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.
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.