From Mount Kilimanjaro to Machu Picchu – draw trekking fans from around the world. Try these alternatives if you’d rather not end up being just another face in the crowd.
this way, not the highway
With thousands making for the Mount Everest base camp every year, the route is now often referred to as the “Everest Highway.” The nearby Gokyo Valley trek is a road far less traveled.
inca ruins for loners
Only 5000 hikers make the trek to the fascinating Inca ruins of Choquequirao in a year, while the ruins of Machu Picchu, some 30 kilometers away, receive 2500 visitors every day.
second-highest is still high
Every year, 50 000 people climb Mount Kilimanjaro (roughly 5900 meters high) – without mountaineering skills. Mount Kenya is just as accessible, nearly as high and far less crowded.