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Destination:
Nepal
The world most charming Mount Everest could see from various angles with it depends on your vacations. There are many trekking trails leading to foot of Mount Everest, we musical adventure ... moretrekking organize trek from a week to a month. A week length Everest trek know as Everest Panorama trek AKA Everest view trek. Our trekking trail passes beautiful and colorful villages of different ethnic groups like Sherpa, Rai and Tamang and spending nights at Phakding, Namche, Tangboche, Khunde, Manju and Lukla. Everest Panorama trek offers a glimpse of Sherpa culture with Buddhism and soaring Himalayan vista of Khumbu Region.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1,350 m/4,420 Ft) Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu for sightseeing Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,670 m/8,757 Ft & 4hrs trek). ... more
Day 04:
Phakding to Namche (3,450 m/11,316 Ft & 6-7hrs trek)
Day 05:
Day hike to Thamo
Day 06:
Namche to Tyangboche (3,875 m/12,710 Ft & 6hrs trek)
Day 07:
Tengboche to Khunde (3,840 m/12,595 Ft & 5-6hrs trek)
Day 08:
Khunde to Manju (2,900 m/9,512 Ft & 5hrs trek)
Day 09:
Manju to Lukla (2,860 m/9,380 Ft & 5hrs trek)
Day 10:
Lukla to Kathmandu 35minute flight
Day 11:
Free day in Kathmandu
Day 12:
Departure

Cost Includes:
International and Domestic Airport-up and drop-off service.
4 Nights tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
All the required ground transportation as mention in the Itinerary
Guided Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour with private transportation
Trekking Permits (TIMS, National park fees).
Experienced English speaking licensed guide and experienced Porter with salary, accommodation, food and Insurance.
Three meals a day (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner with Hot drinks).
Seasonal fresh fruits where available
Complimentary four seasonal sleeping bag, down Jacket etc. (should be returned upon completing the trek)
Flight or drive according to the itinerary
Exclusives Medical kit.
Farewell dinner.

Cost Excludes
Lunch and dinner at Kathmandu (Breakfast Included)
Travel insurance and any sort of rescues such as Helicopter or Horse.
Kathmandu valley sightseeing and entrance fees in monuments.
Personal expenses battery charge, hot shower, phone calls, Internet, laundry etc.
Gratitude (Tips) to guide and porters (recommended but not compulsory)
Destination:
China
This trek follows the old trade route between the great Buddhist centres of Shalu and Nartang, marking a glorious chapter in Tibetan history. The trail and passes are not particularyly ... morehigh and the trailheads are easily accessible from Shigatse.
DAILY ITINERARY Day 1 Arrival In Lhasa Our staff will greet you at Lhasa Airport/Railway to transfer you to hotel. From Lhasa Airport to downtown Lhasa, usually takes abt 1.5hrs; from ... moreLhasa Railway Station, abt 20mins. After transferred to hotel, the rest of the day you will be free to wander around the city on your own but try not to overtax yourself. The first day's well-rest is crucial to acclimatize high altitude. Remember to drink lots of water, eat light, and not to shower if you can help it. 

Day 2 Lhasa City

As the capital city, Lhasa is the political, economic, cultural, communication and tourism center of Tibet with a history over 1300 years.
Attraction: Barkhor Street, Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple

Day 3 Lhasa Suburb

Today you will visit attractions in Lhasa suburb. You will stay long hour on sightseeing under the fierce sun of Tibet, do arm yourself with sunglasses/ hat/ sunscreen, etc.
Attraction: Sera Monastery, Norbulingka

Day 4 Lhasa - Gyantse - Shalu

From Lhasa to Gyantse is abt 264km, en route you will pass by Khamba-la Pass (4794m), and with the huge massif of Mt Nojin Kangtsang (7191m) at far distance in view. Then head to Shalu via the fertile Nyangchu Valley.
Attraction: Yamdroktso Lake, Pelkor Chöde Monastery with Gyantse Kumbum, Shalu Monastery

Day 5 Shalu To Nartang Trek: Shalu - Upper Lungsang(6hrs/ 19km/ 420m ascent/ 240m descent)

From Shalu Monastery(3980m) walk the motorable road south up the valley. 30mins from Shalu you will pass by and visit the Ri-puk Hermitage.

1hr or so from Shalu, the road forks: take the south fork. In the south of the road, a conical-shaped hill and a village called Phunup at its base can be made out. Gradually the trail climbs to a small white ridge. As you approach you will see a line of white cairns marking its summit(4030m). Look for the trail that ascends to the cairns, a 1hr walk from the fork in the road. From the ridge’s summit, Phunup village is to the south and the Showa-la is to the west. The trail descends gradually to enter the stream bed coming from the Showa-la, 30mins from the cairns. The climb up to the pass and descent on the other side is through some heavily eroded, waterless ravines and slopes. Bring plenty of drinking water. From the stream bed the trail soon climbs back up the right side of the valley only to drop back in and out of the stream bed in quick succession.

From the Showa-la(4170m), the second pass, the Char-la, can be seen in the range of the hills west of an intervening valley. The easy-to-go trail descends from the pass along the south side of a ravine. In 1hr you will reach the valley floor. Cross over the sandy north-south valley, intersecting a road.

The valley watercourse is dry except during summer flash floods. West of it is a poplar and willow copse, the only bit of shade in the area. From the copse, you enter a side valley, continuing in a westerly direction towards the Char-la. In a few minutes you reach the village of Manitinge, on the southern margin of the valley, and pick up the main cart track going up the valley. The track passes through the village of Siphu and, 1hr from the copse, crosses to the south side of the valley. You can glimpse the Char-la from here, which for most of the trek is hidden behind folds in the mountains.

In 30mins you will reach Lower Lungsang(4060m), a few minutes later Upper Lungsang, of where you will camp for the night.
Attraction: Ri-puk Hermitage

Day 6 Shalu To Nartang Trek: Upper Lungsang - Ngor

From Upper Lungsang the trail cuts across the valley floor, gradually making its way back to the northern side of the valley. It is at least 3hrs from Upper Lungsang to the Char-la. The terrain becomes more rugged and a gorge forms below the trail. There is a sidestream and small reservoir 45mins above Upper Lungsang. From the reservoir, the trail descends back to the stream bed but quickly exits the opposite side of the valley.

Look for a series of switchbacks on the southern side of the gorge and then follow them up. a further 15mins on, the trail crosses a gully and then another gulley in 15 more mins. The final leg to the pass is pretty much cross-country over a steep slope of raw expanse of rock. From the second gully, the Char-la can be reached in 45mins of steep uphill walking.

From the Cha-la(4550m), mountain ranges stretch to the west across the horizon and Ngor Monastery is visible directly below. Ngor is a 45mins steep descent from the pass. Sakya master Ngorchen Kunga Sangpo founded Ngor Monastery in 1429, giving rise to the Ngorpa suborder, a distinctive school of Buddhist thought. Only a portion of the monastery has been rebuilt, but what has is pleasing to behold.
Attraction: Ngor Monastery

Day 7 Shalu To Nartang Trek: Ngor - Nartang; Drive Nartang - Shigatse;(6hrs/ 19km/ 410m descent)

From Ngor, a road runs down the valley that is now suitable for all types of vehicles. 15mins from Ngor is the sizable village of Pero. 90mins from Ngor the valley and road bend to the north. 30mins further, there is a copse at the edge of the flood plain.

The road now swings to the west side of the wide alluvial valley and 30mins past the copse is the village of Dzong Lugari(3910m). The trail to Nartang Monastery, splits from the road on the northern outskirts of Dzong Lugari and heads north. From Dzong Lugari, it’s at least a 2hr trek across a broad valley to Nartang.

Your driver will be waiting for you at Nartang after you sightseeing the monastery to transfer you to Shigatse.
Attraction: Nartang Monastery

Day 8 Shigatse - Lhasa

We will depart today from your hotel in Shigatse around 08:00ish. The rode condition is pretty good but because of the speed-limit, we will spend about 6hrs on the road. Attraction: Tashilhunpo Monastery

Day 9 Departure From Lhasa By Flight/TrainYour tour ends today.

Our guide and driver will collect you from your hotel to transfer to Lhasa Airport/Railway for your next destination.
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Destination:
Slovakia
The trip is suitable for every hiker, who is able to hike about 5-6 hours daily. It is not technically difficult. Accomodation is located in the heart of High Tatras – mountain village ... moreStarý Smokovec with the beautiful views on Popradská valley.
Itinerary Day 1: Arrival to Slovakia Drive from Bratislava to Starý Smokovec (3,5 – 4 hrs) Accommodation, overnight in Starý Smokovec... more
Specific info about the next day trek

Day 2: Kriváň 2495m (6-7 hrs)
You will experience the most symbolic mountain in Slovakia. The trek is suitable for every hiker, not technically difficult. No rope needed, but the trek takes about 3,5 – 4 hours to reach the summit only. After the trek we will have a late lunch in local restaurant.

Note: Alternative hiking route is also available. Overnight in Starý Smokovec.

Day 3: Rysy 2499m (6-7 hrs)
Trek to Rysy is a bit technical, with one little „ferrata“. The rest of the tour is mostly enjoyable with beautiful views on Mlynická valley and the glacier lakes all around the valley. On the way down we will stop for a lunch break on the highest mountain lodge in Tatras (Chata pod Rysmi, 2250m). After the trek we will have a dinner in Slovak restaurant based in Starý Smokovec.

Note: Alternative hiking route is also available. Overnight in Starý Smokovec.

Day 4: Chata pri Zelenom plese 1550m (5 hrs) + Belianska cave
Easy trek to mountain hut – Chata pri Zelenom plese 1550m, next to the beautiful green glacier lake with the sceneric views on north face of Lomnický and Kežmarský štít, and limestone Belianske Tatry. After we get down from trek, we will go for lunch and then you will visit Belianska Cave that is located in the territory of the Tatra National Park. The cave is 1,752 m long, and some of its parts were known by gold-miners already in the 18th century. There are 8 species of bats living in the cave, now. Time of the tour in cave is approximately 1,5 hrs.

Day 5: Malý Ľadový štít 2602m (7 hrs)
Malý Ľadový štít (altitude 2602 m), is in the top 10 highest peaks in Tatras. Not that crowdy with tourists like Rysy and Kriváň. On the way up and down we can stop for a lunch break in mountain hut – Téryho chata 2015m, very popular place as a „Base Camp“ for climbers, hikers and during winter for skialpinists. The trek is a bit technical, but the rope is not needed.

Note: Alternative hiking route is also available (more technical hikes with the rope – Vysoká 2547m or Lomnický štít 2634m). Overnight in Starý Smokovec.

Day 6: Slovak Paradise (5 hrs) + Aqua City Poprad
Beautiful trek in real paradise. Suchá Belá valley and Prielom Hornádu (canyon) gives a bit different point of view of Slovak nature beauty. From our base camp in Starý Smokovec we will drive just 30km around Poprad city to reach Slovak paradise (National Park Slovenský raj). Lunch will take place in restaurant on the way. After the lunch we will relax and enjoy the Aqua City Poprad, with the thermal pools, saunas, whirpool and massage.

Note: Alternative hiking route is also available. Overnight in Starý Smokovec.

Day 7: Departure from Slovakia (3,5 – 4 hrs drive to Bratislava).
Visit of the city center and short walk by the Donau river with a coffe break.
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Destination:
New Zealand
This South Island experience will take you through the adventure and activity hot-spots. From postcard perfect Abel Tasman National Park to Punakaiki’s luscious green rainforests and ... morethe majestic Aoraki/Mount Cook. Finish your time in this magical country under the immense peaks of Mount Aspiring National Park before arriving in Queenstown - the adventure capital.
Itinerary DAY 1 - NELSON - ABEL TASMAN N.P. 11.7km/4 hours hiking Your guide will meet you at the Rutherford Hotel (9am) before driving to Nelson airport to collect those walkers ... morethat are doing the full New Zealand Uncut and are on a flight from Wellington. Sit back and enjoy the picturesque drive to Kaiteriteri. This seaside village is the gateway to the popular Abel Tasman National Park, and a trendy vacation spot for kiwis. Board a water taxi for a jaunt into the heart of the National Park. Step ashore at Bark Bay and follow the famed Abel Tasman coastal track through native forests and along golden sand beaches. A well-formed trail leads us up and over a gentle ridge into Torrent Bay, where the lovely clear fresh waters of Cleopatra's Pool may tempt you to take a dip or for those more daring a slide down the naturally formed hydro-slide! At Anchorage we will meet the water taxi for a return journey to Kaiteriteri. On the way back to Nelson we stop at the sleepy little coastal settlement of Mapua for some fine local fare. 

Accommodation: Rutherford Hotel, Nelson. 
Includes lunch and dinner.

DAY 2 - ABEL TASMAN –- PUNAKAIKI 
6 km/3 hours hiking
On the way to the West Coast we stop for a remarkable hike to marvel at natural flames which have been burning since the 1920's. We access this phenomena with a local guide over a privately owned working deer farm. Unlike the Eternal Flames of the Chimera in Turkey these flames are surrounded by lush tree ferns and beech forest. A cup of 'billy tea' and hot cakes prepared over the flames gives this experience a distinctly kiwi flavour. We continue our journey alongside the mighty Buller River as it cuts through the massive wilderness of the upper South Island, arriving on the coast at Westport. We take a short stroll at Cape Foulwind to view a colony of New Zealand fur seals playfully splashing around in the rock pools. We then head south to catch the sunset at Punakaiki and visit a local pub for dinner. 

Accommodation: Punakaiki Resort, Punakaiki.
Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

DAY 3 - PUNAKAIKI
11km/4 hours hiking
Hike the Inland Pack Track from Punakaiki to Pororari. This historic route was once used by prospectors and miners to avoid the immense coastal cliffs while travelling the West Coast. Pass through deep limestone canyons, towering rainforests and groves of Nikau Palms. You may not be able to resist a speedy swim in one of the many deep clear pools you pass on the way! After lunch hike along the Truman track to reach stunning waterfalls, sea cliffs and wild beaches. And of course no visit to Punakaiki is complete without a trip to the Pancake Rocks and blowholes. We walk at high tide when the blowholes are most impressive, blasting sprays of salt water skyward. 

Accommodation: Punakaiki Resort, Punakaiki. 
Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

DAY 4 - PUNAKAIKI - CHRISTCHURCH
4km/2 hours hiking
This remarkable highway takes us from the lush green rainforests of the West Coast and over the glaciated Southern Alps to the parched soft yellow savannahs of Canterbury. This is one of the most cleverly engineered roads in New Zealand. From Arthur’s Pass hike four kilometres down to the village on a well-formed walking track. The trail has superb mountain views, thundering waterfalls and a diverse range of alpine plants. We catch a glimpse of our colonial past as we pass Jacks Hut, a restored roadman’s cottage. East of the pass, stretch your legs again and stroll around the enchanting limestone outcrops of Kura Tawhiti (Castle Hill). This area was an important meeting place and food gathering area for early Maori people. Interestingly it was also bestowed as a “"spiritual centre of the universe"” by the Dalai Lama when he visited in 2002. Today it is a haven for rock climbers who climb and boulder on the multitude of rock forms. Arrive in Christchurch in the mid afternoon, time to explore the inner district and see some of the innovative and exciting methods used to rebuild the heart of the city following the devastating 2011 earthquake. 

Accommodation: Hotel Ibis. 
Includes breakfast and lunch.

DAY 5 - CHRISTCHURCH - AORAKI/MT COOK 
2km/1 hour hiking
Our mid-morning departure allows time to discover some city cafes or see one of the parks in the ‘Garden City’. Our drive south takes us to Lake Tekapo, famous for its stunning turquoise waters and the quaint Church of the Good Shepherd, perched daintily by the lake. Hike up through wilding conifers and tussock grasslands to the summit of Mt John. Revel in the 360-degree views of the Patagonia-like landscape. The sweeping Mackenzie basin is a sparsely populated region in the rain shadow of the Southern Alps; tawny-brown drylands, braided riverbeds and startling glacial lakes extend to the horizon. Arrive at Aoraki/Mount Cook in the late afternoon. Relax and enjoy breathtaking views of New Zealand's highest mountain (3,724 metres). 

Accommodation: Aoraki / Mount Cook Alpine Lodge (please note, accommodation this night for 31st January 2017 departure is Aoraki Court Motel). 
Includes lunch and dinner.

DAY 6 - AORAKI/MT COOK 
5-8km/4 hours hiking
Hike up to Sealey Tarns and enjoy the awesome views of Mt Sefton, Mueller Glacier and across the Hooker Valley to Aoraki/Mount Cook. If you’'re feeling energetic, join the guide for a further climb from the tarns up to the crest of Mueller Ridge for even wider views of this magnificent alpine landscape. Those not wanting to climb to Sealey or Mueller can take the flatter option and walk up the Hooker Valley (unguided), enjoying close up views of the Mueller and Hooker Glaciers on the way. 

Accommodation: Aoraki / Mount Cook Alpine Lodge (please note, accommodation this night for 31st January 2017 departure is Aoraki Court Motel). 
Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

DAY 7 - AORAKI/MT COOK - WANAKA
2km/1 hour hiking
Travel up the Tasman Valley towards the longest glacier in New Zealand, the Tasman Glacier. Take a short walk through the glacial moraine and board a custom-built boat for a unique spin around the terminal lake. Like most glaciers in the world the Tasman Glacier is retreating and the terminal lake increases in size every year. This dynamic environment is dotted with icebergs of all shapes and sizes from the collapsing terminal wall of the glacier. Our drive to Wanaka follows the Mackenzie country south before climbing over the tussock lands of the Lindis Pass into the southern lakes district. Wanaka is a lovely holiday town on the lake-side. 

Accommodation: Edgewater Resort, Wanaka. 
Includes breakfast and lunch.

DAY 8 - WANAKA - QUEENSTOWN
10km/4 hours hiking
A beautiful drive alongside Lake Wanaka leads us to Aspiring National Park. We hike up the Matukituki Valley beneath some fine peaks before turning up the Rob Roy side stream and climbing abruptly to the bushline. This gorgeous trail through virgin beech forest emerges into a splendid alpine basin below the bulking mass of the Rob Roy Glacier. Watch water tumble off the glacier’s snout as you relax and enjoy lunch. Keep an eye out for cheeky kea (alpine parrot). You probably won’t need to look too hard as these curious birds normally call in when food is around (although it’s important to never offer them any titbits and upset their natural foraging behaviour)! After the hike grab a drink and unwind on the lawn of the famous old drover’s hotel at Cardrona, before we drive over the Crown Range and into the lively scene of Queenstown. Your tour finishes here in the late afternoon. 

Includes breakfast and lunch.

Grading & Fitness
Grade: B
Up to 4-5 hours of physical activity per day
At times carrying a backpack of 4-5kgs (8-10 lbs)
Tracks generally in good condition
Altitude gains of up to 600m (2000ft) on harder days
No hiking experience necessary

What to Take

New Zealand’s weather is very changeable and cold weather can be experienced at any time of year, especially in the mountains. We recommend wearing lightweight and breathable fabrics while hiking. Merino or polypropylene underwear is great in cold weather and will still keep you warm when it gets wet, unlike cotton. Jeans are not suitable for hiking.

Essential Items:

hiking boots or shoes

day pack

waterproof raincoat (gore-tex or similar)

warm fleece/wool jersey (not cotton)

shorts or lightweight hiking trousers (preferably quick-dry)

polypro/thermals – top & bottom

long sleeve shirt (for sun protection)

4 pairs of socks 

warm hat

sun hat, sunscreen and sunglasses

drink bottle (1 litre)

spare shoes or sandals

insect repellent

short-sleeved short (quick-dry, polypropylene or wool)

casual clothing for travel and evenings

gloves/mittens

togs (swimming costume)

Recommended items:
walking poles, camera, rain trousers.

We supply:
first aid kit, drinking water, safety equipment and maps.

Luggage:
For the flight between Wellington and Nelson (New Zealand Uncut only) the total luggage allowance is 20kgs per person. This includes hand-carry. 

Equipment Hire:
We can offer quality hiking equipment for use on your tour at no additional charge. We are able to supply fleece jacket, thermal top and bottom, raincoat, gaiters and walking poles. Requests for equipment must be made at least 5 days before the departure date. 

Transport
The average driving time per day varies; we have some days where we hardly drive at all. On a typical day we might be in the vehicle for 2-3 hours. But some days we will drive for longer. The driving time is a chance to rest and enjoy the fantastic scenery that is forever changing. You will travel in a roomy minibus and we aim to have a few spare seats at all times. We tow a custom-built trailer with food, equipment and your luggage. We carry a library box with some natural history reference books for you to peruse too. There will be a range of roads - sealed and unsealed. The guides are easily convinced to stop the vehicle if there is a great photo opportunity, vineyard or notable ice cream shop!

Food
Almost all of the meals are included on this tour, but when staying in the cities we let you do your own thing and try some of the excellent local restaurants (see “Additional Costs” section). Breakfast is usually (but not always) continental-style in the lodges and hotels. There are plenty of opportunities to graze the local cafes if you would prefer to explore in the morning. The lunches we prepare ourselves are often ‘on the run’ in picnic areas or on trails. Our guides usually set out lunch food for you and you simply help yourself. We provide healthy and wholesome food and include a lot of fresh produce. It is part of our philosophy to get everyone involved so there is a pretty good chance you may find yourself wielding a sharp knife or pushing the tea trolley around at lunchtime. Our customised trailers have a fold down table and cooking area that is perfect for preparing picnics at all those secret places we will take you. Included dinners are frequently in lodge restaurants (either set menu or a la carte), or in a restaurant in the town but occasionally somewhere out of the ordinary!

Accommodation
The Southern Slice trip uses a range of hotels and quality lodges chosen for their good standards and wonderful locations. All rooms have ensuite bathrooms. Some lodges have units with two bedrooms per unit. Rooms are twin share or doubles. If you are travelling on your own you will be given a twin share room with a fellow traveller of the same gender. Single supplements are available on this tour.
The Southern Slice has been created for those that appreciate a high standard of accommodation after a good day of hiking.

Additional Costs
All activities outlined in the itinerary are included in the trip price.

Meals out: Two evening meals are not included (Christchurch and Wanaka). The typical cost for a restaurant main course in New Zealand is about $28. One breakfast is not included (Christchurch).

Guides & Safety
An excellent guide can make the difference between a trip of a lifetime and just an ordinary trip. That is why we work hard to make sure we hire the best guides. Our handpicked professionals come from a range of backgrounds. Each has extensive outdoor and hiking experience and a passion for New Zealand’s wild and beautiful backcountry. Our guides will ensure that your time with us is truly inspiring, a huge amount of fun and safe. All guides are trained in Mountain Safety First Aid.

Please be gentle with your guide - good guides are hard to find! 

Questions
Does it matter if I am travelling alone?
Most of the people on our tours are travelling alone. The tours are strong on group activities and participation which effortlessly results in everyone getting to each other pretty well and pretty quickly - some becoming lifelong friends after travelling on our trips.

I am travelling and have a lot of stuff that I will not need on the tour, what should I do with it?
You can store it at your accommodation if you plan on returning to the area. Or, you can travel with it on tour. We allow a maximum space of 120 litres per person (1 large suit case plus a daypack).

I have dietary requirements, is that a problem?
Not at all. We often have a variety of dietary requirements and as long as you let us know at the time of booking we should be able to cater for this.

What is the weather going to be like?
New Zealand experiences very changeable weather - especially in the remote mountainous regions where we spend most of our time. Some days we can be broiling in 30 degrees and then the next day we could be freezing in a cool southerly from the sub Antarctic. It is best to be prepared for the worst conditions we are likely to expect - see the 'What To Take' section. We may get some rain on the trip so a good waterproof raincoat is important.

Will I be fit enough?
Our tours are graded B, C or D. If you are concerned about your fitness get out there and do day hikes in the weeks prior to your tour departure.

Who is in my group?
A small group (maximum 11 people), with a range of ages, nationalities and work backgrounds. We have hosted guests from 17 to 72. On average, half are women and half are men. Everyone shares an enthusiasm for outdoor adventure and an appreciation of nature.

How far in advance do I need to book?
The sooner the better for tours departing in the peak season (November to April). We get many advance bookings so it is important to book early to avoid disappointment. Availability for our trips is updated regularly on our departure dates page.

What type of gear should I buy?
If you intend to do a lot of hiking then it is worth buying quality equipment - good leather hiking boots and hiking clothing. If you think you might not do any more hiking after the tour then you could buy cheaper alternatives - just remember that it won't last as long nor do the job as well. You may also rent certain items from us.

What if I can't keep up with the rest of the group?
We hike together as a group, stopping often for snacks and a good lunch. Some activities are optional if you feel like having some time out.

Can I charge my camera/phone/laptop, etc. while on tour?
Yes. Most places we stay have electricity so you will be able to recharge batteries. If you have a vehicle adapter, bring it along as there may be an opportunity to charge items while we are driving.

Can I do laundry on tour?
Yes, most places we stay have laundry facilities. We recommend bringing items that are quick drying and plenty of spare pairs of socks and underwear.

What can we do in Queenstown?
Queenstown is a beautiful town tucked under the mountains and beside the crystal clear Lake Wakatipu. There are a huge number of adventure activities on offer here. You might like to take a thrilling jet boat ride, face your fears on the highest bungy in New Zealand, or paddle peacefully down a river on an inflatable ‘funyak’.
Many of New Zealand’s famous Great Walks start within reach of Queenstown. The dramatic Hollyford Track in the heart of Fiordland National Park is a wonderful guided walk option. The unforgettable Milford Sound is a half-day drive from Queenstown. Steep cliffs and dense rainforest border this spectacular fiord that can be explored by boat. Whatever your preference, we can help you with any post-trip activities that you might like to add on to your New Zealand adventure.
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Destination:
Ireland
Connemara on Europe’s most western seaboard is a place of wild beauty which we are privileged to unveil to you. Within 7 days you will be guided in the footsteps of those that have ... morelived and worked in this stunning, untamed place for thousands of years.

Pilgrims, farmers, gentry and peasants walked these trails. Now their stories and culture will be shared with you by our local guide. 

This tour allows you to discover Connemara’s wildest landscapes but also to touch the heart of its history, culture, myths and heritage. You will leave awed, inspired and deeply moved.
DAY 1 ARRIVAL TO LEENANE VILLAGE You will arrive today to the little village of Leenane, set deep in the mountains of Connemara. Overlooking Killary Harbour, Ireland's only fjord, ... moreyour accommodation enjoys what is perhaps one of the most scenic locations in Ireland.

Your guide will greet you here on the evening of arrival and go through your itinerary, answering any questions you may have about the tour.

DAY 2 FAMINE TRAIL
This morning you will be transferred with your guide to the start of your first walk - the Famine Trail. This is a two to three hour hike along the shore of Killary Harbour on a path laid out by local people in the mid-nineteenth century. The walk features the unusual combination of dramatic coastal landscapes with soaring mountains either side. The terrain includes small roads, rocky trails and boggy tracks. Your guide will provide you with plenty of interesting detail on the landscape, its people, farming and history. 

On returning to Leenane you can enjoy a well-earned pint of Guinness at the village pub to round off the experience!

DAY 3 MAUMEAN
Today will see you follow an ancient pilgrim’s path associated with Ireland’s National Saint, St Patrick. Bringing you to a height of 320m at Mam Ean (Pass of the Birds) this is an area steeped in early Christian history. Mass is still celebrated at a stone altar on this path at Easter and the whole area is a place of deep reflection and peace. This same path brought pilgrims to Patrick’s other Holy Mountain Croagh Patrick which you will have the chance to summit later in the tour.

Your day will end in the Inagh Valley. Rugged mountains and deep lakes will greet you as you settle in for an evening of good food and chat.

DAY 4 INISHBOFIN ISLAND
Today you will be transferred to Cleggan pier for the ferry to Inishbofin Island. Inishbofin (Island of the White Cow) lies seven miles off the Connemara coast. It is estimated that Bofin was inhabited as far back as 8000 – 4000 B.C giving it a rich and colourful history which your guide will be happy to share with you.

There are a number of looped walks around the island which you will explore. They will allow you the chance to witness the lifestyle of this island community as well as learning about the native flora and fauna. The island is renowned for its traditional music sessions which you can experience in any of the local pubs that night.

DAY 5 RENVYLE PENINSULA
Today the ferry returns you to the Connemara mainland, from where you will leave for the Renvyle Peninsula. Today’s walk while relatively easy is hugely rewarding. The summit offers views across the entire peninsula, the rugged Atlantic coast and nearby islands as well as the surrounding mountain ranges and lakes of Connemara. Your guide will provide you with stories, facts and myths on the people and the landscape spread out beneath you.

Accommodation tonight will be on the Renvyle Peninsula, a place renowned for its easy pace of life and friendly, warm people.

DAY 6 CROAGH PATRICK AND WESTPORT
After a traditional full Irish breakfast you will be transferred with your guide to the base of today's climb in the neighbouring county of Mayo. The dazzling quartzite pyramid of Croagh Patrick (764m) is where Ireland’s fifth-century patron saint, St Patrick, is said to have fasted for forty days and nights. There is much history, geology and archaeology for your guide to share with you as you ascend the rocky pathway. The views from the summit will leave you speechless.

Tonight you will stay in the heritage town of Westport - a vibrant hub of music, culture and tradition. The perfect end to a unique and unforgettable tour. 

DAY 7 BREAKFAST AND DEPARTURE

DETAILS

DURATION:
7 days (6 nights)

TOUR DATES 2017:

Friday 9th to Thursday 15th June - €795pps

Friday 14th to Thursday 20th July - €895pps

Friday 11th to Thursday 17th August - €895pps

Friday 8th to Thursday 14th September - €795pps

LEVEL:
Moderate walking on backroads, trails and a more rocky ascent on Croagh Patrick.

EQUIPMENT:
Correct rain proof gear and walking boots are essential to bring with you.

ACCOMMODATION:
Mix of B&B and 3* hotel accommodation

MEALS:
All full Irish breakfasts.

TRANSFERS:
Taxi from Maam Cross bus stop to Leenane on arrival day included (Citylink bus has 5 daily buses from Galway to Maam Cross / Galway to Clifden bus line).

All luggage transfers from accommodation to accommodation.
Transfers to and from the start and finish of each walk.

MISCELLANEOUS:
Local guide (english speaking)

Ferry tickets for Inish Bofin

CONTACT POINT:
Your guide will meet you at your first night's accommodation on your arrival.

DEPARTURE POINT:
You depart from your last night’s accommodation in Westport.
$
65
95
/ Person
Destination:
Norway, Sunnmøre
Experience an amazing landscape with great mountains, vast valleys, deep fjords, and historical Norwegian farmland. The area around Valldal is a paradise for hiking. You can explore ... morelovely peaks, ancient mountain farms and wonderful viewpoints.
This is a medium hike through traditional Norwegian farm land and wild nature, with multiple viewpoints with spectacular view. We will stop at Ruggå, a large boulder, enjoy our lunch ... moreand try to make Ruggå sing for us! Before we continue we will of course enjoy at the amazing view towards Valldal valley and mountains around. On the way back we will follow a different trail, a panoramic trail giving us spectacular mountain and fjord view. If you are looking for a medium hike with spectacular view, but not too long, this is it!

About
Elevation: 571 meters / 1873 feet
Climb: 250 meters / 820 feet
Distance: 3,5 kilometers / 2,2 Miles
Difficulty: Medium
Minimum 2 guests

Bring

Outdoor clothing suitable for hiking, water repellent or windstopper jacket and waterproof hiking boots. Wool underwear, wool socks , mid-layer – fleece or wool, hat and gloves. 

Backpack – 10-20L, bottle of water and a small snack. 

Camera.

Included 

Guide service. 

Traditional Norwegian lunch pack – high quality local food and drink. 

Safety equipment
Destination:
Tanzania
8 days Lemosho Route Mount Kilimanjaro climbing tour is a very special itinerary designed for those wishing to make the ascent to the summit in the daylight hours. You spend a night ... morein Kibo crater and trek to the top of the inner Reich crater. Here there is a stunning view into the Ash Pit, and this itinerary crosses the Shira Plateau.

It takes in the glades on the Lemosho Route as well as the drive to high altitude on the first day which takes us through magnificent scenery with views of the Great Rift Valley, Mt Meru and Longido.
Day 01: Arrival Arriving at Kilimanjaro International Airport/Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Transfer by normal (0800am or 0200pm) shuttle Bus to Arusha where you booked in Arusha ... moreCrown Hotel/Impala hotel for the night BB

Day 02: Hotel – Londorossi Park Gate – Mti Mkubwa Camp
A three-hour drive from Moshi brings us to the Londorossi Park Gate located on the western side of Kilimanjaro. At the gate after registration we pick up a game ranger who will accompany us, as we might encounter elephants and buffaloes during our trek. Drive to the trailhead at Lemosho Glades and start the trek through the rain forest. In places the vegetation is so untouched that it grows right across the narrow track. The flora and fauna are richer here than on the other more popular routes through the rain forest. Our trek today will be along a little used track known as Chamber’s Route. In about 3-4 hours we will reach our camp in the rain forest at Mti Mkubwa (Big Tree) at 2795m.

Day 03: Mti Mkubwa Camp – Shira 1 Camp
After breakfast, start the climb cross the remaining rain forest towards the giant moorland zone. Today is a full day trek with an altitude gain of 610m. After lunch we cross into the Shira Caldera, a high altitude desert plateau which is rarely visited. Shira is the third of Kilimanjaro volcanic cones, and is filled with lava flow from Kibo Peak. Overnight Shira 1 Camp at 3505m.

Day 04: Shira 1 Camp – Shira 2 Camp
After breakfast continue hike east across the Shira Plateau past the Shira Cathedral towards Shira Two camp. You only gain 214 feet in elevation – this allows you to acclimatize slowly to the altitude. The views of the plateau are nothing less than spectacular. Overnight at Shira 2 Camp 3720m.

Day 05: Shira 2 Camp – Baranco Camp
It’s about a 7 hour superb hike today. We pass the Lava Tower, around the southern flank of Kibo, and slowly descend to Barranco, your most spectacular campsite, at the foot of Kibo Peak, looming high above. Our camp is only 142m higher than where we were last night, but our walk will have taken us to just over 4300m today. This is one of your most valuable days for acclimatization. Overnight at Barranco 3865m.

Day 06: Baranco Hut – Karanga Valley Camp
From the Barranco Hut we ascend up the Barranco wall and walk across screed and ridges to Karanga Valley (4100m) with breathtaking views of the West Breach and the southern glacier. Lunch is often taken here, depending on progress. The afternoon can be spent on an acclimatization hike, before spending the night at Karanga Valley.

Day 07: Karanga Valley Camp – Barafu Camp
After a relaxing start, about 2 hours from Karanga we will come out on the Barafu path (part of the Mweka Trail). It is a further 1-2 hours to Barafu. The last stage to Barafu camp is quite steep, and as always we advise taking it as easy as possible. This is the day that leads to the final ascent and so being as relaxed as possible, both mentally and physically, is the best advice. In the evening you will be briefed for the final ascent.

Day 08: Barafu Camp – Uhuru Peak – Mweka Hut
You will be woken in the middle of the night and start the final ascent. We plan to reach Stella Point by sunrise. (About 6 or more hours) At dawn, from the Crater rim, rugged Mawenzi is a thrilling sight, with the Kibo saddle still in darkness beneath you, and the crater’s ice-walls looming ahead. If you feel strong enough, you continue to Uhuru Peak (1- 2 hours) This is the highest point in Africa, and the world’s highest solitary peak (5895m). This is the toughest day that most trekkers have ever experienced. You will have ascended 1100m and descended 2,200m in a period of 12-15 hours. We continue down to Mweka Hut (3-4 hours from the top).

Day 09: Mweka Hut – Mweka Village
The final descent takes you through the lower heath section that quickly turns into rainforest. Your time on Kilimanjaro ends at Mweka Village (1450m), where your vehicle will be waiting to transfer you back to the Arusha Hotel. Relax, take a hot shower and celebrate your achievement.

Included

National Park entry fees, camping fees, rescue fees

English speaking mountain guide(s), cook and porters

Full board camping accommodation during the climb

Camping equipment i.e Tents + Form mattress

Mineral water for the first day, boiled and filtered water on the other days

Transfer to the gate and return to Arusha

Not included

Other drinks

Meals and accommodation in Arusha – We can arrange this one too.

Sleeping bag

Personal expenses and tips
$
1,990
/ Person
Destination:
Nepal
Upper mustang trekking is restricted for the preservation of historical and religious monuments, and the geographical diversity. Upper mustang area lies in the North West part of western ... moreregion, after taking Pokhara – Jomsom flight or overland journey by jeep.

Upper Mustang is revered as one of the best off the beaten trails trekking areas of Nepal. It is situated in Mustang District, hidden in between Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna ranges. Mustang is divided into two parts called Upper Mustang and Lower Mustang with Lo Manthang as the capital of Upper Mustang Kingdom.
Upper mustang trekking can be organized by both tea houses and camping, however nowadays there are many tea houses available to cater to trekkers visiting Nepal. If you want to do ... morea camping trek then Day Tours Nepal will arrange all necessary camping gear, including sleeping tents, sleeping bags, mattress, pillow, toilet tents, shower tents, dinner tents with tables and camp stools, trekking guide, cook, Sherpa, and porters or mules to carry all your trekking gears. To make your journey simple and cheaper, there are fixed departure dates for upper mustang trek. Send request

Itinerary
Day 1:
Arrive in Kathmandu [1300 m / 4264 ft.

Day 2:
Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.

Day 3:
Kathmandu to Pokhara [823m/2,700ft]: 6 hrs drive.

Day 4:
Fly to Jomsom & trek to Kagbeni [2,858m/9,375ft]: 3-4 hrs.

Day 5:
Kagbeni to chele [3050m/10,004ft]: 5-6 hrs.

Day 6:
Chele to Syanbochen [3475m/11,398ft]: 6-7 hrs.

Day 7:
Syanbochen to Ghaymi [3520m/11,546ft]: 5-6 hrs.

Day 8:
Ghaymi to Charang [3500m/11,480ft]: 4-5 hrs.

Day 9:
Charang to Lo-Mangthang (3700m/12,136ft): 5-6 hrs.

Day 10:
Explore Lo-Mangthang.

Day 11:
Lo-Mangthang to Drakmar [3810 m/12,500ft]: 6-7 hrs.

Day 12:
Dhakmar to Ghiling [3806m/12,484ft]: 5-6 hrs.

Day 13:
Ghiling to Chhuksang [3050m/10,004ft]: 5-6 hrs.

Day 14:
Chhuksang to Jomsom [2700/8,856ft]: 6-7 hrs

Day 15:
Fly back to Pokhara.

Day 16:
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, Evening farewell dinner.
Day 17:
Fly back home.

Upper Mustang Trek Cost Include(s)

Full Board (breakfast, lunch and Dinner) in Trekking

Pokhara – Jomsom- Pokhara Flights tickets

Accommodation during trek (local lodge).

Government registered local expert guide,

Porters to carry trekking bags.

Annapurna Conservation park, Upper Mustang Special fees and TIMS card.

In cities Accommodation with breakfast.

Guided Tour in city.

Welcome and farewell dinner.

Equipment clothing for porter & staffs.

Insurance for all staff & porters.

Transportation as per itinerary

First Aid Kit Comprehensive

Upper Mustang Trekking Map for Each Member

Salary, allowances, expenses & insurance for all staff including porters

Cost Exclude(s)

Nepal visa – Multiple Entrée 30 days – USD 40

Lunch & dinner during hotel stay in Kathmandu

Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)

Tips for guide and porter

Table drinks, snacks, personal insurance, medical evacuation in case of emergency.

Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest, etc…

International airfare and airport taxes, excess baggage charges, etc..

Entrance fees during the sightseeing in city.
$
230
/ Person
Destination:
United States of America
Hike through an ecological timeline and lush rain forest to the might Mendenhall Glacier! On this active adventure, you will be introduced to glacier trekking and the natural history ... moreof the area.
Glacier Trek & Ice Climb! Hike on scenic West Glacier trail, mountaineer on the Juneau Icefield, then ice Climb on the glacier. Must be able to hike 7 hours on uneven terrain with ... moreareas of rock scramble.

Your professional guide will instruct you step-by-step on how to trek in crampons and use an ice ax on glacial terrain.

The trip begins with a drive from your pick up point to the West Glacier Trailhead in the Mendenhall Valley. At the trailhead, you’ll be outfitted with a backpack that includes all of your necessary glacier gear before embarking on a 4.5 mile trail hike to the glacier through a temperate rain forest.

The first mile of the trail is well maintained and relatively flat with the exception of a shore uphill switchback section. The next 3.5 miles are unmaintained and strenuous, comprising mud, slippery granite, loose gravel, areas of rock scramble, and multiple short/steep uphill/downhill sections.

If you choose to experience the ice climb, your guide will help you suit up in your glacier gear and locate the safest point to access the glacier. Following a safety briefing, your group will spend about an hour on the ice (dependent on the group’s hiking pace and the weather). You will explore accessible features such as crevasses, ice caves, moulins, melt water streams, pools, etc.

After glacier play time, you will repack your gear and head back to the trailhead. Make sure you save energy for the return hike!

Hike duration will vary according to the speed of the group, so please do not plan any other activities immediately before or after this trip.

Privately Guided Hikes Available

Requirements
Must be capable of hiking for 6 to 6.5 hours, covering about 9 miles while carrying backpack weighing about 10 lbs (backpack provided).
Must wear sturdy hiking boots that provide good ankle support while hiking on uneven, rocky terrain.
Minimum age of 10 years. If you have children under 10, a private hike would be preferable.
All participants will be required to sign a waiver form before beginning the hike.
Other Information

Trip Activities: Hiking, Glacier trekking, Optional Ice Climbing

Glacier Trek/Ice Climb Time: Sample Itinerary (about 7.5 hours total time):

30 minutes transportation from cruise ship harbor to trailhead
30 minutes Gear up and orientation
2 hour hike to glacier
30 minute introduction to glacier trekking
1 hour glacier trekking and ice climbing
2 hour hike back to trailhead
30 minute transportation back to cruise ship harbor
Tour Operator Provides: Certified guide, mountaineering gear, backpack, rain jacket and pants, hearty snack/bottled water, roundtrip transportation.

You Bring: Sturdy hiking shoes or boots, comfortable hiking pants (rain pants suggested), warm hat, fleece gloves, sunglasses, and sunscreen.

Special Notes
The amount of time on the ice cannot be guaranteed. The time available is dependent on the group's pace, skill and weather conditions.
The glacier is always changing, so the features available to explore will vary over time. Specific features cannot be guaranteed. Your guide will assess the hazards on the day of the trip to determine if a particular area is safe to trek upon or enter.
This trip operates in all safe weather conditions as determined by your guide. Please dress appropriately.
If you are interested in climbing with a top rope or wish a slower pace or more customizable hike, please request a privately guided hike.
$
1,100
/ Person
Destination:
Nepal
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular treks in the Annapurna Region Trekking Package. The trek provides views of both cultural and natural beauties around mid western ... morepart of Nepal. Trekkers have always demanded and admired this route for trekking.
Itinerary DAY 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft) DAY 02 : Fly to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft), trek to Ghandruk (1940m/6360 ft): 30 minutes flight, 5 - 6 hours trek... more
DAY 03: Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m/7120ft): 5 - 6 hours
DAY 04: Chhomrong to Bamboo (2310m/7578ft): 4 - 5 hours
DAY 05 : Bamboo to Deurali (3230m/10,595ft): 3 - 4 hours
DAY 06 : Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,545ft) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m/12135ft): 5- 6 hours
DAY 07: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo: 7 – 8 hours
DAY 08: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m/5770 ft): 5 - 6 hours
DAY 09 : Trek to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara: 6 hours trek, 1 hour drive
DAY 10: Fly to Kathmandu
DAY 11: Final Departure

Included

From airport to hotel and hotel to airport transfer by private vehicle

Three nights’ accommodation in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with Buffest breakfast

Welcome or farewell dinners (depend up to your arrival and departure time)

Kathmandu to Kathmandu surface transportation ( road and flight )

Transportation road and flight for Guide and Nepali crews while applicable

An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and High Altitude trekking local Sherpa porters to carry your luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter maximum weight 20 kg) including their allowance wages ,salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging expenses during a trek

Full board meals BLD ( breakfast, lunch, and Dinner) during the trek as per available food menu in tea houses/Lodges

Three times a cup of tea or coffee during the trek

Teahouse/Lodge accommodation during trek on twin sharing basic (will provide single bedroom where ever available if you traveling solo travelers)

Down jacket and trekking Equipment for local Staff

Annapurna conservation area Permit Fee (ACAP)

TIMS card Permit (Trekkers Information Management System) for responsible tourism and porter protects

Basic group medical supplies for normal health problem and injured (First Aid medical kit will be available)

Medical and health insurance for local crew members

All government and local taxes (25% income tax and 13% Vat )

Not included

Nepal Visa fee USD25 for 15 days, USD40 for 30 days or if extending your stay USD100 for 90 days. All are multiple entries. You will also need a passport photo. The visa fee can be paid in US Dollars, Pounds Sterling or Euros. (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)

International flight ticket to arrive in Kathmandu

Excess baggage charges( 15kg allowed ok Kathmandu Lukla flight ) 1kg = $1 USD

Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu

Lunch and Dinner in Pokhara

Meals and accommodation in Kathmandu if early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary

Personal expenses ( Telephone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)

Helicopter evacuation and emergency rescue

Any other items which is not in include section