Journeys International Names Top Five Treks for 2015

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President Robin Weber Pollak Announced the List During New York Times Travel Show Jan. 24

“We’ve selected what we think are the best treks right now. They are hiking trips that go beyond the trails you hear about on every top trips list."

Trekking is one of the most exhilarating ways to travel, providing an opportunity to experience landscapes and cultures on a deeply intimate level. For those curious souls who don a pair of walking boots and set out on foot, the rewards can be far and above many other trips.

Out of more than 200 trips and 89 active adventures, Journeys International has selected these five as the most unique and rewarding treks for 2015:

  • Fall Festivals East of Everest (Arun Valley, Nepal)
  • Patagonia Discovery Safari (Torres del Paine W Trek)
  • Mountain Lodge Trek to Macchu Picchu (Lares Trail)
  • Tanzania Full Moon Kili Climb
  • Uganda Gorilla Tracking

Journeys President Robin Weber Pollak provided her expert advice about these five treks during the New York Times Travel Show’s ‘Adventure Hiking, Bike and Walking Trips: Choosing the Best Itinerary for You’ presentation on Saturday, January 24. This 5-minute presentation can be viewed online.

“We’ve selected what we think are the best treks right now. They are hiking trips that go beyond the trails you hear about on every top trips list,” said Weber Pollak. “For example, gorilla tracking in Uganda doesn’t occur to many travelers who want to hike, but it is a strenuous hiking experience as well as one of the most powerful and intimate wildlife encounters available.”

Will Weber, co-founder of Journeys International, shared his thoughts on the power of trekking and why Journeys highlighted these five trips in particular. “Leaving roads, vehicles and utilities behind and finding a physical rhythm of travel creates indelible and positive memories. These five Journeys treks stand out because of the magnificent scenery and the profound wonder and appreciation that comes from the trekking experience.”

Journeys International has been leading these and other treks for over 35 years. Journeys runs pre-scheduled group departures for each of these treks, or can customize an itinerary that is unique to each traveler. With trusted guides at every destination and expert trip planners in the Ann Arbor office, Journeys provides an outstanding trekking experience.

Visit to read more about each of these treks and to see the specific trip itineraries.

About Journeys International

Based in Ann Arbor, MI, Journeys International has been creating guided, custom and family adventures for international travelers since 1978. Family-owned and operated, Journeys International’s private and small group trips emphasize cultural and environmental awareness, and family trips are designed with all ages in mind. Because of long-standing, unique and personal relationships with guides around the world, Journeys trips offer a superior experience that travelers won’t find with any other travel company.

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