Walking holidays

Whether it’s through the mountains of Nepal or the cultured environs of Europe, going on a long walk is one of life’s true pleasures. And sometimes, you don’t want to plan it, you just want to lace up your boots and see where the day takes you. So that’s why we’ve created a world of amazing walking trips so all you have to do is turn up.

All our walking trips

Turkey - Hike, Bike & Kayak

12 days from
USD $1,450
CAD $1,495
AUD $1,465
EUR €1,010
GBP £850
NZD $1,635
ZAR R14,645
CHF FR1,225

Start: Istanbul
Finish: Istanbul

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Kilimanjaro - Marangu Route

7 days from
CAD $2,430
EUR €1,640
GBP £1,380
ZAR R23,875
CHF FR1,985
USD $2,355
AUD $2,385
NZD $2,655

Start: Marangu
Finish: Marangu

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Hilltribe Experience

5 days from
USD $420
CAD $432
AUD $425
EUR €292
GBP £245
NZD $472
ZAR R4,255
CHF FR355

Start: Chiang Mai
Finish: Chiang Mai

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Patagonia Wilderness

15 days from
USD $3,795
CAD $4,125
AUD $4,045
EUR €2,785
GBP £2,250
NZD $4,495
ZAR R40,490
CHF FR3,370

Start: Buenos Aires
Finish: Buenos Aires

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Thailand - Hike, Bike & Kayak

12 days from
USD $1,445
CAD $1,495
AUD $1,465
EUR €1,010
GBP £850
NZD $1,630
ZAR R14,635
CHF FR1,220

Start: Bangkok
Finish: Bangkok

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Annapurna Circuit

22 days from

Start: Kathmandu
Finish: Kathmandu

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Walking Annapurna

5 days from
USD $542
CAD $560
EUR €377
GBP £317
NZD $612
ZAR R5,505
CHF FR457
AUD $550

Start: Pokhara
Finish: Pokhara

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Everest Base Camp

15 days from
USD $1,480
CAD $1,525
AUD $1,495
EUR €1,030
GBP £865
NZD $1,665
ZAR R14,965
CHF FR1,195

Start: Kathmandu
Finish: Kathmandu

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Annapurna Sanctuary

16 days from
USD $1,080
CAD $1,115
AUD $1,095
EUR €755
GBP £635
NZD $1,220
ZAR R10,960
CHF FR895

Start: Kathmandu
Finish: Kathmandu

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Annapurna & Everest

31 days from
USD $2,665
CAD $2,750
AUD $2,695
EUR €1,855
GBP £1,560
NZD $2,995
ZAR R26,975
CHF FR2,245

Start: Kathmandu
Finish: Kathmandu

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Inca Trail

8 days from
USD $1,575
CAD $1,625
AUD $1,595
EUR €1,095
GBP £920
NZD $1,775
ZAR R15,965
CHF FR1,330

Start: Lima
Finish: Cuzco

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Himalayan Teenage Adventure

11 days from
USD $1,875
CAD $1,935
AUD $1,900
EUR €1,310
GBP £1,100
NZD $2,115
ZAR R18,975
CHF FR1,580

Start: Kathmandu
Finish: Kathmandu

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Inca Trail Express

7 days from
USD $1,180
CAD $1,220
AUD $1,195
EUR €820
GBP £690
NZD $1,330
ZAR R11,960
CHF FR995

Start: Cuzco
Finish: Cuzco

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Serengeti & Kilimanjaro

14 days from
USD $3,635
CAD $3,750
AUD $3,680
EUR €2,530
GBP £2,125
NZD $4,100
ZAR R36,835
CHF FR3,065

Start: Nairobi
Finish: Marangu

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Active Galapagos

10 days from
USD $3,215
CAD $3,485
AUD $3,423
EUR €2,351
GBP £1,907
NZD $3,807
ZAR R34,209
CHF FR2,845

Start: Quito
Finish: Quito

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Active Chiang Mai

4 days from
USD $380
CAD $392
AUD $385
EUR €265
GBP £222
NZD $427
ZAR R3,852
CHF FR320

Start: Chiang Mai
Finish: Chiang Mai

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5 Day Tassie Explorer

5 days from
USD $610
CAD $650
AUD $675
EUR €470
GBP £405
NZD $800
ZAR R6,145
CHF FR580

Start: Hobart
Finish: Hobart

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Mai Chau Adventure

2 days from
GBP £160
NZD $315
ZAR R2,410
CHF FR225
USD $240
CAD $255
AUD $265
EUR €185

Start: Hanoi
Finish: Hanoi

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Peru Family Trek - Teens on the Trail

14 days from
USD $2,565
CAD $2,645
AUD $2,590
EUR €1,785
GBP £1,500
NZD $2,890
ZAR R25,920
CHF FR2,160

Start: Lima
Finish: Cusco

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Italian Lakes Discovery

8 days from
USD $3,120
CAD $3,220
AUD $3,150
EUR €2,165
GBP £1,820
NZD $3,510
ZAR R31,530
CHF FR2,625

Start: Milan
Finish: Verona

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Galapagos & Inca Trail Adventure

17 days from
USD $4,500
CAD $4,645
AUD $4,563
EUR €3,136
GBP £2,637
NZD $5,077
ZAR R45,624
CHF FR3,795

Start: Quito
Finish: Cuzco

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Wander the Great Wall

5 days from
USD $1,057
CAD $1,147
AUD $1,125
CHF FR937
EUR €775
GBP £625
NZD $1,252
ZAR R11,260

Start: Beijing
Finish: Beijing

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Cuzco to Lima

17 days from
USD $2,160
CAD $2,335
AUD $2,332
EUR €1,579
GBP £1,342
NZD $2,557
ZAR R22,924
CHF FR1,908

Start: Cuzco
Finish: Lima

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Walking in the French & Swiss Alps

8 days from
USD $2,840
CAD $2,930
AUD $2,875
EUR €1,980
GBP £1,660
NZD $3,200
ZAR R28,780
CHF FR2,395

Start: Chamonix
Finish: Zermatt

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Mount Toubkal Trek

8 days from
USD $595
CAD $635
AUD $660
EUR €460
GBP £395
NZD $780
ZAR R6,005
CHF FR565

Start: Marrakech
Finish: Marrakech

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Spirit of Sicily

11 days from
USD $3,685
CAD $3,925
AUD $4,095
EUR €2,750
GBP £2,435
NZD $4,670
ZAR R37,090
CHF FR3,330

Start: Palermo
Finish: Syracuse

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Winter Toubkal

8 days from

Start: Marrakech
Finish: Marrakech

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Torres del Paine Hiking

6 days from
GBP £960
NZD $1,847
ZAR R16,615
CHF FR1,382
USD $1,640
CAD $1,692
EUR €1,142
AUD $1,660

Start: Puerto Natales
Finish: Puerto Natales

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Kilimanjaro - Machame Route

9 days from
USD $2,815
CAD $2,905
EUR €1,960
GBP £1,645
NZD $3,170
ZAR R28,485
CHF FR2,375
AUD $3,115

Start: Marangu
Finish: Marangu

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Annapurna Explorer

16 days from
USD $1,330
CAD $1,370
AUD $1,345
EUR €925
GBP £775
NZD $1,495
ZAR R13,465
CHF FR1,120

Start: Kathmandu
Finish: Kathmandu

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Kilimanjaro - Lemosho Route

10 days from
USD $4,100
CAD $4,365
AUD $4,535
EUR €3,125
GBP £2,710
NZD $5,225
ZAR R41,280
CHF FR3,850

Start: Moshi
Finish: Moshi

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Kilimanjaro - Rongai Route

8 days from
NZD $3,335
ZAR R29,980
CHF FR2,495
USD $2,960
CAD $3,055
AUD $2,995
EUR €2,060
GBP £1,730

Start: Marangu
Finish: Marangu

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Appalachian Trail Walk

10 days from
USD $2,799
CAD $2,969
AUD $2,969
EUR €2,059
GBP £1,649
NZD $3,299
ZAR R29,700
CHF FR2,470

Start: Boston
Finish: Boston

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Essential Peru

21 days from
USD $2,595
CAD $2,830
AUD $2,795
EUR €1,910
GBP £1,540
NZD $3,090
ZAR R27,775
CHF FR2,310

Start: Lima
Finish: La Paz

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Patagonia Trekking

10 days from
USD $3,480
CAD $3,770
AUD $3,695
EUR €2,540
GBP £2,055
NZD $4,115
ZAR R36,985
CHF FR3,075

Start: Santiago
Finish: Buenos Aires

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The Simien Mountains Trek

13 days from
CHF FR2,750
ZAR R30,580
NZD $3,735
GBP £1,699
EUR €2,295
AUD $3,230
CAD $3,230
USD $3,230

Start: Addis Ababa
Finish: Addis Ababa

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Everest & Gokyo Lakes

20 days from
USD $2,315
CAD $2,395
AUD $2,490
EUR €1,695
GBP £1,490
NZD $2,950
ZAR R22,650
CHF FR2,095

Start: Kathmandu
Finish: Kathmandu

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Annapurna Dhaulagiri

14 days from
USD $1,860
CAD $1,885
EUR €1,345
GBP £1,170
NZD $2,315
ZAR R17,790
CHF FR1,660
AUD $1,955

Start: Kathmandu
Finish: Kathmandu

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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.

 

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