Treks have always been viewed as an opportunity for adventure, an experience for life. Through this article, we will talk about the 5 Adventurous treks in the world which are common among enthusiasts, and some may have even scaled them already:
1. KANCHENJUNGA TREK IN NEPAL
Mount Kanchenjunga (8586m) is the second-highest mountain in Nepal and the third-highest in the world. It starts at Taplejung and ends at Khamdime. Its maximum altitude is 5143m/16873 ft (Pangpema). It takes 26 days to reach Kanchenjunga peak. However, there are shorter routes also available too. Despite its stunning natural beauty, From tropical jungles to rhododendron, green meadows, birch, chestnut, and oak forests to the glacier-clad base camp of the world’s third-highest mountain, the
Kanchenjunga trek is a unique and adventurous 26 days trek, out of which 21 days are actually trekking and covers around 220 km. You get to meet lots of locals from the area and see how people live in such difficult terrain. To obtain the necessary permissions, you are required to have a local guide and a minimum of two trekkers.
2. MANASLU CIRCUIT TREK IN NEPAL
Manaslu trek is considered one of the best treks in Nepal by experts. It is a 14-day trek (18 days, including travel and stays in Kathmandu). The total distance of the Manaslu circuit is 177 km (110 miles).
The Manaslu trek is as Beautiful as the Annapurna trek, except it gets far less traffic. After the Everest base camp trek, the Annapurna trek becomes the busiest trek in Nepal, while on the Manaslu trek, you can enjoy everything much more peacefully without having to rush.
3. K2 BASE CAMP TREK TO CONCORDIA IN PAKISTAN (KARAKORAM)
The K2 Base Camp Trek is located in the Karakorum Mountains in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. At 8,611 meters above sea level, K2 is the second-highest mountain on Earth. Six peaks surround it over 7,900 meters above sea level, and it is capped by the K2 Massif. The trek to K2 Base Camp in Pakistan’s Karakoram Mountains is also called the Throne Room of the Mountain God, in one of the world’s most spectacular mountain ranges. Legendary expeditions and hikes from the Baltoro Glacier to K2 offer one of the greatest hikes in the world. It takes 20 days to complete the K2 Base camp trek as individuals need to acclimate to the altitude.
The Karakoram Range, which runs along the borders of China, India, and Pakistan, offers a natural barrier that is as unique as it is spectacular. Baltoro and Godwin-Austin Glaciers’ trek to K2 Base Camp is of his one of the world’s best hikes, taking you to the top of the world where you can witness the meeting of heaven and earth. Vast, wild, and beautiful, K2 is the second highest ‘big mountain’ in the world and must be experienced by every trekker in the world.
4. GR20 ACROSS CORSICA IN FRANCE
Grande Randonnée (GR20) also known as Fra Li Monti. It’s a hiking trail that traverses the Mediterranean island of Corsica from roughly North to South. In french Grande Randonnée mean “big excursion” in french. GR is a network of long-distance hiking trails in Europe, mainly located in France, Belgium, Holland, and Spain. The total distance is about 180 km and the altitude is 12000 m. It takes 15 days to complete the trek. One of the most significant issues that trekkers face is Resupply. You can refill your supplies from Asco Stagu, Castel di verghio, and Bavella, and you can get your full resupply at Vizzavona. It is also one of the most mesmerizing beautiful natural rocky mountains you will find in the whole world.
5. ROUTEBURN TRACK IN NEW ZEALAND
The Routeburn Track is a 20-mile hike that traverses both Mount Aspiring and Fiordland National Park in New Zealand’s Southern Alps. You can do it over 2, 3, or 4 days depending on your time and fitness level. Routeburn Track highlights include views of Fiordland’s highest peak, Mount Tutuko, and the route’s highest point, Harris Saddle, at 1,255 meters (4,117 feet) above sea level.
The Routeburn Track can be done as a guided walk or on its own. Guided hikers stay in private cabins, and individual hikers stay in Department of the Conservation (DOC) cabins or tents. As the route is not circular, independent hikers should arrange a bus or transfer service after the trek is finished.
During “Great walk season” you need to make advance reservations. You can book cabins or beds in tent sites at any of his two campsites along the route (Routeburn Falls and Lake McKenzie). During the winter months (May-October), the route remains open, but facilities are reduced, and there are additional safety risks associated with avalanche hazards in the Alpine section. Fiordland’s weather is very unpredictable, and unprepared hikers can face inclement weather, snowy alpine trails, ice, and slips along the way. Always check weather conditions by contacting the Fiordland National Park Visitor Center prior to out-of-season hikes.
The adventurous treks in the world give thrilling experiences and stories that are told later. If you are a trekking enthusiast, these should be on your bucket list.