Hiking in the Caribbean

Although the Caribbean is probably mostly associated with white stretches of soft sandy beaches lapped at by blue waters, that is not all there is to experience; there are many superb places More »

Hiking Mount Katahdin Part of the International Appalachian Trail

Waking up to the smell of sweet pine as the sun’s rays stream through the trees making puzzle pieces of light to dance around the ground of my tent is glorious to More »

Hiking The Great Continental Divide

Entering Colorado from the east during the middle of the summer puts you in desert like conditions. We drove through 105-degree heat as we headed towards the mountains, giving our car a More »

Trekking on Shi Shi Beach

Shi Shi Beach is a great place to go trekking. Shi Shi beach is found is on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington. To get, there driving from Port Angeles you drive 5 More »

Yoshida Trail, Mount Fuji, Japan

You have never experienced true beauty of nature, tranquility and adventure if you have not paid a visit to the Yoshida Trail in Japan. The Yoshida Trail is up the side of More »

 

Inca Trail, Peru

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Some people travel to get to the destination, while others just enjoy the journey itself. The amazing Inca trails satisfies both of the preferences. It is one of the most acclaimed and adventurous treks of South America with subtropical jungle terrains, lush green forests, inspiring mix of Inca stones and long dark tunnels. The final destination of Machu Picchu makes the trek worth all the efforts.
Brief History : The history of the mighty Inca trails is always associated with the Machu Picchu. A long run of 40,000 kms is stretched over the Incas which makes it the most difficult trails in South America. These corners of the trails are the connecting dots between the colossal empire which stretch between Ecuador and Argentina. Historians believe the trail is a sacred pathway to the Machu Picchu.
Inca Trail Highlights : Sacred Valley of Ollantaytambo :The journey begins in the sacred valley which runs through a numerous ancient ruins along with small villages. The trail ends in the ancient city of Ollantaytambo which is famous for its palaces and the trekkers are offered breakfast here.
The Pattalacta Ruins : Also known as the ruins of ancient Inca castle, the Pattalacta ruins are one of the most astonishing and beautiful sight in

 

es: Camino Inca de Cusco a Machu Picchu (Perú)...    the trail. It is a marble and stone paved path with lush green forests which are sure to take your breath away.
Dead Woman’s Pass : The name might sound a bit creepy and scary, but the dead woman’s pass is a beautiful trail which include a wide variety of flowering plants. It resembles a dead woman and is considered to be the most challenging part of he whole journey. It is also the highest point of the trek.
Runkuracay : It was discovered in the year 1915 and is considered the most beautiful stop of the trek. It was a fort which was later converted into a resting point for all the trekkers. It has a special place reserved for endangered animals and plant species.
The Sun Gate : The Sun Gate marks the ending point of the amazing and adventurous Inca trail. It is also called Intipunku which signifies that the visitor has reached the sacred point of Machu Picchu. It includes two stones which are perched parallel on a narrow passage to form the gate of the Sun. The trekkers can see the sun rising through the portal early in the morning which in itself is a mesmerizing view.

 

Truly, Himalayas is the place to trek in before you die

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Indian Himalayas, India is the most amazing part, which lie in the Indian Territory. Himalayan chain stretches form a knot in Myanmar to the extreme boarder of Bhutan. It continues in the state of Sikkim, which host the world’s third highest mountain Kanchenjunga. Range finally runs through Nepal, Ladak and ends at east of Karakorum. When you think about India, you might think of heat, noise, and vibrant colors. However, once you enter the Himalayan region your perspective will change. You enter the land of snow caped mountains where cold wind could shiver your toes. Lush green landscape at the foothills is the hook for your eyes.

Some best places for trekking

 

Crow's Lake is one of the hundreds of lakes in...     In my experience, there are some places in Himalayan region, which can be considered as the best trekking places in the world. In Himalayas, Kashmir is known as the heaven on earth. It has one of the best trek route in India and not many of them know about this trek. Trek region starts at a base camp in Sonmarg, which is four-hour drive from Srinagar. From Sonmarg you can go for several trekking trails. Vishnusar, is the must visit trekking spot which host the beautiful lake at its foot and probably the best camping spot. This trek is known as the great lakes trek.
If you like snow, The Chadar fozen river trek is perfect for you. If you have seen magazine photos featuring Buddhist monks walking bare foot in snow, most of them are shot in Chadar. It provides inhospitable conditions, which could be an amazing challenge for a trekker. Average temperature is below minus 10 degree Celsius. Though, it seems difficult trek, it gives a unique experience with the scenery, atmosphere, frozen river and exotic camp sites.
Nothings beats a trek in the valley of flowers. This is a national park trek which host some of the most exotic flowers in the world. Base camp is situated in Govindghat. You will find several trails, which runs on the flat path with beautiful flowers on sides. Valley could be imagined as the carpet of several colors, surrounded by ice caped mountains. On the bright sunny day valley is imaginably beautiful.

These are few examples of treks, which Indian Himalaya offers. Treks are open almost throughout the year. You will get from toughest trekking regions to most picturesque region. Whether you are a novice trekker or an experienced one, Himalayan range has unique adventures to offer you. So just pack your bags, put your trekking shoes on, and visit Indian Himalayas, India.

 

The Overland Track In Tasmania, Australia

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Having done several treks all over the world, I find that walking the entire Overland Track, Australia in six days to be the best. You can also take short day walks from the Cradle Mountain Visitor Center and Dove Lake. If you are to take the full six days walk, preparation and planning are needed because by the time we were through the first day, everybody was feeling frail and dehydrated. Our tour agent told us that the best time to walk the track was between November and April because you might lack space to stay in a stove-heated hut. While the trek was challenging, this walk was a true communion with nature – we saw lakes, the forests, gorges, moors and mountains. The spectacular waterfalls were just awesome.

 

Day 1 begun from Ronny Creek car park to Waterfall Valley. This was a 10 km hike to the imposing peaks of Cradle Mountain – very challenging. We started walking from Dove Lake then meandered upwards past Lake Lilla to Marion Lookout which is a great place to just relax and contemplate in silence. We ended our day in Waterfall Valley where we spent the night in under canvas in one of the campsites.

 

The fresh mountain air woke us up and the native birds chirping were heavenly. We embarked on our day 2 hike from Waterfall Valley to Lake Windermere. This is a 8km walk and took us about 3 hours so we had plenty of time to seek the scenery. The trail heads southwards and is covered with moors and pandani bushes. We took a scenic lunch at Lake Will and even had time to swim. We settled for the night in a hut in Windermere. The 3rd was a 17km walk from Windermere to Pelion Plains. We stopped at Forth River Lookout to view the huge eucalyptus forest. There is a horse trail built in the 18th century by miners that we followed to the newly constructed Pelion huts.

 

Cradle Mountain covered with could and Dove la...     The 4th day was a 9km walk to Kia Ora. We passed through emerald forests and saw the cathedral mountains but since we are not experienced climbers, we didn’t climb to the peaks. We went up a small ridge and were finally at Kia Ora. 5th day was to walk to Windy Ridge which was about 10km. We visited the leatherwood Garden covered with giant white flowers. Headed south and explored the most spectacular waterfalls in Tasmania. The last day was an 18km walk to Lake St. Clair. We saw the summit of Mt. Acropolis and witnessed the picturesque Pine Valley. We ended our Overland Track, Australia trip with a boat cruise where we admired scenery and the mountains surrounding Tasmania.

 

Try The Routeburn Track, New Zealand

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Milford Track may be the more acclaimed climbing trail in New Zealand, however it wouldn’t be correct not to give a fitting yell out to the famous Routeburn Track, New Zealand Hike. What regularly makes Routeburn an a great deal more appealing option to the Milford Track are its decisions.

Not that it really is great to look at since they’re both terrific in their right, yet Routeburn’s 32km is possible in either heading (in spite of the fact that the customary starts from the Queenstown side), and permitting outdoors.

National Geographic thought thus, naming it “among the Top 11 Trails in the World” in 2005. It isn’t rocket science as it falls directly between Mount Aspiring National Park and Fiordland National Park on New Zealand’s South Island. Basically Routeburn is best known because of its amazing surrounding perspectives of New Zealand’s Southern Alps.

Routeburn trackWhat’s far and away superior is Routeburn is possible by everybody in the family-as Routeburn might be climbed for the day. In any case, if the family chooses to trek the whole thing, you can camp out at Routeburn’s four cottages (and a crisis cover at Harris Saddle, the fringe between the two National Parks). Reservations are key as the camping areas or the cabins, so you would be advised to call ahead to tell ’em you’re advancing.

Yet, you would prefer not to use whenever inside while you’re at Routeburn,

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which is beyond any doubt. Wouldn’t you instead take in the perspectives from trail’s high edges? Furthermore you would prefer to slow it down as a percentage of the contenders at end of year Routeburn Classic which is a late April/early May occasion, where the record of finishing is short of what three hours.

Three hours for a distance of 32 kilometers? That’s verging on excessively quick to see a portion of the climbing trail’s neighborhood untamed life as red deer; or fledgling watch, besides. Keep your eyes peeled for parrots, parakeets, larks, and robins-and in case you’re going with children, have a go at making a “BINGO” or scrounger chase sort session. What an amazing incredible approach to sneak in the instructive stuff while having a great time, wouldn’t you say?

I’m a trek specialist, organizer and supervisor who affections making interesting intercultural enterprises for families. I need to give data, tips and individual encounters particularly identified with family experience travel. If its not too much trouble contact the Routeburn track, New Zealand experts in order to be assisted for your travel enterprise as it the best place to visit.

 

 

 

The Haute Route, France-Switzerland

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With millions of trails crisscrossing the mighty Alps which arc through Italy, Switzerland, France, Austria and Germany, you could spend your entire lifetime hiking in these amazing trails. But The Haute Route linking Chamonix in France to the southern part of Zermatt in Switzerland, delivers far more scenic beauty and adventure in a single achievable trail. It takes you through some of the most difficult and highest terrains in Europe which passes through ten of the twelve highest peaks of the mighty Alps. Weaving through the green pine forests sprinkled with berries and wild mushrooms, you would often emerge onto green grasslands where herders graze their sheep, goat and cows throughout the spring.
English: Lac des Dix (Grande Dixence), Valais....      Today the route is popular for its 200 km summer trek and winter ski mountaineering. The trek does not require any special skills or technical ability and is suited for any hiker who is fit and healthy to survive the 14 day hike gaining a total of about 14000 meters in elevation. A wide network of huts and tents allows the hikers to have occasional showers, healthy and clean accommodation with delicious food. All the hikers have to hike without any sleeping bags, tents or stoves. The trail is full of adventure and is a lot of fun.
Though the Haute Route is bi directional, most of the hikers start from Chamonix and then move towards the south region as written in most of the books and guide tours. This puts the harsh sun on the back of hikers as they ascend the slopes of Alps. From the north of Mont Blanc you will make swift ascent past the dramatic and shiny needles of snowy dome to a small refuge camp at Col De Balme. You will pass through a

 

Map of the Swiss part of the Eastern Alpsseries of beautiful and peaceful glaciers ending up in the cold deserts filled with snow dust. On the fourth day, you will take a stroll through eastern shore of Lac Dix, which is considered to be the most harsh and challenging route of the whole journey. Fin ally after thirteen days of hard work, you will climb the valley leading to Zermatt which is the final point of the destination.
You will be amazed and blessed with the beauty of Matterhorn. The great Swiss mountains along with the scenic beauty is the perfect ending to an amazing trail. It is no doubt that the Haute Route is the most adventurous and rewarding Swiss Alps long distance tour.

 

 

 

My Trekk Through the Narrows USA

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One of the most amazing areas you can hike according to my personal opinion, is a trek through the Narrows USA. Zion National Park USA. It is undoubtedly one of the most scenic areas in the United States. The journey through dramatic canyons carved over centuries by the virgin river is on of the sights you will not soon forget. The Narrows, USA is an exalted place that those who enjoy natural areas should make sure that they view some of the beautiful natural areas. You can se and can take advantage of these when you chose to hike an camp in this all natural and yet exotic location in Utah, like I did.
View the hanging gardens and the natural options at a leisurely place. It is one of the things that you should take advantage of when hiking in the Narrows. Even though the hike can be done in a day, some choose to do it at a more relaxed pace and spend the night at one of the 12 campgrounds that are located withing the park. I thoroughly enjoyed my trek through the park and marveled at the scenery. We did plan our hike for last July because our hike involved wading and also swimming in the river, we also availed ourselves of the campground.
Even though i have visited the Grand Canyon one of the parks i have always been interested in visiting is Zion National Park in Utah. I have been told the Zion Park was even more impressive than the Grand Canyon, and those who are of that opinion are not wrong. Majestic outcroppings and the chance to see some beautiful natural terrain are one of the things that make Zion great and and options that individuals can take advantage of traversing. They can choose to take the 16 mile trail through some o the most dramatic spectacular beautiful canyons and unspoiled territory that this nation has to offer.

 

English: The starting point of the Zion narrow...     The chance to participate in nature and hike a trail that has dramatic scenery and an option to view nature at things you can take advantage of. It is one of the things you can take advantage of on a majestic trail. I was amazed by nature and it’s offerings. Hiking the Narrows is one of the things you can find and enjoy. This hike is one like no other. I found the chance to hike in the pristine wilderness to be a once in a lifetime opportunity and one that I will treasure my whole life.
Individuals should make sue hat you can take advantage of the scenic options that they need and can take a hike in the Narrows. I loved the great camping and hiking trip. The virgin river, the natural springs and the soaring sandstone grottoes are just some of the scenic adventures you can take advantage of when you choose to take this out of the world hike through the Narrows. The way I can best describe it is other worldly and amazing. Take a hike through the Narrows, USA and see for yourself.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dogon, Mali

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The land of the Dogon people is a simple gorgeous and breathtaking region which is located n Africa. Those choosing to go on a trek here will go on a hike that lasts anywhere between 2 and 10 days. Individuals who choose this stellar region to hike in will be able to view the magnificent cliffs of the Bandiagara escarpment as I did. I found them to be absolutely amazing. View these cliffs and make sure they are on your route. The cliffs are reminiscent of days gone bye and individuals can view them and hike around them with care.
The Dogon people are known for their artistic skills. I was totally amazed when I was on the hike viewing the various creative designs that have been created by the people, these would include items such as masked silt dancers, door with intricate carvings and dwellings that look much like a pueblo village. These are the things you can take advantage of in Pays Dogon Mali. I have found that this the trek of a lifetime and one that I will certainly do again. I was free to marvel at cliff paintings while on the trail. Walking on the Dogon Mali trail was more than a hike or a trek it was an experience, and one that I hope that I can repeat at some point in the future.

Landscape_Dogon_Mali The region is broken into 3 separate areas, the Southern Plateau, Northern Plateau an the lowland. I was relieved to find housing during the course of my trip. I was able to get on the trailhead and find housing in Bengnimaot. From there I went to Dourou and purchased indigo fabrics. I saw some of the best cliff paintings at Songo. I then took a 4×4 to the Northern Plateau. went to explore some of the things that are available for the individual to view. I was thrilled, I was able to go to other parts of the region and walk on the Northern plateau loop to see the Youga villages. I did not pay the 10,000 cga for a guide, but many people do. I was able to communicate in French well enough that I did not need one. However, I did choose to hire a local guide that kept me from making mistakes along the route. Be prepared to wrangle with your guide as most will wish for more money. I paid my Mali guide 1,000 CGA, and he kept me from making mistakes along this amazing artistic route.