Nepal - Community Project Travel

From beginning to the end the trip was fantastic. We had two wonderful guides with completely different strengths. Both leaders were very professional and caring. The trek was magnificent. It was well worth climbing to see the wonderful views once we reached Namche Bazaar. Our guides were wonderful. They did a great job of looking out for us on the trek and a fantastic job of looking after us in camp. The food was amazing. The porters were also really friendly and helpful and deserve medals for lugging all our gear around.


The local villagers at Jumbesi made us feel really welcome and put on a special dinner at the monastery. We were overwhelmed with the welcome they gave us and also the thank you. We had a great bunch of other trekkers on the trip and we were all matched up well with our room mates. We were very lucky with the weather and had day after day of awe inspiring views. There is not one bad thing that I can say about the trip. The trip was a life changing experience and I would love to do it all again. I would like to thank everyone involved. And I hope that one day I get to travel again with World Expeditions.

K. Venables | New Zealand
 
 

Grand Combin Traverse

In the heart of the western Pennine Alps is one of the most beautiful alpine border regions between Switzerland and Italy. Spanning the valleys of Bagnes and Aosta, the Grand Combin mountain rises to an altitude of 4314m at its peak. The surrounding valleys and high passes represent ideal hiking conditions and are an excellent alternative to the busier trails around Mont Blanc. The area is rich with wildlife and the outstanding views of snowy peaks, tumbling glaciers and verdant lowlands will not fail to impress. A further highlight of the week long walk is crossing the historic Great St Bernard Pass (2450m), and to be greeted by our hosts at a centuries old travellers hospice.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Meet at Fionnay and walk to Chanrion (6hrs)
DAY 2 Walk via the FenÍtre Durand trail to the Aosta Valley in Italy (6hrs)
DAY 3 Walk through the Aosta Valley with views to Mont Blanc, overnight 10th Century Monastery (7hrs)
DAY 4 Cross the Great St Bernard Pass, overnight hospice (7hrs)
DAY 5 Return to Switzerland and walk through the Entremont Valley (6hrs)
DAY 6 Traverse the eastern slopes of the Grand Combin (6hrs)
DAY 7 Return to Fionnay with views en route of the Corbassiere Glacier, trip concludes (6hrs)

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Trip Code: GPT
Trip Grading: Moderate to Challenging
Duration:  7 days
Activities:  Inn to Inn Walking
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price: £780.00 GBP

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