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GR20 trekking vacation in Corsica, France

GR20 trekking vacation in Corsica, France

Arguably the finest and toughest waymarked trail in Europe
From US $3,205 to US $3,365 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 11 Jun, 25 Jun, 9 Jul, 23 Jul, 6 Aug, 20 Aug, 3 Sep, 17 Sep
2018: 10 Jun, 24 Jun, 8 Jul, 22 Jul, 5 Aug, 19 Aug, 2 Sep, 16 Sep
Kilimanjaro climb, Rongai route

Kilimanjaro climb, Rongai route

Ascend Mt Kilimanjaro's Rongai Route
From US $3,095 to US $3,255 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 12 May, 9 Jun, 14 Jul, 2 Aug, 1 Sep, 15 Sep, 29 Sep, 13 Oct, 27 Oct, 3 Nov, 8 Dec
2018: 26 Jan, 16 Feb, 16 Mar, 6 Apr, 8 Jun, 6 Jul, 3 Aug, 24 Aug, 31 Aug, 14 Sep, 21 Sep, 12 Oct, 19 Oct
Nepal trekking vacation, Annapurna and Everest

Nepal trekking vacation, Annapurna and Everest

Trek Nepal's famous Everest and Annapurna Trails in 2 weeks
From US $2,899 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 23 Sep, 7 Oct, 21 Oct, 4 Nov, 3 Dec
2018: 6 Jan, 10 Feb, 3 Mar, 13 Mar, 31 Mar, 14 Apr, 22 Sep, 6 Oct, 20 Oct, 3 Nov, 2 Dec
Trekking with Sherpas  in the Everest region

Trekking with Sherpas in the Everest region

Trek in the foothills of the mightiest of the mountains
From £888 11 days ex flights
Tailor made: We can arrange treks around the Everest Region from end September through winter to mid-May, min 7 days, max 30 days
Patagonia trekking vacation

Patagonia trekking vacation

Trek the third largest single expanse of ice on earth
From US $1,880 to US $2,070 9 days ex flights
Tailor made: Departs weekly from November to March.
Climbing Kilimanjaro, Machame Route 7 days

Climbing Kilimanjaro, Machame Route 7 days

Climb Kilimanjaro and enjoy the scenery & wildlife of Tanzania
From US $1,995 to US $2,995 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 18 Jun, 16 Jul, 13 Aug, 10 Sep, 8 Oct, 17 Dec
2018: 14 Jan, 11 Feb, 11 Mar
Patagonia trekking vacation, Patagonia Eco-camp

Patagonia trekking vacation, Patagonia Eco-camp

Camp & trek Los Glaciares & T. del Paine Parks, Patagonia
From US $4,469 to US $5,520 17 days ex flights
Small group travel: Departs every Friday with min 2 people (based on Paine W trek in Chile). Departs every Sunday with min 2 people (based on Paine Circuit in Chile)
Everest trekking vacation, Everest Circuit

Everest trekking vacation, Everest Circuit

3 week trek of Gokyo Lake & Everest Base Camp
From US $2,955 21 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 18 Sep, 25 Sep, 4 Oct, 11 Oct, 15 Oct, 18 Oct, 25 Oct, 1 Nov, 11 Nov, 15 Nov, 6 Dec, 14 Dec, 27 Dec
2018: 6 Jan, 24 Jan, 7 Feb, 19 Feb, 21 Mar, 28 Mar, 2 Apr, 4 Apr, 25 Apr, 17 Sep, 24 Sep, 3 Oct, 10 Oct, 17 Oct, 24 Oct, 31 Oct, 14 Nov, 5 Dec, 13 Dec, 26 Dec
Climb Aconcagua, Argentina

Climb Aconcagua, Argentina

Climb the highest peak in South America
From US $4,425 20 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 20 Nov, 27 Nov, 4 Dec, 11 Dec, 18 Dec, 26 Dec
2018: 2 Jan, 8 Jan, 15 Jan, 22 Jan, 5 Feb, 12 Feb
Kilimanjaro trek, Rongai Route

Kilimanjaro trek, Rongai Route

See Africa from the peaks of Mt Kilimanjaro.
From US $2,640 to US $3,535 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 4 Jun, 23 Jul, 13 Aug, 24 Sep, 8 Oct, 12 Nov, 17 Dec
2018: 7 Jan, 4 Feb, 3 Jun, 22 Jul, 12 Aug, 23 Sep, 7 Oct, 11 Nov, 16 Dec
Via Ferrata walking vacation in the Dolomites, Italy

Via Ferrata walking vacation in the Dolomites, Italy

A perfect introductory trip for good walkers
From US $1,885 to US $1,925 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 8 Jul, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep
2018: 7 Jul, 14 Jul, 18 Aug, 25 Aug, 1 Sep
Cordillera Vilcanota trekking vacation in Peru

Cordillera Vilcanota trekking vacation in Peru

Sacred Mountain lodge trek in Peru
From US $3,345 11 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 8 Sep, 6 Oct
Kokoda track trekking vacation, Papua New Guinea

Kokoda track trekking vacation, Papua New Guinea

Trek across the geographical heart of Papua New Guinea
From US $3,120 11 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 24 Jun, 4 Jul, 25 Jul, 16 Sep, 26 Sep, 17 Oct
2018: 30 Mar, 15 Apr, 22 Apr, 29 May, 3 Jul, 10 Jul, 7 Aug, 25 Aug, 25 Sep, 9 Oct
Inca trail holiday, Peru

Inca trail holiday, Peru

Retrace the steps of a fascinating civilisation
From US $1,510 to US $1,730 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: Typically 2 or 3 departures a week
Adventure vacation in Bolivia

Adventure vacation in Bolivia

Awe-inspiring high desert lake and mountain scenery
From US $2,091 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 30 Apr, 14 May, 28 May, 11 Jun, 25 Jun, 9 Jul, 23 Jul, 6 Aug, 20 Aug, 3 Sep, 17 Sep, 1 Oct, 15 Oct, 29 Oct
Rainbow Mountain trek in Peru

Rainbow Mountain trek in Peru

Gorgeous high altitude trekking near Cusco, Peru
From US $575 to US $695 4 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Ladakh trekking vacation, India

Ladakh trekking vacation, India

Laddakh treasures and trekking
From £797 to £810 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
The GR10 Pyrenees hiking vacation in France

The GR10 Pyrenees hiking vacation in France

Following the French-Spanish border from the Atlantic to the Med
From US $1,925 to US $2,075 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 22 Jun, 13 Jul, 31 Aug, 14 Sep
2018: 21 Jun, 12 Jul, 26 Jul, 30 Aug, 13 Sep
Bhaba and Pin Valley trekking vacation in India

Bhaba and Pin Valley trekking vacation in India

Trekking holiday in the Himalayas to Bhaba and Pin Valley
From £1,925 to £2,215 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 18 Jun, 2 Jul, 15 Sep
Gosainkunda Lakes and Helambu trek in Nepal

Gosainkunda Lakes and Helambu trek in Nepal

Trek remote trails to mystical lakes, Nepal
From £1,365 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 25 Sep, 1 Oct, 15 Oct, 5 Nov, 19 Nov, 3 Dec
Helambu trek in Nepal

Helambu trek in Nepal

Trek through mountains, culture and tradition, Nepal
From £1,185 to £1,585 9 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Nepal trekking vacation, secret trails of Nar Phu

Nepal trekking vacation, secret trails of Nar Phu

Adventurous trek through remote Nar Phu region
From £1,995 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 7 Oct, 28 Oct, 11 Nov
Ghorepani Poon hill trek in Nepal

Ghorepani Poon hill trek in Nepal

Authentic experience of trekking in the Nepalese Himalaya
From £1,250 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 25 Sep, 16 Oct, 6 Nov, 13 Nov, 20 Nov, 4 Dec, 18 Dec
Nubra Valley Trek in Ladakh, India

Nubra Valley Trek in Ladakh, India

New trekking route in the lesser visited area of Ladakh.
From £1,298 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
China climbing and trekking tour in Sichuan

China climbing and trekking tour in Sichuan

Climbing Mount Siguniangshan, the “Queen of Sichuan’s Peaks”
From US $600 4 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Everest trekking tour, small group

Everest trekking tour, small group

A magnificent circuit of the Everest region
From £1,548 23 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 27 Oct
2018: 30 Mar
Montenegro hiking vacation, mountain expedition

Montenegro hiking vacation, mountain expedition

Most exciting and beautiful hikes in one unique expedition
From €999 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 17 Jun, 19 Aug
Kilimanjaro Machame Trek, 8 Days

Kilimanjaro Machame Trek, 8 Days

Topography of the route is conducive to good acclimatisation
From US $1,950 to US $2,550 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Annapurna trekking holiday in Nepal

Annapurna trekking holiday in Nepal

It gives the incredible views of silvery mountains
From US $1,095 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 29 Apr, 7 May, 14 May, 28 May, 10 Jun, 17 Jun, 26 Jun, 5 Jul, 18 Jul, 1 Aug, 15 Aug, 27 Aug, 7 Sep, 19 Sep, 25 Sep, 6 Oct, 17 Oct, 28 Oct, 8 Nov, 16 Nov
Hiking vacation in Peru, Mount Ausangate

Hiking vacation in Peru, Mount Ausangate

Ausangate 5 day high altitude llama trek.
From US $465 5 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 28 Apr, 5 May, 12 May, 19 May, 26 May, 2 Jun, 9 Jun, 16 Jun, 23 Jun, 30 Jun, 7 Jul, 14 Jul, 21 Jul, 28 Jul, 4 Aug, 11 Aug, 18 Aug, 25 Aug, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 15 Sep, 22 Sep, 29 Sep, 6 Oct, 13 Oct, 20 Oct, 27 Oct

reviews for Challenging trekking vacations

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I am reborn! Simply the best vacation I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really
Kilimanjaro climb, Rongai route
From
US $3,095
excluding flights
Even the tipping ceremony was wonderful, but the last day of the trek was probably the best. Beautiful surroundings and walking easily down hill with new friends knowing that Kilimanjaro had been achieved. (more)Marleen James
The entire trip was truly a once in a lifetime adventure - every day was exciting... Fantastic! (more)Jasmin Roman
7/10...Yes my adventure benefited local people. (more)Mussarat Khan
Trekking with Sherpas  in the Everest region
From
£888
excluding flights
Seeing Everest for the first time was fantastic. The flight into Lukla was also exciting! (more)Nicola Waldman
The most memorable part was mountain biking around the hills of Kathmandu. (more)Allison McEnaney
Excellent. We booked the trip through a local company and our contact there - Bipin - couldn't have been more helpful. (more)Joan Anderson
Inca trail holiday, Peru
From
US $1,510
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Leaving. Tips? Do not book with this operator. Local benefits? Overall rating? I would never book with this operator again. Could you pick worse hotels if you tried? (more)Antoine Taridif
French Alps climbing vacation, short break
From
€730
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Reaching the Summit of Dome Des Ecrins at 08:40 on the Sunday morning after leaving the refuge at 04:00am! Overall the experience was great, certainly recommend Bernard's excellent skills at both guiding and pushing you to reach above your goals Tips? Good boots that you know are essential, you'll be working them hard over different terrain, with and without crampons. Stuff to eat while you're on the move or balanced on a snow-field - ideally softer the better - makes... (more)Rebecca Belton
Annapurna Sanctuary trekking vacations
From
US $1,855
excluding flights
The most memorable bit was the outstanding scenery.....Extremely satisfied. (more)Kim Wood
Excellent; an enlightening and refreshing experience... The overall experience of being surrounded by the mountain ranges was truly indescribable. (more)Jenny Williams
Climbing Kilimanjaro, Machame Route 7 days
From
US $1,995
excluding flights
The whole trip was wonderful. I was passionate about wanting to climb Mount Kilimanjaro and got 2 friends to agree and with the added incentive of raising money for a charity...Just do it! It is an experience and if you like trekking it is absolutely fantastic....would love to do it again. (more)Chetana Parmar
Some of the best experiences I am ever likely to have.... (more)Graeme Cooper
Great vacation - I was traveling alone and have not done much walking before so was a little worried - the guides, office and porters were really supportive. Route was stunning - really good - can't fault it. Thanks !!! (more)Adam Dearnley
Cordillera Huayhuash trekking vacation
From
US $2,360
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The scenery was fantastic and some great days walking/climbing. The optional climb of Diablo Mudo towards the end was tougher than expected but very rewarding - don't miss it! Tips? It gets very cold at night so make sure you have a good down jacket and a very warm sleeping bag. Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? Very good. (more)Nicki Hoare
Mont Blanc climbing vacation
From
US $2,990
excluding flights
Climbing was the most memorable part. (more)Gunvor Leirbukt
Memorable: 1.Training in the stunning beautiful mountains - Trient Glacier. 2. The views on the climb up and down from Mont Blanc summit, including sunrise Exciting - the scramble up to the Gouter Refuge. (more)John Hehir
I think the attempt to reach the summit of Mont Blanc and in spite not having made it due to bad weather conditions it was still nice to have been to the Dome de Gouter. Other moments were the stunning landscapes. (more)Peter Koopmans
Tailormade trekking in Annapurna region
From
£500
excluding flights
The experience of walking through these villages high up in the mountains where life revolves around nature and agriculture was incredible. I also really appreciated the way tour company’s staff went out of their way to make me feel welcomed, comfortable, and learn about Nepali life. (more)Kate Birbilis
Doing the final walk into Annapurna Base camp in the dark to see the mountains at dusk and then sunrise was most memorable...Very enjoyable and great to interact with the Nepalese people again - so friendly. (more)Tony Smith
Loads of great memories - the views, the people, the villages in the mountains - always with the constant backdrop of the snow covered peaks. (more)Marina Troughton
Annapurna trekking holiday in Nepal
From
US $1,095
excluding flights
It's a fantastic experience that I highly recommend. Trekking in the Himalayas has been one of the most rewarding vacation experiences that I've done. (more)Sinead Ryan
The views were the most memorable part of the vacation. (more)Nicholas Bias
Fantastic. Really really great. I would do it again in a heartbeat. (more)Bronwyn Russell
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