The word trekking itself is as adventurous as it sounds. It is quite a daunting job yet interesting and we love it as much. Trekking urges to take on an arduous journey to enjoy the subtle and untouched beauty of nature in its purest form. May it be just to get away from the daily hustle of city life or sometimes to discover the priceless harmony of nature?
Have you ever been through the pictures, wandering about the beauty of nature in the images of lush green fields, snowy woods, and the distant snow-covered peaks; time to get up, and take an adventure to embrace the reality for yourself.
But before you make up your mind to go for a trekking trip, first and most importantly you need to fix your destination. You need to have a relatively fair idea of the topography and weather around your destination.
There is a proverb that, “The most beautiful landscapes exist where a couple of men can reach”
Pick up the best and most interesting location of your choice and start making preparations.
We are listing a few important things that you need to keep an eye on while getting yourself ready
- Get yourself the habit of walking. This is to build up your stamina. Do this by daily practice.
- Drop any smoking or drinking habit. This can cause breathlessness in high altitudes.
- Packing. Make a list of things you are going to need during your trip. Keep as light as possible.
- Food. Keep with yourself some dry fruits and packaged foods because you need to keep yourself powered.
- Take some good clothing because you cannot predict the weather, it might be too cold at night or extremely hot in the day. Don’t forget to take a raincoat with you too.
- A pair of good trekking or hiking shoes. It is a must. You must be comfortable in them with a good grip to keep you from slipping.
- Keep the necessary medications with you.
- Best suitable time around the year.
So, now when you are ready; here is a listing of ten best trekking destinations from around the world with numerous more to select from.
It is undeniably the best and most scenic trekking spot in the world. With the beauty of the Swiss Alps to feed your eyes with astounding natural beauty! Wandering through picturesque landscapes of Italy, France, and Switzerland situated at the heart of Europe, undoubtedly the most beautiful place of natural scenic beauty.
It starts from a small but beautiful city Chamonix, at the foothills of Alps in France to wander through Italy and Switzerland to reach the highest peak of Europe Mont Blanc. The route crosses through lush green meadows, snowcapped mountains, deep gorges, and varying landscapes. The view of the distant glaciers emerging from the alps takes you by sight.
The best time to go is from June to September.
The Routeburn track takes you to an ultimate alpine adventure through mesmerizing Alpine gardens, beech forests, and lush meadows.
Located in the Fiordland national park and mount aspiring national park regions, it is one of the most preferred trekking locations for many tourists.
There are tracks for walking, some of them are graveled but most of it is of a dirt track with steep slopes and steep ascents. Small rivers and streams are present in the route but can be crossed with not much difficulty.
With a gentle breeze passing by the Darren Mountain and valleys, you will be taken back by breathtaking views of peaks, lakes waterfalls, and cascades.
Don’t forget to stop by the Routeburn falls and enjoy its beauty.
Inca Trail Peru
One of the most traveled routes in the world, it is strikingly beautiful. It is
South America’s most famous and beautiful trail.
It takes you through winding ways up and down through sacred ancient sites, rocky paths and High Mountain passes to the ruined cities of Machu Picchu. With ancient civilization on one side and deep gorges and hanging cliffs on the other, it gives you memorable once in a lifetime experience.
From the awe-inspiring view of the snowcapped Andes to luscious tropical jungle, passing through the majestic sun gate, your eyes are flooded with the most beautiful views you have seen in your life.
This is sometimes called the most beautiful trekking site in the world.
Best time to go to is from May to September
Everest base camp
Trek to the base of the mighty breathtaking Everest itself sounds an adventure. The peak of Everest stands so high that even trekking to its base camp is not an easy task at all circumstances.
It is a place of mystery and legend which attracts travelers from all around the gl0be. There are many treks to explore the world’s highest mountain but the Everest base camp is the most famous one. With every corner and bend of the trek path, you will encounter such beauty that it will be difficult for you to take your eyes off.
You can witness snowcapped glaciers, beautiful forests, native Sherpa villages, and some undeniably spectacular scenery.
There is the nickname of “The Steps To Heaven.”
The snowman trek
The snowman trek is in Bhutan along the Bhutan and Tibetan border. It is one of the toughest trekking routes on the planet. It is not for the Inexperienced.
The high altitude trek crosses around 11 high mountain passes and more than 14000 feet of altitude. Along the route, you can find Monasteries and secluded villages; Full of windblown smiles hanging in the air.
It is a mental as well as a physical challenge to complete the trek although not all of them can complete. It is sure to give a one of its kind experience for a lifetime.
Because of the high altitude and unpredictable weather conditions, the time for trekking is very less.
The best time to visit is in October.
Trek to the far north, far into the Arctic Circle to get an amazing view of the arctic landscapes, open tundra, glaciers; which is absolute heaven during the summer months.
The trek starts in Abisko, runs through four national parks; rubbing the shoulders with the Sweden’s highest peak Mount Kebnekaise and ends in Hemavan further south. You get to treat yourself to the vast untouched wilderness and endless sunshine.
If you are lucky enough, you can spot a Santa’s reindeer or two. It is advisable to take the route from north to south direction as it keeps the sun on your face.
It is also known as “The king’s trail.” It is the traverse of the last great wilderness of Western Europe. The trail is well marked and many sections are well-conditioned paths but the far treks are rocky and eroded with increasing difficulty in walking. It too covers many swamps, rivulets, and rocky grounds.
The emptiness in the air and the low angled light is sure to fill your heart.
The best time to visit is from the end of August to late September, although visitors start to come from June.
Overland track, Australia
To enjoy the beauty of the prehistoric landscapes of Tasmania, it is the best way. Curving its way up and down through the windings of Cradle Mountains and Lake St. Clair.
You can discover the enchanting charm of beautiful natural lakes and tarns, craggy mountains, breathing forests and moorlands forming a vast curved landscape.
The track is almost well defined but at some points can be extremely slippery and muddy during the wet season. It is good for experienced hikers.
The weather is very unpredictable in this region of Australia. Snowfall can occur at any point of time as well as rain ranging from light drizzle to heavy showers can occur
It is advisable to be in groups rather than to opt for solitary.
The best time to visit is from any time in the year.
The best place for the backcountry hikers!
With the stunning view of the Ramparts at the sunrise and sunset, it is a heaven for the onlookers. Tonquin valley is situated in the Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada.
The golden reflection of sunrise from the Ramparts into the waters of the Amethyst Lake is worth watching. The scenic beauty of the landscapes is further enhanced by the presence of another Lake, Lake Moat. The To9nquin creek is another notable feature of the valley which leads to the Tonquin pass.
There are presences of a few wild animals in the valley during the summer months. Most notably the grizzly bear and cougars. The valley provides you with landscapes with picture-perfect scenery.
The best time to visit is from late June to September.’
The once in a lifetime experience of extraordinary views extending hundreds of miles, experiencing the sunrise and sunset from the heart of Africa is too irresistible
It is a challenge for you to conquer Africa’s highest peak, the world’s tallest freestanding mountain. It will literally take you through various ecosystems. Tropical jungle, savannah grasslands, glaciers to high rising Mountains.
There are around seven trekking paths, of which Machame being the most popular. It takes around 6 to 7 days to complete by this route.
You should be physically fit for this trekking. Because of changing ecosystems and high winds at higher elevations, it becomes quite challenging to complete the trip.
When you are at the summit, you will be taken back by the views of Africa. Standing at the roof of Africa in the clouds lies before you the ever beautiful land mystical and of “Africa.”
The best time to visit is from January to March and October.
The above-listed names are only a selected few from the list of the uncountable. It is definitely a difficult task to name only a few as the best.
Every place on the earth has the beauty of its own, some might be a bit more scenic to the eyes but it doesn’t mean that the other is less.
Concluding by the lines that, “Beauty lies everywhere in nature, it only depends on your perception and the way you look.”
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