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WakE up somewhere incredible this Christmas on a KE Adventure
30 Stunning places to waKE up this Xmas

We may be in the middle of summer but Christmas is not that far away, especially if you dream of waking up on Xmas morning with a view to kill rather than worrying what Santa may have dropped down your chimney! To celebrate our 30th year this month we've put together our list of the most amazing places where you could be waking up on 25th December. 


>> Find out which KE holidays you could join this Christmas
Hot off the Press - 3 TOP TREKKING TRIPS FOR 2015
From Sarajevo to Lilongwe... 

Be the first to experience one of these exciting new adventures for 2015.

Bosnia - Mostar to Sarajevo

Based in the south-west corner of Bosnia (formerly known as Herzegovina) we take in the best walks of the Dinaric Alps including the ascent of the country's highest peak, Mt Maglic (2386m).


Morocco's Valley of the Roses
Travel south of the Atlas Mountains and follow ancient trade routes across Damascena. Spend 4 days of hiking, visiting traditional villages full of welcoming Berber people and take in the and fragrant flowers along the way.

Malawi's Mount Mulanje and South Luangwa

A journey of adventure and discovery through the heart of Africa's warmest nations with superb safari and 5 day trek to highest point of Malawi`s Mulanje Massif - Sapitwa (3002m). All meals and park fees included.  


>> All NEW holidays for 2015
biKE Tours, not just for France!
BiKE holiday with KE Adventure

A wheelie good way to see a country

'Le Tour' may be over for another year but as we know very well, bike tours are not just for France! Look further afield and you can see the whole world on two wheels. Our epic cycling journeys will allow you to cover more ground and experience more of a country than you could ever do on foot. From cycling the leisurely Backroads of Cambodia; biking to the lowest point on earth in Jordan; heading south from Zambia, through Botswana and Namibia on an truelly epic journey to the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa or joining a Thunder Dragon Ride across the Kingdom of Bhutan, we've got the world covered.

>> Epic Cycle Journeys
>> Road Cycling Tours
50% Off Your Next Holiday
Win 50% off your next KE Adventure

Because your feedback counts!

Every week, without fail, our dedicated team read ALL the feedback that you send when you return from your KE holiday. To thank you for your time, each year we offer 50% off the Land Only cost of your next KE holiday in our special 'Feedback Prize Draw'.

To be in with a chance of winning this year's draw you've got until the end of August to submit your feedback form. The winner will be announced in September. 'My KE' members can sign in and go to My Feedback to complete the form.  Not a My KE Member? Use the link below to view the feedback form.


>> Go to Feedback Form
>> Sign into My KE
100 Years On
Polar Cruise Discounts

Shackleton Centinerary

It's 100 years since Shackleton set sail on Endurance and so we are celebrating with 10% discount off our November Antarctica Classic Cruise and all Antarctica In Depth 2015 cruises if you book before 31 Aug 2014.

>> All Polar Holidays
Kili Goodie Bag

Book by 31st August

We're delighted that many of you will be climbing the Africa's highest peak this year and bagging yourself a Kili Goodie Bag in the process! If you are unsure of which route to take; look at our detailed comparison guide.


 >> Guide to climbing Kili
Summit Success
Summit Mont Blanc with KE

KE Groups on Mont Blanc


KE's Mont Blanc season got off to a fantastic start with groups summiting both Gran Paradiso (4061m) and Mont Blanc (4807m) in 5 of the last 6 weeks. Up for the challenge? Trips run until mid-September.


>> Check dates & availability
KE Holiday of the Month

Nepal - Helambu to Langtang Trek


With the new post monsoon season trekking season only 6 weeks away we want to highlight less visited Langtang. As one of the finest two-week trekking holidays in Nepal, you will find yourself walking the spectacular ridge of the Thare Danda, crossing the Laurebina La at 4000 metres to the Sacred Lakes of Gosainkund and experiencing an exciting helicopter flight on the return from Kyanjin back to Kathmandu.  

Known for its spectacular landscapes the Langtang Himal will leave a lasting impression.


Depart: 25 Oct, 8 Nov, 20 Dec 2014 and Mar 2015.

Price: Flight inclusive from 2295, land only 1595

Includes: 3 nights hotels, 11 nights lodges, all meals.


>> Helambu to Langtang Trek  

>> All Nepal Holidays 

Our Best New Trek of 2014?
Fiona in the Balkand Borderlands

A unique trek in the Balkan Borderlands

KE Manager, Fiona Marshall, has travelled the world but recently returned from our unique walking holiday in the Balkan Borderlands with rave reviews from herself and all the clients in her group. We asked Fiona to share her experience to help us decide on whether this really is the best new holiday for 2014.


"I'd been to Albania before, many years ago, and loved the wild unspoiled nature and the friendliness of the people.  So the idea of returning and joining a unique tour exploring the Balkan Borderlands was very alluring! Continue reading Fiona's Blog.


Find out for yourself by booking on one of our remaining 2014 departures: 31 Aug and 21 Sep. 


>> Walking in the Balkan Borderlands
Experience a real Indian Summer ... in India!
Trekking in India with KE

Indian holidays with KE
Make it an extra long hot summer

With no guarantee that the current heat wave will last why not extend your summer by joining one of our superb India trekking and touring holidays this September and October. The monsoon will have passed leaving behind a pleasant clear air and perfect trekking conditions.


From Manali off the beaten track into Kulu, trekking across the Pir Panjal mountains.

Dep 10 & 24 Sep,   18 days, from 1845 with flights.


Taj Mahal to Varanasi, via the tigers of Ranthambore, the best of Northern India.

Dep: 11 & 25 Oct, 10 days, from 1345 with flights.


Tour through India's western Himalaya from Shimla via Amritsar to Srinagar.

Dep: 12 Oct,   14 days,   from 1845 with flights.

Other "Indian Summer" holidays include highlights of Rajasthan , trekking the  Garhwal and the classic Kangchenjunga trek in Sikkim.

Leader Training Morocco
KE Local Moroccan Guides

Our Top Team in Morocco

Last month our annual leader training took place in Marrakech. Those of you that have travelled to Morocco with KE will know Morocco is a super destination but it is our team of dedicated guides, which make it superb! Hospitality comes naturally to our Berber guides and along with never ending reserves of enthusiasm it is easy to understand why we receive nothing but praise from our returning travellers.  Supplying never-ending smiles, their passion for Morocco is infectious and their easy- going nature instantly makes you feel at ease in this friendly culture. Keen to improve future adventures Mustafa, Hassan, Omar, Hassan and Mohamed were brimming with ideas to take our groups to hidden corners of their homeland. Watch this space for 2015!


>> Meet our Moroccan Leaders
>> All Morocco Holidays
August Prize Draw
August Prize Draw

WIN a fabulous Deuter Exosphere lightweight sleeping bag!  

With autumn and winter approaching we have plenty of holidays where we use mountain huts to sleep in throughout but you need to take a lightweight sleeping bag with you. Weighing in at just over 1 kg and packing down to 15 x 36 cm the Deuter Exosphere +2' it is the ideal bag for our classic cross country ski journey;  Ski the Kings Trail in Sweden.


To enter, click the link below and recommend a friend to receive KE brochures and eNews. Last month we gave away a Specialized S-Works road cycling helmet and a Trango TX10 lightweight pack donated by our partners at Allcord we're happy to announce that John Peterson was the lucky winner.

Last Minute Adventure Ideas...
Macedonia Trekking
Dep 14 Sep - 8 Days
795 Land Only
Geneva to Nice Road Cycling

Dep 20 Sep - 9 Days
1195 Land Only
Family Albania Holiday

 Dep 24 Aug - 8 Days
845 Land Only
Corsica Walking Week

Dep 14 Sep - 8 Days
895 Land Only
Jordan Dana to Petra Trek

Dep 21 & 28 Sep - 8 Days
895 Land Only  
Poland High Tettras Trekking

Dep 24 Aug & 14 Sep - 8 Days
645 Land Only
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