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A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step

1st August 2014 Print
Enjoy the stunning scenery of Patagonia

After the heat of the summer months, the trekking season kicks off with a vengeance around the world in September and October.

Walks Worldwide covers all the classic treks (plus some that you might not have heard of) and here are just a few ideas to get you dusting off your walking boots...

The Royal Trek – 11 days from £1245 pp

The Himalaya boasts the most spectacular scenery on the planet with numerous trekking options including some that are a lot less demanding and suitable for any keen walker. One such trip is the 11-day Royal Trek, so called because in the 1980's Prince Charles, visited Nepal and undertook a short trek in the hills above the lakeside resort of Pokhara. Although the trekking is easy the views are not compromised with three peaks over 8000m. From a base at Pokhara there will also be the opportunity to witness the sunrise panorama from Sarangkot hill. The private, guided trip, can depart any day from mid-September and costs from £1245 pp which includes 8 nights’ accommodation (hotels/camping), domestic flights, porters, all transportation, most meals, camping gear and a guide. Flights extra.

Ultimate Patagonia Adventure – 15 days from £2345 pp

The 15-day Ultimate Patagonia Adventure from Walks Worldwide’s Expert’s Choice collection provides a chance to hike in Chile and Argentina’s most famous national parks including Torres del Paine and Los Glaciares. The itinerary also includes a full day at the mammoth Perito Moreno Glacier. Graded as ‘Demanding’, the guided trips depart twice a month from 11 October and cost from £2345 pp (2 sharing). This includes all land transportation, 14 nights’ accommodation (hotels/hosteria/camping), most meals (daily breakfast plus some lunches) and the services of a tour leader. Flights extra.

Conquer the highest mountain in Indochina (Vietnam) – 14 days from £945 pp

One of Walks Worldwide’s more unusual trekking options is the 14-day Fansipan which provides the chance to reach the summit of the highest mountain in Indochina (3143m). The itinerary also includes spending a couple of nights in the village homes of local tribes-people, learning about their culture and traditions with the help of the guide. The trek is graded as ‘Demanding’ so is only suitable for fit, experienced trekkers and costs from £945 pp which includes all land transportation, 11-nights’ accommodation (hotel/homestay/sleeper train)’, most meals, guide, cook and porters. Flights extra.

Trek Kilimanjaro – 10 days from £1399 pp

Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is one of the most famous trekking destinations in the world and is non-technical so anyone with a good level of fitness should stand a good chance to make the summit at 5896m. One of the lesser-trodden and shorter trails is the Rongai Route, which takes 4.5 days to ascend the mountain (allowing plenty of time for acclimatisation). The route passes through several different climatic zones and many consider it to be the most beautiful way to the top as it enjoys extensive views of the plains of Amboseli in Kenya. The price of the small group trip – which departs regularly from late August – is from £1399 pp (two sharing) which includes all land transportation, 7-nights’ accommodation (camping/hotels), most meals, porters, cook and guide. Flights extra.

Walks Worldwide can book flights for all trips on request.

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Enjoy the stunning scenery of Patagonia