Travelling after uni adventure

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1. Posted by joebaker (First Time Poster 1 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

Hi guys,

Looking for ideas, advice and input as I finish university in May, so in June or July I want to do something big. I have considered doing Everest base camp, Kilimanjaro or Machu Picchu as I did the 24 hour 3 peaks challenge in 2017 which was a good challenge, but have also considered visiting some places in Asia. I don't mind where I go or what I do but it has to be something I can make the most out of the time with and is a good adventure.

I`m looking into packages that include flights and everything just to make things easier. Probably a week or 2 is best time scale for me, as I would also like to do a bit of travelling in Europe which will be much more simple for me to decide upon. Budget is around £1500-£1800. I am really overwhelmed with the options and making the most out of it

Any ideas or inspiration ???

2. Posted by Dymphna (Full Member 134 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

I don't know about Everest or Kilimanjaro...

But you might consider Banff in Canada - where Prince Harry went on his honeymoon. The area is spectacular with lots of areas to climb. There are also glaciers to go out on and a hot spring to soak in. My picture was taken there. It was out on a glass bridge over a cliff.

3. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 1477 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

I'd say don't be a package tourist, organise your own trip independently and have a real adventure. :)

In hillwalking circles we call the 3 peaks 24hr events the M6 Challenge, as it depends more on how fast you drive down the M6 motorway than on the hills. The institute of fundraising has a code of practice asking people not to participate in timed challenges - as well as environmental harm they lead to trashing of scenic areas, disturbance of local residents and a burden upon the volunteer mountain rescue teams.

A more responsible challenge is the West Highland Way, or the Coast to Coast Walk. Or Corsica's Haute Route the GR20. Or the Southern Upland Way. Wrong time of year for New Zealand's Great Walks. Norway likely beyond your budget. I'd have thought the three trips you list are also beyond your budget unless you do one of these fake charity ones where your friends' sponsorship pays for your holiday.

4. Posted by Dymphna (Full Member 134 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

I agree Andy, create your own package.

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