Mount Hood, Oregon, U.S.A.
Mt. Hood’s perpetually snowy peak — crowned by eleven glaciers, one for every thousand feet it rises above sea level — can be seen from miles and miles away. Hike a mile to Mirror Lake, then straight up the snow gully to the 5,066-foot summit. Tired? Turn around and take a breathe —if the view doesn’t suck the wind right out of you.
Book the Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins at bookdifferent.com for your perfect stay, right near Mt. Hood. After you get back from your hike at Mt Hood, you can soak yourself in their spa or sit in front of the fireplace.
Zion National Park, Utah, U.S.A
In love with snow? But you don’t want to walk on frozen ground? Zion National Park offers a chance to ogle frosted red rock without having any snow underfoot. Hike 1.8 miles along The Watchman Trail (Beehives, West Temple) on your way to this overlook of the massif. When snow flecks the pocked, 6,555-foot sandstone spire, it adds a depth and perspective that fair weather visitors will never see.
Book your stay at the Driftwood Lodge – Zion National Park – Springdale at bookdifferent.com. The entrance to the park is just 3 kilometers away, amazing!
Lush, fertile farmland and undisturbed natural forest, snow covered mountains, and an encounter with a mixture of many ethnic communities; views that make the hikes around the Annapurna legendary!
The legendary Annapurna region is the most diverse and popular trekking area in Nepal. From the full three-week Annapurna Circuit, which stretches into the historic Mustang region to short three-day treks, there’s a trek suitable for everyone here!
Book your stay at the Annapurna Eco Village at bookdifferent.com. The Annapurna Eco-Village is a tranquil oasis just one hour drive from Pokhara Nepal, situated at the foot of the Annapurna range of the majestic Himalayas. Sounds like the perfect stay!
Torres Del Paine, Chile
It doesn’t get more wild and rugged than Torres del Paine in winter. Soaring almost vertically above the Patagonian steppe, the granite pillars of Torres del Paine (Towers of Paine) dominate the landscape of South America’s finest national park. Its diversity of landscapes ranges from teal and azure lakes to emerald forests, roaring rivers and that one big, radiant blue glacier.
Days are shorter, temperatures lower and some trails are snow-bound, but as the wind drops and sky tend to be clearer, there are some beautiful snows capes to be explored. At this time of year, you can have the park al to yourself!
Book your stay at the Eco Camp Patagonia at bookdifferent.com. Eco Camp is inspired by the region’s ancient nomadic inhabitants, resistant to the wild Patagonian outdoors and utilizing sophisticated green technology.
Mount Everest, Nepal
A dream for most experienced hikers, to climb Mount Everest! The hike to the Everst Base Camp is even thrilling, but less dangerous. It’s renowned as one of the best treks in the world, the Everest Base Camp Trek gives you a glimpse of the highest summit on Earth. Not only that, but you can also get to know the Sherpa people and visit ancient Tengboche and Thami monasteries.
Book your stay at the Panorama Lodge and Restaurant at bookdifferent.com. The lodge is Perched atop Namche Bazar Hill and is along the trek!