Borneo Rajang River Cruise

In 2010 with the help of World Expeditions we put together a 4 week trip to Borneo, which included the ascent of Kinabalu, trekking the headhunters trail and shooting rapids in a longboat.

However one of the highlights was the Rejang River Tour. The combination of the superbly opulent teak and brass appointments of the boat together with food and service of the highest quality and the exposure to the real Borneo was really remarkable.

Our ship’s guide, Louis Jap, through daily excursions into the hinterland, introduced us to the history and tribal culture of this part of Borneo. We trekked in the jungle. We visited longhouses, participated in a wonderful village Muslim wedding, where we appeared to blend in seamlessly with the rest of the guests. We transferred to smaller boats to sail small tributaries to see the early morning wildlife. We visited a remote jungle boarding school and medical centre, and had regular evening entertainment from local school children and dancers as we moored up for the night.

The ships crew welcomed us back to the boat after each excursion with hot towels and drinks – and took our footwear to clean before we could soil the deck. When we were cruising we could just relax with our 20 fellow passengers and have all our needs attended to.

This is only a taste of a trip, which certainly exceeded our expectations by a country mile!!

D Gledhill | Corby, UK
 
 

Khan Tengri Expedition

At 7010m (22,999ft) the spectacular ice pyramid of Khan Tengri is the second highest mountain in the Tian Shan range and lies on the border between Kazakhstan & Kyrgyzstan. After flying to our base camp at 4000m on the North Inylchek Glacier, we have ample time to acclimatise and fine-tune our skills on the nearby peak of Karly Tau (5450m). From base camp we will climb the moderately technical and steep north ridge leading to the snow covered dome of Chapayev Peak (6100m). Two camps will be placed on this ridge at 4800m and 5500m. A third camp, using either snow caves or tents, will be established on the saddle between Chapayev Peak and Khan Tengri at 6000m and from here we will follow the west ridge/face to the summit. High altitude porters will be used to carry group gear, allowing you to focus on the climb and save your energy for summit day. Technical and exposed sections of the climb will be fixed, and our strong team of western and local leadership will assist you in achieving your goal of reaching the summit of this exceptional mountain. Previous mountaineering experience at altitude is essential to join this expedition.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Almaty
DAY 2 Transfer Karkara BC
DAY 3 Acclimatisation Bas Karkara Peak
DAY 4 Helicopter to North Inylchek Glacier BC
DAYS 5/8 Climb Karly Tau Peak
DAY 9 Rest day
DAYS 10/15 Establish camps 1 & 2, descend and rest
DAYS 16/18 Climb to camp 3
DAY 19 Summit day Khan Tengri
DAYS 20/25 Reserve days & descent
DAY 26 Helicopter to Karkara BC
DAY 27 Reserve day for bad weather
DAY 28 Trip concludes Almaty with a transfer to the airport.

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