Feb 18

The Most Stunning & Challenging Treks In the World

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We were excited to see the HuffPost feature the Haute Route and Ladakh as two of the most stunning and challenging treks in the world.

About the Haute Route they wrote:

Leading from Chamonix in france through the southern Valais to Zermatt in Switzerland, the Haute Route traverses some of the highest and most scenic country accessible to walkers anywhere in the Alps. The summer Haute Route walk (which takes a different course than the more famous winter ski-touring route) takes around two weeks to complete. It mainly involves ‘pass hopping’ and demands a high level of fitness, with every section containing a high huff factor.

About Ladakh:

Fewer folk trek on the Indian side of the world’s greatest mountain range. So, if isolation’s your thing try the Himachal Pradesh. Hardcore hikers can try teetering along the mountain tops for 24 days from Spiti to Ladakh. This extremely remote and challenging walk follows ancient trade routes. The bleak high-altitude desert terrain inspired Rudyard Kipling to exclaim, ‘Surely the gods live here; this is no place for men’.
 

Image: An ancient stupa.
Markha Valley Trek (Ladakh), India|Daniel Sundqvist

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