Trips with our partner Terra Ultima
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This new partnership is part of the vision of Attitude Montagne to raise the educational standards for mountain guides to offer guided tours to meet your expectations. All Attitude Montagne and Terra Ultima guides respect the standards of the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG). *
Some of the trips listed below will be guided solely by the team of Terra Ultima while others will be offered in a full partnership.
* For the Terra Ultima trips that include glacier travel a local UIAGM guide will be included.
Kilimandjaro and safari
Rising above the plains and savannas of Kenya and Tanzania, Kilimanjaro appears as a giant. To climb it is a challenge rewarded by a series of magnificent panoramas. Carried out over 8 days by the Shira route from the west on the plateau of the same name, the route to climb Kilimanjaro is perfect for an ideal acclimatization with several days between 3000 and 4700 meters. To sample the local culture and in preparation for this trek in the mountains, two excursions on the slopes of Mount Meru allowing acclimatization and living at the pace of this region of Tanzania. A spectacular safari in Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater in addition to a short dream holiday on the idyllic island of Zanzibar will allure you for sure!
Trek and Ascent of Mount Mera, Nepal.
Surrounded by the greatest of Nepal, climbing Mount Mera will take you to a 6000 meter summit. At its peak, five of the fourteen 8000 meters of the area including Everest, Makalu and Cho Oyu will unfold. This expedition, crossing several villages in the Khumbu Valley to Hinku and to Kote via the Pangom Pass is a great hike in Sherpa country. At Kote beyond 4000 meters in full alpine vegetation crossing a few villages and high pastures, we take a deep valley leading up to Khare where the base camp will be established. It is from this point that the technical ascent starts, including three days to climb the summit of Mera Peak. To reach Lukla and celebrate our adventure, the return will be via the Zatrwa Pass. Rich in history and religious symbols, this trip will also explore several legendary Kathmandu Valley sites.
Trek in Ladakh in the Indian Himalayas.
Nicknamed “Little Tibet” and located between the Himalayas and the Karakoram, with an average altitude of around 4000 meters, these mountains are part of the highest mountain range on Earth. After the lively Delhi, Ladakh appears to belong to another dimension entirely unique to high altitude sites. Following the seasons and Buddhist ceremonies life goes on, on this high plateau surrounded by eternal snow. Experience the contrast between the hushed and mystical interior of the monasteries and the grandeur of the vast plateaus flooded by the sun rays. The ascent of Stok Kangri (6137m) after a few days of hiking in the Markha Valley is the ultimate goal before returning to Leh, capital of this wonderful region.
Ascent of Lobuche and Island Peak, Nepal.
These mountains are a beautiful gateway into the world of high peaks of the Himalayas and are located only a few dozen kilometers from the roof of the world. The ascent of Lobuche (6119m) and Island Peak (6189 m) and will allow you to contemplate Everest and the Khumbu region. Less crowded than the Ama Dablam, one of its neighbors, you can practice your mountaineering techniques with a minimum of difficulty in very attractive surroundings on Lobuche. Island Peak on the other hand will open up the view to the eastern Nepal, and the valley of the Honku and take you to a very airy summit ridge! This climb will be the culmination of a great trek to the Gokyo Lakes region and the Everest base camp.
Date: October 31 2015
Ascent of Elbrus, Russia.
Elbrus, the highest peak of the European continent at 5642 meters is located in the Ural Mountains separating Asia from Europe. According to ancient mythology, it is in this dormant volcano that Zeus chained Prometheus, the titan who stole fire from the gods to give to the humans. Although considered technically easy, the mountain offers a challenge thanks to its ascent to over 5000 meters and due to often difficult weather conditions typical to the region of the Caucasus. The trip also includes historical masterpieces of Western Russia as Moscow and St. Petersburg.
Trek in Ecuador and the Cotopaxi Volcano
This adventure mixes cultural experiences, such as the largest craft market in Latin America, with the ascent of 4530 and 4600 meter high summits as well as visiting an old glacial lake at 3700 meters. But it is also the perfect opportunity to attempt one of the most beautiful mountains of South America. Typical agricultural villages will open their arms and hearts to us. The Cayambe Glacier School will allow you to review or learn glacier climbing techniques to prepare for the final goal, Cotopaxi.
Everest Base Camp, Nepal.
A trek in the Himalayas is a bank of images that will be forever etched in your mind. Sometimes it is also a pilgrimage for the soul, a desire to see the permanent beauty of the mountains, a challenge or a step in one’s life. A trek in Nepal is the ultimate, sometimes sublime, but always the most beautiful hymn which is the world’s wealth. Upon reaching the base camp of Mount Everest and crossing two valleys of the Solu Khumbu region connected by the Cho La Pass rising to over 5000 meters above sea level, this is what we will discover.