Hiking is completely hot! Walking for hours through the most beautiful nature landscapes with great views as the ultimate reward. And that view almost always wins from the often exhausting hike. From extremely long hikes to hikes with impossible weather conditions. These most beautiful trekkings in the world are all worthwhile the effort. Pack your hiking shoes!
Mount Everest Base Camp Trek, Nepal
The dream of every experienced hiker, to climb the highest mountain in the world: Mount Everest. With a height of 8,848 meters this is a strenuous climb and the victory is also great when you finally reach 'the roof of the world', but due to the lack of oxygen in the highest part, the climb is certainly not without danger. A good alternative is the trail to the Everest Base Camp, which can be found at an altitude of 5,034 meters. This is one of the most impressive hikes in the world. From brightly colored rhododendrons that can grow up to 18 meters high in the months of March and April to spotting unique birds and other animals. And let’s not forget the indescribable mountain landscapes!
Tiger Leaping Gorge Trekking, China
If you think of great hiking trails, China may not be the first country that comes to mind. But nothing is less true ... the mountains are beautiful and it’s here you will find the Tiger Leaping Gorge! This is the deepest gorge in the world. The gorge is no less than 17 km long and at its narrowest only 30 meters wide. The Yangtze River flows between the steep cliffs. If you visit this impressive gorge in May, you will end up in a sea of flowers. This trail is suitable for experienced and less experienced hikers: choose the route below the Gorge if you are less experienced and walk along the top if you are a real walking expert!
Kalalau Trail, Hawaii
Untouched paradise - that provides the secluded Kalalau Trail for those who are brave and fit enough to take the 35 kilometer round trip back and forth along the Na Pali coast of the island of Kauai. Unspoiled beaches, an enchanting-beautiful blue ocean and a lush tropical forest form the fantastic backdrop, but for novices this is not an easy walk. Along the route of Kalalau there are dangerous river crossings and you also have the infamous 'crawler's ledge' (a narrow stone path with a precipice of 91 meters down to the savage sea). Kalalau is known as one of the most dangerous walking tours in the US. It is possible to cover the route in one day, but you can also stretch it a little, take the time and do some overnight stays. Keep in mind that you must have a permit to be allowed to walk the route.
Walkers Haute Route, France/Switzerland
Probably the most impressive trekking in the Alps. The trail leads from Chamonix, France to Zermatt in Switzerland, or from the Mont Blanc to the iconic Matterhorn. You will spend the night in breathtaking alpine valleys or mountain huts that grant the best vistas on some of the highest mountains in the Alps. It takes about 12 to 14 days to complete the hike and is regarded as a tough undertaking as there is quite some elevation difference to be gained.
Tongariro Alpine Crossing, New Zealand
The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is an alpine adventure. You walk through a landscape that has been formed in a dramatic way by volcanoes. Not for nothing is this day walk known as the most beautiful of New Zealand. The walk is 17 km long and takes about 7 hours to complete. It runs from Mangatepopo to Ketetahi. You walk on a varied and spectacular volcanic terrain. It is a tough walk, with some scrambling involved. On clear days the views are fantastic.
West Coast Trail, Canada
The west coast of Vancouver Island is known for its rugged appearance and the beautiful nature. The West Coast Trail runs over a distance of 75 km along this rugged west coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia. The route was constructed in 1907 to offer castwomen a path to the civilized world. Back then, the trail was life-saving, but today the West Coast Trail is one of the most popular hiking trails in Canada. You can complete the entire process in three to six days. The countless dizzying stairs that are part of the route and the camping at Tsusiat Falls are the most characteristic of this trail. The beauty of this trail is that you regularly see sea lions and whales swimming at sea. This is the best way to enjoy Vancouver Island and one of the most beautiful hiking trails in Canada.