Overseas Adventure Hikes
Arguably the best way to really get to know a place is to explore it on foot and our hiking challenges have all been developed because we just love the destinations!
All of our treks are specifically tailored to our participants. In conjunction with our overseas partners and our team at home, we have tested them all. Our challenges vary from moderate to extremely difficult; we try to choose the unique approach to these classic destinations. Our hikes are selected to take in some of the world's best trekking adventures. In 2017, we are setting our focus on what we believe to be the best three hiking adventures in Africa, South America, and Asia. All of our treks are designed to be accessible and while they certainly are challenging adventures, our skilled staff is prepared to help you make the most out of your life changing climb.
Mt. Kilimanjaro is one of the most impressive sights in Africa and summiting is one of the all time greatest achievements. Rising majestically from the Savannah lands of northern Tanzania, Mt. Kilimanjaro soars to a chilling 19,340 ft. peak (well above the cloud line). It is the highest mountain in Africa and the largest free standing mountain in the world. The feeling you get as you climb Mt. Kilimanjaro and watch the sun rise over the vast African plains is truly an incredible experience.
Mt. Kilimanjaro’s great size and height strongly influence the climate, vegetation, and climbing conditions. The mountain also controls its own weather by affecting the surrounding rainfall. This means that hiking Mt. Kilimanjaro requires immense stamina, unwavering persistence, and a waterproof resilience. We have taken over 8,000 people (and counting) on this incredible challenge to take on the tallest free standing mountain in the world.
Everest Base Camp
The Everest Base Camp trek is probably one of the most famous in the world, one that every keen trekker should consider taking at some point in their lives. It is without a doubt one of the most challenging treks to take on, but the sheer thrill and sense of achievement you experience as you arrive at the base of Mount Everest is hard to equal.
Your journey to the Everest Base Camp begins in Kathmandu, Nepal’s vibrant capital, and later hopping on a plane to Lukla, the gateway to the Khumbu region. From here, you will begin your trek into the heart of the Nepali Himalayas and take in some spectacular scenery along the way. The main highlight on your journey to Everest Base Camp will be the majestic snow-capped peaks that line the steep sided valleys and the jaw-dropping views that await you at almost every turn. Few feelings can compare to looking up in awe at the world's highest peak.
Follow in the footsteps of the Spanish Conquistadors and early 20th Century explorers as you cross the high Peruvian Andes in search of Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas. The trek route departs from the bustling colonial mountain town of Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, and winds its way through breathtaking mountain passes and on through humid jungle trails to reach the fabled ruins of Machu Picchu.
The city is set upon a ridge over the Urubamba Valley, deep within the jungle-covered mountains northwest of Cusco. Our trek takes you over the less traveled route of the high pass of Salkantay Mountain, a truly remarkable experience. You will cross a diverse range of terrain along the way - finding nothing but new adventures around every corner. The final reward for trekking Machu Picchu is a firsthand experience of an impeccably preserved ancient city...on par with the Great Pyramids of Giza in terms of beauty and architectural achievement.