About our Trek & Walk holidays

Highlights

  • Trek amongst the world's highest mountains
  • Walk on Inca trails in Peru or Mediterranean coastal pathways
  • Climb Kilimanjaro, and stand on the `roof of Africa`
  • Explore the exotic landscapes and sights of South East Asia
  • Trek in the Himalayas or the Atlas Mountains of Morocco

With over 200 holidays to choose from, KE Adventure Travel has one of the very best collections of trekking and walking holidays worldwide. Graded on a scale from 1 to 12, we have holidays to suit everyone.  Our easier 'Walking holidays' are likely to be hotel or lodge-based with a day-walk format and an emphasis on uncovering the area's history, culture and cuisine whilst at the other end of the scale our tougher treks are likely to involve multi-day hikes through wilderness regions, with porter support and tented accommodation.

From our earliest days we've developed a range of treks that include celebrated classics such as the Inca Trail in Peru, an ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and the ever popular Everest Base Camp in Nepal.  Alongside these, we have always made it a priority to seek out distinctive and unique itineraries in less familiar areas such as Armenia, Madagascar and Burma.

Whichever of our trekking or walking holidays you choose to undertake, you can be sure you'll enjoy breaking out of your day-to-day routine and exploring exotic landscapes on foot, with the chance to experience different cultures.

All of our treks and walks include the services of a professional leader or local guide, selected on the basis of his or her experience and leadership skills. When trekking in Nepal, you could be accompanied by an experienced Sherpa guide or a seasoned western traveller and mountain leader. In Patagonia, you'll have an English-speaking local guide and in Madagascar, it will be a wildlife specialist.

Group sizes are limited to a maximum of 16 to allow easier interaction with the local people and to leave fewer footprints in a world where it is important that we are environmentally aware. Many clients are solo travellers, whilst others are couples or groups of friends, with a mix of male and female and a range of different ages.

Latest Trek & Walk traveller reviews

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Day walking in Madeira
Levada Trails and Peaks of Madeira   Kathleen (Southampton)

This was my first trip with KE and my first time in Madeira. What a combination - the perfect holiday in every way. Communications and the booking process worked like a dream. All the information I needed was
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sent in good time, and in clear, precise format. On arrival in Funchal I was whisked away to the hotel with clear instructions of what would happen next. I met the other members of the group, and the star of the show, our guide Roberto. I could write a book extolling his virtues, but in a reduced version, he constantly kept the safety of the group members as his number one priority. He quickly assessed the capabilities of individual group members and tailored the walks to ensure everyone found it both manageable and challenging. His local knowledge was incredible, ranging through history and culture, politics, cuisine, flora and fauna, geology .... I could go on. Suffice to say that he kept us thoroughly informed and happily answered all of our questions with a quick wit and approachable, entertaining manner. Nothing was too much trouble for him, and if he is an example of the standards which KE demand of their local guides, I can safely say I would not hesitate to make another booking. In fact I have already done so, on the Juniper Trust Nepal Trek in November 2016. The standard of hotels was excellent, rooms were clean and comfortable, and the amazing food was locally sourced and traditionally prepared. The packed lunches were to die for - so imaginative and beautifully prepared. No cheese and pickle sandwiches here!! The walks were varied and interesting, and in some places very challenging with lots of steep gradients, tunnels and narrow rocky paths. Exciting stuff! Our transport was using local taxi firms who obviously took safety, cleanliness, efficiency and friendliness seriously. Travel arrangements home went equally smoothly, with airport transfer efficiently on time and a charming driver. Even the weather was kind to us, with sunshine every day. All in all, a perfect holiday which I would recommend to anyone, and which I am longing to sample again.
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The Pyrenees on Foot
The Pyrenees on Foot   Jillian (PORT MOODY)

We had a great time. It was cushy compared to some of the treks we've done, since one is staying in a hotel, the same one, the whole week. Nothing against those other treks, but it was quite nice not to be in
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a tent! The hikes were very well chosen, taking into account late snow. Our guide, Cyrille, was knowledgeable, nice, funny, and sweet. He spoke excellent English and, of course, French. Aside from us two from Canada (we have some French but, in all honesty, we functionally speak just English) and a couple from Russia (Russian and English, but no French) everybody else was from France. Although some were completely fluent in English, not everybody was, so we got the dual-language coverage from Cyrille--it was great! If I could have done that for a few more weeks, my French would be a lot less pathetic! (First time on a KE trek with no Brits. Hmmmm...) Anyhow, people were really nice. We were staying in Toulouse after the week of trekking, and one of our trekmates lives there, so she showed us around one afternoon. How kind! The hotel was fine, and the cook was excellent. He handled my vegetarianism with aplomb. Not sure how he'd have done if I were vegan. I think it might be impossible to be vegan in France :-) The hiking really is beautiful--varied landscapes and lots of history. I'll try to post some pics. I highly recommend the trip. The rating is right. Though there were some ascents that felt like work, there was nothing that would push it out of the 4-range.
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VGF - Hero Verdon Gorge
Verdon Gorge - Europe's Grand Canyon   Elizabeth (Chapel Hill)

This trip was even more than I'd hoped for! I loved that it was "inn to inn" so that I only had a day pack and got to sleep in a bed! The little villages we stayed in were pretty and interesting. The hike

CCI - Croatia Coasts and Islands
Croatia Coast and Islands   Christine (WHITEHAVEN)

This trip consisted of myself and two close friends so felt like a private trip. The country was fantastic, the weather just warm enough and the scenery amazing. Darko our guide was brilliant and nothing was
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too much trouble for him. As there was only the three of us we stayed in very small hotels of an excellent standard. The food was lovely, lots of fresh fish and veg. Recommend that you try the strawberries, they are delicious. A lovey trip
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