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Mongolia Panorama

Our experiences with Tim Cope in Mongolia are just the stuff of dreams.
The trip was absolutely superb and having Tim as our guide was such an amazing bonus!

Your local operators there are excellent. Nothing was too much trouble. Everything went superbly well. The drivers were unrivalled. They multi-tasked as butchers, professional singers and entertainers.

I cannot praise the whole team enough..... It was a dream come true: to ride in the wake of Genghis Khan, on a Mongolian horse, wrapped in a deel!

Thank you so much for organising such a magnificent trip!

Maria Visconti | Sydney, Australia
 
 

List of Firsts

World Expeditions started in 1975 as a Himalayan trekking company, Australian Himalayan Expeditions.

It was a simple vision – organizing small group treks to Nepal and the Indian Himalaya – but a very important philosophy was established in those earliest of days that has been carried down over three and a half decades.

World Expeditions really were the pioneers of responsible and sustainable tourism – a heritage that we are very proud of.

It was not a coined phrased then, but today it's known as responsible tourism. As trailblazers, there was much effort placed on creating operations that did not negatively impact on the environment and that provided benefit to the local communities.

We evolved our trips beyond the Himalaya to include most continents back in our program in the early 80s.

Innovation was - and has always been - a cornerstone of the World Expeditions philosophy.

World Firsts:

  • India Cycling and camel riding trips in 1978
  • China Cycle – first commercial group – 1978
  • Franklin River – first commercial descent in 1978
  • Mongolia – first commercial trekking group in 1980
  • Tibet – first commercial trekking group in 1981
  • South Coast Track Tasmania – first commercial expedition in 1984
  • Larapinta Trail – first commercial walks in 1985
  • Hinchinbrook Island –first commercial kayaking trips in 1987
  • Japan – first commercial trekking group in 1999
  • Garma Festival – first tourism operator to develop land based travel around festival in 1999
  • Community Projects – first Australian tour operator to develop a trips for tourist involved community projects across the globe 1995
  • Great Himalaya Trail – first company to offer a full traverse of the newly mapped GHT in 2010
Countries we visit
we are also associated with:
Fred Hollows Foundation
Porter Protect
Wilderness
The Himalayan Trust UK
ATAS