Trekking in the greater ranges involves not only magnificent climbing but also the possibility to walk and explore some of the most beautiful and untouched areas of the world. It provides you an opportunity to experience nature and leave your everyday stresses behind with an epic hiking trail.
Whether you are a professional climber or a passionate hiker, here are few spots to consider. Some of them are not as challenging as others, but all of them share the breathtaking view.
Everest Base Camp, Nepal
Everest is more than a mountain and the journey to its base camp is more than just a trek. Everest has traditionally been the ultimate goal for mountaineers. Today, hard core trekkers seek the challenge of reaching the mountain’s Base Camp.
Inca Trail , Machu Picchu
The Inca Trail is by far the most famous trek in South America and is rated by many to be in the top 5 treks in the world. consists of three overlapping trails Mollepata, Classic, and One Day. Mollepata is the longest of the three routes with the highest mountain pass. The trail is closed every February for cleaning.
GR 20 is a long distance trail that traverses Corsica diagonally from north to south. It is considered to be the most difficult of all the GR routes and one of the most beautiful mountain trail in Europe. The whole trail is about 180 km long, clearly waymarked throughout, the walk for most people takes around 15 days.
The Haute Route, France-Switzerland
Haute Route is a spectacular high-level hiking traverse across the French and Swiss Alps from Chamonix, France to Zermatt Switzerland. Few long distance hikes offer the variety and grandeur of landscape as this route. Beginning in Chamonix at the foot of Mont Blanc, Western Europe’s highest peak, the Haute Route winds its way through the Swiss canton of Valais.
Overland track, Tasmania
The Overland Track is one of Australia’s most famous bush treks, situated in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Tasmania. More than 8000 walkers each year complete the track. It’s a six day walk, traveling 65 kilometers from Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair through the heart of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.
Paine Circuit ,Chile
The Paine Circuit around the famous Torres del Paine Massif is one of the most striking trekking routes in the world. The Circuit is the perfect adventure for trekkers who crave the ultimate challenge.
Simien Mountains Trek, Ethiopia
The Simien Mountains dominate and divide the country into distinctly contrasting highland and lowland regions. Trekking it is not unusual to walk among troops of gelada baboons, see wyala ibexes on the rocky cliff face and observe the country’s many endemic birds. It leaves us with incredible memories of the outstanding beauty of Ethiopia and warmth of its people.
Pamir mountains Trek, Afghanistan
The Pamir mountains are without doubt the least visited mountain range in the world, yet one which offers some of the most magnificent landscapes, picturesque rural scenes, exhilarating trekking and genuine hospitality to be found anywhere on the planet.
West Highland Way, Scotland
The West Highland Way is a walking trail running for 152km through the Southern and Western Highlands of Scotland, from Glasgow to Fort William. Scotland’s wonderful, long distance route follows ancient and historic routes of communication and makes use of Drove Roads, Military Roads and Disused Railway Tracks. Trekkers completing the whole West Highland Way typically take one week. About 85,000 people use the path every year.
Trekking is not only a travel experience but also provides ultimate fun, excitement and also expose you to different cultures, interacting with people etc. So just begin your travel with excitement.