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Zegrahm Expeditions Travel Resources

Welcome to the Zegrahm Expeditions resources page! Here you will find inspiration for your next adventure and information from your last adventure, produced by our field leaders, Seattle office staff, and contributing writers. From blog posts and field reports (daily recaps of a past expeditions with images) to photo galleries and videos, explore your world from our perspective.

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March 7, 2016
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On April 25, 2015, Nepal was rocked by a 7.9 magnitude earthquake, flattening villages, damaging landmarks, and triggering a major avalanche on Mount Everest. Nearly a year later, even the most adventurous spirits are still leery of heading to the “Roof of the World.”

Since many Zegrahm travelers have expressed their concerns about visiting the Southeast Asian country, we reached out to our local tour operator, Nima Tashi of Last Frontiers Trekking, for insight. His advice: Not...

Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
March 2, 2016
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We expected the snorkeling and diving in the Philippines to be good. We knew the birding would be quality but extremely specialized, so we brought in a local ornithologist, Rommel Cruz, to make it work. We knew the logistics would be challenging, so in the year prior to our arrival, expedition leader Mike Moore made numerous visits to each town and island, in some cases literally counting seats on local transportation to tie up loose ends. We tried to be as prepared as possible to launch a...

Kayaking in Antarctica
February 22, 2016
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Zegrahm travelers are some of the most adventurous on the planet. Those looking for a spine-tingling, life-changing experience this year will discover it in our new guide, Top 5 Destinations for Adventure in 2016.

We consulted with Zegrahm's team of expert field leaders to find out what's on their radar. Leading the list were perennial favorites...

Mekong sunrise
May 28, 2015
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As you cruise down the mighty Mekong, just before you get to Khong Jiam, you’ll see a long cliff—Pha Taem—for which the 131-square-mile Pha Taem National Park is named. The hale and hardy can climb to the top for a bird’s-eye view of Laos. Explore the park—the most eastern region of Thailand and one of the most popular attractions in the Ubon Ratchatani province—to glimpse nearly 300 prehistoric rock paintings estimated at around 3,000 years old, as well as spectacular waterfalls.

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Cruising the Mekong River
May 29, 2015
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Imagine, for a moment, the gift of discovery, of journeying into a completely new region of the world—one you’ve only read about and seen in photographs. A chance to understand the traditions and customs of a population wholly removed from your daily life and halfway around the planet. The lesser-visited Central Mekong River region is replete with opportunities to observe Laotian and Thai cultures, untrammeled by overtly modern influences and hearkening to a simpler time.

Lush,...

Yala National Park
May 28, 2015
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Animal lovers, take note—Sri Lanka is home to some of the most incredible displays of wildlife you’ll see in your world travels. Our expert expedition leader, Mark Brazil, is no stranger to this dramatic landscape with its elephants, leopards, spotted deer, sloth bears, wild buffaloes, and over 200 species of bird. In fact, Sri Lanka is one...

Wild Rhinoceros
May 28, 2015
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Nepal’s Chitwan National Park tops many a traveler’s wish list, and for good reason. If you’ve ever dreamed of stepping foot in this UNESCO World Heritage Site, now’s your chance: our 21-day Nepal & Bhutan tour (departing October 29, 2019) includes ample time to explore the park. Here are a few of our favorite things to do...

Blackbucks
May 28, 2015
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If you find you’ve been feeling a bit of wanderlust and you’re craving to connect with nature in its wildest form, we have a 19-day expedition that will satisfy your need for adventure as you traverse two of western India’s wildest landscapes: Gir and Velavadar National Parks.

The natural wonders are so abundant in western India that the region comprises two national parks, each with their own distinct personalities. As each park boasts different fauna, flora, and landscapes,...

Chocolate Hills, Bohol Island
October 20, 1999
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Shaped by geological and historical influences, the Philippines of yesterday and today came to life for us in a beautiful tapestry of natural wonders, fascinating people and diverse activities. This island nation is divided into three main geographic regions: Luzon in the north, the central Visayan Islands, and Mindanao in the south. Each region has a distinct character. Luzon is the largest and most developed of the islands. It is home to Manila, the bustling capital of 11 million people,...

Bengal Tiger
September 22, 2010
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Since 1997, we have made almost yearly trips to both Bandhavgrah and Kanha National Parks in eastern India to seek out the rare Bengal tiger. And while this elusive creature is the star attraction, there is an abundance of other wildlife within the parks that amazes visitors with their beauty and abundance. Yet, due to the overwhelming demand from Westerners to see the tigers, local guides are typically only versed in tiger ecology and have limited knowledge of the park’s slew of other...

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