There is no better way to experience the beauty of the earth than by foot, braving the harshest climates, conquering the highest peaks and surviving the most forbidding terrains. For all the adventure enthusiasts out there, we have compiled a list of five best hiking trails around the world perfect for your next adventure.
Location: South of Whistler, British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Hiking time: 5-6 hours
Best time to go: July to October
The massive and undisturbed turquoise lake is a basin of beautiful turquoise water. The Garibaldi lake is over 800 feet deep, and is filled with sparkling glacial water throughout the year. As you trek, you will be surrounded by snow covered mountains and some of the west coast’s most amazing landmarks. The first 6 km of the hike trail follows a fairly clear path that gradually climbs upwards through lush alpine meadows. After the 5 km mark, you will reach a view point to the Barrier. Once you have hiked the first 6km, the rest of the trek is pretty easy. There is a campsite where you can pitch your tent to relax and rejuvenate.
Jogini Waterfalls, India
Location: 7 kms from Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India
Distance: 3 km
Hiking time: 2 hours from Vashishta temple
Best time to go: October to February
This short trek will take you to a mesmerizing natural attraction-Jogini Waterfalls, which is known for its serene environs and beautiful cascading waters. As you trek from the Vashishta Village to the waterfalls, you will be surrounded by beautiful small hills, the enchanting beas river and lush flora all around. Take a dip in the pool at the bottom of this waterfall and enjoy a quite picnic in its severe surroundings.
Ramon Crater, Israel
Location: Mitspe Ramon, Israel
Distance: 6 km
Hiking time: 2 hours
Best time to go: Anytime of the year
Hiking in Israeli desert is an experience of a lifetime. A short walk through the red, purple and golden sand of the Negev desert from Mitzpe Ramon will take you to the edge of a huge crater, Makhtesh Ramon. This 40 kilometers long crest offers enchanting panoramic views, and as you descend an ancient trail to the bottom of the crate, you realize the magnificence of this desert. From sandstone hills, rock formations to remnants of volcanic rocks there is a lot to explore on this trail.
Salkantay Trek, Peru
Location: Cusco, Peru
Distance: 60.5 km
Hiking time: 4-5 days
Best time to go: June to September
The Salkantay Trek is perfect for pro-adventurers. Salkantay Trek has been featured among the 25 best Treks in the World, by National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine. It is the best alternative to the traditional Inca Trail for reaching Machu Picchu. It crosses the Salkantay Pass, then descending into the cloud forest and passing the Inca ruins with a mesmerizing a view of the Machu Picchu. You should experience the beautiful snow capped mountains and topical rain forests to believe what we are talking about.
Dove Lake Circuit, Tasmania
Location: Road C132, Cradle Mountain Lake St. Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia
Distance: 5.7 km
Hiking time: 2 hours
Best time to go: December to February
This 6km track is one of Tasmania’s most amazing walks affording some picturesque views. The walk takes you right around Dove Lake, beneath the Cradle Mountain. Some highlights of this trail are Glacier Rock, the Boatshed and Ballroom Forest. This trail is ideal for all age groups.
So, lace up your boots and get ready to hit the trails!