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  • Mountains

    Expeditions to peaks around the world, including the Seven Summits. Professionally guided and led by dedicated AA staff, with our own offices in the main areas where we operate.

  • Treks

    Professionally guided treks in the Greater Ranges and alpine regions, mostly for two weeks and covering a wide range of abilities. We employ all our own staff in AA country offices, and International Mountain Leaders.

  • Rainforest

    Treks, climbs and adventures in Borneo, for all abilities and ages. From all-round adventure, to wildlife trips, climbing on Kinabalu and visits to the Sarawak jungle to see the forest regeneration project.

  • Safaris

    Personalised and scheduled wildlife safaris in Kenya and Tanzania, tenting or in first class lodges. Highly experienced and professional team in-country will cater for all preferences and advise on the best safari holiday.

  • Schools & Gaps

    School expeditions and longer gap trips to Kenya, Nepal and Borneo, all working in conjunction with the Moving Mountains Trust. Adventure, travel and international development work in different environments.

  • Electives & Sabbaticals

    Medical and teaching electives in Nepal and Kenya, or long term sabbaticals for skilled people working with the Moving Mountains Trust.

  • Specialist

    Unique and wonderful one-off trips and expeditions for small groups, combining adventure and special interest. Solar eclipses, Arctic journeys, overland drives, camel trips and exploration.

  • International Development

    Come on a trip to Kenya, Nepal or Borneo to help out with the development projects and programmes we run with the Moving Mountains Trust.

    Specialist Trips


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Director of Adventure Alternative Nepal, Pasang Tendi Sherpa, has arrived in Australia where he is representing the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) at travel trade shows.

Here is Pasang Sherpa on the plane, with secretary of TAAN.... Pasang Sherpa!


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Moving Mountains

International development work in Kenya, Nepal and Borneo which provides the programmes and projects for many of our trips, electives and sabbaticals.


Super trip - in a short space of time you get a wonderful cultural experience combined with some of the finest treks I've seen and done.

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Toubkal trip was top class once again. Couldnt fault local guides or Matt. All the staff had smiles that would light up a room for the duration of the trip. I always eat better and feel much healthier on adven alternative trips than I do at home and this trip was no exception, well done to cook, kitchen staff and all invoved in preparing same. Great to have Gav along also for a much needed catch up. Sound bunch of lads in group also which helped to lighten the mood on the early starts. Not forgetting the porters, well done-I'm not even at the races compared to their fitness levels!!. Looking forward to the next trip.

Read more about Mount Toubkal - Winter

I’d like to thank you very much for all you and your team have done for me. Again, this was a really tough experience, but you and your team looked very well after me. The team was great from the guides to the cook and porter. Castro also picked me up and dropped me to the airport, as arranged and gave us the briefing for the 7 days. I couldn’t be happier. I would be more than happy to recommend you to anyone who is thinking to climb Kilimanjaro. It is not an easy task, far from it, but your team helped making it easier.

Read more about Mount Kilimanjaro - Machame Route

This is a little bit of a late email (and my apologies for that) to say thank you for all the help and advice you gave me before my trek to Everest Base Camp and for letting me complete a solo trek. 

I had a fantastic trip and was looked after wonderfully in Kathmandu by Pasang and, on the trek itself,  Lopsang and Dendi were brilliant, nothing being too much trouble and always attentive and helpful - you have a great team out in Nepal. I have some very special memories of my trek - the stunning scenery, the walk itself, the people I met on the way and the marvellous sense of achievement at reaching my goal by arriving at base camp; thank you once again for organising it for me.

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Adventure Alternative were a fantastic company to use for the Kilimanjaro trip. I looked into numerous companies but they had everything I wanted. Their knowledge, experience and expertise was exceptional and they ensured with the extra day of trek, that we all got to the peak. I cannot recommend them highly enough and should I choose to do a trip similar again, I would go with them.

Read more about Mount Kilimanjaro - Machame Route

Adventure Alternative did an incredible job pairing responsibility with fun. The trip was culturally immersive, every member of the UK and Morocco team were friendly, and the trip was very exciting!

Read more about Atlas Mountain Trek (Toubkal area)

I would be delighted to recommend AA for providing a service to clients who wish climb Kilmanjaro or go on safari.

Read more about Mount Kilimanjaro - Machame Route

My daughter her husband and myself climbed Kilimanjaro with adventure alternative and we all made the summit on the29thSept. We had an amazing trip, it wasn’t easy and if it was there would be no challenge .Many thanks to our guides and porters for the way they looked after us without their help and encouragement we would never have made it. We met a young man Kelly from Kenya he is living proof of the wonderful work Adventure Alternative does. He went from street child to the director of the company, and his enthusiasm is just a joy. Casto our main contact, like all the staff were so helpful, they really made the whole trip a lot of fun!!!!!!!!!

Read more about Mount Kilimanjaro - Machame Route

We all had a fantastic time and everyone made it to the top thanks to Cyrus!! I think we were completely blessed with the weather as we missed most of the rain and had a really clear day at the top! Mount Kenya is truly stunning. I want to say a big thank you to you, Kelly, Cyrus and the wider team. Everyone has been so friendly and helpful. We have been really impressed, and so much so that we are planning to do it all over again next year!

Read more about Mount Kenya

Firstly I would like to say a huge thank you for helping to organise a fantastic trip to Mount Kenya! It really was an unforgettable trip and we all hugely enjoyed it! The organisation of the whole trip was faultless and I was so impressed with everyone I have met here from AA. Kelly is a fantastic guy and he looked after us all so well. He is such a wonderful asset to the organisation. His ability to remain positive and smiley even at the bleakest moments was impressive!! Cyrus was also fantastic and we couldn't have asked for a better guide, along with the brilliant team of porters, not forgetting the fantastic cook. He fed us very very well! So thank you very much to everyone who helped make the trip so successful and enjoyable. I know Kevin is already planning a trip for next year!!

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