Are you looking to travel in the company of someone whose expertise and enthusiasm will ensure a ‘leading edge’ in your next journey? From elite adventurers to long-standing Lonely Planet collaborators, World Expeditions is teaming up with some of the most acknowledged people in their field in 2016.
Freewheeling on the World's Highes Motorable Road: CYCLE LEH TO MANALI
Led by adventurer Kate Leeming
A Trans-Himalayan expedition that traverses the backbone of West Himalaya. Across a vast wilderness on the borderlands of Tibet, you will cycle high passes that link Ladakh to the Kullu Valley and go freewheeling from the Kardung La (5,602m), the world's highest motorable road, as you make your way to the hill station of Manali. The trip is led by renowned cyclist, author and adventurer Kate Leeming, who has cycled the equivalent distance of twice around the world at the Equator!
NEW FOR 2016 (15 days) departs 25 June
Mongolia: NOMADS AND NAADAM
Led by Tim Cope, who spent three years crossing 6,000 miles tracing the Genghis Khan route
This new trip is led by author Tim Cope, whose On the Trail of Genghis Khan: An Epic Journey through the Land of the Nomads recounts his travels on a route that had not been completed for more than 700 years. You will trek in the Harhiraa Mountains, a landscape dominated by open slopes dotted with nomad tents, deep river gorges, alpine lakes and glacier-capped peaks. The trip concludes with the Naadam Festival to witness the “three manly games” – archery, wrestling and horse riding.
NEW FOR 2016 (15 days) departs 27 June
INDIAN HIMALAYA:NANDA DEVI ALPINE TREK
Led by Lonely Planet author Garry Weare
Lonely Planet author Garry Weare has devised one of the finest introductions to trekking in the Indian Himalaya that follows ancient village trails through rhododendron forest, luxuriant bamboo, flowered meadows and Hindu settlements. The panoramic mountain views extend to the Tibetan Plateau and the soaring peak of Nanda Devi (the highest mountain in India at 7,816m), while on your way back you will spend time in the historic hill station of Mussoorie.
NEW DATES FOR 2016 (20 days) departs 7 May and 24 September
ANTARCTICA WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY
Led by wildlife photographer Alex Cearns
Talented wildlife photographer Alex Cearns is leading this voyage aboard the Ushuaia research vessel, which encompasses the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. Experienced naturalists will help you fully appreciate the landscapes of this pristine and dramatic region (from towering icebergs to glistening unclimbed peaks and spectacular glaciers) and its abundant wildlife, while Alex will be on hand to give you expert hints and tips to capture the perfect shot.
NEW FOR 2016 (14 days) departs 27 January
PEAK LENIN MOUNTAINEERING EXPEDITION
Led by mountaineering legend Simon Yates
Situated on the Tajikistan–Kyrgyzstan border, Peak Lenin stands at an altitude of 7,134m and is the second highest mountain in the Pamir mountain range. This is an advanced mountaineering expedition (under Simon Yates’ expert guidance!), however it is a popular and straightforward ascent, suitable for those who wish to climb for the first time over 7,000 metres and have a high level of fitness, basic mountaineering skills and prior experience at high altitude.
NEW FOR 2016 (23 days) departs 2 July
For more information and bookings please visit worldexpeditions.com or call 1.800.567.2216