Walking and Treking
From the Alps to the Andes and from the Tien Shan to the Himalaya, the world’s mountain ranges combine stunning scenery with healthy and relaxing holidays options - and trips to suit all levels of fitness and ability. And walking isn't restricted to mountains with deserts and wilderness areas also offering opportunities exploration on foot.
Walking and trekking holidays are normally graded and range from from gentle strolls to extended strenous treks with some involving mountaineering skills (ice axes and crampons). Among the classics are Mount Blanc, The Atlas Mountains, Kilimanjaro, The Inca Trail and Everest Base Camp but even lifelong enthusiasts will never run out of options with Kyrgistan’s Khan Tengri, Morocco’s Jebel Sahro, Mustang in Nepal and Tibet’s Mount Kailash being some of the more offbeat alternatives. Luxury accommodation is rarely an option but increasingly comfortable guest houses do provide an welcome alternative to traditional camping in the main trekking regions of the world.
Few places in the world offer such pristine and diverse hiking options as the Canadian Rockies. Virgin forests, shimmering blue lakes, ancient glaciers, deep canyons and rushing rivers weave t... More »