Finally, the boss has approved your vacation request, and you can’t wait to enjoy the outdoors in a fresh area. What better way to spend the holidays than camping in the great outdoors, so you pack your hiking kit, put on your hiking boots, and apply sunscreen. Greeting the world on foot opens fresh doors to civilizations, cultures, delicacies, and the majestic Mother Nature; it’s no surprise that hiking and trekking are rapidly gaining popularity across the world, particularly in Nepal, Bhutan, and New Zealand.
Camping in the great outdoors is intriguing and exhilarating, but it also has several health advantages. Trekking and hiking, according to the latest research, improves good weight management, decreases bad cholesterol levels and promotes healthy cholesterol, avoids heart ailments, increases stamina, and provides enormous joy and happiness to your spirit.
Hiking and trekking are becoming increasingly popular as key outdoor activities for enhancing creative ability and relieving stress.
So, here are our top choices for where to go on vacation, with these top 7 greatest hiking routes in the globe.
1. Mount Everest Base Camp (Nepal)
Nothing has ever compares to trekking to the base camp of the world’s tallest peak. It is, in our opinion, the finest journey in the world. Trek to Everest Base Camp is a bucket-list destination for many people across the world, and it is the star of the show, but it is far from the only attraction on this adventure. You will traverse gorgeous rivers, visit Sherpa settlements, and Buddhist temples as you ascend to elevations of up to 5,500m. When you pause to catch your breath, it will be taken in an entirely new way as you wonder at your surroundings. The Everest Base Camp walk, which is rated’moderate to tough,’ is a true challenge that needs a strong degree of fitness. The round-trip journey will take at least twelve days, and the vistas of the world’s tallest peak will be among the greatest you’ve ever seen.
2. Routeburning (New Zealand)
The world-renowned Routeburn Track may be located on New Zealand’s South Island, overlapping two National Parks, Mount Aspiring National Park and Fiordland National Park. The Harris Saddle is the highest point, with uninterrupted long-distance views in all directions. The track, which has been in use since the late 1800s, is famed for its gorgeous mountain peaks, spectacular lakes, and lovely waterfalls. The trail is good at any time of year and is designated as a ‘Great Walk’ by the New Zealand Department of Conservation, with four maintained shelters along the way.
- Salkantay (South America)
Trekking to Machu Picchu is almost a rite of passage for travellers to South America, but the Salkantay journey allows hikers to explore the iconic fortress in far less congested conditions. Salkantay is the tallest mountain in the Vilcabamba range and a genuine stunner in its own right; the five-day climb is reasonably strenuous and avoids iconic locations in favour of stunning panoramas. It truly is a win-win situation.
- Wales Coast Path
Wales became the first country in the world to construct a dedicated route traversing a whole country’s coastline when it opened its coast path in 2012. Wales isn’t a large country by any means, but the trip from Queensferry to Chepstow is a long one: 870 miles of rough hills and charming beach villages. The trail is broken into eight pieces, so you don’t have to do it all, but having the ability to say you’ve walked around the entire nation is really appealing. If the 870 miles aren’t enough, try adding the Offa’s Dyke walk at the conclusion, which runs along the boundary between Wales and England.
- The Tiger’s Nest (Bhutan)
When it comes to the Tiger’s Nest hike in Bhutan, the facts don’t convey the entire story. The journey should take between three and five hours to complete, depending on your speed and ability level. The breathtaking view at the conclusion of this journey defies technical preparation and time. This seventeenth-century monastery, known as Paro Taktsang, began as a meditation cave many years before and is the most precious gem in a crown.
- France’s Grand Randonee 20 (GR20)
The GR20 is not only one of the world’s most gorgeous treks, but also one of the most difficult for both pros and amateurs. This well-known path is well-known for its varied sceneries as it winds through towering mountains, ridges, and granite slopes. En way, experience the Shepherds’ lifestyle as you meander through difficult routes and take in the breathtaking vistas of snow-capped peaks, glacial lakes, and vibrant woods. You would relish the challenge of traversing France’s rugged and steep trails. Only a few people have made it all the way here thus far.
- Switzerland’s Matterhorn Circuit
The Matterhorn Circuit Trek, which circumnavigates the famous Mt. Matterhorn, will leave you invigorated and enthralled by the stunning vistas of the European Alps. The route winds through Swiss communities and mountain paths. This path, which stands at 4,478 metres above sea level, connects Switzerland and Italy, adding cultural and culinary components. While hiking through this alpine splendour, sample Raclette, a mouthwatering Swiss delicacy, and interact with locals to learn about the region’s history.