The first in our list of top five places for hiking in the world is Inca Trail of Peru.There are many different Inca Trails but you should chose the one that leads toMachu Picchu, as this is more popular in comparison to others. The most traveled of these trails is the “Classic”, which starts in Cuzco. On this trail, you will see the ruins of Patallacta, the Incan tambo of Runkuraqay, and a view of Sayaqmarka. Expect to see a river, lakes, and much jungle vegetation on this trek. You will also see an Incan tunnel, mountains and drop offs, and there may be some steep climbs in some areas. Generally, this trek takes several days to complete, though there is also a One Day trek and also the Mollepata—the longest of the 3 main routes.
At number two in our list of top five places for hiking we have Mount Kilimanjaro. It is located in Tanzania, and is an inactive volcano. But Mount Kilimanjaro is famous for its snow-covered peaks. Mount Kilimanjaro is the world’s tallest free-standing mountain and you have 6 options for hiking about it: Machame, Marangu, Rongai, Lemosho, Umbwe and Shira. Each of the 6 routes vary in distance and difficulty.
Then comes Annapurna Circuit at number 3 in our list of top five places for hiking. The Annapurna is the 10th highest mountain in the world. During hiking you will pass through 4 regions: Lamjung, Manang, Mustang, and Myagdi. The first and last regions consist of lush subtropical valleys and terraced farming; while in the Manang and Mustang regions you’ll find yourself amongst higher elevations and colder climes.
At number 4 we have West coast trail in our list of five places for hiking. West Coast Trail. It is located in Canada. The 2010 Winter Olympics took place there. You will start at Bamfield and travel all the way to Port Renfrew. Along the way, you will see a diverse range of ecosystems, from forests to beaches, and waterfalls to bogs. Designated camping areas are available along this rugged path, and you will be required to cross a few areas by boat, bridge, and even fallen logs. The journey is worth your time and effort.
The last in our list of top five places for hiking is Monte Fitzroy. It is located inPatagonia Region of South America, and also a nice alternative to the Torres del Paine. Located in Los Glaciares National Park, this is one trak you don’t want to pass up on. The distance traveled may vary, as there are a number of routes you can take, but expect an average of 40 miles (64 km) and nearly a week to complete the whole thing. Along the way you will see lakes, mountains, glaciers, spires, and of course, the awesome Monte Fitzroy.
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