Jude Limburn Turner

Jude Limburn Turner is the Marketing Manager for Mountain Kingdoms, an adventure tour company who have run Inca Trail treks for many years. They now offer treks and tours worldwide, including destinations in North and South America, Europe, Africa, and Central and South East Asia.

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South America The Amazon River

The Most Challenging Trekking Holidays Around

Trekking holidays offer adventure, a great atmosphere, exotic cultures and some outstanding views, all of which are making them an increasingly popular holiday option It’s a common misconception that you need to be incredibly fit to take one of these adventure holidays, and there are a number of shorter treks with easy acclimatisation to ensure that most people can enjoy them

The Discovery of Machu Picchu

The discovery of Machu Picchu was actually the unintentional consequence of the search for Vilcabamba – a town established by the rebellious Inca Manco Capac II after Peru was invaded by the Spanish From this town, the remaining Incas would attack the Spanish settlers in Cusco for the following 36 years

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Thrusting up dramatically out of the Tanzanian grassland, Mount Kilimanjaro (5,892 m) is an unforgettable sight It is the highest mountain in Africa, making it one of the ‘Seven Summits’ that elite mountaineers often seek to climb (the seven highest mountains on the seven continents

Top Ten Views on a Trek to Everest

Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, is also one of the most amazing areas of natural power and beauty on earth As you travel up the mountain towards the Everest base camp, the sights become more poignant and awe inspiring

7 Strange Everest Facts

What’s in a name Everest, previously known just as Peak XV, was confirmed to be the highest mountain in the world in 1856

Annapurna Trekking Holidays

The Annapurna mountains Commonly regarded as the most beautiful mountain range in the Himalayas, the Annapurna massif consists of six major peaks, including the towering majesty of Annapurna I, one of the fourteen peaks in the world that is over eight thousand meters high The main Annapurna trekking routes are rated as some of the best in the world by veteran hikers – they showcase the best scenery the Himalayas have to offer, from high alpine passes to rolling grasslands and traditional Nepalese villages, and offer a range of challenges for new and experienced trekkers alike

Machu Picchu, the so called “Lost City of the Incas”, has become a classic “see before you die” sight since it was rediscovered at the beginning of the 20th century by the American explorer Hiram Bingham It is an unforgettable place – a set of excellently preserved Inca ruins perched on top of a mountain in the middle of the Peruvian Andes