Active travellers marching on with plans, says The Adventure Company

Key trekking destinations are more popular than ever, according to specialist operators, The Adventure Company.

Bookings to both Nepal and Morocco are almost 10 per cent ahead of the same time last year, showing that active travellers are the most determined to stride on with their holiday plans says the company.

Trekking trips to the Mera Peak Trek in Nepal and Winter Toubkal in Morocco are currently the best sellers.

‘More people than ever are travelling to Nepal and nearly 500 have already booked trips for 2009, proving that unique long haul destinations are not being ruled out despite the economic situation at the moment.’ says Nicky MacFarlane, product director from The Adventure Company

‘We have found from customer feedback that our trekking holidays are exceptional value for money, due to their relatively low costs and all inclusive nature.’

The Mera Peak is the highest trekking peak in Nepal and the most challenging; the 17-day climb through the mountain wilderness provides trekkers with stunning views of the surrounding Himalaya. During the 23-day trip travellers will explore the bazaars and exotic temples of Kathmandu, fly to Lukla – the gateway to the Everest region before beginning the hike to the Mera Peak summit. With limited departures during 2009 places on this hike are being booked up fast.

Alternatively conquer North Africa’s highest peak – Jebel Toubkal during the winter with the use of crampons and ice axes. Climbing Toubkal during the winter provides and extra challenge to trekkers, not only will they have to master ice axes and crampons but will also have to acclimatise to the high altitude and the low temperatures. During the eight-day trip travellers will have the opportunity to explore Marrakech before embarking on the trek to the summit.

The Adventure Company also organises trips to some of the most iconic peaks across the globe including Mount Kenya, Mount Kilimanjaro and Everest base camp.

A dedicated online trekking brochure is now available at http://edition2a.intellimag.com/?id=advcomwalkingtrekking0910

For more information about The Adventure Company visit www.adventurecompany.co.uk or call 0845 609 0889.

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For further information contact Kate Popham or Kylie Jenkins at The Saltmarsh Partnership on 020 7928 1600 or email kate@saltmarshpr.co.uk or kylie@saltmarshpr.co.uk

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