10 days point-to-point walking with vehicle support (inc. 3 days light backpacking). Altitude maximum 2965m, average 1525m.
11 nights camping, mostly in good campsites with hot showers; occasional rough camps; 2 mountain huts; 1 village inn (dormitory style).
All breakfasts, 10 picnic lunches and 12 dinners included.
Trip Grade: C 10 days walking; maximum altitude 2,965m, average 1,525m. This trip is graded C and some of the days are indeed challenging with up to 1600m of accent and on other days similar descents. On some days when we cross glacial moraine the terrain is rough and loose underfoot. There are also some steep sections with chains provided to give support. The cumulated fatigue of hard trekking for two weeks should not be underestimated.
There is one qualified International Mountain Leader (IML) that accompanies the group throughout and it is their decision if you will be able to accompany the group on any particular day. For safety reasons the group leader may also change their walking style from one where everyone walks at their own pace to one where the group walks together at the speed of the slowest, depending on the conditions, weather and visibility. This scenery on this trip is stunning, and may well be the best walking you have ever done, but it is important to be prepared and have a high level of walking fitness and stamina.
Whilst camping you are expected to erect and dismantle your own tent (these are modern pop up style tents that are very easy and quick to erect and dismantle) and the whole group generally helps to load the support vehicle on the days when we move camp. On several of the nights we eat in camp, you should expect to help with the washing up. If you have any concerns about your suitability for this trips or questions regarding the grading, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Normal group size and age
Normally 6 to 14, plus leader. Minimum age 18.
The vast majority of Exodus adventures are adult group holidays. Groups are always small in size. We strongly believe that this adherence to small groups means a better experience for all; more time with your guide, less waiting around and a reduced impact on the communities and environments visited.
Each group is generally made up of like-minded travellers - with singles, couples and friends all joining in together. All these trips are suitable for single travellers, but if you prefer to travel with clients booking individually, please see our Solo Departures page.
Fitness is important and you may have to improve yours before departure. Most treks at this grade compare to extended walking in mountainous terrain such as the Lakes of Snowdonia, but usually at significantly higher altitudes; climate and remoteness can also play a part. Previous trekking experience is desirable, but not vital if you are confident of your physical condition.
Walking & Trekking: Trips are wholly trekking-focused or simply include a significant number of walking days during the itinerary.