Have you ever wanted to climb Everest or see what the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro looks like? Well, Google Street View is now making that possible.
Whether you are planning your next big adventure and want to see what you might be in for or you are just curious what a trek up one of these mountains might look like, you can now do these treks from the comfort of your living room.
Google maps has now imaged 4 of the Seven Summits (these are the highest mountain on each of the 7 continents) meaning that you can walk in the footsteps of legendary explorers without having to stand up. Now this is pretty incredible, but if you are anything like the Encounters Team, these images will only whet your appetite for adventure and you may want to experience these treks in person.
Encounters Travel can take you to two of these mountains on one of our group guided tours.
If you’d like to summit Kilimanjaro, the dormant volcano lying only 3 degrees from the equator but covered in a snowy peak, you can try the Classic Kilimanjaro 8 day Trek
Or if you really want to make your way to the top of the world, try our Everest Base Camp 18 day trek.
Check out these incredible pictures on Google Street View and then call us to book it to see it in real life!
This 13-day tour explores cosmopolitan Istanbul and the ancient sites of Troy, Pergamum and Ephesus, features a 3-night cruise in the Gulf of Fethiye on board a traditional Turkish gulet and explores the fantastic scenery of Cappadocia.
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