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Best Gap Year Programmes for Trekking

Lace up your boots

There is no better way to get off the beaten track than by lacing up your boots and heading off along the twists and turns of a mountain pass or by wielding a machette to break through jungle foliage. Time, determination and a readiness for challenge required. It's time to trek.

So many of our destinations provide 'perfect trekking playgrounds' with gold star prizes at the end to keep you focused and motivated despite the blisters and altitude!

So, starting with the best of the best...drum roll please for Lost City in Colombia. Picture 4 days of trekking through the jungle, meeting local indigenous communities, and sleeping in hammocks. What an achievment!

And then there is Peru and the famous Machu Picchu trek...seeing is believing.

Leap Gap Year students in Peru

What are you looking to do?

When it comes to trekking their are two main things to consider - the trek's ultimate goal, the climate and the terrain. Do you like hot and humid (jungle trek) or do you prefer dry and hot (mountains). Are you fit and ready to embrace all it throws at you?

If you have no idea, (you are not alone) - take our quiz to find out.

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Add on independent travel

What we are finding is that our teams never want to come home post-programme and choose to add on a phase of independent travel with their new found friends - certainly making the most of their gap year. We can easily support this through our Leap VIP travel resource which every leaper has access to. Inside you will find 101 travel ideas and itineraries to make sure you see the highlights of every country and do it through vetted, safe people. Have a read of the following blogs to get you started.

Alternatively nip over to LEAP VIP to read more about it.

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