Want to get the best chance of seeing blue-footed booby, sea lion and penguin colonies on Galapagos? Head there in January and February to witness the wildlife at its most active and when the island's mating season is in full swing. . Our first class charter 'Galapagos in Comfort' led by expert naturalist Jaime Dominguez sets sail during this time. Join us in 2020 (details in link bio). . 📷: @houndstoothstudio . . . #galapagos #wildlife #thoughtfultravel #ecuador #bluefootedbooby #wateradventure #galapagosislands #birdwatching #animalphotography
The stunning Los Glaciares National Park to Cerro Torre & Cerro Fitz Roy is a spectacular journey for hiking enthusiasts. Unlike most W treks, our two-week Paine & Fitz Roy Trek includes an extra day in the heart of the national park to give trekkers the opportunity to ascend into the little visited, hanging U shaped Bader Valley for a superb close-up vista of the towers. Click the link in our bio to learn more about this Patagonia wilderness trek. . . . #WTrek #Patagonia #TorresdelPaine #Badervalley #paine #fitzroy #hikingtrails #vistas #cuerno #chile #adventurers
Considering a trek along one the world's most famous landmarks? Our 8-day Great Wall Trek hikes through rural villages and camps exclusively on remote sections of the Great Wall. . Gain a real sense of the grandeur of this mighty structure as you trek through corn cropped field to distant green river valleys with the #GreatWall as your backdrop. Not only is our Great Wall Trek reduced, our September departure is guaranteed to depart (details in our bio link). . . #trekking #tentlife #camping #thoughtfultravel #7wonders #greatwallofchina #visitbeijing #adventurers
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is one of China's most scenic areas, dominated by towering sandstone pillars, seas of cloud, rich wildlife, and tranquil streams. They are sometimes referred to as the 'Avatar Mountains', which were the inspiration behind the Hallelujah Mountains in the mythical world of Pandora in the movie 'Avatar'. Take a spectacular photographic journey through Southern China through this stunning national park, as well as encounter traditional villages their colourful festivals, alongside renowned photographer Richard I'Anson (@richianson) in February 2020. Click the link in our bio for more details. . . #Zhangjiajie #avatar #photographytour #hallelujahmountains #mountainviews #pandora #china #festivals #culture #landscapes #travelphotography
It is predicted that by 2050, an estimated 99% of seabirds will have ingested plastic. This #WorldOceansDay – and everyday onwards, you can make a difference to reduce the 13 million tonnes of plastic that is leaked into the ocean each year. How? Say no to straws, opt for refillable bottles and reusable coffee cups, carry a textile bag as opposed to a plastic bag, or pick up litter that may end up in our waterways. Together we can #beattheplastic so future generations are be able to enjoy the beauty of our beaches and coasts. Do you have tips to reduce single-plastic use?
Wishing our friends far and wide, from Morocco to Indonesia, Pakistan to Turkey, a very special Eid Mubarak. Today marks the end of Ramadan, where Muslim communities have been fasting between sun up and sun down for the last 30 days. May this day bring peace, happiness and prosperity to you and your loved ones. 📷: @richianson • • • • #EidMubarak #festivities #Ramadan #shiraz #iran #mosque #mosaics
If the growing popularity of #EverestBaseCamp is steering you towards a more off the beaten experience, the Gokyo and Renjo La route takes trekkers along the quieter and scenically arresting trails of the Everest region. This photo was taken at the summit of Gokyo Ri (5483m) - a tough ascent, but well worth the views. Check our blog (link in bio) for four more remote treks that will take you to a world away from home, only to leave you wanting to return for more.
Today we remember Sue Fear, who 13 years ago, lost her life while descending from the summit of Mt Manaslu in Nepal. Sue lives on in our hearts and minds as a friend, colleague and adventure guide. She was a wonderful ambassador for adventure travel, making her way in a male dominated sport in her mountaineering pursuits (reaching five of the world's 8,000 metre peaks) for her philanthropic work with Nepal, The Fred Hollows Foundation, the Australian Himalayan Foundation and for inspiring young people to never be afraid, give everything thing a go and live your dreams. Sue was invited to many schools during her career to present to the student cohort and we know this really influenced their outlook in such a positive way. We were blessed to have Sue’s professional involvement as a tour guide with World Expeditions over 16 years, leading trips on the Larapinta Trail, Tasmania, cross country ski trips out of Adaminaby, treks and mountaineering expeditions in Peru, Nepal, Pakistan and Patagonia. Our clients really enjoyed her passion for the mountains and the genuine care she displayed for the local people. She loved a beer, to dance and listen to music, to run, swim and bushwalk. She lived a minimalistic lifestyle and yet gave her time generously to all whom knew her. RIP Fearless, we miss you dearly.
The ancient Silk Road traces across Iran, home to one of the oldest civilizations on earth. A land of incredible diversity and phenomenal beauty, #Iran was once the thriving heart of the mighty Persian Empire, but nowadays it’s little visited by Westerners, and somewhat misunderstood. Is the #SilkRoad on your #adventure list?
Enjoying a well earned rest at our comfortable eco camps after an acclimatisation walk in Dingboche. Next stop for @cope_photography is Lobuche before heading to #EverestBaseCamp 🙌
Today marks the beginning of #Ramadan where more than a billion Muslims from around the world fast from sunup to sundown for an entire month. At sunset, when it's time to mark the end of the daylong fast, families and friends gather for an evening meal known as iftar. It is not only a month of #fasting for them, but also of reflection, charity and community for all. #ramadanmubarak 📷: Garry Weare
Legendary Australian mountaineer, Tim Macartney-Snape, relaxing in the 'Ever-rest' position on top of our famous red kit bags before leading our exploratory trek in the Gorakh Himal in Nepal's far west. #trekking #travel #worldexpeditions #expeditiontravel #timmacartney-snape #nepal #kathmandu #himalaya #realadventuretravel #adventuretravel
When is a black marine iguana in the Galapagos not a black marine iguana? Around January when they change colours during mating season. See this bizarre spectacle with Jaime Dominguez, one of the islands' most sought after naturalists, on our special charter in January 2020. #galapagos #galapagosislands #marineiguanas #animals #wildlife #worldexpeditions #adventuretravel #travel
Nepal's Annapurna region is the ideal place for first time travellers to experience the Himalaya. Machupuchare, the famous fishtail mountain, is just one reason to visit. Our self sufficient treks follow lesser known trails to allow you to engage with local villagers who call this magical place home. 📷 Joe Kennedy #trekking #annapurna #machapuchare #worldexpeditions #realadventure #adventuretravel #travel #nepal #himalaya
Everest region? Central Asia? Pakistan? Nope, this is on top of Stok Kangri in the spectacular Indian Himalayan region of Ladakh. Come join our guaranteed Twin Peaks of Ladakh trip in August trip which also ascends Kangyaze, a superb introduction to climbing in the Himalaya. 📷: Kev Howlett #india #indianhimalaya #ladakh #trekking #mountaineering #worldexpeditions #thisisadventure #travel
Planning to trek the Inca Trail? You'll have to wait until after October, all Inca Trail permits are now sold out until late 2019. #incatrail #peru #trekking #llama #adventuretravel #travel #worldexpeditions #southamerica
Another day on the trail in Ethiopia's extraordinary Simien Mountains. If you want to explore the world's wildest places on foot, come join us. #trekking #worldexpeditions #ethiopia #simienmountains #adventuretravel #travel #walking #mountains
So, you want to head into real wilderness? Well, thanks to this fixed line over Patagonia's Fitz Roy river that's exactly where you'll head to when you join us on our challenging Fitz Roy & Cerro Torre Backcountry Trek . This is real adventure travel. #patagonia #patagoniawalks #adventuretravel #travel #worldexpeditions #trekking #wilderness #wildernesstravel #realadventure