The making of a great trekking company
“I’d been to Nepal before, but traveling with Alpine Ascents was a different trip altogether. The trek logistics were flawlessly organized, from Kathmandu to Base Camp (even the layovers in Bangkok) so I could concentrate on enjoying the countryside. Traveling with experienced guides like Todd and Vern opens doors that are closed to most visitors. Not only do those guys know the way, they know most of the people along the way, and the result is a cultural experience unmatched by anything I’ve experienced before. It’s the way Himalayan travel should be.” – Peter Potterfield, Author of High Himalaya and Classic Hikes Of The World.
Overall, this was an experience beyond my expectations. In the past, I have found that an Alpine Ascents expedition, whether a climb or a trek, has been the envy of other groups – and this trek was no exception. Every aspect of the trek was first-rate. – Recent Alpine Ascents trekker
With nearly 30 years of experience leading treks to the farthest reaches of globe, Alpine Ascents has always been uniquely positioned to have professional mountaineers at the helm of our trips. While there are certainly fantastic trekking guides, our leaders are also mountain guides who are adept at assisting you on what can be demanding terrain as well as monitor and respond to health needs; and the nuances that each departure can bring. Guides with this background can prevent common problems with treks (such as not rushing you home when unnecessary), as most treks take us to high elevations and are physically demanding. The guides and our well-appointed details make the difference.
Our Guides are often world class mountaineers and trekking guides and thus live in a world where on-the-spot decision making is a daily part of life, giving the trekker not just quick fixes to problems, but adding a bit of serendipity, inseparable from travel; making each trip unique, exciting and well managed.
Alpine Ascents trek offerings truly benefit from the support of trained guides and better logistics, and is the reason why people continue to go to Peru, Kilimanjaro, India, Nepal and the world at large with us. We always use local guides, along with our guides, not only for their expertise, but to foster the cultural sharing that great travel experiences can offer.
Like Kilimanjaro and Everest Base Camp, we believe that the more demanding treks around the world can truly benefit from the leadership of an experienced mountaineer and high quality amenities. With this in mind, Alpine Ascents offers what we feel are the world’s finest treks as well as 2-3 small treks each season. All trips will be led one of our esteemed guides, while carefully overseeing the food, lodging, and tent camps of each expedition. Our goal is to make these treks enjoyable and more accessible to a wider variety of outdoor enthusiasts.
HOW WE PICK REGIONS
Our world is well-traveled in many places, but certain corners have been overlooked. Other places are more popular and for very good reason. In short, popular or remote we look to bring trekkers to beautiful mountain regions around the world. Our treks are lovingly picked as places we think are intrinsic in their raw mountain beauty and local culture.
PARTNERS IN TREKKING
Our thanks goes out to those who spurred us on to offer demanding treks, but also to the overwhelming response for more information and again, the trust in us that we can really personalize these great adventures with our unique style. As a mountain focused company, you will find well put together gear lists, training regimens for each trek and offer personalized service of a gear department and full time gear staff to all trekkers. It is rare that outfitters can provide this type of broad based service.