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Trekking/Hiking

Walking is perhaps the best way to see and experience the natural beauty and the cultural richness of our world. As a matter of fact, many of the world's remote regions can only be visited in the slowest and most intimate of travel available to man - walking. The terms 'hiking' and 'trekking' are invariably taken to mean walking in the outdoor context although there are some distinctions between the two.

Trekking does not mean mountain climbing. Mountaineering is a sport reserved for the esoteric trained and equipped for few but trekking is a sport and past-time for one and all. Trekking refers to walking on trails and each step will bring us to new and intriguing viewpoints. One does not have to be a hardy climber to enjoy the serenity and sublime beauty of the mountains.

MODERN ORGANIZED TREKKING

The concept of organised treks as we experience it today was started by Colonel Jimmy Roberts, a former Gurkha Officer famed to have introduced the first commercial treks in 1965. He provided parties of travellers with Sherpas to guide and cook for them and tents to house them on their journeys. This method, which was revolutionary at its time, is now the standard formula for commercial treks and has made the world’s mountain ranges available to a wide community. There are now few places in the world, even the most remotest corners, where it is not possible to join a handful of other trekkers on an organised treks far off the beaten trails of civilisation to enjoy the best that nature has to offer.

ADVENTURE QUESTS' TREKS & ADVENTURES

For most trekkers, walking through areas of outstanding beauty high onto the alpine ground and be surrounded by beautiful snow peaks is very much the motivation for an undertaking through some remote regions. For all of our high altitude treks, we offer our members the opportunity of additional day(s) at the respective base camp to see, to explore the surrounding areas and to maximise & enjoy every moment of our presence there. Alpine lovers may even have the opportunity to trek high to one of the surrounding peaks ( usually more than 5000m ) if fitness and weather conditions permit. Such are hardly possible in 'normal' packaged trips which run on a tighly packed itinerary.

All our treks are adventure treks for adventurous people specially designed by adventurous lovers ourselves. Our itineraries are all customised to fit our physical abilities. We take into specific account the average member’s acclimatization ability based on our personal trek experiences and usually have an extra day or two built into it for better acclimatization and for provision of bad weather. Our itineraries are never rushed because we are not a peak-bagging company. When one joins our treks, one can be assured of maximum pre-trip preparedness and success in his / her trek objectives such as crossing a 5400m high pass or reaching the summit of Africa's highest mountain. For a more detailed discussion on our organised treks, do check out the respective regions and their frequently asked questions ( FAQs ) :

  1. Trekking In The Himalaya | FAQs On Trekking In The Himalaya
  2. Trekking East Africa | FAQs on Trekking East Africa
  3. Trekking In Malaysia | FAQs on Trekking In Malaysia & The Tropics

WHAT IF YOU DON'T WANT TO JUST TREK ?

You can join a holiday which combine trekking with other activities, the usual being Safari, Whitewater Rafting and Cultural Tours. Usually these activities last from 1-4 days.

Malaysia, Nepal, Zimbabwe, are classic places for combining White Water Rafting trip with your trekking. This is a brilliant way to expend some adrenaline and see a different part of the country.

If you are planning to climb Mount Kilimanjaro or other such African peaks, adding a safari onto the end of a trip gives you a great chance to wind down and experience the wildlife in the "safari capital" of the world.

If you want to learn a bit about the country you are travelling through then a Cultural Tour can be a great option. This cultural aspect can be built into the trek itself or can be an add-on before and after the trek. A great example is Sikkim where you can visit monasteries and stay with the local people.

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Himalaya

East Africa