The world's finest treks are no walks in the park. But they're bound to test you both mentally and physically, thus broadening your country perspective. Trekking is a fun outdoor adventure where you can go on multi-day excursions while exploring rural scenery, rocky hills and valleys, caves, and castles.
Walking the land, sleeping under the stars, admiring the natural features, and exchanging smiles with locals in far-off villages are among the best ways to explore any region. Trekking is more than just traveling. It's much more than seeing pretty landscapes or going from place to place. For hours or days, it's more than just workout or placing one foot in front of the other.
Dientes circuit on Navrino Island, Chile
Trek through the Dientes de Navarino massif, the most southerly trek in the world where you'll feel like you're at the end of the planet. At this far end of South America, you'll rarely see any other trekkers in this 42-kilometer path. It's a difficult trek even for seasoned trekkers, largely because of the geographical isolation and frequently varying weather conditions in Patagonia and you'll be trekking with a huge pack i-e up to 15 kg.
Few people have embarked on this journey, making this Navarino Island circuit both a daunting and satisfying adventure. You can have spectacular views of sharp mountain peaks, the Beagle Channel, the town of Puerto Williams in Chile and Ushuaia in Argentina, Nassau Bay, the archipelago of Wollaston, and the famous Cape Horn archipelago.
Baltoro Glacier, K2 Pakistan
This ice corridor connects to a massive K2 peak (8,611 meters, 28,251 feet), the world's second-highest peak. This is an incredible journey across the humblest scenery on Earth. What began to pursue the frozen rivers boldly going to the inner organs of the glacier, then to the Pyramid Mountains of granite, such as Paiju (6,610 meters, 21,686 feet), Uli Biaho (6,417 meters, 21,053 feet), Great Trango Tower (6,286 meters, 20,623 feet) It is K2. If you aren't beat in 15 days, you may head to more hail-covered glaciers.
This historic trading route is among the most spectacular hikes in the world and has been open to international trekkers since 1977. The overall length of the course ranges between 100 to 145 miles, and it takes 15 to 25 days to finish depending on your speed. The main points include hitting an altitude of nearly 18,000 feet at Thorung La Summit Pass and watching the sunrise over towering cliffs at Poon Hill. Leave your camping equipment at home as there are affordable hotels all along the way.
Everest base camp, Nepal
Reaching a height of 5,545 m (18,193 ft) at Kala Pattar, this two to three-week trek is widely popular, partly thanks to its beautiful scenery, but more importantly to the romanticism associated; with successful trekkers able to confidently claim they have stood at the base of the highest mountain in the world.
The trail stretches between small, distinctive mountain villages on the way to the renowned campsite, and is trafficked by Solu Khumbu Sherpa people. The heights achieved during this journey are practically dizzying before you acclimatize to the altitude and there are undoubtedly ups and downs related to the relentless cutting across valleys.
The west coast trail
This trail exists within Canada's traditional First Nations territories, the Pacific coast aboriginal tribes. Today's trekking path was once used by the Pacheedaht, Ditidaht, and Huu-ay-at people as a significant trading and transport routes. They lived in this region for thousands of years until contact with Europe.
The trail passes across white sandy beaches near the coast. It then climbs up rocky cliffs and slices into rainforest ecosystems. It provides some of Canada's most stunning views and challenging hiker adventures, as well as fantastic wildlife encounters.
The GR20, France
The GR20 is one of Europe's most prominent multi-day treks and is known for being among the hardest treks. It travels horizontally from north to south across the Mediterranean island of Corsica. The trail stretches 180 kilometers (112 miles) down the sharp line of the rugged center of the island.
The trail has two parts: a northern part and a southern part with a small village in the center, and the possible exit point for a train station. The trail is rough, occasionally steep, with creaky bridges and unstable rock faces-all part of the adventure. The GR20 was established in 1972 to link Calenzana in northern Porto Vecchio, in Balagne, with Conca.
The path is mainly rugged in the northern part with steep ups and downs but the reward is the breathtaking landscape. Seeing down over the turquoise lakes and granite moonscapes, glimpses from the majestic spires of the spectacular coastline are only incredible! The southern part is loaded with gorgeous, lively woodlands. The trek takes about 15 days for most trekkers.
Camino de Santiago, Spain
The Camino, also known as the Route of St. James, is, in fact, a series of separate pilgrimage paths, all culminating at the Shrine of St. James in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, rather than following a single path.
The most renowned recent path follows a line from the French Pyrenees across northern Spain. While some like to stay along the way at monasteries, many operators provide hotel accommodations and luggage transfers. You don't have to be a committed Christian to appreciate this destination. The Camino de Santiago has eight different starting points, so you can choose the desired route according to your ambitions.
The 750 km path leads you through the countryside of Spain, beautiful vineyards, and centuries-old towns. Accommodation choices along the trail are numerous and diverse so whether you're a budget backpacker or prefer somewhat more comfort. On completion, you will earn for your efforts a 'Compostela' - a certificate from the office of the pilgrim in Santiago de Compostela.