Mountain Viewing

Splendid vistas abound! See some of the world’s most stunning mountainscapes in Asia with Mt. Everest and the Himalayas, Africa’s Mt. Kilimanjaro, and South America’s Andean range. Other striking mountain views can be found on New Zealand’s picturesque South Island, Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park, and Alaska’s Mt. McKinley (Denali). If you are interested in doing more than just observing these beautiful natural wonders, contact one of JOURNEYS’ destination specialists at 1-800-255-8735 to discuss possible itineraries including varying degrees of hiking or trekking.

MOUNTAIN VIEWING TRIPS
Arctic & Greenland: Adventure in Ice Paradise
Cost: $6,195  •  Duration: 13 days  •   10 upcoming departures •  special departure Greenland National Day

Explore Disko Bay, the Ilulissat Glacier, and hike one of the oldest ice fields on the planet. Visit an Inuit village and remote settlements, and enjoy the sunsets over the ice fields, and the unique lighting of this extreme climate.

Discover Malaysian Borneo
Cost: $3,895  •  Duration: 14 days  •  Aug. 4-17, 2014 •  Flexible departures joining small groups

Explore the greatest nature and culture sites of Malaysian Borneo while staying in award-winning ecolodges. Enjoy great hiking and birding options.

Nepal: Everest Namche Lodge Trek
Cost: $2,850  •  Duration: 11 days  •   3 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

Hike to the heart of the Sherpa homeland and stay awhile in a cozy Sherpa lodge nestled in the highest valley of Nepal's Himalayas.

Nepal: Everest Sherpa Country Trek
Cost: $4,350  •  Duration: 19 days  •   3 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

The Everest region offers an enduring experience of geological magnificence and profound cross-cultural discovery. This trek may be the most extraordinary and enlightening experience of your lifetime. Choose your date or join a group.

Nepal: Fall Festivals East of Everest
Cost: $3,200  •  Duration: 12 days  •   2 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

Experience Dashain, Nepal's biggest festival, in the dramatic Arun Valley where few travelers go. Walk among Nepal's most scenic peaks and villages, visit weekly markets in Wana and Chainpur, bask in the beauty of terraced rice fields, and join revelry in local homes.

Iceland & Greenland: Fire and Ice
Cost: $6,795  •  Duration: 13 days

Savor spectacular wildlife, scenery, geology, and Viking history of Greenland and Iceland on an active adventure with day hiking, kayaking, Zodiac exploration, helicopter overflights, and optional glacier walking.

Tanzania: Full Moon Kili Summit, Safari & Zanzibar
Cost: $5,725  •  Duration: 15 days  •  Sep. 4-18, 2014

Fulfill your life-long goal of climbing Kili. Afterward, search for the "big five" game animals on safari in Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater. Then, congratulate and indulge yourself on Zanzibar's powder white sand beaches.

High and Wild In Ethiopia
Cost: $4,600  •  Duration: 13 days  •   2 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

This is a great first or next African wildlife or cultural adventure, visiting some of the best that Ethiopia has to offer.

Highlights of Patagonia
Cost: $3,250  •  Duration: 8 days  •   Privately on Request

The glaciers and peaks of Patagonia will take your breath away. Witness the grandeur of Perito Moreno Glacier, navigate the waterways of Tierra del Fuego, and marvel at unimaginable natural beauty. As long as you're in Argentina, also hit the highlights of Buenos Aires.

Iceland Glaciers and Waterfalls
Cost: $3,995  •  Duration: 7 days  •   Privately on Request

Set foot on one of the world's most geothermally active places, exploring the sea and the mountains while finding glaciers and waterfalls in this mystical and amazing wild place. Afterward, relax in the otherworldly cobalt-colored waters of the Blue Lagoon.

Ladakh: In Search of the Snow Leopard
Cost: $4,950  •  Duration: 18 days

JOURNEYS senior naturalist-guide Avi Sarkhel has been monitoring a particular Snow Leopard population in Ladakh. Observing and photographing these Snow Leopards will be the main goal of this trip. Spot other mammals and birds as well, and enjoy traditional Ladakhi hospitality.

Morocco Souks and Sahara
Cost: $3,550-$4,775  •  Duration: 12 days  •  Oct. 11-22, 2014 or Privately on Request

An exciting exploration of Rabat, Fez, and the Atlas Mountains with their atmospheric Berber villages. Journey by 4x4 and camel to a tented oasis camp deep in the Sahara. Roam deep mountain gorges, wander Marrakech's dense, delightful markets, and more.

Peru: Mountain Lodge Trek to Machu Picchu
Cost: $4,425  •  Duration: 11 days  •  Multiple departures -- please call

This deluxe lodge-based trek rounds out our active Machu Picchu menu. Compared to the well-known Inca Trail, the hiking offers similar challenges and the scenery is equally breathtaking, but there are fewer trekkers enroute and the comforts in the evenings are luxurious.

Mt. Kenya Trekking via Chogoria Route
Cost: $2,695  •  Duration: 6 days  •   Privately on Request

Africa's second-highest mountain attracts trekkers from all over the world who have long envisioned themselves on this majestic earth. The ascent, while not technical, is challenging, yet rewarding.

Nicaragua Volcano Vistas
Cost: $3,095  •  Duration: 9 days  •   Privately on Request

Enjoy an ecologically-sensitive exploration of the nature, scenery, and rural communities of Nicaragua. This is is a nature lover's fantasy tropical ecosystem escapade and a coffee connoisseur's dream java journey.

Oases of Chile: Atacama & Patagonia
Cost: $6,730  •  Duration: 12 days  •   Privately on Request

Zipline through wine country. Climb sandstone hills and granite spires. Witness geothermal geysers. Circumnavigate blue lagoons. Encounter vast glaciers. Experience the vast range of Chile's landscapes with an adventure including the Atacama Desert of the north and the Patagonian Andes in the south.

Chile: Patagonia Discovery Safari
Cost: $5,235  •  Duration: 11 days  •  Daily departures, September to April

Choose your excursions around the Lake District and among the granite spires of Torres del Paine. Options include horseback riding, hiking, biking, boating, and more. Find yourself along towering glaciers, beside turquoise lagoons, and amidst breathtaking panoramas of the Andes.

Argentina: Patagonia Nature Safari
Cost: $5,425  •  Duration: 14 days  •   Privately on Request

Explore the scenic and wildlife wonders of Patagonia with active hiking, sailing, birding, and glacier walking in this land of high peaks, high winds, and high adventure.

Patagonia: Peaks, Plateaus & Glaciers
Cost: $5,290  •  Duration: 10 days  •  Dec. 27-Jan. 5, 2015

Ring in 2014 at the far end of the Andes. Few places on earth can compete with the grandeur and breathtaking beauty of this wild, pristine place. Extend for a grand time in Bueno Aires.

Tanzania: Top of Africa-Kili Climb: Shira Route
Cost: $3,795  •  Duration: 10 days  •   Privately on Request

Choose this route up Kilimanjaro for extra time acclimatizing, fewer other hikers, and wide-ranging views of the sister peaks and Kibo summit.

Chile: Torres del Paine Trek
Cost: $4,250  •  Duration: 11 days  •  Friday weekly departures, October to April.

This famous hike of Southern Chile circles the the most scenic mountains in the southern Andes. Delight in spectacular trekking by day and comfortable ecocamps and rustic refugios at night.

Morocco: Toubkal Trekking
Cost: $2,550  •  Duration: 11 days  •   Privately on Request

Visit one of the world's most amazing and beautifully austere mountain ranges, including the summit of Mount Toubkal -- at 13,300' the highest in north Africa -- on this trekking trip. Start and end in mysterious, magical Marrakech, one the most fascinating cities on earth.

Bhutan: Trek to Sacred Chomolhari
Cost: $3,750  •  Duration: 11 days  •   2 upcoming departures •  Privately on request Apr-Jun & Oct-Nov

Trek through ancient mountain battlegrounds of warrior monks whose legends still echo in deep glacial valleys, never-conquered peaks, and dense, dark forests. Don't trek alone!

Vivid Argentina
Cost: $5,130  •  Duration: 16 days  •  Jan. 4-19, 2015 •  with LenĂ© Minder

Explore vibrant Buenos Aires. Drink in the beauty of wine country. Marvel at the glacial icescapes of Patagonia. Wonder at the sheer volume of Iguazu Falls. Gain a deeper understanding of a remarkable, diverse destination. Join Lené Minder for the January 2015 departure.

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