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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 tougher treks are likely to involve multi-day hikes through wilderness regions, with porter support and tented accommodation. Whilst at the other end of the scale, our softer walking holidays are more likely to be hotel or lodge-based with a day-walk format and an emphasis on uncovering the area's history, culture and cuisine. From our earliest days we've developed a range of treks that include celebrated classics such as Peru's Inca Trail trek, the ascent of Tanzania's Kilimanjaro and the ever popular Everest Base Camp trek 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, Cameroon, 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.

Classic Haute Route - High Alpine Trekking

13 days       from  £1995 excl. flights*

The ultimate and classic high alpine trekking holiday adventure along the Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt. Taking a dramatic and uncompromising line to explore the heart of the European Alps, this challenging high altitude alpine trekking holiday effectively links together Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn. Expert guidance is essential, on a walking route that crosses several high and testing alpine passes and traverses more than a dozen glaciers. During the course of the trekking, there is plenty of opportunity to learn the fundamentals of mountaineering and the skills required for safe walking on glaciated terrain (ice-axe and crampons required). Although not a particularly long trek , at 120 kilometres / 75 miles, it is genuinely Himalayan in scale. From the outset of the walking, at our comfortable French Alps chalet base in the Chamonix Valley, to our arrival at the famously picturesque ski-town of Zermatt in the Swiss Alps, we accumulate more than 10,000 metres / 32,800 feet of ascent and descent. Offering a blend of amazing scenery and overnight stops at some of the very best Alpine refuges, the Classic Haute Route trekking holiday from France to Switzerland ranks among the world's greatest mountain walking adventures.

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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 tougher treks are likely to involve multi-day hikes through wilderness regions, with porter support and tented accommodation. Whilst at the other end of the scale, our softer walking holidays are more likely to be hotel or lodge-based with a day-walk format and an emphasis on uncovering the area's history, culture and cuisine. From our earliest days we've developed a range of treks that include celebrated classics such as Peru's Inca Trail trek, the ascent of Tanzania's Kilimanjaro and the ever popular Everest Base Camp trek 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, Cameroon, 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.

Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn Trek

12 days       from  £1895 excl. flights*

A classic walking holiday adventure in the Alps from Chamonix in France to Zermatt in Switzerland. Considered to be the 'Walkers' Haute Route, this superb alpine trekking holiday takes a linear route across the spine of the European Alps and links together the famous small mountaineering towns of Chamonix, Arolla and Zermatt. Generally much lower than the Classic Haute Route, this is an easier option for those people who still wish to explore the Alps whilst walking amongst incredibly beautiful alpine scenery. Trekking from France into the beautiful Swiss canton of Valais, passing spectacularly beneath 10 of the 12 highest peaks in the Alps, we are treated to amazing views of Mont Blanc itself. Traversing several high and challenging passes we enjoy mountain walking in the Alps at it's most delightful. Lower down, the walking leads through verdant alpine valleys with cascading streams, pretty hamlets and flower-strewn meadows. For the last 2 days, we're trekking on the recently opened 'Europaweg,' a valley-side walking trail which provides stunning views of the Matterhorn. Overnight accommodation on this great trekking holiday adventure in the Alps is provided in a variety of small hotels, atmospheric gites and spectacularly located alpine mountain refuges. Led by English guides and fully supported with access to luggage on all but three nights, our holiday offers the best chance of completing this challenging walking traverse.

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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 tougher treks are likely to involve multi-day hikes through wilderness regions, with porter support and tented accommodation. Whilst at the other end of the scale, our softer walking holidays are more likely to be hotel or lodge-based with a day-walk format and an emphasis on uncovering the area's history, culture and cuisine. From our earliest days we've developed a range of treks that include celebrated classics such as Peru's Inca Trail trek, the ascent of Tanzania's Kilimanjaro and the ever popular Everest Base Camp trek 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, Cameroon, 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.

The Classic Tour Du Mont Blanc

12 days       from  £1645 excl. flights*

The Tour du Mont Blanc is a classic walking holiday adventure around Mont Blanc in the heart of the Alps of Europe from Chamonix, France trekking through Italy and Switzerland. Starting out in the Chamonix Valley, this superlative walking holiday makes a complete circumnavigation of Mont Blanc and its satellite Alpine peaks. Walking firstly into Italy and then Switzerland, the trekking route follows picturesque Alpine valley trails and walking up and down steep mountain paths. Our walking route also leads us to climb to a succession of scenic and challenging Alpine passes, including the high point of the circuit at the rocky Fenetre d'Arpette (2670m). Lower level highlights include the vibrant Italian Alpine resort of Courmayeur and the charming Swiss village of Champex. As an excellent final day addition to this classic walking holiday around Mont Blanc in the Alps we include the trek to the summit of the Brevent (2525m), for unmatched views of Chamonix, the Aiguille du Midi and Mont Blanc itself. We use a good standard of hotel accommodation throughout and our vehicle back-up means that group members need carry only a small daysack. Suitable for regular hill walkers looking for an Alpine trekking adventure around Mont Blanc, this holiday provides an excellent introduction to long-distance trail walking in the Alps of Europe.Which Tour is for you? The Classic Tour Du Mont Blanc (TMH) or the Ultimate Tour Du Mont Blanc (UTM)? - Both holidays are the same duration and involve 10 days walking without rest days. Whilst the Classic Tour completes the entire circuit, it does miss out a few of the higher cols and refuges, often retuning to the valley to stay in a nice hotel! For those wanting to do the original High Level tour, with a couple of extra nights in Refuges to add character to the route, then the UTM ticks all the boxes. If you are short of time, try the 6-day Best of the Tour Du Mont Blanc (BTM), a shortened version of the Classic Tour, but using vehicle transfers between the best parts of the walk!

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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 tougher treks are likely to involve multi-day hikes through wilderness regions, with porter support and tented accommodation. Whilst at the other end of the scale, our softer walking holidays are more likely to be hotel or lodge-based with a day-walk format and an emphasis on uncovering the area's history, culture and cuisine. From our earliest days we've developed a range of treks that include celebrated classics such as Peru's Inca Trail trek, the ascent of Tanzania's Kilimanjaro and the ever popular Everest Base Camp trek 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, Cameroon, 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.

The Ultimate Tour Du Mont Blanc

12 days       from  £1545 excl. flights*

Situated at the junction of France, Italy and Switzerland, the glaciated massif of Mont Blanc is circled by one of the world's greatest and most popular long distance walks - the Tour du Mont Blanc. Using our unrivalled experience, we have devised a walking holiday using the ‘ultimate' version of this historic route, incorporating several exciting variants. Taking the high-level option wherever possible, we traverse passes like the Col des Fours (2665m) and the Col de la Breya (2401m) and also hike the stunning Monte de la Saxe Ridge. En route, we stay in comfortable hotels & lodges and dramatically located mountain huts, such as the Cabane d'Orny, and the Bonatti Refuge. We offer baggage supprt where we can and there are just 2 nights where you do not have access to your main luggage. This superb adventure presents the best of the Mont Blanc region, with a blend of breathtaking views, alpine meadow trails, picturesque hamlets and an abundance of wildflowers... the Ultimate Tour of Mont Blanc.Which Tour Du Mont Blanc is for you? The Classic Tour Du Mont Blanc (TMH) or the Ultimate Tour Du Mont Blanc (UTM)? - Both holidays are the same duration and involve 10 days walking without rest days. Whilst the Classic Tour completes the entire circuit, it does miss out a few of the higher cols and refuges, often retuning to the valley to stay in a nice hotel! For those wanting to do the original High Level tour, with a couple of extra nights in Refuges to add character to the route, then the UTM ticks all the boxes. If you are short of time, try the 6-day Best of the Tour Du Mont Blanc (BTM), a shortened version of the Classic Tour, but using vehicle transfers between the best parts of the walk!

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KE Adventure Travel has an outstanding collection of climbing holidays that will take you to the world's most spectacular mountain ranges. Our climbing trips usually involve the ascent of snow-covered peaks where climbing ropes, ice axes and other items of mountaineering equipment may be used. Our climbing holidays can involve multi-day approaches on foot to a basecamp below the objective mountain. On this stage of the trip (which is effectively trekking) there will usually be the support of a trek crew to carry personal belongings, along with any tents, group climbing equipment, food and cooking equipment. The climbing is generally above the snow-line and can be at high altitude. Most of our climbing holidays have an experienced Western leader and in the case of our Alpine trips, the leader is always IFMGA qualified. None of our climbing trips requires more than a single mountaineering ice-axe, together with crampons and a climbing harness. Ropes may be used to safeguard steep or exposed sections or crevassed sections of the route. With long days, high altitudes, glacier camping and the possibility of encountering poor weather, these trips can be challenging.

Mont Blanc Ascent with Gran Paradiso

8 days       from  £2095 excl. flights*

If you are looking to climb Mont Blanc, this 1-week Alpine climbing holiday preparing and acclimatising on Italy's Gran Paradiso prior to the ascent, offers the best chance of summit success. After a rendezvous and briefing in Chamonix we drive through the Mont Blanc tunnel to Italy, where we have a session of skills training before making an ascent of Gran Paradiso (4061m), the only 4000 metre peak entirely within Italy's borders. The short approach hike to the Refugio Chabod, followed by the classic, easy snow climb to the summit of Gran Paradiso is a great introduction to Alpine climbing. We have a further night sleeping high at the Refugio Vittorio Emanuele and this provides the perfect preparation for climbing Mont Blanc. Returning to Chamonix, we have allowed 3 days for the climb, with 2 chances of making the summit via the 'Normal Route'. Our Mont Blanc trips are based at the extremely comfortable Yeti Lodge Chalets in Argentiere, close to Chamonix, offering all amenities including hot tubs, saunas and a great chef! Key to a successful Mont Blanc ascent is experienced and motivated guides and flexibility with the itinerary in case of bad weather. Our preferred option will be to take all clients via the ‘Normal Route' but the guides will select the most appropriate route depending on conditions on the mountain, the weather and availability in the huts. Our Mont Blanc package is fully inclusive of local transport and cable cars and all meals with the exception of lunches. This is a great value package, using a superb valley base and our expert guides will offer you every chance of getting to the summit on Mont Blanc.

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With almost 30 years in the business of operating adventure holidays, there is no-one better able to look after your winter holidays than KE. Our winter holidays are all about having fun in the snow and the mountains, away from the downhill crowds and busy ski resorts. Instead, we seek out the quieter areas; ski touring in Sweden and Iceland, cross-country skiing across France's Jura Mountains, snowshoeing in the Alps and Pyrenees. With KE you can also get friendly with the local huskies on a dog-sledding adventure in Scandinavia, sleep in an igloo in Slovenia or explore the frozen interior of the far-flung island of South Georgia whilst making the classic ‘Shackleton Crossing' on skis. If you like snow, we definitely have a holiday to suit you. Quite aside from the popular pastimes of downhill skiing and snowboarding there are many adventurous activities that come into their own during the winter months and which can be enjoyed as a group activity with like-minded travellers. Our winter programme is divided into three holiday types: winter multi-activity, ski touring, and snowshoeing.

Grand Traverse of the Jura Ski Tour

8 days       from  £1695 excl. flights*

The Jura Mountains are France's best kept secret, and one of the least explored pockets of the Alps. If it is peace, tranquility and a true taste of authentic mountain life you seek then look no further! Known colloquially as ‘le pays qui respire' (the country with breathing space), the inhabitants take immense pride in their local produce and transjurassienne travel is a memorable feast for all the senses. Straddling the Franco-Swiss border, the Jura Mountains extend for a 250km arc from the Rhone to the Rhine. The Grande Traversee du Jura (GTJ) starts in the Val de Morteau in the Doubs department of France and ends 180kms later at Giron in the Ain department. The ski route, which was first completed in 1978, crosses the Haut-Jura regional park and follows much of the route of the world famous Transjurassiene ski race. Unlike the jagged peaks of the Alps, the landscape is more Nordic and rolling and each day we aim to cover 20 - 30kms of the trail, carrying only our daypacks, arriving at our overnight hotel or gite to find our luggage waiting for us. In this quiet corner of France, amidst a weather beaten Gallic culture cut off for centuries from both France and Switzerland, it's not unusual to ski all day without seeing anyone else. This is a unique trip and a true journey on skis, where the enigmatic landscapes will captivate and reward even the most seasoned of traveller.

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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 tougher treks are likely to involve multi-day hikes through wilderness regions, with porter support and tented accommodation. Whilst at the other end of the scale, our softer walking holidays are more likely to be hotel or lodge-based with a day-walk format and an emphasis on uncovering the area's history, culture and cuisine. From our earliest days we've developed a range of treks that include celebrated classics such as Peru's Inca Trail trek, the ascent of Tanzania's Kilimanjaro and the ever popular Everest Base Camp trek 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, Cameroon, 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.

One Week Haute Route - Mnt Blanc to the Matterhorn

8 days       from  £1495 excl. flights*

Classic alpine walking holiday along the Haute Route from Chamonix in France to Zermatt in Switzerland. Taking a dramatic and uncompromising line to explore the heart of the European Alps, this ultra-classic Alpine walking adventure links Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn. By including a single short vehicle transfer from Champex to Mauvoisin we can complete this challenging high altitude trek in 6 days. Expert guidance is essential, on a trekking route that crosses several high and testing passes and numerous glaciers. During the course of our trek along the Haute Route, there is time to practice the fundamentals of mountaineering and the skills required for safe walking on glaciated terrain (ice-axe and crampons required). From the outset of the trekking, at our comfortable French Alps chalet base in the Chamonix Valley, to our arrival at the famously picturesque ski-town of Zermatt in the Swiss Alps, we accumulate more than 8000m/26000ft. of ascent and descent. Offering a blend of amazing scenery and overnight stops at some of the very best Alpine refuges, this one week Haute Route trekking holiday in the Alps of France and Switzerland ranks amongst the world's great mountain walks.

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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 tougher treks are likely to involve multi-day hikes through wilderness regions, with porter support and tented accommodation. Whilst at the other end of the scale, our softer walking holidays are more likely to be hotel or lodge-based with a day-walk format and an emphasis on uncovering the area's history, culture and cuisine. From our earliest days we've developed a range of treks that include celebrated classics such as Peru's Inca Trail trek, the ascent of Tanzania's Kilimanjaro and the ever popular Everest Base Camp trek 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, Cameroon, 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.

One Week Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn

8 days       from  £1345 excl. flights*

A classic one week walking holiday adventure in the Alps from Chamonix in France to Zermatt in Switzerland. Continuing our theme of 'The best of' Alpine walking routes we now offer the classic walkers' route from Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn within an 8 day holiday. Using short transfers to by-pass the least interesting sections of this classic route and by avoiding the technical section of the Europaveg, we have made this classic 'Walkers' Haute Route' available to non-alpinists who wish to trek amongst incredibly beautiful alpine scenery within a week's leave. This superb alpine trekking holiday takes a linear route across the spine of the European Alps and links together the famous small mountaineering towns of Chamonix and Zermatt. Trekking from France into the beautiful Swiss canton of Valais, passing spectacularly beneath 10 of the 12 highest peaks in the Alps, we are treated to amazing views of Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn. Traversing several high and challenging passes we enjoy mountain walking in the Alps at it's most delightful. Lower down, we pass through verdant alpine valleys with cascading streams, pretty hamlets and flower-strewn meadows. Overnight accommodation on this great trekking holiday adventure in the Alps is provided in a variety of small hotels, atmospheric gites and spectacularly located alpine mountain refuges. Led by English guides and fully supported with access to luggage on all but two nights, this holiday offers nothing less than the best of the best in the Alps.

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Savoie Snowshoe Summits

8 days       from  £1295 excl. flights*

Stunning snowshoeing in the beautiful Haute Savoie region of France. Our base is in the alpine village of Samoëns, situated near the impressive Cirque du Fer a Cheval. These huge cliffs form a horseshoe in front of the Dents Blanches mountain range creating a magnificent mountain enviornment. Samoens is a mountain village with characterful architecture located in the Giffre Valley. The terrain is excellent for snowshoeing and promises some great days and hopefully several summits, including Pointe Ratti and Le Parteset! On the final day of snowshoeing we aim to summit Tete de la Sallaz; the areas proximity to the Mont Blanc range on this day means excellent views of the highest mountain in Western Europe.

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Our exciting range of multi activity holidays are designed to show off the highlights of the regions they visit, whilst also including a variety of activities. With a choice of activity holidays both in the summer and winter, you will find a whole range of exciting and sometimes adrenalin-fuelled sports and other elements. You can raft, rock climb, horse-ride, cycle, kayak, hike and much more on one of our summer multi-activity holidays. Whilst on a Winter Activity Holiday you can try out cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledging, ice fishing and even overnight in an igloo! The activities included are aimed to suit everyone from action heroes to complete novices. All equipment and training is provided, so no previous experience is necessarily required. A 'go-for-it' attitude and a reasonable level of fitness are however needed.

Snowshoe Traverse of the Chablais

8 days       from  £1295 excl. flights*

Snowshoeing is growing in popularity as more and more people catch on to this easy to learn, low-impact way to access the beautiful pristine landscapes of a winter-transformed alpine forest or high pasture and even to climb easy peaks. The Traverse of the Chablais is a special journey through the mountains of the Haute Savoie between the French village of Megevette in the valley of the Arve in the west, to the shores of Lake Geneva in the east. The Chablais area is renowned for its marvellous snowshoeing country and many of the high points we cross on this route offer impressive views of the Mont Blanc range. At the end of each day's snowshoeing, we arrive at our hotel in one of the pretty little alpine villages of the Chablais, where our luggage will be waiting. After a hot shower and change we will be ready to enjoy the evening and taste some superb regional cuisine.

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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 tougher treks are likely to involve multi-day hikes through wilderness regions, with porter support and tented accommodation. Whilst at the other end of the scale, our softer walking holidays are more likely to be hotel or lodge-based with a day-walk format and an emphasis on uncovering the area's history, culture and cuisine. From our earliest days we've developed a range of treks that include celebrated classics such as Peru's Inca Trail trek, the ascent of Tanzania's Kilimanjaro and the ever popular Everest Base Camp trek 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, Cameroon, 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.

Tour del Gran Paradiso

8 days       from  £1245 excl. flights*

Sandwiched between the Aosta Valley and the Italian Piedmont, the Gran Paradiso National Park in Italy offers the chance of a walking holiday in Paradise! Our circuit trek takes us through a high mountain environment of hanging valleys, snow covered Alpine peaks, towering cliffs and impressive glaciers in the shadow of the highest peak situated entirely in Italy - Gran Paradiso. En route, we trek through picturesque valleys and cross high cols, looking out for the Alpine wildlife that Gran Paradiso National Park is famous for, such as chamois, ibex, marmots and eagles. Although an area of outstanding beauty, the Gran Paradiso has escaped the attention of the crowds, thereby rewarding the intrepid and discerning hiker with a wild solitude which has been long lost in other regions of the Alps. This is the one to do if you really want to get off the beaten trail!

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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 tougher treks are likely to involve multi-day hikes through wilderness regions, with porter support and tented accommodation. Whilst at the other end of the scale, our softer walking holidays are more likely to be hotel or lodge-based with a day-walk format and an emphasis on uncovering the area's history, culture and cuisine. From our earliest days we've developed a range of treks that include celebrated classics such as Peru's Inca Trail trek, the ascent of Tanzania's Kilimanjaro and the ever popular Everest Base Camp trek 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, Cameroon, 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.

Mont Blanc Snow Shoe Week

8 days       from  £1195 excl. flights*

Snowshoeing is one of the fastest growing recreational sports in the world. During the winter months the Alpine landscape is transformed to a pristine white wilderness and the air is normally clear and still. Travelling through the quiet and serenity of the snow-covered landscape is a rewarding experience and snowshoeing greatly increases the potential to get out into the mountains. Modern snowshoes are light and easy to use so it is possible to progress very quickly from easy trails to steep mountain slopes. This week of centre-based, guided snowshoeing is designed to appeal to regular mountain walkers wishing to learn or develop basic snowshoe techniques as well as those with previous snow-shoeing experience. During the week instruction will be given in the use of safety equipment and after familiarising ourselves with basic techniques will progress to steeper terrain, leading to high viewpoints and summits. Ascending open, sun-drenched snow slopes above the tree-line, with breathtaking views of the Chamonix Aiguilles, the magic of snowshoe hiking will be immediately apparent. Returning to the valley each evening, our comfortable chalet base with Hot Tubs, Saunas and all the home comforts, will provide a great place to rest and recuperate ahead of the next day's adventure.

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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 tougher treks are likely to involve multi-day hikes through wilderness regions, with porter support and tented accommodation. Whilst at the other end of the scale, our softer walking holidays are more likely to be hotel or lodge-based with a day-walk format and an emphasis on uncovering the area's history, culture and cuisine. From our earliest days we've developed a range of treks that include celebrated classics such as Peru's Inca Trail trek, the ascent of Tanzania's Kilimanjaro and the ever popular Everest Base Camp trek 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, Cameroon, 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.

Best of the Tour du Mont Blanc Trek

8 days       from  £1045 excl. flights*

At the heart of the European Alps, the massif of Mont Blanc straddles the borders of France, Italy and Switzerland and includes some of the most spectacular mountain scenery and trekking imaginable. With its rich mountaineering history and unsurpassed cultural diversity, this corner of the Alps has an irresistible attraction for the world's adventurers, climbers and hikers. Mont Blanc itself, at 4807 metres (15,770 feet), is the high point of the range and the biggest peak in Western Europe. This great walking holiday picks out the best of the daily stages of the Tour du Mont Blanc and links them by short vehicle transfers. During 6 days of trekking, we will get to see all of the highlights of this famous long-distance walk, including all of the best mountain views. Our route will tackle several major pass crossings, such as the Col de Bonhomme, Col de la Seigne and the highest of all, the Fenetre d'Arpette (2670m). And, as a finale, we have also included the superb day-hike to picturesque Lac Blanc, with its panoramic views across the Chamonix Valley to Mont Blanc. For those with limited time, this one-week trekking version of the Tour du Mont Blanc offers superb trekking in 3 countries; France, Italy and Switzerland, as well as a wealth of unforgettable Alpine experiences. Which Tour Du Mont Blanc is for you? The Classic Tour Du Mont Blanc (TMH) or the Ultimate Tour Du Mont Blanc (UTM)? - Both holidays are the same duration and involve 10 days walking without rest days. Whilst the Classic Tour completes the entire circuit, it does miss out a few of the higher cols and refuges, often retuning to the valley to stay in a nice hotel! For those wanting to do the original High Level tour, with a couple of extra nights in Refuges to add character to the route, then the UTM ticks all the boxes. If you are short of time, try the 6-day Best of the Tour Du Mont Blanc (BTM), a shortened version of the Classic Tour, but using vehicle transfers between the best parts of the walk!

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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 tougher treks are likely to involve multi-day hikes through wilderness regions, with porter support and tented accommodation. Whilst at the other end of the scale, our softer walking holidays are more likely to be hotel or lodge-based with a day-walk format and an emphasis on uncovering the area's history, culture and cuisine. From our earliest days we've developed a range of treks that include celebrated classics such as Peru's Inca Trail trek, the ascent of Tanzania's Kilimanjaro and the ever popular Everest Base Camp trek 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, Cameroon, 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.

The Ecrins Circuit Trek - GR54

8 days       from  £995 excl. flights*

This classic trekking route around the high peaks of the Ecrins National Park has long been a favourite amongst French 'randonneurs'. Largely following the route of the GR54 we explore the high valleys of the Valgaudemar Oisans and Briancon regions with their picturesque villages high trails and spectacular viewpoints. This is one of the wildest regions in the Alps and has a central core of high and glaciated peaks including the Meije (3983m) the Barre des Ecrins (4102m) the Pelvoux the Agneaux the Ailefroide and the Olan. Circling these peaks with our English-speaking local 'accompagnateur' we have the chance to experience the pastoral heritage of a region where shepherds and their shaggy 'patous' dogs still roam the high flower-filled pastures. With around 7 hours walking per day on good way-marked trails this is a long and very rewarding Alpine trekking holiday.

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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 tougher treks are likely to involve multi-day hikes through wilderness regions, with porter support and tented accommodation. Whilst at the other end of the scale, our softer walking holidays are more likely to be hotel or lodge-based with a day-walk format and an emphasis on uncovering the area's history, culture and cuisine. From our earliest days we've developed a range of treks that include celebrated classics such as Peru's Inca Trail trek, the ascent of Tanzania's Kilimanjaro and the ever popular Everest Base Camp trek 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, Cameroon, 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.

Alpine Trails and Summits of the Queyras

8 days       from  £895 excl. flights*

Sandwiched between Briancon and the Italian border, the remote Alpine region of Queyras offers exceptional trekking with a distinctly 'off-the-beaten-track' feel. Based very loosely on the Tour of Queyras circuit (GR58), this exciting new treking holiday has been modified to include the very best hikes in the area. From a succession of charming refuges and gites, we climb around 1000 metres each day to reach the high ground, before continuing to such rocky summits as Rocca Bianca (3059m), Pain du Sucre (3208m) and Grand Glaiza (3293m). Throughout the holiday, there are fantastic views, north to the snow-capped Ecrins and Vanoise massifs and south to the dominating spire of Monte Viso (3841m). Seeking out the quietest areas, we can enjoy our picnic lunches in the company of marmots, chamois and golden eagles. The quality of the hiking in this hidden corner of the French Alps is a revelation!

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KE Adventure Travel has an outstanding collection of climbing holidays that will take you to the world's most spectacular mountain ranges. Our climbing trips usually involve the ascent of snow-covered peaks where climbing ropes, ice axes and other items of mountaineering equipment may be used. Our climbing holidays can involve multi-day approaches on foot to a basecamp below the objective mountain. On this stage of the trip (which is effectively trekking) there will usually be the support of a trek crew to carry personal belongings, along with any tents, group climbing equipment, food and cooking equipment. The climbing is generally above the snow-line and can be at high altitude. Most of our climbing holidays have an experienced Western leader and in the case of our Alpine trips, the leader is always IFMGA qualified. None of our climbing trips requires more than a single mountaineering ice-axe, together with crampons and a climbing harness. Ropes may be used to safeguard steep or exposed sections or crevassed sections of the route. With long days, high altitudes, glacier camping and the possibility of encountering poor weather, these trips can be challenging.

Chamonix Alpine Climbing Course

7 days       from  £1445 excl. flights*

This 5 day intensive course is aimed at regular mountain walkers who wish to make the step up to Alpine mountaineering and climbing. During a week based at our comfortable chalet in the Chamonix Valley participants will receive instruction from and participate in climbs with, IFMGA qualified guides. Topics covered will include basic rock climbing skills, lead climbing, setting up anchors, abseiling, traditional gear placement, multi-pitch route climbing, rope management, safe glacier travel, and the use of ice axe and crampons. Participants will also learn route planning, weather analysis, use of map and compass. For the last two days of the course we will be joined by additional guides and will spend a night in a mountain refuge to climb one of Chamonix's classic routes at a guide ratio of 1:2.

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Chamonix Snowshoe Short Break

5 days       from  £695 excl. flights*

A fabulous three days of centre based snowshoeing in the spectacular Chamonix Valley, France; this short break is the perfect introduction to winter walking on snowshoes! We begin our adventure with a day 'finding our feet' in the snow and ice-covered forests around Bois du Bouchet, where our guide will be on hand to offer instruction on how to make the most of our snowshoes on differing terrain. Modern snowshoes are light and easy to use so it is possible to progress very quickly from easy trails to steep mountain slopes. Now comfortable on our snowshoes, over the next two days we will have a choice of some of the best short day walks in the Chamonix Valley, a loop of Vallorcine (the valley of the bears), or exploring around the gorge and frozen waterfalls of the Berard Valley, where the ice has formed into dramatic shapes. As a finale we'll travel into the mountains above Les Houches, where we will wander up to the summit of Le Prarion (1969m) for a wonderful vista of the whole of the Chamonix Valley; a stunning sight and a great way to end our mini snow adventure.

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* Prices are either exclusive of international flights or inclusive of flights from and to the UK as stated. Prices may vary depending on the specific departure date. Some tours may include an additional local payment to be paid in cash (USD or EURO) to the tour leader at the beginning of the tour. Please refer to the tour website for details.