Adventure Journeys

Victor organises and leads occasional adventure journeys for groups of travellers. These mostly involve trekking and camping, cultural immersion, nature discovery, and foodie interest. In the past, most of these journeys, which are mostly arranged for private clients on request, have taken place in the mountains that step up to the Tibetan plateau in west China. Other journeys have been to similarly outstanding places – expeditions in the Sahara Desert, and fishing with artisanal fishermen in the central Mediterranean. 

 

In the mountains of Southwest China, which is where most of these travels have played out, Victor has taken clients beyond the tourist circuit: the idea is to visit destinations not featured in guidebooks, or places outside the reach of independent travellers or established tour operators. Most of these expeditions take place in unforgettable milieus: the mountains that divide the Sichuan basin from the Tibetan plateau are some of the densest and highest and remotest mountains in the world – and they hold the richest repertoire of species in temperate zones as well as a variety of outlandish ethnic groups, mostly of Tibetan stock. Itineraries are usually immersive – it could be hiking in pristine wilderness; lodging with Tibetans and learning about their way of life; hunkering down in a farmhouse of Chinese peasants and learning to cook rustic country food, or even learning photography in practical coaching. 

 

Below there is a video of a family splashing into a frigid mountain pool after a day’s hike – Victor organised and led a hiking and camping trip for the family. 

  

  

 

 

Clients' Comments

Karen Celliers & Chen YongKaren Celliers, South Africa

“I would like to thank you heartily for the incredible trip. Bajiaogou is an absolute gem, and the old steam train is the perfect mode of transport to lead one back in time! The trip could not have been more delightful.” 

 

 

Gerlinde Plate & familyGerlinde Plate, Germany

“The trek you chose for us was great. It was perfect for the children, and I was surprised that our younger one Finja did the trek without complaints. Everything was well-chosen – the level of difficulty, the variety, and so on – allowing the children to remain engaged and enthusiastic along the way… just at the moment that our youngest was getting bored, there was the horse waiting, and then riding the horse provided another highlight.”  

 

  

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