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 $1,155
CAD $1,263
AUD $1,353
EUR €937
GBP £697
NZD $1,455
ZAR R12,491
CHF FR967
An adrenaline charged tour of Turkey. Visit the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, tour Anzac Cove and hike the Turquoise Coast...
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FROM
AUD $2,950
CHF FR2,095
EUR €2,045
USD $2,495
NZD $3,175
CAD $2,760
ZAR R27,220
GBP £1,510
To hike Kilimanjaro is to conquer the highest peak in Africa. Travel up the mighty Mt Kilimanjaro with experienced...
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5
FROM
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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12
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USD $1,321
CAD $1,440
AUD $1,551
EUR €1,075
GBP £799
NZD $1,670
ZAR R14,305
CHF FR1,100
Jump aboard an active tour of Northern Thailand. Visit Bangkok, explore Chiang Mai, take a hilltribe trek and kayak...
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15
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USD $4,745
CAD $5,350
AUD $5,720
EUR €3,850
GBP £2,910
NZD $6,160
ZAR R52,775
CHF FR3,940
Trek through South America's Patagonia region on an overland trip to Chile and Argentina. Discover the beauty and...
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USD $495
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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USD $910
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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USD $1,645
NZD $2,080
EUR €1,340
CHF FR1,370
CAD $1,795
GBP £995
ZAR R17,820
AUD $1,930
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
ZAR R12,490
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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31
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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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AUD $2,240
EUR €1,550
CHF FR1,595
USD $1,920
NZD $2,395
CAD $2,095
GBP £1,150
ZAR R20,640
Travel to Peru and retrace the steps of the Inca, Peru's fascinating ancient civilisation. Follow Inca traditions...
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USD $2,105
AUD $2,470
CHF FR1,750
EUR €1,695
NZD $2,655
CAD $2,295
GBP £1,265
ZAR R22,750
This Sabah Adventure tour through the Borneo wilderness will truly capture your imagination. Climb Mt Kinabalu and...
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EUR €1,095
CHF FR1,120
CAD $1,475
GBP £800
ZAR R14,570
USD $1,350
NZD $1,695
AUD $1,580
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
USD $2,210
EUR €1,810
NZD $2,760
GBP £1,205
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ZAR R24,115
Experience trekking in the Himalayas with an experienced guide and explore the Annapurna Mountains. Along the way,...
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CAD $5,175
EUR €3,840
GBP £2,850
ZAR R51,100
AUD $5,705
CHF FR3,930
USD $4,685
NZD $5,960
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 $4,685
AUD $5,020
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GBP £2,575
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CHF FR3,560
Travel to Africa and visit the Serengeti and Kilimanjaro. From Nairobi in Kenya to the Serengeti National Park and Mt...
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GBP £3,755
ZAR R68,120
USD $5,895
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CHF FR5,240
This comprehensive New Zealand tour captures the best of both the North and South Islands. Visit attractions like Mt...
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NZD $2,907
AUD $2,700
EUR €1,872
CHF FR1,912
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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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CAD $305
AUD $300
EUR €205
GBP £172
NZD $335
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CHF FR250
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
AUD $455
EUR €320
GBP £235
NZD $495
ZAR R4,280
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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EUR €4,838
CHF FR4,956
NZD $7,513
CAD $6,528
GBP £3,551
ZAR R64,371
AUD $6,851
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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GBP £1,208
ZAR R22,217
USD $1,832
EUR €1,658
CHF FR1,709
NZD $2,540
AUD $2,363
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
GBP £345
ZAR R6,190
NZD $725
AUD $675
EUR €465
CHF FR475
USD $570
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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AUD $3,205
EUR €2,220
GBP £1,645
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ZAR R29,570
CHF FR2,275
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CAD $825
AUD $865
EUR €610
GBP £450
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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 $2,085
AUD $2,190
EUR €1,545
GBP £1,135
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ZAR R20,590
CHF FR1,575
Journey from outback Alice Springs via Uluru, Kings Canyon, Litchfield and Kakadu to the eclectic city of Darwin on...
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CAD $2,075
AUD $2,225
EUR €1,540
GBP £1,150
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CHF FR1,575
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CAD $1,615
AUD $1,730
EUR €1,195
GBP £890
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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 $1,615
AUD $1,695
EUR €1,195
GBP £880
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ZAR R15,940
CHF FR1,225
Soak up the laidback lifestyle on Australia's West Coast from Perth to Broome. From isolated beaches to vibrant reefs...
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CAD $2,085
AUD $2,190
EUR €1,545
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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 $795
AUD $840
EUR €595
GBP £435
NZD $920
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CHF FR595
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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GBP £880
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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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USD $2,100
AUD $2,580
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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CAD $1,196
AUD $1,292
EUR €896
GBP £664
NZD $1,392
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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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AUD $3,372
EUR €2,336
CHF FR2,396
CAD $3,152
GBP £1,732
ZAR R31,104
NZD $3,628
USD $2,880
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 $3,370
AUD $3,610
EUR €2,500
GBP £1,710
NZD $3,805
ZAR R33,285
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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USD $2,385
CAD $2,790
AUD $2,930
EUR €2,070
GBP £1,520
NZD $3,215
ZAR R27,550
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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CAD $1,330
AUD $1,420
EUR €995
GBP £730
NZD $1,530
ZAR R13,120
CHF FR995
Experience the boundlessly welcoming and friendly nature of the ethnic hill tribe people as you take in the small...
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CAD $840
AUD $884
EUR €624
GBP £456
NZD $968
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CHF FR640
Explore Kata Tjuta, be captivated by an Uluru sunset, walk through Kings Canyon and visit the little talked about gem...
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CAD $935
AUD $980
EUR €690
GBP £510
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ZAR R9,215
CHF FR710
Journey through Australia’s outback wonders on a seven-day adventure into the Red Centre. From Adelaide, visit Lake...
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CAD $1,327
AUD $1,417
EUR €982
GBP £727
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CHF FR1,005
Pump up the octane on this active Croatia adventure. Enjoy hiking, mountain biking, trekking, whitewater rafting and...
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CHF FR2,876
NZD $4,377
CAD $3,805
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AUD $4,069
Amazing wildlife, both on land and underwater, is the drawcard of the remote Galapagos Islands. Tour the Galapagos'...
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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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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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AUD $3,690
EUR €2,595
CHF FR2,670
USD $2,995
NZD $4,050
CAD $3,515
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GBP £1,915
Discover the wild heart of the Australian Outback through the mighty Kimberleys and down along Western Australia's...
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NZD $2,688
AUD $2,444
EUR €1,692
CHF FR1,732
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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 $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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EUR €2,820
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USD $3,475
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Attempt a summit of Mt Whitney, hiking and camping through Sequoia National Park and along a section of the Pacific...
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EUR €1,804
CHF FR1,848
CAD $2,436
GBP £1,336
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USD $2,220
NZD $2,796
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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CHF FR595
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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21
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CAD $3,515
AUD $3,690
EUR €2,595
GBP £1,915
NZD $4,050
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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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NZD $3,385
CAD $2,940
EUR €2,115
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AUD $3,085
CHF FR2,165
Be part of a unique wilderness expedition through Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Tetons and Jackson Hole
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AUD $3,040
EUR €2,104
CHF FR2,160
USD $2,592
NZD $3,264
ZAR R28,004
CAD $2,836
GBP £1,560
Approach Mt Kilimanjaro from the north for the opportunity to see amazing mountainside African animals – monkeys and...
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CAD $140
AUD $148
EUR €95
GBP £75
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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 $672
AUD $704
EUR €496
GBP £364
NZD $772
ZAR R6,616
CHF FR508
Explore Kata Tjuta, be captivated by an Uluru sunset, walk through Kings Canyon and te Western MacDonnell Ranges.
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USD $3,915
CAD $4,284
AUD $4,585
EUR €3,177
GBP £2,358
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ZAR R42,264
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 $672
AUD $704
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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 $845
AUD $890
EUR €630
GBP £460
NZD $975
ZAR R8,365
CHF FR645
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 $1,740
AUD $1,864
EUR €1,292
GBP £964
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ZAR R17,192
CHF FR1,324
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CAD $4,175
AUD $4,465
EUR €3,035
GBP £2,290
NZD $4,805
ZAR R41,195
CHF FR3,095
Visit South America and travel to Patagonia to experience the 'W' Trek in Torres del Paine National Park. Experience...

 

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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