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Wild-Trails Global Ventures

Do you think you know, understand or have seen it all!

Because the second you think you do is the beginning of your decline.  It is then that you have condemned yourself to confinement and boundaries thus placing a heavy lid on your heart and mind.
The world is vast, mysterious, wild, and constantly changing. Its secrets are kept safe yet whisper every now and then calling out for those who are willing to listen, for those who are still attuned.
With Wild-Trails we are constantly listening to the gusty cold wind coming from the Alps, the sound of flowing rivers in the Himalayas, or the whispers of the deep Black Forest telling us to venture where very few did.
So we spread our wings and follow the wind confident that the world is waiting to embrace all those who are willing to venture.
Our current destinations include Ukraine, Nagorno-Karabakh, Romania, Serbia, Germany and the list is constantly growing.

We invite you to become part of our global journey for the world has more to offer and there is yet more to see. 

Adventure in the Green Pearl of Ukraine!

Adventure in the Green Pearl of Ukraine! One of the most coveted mountains among adventurers is the Carpathian. Forming a 1.500km long range in Central and Eastern Europe, and considered the Green Pearl of Ukraine for its natural beauty. With guide from Wild-Trails, you will climb three of its highest peaks while enjoying an amazing mix of Alpine meadows and woods, rough rivers and mountain lakes. As you hike, you will enjoy the mountains soft weather, curative minerals and feed your mind with a plethora of historical information about its monuments. Our adventure begins with minivan ride to Iwano-Frankivsk and a night diesel-tain to the village of Vorokhta. After dicovering local culture and cusoms we will take an old fasioned soviet truck ride to Polonyna Gadjyna, where our mountain expedition starts. The second day, we will climb to the range of the Chornohora Massive and hike the mounts Rebra and Brebeneskul to the beautiful lake where we spend the night in tents listening to the relaxing sound of water lakes. Then we continue our hike through Mount Gutyn Tomnatyk, Nesamovyte lake and Mount Hoverla. We conclude in an overnight stay at a wooden house of Carpathian Biosphere reserve. We resume our hike on the fourth day through the Kakaradza pass and beautiful peak of mount Petros. We will finish in a small mountain village and spend the night in a local house with home made dinner and breakfast. Next day we will take a ride with an off-road bus to Manyava village where we spend the last day rappelling on Manyavsky waterfall, enjoying lunch in mountain orthodox monastery and finally return to Lviv by a minivan. Our adventures are among the best in the world, with professional seasoned local and international guides who adhere strictly to safety measures while using state of art equipment’s, you can be sure that your safety is never compromised. We limit the number of tourists joining us so that we can give you our maximum attention. Rest assured you’re never lost among the crowd! Unlike commercial tourism, our adventures are personal, intimate, and locally flavored so your experiences and memories are one of a kind.   Sign with us today for an adventure that you will never forget. An adventure that takes you in a journey through Ukraine’s Wilderness where beauty has a new meaning!  

Exactly like NATIVES - Traveling to Nagorno- Karabakh

Dare to travel where few go? This unique ethnic adventure with Wild-Trails will take you to the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh and will show you the hidden beauty of the Lesser Caucasus. Sign with us and have loads of fun like never before! How does an adventure with Wild-Trails look like? Exactly like NATIVES This adventure is AUTHENTIC, ETHNIC, and LOCALLY FLAVORED. So forget about being a tourist, roll up your sleeves cuz we’re getting your hands dirty.   As we drive soviet 4×4 cars and hike the 3rd highest mountain in Nagorno-Karabakh, we will come in close contact with locals. We will  lodge in their stone & wooden houses that are more than a 100 years old  and listen to their stories under the Soviet Union & during the Karabakh war. We will learn about the Loutraki farm style, tend for animals with the farmers, and cook with the natives. We will taste the best food this region has to offer straight from the ovens of the old women and from the local bazaars and markets. We will traverse thick forests where many guerilla combats took place, drive through the rugged roads opened by military tanks, pass military zones and reach villages, old heritage sites, old churches and monasteries with special permits. We will set up camp, swim, cook, dance and laugh like there is no tomorrow. So are you in! So how much you think you know about Nagorno-Karabakh? Well, have no worries because our Q & A section tells it all. Q & A Where is Nagorno-Karabakh? With an eye on Russia and Azerbaijan in the North, deep roots with Armenia in the West, and a strategic alliance with neighboring Iran from the South, Nagorno-Karabakh remains to this day a frozen conflict zone. What about the population? This landlocked region of 140.000 people mostly Christian and a minority of Kurds is defiant and uncompromising with its independence and unique character.   How about the landscape? As its name suggests, which is a mixture of Russian, Turkish and Persian words literally translated to mean “Mountainous Black Garden”, the landscape is wild, pristine, and versatile, characterized by evergreen forests, Alpine peaks, flat valleys, and the most amazing canyons and rivers. Recognized by few, the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic is home to some of the least travelled places yet the most amazing on Earth. What is the currency in Nagorno-Karabakh? The Armenian Dram What is the time zone? Armenia Time Zone UTC+04:00 What will we eat? As for the food, we assure you that you will have the most savoring experiences in your life. Like Armenian food, the food in Nagorno-Karabakh contains lots of vegetables, cheese, and meat. There are also specialty dishes that you cannot find anywhere else in the world like the Shingalovhach.  This dish is made from dough stuffed fully with 15 different types of wild herbs that grow only in mountains with an altitude of more than 2000m. There is also the Rapama; a local pumpkin stuffed with bulgur, fruits and lots of wild honey. Another amazing dish is made from the Avaluk; a vegetable that grows in Alpine areas and is eaten together with Yoghurt and the local bread Lavash. How is the weather like in Nagorno-Karabakh? A mixture of hot and cold weather with possible rain. We will travel different altitudes so layer up.   Where will we stay? This trip mixes the best accommodation experience with amazing camping on wild locations as well as sleeping in local houses with families. 20% camping 20% hostels 60% local houses Who will guide this adventure? This adventure is led by our expert Survival and Tour Guide in the Caucasus countries Gilad Sade. Mr. Sade built this amazing trail  after many journeys and an in depth research in the Caucasus region. He successfully established relations with the natives and local officials and secured permits to visit locations that are not open for the public. Mr. Sade commands Hebrew and English in addition to knowledge in the Caucasus languages including Armenian. He also has several certificates in Survival Training and First Aid and has participated in several rescue mission in the Caucasus and the Middle East. What is the language of the adventure? The language of this adventure is English. Join us now and climb one more mountain in the much contested beauty of the Caucasus; Nagorno – Karabakh!

Kilimanjaro on the Machame Route Adventure

Kilimanjaro on the Machame Route Adventure “A Once in a Life Experience to Stand on Top of Africa’s Roof with Wild-Trails” Are you hopelessly and forever a mountaineer! So are we. Join our Africa's Highest Mountain Trekk and enjoy Kilimanjaro’s amazing views and varying landscapes. How does an adventure with Wild-Trails look like With a lot of determination, we make sure that you safely reach the top. So how much do you think you know? Q & A Where is the mountain located? Kilimanjaro is located in the Northern part of Tanzania, in the Kilimanjaro National Park. What is the mountains elevation? The summit on Mount Kilimanjaro “Uhuru Peak” stands at 5,895 m (19,341 ft) making it the highest mountain in Africa & the highest free standing mountain in the world.      What are the Mountaineering skills required? No technical climbing skills required except for Basic Scrambling Skills. How long is the trek? 7 days 6 nights including a climb high, sleep low acclimatisation day. What is the currency? The Tanzanian Shilling is the local currency, but travellers checks and cash in US$ are recommended. The current exchange rate is approximately Tsh 2100 = US$ 1. It is possible to change foreign currency at any Bureaux de Chance. What is the time zone? East Africa Time Zone UTC+03:00 Is a visa needed for Tanzania? Most travelers need a visa to enter Tanzania issued before arrival or on borders. Check with Tanzania’s embassy website for visa information about your country. How do I get to Tanzania, kilimanjaro? Book a flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport “KIA” with one of these flights; KLM, Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines. Is vaccination needed before travel to Tanzania? Yes and you should get the following: Hepatitis A and a booster vaccination for diphtheria, tetanus and polio. Yellow Fever vaccination “keep vaccination card with you always” Take anti malarial drugs Which route are we taking to climb Kilimanjaro? There are eight official Kilimanjaro routes. We are taking the very scenic Machame Route that begins from the south-western side of the mountain. Unlike other routes, we don't descend the same route we took to ascend. We descend via the Mweka route, a steep but very pretty descent encompassing inhospitably dry mountain desert and lush lowland forest in a matter of a few hours. What will we eat? A typical Kilimanjaro breakfast will involve eggs (boiled or fried), porridge, a saveloy (possibly with some tomatoes too), a piece of fruit such as a banana or orange, some bread with jam, honey or peanut butter and a mug or two of tea, hot chocolate or coffee. Lunch and Dinner usually include soup, bread, a cooked stew or sandwiches. Food is carried and prepared by guiding team. Bringing along energy bars, snacks, and biscuits is highly recommended. Who will provide water during the trek? You will be given 2-3 liters of water from your guide on day one. Water will be collected by porters during the rest of the trek. Energy supplements and water purification tablets are recommended to bring along. How is the weather like? The hike covers four climatic zones and therefore layering of clothes is key to staying warm and comfortable as you ascend. A base thermal layer, mid fleece layer and outer jacket is a must. What are the four climatic zones covered during the trek? Rain forest zone (~800 meters – 3,000 meters) Low alpine zone (~3,000 meters – 4,200 meters) High alpine zone (~4,200 meters – 5,000 meters) Glacial zone (~5,000 meters to 5,895 meters) What are the altitude zones covered? A High altitude (2,500 – 3,500 metres) Very high altitude (3,500 – 5,500 metres) Extreme altitude (above 5,500 metres) What is the trekking gear recommended? Trekking Poles are a must. How to deal with Acute Mountain Sickness “AMS”? Remain hydrated, eat, acclimatize, go slowly and take Diamox to prevent the onset of AMS. Where will we stay? We start from a hostel in Moshi , then Shira 2 campsite, Barranco Camp, Barafu Camp, and Mweka Camp Who will guide this adventure? This adventure is guided by a local seasoned guide along with an international guide from Wild-Trails; Gilad Sade. What is the language of the adventure? The local language is Swahili but the language of the adventure is English.

Transylvania Snowmobile tour

"For some people winter is a good reason to stay at home, but for us it's just the right time to get on the snowmobile and hit the road! The adventure Do you like winter? How ‘bout mountains? If so, we’ve got a delightful offer for you! Join us for for a five-day adventure tour to the Carpathians of Transylvania and experience winter like never before. During this trip we are going to discover everything a good Transylvanian winter has to offer, including visiting the wild nature of the mountains as well as traditional villages. If you are a winter adventurer, you are going to be absolutely in love with this trip. The first two days you’re going to ride snowmobile through the Harghita Mountains, the most stunning part of the Eastern Carpathians. After a long day of fighting sub-zero temperatures, you will relax at a local spa and wellness center. We will close this epic adventure with a day of ski and snowboarding on the best slopes in the region. Székely Land is one of the few areas in Transylvania where old tradition is still alive, reflected in architecture, attire and gastronomy. It is the confluence of Hungarian, Romanian and Saxon culture. The price includes: --> Wild-Trails international adventure lider --> Transportation --> Snowmobile guides --> Snowmobile (2 ppl hich snowmobile). --> A two-way satellite communication device for an unlikely emergency (will be held by the trip leader). --> Coffee, tea and snacks through the trip. --> Accommodation and breakfast. The price does not include: --> Personal expenses. --> Personal equipment or any gear that is written in the gear requirements appendix (please let us know in advance and we will try to help you get all the necessary gear for the trip). --> Coverage for any damage to the equipment due to carelessness or failure to follow the trip leader's instructions. --> Anything that was not specified above not agreed in advance in writing with “Wild-Trails.” Important notes: --> For the snowmobile ride you need a B category driving licence. -->For the ski touring you need to have at least an intermediate level of Skiing.  --> The trip occasionally takes place far away from civilization. --> The travelers must have travel insurance that includes rescue, jeep riding and extreme sports. --> Please don't bring equipment which can get destroyed from dust, water or a fall. --> During hike, you will carry all your equipment, make sure that the bag weight is suitable for you. Our adventures are among the best in the world, with professional seasoned local and international guides who adhere strictly to safety measures while using state of the art equipment. You can be sure that your safety will never be compromised.We limit the number of guests joining us so that we can give you the maximum attention. Rest assured you’re never lost among the crowd! Unlike commercial tourism, our adventures are personal, intimate, and locally flavored so your experiences and memories are one of a kind.

Trekking in Israel - Dead Sea Trail

The Dead Sea Trail is one of the most diverse and beautiful trails in Israel. Stretching the length of the Judean desert and comes to an end at the shores of the Dead Sea. On the course of 3 days the trail passes through historical sites, streams, canyons, cliffs, oasis and the magnificent desert wilderness. The Judean Desert has long since been a home to a wide range of cultures, all of which are introduced to the traveller along the trail. The starting point is at the small southern city of Arad, a home to more cultures for you to count! The Hebrew-Israelites, hasidic jews, immigrants from Ethiopia, Russia, Georgia, Irak, all of them in the same small quite town. Parts of the trail passes through the Bedouin territories. Herds of sheep, shacks in the middle nowhere and extreme hospitality… quite frankly, they are hard to miss.   The Trail will provide you the best experience to discover the Judean desert and the Dead Sea Area, it offers both a great cultural experience as well as wilderness backpacking at its best, at one of the most unique deserts in the world. All the camping logistics will be taken care of by the Wild-Trails team including food, water, campfires and dinners along the trail, so you could travel light and not worry about heavy loads. The price includes: --> Full meals along the trail, save for breakfast on the first day and dinner at the 3’rd --> A poyke dinner --> Logistics --> Transportation for the camping gear (up to 50L volume) --> Entrance fees to national parks --> Full guidance along the trail (trekking guide of Wild-Trails) --> Transportation back to the Dead Sea Adventure Hostel --> A 2-Way satellite communication device (held by the group leader) The price doesn’t include: --> Accommodation for the night before --> Gear rentals --> Anything that was not agreed upon against Wild-Trails Inc.

“Alps” of Transylvania Mixed Adventure 8D 7N

Are you a real active traveler?Are you passionate about high cliffs, trekking through walleys and rivers on high altitudes? If you consider that pushing your adventure limits is what you have for this summer, then joining this intense mix trail experience is what you are looking for. During this 8 “never a dull moment” days, you will have the chance to experience the very best of what Transylvania has to offer in terms of high mountains, river walleys and cultural sights along the way. Your adventure trip starts in Cluj-Napoca, aka, the heart of Transylvania and ends down south in the Capital, Bucharest. On your way, you will be followed by astonishing forests, charming villages and  authentic adventure experiences. In addition to the incredible nature, you will be able to take a glance at some of the country’s most important sights as well. The adventure: During this tour, you will be able to do rafting, caving, canyoning, mountain biking and hiking surrounded by the highest mountains of the area that is often referred as the  “Alps” of Transylvania. This tour is recommended for advanced adventurer lovers, hikers or beginners that intend to push their active limits. You will be picked up and driven by with a high performance SUV between the cities. Because we don’t want to leave you without getting something from the history of this astonishing region, you will get to see some of the important cities and villages coming alive as an intersection of the Romanian, Hungarian and German heritage.