In 2012, I was fortunate enough to be able to fulfill the dream of a lifetime: I traveled to the Himalayas. A small group of friends and I had flown to Nepal and, together, we hiked to Everest Base Camp. The trip, made with a small group of friends, was everything I had hoped for—and more.
Upon my return—even though I had brought home some incredibly beautiful pictures—I could not convey the wonder and excitement of what I had witnessed. I knew that, there was no way for anyone to feel what I had felt—standing atop Kala Patthar, overlooking the Everest Base Camp, viewing 360 degrees of Himalayan panorama—unless they made the trip for themselves.
Unfortunately, when I was planning my own trip, doing the research, making the connections, and working out the arrangements, I had found the task almost overwhelming. Add to that most people’s usual trepidation about traveling to an “extreme” and unfamiliar destination, and it was easy to see that many people would turn back before they even left home. I knew that my stress could easily have been prevented, had I only been there before, or had some local connections. I thought that, for my friends, how much easier it could be if I could take care of all this for them, and allow them to focus only on the trip. I knew they would be able to share the sense of wonder I felt from my fantasy adventure vacation. This was how, with the support of my husband and the enthusiasm of my best friend, I came to create Extollo.
I encourage you to visit www.extolloadventures.com and let me know what you think about the trips we offer. We are in the process of adding more destinations, so be sure to come back and visit the website again.
As I write this post, my mind travels back to my trip to the Everest Base Camp. Here is a link to my post about my journey to the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar.
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Lastly here are a few words about Adventure Travel from Extollo Adventure website.
Adventure Travel Is Not for Everyone. . . .
We realize that adventure travel is not for everyone. If you want to stay in big European hotels with room service . . . or take your yearly Mediterranean cruise . . . we hope you have a wonderful. vacation. But if you’re looking for something else . . . if you’re bored with all the usual places . . . if you’re looking for something different, something that will provide experiences you’ll remember all your life, then talk to us. push the boundaries of what you thought travel was all about. Extollo will take you to places on the planet that, so far, you’ve only dreamed of.