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Top Climbing & Mountaineering Experiences

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and taking pictures in front of of the iconic sign at the top

Taking a multi-day trekking trip across Patagonia

Learning how to rock climb in Morocco and marveling at the amazing views

Taking a mountaineering tour in Alaska and learning about the "last frontier"

Trekking to Everest Base Camp in Nepal and feeling the comraderie of your group as you follow the footsteps of the historic figures that first made the journey

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Top Climbing & Mountaineering Attractions

Mount Kilimanjaro

Aoraki/Mount Cook

Arches National Park

Kathmandu Valley

Olympus Range

Trails through Patagonia

Switzerland 

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Climbing & Mountaineering Attractions And Landmarks Guide

Want to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro? How about some serious Himalaya action? Maybe you're eyeing Cotopaxi in Ecuador or Pico Duarte in the Dominican Republic?? The Rockies in the U.S. and Canada always beckon, as do the smaller Munros of Scotland. If there's a climbable mountain, you can probably find an outfitter to take you there. We'll help.

There’s are few things better than cresting a ridge to find yourself on the top of a mountain. Whether it be five or fifteen thousand feet, reaching a peak is both a literal and metaphorical accomplishment. Luckily for amateur climbers and mountaineers, there are no lack of mountains around the world, and many climbing trips can be combined with other guided or adventure travel itineraries for non-climbing travel companions.

Popular Climbing Destinations

The United States offers many options for climbers and mountaineers - from the granite slabs in Yosemite National Park to Washington State’s volcanoes, including Mount Rainier, there is something for every ability and skill level. Farther afield, Mexico invites climbers from around the world to experience their volcanoes, including Orizaba and Popocatepetl, both of which are within close proximity to the museums and culinary delights of Mexico City.

Further south, the Andes mountains include gems like Cotapaxi and Chimborazo in Ecuador, Chopaqualki and Yannapancha in Peru, and Aconcagua in Argentina, standing as the tallest mountain in the Western Hemisphere at nearly 23,000 ft (7,000 meters). A classic trip would be to pair the flair of Buenos Aires plus the wine and culinary mecca of Mendoza with an exhilarating summit bid on Aconcagua, which requires a minimal amount of climbing experience.

Of course, every mountaineer dreams of stepping foot on the massive, storied, and sacred peaks of the Himalaya, especially in Nepal. Everest, which is reserved only for those with extensive high-altitude climbing experience, is far from the only famous mountain in the region. For begineer climbers, try the ‘trekking’ peaks of Island Peak and Lobuche. For the more experienced, Ama Dablam beckons with it’s near perfect conical form and location just off the main trekkers route to Everest Base Camp.

Questions to Ask Your Tour Company

Once you’ve decided on your destination, there are a few key pieces of information you’ll want to obtain from your chosen climbing guide. What meals are included? What personal climbing equipment is required and what can be rented on site? Are the guides all certified mountain guides with First Aid and/or Wilderness First Aid training?

What is the acclimatization plan (pace of the climb). Are there any tour options for non-climbing partners or travel companions? For example, many operators offer trekking options in the same region where climbers will be attempting their summit bid. All in all, a climbing trip can leave you exhausted but filled with a deep sense of personal accomplishment as you push your physical boundaries further than you ever thought possible.

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek-7 Days

Great experience doing the Annapurna base camp trail with my guide Jerry! The best hospitality, honest workers and an amazing guide, will never regret. Highly recommended

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Best trekking experience July 2019

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Gokyo Ri & Gokyo Lakes Trek-11 Days

Had a great trip with my friends to Gokyo Ri through White Hills Adventure.Anuj was extremely helpful in organizing all areas of the trip. Our guide Pemba was a local from Lukla and was extremely helpful. Would recommend to anyone looking for a well-organized and safe trek in the Himalayas. Read more

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I had great experience with our guide. He is very friendly and honest man. I definetly recommend this operators.

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Langtang with Gosaikunda Trek July 2019

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Experienced great and fun adventure with WHA for our trek to Langtang Valley and gosaikunda lake. Besides, had a wonderful time with Ratna (Guide from WHA) and we made hike to Kyianjin Ri together.

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Amazing trip to Everest June 2019

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Everest Chola Pass Trek-15 Days

Outstanding trek! The guide was very knowledgeable and answered all your questions about the culture/mountains. The scenery was phenomenal! I definitely plan to use White Hill on my next trek to Nepal. Read more

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Everest Three High Passes Trek-17 Days

These guys are amazing!! Excellent service, very professional, and the best prices!

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