Set your sights on Asia for your next trekking trip

We don't like to play favourites, but few continents can compete with Asia when it comes to soul-stirring trails. From mighty peaks (*cough* Everest, K2 and Annapurna *cough*) to steamy rainforests, ancient glaciers to emerald-green rice terraces, Asia pulls out all the stops. Whether you want to walk among snow-topped giants in the Himalaya, weave through the jungle in Thailand’s hilltribe country or tick off some of the world's best trails in Pakistan, our trekking trips are packed with adventures for the highlight reel.

Our Asia walking & trekking tours

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Go trekking in Nepal on an adventure that takes you around the Annapurna Circuit. From...

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Embark on a 15-day Annapurna trekking experience in Nepal. Cross the Himalayas,...

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Take the ultimate trek. Walk in the Himalayas surrounded by some of the most incredible...

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Trek your way through Nepal on a low-altitude adventure from Kathmandu to Trisuli River...

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Hit the track-less-travelled on this 15-day Expedition. Trek the sacred Tamang Heritage...

Tailor-Made trips

Take four or more on an exclusive trip and tailor your itinerary

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Discover a land of mysticism, proud traditions and pure happiness on an 11-day hiking...

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Embark on the trek of a lifetime to Everest Base Camp on this trekking trip. Fly into...

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Trek into Northern Pakistan’s Nangma Valley on a 10-day guided hiking trip from...

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Get a cultural workout on an eight-day small group trek on the Koya-san and Kumano Kodo...

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Travel to Chiang Mai and trek through northern Thailand to discover hilltribe culture,...

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Journey out from Kathmandu to the rugged Himalaya. Follow the footsteps of Hillary up...

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Trek through Vietnam's mountainous region in the north-west to experience hilltribe...

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On this active trip, you’ll go trekking in Chiang Mai, explore Thailand's lush jungle,...

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Embark on a unique 8-day Expedition into the heart of Borneo’s Sabah – the Maliau Basin...

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Travel to Nepal and hike the Annapurnas. Travel from Pokhara to Tanting, trekking to...

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Highlights

A group of Intrepid hikers smiling at Everest Base Camp

Conquer Everest Base Camp

Trekking to the base of the world's tallest mountain is a once-in-a-lifetime kinda experience. As you walk among giants in the mighty Himalaya, you'll be tested (in all the best ways) and treated to some of the most breathtaking scenery on the planet. There's no Wi-Fi and Netflix here – only card games in tiny teahouses, good conversations over chai and magical sunrises over Everest.

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An Intrepid leader guiding a group of hikers on the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal

Complete the Annapurna Circuit

The Annapurna Range in Nepal ticks all the boxes for an unforgettable trek. Sitting on another side of the Himalaya, the scenery here is different to the neighbouring Everest region with terraced rice fields, mist-shrouded valleys and forests full of flame-red rhododendrons. Crossing the 5416-metre-tall Thorung La Pass with your head in the clouds (literally) is one hell of an achievement.

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Two Japanese women wearing traditional kimonos in Kyoto, Japan

Swap bullet trains for hiking boots in Japan

Venture away from the tourist trail on two of Japan's ancient pilgrim routes. Weave through the wilderness of Koya-san, join in a Buddhist monastery’s morning prayers and admire the sweeping views of Wakayama from the Hyakken-gura peak. When you're tired and weary after a long day of walking, you can fill your belly with delicious Japanese food. Sushi, sashimi or tempura, anyone?

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Hit picture-perfect trails in Pakistan

Pakistan is packed with scenery that'll wow you over and over again. Journey into the Karakoram Mountains where giant peaks, glacial streams and flower-filled valleys await, and experience top-notch hospitality that'll make you feel right at home. The best part? Pakistan is still low on the tourist radar (but not for long!) so you'll experience a trekking destination that most haven't.

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Asia walking & trekking FAQs

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

We have two main styles of walking & trekking trips:

  • Centre-based – on a centre-based trip, you'll be based in the centre of the action, meaning you can enjoy the comfort of the same room every day (as well as only unpacking once) and the best restaurants and attractions in the area. Think Chamonix in the French Alps, Dobbiaco in the Dolomites or a rustic hotel in Yosemite Valley. We'll pick the best walks and hikes available either directly from your accommodation or just a short bus or train ride away. To put it bluntly – you'll be fairly comfortable while experiencing the best trails going 'round.

  • Point-to-point – on a point-to-point trip, you'll start in A and finish in B. We'll 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 kilometres we need to cover. Point-to-point treks include the Inca Trail, Mount Everest Base Camp, Hadrian’s Wall and 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, etc.).

We include accommodation as per the itinerary, as well as transportation to and from trailheads and to all other included activities (note: we often use public transport to mingle with the locals and get a feel for local life). We also include all hiking permits, whether it's in the Himalayas or US National Parks. On top of that, we provide highly qualified, experienced and passionate local leaders to guide you throughout the trip.

Our trips span the gamut of active adventures from relatively easy, leisurely walks to multi-day treks in high mountains. But no matter what degree of difficulty or distance you choose, we recommend that you have a reasonable level of fitness to ensure you get the most out of your trip. Try to commit to some type of physical training program for a couple of before you depart.

Here are some suggestions:

  • Long walks: go on regular 3-6 hour walks 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 other aerobic classes at gyms (like pump, spin, zumba and circuit classes) are good for boosting your fitness and stamina
  • Strength training: doing body weight training like pushups, squats, dips, lunges, etc. helps to build up your strength, which is needed for steady mountain climbs (bootcamp sessions are perfect for this type of training)

It depends on where you're going, what the weather will be like and how difficult the walk that you plan to do is. Generally, it's a good idea to ensure you have the following essentials:

  • Comfortable walking shoes (make sure they're broken in if you buy a new pair!)
  • Backpack/day bag
  • Leggings, shorts or hiking pants
  • T-shirts
  • A loose, long-sleeved shirt
  • Jumper or sweater
  • Sunhat
  • Sunscreen
  • Retractable walking poles
  • Reusable drink bottle

Read more about what to pack for a walking tour

We're committed to making travel widely accessible, regardless of ability or disability. That’s why we do our best to help as many people see the world as possible, regardless of any physical or mental limitations they might have. However, we’re always happy to talk to travellers with disabilities and see if we can help guide them towards the most suitable itinerary for their needs and where possible, make reasonable adjustments to our itineraries.

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