Walking & Trekking holidays

Each journey may begin with a single step, but some require a few more steps than others. These are our walking and trekking trips. Here’s the idea: we provide you with expert trail guides, accommodation and porters (where necessary); you bring your legs and a sense of adventure. From the frosted peak of Kilimanjaro and Patagonia’s windswept trails to a more sedate stroll through the rice fields of Vietnam, there’s a calf-stretching trip to suit every level of fitness and expertise. All you have to do is put one foot in front of the other.

Walking vs trekking

Walking

If conquering mountain peaks and fighting the elements sounds a tad extreme for what is, essentially, a holiday – never fear. We’ve got a range of walking trips designed to stretch the legs without making them feel like they’re about to fall off. Hike the grasslands of northern Thailand, wander through rice paddies in Mai Chau or amble along Turkey’s famous Lycian Way. It’s a simple recipe: fresh air, the wild outdoors and not a basecamp in sight.

Trekking

When does a walk become a trek? Probably somewhere between your first yak sighting and that moment when you realise all this mist is made of clouds. Our trekking trips cover some of the most famous routes on the planet – Kilimanjaro, Annapurna, Basecamp, the Inca Trail – but that doesn’t put them out of reach for the eagre novice. All you need is a sturdy pair of boots, a bit of pre-trip training and the best guides in the business. That’s where we come in.

Charity treks

This year we’re running a number of fundraising trips on behalf of The Intrepid Foundation, a not-for-profit company assisting NGOs with some fantastic initiatives. The money you raise for these trips will directly finance The Intrepid Foundation projects all over the world, from underprivileged villagers along the Kokoda Track to remote communities in the Nepalese Himalayas. You’ll visit some of these projects in the flesh and see first hand the lives your money has helped improve.

All you have to do is book a trip and begin your fundraising campaign. How you do this is up to you, but we’ve got some info below to get you started.  Check out the trips below or read more about full range here.
 


 

All our walking and trekking trips

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12
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USD $1,144
CAD $1,248
AUD $1,336
EUR €928
GBP £688
NZD $1,436
ZAR R12,336
CHF FR956
An adrenaline charged tour of Turkey. Visit the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, tour Anzac Cove and hike the Turquoise Coast...
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CAD $2,760
AUD $2,950
EUR €2,045
GBP £1,510
NZD $3,175
ZAR R27,220
CHF FR2,095
To hike Kilimanjaro is to conquer the highest peak in Africa. Travel up the mighty Mt Kilimanjaro with experienced...
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USD $395
CAD $455
AUD $475
EUR €335
GBP £245
NZD $520
ZAR R4,470
CHF FR345
Travel to Chiang Mai and trek through northern Thailand to discover hilltribe culture, village life and local...
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USD $1,399
CAD $1,525
AUD $1,642
EUR €1,138
GBP £846
NZD $1,768
ZAR R15,147
CHF FR1,165
Jump aboard an active tour of Northern Thailand. Visit Bangkok, explore Chiang Mai, take a hilltribe trek and kayak...
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AUD $5,720
EUR €3,850
CHF FR3,940
USD $4,745
NZD $6,160
CAD $5,350
GBP £2,910
ZAR R52,775
Trek through South America's Patagonia region on an overland trip to Chile and Argentina. Discover the beauty and...
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CAD $595
AUD $625
EUR €440
GBP £325
NZD $695
ZAR R5,880
CHF FR450
Travel to Nepal and hike the Annapurnas. Travel from Pokhara to the Modi Valley, trekking to Siklis and Ghalegaun...
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CAD $995
AUD $1,065
EUR €740
GBP £545
NZD $1,145
ZAR R9,820
CHF FR755
Walk, ride and raft in the outdoor paradise that is the Pyrenees. Visit Andorra, bike through the Iron Route,...
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CAD $1,795
AUD $1,930
EUR €1,340
GBP £995
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CHF FR1,370
Go trekking in Nepal on an adventure that takes you to Mt Everest Base Camp. Explore the Nepalese Himalayas from...
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USD $1,155
CAD $1,265
AUD $1,355
EUR €940
GBP £700
NZD $1,460
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CHF FR960
Embark on a 16-day Annapurna trekking experience in Nepal. Cross the Himalayas and visit Kathmandu and Pokhara, and...
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USD $3,125
CAD $3,420
AUD $3,660
EUR €2,535
GBP £1,880
NZD $3,940
ZAR R33,750
CHF FR2,595
Journey out from Kathmandu to the rugged Himalaya. Follow the footsteps of Hillary up to Everest Base Camp and trek...
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CAD $1,921
AUD $2,052
EUR €1,423
GBP £1,054
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ZAR R18,946
CHF FR1,462
Travel to Peru and retrace the steps of the Inca, Peru's fascinating ancient civilisation. Follow Inca traditions...
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USD $1,970
CAD $2,295
AUD $2,420
EUR €1,695
GBP £1,255
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ZAR R22,750
CHF FR1,750
This Sabah Adventure tour through the Borneo wilderness will truly capture your imagination. Climb Mt Kinabalu and...
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CAD $1,435
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EUR €1,062
GBP £783
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CHF FR1,089
Travel to Peru to discover the Inca, Peru's ancient civilisation. Trek or train to Machu Picchu, drive through the...
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CHF FR1,855
Experience trekking in the Himalayas with an experienced guide and explore the Annapurna Mountains. Along the way,...
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CAD $4,192
AUD $4,620
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Travel to Africa and visit the Serengeti and Kilimanjaro. From Nairobi in Kenya to the Serengeti National Park and Mt...
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Travel to Africa and visit the Serengeti and Kilimanjaro. From Nairobi in Kenya to the Serengeti National Park and Mt...
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CAD $6,895
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This comprehensive New Zealand tour captures the best of both the North and South Islands. Visit attractions like Mt...
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Travel to the Galapagos Islands from Quito, Ecuador. Tour the Galapagos' highlights from Isla San Cristobal to Isla...
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Venture into the lush environs of Mai Chau and enjoy two days of cycling through remote villages, witnessing lush...
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CAD $435
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CHF FR330
Trekking in Chiang Mai, explore Thailand's lush jungle areas, go rafting on the Mae Taeng river - visit Thailand on...
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CAD $6,528
AUD $6,851
EUR €4,838
GBP £3,551
NZD $7,513
ZAR R64,371
CHF FR4,956
Travel to Ecuador and the wildlife-rich shores of the Galapagos Islands. Then visit Peru and embark on an Inca Trail...
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CAD $2,580
AUD $2,628
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GBP £1,346
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ZAR R24,716
CHF FR1,900
Visit South America and travel through Peru from Cuzco to Lima. Follow the Inca Trail, visit Machu Picchu, explore...
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CAD $630
AUD $675
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CHF FR475
Trek to the summit of Mt Toubkal, North Africa’s highest peak, on this Moroccan adventure that will also have you...
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CAD $825
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EUR €610
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CHF FR625
Discover beautiful Tasmania on this nature-filled journey. Uncover historic towns like Richmond, Strahan and Bothwell...
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CAD $2,995
AUD $3,205
EUR €2,220
GBP £1,645
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AUD $2,190
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Journey from outback Alice Springs via Uluru, Kings Canyon, Litchfield and Kakadu to the eclectic city of Darwin on...
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CAD $1,615
AUD $1,730
EUR €1,195
GBP £890
NZD $1,860
ZAR R15,940
CHF FR1,225
Go trekking in Nepal on an adventure that takes you around the Annapurna Circuit. From Kathmandu to Pokhara,...
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CAD $2,180
AUD $2,290
EUR €1,540
GBP £1,195
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CHF FR1,575
Mountains, forests and beaches – soak up the spectacular scenery of Italy’s Amalfi Coast on this walking tour through...
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Journey from the eclectic city of Darwin to Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks and fly south to Alice Springs and...
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CAD $1,615
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EUR €1,195
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Soak up the laidback lifestyle on Australia's West Coast from Perth to Broome. From isolated beaches to vibrant reefs...
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This 3 Day Uluru Adventure is the ideal short trip for those wanting to experience the Australian outback in a narrow...
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CAD $2,460
AUD $2,580
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CHF FR1,865
Start in the Far North in Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks, heading all the way to the beautiful South and the...
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Soak up the laid-back lifestyle of Australia's West Coast. From isolated beaches and vibrant reefs to red desert...
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CAD $3,152
AUD $3,372
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GBP £1,732
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CHF FR2,396
Travel to Tanzania and embark on an ascent of mighty Mt Kilimanjaro along the Machame Route. Stay at Shira, Barranco...
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CAD $1,196
AUD $1,292
EUR €896
GBP £664
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CHF FR916
Based in Bled, hike Mt Vogel, bike through Triglav National Park and raft the rapids of the Sava Dolinka River. There...
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CAD $2,790
AUD $2,930
EUR €2,070
GBP £1,520
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CHF FR2,120
Travel through Australia's Flinders Ranges and the famous Oodnadatta Track to the dusty Red Centre and tropical Top End
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AUD $3,540
NZD $3,805
GBP £1,710
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CHF FR2,560
Travel to South America and visit Peru on a family adventure through Lima, Ollantaytambo and Cuzco. Tour Peru and...
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CAD $1,076
AUD $1,136
EUR €796
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Experience the boundlessly welcoming and friendly nature of the ethnic hill tribe people as you take in the small...
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Explore Kata Tjuta, be captivated by an Uluru sunset, walk through Kings Canyon and visit the little talked about gem...
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CHF FR355
Journey through Australia’s outback wonders on a seven-day adventure into the Red Centre. From Adelaide, visit Lake...
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CAD $1,416
AUD $1,512
EUR €1,048
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CHF FR1,072
Pump up the octane on this active Croatia adventure. Enjoy hiking, mountain biking, trekking, whitewater rafting and...
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Explore Kata Tjuta, be captivated by an Uluru sunset, walk through Kings Canyon and visit the Western MacDonnell...
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Amazing wildlife, both on land and underwater, is the drawcard of the remote Galapagos Islands. Tour the Galapagos'...
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CAD $660
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EUR €495
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This 3 Day Uluru Adventure is the ideal short trip for those wanting to experience the Australian outback in a narrow...
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CAD $3,515
AUD $3,690
EUR €2,595
GBP £1,915
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CHF FR2,670
Discover the wild heart of the Australian Outback through the mighty Kimberleys and down along Western Australia's...
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CAD $660
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This 3 Day Uluru Adventure is the ideal short trip for those wanting to experience the Australian outback in a narrow...
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CAD $2,328
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Walk the pilgrim’s trail on the Camino de Santiago across northern Spain. Get arty at the Guggenheim, go rafting in...
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CAD $3,805
AUD $4,075
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CHF FR2,890
Attempt a summit of Mt Whitney, hiking and camping through Sequoia National Park and along a section of the Pacific...
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CAD $2,961
AUD $3,168
EUR €2,191
GBP £1,620
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CHF FR2,245
Discover Peru in depth on this adventure tour through Peru that ends in La Paz, Boliva. Trek the Inca Trail, marvel...
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CAD $795
AUD $840
EUR €595
GBP £435
NZD $920
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This 3 Day Uluru Adventure is the ideal short trip for those wanting to experience the Australian outback in a narrow...
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CAD $2,940
AUD $3,085
EUR €2,115
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CHF FR2,165
Be part of a unique wilderness expedition through Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Tetons and Jackson Hole
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CAD $3,515
AUD $3,690
EUR €2,595
GBP £1,915
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CHF FR2,670
The Aussie outback is calling on this awesome 4x4 tour of Western Australia and the Northern Territory. Explore the...
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USD $2,430
CAD $2,658
AUD $2,850
EUR €1,972
GBP £1,462
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ZAR R26,253
CHF FR2,025
Approach Mt Kilimanjaro from the north for the opportunity to see amazing mountainside African animals – monkeys and...
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CAD $672
AUD $704
EUR €496
GBP £364
NZD $772
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CHF FR508
Explore Kata Tjuta, be captivated by an Uluru sunset, walk through Kings Canyon and te Western MacDonnell Ranges.
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CAD $140
AUD $148
EUR €95
GBP £75
NZD $160
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CHF FR95
Venture into the Northern Territory's Western MacDonnell Ranges and visit Ormiston Gorge, Ellery Creek and Simpsons Gap.
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CAD $4,885
GBP £2,660
ZAR R48,235
USD $4,175
AUD $5,130
EUR €3,625
CHF FR3,710
NZD $5,625
Venture into the northwestern hills of Myanmar and witness the traditional new year celebrations of the Naga hilltribes
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CAD $4,284
AUD $4,585
EUR €3,177
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CHF FR3,249
Experience a journey of epic proportions. Hike one of the most challenging and historically enlightening trails in...
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CAD $422
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EUR €315
GBP £230
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CHF FR322
This is the ideal short trip for those wanting to experience the Australian Outback in a narrow time frame. Visit...
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CAD $672
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ZAR R6,616
CHF FR508
Explore Kata Tjuta, be captivated by an Uluru sunset, walk through Kings Canyon, and explore the lesser-visited gem...
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CAD $3,815
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NZD $4,380
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ZAR R37,560
CHF FR2,895
Hike to Ardoukoba Volcano, see whale sharks, join a nomad camel trek to Lake Assal and sleep under the stars on this...

 

Essential info

On all of our hikes, your accommodation is pre-booked and your luggage is transferred from one point to the next. All you have to carry is a daypack that contains water, any snacks or gadgets you may want and a few layers to keep you dry and warm. This means you get to enjoy the best of hiking without any of the hassles.

We offer an extensive range of both small group and self-guided walking itineraries all over the world that cover everything from one-day hikes through to itineraries spanning 37 days. Armed with route notes and maps, self-guided walks allow you to explore at your own pace and are perfect for those wanting more independence. Or, if you want to concentrate more on the scenery, join a small group and explore with new friends. All your accommodation will be pre-booked, and your main luggage will be transferred between properties – so all you have to do is strap on your daypack and enjoy the walk!

We have walks ranging from relatively easy to rather challenging. But no matter what degree of difficulty or distance you choose to walk, we recommend that you have a reasonable level of fitness to ensure that you get the most out of your walk or hike. Try to commit to some type of physical training program around six weeks before you depart. Here are some suggestions: Long walks: go on some long walks of 3-6 hours duration before you leave, wearing the boots you’re taking and carrying a small backpack to get comfortable with carrying your gear for long stretches. Aerobic exercise: running, distance cycling and the various aerobic classes offered at gyms (like pump, spin, zumba and circuit classes) all help to give you fitness and stamina. Strength training: doing body weight training like pushups, squats, dips, lunges, etc. helps to build up your muscle strength, which is needed for the steady climb up a mountain if you’re embarking on this type of hike (bootcamp sessions are perfect for this type of training).

You’ll need a comfortable daypack to walk with during the day and another piece of luggage (preferably not too large) for the rest of your gear to be transported or carried by porters or Sherpa (this depends on the walking trip you choose). Sturdy, good quality and well-fitted hiking shoes will make the difference between a great trip and terrible time – make sure you break them in before you go to minimise blisters. For some tips and ideas about what to take, check out Intrepid’s Ultimate Packing List – you won’t need half of what’s mentioned but things like wet-weather gear, a hat, layers of clothing, head torch, bandaids for blisters, water bottle and sunscreen are essential.

On some of our hikes you will encounter high altitudes. When climbing above 2,800 metres (9,200 feet), it is common for travellers to experience some adverse health effects due to the altitude, regardless of your age, gender and fitness. It even happened to Sir Edmund Hillary! There’s no real way to tell how your body will react to the rigours of altitude trekking, so it is important that you monitor your condition and discuss any prevailing symptoms with your guide. If you have any pre-existing conditions that could be exacerbated by high altitudes, be sure to get them checked out by a doctor before you leave. But above all, try not to worry, most of our travellers shake off the effects of altitude pretty quickly and enjoy a safe and rewarding trek.

Traveller reviews

Our Walking trips score an average of 4.83 out of 5 based on 643 reviews in the last year.

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