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.

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Popular walks and treks

Our walking and trekking trips

Trip Name Days From GBP
Walk the Cornish Coast

4

349

Trek the Larapinta Trail

5

1380

Walk the Peak District

3

342

Walking in California's Sierra Nevada

5

1405

Hike Abel Tasman & West Coast Rainforests

8

2125

Walk Yosemite National Park

6

1735

Walk the East Coast of Tasmania

4

995

Walk Bruny Island & the Tasmanian South Coast

6

1795

Walk the Bay of Fires

5

1215

Walk the Wicklow Way

6

1290

Walk the Cairngorms in Summer

5

642

Hike the Pembrokeshire Coast

6

1045

Walk Abel Tasman National Park

5

1075

Walk the Scenic Rim

5

1095

Walk the Atherton Tablelands

5

1385

Walking in Grand Canyon National Park

5

1485

Walk Cradle Mountain National Park

4

1360

Walk the Blue Mountains

4

760

Walk Tasmania's Three Capes

4

680

Walk the Canadian Rockies

8

1460

Trek the Cradle Mountain Overland Track

6

1210

Inca Trail Express

7

736

Walk Denali National Park

6

1880

Walk the Queen Charlotte Track

4

900

Walk Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula

7

1975

Sacred Land of the Incas

15

2420

Everest Base Camp Trek

15

1220

Walk the Camino de Santiago

7

965

Sunshine Coast Walking Summer Adventure

5

1265

Sunshine Coast Walking Winter Adventure

5

1060

Walk the Jurassic Coast

5

514

Inca Trail Express from Lima

8

1008

Sabah Adventure

12

1710

Hike the Rota Vicentina in Portugal

8

1385

Walk Hadrian’s Wall Highlights

7

980

Walk the Cairngorms in Winter

5

830

Patagonia Wilderness

15

4795

Walk the Flinders Ranges

6

1735

Hiking in the Dolomites

8

1345

Hike the Lycian Way

8

705

Walk the Mornington Peninsula

5

1105

Victoria’s Great South West Walk

5

1105

Walk the Great Ocean Road

4

920

Hike the Tour du Mont Blanc

8

2050

Mont Blanc Highlights

8

1615

Walk Western Australia's Cape to Cape Track

8

1315

Epic Everest Base Camp Trek
Ages 18 to 29

15

1175

Annapurna Circuit Trek

15

1135

Trek Patagonia

10

3395

Amalfi Coast: Hike & Kayak

8

1575

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

15

895

Trek Jordan

8

1230

Everest Base Camp & Gokyo Lakes Trek

19

1525

Sri Lanka Expedition: Village & Tea Treks

14

1780

Serengeti & Kilimanjaro

15

4055

Portuguese Camino

10

1355

Kilimanjaro: Marangu Route

8

2565

Cinque Terre: Hike, Bike & Kayak

8

1585

Mount Toubkal Trek

7

465

One Week in Nepal
Ages 18 to 29

8

505

Tamang Heritage & Langtang Valley Trek

15

930

Kilimanjaro: Machame Route

9

3050

Kilimanjaro: Rongai Route

8

2655

Trek Armenia: The Transcaucasian Trail

10

1370

The Kokoda Track

10

2695

Everest Base Camp & Annapurna Circuit Trek

30

2280

Highlights of Patagonia

8

2390

Safari to Kilimanjaro - Machame Route

17

4570

Kilimanjaro & Serengeti Adventure

15

4340

Sulawesi Expedition: Tana Toraja Trek

11

1000

Nepal Family Holiday with Teenagers

11

1400

Chiang Mai Adventure

4

300

Thailand Hilltribe Trek

5

358

Kathmandu Valley Trek

4

308

Sapa Adventure

5

238

Annapurna Homestay Trek

5

300

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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