We’ve been going on a lot of hiking trips over the last 3 months. It’s actually the perfect activity for during a pandemic! Even on our family vacation (socially distant and visiting family out West) we went hiking. Here are just a few of the best hikes in the world that I’m adding to my own bucket list. Let me know if you’ve been on any of the following hiking adventures!
The Ultimate Bucket List Of Hiking Trips You Need To Try
Looking to plan a unique family travel destination? Get ready to experience challenging terrain, views like nothing you’ve seen before, and remarkable sites that are only visible on foot from the trail. These are some of the best hikes around the world that have earned themselves bucket list status.
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Hiking Trips Bucket List In The Great Outdoors
Some are even perfect for family travel!
Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim Hike in Arizona, United States | 48 miles
Experience one of the greatest wonder in the world that’s located in one of the most beautiful parks in the U.S. Be prepared for the challenge, along with the mesmerizing views. The best time to go on this hiking trip is May to June and September to October.
Everest Base Camp Trek, Nepal | 80 miles
This is one of the best treks in the world, giving you a glimpse of the highest mountain on Earth. You can even visit the ancient monasteries Tengboche and Thami, and get to know the Sherpa people. The best time to go in this hiking trip is March to May and September to December.
West Coast Trail, British Columbia, Canada | 47 miles
This beautiful trail includes waterfalls, bogs, moss-covered ladders, forests, beach treks, and more! You’ll get to hike in the footsteps of the ancestors of the First Nation, while supporting eco-friendly tourism. The best time to go on this hiking trip is May to September.
North Drakensberg Traverse, South Africa | 40 miles
Hike on one of the most famous trails, that leads you to the edge of the escarpment of the Drakensburg. This trek is challenging and remote, but includes a wide variety of wildlife and rich vegetation, along with ridges, buttresses, gorges, spires, and more! The best time to go on this hiking trip is October to April.
Snowman Trek, Bhutan | 217 miles
This trek is one of the most difficult in the world, it’s a truly memorable adventure if you finish it. The Snowman Trek has six mountains that are over 23,100 ft. and nine passes that are over 15,850 ft., making it one of the highest altitude treks. You’ll get to pass through Buddhist monasteries, small villages, and learn about the traditions and cultural heritages of Bhutan. The best time to go on this hiking trip is October.
Arctic Circle Trail, Greenland | 99 miles
This trail is perfect to get you in touch with nature and way from the chaos. The only towns that are near this trail are at the beginning and at the end of it. Enjoy this backcountry hike by doing the things that your heart desires- like taking pictures of the reindeer and foxes, or catching trout for dinner, or anything else! The best time to go on this hiking trip is June to August.
Mount Kailash Trek, Tibet | 32 miles
This trek is extremely popular among visitors and is treated as a pilgrimage, it’s sacred to many religions. Despite not being able to climb the mountain due to religious reasons (it’s considered a mortal sin), you’ll be rewarded by the trek with gorgeous lakes, lush valleys, and snow-capped summits. The best time to go on this hiking trip is May to October.
La Ciudad Perdida (Lost City Trek), Colombia | 46 miles
Get to experience this northern Columbian trek, by adventuring through the tropical jungles and ancient ruins of the indigenous city, Teyuna (The Lost City). Along this stunning trek you’ll get to experience the wonder of the jungle scenery, learn about the indigenous communities, and swim in the invigorating Buritaca river. The best time to go on this hiking trip is December to March.
Now to start planning that family vacation in the great outdoors! The hiking trips outside of the United States will need to be put on hold for a while until foreign travel opens back up. I’ve always wanted to go to British Columbia which is closer than some of the hikes. And I’m not at all sure why I’ve never done the Grand Canyon. I guess that’s why it’s called a bucket list!
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