The World’s Best Hikes

Many travellers who want to explore the innermost regions of a place. In these remote areas, they can see spectacular views of Mother Nature that are privy to the adventurous. Here, they can challenge themselves to their limits and gain a better understanding of their place in this world. By going to these virgin, untouched places, they gain serenity and peace.

To go to these magnificent areas, they usually forgo any kind of vehicle and use their own two feet and hike to these places. Hiking is an adventure-filled activity that entails walking in natural environments. In many cases, the trails are so long that hikers pitch tents and set up camps en route to their destinations.

There are many places that can be considered as excellent hiking destinations. Here are the top hikes in the world according to National Geographic.

World’s Best Classic Hikes

• Abisko Mountain Station to Saami Village of Nikkaluokta in Kungleden, Sweden – the hiking trail is 65 miles in length and can be traversed in 3 to 5 days. While you’re on the trail, you can enjoy splendid views of snow-capped mountains and glaciers. Hike along open tundras and into birch forests before crossing the shoulder of Mt. Kebnekaise, Sweden’s highest peak. Take refuge in various huts placed about a day apart during the night or during adverse weather.

• Rim to Rim to Rim in Grand Canyon, Arizona – The Grand Canyon is a favorite destination of hikers all over the world. The 44-mile Rim to Rim to Rim route allows you to witness both rims of the Canyon and the Colorado River in 4 to 6 days. Marvel at the grandeur of natural architecture, formed over billions of trails. En route, you can find nice campsites near clean water sources.

• Lukla to Everest Base Camp in Nepal – even if have no intention of climbing the highest mountain in the world, a trek from the town of Lukla to Everest Base Camp is an adventure of its. Traversing 70 miles from the town the camp takes 16 days. A few of those days are spent in downtime to acclimatize the altitude. The long trek does not only allow you to marvel at the massive snow-capped peaks and the tranquil valleys of the Himalayas. It also allows you to immerse in the Sherpa’s Buddhist culture. You can visit friendly villages and monasteries and learn the culture of one of the wildest places on Earth.

• El Chalten to Laguna Electrico in Patagonia, Argentina – The 36-mile hike, which takes around 4 to 7 days to accomplish, takes you to the iconic Fitz Roy Massif, a massive 11,073 foot rock that juts out of the Patagonian landscape. The hike takes you to the Los Glaciares National Park where you traverse gnarled beech forests and open plains. The park is also a host to mighty waterfalls and towering granite monoliths that seemingly glow in the light of dawn.

• Stumpy’s Bay to Bay of Fires Lodge in Bay of Fires, Tasmania, Australia – the round-trip hike is around 16 miles long and takes around 4 days to complete. You start out in Mt. William National Park to the Bay of Fires Lodge. The route is laden with endless beaches of white sand and impressive rock formations set across the backdrop of an azure Tasman Sea. Be amazed at unusual sights such as red lichen and forests near the shoreline.

Take a hike and enjoy the wonders of nature.

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