From the famous peaks of Everest and the Himalayas, the scene of the adventures of mythical hikers and mountain enthusiasts who have crowned the dream of a lifetime here, to the desolate tunnels of the Grand Canyon passing through the cliffs overlooking the sea of Corsica, in world there are trekking for all tastes.
We present 10 of the most beautiful treks on the planet. If you like walking and you are a travel lover, this list will immediately make you want to put on your boots, pack your backpack and go, but be careful: the routes are challenging and suitable only for trained people. You will have to make a good sweat, but you will be rewarded with breathtaking views and from the satisfaction of having completed a great enterprise!
1. Everest base camp, Nepal
Probably the most famous trek and (according to those who have tried it) the most beautiful mountain trip in the world, is a path that in three weeks leads to explore the Nepalese district of Khumbu, until it reaches a height of 5.545 m . Besides the fact of being able to admire some of the highest peaks in the world (Everest, Lhotse, and Lhotse Sar), it is also the welcoming of the people and the fascination of the Buddhist culture that makes the experience unforgettable.
2. Cerro Chaltén, Patagonia, Argentina
The town of El Chaltén is located in the southwest of the province of Santa Cruz in Argentina and occupies a privileged position, between the highest mountains of the region, Fitz Roy (3,441 m), Cerro Torre (3,128 m) and Cerro Chaltén (3,375 m). The latter offers a view of the dreamy Patagonian steppes, especially at sunset, but the splendor of all the areas traversed during the trek (plains, glaciers, waterfalls …) will remain in your heart.
3. Inca Trail, Peru
Following this itinerary that connects the town of Cusco to the ruins of Machu Picchu and was built by the Incas, is the dream of all trekking enthusiasts. It can be done in about 5 days and is not particularly demanding, even if it requires a minimum of caution due to the high altitude (we are more than 3,500 meters above sea level!). From the three steps you cross along the path, you can enjoy a fantastic view of the other peaks and woods … and then there is the magic of the ruins! The only drawback: it is the most famous trek in South America, so don’t expect to be immersed in solitude …
4. Grinderwald, Switzerland
The “infamous” north of Mount Eiger is the most famous wall in the whole of the Alps , and this trek takes you right there, in the Bernese Oberland; you can admire the green valley of Grindelwald and the forests of fir trees and rest at the Faulhorn refuge, perched on the mountain of the same name at the respectable height of 2680 meters.
5. Mountains of the Moon, Uganda
In 1906, Luigi Amedeo di Savoia was the first to complete a complete survey of the entire mountainous system and to explore the magical Ugandan forest made up of gigantic plants among which chimpanzees, monkeys and leopards roam. The goal of this trek is to reach the Cima Margherita del Monte Stanley, at 5,110 meters, and to center it you will walk for 3 days through two passes to the base camp of Bujuku, from which to begin the climb on the glaciers. At the top, you will have a wonderful view of the Congo basin.
6. Overland Trail (Overland Track), Australia
80 km of path that winds through the wild and fascinating lands of Tasmania, between mountains, lakes (the Crade st.Clair, the largest and deepest lake in Australia), swamps and forests. You can sleep in lodges along the way and get to know many peculiar animal and plant species. The excursion is of medium difficulty.
7. Peace Dogon (Pays Dogon), Mali
A trek of exceptional anthropological value as well as landscape, which winds through lunar landscapes and villages of animist tradition with typical houses climbing on the cliffs. Trekking can last from a couple of days to ten and does not entail particular difficulties apart from high heat. The inhabitants of the area, of ancient Dogon ethnicity, are friendly and smiling, and their customs are peculiar and interesting. But remember to start with a good dose of adaptability and open-mindedness.
8. GR20, Corsica
Corsica is not only a seaside paradise, but also an exceptional destination for trekking enthusiasts. To which surely the GR20 acronym will say something, the code name of a 170 km itinerary that passes through woods, lakes, wetlands and granite rock walls and that is considered one of the most spectacular hiking trails in the world. Allow about 15 days to complete and a medium difficulty, which makes it suitable for experts.
9. Himalaya, India
This trekking in Ladakh, India, allows you to get to know one of the most interesting slopes of the Himalayas: the Markha Valley, where you cross passes of more than 5000 meters, enchanted Buddhist villages and monasteries, among the oldest in the region. The 8/10 day excursion is of medium difficulty.
10. Grand Canyon, Arizona, United States
In this incredible natural wonder, still intact after millions of years, there are plenty of hiking opportunities, both in the South and in the North Rim. By obtaining a special authorization, issued free of charge, it is possible to camp in the Canyon and then completely immerse yourself in the majesty of nature, admire the various rings of rock and the river. The numerous water sources will be a pleasant escape from the scorching heat, in what you will no doubt remember as one of the most impressive excursionist of your life.