Are you, like me, mad about trekking and climbing? I so, pull on your trusty hiking boots and let me help you discover some of the best treks in the world including Kilimanjaro, Annapurna and Mt Kinabalu as well as hiking in the glaciers of New Zealand and Patagonia. End your trip in the spectacular Canadian Rockies for the ultimate round the world on holiday on foot!

The best treks in the world itinerary

London – Kilimanjaro – Katmandu – Kota Kinabalu – Queenstown – Punta Arenas – Cusco – Vancouver // Calgary – London. (Overland sectors are indicated by // between destinations).

Flights from £4,295 pp inc taxes. If you're interested in this itinerary or something similar - we can make any route work! Call us on +44 1273320580 or request a quote by email.

Reach the summit of the majestic Kilimanjaro

Elephants in Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania | Best treks in the world

As the tallest freestanding mountain peak (meaning not part of a range) in the world, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is the ambition of many trekkers. The beautiful views down onto the savannah are only equalled by the incredible feeling of triumph when you reach the summit.

Climb high in the Himalayas on Annapurna

Annapurna, Nepal

Trekking in the Himalayas in Nepal is such an icon trek. Following in many great footsteps, brave the altitude and the cold to take on the highest mountain range on earth. You’ll need time before and after to acclimatise so here are some of our favourite reasons to visit Nepal - giving you a chance to experience the hospitality of the Nepali people.

Conquer Mount Kinabalu in Borneo

Mount Kinabalu, Borneo

In the heart of Borneo, climbing Mt Kinabalu is just one of the great activities you can get up to. Endangered Orangutans-utans are protected in Sabah and the chance to meet one is sure to be a highlight of your trip. Chris form Travel Nation actually conquered this peak as part of his Borneo honeymoon!

Trek the glaciers in the South Island, New Zealand

Completing the chilly hike along the Franz Josef glacier is certainly something to be proud of!

The shining glaciers of New Zealand are a fantastic way of experiencing the wild scenery of these islands – the most famous is the Franz Josef glacier and completing the chilly hike along it is certainly something to be proud of.

See the mountains at the end of the world in Patagonia

The deserted landscape is one of the most impressive you’ll ever see

Follow in Darwin’s footsteps by exploring the southernmost reaches of South America. The deserted landscape is one of the most impressive you’ll ever see, with the peaks of the continent disappearing into the Antarctic Ocean.

Experience the legends of Machu Picchu

Trek to the spectacular lost Inca city of Machu Picchu

The ancient city of Machu Picchu is your reward on completion of the Inca Trail – the breath taking (literally) trek in Peru. The hard climb is definitely worth it – the remnants of an empire built so high up in the mountains is a once in lifetime sight.

Hike the Rockies in Western Canada

The Canadian Rockies are an iconic mountain range

The Canadian Rockies are an iconic mountain range, snaking their way south as the spine of North America. With glacier treks, whale watching, wildlife encounters and hiking trails galore, this is a fantastic location to go all out and enjoy the end of your trip.

Interested in the best treks in the world?

If you'd like help to include and (or all!) of these peaks in your trip, we can help! We will tailor-make a trip to suit your style and budget, including flights, accommodation tours and trekking in whichever countries you choose.  To talk to someone and start planning, call us on +44 1273320580 or request a quote by email.

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