If you are thinking about going for a trek, it will definitely be a rewarding experience in your lifetime.
Here are the top 10 treks around the globe.
The route through Corsica is full of different and delightful landscapes dotted with granite moonscapes, glacial lakes, forests, snow-capped mountains, windswept craters, peat bogs and many more. Rocky paths and rickety bridges will simply take your breath away.
Pays Dogon, Mali
Famously popular as ‘the land of the Dogon people’, it is one of the most beautiful regions of Africa. It may take you 2-10 days to complete the trek. You need to embrace brevity to cross the lofty cliffs of the Bandiagara escapement beautifully decorated with cliff dwellings. The cliffs are dotted with Dogon villages, which are one of the amazing attractions of your incredible journey.
Inca Trail, Peru
The ancient trail, winding its way from the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu, receives thousands of footfalls every year. The trail makes its way around the mountains and takes three high passes. A breathtaking view of snow-capped mountains, floating clouds, and the lush forest will fill your heart with pure joy and love for natural beauty.
Indian Himalayas, India
Only a few folks dare to climb the Himalayas from the Indian side. If you want to take a challenging route, think about trekking in Himachal Pradesh. The thrilling trek throws a challenge to the hardcore hikers. You have to take the ancient travel routes during the 24-day journey from Spiti to Ladakh.
Everest Base Camp, Nepal
Why Everest? Remember Edmund Hillary who gave a fitting reply to the same question – “Because it is there”? The trek is difficult but you will have chances to drink to the dollops of majestic views. Yes, there are brave Sherpa to assist you in trekking but at the end of the day, you will have to accustom yourself to the altitude on your way to the dizzying height.
Overland Track, Australia
Take a tour along the well-defined path snaking its way from Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair. The path travels through craggy mountains, lush forests, extensive moorlands and majestic lakes. Enjoy your sidewalks leading to valleys, waterfalls and numerous summits including Tassie’s highest Mt Ossa.
The Narrows, USA
A 26-km path going through spectacular canyons naturally carved by the Virgin River over centuries is less likely just another trek even for the most seasoned hikers. The river is the only route to conquer the narrows. Get prepared to cover the water route by swimming and wading.
Routeburn Track, New Zealand
The trek, at the base of Southern Alps, travels through two national parks – Mt Aspiring and Fiordland. Feast your eyes of magnificent views from atop Conical Hill and Harris Saddle. The most mesmerizing view is surely the raging waves spreading themselves on the remote beach.
Baltoro Glacier & K2, Pakistan
The icy corridor leads to the second highest peak in the world. The uniquely challenging trek offers some of the most beautiful scenarios. Follow the icy rivers only to reach the guts of the glacier on your way to the granite pyramidal mountains.
The Haute Route, France-Switzerland
On your way to the Haute Route, enjoy the magnificent scenic beauty anywhere in the Alps. The famous winter ski touring route is not same as the summer Haute Route walk that takes nearly a fortnight to complete. As the trek involves ‘pass hopping’, the hikers need an extremely high level of fitness to climb the peak.