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 USD
Trek the Larapinta Trail

5

2270

Inca Trail Express

7

1150

Hiking in Denali National Park

6

2405

Hiking in Kenai Fjords National Park

7

2530

Sacred Land of the Incas

15

3050

Everest Base Camp Trek

15

1471

Trek the Cradle Mountain Overland Track

6

1665

Hiking in Joshua Tree and Death Valley

5

1654

Inca Trail Express from Lima

8

1640

Hiking in Yosemite National Park

6

2095

Sabah Adventure

11

1990

Walk the Queen Charlotte Track

4

1345

Hiking Utah's National Parks

9

3075

Hiking in Yosemite and King's Canyon

6

2230

Patagonia Wilderness

15

6205

Hiking in the Dolomites

8

2045

Walk Western Australia's Cape to Cape Track

8

2085

Sunshine Coast Walking Winter Adventure

5

1640

Epic Everest Base Camp Trek
Ages 18 to 29

15

1428

Annapurna Circuit Trek

15

1430

Walk the Cornish Coast

4

655

Trek Jordan

8

1555

Walk Hadrian’s Wall Highlights

7

1195

Hiking in Zion and the Grand Canyon

5

2315

Hiking in the Grand Canyon

6

2960

Hiking in Sedona and the Grand Canyon

6

3725

Hiking the Great Land of Alaska

12

4645

Hiking in Moab

5

2285

Trek Patagonia

10

4530

Walk Tasmania's Three Capes

4

1375

Hike the Great Ocean Road

6

2340

Amalfi Coast: Hike & Kayak

8

1890

Portuguese Camino

10

1855

Hike in Kakadu National Park

6

2340

Mont Blanc Highlights

8

2460

Walk the Bay of Fires

5

1715

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

15

1130

Walk the Camino de Santiago

7

1475

Hike the Rota Vicentina in Portugal

8

2110

Everest Base Camp & Gokyo Lakes Trek

19

2195

Hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park

5

1740

Walking in Great Smoky Mountains

6

1655

Hiking in the Canadian Rockies

8

2225

Walk the Blue Mountains

4

1190

Hike the Tour du Mont Blanc

8

2970

Serengeti & Kilimanjaro

15

4463

Walk the Peak District

3

485

Walking in California's Sierra Nevada

5

1745

Walk the Cairngorms in Winter

5

1060

Walk Bruny Island & the Tasmanian South Coast

6

2535

Walk the Scenic Rim

5

1715

Kilimanjaro: Marangu Route

8

3235

Walk the Cairngorms in Summer

5

1010

Cinque Terre: Hike, Bike & Kayak

8

2465

Mount Toubkal Trek

7

730

One Week in Nepal
Ages 18 to 29

8

635

Walk the Wicklow Way

6

1770

Walk Abel Tasman National Park

5

1605

Tamang Heritage & Langtang Valley Trek

15

1230

Kilimanjaro: Machame Route

9

3358

Hike Maria Island

4

1255

Hike Western Australia's Cape to Cape Track

7

1735

Walk the Flinders Ranges

6

2645

Kilimanjaro: Rongai Route

8

3350

Walk the Jurassic Coast

5

915

Hike the Lycian Way

8

1090

Walk the Victorian Alps

4

1460

Walk the East Coast of Tasmania

4

1405

The Kokoda Track

10

3690

Everest Base Camp & Annapurna Circuit Trek

30

2870

Highlights of Patagonia

8

3160

Hike Abel Tasman & West Coast Rainforests

8

3490

Sunshine Coast Walking Summer Adventure

5

1930

Walking in Sonoma and Napa Valley

6

2190

Walk the Atherton Tablelands

5

2175

Safari to Kilimanjaro - Machame Route

17

6270

Walk Cradle Mountain National Park

4

1885

Kilimanjaro & Serengeti Adventure

15

4782

Hike the Pembrokeshire Coast

6

1365

Nepal Family Holiday with Teenagers

11

1765

Chiang Mai Adventure

4

375

Thailand Hilltribe Trek

5

518

Sapa Adventure

5

543

Annapurna Homestay Trek

5

313

Kathmandu Valley Trek

4

448

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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