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Endless Tracks has been created by Peter and Wendy Watkins who are travelling the world.
Endless Tracks is all about travelling close to the ground, meeting local people, eating local food and taking local transport. Endless Tracks seeks out the sights less seen and the places less known and we want to share these with you.
We have eclectic interests; photography, local culture, textiles, nature, mountains. We will be sharing posts about these and more as we trek and travel around.
We travel with a backpack and a camera each and delight in sitting and chatting with local people about their daily lives. Endless tracks will keep you up to date as we trek and travel our way around the world.
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On my last visit I was hunting for textiles in Nepal. I find that most places I visit have a specific type of textile that is used in a quite specific manner. In Nepal I was looking for two specific textiles, one traditionally used by the Sherpa group and one from...read more
The Imja Valley – A beautiful acclimatization hike on the way to Everest Base Camp or the Three Passes trek
On the way to Everest Base camp, above Dingboche, there is the beautiful and little known Imja Valley. It follows the Imja Khola (river) and leads up to the little village of Chhukhung that sits almost at the base of Island Peak. Walking up the Imja valley is a...read more
Endless Tracks is going to Nepal so will be a bit quiet for the next few weeks as I pull on my boots and go trekking again. I will be in the Everest region following the route of the 3 High Passes. Along the way I will be seeing and photographing 4 of the 8000m...read more
Walking in the French alps is like applying balm to your senses. The beautiful scenery, the good food and the friendly people all add up to a memorable experience. Walking the Tour du Mont Blanc is exhilarating, even life changing. The walk takes you around the Mt...read more
Are you planning a trek in Nepal? You have made a great choice! Maybe you are wondering whether you need to train? Unless you are really, really fit the answer is a resounding YES! As most treks in Nepal are strenuous and you trek to high altitudes, you need to be...read more
Tea House trekking in Nepal gives you the opportunity to meet some locals and to experience the generosity of the people of Nepal. It is common to stay overnight in Tea Houses when trekking in Nepal. As the name suggests you can get tea and also food at tea houses...read more
Well, we have just made the final decision to go trekking in Nepal again. This adventure marks the beginning of our new project, Trek to the 14, 8000m Mountains. Along the way on this trek we will see four 8000m mountains, Everest (8850m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu...read more
Packing for a trek can seem daunting. It is easy to take too much and a disaster to take too little. With some careful planning you can take just the right amount. When packing for 1 week, 3 weeks or 2 months you need the same basic items, for a longer time you just...read more
Here is a list of all the items I take with me when trekking in mountainous regions. When you go above 4000m it will be cold at any time of the year hence the inclusion of some very warm clothes. I am going to use this list when I go back to Nepal in October. I was...read more
It may seem strange that anyone can write about a part of Nepal, especially in the Everest region that goes unnoticed by most trekkers. Many, many people trek to Everest Base Camp each year and the normal route is to fly into Lukla and then walk on up to Namche...read more