Borneo Rajang River Cruise

In 2010 with the help of World Expeditions we put together a 4 week trip to Borneo, which included the ascent of Kinabalu, trekking the headhunters trail and shooting rapids in a longboat.

However one of the highlights was the Rejang River Tour. The combination of the superbly opulent teak and brass appointments of the boat together with food and service of the highest quality and the exposure to the real Borneo was really remarkable.

Our ship’s guide, Louis Jap, through daily excursions into the hinterland, introduced us to the history and tribal culture of this part of Borneo. We trekked in the jungle. We visited longhouses, participated in a wonderful village Muslim wedding, where we appeared to blend in seamlessly with the rest of the guests. We transferred to smaller boats to sail small tributaries to see the early morning wildlife. We visited a remote jungle boarding school and medical centre, and had regular evening entertainment from local school children and dancers as we moored up for the night.

The ships crew welcomed us back to the boat after each excursion with hot towels and drinks – and took our footwear to clean before we could soil the deck. When we were cruising we could just relax with our 20 fellow passengers and have all our needs attended to.

This is only a taste of a trip, which certainly exceeded our expectations by a country mile!!

D Gledhill | Corby, UK
 
 

Haute Route & Mont Blanc

One of the greatest alpine journeys, the Haute Route, stretches from Chamonix in the French Alps to Zermatt, in the Swiss Alps. On this tour we venture off the main trails into the heart of the alps, trekking across glaciers with magnificent mountain backdrops such as the Matterhorn. During the Haute Route Traverse, we not only learn basic mountaineering skills but most importantly we are well acclimatised before attempt ing our climb on Mont Blanc. To join this expedition you will need a very good level of fitness with good walking and scrambling experience. Previous mountaineering is an advantage, however not essential and this compact itinerary should more than satisfy all aspiring mountaineers.

Brief Itinerary

DAYS 1-3 Join Chamonix, commence walk to Dix Refuge
DAYS 4/5 To Bertol hut
DAY 6 Complete walk to Zermatt, return to Chamonix
DAY 7 Rest day in Chamonix
DAYS 8-10 Ascent of Mont Blanc, return to Chamonix
DAY 11 In Chamonix, trip concludes

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Trip Grading: Entry Level Mountaineering or Exploratory Treks
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Duration:  11 days
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