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 Cradle Mountain Overland Track

6

1665

Walk the Cairngorms in Winter

5

1030

Trek the Larapinta Trail

5

2270

Walking in California's Sierra Nevada

5

1745

Hike Abel Tasman & West Coast Rainforests

8

3325

Walk Yosemite National Park

6

2095

Hike Maria Island

4

1255

Walk the Victorian Alps

4

1460

Walk the East Coast of Tasmania

4

1405

Walk Bruny Island & the Tasmanian South Coast

6

2535

Walk the Bay of Fires

5

1665

Walk Abel Tasman National Park

5

1635

Walk the Scenic Rim

5

1665

Walk the Atherton Tablelands

5

2175

Walking in Grand Canyon National Park

5

1845

Walk Cradle Mountain National Park

4

2070

Walk the Blue Mountains

4

1155

Walk Tasmania's Three Capes

4

1040

Walk the Canadian Rockies

8

2225

Inca Trail Express

7

1188

Walk Denali National Park

6

2405

Walk the Queen Charlotte Track

4

1375

Walk Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula

7

2530

Sacred Land of the Incas

15

3154

Everest Base Camp Trek

15

1644

Sunshine Coast Walking Summer Adventure

5

1930

Sunshine Coast Walking Winter Adventure

5

1360

Inca Trail Express from Lima

8

1326

Sabah Adventure

12

2345

Walk Hadrian’s Wall Highlights

7

1195

Walk the Cornish Coast

4

655

Patagonia Wilderness

15

6085

Walk the Flinders Ranges

6

2645

Walk the Camino de Santiago

7

1475

Hiking in the Dolomites

8

2045

Hike the Lycian Way

8

1090

Walk the Mornington Peninsula

5

1515

Victoria’s Great South West Walk

5

1515

Walk the Great Ocean Road

4

1260

Hike the Tour du Mont Blanc

8

3120

Mont Blanc Highlights

8

2460

Walk Western Australia's Cape to Cape Track

8

2000

Epic Everest Base Camp Trek
Ages 18 to 29

15

1615

Annapurna Circuit Trek

15

1555

Hike the Rota Vicentina in Portugal

8

2110

Trek Patagonia

10

4315

Amalfi Coast: Hike & Kayak

8

2155

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

15

1212

Trek Jordan

8

1565

Everest Base Camp & Gokyo Lakes Trek

19

1777

Walk the Peak District

3

485

Walk the Wicklow Way

6

1770

Walk the Cairngorms in Summer

5

1010

Walk the Jurassic Coast

5

915

Hike the Pembrokeshire Coast

6

1365

Sri Lanka Expedition: Village & Tea Treks

14

2660

Serengeti & Kilimanjaro

15

5555

Portuguese Camino

10

1855

Kilimanjaro: Marangu Route

8

3520

Cinque Terre: Hike, Bike & Kayak

8

2180

Mount Toubkal Trek

7

635

One Week in Nepal
Ages 18 to 29

8

690

Tamang Heritage & Langtang Valley Trek

15

1340

Kilimanjaro: Machame Route

9

4185

Kilimanjaro: Rongai Route

8

3645

Trek Armenia: The Transcaucasian Trail

10

1800

The Kokoda Track

10

3690

Everest Base Camp & Annapurna Circuit Trek

30

3130

Highlights of Patagonia

8

3280

Safari to Kilimanjaro - Machame Route

17

6270

Kilimanjaro & Serengeti Adventure

15

5955

Sulawesi Expedition: Tana Toraja Trek

11

1305

Nepal Family Holiday with Teenagers

11

1920

Chiang Mai Adventure

4

410

Thailand Hilltribe Trek

5

515

Kathmandu Valley Trek

4

423

Sapa Adventure

5

328

Annapurna Homestay Trek

5

410

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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