Welcome, fellow adventurers, to the mesmerizing world of trekking trails! If you’re seeking an exhilarating escape from the mundane routines of everyday life, then you’ve arrived at the right place. This week we embark on a thrilling journey through some of the most awe-inspiring trekking trails around the world.
Trekking combines the sheer joy of exploration with the physical challenges of hiking, allowing us to immerse ourselves in nature’s untamed wonders. From towering snow-capped peaks and rugged mountain ranges to lush forests, cascading waterfalls, and ocean walks.
So, dust off your hiking boots, pack your sense of adventure, and join us as we embark on an extraordinary journey through the world’s most breathtaking trekking trails. Let’s embrace the beauty of nature, challenge our limits, and unlock the secrets that lie beyond the beaten path.
Let the adventure begin…
NEPAL – EVEREST BASE CAMP
Not everyone who chooses to trek in Nepal sets out to conquer the great Mount Everest. Setting out to reach the Everest Base camp is a journey on its own! This 130km round trip takes 2 weeks to complete, at the highest point of 5,545m. A trek that is best taken slow and steady as due to the altitude, acute mountain sickness is a risk when you don’t rest for the recommended days to let your body adjust to the elevation.
Taking it slow and steady will enable you to fully take in the breathtaking views of winding river valleys, mountain monasteries, and Sherpa villages. Don’t let the views fool you though the days of altitude gain will test your endurance and muscles and is sure to push you to your limits. Enjoy camaraderie amongst trekkers and good luck on your adventure to the base camp of this snow-capped giant! Keep in mind that there are numerous other treks to explore in the Himalayas if you don’t want to do the Everest Base Camp trek.
PERU – INCA TRAIL
From the high-altitude Andes peaks to the lush cloud forest making your way to Machu Picchu, this 33km round trip will take you 4 – 5 days to complete. On your journey, you will follow the path that winds up, down, and around mountains and cross three high passes. This is a very popular trail, so much so that only a set amount of people are permitted each day – so it’s best to plan ahead and make sure you get a permit if this is on your list of adventures. We mean, who wouldn’t plan ahead to share a route with Llamas and trek through a forest that has over 300 species of orchids?
TANZANIA – KILIMANJARO
Another mountainous climb but an oh-so-bucket list-worthy trek is Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. If this climb isn’t on your bucket list yet, go add it right now – trust us! With 7 recognized routes to get to the top, you can do the trek in 5 – 9 days. Longer treks are recommended though as at 5,895m acute mountain sickness is a risk when going too fast.
The final stretch to the summit is usually before dawn so reaching the snow-capped summit as the first light of the morning sweeps across the savanna is a sight you will remember forever. See, we told you to add it to your list, we’re currently checking flights as well!
AUSTRALIA – GREAT OCEAN WALK
Okay okay, we hear you, something other than mountains and climbs…then the great ocean walk in Australia might be for you. A one-way walk extending just over 110km that can be done over 8 days or broken up into day hikes. The route starts at Apollo Bay and passes through the Great Otway National Park and Port Campbell National Park concluding at the Twelve Apostles as seen above. You will find the terrain everchanging as you make your journey from east to west across the diverse landscape of southern Victoria. Planning a trip down under for this one? We might just join you!
GREENLAND – ARCTIC CIRCLE TRAIL
We end our journey in one of the wildest, untamed destinations on earth – Greenland. If the previous treks all sound too crowded and you prefer a little less traffic, this is one of the most isolated treks there is. Don’t expect any cell phone coverage or that you will be able to purchase anything along the way. You’re on your own.
This icecap-to-ocean trail is one of the oldest in the Arctic and stretches for 160km between Kangerlussuag and Sisimiut. It will take 9-11 days to complete and is a trek for those with more experience. The trek has an endless number of lakes and fresh drinking water that doesn’t need to be purified with pristine wilderness and plenty of wildlife. A true adventure and beautiful journey await those who make their way here.
Are you dusting off your adventure boots yet? We certainly are!