Going out for a hiking trip with your best friends cannot be a wrong decision from any angle. Nothing could be a better way to spend your holidays. Leisurely strolling in well-defined paths curved in the heart of nature with some of the most spectacular beauties of nature by your side!
We have seen that many people are more or less often confused between hiking and trekking. Hiking is somewhat different from trekking in some aspects. Although it is almost similar. Hiking is often referred to as walking distances which are done on well-made trails for pleasure or to have fun in the wilderness. It can be of considerably long or of fairly short distance. Hiking gives walking a different flavour. Whereas trekking, on the other hand, is a long harder and adventurous journey which is much more challenging
Another thing is that hiking is a slow-paced short duration activity but trekking is fairly rigorous and is of considerable duration.
The objective of both trekking and hiking is fairly the same.
To understand and enjoy nature, undisturbed from human activities.
It is more than just walking; it is also communing with nature.
“A walk for pleasure.”
A few things you need to keep in mind before heading out If you have the habit of walking daily, it is fairly an easy task for you. Except for the terrain it is almost similar.
Take short trips first. Increase your range as you gather more experience. Make your group for hiking.
Pack up your hiking gear with everything you need, keeping it as light as possible.
Share your plans with your group members. It helps to keep coordination in the group if any unexpected happens.
Select the best weather for your best experience. So it is good to keep a lookout on the weather forecasts of the area you are planning to go to.
Take food and consumables with you.
It is important to have a pair of proper hiking shoes. They should be light enough and comfortable enough to keep you going through the trip.
We have sorted out a few best-hiking sites for you in the world that would be perfect for the next adventure you have in your mind.
Hiking to Petra, Jordan
Listed under best places for hiking in the world by the National Geographic, this is one of the most awe-inspiring hiking sites in the world. The trail runs across different climatic zones comprising many ecosystems. Right from hills, valleys, and up to canyons. You will never be bored on this trip for it has too much for your eyes to digest.
Tracing through an ancient caravan route, this hiking trail takes you through the spectacular curved sandstone canyons to the world-famous red city of Petra. Passing through the ancient route at night under the twinkling stars echoes the past of thousand millennia, sure to give you a feeling of the golden past unseen.
The hidden canyons and the mystic labyrinth of hills and deep majestic canyons; it is an open book of the region’s history.
Travel through gorges, across a high ridge, deep valleys besides epic mountain peaks to peaceful countrysides to the ancient city of Petra.
With every change in direction, it presents itself in front of you with a completely new sight keeping you always submerged in the beauty of it. Thats Why it is one of the top best hiking sites in the world
The best time to visit is from late October to April
John Muir trail
Love solitude and wilderness, then there is no better place for you for trekking. It is one of the less trodden ways of nature hiking. It presents you with some of the most eye-catching and stunning views of nature you have ever seen in your life.
The hiking site is situated in the state of California, United States Of America (USA). The trail starts from Yosemite National park and runs northeast through Ansel Adams Wilderness area to the Tuolumne Meadows. From there it runs parallel to the Sierra Nevada range and the Sierra national forests. From there, it runs through kings canyon national park and ends in Mount Whitney in sequoia national park.
The trail winds through the ever-changing landscapes of mountains, valleys to lakes and forests. There is a sufficient gain of altitude during the whole trip.
The mountain in the background with the alpine lakes in the front, the scene is just as epic as you can imagine
The best time to visit is from July to late September.
Grand Canyon, rim to rim hike
Thinking of hiking in some wonders of the world, this is the only place for. It is also listed within the UNESCO world heritage sites. The Grand Canyon presents a sight that is unique in every aspect from any other place in the world. It is an open book of the earth’s geological history, holding in its walls the witness of the past millions of years.
It is a must-visit, at least once in a lifetime. Going for a hike in the Grand Canyon seems to be a dream alike. The astounding natural scenery and views are just breathtaking. It is difficult to take your eyes off.
This hike is certainly not for the inexperienced and faint-hearted peoples. The hike starts from the remote north rim of the canyon and finishes at the Grand Canyon village. The trek winds through very cliffs to gorges, precipitous drops, and steep trails. It is advised to better avoid it during the summer months. The temperatures may easily get around 50ocelcius.
There is nowhere a place like the Grand Canyon on Earth especially at the time of sunrise and sunset. The rays of the setting sun painting the walls of the canyon are a sight to behold. Watching a sunset in the Grand Canyon will give you satisfaction to last forever.
The best time to visit is from April to the first week of June and from September to November.
Tour Du Mont Blanc.
Be it in the list of any traveler or a hiker in the world, you will always find this name. The feeling of being in the Alps is almost just like too close to heaven. You are treated to an awe-inspiring natural beauty high rising mountain summits, alpine meadows, ethereal glaciers to picture-perfect Swiss Alps.
The track starts in Chamonix in France and passes through Switzerland and Italy through the magnificent Alps around the base of Mont Blanc, the highest peak of Western Europe.
The track winds up its way through the lush green meadows into the forests and high up the hills and magnificent valleys. The sight of the snow-capped summit is a sight to behold.
You are sure to be taken aback by the astounding natural beauty of the Swiss Alps far from human intervention.
The best time to visit is from July to September.
The long-range traverse
If you are into hiking of the unknown, this is an ideal place for you. The track is not of a proper and well-defined trail; it is more of an unmarked backcountry route. This takes you into the wilderness of the long-range Mountain and towards the Gross Morne Mountain.
The hike begins from a boat ride. During the entire hike, you be exposed to incredibly picture-perfect scenery, plenty of wildlife diversity, and windswept wildflower blossoms; awe-inspiring views.
This hike takes to a land that seems to be untouched and far from the world. You can hike through the Tundras and discover hidden paradises, lakes of unseen natural beauty.
We recommend the best time to visit is from the last of July to September
Valley of Flowers, India
The best place for a nature lover & a paradise of flower lovers, this valley is situated in the state of Uttarakhand, India in the Gharwal Himalayas. The valley is exceptionally rich in flowers with meadows of endemic alpine flowers.
The valley comes under the area of the Nanda Devi National park. It is also a UNESCO world heritage site.
The trail starts from Rishikesh, Govind Ghat to Ghangria, and from Ghangria to Valley of flowers. The track winds into the gentle valley by the sides of the majestic Himalayas and the towering snow-clad peaks. The place presents a scene of a unique transition of the lower Himalayas and the upper Himalayas.
It is also home to the endangered snow leopard.
If you are to visit the valley during the monsoon season, you are astounded by its beauty. A sight to behold; lies in-front of you a valley of fully blossomed flowers of every color as far as your eyes can see.
We recommend the best time to visit is from the last week of June to the last of August.
Mountains of the moon
If you are searching for an extraordinary hiking adventure, then this is for you. Located in the Rwenzori Mountain National park in Uganda in Africa, it offers a unique experience of tropical rainforests to the tropical high altitude glaciers. You can climb the third highest peak in Africa, Mount Margherita. The area is far secluded from the rest of the world and rarely visited. The Rwenzori Mountains located to the western borders of Uganda are known as the legendary mountains of the moon.
The beautiful mist-shrouded mountain peaks provide a magnificent backdrop to one of the most uniquely beautiful national parks in the world.
The route comprises of the rainforest, muddy paths, alpine valleys, rocky paths, and snow. The whole area is covered with strange vegetation and a variety of flora and fauna that are not found elsewhere in the world.
You are sure to have a delightful, one of its kind experience. It is in India and it is pride that it comes in the top best hiking sites in the world
The best time to visit is from December to February and from June to September.
This hiking site is sure to give you goosebumps. This extremely beautiful site is located far in the northern hemisphere in Iceland. The scenery and landscape is truly breathtaking that offers views of every color of the rainbow. In some places the scenery is so different that you would be forced to think, it is from another planet.
As you progress slowly in the extreme weather, you will find beautiful glaciers, glacial rivers, hot springs, waterfalls, and geysers. A volcano or two might be also present. The route throughout the hike is truly breathtaking. There are innumerous stunning natural features at every corner providing an exquisite view from lichen-covered rocks to the Rhyolite peaks.
The hike has more diversity than any other hiking trip of that scale. “You will never forget this adventure.”
Best visiting time is June to September.
Seoraksan national park hike
One of the best National parks of South Korea, Seoraksan national park provides you with exceptionally beautiful scenery. It has proper trails and tracks for hiking purposes. The weather is also favorable for the purpose.
The hike takes you through the scenic mountain slopes with pine forests, oaks, and other deciduous trees. The park is full of different varieties of exotic flora and faunas. Several mountain peaks are guarding over the park in the distances. The snow-covered peaks during winter, with the yellow forest floor presents a beautiful sight.
There is also a cable car ride which takes you through the park providing you one of the most beautiful views.
Autumn season is best time to visit
An exceptionally beautiful piece of natural wonder is present in Norway. This is a heaven for any hiker in the world. It is one of the finest places for a walk in the wild.
It is a dream of every hiker in the world to visit the fjords at least once in their lifetime. The awe-inspiring stunning scenery of deep blue fjords, magnificent waterfalls, and snow-capped mountains towering the crystal clear deep blues is sure to engulf you in amazement and satisfaction for life.
There is no other place in the world with fjords more beautiful than the Norwegian fjords. In these fjords, you will find everything from the very best of nature too beautiful cities and quaint villages in the beautiful mountains by the deep blue.
This is one of the best suggestions for hiking sites in the world.
The best time to visit is during the summer.
The above places a few of the best places in the world for hiking. Although, to find out the best places is a monotonous task. The more you see, the more you understand, the more beauty you find in nature.
“Nature is the best place to live in.”