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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 our extensive range of 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 and loads in-between.

35 Holidays

Tiger's Nest Trek, Bhutan & Kathmandu Valley Trek, Nepal Festivals

16 day Gentle / Moderate Walking & Trekking

Tiger's Nest Trek, Bhutan & Kathmandu Valley Trek, Nepal Save £150 - November departure
  • A three day trek between villages and temples along the ridgeline of the Kathmandu Valley
  • Follow in the footsteps of pilgrims on the trail to the sacred temple of Namo Buddha
  • An overnight camping trek in Bhutan to reach Taktsang Monastery
  • Time to explore the heritage towns of Bhaktapur, Dhulikel and Panauti in Nepal
  • Gentle walks in Bhutan and the cultural highlights of Paro, Punakha and Thimphu
  • All the colour and celebrations of a traditional Bhutanese festival

Flight inclusive from £4245, Land only from £3170

Annapurna North Base Camp Trek

14 day Moderate / Vigorous Walking & Trekking

  • A scenically spectacular little-known alternative to the Annapurna Sanctuary trek
  • Wild terrain with towering cliffs, waterfalls, glaciers, a brilliant blue lake and a host of Himalayan giants
  • Trek high point at French Advance Base Camp, 4,305m, with staggering 360-degree mountain views
  • Four-star hotel in Kathmandu, exciting mountain road to the start of the trek, and a well-paced ascent
  • Remote camping trek - the equal of anything in the Himalaya but in just two weeks London to London
  • Enjoy the Laxmi Pooja festivities (on selected October departures)

Flight inclusive from £3465, Land only from £2085

Everest Base Camp Trek Festivals Great Treks of the world

19 day Strenuous Walking & Trekking

  • Excellent acclimatisation, giving high success rates and greater enjoyment
  • Trek to both Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar
  • Highly experienced Sherpa leaders, some of whom are Everest summiteers
  • November 2024 departure attends the Mani Rimdu Festival
  • Four-star hotel with time to relax in Kathmandu

Flight inclusive from £3165, Land only from £2145

Namun La, Annapurna Wilderness Trek Adventure Special

16 day Vigorous / Strenuous Walking & Trekking

  • An accessible yet genuine wilderness trek – few trekkers, or even locals, use this trail.
  • A wild trek with breath-taking scenery that fits into a two week holiday.
  • Cross the remote and challenging Namun Pass, 4,850m/15,912ft.
  • Enjoy incredible views of the Langjung Himal, Annapurnas, Machhapuchhare and Manaslu.

Flight inclusive from £3215, Land only from £2195

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

21 day Strenuous Walking & Trekking

  • Trek to both Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar
  • Cross the Cho La and ascend Gokyo Ri
  • Excellent acclimatisation and highly experienced Sherpa leaders
  • Four-star hotel and time to relax and take in the sights of Kathmandu

Flight inclusive from £3575, Land only from £2495

Ganesh Himal Trek

16 day Moderate / Vigorous Walking & Trekking

  • Climb airy stone staircases, and trek along exhilarating mountain ridges
  • Trek through verdant farmland and explore unspoilt forests
  • Marvel at the incredible mountain panoramas from the Sing La
  • Visit remote Gurung and Tamang villages
  • Relax after the trek in a four star hotel in Kathmandu

Flight inclusive from £2705, Land only from £1595

Five High Passes - Dolpo to Mustang Trek Adventure Special

23 day Strenuous Walking & Trekking

  • Trek for 16 days through impressive high mountain scenery and isolated villages
  • Camp by the turquoise waters of Phuksundo Lake
  • Experience the ancient Tibetan culture of the region - little changed over time
  • Enjoy first rate camping and a four star hotel in Kathmandu before and after the trek

Flight inclusive from £4835, Land only from £3685

Annapurna Sanctuary Great Treks of the world

16 day Vigorous Walking & Trekking

  • Complete the classic trek into the Annapurna Sanctuary, trekking with a Sherpa guide
  • Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp & Annapurna Base Camp, 4,130m/13,550ft
  • Enjoy sunrise views from Poon Hill
  • Follow the trail through picturesque villages and experience Sherpa culture
  • Stay in traditional tea houses on trek and a four-star hotel in Kathmandu

Flight inclusive from £2740, Land only from £1695

Wild Mustang Trek Adventure Special

25 day Vigorous / Strenuous Walking & Trekking

  • Trek to the remote villages, cave complexes and monasteries north of Lo Manthang and meet the local nomads.
  • Return down the wild eastern side of Mustang.
  • Stay in lodges in Mustang as well as enjoying a full camping experience in the ‘wild’ sections of this unique trek.
  • Join in the flamboyant celebrations of the Tiji Festival on the May departure.

Flight inclusive from £4885, Land only from £3935

Makalu Base Camp Trek Adventure Special

22 day Strenuous Walking & Trekking

  • Complete the spectacular trek to Makalu Base Camp where few others have ventured
  • Cross the Shipton La pass, and three other high passes, on a single day of sublime trekking
  • Enjoy a full day of exploration at Makalu Base Camp
  • Encounter varied scenery in different temperate zones as you progress from 700m to over 5,000m
  • Stay in tea houses on trek to experience remote village life and contribute directly to the local economy.

Flight inclusive from £3975, Land only from £2555

Snow Leopard Trek, Upper Dolpo

27 day Strenuous Walking & Trekking

  • Genuinely remote and culturally distinct, an area of Nepal where few westerners visit
  • Phuksundo Lake, Shey Gompa and Crystal Mountain are just some of the spectacular scenic highlights
  • Spend time with the people of Dolpo who have retained their ancient traditions and beliefs
  • Excellent acclimatisation following Peter Matthiessenâs journey in search of the elusive snow leopard
  • Enjoy first rate camping facilities on trek and a four star hotel in Kathmandu

Flight inclusive from £5065, Land only from £3750

Langtang & the Laurebina La Adventure Special

20 day Vigorous / Strenuous Walking & Trekking

  • Towering Himalayan peaks, sacred lakes and deep hidden valleys - all within a day's drive from Kathmandu
  • A culturally rich trek into the home of the Tamang and the Yolmo Sherpa people
  • Traditional tea houses and a warm welcome on the trail
  • 4* hotel in Kathmandu at the start and end of the trek

Flight inclusive from £3060, Land only from £1850

Trans Bhutan Trail - Western Highlights

14 day Moderate Walking & Trekking

  • Walk and trek the best sections of the western end of Bhutan's new long-distance trail
  • Experience traditional rural life, ancient cultural sights and beautiful scenery
  • Avoid the toughest climbs of the trail with a carefully selected itinerary
  • Visit Taktsang Monastery, the Tiger's Nest, and Punakha Dzong

Flight inclusive from £4485, Land only from £3190

Long Trek to Everest Base Camp Adventure Special Great Treks of the world

24 day Strenuous Walking & Trekking

  • Follow in the footsteps of early Everest pioneers on the original trail to Everest Base Camp
  • Enjoy fabulous sunrise views from Pikey Peak, said to be Edmund Hillaryâs favourite view of Everest.
  • Visit both Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar and trek through beautiful Sherpa villages
  • Trek in the company of highly experienced Sherpa leaders, some of whom are Everest summiteers
  • Stay in a four star hotel in Kathmandu with a walking tour of the cityâs key sights

Flight inclusive from £3895, Land only from £2735

Mount Kailash Trek

23 day Strenuous Walking & Trekking

  • Trek in the company of pilgrims around Mount Kailash, the holiest mountain in the Himalaya
  • Complete a kora (circuit) of the mountain to cleanse your sins
  • Drive across the vast Tibetan Plateau and camp beside Lake Manasarovar
  • Enjoy a spectacular acclimatisation trek in the Langtang Valley in Nepal with great mountain views

Mount Chomolhari & Lingshi Bhutan Festivals

17 day Vigorous / Strenuous Walking & Trekking

  • A fully supported, well-paced trek with excellent acclimatisation
  • Trek to the Base Camp of Mount Chomolhari and return via the high pass of the Yeli La
  • Join the celebrations at the Chomolhari Mountain Festival (October departure)
  • Walk to Taktsang Monastery and sightseeing in Thimphu
  • Enjoy first-rate camping facilities on trek and good quality hotels in Bhutan and Kathmandu

Flight inclusive from £5265, Land only from £3995

Gentle Walking Bhutan Festivals

15 day Gentle Walking & Trekking

  • 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 Dwarikaâs hotel in Kathmandu â a unique heritage property
  • Excellent and varied programme of gentle walks
  • Join the flamboyant celebrations at a Bhutanese festival

Flight inclusive from £4955, Land only from £3895

Ancient Kingdoms of Tibet Adventure Special

22 day Moderate Walking & Trekking

  • 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

Grand Annapurna Traverse Adventure Special

27 day Strenuous Walking & Trekking

  • Experience a genuine wilderness trek in the heart of the Annapurna mountains
  • Cross three challenging passes: the Kang La, 5,300m, the Mesokanto La, 5,120m and the Namun La, 4,850m
  • Enjoy incredible close-up views of the Annapurnas, Machhapuchare, Manaslu and Dhaulagiri
  • Camp at 5,000m at stunning Tilicho lake - a unique experience
  • Explore the delightful mountain villages of Naar and Phu

Flight inclusive from £5400, Land only from £4085

Manaslu Circuit Great Treks of the world

18 day Strenuous Walking & Trekking

  • A distinctive and improved version of the classic Manaslu Circuit with spectacular scenery from start to finish
  • Excellent acclimatisation with rest days before crossing the Larkya La
  • Explore picturesque Tibetan villages full of cultural interest
  • Staying in tea houses on trek and a four star hotel in Kathmandu

Flight inclusive from £3020, Land only from £2025

Three High Passes to Everest

23 day Strenuous Walking & Trekking

  • Achieve five superb objectives all over 5,000 metres: the passes of Renjo La, Cho La and Kongma La, and the summits of Gokyo Ri and Kala Pattar
  • Trek in the more unspoilt valleys of the Khumbu approaching the Renjo La and Chukhung
  • View Everest, Makalu, Lhotse and Cholatse, the Himalayan giants, in their full glory
  • Stay at a four star hotel in Kathmandu with time to relax or take in the sights of the city

Flight inclusive from £3855, Land only from £2495

Gentle Trekking & Luxury Lodges, Annapurna Foothills 'In style' holidays

12 day Gentle / Moderate Walking & Trekking

  • Varied trekking through beautiful Himalayan scenery and delightful villages
  • Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the cultural highlights of Kathmandu and a boat ride in Pokhara
  • Stay at the best trekking lodges in the Annapurnas and a top quality hotel in Pokhara
  • Relax in a fabulous 5 star hotel in Kathmandu after the trek
  • Extend your holiday with a range of options

Flight inclusive from £3340, Land only from £2345

Gentle Walking Nepal

13 day Gentle / Moderate Walking & Trekking

  • Enjoy spectacular views of the Kathmandu valley and Himalayan peaks from Haatiban
  • Relax at the Summit River Lodge with the refreshing sound of the Trusili River below
  • Spend your last night at Dwarika's - one of the finest hotels in all Kathmandu
  • See the real Nepal, go beyond the beaten track and discover untouched villages
  • Stay in beautifully located lodges with comfy beds, hot showers and great food
  • Sightseeing in Pokhara with a magnificent backdrop scenery of the Annapurna

Flight inclusive from £3565, Land only from £2445

Druk Path Trek Festivals Great Treks of the world

14 day Moderate Walking & Trekking

  • Trek one of Bhutan’s oldest trails with wonderfully varied scenery and superb mountain views
  • Walk to the fabled Tiger’s Nest Monastery and visit Punakha Dzong
  • Explore the key cultural sights of Thimphu and the Paro Valley
  • Attend a festival (on selected departures)
  • Enjoy first-rate camping and well-appointed hotels

Flight inclusive from £4410, Land only from £3290

Annapurna Base Camp in Style 'In style' holidays

16 day Vigorous Walking & Trekking

  • Trek to Macchapuchare Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp
  • Stay in up-market lodges, and the best tea houses higher up the trail with many extra services included
  • A perfect Himalayan trek through classic high mountain scenery to explore the heart of the Annapurna
  • Enjoy a high quality hotel in Kathmandu and tour the city's main sights

Flight inclusive from £4100, Land only from £3055

Kangchenjunga North & South Base Camps Adventure Special

23 day Strenuous Walking & Trekking

  • An opportunity to genuinely trek where few other westerners venture.
  • Spectacular Himalayan scenery with views of many 8,000m peaks.
  • Excellent acclimatisation and ample time to explore.
  • Highly experienced Nepali leader and trek crew.
  • Relax in a 4* hotel in Kathmandu.

Flight inclusive from £3950, Land only from £2955

Everest Base Camp in Style Great Treks of the world 'In style' holidays

20 day Strenuous Walking & Trekking

  • For ten nights on trek stay in luxury lodges with excellent facilities, food and service.
  • Five other nights are spent in the best tea houses available on the trail.
  • Visit the Base Camp of beautiful Ama Dablam and trek to both Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar to gain the most stunning views of Everest
  • Excellent acclimatisation and first rate leaders
  • Stay in Kathmandu's best hotel - the Dwarika’s Hotel - a 5-star heritage property

Flight inclusive from £4415, Land only from £3335

Lingshi Laya Trek Bhutan

20 day Strenuous Walking & Trekking

  • Spectacular scenery from start to finish
  • Spend time in the remote mountain village of Laya
  • Enjoy first-rate camping facilities on trek
  • Attend the Chomolhari Mountain Festival on our autumn departure
  • Look for rare tigers in the high mountains where the BBC filmed âLost Land of the Tiger'

Flight inclusive from £6090, Land only from £4755

Gentle Walking Eastern Bhutan

19 day Gentle Walking & Trekking

  • Explore the spectacular and little visited hill-top towns and temples of east Bhutan.
  • Join the celebrations at a vibrant Bhutanese festival.
  • Visit the picturesque village of Ura and stay in a traditional farmhouse for one night.
  • Cross the high Thrumshing La on an exciting drive to Mongar.
  • Enjoy gentle walks in the beautiful valleys around Bumthang.

Flight inclusive from £5800, Land only from £4850

Annapurna & Everest in Style 'In style' holidays

18 day Moderate Walking & Trekking

  • Stay in high quality trekking lodges with lots of home comforts
  • Relax at a high quality hotel in Kathmandu and tour the cityâs main sights
  • Discover the Annapurna foothills and the Everest region on two well-paced treks with stunning views
  • Enjoy the best trekking experience with excellent acclimatisation and first rate leaders

Flight inclusive from £5065, Land only from £3750

Hidden Valleys of Bhutan Community Treks

16 day Gentle / Moderate Walking & Trekking

  • Spend three nights in approved farmhouse homestays to experience the lives of the local people.
  • Trek for two days on the Bumdra Trek to reach celebrated Taktsang Monastery.
  • Enjoy varied and interesting day walks.
  • Discover the beautiful 'hidden' valleys of Phobjika and Haa.
  • Join the festivities at a Bhutanese tsechu.

Flight inclusive from £4910, Land only from £3635

Lunana Snowman Trek Bhutan Adventure Special

36 day Strenuous Walking & Trekking

  • The classic Snowman trek with a superb hike out through uncharted terrain
  • Travel with a highly experienced Mountain Kingdoms leader supported by a Bhutanese guide and crew
  • Excellent acclimatisation with carefully placed rest days in the best locations for exploration
  • Sightseeing in Paro and Punakha including the walk to Tiger's Nest Monastery
  • Two nights getting to know the people of Laya with their unique dress and cultural traditions
  • First-rate camping on trek and a four-star hotel in Kathmandu

Flight inclusive from £13815, Land only from £12490

Rodang La Trek, Eastern Bhutan Festivals

20 day Vigorous / Strenuous Walking & Trekking

  • Trek along an ancient trading route in a remote, beautiful and culturally fascinating area of eastern Bhutan
  • Keep watch for yetis near the Rodang La - a traditional haunt of this most elusive of creatures
  • See numerous varieties of colourful and exotic birds in one of the world’s birding hotspots
  • Walk to Tiger’s Nest Monastery, the most spectacularly located in all Bhutan
  • Visit many of the dzongs, temples and other key cultural attractions of eastern Bhutan
  • Join the celebrations at a traditional Bhutanese festival

Flight inclusive from £6340, Land only from £5295

Luxury Lodges to Ama Dablam Base Camp 'In style' holidays

16 day Vigorous Walking & Trekking

  • Stay in luxury lodges on trek with excellent facilities, food and service
  • Trek the main trails of the Everest region including the old Tibetan trade route the Nangpa La
  • Meet climbers or simply explore the Base Camp of beautiful Ama Dablam
  • Enjoy the Mani Rimdu Festival on the November 2024 departure
  • Relax at indulgent Dwarika's Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Kathmandu’s key sights

Flight inclusive from £4040, Land only from £2995

Kingdom of Mustang Trek Festivals

19 day Vigorous Walking & Trekking

  • Visit a small Buddhist kingdom that until relatively recently was closed to the outside world.
  • Attractive Tibetan-style villages with a strong, well preserved Tibetan culture and intriguing long-abandoned cliff dwellings and ancient cave monasteries.
  • A dramatic desert landscape with incredible âorgan-pipeâ cliffs, set against a backdrop of the mighty snow-capped Himalaya.
  • While on trek stay in charming teahouses, small hotels and lodges
  • 4* hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara and a combination of tea houses and lodges on trek.

Flight inclusive from £4005, Land only from £3055

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