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, hikes & treks

Walking vs hiking vs trekking

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Walking

Our walking trips will take you on defined tracks and over smooth surfaces – think the grasslands of northern Thailand, rice paddies in Mai Chau, and New Zealand's idyllic Queen Charlotte Track. There’s no need for fitness preparation or specialized equipment; just you, your comfortable walking shoes, and a healthy sense of adventure. And we promise there’s not a base camp in sight. 

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Hiking 

Make your way up magnificent mountains, through concentrated bushland, and across rugged, countryside trails on our range of leader-led hiking trips. Harder and longer than a walk but less physically demanding than a trek, hikes are the perfect in-between for those who still want to thoroughly explore the great outdoors without all the fuss of proper equipment. 

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Trekking 

Treks are often in remote destinations where the trails are barely visible, and the terrain makes it harder to traverse without specialized equipment. These treks range from tackling Kilimanjaro to testing your limits at Everest Base Camp and generally feature high altitudes and overnight stops with basic accommodation. Yep, say goodbye to showers and hello to unforgettable memories.

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Trip Name Days From USD
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Trek the Great Inca Road

12

3095

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10

2495

Mount Toubkal Winter Trek

7

845

Inca Trail Express

7

1039

Hiking in Denali National Park

6

3180

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1408

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Inca Trail Express from Lima

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1512

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6

1781

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11

1770

Hiking in Yosemite National Park

6

2295

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8

2325

Hiking in Kenai Fjords National Park

7

3475

Walk the Queen Charlotte Track

4

1380

Hiking Utah's National Parks

9

3445

Patagonia Wilderness

15

6615

Sunshine Coast Walking Winter Adventure

5

1635

Epic Everest Base Camp Trek
Ages 18 to 29

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1290

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1260

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Portuguese Camino

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Hiking in the Dolomites

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2515

Walk the Tasman Peninsula

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Hiking in the Dolomites

8

2515

Hiking in Moab

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1340

Trek Patagonia

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Walk the Camino de Santiago

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1440

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1663

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7

2465

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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919

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5

1605

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8

3200

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1950

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1026

Everest Base Camp & Gokyo Lakes Trek

19

2315

Cinque Terre: Hike, Bike & Kayak

8

2405

Hiking in the Canadian Rockies

8

1965

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4

955

Serengeti & Kilimanjaro

15

5677

Mont Blanc Highlights

8

2835

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5

1535

Walking in California's Sierra Nevada

5

1780

Mount Toubkal Trek

7

685

Kilimanjaro: Marangu Route

8

2982

One Week in Nepal
Ages 18 to 29

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576

Tamang Heritage & Langtang Valley Trek

15

1440

Walk Abel Tasman National Park

5

1655

Hike Western Australia's Cape to Cape Track

8

2005

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4

904

Hike the Trans Bhutan Trail

11

6930

Walk Western Australia's Cape to Cape Track

8

1660

Hike Western Australia's Cape to Cape Track

7

2005

Kilimanjaro: Machame Route

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4650

Hiking in Joshua Tree and Death Valley

5

2175

Walk South Australia's Flinders Ranges

7

2695

Kilimanjaro: Rongai Route

8

3272

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5

1925

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8

1093

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5

1685

The Kokoda Track

10

3230

Everest Base Camp & Annapurna Circuit Trek

30

2648

Highlights of Patagonia

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3247

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6

2325

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1950

Sunshine Coast Walking Summer Adventure

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1700

Safari to Kilimanjaro - Machame Route

19

5612

Safari to Kilimanjaro - Machame Route

17

5612

Kilimanjaro & Serengeti Adventure

15

4666

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5

1145

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11

1724

Japan: Koya-san & Kumano Kodo Trek

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3505

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5

1740

Walk the Peak District

5

990

Chiang Mai Adventure

4

423

Hiking in the Lake District

5

1615

Thailand Hilltribe Trek

5

388

Hiking in Snowdonia

5

1565

Hike the Pembrokeshire Coast

6

1445

Sapa Adventure

5

400

Classic Walks of Scotland

6

1510

Hiking in the Grand Canyon

5

2880

Winter Hiking and Camping in Grand Canyon: Rim to Rim

6

2070

Winter Hiking and Snowshoeing in Yosemite

4

2075

Winter Hiking and Snowshoeing in Yellowstone

5

3350

Winter Hiking and Snowshoeing in Mt Rainier National Park

5

3270

Winter Hiking and Snowshoeing in Rocky Mountain National Park

4

2090

Kathmandu Valley Trek

4

308

Annapurna Homestay Trek

5

328

Walk Western Australia's Karijini & Ningaloo Reef

10

2565

Hiking and Camping in Zion

3

1445

Hiking Washington's Olympic National Park

3

1995

Yellowstone Hiking Experience

3

2355

Hiking and Backpacking in Yellowstone

4

1485

Hiking and Backpacking Yosemite's North Rim

4

1465

Hiking and Camping in Death Valley

4

1670

Hiking and Camping in Joshua Tree

4

1590

Hiking and Camping in Yellowstone

5

2065

Hiking and Camping Yellowstone's Bechler River Traverse

5

1895

Hiking in Yellowstone

5

3300

Hiking and Camping in Utah

6

2185

Hiking Washington's Olympic National Park and Mt Rainier

6

3860

Hiking and Backpacking North Carolina's Appalachian Trail

3

990

Hike New Hampshire's Appalachian Trail and Presidential Peaks

4

1345

Walk Bruny Island & Tasmania's South Coast

6

2120

Hike Tasmania's Tarkine Wilderness

6

2445

Walk the Grampians Peaks Trail

6

2310

Our small group walking tours 

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Our small group hiking tours

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Walks, hikes & treks by region

Highlights of our walking, hiking & trekking trips

A group of hikers ready to start the trek to Everest Base Camp in Nepal

Make the heroic climb to Nepal’s Everest Base Camp

Some destinations are simply more life-changing than others and Everest Base Camp might just be the most profound of them all. Boasting the world’s highest peak and the number one spot on every bucket list, this larger-than-life mountain range will have you challenging yourself in every way. But for the unbelievable views you’ll come across and the Himalayan culture you’ll be treated to, the trek to its base is worth it every time. 

A traveller looking at a tree surrounded by grassy plains along the Camindo de Santiago.

Take in the epic vistas along the Camino de Santiago

The Camino de Santiago isn’t just an ancient pilgrimage route - it’s the spiritual journey of a lifetime. Whether you want to do a bit of soul searching, soak up centuries of history, swap stories with people from all over the world, or stare in awe at the picturesque panoramas along the way, this enriching trek will change you in the best way possible. And absolutely nothing beats the feeling of reaching Santiago de Compostela. 

Travellers standing on a rocky peak overlooking the mountain range of Denali.

Explore the Alaskan wilderness in Denali National Park

Step out of the city and into the wild in Alaska’s Denali National Park. Showing you just how talented Mother Nature really is, this national park will not only take your breath away but also refill your lungs with some of the freshest mountain air in the United States for the ultimate cleansing experience. Walk beneath snowcapped peaks, wander through rolling polar deserts, marvel at ancient glaciers, and watch as the northern lights illuminate the night sky. 

Two travellers walking toward the Tre Cime di Lavaredo in the Dolomites on a clear day

Uncover the spectacular scenery of the Dolomites in Italy

From small walks to larger hikes, and from easy routes to challenging treks, the Dolomites offer a little something for everyone. Promising to be an outdoor adventurist's dream, this jaw-dropping Italian mountain range is picture-perfect in every way from its enchantingly rugged scenery to the distinctive colours that play over the rocky peaks as the sun rises and falls. Easy to revel in the natural beauty all around you, this trip is one you don’t want to miss. 

Traveller looking out over the scenery at Annapurna Basecamp with brightly coloured flags are in the foreground

Trek your way through the Annapurna Range in Nepal

Impressive? Check. Challenging? Check? Unforgettable? Check – the Annapurna Range in Nepal ticks all the boxes. Remarkably different from the neighbouring Everest region, this trek boasts the best of monolithic mountain scenery and Himalayan culture for views and experiences that will quickly fill up your camera roll. From forests full of flame-red rhododendrons to fiery sunsets against Machhapuchhare Mountain, your memories of Annapurna will last you a lifetime.

A group of travellers walking in the Perito Moreno Glacier as part of patagonia

Hike the rugged terrain of South America’s Patagonia

If you want to reconnect with nature, do it by wandering the remote wilderness of Argentina and Chile on what is guaranteed to be an extraordinary adventure. Marvel at the glacial lakes at Laguna Torre, discover the wild beauty of Torres del Paine National Park, point out jagged and impressive mountain peaks, and spot brightly coloured flamingoes as they primp and preen before your eyes. There’s a reason why hiking in Patagonia is as good as it gets. 

Traveller walking on the Cradle Mountain Overland Track on a sunny, blue day.

Discover Cradle Mountain’s beauty one step at a time

Tasmania’s not short on spectacular scenery but the Cradle Mountain region in the state’s northwest is natural beauty at its absolute best. Set out on one of Australia’s most famous treks – the Cradle Mountain Overland Track – and make your way through groves of eucalyptus trees, lush rainforests, across alpine moors, and along brilliantly coloured lakes that won’t hesitate to take your breath away. 

Lone traveller walking along Hadrian's Wall with rolling green hills on either side.

Embark on a historic journey along Hadrian’s Wall

Whether you’re a history buff wanting to retrace the footsteps of Roman soldiers from 2,000 years ago or an outdoor enthusiast itching to explore the breathtaking Northumbrian countryside, a walking adventure along Hadrian’s Wall promises to speed up your heart rate and set your mind racing. Embrace the past with every step as you make the journey to historic ruins saturated in ancient stories and secrets. 

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Walking & trekking essential info/FAQs

Trips on or before 31 December 2022

If your Intrepid trip starts on or before 31 December 2022, you must provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.

If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons, you may apply for an exemption. Exemptions will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. To apply, you must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional. 

Children under 18 are exempt. Children aged between 5 and 17 years old must provide proof of either vaccination, recovery or a negative COVID-19 test.

Trips from 1 January 2023 onwards

From 1 January 2023, Intrepid will no longer require travellers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (excluding all Polar trips and select adventure cruises).

However, we continue to strongly recommend that all Intrepid travellers and leaders get vaccinated to protect themselves and others.

Specific proof of testing or vaccination may still be required by your destination or airline. Please ensure you check travel and entry requirements carefully.

Learn more about Intrepid’s COVID-19 policy

Our walking & trekking tours span the gamut of active adventures from relatively easy, leisurely walks to multi-day challenges in high mountains. We offer a range of tours in the Himalayas, Kilimanjaro and the Americas, as well as plenty of classic hikes in Europe, the UK, and Australia.  

We predominantly provide two styles of walking & trekking holidays: 

  • Centre-based – this style of holiday spends all (or majority) of time in the centre of the action. Think Chamonix in the French Alps, Dobbiaco in the Dolomites or a rustic hotel in Yosemite Valley. Enjoy the comfort of the same room every day (as well as only unpacking once), and a selection of the best restaurants and other attractions in the neighbourhood. All you have to do is sit back and relax as we pick the best combination of walks available either directly from the foot of your accommodation, or just a short transfer away (often a public bus or train). To put it bluntly – you'll be fairly comfortable while experiencing the best walks and hikes going 'round.

  • Point-to-point – this style of holiday makes you walk from one place to the other, pretty much every day. However, we do throw in a rest day every now and then, depending on the region and the amount of hiking we need to cover on a daily basis. On point-to-point tours, you'll start in A and finish in B. Think about the Inca Trail, the Mount Everest Base Camp trek, the Hadrian’s Wall hike or the Mont Blanc Circuit. In most cases, we'll transfer your main luggage across to the next destination, so all you need to carry is the essentials (water, sun protection, waterproofs, extra layers, snacks and a camera). 

The safety of our clients (you), staff (us), and all the people around us (our local friends and other trekkers) is our highest priority. This means we don't cut corners. Ever. All our leaders are adequately qualified, experienced, and insured so you don't need to worry about a thing. We only hike on well-settled trails and we follow local rules. Always. If the local authorities tell us it’s not advisable to walk certain trails then we won’t. If the weather is not looking good, we'll change our plans. If the trail is too busy, we'll turn around and hike elsewhere. It's as simple as that. We're all about staying safe, enjoying the best trails possible, and being flexible to achieve the best hiking experience for you. 

We include accommodation as per the itinerary, as well as transportation to and from trailheads and to all other included activities (note: this transportation is often public as that's the way we like to travel). We also include ALL hiking permits, whether it is in the Himalayas or the US National Parks. On top of that, we provide our highly qualified and experienced leaders to guide you throughout the trip.

Most of our walking & trekking holidays are in the Intrepid Original standard, staying in small, authentic, and atmospheric 2–3-star hotels, using public transport where possible, and including all breakfasts, as well as some dinners and lunches depending on the travel destination. However, some of the trips are in the Intrepid Basix style – in most cases, these are trips featuring more remote itineraries such as in the Himalayas, Kilimanjaro, or Morocco. We then stay in either local guesthouses (or so-called teahouses in the Himalayas), or we camp. We often use private transfers on these trips too, as public transport options may not be available. Camping can be quite comfortable with spacious tents, clean water available, and where possible, a toilet tent set up. But we also want to make the experience as authentic as possible so you can always opt to camp under the stars. 

Sustainability is at the centre of everything we do, and walking & trekking holidays are no different. In fact, spending most of the time on your feet, scaling local trailheads is probably as sustainable as it gets. We also try to use public transport as much as possible and contract only small, family-run hotels and guesthouses. We also align our itineraries with local standards and follow all rules set up by local authorities. The hikes we choose are mostly a combination of the iconic trails (aka ones you don't want to miss) and the lesser-known ones, ensuring there's a little bit of everything. 

All itineraries feature a packing list on the 'Essential Trip Information' document. Please read it carefully as it may contain trip-specific items you must bring. On a higher level, you always need to pack a backpack/day bag to accompany you on your daily walks, comfortable walking shoes or boots (depending on the trip), good trekking clothing (combination of lightweight and quick drying shorts, pants, short and long sleeve shirts), extra warm layers (sometimes even a down jacket) and waterproof gear. We also highly recommend bringing walking poles as these are very useful on steep ascents and long descents.  

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The short answer is no. Your main luggage is transported for you on point-to-point itineraries (often by porters, therefore it should be packed in a soft/duffle bag) and your luggage stays in your accommodation for all centre-based itineraries. However, you'll need to bring a small bag/backpack (around 25-30 litre capacity) to carry around all of your essentials (water, snacks, extra layer, waterproofs) when you're on the move.

You will need to have insurance that will cover hiking and trekking in certain destinations up to a certain elevation (in the Himalayas, Peru, and a few other destinations that feature altitude hikes). But you won't need any special insurance to cover technical activities. However, to be 100% certain your cover is adequate for the trip you're doing, we suggest you talk to an insurer and present the planned itinerary of your chosen trip. 

The maximum group size is 12 people on the majority of walking & trekking trips, however, some itineraries may go up to 16 people. But, on average, there are 7-10 people on each departure. 

Absolutely! In fact, most of our customers are travelling solo, and there is no extra fee for doing so. One thing to note is that if are travelling solo, you'll be room-sharing with another solo traveller of the same sex. If you would prefer to have your own room, please speak to your booking agent as we're often able to accommodate this at an extra fee. 

The minimum age on our walking & trekking holidays is predominantly 15 (on some itineraries we can accept a lower age – sometimes even 12, so please enquire at the time of booking). But there is no maximum age limit. We’ll accept everyone who’s keen and physically ready for the challenge (no screening form needed – we trust your own judgement), regardless of age. After all, age is really only a state of mind, right? 

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.

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).

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