trekking at altitude is no easy feat, and each woman pushed herself harder than she thought possible.
On dry land there were dozens of trekking outlets, each offering bike rides, hikes, and laundry service.
This would be their home base while they spent around 10 days trekking through the jungle in search of the perfect new botanical.
1849 (n.); 1850 (v.), "to travel or migrate by ox wagon," from Afrikaans trek, from Dutch trekken "to march, journey," originally "to draw, pull," from Middle Dutch trecken (cf. Middle Low German trecken, Old High German trechan "to draw"). Especially in reference to the Groot Trek (1835 and after) of more than 10,000 Boers, who, discontent with the English colonial authorities, left Cape Colony and went north and north-east.