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Best of the Tour du Mont Blanc Trek

By: Jackie Robertson, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Alex was a fantastic leader taking into consideration the different levels and needs of the group and her knowledge of the surrounding area really added to our experience. I believe this was the first time that she has worked for KE. I would say hang on to her.

Most enjoyed - Group size, scenery, food, enthusiasm of the guide

The Salt Plains and Volcanoes of Bolivia

By: Mervyn Brooker, West Midlands

The variety of experience was exceptional, without losing the essential elements of trekking. Tunupa and the Salars are out of normal experience. Memorable and well beyond expectation.

Cannot speak too highly of the care attention and knowledge of the guides Juan and Ivan, they were the best I have come across on any trip - really made the holiday.

Classic Everest Basecamp Trek

By: Edward Carri, Llandudno, Wales

I spoke with several of the KE staff members prior to departure - all were jolly friendly and informative. Never had such good customer service. Well done!! Ravi Gurun our trip leader was amazing, could not have a better trip leader. I most enjoyed the camaraderie of the group. Ravi Gurun's excellent support, the scenery and the nepalise folk.

Trekking in Cappadocia and the High Taurus

By: Delythe Evans, Gwynedd, Wales

First met Sheriff on the Ararat trip, he is an excellent leader, has masses of knowledge about his country. A very interesting person.

The cook was fantastic, yummy food every day. First class

Iceland Three Peaks Challenge

By: Jane Marriott, Northampton UK

The country was fantastic and other members of the group great fun. Having the right guide is essential and on this trip we certainly had the right person. Agust was one of the best guides I have had, so knowledgeable, experienced and great fun. The trip was wonderful and better than what I'd expected.

High Tatras Trekking - The Carpathian Mountains

By: Christine Laidlow, Cumbria, UK

I have been travelling with KE for several years and on the whole I have found the trip leaders to be of a high standard. Peter was by far the best I have travelled with. He was superb, nothing was too much trouble, he was friendly and enthusiastic. He took account of all levels of fitness and encouraged all. I cannot praise him enough and could I please ask that my thanks are passed on to him.

Macedonia - Off The Beaten Track

By: Ros Green, Co.Kerry, Ireland

Holiday was just as I had hoped. We trekked to the summit of all the mountains. The flowers were sensational. One of the main reasons for choosing this holiday was to see Lake Ohrid and its magical town. I was not disappointed. A fascinating place to visit particularly its history and all its ancient sights.

Machu Picchu and the Salkantay Trail

By: Ian Roberts, England

Everything was great and it was a amusing when the driver made the sign of the cross before and after negotiating a difficult corner on the mountain pass.

Mount Ararat Climb - Turkey's Fabled Mountain

By: Veronica Hare, Kent, UK

Ismet our guide was very knowledgeable and very caring, the pace which was set by our other mountain guide; Yusuf, was perfect, there were enough breaks in which to keep ourselves hydrated and take pictures of the beautiful scenery. On summit, Ismet escorted one client back down to High Camp, and then made the knackering ascent for a second time to catch up with the rest of us - now that is true dedication! The food was great - even for a fussy eater such as me! Well Done and big thanks to Arif!

The local transport was always on time, the hotels were great (especially the one in Van!). Of course reaching the summit was the obvious highlight of the trip, but in terms of a fabulous finish, it had to be swimming in Lake Van, Turkey's biggest lake! So refreshing and beautiful.

All in all, a wonderful climb in a wonderful part of the world, made even more wonderful, by the wonderful guides!

Been on a few KE trips, never had a bad one, will be booking next year's trip very soon!

Highlights of El Salvador

By: Chris Hilstead, London, UK

Given that tourism is in it's infancy in El Salvador, the hotels were very good. I didn't expect the country to be as beautiful and the walks to be as good. Only one night is necessary at Miramundo though and there are maybe better options near Cerro Verde National Park. It was great to have a couple of days at the beach at the end. Joaquim was excellent - very good English, energetic, always smiling and joking. I think the whole group liked him. The only niggle I was aware of was on the first climb where the pace was too quick. We learned to take the durations of drives with a pinch of salt - if we were told it would be 2 hours, this normally meant 4.

There were a few differences between the trip notes and the actual itinerary. Some of these were unavoidable (e.g. on some walks we could only go when the police wanted to go). There were also cases where we had to stay in hotels out of town rather than in town. The first few nights were also colder than expected.

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