5 Of The World’s Most Amazing Hiking Trails You Should Visit

Hiking is an activity that involves braving the harshest of climates and conquering the highest of peaks. Let’s take a look at 5 of the most amazing hiking trails you shout visit and experience adventure in its purest form.

1.Pays Dogon, Mali

If you want to go on an African adventure Pays Dogon is the place to go, it is undoubtedly one of the most scenic hiking destinations in the world and there is no need to explain why it is so popular once you take a look at the place. There are ancient cliff dwellings and you will find countless Dogon villages located within the peaks. The total hike may last up to 10 days even if you are fast enough and it is undoubtedly one of the most thrilling experiences you will ever have in your life. You can visit the Pays Dogon by going to Dogon Country and drive to one of the starting points or just rent a car from the various car rental agencies in the area and they will drop you to one of the 4 starting points you can take.
unique_routes_holiday_635979Image Source:worldalldetails

2. Inca Trail, Peru

This trail may not be as scary as others and it is only 20 miles but you will be blown away when you reach the kingdom of the Incas. When you reach the Sacred Valley, or the Machu Pichu which is one of the ancient wonders of the word you will be taken aback by its sheer beauty. Reaching the trail without a guide is quite difficult and you need to book a tour guide well in advance. To reach the rail you need to fly to Cuzco, Peru and then take a train to Aguas Calientes of Ollantaytambo. You need to be in touch with your travel agent at all times to ensure you are on the right track and do not lose your way.
PhotoImage Source:arcanamundi

3. Overland Track, Australia

The Overland track is one of the most iconic locations in Australia. The hiking trail is over 50 miles long and should take you about 6 days to cover. The trail starts from the Cradle Mountain and ends at Lake St. Clair – which is the deepest natural freshwater lake in Australia. The trail is lined with lakes, moors, mountains, waterfalls and even forests. It is one of the easiest trails to reach. You need to visit the Cradle Mountain Visor Center where you will find buses that will take you to the starting point of the trail. You may alternatively, visit the Lake St. Clair end of the trail as well for a different experience. The nearest towns are approximately 4 hours away and it is recommended you rest overnight before you start your hike at one of the nearest towns.
wpid9450-Overland-TrackImage Source:frugalfrolicker

4.Routeburn Track, New Zealand

If you are looking for a more casual hike you can go to the Routeburn Track which stretches about the same length as the Inca Trail in Peru at 20 miles and takes only 3 days to cover. You will find the trail at the end of the Southern Alps and the only challenge you will face is finding a spot in teams because the number of people are extremely limited. Most hikers prefer to go to Queenstown and then walk from the iconic Routeburn Shelter. You can reach Queenstown quite easily through car, bus or plane. The breath taking views of nature will remind you of the epic landscapes shown in Lord of the Rings, after all the Routeburn Track is one of the prime filming locations for the trilogy.
HEgKJzrhImage Source:xep

5. Santa Cruz Trek, Peru

The Santa Cruz Trek is one of the most popular trails in the world and you only need four days to complete it! You will pass by various rivers, lakes, mountains that are otherwise unheard of. The trail is a mix of greenery and snow clad mountains. The Santa Cruz Trek is one of the most popular nature photography sites in Peru and you too will love being cradled in nature. You can either hire a guide or you can travel independently. It is recommended to get a trekking guide because there is a lot to learn and know about Peru during the hike. The trek starts at Huaraz and you will need to find a trekking guide at Lima. It is recommended to pack warm clothes as the nights are quite cold in the area.
1TandemStock_38158092Image Source:backpacker