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ADVENTURES 2019 - 2020

 



The Silk Road: Into the Heart of Asia - 
August 3-23 - $8000

Silk Road Description | Silk Road Itinerary | Silk Road Details |

Journey overland across the grand artery of ancient civilizations and sceneries, from Dushanbe to Dunhuang. We'll do a short trek in Tajikistan, then cross the 14,000' Kyzyl-Art Pass into Kyrgyzstan where we'll overnight in a traditional yurt at the foot of the mighty Pamir Mountains. The Turugart Pass takes us into China where we'll spend two days in Kashgar for the famous Sunday market, the largest and most bizarre market in Central Asia. Finish in Dunhuang to visit the Cave of the 1000 Buddhas, among others. We'll travel in comfortable vehicles and stay in fine rustic local lodges and homes to gain deeper perspective on these unique traditional cultures.

 
 
 


Makalu: Into the Heart of the Himalayas - 
October 28 - November 17 - $7500

Makalu Description | Makalu Itinerary | Makalu Details |

Trek to the stunning base of the most enigmatic peak in the Himalaya: Makalu. This dramatic peak rises from the jungles in eastern Nepal to the height of 27,500’, and is the 5th highest summit on earth. It’s perhaps the least visited of the big peaks, tucked away in a knot of mountains east of Everest. We'll fly into the middle hills where
we'll meet our Sherpa crew and porters. 14 days of trekking will take us to base-camp at 15,500'. A remarkable journey into that untraveled world.

Contact Skip for More Information skip@skiphorner.com or 406-369-5367



Into Namibia: The Unknown Heart of Southern Africa - 
December 1-13 - $9000

Namibia Description | Namibia Itinerary | Namibia Details |

Venture into the most unlikely wildlife haven in Africa. Its red sand deserts with giant dunes, imposing escarpments, and tempestuous coastline host oryx, eland, giraffe, and much else. Tribal cultures little changed by modern times still wander these wild places. We’ll explore the best of this unexpectedly inviting country, staying in remote camps
at Skeleton Coast, Etosha, and Sossusvlei, traveling on foot, 4x4, and airplane.

Contact Skip for More Information skip@skiphorner.com or 406-369-5367


Columbia
Colombia: Into the Heart of a Newly Emerging Nation - March 16 - 38, 2020 - $5500
Colombia Description | Colombia Itinerary | Colombia Details |

Experience this diverse country, full of surprises, as it emerges once again into the modern world. Trek into the picturesque Los Nevados National Park with its unique biodiversity.  Optional one-day ascent of Nevado de Tolima, a 17,150' glacial peak. Afterwards visit an old world beauty, the fortress city of Cartagena. Finish with an     excursion into the upper Amazon to experience unexpected wildlife and flora from the comfort of a newly built eco-lodge, in what was once a guerilla stronghold.

Contact Skip for More Information skip@skiphorner.com or 406-369-5367




Galapagos & the Amazon: Into the Heart of Nature April 14 - 27, 2020 - $9600
Galapagos Description | Galapagos Itinerary | Galapagos Details |

Take a dive into shining nature in two of Earth's finest masterpieces: their beauty and diversity are both mysterious and unsurprising.  We'll cruise the Galapagos, Darwin's 'Enchanted Islands', in our own enchanting style, aboard our private 82' catamaran. With a full crew, a chef, and a live-aboard naturalist, we'll hike the islands on our own    time, away from the crowds, we'll swim the waters with playful sea-lions and penguins, and we'll cruise the sea in luxury. Then travel by motor-launch and dugout canoe deep into Amazon rainforest to our private lodge. Each day with our dedicated naturalist we'll hike and canoe into this pristine wilderness to glimpse its spectacular variety of life.


Contact Skip for More Information skip@skiphorner.com or 406-369-5367

 


Birding the Albertine Rift, Into Uganda - 
May 28 - June 9 - $8150
Albertine Description | Albertine Itinerary | Albertine Details |

The Western Rift Valley in East Africa is one of the world’s greatest hot-spots for birding. Among its 1000 species of birds there are 100 endemics that live nowhere else on earth. Their beauty, variety and trilling songs will be on full display during this vibrant mating season. Along with a seasoned local expert we’ll poke around the jungles, volcanoes, lakes, and grasslands in search of as many birds as we can find. Our trip total will likely reach at least 500. Along the way we’ll marvel at the stunning beauty of the region, with snow-capped mountains, highland forests that are home to gorillas and chimpanzees, to grassland savannah where elephants and antelope roam.


Climb Kilimanjaro: To the Apex of Africa, Tanzania - 
August 15th - 28th, 2020 - $7600
Kilimanjaro Description | Kilimanjaro Itinerary | Kilimanjaro Details |

Climb Africa’s highest peak (19,340’) by the seldom-used Northern Circuit Route. Experience solitude on the big mountain while carrying only a day-pack, camping in style. Before and after, visit the great game parks of Arusha, Tarangire, and Lake Manyara.



Into the Adriatic: Cruise the Croatian Coast in our Private Yacht - 
September 5-16 - $8500

Croatian Coast Description | Croatian Coast Itinerary | Croatian CoastDetails |

Cruise the coasts and the islands of the Adriatic aboard our private yacht. First we’ll drive a few days through the delightful countryside, visiting unusual towns and walking in national parks. The we’ll board our chartered yacht to cruise the coast for a week, visiting graceful pine-covered islands, quiet towns with ancient appeal, historic fortresses and the busy fishing villages. Each night we’ll drop anchor in secluded coves where our on-board chef and experienced crew will make life very enjoyable for us on this one-of-a-kind adventure.

Contact Skip for More Information skip@skiphorner.com or 406-369-5367



Solar Eclipse in Patagonia: Into the Shadows - 
December 8 - 15 *2020* - $5900

Eclipse Description | Eclipse Itinerary | Eclipse Details |

Solar eclipses are the most intriguing and enigmatic of celestial events. Set in a region known for natural beauty and remoteness, it becomes a life-changing experience. We will travel to a seldom seen corner of Patagonia to witness this rare event from a secret location, far from the madding eclipse-chasing crowd. Along the
way we’ll float a river, climb a volcano, sea-kayak a lake, and hike in national parks.

Contact Skip for More Information skip@skiphorner.com or 406-369-5367