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Trekking

Naturetrek started by, and still specialises in, organising bird watching and wild flower treks to remote and mountainous regions of the world.

Wildlife Trekking Holidays

Naturetrek started by and still specialises in organising bird watching and wild flower treks to remote and mountainous regions of the world. Though our programme of holidays now includes many tours which involve little or no strenuous walking, Naturetrek still offers an excellent choice of trekking wildlife holidays, from the Himalaya to the Inca trail.

Our trekking specialist recommends...

“Well, I’m a little biased as I am particularly fond of the Himalaya. However, if you want to find some spectacular mountain scenery and wildlife nearer to home, try ‘Spain’s Cantabrian Mountains – Realm of the Bear’ for mammals and birds, the Dolomites or Alpujarra for butterflies and Switzerland for alpine flowers!”
David Mills
Naturetrek Managing Director

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The Paro Valley (Rajan Jolly)Punakha DzongPunakha Dzong (Dave Riley & Andrea Jackson)Punakha DzongRosa sp., Dequin to Cizhong (Phillipe de Spoelberch)Rheum alexandrae, north of Sangdui (Phillipe de Spoelberch)Incarvillea mairei, Langdu to Daocheng (Phillipe de Spoelberch)Rhododendron rupicola (Red form), Geza to Langdu (Phillipe de Spoelberch)Awash Falls Lodge (Dani Free)Awash Falls Lodge (Dani Free)Lake Langano (Dani Free)Bale Mountains (Dani Free)Rumbak Valley, Ladakh (Russell Scott)Ladakh Scenery (Raghu Kulkarni)Stupa in LadakhWoolly Hare, Ladakh (Russell Scott)View back to Tiziane (Colin W Hughes)Across from the refuge at Oukaimeden (Colin W Hughes)

Naturetrek wildlife trekking holidays

What kind of trekking tours does Naturetrek offer?

1. Strenuous treks as the main feature of the tour – lasting up to 15 days – in some of world’s most spectacular and sparsely populated mountain ranges, including the Himalaya & Nepal’s Langtang Valley where we go in search of breeding birds, alpine flowers, mammals and other wildlife. Here are a few more choices:

  • We offer two treks in Ladakh – one exploring wildlife & culture of the Markha Valley in midsummer, & another searching for Snow Leopards in midwinter
  • Mount Everest & the Gokyo Lakes of Nepal to enjoy the world’s highest peaks & their unique natural history
  • A holiday to Bhutan’s Bumthang Valley in search of spring flowers, particularly rhododendrons

2. Tours which include short treks or strenuous walking as part of wider holiday. These include holidays such as plant hunting in China’s Sichuan & Yunnan provinces and searching for orchids and other flora in Ecuador’s Andes, plus many European tours which are based in mountain regions such as the Alps, Pyrenees, Picos or Carpathians.

3. Tours which include optional treks to go in search of spectacular wildlife and scenery in a region, such as Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda & Uganda, trekking the Inca trail in Peru, or an ascent of Table Mountain in South Africa.

WHAT YOU'VE BEEN SAYING ABOUT OUR Trekking HOLIDAYS

J.R.
Berkshire
Ethiopian Wolves

Overall, I thought it was an excellent trip. We stayed at some fantastic locations, particularly Awash Falls Lodge for the first three nights and Bishan Gari Lodge for two nights. Roy was an excellent trip leader who worked well with the local guides. Given the challenges of roads in Ethiopia we were fortunate to have such a good driver. He really did play a key role in the success of the trip. I feel that the trip has given me an excellent insight into the diversity of wildlife in Ethiopia, and its vulnerability.
Thank you all.

Mr. S.D.
Angue & Dundee
Ethiopian Wolves

Overall an excellent trip - more an adventure than a holiday.