Places To Go Trekking In The World
There is a lot of trekking spots in the world. Trekking is a form of hiking, walking, or climbing that is often done in the wilderness, generally in mountainous, forested, or unpaved environments. It is a recreational activity that trains strength and endurance and tests navigational skills while on an adventure to reach the destination.
Traveling the world has become a lot easier now with the invention of technology. With the growth of the Internet, booking flights and accommodation and researching the places you plan to visit has become as easy as pie. But not many travel bloggers mention that preparing for a trip is just as important as planning it. There are several things worth considering, from choosing the best time of the year to visit, to deciding what you need to pack.
Here is the list of some best trekking place to go:
- Annapurna Circuit
As you can probably guess from the title, the Annapurna Circuit is one of the best trekking spots in the world. If you can manage to make it here, you will be rewarded with pristine, snow-capped peaks, lush green forests, and open fields, all peppered with small temples and quaint mountain villages. While you can certainly take a bus or plane to Pokhara, from there, you’ll need to arrange for a horse to take you the rest of the way. But believe us, it will be worth it.
- Kungsleden (The King’s Trail)
Even for experienced hikers, the Kungsleden trail is a truly spectacular hiking experience. Most of the trail is in the wilderness, and you need to carry all your equipment on your back. The only sections of the trail that are marked are the trailheads. The trail takes you through a beautiful mountain area, and hikers who are lucky enough to get a glimpse of the northern lights will have a memory that will last a lifetime. The Kungsleden is a demanding trail, and not for the inexperienced, but if you have the stamina and the desire to have a life-changing experience, it is well worth the effort.
- Camino de Santiago
If you’re planning a trip to Spain, you’ve likely heard of the Camino de Santiago or the Way of St. James. It’s a popular pilgrimage destination for Catholics, and it takes you on a famous 500-mile trek across the country to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Along the way, you’ll see beautiful natural landscapes and historical sites, including famous cathedrals and monasteries.
- Pays Dogon
The Pays Dogon has been inhabited for more than two thousand years by a group of people who live in villages with names that are usually derived from the word “tarof,” which means refuge in their local language. These are the most visited attractions in the Dogon country.
Traveling to Pays Dogon is like traveling into the pages of a storybook. The Dogon, a tribal community inhabiting the Bandiagara Escarpment in Mali, is one of Africa’s most fascinating peoples. And nowhere is this more apparent than in their famous terraced fields, where Dogon farmers cultivate rice, millet, sorghum, and corn.
Each year, the Dogon people celebrate a harvest festival called Sigui, which is held on the day of the full moon in November. During the festival, the Dogon’s terraced fields are at their most awesome display.
- Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Over four days, the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu takes you from the depths of the lush Amazon rainforest to the top of the Andes. The Inca Trail is a short, steep trail through the Andes, which was originally used by the Incas and was rediscovered by modern-day explorers in the 1950s.
The trail is divided into three different sections: the first two days are relatively flat as you hike through the rainforest and the villages of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. As you ascend higher, the second section of the Inca Trail becomes steeper, and you might notice the temperature getting cooler.
- The Routeburn Track
The Routeburn Track is one of New Zealand’s Great Walks, located in the Fiordland National Park. The route of the track runs around the Routeburn Valley and takes in the lush vegetation, waterfalls, and lakes. It is a 53 km track that is suitable for novices and experienced hikers.
Having done the Milford Trek, which is slightly more than twice the length and slightly higher in altitude, I would have to say that this is not as difficult as most people make it out to be. The map above shows the elevation profile of the track. The first and last 20 km comprises the most challenging part of the track, the ascent, and descent to and from the Lake Mackenzie Hut.