There’s something intoxicating about hiking to a distant land where you’re out of your comfort zone face to face with an adventure. Unfortunately, few dare to answer this call and consequently miss out on the experience of a life time. If you are one of the ones who has not embarked on this adventure, we hope that these 25 extremely exotic hiking locations will convince you to do otherwise.
20. Milford Track (New Zealand)
www.sharewonders.com If you have seen Lord of the Rings then you already know how this hiking trail in Fiordland National Park looks like (well at least parts of it). Once described as the finest walk in the world, the Milford Track is one of New Zealand’s most popular walks with approximately 14,000 people completing the hike each year.
15. Pays Dogon (Mali)
www.acabao.com Inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1989, Pays Dogon or French for Dogon Country, is a region in south Central Mali and is where the Dogon people have settled in for 1,000 years. Bandiagara, one of the major towns hiking through the smaller villages is one of the popular routes. Visiting this culturally rich plateaus and lowlands would allow you to experience very simple and spiritual way of living.
10. Annapurna Circuit (Nepal)
http://fortheinterim.com/ Spanning 150 miles within the Annapurna mountain range in Central Nepal, this circuit is one of the most popular hiking trails in the world as Nepal is known as the hiker’s mecca. One of the three in this list from this country, the trek takes between from 17 – 21 days to complete.
5. North Drakensberg Traverse (South Africa/Lesotho, uKhahlamba/ Drakensberg Park)
www.zuidafrikainstijl.nl The Drakensberg is the highest mountain range in South Africa, crowned by the “Amphitheater” which is a three-mile-long up-to-3,280-foot-high wall of rock. The range forms the border between South Africa and eastern Lesotho. Moreover, the uKhalhlamba/Drakensberg Park is protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage site.
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