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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

42 Holidays

Everest Base Camp 70th Anniversary Trek Adventure Special

19 day Strenuous Walking & Trekking
Everest Base Camp 70th Anniversary Trek Special Trek
  • Stand at Everest Base Camp on the 70th Anniversary of Hillary and Tenzing's summit success
  • Led by a celebrated three times summiteer who made his first successful ascent with Sir Chris Bonnington
  • Learn about life on an Everest expedition and hear Pertemba Sherpa's tales from the top of the world
  • Excellent acclimatisation to ensure you enjoy your time at base camp and the ascent of Kala Pattar, 5,545m/18,192ft
  • Stay in a four star hotel in Kathmandu - time to celebrate!
  • Take home a commemorative t-shirt to mark this special occasion

Flight inclusive from £3700, Land only from £2750

Departures:

  • Jan
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Trans Bhutan Trail - Western Highlights

14 day Moderate Walking & Trekking
Trans Bhutan Trail - Western Highlights New
  • 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
  • Spend time at a Bhutanese festival on the autumn departure

Flight inclusive from £5580, Land only from £4245

Departures:

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

24 day Strenuous Walking & Trekking
Long Trek to Everest Base Camp
  • 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 Hillary’s 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 city’s key sights

Flight inclusive from £3895, Land only from £2695

Departures:

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Mount Kailash Trek

23 day Strenuous Walking & Trekking
Mount Kailash Trek
  • 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

Departures:

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Mount Chomolhari & Lingshi Festivals

17 day Vigorous / Strenuous Walking & Trekking
Mount Chomolhari & Lingshi
  • 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 £6050, Land only from £4995

Departures:

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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
  • 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 the Tiger’s Nest Temple of Taktsang
  • 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 £4955, Land only from £3835

Departures:

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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

Departures:

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 £3575, Land only from £2725

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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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
  • Four-star hotel and time to relax and take in the sights of Kathmandu

Flight inclusive from £3760, Land only from £2525

Departures:

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