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Walking & Trekking

Walking holidays & trekking at altitude - what to expect

Our walking holidays and trekking holidays are designed to allow gradual height gain, spread over a number of days. There is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude but, for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent to height will produce minimal effects. On a few high altitude treks we carry a Gamow Bag as a precautionary measure.

The dossier pack that we send to you when you book your holiday includes comprehensive advice on safe travel at altitude. If you would like to find out more about the effects of altitude and the best preventative measures, then please visit the website of the research charity Medex and download their excellent booklet called 'Travel at High Altitude'. For treks involving travel above 4,000m/13,120ft, we'd strongly recommend that you read this booklet before you travel. You can also call our office and speak to an experienced member of our team.

Walking & Trekking

With over 100 superb walking and trekking holidays worldwide we have something to offer everyone. Our small group walking and trekking holidays are graded from Gentle to Expedition Grade and include iconic treks, pioneering adventures, plus less energetic gentle walking holidays

95 Holidays

Gentle Walking Bhutan Festivals

16 day Gentle Walking & Trekking
Gentle Walking Bhutan
  • Explore the cultural highlights of Bhutan including iconic Taktsang Monastery and Punakha Dzong
  • First-rate accommodation in Bhutan using comfortable hotels and lodges
  • Relax at Dwarika’s hotel in Kathmandu – a unique heritage property
  • Excellent and varied programme of gentle walks
  • Join the flamboyant celebrations at a Bhutanese festival

Flight inclusive from £3885, Land only from £2935

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Two High Passes & Everest Marathon

23 day Strenuous Walking & Trekking
Two High Passes & Everest Marathon
  • Realise the ambition of a lifetime by running the world’s highest marathon
  • Cross two spectacular passes over 5,000 metres: the Renjo La and the Cho La.
  • Spend two nights camping at Everest Base Camp where the race starts at 5,300m/17,388ft
  • Walk up to Kala Pattar at 5,545m/18,193ft for superb views of Mount Everest
  • Stay at a four star hotel in Kathmandu with time to relax or take in the sights of the city

Flight inclusive from £3400, Land only from £2550

Departures:

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Mount Etna Volcanic Islands

8 day Moderate / Vigorous Walking & Trekking
Mount Etna Volcanic Islands
  • Walk the five main islands of the Aeolian archipelago off Sicily
  • Swim in azure-blue seas from black-sand beaches
  • Summit fiery Stromboli – if volcanic activity allows
  • Discover Mount Etna, walking on the highest active volcano in Europe
  • Enjoy the delicious regional cuisine; fresh fish, capers, pasta and semi-frozen granita
  • Relax in thermal springs and take a revitalising mud bath

Flight inclusive from £1655, Land only from £1395

Departures:

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Ancient Kingdoms of Tibet Adventure Special

22 day Moderate Walking & Trekking
Ancient Kingdoms of Tibet
  • Take a three day acclimatisation trek in the Himalayan foothills of Nepal
  • Tour the fascinating sights of Lhasa and visit the cave hermitage of Drak Yerpa
  • Fly 800 miles across Tibet and past Mount Kailash to land at the airport of Ali, giving easy access to the ancient kingdoms west of Ali
  • Explore the mysterious kingdoms of Guge and Shangshung
  • Enjoy walks to visit cave dwellings, remote monasteries and ruined castles and visit the holy hot springs at Tirthapuri
  • Drive west to east across just part of the great Tibetan plateau, using the new road to Kathmandu from Tibet driving past Kailaish and through Kyirong and part of Langtang

Departures:

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Western Taurus & the Lycian Way

8 day Moderate / Vigorous Walking & Trekking
Western Taurus & the Lycian Way
  • Enjoy a two-centred holiday with a rich diversity of landscapes, history and culture
  • Explore the wild scenery of the Western Taurus mountains
  • Walk the stunning coastline along some of the best sections of the Lycian Way
  • Visit the remarkable archaelogical site at Olympos and climb to the summit of Tahtali
  • Turn your holiday into a two week Turkish extravaganza by joining our Cappodocia holiday

Flight inclusive from £1050, Land only from £725

Departures:

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Everest Base Camp & Gokyo Lakes Festivals Great Treks of the world

21 day Strenuous Walking & Trekking
Everest Base Camp & Gokyo Lakes
  • Trek to both Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar
  • Cross the Cho La and ascend Gokyo Ri
  • Excellent acclimatisation and highly experienced Sherpa leaders
  • Join the festivities at the Mani Rimdu Festival (29th October 2022 departure)
  • Four-star hotel and time to relax and take in the sights of Kathmandu

Flight inclusive from £3125, Land only from £2275

Departures:

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Silk Road Mountains & Monuments, Uzbekistan

15 day Gentle / Moderate Walking & Trekking
Silk Road Mountains & Monuments, Uzbekistan
  • Discover the four fabulous cities of the Great Silk Road - Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand
  • Explore the Nuratau Mountain range on a series of delightful village walks offering a real insight into traditional rural Uzbek life
  • Enjoy three days of walking in the picturesque Chimgan mountains with high peaks and alpine-style meadows
  • Stay in welcoming accommodation including good city hotels and friendly, family guesthouses

Flight inclusive from £2750, Land only from £1875

Departures:

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Gentle Walking Sri Lanka Wildlife

16 day Gentle Walking & Trekking
Gentle Walking Sri Lanka
  • A comprehensive tour of Sri Lanka, combining cultural highlights with gentle walking
  • Travel into the hill country by train to hilltop tea plantations
  • Take a jeep safari to look for leopards in Yala National Park
  • A relaxing beach stay at the end of your travels

Flight inclusive from £3340, Land only from £2075

Departures:

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Dhaulagiri Sanctuary Trek Adventure Special

16 day Vigorous Walking & Trekking
Dhaulagiri Sanctuary Trek
  • Be among the first to trek this new trail up to Dhaulagiri South Base Camp over the Gauda Kharka pass and down into the Kali Gandaki Gorge
  • Enjoy varied scenery and fantastic views of towering snow-capped peaks
  • Trek into the heart of the high Himalayas without ascending to excessive altitude – high point 4,100m
  • Observe traditional rural life as you walk through picturesque villages little changed by time
  • Experience the comforts of a full service camping trek

Flight inclusive from £3875, Land only from £2375

Departures:

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Cappadocia & the St Paul Trail

8 day Moderate Walking & Trekking
Cappadocia & the St Paul Trail
  • Walk through valleys lined with fairytale ‘chimney’s and fantastical rock formations in Cappadocia
  • Discover the hidden rock-hewn churches and cliff dwellings of the beautiful Ihlara Valley
  • Explore the incredible underground city of Kaymakli
  • Cross the Davraz Pass and enjoy rewarding walks along the St Paul’s Trail near scenic Lake Eğirdir
  • Follow in the footsteps of the Romans to the ancient city of Adada

Flight inclusive from £1070, Land only from £695

Departures:

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