From the Highlands to the Himalayas, these hikes take in some “of the worlds” most spectacular landscapes. Theyre not for the faint-hearted, but keen trekkers will desire the challenges posed by each
Makalu Base Camp, Nepal
The trek to the base of the fifth highest mountain in the world passes from dense rain forests over steep elapses, to high-pitched grasslands below glacier-clad pinnacles. Although only 125 miles long, the trek is tough as it commits an ascent of more than 7,000 metres and remote and rugged terrain. Once over the 4,100 -metre Shipton La( pass ), the street descends into the stunning Barun river valley and clamber to the tongue of the Barun glacier, below the largest dark wedge of Makalu.As the only mode to get back is over the Shipton La, there is a degree of commitment not required on numerous treks. There are few the towns and teahouses, making this even more of a wilderness trekIt. passes through every climatic zone, from tropical forest to tundra and is an excellent route to event the huge series of environs found in Nepal.
Twelve-day navigated trek( 14 darkness total) with KE Adventure in October or November, 2,445 pp full-board