Very challenging trekking
When does a strenuous walking vacation become a very challenging trek? Well, Mount Toubkal is strenuous, but in winter, it’s a different ball game. Patagonia is out of this world, but trekking across its Ice Cap is another planet. And Kilimanjaro is what it is. Serious fitness, stamina and a desire to just keep going for 7-9 hours a day, sometimes for up to 14 days, are what’s needed in these majestic mountain terrains.
High altitude trekking
It’s tough at the top, and that is where you are headed on high altitude trekking vacations. Think High Inca Trail, Kilimanjaro, Everest Base Camp, Mt. Kinabalu in Borneo, or the Annapurna Base Camp. And then think serious training, as guided by vacation company experts, weekend trips to trek in local mountains before you go, cold temperatures, long days, high altitudes. Oh, and some of the most gobsmacking scenery in the world. Beauty never comes easy, after all.