The Daily Telegraph - Travel - - SOLO TRAVEL -

Ex­plore (01252 883994; ex­plore.co.uk) has an ac­tive fort­night in a group of 10-16 from £2,069, in­clud­ing flight and all meals. Room-share op­tion for so­los or pay £350 sup­ple­ment. De­par­tures De­cem­ber to April, and July.

Moscow to Beijing by rail

The Trans-Siberian Rail­way is the ul­ti­mate train ride: seven days across the Siberian and Mon­go­lian steppes. Imag­i­na­tive Trav­eller takes small groups on reg­u­lar pas­sen­ger trains with stops to see Lake Baikal and camp in a Mon­go­lian ger as well as time in St Peters­burg, Moscow and Beijing.

Imag­i­na­tive Trav­eller’s (0808 274 5111; imag­i­na­tive-trav­eller.com) 20-day Trans-Mon­go­lian Ex­pe­ri­ence starts from £2,545 in­clud­ing some meals; flights ex­tra. De­par­tures April to Septem­ber.

A walk in Zam­bia

To get up close to Africa’s wildlife, noth­ing beats a walk­ing sa­fari. Robin Pope Sa­faris (robin­pope­sa­faris.net) charges no sin­gle sup­ple­ments at any of its lodges year-round. Join one of their so­cia­ble mo­bile walk­ing sa­faris in the Luangwa Val­ley.

Pan­daw (020 8326 5620; pan­daw. com) has a seven-night Man­dalay-Ba­gan cruise from £1,339 all in, ex­clud­ing flights. De­par­tures Septem­ber to May.

Ever­est close up

A trek through the Nepal Hi­malaya to Ever­est Base Camp is high on many bucket lists. Don’t shiver in a tent; opt for con­vivial lodges. You will have to share a room or a dor­mi­tory but you’ll be too ex­hausted to care. Choose a trip that has a good male/fe­male mix and max­i­mum group size of 16.

Head out on a snow­mo­bile in north­ern Fin­land, above

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