Do you consider yourself an explorer? If you do, these three treks are something to aim for. If you can complete these three treks in your life you’ll be a true adventurer, so start training, and book some time off work, because these are three treks you shouldn’t pass up on.
The Inca Trail, Peru
The Inca trail is one of the most traversed trails in the world, with thousands of travellers walking the ancient path which was set down by the Incas hundreds of years ago. This breath-taking trek will see you pass through the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu, the ancient and forgotten city – a serious high point of the trip. Ultimately, the outstanding scenery and the mountainous ruins are enough to make this one of the greatest treks in the world.
Everest Base Camp, Nepal
If you want to be able to tell your friends and family that you’ve made it to the base of the world’s highest mountain, then trekking to Everest Base Camp is the trek for you. At over 3 weeks in length, this is one of the longest walks you can do and the conditions are extremely difficult. However, this is what makes the trek so special. Shepherded by the Sherpa people of Solu Khumbu, you’re sure to remember each and every peak and valley until you reach the base camp. Once you’re stood in the shadow of the 8,848m mountain, you will be very happy you took the effort.
The Narrows, USA
The Narrows is a series of canyons which follows the Virgin River which snakes its way round Zion National Park. This is a hike like no other, with half of the walk actually taking place in the river itself, so you’ll need to be prepared to wade and swim for much of the trek’s 16 mile length. Although this is a shorter trek than the other two mentioned, it can at times be more intense, so make sure you come prepared with the right clothing to tackle the wet weather. You’ll need waterproofs, as little equipment as possible, and protection against midges and other insects – a hat like the ones available from e-Outdoor would be perfect, as it will guard against flies and the sun at the same time. Don’t let the difficulty stop you though, there are plenty of stops along the way which let you rest up and soak in the amazing scenery.