January 2019

Patagonia – Paine circuit and FitzRoy (Argentina – Chile)

The distinctive granite spires and colossal calving glaciers of Patagonia in Southern Chile and Argentina are unique. Despite the notoriously unsettled weather, their rugged beauty draws mountaineers, adventurous trekkers and wilderness travellers from all over the world. This two-week trip takes in the highlights, with moderate trekking through breathtakingly wild scenery.

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Additional information
– Spend more nights in a tent allowing a good journey to be made and early start to complete a long tour.
- Is a technically straightforward mountain, but one which requires stamina and determination to cope with long arduous days.
- Emergency rescue facilities in the mountains are very limited and you need to be able to deal with demanding conditions and basic facilities.
Duration: 16 days
Dates 2019: 05 january – 20 january.
Minimum level required:
level 2 in trekking ability levels - fitness level 2.
Groups: 6 – 10 persons
Cost: Euro 3000 per person.
the cost include: services of an Europea Mountain Guide and an local Trekking Guide, local transport as per program, lodging and tent fees, full board in the mountain except lunches and evening meals in the town, group equipment, first aid kit for both the guide and yourself. The guide will book all Hotel as per program – you pay for these direct as we we go along.
The cost not include: Personal equipment, lunches and evening meals in the town, snacks and drinks, International flights, airport tax and entry visa (where necessary), holiday Insurance (must include cancellation), Medivac (Medical & Emergency Evacuation), insurance, ICE fees (rescue team working, helicopter flights, drawing of supporting documents, repatriation), telephone, any extra days waiting for weather and anything not specified.
Trip meeting point: Punta Arenas Airport.
Local Airport: Punta Arenas, Chile.

Insurance
For this trip you must have medical evacuation insurance. We strongly recommend the purchase of trip cancellation and travel insurance. Travel insurance must provide coverage for trip cancellation and interruption, travel delays, loss of baggage and travel documents, baggage delay. Click on “Mountain Insurance” for more details.

Payment, Cancellation and Refund
To register for this trip please contact us. Please insure your expedition against cancellation for medical and/or personal reasons.

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The Program
Arrival

Arrive in Punta Arenas.Fly via either Santiago or Buenos Aires, depending on the best flight schedule. Arrive in Punta Arenas in the early afternoon. We are met at the airport by a private bus for transfer in hotel. All equipment receives final checks. Night in hotel.

Day 1

The Patagonian Adventure starts. The trip begins with you being picked up from your hotel in Punta Arenas in the morning and driven to EcoCamp Patagonia, located in the world-famous Torres del Paine National Park. Night in the hut.

Day 2

Las Torres hut to Camp Dickson. The day will start at EcoCamp as you prepare for your hike to Dickson Lake. The trail will leads you northwards along the eastern bank of the Rio Paine. We will stop at a natural lookout point which will afford us a stunning panoramic view of the Lago Paine below, before we descend and continue west across open grasslands towards Refugio Dickson. Overnight in tents.

Day 3

Camp Dickson to Camp Perros. We will continue our trail along the Los Perros river in what will be the wildest and most remote grounds that we will cover on the trek. Overnight in tents.

Day 4

Camp Perros to Camp Grey, through John Gardner Pass. his day marks our ascent to the highest point of the circuit as we reach altitudes of around 1300m from which we will be able to feast our eyes on an awe-inspiring view of Grey glacier, an enormous fractured mass of ice with towers in the valley. The John Gardner pass is one of the most famous sectors of Torres del Paine and a must-do for any serious trekker. Overnight in tents.

Day 5

Camp Grey to Pehoe Lake. During the morning, we will take some time to rest, replenish and revel in Lake Grey’s surroundings before making our way along the eastern side of Lake Grey through clearings of gorgeous Calafate bushes. Overnight in tents.

Day 6

Valle Frances. After breakfast at Lake Pehoe, we will begin the challenging trek to Valle Frances (French Valley), along a steep trail that leads to the very heart of the Paine Massif. How far in we go depends on our group’s trekking rhythm. This day’s trek will end as we descend through an undulating terrain of mixed grassland and light forest which will take us to camp cuernos. Overnight in tents.

Day 7

Los Cuernos. Once we have finished breakfast, we will begin our day’s trek to EcoCamp Patagonia through the Cuernos trail, which will take us along the beautiful Lake Nordenskjold. The trek ends as we arrive at Las Torres hut where we will enjoy a hearty meal and prepare for tomorrow’s big challenge. Overnight in the hut.

Day 8

Base Trek las Torres. he goal of our penultimate day of the Paine Circuit will be to complete the most famous trekking trail in Torres del Paine National Park! We will walk from the campsite towards Hostería Las Torres before ascending to Ascencio Valley on the Tower’s eastern face. In the afternoon return to Puerto Natales. Night in the hotel.

Day 9

Puerto Natales – El Chalten. It is a 6 hour drive along Route 40 to your hotel in El Chalten, crossing the Chilean/Argentinean border en route. Night in the hotel.

Day 10

El Chaltén to Laguna Poincenot.Trek up a gentle trail towards Fitzroy and gain height over the River de las Vueltas Valley, then hike to Laguna Capri for spectacular views. Fixed campsite at Poincenot

Day 11

Cerro Fitzroy, Laguna de los Tres. Hike along Fitzroy trail up to Rio Blanco, the climbers’ base camp. Above you rise the spectacular walls of the Fitzroy (3,045m), rising 1,500m above the surrounding glaciers. Hike back to Poincenot Camp. Overnight in the tents.

Day 12

Cerro Torre to El Chaltén. alk around Laguna Capri to the Lagoons Madre and the Hija Valley. Then trek down to the Fitzroy River Valley, where you connect with the Cerro Torre Trail. Hike to Laguna Torre, below the world-famous Cerro Torre group and return to El Chaltén. Night in the hotel.

Day 13

El Chaltén to Loma del Pliegue Tumbado. Walk up Loma del Pliegue Tumbado (1,500m) for spectacular views of Fitzroy and Torre. Return to El Chaltén. Night in the hotel.

Day 14

Drive El Chaltén to El Calafate and visit to Perito Moreno glacier. drive to El Calafate. The vast Perito Moreno Glacier flows down from the Patagonian Icefield, the third largest glacier area in the world (after Antarctica and Greenland). Return to El Calafate. Night in the hotel.

Departure

Fly home.

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April 2019

Everest View Trek (Nepal)

Would you like to visit the Himalaya but have a maximum of two weeks holiday time? This trek is designed for those who would like to see Everest, but don’t have time to walk all the way to base camp. The highest point of the trek is Ama Dablam Base Camp 4570m – a wonderful grassy expanse below one of the world’s most iconic mountain profiles.

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Additional information
– Spend more nights in a tent allowing a good journey to be made and early start to complete a long tour.
- Is a technically straightforward mountain, but one which requires stamina and determination to cope with long arduous days.
- Emergency rescue facilities in the mountains are very limited and you need to be able to deal with demanding conditions and basic facilities.
Duration: 13 days
Dates 2019: 16 april – 28 april.
Minimum level required:
level 2 in trekking ability levels - fitness level 2.
Groups: 6 – 10 persons
Cost: Euro 3000 per person.
the cost include: services of an Europea Mountain Guide and an local Trekking Guide, local transport as per program, lodging and tent fees, full board in the mountain except lunches and evening meals in the town, group equipment, local porters, first aid kit for both the guide and yourself. The guide will book all Hotel as per program – you pay for these direct as we we go along.
The cost not include: Personal equipment, lunches and evening meals in the town, snacks and drinks, International flights, airport tax and entry visa (where necessary), holiday Insurance (must include cancellation), Medivac (Medical & Emergency Evacuation), insurance, ICE fees (rescue team working, helicopter flights, drawing of supporting documents, repatriation), telephone, any extra days waiting for weather and anything not specified.
Trip meeting point: Kathmandu Airport.
Local Airport:Kathmandu, Nepal.

Altitude and Acclimatisation program
For information, read Altitude and Acclimatisation Program.

Insurance
For this trip you must have medical evacuation insurance. We strongly recommend the purchase of trip cancellation and travel insurance. Travel insurance must provide coverage for trip cancellation and interruption, travel delays, loss of baggage and travel documents, baggage delay. Click on “Mountain Insurance” for more details.

Payment, Cancellation and Refund
To register for this trip please contact us. Please insure your expedition against cancellation for medical and/or personal reasons.

Visa
A visa is required for entry into NEPAL. This should be obtained directly in Nepal when arrive in Kathmandu airport.

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The Program
Arrival

Arrive in Kathmandu.Arrive in Kathmandu. We are met at the airport by a private bus for transfer in hotel. Night in hotel.

Day 1

Kathmandu City Tour: Trip Preparation Day. Today after breakfast we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. At the noon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members. The briefs us regarding our trek as well as provides us opportunity to ask any questions we may have regarding our upcoming adventure. Night in the hut.

Day 2

Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding 2652m3 – 4 hrs trek (walking time only). After breakfast, we will be escorted to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport for an early morning flight to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), a gateway destination from where our trek begins. To assist in acclimatization, we only have a short hike today. Overnight in lodge.

Day 3

Phakding – Namche Bazaar 3440m. Walking through a beautiful pine forest, the track leads us along the Dudh Koshi River through many suspension bridges, one of which is the famous Hillary Suspension Bridge. Overnight in lodge.

Day 4

Namche Bazzar: Acclimatization Day. This is the first of the two days set aside for “acclimatization”. Health experts recommend us to stay active and moving during the rest day too instead of being idle. We either spend the day taking a day’s hike to Thame or visiting Khunde or relaxing and exploring Namche Bazaar itself. Overnight in lodge.

Day 5

Namche Bazaar – Khumjung 3810m. During the morning, we will take some time to rest, replenish and revel in Lake Grey’s surroundings before making our way along the eastern side of Lake Grey through clearings of gorgeous Calafate bushes. Overnight in lodge.

Day 6

Khumjung – Tengboche 3870m. We take a walk descent down to Dudhkoshi River passing through little villages on the way. The trails involve down with forest and across riverside for the lunch and we take a final ascent step up for 2 hours through pine and fir forest to reach a small hill Tyangboche. It has the famous Tengboche Gumba to explore for the day. Overnight in lodge.

Day 7

Tengboche to Kyangjuma 3570m. At dawn we spend a brief time at Tengboche, observe its many prayer wheels. From Tengboche, a steep descent of about 1500ft/500m leads through rhododendron bushes and fir trees to the Dudh Koshi River. We cross the first bridge over Dudh Koshi on our return trip at Phunki Tenga. Further we pass the village of Tashinga and Sansa before finally reaching beautiful village of Kyangjuma. Overnight in lodge.

Day 8

Kyangjuma to Monjo 2840m. The trail to Namche Bazar clings to the steep wooded slope beyond Kyangjuma, winding through several bends. We lookout for wildlife such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colourful pheasants etc. while we pass through the forest by the trail. Overnight in lodge.

Day 9

Trek to Lukla. Today, we start to get warmed up by the light breeze. Although we are traveling the same route down, we feel completely different views. We snap a mixture of open plains, rhododendron and pine forests, and in the distance snow covered peaks. We take time and walk leisurely today as this is the last day of our trek. Overnight in lodge.

Day 10

Lukla – Kathmandu.Today, we fly back to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. Night in the hotel

Day 11

Departure. Hike he journey within the mountains of Nepal comes to an end today! There is nothing to do but we just trade emails to travel companions and organize our photos. If we have more time we can do some shopping or sightseeing. In the afternoon trasfer in Airport for go home. Overnight in the tents.

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May 2019

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek (Nepal)

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is a spectacular journey on foot to the South Face of Annapurna I – a pleasant hike through the diverse Nepalese landscape and culture. On your 14-day journey you will reach the base camp of the world’s 10th highest mountain, Annapurna (8,091m/26,545ft); visit several UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu, enjoy breathtaking Himalayan vista during the trek and experience the sunrise over the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges from Poon Hill.

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Additional information
– Spend more nights in a tent allowing a good journey to be made and early start to complete a long tour.
- Is a technically straightforward mountain, but one which requires stamina and determination to cope with long arduous days.
- Emergency rescue facilities in the mountains are very limited and you need to be able to deal with demanding conditions and basic facilities.
Duration: 15 days
Dates 2019: 04 may – 18 may.
Minimum level required:
level 3 in trekking ability levels - fitness level 3.
Groups: 6 – 10 persons
Cost: Euro 3000 per person.
the cost include: services of an Europea Mountain Guide and an local Trekking Guide, local transport as per program, lodging and tent fees, full board in the mountain except lunches and evening meals in the town, group equipment, local porters, first aid kit for both the guide and yourself. The guide will book all Hotel as per program – you pay for these direct as we we go along.
The cost not include: Personal equipment, lunches and evening meals in the town, snacks and drinks, International flights, airport tax and entry visa (where necessary), holiday Insurance (must include cancellation), Medivac (Medical & Emergency Evacuation), insurance, ICE fees (rescue team working, helicopter flights, drawing of supporting documents, repatriation), telephone, any extra days waiting for weather and anything not specified.
Trip meeting point: Kathmandu Airport.
Local Airport:Kathmandu, Nepal.

Altitude and Acclimatisation program
For information, read Altitude and Acclimatisation Program.

Insurance
For this trip you must have medical evacuation insurance. We strongly recommend the purchase of trip cancellation and travel insurance. Travel insurance must provide coverage for trip cancellation and interruption, travel delays, loss of baggage and travel documents, baggage delay. Click on “Mountain Insurance” for more details.

Payment, Cancellation and Refund
To register for this trip please contact us. Please insure your expedition against cancellation for medical and/or personal reasons.

Visa
A visa is required for entry into NEPAL. This should be obtained directly in Nepal when arrive in Kathmandu airport.

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The Program
Arrival

Arrive in Kathmandu.Arrive in Kathmandu. We are met at the airport by a private bus for transfer in hotel. Night in hotel.

Day 1

Kathmandu City Tour: Trip Preparation Day. Today after breakfast we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. At the noon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members. The briefs us regarding our trek as well as provides us opportunity to ask any questions we may have regarding our upcoming adventure. Night in the hut.

Day 2

Fly to Pokhara and trek to Ulleri 2050m. We fly to Pokhara early in the morning. After taking a rest, we drive to Naya Pul and start the trek. 6 hrs trek are really prove a test of our stamina. Overnight in lodge.

Day 3

Ulleri to Ghorepani 2750m. After breakfast, we ascend to the Ghorepani village. Overnight in lodge.

Day 4

Ghorepani to Tadapani 2700m. After breakfast, we head east and climb a nearby ridge. We descend through rhododendron forests, pass by spectacular waterfalls along the way and reach Tadapani. Overnight in lodge.

Day 5

Tadapani to Chhomrong 2170m. We descend from Tadapani on a steep trail through a dense rhododendron forest. The trail opens up to perfectly manicured terraced fields. Next, ascend steadily and pass a few surging waterfalls before reaching a suspension bridge. A few more miles of uphill and downhill trek and we reach our destination for today. Overnight in lodge.

Day 6

Chhomrong to Bamboo 2310m. The trail out of Chhomrong descends via 2500 stone steps and crosses the Chhomrong Khola on a swaying suspension bridge. It is an uphill climb to Sinuwa. Next, we pass through a beautiful forest to Kuldihar followed by an easy downhill walk to Bamboo. Overnight in lodge.

Day 7

Bamboo to Deurali 3230m. We pass through the bamboo forest which is damp and cold then ascend steadily with fewer steep sections. Overnight in lodge.

Day 8

Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp 4130m via Machhapuchhre Base Camp 3700m. Climb gently thorough a river bed then over a steep trail over to the mountain side. The hike from Bagar to Machhapuchhre Base Camp is somewhat strenuou. The vegetation disappears on our way to ABC and the path widens as we enter the Annapurna sanctuary. Overnight in tents.

Day 9

Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo. From the Annapurna base camp we retrace our steps to Bamboo. Overnight in lodge.

Day 10

Bamboo to Jhinu Danda 1760m.From Bamboo, it is an uphill trek to Kuldighar followed by a downhill walk to Chhomrong Khola. Then climb the stone steps to Chhomrong. The trail then descends to Jhinu Danda. Night in the hotel

Day 11

Trek to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara. On our way to Naya Pul from Jhinu danda we get to enjoy the amazing hill landscape of western Nepal. We have lunch on the way. Our trek will end at Naya Pul where we board our vehicle to Pokhara. Night in the hotel.

Day 12

Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu. We fly to Kathmandu in the afternoon. Night in the hotel

Day 13

Departure. Hike he journey within the mountains of Nepal comes to an end today! There is nothing to do but we just trade emails to travel companions and organize our photos. If we have more time we can do some shopping or sightseeing. In the afternoon trasfer in Airport for go home. Overnight in the tents.

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June 2019

Santa Cruz Trekking (Peru)

This fabulous trek journeys through some spectacular scenery in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca mountain range. The route takes you through high-mountain pastures, alongside turquoise glacial lakes and across two high passes.

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Additional information
– Spend more nights in a tent allowing a good journey to be made and early start to complete a long tour.
- Is a technically straightforward mountain, but one which requires stamina and determination to cope with long arduous days.
- Emergency rescue facilities in the mountains are very limited and you need to be able to deal with demanding conditions and basic facilities.
Duration: 13 days
Dates 2019: 08 june – 20 june.
Minimum level required:
level 3 in trekking ability levels - fitness level 3.
Groups: 6 – 10 persons
Cost: Euro 2300 per person.
the cost include: services of an Europea Mountain Guide and an local Trekking Guide, local transport as per program, mules, lodging and tent fees, full board in the mountain except lunches and evening meals in the town, group equipment, first aid kit for both the guide and yourself. The guide will book all Hotel as per program – you pay for these direct as we we go along.
The cost not include: Personal equipment, lunches and evening meals in the town, snacks and drinks, International flights, airport tax and entry visa (where necessary), holiday Insurance (must include cancellation), Medivac (Medical & Emergency Evacuation), insurance, ICE fees (rescue team working, helicopter flights, drawing of supporting documents, repatriation), telephone, any extra days waiting for weather and anything not specified.
Trip meeting point: Lima Airport.
Local Airport: Jorge Chavez, Lima Peru.

Altitude and Acclimatisation program
For information, read Altitude and Acclimatisation Program.

Insurance
For this trip you must have medical evacuation insurance. We strongly recommend the purchase of trip cancellation and travel insurance. Travel insurance must provide coverage for trip cancellation and interruption, travel delays, loss of baggage and travel documents, baggage delay. Click on “Mountain Insurance” for more details.

Payment, Cancellation and Refund
To register for this trip please contact us. Please insure your expedition against cancellation for medical and/or personal reasons.

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The Program
Arrival – day 1

Arrive in Lima. Arrive in lima in the afternoon. We are met at the airport by for transfer at bus station for 8-hour bus from sea level desert to Huaraz at over 3000m. Transfer in Hotel early morning of the day 1 and rest day. Night in in bus.

Day 2

Rest day. Having come from sea level to 3050m, it is important to have a rest day today. All equipment receives final checks. Night in the hotel.

Day 3

Start the trek from Santa Cruz to Llanganuco. Four hour drive to Cashapampa 2900m where we you spend your first night camping. Overnight in tents.

Day 4

Cashapampa to Laguna Ichiccocha 3800m. Trek gradually uphill past lake Jatuncocha, with view of Alpamayo above the Arhuaycocha Gorge (7 hours trekking). Overnight in tents.

Day 5

Laguna Ichiccocha to Taullipampa 4200m. Trek for 6 hours to base camp used for ascents of Alpamayo. Overnight in tents.

Day 6

Cross the pass of Punta Union 4750m. A hard and demanding day, but with magnificent views of the most beautiful mountain scenery in the world. Climb to Laguna Taullicocha 4500m then to the Punta Union pass, an artificial passage hewn out of the rocks. Descend to several small lakes and the Huaripampa Valley (7 hours). Overnight in tents.

Day 7

Quebrada Ranincuray to Morococha Lakes 4400m. You continue down the Quebrada Hauripampa on the left bank of the river. Cross the river several times before entering the valley of Quebrada Morococha and climbing steadily up towards your campsite for the night (6 hours). Overnight in tents.

Day 8

Morococha Lakes to Quebrada Demanda 3900m. Walk over the Portachuelo Llanganuco Pass 4750m and enter the Llanganuco Valley. Views of the east flank of Huascaran (the highest mountain in Peru) and the Huandoy group (6 hours). Overnight in tents.

Day 9

Descend Llanganuco Valley and return to Huaraz. Descend into the Llanganuco Valley. Return drive to Huaraz. Night in the hotel.

Day 10

Spare day. Spare day. Night in the hotel.

Day 11

Drive to Lima. Return in lima at 10.00pm with local bus. Night in bus

Departure

Fly home. Visit Lima and in the evening fly to home

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July 2019

Inca Trail Trekking (Peru)

Join us on this porter-supported trek to one of South America’s most interesting cultural sites. Machu Picchu is situated at an altitude of 2500m in the Urubamba River Valley of Peruvian Andes.

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Additional information
– Spend more nights in a tent allowing a good journey to be made and early start to complete a long tour.
- Is a technically straightforward mountain, but one which requires stamina and determination to cope with long arduous days.
- Emergency rescue facilities in the mountains are very limited and you need to be able to deal with demanding conditions and basic facilities.
Duration: 11 days
Dates 2019: 30 june – 11 july.
Minimum level required:
level 3 in trekking ability levels - fitness level 3.
Groups: 6 – 10 persons
Cost: Euro 2300 per person.
the cost include: services of an Europea Mountain Guide and an local Trekking Guide, local transport as per program, mules, lodging and tent fees, full board in the mountain except lunches and evening meals in the town, group equipment, first aid kit for both the guide and yourself. The guide will book all Hotel as per program – you pay for these direct as we we go along.
The cost not include: Personal equipment, lunches and evening meals in the town, snacks and drinks, International flights, airport tax and entry visa (where necessary), holiday Insurance (must include cancellation), Medivac (Medical & Emergency Evacuation), insurance, ICE fees (rescue team working, helicopter flights, drawing of supporting documents, repatriation), telephone, any extra days waiting for weather and anything not specified.
Trip meeting point: Lima Airport.
Local Airport: Jorge Chavez, Lima Peru.

Altitude and Acclimatisation program
For information, read Altitude and Acclimatisation Program.

Insurance
For this trip you must have medical evacuation insurance. We strongly recommend the purchase of trip cancellation and travel insurance. Travel insurance must provide coverage for trip cancellation and interruption, travel delays, loss of baggage and travel documents, baggage delay. Click on “Mountain Insurance” for more details.

Payment, Cancellation and Refund
To register for this trip please contact us. Please insure your expedition against cancellation for medical and/or personal reasons.

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The Program
Arrival

Arrive in Lima. Arrive in lima in the afternoon. We are met at the airport by for transfer at hotel. Night in hotel.

Day 1

Fly Lima to Cusco 3325m. An local travel representative will pick you up at the airport and transfer in hotel. Visit Cusco. All equipment receives final checks. Night in the hotel.

Day 2

Start the trek from Santa Cruz to Llanganuco. Four hour drive to Cashapampa 2900m where we you spend your first night camping. Overnight in tents.

Day 3

Sacred Valley 3150m. Today we will visit the beautiful Vilcanota/Urubamba River Valley, also known as the Sacred Valley. Our explorations will take us through Andean villages, local markets and the very important ruins of Pisac and/or Ollantaytambo. Return to Cusco. Night in hotel.

Day 4

Huayllabama 3000m. We depart early for the Inca Trail. After driving along the high, barren puna, we descend into the twisted Urubamba Valley and drive to our trailhead where we distribute loads among porters. Overnight in lodge.

Day 5

Warmiwanusga pass 4200m to Runquracay camp 3710m. After hiking over the Warmiwanusga Pass we descend several thousand feet before hiking up to the ruins of Runquracay where we camp. Overnight in tents.

Day 6

Winay Wayna 2701m We will be passing numerous ruins and walking through lush cloud forests and along cobblestone pathways made by the Incas. We will make camp at the ancient ruins of Winay Wayna. Overnight in tents.

Day 7

Hike to Machu Picchu. Train back to Cusco. 3325m After an early start, we hike to Machu Picchu, fortress city of the ancient Incas. Here we’ll discover sundials, follow the ingenious water system of the city, and marvel at the Inca stonemasonry. After exploring the ruins we catch the afternoon train back to Cusco. Night in hotel.

Day 8

Fly to Lima. Today you will fly back to Lima where you will be free to explore the city. Night in hotel.

Departure

Departure. Visit Lima and in the evening fly to home

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Cordillera Real Trekking (Bolivia)

This is a long and tough high-altitude trek across Bolivia’s Cordillera Real mountains, to the north-west of La Paz, finishing to the west of the 6000m peak, Huayna Potosi. This is Bolivia’s ‘Royal’ range offering breathtaking views and scenery throughout.

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Additional information
– Spend more nights in a tent allowing a good journey to be made and early start to complete a long tour.
- Is a technically straightforward mountain, but one which requires stamina and determination to cope with long arduous days.
- Emergency rescue facilities in the mountains are very limited and you need to be able to deal with demanding conditions and basic facilities.
Duration: 16 days
Dates 2019: 05 july – 22 july.
Minimum level required:
level 3 in trekking ability levels - fitness level 4.
Groups: 6 – 10 persons
Cost: Euro 2500 per person.
the cost include: services of an Europea Mountain Guide and an local Trekking Guide, local transport as per program, mules, lodging and tent fees, full board in the mountain except lunches and evening meals in the town, group equipment, first aid kit for both the guide and yourself. The guide will book all Hotel as per program – you pay for these direct as we we go along.
The cost not include: Personal equipment, lunches and evening meals in the town, snacks and drinks, International flights, airport tax and entry visa (where necessary), holiday Insurance (must include cancellation), Medivac (Medical & Emergency Evacuation), insurance, ICE fees (rescue team working, helicopter flights, drawing of supporting documents, repatriation), telephone, any extra days waiting for weather and anything not specified.
Trip meeting point: La Paz Airport.
Local Airport: El Alto, La Paz Bolivia.

Altitude and Acclimatisation program
For information, read Altitude and Acclimatisation Program.

Insurance
For this trip you must have medical evacuation insurance. We strongly recommend the purchase of trip cancellation and travel insurance. Travel insurance must provide coverage for trip cancellation and interruption, travel delays, loss of baggage and travel documents, baggage delay. Click on “Mountain Insurance” for more details.

Payment, Cancellation and Refund
To register for this trip please contact us. Please insure your expedition against cancellation for medical and/or personal reasons.

More info
The Program
Arrival

Arrive in La Paz. Arrive in La Paz. We are met at the airport by for transfer at hotel. Night in hotel.

Day 1

La Paz 3500m acclimatisation. Visit La Paz. All equipment receives final checks. Night in the hotel.

Day 2 – 3

La Paz – Titicaca Lake – Isla del Sol 4080m. The team drives to Copacabana (3,800m) on the shores of Titicaca. The following day you take an early morning boat trip to the Islay del Sol. These two days are more than just sightseeing and help build a solid foundation for your acclimatisation. Overnight in lodge.

Day 4 – 5

Drive to Cocoyu. This is a long road journey. The first 3.5-4.5 hour to Sorata is on good tarmac roads, parallel to the range you trek back through. Sorata is a nice place, with all the amenities to allow a pleasant stopover. The remaining journey to Cocoyu requires 4×4 transport along mining access roads. Overnight in tents.

Day 6

Cocoyu to Chajolpaya. From Cocoyu the route turns right out of the village, then it is a long gentle uphill walk on a 4×4 track to Paso Sarami 4580m. There is a nice possible camping site by some ruins at 4275m, 1 hour before the col. From here the trail drops steeply to the remote Chajolpaya settlement and camp at 4185m. Overnight in tents.

Day 7

Chajolpaya to Negruni. In the morning it is a long ascent to reach a high mountain pass. You will climb steeply away from Chajolpaya, until the ground begins to flatten out and go down steeply down the rocky path on the other side, before easy walking leads to a lake at 4550m below Negruni. Overnight in tents.

Day 8

Negruni to Lloco Iloconi. Another big day of trekking to Lloconi with many pass above 4500m. Overnight in tents.

Day 9

Lloco Iloconi to Plateau camp. Hiking in high altitude at more 5000m. Overnight in tents.

Day 10

Plateau camp to Quta Thiya. You’ll start down the valley to the south west to reach a campsite at 4400m. Overnight in tents.

Day 11

Trek to Laguna Ajwani. From the hiking there are great views from here of Lake Titicaca in the distance. Overnight in tents.

Day 12

Laguna Ajwani to Laguna Janchallani. An other long day in high altitude. Overnight in tents.

Day 13

Laguna Janchallani – Pico Austria 5335m – Laguna Chair Khota – La Paz. In the morning you traversing to the west over rough scree to the top of the terminal moraine of Condoriri’s eastern most glacier. From here climbing an easy 20m rock wall (grade 2) and a steep scree-filled gully to the Summit 5335m. Descent to laguna Chair Khota and after to La Paz. Night in hotel.

Day 14

La Paz last day. Visit the city. Night in hotel.

Departure

Fly home.

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August 2019

Mount Ararat 5137m (Turkey)

Turkey’s snow capped Mount Ararat is located in the far north east of the country and is regularly climbed by those without mountaineering experience. At 5137m it is important to acclimatise first, which you will do on this trip by climbing Mount Artos 3550m, prior to travelling to Ararat.

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Additional information
– Spend more nights in a tent allowing a good journey to be made and early start to complete a long tour.
- Is a technically straightforward mountain, but one which requires stamina and determination to cope with long arduous days.
- Emergency rescue facilities in the mountains are very limited and you need to be able to deal with demanding conditions and basic facilities.
Duration: 10 days
Dates 2019: 27 july – 05 august.
Minimum level required:
level 3 in trekking ability levels - fitness level 3.
Groups: 6 – 10 persons
Cost: Euro 2000 per person.
the cost include: services of an Europea Mountain Guide and an local Trekking Guide, local transport as per program, lodging and tent fees, full board in the mountain except lunches and evening meals in the town, local porters, group equipment, first aid kit for both the guide and yourself. The guide will book all Hotel as per program – you pay for these direct as we we go along.
The cost not include: Personal equipment, lunches and evening meals in the town, snacks and drinks, International flights, airport tax and entry visa (where necessary), holiday Insurance (must include cancellation), Medivac (Medical & Emergency Evacuation), insurance, ICE fees (rescue team working, helicopter flights, drawing of supporting documents, repatriation), telephone, any extra days waiting for weather and anything not specified.
Trip meeting point:Istanbul Airport.
Local Airport:Istanbul, Turkey.

Altitude and Acclimatisation program
For information, read Altitude and Acclimatisation Program.

Insurance
For this trip you must have medical evacuation insurance. We strongly recommend the purchase of trip cancellation and travel insurance. Travel insurance must provide coverage for trip cancellation and interruption, travel delays, loss of baggage and travel documents, baggage delay. Click on “Mountain Insurance” for more details.

Payment, Cancellation and Refund
To register for this trip please contact us. Please insure your expedition against cancellation for medical and/or personal reasons.

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The Program
Arrival

Arrive in Istanbul. We are met at the airport by a private bus for transfer in hotel. Night in hotel.

Day 1

Fly to Van. On arrival you will check into your hotel, before an afternoon of sightseeing. This will include Van Castle, before taking the ferry to Akdamar Island, a small island on Lake Van, which is home to a 10th Century Armenian Church. All equipment receives final checks. Night in hotel.

Day 2

Ascent of Mount Artos 3550m. After breakfast you will drive to the town of Gevas (1,800m). It takes 3 – 4 hours of walking to reach the summit. Return to Van. Night in hotel

Day 3

Drive to Dogubeyazit via Muradiye Waterfalls. In the morning we leave Van and drive to Dogubeyazit. Night in hotel.

Day 4

Dogubeyazit to Ararat and trek to Camp 1 3200m. It’s a 1 hour drive to reach the roadhead at Eli Village (2,000m). You gear is loaded onto mules and you trek to the first camp on a level grassy site. Overnight in tents.

Day 5

Acclimatisation day. ou will climb part of the way up to Camp 2 before descending to spend a second night at Camp 1. Overnight in tents.

Day 6

Ascend to Camp 2 4200m. You will leave the grasslands behind and start to climb the rocky scree slopes. As the track zig zags upwards it is rarely steep or difficult. After 3-4 hours of walking you reach Camp 2. Overnight in tents.

Day 7

Summit day on Mount Ararat 5137m.You will start very early and trek upwards on a rocky path. After a few hours you reach the permanent snow and ice of the summit ice cap. Here you may use crampons depending on the conditions underfoot. The summit is normally reached after about 5-6 hours. Descend to Camp 1. Overnight in tents.

Day 8

Descend to roadhead and transfer to Van. Night in hotel.

Departure

Fly home. fly to Istanbul and from Istanbul fly to home

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September 2019

Nanda Devi Trek (India)

Nanda Devi is located in the Garhwal and Kumaon area in the eastern corner of India’s northern Himalayas, bordering Nepal to the east and Tibet to the north. It was the playground of famous mountaineers like Longstaff and later Shipton and Tillman who marvelled at the beauty of this region, surprisingly ignored by western trekkers. Much of Kumaon, including the high pristine valleys that lie just south of the Tibet border, were opened to trekking only in 1994 when strict ‘Restricted Area Permit’ requirements were lifted allowing access to the base of the Nanda Devi peaks from the east.

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Additional information
– Spend more nights in a tent allowing a good journey to be made and early start to complete a long tour.
- Is a technically straightforward mountain, but one which requires stamina and determination to cope with long arduous days.
- Emergency rescue facilities in the mountains are very limited and you need to be able to deal with demanding conditions and basic facilities.
Duration: 23 days
Dates 2019: 31 august – 21 september.
Minimum level required:
level 2 in trekking ability levels - fitness level 3.
Groups: 6 – 10 persons
Cost: Euro 3500 per person.
the cost include: services of an Europea Mountain Guide and an local Trekking Guide, local transport as per program, lodging and tent fees, full board in the mountain except lunches and evening meals in the town, group equipment, local porters, first aid kit for both the guide and yourself. The guide will book all Hotel as per program – you pay for these direct as we we go along.
The cost not include: Personal equipment, lunches and evening meals in the town, snacks and drinks, International flights, airport tax and entry visa (where necessary), holiday Insurance (must include cancellation), Medivac (Medical & Emergency Evacuation), insurance, ICE fees (rescue team working, helicopter flights, drawing of supporting documents, repatriation), telephone, any extra days waiting for weather and anything not specified.
Trip meeting point: Delhi Airport.
Local Airport: Delhi, India.

Altitude and Acclimatisation program
For information, read Altitude and Acclimatisation Program.

Insurance
For this trip you must have medical evacuation insurance. We strongly recommend the purchase of trip cancellation and travel insurance. Travel insurance must provide coverage for trip cancellation and interruption, travel delays, loss of baggage and travel documents, baggage delay. Click on “Mountain Insurance” for more details.

Payment, Cancellation and Refund
To register for this trip please contact us. Please insure your expedition against cancellation for medical and/or personal reasons.

Visa
A visa is required for entry into NEPAL. This should be obtained directly in Nepal when arrive in Kathmandu airport.

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The Program
Arrival

Arrive Delhi. Meet and transfer to our hotel. Evening transfer to the railway station for the overnight sleeper train to Kathgodam. Overnight sleeper train.

Day 1

Kathgodam – Almora 1810m. We arrive at Kathgodam at 06:15hrs. where we are met and transferred to a nearby hotel for breakfast. After breakfast we drive for 4 hours, climbing through the Himalayan foothills to Almora. Night in hotel.

Day 2

Almora – Munsiari 2050m. Drive to Munsiari. Overnight in lodge.

Day 3

Munsiari – Lilam 1730m. Begin Trekking. Start our first trekking day. Overnight in tents.

Day 4 -5

Lilam – Bugdiar 2410m. This are is prone to trail changes hence we reserve two days to reach Bugdiar. Overnight in tents.

Day 6

Bugdiar – Rilkote 3045m. From Bugdiar the trail climbs to 2655m before descending to the Hindu shrine at Naha Devi. Descending to the fields of Naha Devi, the valley sweeps around to the right. The valley is now opening up and the mountain vistas becoming impressive. Overnight in tents.

Day 7

Rilkote – Martoli 3385m. This region is now in the barren trans Himalayan zone. Overnight in tents.

Day 8

Martoli – Ganaghar 3310m. We press on to our campground at Ganaghar at the mouth of the Pachu valley. Overnight in tents.

Day 9

Ganaghar – Pachu Glacier, Alpine Meadows of Nanda Devi East 3835m. Depending on the trail conditions we may walk up the Pachu valley on either its left or right side. Overnight in tents.

Day 10

Pachu Glacier, Alpine Meadows of Nanda Devi East. After breakfast we have all day to enjoy the magnificent beauty of this place. It is usually possible to walk further up the side of Pachu glacier. There are other numerous walk options up the valley sides for the really energetic. Overnight in tents.

Day 11

Pachu Glacier – Milam 3360m. We retrace our steps back to Ganaghar then continue up the valley to the once important trading post of Milam. Overnight in tents

Day 12

Milam – Milam Glacier – Milam. Exploration day. Overnight in tents.

Day 13

Milam – Sumdu 3400m. We retrace our route to Burphu, Martoli and finish in Sumdu. Overnight in tents

Day 14

Sumdu – Ralam 3800m. Ascent at an false summit and descent other side to Ralam. Overnight in tents.

Day 15

Ralam – day walk to Shankalpa Glacier. We have all day to trek further up the Ralam valley to the base of the Shankalpa Glacier that lies along the watershed separating the Ralam and Darma Valleys. Return to Ralam camp. Overnight in tents

Day 16 – 17 – 18

Descend Ralam valley to Lilam. Over the next two days, we trek down the thickly forested Ralam valley eventually rejoining the main Milam valley at Lilam. Overnight in tents.

Day 19

Trek to Dhapa and Drive to Almora. Starting early from Lilam to avoid the heat of the day, We trek for about two hours to the road head at Dhapa. Here our jeep(s) will be waiting to take us the Almora. Night in hotel

Day 20

Drive to Kathgodam. Overnight train to Delhi. Overnight sleeper train.

Day 21

Delhi. Arrive Delhi at 04:45. Transfer to the hotel . Morning is free to relax before a guided sightseeing tour. Night in hotel

Departure

Fly to home. Transfer to the international airport for the Onward flight.

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