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K2 Base Camp Trek Packing List

As always, when planning a major trip into the mountains, having the right gear is one of the bests ways to prepare yourself for a happy and successful trekking experience. Showing up unprepared is pretty much a one-way ticket to the ultimate suffer-fest. Whether you decide to do this trip with Epic Backpacker Tours or […]

Hunza Culture: People Born in the Mountains

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For many centuries the people of Hunza Valley in Northern Pakistan have been living in the shadows of the mighty Karakoram Mountains. It was not until the Karakoram Highway opened in the late 1970s that access to the various valleys that make up the greater Hunza region was even possible by car. To give you […]

10 Reasons Why the K2 Base Camp Trek Should Be On Your Bucket List

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Nestled deep inside the Karakoram mountain range of Northern Pakistan lies a rare patch of earth where some of the world’s highest peaks jut of vast glacier systems, rock, and ice. This region is steeped in mystery, climbing lore, and the stuff of adventure legend. Central Karakoram National Park is home to FOUR 8000 meter […]

Epic Journal #3: Let’s Go 2022!

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With 2021 now in the books, Epic Backpacker Tours is now looking ahead to our 2022 season (with some chill time and lots of coffee mixed into the off-season 🙂 ). What a year we just had! Although, let’s be real: 2021 was another complex and challenging year for the tourism industry. There were Covid […]

Kyrgyzstan: The Celestial Mountains in Photos

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Photos by Epic Backpacker Tours trip leader Ralph Cope Traveling in Kyrgyzstan is just one of those places that deliver serious “wow” value at every turn. Here are some of our favorite images from our June 2021 Kyrgyzstan trip to the Celestial Mountains and Sary Jaz. Check out our Kyrgyzstan trip next up on the […]

The Epic Journal #1: Our First Pakistan Tour of 2021

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Words and images by Epic Backpacker Tours Co-founder, Chris Lininger I found myself heading to the Islamabad airport in the middle of the night to pick up a client for the first time in 17 months. The city buzzed with a strange vibrancy at 2 am as many people keep nocturnal hours across Pakistan during […]

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