Best Trekking Holidays in the World

Posted by Michael Pullman 13th June 2019
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Scenery, people, wildlife are entirely more accessible when you’re on foot, and each of these 5 incredible walking tours by Wild Frontiers gives you a complete trekking, sightseeing, and accommodation package.

If you’re looking for a meaningful hiking experience, one that you won’t forget in a hurry, then check out our picks of the best trekking holidays in the world.

1. Walking in Montenegro

Trekking in Montenegro

Join us in exploring Montenegro, one of Europe’s hidden gems and a delight for trekkers wishing to experience a truly off-the-beaten-track destination. This unique walking tour will give you soaring mountain-top fortresses, incredible medieval walled cities, as well as remote villages unchanged for thousands of years.

Highlights include four Montenegrin national parks, exploring Europe’s deepest gorge, Tara Canyon, in Durmitor National Park, and walking the historic ‘Ladder of Cattaro’ down to the fortified town of Kotor.

One of the best trekking holidays out there, this tour is 8 days in length and includes 8 night’s accommodation (4 nights in hotels, 2 nights in cabins and 2 nights in bungalows). All entrance fees, sightseeing, excursions and activities are included.

Find out more about the Walking in Montenegro Tour.

2. Community Walking in Northern Ethiopia

Trekking in Ethiopia

Anyone who wants to experience Africa at grassroots level will find this tour to have an unsurpassed level of cultural interaction. You’ll be hosted by local communities and travel with experienced local guides into some of the most remote and untouched parts of the country.

Highlights include searching for Gelada baboons and Walia Ibex in the stunning Simien Mountains. You’ll trek through the mountains of Tigray as well as exploring Axum, home to the ancient ruins of the palace of the Queen of Sheba, and said to be the final resting place of the Ark of the Covenant.

This unique community walking tour is 13 days in length and includes 7 nights in three-star hotel accommodation, 2 nights in a traditional lodge (one of Ethiopia’s best mountain lodges) and 3 nights in community guesthouses. The sightseeing programme includes all entrance fees.

Find out more about Community Walking in Northern Ethiopia.

3. Nepal: Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Trekking in Nepal

The majestic Himalayas are a drawcard for many tourists. Unlike other treks to Annapurna Base Camp, we take you there and back safely over a period of two weeks. You won’t be rushed but have all the time you need to make the moderate to strenuous climb and adjust to the altitude.

Highlights of this classic trek include exploring Kathmandu and its vibrant streets, hiking through forests of bamboo and rhododendrons, spending quality time with local Nepalese gaining insight into their culture, and of course plenty of chances to enjoy views of stunning mountain scenery.

This memorable trek is 14 days in length with 10 nights in local mountain lodges on a sharing basis and 10 days of fully inclusive trek arrangements. You’ll have a private trekking guide and porters, with all trekking permits and entrance fees included in the tour.

Find out more about the Nepal: Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

4. Tanzania: Lake Natron Trek

Trekking Holiday in Tanzania

Tanzania is filled with vast panoramas, deep canyons, and crater lakes flourishing with African wildlife, making it one of the best trekking destinations in the world. This safari trek affords you the opportunity to access the remotest corners of this spectacular setting. A memorable journey indeed for anyone with an adventurous spirit.

Highlights include a Maasai walking guide to teach you local tribes and customs, hiking to the Empakai crater - a flamingo feeding ground - and to the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater. You’ll also discover the unique habitat of Lake Natron and see abundant game.

This trek is 7 days in length and includes 4 nights accommodation in safari camps, 2 nights in safari lodges with house drinks at all lodges. You can also participate in shared safari activities at all safari lodges.

Find out more about the Tanzania: Lake Natron Trek.

5. Classic Chilean Adventure

Trekking in Chile Holiday

This classic walking tour allows you to experience the contrasts and extremes of the beautiful Chilean landscape. From the verdant vineyards in the wine region, to the other-worldly landscapes of the Atacama Desert, no day is quite the same on this unique tour.

Highlights include a variety of treks around the forests of Torres Del Paine National Park in untamed Patagonia, visiting the quirky adobe town of San Pedro and hiking to the rim of live Volcano Villarica in Pucon.

This exciting trek is 15 days in length and includes five nights in 5-star hotels, six nights in 4-star hotels, and three nights in a 4-star eco-camp. There are local English speaking guides for sightseeing, on a private or shared basis, and all entrance fees are included.

Find out more about the Classic Chilean Adventure.

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