The most popular summer holidays are of course beach holidays, people love to lounge around by the sea and drink cocktails on the beach. If this isn’t your cup of tea and you prefer a more active holiday, then a mountain holiday filled with hikes through beautiful scenery could be the perfect holiday for you. We’ve rounded up some of the nicest destinations for a mountain holiday that you could consider for your summer trip this year.
Everest Base Camp
We’re starting this list with the most difficult mountain holiday in the world. Everest base camp is not for the weak, it would require lots of training and if you’re unprepared can be quite dangerous. It’s a 10-day trek and can cost upwards of $3,000, you’ll also have to splash out on equipment, protecting your feet is vital so make sure you have some high-quality boots, if you have a comfortable pair of boots with a steel toe for work then you can use these and save some cash.
The UK doesn’t have any high mountains like Everest but what the Lake District lacks in height it makes up in the scenery. This is a much more family-suited holiday and doesn’t require intense training like Everest. It has some of the most beautiful hiking trails and there are plenty of fun water sports you can take part in there, including kayaking and abseiling. This is great for families as there are outdoor specialists who can take the kids off on a fun adventure for the day and you can take a nice hike and get some peace and quiet.
Mont Blanc is located in France, there are tours available to Mont Blanc by hiking experts that sort everything out for you from transfers to luggage. They also take you on a guided tour of the foothills of the highest peak in all of Western Europe and provide you with accommodation throughout. The trek is 60 miles long and they offer tours of different durations depending on how difficult you want it to be. This is another great option for a family holiday as it’s still an adventure holiday but child-friendly, as long as they are over the age of 7. The hike involved 3-6 hours of walking per day so it shouldn’t be too difficult for the kids to complete.