Ben Nevis Summit Hike

Duration: 4 days
Trails: T2 trails
Distance: 15 - 20 km per day
Ascent per day: More than 1000 m ascent per day
> Climb Britain's highest mountain Ben Nevis
> Accommodation before and after the trek included
> Hike the final stretch of the famous West Highland Way

The West Highland Way and Ben Nevis are done by thousands of people each year. The West Highland Way is Scotland's most popular trekking route and Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain at 1344 meters, is the most popular climb. But a far smaller number does them both in one trip. At we created a trek along the spectacular final stage of the WHW from Kinlochleven to the foot of Ben Nevis. The next day you have the chance to climb this iconic hill, soaring high above the other Highland peaks.

This 2-day trek is perfect for a long weekend, even if you have to come from other parts of Europe. We make sure you start the trek well-rested and end the trek in comfort with accommodation before and after the hike. And we'll make sure your luggage is transported while you're on the trail. Come and climb Ben Nevis with us!



Arrival in Kinlochleven

After the very scenic journey through the Scottish Highlands you arrive in Kinlochleven, your sweet spot for the night.

West Highland Lodge (Kinlochleven)

West Highland Lodge (Kinlochleven)

Kinlochleven - Glen Nevis

Duration: 06:00 h
Distance: 20.9 km
Ascent: 520 m
Descent: 510 m
The first stage starts with a steep climb from Kinlochleven. Ahead of you is Lairigmor, also known as The Great Pass. The trail follows the valley as it curves north, leads you through forests and then takes you to Glen Nevis. The route then continues through forest plantations. Before finding your place for the night, you can visit the remains of Dun Deardail, an Iron Age fort in Glen Nevis. You stay right on the foot of the mighty Ben Nevis, the highest peak in Great Britain.

Glen Nevis Youth Hostel

Glen Nevis Youth Hostel

Glen Nevis - Fort William via Ben Nevis Summit

Duration: 09:20 h
Distance: 15.9 km
Ascent: 1320 m
Descent: 1320 m
The climb up and down Ben Nevis is a big one, no matter what route you take to the 1344m high summit. From Glen Nevis there's an excellent trail winding its way to the highest point in the British Isles. As you get higher the landscape opens up, with (if you're lucky) great views across the Grey Corries and Loch Linnhe. For the descent you backtrack your steps to Glen Nevis and walk downstream to Fort William, the outdoor capital of the UK.

The Imperial Hotel (Fort William)

The Imperial Hotel (Fort William)
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  • Accommodation

    We will arrange your accommodation on the West Highland Way in hotels, inns, and guesthouses. Accommodation will be private in single, double or twin rooms and with en-suite bathroom where possible.

  • Full travel guide

    We will send you on your way with a digital travel guide which includes a route description, interactive West Highland Way hiking maps, and the most important information applicable to your trek.

  • Baggage Transfer

    This trek includes the transfer of your luggage throughout the entire West Highland Way trek. Your bags will be picked up every morning from the hotel lobby and will be driven to your next next accommodation. Baggage transfers allow you to travel lighter during the day and enjoy the walk in a more relaxed manner.

  • Breakfast

    Breakfast is, if possible, included in this trek and it will be provided every morning at your accommodation.


  • Traveling to and from

    You have to make your own way to the starting point. The total amount does not include personal transport. This also applies to any transport from the end point of your trail.

  • Transfers

    Should you need any form of (public) transport on location, this is not part of the trekking package. This includes the use of taxi, bus, cable cars, gondolas etc.

  • Travel Insurance

    Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before your trek.

  • Lunch and Dinner

    Breakfast is, if possible, included in the price of the trek. You can get lunch and dinner at the shops, hotels, and restaurants along the way.


  • West Highland Way: Weather and Best Season

  • Walk the West Highland Way: Start and End Points

  • West Highland Way and Great Glen Way combined

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Natascha Langelaan
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