Treks and Trekking Tours

Himalayan Trekking

JOURNEYS has been operating treks in the Himalayas for 30 years. Himalayan trekking in Nepal, Bhutan or Ladakh involves mountain hiking supported by a staff and, often, pack animals to enable an extended trip through roadless terrain. JOURNEYS' style of trekking can include comfortable camping or overnighting in lodges or guest houses. You will have a local expert who speaks English and a capable cook who prepares tasty, safe, healthy hot meals. We have our favorite trekking routes, but we are also adaptable to your specific interests. Read our FAQ on Himalayan Trekking. We offer Mt Everest area treks year round.

Trekking in Peru and Chile

We also offer a superb version of the Inca Trail Trek in Peru and many other trips throughout the Andes, including Torres del Paine and other trek routes in Patagonia.

Kilimanjaro Climb

There is still time to reach the 19,000' summit of Kilimanjaro before the snows and glaciers melt! Climb Kilimanjaro with us anytime by any route. We use top-quality guides, and you will have excellent food and equipment during your climb. On all trips, the final ascent to the Uhuru Peak begins long before sunrise. All climbers are accompanied by official guides and porters regardless of the chosen route or the type of reservations. Consider a post-Kili climb safari as your summiter’s reward. Read our Kilimanjaro FAQ.

TREKKING TRIPS
Nepal: Annapurna Family Trek
Cost: $2,850-$3,500  •  Duration: 14 days  •   4 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

This is an easy trek for all ages that still affords close-up views of high, snowy Himalayan peaks and contact with Nepal's friendly Buddhist cultures.

Nepal: Annapurna Lodge Trek
Cost: $2,850  •  Duration: 10 days  •   2 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

Hike the scenic foothills beneath towering Annapurna, spending comfortable nights in cozy, hospitable guest houses along your trail. Porters carry your gear.

Nepal: Annapurna Sanctuary Trek
Cost: $4,350  •  Duration: 19 days  •   2 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

High in Nepal's Annapurna Conservation Area, you encounter one of the most spectacularly beautiful frozen, serene sanctuaries in the world.

Bhutan: Black Mountain Trek
Cost: $3,950  •  Duration: 12 days  •  Nov. 1-12, 2014 or Privately on Request

Trek through vast mountain forests, stopping in small, welcoming Buddhist villages. Of the few foreigners who hike in Bhutan, almost none come this way.

Turkey: Cappadocia, Ephesus and the Coast
Cost: $4,295  •  Duration: 17 days  •   2 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

Sail by gulet to small Mediterranean coves, wander among fairy chimneys and cave dwellings in Cappadocia, explore some of the best-preserved Roman ruins in the world in Ephesus, and seek out grand mosques while experiencing everything Istanbul has to offer.

Czech Republic Adventure
Cost: $4,195  •  Duration: 10 days  •  Jun. 22-Jul. 1, 2014

The perfect trip for active travelers who want to get out on the mountains, trails, and rivers of this enchanting country. Experience Czech culture, nature, and history by foot, boat, and bike.

Nepal: Everest Namche Lodge Trek
Cost: $2,850  •  Duration: 11 days  •   3 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

Hike to the heart of the Sherpa homeland and stay awhile in a cozy Sherpa lodge nestled in the highest valley of Nepal's Himalayas.

Nepal: Everest Sherpa Country Trek
Cost: $4,350  •  Duration: 19 days  •   3 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

The Everest region offers an enduring experience of geological magnificence and profound cross-cultural discovery. This trek may be the most extraordinary and enlightening experience of your lifetime. Choose your date or join a group.

Nepal: Fall Festivals East of Everest
Cost: $3,200  •  Duration: 12 days  •   2 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

Experience Dashain, Nepal's biggest festival, in the dramatic Arun Valley where few travelers go. Walk among Nepal's most scenic peaks and villages, visit weekly markets in Wana and Chainpur, bask in the beauty of terraced rice fields, and join revelry in local homes.

Iceland & Greenland: Fire and Ice
Cost: $6,795  •  Duration: 13 days

Savor spectacular wildlife, scenery, geology, and Viking history of Greenland and Iceland on an active adventure with day hiking, kayaking, Zodiac exploration, helicopter overflights, and optional glacier walking.

Tanzania: Full Moon Kili Summit, Safari & Zanzibar
Cost: $5,725  •  Duration: 15 days  •  Sep. 4-18, 2014

Fulfill your life-long goal of climbing Kili. Afterward, search for the "big five" game animals on safari in Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater. Then, congratulate and indulge yourself on Zanzibar's powder white sand beaches.

China: Great Gorges and Sacred Peaks
Cost: $3,675  •  Duration: 13 days  •  Tour operates May-June & Oct-Nov

Hike through wild, remote Buddhist villages and Himalayan valleys, past great glaciers, and through vast forests at the headwaters of Asia's greatest rivers.

High and Wild In Ethiopia
Cost: $4,600  •  Duration: 13 days  •   2 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

This is a great first or next African wildlife or cultural adventure, visiting some of the best that Ethiopia has to offer.

Nepal: Himalayan Discovery Safari
Cost: $3,500  •  Duration: 14 days  •   3 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

Soak up medieval magic in fascinating Kathmandu, then trek mountain ridges and ride swirling river currents through tranquil lands and traditional villages. Meet friendly Nepalese and learn about their rich, varied, and ancient culture.

Ladakh: In Search of the Snow Leopard
Cost: $4,950  •  Duration: 18 days

JOURNEYS senior naturalist-guide Avi Sarkhel has been monitoring a particular Snow Leopard population in Ladakh. Observing and photographing these Snow Leopards will be the main goal of this trip. Spot other mammals and birds as well, and enjoy traditional Ladakhi hospitality.

Peru: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Cost: $3,095  •  Duration: 9 days  •   16 upcoming departures •  Joining small groups

Choose this as the best supported, guided, paced, and accommodated trip available for hiking the full traditional Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

Ladakh Cultural Trek
Cost: $4,250  •  Duration: 18 days  •  Jul. 6-23, 2014 or Privately on Request

If you can trek and have any interest in Tibet or Buddhism, this adventure in Ladakh may be the most amazing travel experience you will ever have. Our incomparable Ladakhi guides will demonstrate why we have offered this trip for 26 years.

Morocco Souks and Sahara
Cost: $3,550-$4,775  •  Duration: 12 days  •  Oct. 11-22, 2014 or Privately on Request

An exciting exploration of Rabat, Fez, and the Atlas Mountains with their atmospheric Berber villages. Journey by 4x4 and camel to a tented oasis camp deep in the Sahara. Roam deep mountain gorges, wander Marrakech's dense, delightful markets, and more.

Peru: Mountain Lodge Trek to Machu Picchu
Cost: $4,425  •  Duration: 11 days  •  Multiple departures -- please call

This deluxe lodge-based trek rounds out our active Machu Picchu menu. Compared to the well-known Inca Trail, the hiking offers similar challenges and the scenery is equally breathtaking, but there are fewer trekkers enroute and the comforts in the evenings are luxurious.

Mt. Kenya Trekking via Chogoria Route
Cost: $2,695  •  Duration: 6 days  •   Privately on Request

Africa's second-highest mountain attracts trekkers from all over the world who have long envisioned themselves on this majestic earth. The ascent, while not technical, is challenging, yet rewarding.

Northern Ladakh Trek
Cost: $3,300  •  Duration: 13 days  •  Aug. 7-19, 2014 or Privately on Request

Enjoy breathtaking beauty and Himalayan passes. Explore the convergence of the Tibetan plateau with Himalayan peaks and villages where Buddhism has resonated unimpeded for hundreds of years.

Chile: Patagonia Discovery Safari
Cost: $5,235  •  Duration: 11 days  •  Daily departures, September to April

Choose your excursions around the Lake District and among the granite spires of Torres del Paine. Options include horseback riding, hiking, biking, boating, and more. Find yourself along towering glaciers, beside turquoise lagoons, and amidst breathtaking panoramas of the Andes.

Indonesia: Savoring Sumatra
Cost: $3,295  •  Duration: 12 days  •  Jul. 13-24, 2014

Join this exploratory departure accompanied by JOURNEYS founder and director Will Weber. Explore wildlife-rich rainforests, volcanic mountainscapes, and distinctive cuisine, cultures, and architecture.

Thailand Karen Home-Stay Trek
Cost: $1,750  •  Duration: 7 days  •  Weekly departures Oct-Mar

Meet the indigenous people of Thailand by trekking to their remote villages. This is a walk back in time, leaving technology trappings behind.

Tanzania: Top of Africa-Kili Climb: Rongai Route
Cost: $3,535  •  Duration: 8 days  •   Privately on Request

This is the most scenic, least-utilized, and best-paced route to the summit of Kili. Choose private arrangements or weekly group departures.

Tanzania: Top of Africa-Kili Climb: Shira Route
Cost: $3,795  •  Duration: 10 days  •   Privately on Request

Choose this route up Kilimanjaro for extra time acclimatizing, fewer other hikers, and wide-ranging views of the sister peaks and Kibo summit.

Chile: Torres del Paine Trek
Cost: $4,250  •  Duration: 11 days  •  Friday weekly departures, October to April.

This famous hike of Southern Chile circles the the most scenic mountains in the southern Andes. Delight in spectacular trekking by day and comfortable ecocamps and rustic refugios at night.

Morocco: Toubkal Trekking
Cost: $2,550  •  Duration: 11 days  •   Privately on Request

Visit one of the world's most amazing and beautifully austere mountain ranges, including the summit of Mount Toubkal -- at 13,300' the highest in north Africa -- on this trekking trip. Start and end in mysterious, magical Marrakech, one the most fascinating cities on earth.

Bhutan: Trek to Sacred Chomolhari
Cost: $3,750  •  Duration: 11 days  •   2 upcoming departures •  Privately on request Apr-Jun & Oct-Nov

Trek through ancient mountain battlegrounds of warrior monks whose legends still echo in deep glacial valleys, never-conquered peaks, and dense, dark forests. Don't trek alone!

Turkey Coast & Cave Adventure Trek
Cost: $3,995  •  Duration: 14 days  •   Privately on Request

Hike seaside cliffs and villages and experiencing the landscape much as the ancient Anatolians and Byzantines did. Get to know the historic and cosmopolitan capital of Istanbul. Explore the surreal caves and culture of Cappadocia.

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