Top 10 Treks around the World

| June 14, 2013 | Comments

Whether you’re a serious walker or are considering the challenge of a lifetime, there are some amazing treks around the world. We want to help you choose from an array of trekking destinations around the world that won’t disappoint with our ultimate travel list of the Top 10 Treks around the World.

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Top 10 Treks around the World

1. GR20

This long distance footpath will take you through some of the most spectacular scenery in Corsica. With snow-capped peaks, glacial lakes and deep forests, every step will amaze. The trek is tough with rocky and steep terrain, but the breathtaking beauty of the landscape is well worth the work.

2. Inca Trail

This infamous South American trek is tackled by thousands each year. The ancient trail was laid by the Incas and travels from the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu. Its three passes take in tropical mountain forests, snow-capped peaks and ancient ruins.

3. Pays Dogon

Walking is the ideal way to experience the Bandiagara escarpment, its abandoned dwellings and cliff-top villages. Dogon Country is a World Heritage Site in West Africa, renowned for its cultural significance and outstanding natural beauty.

4. Everest Base Camp

Trek to the base of the world’s highest mountain and share a tough trail with the Sherpa people, taking in spectacular scenery and vast mountainous vistas. Acclimatising to the high level of altitude is a challenging aspect of this climb.

5. The Himalayas

Whether trekking from India or Nepal, the Himalayas offer a wealth of opportunity for serious walkers. Follow ancient trade routes and discover high-altitude desert terrain for a trek that will leave you feeling on top of the world.

6. Overland Track

Discover Tasmania’s wilderness along this well-defined path. Take in crystal clear tarns and majestic mountains, with ample opportunity to venture off the beaten track in search of waterfalls and other natural wonders.

7. Routeburn Track

Take this track to discover New Zealand’s South Island and pass through two national parks at the base of the Southern Alps. Numbers allowed on the trail are strictly limited, which makes this stunning subalpine scenery all the more sought-after.

8. The Narrows

Take a journey through canyons carved by Utah’s Virgin River. Much of this unique trek involves wading and swimming as well as walking. Tackle the route in a single day or camp overnight to enjoy a more leisurely pace. Questor insurance can take care of all your travel needs to ensure you’re adequately covered for your adventure.

9. The Haute Route

From France to Switzerland, marvel at the majesty of the Alps along this demanding, high altitude trail. Your efforts are richly rewarded however with vast vistas and stunning scenery.

10. K2, Pakistan

Traversing some of the most spectacular scenery in the world, this tough trek involves many nights spent on the rugged glacier amid the unique atmosphere of granite mountain scenery.

What are your Top 10 Treks around the World?

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