If being high atop a mountain is your idea of a perfect vacation, check out these high spots with some of the most fun vacation homes on the planet. These mountaineer dream spots have plenty of lowlands fun for your less adventuresome travel companions. Here are the insider tips for putting some altitude into your next vacation.
Enjoy this view while sipping tea on the lawn
Some of the tallest peaks in the world are near the Nepalese and Indian boarder. This is a great area for getting back to nature. This 5 bedroom cottage on the hillside is a perfect escape for enjoying the mountains. The home blends East with West beautifully giving you the best kitchen and bath updates paired with luxurious Indian inspired decor. For additional comfort, guests enjoy a daily maid service. The owners of the home are also reputed to be generous hosts who are focused on facilitating your total immersion into the natural world. It’s easy to get lost in nature here with the acres of wildflower gardens. The views from the panoramic windows will inspire you to love the mountains even more. The home is conveniently located near great shopping and markets. You’ll be able to indulge the naturalist and the souvenir collector in this great spot.
Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world, is situated between the borders of Nepal and India. The name is descriptive of it’s five peaks and literally translates as “five treasures of snow.” These peaks reach above 27,000 feet.
Alaska is full of snow capped mountains and high altitude and high latitude adventure. Denali National Park is home to some of the most treacherous mountaineering in the United States. Head north to see what all the fuss is about, and make your base camp in Wasilla. This lake front log cabin is just right for a family with all the comforts of home. Famous and tall Mount McKinley is also nearby. Of course there is plenty of fun to be had if you’re not an adrenaline junkie. If you’re looking for a more family friendly adventure, scope the wildlife from your porch. Plenty of moose and other creatures will be around this waterhole.