With the permits for the Inca Trail flying off the shelf, those travelers determined to trek are now seeking alternative hiking options. Over the last few years, we have been developing alternative trails that showcase different aspects of the Andes, rarely seen on the traditional Inca Trail. Local Villages, majestic peaks and zero crowds, these are all elements that are enticing to any true adventure trekker.
Since August 2015, Global Basecamps travelers visiting Cambodia have been partaking in our Clean Water Project in the small village of Kampong Khleang, just an hour outside of Siem Reap. We partnered with Waves for Water to provide clean drinking water to families within the community. To this date, our travelers have brought and helped install a compact water filtration system to 78 families. Our target by the end of summer is to provide clean water to all 105 families within the village, only 27 to go!
Take a step off the beaten path as you venture into the enchanting landscapes of Namibia. Open, empty spaces punctuated by desert wildlife are the menu here. Endless, beautiful deserts blend dramatically into the Atlantic Ocean, creating some of the world’s most unique, windswept coasts and habitats for Africa’s animals. Desert species that can’t be found anywhere else in nature are strewn across the Namib and Kalahari Deserts alongside Africa's Big Five. Let the bucket listers have the well-trodden, tourist-y destinations, Namibia is for dreamers and explorers.
Are you interested in trekking in Peru but don't wish to camp? Our lodge-based treks have been a favorite for many travelers and for the month of March we are offering a discounted rate on all three trek options: The Salkantay Route (7 Days), and the Lares Route (5 and 7 Days) including 2 free nights in Cusco prior to the trek. Read below about each option and available dates.
With only five weeks before 2016 comes to an end, the new year is quickly approaching. Now is the time to begin planning your trip if you plan on trekking on the Inca Trail. Permits for the Inca Trail go on sale in January and to ensure your space on the trek on your desired dates, you will want to move quickly.