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5 of the World’s Best Treks

Reach the ruins of Machu Picchu, admire the highest peaks in the world in Nepal and India, hike the majestic Kilimanjaro, discover Chile’s most beautiful peaks… those are just some of the many possibilities that trekking lovers can experience. 

Here are 5 of the World’s best treks recommended by adventure travel companies:

1. Salkantay Trek (Peru)

A group of people trekking the Salkantay trek

The Salkantay Trek is the most physically challenging trip to reach the amazing archaeological site of Machu Picchu. You will trek at a high altitude and cross a high pass at 4,650 meters above sea level, passing by the majestic Humantay and Salkantay mountain peaks standing over 6,000 meters. You will pass through indigenous villages named Soraypampa and Santa Teresa and discover their communities. You will get the chance to marvel at the magical site of Machu Picchu in the early morning light and take unforgettable pictures of this Inca site.

2. Spiti to Ladakh Trek (India)

people trekking in snow, Spiti to Ladakh Trek

This is a dream trek that takes you during 24-days through the changing colours of the Himalayan range, from lush green valley dotted with colourful orchards to barren and desolate terrain, while exposing the turquoise water bodies perched aloft. This is one of the most beautiful treks in the Ladakh region and offers a fusion of scenic beauty, Indo-Tibetan culture, wildlife, and an adventurous journey through high altitude mountain passes and narrow and rocky tracks.

3. Annapurna Trek (Nepal)

A man standing on Annapurna Nepal

The Annapurna is a set of peaks ranging from 7,220 metres to 8,100 metres above sea level. Those travellers who dare to make their ascent on this magnificent massif, will discover an amazing landscape scenery of rice fields, bridges, rivers and waterfalls, shrines, glaciers, villages and towns, in addition to observing the sharp contrasts of the lands and groves.

4. Kilimanjaro Trek (Tanzania)

People trekking mount kilimanjaro

Lovers of the African continent will enjoy this trek, which crosses the savannah and culminates on the Kilimanjaro (5,895 meters) – the highest peak in Africa. The climb is somewhat demanding so do take your time to avoid problems of altitude sickness”. Travel with experienced guides via the scenic Machame or Marangu Routes and camp on the mountain on the way to the top.

5. Grey Glacier W-Trek (Chile)

People on the Grey glacier W

Built for physically-active travellers, this circuit takes you to the heart of the wild Torres del Paine National Park in Chile, one of the world’s most spectacular trekking areas. Zigzag across the Cordillera del Paine, viewing high mountain peaks, tumbling glaciers, brilliant blue and green lakes, and native Lenga forests along the way.