There’s all kinds of amazing trails to explore across the world. I spent some time researching and have put together a list of my top four trails to hike around the globe.
This trail covers 65 miles and will take 3 to 5 days to complete. The trail starts at the Abisko Mountain Station and ends at the Saami Village of Nikkaluokta. If you want to experience the trail in solitude without a lot of others, you are going to want to go sometime outside of August, as that’s when the natives take aim at this trail. Get ready to experience the article lanscape that includes Sweden’s Birch Forests, open tundra and gigantic glaciers. You will also cross the shoulder of Mount Kebnekaise, which is the highest peak in Sweden. There’s huts placed about a day apart, in case you run across bad weather and need a place to stay put for an extended period of time. You can travel the trail in either direction, but I highly recommend going north to south, as this will keep the sun on your face.
Everest Base Camp Trek (Nepal)
If you are an experienced hiker and want to be put to the test, the Everest Base Camp Trek is one you need to put on your bucket list of things to do. This trail is a grueling 70 miles and will take roughly 16 days to complete a round trip. It’s highly recommend that you do this hike with a guide. Don’t worry it doesn’t take away from the experience and you will regret not having one if you think you can handle it on your own. This trail through the mountains lets you see three of the highest peaks on the planet, which are Everest, Lhotse and Lhotse Star. My recommendation is to make sure you take your time on the way up and enjoy the sites and experiences of the people and culture who live here.
Fitz Roy Trek (Argentina)
This world class trail is located in Patagonia, Argentina and is must see for you true trail lovers out there. The trail is 36 miles long and will take anywhere from 4 to 7 days on average to compete a round trip. You will start out at El Chalten and make your way to Laguna Torre, before heading to Poincenot Camp and eventually ending up Laguna Electrico. If you want to avoid big crowds on this trail, you are going to want to plan your trip sometime in February or March. One of my favorite things to do on this trail is once I get to Poincenot Camp, get up way early and travel to Laguna de los Tres. The sunrise view at this location is breathtaking.
Pelta Through the Back Door (Jordan)
This is a remarkable spot to hike if you haven’t been here before. It’s a 50 mile round trip trail that will take roughly 7 days to complete. This trail will take you through the deserts, mountains and peaks of Jordan, as you start out in Dana Reserve and make your way to Petra. One thing to keep in mind, is you are going to want to make this trip sometime between October and April, as this is when desert temperatures aren’t quite as hot. Just be sure to research all the amazing sites along this trail before starting. Trust me you don’t want to miss out on this experience.