10 Off-the-Beaten Treks for Your Bucket List

Would you like to escape from your life and travel to a place where you can be alone? Detach from the monotonous everyday and reinvigorate yourself with the grandeur of nature on some of the most remote treks. Visit Africa’s 3rd ultimate peak, the Australian deserts, or walk the world’s most southerly peak in Patagonia, all are amazing.

sailing-boat-983933__340.jpg These places may be out of the way, but don’t be discouraged - there is a trail for every explorer.

Gokyo Lakes & Renjo La in Nepal
Duration: Approximately 17 days - 13 days trekking
Difficulty Level: Moderate to Challenging (6)

Ideal for: Active travelers who want to try a trail trail to the popular Everest Base Camp trek

Ideal time to go: February to mid-May & end of September to December
Do you want stay away from the crazy touristy hikes in the Everest region?

This hike runs through Sherpa villages to the fantastic turquoise Gokya Lakes then spans across the Renjo La (5400m) on a path less traveled. It is ranked as the top trail in the Everest region, and offers a view of the Himalaya’s 8,000-meter peaks. As you travel to the top of Gokyo Ri, you will get one of the most striking sights of Everest and neighboring mountains, like Cho Oyu in Tibet.

Larapinta Trail End in Australia

Duration is approximately 14 days

Level is Moderate to challenging (6)
Ideal for the wilderness lovers and seasoned walkers who desire a challenge
Ideal to go is Mid-April to August
One of Australia’s most renowned treks, the entire walk of the Larapinta follows the West MacDonnell range and is over 223 kilometers.

Trek to remote ridges and canyons; gaze at the stars in the Outback; climb Mount Sonder, the Northern Territory’s highest peak, and bathe in the glory of the sunrise.

Dientes Circuit on Navarino Island in Chile

Duration is Approx. 6 days (4 days trekking)

Level: Challenging (7)
Ideal for: Experienced trekkers who are looking to get off the beaten track in Patagonia
Ideal time to go is December to March
Experience traveling to the southernmost part of the planet to Dientes de Navarino Massif and feel like you are removed form everything and everyone.

You will most probably not see any other backpackers along this 42-kilometer circuit.

This hike has been categorized by Lonely Planet as some of Patagonia’s greatest hiking areas and is thought of the most isolated place to visit on earth.

K2 Base camp, Concordia & Gondogora La in Pakistan

Duration is approx. 24 days (16 days trekking)
Grading is entry level mountaineering/ exploratory trekking (8)
Ideal for: Those who are looking to get into mountaineering, or who are looking to take on a challenging trek

When to go: From June to August
Described as a top trek, it crosses from the well-known Baltoro Glacier, to the “Throne Room of the Mountain Gods” and to the base of the planet’s 2nd highest summit. The famous journey in Pakistan has captivated many explorers and hikers for a long time, with the 360-degree scene of 7,000 meter and 8,000-meter summits, as well as the grand K2.
The Southern Alps in New Zealand

Duration: Approximately 6 days
Grading: Moderate (5)
Ideal for: Anyone looking to head for heights
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Best time to go: November to April

Often called one of the globe’s top trekking, or “tramping” as it is known among the locales, New Zealand’s Southern Alps are a perfect backdrop for a hiking adventure.

Walking in isolated alpine tarns with clear vistas, this trek even been used as a predecessor for a trek in the Himalayas.

Mountains of the Moon in Uganda

Duration: Approximately 13 days (10 days trekking)
Grading: Entry level mountaineering/ exploratory trekking (8)
Ideal for those who have checked off Mt. Kilimanjaro from their to-do list and are looking for their next challenging summit

Ideal time to go: December to February and June to September

Barely visited and quite remote, the Rwenzori Mountains (or Mountains of the Moon) are Africa’s hidden gem.

For those who like a challenge, the climb to Margherita Peak (5,109m), Africa’s third highest mountain, is the way to go.

West Coast Trail in Canada

Duration: Approximately 8 days (7-day full-pack trek)

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Grading is Moderate to challenging (6)

Ideal for those active walkers who love coastal walks and want to combine it with an breathtaking forest trek and wildlife spotting

Best time to go: August
Travel by ferry across the Strait of Georgia with its Orca-filled waters, and journey to the northerly trailhead of Vancouver Island where you can begin your trek and you possibly see a sea lion, eagle or bear along the beaches. This is thought of one of the world’s top 10 treks, and if scheduled well, you will be able to take coast strolls on the shelf.

Snowman Trek in Bhutan
Duration: Approximately 27 days (23 days trekking)
Grading: Exploratory trekking (8)
Ideal for: Those looking for a very challenging trek that ventures far off the beaten track

Ideal time to go is September to November
Visit the ultimate traverse of Bhutan spanning 11 elevated passes over 4,500 meters through the isolated Lunana district. This coveted walk explores the splendid Paro Valley where you will unearth an area of tiny Buddhist monasteries and isolated villages that are hidden from the world most days of the year.

Tajikstan: Pamir Fann Mountains
Duration: Approximately 14 days (5 days trekking)

Grading: Moderate (5)
Best for: Those wanting to take their bush walking adventures up a level while incorporating historical and architectural sightseeing
Best time to go is June to September

Known for its exceptional mountain views and eye-catching alpine lakes, this off-track hike in virgin Pamir flows into deep valleys with pure clear lakes and flowering fields. One even might glimpse the summer camps of the Tijiki shepherds.

Tavan Bogd, Mongolia
Duration: Approx. 11 days - 4 days of trekking

Grading: Moderate (5)
Best for those looking to explore untracked wilderness and authentic nomadic culture
When to go: June to August

This most remote part of Mongolia is bountiful with nature, ample wildlife and a compelling cultural heritage.

You will also meet local herders, bactrian camels, Kazakh eagle hunters and throat-singing Tuvan people, and learn about the indigenous peoples.

Experience Some of the World's Very Hikes

The most important walk is not just about the walk on its own, but instead about investing in the destination’s historic and tradition. Still, these adventures are not as easy they sound. They will test your strength both physically and mentally, leaving you with an endurable perception of the beauty of the environment.

Next are 8 of the world's greatest hikes.

Peru's Inca Trail - 26.7 miles - 4 days

Extraordinary moments are considerable on the Inca Trail, but not like the moment you walk through the Sun Gate and view the forgotten city of Machu Picchu. Perfect time to go: May to September

Lost City of Colombia- 27 miles - 5 days
Travel through the abundant jungle through waterways before experiencing the ruins of Teyuna. Make this your first stop and you have the Lost City all to yourself.

Ideal time to go: December to March.

Nepal: Everest Base Camp - 38.5 miles & 13 days
This experience will make you more acquainted to the people of the Himalayas while giving you a peek from the top of the world.

After observing Everest, you will never look at our planet in the exact same way. Ideal time to go: August to November.

Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania - 21.1 miles in 8 days
Mt Kilimanjaro is Africa's greatest crest at 5,895m (19,340 ft). It is no easy task, but unlike other significant summits, it gives those daring enough to make it to the top.

It is best to go from September to March. boat-1867236__340.jpg

Europe: Mont Blanc - 77.7 miles - 8 days
The Tour du Mont Blanc goes through three countries: Switzerland, Italy, and France and covers the distance of a hundred miles.

It is best to go from June to September

Patagonia: Torres del Paine Circuit - 82.6 miles - 10 days -
Recognized for its natural enchanting beauty, you will discover remarkable volcanic landscapes, impressive glaciers, and grasslands that extend to the horizon. The best time to go is from December to March.

Venezuela's Mt Roirama - 21.1 miles | 6 days
The awe-inspiring mountain Roraima is viewed as sacred to the region's native peoples and may have motivated Arthur Conan Doyle’s to write his book, "The Lost World."

When to go: You can journey through Roraima at any time in the year, but November to April is the ideal time.

The Camino de Santiago, Spain - 466 miles - 30 days
The notable Camino de Santiago, also known as the St. James Trail, was a key Christian trek during the Middle Ages, and it is still viewed as a significant spiritual retreat to this day. The ideal time to travel: You can go in any month of the year but the perfect time is somewhere between the spring and autumn (which is high season).

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