Mountain trekking: TOP-21 iconic trekking routes around the world

Mountain trekking: TOP-21 iconic trekking routes around the world

Trekking is an extreme entertainment for lovers of amazing landscapes, thrills, incredible impressions. But this is not only challenging trails, but also an opportunity to get acquainted with the culture and history of amazing places.

Today I will tell you about the best trekking routes in the mountains. I will say right away that I discovered this direction of recreation quite recently, but I already understood that the entertainment is really worthwhile, exciting, breathtaking. When compiling the rating, I was guided by both beginners and advanced tourists, assessed the beauty of the area, the popularity of the route, the reviews of those who have already managed to walk the trail. The selection includes the countries of Europe, America and, of course, my beloved Southeast Asia.

breathtaking trekking routes

I have added some truly established destinations to the best trekking routes that are visited by thousands of tourists every year. The advantage of popularity is the availability of excursions - you can buy a tour for every taste and in any company. Where is the most interesting trekking?

  • Mount Kailash in Tibet - height 6,700 meters, a place of power, restoration of spiritual balance, meditation. Often pilgrims climb here, before the hike you need to make a wish.
  • Israel's National Trail in Israel - 940 km long. along the banks of the Jordan River. You can climb Mount Tavor to the Basilica of the Transfiguration in 1 day.
  • The Yoshida trail on Mount Fuji in Japan is 13 km long, the only drawback is that there are so many tourists here that you have to crowd. The mountain is visited by 300 thousand people annually.
  • Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa - located in Lesotho, the length of the route is 32 km. one way. This is the highest point in South Africa, formed from volcanic rocks.
  • The Great Continental Section in the United States is perhaps the longest route in the world. The length is more than 3,600 km. On the way there are mountains, deserts, and steppes untouched by human hands.
  • The Shackleton Route in Antarctica is the choice of those who are not afraid of the cold and hardships. The length of the path is 35 km, the route is interesting because there are mountains of ice and even whaling stations.
  • The Bibbulmun Trail in Australia is 965 km long, the traveler's choice is offered to overcome one of 58 parts of this trail. Almost 5 dozen shelters and camping sites have been created especially for tourists.

Trekking is not necessarily weeks on the road, terrible fatigue and lack of strength. You can choose a small part of the route to begin with, in order to understand whether you like hiking in the mountains or not.

Trekking in Thailand - a varied vacation in Southeast Asia

Thailand is one of the countries where trekking excursions are organized. Moreover, in the northern part of the country, it is trekking that is the main "entertainment", and many even say that if you have not been in the mountains or jungles of northern Thailand, then you have not fully experienced this part of the country, as numerous exotic tribes live there. and natural beauty is remembered for a lifetime. Trekking in Thailand will leave you with many impressions, but first you need to prepare so that the excursion does not turn out to be ruined. First of all, it is necessary to choose the right organizer of such a tour, since it is not worth exploring the mountains and jungle on your own.

The trails are well suited for trained people - you must have excellent orientation in the terrain, have survival skills, understand maps and have experience of similar hikes. Traveling on your own can be boring because you simply won't know what to look for and which places to visit. Tours can be purchased both directly on site and in advance using the Internet. In the second case, you can calmly study the reviews of tourists who have already visited the excursion tour you have chosen, and read in detail all the information about the tour, including the proposed route.

Trekking in Thailand will not disappoint you if you choose your sightseeing tour correctly and carefully. Be sure to study the tour program and choose those that offer visits to as many places as possible. The route is also more important - most often hikes that take place far from large cities are more interesting and of high quality. Check what exactly is included in the tour price. If the guide or travel agency has a TAT license, then most likely the trip will be eventful and interesting. And remember that from a cheap tour, in any case, you can not even expect that it will turn out to be good. For visiting I recommend Chiang Mai, Mae Hong Son, Chiang Rai. The cost of the tours is from 600 baht per day, it is better to focus on the amount of 1,000 baht per person.

cool trekking routes in Europe

Mountain trekking: TOP-21 iconic trekking routes around the world

From 17 August, Nepal finally opens! We are very pleased with our Nepalese office and invite you to join the climbing and trekking this fall.

The magical mountains of the Himalayas and the amazing energy of these places will give you a sense of calmness, serenity and help you put your thoughts in order. In the mountains, everything unnecessary is eliminated, and one can realize what is really needed and which way to move on. After all, absolutely everything is possible, you just need to allow yourself to choose your own path. We remind you that the best season in Nepal is from April to May or from October to November. Study the rating of AlpsIndustria routes and choose a route according to your strength and desire.

One of the most popular routes with many tourists, most of them go here after watching the movie of the same name. Pattar.

Island Peak (another well-known name for this mountain is "Imja Tse") is one of the simplest and most interesting trekking peaks in the Everest region. The height of its summit is 6183 m. The ascent is not distinguished by high technical difficulty, but this is already a real mountaineering expedition. There will be snow, and height, and work at the limit. Throughout the event, the group is accompanied by a guide of our company and his assistant. Sherpa will tell you a lot of interesting things about the places that the group will visit.

Our route assumes a smooth climb ("sawtooth" acclimatization), which minimizes altitude problems. The constantly changing picturesque landscape, coniferous forests, flowering rhododendrons, bamboo thickets, alpine meadows forbs, mountain lakes - all this allows the body to adapt well and get used to the stress, and you can enjoy trekking to the base camp and climbing.

Climbing Mera-peak does not present any special technical difficulties and is quite accessible to a person with poor mountaineering experience, for example, climbing Elbrus. Climbing this mountain is very similar to climbing the Caucasian five-thousander.

This is a circular track. During this journey you will see the magnificent landscapes of snowy Himalayan peaks: all Annapurnas - Annapurna (8091 m), Annapurna (7937 m), Annapurna (7555 m), Annapurna (7525 m), South Annapurna (7273 m); Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Nilgiri (7061 m), Manaslu (8163 m), Manaslu (7879 m).

The route of the track around Annapurna passes through a variety of landscapes: foothills with rice terraces and pastures, which from time to time give way to bamboo thickets and humid subtropical forests, where luxurious scarlet rhododendrons and white magnolias bloom in spring; rocks and gorges covered with deciduous and coniferous forests; valleys of the Marsyangdi and Sabje rivers, arid region of Manang. It is distinguished by smooth acclimatization, since there is practically no sharp climb on long transitions. The route runs along a dirt road.

Traveling to Mustang is one of the exciting and mystical adventures in Nepal. Kingdom within a kingdom! Mustang is located in northwestern Nepal near the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs, right at the Tibeto-Nepalese border. Until 1991, Mustang was closed to tourists, and only after receiving a personal invitation from the King of Nepal, it was possible to visit this hidden shrine of Tibetan Buddhism.

Currently, about 8 thousand people live in the Lo oasis, guarding the secrets of ancient manuscripts, which contain indications of the coming of the Future Buddha Maitreya. The capital of the kingdom is located on a high plateau (4000 m), hidden behind 7 passes, mountain rivers and deep gorges. You will be surrounded by magical panoramas and sparkling peaks of Annapurna, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri.

A distinctive feature of this track is a unique opportunity to approach the sacred mountain Machapuchare (6998 m) at a record distance. Climbing Mount Machapuchare is prohibited by the government of Nepal, as it is considered the home of the god Shiva. The only attempt to climb was made by the British team in 1957

Trekking runs along the Mardi Himal ridge in the early days through the relict rhododendron forest. Spring is the time of flowering of the rhododendron, which is the symbol of Nepal. Then you find yourself in the area of ​​alpine meadows. And then the path goes along the ridge with the best views of South Annapurna (7219 m), Khinchuli (6441 m), Machapuchare (6998 m), Mardi Himal (5587 m). Annapurna base camp is also visible from the ridge, and in good weather you can see the top of Annapurna I (8091 m).

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