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Top luxury treks around the world

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Jennifer Richt, Jonny Humphreys, Kate Herz & Katie Holmes

One of the best ways to see the world is on foot but that doesn't have to mean discomfort.

Combine luxury and ultimate comfort with intrepid exploration in our experts' favourite luxury treks around the world. These walks take you through some of the world's most beautiful landscapes with style and authenticity.

From soaring snowy peaks in the Himalayas to ancient Inca ruins in a href="https://www.jacadatravel.com/latin-america/peru/machu-picchu/">Machu Picchu, get ready to tick some big boxes off your bucket list.

Cultural journey
Lodge to Lodge in Peru
Safari & Trek
Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Lesser-known Himalayas
Northern India
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Northern India

The Himalayas of Northern India provide some of the most amazing trekking in the world with stunning views, few tourists and untouched villages. Whether you’re after a few days’ of village to village hiking or a comfortable base from which to launch your day hikes, this is a fantastic, exclusive way to experience one of the world’s best road-less-travelled hiking trips.

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As far as luxury is concerned, we’ve got you covered: you can even go with your very own private chef. Trek between villages in the Kumaon Region, trek through the vast Ladakh region, or keep your base in a luxury lodge and spend your days hiking the region.

Landscape in Ladakh, Northern India
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Lodge to Lodge trek in Peru

A popular hiking destination, Peru, the trek to Machu Picchu sits atop many travellers’ bucket lists. But there’s a more exciting way to get to Machu Picchu than following the fan favourite Inca Trail, with a culturally eye-opening 5 or 7-day lodge-to-lodge trek.

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The beauty of this trek is that it gives you a unique opportunity to experience the fascinating history and rich culture of the Peruvian people. On your trek, you’ll stay in lovely lodges often run by the local communities, so you’ll be comfortable and well-rested for your days of hiking.  

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El Chalten, Patagonia, Argentina

Patagonia is one of Latin America’s premier hiking destination, and a personal favourite of so many of our travel designers. The Fitzroy Rage near El Chalten in southern Argentina offers some of the most spectacular views and hiking in Patagonia, and it’s the perfect base from which to launch your daily adventures.

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El Chalten itself is extremely remote, home to just 500 people, but two luxury properties nearby – Don los Cerros Boutique Hotel and Aguas Arriba Lodge – have everything you need to make the perfect base for your daily treks. Activities and hikes can be tailored to suit your personal level of comfort.

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Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Sitting atop of many bucket lists, hiking Mount Kilimanjaro is a spectacular week-long trek that can challenge even the most experienced of hikers. Though it’s a tough hike, it can be done in relative luxury – and it’s more than worth the effort.

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With a private guide, porter and chef to accompany you the whole way through you can be sure of being well fed and rested enough to reach the peak in style. You can also finish your hike off with a visit to the Serengeti for a chance to unwind and see some wildlife before heading home.

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View from Arkaba station, Australia

Arkaba, Australia

An exclusive refuge in South Australia, Arkaba is not only an amazing place to see some of Australia’s most famous wildlife but it’s also a haven for trekkers, an authentic outback experience and luxury bush retreat at the same time.

Arkaba landscape, the Outback, Australia

In this quintessential Australian environment guests can go on daily guided walks around the stunning grounds (which encompasses a vast 60,000 acres) before retiring to their exclusive rooms for an evening of relaxation and delicious food.

Arkaba landscape, the Outback, Australia
Paro Valley, Bhutan, at sundown

Bhutan

One of the most mystical and beautiful places on earth, Bhutan is a dream if you’re after a luxury trekking experience. While staying in some of the world’s most incredible hotels, spend your days hiking in the shadows of the Himalayas, around the wide Gangteng Valley and the magnificent Paro.

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Our Classic Bhutan Adventure trip lets you see the best Bhutan has to offer on foot, trekking from secluded monastery to secluded monastery, and of course doing it all in style. You can also add Bhutan onto a trip to Nepal, if you really want to get to know the Himalayas.

Landscape Bhutan
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Milford Sound, New Zealand

Milford Sound is one of the most spectacular sights on New Zealand’s South Island. Situated near Queenstown, there is no shortage of things you can do there, but our favourite activity involves taking a scenic helicopter flight to see the hanging valley and stunning summits from the sky.

Milford Sound in New Zealand

You can then take a cruise along the fiord or spend some time discovering the area on foot. It is arguably one of the best places to trek in New Zealand, thanks to its unmatched beauty, native wildlife and the range of activities you can do there. We recommend that any visit to the South Island includes a trip to Milford Sound.

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Talk to one of our expert travel designers and start planning your once-in-a-lifetime luxury trekking vacation.

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