base Camp Adventure

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Noel Catlett joined Out Adventures in Kathmandu last October before taking on our Nepal & Everest Base Camp Adventure. The hobby-photographer snapped a slew of sensational shots while surmounting the Mother of the Universe and was gracious enough to share them with us. Scroll through Noel’s photo-essay below, showcasing our most industrious tour to-date.

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Roaming with Rob: Nepal & Everest Base Camp

In October Rob lead an industrious group of men (and one woman) through the Himalayas to Everest Base Camp. Click play to watch Rob surmount the Mother of the Universe and check another destination off his bucket list.

For more information about Out Adventures’ Nepal & Everest Base Camp Adventure, visit our website. If you’d like to join Rob on a different tour you can find his complete 2018 departure schedule here.

Chatting with Out Adventurer Dominic Gramatte

Dominic Gramatte on Mount Everest

Dominic Gramatte, or Dom as he’s known from his blog DomOnTheGo, is an LGBT adventurer with an impressive resume.

Dom began blogging in 2015 when he was granted a seven month sabbatical from work. He took advantage of the opportunity and has since touched down on six out of the seven continents, conquered Kilimanjaro, navigated Patagonia, camped in the Serengeti and swam in the amazon.

His latest adventure: Everest Base Camp. With Out Adventures’ help, Dom trekked Everest with his partner Robert Green (Rob) for Rob’s 40th birthday this past April.

Although Dom will be posting all of his Everest content on DomOnTheGo in the coming weeks, we’re a notoriously impatient bunch in the Out Adventures’ office.  Naturally, we had to Skype Dom at his home in London, England to get a preview of his Everest adventure.

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Training for Everest Base Camp

Mt. Everest Trek

OUT Adventures runs annual hikes to Everest Base Camp. That may sound overly ambitious to some, but if you’d like to join us, you’ve got plenty of time to shape up with our 12-Week Program.

Admittedly, it will feel more like boot camp than your typical holiday prep (there’s no tanning booths in the regimen). However, if you follow our tips, your little jaunt towards Mt Everest will be as leisurely as a schlep through one of the world’s most unforgiving corners can be.

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Gay Guide: Kathmandu

To get at the beating heart of Kathmandu, we love getting lost in Old City’s alleyways and discovering unexpected temples, secret gardens and markets. Or we’ll rickshaw over to the backpacker district of Thamel to trade stories with trekkers and climbers, many of whom are just back from conquering Everest.

Unfortunately, Kathmandu was devastated by the 2015 Nepal earthquake. Consequently, the historic sites we’d normally recommend are still being reconstructed.

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