Something which we’ve always wanted to do but never really had the right gear for, is trekking – we’ve gone for day hikes in many of the best hiking spots around the world, from Austria and Switzerland to New Zealand, but never had enough equipment to actually be gone for several days.
Next year, however, we just might take some action and take a few trekking holidays, below are just a few of the most amazing hikes in the world that we would like to try out:
Beautiful Treks Around The World
Chomolhari Trek – Bhutan
Bhutan is only just opening up as a trekking destination, and the more I read about this country the more interested I get in spending a few months there.
There are a few very popular hikes, where the scenery seems so beautiful and I also like that there are many temples and villages along the way so you can also meet many of the local people.
I personally think only seeing nature for weeks at a time might get a bit boring after a while.
New Zealand – Routeburn Track
New Zealand has some of the most amazing scenery I’ve ever encountered, and naturally hiking has become one of the most popular things to do, especially for locals.
The dramatic landscape along the Routeburn track with fjords, valleys, peaks and meadows and the special native forest and flora, seems like a great way to explore the country.
The only major drawback I see is that you never know what the weather will be like.
We walked a bit of the track to check it out, and meeting the hikers finishing the trail we found out that while the trek started out in warm sunny weather, it started raining and even snowing for two whole days.
Mount Kilimanjaro – Tanzania
Kilimanjaro is often called the world’s tallest walkable mountain, because while it stands at nearly 20,000 feet, no technical climbing skills or equipment are needed for the kilimanjaro trek.
This definitely sounds like something for us who don’t gladly spend thousands of dollars on trekking gear and equipment, and who are far from hiking pros.
It does seem pretty challenging to be hiking through all the different climats, from the equator and hot grasslands to glacial valleys.
Annapurna Circuit – Nepal
Nepal has always fascinated both of us both in religion, culture and tradition as well as the nature itself.
We’ve planned to visit this to us mysterious country later next year, and I would love to hike this trail.
I’m not that interested in hiking to Mount Everest base camp, but think this trail seems more interesting and diverse, with scenery of lush subtropic nature to the highest mountain in the world, passing Bhuddist temples and tea houses.
Inka Trail – Peru
It would almost be a crime not to include this on the list, the Inca Trail is one of the most famous hikes in the world, and rightly so.
Looking at photos of my aunt hiking the trail in the mid 80’s, this was one of the places that inspired me to travel in the first place.
I have yet to make it there, and I have no idea if it will be what I expect it to be, but I would like to see the ruins with my own eyes, surrounded by Andean cloud forest.
Have you done many treks before? If so, which were your favorite and what gear for a long distance hike?