Best Hike’s Top Ten Hiking Towns Worldwide: #4 and #3.

Author : Kraig Becker.

The Best Hike Blog continues its countdown of the Top Ten Hiking Towns in the World today by revealing the #4 and #3 location on their list.

The #4 – that honor goes to Cortina, Italy, a sleepy little mountain village of 6000 people located at 1224 meters (4015 feet) in the Dolomites.

Cortina d’Ampezzo serves as the base camp for a number of excellent hikes into the Alps and is just as popular in the winter as it is during the summer. Best Hike editor Rick McCharles says the best time to visit is mid-June to  early-October if you hope to hike the near-by mountains, but the region is also home to some great skiing come the winter months as well.

The #3 Best Hiking Town in the world is Namche Bazaar, located in the Himalaya of Nepal, gets the nod in no small part because of it’s proximity to Everest.

The town, which has a population of about 800 people, is truly is the gateway to the High Himalaya, but is also one of the most enjoyable stops along that trek to the Khumbu Valley. Visitors will find plenty of choices in accommodations and restaurants, as well as such amenities as Internet access, hot showers, and plenty of gear shops to buy last minute equipment in. But getting there isn’t easy, as the hike up the “hill” is quite a slog. One that will leave you breathless at 3,440 metres (11,286 ft).

As Best Hike editor Rick McCharles points out, the big draw to visiting Namche is obviously Everest, but the culture of Nepal and the views along the way are equally appealing. The hikes throughout the region are fantastic, and there are no mountains anywhere that compare to the Himalaya.

Great pick in my opinion. So, what towns do you think will be in the #1 and #2 spots? Check back tomorrow….

* More interesting photos tagged Namche Bazaar.

Want more information? Check WikiTravel – Namche.

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