There is something about hauling a huge backpack up on steep trails for several kilometers just to find the weather turning rogue on you right before you’re about to pitch the tent. Really makes you appreciate the finer things, like… civilization. That being said, there are countless reasons to go out and scuff your boots. The minor discomfort of smelly clothes, mediocre food or non-cooperating weather conditions is easily outweighted by very often exclusive lodging with stupendous views directly out of the bedroom. Only few 5-star hotels on earth might compete with this kind of luxury.

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