Best Backpacking Locations around the World

It’s hard to stay away


Day hikes bring a sense of wanderlust and a yearning for adventure that’s almost palpable. It’s common to want to get out and explore and there’s no better way to enjoy traveling and the great outdoors than by taking a backpacking trip that lasts several days or even months.

Sleeping under the stars at night, enjoying the stunning beauty of nature by day, and traveling through wilderness is among the best ways to relax and rejuvenate.[slideshow:89248]

Trekking up a mountain is a splendid way to spend long vacations. Along with the sheer beauty and natural appreciation that comes with rambling through a trail, mountaineering also enhances your health and improves your mood.

If you’re the type of person who likes nothing more than exploring all that nature has to offer, then there is no better way to travel than backpacking.

The most spectacular trail in all of Europe should be on your bucket list, so does  hiking the highest mountain and the highest free standing mountain in the world. If you can’t (yet) climb Everest, do the next best thing to ascending the highest point on Earth and join the Everest Base Camp Trek.

The hiking trails on the following list range from week-long trips to expeditions that can last up to six months. But the stunning views along the way and the proud feeling of accomplishment after completing the challenge will prevail. It’s hard to stay away.

Click here to see the Best Backpacking Locations around the World

More readings: 

16 Most Spectacular State Parks

The Most Charming Places to Stay in New England this Fall

Most Incredible Active Volcanos You Can Hike Around the World