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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CCO - Camino Cubano
Camino Cubano   Alison (WINDERMERE)

Cuba is not a trekking destination in the classic sense, but this trip offers walkers the chance to get out into a couple of mountainous areas as well as to visit some of the most significant cities and
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locations in Cuba's turbulent history. Be under no illusion, you are on a tourist circuit and it is becoming very popular, so you will be with many other groups in most hotels. The only unique part is the trek up Pico Turquino. This is muddy, steep and relentless, you need to be fit. But it's well worth the effort, even though the hoped-for view from the top is currently obscured by tree tops. El Salton is also small and quiet, with a well led eco-walk. Everywhere the coffee is to die for, and it's fun to compare cocktails in each location. Cuba is a big island and transfers are long - but the journeys are worth it as you become more and more immersed in the history and start to develop a better perspective on the revolution and the regime that has been in place for nearly sixty years. For all of us, this was the biggest takeaway - a depth of interest and understanding that you can only gain by visiting Cuba. Advice: 1. Costs mount up quickly with things like drinks more expensive than you might expect; it's better to exchange a bit more money and be generous with your tips. 2. Learn some Spanish, it will make a big difference. Download a Spanish dictionary on your smartphone (one that doesn't require wifi) to help you read the info in museums. 3. Read up on the history to link it all together in the right order (even if only the relevant section of your guidebook). 4. Take at least one set of medium-weight clothes - it was wetter and chillier than I expected to start with (January) and much hotter in the Caribbean south than the Atlantic north. 5. It's a hotel based holiday and you have to lug your bags around a lot; pack light and take a wheelie rather than a trek bag. 6. Take a big dose of patience with you and be prepared to go with the flow.
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ESE - El-Salvadors-eight
El Salvador's Eight   Sheila D. (SKIPTON)

Local guide Alfredo brilliant. Showed great care for group throughout trip. his passion for his country came across strongly, he wanted to make everything run smoothly for us. Trip notes need looking at as
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descriptions not match terrain. Good mix walking & culture & for a first / second group trying this route was very good. Accomodation good.
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OAT - Oman Adventure Trekking
Oman Adventure Trekking   Thierry (LONDON)

Although there is less walking than anticipated and the walking is easier than advertised, this is an amazing trip in a beautiful country. We also had the chance to swap a day of walking in the mountains
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against a day in the desert with sunrise and sunset walks. It would be a shame to go to Oman and not to see the awesome sand dunes. KE should change the itinerary definitively. Overall incredible landscapes, stunning mountains, great culture and above all great people.
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Guatemala's Volcanoes
Guatemala's Magnificent Seven   Anthony (MACCLESFIELD)

We were very fortunate to witness an eruption of Fuego from less that half a mile away. We were camping at the usual campsite on the side of Acatenango while Fuego performed spectacularly for 30 hours.. The
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remaining volcanos were less exciting, but excellent tough climbs (and descents). The country is lovely - much of it forested and also with extensive small-scale farming which is done with little mechanical assistance on well-tended and often steep ground. The guides (Luis, Mario & Alehandro) were very good and very helpful. All the meals in town were in good quality restaurants and the hotels were fine better than I expected) - one was a bit 'tired' but the showers worked and everything was clean. Mario's camp-site cooking was a marvel and Luis passed on stacks of information about the country's history, politics and culture. The campsites were quite high up and got quite cold in the evenings - and more so in the early morning for the climbs to watch the sun rise on the summits. . The zero degree warning did not exaggerate (our breath settled as ice on the inside of the tents) I would suggest take a full down jacket and good gloves for these few hours. Some of the summits are made less pleasant by extensive litter - our group was well-organised and did not contribute to the problem, but its clear that not everyone is so disciplined. Antigua seems the nicest town in the country - I would suggest a 2-3 hour walking tour early in the trip would add to the overall trip - the places to go for food, drink, souvenirs etc. are not very obvious or easy to find.
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