Walking & Trekking
Over 150 Treks - The Best of The World on Foot
Exodus is the UK’s leading organiser of worldwide Walking and Trekking holidays, with the widest choice of destination, style and duration. For more than 38 years we’ve been on the look-out for fresh itineraries, unique destinations and great trekking trails. All of our group sizes are small with a maximum of clients that is never more than 20.
We believe that small groups are safer, more fun and essential to minimise our environmental impact and preserve the cultural integrity of the areas that we trek through. So whatever your interest and ability, from hardened mountain enthusiast who wants extended high-altitude trekking, to occasional walker who prefers alpine footpaths, valleys and villages, we have something for you.
Chloé Knott - Walking and Trekking Programme Manager
'Escapism, nature, fresh air, sights beyond comprehension and feelings of achievement. These are only a few of the things that take me up mountains or along treks. Many are drawn to certain altitudes or single sights, in myself, the journey along the way on foot is the memory creator. On the Exodus treks I have undertaken, for example, I fi nd the variety of people in the group, from all walks of life, taking part in a journey for all different reasons adds to the adventure. New great friends you can never think to meet in any other situation, suddenly helping to create lasting memories of shared views and wonderment, team work and excitement.'
Paul Steele – The Bald Hiker
What the experts say
That feeling of release...
Release from work emails, going to the post office and house chores. That blissful clarity of mind that comes from it. I'm sure that you know the feeling - that mental freedom from the mundane that only truly comes after a few days of travelling nature’s way – by one’s own feet. The little things that have been bothering you at home trickle away like water off a gore-tex jacket. I'd never experienced it so profoundly until this year when I spent two months on and around one mountain with a like-minded group focused on the summit. The peak was Everest, but this is incidental. The feeling was familiar, but the escape had never been so complete.
This year I have helped in the creation of 31 fantastic new trips. All of these will help to bring you incredible views, some decent challenges, friendly new faces and of course, that special lucidity that any good trek brings. I'll be leading a few of these myself so please join me as we head off to explore new places and find that release!
NEPAL BASE MANAGER
In 2009, Valerie climbed to the South Summit of Everest, 90m below the main summit, she will be leading some of our new Himalaya trekking trips in 2010 and a special ‘Expedition Departure’ to Everest Base Camp.
See our News page and read Valerie's reports of her attempt which were sent from the Everest camps during her climb.
THE BEST DECISION I EVER MADE...
Following a ten year love affair with mountains, Amy recently returned from the summit of Mount Everest, one of a small number of British woman to do so.
'A decade ago, my eleventh hour decision to cancel a beach holiday and head for the mountains with Exodus was the best decision I have ever made. I returned energised, inspired and fitter than when I’d left. Each morning, I’d awoken to a different view of crisp beauty, comforted by the smell of wood smoke and inspired by the prospect of another day of rich walking.
My trekking evolved to climbing and has taken me to some high, cold and extreme places. Yet, however triumphant a summit may feel, the true magic lies in the process of getting there. Summitting Everest would have been a raw experience without the trek through her potent Kingdom, cultures, people, languages and stunning neighbouring mountains.
My climbing will continue for many years - but my walking and trekking through the valleys and mountain ranges of our world will continue for far, far longer.'
Amy Beeton, leading British climber and Exodus client. Amy has travelled on six Exodus Walking & Trekking holidays and describes them as the inspiration behind her passion for the mountains.
Please read Amy's account of her trip on our Newspage