Whether you’re a beach babe with a sense of adventure or a seasoned holiday hiker, there are mountain ranges all over the world waiting to be explored. Some you’ll need to visit especially and some are close to popular holiday resorts, so there’s no excuse not to get active during your summer holiday.
The Himalayas, Nepal
Everest and Annapurna are the jewels of the Himalayas, and many adrenaline junkies visit solely to scale the two. Base Camp Everest is no easy feat, and should only be attempted by those who really know what they’re letting themselves in for. Icy temperatures and dangerous conditions mean this trip can be a treacherous one, but you’re guided by local Sherpas who know the region like the back of their hand. Annapurna was the highest mountain climbed by humans until Sir Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay conquered Everest in 1953, so it’s not one to take lightly!
Mount Snowdon, Wales
On the opposite end of the difficulty scale is Snowdon. This is a gentle ascent that’s perfect for completing with the kids if you’re already holidaying in Wales. With a café at the summit, there’s somewhere to rest and recuperate before heading back down, so even the least experienced hikers won’t be too fazed.
Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
If you’re physically fit but don’t have the equipment required for somewhere like the Himalayas, Mount Kilimanjaro is perfect for you. Someone who is fit but lacking in mountaineering experience should be able to climb Kilimanjaro in five days without any problems, making it ideal for anyone with a sense of adventure.
Mount Teide, Tenerife
If lazing around a pool catching some rays is more like your idea of a holiday, but you still enjoy getting out and about walking, then Mount Teide should appeal to you. Situated on the holiday island of Tenerife, you can scale Mount Teide in a day and still return to your holiday resort for an evening out afterwards. If you regularly holiday in Tenerife and are looking for something new to do, then Mount Teide is well worth a visit. If the kids can’t manage it, then luckily there are cable cars that will take you right to the top, so they can still experience the views.
Wherever you choose to visit, it’s important to have some basic items like walking boots and backpacks, so check out Night Gear before you go.