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Mystery in the Mountains: Exploring Machu Picchu

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Is Machu Picchu on your bucket list? Learn a bit about the the famous ruins below! History of Machu Picchu: Constructed in the 15th century, Machu Picchu is an ancient Inca city located in Peru that has been named one of the new seven wonders of the world. Archaeologists guess that Machu Picchu was abandoned […]
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5 Tips on What to Wear When Trekking

When I get ready for a trip, the first question on my mind is what to wear.  Over the past 6 years I have coached snowboarding in just about every type of weather imaginable and have trekked all over the world in the heavy rain and in the hot summer sun.  I have been in […]
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Yoga For The Weary. 10 Poses for Tired Trekkers

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Now that you’re all pumped up and ready to get going on your alpine adventure it’s time we let you in on a little-known trail trekker’s secret: High Altitude Yoga! While the novelty of striking an expert pose on a big peak to show your physical prowess is certainly satisfying, the ancient spiritual exercise is […]
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Readiness 101: Getting Your Rear Into Gear. Literally.

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Alright all you aspiring OneSeedlings, it’s high time for some tough love. Now we’re not trying to scare you off, but the fact is that one of our most consistent topics for post-trip feedback is the physical demands of our expeditions. We plan our trips carefully to make sure that they are accessible to as […]
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Hiking in the Clouds: What Happens at Altitude

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We get a lot of questions about altitude here at OneSeed. We do play in the mountains a lot after all! Altitude can effect people differently, but some we’ll cover some of the details here: What altitudes each trip reaches How altitude sickness can effect you How to prevent altitude sickness and monitor for it […]
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I arrived early in Kathmandu. Oh no, oh no, what will I do?

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Nepal is a great place, so if you forgot about those pesky time zones and arrive early or want more time to explore we’ve gathered some information that will be helpful to you. While we are excited for you to join us, we are only able to pick you up from the airport and provide […]
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“You don’t eat no meat? That’s ok. I make lamb.”

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Trying local food while traveling is one of my favorite things about being abroad, but as a vegetarian it can sometimes be difficult. I used to be a strict vegetarian so I know the hassle it can be, but I spent five months in China and survived! Some countries are extremely vegetarian friendly, as they […]
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Guide Profile: Sabine Barrios

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One of our newest Chilean guides, Sabine is well traveled and has five years experience guiding treks in Patagonia. Born in Venezuela, she grew up in Santiago before traveling through Bolivia, Argentina, Venezuela, France and England where she really mastered her English. In addition to leading trekking trips through Patagonia, she has also led extended […]
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From the Whites to the Rockies: Why I Love the Mountains

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OneSeed loves the mountains! Hopefully you do too. OneSeed staffer Cat shares the reasons for her love of the mountains, how they have influenced her life, and why she feels at home among them. The beach or the mountains? It’s a question that seems to be asked in nearly every awkward social situation, ice breakers […]
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The Flight to Nepal is Long, Bring a Book!

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Are you about to take a trip to Nepal? Curious about Nepal? Here are some reading recommendations from our staff that you may not have heard of. Grab a cup of cocoa, tea or coffee and settle into your favorite reading spot to delve into the wonders of Nepal! Touching My Father’s Soul: A Sherpa’s […]
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Staff Profile: Chris Baker, OneSeed Founder and Pizza Maker

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Meet Chris, the founder of OneSeed Expeditions. Over the past seven years, Chris has split his time between Nepal and the US. While in Nepal, he conducted research in Kathmandu and throughout the Khumbu region surrounding Mt. Everest. As a Fellow with Kiva.org, Chris worked closely with local microfinance institutions. Chris founded OneSeed in 2010 […]
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The Air Up There: Weather in Torres Del Paine

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Climate Overview Although the park is located in an area that includes a “mild- cool climate, rainy, without dry season”, the weather conditions observed during the year are various, depending on location, altitude, topography, or proximity to glaciers, lagoons or lakes. The characteristic aspect of the area is its thermal homogeneity, which allows tourists to […]
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Packing 101: You’ve Booked the Trip. Now What to Bring?

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Packing for a hike in the Himalayas is more involved than throwing things in your carry-on for a getaway weekend, but it does not need to be overwhelming. OneSeed has provided you a packing list with the basics of what you will need for your trek. Some of you – especially those with outdoors experience […]
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Daal Bhat 101

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No trip to a foreign land is truly complete without a sampling of the local fare. While this alone can be the most adventurous part of travel (haggis, anyone?), visitors to Nepal are greeted with a simple, vegetarian-friendly, and tasty national dish: dal bhat. Behold: Dal Bhat. The core of the meal consists of dal […]
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Picking the Right Expedition

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Expedition difficulty is determined by number of hours walking per day, elevation gain, trail quality, etc. Intermediate Intermediate adventures require that you are at the least at an average fitness level. Activities will be mandatory and occasionally physically demanding. Experience in this sport is not necessary. These are great first treks and a perfect fit […]
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3 Ways to Change the World Through Travel

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Racking up those stamp-covered passport pages is satisfying, but what if you could bank a little bit of good karma along the way? OneSeed tries to keep it simple: you take an amazing trip; a local woman launches or expands her business. Through the OneSeed Fund, local microfinance institutions are able to tap into the […]
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Bed, Breakfast, and Daal Bhat?: Teahouse Trekking in Nepal

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What is a Teahouse Lodge? Throughout the Himalaya, “teahouse” lodges are the standard traiside accommodation.  Somewhere between a bed and breakfast and a backcountry cabin, these teahouse lodges are among the more unique features of any Himalayan expedition. Teahouse lodges are usually organized around a central room with a hearth and eating area.  These family-run […]
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The Air Up There: Weather in the Langtang Region

Climate Overview Temperatures in the Langtang region vary greatly due to the extreme difference in altitude in the region. Most of the annual precipitation occurs from June to September. In fall (October – November) and spring (April – May), days are warm and sunny, and nights cool. In spring, rain at 3000m elevation often turns […]
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The Air Up There: Weather in the Khumbu Region

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Climate Overview July is warmest with an average temperature of 58.82 °F at noon. January is coldest with an average temperature of 17.78 °F at night. Temperatures at night are significantly cooler than during daytime. Winter can have some frostdays, with the coldest month most often being January. November is on average the month with […]
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The Air Up There: Weather in Nepal

We get lots of questions about weather. This makes sense.  Our clients fly halfway around the world and they want to know what to expect.  In a country with the geographic diversity of Nepal, this isn’t always the easiest question to answer.  We decided to break it down by region… We’ll start with the easy […]
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One–Er, Three–Months Down

Chris Baker is the founder of OneSeed Expeditions. When I first started this draft (on June 27th), I began by reflecting on just how much had happened in only a month since our launch in May. Time got away from me. Now, three full months since our launch, I can’t believe how much has come […]
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