Trekking offers a wonderful experience to one and all of the adventure freaks all across the globe. However the best treks is not just about putting one foot in front of another but it is all about stepping into the culture as well as history of the destination. Well here are some of the exclusive treks of the world which are surely not walks in the parks but will challenge to physically as well as mentally engaging in richness of our planet.
Inca trek in Peru- a distance of 43 kilometers in 4 days
Just walk down the footpaths of the Inca leading to the roof of the Andes breathing in the fresh mountain air reminding strongly of Peru crossing the ancient Tambo ruins. Inca Trail offers various splendid memorable moments walking through the Sun Gate with the beautiful glimpse of the forgotten city of Machu Picchu.
Interesting facts: When the porters sleep on the trail, they keep a mirror beneath in hopes that it will deflect the various spirits coming up from earth.
Best time to visit: May to September
You can get inspired and explore the ruins right in the sacred valley knowing about traditional way on the Inca Trail right to Machu Pichu.
The lost of Columbia- a distance of 44 kilometers in 5 days
Be prepared to get lost by trekking or planning an adventure to Colombia’s Ciudad Perdida at Teyuna. This lost city of Columbia offers trek along with engulfing natural beauty. While traveling along, you can sleep in the beautiful hammocks in local village absorbing the region’s culture. To arrive at the ruins of Teyuna, you will have to trek right through the jungles as well as across the streams. Once here, you will have the chance of enjoy and marvel the uncrowded ruins right at your leisure.
Interesting facts: This lost city was built by the Tairona civilization nearly 650 years before Machu Picchu. This city was known to the home of nearly 10,000 people during its peak time.
Best time to visit: December to March
Enjoy the beautiful jungle scenery and also swim in the beautiful cool Buritaca River and then at leisure take the 1,200 steps to reach the Lost City of Teyuna.
The base camp of Everest, Nepal- a distance of 62km in 13 days
It is needless to say that Everest is not just a mountain and in true sense the journey to the base camp is not just a trek. Along each and every trail provides the photo opportunity along with Sherpa villages, foothills as well as glacial moraines. The best part about this trek is that it will bring you closer to the people of Himalayas opening the window to the top of the world.
Interesting Facts: Most of the Yaks available on the trail are not all true yaks but they are dzo- a yak-cattle hybrid. In fact the yak-burgers served here in the guesthouses are actually water buffalo as Yaks are too valuable to the locals to eat foe meat.
Best time to visit: August to November.
Be ready to tame the wild by conquering the high passes as well as glaciers visiting Sherpa villages and meeting the locals at the stationed teahouse.
Tanzania’s Mt Kilimanjaro- a distance of 34 km in 8 days
It is time to change your definition of height. Mt Kilimanjaro is known to be Africa’s highest Peak at a height of 5,895m. You can follow the trekprints of world’s famous mountaineers and explorers traveling through the alpine deserts and rainforests right across glaciers stepping closer to the stars. If you are daring enough then only these mountains otherwise you may fail.
Interesting Facts: Kilimanjaro contains each and every ecosystem on earth like savannah, alpine moorland, tropical jungle, deserts as well as glaciers which are all found on the mountain.
Best time to visit: September to March
Experience the horizon of the Africa’s highest peak by trekking through the silent glaciers along with the verdant forests. Choose your defined route to the top.
Mont Blanc in Europe- a distance of 125 km in 8 days
The interesting part about this trek is that is covers more than 100 miles passing through three countries like France, Italy and Switzerland. With this challenging hiking, you will be rewarded with beautiful views of steep valleys, glaciers and undoubtedly the Mont Blanc itself. You can travel across the high passes right through the Alpine meadows deliciously eating the mountain cuisine available here. This is known to be challenging hiking routes of the alpine Europe.
Interesting facts: In the year 1990, Mont Blanc round trip from Chamonix was completed by the Swiss climber Pierre- André in just 5 hours, 10 minutes and 14 seconds.
Best time to visit: June to September
Mont Blanc is soul stirring in itself with rocky peaks along with steep trails waiting to be conquered.
Torres del Paine Circuit in Patagonia- a distance of 133 km in 10 days
Patagonia is known for natural splendor. You can experience the scenery down there right at the southern tip of South America. The magnificence of the scenery there is really a photographer dream come true. You can experience the massive glaciers, with the beautiful stunning landscapes of volcanoes with plains stretching till the horizons
Interesting facts: Before its creation in the year 1959, this park was certainly part of the sheep estancia and the place is still recovering from its forests, wildlife and pastures exploitation.
Best time to visit: December to March
Be glad to watch the ice floes of the Grey Glacier and trek through the diverse scenery.
So gear up and get ready to experience the thrill of the region by trekking into these exclusive adventurous zones here.