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Top 10 Best Treks and Walks


We recently made a list of the 50 best walks in the World but we thought that was a little long, here is our list for the top 10 treks and walks in the World. If you think we missed one, let us know in the comments below.

1. Inca Trail, Peru

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  • Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

    The famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and its less popular but equally scenic Inca Path to Choquequirao take in a trek along ancient routes to the Lost City. The famous Inca city of Machu Picchu is the reward for trekking through scenic and mesmerising trails in the Andes. Time is taken to acclimati… read more

2. Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

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  • Milford Track

    The Milford Track has been described as one of New Zealand’s and indeed the world’s most popular and beautiful walks. The trail is walked from Glade Wharf at Lake Te Anu to Sandfly Point at Milford Sound and was originally a track used by Maori to collect greenstone. John Mackay and Donald Su… read more

3. Milford Track, New Zealand

Milford Sound(Image by missbossy on Flickr)

  • Milford Track

    The Milford Track has been described as one of New Zealand’s and indeed the world’s most popular and beautiful walks. The trail is walked from Glade Wharf at Lake Te Anu to Sandfly Point at Milford Sound and was originally a track used by Maori to collect greenstone. John Mackay and Donald Su… read more

4. Cinque Terre, Italy

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  • Cinque Terre

    The Cinque Terre are a series of five small towns on the Ligurian Riviera that have only been accessible by road for the last 40 years. Clusters of houses cling to the cliff tops and for centuries the area was raided by Turkish pirates. The Cinque Terre was a road less community which led to a se… read more

5. Everest Base Camp, Nepal

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  • Everest Base Camp Trek

    The Everest Base Camp Trek is a classic walk taking 12 days through the Sherpa homelands and the one taken by expeditions. It is highly recommended to use a guide as the walk itself is strenuous but rewarding for the spectacular views of Everest and the other Himalayan peaks. Starting in Lukla th… read more

 

6. The Eiger Trail, Switzerland

Eiger Trek
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  • Eiger Trail

    The Eiger is the stuff of legend and one of the world’s classic mountains for climbers with its dramatic north face dominating the view over the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland. The Eiger Trail is a six kilometre walk between the Eigerglestcher and Alpiglen with stunning panoramas of the Monch and… read more

7. Table Mountain, South Africa

Table Mountain
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  • Table Mountain Walk

    Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa is one of the most iconic sights in the world, particularly to people arriving by sea. There are several trails to the top winding through fynbos vegetation and is home to some of the most exotic tropical plants in South Africa. The easy route up is by cable… read more

8. Mount Fuji, Japan

Mount Fuji(Image by Marufish on Flickr)

  • Mount Fuji Climb

    Mount Fuji is the symbol of Japan and a holy mountain to the Japanese. Most people walk up it at night to arrive at dawn for the sunrise as it is frequently covered in mist at other times of the day. Visitors can get to Fuji by taking the train from Okazaki to Fujinomiya where a bus transfers peo… read more

9. Kokoda Trail, Papua New Guinea

Kokoda Trail(Image by Arthur Chapman on Flickr)

  • Kokoda Trail

    The Kokoda Trail is a classic walk that runs 96km through the Owen Stanley Mountain Range in Papua New Guinea. This is the most famous walk in Papua New Guinea and is considered a place of pilgrimage for many as it was the site of ferocious fighting between Australian and Japanese Forces in World Wa… read more

10. Piton Mountains, Saint Lucia

Piton Mountains(Image by Aramil Liadon on Flickr)

  • Gros Piton and Petit Piton Climb

    Two of the iconic mountains on the Caribbean island of St Lucia are also the elements of one of the best walks in the world. Gros and Petit Piton overshadow St Lucia with their twin peaks and are two cones of volcanic rock. Although they feature in almost every tourist brochure of St Lucia few pe… read more

Date posted: 26th August, 2011

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