Top 10 Treks for Solo Travellers

There’s no need to be nervous about daunting travel destinations anymore.

Just because your friends can not join you it does not mean you have to miss out on a fantastic adventure holiday. Group travel is safe and more popular than ever. Our friends at KE Adventure Travel tell us nearly 56% of their travellers are independent, with no extra supplement for booking solo. Take a look at their top 10 adventure trekking holidays perfect for those wanting to travel alone and share the experience with like-minded walkers.

Imagine relaxing in the lodge in Namche with your new found friends chatting about the first ever view you had of Everest. This trekking holiday is not only one for the bucket list, but it’s a fantastic holiday to meet other trekkers every night in your mountain lodge accommodation. With mind blowing views every step of the way this KE Bestseller will ensure you have amazing memories to take home and share. 

17 days, departures Oct–May. From £1425 Land Only

KE’s classic Moroccan trek is the perfect holiday to meet fellow travellers whilst staying in locations popular with other international trekkers.  The excellent local guides are renowned for making sure everyone is looked after from start to finish and this adds to the all-round social experience.  Everything is taken care off right down to enjoying the dramatic scenery and summit of Mount Toubkal!  With all meals and airport transfers included, plus plenty of 5* reviews, One Week Toubkal is the perfect choice!

8 days, departures May - Oct. From £395 Land Only

Another KE Bestseller, this holiday always has good group sizes. It’s popular with single travellers and although you may be really sociable, you may also want your own space. So, there is a single supplement option to have your own room and tent throughout the whole of this holiday. Summit Ras Dashen with likeminded travellers, enjoy superb trekking and UNESCO site visits all in the safety of local English speaking guides.

13 days, departures Oct-Mar. From £1695 Land Only

You’ll stay in mixed accommodation on this holiday so you’ll definitely have a sociable time during this challenging trek which walks the complete route from north to south. Exchange email addresses while enjoying the views from the granite peaks over the dramatic coastline, as you trek across the spine of this beautiful island.

15 days, departures Jun - Sep. From £1595 Land Only

Wild Albania is a remote, beautiful, intriguing and mind-blowing destination; you will never receive a warmer welcome than from the local people here. You can opt for a single room in the hotels, but most of the accommodation throughout the trek is shared as you stay in traditional mountain homestays and village accommodation where you’ll enjoy real local hospitality. No need to worry about exchange rates after Brexit, this holiday is all inclusive* from the minute you land.

9 days, departures Jun - Sep. From £595 Land Only

*excludes miscellaneous expenses – drinks souvenirs etc

With #Bigwarmhug being the latest message from Tenerife there is no need to feel alone on this ‘all year round’ sunshine island. Can’t get your friends to join you for a weekend away? Then why not head off for your own for a short break. "What did you do at the weekend?"  "Oh I watched the sunrise from the highest peak in Spain and you?"  Jealous - they will be!

4 days, departures Jan-Feb & Oct–Nov. From £395 Land Only

Another iconic trek for the bucket list – but without the crowds on the main Inca Trail! While relaxing in the mess tent, you’ll find yourself chatting over the highlights of your day with your new found friends. Was it the dramatic views down the Apurimac canyon, the incredible sunset on the Llama terraces or the anticipation of Machu Picchu that is the topic of conversation?

13 days, departures Mar-Oct. From £1295 Land Only

Bhutan is a Shangri La, but with strict rules for visas and travel it is not the easiest of countries to visit. However, KE’s classic holiday which treks across three high passes and of course visits the famous ‘Tiger’s Nest’ Monastery, takes care of all of that for you. You can just relax and enjoy this spectacular circuit trek in the comfort and safety of your fully guided group.

12 days, departures May, Sep-Nov. From £2495 Land Only

This winter adventure is great fun for independent travellers. It is only 3 hours from the UK, fully guided and has single room options throughout. Go on the hunt for the Northern Lights, hike over glaciers, watch geysers explode and visit glittering Ice caves; This holiday is jam packed with experiences to share with your fellow travellers and also includes the impressive Gullfoss waterfalls and a few nights in Reykjavik!

5 days, departures Oct-Apr. From £945 Land Only

If you are worried about your first solo adventure, then the Singalila Ridge is perfect for a first time trekker in the Himalaya. It is easy walking following good trails and the altitudes are not extreme. There is lots of social time in the mess tent when you’re camping and some great guided sightseeing when in Darjeeling. Everything is taken care of on this holiday, from the airport transfers and internal flights to all the accommodation, meals and sightseeing tours. 

13 days, departures Apr & Oct–Nov. From £1295 Land Only

A little preparation can help you feel more secure about travelling alone. KE has also put together answers to some of the most commonly asked questions, to help you feel more secure about travelling as a solo traveller.

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