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 or the rugged red hills on the Larapinta Trail, 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.

Our walking, hiking & trekking trips

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Travel to Peru to discover Peru's ancient civilisation. Trek or train to Machu Picchu,...

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Hike the Canadian Rockies, exploring Lake Louise, Yoho National Park, Emerald Glacier...

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Embark on the trek of a lifetime to Everest Base Camp on this tour. Fly into Lukla and...

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Travel to Peru and retrace the steps of the Inca. Follow traditions from Lima to Cusco,...

Tailor-Made trips

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

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15 Days From 1930

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

10 Days From 3385

Be challenged and be fulfilled on this coastal Camino, starting in Porto and walking...

8 Days From 3072

Soak up the spectacular scenery of Italy’s Amalfi Coast on this trip through Naples,...

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15 Days From 1509

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

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Take in the spectacular scenery of the South Island on a 4-day walking adventure along...

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

6 Days From 4323

Hike Denali National Park in Alaska and see North America’s second-tallest peak, Denali...

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Trek from Ribadeo to Santiago Cathedral along the Camino de Santiago’s Northern Way,...

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Step out and discover the national parks, mountains and wildlife of Queensland’s Scenic...

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

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Challenge yourself to this ambitious hiking trip and climb to the summit of Mount...

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Explore the wonders of Tanzania and Kenya, including a trek to the summit of Mt...

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Explore the High Atlas Mountains on foot with a trekking and hiking getaway in Morocco....

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Explore New Zealand’s South Island from Queenstown to Te Anau, exploring Fiordland...

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A Patagonian hiking trip to remember – explore the diverse nature of South America with...

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Join an International Mountain Leader on an 8-day hiking adventure in the Alps,...

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

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Join an active 12-day expedition in Peru to hike the spectacular routes of the Great...

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Get your heart racing on this hiking trip that highlights some of the most incredible...

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Hike the Cape to Cape Track, a 8-day walking adventure that will reveal the most...

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Explore Scotland on two legs and conquer Ben Nevis, the United Kingdom’s highest peak,...

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Walk Victoria’s High Country on this 5-day tour where you’ll discover gold rush history...

8 Days From 5400

Trek the quiet Rongai Route to summit Mt Kilimanjaro on an eight-day trip that includes...

19 Days From 8800

Hike routes of the Great Inca Road, see the hub of Huaraz, then tackle the Inca Trail...

10 Days From 4128

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

8 Days From 4705

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

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Trek along some of Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park’s best trails through tall...

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Reach altitudes of over 5000 m on a trek along the Manaslu Circuit, walking through...

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Explore the wonders of Tanzania and Kenya including a trek to the summit of Mt...

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Explore Western Australia on an easy 8-day walking adventure that will reveal the most...

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Explore Kangaroo Island on a scenic 5-day adventure that follows the Kangaroo Island...

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Explore Karijini National Park on a 10-day hiking adventure that includes the chance to...

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Trek the O circuit in Patagonia’s Torres del Paine National Park in Chile, on this...

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Hike the Tarkine region in Tasmania on a 6-day walking trip with inclusions like...

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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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Discover the best of Tasmania’s coastal walks. From Launceston to Hobart, see Freycinet...

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Join this Kimberley adventure for 12 days of camping, walking and four-wheel driving...

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Get out of town and explore the stunning Bay of Fires region up close on this five-day...

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Hike the Great Ocean Road on a seven-day walking adventure that will reveal the...

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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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Experience the very best of the Olympic Peninsula with a perfect balance of challenge...

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Escape the crowds, see incredible views, sleep under the stars, check out waterfalls...

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See the best of this iconic national park on five spectacularly diverse, hand-picked...

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Trip Name Days From NZD
Inca Trail Express

7

2176

Hiking in the Canadian Rockies

8

3455

Sacred Land of the Incas

15

4174

Everest Base Camp Trek

15

2057

Inca Trail Express from Lima

8

2567

Classic Hikes of Patagonia

15

11961

Sabah Adventure

11

2783

Walk the Camino de Santiago

7

1884

Annapurna Circuit Trek

15

1930

Portuguese Camino

10

3385

Amalfi Coast: Hike & Kayak

8

3072

Patagonia: Torres del Paine Classic W Trek

6

4309

Hiking in the Dolomites

8

5110

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

15

1509

Hiking in Yosemite National Park

5

3772

Hiking in Jordan: Petra and Wadi Rum

8

2308

Hike the Tour du Mont Blanc

8

6000

Hiking in Sedona and the Grand Canyon

4

4340

Everest Base Camp & Gokyo Lakes Trek

19

2676

Walk the highlights of the Lycian Way

8

2507

Kilimanjaro: Marangu Route

8

4905

Mount Toubkal Trek

7

758

Walk New Zealand's Queen Charlotte Track

4

1990

Mount Toubkal Winter Trek

7

1290

Walk Hadrian's Wall Highlights

7

2010

Kilimanjaro: Machame Route

9

6265

One Week in Nepal
Ages 18 to 35

8

660

Hiking in Denali National Park

6

4323

Camino del Norte hike

11

3595

Walk Queensland's Scenic Rim

5

1976

Cinque Terre: Hike, Bike & Kayak

8

2944

Tamang Heritage & Langtang Valley Trek

15

2120

Hiking Utah's National Parks

9

5553

Mount Toubkal Long Weekend Trek

5

784

Serengeti & Kilimanjaro

15

8613

Trekking in Morocco: Happy Valley in High Atlas

8

1601

Walk New Zealand's Fiordland National Park

4

2575

Trek the Cradle Mountain Overland Track

6

2849

Highlights of Patagonia

8

6265

Mont Blanc Highlights

8

3484

Bhutan Expedition: Hike the Trans Bhutan Trail

11

7330

Peru Expedition: Trek the Great Inca Road

12

5880

Hiking the Balkans: Via Dinarica

10

4309

The Kokoda Track

10

5436

Hike Western Australia's Cape to Cape Track

8

2943

Hiking in Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada

5

2464

Hike the Rota Vicentina in Portugal

8

2524

Safari to Kilimanjaro - Machame Route

16

10195

Epic Everest Base Camp Trek
Ages 18 to 35

15

2110

Classic Walks of Scotland

6

2460

Walk Victoria's High Country

5

2228

Kilimanjaro: Rongai Route

8

5400

Trek the Great Inca Road and Inca Trail

19

8800

Trek Pakistan's Karakoram Mountains

10

4128

Japan: Koya-san & Kumano Kodo Trek

8

4705

Walk the Grampians Peaks Trail

6

2849

Nepal Expedition: Manaslu Circuit Trek

16

2915

Kilimanjaro & Serengeti Adventure

15

9189

Walk Western Australia's Kalbarri & Coral Coast

8

4550

Hike the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail

5

2709

Walk Western Australia's Karijini & Ningaloo Reef

10

3294

Patagonia: Torres del Paine Full O Circuit

11

9770

Hike Tasmania's Tarkine Wilderness

6

3051

Thailand Hilltribe Trek

5

748

Everest Base Camp & Annapurna Circuit Trek

30

4590

Sapa Adventure

5

598

Hiking in the Grand Canyon: North & South Rims

5

5150

Walk Tasmania's East Coast

6

3002

Chiang Mai Temples, Bikes & Whitewater Rafting

4

650

Walk Western Australia's Kimberley

10

4300

Walk Tasmania's Bay of Fires

5

2327

Hike the Great Ocean Walk

7

3159

Walk Kakadu National Park

8

3473

Walk South Australia's Flinders Ranges

7

3875

Borneo Expedition: Maliau Basin - Sabah's Lost World Trek

8

2432

Hiking Washington's Olympic National Park

3

3570

Winter Hiking and Backpacking in Grand Canyon: Rim to Rim

6

3700

Annapurna Homestay Trek

5

533

Kathmandu Valley Trek

4

518

Hike Vermont: Fall Foliage

5

5440

Hike New Hampshire's Appalachian Trail and Presidential Peaks

4

3135

Hiking and Camping in Zion

3

2585

Hiking and Backpacking in Yellowstone

4

2655

Hiking and Camping in Joshua Tree

4

2940

Hiking and Camping in Yellowstone

5

3690

Hiking and Backpacking Yellowstone's Bechler River Traverse

5

3385

Hiking and Camping in Utah

6

3905

Hiking and Backpacking North Carolina's Appalachian Mountains

3

1770

Hiking and Camping in Rocky Mountain National Park

5

3460

Hiking and Backpacking Utah's Coyote Gulch

4

2880

Walk Western Australia's Kimberley

13

4793

Trek the Larapinta Trail

7

3195

Hiking in Yellowstone

5

6340

Hiking the Best of Great Smoky Mountains National Park

5

5685

Hiking the Best of Yellowstone and Grand Tetons

5

6830

Hiking Sedona's Red Rock Country

4

3915

Hiking the Best of Moab: Arches and Canyonlands

5

5760

Hiking the Best of the Grand Canyon

3

3255

Walk Bruny Island & Tasmania's South Coast

6

2709

Popular walks, hikes & treks

Walks, hikes & treks by region

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.

Intrepid treks around the world

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Our small group walking tours 

7 Days From 1884

Over seven days, join a local leader and small group of likeminded travellers to walk...

10 Days From 3385

Be challenged and be fulfilled on this coastal Camino, starting in Porto and walking...

Tailor-Made trips

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

4 Days From 1990

Take in the spectacular scenery of the South Island on a 4-day walking adventure along...

7 Days From 2010

Explore the Roman remains, ruins and castles along UNESCO-listed Hadrian’s Wall in...

5 Days From 1976

Step out and discover the national parks, mountains and wildlife of Queensland’s Scenic...

5 Days From 2464

Explore the Sierra Nevada Range on a 5-day small group hiking tour which includes...

6 Days From 2460

Explore Scotland on two legs and conquer Ben Nevis, the United Kingdom’s highest peak,...

Our small group hiking tours

8 Days From 3455

Hike the Canadian Rockies, exploring Lake Louise, Yoho National Park, Emerald Glacier...

8 Days From 5110

Explore the Dolomites on an 8-day small group hiking tour which explores multiple lakes...

5 Days From 3772

Follow your feet on this 5-day walking tour that shows off the very best of Yosemite...

8 Days From 6000

Spend eight unforgettable days hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc, setting off on a circuit...

8 Days From 2507

Take eight days to explore the Lycian Way on a walking adventure that encompasses...

6 Days From 4323

Hike Denali National Park in Alaska and see North America’s second-tallest peak, Denali...

9 Days From 5553

Explore Las Vegas, Canyonlands National Park, Capitol Reef, Arches National Park, Zion...

8 Days From 3484

Join an International Mountain Leader on an 8-day hiking adventure in the Alps,...

8 Days From 2524

Step off the beaten track in Portugal’s southwest, following an ancient fisherman’s...

Our small group trekking tours

15 Days From 2057

Embark on the trek of a lifetime to Everest Base Camp on this tour. Fly into Lukla and...

15 Days From 1930

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

15 Days From 1509

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

19 Days From 2676

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

8 Days From 4905

Conquer Mt Kilimanjaro on the picturesque Marangu Route, hiking with porters on an...

7 Days From 758

Trek through Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains exploring Aroumd and Imlil and then climb...

9 Days From 6265

Travel to Tanzania on a nine-day trip taking in Kilimanjaro along the Machame Route....

15 Days From 2120

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

6 Days From 2849

Tackle one of Australia’s greatest treks, among some of its most incredible scenery, on...

10 Days From 5436

Challenge mind, body and soul on this 10-day trekking adventure through Papua New...

16 Days From 10195

Explore the wonders of Tanzania and Kenya including a trek to the summit of Mt...

8 Days From 5400

Trek the quiet Rongai Route to summit Mt Kilimanjaro on an eight-day trip that includes...

30 Days From 4590

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

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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