Apr 29, 2014
Having learnt and practiced the safety precautions and hiking tips, hikers are assured of a breath taking encounters which include interaction with beautiful landscapes and diverse environments. Coming up with such an amazing list of these destinations is not an easy task considering the large hiking environs and different tastes and preferences. However, when you are planning for your hikes these are some of the places that should not miss in your must see travel bucket list.
Great Smoky Mountains
This is an iconic long distance hiking experience that has earned a lot of popularity around the globe and it is ranked among the top hiking trails around the globe. It is arguably one of the most well known multi day walks in United States of America. It’s a region characterized by rich natural diversity and pioneer history hence obtaining the title of Ancestral Homeland of the Cherokee islands. The area spans a magnificent 202,500 hectares making it the largest wilderness area in the region. It marks the southern climax of the Appalachian chain with its blue grey smoke engulfing the highest peaks of the mountain range. This region boosts a wide variety of flora and fauna with over 130 species of trees, 1500 varieties of flowering plants and 200 types of birds. It is truly a place not to miss out in your trailing calendar.
The Heysen Trail
For a lover of hiking, this stands out to be a dream of every hiker. The trail which is located in Australia spans a distance of 1200 km making it one of the largest and greatest long distance walks in the universe. Reaching from Cape Jervis on the South Coast of South Australia to Parachilna Gorge in the Flinders Ranges, this trail takes in some of the country’s picturesque landscapes which include stunning coastal scenes, vineyards, bush land and an overwhelming atmosphere. This trail can be broken up into sections which are small enough to accommodate day walkers or those seeking a short light weight camping hike. It is the best place to be!(image by Sue)
Everest Base Camp
This is the most admirable place that always remains to be a dream of many who wish to interact with the immense diversity of flora and fauna and also the amazing land terrain which leave the visitors wanting. It’s found in Nepal and it’s arguably the greatest of all high mountain journeys. A hike through this wonderful place lets you see the three world’s highest peaks (Everest, Lhotse, and Lhotse Sar). As if this is not enough, a walk through the Himalayan giants will grace your moments.
Great Ocean Road
Found in Australia, this trail is famed for its stunningly beautiful scenery and picture perfect looks. It is a place where hikers are rewarded with spectacular vantage points and hidden gems that can be explored by making technical hikes. It is also composed of different levels of difficulty where walkers of levels of difficulty can select their locations throughout the walk to suit their fitness levels.(image by ksadventures)
These are some of the great trails that every hiker always dreams to explore. Other trails include; Quebec Found in Canada, Cloud Forests of Costa Rica, Fitz Roy Trek in Argentina, Bouddi National Park in Australia amongst others. They are amazing places that you should consider when planning for a hike. Far away from this sporting adventure, let’s check out on the amazing destinations for your honeymoon in Seychelles.
Feature image Rajendra Thapa