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World Expeditions launches Women Only Adventures

Renowned adventure operator World Expeditions has launched a new line of trips specifically designed for active female travelers. Women have always been the main driver of the adventure travel market and so it was only a logical next step to design trips for women looking to be active in a safe, supportive and encouraging environment. It is a great way to push personal boundaries and forge great new friendships along the way.

This line of trips is fully guided and supported and where possible led by a female trip leader. There are 21 trips to choose from - here is a selection of the best.

France: Women's Mont Blanc Guided Walk

8 days from $1790 Join a small group of adventurous women on this exhilarating hike around Mont Blanc taking in sweeping vistas of famous peaks and glaciers - easily one of the most spectacular walks of the world. Brimming with incredible vistas from high mountain passes, lush valleys and highway sized glaciers, alpine scenery does not get much better than this. View trip

Spain: Women's Camino - Sarria to Santiago

8 days from $1749 This trip offers time starved travellers a chance to experience the last six days of the Camino pilgrimage route which extends 115km from Sarria to Santiago. This trip will provide you with a wonderful appreciation of the historic significance of the route. Walking through mixed landscapes in the company of your guide and group, there are numerous reminders of the pilgrims past who travelled the route. Thanks to your guide, the history of the trail will be shared with you to ensure that you soak in as much as you can during your short time on the trail. View trip

Peru: Women's Salcantay Trek and Machu Picchu 7 days from $2155

Our Salcantay Trek follows an ancient Inca trail located in the same region as the Inca Trail where dramatic mountain scenery is complemented with lush sub tropical jungle. There are also two very interesting Inca sites on this route one on the drive to the trailhead and another on the last day of the trail. These add a further dimension to this trek which also includes spectacular close up views of Mount Salcantay regarded by the locals as sacred and certainly one of the most stunning snowpeaks in the Peruvian Andes. Discover the magnificent ruins of Machu Picchu before returning to Cusco. View trip

Vietnam Women's Charity Challenge

10 days from $1990 A unique challenge that offers the best of Northern Vietnam, taking in the bustling market streets of Hanoi, the scenic landscapes of the Mai Chau highlands and the Red River Delta, local homestays in ethnic minority villages, to the emerald waterways and rugged islands of Halong Bay. This challenge takes in the must-see gems of the north but also steps off the well-worn path to gain a deeper appreciation of the region’s people, culture and natural wilderness—by hike and kayak. The combination of stunning scenery, back roads and engagement with local culture makes this an ideal challenge for anyone looking for an active and engaging journey in Northern Vietnam. View trip

Nepal: Women's Everest Base Camp & Kala Pattar 17 days from $2995

We ascend in true expedition style savouring the quintessential trekking experience with our guides, crew and porters as we trek to the base of the world's highest mountain. Our trail leads through the famous villages of Namche and Khumjung as well as Thyangboche monastery that reflect the renowned Sherpa culture. We include ascents to Kala Pattar (5545m) from where our guides will point out the classic climbing routes to the summit. A foray is also included to Everest Base Camp from where expeditions prepare to climb the world's highest peak. View trip

Nepal: Women's Ultimate Annapurna Dhaulagiri 16 days from $2899

This popular trek offers incomparable views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. We gain a sense of serenity as we gradually ascend through small settlements and dense forests to the alpine heights of Kopra Ridge with its incredible views of Dhaulagiri plunging to the depths of the deepest gorge in the world. Walk ancient pilgrim trails to sacred waters and hike through small villages, traverse grassy ridges, pass through old growth Rhododendron forests and camp underneath some of the most awe-inspiring mountain scenery on earth. View trip

US & Canada: Women's Chilkoot Trail 7 days from $2599

One hundred years ago, thousands of hardy women and men struggled over this Pass and down the Yukon River to the Klondike Goldfields. The Northwest Mounted Police required that all people had to carry their grubstake, one year's provisions, with them. Driven by the hopes of unbelievable riches, they overcame great obstacles just to find out that they were too late! Today, we'll retrace the Stampeders' route one-way over the Chilkoot Pass. View trip

Canada: Women's High Trails of the Rockies

15 days from $3490 The stunning