Newsletter October 2018

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From jagged peaks to bizarre plants. Any guesses as to what this is?

The most amazing experience you can have this December is to spend time with the enigmatic Mountain Gorilla. Otherwise, head to the equator and celebrate Christmas on the roof of Africa - Kilimanjaro.

If you prefer a white Christmas, then head along the Khumbu and spend time with the Sherpa at Everest Base Camp, or simply f
ollow the back roads of Laos to Luang Prabang and soak up a rich diverse culture.

Cable Cars and ruins are in the news, and our Q&A looks at weight and load carries on Aconcagua.

Our picture of the month is of the great web and our photo series looks at the colours of Peru

Last month's image was not that easy but we must say that peoples guess work by deduction was impressive. It was of the famous Mawenzi Peaks. Mawenzi is the third volcano on the Kilimanjaro massif, with Uhuru and Shira being the other two. Kudo's go to Ashley Douglas, Sarita Singh and Juan Leroy for guessing it was somewhere on Kilimanjaro.

Send your answers for this months image above to  

Laos special 2018

Back Roads to Luang Prabang


Laos has a rich culture and history, and though it's been a battleground many times in the past, this is a peaceful, stable country today.


Enjoy this fascinating journey into the heart and soul of Laos


9 Days, 8 nights


1 November - 10 December 2018


Price per person sharing from US$1395.00

Mountain Gorilla of Rwanda
Mountain Gorilla of Rwanda

The closest relative to man is the mountain gorilla, 98% genetically human and struggling to fight back from the brink of extinction.

 Playful, intelligent and powerful, they are also shy by nature.

Travel Dates: 1 - 31 December 2018

3 Days, 2 nights

Price per person sharing from $2178.00 - $2290.00

December Holiday on Kilimanjaro
December Holiday on Kilimanjaro


Climbing Kilimanjaro is one of those events in your life that will live with you for ever. It is a journey for the soul through some of the most beautiful scenery.


 Stand above the clouds and get to experience the beauty this mountain has to offer.

8 Days, 7 nights


December 2018


Price per person sharing from $1655.00 - $1690.00

Christmas at Everest Base Camp

This is one of the spectacular treks of Nepal with truly magnificent mountain scenery, punctuated by deep valleys and endless smiling faces of children as you trek up the Khumbu valley.

So why not spend your December under the gaze of Mt Everest. 

17 Days, 16 Nights

December 2018

Price per person sharing from $1438.00 - $1538.00

In the News - Are more Tourists needed at Machu Picchu?

Peru plans to construct a cable car system in Machu Picchu to boost already historic visit numbers, Peruvian officials say. they are optimistic that a new $20 million cable car system being built in Machu Picchu will bring even more tourists to the site of the famous ruins.

The multi-million dollar project has been compared to a similar one that was developed for the Kuelap ruins in the southern Amazon.  Read more here

Open Departures

Everest Base Camp Trek: 9 October 2018

Rwanda Gorilla Tour: 15 December 2018

Mera Peak: 15 April 2019

Question of the Month
What will our packs weigh on Aconcagua and do we do load carries?
During the days to base camp you will carry a day pack as Mules will transport your gear. Above base camp, you will have to carry your own gear bag of around 22-25kg. You will do load carries above base so alternate rest days between strenuous days of load carrying.
If you have a question you want answered, send it to us. We publish one per month.

Spiders Web


Colours of Peru

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