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Do you feel stranded in a concrete jungle of a city? Do you miss nature? Do you crave for adventure? Do you enjoy active holidays more than lazy hotel resorts on a beach? If you answer YES to any of those questions you’ve just found a right place and the right company :) In search of possibilities to spend time outside the city, we created this space for all like-minded people who would like to join us, and since adventure in a group is always more fun, help us make our own holidays a more amazing experience! We don’t mind missing a night out in clubs to get up at 4 am in the morning to go hiking. We enjoy carrying our rucksack rather than a Gucci bag and prefer swapping Louboutin stilettos for hiking shoes. And finally – we prefer walking a few kilometeres uphill than cruising along Sheikh Zayed Road in an air conditioned Porsche (well, most of the times anyway).
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- Everest Base Camp 2023 feat. Chopper Descent | Himalaya, NepalDubai Airport Departures Terminal 2, Dubai
Dates: 29 SEP - OCT 10
Level of difficulty: High altitude ahead. N/A for beginners.
Accommodation & meals: lodges and teahouses, 4*hotel in KTM. Based on double occupancy, meals on the trek included.
Promo cost: 7250 AED until AUG 01.
Cost excludes international flights (flydubai at 1300 AED).
Cost specifically includes:
- helicopter descent,
- domestic flights,
- portering up to 10kg.
- Helicopter load is limited, team will be divided according to participants weight. If total weight exceeds the load, your luggage might be carried down by porters. If additional helicopter flight is required, it will be subject of extra charges.
- Make sure to have a good travel and medical insurance - compulsory on this trip.
- We will provide briefings and shopping assistance to reassure your correct preparations.
- any extras not mentioned, visa on arrival 25 USD, optional tours, tips, insurance.
Galleries from previous trips:
Day 1 :: Arrival to Kathmandu, 1300 mtrs
Jump on Flydubai to Kathmandu at 12:45 or 18:15, transfer to hotel, check in, rest.
Day 2 :: Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakdig, 2660 mtrs, 3-4 hrs
Early morning departure to airport for 30 minutes flight to Lukla.
Lukla is located at the altitude of 2800mtrs so there will be quite colder than in Kathmandu. After walking few minutes from Lukla airport, stop at restaurant for breakfast. Books, internet facility and trekking gear are available in Lukla, if you still miss some items.
After breakfast our journey starts...
DAY 3 :: Phakding to Namche Bazaar, 3440 mtrs, 6-7 hrs
To reach Namche we have to walk through Tok-Tok, Mamju, Jorsalle. The journey from Phakding to Jorsalle is quite easy. There is Everest National Park at Manju so, we have to check in there as a first check point. Then after an hour walk along the bank of Dudkoshi River we reach at Jorsalle where we will have breakfast. From Jorsalle after some time we have to cross Dudhkoshi River and bridge. Further we will have a steep route up to follow. If the weather is clear we can see Mount Everest from Thami Danda.Namche Bazaar is situated at 3440m altitude, on the way we will pass several spectacular view points. It is the biggest commercial area of Everest Region where we can find everything needed for trekkers even internet facilities, pub or ATM. Every now and then streets are filled with stalls offering various local items.
DAY 4 :: Acclimatization day
Explore Namche Bazaar and Everest View Hotel area.
DAY 5 :: Namche Bazaar- Tengboche, 3870mtrs, 5-6 hrs
Today we have to reach Tengboche from Namche through Sarasa, Phunki Tanga. We can easily walk from Namche to Phunki Tanga because the route is straight down. We will have lunch at Punki Tanga. After Phunki Tanga, the journey is steep up till Tangboche located at 3800mtrs. Tangboche is a small place consisting of 5 hotels. Internet facility is available here. It is the best spot to view Ama Dab Lam Mountain.
Day 6 :: Tengboche – Dingboche, 4400mtrs, 5 hrs
Tengboche is famous for its spectacular sunrise view, we will wake up early to enjoy the first rays of sun. Today journey is different as we start trekking down and then straight up, so its pretty much easy. Then we will follow river bank until Dingboche. Dingboche is the highest altitude place of Nepal where plant vegetation and crops like potatoes are grown.
DAY 7 :: Dingboche – Lobuche, 4900mtrs, 5 hrs
After breakfast we will visit Chorten at Dingboche then move to Thukla,where the route is straight up but can be done easily. Have lunch at Thukla. Then we take a steep route up and view the statue of those who had lost their life during Everest expeditions. After walking further we will reach the base of Lobuche at the altitude of 4900mtrs. You can see Pumori Mountain and Khumbu Glacier. Lobuche is a colder place with 5-6 hotels, lodges, and guest houses.
DAY 8 :: Lobuche - Gorakshep, 5170mtrs, 3-4 hrs + EBC site 4-5 hrs.
As we go higher it gets colder and so it does in Gorak Shep, located at 5170mtrs. For this reason we will start hiking today late in the morning. The route from Lobuche to Gorak Shep is quite hard due to beaten trail. On our way we will view magnificent Khumbu Glacier and Pumori. We will take our lunch at Gorkcheep and go to Base Camp where we will surely meet lot of climbers getting ready for the expedition to the peak. There will be plenty of yaks passing by carrying loads. The trail from Gorakshep to Base camp is a difficult one. At Base Camp we will again see Khumbu Glacier and Ice fall. Then return to Gorkcheep, dinner and overnight.
DAY 9 :: Kalapatthar, 5545mtrs, 3-4 hrs + descent to Lukla by helicopter
Today we go to Kalapatthar for sunrise view so we have to wake up earlier. Kaala Patthar is located at the highest point of our trek, most of the sources confirm 5545mtrs. Its located at the base of Pumori and its famous for its praying flag. You can see the Everest and other peaks at 360 degrees. It will need some 2 hrs to reach there. Due to intense cold we cannot stay longer and will return to Gorkcheep, have breakfast and starts the journey back to Lukla by heli. Firstly we will take a shuttle Kalapatthar to Pheriche, next from Pheriche directly to Lukla. Overnight in guesthouse in Lukla.
DAY 10 :: Flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla (breakfast only)
Well deserved celebration and rest day. You can go for massage or simply hang around in Tamel. Optional Kathmandu sightseeing.
DAY 11 :: Buffer day
DAY 12 :: Departure day (recommended).
See yah at EBC x
- Latin Soul MAXXX | Bucket List of South America - Brazil Argentina Bolivia PeruAirport Terminal 3, Dubai
From mesmerizing Machu Picchu to peering over the edge of heart-stopping cliffs, to walking salt planes, gazing out across breathtaking landscapes, and feasting your eyes on some of the world’s most treasured wonders. And as if that isn’t enough, set against this spectacular natural backdrop we will dive headfirst into the unique history and culture of the Andean region, as we party the nights away to a soulful soundtrack that uncovers regional sounds from Bolivia’s traditional folklorico!!
Brazil is a fascinating country of contrasts. On one hand, it is the country of the best footballers in the world, on the other – home to endless rainforest where you can still come across Indian traditions. Iguazu falls is an 60-82 mts enscarpment escarpment over which the Iguaçu River plunges and divide the falls into some 275 separate waterfalls. It is approx. 3 times wider than Niagara Falls.
Argentina, with its spectacular nature, cosmopolitan cities and mix of different cultural influences, is one of the favorite destinations in South America. It extends over about 4,000 kilometers, from its subtropical north to Tierra del Fuego, encompassing in its territory a wide variety of climates and ecosystems.
Bolivia - A country of extremes, landlocked Bolivia is the highest and most isolated country in South America. One of the most secluded and underrated travel destinations in the world, Bolivia is a country like no other. Offering up surreal landscapes, unique cultures, fun-filled festivals, vibrant cities, bustling markets and adrenaline pumping activities, it’s not a question if to visit Bolivia.
Peru - A country with 10,000 years of history was once a seat of the fabulous Inca Empire. However long before that, ancient civilizations left the world with magnificent samples of a glorious past like Caral; the royal tombs of Sipan, the most lavish burial in America; the enigmatic Nazca lines; and the mighty fortress of Kuélap. Machu Picchu, one of the new seven wonders of the world, is the best-preserved Inca city located at an altitude of 2090-2400 masl, 112 km from the city of Cuzco.
We have packed a must-see list of South America in extra ordinary journey where you will not only visit 2 countries but most importantly spend time immersing yourself in Latin culture and nature, definitely some of the most picturesque and unique on this planet! We have a detailed itinerary far too extensive for meetup word limits.
Day 1 / BRAZIL - Arrival to Iguazu.
Overnight on Argentinian side of the falls.
Day 2 / Iguazu Falls
ARGENTINIAN and brazilian side of the falls
Day 3 / Salta + Purmamarca
Day 4 / Purmamarca - Humahuaca - Tupiza
Day 5 / BOLIVIA: Tupiza - Quetena - Uyuni day 1
Day 6 / Qutena - Laguna Colorada - Uyuni day 2
Day 7 / Chuivica - Gran Salar- Uyuni day 3
Day 8 / La Paz - Ruta de la Muerte
Day 9 / La Paz - Titicaca lake -Puno
Day 10 / PERU: Uros Islands and flight from Juliaca to Cusco.
Day 11 / Machu Picchu - Cusco
Day 12 / Cusco + Lima
TRIP STARTS ON OCT 01 in BRAZIL, IGUAZU and ENDS ON OCT 12 in PERU, LIMA. You can arrive anytime on OCT 01, depart in the afternoon on OCT 12.
Our schedule is based on EK connection (cost excluded):
SEP 30 DXB-GRU-IGU
OCT 12 LIM-GRU-DXB.
Grade: Easy - available for everyone. High altitude ahead, optional activities such as downhill cycling.
Activities: Trekking, cycling, boating, swimming, sightseeing.
Duration: 12 days
Cost: 11,500 AED incl. domestic flights, excl flights to Iguazu and return from Lima. Cost valid until JULY 30th.
Most of passports are visa free regime.
Any visa support is not available for this program.
Accommodation & meals: several local meals included, double sharing accommodation in 3 star hotels except Salar de Uyuni.
Excluded: Return flight from Dubai, visas, insurance, restaurant meals, PCR.
See yah in South America xNot open
- My Name is Europe | Journey Across 5 Smallest Countries in EuropeDubai International Airport, Dubai
Tiny countries make the biggest impressions! The five smallest countries in the world are a mere hop, skip, and jump across Spain, France, Italy, and Switzerland to the micro-states and principalities of Andorra, Monaco, Lichtenstein, San Marino, and Vatican City. It’s a 6-day adventure across 5 tiny countries and 4 big ones – In less than a week, you’ll see the world’s largest cathedral, richest country, oldest republic, highest capital city, and one of two double-landlocked country!
Marvel Andorra’s natural beauty, surrounded by majestic peaks, lush glacial valleys, and pristine lakes. It’s a Pyrenees playground of scenic trails, crisp mountain air, and vistas to take your breath away.
Dust off your tuxedo and shine your shoes for glamour and gold on the French Riveria! Principality of Monaco is a modern-day playground for the rich, with billion-dollar yachts, marble palaces, glitz and elegance around every cobble-stone corner, from opulent casinos to beautiful people packing the beaches, get ready for the high-life!
A mere 25km long between Austria and Switzerland, nestled in the heart of the Alps, dotted with charming mountainside villages, snow-capped peaks, and crisp alpine air along every trail and trek, with medieval castles fit for a fairy-tale, onwards to the Principality of Lichtenstein!
Next up is the mountainous microstate of San Marino in northern Italy, among the world’s oldest republics, brimming with historic architecture, and perched on the slopes of Monte Titano’s walled old city and 11th century citadels, with pristine panoramas as far as the eye can see.
Last stop is Vatican City, the spiritual heart of Catholicism, dominated by St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, where history, art, and faith intertwine, brimming with Renaissance treasures and Michelangelo’s masterpieces in the Sistine Chapel.
Size doesn’t matter on this quest through microstates with maximum wonder, from the glamour of Monaco to the spiritual Vatican City, the alpine charm of Lichtenstein to the medieval splendor of San Marino, all the way from Andorra’s natural beauty, the smallest countries on the planet will surely leave the biggest impressions!
Day 1 // Barcelona to Andorra
After arrival in Barcelona, immigration formalities, and a perk-up Spanish latte, we’ll hit the road to Andorra! We’ll have a quick stop in Montserrat with a cable-car ride to the top and a trek back down before we reach our hotel for dinner and rest.
Day 2 // Andorra via Toulouse to Nice
We’ll have a hearty breakfast before heading out to explore and trek the Andorran glacial valley of Madriu-Perafita-Claror. Continue to Toulouse for dinner and further on to Nice where we’ll check-in to our hotel for the night.
Day 3 // Monaco and Basel
We’ll have an early start with boat ride to Monaco! With a quick look around the marina where the billion-dollar yachts are parked, pass by the casino with a tuxedo-only dress-code, and explore the mansions and palaces of this playground for the well-to-do. We’ll head back to Nice by boat in time for dinner and a quick hop to Basel afterwards for hotel check-in.
Day 4 // Liechtenstein via Zurich to Florencia
Start the day on the train to Lichtenstein! We’ll trek around this idyllic country of medieval castles, alpine landscapes, and quaint villages before heading on to Zurick where we’ll try to have a lakeside dinner and walkabout. Afterwards, we’ll jet off to Florencia for the night.
Day 5 // San Marino via Bologna to Rome
Today we’re headed to micro-San Marino, with it’s castle-like citadels, walled old-city, and narrow cobblestone streets. Then back on the train to Bologna to explore sprawling plazas lined with arched colonnades, cafes and medieval and Renaissance structures. Journey continues to an evening roam around Rome for the night.
Day 6 // Rome and Vatican
Morning walk to the Vatican where we’ll spend the day wandering St. Peter’s Square, the Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, and endless Renaissance treasures. We’ll have a toast to our marathon adventure before heading to the airport for a flight back home. You can obviously continue exploring Italy and rest of Europe.
Level of difficulty: easy, available for beginners.
Activities: trekking, sightseeing.
Accommodation. & meals: included - accommodation in 4 star hotels - double sharing, meals excluded.
Cost: 7450 AED excluding flights until AUG 1st.
Specifically excluded: Any costs related to international flights, visas, insurance, meals.
Flights: Based on Emirates approx. 4500 AED
DAY 1 DXB-BCN EK-255
DAY 6 FCO-DXB EK-096
Visas: not included in trip budget. Support available via third party agency.
See yah in Europe x
- Symphony of Colors feat. Areni Wine Festival | Long Weekend in Autumn ArmeniaSharjah International Airport, Sharjah
Imagine yourself walking through a forest of beech trees, their leaves kissed the colour of autumn, glistening red, yellow, and gold under the afternoon sun. This autumn weekend takes you to the Areni Wine Festival in Armenia, and promises fewer tourists, perfect autumn weather and simply stunning landscapes.
Located in the South Caucasus, Armenia is an extraordinary place, somewhat frozen in time as it moves to its own rhythm. Also, the first country in the world to adopt Christianity as its state religion, Armenia’s history is rich and shrouded in legends. It was on holy Mount Ararat, now located in Turkish territory, that Noah's Ark is believed to have stopped. While the miracle of Saint Gregory the Illuminator, who managed to survive in a cell under the Khor Wirap monastery, also took place in Armenia.
Although you may only be able to admire Mount Ararat’s snowcapped peaks from a distance, there are fortunately many more places in Armenia worth visiting. There are so many beautifully unique temples, monasteries and khachkars (stone crosses) scattered all over the country that it’s nearly impossible to count them. Khachkars began to pop up in Armenia right after the adoption of Christianity to replace pagan temples and later decorate crossroads, gardens and tombstones.
Yerevan, established in 782 BC, is 29 years older than Rome! Which was founded in 753 BC. And despite its history, and the fact that it’s Armenia’s capital, it doesn’t have a charming old town. This ancient city delights with something completely different – a mixture of modernity and ancient history, sprinkled with flavours of a bygone communist era.
Our weekend away in Armenia is dedicated to celebrating autumn in all its glory – from the beautiful colours it has to offer, to the perfectly crisp, yet warm, fresh weather. And we will experience it all in raw nature, as we traverse Armenia’s forests and meadows.
DAY 1 // OCT 06 // Friday
Meeting at SHJ Int. at 06:00am for a direct flight to Yerevan at 08:05am.
Arrival and immigration clearance followed by a transfer to Lake Sevan hotel where we will rest before starting our hike of Mount Artanish, after a drive to the Vayots Dzor region. Here we will cross the Orbelian mountain pass and visit a 14th Century Orbelian Caranvasary before spending the night in the Armenian Alps at a village called Yeghegis.
DAY 2 // OCT 07 // Saturday
Today we start early, with a hike of the Smbataberd fortress and the Tsakhats Kar Monastery – completing a total of 12kms.
Further on we will drive to the village of Areni, before hitting a famous Wine Festival, we will visit Areni Cave - a late Chalcolithic/Early Bronze Age ritual site and settlement, home of what is believed to be the world’s oldest wine press. Back to Yerevan for overnight.
DAY 3 // OCT 08 // Sunday
Today we will start with walking tour of Armenia’s capital, Yerevan, before heading to the airport to catch our flight home.
Accommodation and meals: Guesthouse and hotel, double sharing. Meals included.
Cost: 3,320 AED incl. flights until SEP 20th. After deadline cost will change.
Excluding: any fees related to visas or entry fees, if any.
Visa: Most passports are eligible for a free visa or visa on arrival. Details here.
See yah in Armenia x