Best adventure trips for 2023
We’ve scoured the globe and sent out our minions to find the best adventure holiday spots for the young and young-at-heart. We’re pretty thrilled with what we’ve found, and we think you will be too, as there’s something for everyone.
Climb Kilimanjaro Tanzania safari Gorilla trek in Uganda Everest Base Camp trek Annapurna Circuit trek Discover Bhutan
1. Climb Kilimanjaro
One of the Seven Summits
The five climates of Kilimanjaro
I climbed Kilimanjaro last year with Follow Alice and it was an unforgettable experience!! All the planning was made at their side and I just enjoyed the beautiful climb – so simple and well delivered.
Follow Alice's favourite Kilimanjaro routes
Lemosho route , which takes 7 or 8 days and is the most beautiful route Northern Circuit route , which takes 9 days and is one of the least crowded routes Machame route , which takes 6 or 7 days and is the most popular route
The Machame, Lemosho and Northern Circuit routes are great for acclimatisation because of the many ‘climb high, sleep low’ opportunities they offer.
Further reading for the interested trekker ...
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2. Tanzania safari
Highlights of a Tanzania safari
Go on safari in the UNESCO-listed Serengeti National Park Spot lions, leopards, Cape buffaloes, African elephants, cheetahs, giraffes and much more! Camp overnight in some of Africa’s most beautiful national parks Watch the sunrise over the African savannah Experience the rich culture of local Tanzanian tribes
Our exciting destinations
Lake Manyara National Park Serengeti National Park The Ngorongoro Crater
Lake Manyara National Park
Serengeti National Park
The Ngorongoro Crater
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3. Gorilla trekking in Uganda
An adventure-packed itinerary
Visit Ndere Cultural Centre in Kampala, Uganda’s capital city Go on a mountain bike safari in Lake Mburo National Park Hike to see chimpanzees in the wild Take a boat cruise on Bunyonyi Lake and zipline into it Quad bike around Bunyonyi to explore local villages Row in traditional dugout canoes on the lake to visit some of its islands Take an evening walk into the town of Kabale Go on a jeep and boat safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park Trek in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to see a gorilla troop
Trekking to see mountain gorillas
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4. Trek to Everest Base Camp
Highlights of the Everest Base Camp trek
Take an exciting flight from Kathmandu to the mountain town of Lukla Trek for two weeks through the beautiful Sagarmatha National Park Stay in traditional Sherpa villages and experience the local culture and cuisine Visit Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and other important cultural sites See wild and domesticated animals like musk deer and wild goats See Mt Everest, Khumbu Glacier and many other spectacular Himalayan peaks and glaciers Visit the world’s most iconic base camp Stay on the shore of the beautiful Gokyo Lake Challenge yourself physically and mentally as you trek at great altitude Make friends with fellow trekkers from around the world
How far is the trek to Everest Base Camp?
Everest Base Camp trek via Gokyo Lakes
We hike the Everest Base Camp trek via Gokyo Lakes, an exciting alternative to the classic trek route that takes in more of the area.
Who should do the Everest Base Camp trek?
5. Trek the Annapurna Circuit
Annapurna circuit people and culture
Getting to Annapurna
The Annapurna Circuit trek route
Thorung La Pass
Accommodation along the trek
Fly to beautiful Pokhara
Who should hike the Annapurna Circuit?
6. Discover Bhutan
A stellar and exciting itinerary
Take a sightseeing hike around the Himalayan town of Punakha and visit its beautiful 17th-century fortress Punakha Dzong. Go white-water rafting down the Mo Chu river. Take a bike ride from Paro to Thimphu, passing through paddy fields, virgin forests and sleepy villages. Hike to Taktshang Monastery, also known as Tiger’s Nest, which clings to the side of a cliff. Spend a day exploring the culturally rich Thimphu, Bhutan’s gorgeous capital city. Visit Motithang Takin Reserve to see gnu goats, also called takins. Learn about Bhutanese arts and crafts at the National Institute of Zorig Chusum. Tour a traditional Bhutanese farmhouse and farm before being treated to a delicious lunch.
Bhutan, Land of the Thunder Dragon
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