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Top Trip Memories

  • Hiking the Inca trail to Machu Picchu
  • Camping under the Big African Sky
  • Trekking across Banaue and looking at its famous mud walled rice terraces
  • Trekking the Lemosho route on Kilimanjaro and marveling at the views below.
  • Waking up at midnight to prepare gear needed to ascent
  • Camping along the banks of Mara River to witness the annual migration.
  • Trekking the demanding GR20 route.
  • Trekking up to Everest Base Camp with assistance from Sherpas.
  • Walking the Milford track in picturesque New Zealand
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Tour Tips

  • If you’re going on a trekking adventure, be sure to train beforehand. The more you prepare, the better you’ll feel and the better experience you’ll have.
  • Ask the tour company what equipment is required and what can be rented on site. Many times, sleeping bags are required but you can rent certain pieces of clothing. Plus, group cooking equipment is often provided.
  • Pack light! This goes for all guided tours, but especially for trekking and camping when you need to carry your own pack over uneven ground for long distances.
  • Adhere to baggage weight limits, even if you won’t be personally carrying your bag. Many times, a porter, sherpa, or pack animal will carry your load so respect any maximum weight requirements.
  • Ask the tour company about communication while traveling. In some circumstances you will be out of mobile phone range for multiple days but your guide will carry a satellite form for any urgent matters.

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Trekking & Expeditions Travel Reviews & Ratings

4.7 out of 5

100%

recommend

3,668 Reviews

  • Excellent 2,634
  • Great 896
  • Average 47
  • Disappointing 10
  • Terrible 4

Rating Details

  • Value
    4.7
  • Guide
    4.7
  • Activities
    4.7
  • Lodging
    4.7
  • Transportation
    4.7
  • Meals
    4.7

Tour Reviews

Amazing trek to ABC!

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

5.0
April 2017
Sunrise Adventure
Recommend: Yes
My friend and I recently traveled to Nepal from the United States and had an amazing experience trekking to Annapurna Base Camp with sunrise adventure travel! We met Suresh in Kathmandu and he was incredibly helpful in setting up our trek and accommodation/activities in Pokhara post trek. Our guide, Palman (aka Paul) was amazing as well!! He was knowledgeable, patient, trustworthy, and kept us laughing with his hilarious sense of humor (which matched our own spot on!). Everything worked out exactly as Suresh promised that it would and he checked in before and after the trek to make sure that we were pleased with how things were going. We definitely felt that we were in good hands with both gentleman and would highly recommend Sunrise Adventure Travel. The prices were very fair and our experience was unbeatable. Thanks again, SAT!
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Awesome ABC trek done with guide through Sunrise Adventure

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

5.0
April 2017
Sunrise Adventure
Recommend: Yes
Coming to Nepal with hopes of completing the Annapurna Base Camp trek, we were not left disappointed given the awesome help by Sunrise Adventure Trek. They helped set up everything from transportation to the small details of our itinerary while in Nepal. For the trek we were guided by Palman, who was incredibly kind, knowledgeable, and fun to walk alongside for almost ten days! I definitely recommend using Sunrise Adventure for planning your next trip to Nepal!
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5.0
April 2017
Exodus Travels
Recommend: Yes
A good trip all round.The welcome at the Naples air port was just wonderful, it set the right atmosphere for the whole holiday,very important.The week was well managed, and exceeded my expectations through out.Hotel Due Torri,in Bomerano,was excellent, Albert Callewaert superb, what more can i say. Well done,will most certainly use Exodus again.
Walking Around Vesuvius.

First class man,Albert was the best.

Avoid BA.

Keep it coming,loved the holiday.

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Great Everest base camp trekking !

Everest Base Camp Trekking

5.0
April 2017
Sunrise Adventure
Recommend: Yes
We did Everest base camp trekking with our group of friends. Sunrise Adventure team they managed everything was great we had nice accommodation during trekking really nice food we enjoy their service they make our trek really memorable .

Our guide Pemba was great and professional and the porters were friendly from beginning to the end we had great moment we will highly recommend Sunrise Adventure trek if any one visiting in Nepal thank you for your great hospitality we will come back again.
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Sierra de Aitana Trek

Sierra de Aitana Trek

4.0
April 2017
Exodus Travels
Recommend: Yes
Comfortable accommodation in wonderful surroundings, excellent meals, varied and challenging walks led by a knowledgeable and proficient guide with a real passion for the area, its history and culture. The packed lunches praised in previous customer reviews did not disappoint.
Finding two chairs that someone had thoughtfully carried up to the Castell de Castells.

Very capable and well organised. He contributed greatly to our enjoyment of the trip.

We believe that the trip notes had changed between the time that we made our booking in the autumn and the start of the holiday the following spring. Neither my wife nor myself recognised the passages warning about being exposed to heights, or of the walks being unsuitable for those with vertigo. These would probably have led us to discount the holiday as being unsuitable. As it is, we both enjoyed the holiday very much. However, we feel that we should have been informed of these changes beforehand and given the option of switching to a different one.

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Trekking & Expeditions Trips & Tour Advice

Trekking and other expeditions -- which often involve camping -- are a key aspect of adventure travel. Whether you're trekking in the Himalayas, crossing the Sahara, or joining an expedition to the Amazon rainforest, a good tour operator can ensure you have a safe and productive trip. Let Stride help you make your next expedition an adventure, not an ordeal.

Trekking and camping is a great way to slow down and really experience a country at the local level. You’ll likely walk past or through small villages, like the ones found in the Khumbu of Nepal and on the way to Machu Picchu in Peru. You’ll also have a chance to really connect with your travel companions over shared meals around the fire after a challenging but exhilarating day of trekking.

How to Choose the Right Trekking Trip

Choosing the right trip and tour company for your trekking vacation is key. Not only do you want quality service and a knowledgeable guide, but your safety is paramount and it can be hard to know which companies to trust. Stride is here to make the narrowing down process easier!

Options for Everyone

Treks can range from easy walks on relatively flat ground, such as the Abel Tasman route in New Zealand, to full on, expedition style adventures, like trekking to Mount Everest base camp in Nepal. When first researching a trekking trip, be honest with your physical shape. Does trekking for 5-6 hours per day for 12 days in a row at high altitude sound like fun? Great, then maybe Everest Base Camp is calling you! On the contrary, if that sounds like your worst nightmare, but you still want to get the blood pumping and enjoy the outdoors, perhaps you would enjoy trekking in the highlands of Thailand or Vietnam to experience local villages and indigenous life. Or, for something off the beaten path, you can trek through centuries old villages in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco, stopping each night at local guesthouses for a delicious meal of couscous and hot mint tea.

Safety & Training

Trekking in the outdoors is inherently more risky than some other travel styles, but there are two main factors in ensuring you have the trip of a lifetime and the safest possible experience. First is the reputation and qualifications of the tour company and their guides. How long has the tour company operated in the area that you’re traveling to? Are their guides trained in basic First Aid? For high altitude treks in Nepal, Tanzania, and elsewhere, do guides carry a gamow bag, which can help reverse the effects of altitude sickness and/or supplemental oxygen? These are all questions to research here on Stride or directly with your chosen tour operator.

The second factor is the type and amount of training you put in before you even land in your destination. For trekking specifically, nothing beats going on long hikes in your local hills, ideally with a weighted backpack. If you don’t have easy accessibility to the outdoors, the stairmaster at the gym will definitely do the trick! The more you put in on the front end in terms of preparedness, the more enjoyment you will get out of your trekking trip experience.

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