The History Of World Wide Trekking

Our story is one full of passion for people, a drive to improve the lives of others, and a keen attention to the details of luxury adventure travel. Our founder, Dean Cardinale, who has been a professional ski patroller for 25 years, began guiding in his twenties. He fell in love with the task and reward of helping others push themselves beyond their self-imposed limits. In 2007, determined to create the perfect travel experience for each guest, Dean founded World Wide Trekking. He recognizes the value in taking the time to create unique and tailored itineraries, prepare guests for their journey well before the travel date, and emphasize service, attention to detail, and safety on trips. World Wide Trekking has since expanded to a thriving, international company. Headquartered at the base of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains, the company now consists of permanent staff and dozens of contractors around the world. While other companies may take you to the same locations, we promise you won’t be able to find the World Wide Trekking experience anywhere else.

Every detail matters, at World Wide Trekking we go above and beyond to provide the best.

Tailored Trip Planning and  Logistical Preparation

World Wide Trekking was founded with the goal of creating the prefect travel experience for each guest. We know your time is valuable and believe each trip you take should be exceptional. From your very first call or online inquiry you will experience a warm welcome from our knowledgeable travel experts who are eager to create your perfect adventure. From the moment you sign on with us you can relax, we will ensure you are prepared for you trip. Our travel experts will get to know you, keep track of all travel requirements for you, and be available to answer any questions you make have. You will be able to contact your guide with questions prior to departure and can also find valuable information specific to your trip with our trek tips. Whether you’d like to extend your itinerary to add-on an additional experience or to have more time to reach the summit, we will craft the perfect holiday for you. Want to get started? Contact us right now, we can’t wait to show you the trip of a lifetime!

Commitment to Safety

At World Wide Trekking safety is our main priority. No matter where you choose to go, you will be guided through a safe and rewarding travel experience. Each adventure is led by a medically-certified western guide. All western guides are ski patrollers who not only have medical training, but are professional first responders who have abundant experience using their training in mountainous environments. Foresight and knowledge is our key to such a stellar safety record, individual daily medical checks with your guide will allow them to mitigate any discomforts and prevent any issues from occurring.

Exceptional Service

We want to share the world with you and help you accomplish your goals. At World Wide Trekking we go above and beyond to attend to details and comfort abroad in order to eliminate all distractions and obstacles. From accommodations and lodging, to the food you eat during your trek, to the vehicles that transport you to and from your incredible destinations, we are committed to providing a truly remarkable travel experience. We focus on all the tiny details — because they matter.

Trustworthy and Knowledgable Local Partners Abroad

In each region that we visit, we have built familial and professional relationships with local, professional guides, educators, and porters. Each trip is co-led by a western guide and a local WWTrek guide, who intimately knows their homeland and can bring the culture, geology, and, and biodiversity to life. They are a part of our team and an integral part of our successful operations abroad. We work with the same crews and guides year after year. We are proud to partner with them, respect them, pay them well, and cherish the local knowledge and experience they bring to our tips. Our commitment to comfort and safety extends to our employees, by providing them with adequate equipment and care they are able to focus on doing their jobs; creating the perfect travel experience for you.

Committed to Sustainably Uplifting Local Communities

When Dean founded World Wide Trekking he vowed that we would have a positive impact on the local communities we operate in. The Human Outreach Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, was conceived on the premise that trekkers could – and should – give back to the communities in which they travel. HOP works in areas surrounding World Wide Trekking expedition sites in remote areas of Tanzania, Nepal, Peru and at home in Utah. With a particular focus on youth, HOP partners with communities to identify local needs and co-create sustainable solutions to improve health and education. Find out more about HOP’s projects here!

“Your leadership, attention to detail, and foresight are incredible! Reading your bio before the trip made me comfortable in trusting you and your staff.”

Kevin LuntEverest Base Camp

“Your kindness and attention to detail have truly made this a trip of a lifetime. Thanks again for a wonderful trek.”

Mary & Dean DietrichKilimanjaro & Safari

“The WWTrek team engages the best guides, provides the best food, assembles the best equipment and attends to every aspect of the always-changing conditions.”

Donald J. D’AmicoMD Professor and Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology Weill Cornell Medical College

“I have never been on a trip where the group meshed so well, really making it one of the best experiences of my life. The WWTrek team went above and beyond all of my expectations.”

Taylor ProffTanzania Voluntourism Westminster College

“From our initial contact by phone, to our experience on the mountain, EVERYTHING was first class.”

Dr. Tom BlakeKilimanjaro & Safari