15 May 2012

 

 If there’s one type of journey that every traveller should take on, it’s an adventure trek.   I’ve compiled my top 5 have a quick read and add on to the list.

 

Inca Trail, Peru

 

This trek is an estimated 4 to 5 days.  On this trail you’ll have a full view of one of the world’s most famous stone works namely, Machu Picchu.  On the trek you’ll be taken back to time and see how nature takes care of itself with many species of orchids on the trek & more.  I would recommend doing a guided trek, it’s much safer & you’ll get more out of the visit if you have an expert with you. 

 

Grand Canyon, Rim to Rim

 

The Grand Canyon is geology at its utmost best!  On this trek, you’ll take in the enthralling rock formations, rivers  and canyons that will make frame-worthy pictures.  A Grand Canyon trek takes an estimated 3 to 6 days. 

 

 Routeburn Trek, New Zealand

 

The south western corner of New Zealand a.k.a “God Zone” is just heavenly.  This is a forest hike that makes it to every “trek list.”  This trek showcases many waterfalls and was once a route used to find greenstone.  Enjoy 3 days of exciting trekking. 

 

Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

 

This is probably the most famous trek.  Getting up to Kili is not an easy task; expect to pass dense jungles and some wastelands.  There are a few well known trek routes used to get to the peak of Kili, namely the “Coca-cola” route where you sleep in huts and others that are less fancy where a tent is your accommodation. Depending on which route you take expect to climb Kili over four to seven days.  

 

Everest Base Camp Trek, Nepal

 

Yes the first name that comes to mind is Mt. Everest – the world’s highest peak.  Nepal hosts 8 of the world’s highest peaks. One of the main reasons of this trek is to experience & witness the culture of the villages in Nepal where walking is the most important mode of transport to get from one village to another.

 

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