Our grading system explained
- Expedition Grade
Trekking peaks offer an extra challenge for the committed trekker. Some trekking peaks such as Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Phongun Razi in Burma and Mount Toubkal in Morocco simply offer a more strenuous level of trekking that includes a tough, summit ascent. Whereas others like Stok Kangri in Ladakh, Island Peak in Nepal and Pisco Peak in Peru are more technical and require the use of ropes, ice axes and crampons. Indeed, trekking peaks often bridge the gap in expertise needed between the more technical realm of mountaineering and a challenging trek.
Our trekking peaks vary in height from Mont Blanc (4,810m/15,781ft) in Switzerland to Mera Peak (6,476m / 21,246ft) in Nepal, but all trekking peak routes will offer something extra in the way of difficulty and reward. Our routes are carefully planned to provide the best possible acclimatisation, often with a superb trek in to reach the mountain’s base camp. Island Peak for example takes you along the trail to Everest Base Camp, the climb of Chachacomani Peak in Bolivia is preceded by the classic Cordillera Real trek and a trek up the stunning Markha Valley in Ladakh provides the necessary acclimatisation to tackle Stok Kangri.
When a long trek is not possible to aid acclimatisation we will include a smaller acclimatisation peak or two in the itinerary as, for example, with Mont Blanc in the Alps. Our well-trained, professional guides also provide skills training where necessary to help prepare for a successful ascent. For the higher, more remote trekking peaks we will also provide a satellite phone and a Gamow bag in case of an emergency; your safety is our primary concern.
Trekking peaks are open to fit, determined walkers who have previously undertaken 'strenuous' treks; previous mountaineering experience is an advantage with several of our trekking peaks but not essential with the exception of Island Peak.Please contact our Operations Manager, Niki Morgan, if you have any queries about your suitability; we will review your experience before accepting you onto one our trekking peak trips.
Climb high on an ascent of a trekking peak with the best acclimatisation, guides and equipment to help meet the challenge.
- Trek Kilimanjaro via the longer and more scenic Lemosho Route providing excellent acclimatisation
- Ascend by the light of the full moon
- All park fees and meals are included in the trip price.
- Led by highly experienced local guides and we use top quality camping equipment
- First rate equipment on trek and a comfortable, chracterful hotel before and after
Flight inclusive from £3,345, Land only from £2,575
- Led by Kevin O’Neale - a highly experienced and qualified IFMGA guide
- Two 4,000m acclimatisation peaks plus the Dufourspitze Summit on Monte Rosa
- Two nights in the Monte Rosa Hut to give the best opportunity of reaching the summit
- Alpine skills training, including use of ice axe and crampons
- Hire of crampons, ice axes, harnesses and other technical kit included
- Comfortable hotel accommodation on the nights in Saas Grund
Flight inclusive from £2,325, Land only from £2,195
- Carefully planned route for excellent acclimatisation and cultural interest
- Highly experienced and fully qualified Berber guides
- Centrally located riad (guesthouse) in Marrakesh with time to explore the city
- Comfortable camping with dining tent and tasty locally sourced food
Flight inclusive from £800, Land only from £630
- Carefully planned route that provides the best acclimatisation as well as stunning Himalayan scenery
- Highly experienced UIAGM leader and Sherpa trek crew
- Tea house accommodation on the trail with 2 nights camping at Mera Peak
- Four star hotel in Kathmandu with time for rest and relaxation after your trek
Flight inclusive from £3,345, Land only from £2,495
- An alpine skills training day on a glacier to learn or refresh basic snow and ice skills
- A day of via ferrata on the Jegihorn with easy scrambling and spectacular wire bridge crossings
- A night in the Hohsaas mountain hut with its spectacular views giof the Mischabel range
- A magical alpine sunrise on an ascent of the classic 4,017m Weissmies
Flight inclusive from £1,125, Land only from £995
- Carefully planned east-west traverse for quieter trails
- Excellent acclimatisation on trek to Mount Toubkal 4,167m/13,671ft
- Delightful riad accommodation in the heart of Marrakesh
- Comfortable camping with tasty locally sourced food and hot showers en route
- Trek led by highly experienced and qualified Berber guides
Flight inclusive from £965, Land only from £750
- The best possible acclimatisation with an initial trek up Mount Meru and the longer Lemosho route on Kilimanjaro
- Ascend Kilimanjaro by the light of the full moon
- Summit at sunrise for incredible views across African plains
- All park fees included in the trip price
- Close up views of wildlife on the trek in to Mount Meru
- First rate camping experience on trek and good quality hotels of character before and after.
Flight inclusive from £4,055, Land only from £3,295
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