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The Salkantay to Machu Picchu Trek follows a beautifully remote and ancient footpath in the same region as the classic Inca Trail. What makes this adventure so exceptional is the less frequented trekking route is spread over extended days to relish a myriad of diverse and spectacular views so you can truly enjoy the natural beauty […]
The classic Everest Base Camp trek is, without doubt, one of the most famous in the world. It takes you into the heart of the Nepalese Himalaya, with awe-inspiring views of many of the world’s highest and most beautiful mountains, Sherpa villages, home of the world’s highest Buddhist monasteries and the highest peaks on Earth. […]
The Annapurna Circuit trek has been recognised as one of the world’s best trekking routes. This is a dramatic odyssey around the mighty Annapurna range, a journey that is regarded as one of the top ten walks in the world. Our 220km pilgrimage of the Annapurna Range offers a unique insight into the physical and […]
The Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes trek is a breathtaking combination of the classic Everest Base Camp trek with the added highlight of visiting the spectacular Gokyo Lake region of the Himalaya. This extended expedition is without doubt one of the most rewarding, fascinating and scenic treks in the world. A less frequented odyssey […]
Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa rising 5,895m above sea level in the Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania. It is one of the acclaimed ‘Seven Summits of the World’ and a tourist haven for adventurous travellers. It rises abruptly from the open planes to form the snow-capped peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi, which are […]
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“After trekking to Everest Base Camp with Cherie, I would have no hesitation in booking another epic trek with her, or recommending her to anyone for an amazing trekking holiday. It’s incredible to experience Cherie’s skills as a mountain guide, she has certainly found her calling in life and her whole purpose and passion is to make sure you have the experience of a lifetime. As one of her interstate clients, my initial contact with Cherie was almost a year before the trek, yet she never faltered in ensuring I felt part of the group. Weekly phone calls, fantastic training programs and regular emails were just part of her commitment to me, so by the time I boarded the plane to Kathmandu, I was nothing short of ready for this “life changing” adventure. She has the perfect balance of interesting information, personal stories and friendly conversation. This, along with her comprehensive, specialised knowledge of hiking, altitude science, medicine and nutrition meant that we were in the best possible hands the entire journey!
Thank you for being there every step of the way Cherie”
Raelene Thornton, (Everest Base Camp & Kala Patthar, October, 2015).
“When you sign up with Cherie Horne, it’s a bit like hiring a buzz saw. You are reasonably confident that it will do the job… but when you start it up… wow it goes like the clappers!
You will get to know that Cherie never rests…
I spent almost two weeks with Cherie and six other trekkers hiking to the top of Mt Kilimanjaro.
She exudes warmth, care and friendship underpinned with strength, determination and utter professionalism.
All of these attributes mean that if you are in it for the ‘journey’, Cherie makes sure that it is friendly and safe with maximum experiences. For me this meant her incredibly detailed introduction to the trek that helped frame expectations. Getting to know fellow trekkers whilst still in Australia made me feel more supported on the walk. Then eight days of hiking in the middle of Africa with extraordinary sights and amazing people. The only pressure applied was, eat and drink more and … slow down and enjoy.
After our climb, we went on a four day safari. This ticked all the boxes in game viewing.
For those in it for the “destination” I am 100% confident that if you follow the advice provided by Cherie, you will achieve your aim. She is supremely fit, an experienced mountaineer, personal trainer and very handy medically. When the going gets tough, Cherie will be there. This meant eight weeks of specially designed physical training and review and testing of all our gear. On the trek, keeping an eye on our fitness. Then near the top of Kili, Cherie spending hours going back and forth making sure that every trekker reached his or her goal.
Either way, you will not be disappointed.”
Geoff O’Kearney, (Kilimanjaro Climb and Safari, Jan-Feb, 2015)
“I remember getting to Everest Base Camp with Cherie and Karma, her Sherpa co-guide on a cold afternoon. The scenery was desolate. I had reached my goal. Cherie is a great guide. My goal had become her goal. She grabbed me and cried. She said, “YOU DID IT.”
I have to say that if not for Cherie Horne I would never have started and would never have reached Everest Base Camp let alone enjoyed the journey. She was with me from the day I met her 2 years ago…through training and on the trip. If not for her I would not have experienced one of the most interesting, challenging and life changing experiences of my life. I will always be grateful to her for her support, inspiration and confidence in me to complete my journey to Everest Base Camp. She is a remarkable knowledgeable person with a big heart. When I came home the best thing happened. I have very young kids. My kids said to me, “Dad we are proud of you.”
That is what Cherie did for me.
PS. I am 66 years old and 4 years ago I had a quadruple bypass.”
Myer Jeruzalski, (Everest Base Camp trek, October, 2014).
“What an introduction to Nepal!
Trekking to Everest Base Camp under the expert guidance of a consummate professional, Cherie.
She had me so well prepared in mind, body and spirit for this wonderful and incredible journey.
Her inspiration and attention to all aspects of health and fitness in the pre-trek training campaign, I believe to be unsurpassed.
I could not have been better prepared for this amazing trek.
Her unwavering commitment to all her mountain trekking guests is second to none.
Did trekking in the Himalayas change my life?
A resounding yes!!
Back your soul to the Himalaya and come away, at peace with the planet.”
Warrick Middleton, (Everest Base Camp trek & Kala Patthar, October, 2014).
“Having never trekked at altitude, donned crampons, nor climbed anything of note other than the odd tree or two as a kid, it would be fair to say that the scaling of Island Peak in Nepal at 6.18am, inclusive of a 400 foot near vertical ice wall to reach the summit, was certainly somewhat out of my ’55 year old’ comfort zone as a first endeavour …
Suffice to say, it will not be my last!
Our guide, Cherie, was magnificent in all respects. And not just because she can carry a 25+kg pack with ease!
Apart from being an expert mountaineer, Cherie is such a positive, caring person who is genuinely interested in the welfare of all her clients, irrespective of age, gender, fitness level, etc. To this end, if any member of the trekking team needed assistance or a shoulder to lean on (either before or during the 18 day journey), Cherie was always there to help out.
On top of this, her preparation, training and organisational skills were meticulous and made the whole experience possible – and most enjoyable.
Thanks again, Cherie, amazing”.
Greg Keys, (Island Peak, Nepal, October, 2014).
OMG I trekked to Base Camp Everest! I don’t know how many times in various places I say those words smile and think about what my next challenge will be. Going to one of the Cherie’s trek info sessions as support to my friend who has always wanted to do this trek – and never really interested in trekking myself – I first met Cherie Horne. After an amazing presentation I walked out of there ready to book my trip! Cherie’s training sessions were challenging but fun – the group got to know each other before the trip and I was getting excited. Cherie was in contact every day and helped with all our gear. And then we trekked! One of the most amazing journeys of my life. I laughed, cried, walked – met incredible people, saw astounding scenery and got my photo taken at Base Camp under the highest mountain in the world – with Cherie there beside us all the way. All I can say is my next trek will be with Cherie Horne. Take a chance and see where it will lead you……
Kate Smith (Everest Base Camp, May 2013)
The Annapurna Circuit has been on my ‘to do’ list for about 40 years, but for all sorts of reasons I left it until I was almost 60 to tackle it. Thanks to Cherie I felt totally prepared. Her excellent training program, detailed planning and amazing attention to detail before and during the walk ensured a safe, successful and absolutely enjoyable trek. Nepal is an amazing place, and Cherie and her Sherpa guides and porters made sure we experienced it as completely as possible, visiting shrines and temples as well as walking among the villages and seeing the amazing snow peaks all around us. It was delightful to be welcomed by the local people, to see the kids walking up the mountains with us on their way to school, and to laugh and joke with our Sherpa’s every day. I loved the amazing diversity, from lush rice terraces in the lower altitudes to the barren ruggedness of the incredible Thorung La pass at 5,416m. Every day brought new highlights, new insights, new vistas and new experiences. It was a truly memorable trek with an extremely experienced, knowledgeable and caring guide. I feel very fortunate to have been part of this group. Where to next Cherie?
Rob Saunders, (Annapurna Circuit trek, Sept- Oct 2013)