Wake up, day after day, in a cosy bunk above the clouds...
On a high level trekking holiday there is no need to repeatedly hike up every day when you can sleep in mountains huts far away from the valley floor. Our friends at KE Adventure Travel have shared with us their top NEW trekking adventures that tackle high passes like the Lumba Sumba La (5180m) on their Kangchenjunga trek in Nepal or the High Peaks of the Balkans on a multi country journey. If you enjoy breath-taking views and awesome panoramas, then check out these high level adventures. We’re sure you’ll find some inspiration.
It’s the choice that every keen Nepalese adventurer faces eventually. Annapurna or Everest? Well you no longer have to choose as KE offer a unique itinerary to complete not just one, but two of the most famous treks on the planet in one superb holiday. You’ll still get to see all the amazing highlights, enjoy the rhododendrons and the prayer flags, visit both base camps and have time to explore both Pokhara and Kathmandu. Perfect for those who want it all and want it now.
23 days, departures Apr, Oct & Nov. From £2595 Land Only
Trekking in this rarely explored region is a real mountain journey and KE is the first and only tour operator in the UK to offer this traverse of Norway’s best kept mountain secret. Walking each day you will carry your personal equipment with you, staying in a mixture of comfortable mountain huts surrounded by towering peaks, traditional cabins beside tranquil fjords and characterful hotels in charming villages. Although you only reach a max altitude of 1564m on this trek, you’ll enjoy the high passes, rugged peaks and verdant valleys on one of the finest mountain adventure walking holidays in Fjord Norway.
8 days, departures Jun - Jul. From £1895 Land Only
Having won a British Travel Award for ‘Best Holiday to North Africa’ in November 2016, KE are happy to announce another fantastic NEW adventure to one of their best-selling destinations. The mighty High Atlas mountains are the crowning mountain glory ofthis all year round destination and KE’s new trekking holiday combines not only the highest peak in Morocco - Toubkal (4167m) but also one of the most undiscovered and beautiful peaks in Africa – Mgoun (4068m). Perfect for fit hikers who want to bag both!
9 days, departures Jun, Aug & Oct. From £545 Land Only
This superb Balkan trekking adventure includes everything you could wish for - three dramatic peaks to summit, genuine mountain days, dramatic landscapes, wild regions, expert mountain guides and all meals included! Venturing into the recently named ‘Best of the World’ Destinations 2017 by National Geographic Traveller, it’s a genuine trekking journey that visits parts of the Via Dinarica on a real off the beaten track experience in Eastern Europe.
8 days, departures Jul - Sep. From £995 Land Only
This is a superb week of wild trekking where you may spot chamois, ibex and marmot whilst following parts of the GR52, the long-distance route that traverses the Maritime Alps. Staying in mountain huts, gites and hotels you’ll walk through enchanting alpine scenery, traverse high plateaus, enjoy beautiful valleys and have time to spend by the sparkling Mediterranean in Nice. You’ll also visit the Valley of the Marvels where there are 40,000 mysterious ancient petroglyphs dating back to the Bronze Age. A unique trek with a difference.
8 days, departures Jun - Sep. From £995 Land Only
With a new itinerary to include the ascent of the Breithorn (4165m) this world famous walk just got better. It not only offers some of the best alpine glacier trekking in France, Italy and Switzerland, but it also now gives you the option to take one of the 4000m giants around Zermatt. It’s a demanding trek taking a dramatic and uncompromising line through the heart of the European Alps and previous experience with crampons is essential. But for serious trekkers and mountaineers, this trip has the WOW factor.
8 days, departures Jul - Sep. From £1495 Land Only
There has to be a wild card and this trekking sensation is it. Although you don’t trek every day and there is time to explore the Persian city of Shiraz and the ancient city of Persepolis, the 8 days you spend on foot will introduce you to some of the very best trekking that Iran has to offer. Summiting Mount Damavand (5671m) is the icing on the cake, but trekking through the Alborz mountains and across the Hesarschal plateau will reward you with a jaw-dropping landscape of towering peaks and snow-capped volcanoes. Iran is definitely back!
15 days, departures Jun - Sep. From £2395 Land Only
If you’re wondering what it was like to trek in Nepal 30 years ago then this trek is for you. It’s a superb journey from Kangchenjunga to Makalu, following part of the Great Himalaya Trail (GHT) and crossing several high and remote passes. Throughout the trek there is a tremendous variety of spectacular scenery that is home to an amazing variety of birds, the endangered red panda and the snow leopard. Very few trekkers visit this area and it is one of the few treks where you still camp and get enjoy the remote Himalaya.
23 days, departures Oct. From £2595 Land Only
If you want to add more climbing into your high level trekking holiday, then you can pack in up to seven peaks in one week on the Italian Summit Climber. You’ll get to stay in mountain huts for most of the holiday, including an overnight stay in the highest refuge in the Alps – the Margarita hut (4554m). This trek is designed for experienced trekkers with a good head for altitude as the huts are high but the peaks are even higher. It’s filled with challenging ascents and some of the best alpine views on the Italian side of Monta Rosa.
7 days, departures Jul - Sep. From £1295 Land Only
For more information about KE Adventure Travel and their range of tours and treks visit www.keadventure.com