Experienced hikers can tell you that the best way to see the world is from right on the ground. The beauty and diversity of this planet can be seen in all four corners when you get out and get on the trail.
From the North American Rockies to the island wonders of Hawaii there is no shortage of wonderful sights to experience. If you are a regular hiker and are getting a bit tired of the same old landscapes and vistas, it might be time to plan a trip to a more exotic locale.
Choose one of the shorter day hikes through the fjords of Norway or a epic two-week journey through Nepal on the Manaslu Circuit Trek.Take a look at some of the most exotic and life-changing hikes from around the world just waiting for you to enjoy.
Inca Trail, Peru
This trail is not for the faint of heart as it involves scaling great heights and risky trails, but reaching the summit is worth it. If you can adjust to the altitudes, you will be rewarded for your hard work at the sight of the famed Machu Picchu ancient city. The city itself is one of the most popular bucket list destinations for people around the world, but the hike is really what makes the trip so spectacular. This 26-mile journey will take you through lush lowlands and tiny Peruvian villages, across massive valleys and gorges ending at the summit where you can enjoy incredible views of the countryside.
Manaslu Circuit Trek, Nepal
When you think about hiking in Nepal, Mount Everest is likely the only destination that comes to mind. In fact, Nepal is host to a variety of terrain, altitudes and cultures that can only be fully enjoyed when you hike the incredible Manaslu Circuit. This 14-day adventure begins in the tropical lowlands filled with endless acres of beautiful rice paddies. It continues upward through the valleys and gorges criss-crossed by some of the longest and highest suspension bridges to be found anywhere. Experience the diverse cultural differences as you travel through the countryside and up into the foothills of Mount Everest. This trail is not for beginners and should only be attempted by experienced hikers.
Kalalau Trail, Hawaii
Bask in the tropical beauty of the Na Pali shoreline up to the mountains of Kalalu in breathtaking Hawaii. This 11-mile trail is divided into several sections with a variety of skill levels and destination highlights. Walk around ancient volcanic craters, explore the flora and fauna of the tropical jungle lowlands and enjoy a 360-degree view from the Kalalu valley from the highest point.
Overland Trail, Australia
Explore the wonders of the Australian outback like a true adventurer on the Overland Trail. This 40-mile circuit trek is not for the faint of heart. Previous hiking and outdoorsman knowledge will help you on your trip. See the rugged terrain and curious Aussie wildlife on this once-in-a-lifetime hike. Stay overnight under the stars and follow your guides through the mysteries and wonder of the Australian wilderness.
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