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Camino de Santiago–Camino Sanabrés Route (Wait List)


Due to overwhelming response and desire to walk a pilgrimage in 2016, the Jubilee Year of Mercy, a second trip to Camino de Santiago has been added. Come and discover the Camino de Santiago the way it used to be, but with a difference. On this very special pilgrimage, we travel the way that most pilgrims have always traveled—on foot—but we stay in places that many kings, queens and dignitaries who’ve walked this way over the centuries could never have imagined: beautiful and unique country homes, estates, even an active monastery! 15-day itinerary includes a visit to Madrid at the beginning, Santiago de Compostela at the end, and just under 200km of walking the Camino de Santiago in between.

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Date: October 10 - 24, 2016 (15 days)  Price: From $3499

Everest Base Camp and Nepal Trek 


This trek will take the participants to Everest Base Camp, as well as Lukla, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche and other places, there is an option to climb Island Peak a 20, 000 foot trekking peak in the Himalaya. Weather permitting you should be able to see the Khumbu Icefall on Everest, as well as views of Lhotse, Makalu, and Island Peak.

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Date: October 1 - 22 (24 days)  Price: From $3650

Ancients Ruin Bike/Hike Adventure 

The Ancients Ruin Bike & Hike Adventure is 6 days mountain bike riding, hiking and camping through the heart of Ancient Puebloan’s country in the Cedar Mesa region of S.E. Utah. This vehicle supported adventure takes you across Cedar Mesa and the "Trail of the Ancients" and deep into canyons with numerous side trips to spectacular but little known Anasazi ruins. Most of the riding is on moderately rough dirt roads, perfect for mountain bikes, and the side hikes are short but challenging and afford a unique glimpse into the mysterious Anasazi way of life that flourished in the area over 900 years ago.

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Date: October 3 - 8 (6 days)  Price: From $695

Scorpion Gulch, Escalante River, Utah Llama Trek (Wait List)


We will be hiking into a small tributary canyon of the Escalante River in the Glen Canyon NRA. Scorpion gulch meets the Escalante River at approximately the half way point of the river’s 100 miles course from the Town of Escalante to Lake Powell. The trailhead is from the Hole in the Rock Road about 25 miles. The hike to camp is a steady 6.5 miles to a more demanding 9 miles depending on campsite and day hike abilities. Water availability and weather may dictate some options. The llamas carry all of our gear and the guides do the cooking and cleanup for meals. We just carry a small daypack on our hikes.

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Date: October 23 - 28 (6 days)  Price: From $1,783

Colombia’s El Cocuy National Park: High Altitude Mountaineering


Known as the hidden gem of South America, El Cocuy National Park is in Beautiful Colombia with glaciated peaks over 17,000 feet! Our tip will take us through a cirque with the opportunity to climb several peaks including the highest one in the park – Ritacuba Blanco. This first time CMC trip to El Cocuy National Park is an exciting opportunity to add onto your High Altitude Mountaineering resume. This trip requires roped glacier travel for portions of the trip.

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Date: November 30 - December 11 (12 days)  Price: From $1,995

Two Great Walks of New Zealand (Wait List)


Trek two of New Zealand's Great Walks, the Milford Track and the Abel Tasman Coast Track, both on the South Island and each very unique. Take an overnight cruise on the Milford Sound, a trip from Te Anau to Queenstown on the Backroads Bus, a historic steamship cruise of Lake Wakatipu to Queenstown, a crossing of Cook Strait from Picton to Wellington via the Interislander Cook Strait ferry, and conclude with an overnight stay on Kapiti Island.

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Date: March 24 - April 9, 2017 (15 days)  Price: From $3820

Rafting the Grand Canyon

European Haute Route Ski Tour 2017  New Trip!


Come join this first CMC Ski Tour offered in many years. Organized by Gary Hellenga, this is perhaps the world's most famous ski trip. Starting in Chamonix, France from the shadow of Mont Blanc, to the picturesque village of Zermatt, Switzerland beaneath the imposing Matterhorn, this trip offers everything for the adventurous skier. The tour entails five days of skinning to passes and descending high alpine slopes and glaciers. Participants must be skilled skiers in great physical condition. The itinerary includes a warm-up/shakedown day of skiing in the Chamonix area before starting the tour, and an additional day for sightseeing ot additional skiing.

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Date: April 1 - 9, 2017 (9 days)  Price: From $3,199

Mt. Kilimanjaro

Kyoto Culture & Kumano Kodo Trek


Experience Japan at the peak of cherry blossom time! Spend three days exploring the shrines, temples and interesting neighborhoods of ancient Kyoto, once the Imperial capital of Japan. Experience the rich history of this beautiful city and attend a traditional geisha tea ceremony and dance performance. Travel by train to Tanabe and enjoy this coastal town before heading up into the mountains of the Kii Peninsula for our 8-day trek along the UNESCO World Heritage pilgrimage route of the Kumano Kodo. Travel by train from the end of the trek to Osaka, a vibrant modern Japanese city ripe for exploration.

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Date: April 4 - 19, 2017 (16 days)  Price: From $4,400

Rafting the Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon Raft & Hike 2017


We travel in 35 foot rafts for 188 miles on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon from Lee’s Ferry to Whitmore Wash. This 12-day trip gives us 5 extra days for hiking compared to the traditional Grand Canyon 7 day trip. We finish with a helicopter ride out of the canyon and a scenic plane flight back to the put-in. For B & C hiking levels.

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Date: April 22 - May 4, 2017 (13 days)  Price: From $4,730

Ben Nevis

Scotland’s West Highland Way and Optional Ben Nevis Climb


Hike Scotland’s West Highland Way for 95 miles beside lochs, waterfalls, and craggy mountains in the Scottish Highlands. This famous route is walked by over 50,000 people each year, making it the most popular long distance walk in Scotland. The path uses ancient roads, including drovers’ roads, military roads and old coaching roads and we will walk the traditional route from south to north to the foot of Scotland’s (and the U.K.’s) highest peak, Ben Nevis. Weather permitting, options after completing the West Highland Way include a climb to the summit of “the Ben” (4,409 feet), or an excursion on the West Highland Railway/Ferry to Mallaig and Armadale. While hiking will be the trip’s focus, the group will also tour medieval Edinburgh, Stirling (famous for being the home of William Wallace), the Eliean Donan Castle in the Scottish Highlands, and a Scotch distillery.

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Date: May 8 - 21, 2017 (14 days)  Price: From $3,200

Ben Nevis

Ultimate Peru Cultural and Multi-Sport Adventure    New Trip!

This cultural and multi-sport adventure tour is for the person who desires a route "off the beaten path" and who wishes to experience local life and a part of the region that has not changed much in 500 years. We will be hiking for about six days through spectacular scenery, including the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, the 15th century Inca citadel situated on a mountain ridge 7,970 feet above sea level. This trip also includes a day of mountain biking and zip lining. While most nights we will stay in modest 3-star hotels, this trip includes a home-stay, a couple of nights in tents and one night in a hostel.

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Date: May 26 - June 8, 2017 (14 days)  Price: From $3,580

Mt. Kilimanjaro

Mt. Kilimanjaro & Mt. Meru Climbs, Tanzania


This will be a new variation on previous CMC trips to Kilimanjaro. First, we will warm up and acclimatize with a four day climb of Mt. Meru, 14,968’, 4562 M. Mt. Meru is just West of Kilimanjaro, near Arusha, Tanzania and there we will see amazing views of Kilimanjaro. Then for the main event, we will climb Kilimanjaro (19,340’), during a 6-day climb on the Rongai Route on the North side of the mountain.

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Date: July 8 - 23, 2017 (16 days)  Price: From $5,100

Mt. Kilimanjaro

Alaska Wrangell-St. Elias NP Raft and Hike


The Wrangell Mountains are part of the largest protected wilderness on earth and listed as a World Heritage site. Glacier-carved peaks spawn raging rivers and dramatic peaks tower over lush green bottomlands. This rugged country of 13 million acres keeps most people out, but your world-class guides let you enjoy this remote location in style. Come paddle with us into the very heart of America's largest National Park for a week of wildlife and adventure!

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Date: July 14 - 21, 2017 (8 days)  Price: From $4,250

Mt. Kilimanjaro

Best of the UK: London and the Channel Islands    New Trip!

Clustered off the coast of France, the Channel Islands offer an island-hopping walking adventure along exquisite coastlines with beautiful harbors and beaches, shaded lanes bursting with wildflowers, and plenty of old world charm. Explore the fascinating Victorian and World War II history, the French influences, pristine beaches, and literary connections. Enjoy world-class birdwatching, amazing fresh seafood, stargazing, and stunning scenery.

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Date: August 22 - September 3, 2017 (13 days)  Price: From $3,195

Triglav National Park

A Hiking Sampler of Slovenia


This trip is a hiking sampler of Slovenia, giving the participant a varied and diverse experience. We will hike in the Kamnik-Savinja Alps, the Julian Alps, do a 3 day hut -to hut hike in Triglav National Park, enjoy the great lakes of Bled and Bohinj, walk the war trails from WWI, walk the wine hills of “Slovenian Tuscany", visit the Mediterranean coast, taste the rich Slovenian cuisine, excellent wine and local organic products and get to know the local people, enter into their homes and learn about their lives, habits, culture and way of life.

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Date: August 26 - September 11, 2017 (16 days)  Price: From $4,425

Sneak Peak | Upcoming Trips Under Discussion
Check back soon to see which trips made the list!


Alaska's Arctic Circle - Wildlife and Hiking

Summer 2017

Cuba- Culture and High Point

Summer 2017

Trekking in Portugal

Fall 2017

Hike Across England- the Lake District 

Fall 2017



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