Published on March 27th, 2018 | by admin0
3 Of The Top Climbing Destinations Around The World
If you’re an avid hiker with a sense of adventure and are keen to climb some of the world’s most challenging hikes, simply continue reading to discover 3 international hikes which you may be interested in completing in the near future!
Top Climbing Destinations Around the World: 3 International Hikes to Complete
- Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
If you don’t think that you’ll ever be fit enough to take on Mt Everest but are still up for a serious challenge, you may be interested in climbing Kilimanjaro. Which happens to be the tallest free-standing mountain in the world. In order to take on Kilimanjaro, make sure that you’re fit enough to comfortably hike for 5-9 days, which is the number of days which it takes most tour groups to get to the Kilimanjaro’s summit and back.
If you’re keen, make sure to choose a tour company, which boasts an experienced, English speaking guide. If you’re interested in booking a trip, there are two periods each year, in which it’s safe to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. The first of which takes place from January to March each year and the second of which takes place from June to October. Just ensure to book your trip well in advance, as they tend to sell out fast as there is a high demand to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.
- Mount Cook, New Zealand
If you’ve been dreaming of visiting New Zealand, you’re in luck as New Zealand happens to boast one of the top climbing destinations in the world, Mount Cook which is also known as Mount Aoraki. Mount Cook is by far the tallest mountain in New Zealand and is approximately 12217.85 feet tall.
If you’re interested a variety of adventure companies offer guided hikes to Mount Cook’s summit, most of which take six days to complete. However, some tour companies offer an airlift to the Plateau Hut, which will allow hikers to cut 1.5 days off their hike.
- Base Camp, Kathmandu, Nepal
If you’re interested in taking on the most challenging hikes, which is accessible to average hikers, it’s well worth booking a 12-day hike to Mt Everest’s famous Base Camp! As the hike to Base Camp snakes uphill, it takes approximately 8 days to reach Base Camp and four days to return back down to your initial starting point. As a reward for all of your hard effort, you’ll be treated to an incredible view of Mt Everest.
One of the key advantages of choosing to take on this particular challenge is that while getting to Base Camp, will take all of your mental and physical energy, depending on the tour which you book, your tour may offer yaks to carry most of your belongings for you. Which will make traversing the narrow trails which you’ll face a whole lot easier, than if you were carrying a heavy backpack laden with food, clothes, and water!
So if you’re an avid climber, who loves the thrill of reaching the top of a new mountain peak, it’s well worth hiking all three of the world-class hikes, which are listed above!