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My 16 year old son and I have just finished the Cradle Mountains & Walls of Jerusalem walk and, while driving home, we were reflecting on why it was so rewarding and so much fun.
We expected spectacular scenery and plant life, and they were spectacular. We expected challenging terrain and weather, and they were challenging. We didn't expect such exceptional guides and that is why I am writing to you.
Tim is obviously a very experienced, capable and knowlegeable guide and I probably can't tell you anything you don't already know about him. He is a thorough professional. We always felt safe but challenged. I was impressed with his efforts in finding us interesting things to see and do in the Walls when the weather didn't allow us to visit the usual places. I also thought he handled the stop-over in Mole Creek due to flooding with a good combination of leadership and humour and it turned out to be a trip highlight!
So, the thing is, the environment we visited was every bit as spectacular, challenging and rewar ding as we had hoped for. What made this holiday exceptional was your wonderful guides.My son and I have thanked them, but we wanted to let you know as well.
60th Anniversary Everest Treks
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.