Let’s go trekking to the top 5 treks in the world
Trekking is not only getting adrenaline rush and testing your endurance and ability. It is about stretching your limits and deepening your views of a particular destination.
As the best trekkers of the world say, the best treks do not only push you to your limits but also “shows you the raw and rugged beauty of the backcountry”. Without wasting any more time, let us take a view of top 5 treks in the world.
1. Peru’s Inca Trail-Best trek offering cloud forest and alpine tundra views-
Peru’s Inca Trail is a trekking trail in Peru terminating at Machu Picchu taking you to the roof of the Andes. It is a trek of 43 kilometers and it takes at least 4 days to complete it. You can breathe fresh air like never before when you reach the top of the trek.
Interesting facts about Peru’s Inca Trail-
Myth has it that when in the trail, some porters slept with mirrors beneath them so that it could prevent spirits from coming up through the Earth.
Best time to trek- May to September is considered as the best time to trek here.
2. The Jhomolhari Trek- “Bride of Kanchenjunga”-
The Jhomolhari Trek is among the most popular treks in the world which is in Bhutan. It crosses Bhonte La pass and Takhung La pass and takes you to Mt. Jomolhari (24,000 ft) where you get breathtaking views of the wonders of nature.
Interesting facts about The Jhomolhari Trek-
Jhomolhari Mountain separates Bhutan & Tibet and is also known as the “Bride of Kanchenjunga”. Isn’t it cute?
Best time to trek- September to December is the best time for trekking in Bhutan.
3. Gangotri Gomukh Trek- Visit the source of the Ganges-
It is among the most popular treks in the Uttarakhand state in India. It has an altitude of 4,463 m and it takes minimum 12 days to complete it. You will get to witness the Gangotri glacier which is the source of the most sacred river in India, Ganga.
Interesting facts about Gangotri Gomukh Trek-
Gangotri Gomukh Trek is filled with varieties of plants and animals and you can get to see the rare Blue Mountain Goats here.
Best time to trek-May to June and August to October is considered to be the best time to trek here.
4. Everest Base Camp Trek-Get spectacular views of the world’s highest mountains-
Everest Base Camp offers you the opportunity to get close to the highest mountains of the world. Along with that, you can get a closer insight of the Sherpa Villages and their lifestyle. It has a maximum elevation of 5,600m and takes at least 12 days to complete it.
Interesting facts about Everest Base Camp Trek-
It is considered to be the best walking trek as it covers the world’s highest mountains. Here you get an opportunity to follow the footprints of some of the most renowned trekkers in the world.
Best time to trek- March to May and October to November is the best for trekking here.
5. Colombia’s Lost City- the archaeological site of an ancient city-
It is called Ciudad Perdida which means a lost city in the Spanish language. You will need to trek through lush greeneries and streams to reach the Teyuna. It is said that Colombia’s Lost City was founded almost 650 years earlier than Machu Picchu.
Interesting facts about Colombia’s Lost City-
A group of looters discovered it in the year 1972 when they found a series of steps made of stone. They followed the steps and explored the abandoned city and named it “Green Hell”.
Best time to trek- December to March is considered to be the best time to trek in Colombia’s Lost City.
Before starting your trek you must be aware of the tricks and tips for trekking-
- Start your trek early
- Select the most comfortable shoes
- Make sure you are totally fit for the trek
- Pack food and clothes smartly
- Carry tablets to purify water
- Carry necessary medication
Q. Can the elevations be a concern?
A. Actually not. If you keep hydrating yourself from time to time you won’t feel any concern during your trek.
Q. What do we get to eat during the treks?
A. The meals depend on the local diets. Mostly you will get rice, vegetables, boiled eggs, meat dishes, tea, cereal, coffee etc.