What Next After Everest Torres Del Paine

Done Everest Base Camp – loved it! Now what next? We are asked this question a lot and so we decided to do a bit of research. We’ve chatted to a couple of experts and here is our guide to the world’s most iconic treks. Same feeling of exhilaration, different landscapes, different thrills …

The Inca trail – Peru

What Next After Everest The Inca Trail

The Inca trail in Peru is one of the world’s greatest and best known hikes, combining culture with awe inspiring scenery. This trek will reward you with a stunning combination of the region’s ruins, mountainscapes, and cloud forests. The Classic Inca Trail is a tangential branch of a 45,000km network of Inca roads linking the whole empire to Cuzco and the highest point on the Inca Trail is Dead Woman’s Pass (Warmihuañusca), at 4,215m. The Classic Trail starts from Km82 (82km along the railway line from Cuzco to Aguas Calientes) and is 26 miles (43km) long.  The number of walking days are less than Everest Base Camp, however, due to the limited time to acclimatise it is still a challenging trek . Inca Trail permits are strictly limited to 500 per day and of those roughly 300 of these are used by cooks, porters and guides, leaving only 200 permits a day for trekkers the world over! Consequently, this is a very popular bucket list trek so make sure to plan and book in advance.

Details

Best time to travel: Between May and September

Physical Challenge: 4

All Inca Trail trips

The Torres Del Paine ‘W’ Hike – Patagonia, Chile

Where Next After Everest - Torres Del Paine

The Torres del Paine’s W Trek is celebrated by active travellers globally as one of the most scenic treks anywhere. The Full Circuit trek will have you walking and camping for 9 days through stunning landscapes surrounding Grey Glacier, French Valley, and the imposing three towers. Built for physically-active explorers, not hardcore mountaineers, this trip brings you to remote, lesser-visited sections of the Torres del Paine National Park and the truly unimaginable scenery to be found here.

Details

Best time to travel: Between October and April

Physical challenge: 4

There are various options for a Patagonia trip. Click here for all the details

Mount Kilimanjaro

What Next After Everest Kilimanjarojpg

Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, is probably a must do for people who have already experienced Everest Base Camp. Kilimanjaro can be done via different routes and there is a lot of debate on which one is physically harder but no clear consensus. There are various routes that can be taken with some busier than others. The general advice, however, is to give yourself the maximum time to acclimatise and use the less busier routes for a more enjoyable experience and a higher chance of summiting. The Maximum altitude reached on this trek is 5,895m

Details

Best time to travel: January to March or June to October

Physical challenge: 5

See all the details for Kilimanjaro trips here, including those with a safari option added on the end.

Annapurna Sanctuary

Where Next After Everest - Annapurna Sanctuary

A trek through the breathtaking landscape of the Annapurna ranges to reach the Sanctuary is without doubt a thrilling experience. Pass awe-inspiring glaciers, stay on the banks of pristine rivers, cross mountain pastures, dip into natural hot springs and encounter mule trains carrying supplies to remote villages. Spend time in both Kathmandu and Pokhora to complete your adventure.

Details 

Best time to travel: October to November and mid March to Mid April

Physical challenge: 4

More details about trekking to Annapurna can be found here

Volcanoes in Ecuador

Where Next After Everest - Ecuador

Ecuador contains some of the worlds highest peaks and the Avenue of the Volcanoes trek will give even the most ardent thrill seekers an adrenaline rush. No previous ice work is needed prior to the journey but this is still a challenging trek. Practice your ice skills on Antisana’s glaciers to prepare for the tough (but optional) ascent of Cayambe, Ecuadors third highest volcano. On Cayambe we climb with a ratio of one guide to every two trekkers to maximise the chance of summiting.

Details

Best time to travel: September to February

Physical challenge: 6

Our Volcano trek details can be found here

Stok Kangri

Himalayan vistas from Palam Peak

Stok Kangri is the highest mountain in the Stok Range of the Himalayas in the Ladakh region of northwest India. At 6153m altitude it is a popular, but very challenging trekking peak and is often climbed as an initial non-technical foray into high altitude mountaineering. However, careful consideration should be given to acclimatisation. This elevated desert offers trekkers the chance to experience their surroundings in complete peace with incredible views over  Zanskar and the Indus Valley. From the peak, panoramic views extend across Ladakh to the Karakorams, the Himalayas and into Tibet.

Details

Best time to travel:July to August

Physical challenge: 5

Find out more here

Too easy you think? Want even more of a challenge? The following tough treks will seriously test you

Mont Blanc Ascent

Spectacular scene on Mont Blanc

The highest mountain in Europe is no mean feat and trekking to the summit is a significant undertaking. Attempted over three days, this itinerary is designed to give you the very best chance of reaching the summit, following either the Gouter or Cosmiques route, depending on departure date. During the expedition the rewarding peak of Tete Blanche will also usually be climbed, teaching snow and ice techniques, building your confidence and helping with acclimatisation.

Details

Best time to travel: July to September

Physical challenge: 5

More details on Mont Blanc Ascent here 

 Mera Peak Expedition

Where Next After Everest - Mera Peak

Back in Nepal, the Mera Peak Expedition offers a physically demanding yet rewarding trip using the trails leading away from Everest Base Camp. Trekking takes place through the sparsely inhabited Hinku valley and some ice work is required on the ascent of this peak. It is a fairly non-technical climb however and anyone with a with ice-axe and crampon experience can attempt. With good acclimatisation and plenty of willpower, you can reach the summit of this beautiful Himalayan summit

Details

Best time to travel: September to December and March to June

Physical challenge: 5

Find out more here 

Concordia & K2

Where Next After Everest - Concordia and K2

Concordia has possibly some of the most spectacular mountain vistas. Situated at the confluence of the Baltoro and Godwin Austen glaciers, it is an extraordinary place, dominated by K2, the world’s second highest mountain. Gasherbrum 4, Broad Peak, Mitre Peak and Chogolisa form the rest of an astounding circle of mountain giants which has been called ‘the throne room of the Gods’. One of the world’s most stunning mountain treks in the world, it is wild and remote with scenery of unmatched grandeur. With the highest rating of any of thrill seeking treks this is sure to get your blood pumping. If it doesn’t, we suggest a trip to the doctor to check your vitals!

Details

Best time to travel: June to Mid September

Physical Challenge: 7

Concordia & K2 Trip

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