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10 Adventures of a Lifetime

The world is full of endless experiences. Why don't you make 2024 an unforgettable year and dive into an extraordinary adventure? Not sure where to st... Read more
10 Adventures of a Lifetime
The world is full of endless experiences. Why don't you make 2024 an unforgettable year and dive into an extraordinary adventure? Not sure where to start? Check out our guide to some of our favourite adventures and find the one that stands out to you. From cross-country skiing under the Northern Lights to trekking hut-to-hut on a high alpine route through the Alps, we have the perfect adventure for everyone. 

 

 

1. Climb one of the Seven Summits - Kilimanjaro 

Mount Kilimanjaro is a solitary, snow-capped giant which rises to 5,895m and is one of the world's seven summits. It is the highest peak in Africa and the tallest freestanding mountain on Earth. This combination presents an almost irresistible challenge to trekkers from around the world! For most, summiting Kilimanjaro is a life-time goal or a personal challenge. The main routes that you can ascend Kilimanjaro are the Rongai Route and Lemosho Routes. These are the longest routes ensuring that you have the essential acclimatisation for reaching the summit. If you are going to go up, you might as well give yourself the best chance.

 

 

2. Follow the Camino De Santiago

Since the unveiling of St James Tomb in the 9th century, millions of pilgrims have walked a Camino to Santiago to visit the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Today the Caminos are undertaken by people from around the world, not just for religious motivations but for the challenge of completing a long distance trail and for the experience of the journey along the way. Choose to walk the route in a guided group or at your own pace on a self-guided trip. We will take care of all the logistics.

 

 

3. High alpine trekking on the Haute Route – France, Italy, Switzerland

Following the Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt is the ultimate high Alpine trekking adventure. Taking a dramatic and uncompromising line, the Classic Haute Route traverses the heart of the European Alps, linking Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn by a series of high cols and impressive glaciers. Offering the most breathtaking scenery in the Alps and overnight stops at some of the very best Alpine refuges, the Classic Haute Route from Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn ranks among the world's greatest mountain walking adventures.

 

 

4. Hike to the world-famous Tiger's Nest in Bhutan

Trek through a rarely visited part of Bhutan and enjoy a unique cultural experience. Discover the beauty of the Phobjika Valley, visit the rare black-necked cranes at Gangtey and enjoy a short trek through a beautiful part of rural Bhutan known as 'the last Shangri-La'. Visit all the highlights on this walking and cultural adventure holiday and hike up to the iconic, cliff-hanging Tiger's Nest monastery, a world famous sacred Buddhist temple in the upper Paro Valley.

 

 

5. Trek to Everest Base Camp

Arguably the world's most famous trek, Everest base camp treks are synonymous with Nepal and should be on the bucket list for anyone who loves walking in the great outdoors. Tracing the path of legendary climbers, the routes to Everest base camp ascend through lush rhododendron forests, quaint Sherpa villages and rugged terrain. The trek is not just a physical challenge, but a spiritual and emotional one, offering stunning views, camaraderie with fellow trekkers and a profound connection with the mountains.

 

 

6. Follow in the footsteps of the Incas to Machu Picchu

Trekking the Inca Trail and then arriving at the Sun Gate above the 15th Century Inca citadel of Machu Picchu is one of the outstanding highlights of any visit to Peru. Averaging 10km of walking on each of 4 days, this brilliant fully supported short trek provides you with spectacular views of the peaks of the Cordillera Vilcabamba. Inca Trail permits go on sale each year in January and permits for popular periods tend to sell out immediately. Book Inca Trail treks early to avoid disappointment.

 

 

7. Walk on the Jordan Trail from Dana to Petra

This excellent trekking holiday in Jordan takes you from the Dana Reserve southwards to the ancient 'Rose-Red City' of Petra - one of the world's ‘New 7 Wonders'. This trek has rapidly gained a reputation as one of the finest in the Middle East. Six days of trekking takes you through the most rugged areas in Jordan, straddling the edge of the great Rift Valley. The route from Dana to Petra is now part of the ‘Jordan Trail’ which spans the length of this interesting and diverse country. The ‘Jordan Trail’ is an upcoming brand new way-marked trek and the Dana to Petra section is probably the most beautiful and best.

 

 

8. Witness the Northern Lights ski touring in Sweden

Combine the experience of a lifetime of seeing the Northern Lights with a real epic overland adventure. Go nordic ski touring hut-to-hut in northern Sweden, inside of the Arctic Circle. Starting out from Abisko Mountain Station, which is one of the best places on the planet to see the Northern Lights thanks to its position next to Lake TorneTräsk, you spend the next 7 days ski touring along the famous King's Trail/Kungsleden of Sweden. You spend your nights in cosy Scandinavian huts complete with wood burning sauna and your bags are transported every day by snowmobile.

 

 

9. Watch the sunrise on the south face of Annapurna 

One of the finest of Himalayan journeys is the classic trek into the inner sanctum of the Annapurnas. Here, giant peaks such as Annapurna 1, Annapurna South, Gangapurna and Machhapuchhre encircle the natural amphitheatre known as the Annapurna Sanctuary. Combining the trek into the Sanctuary with a visit to Ghorepani and the classic Himalayan viewpoint of Poon Hill, this trek manages to fit the full range of Nepalese trekking experiences into 11 varied days of walking.

 

 

10. Track endangered Mountain Gorillas

This fabulous wildlife safari holiday to Uganda and Rwanda focuses on tracking the endangered Mountain Gorillas as well as all the wildlife highlights of these countries. Your adventure begins with a ‘Rhino Walk' at the Ziwa Sanctuary to see these beautiful and also endangered giants. You then move to the Murchison Falls National Park where you enjoy boat rides, game drives on the shores of the River Nile and see the famous waterfalls. Hippos, elephant and giraffe are all found on the river banks too.

 


 If you would you like to know more about any of the above holidays, then give us a call on +44 (0) 17687 73966 or USA/Canada toll-free 1888 630 4415. We offer trusted holidays with financial protection and flexible booking conditions. 

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