CONCORDIA, KARAKORAM RANGE, PAKISTAN A trek into the heart of the Karakorams leads through the earth’s highest concentration of glaciers. The camp at Concordia is located below four of only 14 peaks in the world that are over 26,246 ft (8,000 m), including K2 – the world’s second-highest peak.
CORDILLERA HUAYHUASH, PERU Circle a range of 19,685 ft (6,000 m) peaks almost unknown to international trekkers. The route crosses the South American continental divide.
HAUTE ROUTE, THE ALPS, FRANCE AND SWITZERLAND On this classic route from Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn, trekkers pass by ten of the 12 highest peaks in the Alps and enjoy comfortable lodging and hearty meals in mountain huts.
CHOMOLHARI TREK, BHUTAN Tourists are a rare commodity in Bhutan. This trek leads through rhododendron-canopied forests to high-alpine meadows where there are more yaks than people. The destination is the 23,996 ft (7,314-m) Chomolhari.