Non Glaciated Trekking Trips
Trekking is a wonderful way to see the mountains.Though out the alps and worldwide there are a comprehensive system of walking tacks to take you to wonderful places.There’s ever changing scenery, alpine flowers and birds to see. A lot of the tracks have mountain huts allowing you to travel light. In Europe there’s no need to carry a sleeping bag or food for your breakfast and the evening meal. Alternatively you can use a cable car access the alpine tracks and save the long pull out of the valley. In this way you can do fantastic days hikes and stay in a hotel in the valley.
The two most famous alpine treks are the Tour du Mont Blanc and the trekkers Haute Route. These both link huts and hotels for several days starting from Chamonix Mont Blanc. Of course there are many wonderful place to go. Morocco has easy access and some great trekking. Also Nepal, Patagonia and many other high mountains.
Why not let us take the strain out of organising your trekking holiday.
Europe: Tour du Mont Blanc, Tour de Mouverans, Corsica GR25
Africa: Morocco, Madagascar, Kenya, Tanzania
South America: Patagonia, Peru
Asia: Nepal, Borneo, India, Ladakh
Here’s a general trekking kit list, aimed at european trekking. It’s important to have the essentials and maybe a couple of luxury’s but remember light is right. Do everything possible to keep the weight of your kit down.
Boots;Traditional leather walking boots are ideal for trekking. For dryer climates a lot of people are now using trail running shoes, these are much lighter than traditional boots. If you chose trail shoes make sure they are water proof and have a good sole designed for trails. Trail running shoes with built in gaiters are fantastic at keeping your feet dry and stopping gravel getting in your socks.
Gaiters; Essential bits of kit in the wet. For dryer climates stubby gaiters, that come to just below your calf, will do the job. However if your heading somewhere wet and muddy its got to be fall length gaiters, just below the knee.
Water proof jacket and trousers, make sure you can get your trousers on over your boots. A breathable fabric such as Gortex will make your life more pleasant.
Sun hat;The bigger the better, sun glasses, sun shirt, sun block.
Fleece hat, neck gaiter, thermal shirt, fleece, down jacket, shorts, trekking trousers, socks plus spare socks, gloves.
Blister kit; Compeed,zinc oxide tape, small wound dressings, anti septic cream, enough for your whole trip.
Anti inflammatory, aspirin and any medication you take,i.e. asthma inhaler.
For alpine huts; sheet sleeping bag but no sleeping bag, head torch, ear plugs or music for sleeping.
Rucsac 30/40 ltrs with a water proof cover or dry liners.
Walking poles if you normally use them.
Money; Don’t rely on credit cards in the hills, cash is king in mountain huts and cafes. Passport, insurance papers, Alpine club membership or BMC card may get you a discount in the huts if you have it.