School Expeditions and Adventures
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School Adventure - Orang-Utans & Kinabalu
By: Alastair Ross, Ipswich School, UK
Yet again another superb school trip. Most enjoyed Wildlife spotting, and community project. Food superb. Would suggest War Graves Cemetery visit to replace Chinese temple visit
School Trek - Inca Trail & Machu Picchu
By: Harriet Rawet, Fulford School 2011
We spent two weeks doing charitable work with local communities and trekking through beautiful scenery. The best experience of my life
School Trek - In the Simien Mountains
By: Stef Economides, Ipswich School
A great trip which saw all but two (one student , one teacher) reach the summit of Ras Deshen. The local agents were well organised and the trip ran smoothly from start to finish. In some respects, it was a little rushed at the beginning and some of the trekking was fairly tough for the group, especially the 3 days around the summit day. However, I believe the students got a great deal out of this trip and the diversity of the trip and the challenge provided was just about right overall. Would be difficult to be better...
This was my second trip to Ethiopia and this trip has just reinforced my feelings from the first trip, what an amazing place! It has lovely people, food, amazingly diverse culture, indescribably scenery, great wildlife, astonishing history and sights, great climate and, for an African country, even Addis is very safe. Couldn't recommend it highly enough and can't wait to go back.
School Adventure - Dead Sea, Wadi Rum & Petra
By: Kay Henderson, Theale Green College
Our Hotels were really good - excellent locations and perfectly acceptable standard. Some of the food in the Petra Hotel was not so great, it was fine but just a little bland. Mosaic Hotel in Madaba was lovely. Transport around Jordan was very high quality. The four wheel drives in the desert were great fun, cushions would have been good but a bit of a luxury! I loved the desert. Petra was amazing and you need a whole day there. We had a great time because we were able to re-arrange our guided tour to start at 7:30. This is much better as you can make it at least half way down the siq before things get busy. If you have only one day in Petra it is definitely worth doing this. Thank you, it was great!
School Climb - Mt Toubkal in Winter
By: Ruth Pettit, Lancaster Royal Grammar School
This trip was even better than I expected. We had perfect weather conditions for the ascent of Toubkal, so that was the highlight. The quality of the food was far beyond my expectations, both in Marrakech and in the mountains. The local guide was brilliant. The travel arrangements were smooth and clearly well-arranged.Mustapha, our local guide in Morocco, was superb. We couldn't have asked for a more personable, knowledgeable and careful guide to look after our school party. Nothing was too much trouble for him. He interacted very well with all members of the team.
School Trek - Edge of Sahara
By: Mike Lewis, Northamptonshire Grammar School
It was a great trip and all the kids (and staff) had a fantastic time. The success was very much down to Matt Reedy (our KE guide) and the Moroccan guide Calal. Matt demonstrated great professionalism, knowledge and adaptability.
School Trek - The Markha Valley Trek
By: Nicky Mansell, Jersey and Victoria College
Generally an excellent trip. I would recommend this to other school groups. The trekking was hotter than expected and we only really needed cold-weather clothing on two occasions. The vehicles and driver were of good standard. The drive over the Kanda La Pass was spectacular and was good for acclimatisation. The trek crew were very helpful and thoughtful towards the group. It was good to have a mixed group and the boys loved playing around with the trek crew. The sherpas watched out for the group during the day. The trek food was very good. I was glad that they had a mixture of Indian and Western food, this makes all the difference where frequently there are students who are not used to the spicey food and end up not eating much. Water was always available and it was good to have squash at lunch time. It would be good to also offer squash at night as the students don't tend to drink tea or coffee. Good to have chocolate snacks and mango on trek - very welcome.
School Trek - Three Peaks Challenge
By: Jonathan Allen, Dean Close School, Cheltenham
A wonderful adventure from start to finish.Hvannadalshnukur (Iceland's highest peak) was a demanding climb and my students will never forget their experience. Simply brilliant.
School Trek - Everest Panorama
By: Nicky Mansell, Jersey College for Girls
Cheryl was fantastic. She had an enormous wealth of knowledge of the area and the people and was really concerned that the students interacted with the local people and got them to interview the local sherpas and porters and find out about their lives, this gave a really good extra dimension.Excellent! The scenery was even more spectacular then I imagined it to be. I Have used KE before -Ladakh in 2006 -and Cheryl and I had previously visited Chobar School so I wanted to return with her. I have been involved in fundraising for the Juniper Trust since.
School Trek - Everest Basecamp
By: Lauren Cammaert, Robert Gordon's College, Aberdeen
The sherpas and porters were always amazing, we could never fault them! The trek was also paced well, there were just the right number of rest days and time in Kathmandu. Our food was always well prepared and plentiful, even if we didn't have an appetite! The cooks made a real effort to produce food that we would eat at home as well as local cuisine so everyone was catered for. I particularly enjoyed Kathmandu because our activities there were so varied: sightseeing tours, visits to temples, just walking around the city, shopping and the restaurants we were taken to! Obviously, getting to Everest Base Camp was a completely unique and amazing experience.