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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

48 Holidays

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

24 day Strenuous Walking & Trekking
The Long Trek to Everest Base Camp New
  • 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 £3445, Land only from £2495

Departures:

  • Jan
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  • Nov
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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

Flight inclusive from £4995, Land only from £4145

Departures:

  • Jan
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  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Mount Chomolhari & Lingshi Festivals

17 day Vigorous / Strenuous Walking & Trekking
Mount Chomolhari & Lingshi New
  • 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 £3895, Land only from £3095

Departures:

  • Jan
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  • Nov
  • Dec

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

15 day Gentle / Moderate Walking & Trekking
Tiger's Nest Trek, Bhutan & Kathmandu Valley Trek, Nepal New
  • 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 Namobuddha
  • 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 £3745, Land only from £2775

Departures:

  • Jan
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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 £3945, 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

Land only from £2465

Departures:

  • Jan
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  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Ancient Kingdoms of Tibet Adventure Special

22 day Moderate Walking & Trekking
Ancient Kingdoms of Tibet New
  • 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

Flight inclusive from £5730, Land only from £4895

Departures:

  • Jan
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  • Nov
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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
  • Attend the Mani Rimdu Festival on one of our autumn departures

Flight inclusive from £3175, Land only from £2225

Departures:

  • Jan
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  • Nov
  • Dec

Dhaulagiri Sanctuary Trek Adventure Special

16 day Vigorous Walking & Trekking
Dhaulagiri Sanctuary Trek New
  • 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 £3540, Land only from £2545

Departures:

  • Jan
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  • Dec

Grand Annapurna Traverse Adventure Special

27 day Strenuous Walking & Trekking
Grand Annapurna Traverse New
  • 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 £4555, Land only from £3755

Departures:

  • Jan
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