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Borneo Rajang River Cruise

In 2010 with the help of World Expeditions we put together a 4 week trip to Borneo, which included the ascent of Kinabalu, trekking the headhunters trail and shooting rapids in a longboat.

However one of the highlights was the Rejang River Tour. The combination of the superbly opulent teak and brass appointments of the boat together with food and service of the highest quality and the exposure to the real Borneo was really remarkable.

Our ship’s guide, Louis Jap, through daily excursions into the hinterland, introduced us to the history and tribal culture of this part of Borneo. We trekked in the jungle. We visited longhouses, participated in a wonderful village Muslim wedding, where we appeared to blend in seamlessly with the rest of the guests. We transferred to smaller boats to sail small tributaries to see the early morning wildlife. We visited a remote jungle boarding school and medical centre, and had regular evening entertainment from local school children and dancers as we moored up for the night.

The ships crew welcomed us back to the boat after each excursion with hot towels and drinks – and took our footwear to clean before we could soil the deck. When we were cruising we could just relax with our 20 fellow passengers and have all our needs attended to.

This is only a taste of a trip, which certainly exceeded our expectations by a country mile!!

D Gledhill | Corby, UK
 
 

60th Anniversary Everest Treks

17/09/2012

2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the first ascent of Mt Everest in 1953 by Tenzing Norgay and the late Sir Edmund Hillary. It was a momentous event in history and we’re celebrating it with a series of Everest region 60th Anniversary Treks. There are five different treks varying in duration and intensity, and all of them will culminate at the 3800m Thyangboche Monastery on May 29th 2013 where we will host a special dinner.

Thyangboche Monastery is the most important Buddhist spiritual site in the Nepal Himalayas and this amazing setting, ringed by soaring Himalayan peaks in all directions, is a fitting place for celebration.  Dinner will be a special black tie event held in our specially constructed dining tent. The commemorations include a sumptuous banquet meal and the company of famous guests (including Greg Mortimer and Brigitte Muir) who have been influential in Everest’s history.

The treks range from 12-23 days from introductory to challenging. Regardless of your age, ability or experience there is an adventure for you to step foot on.  These treks are only offered every five years and always sell out so be quick to put your name against a spot.

Remote Passes of Everest 60th Anniversary Trek , 19 days, moderate to challenging
Cross remote passes on an incredible journey into the highest mountain range on earth

Everest Base Camp 60th Anniversary Trek, 19 days, moderate
Trek the classic expedition approach to the base of Everest

Everest 60th Anniversary Trek, 12 days, introductory
Anniversary Trek - a classic short trek combining Sherpa culture with views of Everest

Everest Circuit 60th Anniversary Trek, 23 days, moderate to challenging
View the summit of Everest from Gokyo Ri and traverse the Cho La to the base of Everest

Gokyo Lakes 60th Anniversary Trek, 18 days, moderate
Gokyo is one of the most spectacular treks in the region with its serene turquoise lakes and stunning views of Mount Everest

Junbesi Medical Centre Waste Management Project, 20 days with a 3 day community project
A unique opportunity to construct a safe waste management solution for a medical centre in the Solukhumbu region of Nepal culminating at Thyangboche to celebrate the 60th Anniversary

Under 30s Everest Anniversary Trek with James Castrission - 16 days, moderate
A special trek for people under 30, with a pioneering young adventurer. View more details on our World Youth Adventures website.

Everest 60th Anniversary Trek with George Negus - 12 days, introductory
Classic short trek combining Sherpa culture with views of Everest led by veteran of Australian television George Negus.

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