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Dunes of the Sahara Traverse

By: Jean Nichol, Cumbria, UK

This was my first ever trekking experience and I have to admit having several concerns, all of which (well most of them!!) were allayed by KE's staff in their office at Keswick. They were right, I didn't need to worry at all. I had an amazing time! The scenery (for all it was desert) was quite varied. From small rolling dunes to flat stony (almost lunar landscape, to the magnificent high dunes that we climbed to the summit at New Year. The views from the top was sublime, miles and miles of Dunes rolling out in front of us, ever changing shades of light and dark as the sun set. Walking was not particularly difficult (6 - 7 hour days) but I did manage to get lots of blisters, in boots I'd worn many times before - take plenty of Compeeds! I think this was mainly due to the different movement of my foot whilst walking in sand! Mohammed and his team were great. Mohammed with his humour and knowledge and the others for assembling Camp at the end of the day and feeding us! The food was great. We particularly enjoyed the fresh salads at lunchtime, various tajines and the wonderfully sweet oranges. A ride on a camel completed my adventure in the desert although I have to admit it felt a bit like being led round a rather large beach on a rather large donkey! Still it had to be done especially as one of my 'fellow Trekkers' reminded Mohammed that I'd said I wanted to it at the beginning of the week (happy to oblige) Mohammed ensured my wish was granted! Marrakech is a place I need to go back to and explore properly. To my delight I discovered it wasn't the scary place I'd thought it would be, it was a fascinating kaleidoscope of colours/scents and sounds. My camera never stopped clicking! So 'yes' it was a wonderful experience, definitely to be repeated.

Best of the Lycian Way - Turkey's Coastal Trek

By: Catherine Radloff, Adelaide, Australia

Ismet was a wonderful and knowledgeable guide who went out of her way to ensure we were all happy and safe on our trip. I highly recommend her and she is a valuable asset to your team. (most enjoyed): The full day treks

High Tatras Trekking - The Carpathian Mountains

By: Jenny Wren, Cumbria, UK

Piotr our leader was meticulous with all his arrangements, very friendly and nothing was too much trouble for him.

Explore Madagascar

By: Jay Ramji, Welwyn, UK

I thoroughly enjoyed the trip. It met my expectations (in fact exceeded them).

Our trip leader (Niry) and all the support staff (camp crew, local park guides, both on the main trip and the extension) were excellent. My most enjoyed parts of the trip were the trek up to Pk Boby, Ranomafana and Perinet National Parks. Wildlife (lemurs, chameleons and a range of interesting insects)was plentiful and exciting to observe.

Humla and Limi Circuit Trek

By: Phillipa Wilson, Derby, UK

This is the second year we have had Ben as our leader and he is a star. So approachable and helpful and always smiling. I love how he gets stuck in and helps the crew as well. Huge heartfelt thanks to Ben and the Nepal team for getting us round safely and in excellant health. We had some long tiring days but never once did we feel that it was insurmountable. A beautiful part of the world and Limi Valley is just beautiful.

Mgoun Traverse - High Atlas Trek

By: Nicolar Carr, Fleet, Hampshire

The brochure does not do this trip justice! Fabulous trek in the Atlas Mountains - each day different from the previous one. Lovely variety of mountains and valleys. A real insight into Berber culture and shepherds semi-nomadic way of life. Not enough superlatives to describe the trek.

Excellent trek leader, superb food, stunning ridge walk to summit of Mgoun and beautiful valley and gorge walks on last 2 days.

Stok Kangri and the Markha Valley Trek

By: David Wilde, Cumbria

Tom was a huge asset with his knowledge of the region and cultures.. His knowledge of mountaineering and skills were a real bonus.

Across the Julian Alps to Triglav

By: Catherine Hammond, Colorado Springs, USA

I cannot say enough good things about Ales and Bugy. They took their jobs so seriously on the trail, watching out for everyone, with an incredible ability to pay attention to what was going on with each group member. They also took the time to train us on the trail about foot placement, breathing, everything to make us more successful. They were friendly, fun, and amazingly patient with any who lagged behind. They were also willing to help each of us in an individualized way. When a group member fell and cut open his head, they acted professionally in taking care of that member and the rest of the group on the tricky descent in the rain. THE BEST GUIDES YOU COULD HAVE!!!

Edge of Sahara Trek

By: Abbie, England

Hassan our local agent and trip leader was brilliant. He really made sure everyone was okay, when I was having problems with my hips he would go a different route or go slower. He also helped a few of the team on the last day who were suffering from sickness and diahorea. He carried one of their bags, slowed the pace down and he was very motivating! I most enjoyed the evenings! Coming in to camp and sitting with the other people and getting to know everyone! The views of the desert were amazing also. I would suggest walking poles as a rental option. I didn't take any but one of my friends let me borrow theirs and they really helped me along. The days were longer than I thought they would be. But they were still manageable distances.

Secret Sierras of the Costa Blanca

By: Edward Sobolewski, Pennsylvania, USA

The trip to Costa Blanca in Spain was simply fabulous, the people are so warm and friendly, and the local food was out of this world - all homemade, all grown and harvested from the surrounding hills or caught in the nearby sea, and prepared for us with lots of heart and love.

Our guide Jose, was a topnotch professional, so knowledgeable about the region and its history. He brought this trip to a different level; the trails he planned for us were carefully selected to offer the most spectacular views and he connected us with the local people, and their culture and customs. We went places that only few tourists ever see.

This trip exceeded my expectations, the guide became our friend and mentor, and the people we met embraced with open arms and invited us to their homes, extraordinary. In my book, this was one of the best trips I ever had, if not the best.

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