One moment you want to strike some epic things off your bucket list and the next moment you’re suddenly in the midst of a corona crisis and can barely leave your house.
Everything passes, and we have to look to the future. What can’t be done today, can be done tomorrow. Those who love the mountains and trekking adventures are probably dreaming about being in nature by now and we know how that feels.
However, let’s not despair. The mountains were there long before you came and they will still be there in the years to come.
In this article, we will introduce you to the best ten trekking tours around the world so you can start planning your next adventure. Get inspired!
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Mount Kilimanjaro (Tanzania)
As a child you saw it in the background of the Lion King and ever since you have been wanting to climb it.
The roof of Africa. At the foot you’ll find giraffes, lions and elephants and at the top you’ll find nothing but snow.
Climbing Kilimanjaro, the most famous mountain in the world, is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The mystique of the almost 19’500 feet high massif is one in a thousand and is relatively easy to climb for both seasoned mountaineers and amateurs.
Tanzania is also the 5th safest country in Africa and the 5th most visited country in the African continent. Apart from Kilimanjaro, you can visit the beautiful Island of Zanzibar or amazing national wildlife parks.
The Inca Trail (Peru)
It’s only a fraction of the vast network of trails built by the Incas, but it goes directly to Machu Picchu: The Inca Trail.
Get away from modern civilization and hike through the rich history of a mysterious people who were one with nature. The trails were cleared in the mid-20th century and since then millions of hikers, trekkers and daytrippers have found their way to Machu Picchu.
It is no wonder, therefore, that the Peruvian authorities have introduced a limit. Nowadays, a permit must be applied for six months in advance.
Everest Base Camp Trek (Nepal)
A classic. She towers above everything and everyone and is at the top of many wish lists. Mount Everest, the Chomolungma, the Mother Goddess of Earth. For hundreds of years, man has been trying to understand and control the grandeur of Mount Everest.
The top of Mount Everest isn’t for everyone, but there are several ways to get the ultimate Everest experience. The trek to Everest Base Camp, the base camp of Mount Everest is for everyone and offers you the ultimate trekking adventure.
Great Ocean Walk (Australia)
This amazing trail along the Victorian Coast stretches from Apollo Bay to the famous landmark, The Twelve Apostles, and offers its visitors spectacular views over cliffs and golden beaches. Great Ocean Road is a must-visit place when traveling in Australia.
Although the whole trek can be completed in 7 or 8 days, trekkers can also choose a shorter itinerary and get to see the main highlights along the road, like Ryan’s Den, Shelly Beach, or Cape Otway famous Lightstation, Australia’s oldest continuously operating lighthouse.
Mount Toubkal (Morocco)
Mount Toubkal is with 4.167 meters the highest peak in Northern Africa. The High Atlas doesn’t get any higher than Toubkal and the good thing is that the peak of this legendary mountain is accessible by foot.
This makes “Jbel Toubkal” perfect for trekking expeditions. Because the mountain is relatively close to the city of Marrakech, access is easy and trekking tours can be done in a single weekend. Enjoy nature and culture at its best in Morocco!
Salkantay Trek (Peru)
The Salkantay Trek is a Peruvian classic that approaches Machu Picchu via a different trail than the classic Inca Trail. The trek is famous for the Salkantay Pass, which is 4600m high and needs to be crossed.
It is not the only highlight on this trek: Llactapata, Llaqtapata in Quecha, is a complex with Incan Ruins. It is great warming up for reaching the final destination of this trek: Machu Picchu.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek (Nepal)
Another classic of Nepal. The legendary Annapurna Base Camp Trek is also known as the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek.
Go along and trek through the Himalaya to the base camp of Annapurna 1, the legendary Nepalese mountain with a height of 8091m. During the trek you will pass beautiful waterfalls, villages, rice terraces, and breathtaking rhododendron forests.
Climbing Mount Elbrus ( Russia)
Mount Elbrus is a dormant volcano located in southern Russia, in the border with Georgia. Being part of the Caucasus Range, this mountain is the tenth most prominent peak in the world.
This majestic massif hast 2 main peaks, the taller west summit, at 5,642 metres above sea level, and the east summit at 5,621 metres.
There are 2 routes to get to the top and, although they are similar in terms of acclimatization, weather and terrain, there is a significant difference: infrastructure.
Poon Hill Trek (Nepal)
The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, also known as the Annapurna Panorama Trek, is the ideal option for the hiker who has too little time for long treks.
The view from Poon Hill during the sunrise is enchanting and is admired by thousands of adventurers year after year. Among them are experienced hikers but also people who get to know the Himalayas for the first time.
The short itineraries and the minimal altitude differences make the risk of altitude sickness enormously small.
Camino de Santiago (Spain)
Become part of a select group of hikers from all over the world and experience one of the oldest pilgrimages in the world: El Camino de Santiago or the St. James path in English.
Dive deep in the Mediterranean culture and walk through the vineyards, dine in little bistros and meet like-minded pilgrims and trekkers on your way. The Camino de Santiago is not a one-way route as there are several options to hike this mythical path to Santiago de Compostela. ¡Vamos!
No matter where you choose to go, the most important thing is to get back on our feet and start moving. We cannot go now, but we can start planning our next adventure. The mountains will be waiting for us once this is over!