Best Treks Around The World

1. Annapurna Circuit, Nepal

The Annapurna circuit, once an ancient trade route, is one of the most picturesque treks around the world. Depending on how "in shape" you are, it may take you 15 to 25 days to complete this 128-mile horse-shoe-shaped trail. Highlights of this hike include crossing Thorong La Pass, which has an altitude of 5,416m (17,768ft), and watching the sun rise from Poon Hill, one of the most famous viewpoints in Nepal. For spending the night, you can either camp or stay in one of the many cheap hotels scattered all along the route.

2. Snowman Trek, Bhutan

This trek comes with a statuary warning: Along with the camping gear, bring a sturdy pair of lungs and a fit pair of legs. Crossing eleven high passes over 4,500 m, the snowman trek is not for the fainthearted. It, however, is worth the mighty effort. This 25-day trek gives you an opportunity to soak in Bhutan's pristine landscape, meet wonderful people, and get acquainted with the fascinating Buddhist culture.

3. West Highland Way, Scotland

Passing through the highly beautiful and romantic Scottish landscape, the West Highland Way trail is challenging and beautiful. The trail's length is 96 miles and it may take you anything between 5 to 6 days to complete it. The weather here is unpredictable, so come with a lot of rain and warm-weather gear.

4. GR 20, France

The trek is demanding, but it's diversity of landscape is unmatched. You get to see forests, windswept craters, granite moonscapes, glacial lakes, and snow-capped peaks among other things. The experience, however, doesn't come easy: you will have to manage steep, rocky paths and rickety bridges. But for the dare devils all this means only more fun, isn't it?

5. Pays Dogon, Mali

Pays Dogon is Africa's hidden gem and takes you through the exotic Bandiagara escarpment and old dwellings on the cliffs. The natural beauty all around is eye-pleasing, but it is the warm people of this place that make the strongest impression. Treks duration varies from 2 to 10 days.

6. Everest Base Camp, Nepal

If dizzying heights is where you wannabe, this is the trek for you. The highlights of this 3-week trek is seeing the mighty Everest from Kala Patthar, sitting at a height of 5,545m (18,193ft), and the undeniably spectacular scenery that you see anywhere you look. Yes, the trek also gives you a legitimate right to boast "I've been to the base camp of the Everest" for the rest of your life!

7. Inca Trail to Machu Pichu, Peru

The Inca Trail runs thousands of miles, but it is the section leading to Machu Picchu that is traversed most. This short trail has everything, from the dense tropical jungle to the mighty Andes. And as you pass through the exotic Sun Gate on the day 5 of your trek, you are welcomed by the most magnificent view of all—the ancient city of Machu Pichu.

8. Kungsleden (The Kings Trail), Sweden

Miles upon miles of untouched wilderness and bright sunshine accompanies you on this 275-mile trek if you come in summer. Abisko in the northern Sweden is the starting point and Hevman, which is farther in south, the last. In between you pass through four national parks as well as a nature reserve.

9. Haute Route, France-Switzerland

Haute Route is the most scenic trek in the Alps, a classic trip between Mount Blanc and Matterhorn. Along the way you pass with a view of fourteen highest peaks in the Alps. No wonder, then, the trail's name literally translates to "high route".

10. Routeburn Track, New Zealand

This moderate three-day trek has some of the biggest scenery you'll ever see. High mountain peaks, deep valleys, jewel-like lakes and pristine waterfalls form the backdrop of this track, which links two world-famous national parks, Mount Aspiring and Fiordland.