The KE Experience

With more than 3 decades of worldwide experience, KE Adventure Travel is one of the most well-respected of adventure tour operators. Proudly independent, our range of trekking, walking, climbing, cycling, discovery, family and other adventures spans all seven continents with more than 400 holidays on offer. Search our website for our full range of our holidays, to find out more about far-off lands, wilderness adventures, classic walks and the world’s best cultural highlights.

Why Travel with KE

Our long experience of organising adventure travel holidays around the world and our reputation for innovation, quality of service and value-for-money attracts a growing number of people to travel with us every year. We recognise that your holiday time is precious and each of our adventures has been carefully crafted to enable you to enjoy the best of your chosen destination.

Personal Service

Our office team of experienced travellers, who know our holidays inside out, are here to help you and to offer a more personal level of service. Working with first-class local agents and skilled and knowledgeable leaders, we can ensure that our trips run smoothly. Each year, the simple fact that most of the people who travel with KE are repeat bookings, is the best possible testament we could have.

Choosing your Adventure

Our website presents an amazing variety of holidays: from 1-week European adventures to month-long Himalayan treks and from touring holidays to ascents of 6000 and 7000 metre peaks. Whatever your interests or aspirations, we’re sure to have a trip to suit - the hardest part will be choosing one! Use the comprehensive search function to help you find exactly what you are looking for.

Fully Inclusive

Wherever possible, we try to include the cost of the majority of meals in the price of our holidays. In Morocco, India and Nepal, for example, we include ALL meals. This can be a considerable saving, so make sure to check the small print of our competitors before you book!

A Sustainable Approach

Since the beginning, we have been concerned to preserve and protect the people and places we visit. We aspire to make a positive contribution wherever we travel and continue to be involved in a range of projects via our connection with the Juniper Trust charity.

Small Group Travel

Limiting the size of our groups to a maximum of 16 enables us to be more creative in the setting up of our adventure holidays, as groups of this size can take advantage of travel and transport opportunities which would be impractical for large groups. Small groups also allow for easier interaction with people we meet on the trail and leave fewer footprints in a world where it is increasingly important for us all to be environmentally aware. Around half of our clients are solo travellers, whilst others are either couples or groups of friends. There is usually a mix of male and female travellers, with a range of different ages.

Explore International

Alongside some of the holidays in this brochure you will see the Explore International logo. Participants on these trips book through KE, through the local operator, or via one of our international partners, such as Hauser or Allibert (Germany and France's leading adventure travel operators). This enables us to gather together sufficient numbers of like-minded adventurers to get your holiday up and running quickly. Led by an English-speaking guide, the cosmopolitan nature of these groups is an important part of the experience!

KE Private Groups

If you would like to travel independently, perhaps with a group of friends or colleagues, KE can help to bring your holiday plans to fruition. This could be an entirely separate holiday arrangement or an extension to a regular KE trip. Whatever your preference, we can help you to devise the ideal itinerary and provide a value-for-money quote. Read more about Private Groups


Your safety is our highest priority and you can rest assured that KE has at its disposal the best available back-up and rescue facilities in each area we visit. The premium we place on professional standards of leadership also helps to ensure safety and security throughout your trip.

KE Leaders

A professional leader or a local guide who has been selected on the basis of his or her experience and leadership skills accompanies each KE trip. Your leader might be a seasoned traveller and mountaineer on a classic Nepalese trek, an IFMGA Guide on a climbing trip in Europe, a wilderness specialist in North America or an English-speaking local expert in Patagonia or Peru. No matter who your leader is, you can be sure that they will meet the high standards expected by us and by our clients. Your KE leader is there to ensure your holiday runs smoothly.

Hand-picked Accommodation

The accommodation we use is as varied as our range of trips and destinations. Within one trip you might overnight in a comfortable hotel, a mountain lodge and a riverside camp. You’ll find information on the accommodation to be used in each holiday description and our dossiers give further details. On trips involving camping you’ll camp in comfort, usually with a dedicated support team to transfer baggage and equipment, help set up camp and prepare your meals.

Food and Health

It is our primary concern that you should remain in good health throughout your holiday. When camping we make sure that food is expertly and hygienically prepared and we aim to serve a mixture of local and European-style dishes. We try to provide substantial meals with as much variety as possible and routinely cater for vegetarians.

Download Trip Notes

Detailed trip notes can be downloaded from the individual trip pages. Our Trip Notes include a comprehensive itinerary and lots of useful information, such as the nature and difficulty of the terrain, climatic conditions, equipment requirements, as well as trip images and a reading list and details of available maps.

When to Book

To be sure of a place on your chosen holiday, you should make your booking as soon as possible. Booking early helps you to secure the lowest fares for scheduled flights and enables us to obtain any special permits that may be required. Please note: there are no discounts for late booking. For further details go to How to Book.

Late Availability

If you do find yourself looking for a holiday at short notice, check out Late Availability, or use our comprehensive search function and select a specific date period.

Visit the KE Office in the Lake District, UK

If you visit our Keswick office, we'll be happy to entertain you with an in-depth, individual presentation about any of our holidays. Please contact us in advance to arrange a time and we'll put the kettle on and be ready to talk you through your chosen trip.