and the rest of the world. If however, you fancy going somewhere a bit different, or travelling further afield, there are a few places that will take you off the traditional beaten track and allow you to discover some stunning vistas, diverse cultures and satisfy your lust for adventure.
Trekking in Morocco has become increasingly popular in recent years, and it’s not difficult to see why. By taking a guided trekking holiday through the remote and picturesque Lower Atlas mountains, you will get to experience some great sights, including the vast and formidable Sahara Desert. A 14 day tour here is classed as being easy-moderate, with altitudes of 2600m, mules and porters help you on your way as you trek for between 3-9 hours a day.
Taking a trip of this kind is simply the best way to experience the wild Morocco, and you will never forget the nights you spent under the stars. When you arrive each night at your designated camp you will be greeted with a cup of mint tea that is both tasty and refreshing, and then be treated to a fine feast of the local cuisine that is nutritious and delicious.
We all think we know a country until we take the time to go trekking in it. Morocco is no exception, and your eyes will well and truly be opened to the wonders of this country when you make your way through the Tizi-n-Tichka pass or the valley of a 1000 Kasbahs, both of which offer breathtaking scenery, then onto vast landscapes consisting of hidden oasis’ tucked away in deep canyon. This remote area is one of the best trekking destinations that is a relatively short flight away from the UK.
If your wanderlust is such that you yearn to travel further afield and explore some of the world’s wildest landscape, then trekking in Nepal ticks all the boxes. With the diverse customs and cultures of the people being geographically intertwined with their locations, trekkers are afforded the experience of discovering the native’s unique customs as they travel across one of the finest landscapes on earth.
With Mount Everest and Mount Annapurna rising majestically to dominate the skyline, Nepal is, to many with an adventurous streak, a trekker’s dream destination. The abundance of both mountains and hills give trekkers numerous options for trekking in the area. Some of the best known trails for trekkers in Nepal are the Mansalu Circuit Trek, the Island Peak Trek, Mera Peak climbing and the Lo Manthag trail in upper Mustang.
There are two main ways to trek Nepal; a lodge trek or an organised trek. The former is the most affordable option where all lodgings and food are provided by the Tea House stations that are found along the routes. The latter is a more classic and elegant way to trek where a complete entourage of porters, cooks, guides and the like take part in the trek to take care of everything so t he trekkers can completely relax when not on the trail.