Each journey may begin with a single step, but some require a few more steps than others. 

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.

Popular walks and treks

Our walking and trekking trips

Trip Name Days From CAD
Trek the Larapinta Trail

5

2625

Inca Trail Express

7

1555

Hiking in Denali National Park

6

3285

Hiking in Kenai Fjords National Park

7

3455

Sacred Land of the Incas

15

4125

Everest Base Camp Trek

15

1824

Trek the Cradle Mountain Overland Track

6

2060

Hiking in Joshua Tree and Death Valley

5

2257

Inca Trail Express from Lima

8

2030

Hiking in Yosemite National Park

6

2860

Sabah Adventure

11

2695

Walk the Queen Charlotte Track

4

1555

Hiking Utah's National Parks

9

4200

Hiking in Yosemite and King's Canyon

6

3045

Patagonia Wilderness

15

8405

Hiking in the Dolomites

8

2365

Walk Western Australia's Cape to Cape Track

8

2410

Sunshine Coast Walking Winter Adventure

5

1860

Epic Everest Base Camp Trek
Ages 18 to 29

15

1773

Annapurna Circuit Trek

15

1910

Walk the Cornish Coast

4

755

Trek Jordan

8

2035

Walk Hadrian’s Wall Highlights

7

1635

Hiking in Zion and the Grand Canyon

5

3165

Hiking in the Grand Canyon

6

4045

Hiking in Sedona and the Grand Canyon

6

5090

Hiking the Great Land of Alaska

12

6345

Hiking in Moab

5

3060

Trek Patagonia

10

5610

Walk Tasmania's Three Capes

4

1585

Hike the Great Ocean Road

6

2705

Amalfi Coast: Hike & Kayak

8

2560

Portuguese Camino

10

2300

Hike in Kakadu National Park

6

2705

Mont Blanc Highlights

8

2845

Walk the Bay of Fires

5

2125

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

15

1525

Walk the Camino de Santiago

7

1700

Hike the Rota Vicentina in Portugal

8

2440

Everest Base Camp & Gokyo Lakes Trek

19

2720

Hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park

5

2375

Walking in Great Smoky Mountains

6

2260

Hiking in the Canadian Rockies

8

2525

Walk the Blue Mountains

4

1375

Hike the Tour du Mont Blanc

8

3435

Serengeti & Kilimanjaro

15

5853

Walk the Peak District

3

665

Walking in California's Sierra Nevada

5

2385

Walk the Cairngorms in Winter

5

1450

Walk Bruny Island & the Tasmanian South Coast

6

3140

Walk the Scenic Rim

5

1980

Kilimanjaro: Marangu Route

8

4380

Walk the Cairngorms in Summer

5

1380

Cinque Terre: Hike, Bike & Kayak

8

2850

Mount Toubkal Trek

7

845

One Week in Nepal
Ages 18 to 29

8

860

Walk the Wicklow Way

6

2195

Walk Abel Tasman National Park

5

1850

Tamang Heritage & Langtang Valley Trek

15

1670

Kilimanjaro: Machame Route

9

4552

Hike Maria Island

4

1450

Hike Western Australia's Cape to Cape Track

7

2005

Walk the Flinders Ranges

6

3055

Kilimanjaro: Rongai Route

8

4535

Walk the Jurassic Coast

5

1250

Hike the Lycian Way

8

1505

Walk the Victorian Alps

4

1685

Walk the East Coast of Tasmania

4

1745

The Kokoda Track

10

4570

Everest Base Camp & Annapurna Circuit Trek

30

3875

Highlights of Patagonia

8

4280

Hike Abel Tasman & West Coast Rainforests

8

4035

Sunshine Coast Walking Summer Adventure

5

2190

Walking in Sonoma and Napa Valley

6

2990

Walk the Atherton Tablelands

5

2515

Safari to Kilimanjaro - Machame Route

17

7770

Walk Cradle Mountain National Park

4

2180

Kilimanjaro & Serengeti Adventure

15

6388

Hike the Pembrokeshire Coast

6

1865

Nepal Family Holiday with Teenagers

11

2390

Chiang Mai Adventure

4

508

Thailand Hilltribe Trek

5

608

Sapa Adventure

5

560

Annapurna Homestay Trek

5

423

Kathmandu Valley Trek

4

528

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 eager 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.

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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