Mountain Walking with Walks Worldwide
The Himalayas - Nepal
Perhaps no other country has captured the imagination of intrepid trekkers since opening its borders around 60 years ago. Nepal is an intriguing mix of religions and cultures, where the people seem to blend perfectly with the landscape of the mighty Himalayas. Everest, the worlds highest peak is the obvious and irresistible choice for many, attracting trekkers in their droves seemingly pilgrim like to pay homage at Everest Base camp.
The Himalayas - India
We have this diverse and fascinating sub-continent covered. From the wild and high plateaux of Ladakh, to the magnificent peaks of the Himalayas and tropical Kerala. Experience Darjeeling and the Singalila Ridge, a classic India trek in the shadow of mighty Kangchenjunga along the Singalila Ridge with views of Everest and into Sikkim and Bhutan too.
The High Atlas Mountains - Morocco
There can surely be no country within easy and affordable reach of the United Kingdom that offers such an exotic travel experience than the outlandish Kingdom of Morocco.
Here you'll find impressive Kasbahs strategically located beneath the even more impressive snowy peaks of the High Atlas Mountains, bustling souks crammed with traditional artisan crafts, a wealth of history and culture, ornate Moorish architecture, friendly Berber tribes living in tiny mud-brick villages, traditional coastal fishing towns, Andalucian influences in the lush Mediterranean mountains of the Rif, spectacular Martian landscapes in the Jebel Sahro, the immense expanses of sweeping sands and dunes of the Sahara, to the delightful, colourful and rarely trekked mule trails of the verdant Western Atlas.
Such is the geographical and cultural diversity of Morocco this is a country of almost infinite possibilities for out of the ordinary trekking adventures.
Kyrgyzstan is home to one of the world's most beautiful peaks, Khan Tengri, which is situated in the Tien Shan Mountains (The Celestial Mountains). Our incredible trekking holiday to Kyrgyzstan takes you into the heart of the Tien Shan, following the Inylchek Glacier all the way to Khan Tengri Base Camp, for outrageous views of Khan Tengri and Pik Pobeda.
The Alps of Europe
One of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the world. With iconic peaks and glittering lakes the Alps of Europe have long been a favourite for mountain walking enthusiasts. We offer a wide range of sublime walks amongst the Alps in Austria, Switzerland and Bavaria.
This was listed as one of the best new trips for 2011 in Wanderlust magazine. Explore the trails and mountains and discover the rich history and culture of fascinating Armenia in the shadow of Mount Ararat and beyond the Silk Road. See caravanserai, feel the wilderness of the volcanic Geghama plateau, climb Aragats South Peak, gaze into massive canyons, meet Yazidi nomads, discover the ancient history and culture of Armenia and enjoy great food and quality hotels too.
The mighty Carpathian Mountains of eastern Europe still remain a mystery to many mountain walkers. Yet, this impressive mountain range stretches through Poland and Slovakia to Romania. From the jagged peaks of the High Tatras, to the mighty ridges of the Fagaras, also known as the Alps of Transylvania the Carpathians are also one of the last remaining wilderness areas of Europe where timeless villages and a life long since forgotten in most of Europe still exists. Definitely the choice for the discerning mountain walker.
Second only in height to the Himalayas, the Andes are no less impressive. From the spires of Torres del Paine in Patagonia, to the Classic Inca Trail and Machu Picchu in Peru, the explosive summits of volcanoes in Ecuador or a climb to the highest point of Aconcagua itself, there is an amazing variety of choice for walking amongst the mountains of the Andes.
The world's highest stand alone mountain, the snows of Kilimanjaro in Tanzania have captured the imagination of intrepid mountain walkers for generations. We avoid the crowded Marangu route, preferring to follow both the much quieter and more scenic Rongai and Shira routes to the Uhuru peak summit of Kilimanjaro. If climbing Kilimanjaro is your mountain walking goal, our much tried and tested routes to the 'Roof of Africa' tick all the right boxes.
The Rila and Pirin Ranges - Bulgaria
Bulgaria contains some of the most dramatic and jaw dropping mountain scenery to be found anywhere in Europe, especially in the Rila and Pirin ranges, the highest in the country. Panoramic mountain views will take your breath away along an almost infinite series of trails to alpine meadows, remote glacial lakes and onto spectacular ridges and summits.
Stretching from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean the Pyrenees form a natural divide between France and Spain. There are excellenty waymarked walking trails throughout the Pyrenees including the world famous GR10 long distance route which traverses the entire mountain range. In the northern foothills of the Pyrenees, close to the Mediterranean, "In the Footsteps of the Cathars" takes you to the heart of the Corbieres region. This is a beautiful, historic Cathar footpath taking you through the rolling hills of southern France.