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Trips info

Trekking Trips

Our created treks are designated to all: old or young, physically fit or physically challenged, in most of the cases the routes chosen can be slightly amended to customise everyone’s needs and goals (easy and moderate grades of difficulty), however some routes have a greater difficulty and they will require more physical exercise in order to achieve them (fairly strenuous and hard).

Travel Horizons recognises that hill walking, along with climbing and mountaineering, are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement. The mountains contain a range of hazards, from steep ground and rock fall to hypothermia and heatstroke. Trekking in winter brings its own raft of risks, like avalanches and whiteouts. Managing these risks boils down to having the right level of skill and experience relative to the difficulty and seriousness of a given aim. An important part of developing your mountain awareness is judging whether your own skills are sufficient for whatever you are planning. Accidents can happen due to circumstances over which you may have no control, such as rock fall, and first aid training can make all the difference in such events. All hill/ mountain walkers should be familiar with basic emergency procedures, as outside help will always take time to arrive. Overcoming risk can be a hugely rewarding experience in itself; learning to manage risk in the mountains helps you deal with it better in overall life, and can teach you profound lessons about yourself, other people, and your own abilities – the biggest lesson of all being you are often capable of more than you realise.



We believe that some active trekking trips are more rewarding when guided and supported by professional and trained staff. During this type of treks you will carry your own backpack all long way during the trekking days and you will take actively part in carrying the food provisions, your tent, sleeping mat, eating utensils (cutlery set, plate, mug). You will also be involved in putting up your tent or sleep in a mountain shelter when the weather proves unfavourable. As the Carpathian Mountains are populated with the brown bear, you do have to be cautious with any food or food remains to be kept in a place that does not tempt them to visit your camp base, therefore a team spirit is welcomed during this type of trips carrying the litter all the way whilst in the nature. You will walk on alpine mountain paths, rocky terrain, steep climbs and uneven surfaces at an altitude ranging from 1000m to 2500m, therefore a head for heights and a fit physical condition is required to walk for at least up to 7 hours daily.

If we are able to offer you advice and information to help in making the best decision about a trek and its grade of difficulty please do not hesitate in contacting us.


Easy Walking:

An easy, straightforward walking route with minimal hill climbs and ascents. The paths are well-established and maintained. Experience is not necessary.

Moderate Walking:

Walking on easy and well-maintained paths with walking times of 3 to 4.5 hours. The landscape is more undulating, with easy to moderate hill climbs and ascents. The paths are generally of a good quality but can become narrow and uneven in places. Hill walking experience is not essential although map reading skills may be required.

Challenging Trekking

The change in altitude and/or distances increases somewhat with tours of this category. Additionally you mainly walk on walking trails which require surefootedness and in some sections a head for heights. Involves moderate to strenuous hill climbs and ascents, with uneven and rocky conditions underfoot. Remote or high level paths and tracks may become narrow and faint. Map and compass skills are also essential for this level of difficulty. Expect daily walking times from 4 up to 6.5 hours, including small summit ascents. Hence a good fitness level is necessary in order to enjoy the high altitude paths.

Hard Trekking

Depending on each individual tour you will walk on Alpine mountain paths, rocky and from time to time exposed trails on an altitude ranging from 1500m to 2500m. A head for heights and a good fitness level are essential requirements for tours of up to 7 hours daily walking time. Strenuous ascents, hill climbs and scrambling may be required across rocky and mountainous terrain. Navigation through remote, pathless sections may be necessary. Good hillwalking and hiking experience required, with map reading and compass skills are essential for this grade of difficulty. Also a good quality equipment is vital, since there is no luggage transfer with overnight stays in chalets or cabins, so backpacks need to be carried by each individual.