I love to go a wandering - summer trips from Walks Worldwide
Walks Worldwide has a number of suggested trips for summer 2011 for those who like to keep active on holiday, rather than to lounge on a sunbed.
Summer trekking in Nepal? Oh yes! (19 days from £1195 pp)
Most of Nepal’s famous treks which are monsooned out at this time of year, but Walks Worldwide’s new Forbidden Land of the Mustang trip is behind the Himalayas so it can be enjoyed during our summer. The trek itself is 12 days long and graded as moderate/demanding. This is a desert land where nomadic shepherds herd their flocks across desolate mountain slopes, coloured by natural earth pigments, sculpted by the forces of wind. The scene is completed by white painted villages, Tibetan monasteries and the fabled Lo Manthang, the capital of Mustang. Departing 30 July, the trip costs from £1195 pp which includes all transportation, 16-nights’ accommodation, most meals, porters and guide.
Exceptional experience at an exceptional price – Toubkal from £345
The feeling of achievement upon reaching the summit of Jebel Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa at 4167m is something that will live with you forever, & it can be achieved if you are reasonably fit. Commencing in the Ourika Valley, you'll trek over the rarely crossed Tizi n'Tacheddirt to reach North Africa's highest permanently inhabited village. One more pass and then you join the regular trail to Toubkal itself, a rugged, but straightforward route to the summit for far-reaching Atlas mountain vistas and beyond to the Sahara. Departing 20 August, the trip costs from £345 pp which includes all transportation, 7-nights’ accommodation, most meals, luggage transfers and a guide.
The Alps of Transylvania – 8 days from £715 pp
Walks Worldwide’s has a new group trip to Romania entitled The Alps of Transylvania. The trip traverses the mighty Fagaras in Romania's Carpathian Mountains, ranked amongst Europe's best ridge walks. Stunning views throughout are guaranteed and the hike culminates with an ascent of Moldoveanu (2544 metres), the highest peak in Romania. Two days are also spent trekking in Piatra Craiului National Park, home to Wolf, Bear and Lynx, plus there will be a visit to ‘Castle Dracula’ at Bran. Departing 3 September, the trip costs from £715 pp which includes all ground transportation (including airport transfers), 7 nights’ full-board and the services of a guide.
For more information, visit walksworldwide.com.