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Dusk till Dawn Adventures - 8 reasons to get up and trek

You may not be a morning person but an extra hour or two (or three) could be the difference between having a good day or a great day on your next holi... Read more
Dusk till Dawn Adventures - 8 reasons to get up and trek

You may not be a morning person but an extra hour or two (or three) could be the difference between having a good day or a great day on your next holiday. We've shared with you our most popular 8 holidays that get you up and trekking before dawn. Summit Monte Rosa in Switzerland at sunrise or walk on a live volcano crater rim in Indonesia, all before the rest of the world wakes up.





Imagine waking up and unzipping your tent to watch a spectacular orange filled sunrise over the world’s most continually active volcano, Fuego. Famous for constantly being active at low level, smoke puffs out of its top daily. This explosive holiday is packed full of summit cones, lava streams and challenging ascents, it really is one HOT adventure!

15 days, departures Mar, Nov & Dec.

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It’s not all about Everest Base Camp. Rising before dawn in sub-zero temperatures to trek up Kala Patar (5500m) and watch the sunrise as it reaches the horizon with Everest in the background is an ultimate highlight of this holiday. If you’re looking for one of the world’s finest trekking holidays with mind blowing Himalaya views, this is probably it.

20 days, departures Mar - Apr, Oct - Dec.

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The colourful Canary Island of Tenerife is home to breath-taking walking and unspoiled nature. On this much-loved island you’ll discover meandering trails, secluded beaches, volcanic mountains, fascinating culture, rich history, beautiful flora and the spectacular volcano of Teide (3718m). KE have included all these wonderful highlights and excellent coastal walking on this Canary Islands walking holiday.

4 days, departures Mar - Apri, Sept - Nov.

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This is a volcano climbing holiday, with a good amount of relaxation time and exploration thrown in. Besides summiting 5 major volcanoes, we’ll also visit some of the major highlights of Java, Bali and Lombok, and have time to swim, snorkel and relax on the beach. Indonesia, located at the junction of four tectonic plates, has more active volcanoes than any other country. Our journey through this amazing landscape of ‘living mountains’ takes us from the island of Java, through Bali to Lombok.

15 days, departures May - Oct.

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Close to Ladakh's eastern border with Tibet, the rarely visited high plains of the Chang Tang are coloured in just a few places by beautiful turquoise lakes, such as Tso Kar and Tso Morari and this exciting trekking and climbing holiday is the perfect way to view this remote and stunning landscape. After acclimatising and sightseeing in Leh, we set off into the heart of this remote area, inhabited during the summer by nomadic herders and by rare animals such as wolf and kiang (wild ass) year-round. 

21 days, departures Jul, Aug.

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After two weeks of incredible trekking in the breathtaking Himalaya, through buddist villages, steep gorges and high passes, you have a few optional pre-dawn starts. The first to ascend Poon Hill and watch the surreal pink glow as it illuminates Dhalagiri and the second just to enjoy one of the most stunning mountain amphitheatres in the Himalaya from your lodge at Annapurna Basecamp.

22 days, departures Apr, Sep - Dec.

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Bucket list, charity challenge, personal goal, 7 summits. Whatever your reason for wanting to climb Africa’s highest peak (5895m), you need to be ready for your just-after-midnight start. Trekking via Gilman’s Point to the summit is tough, but with the extra acclimatisation day you get in KE’s itinerary, you have the best chance to get near the top for a breathtaking sunrise.

8 days, departures Jan - Dec.

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Classic walking holiday adventure trekking around Monte Rosa in the Swiss Alps. One of the finest long-distance trekking opportunities in Alpine Europe is the walking circuit of the huge, many-summitted massif of Monte Rosa (4634m) in the Swiss Alps. Starting out from the picturesque Alpine village of Saas Fee, our walking follows a clockwise direction, crossing from Switzerland then trekking into Italy and then back again. 

11 days, departures Jul - Sept

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