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Kamchatka - Land of Ice and Fire

By: Albert Donatio, New Hampshire, USA

The local Russian guides were friendly and lots of fun to be around. Although their English was limited, we were able to communicate through the intrepreter. They were very good at their jobs. They were constantly looking out for us. They would stop by the side of the road to pick berries, wild mushrooms and salmon to feed us.Rob Fraser (our trek leader) was great! I never laughed so much on a trip as I did on this one. He was very enthusiastic and energetic. If it wasn't for him I don't know how our group would have communicated with the Russian interpreter. He was helpful on the trails and a motivator when necessary. I hope to travel on another of his trips in the future.Kamchatka was everything I expected and then some. The scenery, the treks, the Russian people and culture were experiences that I will treasure for a lifetime. I have wanted to visit this area for 20 years and and thankful that KE has started to plan trips there.

Inca Trail and Machu Picchu

By: Michael Pate, Angus, Scotland

No problems at all, information all good. Professional.

Trip leader was really fantasitc, friendly and informative quickly understood the needs of the group and taliored accordingly.

Exceeded my expectations by a considerable margin. One of the guys I worked with took the trip with KE some years back and passed KE details with a high recomendation - he was right.

Trekking Mount Toubkal in Winter

By: Maria Fernanada Garcia, Madrid, Spain

The leader, an also the second guide (Omar) were open to any change or any arrangement that made the trip more comfortable. Really attentive.Excellent organization, and good planning of time. Crew very focused on our well being.

Most enjoyed - The Toubkal and Ouanoukrim ascents. The guides and mates' help.

Julian Alps Lakes and Mountains

By: Laurel Dryden, Switzerland

Our trip leader was fun, patient, considerate, and kind. And not just kind, but kind with so much tact and naturalness that we were hardly aware of how carefully we were being looked after. An outstanding trip leader.

Trekking across the High Atlas

By: Wendy Ovenden, Airlie Beach, Australia

Morocco totally blew me away by the beauty of the dramatic scenery. Trekking was demanding as advertised but so worthwhile and rewarding. I loved every pass, every valley, every peak. The trek, route and grading were perfect. Slight adjustments made to itinerary en-route by Mohammad were also fantastic. Totally surpassed my expectations!

Sikkim - Trekking beneath Kangchenjunga

By: Alison Owen Yeates, Llanelli, Wales

It was a brilliant trip, the staff could not do enough for you, and no one fell ill.
THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT - all sorts of fantastic goodies kept appearing from the cook tent like magic to keep us going. The cook staff insisted on good hygiene practice and demonstrated it whenever they came to serve the meals. An hour before we arrived at the lunch place a cook boy (Pema or Temba) would appear with a kettle of hot squash and cups.
Lindsay was amazing (KE guide). She let us know what was expected and yet was caring, patient, efficient and very well prepared. She was an excellent role model and following her example we all got to know all the names of the trek crew, right down to the dzo drivers. We also learned new words of Nepali everyday! Consequently everyone, trekkers and trek crew got on well, which was useful as we saw no-one else on the trek after day 2 until day 10.
I have experienced very cold conditions while camping at altitude before, however some of the other trekkers had not. It can be very lonely when you spend 12-14 hours in your sleeping bag (the only place to keep warm) after you arrive at camp. It can even be too cold to read, unless you do it inside your sleeping bag. The temperature drops drastically well below zero as soon as the sun drops behind the peaks and the temperature was -10 degrees C at night except for the first and last night of camping. One tolerated the freezing cold for tea and biscuits at 4pm and then for the evening meal at 7pm but everyone was back in bed by 8.30pm. Sharing with someone means at least you have someone to talk to! This aspect (limited socializing once at camp) made the trek hard work for many members of the team.
The best way to improve the trek would be to magic a warm hostel or hotel half way through the trek!
I really enjoyed the fact that the Sidar and trekking Sherpas had an excellent command of English which made for excellent communication and no misunderstandings.
The fact that the Trek Leader, Lindsay Cannon, was outstanding in her management and leadership skills also made for an excellent trek.

Croatia Coast and Islands

By: Graham & Irene Taggart, Isle of Man, UK

The holiday was everything we expected and more. The country is beautiful and the people very friendly. The scenery is stunning and the diversity makes it very interesting. The standard of accommodation was much better that we initially expected.

The Snowman Trek

By: Julie Violet, London

Namgay was excellent and he has a great sense of humour which is really important. The thermarests provided were great, and meant that I slept really well. Normally I don't sleep well when camping but this time I did.

Had a great trip!

Mount Everest Marathon

By: Graham Saunders, Midlothian

I have been travelling to Nepal for the past 10 years and this was probably my most enjoyable experience to date, definitely not what I expected to say when I returned home....

The team of people in the group almost certainly made the trip for me, I was not aware of any ill feeling, arguments or general whingeing amongst the competitors or helpers /assistants during the trip. I would recommend this trip to anyone with an interest in trail running and a love of the great outdoors.

Iceland Three Peaks Challenge

By: Graham Sparrey, Enfield, UK

Thoroughly recommend the Icelandic experience and this trip to all. If you're slightly sporty and have a decent base level of fitness but aren't sure about walking/trekking, just go for it. You will be amazed by the natural beauty of Iceland - even non geography geeks!!

I most enjoyed the education, variety of landscape and terrain and the team ethic involved in the trip. The holiday exceeded my expectations. I thought we'd be staying in tents and low provision accommodation. I was pleasantly surprised by the facilities and amount of food and provision! Our guide Siggi was first class. Made sure everyone was a part of the group. Was informative and made sure people were safe and comfortable. He added to the dynamic of the group and made it a fun week for all. A great guide!

I chose KE because you were recommended by friends who had done another trip with you. They had a great experience and so did we!

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