Our portfolio of hiking and trekking tours caters to all levels of activity, from adrenaline-fuelled mountaineering to slow-paced sojourns.

Lightfoot’s Travel Designers tend be the outdoorsy type, and often design their own hiking tours for their personal holidays. Some of our favourite recent trips include spiritual journeys through the Himalayas of Bhutan, alpine walks through the breathtaking mountains of Japan, and jungle excursions in Thailand.

Our itineraries also include walking tours through idyllic vineyards in Australia’s Margaret River, colonial tea estates in Sri Lanka and coffee plantations in Indonesia. New Zealand, the outdoor capital of the world, remains a firm favourite with our clients.

All our tours are 100% tailor-made to your requirements.  Please contact our Travel Designers to plan a luxury hiking tour.

Properties for Hiking & Trekking

Camellia Hills

Hill Country, Sri Lanka

Sit atop Sri Lanka’s western hill country and take in the unmatched panoramic splendour of emerald tea bushes at Camellia Hills. The hotel prides itself as a member of the prestigious Sri …

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Topas Eco Lodge Spa

Sapa, Vietnam

Tucked beneath the misty mountains of Sapa Valley in Northern Vietnam, Topas Eco Lodge sits above two majestic cone formed hills. Based on sustainable principles, the lodge aims to have a m…

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Halekulani

Hawaii, United States & Alaska

The tropical Halekulani serves as a quiet and blissful sanctuary, a world away from the masses at Waikiki. Situated on the beachfront, the property has welcomed guests since 1883 when the or…

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Sweet Gobi Geolodge

Central Mongolia

Sweet Gobi ecolodge, 260 kilometres from Ulaanbaatar, is based in the area of Bayangobi. It is composed of up to 20 yurts set up at the foot of the golden sand dunes of Elsen Tasarkhai facin…

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Three Camel Lodge

Mongolia

Engulfed in the wilderness of Mongolia’s Gobi Desert, Three Camel Lodge offers a luxurious take on the traditional nomadic lifestyle. Built with the desire to preserve and protect the …

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Ananda Spa

India, Northern India

Set in the foothills of the tranquil Himalayas, overlooking the Ganges River, Ananda Spa welcomes guests to an extraordinary retreat of spiritual enlightenment, where you’ll discover the u…

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Hotel Rosa Alpina

Italy, Italian Alps

Alpine adventure meets Italian style at Hotel Rosa Alpina in the heart of the Dolomites. This modern ski chalet has been owned and operated by the Pizzinini family for the better part of the…

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Lyngen Lodge

Nordnorge, Norway

This luxury boutique lodge lies on the Lyngen Peninsula overlooking the Lyngen Fjord with a dramatic backdrop of snow-capped mountains, in Norway’s Arctic Circle. Designed to blend in with…

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EcoCamp Patagonia

Chilean Patagonia, Chile

EcoCamp Patagonia offers a unique and sustainable travel experience in the wild and rugged landscape of Torres del Paine National Park. Located in the hear of Patagonia, on the southern tip …

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Gurung Lodge

Pokhara & Annapurna, Nepal

This charming boutique lodge is situated on the edge of the village of Majhgaon near Pokhara, in Nepal’s Annapurna region. Lying 1,450 metres above sea level, Gurung Lodge offers spectacul…

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Sanctuary Lodge

Pokhara & Annapurna, Nepal

Sanctuary Lodge is nestled in pretty gardens overlooking the Modi River in Nepal. This boutique eco-lodge is located in the Annapurna Conservation Area, 1,060 metres above sea level in breat…

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The Inn Patan

Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

This charming boutique hotel is situated close to Patan Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Kathmandu, Nepal. The Inn Patan is an old, traditional brick and timber Newari house, w…

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Villa Giuseppina

Como, Italy

This stunning, seven-bedroom luxury villa lies on the shores of Lake Como in northern Italy. Set in its own parkland overlooking the fairytale town of Bellagio and featuring a grand façade …

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Villa Mangiacane

Tuscany, Italy

Villa Mangiacane lies on the crest of a hill surrounded by 600 acres of lush vineyards and olive groves, just south of Florence in the heart of Italy’s famed Chianti region. Originally bui…

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The Omnia

Zermatt, Switzerland

The Omnia lies on the top of a rock 45 metres above central Zermatt, in Switzerland, offering spectacular views of the Matterhorn. The entry is unique as guests are transported in an elevato…

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Norden Camp

China, Yunnan & Central China

Just 20 minutes out of Labrang, the famous Tibetan monastic town in Gansu Province, lies the Norden Camp and its 11 log cabins and yak hair tents. The stunning 11 hectares border a meanderin…

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Mary Budden Estate

India, Northern India

Set on five acres of land almost 8,000 feet above sea level, within the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary in India’s middle Himalayan Mountains, this secluded luxury boutique hotel is a haven of p…

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Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort

Fiji

This award-winning, luxury boutique resort lies on 17 acres of private land on a former coconut plantation on Vanua Levu Island in Fiji. Surrounded by dazzling white sand, crystal clear wate…

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The Plettenberg

Garden Route, South Africa

This luxury boutique hotel lies on a rocky headline offering awe-inspiring views of Formosa Bay, the Outeniqua Mountains and endless golden sand beaches. The Plettenberg is located in the he…

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Hintok River Camp

Bangkok, Thailand

This luxurious tented camp lies on the banks of the River Kwai in the Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand. Nestled in the jungle, Hintok River Camp @ Hellfire Pass will appeal to couples and fam…

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Altiplanico Rapa Nui

Chile, Easter Island

Altiplanico Rapa Nui is located just a few hundred metres only ten minutes’ walk down into Hanga Roa town on the wildly beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Easter Island, part of the Chilean …

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Altiplanico Atacama

Atacama Desert, Chile

Set in the midst of Chile’s Atacama Desert, surrounded by the Andes Mountains, Altiplanico Atacama is the ultimate desert hideaway.  This luxury boutique hotel was designed in harmony wit…

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Patagonia Camp

Chilean Patagonia, Chile

Perched above a dazzling lake just outside Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia, Chile, this luxury eco-camp is the ultimate wilderness retreat. Patagonia Camp was designed to enable …

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The Singular

Chilean Patagonia, Chile

The Singular is a 5-star luxury hotel recently awarded with the “Top Hotel in Chile” and one of the “Best Hotels in South America” titles at Trip Advisor’s 2014 Traveller’s Cho…

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Tierra Patagonia

Chilean Patagonia, Chile

Tierra Patagonia is perched on the eastern edge of the Torres del Paine National Park, standing majestically over the shores of Lake Sarmiento. Designed to blend into the dramatic landscape,…

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Los Caiquenes

Chile, Chilean Lake District

Los Caiquenes is a boutique hotel set on a small plot of land, almost resembling an oversized cottage in a beautiful, lush garden. Just 300 metres away lies the tranquil waters of Llanquihue…

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Awasi Patagonia

Chilean Patagonia, Chile

Hidden away in a 15,000-acre private reserve next to the remote Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia, Chile, this new luxury boutique hotel has been designed for maximum relaxation an…

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Anse Chastanet

St Lucia

Set on a lush tropical estate offering spectacular views of St. Lucia’s twin Pitons and the sparkling Caribbean Sea, on the southwest coast of the island, Anse Chastanet is an idyllic beac…

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Explora Atacama

Atacama Desert, Chile

Currently undergoing renovation, due to reopen Jan 2017 Nestled in the foothills of the Andes in the remote Atacama Desert in Chile, this luxury boutique lodge is the ultimate desert hide…

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Explora Patagonia

Chilean Patagonia, Chile

Explora Patagonia lies on the shores of Lake Pehoe in Patagonia, Chile, offering awe-inspiring views of the Paine ridge and the towering granite peaks of Torres del Paine National Park. Desi…

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Villa Borobudur

Java, Indonesia

Nestled in a private estate on the slopes of the Menoreh Mountains, a five- minute drive from Borobudur, the spiritual heart of Java, Villa Borobudur is an enchanting, luxury villa hotel ins…

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The Museum Hotel

Cappadocia, Turkey

Situated in the heart of the historical region of Cappadocia in Turkey, Museum Hotel is a unique, luxury boutique hotel that has been designed and built among historical ruins and caves. The…

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Dolder Grand Zurich

Zurich, Switzerland

Perched on a hilltop high above Zurich in Switzerland, this prominent landmark hotel offers breathtaking views of the city, lake and the Alps. The Dolder Grand is a fairy tale-like castle wh…

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Ki Niseko

Niseko, Japan

Beautiful panoramic views of Mt Yotei and Mt Annupuru await at Ki Niseko, a luxury resort hotel situated in the ski village of Hirafu. With ski-in-ski-out facilities and wide selection of re…

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Baita 1697

Italy, Italian Alps

Luxury ski chalet Baita 1697 is a beautiful lodge situated in the heart of an old hamlet at an altitude of 1600m, and is just a stone’s throw away from the alpine village of Sestriere. The…

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Argos in Cappadocia

Cappadocia, Turkey

Visiting the region of Cappadocia is a memorable adventure in itself, further enhanced by a unique experience in a unique property. Argos in Cappadocia’s exquisite locations makes it quite…

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The Menjangan

Bali, Indonesia

This peaceful and secluded beachside retreat is found in the unspoiled Bali Barat National Park on the north west coast of Bali, in Indonesia. Set on a pristine white sand beach within 382 h…

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Bilit Rainforest Lodge

Set on the banks of the Kinabatangan River in the village of Bilit, a two-hour drive from Sandakan Town, this charming and peaceful eco-lodge offers the ultimate rainforest experience and th…

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Chamba Camp, Thiksey

India, Northern India

Experience splendid isolation in the lap of luxury at the exclusive Chamba Camp at Thiksey in Ladakh, a region renowned for its dramatic scenery, colourful culture and breathtaking landscape…

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B Arts Boutique Hotel

Lima, Peru

Ideally located in the heart of Barranco, Lima’s boho-chic seaside neighbourhood, an area filled with art galleries, fashion boutiques and restaurants, this luxury boutique hotel is an exc…

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Titilaka Lodge

Lake Titicaca, Peru

Situated in a magnificent setting on the shores of Lake Titicaca on the border between Peru and Bolivia, Titilaka Lodge is an intimate and remote luxury boutique hotel offering travellers a …

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Tharu Lodge

Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

Situated a 40-minute drive from Bharatpur airport, overlooking lush forests on the edge of Chitwan, Nepal’s oldest national park, Tharu Lodge is a charming and peaceful wilderness retreat …

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Alila Ubud

Bali, Indonesia

Perched along the cooling banks of Ayung River, this cosy hillside retreat is located just fifteen minutes from Ubud in the village of Payangan. Comprising 56 rooms and villas which are h…

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Dwarika’s Hotel

Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

Grounded by Nepal’s ancient heritage, Dwarika’s Hotel offers an imperial respite reflective of the architectural magnificence of the Newari palaces. With a legacy of dexterous craftsm…

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Sepilok Nature Resort

An ideal starting point for a Sabah adventure, the Sepilok Nature Resort is a cosy tranquil lodge combining traditional style with contemporary luxury. The Sepilok Nature Resort comprises o…

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Mchenja Bush Camp

Luangwa Valley, Zambia

Mchenja, meaning "ebony", occupies a stunning setting beneath a magnificent grove of these trees on the banks of the Luangwa River. It is just a short morning's walk upstream from Kakuli B…

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Kakuli

Luangwa Valley, Zambia

Kakuli is a seasonal bush camp on the confluence of the Luwi and Luangwa rivers.  For many it marks the end of a walking safari from camp to camp following the course of the Luwi River. …

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Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa

Sapa, Vietnam

Set amongst Sapa’s pristine environment and unparalleled scenery of Mount Fansipan, Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa has been tailored to ensure its guests experience something different and…

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Sand Rivers Selous

Selous, Tanzania

Sand Rivers Selous is a haven of natural luxury, a small, peaceful yet vibrant safari lodge in the northern part o the vast Selous Game Reserve. Set on a sweeping curve of the great Rufiji…

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Amantaka

Luang Prabang, Laos

Housed in graceful French colonial buildings in the UNESCO protected town of Luang Prabang, Amantaka is an elegant and peaceful luxury boutique retreat. Ideally situated just south of Phous…

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Shakti 360 Leti

India, Northern India

Offering a truly unique experience, this world-class camp is located deep within the Indian Himalayas with breathtaking views and ultra luxurious accommodation. Combining luxury and adven…

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Puri Ganesha

Bali, Indonesia

Puri Ganesha’s beachfront villas, located in the quiet and remote fishing village of Pemuteran, situated in the northwest corner of Bali are a secret worth keeping. There are 4 thatched…

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Cape Lodge

Australia, Western Australia

Sitting on its own secluded vineyard in the heart of the Margaret River Wine Country is one of Australia's finest luxury boutique hotels. Just a 3-hour drive from Perth, this is the ideal ba…

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Amanbagh

India, Rajasthan

Situated in the rural foothills of the Aravalli Hills, a 3 hour journey east of Jaipur, Amanbagh is a regal garden estate in the starkly beautiful wilds of Rajasthan. Circled by walls whi…

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Rawla Narlai

India, Rajasthan

Rawla Narlai, now a heritage hotel, is located in the heart of a typical Rajasthan village bustling with activity and bursting with color. Comfortable rooms with modern bathrooms blend wi…

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Raas Devigarh

India, Rajasthan

Raas Devigarh is housed in an incredibly romantic 18th-century palace in the village of Delwara, a 45 minute drive from Udaipur. It was, until the mid-20th century the royal residence of the…

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Amandari

Bali, Indonesia

Perched high above the rushing water of the Ayung River in a peaceful area on the outskirts of Ubud, lies Amandari - a mystical sanctuary which is laced with rich culture. The pathway tha…

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COMO Shambhala Estate

Bali, Indonesia

When it comes to spa and wellness retreats, the COMO Shambhala Estate in Bali is up there with the best in the world. The Estate is a unique residential health retreat set in Bali's jungl…

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Uma Ubud

Bali, Indonesia

You will not fail to fall in love with this peaceful haven of luxury in one of the world's most culturally rich locations. Located on the outskirts of Ubud, Uma Ubud is our favourite destin…

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Lavender House

Hill Country, Sri Lanka

Built circa 1890, The Lavender House is a former tea planter's residence nestled amongst the historic tea fields of Pussellawa in Sri Lanka's Hill Country - perfectly situated for exploring …

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Tea Trails

Hill Country, Sri Lanka

Smack bang in the middle of Sri Lanka's stunning Hill Country, these four plantation bungalows offer unparalleled comfort and exquisite service, nestled amongst the hills of Bogawantalawa. …

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Asahi Lodge

Niseko, Japan

Asahi Lodge is a stylish, tastefully appointed luxury chalet with 5 bedrooms, ideally located just minutes from the restaurants and bars of Hirafu, with a free shuttle bus service. Offeri…

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The Vale Niseko

Niseko, Japan

The Vale Niseko offers exceptionally luxury apartments in a landmark property. From the outdoor thermal spa overlooking snow-capped mountains to the “ski chic" designer lobby, this award-w…

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A Selection of Hiking & Trekking Itineraries

Extreme Borneo

Sabah, Malaysian Borneo

For active adventure and nature-lovers, this is your perfect 2-week break from city life. Maintaining a comfortable pace, this itinerary allows you to experience all authentic beauty and div…

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Classic Nepal

Nepal

This is the perfect itinerary for those wishing to explore the varied landscapes of Nepal. This 10-day experience begins nestled in the mountains of Pokhara, a great base from which to expl…

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Canada’s Rockies Rainforests

Canada

A 16 day tour through British Columbia and Rocky Mountain National Parks where you will discover the beauty of the untouched wildlife in Canada. With classic sightseeing destinations, adven…

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Hiking in Bhutan

With a rich culture, diverse landscapes and fascinating traditions and religions, hiking through Bhutan is an awe-inspiring experience. …

Hiking in Nepal

With immense mountain ranges, exotic markets and stunning countryside villages dotted with teahouses, Nepal has a whole range of scenery to explore.…

Hiking in New Zealand

Head from Auckland on the North Island to the stunning mountain ranges in the south for the hikers ultimate trail through New Zealand. …