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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 2022 feat. Chopper Descent | Himalaya, Nepal

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Dates: 23 SEP - 03 OCT

Level of difficulty: High altitude ahead. N/A for beginners.

Activities: trekking

Duration: 11 days.

Accommodation & meals: lodges and teahouses, 4*hotel in KTM. Based on double occupancy, meals on the trek included,

Cost: 7500 AED, excl. international flights (flydubai at 1500 AED)

Cost specifically includes:

  • helicopter descent,
  • domestic flights,
  • all permits,
  • 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. Emergency evacuation insurance can be arranged at extra cost.
  • We will provide briefings and shopping assistance to reassure your correct preparations.

Specifically excluded:

  • any extras not mentioned, visa on arrival 25 USD, optional tours, tips, insurance, PCR.

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Day 1 / FRI :: Arrival to Kathmandu, 1300 mtrs

We will leave Dubai in the afternoon, jump on Flydubai to Kathmandu at 1800hrs, transfer to hotel, check in and rest.

Day 2 / SAT :: Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakdig, 2660 mtrs, 3-4 hrs

30 minutes flight to Lukla early in the morning from Kathmandu. 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 / SUN :: 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 / MON :: 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 5 / TUE :: Tangboche – Dungboche, 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 6 / WED :: 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 7 / THU : Lobuche - Gorakshep, 5170mtrs, 8 - 9 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 Gorkcheep 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 8 / FRI :: Gorakshep - Kala Patthar, 5545mtrs and fly back to Lukla by helicopter

Today we go to Kaala Patthar 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 5644mtrs. It lays 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. Weight load conditions apply. Firstly we will take a shuttle Kalapatthar to Pheriche, next from Pheriche directly to Lukla. Overnight in guesthouse in Lukla.

DAY 9 / SAT :: Fly 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 10 / SUN :: Buffer day ie. shopping in Tamel, optional departure.

DAY 11 / MON :: Departure day (recommended).

See yah at EBC x

Piotr
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The Lost World of Socotra | Socotra, Yemen (SEASON OPENING)

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If you haven’t been to this forgotten paradise this is your chance for one of world’s best kept secrets and adventure travelers must see places. The island has been isolated from mainland and evolved its own unique way creating endemic species not found anywhere else in the world. Home to Bottle and Dragon Blood trees and countless birds and marine life not to be found anywhere but here! Even the Socotra natives have not been influenced much by surrounding civilization and live their own way too. Despite the turmoil of Yemen, Socotra is a tranquil and peaceful place which you will understand too as the Island of Happiness.

We are coming back to the island not only to indulge in this paradise but also to help the locals surviving the ongoing conflict and effects of tropical cyclones passing the island since last few years. The lack of basics has put the locals in serious needs. Consider taking along the basic support items.

Here is how we ll do it:

Day 01 // Arrival in Socotra
Meeting at 9.30am at AUH, flight, arrival and visa formalities. Afternoon beach visit full of white sands and blue sea, explore the dunes and freshwater lagoons before first sunset on Socotra. Dinner and night at campsite.

Day 02 // Golden Beach
Start the day with turquoise lagoons full of marine life and best views of the island. We will swim in the shallow sea before hopping in boats to Shuaab area to see dolphins, long white sandy beaches, and wander the mangroves. Lunch at the beach and relax in the water before returning by boat and maybe catch our fish dinner along the way.

Day 03 // Plateaus, Canyons & Forests
After breakfast we journey to Diksam Plateau and spectacular limestone gorge. We’ll trek along the edge and be surrounded by Dragon’s Blood Trees and the “lost worlds” of plateaus slipped into the gorge. Along the way we’ll share tea with the Bedouin herdsmen and tour their houses built along the cliffside.

Day 04 // Lagoons, Flamingos & Marine Pools
We make our way to Homhil protected are with sceneries of deep ravines and plains before reaching Qaria lagoon filled with flamingos, herons and Greenshank. We’ll trek through few trails to viewpoints with natural pools and villages below and out to the sea.

Day 05 // Coral Reefs, Turtles & Palm Leaf Huts
Early morning start to visit marine protected area of richest coral reefs on the archipelago and relax on the beach in palm leaf huts before snorkelling the turquoise waters of the bay.

Day 06 // Beaches, Caves & Dunes
After breakfast and village visits along the way we’ll reach Amak beach to swim in Indian Ocean. Lunch in cave overlooking villages below with stalactites, stalagmites and subterranean pools.

Day 07 // Underground Worlds
We start the day with drive to Hoq Cave with massive underground complex of chambers nearly 10km long. We will trek only a part of this world, underground dwelling animals, natural cool pools and archaeological findings.

Day 08 // Departure from Socotra
Early breakfast and quick look on Hadibo, island capitol, before transfer to airport for souvenir shopping before short flight to AUH.

Level of Difficulty:
Moderate with limited facilities ahead.

Activities:
Trekking/snorkeling/swimming/caving/camping.

Duration: 8 days

Trip Start & End:
Direct flights ABU DHABI

Accommodation & Meals:
Camping, all meals included.

Flights & Visas:
Flights and Yemeni visa are included in trip budget.

Flights:
AUH – SCT 09.25 - 11.30 Report at check-in at 07.00AM
SCT – AUH 13.30 - 16.30

COVID:
Yemen lifted all Covid restrictions,
PCR or Vaccination certificate for Abu Dhabi.

Specifically Excluded:
Insurance - compulsory.

Cost:
7950 AED all incl. flights and visa until AUG 27.

See yah in Socotra!
Piotr

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All Charms of Ancient Persia | Journey Across Iran

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Not many places on regional travel map have that much to offer as Iran. Despite having a reputation of a shady destination due to international sanctions and local politics, this massive neighbour is a gem for any traveler with variety of climate, topography, ancient history or cousin. Let’s leave the politics to politicians and visit two of Iran top destinations!

Isfahan - often compared to Rome or Athens of the region, is a home to the most majestic collection of buildings and bridges of Islamic world. Perfect proportions, lavish decorations, stunning lights, were known here for centuries. We will stroll through the bazaars, walk the bridges and admire mosaic arches with all little secrets they hide within.

Yazd - Secluded ancient oasis in the middle of the dessert has been a center of silk and carpet trade for centuries. Remote location of 7 days desert ride, kept it away from major wars and preserved in original state. Today, Yazd is famous for a labyrinth of old city narrow streets, some renovated and converted into cafeterias or hotels along blue dome mosques, bazaars and courtyards. Ancient Persia at its best!!

Persepolis – was founded by Darius I in 518 B.C., it was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire. Built on an immense half-artificial, half-natural terrace, where the king of kings created an impressive palace complex inspired by Mesopotamian models. The importance and quality of the monumental ruins make it a unique archaeological site.

DAY 1 / TUE ISFAHAN
Meeting at DXB Terminal 2 at 8.15 AM for a flight 10.10 AM
Arrival, Immigration formalities. Afternoon and evening visit of Zayande river for beautifully lit up bridges. Dinner, overnight in hotel in Isfahan.

DAY 2 / WED ISFAHAN + YAZD
Start early morning with visit in Imam Jameh Mosque complex, Aligapu Palace. In the evening drive to Yazd. Dinner and overnight in traditional hotel in Yazd.

DAY 3 / THU YAZD
Visit Amir Chakhmagh Square and wind around old city streets, lunch on one of city rooftops. In the afternoon Dolat Garden and tallest wind tower in the world, Zoroastrian tower. In the evening go back to old city for beautifully lit up mosques offering now completely different ambience. Dinner and overnight in traditional hotel in Yazd.

DAY 4 / FRI SHIRAZ (Persepolis)
Morning drive to Shiraz, after lunch visit Naqsh-e Rustam and Persepolis.

DAY 5 / SAT SHIRAZ
Drive back to city for pink mosque and quick look at bazaar before heading back home. Return to DXB T[masked].

Level of difficulty: easy, available for everyone.

Activities: Cultural immersion, sightseeing and getting amazed!

Accommodation & meals: all included - traditional hotels (4 stars, double sharing rooms), local foods.

Requirement: daypack, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, camera. No shorts in Iran, ladies need scarves.

Cost: 5500 AED all inclusive of flights. Payable cash only during briefings.

Any expenses related to visas and PCRs are not included in trip budget.

Visas: Online pre-approval for visa on arrival.

See yah in Ancient Persia xx

Piotr[masked]

Lemur Trails | Journey Across Madagascar

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Just a few places on Earth offer such an intense kaleidoscope of nature as Madagascar. Sandstone canyons, limestone karsts, mountains, fertile hills cascading with terraced rice paddies, forests of every kind – wet & rainy, dry, spiny – and a laterite-rich soil that gave the country its nickname of 'Red Island'. With 5000km of coastline, the sea is never very far, turquoise and idyllic in places, dangerous in others. It is the world’s fourth-largest island and its roads are dismal.

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The island's signature animal is the lemur of course, but there are many weird and wonderful creatures: the eerie-looking fossa (a cat-like predator), colourful and camouflaged chameleons, oddly shaped insects, vivid frogs, graceful rays and turtles, several species of sharks, and humpback whales during the winter months.Trees and plants are just as impressive with the distinctively shaped baobabs, the fanning ravinala (travellers' palm), the hundreds of orchids or the spiny forests of the desert south.

We have prepared a short but intensive program to West Coast of the island, most representative part, that will allow us cover all of the highlights in one go. Here we go:

29th: ARRIVAL IN TANA - DRIVE TO ANTSIRABE
30th: ANTSIRABE - MIANDRIVAZO - RIVER TRIP
1st: RIVER TRIP - RIVER TRIP
2nd: RIVER TRIP - BELO - TSINGY
3rd: VISIT TSINGY
4th: TSINGY - KIRINDY FOREST
5th: VISIT KIRINDY FOREST - BAOBAB - MORONDAVA
6th: MORONDAVA - TANA ( FLIGHT )
7th: DEPARTURE

Complete program available to confirmed RSVPs.

Grade: Easy with elements of climbing (Tsingy Forest)

Activities: trekking, sightseeing, cruising.

Visas: Any country can obtain a visa on arrival valid for 90 days. Stays up to 30 days are free of charge. All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months.

Cost: 6600 AED without international flight (domestic included), cost of flights 4200 AED. Total: 10,800 AED. Single room 1,288 AED extra.

You can use your own connection given you arrive earlier and depart later.

Specifically excluded: Lunches and dinners in local restaurants.

Specifically included: Stay in local hotels, internal flight, AC Minibus, 4WDs, motor boats, ferries, local English-speaking guides at the locations, entrance fees to national parks where applicable, encounter local tribes, customs and wild life with all its specifics.

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See yah in Mada x

Piotr /[masked] / [masked]

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Rumble in the Jungle | Long Weekend in Uganda

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