The Trip-Finder, January 1998
The Route: A 75-mile whitewater descent of a newly opened river festooned with Class III and IV rapids, with five of the world's ten highest peaks as a backdrop. The trip lasts 13 days.
When to go: November
Travel advisory: Don't neglect your lower-body conditioning; hiking to the put-in requires a tough four-day trek to above 8,000 feet.