Lonely Planet and Today Travel posted their list of the world’s 10 best places to climb. Adventures Within Reach offers a number of the destinations on their list including Kilimanjaro, glacier trekking in Argentina, and Iquitos, Peru.
However, I have to add a few more of our favorites!
A program directed specifically to mountain lovers. This trip is also relatively demanding physically. The treks and the ascents are linked to assure a perfect acclimatization to the altitude and to increase your physical resistance.
You will pass almost 14 days at high altitude and will climb 7 of the most famous Ecuadorian volcanoes: Fuya-Fuya, Culbiche, Imbabura, Pasochoa, Illinizas, Cotopaxi and Chimborazo.
You can visit the gorillas in as little as 3 days or see all of Rwanda in 9 days or add Uganda for a total of 13 days. This is an experience you will never forget!
The trek begins with an “eye opening” flight to Lukla, situated at 9,184ft. The trek passes through the picturesque Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar culminating in the “ascent” of Kala Patthar – 18,187ft – from where classic views of Everest and its surrounding peaks are available. Most of the trek is spent above altitudes of 3000 meters. Although this is a short trek, by Nepal standards, there will be plenty of time to enjoy the culture of the Sherpas, visit ancient monasteries and learn how Lamaistic Buddhism influences Sherpa life. We shall stop at any of the numerous teahouses, sip a glass of sweetened tea or Chang (millet beer) and get a taste of hospitality unique to the Sherpas. Beautiful, multi-hued prayer flags, prayer wheels and intricately carved mani stones line every hilltop, rock wall, and trail-side, singing prayers to the gods with every breeze and every passing traveler.
This region is where mountain climbing was born! In 1786 Jacques Balmat and a group of adventurous climbers were the first people to reach the top of Western Europe’s highest peak at 4,810 m (15,782 ft) above sea level. Climbing the mountain usually takes at least two days with an overnight spent in a high altitude mountain hut. We offer an 8-day program that includes several other peaks to prepare climbers for the big mountain.