All nature out there knows that going on long hikes to some of the most amazing mountains in the world can easily be one of the most fulfilling activities.
That is because up there, it is only nature, your backpack and you. You are the only one who can take yourself from one spot to the other. And that is extremely empowering. It makes you feel like you are doing this huge challenge without anyone’s help.
Plus, the views and surrounding nature, make it an even better experience.
But there are a few hikes that are more spectacular than others. Below is a list of the top four Hikes Around the World according to my bucket list. Feel free to let me know what your top four are.
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4 Hikes Around the World
1. Everest Base Camp Trek
This one is located in Nepal and takes anything from 10 to 14 days, depending on the route of your physical condition. This is one of the most famous hikes and passes through Sherpa villages and allows you to have an up-close view of four of the world’s tallest summits. If you are going make sure you visit between March and May for the best weather.
By doing this trek you end up at the main Everest Base Camp from where the highly trained and brave mountaineers set off on their adventure to attempt to reach the Everest summit. you might be able to spend a meal with one of them or at least to do some chatting.
2. Mont Blank Hike
This tour takes you around the gorgeous Mont blank, not to the summit and also offers different routes. You get to decide if you want to do this in 6 or 10 days. During that time you will be able to enjoy the pristine alpine regions of France, Italy, and Switzerland while enjoying the views of surrounding mountains and glaciers.
If you have the budget and do the daily hikes in a relatively short amount of time, you also get to experience some of the most elegant and fun huts from the area.
3. Annapurna Circuit Trek
The Annapurna Circuit Trek takes around two full weeks and allows some of the most stunning views of the impressive Annapurna range. Almost anyone can do this hike, you do need to be fit but there is no need to have an athlete status. Almost every day you will hike for 5 to 6 hours, but keep in mind that there are a few more demanding days where you will double that. So ti offers a good mix of relaxed days with hard work to keep it interesting.
The route takes you through temples, waterfalls, and monasteries. Because it passes through so many different places it offers the perfect chance to learn more about the local Tibetan-Buddhist culture. Some consider it to be a MUST for hikers, it is almost a chiché for nature lovers.
March and April tend to be the best months to visit. Making this the best time to start considering to book your trip.
4. The Dolomites
Now, let’s go back to Europe. This Italian hike might be on the shorter side with its 120 kilometers but it has a lot to offer. I’ve seen it in important hiker’s publications as one of the top most beautiful hikes.
It takes you through rugged terrain, around huge cliffs, forests, pastures, and even stunning alpine lakes.
Bonus: Fort hose looking to do something fun in South America, the Salkantay Trek in Peru is also an amazing experience. The Inca trail is also great but a little too crowded for my taste.
So which one are you going to pick for your next international hiking adventure?