Book with confidence for 2021
(Walker's Haute Route) Hiking above Zinal

Booking your holiday

Summer 2021: Booking is open!

To book your trip, please use the Booking form below. Thank you. Please also read Alpine Exploratory's Terms and Conditions (PDF).

If you prefer, we have a printable version of this booking form which you're welcome to post: Booking form (PDF)

Please Contact us with any questions or ask these in the form below.

Summer 2021

Our 2021 season dates are shown on each holiday page, and we're glad to hold 2020 prices for 2021 bookings, until we set our 2021 prices on Tuesday 1 October 2020.

Please Contact us any time to talk about a trip. Thank you.

Booking form

Your holiday

Trip type Self-guided
Holiday name
Arrival day
First walking day
Departure day

Your party

Please add any more people in the Comments box below.
If you are adding to an existing booking, please give the main contact's details and just the new people. Thanks.

Number of people in your group

Title Name Age
Main contact    
Party member 2  
Party member 3  
Party member 4  
Party member 5  
Party member 6  
Party member 7  
Party member 8  

Contact details

Address and post/zip code
(For the delivery of your pack)
Email address
Telephone (Mobile)
Telephone (Home)

Party's details

Medical conditions relevant to a walking holiday?
(Please tell us in confidence. Thank you.)

Vegetarians, special diets or allergies?

Room types?


Please could we ask your dogs' type (breed or size?) Thanks

Baggage transfer

Baggage transfer?

Differences from the normal trip

Differences if any (extra nights, comfy or hutty mix, fewer rest days, etc.)?

Party's walking experience

Please may we ask for details of everyone's experience?
Especially helpful are names of trails, national parks, peaks or regular hikes. Thank you.

Main contact

Party member 2

Party member 3

Party member 4

Party member 5

Party member 6

Party member 7

Party member 8

Please add any more people in the Comments box below. Thanks.

Emergency contact

Please tell us about a friend or relative who we can contact in the event of emergency during your holiday.

Telephone number
Relationship to you

Comments or questions?

Please ask any questions or tell us anything else:

To help us

Where did you first hear about Alpine Exploratory? (optional)

If a friend recommended us may we ask who it was? We might send a thank you!

Check and submit

We will reply to your booking form with a confirmation email giving the details of your balance and deposit amounts.
We'll send you instructions to pay your deposit by card, bank transfer, or cheque.
Your deposit will be 20% of the cost of your trip with a minimum of GBP 200 per person.
Your balance is due 8 weeks before your trip and we'll email you with a reminder.

Terms and Conditions
By submitting this form you confirm that you have read and agreed to Alpine Exploratory's Terms and Conditions (PDF).
In particular, as the main contact you confirm that:
+ Everyone in the group has read and agreed to the T&Cs.
+ Everyone in the group has the fitness and experience for the trip.
Please ask us if you have any questions. Thank you.

What happens next?

On booking:
+ We email you to thank you for your booking form and to confirm any outstanding details.
+ Then we send you a confirmation email which gives payment methods for your deposit.
+ (If booking within 8 weeks of the trip, the full amount is due.)
+ The confirmation email includes plenty of notes about the trip: please ask us any questions.
+ (For self-guided and private guided trips) we reserve your schedule, then email it to you so that you can check what we've arranged.
+ (For scheduled guided trips) we email you to confirm once your trip has reached minimum numbers.

Then at any time before your trip:
+ Buy travel insurance (we reccommend doing this as soon as you've booked).
+ Then please feel able to book your flights and transfers, or trains, to the trip.
+ Please check your equipment against the kit list in your notes, and buy anything needed.

8 to 10 weeks before your trip:
+ We email you a reminder about your balance, due 8 weeks before your trip.
+ (For scheduled guided trips) if your trip has not yet reached minimum numbers, we email you to discuss options.

6 to 8 weeks before your trip:
+ We post your info pack.

In the fortnight before your trip:
+ We email you to catch up before your trip and to ask for your travel insurance details, to confirm your mobile number in case we need to contact you during the trip, and to ask if your party's diets or medical conditions have changed since booking.

Then you're ready to go!

Alpine Exploratory
Alpine Exploratory is a system of knowledge on the best mountain trekking in our areas, giving clients superb holidays based on this exploration.
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