The World’s 3 Best Countries For Trekking
Technically speaking, most countries on earth provide opportunities for trekking. The definition of the activity is an arduous journey, usually spanning multiple days, that is completed by foot – a feat that is possible to accomplish almost everywhere on the globe.
However, many countries particularly lend themselves to trekking; offering something truly special to those looking for the best trekking experience possible. In this piece, we have highlighted three of the most trekking-friendly countries, as well as one trek in particular that makes each country really stand out from the crowd.
Iceland is a country that will always reward any trekker who steps foot upon its shores. The country is a geological wonder, home to a range of incredible volcanos, stunning valleys, lush greenery, magnificent cliffs, and sites of geothermal activity – such as the famous Blue Lagoon – that are as intriguing as they are beautiful. If you’re hoping your next trek will allow you to capture amazing photographs of the world’s natural wonders, and you’re content with making your journey in lower temperatures, then Iceland will never disappoint. The number of treks through this glorious wilderness is high and choosing which to start with is a challenge in and of itself, but the Laugavegur Trail is a particular highlight that is absolutely worth considering if visiting the country for the first time.
There are countless treks to be found in Peru, all of which are designed to make the most of the country and its incredible landscape diversity, but there’s no doubt that there is one particular trek that tends to draw attention: Lares Trek to Machu Picchu. The trek winds through spectacular scenery before arriving at the world-famous Incan site, making this particular destination the ideal choice for those looking to combine amazing scenery with a chance to look back in time and admire one of the most culturally significant locations on the planet. In total the trek is four days long, but your willingness to make the trip should result in the amazing rewards this trek provides with every step.
For those interested in trekking, countries that are home to large mountain ranges will always have a particular interest – and there are few mountain ranges that can compete with the Himalayas. Most Nepalese treks involve spending time in the Himalayas at least in part, providing the opportunity to marvel at some of the most incredible scenery the earth is able to provide. Of particular interest is the trek to Mount Everest base camp. At over 12 days in duration it’s an arduous experience and you may want to try out walking poles and similar aids to help make the journey as comfortable as possible, but when you reach your destination, you will be able to stand at the foot of the tallest mountain on earth – an incomparable experience.
While it may be possible to trek in any country where there are wide, open spaces, dedicated trekkers should find choosing to visit one of the above countries leads to an amazing experience that will live long in the memory.
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Richard Bernabe is a professional photographer specializing in travel, wildlife, and nature as well as an author of books, magazine articles, and travel essays published world-wide. Richard is a global influencer in the fields of photography, travel, and wildlife conservation with more than one million followers on social media platforms. He leads several photography tours and workshops all over the world and is invited to speak to photography and conservation groups all across the globe.