5 Best Treks in the World

BE WARNED, these treks on our list are not for the faint of hearts!

Trekking these places needs a sturdy pair of lungs, strong pair of feet, and great amount of preparation as well as great motivation. But if trekking is really your passion, then going on a trekking adventure to one of these sites will be an experience that you’ll surely treasure for a lifetime. In no particular order, here are the 5 best treks in the world that you can visit.

5 Best Treks in the World

1. GR20, France

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The GR20 in France is a demanding 15-day 168km trekking adventure that links Calenzana, Balagne, Conca, and Porto Vecchio. The diversity of landscapes that this 168km trekking adventure offers to trekkers and adventurers alike are its beautiful forests, windswept craters, granite moonscapes, torrents, glacial lakes, snow capped peaks, and peat bogs. While trekking GR20 is considered a great challenge because of its slippery rocks and steep bridges, professional hikers still considers this challenge as all part of the fun.

2. Inca Trail, Peru

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Every year, thousands of people traverse this 33km trail that was laid by the ancient Incas more than a thousand years ago. The Inca trail in Peru is considered as South America’s most famous trail. The trail that leads to the Sacred Valley of Machu Picchu may be the greatest highlight of the trek but views of white-tipped mountains and high cloud forest combine with the magic of walking from one cliff-hugging ruin to the next are also a highlight in themselves.

3. Pays Dogon, Mali

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If you want to go on trekking in Pays Dogon in Mali, make sure to bring with you extra food, clothing, and water. Trekking in one of Africa’s most beautiful regions usually takes about 10 days. Also known as “The Land of the Dogon People,” Pays Dogon offers its trekkers an unforgettable and extraordinary journey to Bandiagara’s soaring cliffs and to its abandoned cliff dwellings with intricate carved doors that was built into the escarpment’s side.

4. Everest Base Camp, Nepal

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Reaching the base camp (5,545m) of the highest mountain in the world is still a great challenge even to skilled trekkers. The trek to Everest Base Camp is difficult and spectacular at the same time. The scenery while you climb up the mountain was simply described by people who have experienced trekking the place as WOW! But be warned, while you slowly climb up to Everest’s’ Base Camp, the high altitude will make you feel dizzy. You must first acclimatize your body before continuing your climb towards Base Camp.

5. Indian Himalayas, India

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This is where the hardcore hikers go, the Indian Himalayas. Only few hikers visit this place every year. Trekkers can stay here and trek the Himachal Pradesh from Spiti to Ladakh for 24 days. The mountain’s high altitude and dessert terrain follows ancient trade routes that were laid there more than 500 years ago by the ancient Indian Himalayan people. Rudyard Kipling who had vast experience in trekking the Indian Himalayas once said, “Surely the gods live here; this is no place for men.”

 

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