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World Expeditions launches new look Himalaya brochure – with self-guided Nepal trekking, new treks and new mountaineering adventures

May 17, 2017 Tour Operator No Comments Email Email

Australian owned adventure travel company, World Expeditions, has launched its new Himalaya brochure and the standout additions are a self-guided trek in the Everest region, a multi activity trip in Bhutan and a new range of mountaineering trips – including a mountaineering skills program.

The new 11 day self guided Everest trek, priced at $1,690 per person, is designed for travellers who seek complete flexibility and who are confident walking independently.  World Expeditions provides detailed route maps to the trails that link its exclusive network of eco camps and eco lodges up to Thyangboche.

Clients’ personal luggage will be carried by porters in readiness for their arrival each afternoon at the various camps and lodges.  The trip cost also includes breakfast daily, accommodation in Kathmandu, internal flights between Kathmandu and the start of the walk, all park entrance fees and trekking permits and the use of a World Expeditions trek pack which includes use of a quality sleeping bag, down or fibre fill jacket and a free souvenir World Expeditions kit bag.

According to World Expeditions CEO, Sue Badyari, there is an enormous appetite for self guided treks universally as they cater to friends, couples or families who prefer to travel more independently while still enjoying the support services that go on in the background.

“A clear attraction of self-guided treks is that they offer trekkers the peace of mind of knowing that World Expeditions’ support and expertise is available if the need arises,” Ms Badyari said, “and the fact that we follow strict principles of responsible travel is important to many trekkers too.”

“Self-guided treks allow us to keep costs to a bare minimum,” she said.  “Nepal is a great new addition to our global range of self guided treks.”

Self guided departures can be organized daily from October through until mid May and the itinerary has been crafted to give trekkers the opportunity to visit the Himalayan Trust projects and the Thyangboche Monastery,” she said.  “There are stunning views of Mt Everest on the trail and opportunities to interact with locals in some of the villages in the region, including Namche Bazaar.”

World Expeditions has expanded its range of professionally guided treks throughout Nepal, Ladakh, Bhutan and the Indian Himalaya in the new brochure, with several new exploratory trips and expeditions on offer, including a new suite of mountaineering trips.

A mountaineering skills program in Nepal is an exciting new addition.  To be run by long time Australian guide, Soren Kruse-Ledet and a team of Nepali mountaineering guides, the itinerary is designed specifically for fit and motivated people and is modelled on the company’s very successful training program for its Nepali trek guides.

The 14 day mountaineering skills program with Soren Kruse Ledet, which departs Kathmandu on 18 February and costs $3,290 per person, focuses on advancing technical skills pertinent to alpine style mountaineering for snow, ice and rock climbing, including the placement of snow, ice and rock anchors, ascending and descending fixed lines, rock climbing, lead climbing, belaying, abseiling and jumaring.

The new brochure features an expanded range of Himalayan expeditions and treks. The 21 day Cholo Expedition, for example, builds on the success of the company’s exploratory expedition there last year and offers a rare opportunity to climb in a dramatic region where several of the world’s highest mountains, including Everest and Cho Oyu, dominate the skyline.

Other new trips are the 30 day Yubra Himal and Langshisha Ri with Soren Kruse Ledet and three new adventures to be led with respected Himalaya expert Garry Weare – a wild and remote trek on the Tibettan borderlands on theParang La Traverse, a journey from Ladakh to the Kashmiri valley and the Journey through Rajasthan and Kashmir with Garry Weare.

There’s also a new school rebuild project in Nepal’s remote region of Gorkha, the company’s fourth since the earthquake devastated the country on 25 April, 2015.  Administered by the company’s not-for-profit arm, the World Expeditions Foundation, the 18 day Rebuild Nepal: Shree Manjushree Secondary School trek combines sightseeing in Kathmandu, an 8 day trek and 4 days working alongside local people to assist rebuild three new classrooms at the Shree Manjushree School in the remote village of Kashi Goan.  It departs Kathmandu on 25 November and costs $2,490 per person.

The new Bhutan Hike & Bike is an exciting opportunity to combine cycling and trekking in Bhutan. Designed to appeal to those who love to see a new place by experiencing it actively, the trip departs regularly in September, March and April and costs $4,990 per person.

Another World Expeditions’ unique offering is the 152 day GHT – Nepal – The Full Traverse, which is made up of seven treks from the Kanchenjunga region in Nepal’s far east across some of the county’s most beautiful and remote regions to the high plateaus on the Tibetan borderlands in the far west.  It’s possible to join any one of the individual treks or you can traverse the full 1700km expedition, which departs Kathmandu, Nepal on 26 February and costs $34,590 per person.

The Great Himalaya Trail is a cornerstone of World Expeditions’ goal of bringing tourism to remote areas of the country, in order to increase standards of living for villagers.

Other important aspects of the company’s well developed Responsible Tourism practices in the Himalayas are its porter protection program and its exclusive network of permanent campsites in the Everest and Annapurna regions, which enable travellers to minimize the environmental impact of their travel to this incredibly fragile and beautiful country.

More information at www.worldexpeditions.com or call 1300 720 000.

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