Leave idyllic beach destinations behind and chase thrills on the mountainside for your next full throttle getaway. Trekking to the summits of world-famous mountains isn’t for the faint-hearted, but the breathtaking views will undoubtedly make your adventures worthwhile.
To help decide which mountain to tackle first, dive into our collection of the best trekking destinations on the planet.
Scale 5,895m to the top of snow-capped Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain. Experience virtually every ecosystem possible throughout your journey, from glaciers to deserts, alpine moorlands to tropical jungle, before you reach the twin summits of Mawenzi and Kibo. Kilimanjaro is a magnet for keen climbers, attracting more than 50,000 enthusiasts every year. Join them and head to Tanzania from September to March - your trek will take around nine days. Once you’ve conquered Kili, fly out to the nearby island of Zanzibar for a well-deserved rest in Africa’s version of paradise.
Dare to take on K2? Prepare to scramble, leap, climb and descend one of the most notoriously difficult mountains in the world when you head for K2’s base camp. Experience the dramatic beauty of Pakistan’s mountain regions, embarking on an icy journey across rivers and glaciers to the granite pyramidal mountains of Paiju and K2. Made for hard-core mountaineers only, the best time to set off on this trek is between June and August.
Experience the highest mountain peak in the world, when you conquer the world famous Mount Everest base camp. Expect breathtaking scenery throughout the duration of your trek, spotting lush forests, Sherpa villages and impressive glaciers on your way. Embark on your expedition between March – May or September – December to avoid the monsoon season.
Travel to a remote corner of Nepal, near India’s border, and trek to the base camp of the third highest mountain in the world, Kangchenjunga. Enjoy spectacular views of the Himalayas and experience otherworldly scenery as you traverse the spectacular mountain range. Expect to see river valleys, dense forests and ice peaks, as you thread your way through to base camp and back.
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