Planning for a Guided Hiking Trip

Posted on July 9, 2016 By

Getting out and making the most of the outdoors is a great way to bond with nature, and with your fellow family members.

Having a shared journey can really bring a family closer together.

Nonetheless, you also don’t want the family holiday to turn into something people recall with disgust.

If you do not have many years of hiking and camping experience, there is no reason you can’t still go out and enjoy an awesome hike. In this case, I would advise you hire a guide company to take you on a custom, guided hiking trip.

These hiking tours can be built around your personal or family interests. Your guide company will arrange the trip dates and location to suit your needs. They are glad to run Custom/Family trips in virtually any remote and wild corner you desire. In other words, feel free to fantasize about your ultimate dream trip…and they will arrange and run it for you!

Whether your interest is nature study, wildlife photography, fishing, scrambling to high summits, wilderness survival, navigation, relaxation, or perhaps an exceptionally rigorous expedition, guide companies can be found to provide you with the ultimate backpacking adventure.

For Family Trips with young children, it is recommended you do a relatively short backpack into a base-camp and stay there for 2 or 3 nights, always near a beautiful lake, stream and/or other natural feature of interest. This will minimize pack-carrying and maximize camping and exploring on day-hikes without backpacks. There is no better way for youngsters to fall in love with the big outside without the burden of too much hard work.

Custom and family trips can be as rigorous or relaxed as you like. Depending upon your needs, interests, and schedule, you guide will be happy to suggest specific areas and routes that they believe would provide a wonderfully satisfying and unforgettable adventure!