Top 10 International Treks To Explore
Away from the cushiony comforts of home, trekking trails are often liberating. It's almost like a well-deserved view of the verdurous landscape of remote villages, blessed with rushing rivers set against the heaven-like backdrop of peaks that are as beautiful and as inviting as a forbidden fruit - only the consequences of accepting that invitation as uncertain. Unlike your usual walks in the park, hiking is not just leisure, it’s more about the hard work you do to deserve the roads less traveled by. Prepare yourself to be mentally and physically challenged and then be enthralled by the phenomenon that are the mountains as you read on about the best of the ten treks to be taken up.
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, head to the one of the most popular and most beautiful hikes in Latin America - the one leading to the mountain of Machu Picchu. Approximately, a 4-day long trek, one needs to book this trail in advance as the Peru Government does not allow more than a couple of hundred people on a day at the trails, including the porters and assistants. This is why we recommend booking the Inca Trail Trip to Machu Picchu well before you plan on taking it. Fitness levels- both mentally and physically are crucial to take for this trip.
Nepal’s Everest Base Camp
A definite feature of all top trekking lists, the Everest Base Camp Trek is ideal for trekkers looking for a challenging trekking escapade. For this trek, you need fitness, endurance, agility and determination. Before you ‘work hard’ to witness the mountain top, you need to prep for days before you decide to take up the Everest Base Camp Trek. At 17,600 Ft., the EBC Trek is a 2-week long life changing journey that you should take at least once in a lifetime although once you take it, you’ll come back - time and again.
South Africa’s Kruger Hike
Home to the ‘Big 5 of Africa’, head to the Kruger National Park Safari to spot the magnificent wildlife and what’s more? Take hiking safaris to experience the national park - up, close and personal. Hike across the 8 entrances of the entire Kruger national park which contains an astounding 6-ecosystems housing 1,500 lions, 11,600 elephants, 27,000 buffalos, 1,000 leopards, 350 black rhinos and 517 bird species. The Wildest Bush Trip that you’ll ever take, the hiking trail usually lasts for a god 2-3 days across the interiors in the national park.
Torres del Paine Full Trek, Chile
Full off “Wow” moments that will take your breath away, the steeple-like peaks and piercing blue glaciers of Patagonia’s Cordillera del Paine are a treat for trekkers. Touted as the ‘O’ shaped hike, the muddy and rocky trail is highly recommended for physically active and fit travelers. A 10-day long journey has to be taken to cover the “O” , the Torres Del Paine National Park is the perfect setup for trek passionates who want to witness ethereal verdant beauty.
Montenegro Mountain Hike
One of the unexplored gems of Europe, Montenegro is an ideal hiking destination. From the breathtaking alpine world of Durmitor National Park and Biogradska Gora National Park to the gorgeous coast at Kotor Bay, experience the jaw-dropping picturesque beauty of the region. An absolute must addition to the Adriatic Adventure Escapade, backpacking across Europe will take a whole new meaning with this trek.
Hiking in Pirin Mountains, Bulgaria
Named after ancient Slavic thunder god Perun, this Bulgarian Paradise is ideal for the top treks to take this winter. With hundreds of peaks that surpass 2000 mtrs., the Pirin mountains are listed by UNESCO as a world natural heritage site. The trails transit offer crests or weave among Cirques dotted with crystal-clear blue glacier lakes and offer an overwhelming variety of incredible views.
Nepal’s Annapurna Circuit Trek
A 11-day long trek in the Himalayas, the Annapurna Circuit trek is a popular one where people from around the world come to. Encompassing a wide ranging nature of experiences, the highlight of the Annapurna base camp trek is kind of people you meet during the journey. From travelers to the locals, the stories you collect are priceless. Recommended only for people who have an excellent level of physical fitness, the Annapurna Trek is your stairway to the heaven called the Everest Base Camp Trek.
Mt. Kilimanjaro Trek
Say hello to the world from Africa’s highest point at Uhuru Peak and click photos of the clear skies at the Equator during the Mt. Kilimanjaro Trek in Tanzania. One of the highest altitude treks in the world, one doesn’t necessarily need a previous trekking experience for this one - You need no ropes, no special climbing equipment, but definitely a fighting spirit. It’s no walk in the park, it’s more precious than that. What’s the fitness quotient needed for this? If you can travel into a hilly terrain for 8 hours day and for another day and get to work Monday feeling fine - You’re all set for this trip.
GR20, Corsica, France
One of the most beautiful and toughest long distance hiking trails in Europe, this 150 KM long trail covers Corsica diagonally and offers breathtaking views like no other. No ‘professional’ or ‘experienced’ trekkers are needed for this but a lot of grit and an undying hunger to witness the nature’s marvel is an absolute must for this trek. Take just one trip from us for this trek - the harder your trekking trail will be, the better the views are going to be!
Montesinho Natural Park, Portugal
One of the largest natural parks of Portugal, the Montesinho Natural Park is in the the Trás-os-Montes region of the country where the schist and granite mountains form deep valleys and the pristine clear river water which flows through them is the ideal host for an exceptional variety of flora and fauna.
Choose amongst these popular ones for your next trekking expedition and collect memories, pictures, conversations, experiences and challenges that the trail has to offer you. Use this list to motivate yourself for better fitness levels, which would be necessary to explore these routes. For more information about the treks, drop us a mail at [email protected] and we will get back to you.