Every traveler has their own take on the best trek in the world, from winding cross-country trails to challenging peaks that will test your limits. The possibilities are endless, as long as you know where to look—and luckily, we do!
Central and South America
The Americas is an exceptional place to start, with untamed Patagonia stretching from Chile
. Hiking through the pristine wilderness of this region will take you through gigantic glaciers, snow-capped peaks, granite crags, turquoise lakes, towering waterfalls, and vast open spaces. Another one of the best trekking destinations in the continent is Peru
, with the world’s longest mountain range (Andes
) running through the country. After hitting the UNESCO World Heritage Site Machu Picchu, the mountains making up the Cordillera Blanca
are a marvel to explore.
also has its share of gems, with the United States
featuring a stunning variety of landscapes and national parks. Alaska
is home to the majestic Denali
, while the Grand Canyon National Park
is a geological marvel that’s the perfect setting for a trekking tour. Meanwhile, backpackers seeking an extended tour of America can set off on renowned long-distance trails like the Appalachian
and the Pacific Crest
On the other side of the world is Nepal
, home to the world’s tallest mountain range on the planet: the Himalayas
. A trek to the Everest Base Camp
is a staple in any adventurer’s bucket list, with the ancient walking trails passing through Buddhist monasteries and breathtaking glacial vistas. If you prefer the tropical side of Asia
, hiking in Borneo
will put you in the heart of untouched rainforests teeming with wildlife.
is a tremendous place for adventure trekking. Despite being known more for Paris
, food and wine, and cultural delights, the country boasts some of the best trails in the world. It’s home to endless opportunities for treks, from the snowy peaks of the French Alps to gentle walking trails through the pretty countryside. Those who prefer polar destinations won’t go wrong with Iceland
. Known as the “Land of Fire and Ice,” the European country features a phenomenal mix of icy glaciers and rumbling volcanoes—a unique and diverse landscape that makes for a unique trekking excursion.
Overwhelmed? That’s what we’re here for.
Below, we’ve outlined a variety of hiking and trekking vacations around the world where you can disconnect from the crowds and reconnect with nature. Let us know when you’re ready and our Adventure Life travel experts will start planning your dream getaway.