You can practically trek anywhere in the world but some countries are just made for walking. Whether you’re a novice or a serious explorer there are treks everywhere for all levels. Pack those walking boots as we explore the best places for trekking in the world.

Best places for trekking

Nepal (photo @ Gabe Scalise)

Nepal

Nepal actually has 8 of the 14 Himalayas including Everest: the world’s tallest mountain which can take up to two weeks to complete. If time isn’t on your side, trek to the Everest base camp for magnificent views of the famous mountain. The Annapurnas has peaks over 7,000 meters tall and is a spectacular mountain region, with stunning snowy peaks. Treks start from Pokhara where the Annapurna mountains tower above its beautiful lake.

Even if you’re a novice, you now need a trekking guide in Nepal so you’ll be with an expert all the way.

Feeling adventurous? Try your hand at the Great Himalaya Trail, one of the longest treks in the world that takes 157 days to complete.

starBest time to go – September to mid April.

Best places for trekking

Bhutan (photo @ Hartfried Schmid)

Bhutan

The Land of the Dragon has over 25 trekking trails, and hiking through this magical kingdom will take you on a journey through the country’s history, so you can experience breathtaking scenery as you walk. From moderate mountain treks through the idyllic Bumthang Valley to trekking Mount Chomolhari and the Bonte La, past Buddhist monasteries, trekking in Bhutan will leave you feeling more than peaceful.

Feeling adventurous? The Snowman Trek is the most difficult in Bhutan and takes 3 weeks to complete. Once you’ve passed the town of Laya, there is no going back!

starBest time to go – Spring and Autumn.

Best places for trekking

Mount Ruapehu, New Zealand (photo @ Nori Yoko)

New Zealand

With so much space, New Zealand is a trekkers paradise and has nine great walks including Milford Trek: the finest walk in the world. This trek takes four days through beautiful Fjordland and past cascading waterfalls. If you prefer to walk along the coast, Abel Tasman is a coastal track that takes three to five days to complete staying in campsites and huts on the way or trek along rivers and alpine lakes on The Routeburn Track through on New Zealand’s Southern Alps.

cautionBook at least four months ahead for the Milford Trek.

Best places for trekking

Sacred Valley, Peru (photo @ Peter Cook)

Peru

There’s more to Peru than the Classic Inca Trail, which is by far the most famous trek in South America and takes 4 days to complete on a moderate trek. If you’re looking for somewhere less crowded, the Santa Cruz Trek offers the peace of the mountains on a trail less trodden. For shorter trails, trek through the Sacred Valley, around scenic Lake Titicaca or within the dense Amazon rainforest.

Feeling adventurous? For the more experienced trekker, trek the High Inca Trail on a 7 day trek at a higher altitude of 5,000m.

starBest time to go – April to September.

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