Sherpa Everest

The Sherpa Everest trip that I was on was just excellent. The Aussies , the leaders, cook, sherpas and porters were the best. I just wish we could have had one more beautiful day in Namche so we could have gone to the Everest Hotel. One of the days we walked through 7-8 inches of snow and unfortunately we did not see the mountains. That was a day to remember. The next day it was unbelievably clear in Namche but we had to start our return towards Lukla. All in all, it was great trip.

I was amazed how well I did on the Sherpa Everest trip and I believe the Aussies and the leader were amazed too. I believe it was the way the sherpas lead us up the hills. A nice slow and steady pace along with staying in Namche for two days. Keep up the good work.

Evan Klofach | USA
 
 

Volcanoes of Sicily - Guided

To the north of the island of Sicily in the Tyrrhenian Sea is the beautiful Aeolian Archipelago, made up of 7 diverse islands including Lipari, Salina, Vulcano and Stromboli, whose active volcanic cone dominates the horizon. Dramatic cliffs and winding coastline, black beaches and thermal hot springs, a deep blue sea and charming port towns are all characteristic of this enchanting group of islands. Four days have been set aside to explore these islands on foot including a guided ascent of Stromboli subject to conditions, where fiery lava explodes regularly from its active crater. The daily walks are interspersed with opportunities to relax on the beach, snorkel, explore the ports and villages or bathe in therapeutic hot mud. Back on the mainland of Sicily the focus shifts to the famous volcano, Mt Etna, where the 2002/03 eruption opened a line of gaping craters. From our hotel at the base of Mt Etna, the walks include an ascent to 2900m where it is possible to observe the craters and appreciate panoramic views all the way to the Ionian coast.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Catania
DAY 2 Transfer to the island of Vulcano by road and hydrofoil, walk to crater summit and continue to Lipari Island (3hrs)
DAY 3 Walk on the southern side of the island with afternoon free to explore the lively town (3hrs)
DAY 4 Explore old centre of Lipari then transfer to Stromboli Island. Afternoon trek to the 'Sciara del Fuoco' with panoramic views to the craters (4hrs)
DAY 5 Free time to relax or explore village of San Vincenzo, before afternoon climb of Stromboli with a certified volcano guide* (6hrs)
DAY 6 Hydrofoil to mainland Sicily then transfer to Etna South, afternoon walk over 2002 lava flow (2hrs)
DAY 7 Optional uided walk to discover the craters and viewpoints on Mt Etna (4hrs), transfer to Catania
DAY 8 Trip concludes

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