Summer is approaching but the cold winter breeze still hits you. This is the perfect time of the year to hike. So, here is our list of the best hikes in the world for you:
1. Tongariro Alpine Crossing, New Zealand
Tongariro National is New Zealand’s oldest national park and a dual World Heritage Site. This place is rich in both cultural identity and dramatic, awe-inspiring natural scenery. All these make this place one of the best hikes in the world.
2. Grand Canyon, Arizona
This route is not for the faint-hearted, nor the unprepared. Most experienced backpackers will find a two- or three-day crossing challenge enough, and will take advantage of camping or lodging options along the way. The best time for hiking are from late May to June, and from September until the end of November.
3. Tiger’s Nest, Bhutan
The Tiger’s Nest is a Buddhist monastery built on a cliff, 900 meters off of the ground. It is a long climb to get there. Prayer flags are waving in the air and you can smell the incense and hear the Buddhist monks in prayer. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
4. Kings Canyon Rim Walk, Australia
Kings Canyon Rim Walk gives an opportunity to gain a bird’s eye view of the desert landscape. The Rim walk is a one way walk, marked with blue arrows and starts with a hefty climb.
5. Landmannalaugar, Iceland
Landmannalaugar is one of Iceland’s best areas for day hikes. Take your pick from short, easy trails or tougher climbs up ancient volcanoes for panoramic views over the region.
6. Aconcagua, Argentina
At 6,962 meters, Mount Aconcagua is the tallest mountain in the world outside of Asia. For those who do not want to go mountaineering, there are shorter treks available to go hiking in the Andes mountains in Argentina. The shortest hike is the one day trek to Confluencia, the first Aconcagua base camp.
7. Kalalau Trail, Kauai, Hawaii
This lush, steep trail along Kauai’s Na Pali Coast has a 300-foot-high waterfall. It gives views of the crashing Pacific, and access to two stunning sand beaches.
8. Lares Trek, Peru
This is a two-to-three-day trek that starts in the village of Lares. You will see farmers hand-tilling potato fields at 10,000 feet, Quechua women wearing beautifully colored woven shawls while herding llama.
9. Old Rag, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
Named for its underlying, billion-year-“old rag” granite, this iconic East Coast peak became a magnet for rock climbers back in the 1930s. It is located a mere 100 miles southwest of Washington, D.C.
10. Westside Hike – Bowness Park, Calgary
At the western edge of the city squeezed between the Bow River and a lagoon sits Bowness Park. For those wanting a longer walk continue east along the Bow River Pathway, crossing the Bow River twice to reach a couple of small ponds. Discover Calgary events near me for some dose of happening events.
By Jyoti Khatri
Jyoti Khatri writes for Chillwall on fun events, fitness, lifestyle near me and around the world.