For many who head to the mountains, it’s all about answering the call of the wild. The desire to stand in a place where the views sprawl out untouched before you, with the wind in your face and satisfaction in your soul. If you like the sound of finding somewhere truly wild, remote and about as off-the-beaten-track as it gets, look no further – here’s how you trek in the world’s wildest places.
Hidden Annapurnas – Khopra Ridge Trek
Duration: 12 days | 9 days trekking
One of the best ways to get into the wilds without having to travel too far, this trek takes you into a little-visited part of Nepal close to Pokhara and the Annapurnas. A great introduction to Himalayan trekking, you can expect rhododendron forests, grassy ridges and a jaw-dropping backdrop of snow-capped peaks, plus unique experiences such as the tranquillity of sunrise on Mohare Danda (similar to Poon Hill, but without the crowds).
Shey Gompa and the Inner Dolpo
Duration: 26 days | 20 days trekking
So wild that the elusive snow leopard is known to be sighted here, the Nepal’s Inner Dolpo guarantees a different kind of adventure. It’s one of the least accessible yet most alluring destinations in the Himalaya, which makes for a completely unique trekking destination. Landscapes will feel utterly removed from anywhere else on earth, from the startling blue of Phoksumdo Lake to the characteristic unfolding mountains of the Shey La. One of our longest treks, it’s a commitment but well worth it, taking you into places far beyond the reach of most travellers or even inhabitants.
Chulu Far East and the Hidden Valleys of Naar and Phu
Duration: 22 days | 17 days trekking and climbing