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Privately guided walking holidays


Accompanied by your party’s own local guide, embark on an adventure in India or Nepal, discovering remarkable scenery on foot. As on all Inntravel holidays, it’s you who sets the pace, and you who decides when to rest. Your guide also acts as your interpreter, and you’ll gain insights into local life as you explore.

Privately-guided walking holidays
Privately-guided walking holidays

Privately guided walking holidays

While Inntravel does not usually focus on escorted walking holidays, there are some corners of the world, namely India and Nepal, which offer first-rate walking but which we feel are best explored with a local guide. However, because we want you to enjoy a similar experience to that of any other Inntravel walking holiday, we provide your party with your own guide who will meet you at your base each morning. These privately guided walking holidays give you the best of both worlds – the ability to set the pace while also drawing on the knowledge and route-finding skills of a local expert. As there is no need to accommodate groups on these escorted walking holidays, you still get to stay in intimate, welcoming accommodation, another hallmark of Inntravel holidays.

Find the right holiday for you


Favourite privately guided walking holidays

Travelling from outside the UK?
To give you a good idea of how we can tailor our trips to your individual requirements, take a look at the section of the website specifically devoted to travellers from outside the UK.

Alternatively, if you’d prefer to get the low-down on Inntravel holidays from someone who has first-hand experience, you can email Phil Wise. Based in California, Phil has taken many trips with us over the years, and will be happy to give you general information about travelling to Europe and the overall Inntravel holiday experience from an American perspective.

How our privately guided walking holidays are graded

We use the same grading system for our escorted walking holidays as we do for other walking holidays. Our itineraries in northern India and Nepal make walking in the Himalayas accessible to all fit walkers – you don’t need to have trained for months, though you will need to be accustomed to fairly energetic day-walks at home. For something a little less demanding, opt for the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Generally easy walking with few ascents / descents, but perhaps the occasional long day.
  • Easy-to-moderate walking with some ascents / descents, and occasional longer days.
  • Moderate walking on varied terrain, with some long days and regular ascents / descents.
  • Moderate-to-challenging walking on more rugged terrain with significant ascents / descents on most days. Compass skills may be required (check the individual holiday).
  • Challenging hikes, featuring long days with significant ascent / descent on challenging terrain. Compass skills may be required.
  • Choice of easier or harder routes, so that you can tailor most days to your requirements.

Privately guided holidays, Inntravel style

Other than having a guide, our escorted walking holidays in India and Nepal are similar in many ways to other Inntravel holidays – expect impressive scenery, warm hospitality and authentic local cuisine.
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