1-Day Ben Nevis Hike in Scotland

Let certified mountaineering instructor Scott take you to the highest point in the British Isles on an adventure-filled day trekking up Ben Nevis in Scotland.




Trip Duration

1 day

Mountain Range

Grampian Mountains

People per Guide

10 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Not specified


Follow me to the summit of the highest mountain in the United Kingdom on this amazing day-hike! This trek is a must for anyone looking for an unforgettable experience in Scotland and  it satisfies the wanderlust in everyone searching for the perfect nature hike.

Ben Nevis (1,345m) is not only the tallest mountain in Scotland; it rises higher than any other summit in the British Isles! It is immensely popular among tourists and visitors, and offers plenty of outdoor activities all year round that will keep you coming back for more.

The views as you climb are captivating, and you will pass gorgeous landscape that is just as impressive when you are looking down from the top of the hike. There are even the ruins of an old observatory at summit, that was once used to collect valuable meteorological data.

You will have over 1,300 meters of incline and decline along your way, and you will rack up a total distance of about 16 kilometers by the end of the day. Taking anywhere from 6 to 9 hours, our journey up ¨The Ben¨ combines gentle walks and weaving footpaths for a perfect hike.

Our day begins around 8:30am, meeting at the Glen Nevis Visitor Centre carpark to prepare our journey. Leaving at 9:00am, we will start along some pleasant walkways before reaching the mountain trail.

We increase the difficulty as we climb higher to the ¨halfway lochain,¨ where the path levels off and we turn south. Zig-zagging our way further up the mountain will keep the trek manageable, and you will pass by inclines and gullies to the summit.

I will take you down the same route for our return trip.

While this summer program is available for everyone, it does contain steep aspects of hiking that require a moderate amount of physical fitness. You should be in reasonably good shape to take on this trek.

Wait no more and book this day-hike to the summit of Ben Nevis – the Scottish landmark towering above the British Isles!

If you are interested in a little more action, I have an outstanding intermediate rock climbing course! And I can also take you traversing at Cuillin Ridge on a 3-day program!

Price per person

1 Person
235 USD

Group of 2
118 USD

Group of 3
88 USD

Group of 4
65 USD

Group of 5
58 USD

Group of 6
48 USD

Group of 7
46 USD

Group of 8
39 USD


Price includes

  • Guiding fee


What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.


Other details

Skill level required
Fitness level required
Meeting point
Please meet at the Glen Nevis Visitor´s Centre carpark, located by the bridge, at 8:30am. This will give you time for any last minute changes or adjustments prior to our 9:00am departure.
More info

You are recommended to bring particular personal gear, including but not limited to: hiking boots, waterproof outerwear, clothes fit for the season and the weather, a first aid kit, an emergency survival bag, food and drink (one litre should suffice), and a rucksack with extra clothes, a hat, and gloves.

The requirements of the hike are at the discretion of the guide, regarding weather, safety, and physical fitness.

About the Guide


I am a fully qualified Mountaineering Instructor based in Fort William, on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands.
I have been guiding in the UK for 10 years and chose the Scottish Highlands due to their remote feel and beauty. Rock climbing, Ice climbing, mixed climbing and more can be done in this area and it is all so accessible.

We offer a wide range of trips with Ben Nevis guiding, the Skye Cuillin ridge and Glencoe guiding amongst our more popular trips.

FROM 39 USD per person

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