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

Balkan Mountains Walk

The Balkan Mountains offer keen walkers a series of trails through a diverse landscape that is dotted with tiny villages that brim with traditional hospitality. A land where time stands still evidenced by the old water mills that are still in operation and the use of centuries old methods to produce local specialties such as "rakia" (brandy), wild berry jams and Balkan brine cheese. Surrounding the villages are immense beech forests, alpine meadows carpeted with flowers, high ridges with endless views and lush river valleys. During this week long self guided walk there is ample opportunity to experience these highlights on foot while at night you'll soak up the warm welcome in specially chosen hotels and guesthouses.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Sofia
DAY 2 Drive to Saeva Dupka cave, walk via Glozhene monastery to Goliam Izvor (4-5hrs)
DAY 3 Pass by plum tree orchards en route to Brusen, visit Etropole Monastery (4hrs)
DAY 4 Walk through pine forests to the village of Cherni Vit (4hrs)
DAY 5 Morning transfer before continuing walk trough beech forests of Boatin Reserve to Ribaritsa (3-4hrs)
DAY 6 Ridge walk along 'Debeli Dial' above Ribaritsa and return to hotel (5hrs)
DAY 7 Transfer to Teteven, ascend Petrahilya Peak and return to Teteven (4hrs)
DAY 8 Transfer to Sofia Airport (1.5hrs drive), trip concludes

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Trip Code: BOG
Trip Grading: Moderate
Duration:  8 days
Activities:  Inn to Inn Walking
Next Trip:  Daily from 1 Apr to 31 Oct
price: £420.00 GBP

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