Amazing Trekking Locations around the World

There is something about abandoning the hustle and bustle of the city behind and going out on foot into isolated and undisturbed places where the roads meander into forest trails and steep tracks. Walking along the paths at your own pace also provides you with an opportunity to explore and absorb the magnificent scenery around you or sit and chat with the local people in remote places. Here is a list of some of the best trekking location around the world:

Northwest Argentina

Trekking in Quebrada de las Conchas

Trekking in Quebrada de las Conchas, Northwest Argentina.

This desert and remote region of Argentina, which is bordered by Salts Flats of Bolivia to the North and Atacama Desert, is one of Argentina’s popular tourist destinations. The topography is simply outstanding and contains some multi-colored rock slopes, forests of giant cacti, mineral lakes and valleys of salt flats. It is sparsely populated by some small adobe towns and villages of traditional communities. You can also take a stroll on the wild side and explore the almost unknown Inca Trail of Argentina which is located in the northern Puna region.

Ecuadorian Highlands

Cotopaxi Volcano

Cotopaxi volcano, Ecuador. Photo by Gerard Prins.

Ecuador is blessed with some stunning scenery in its highland areas, particularly the region around Cotopaxi National Park which is located within the famous “Avenue of Volcanoes”. It boasts of some haciendas, traditional farms and local lodges that complement the already attractive hills. Staying in comfy mountain lodges, haciendas and ice climbing are some of the things you can do here.

Southern Patagonia

From the spectacular hikes alongside glaciers in Los Glaciares National park in Argentina to the famous circuits of W in Torres del Paine National park (Chile) whose climax is trekking to the bottom of the granite rock, this place is indeed a paradise for trekking and hiking lovers. Brilliantly colored and crystal clear glacial lakes and open steppe where armadillo, guanaco, foxes and even puma rove while condors fly and explore the skies.

Copper Canyon Mexico

The Copper Canyon still ranks as the least visited places in Mexico, in spite of its legendary picturesque rail route that starts from Los Mochis all the way to Chihuahua. Although the train journey from El Fuerte to Creel can be quite eventful and breathtaking, trekking is surely the best way of experiencing and enjoying the real scale and drama of canyon and provides you with the opportunity of exploring the beauty of the valleys.

Peru Highlands

Trailing the Andes of Peru is simply amazing, whether you seek to explore the lesser known sites e.g. Choquequirao or Kuelap in the north, or whether you intend to follow one of the trails that leads to Machu Picchu. The magnificent lodge to lodge treks along the Lares or Salkantay Trails, will lead you across the traditional places whose inhabitants have no roads and hence limited interaction with the outside world.

The Sri Pada (Adam’s Peak Wilderness) in Sri Lanka

Adam’s Peak Wilderness Sanctuary in Sri Lanka is one of the most popular places in Sri Lanka for trekkers and hikers. Its magnificent landscape and abundant natural beauty combine with it mystic surrounding makes it a must visit place for any adventure loving person. First timers are always advised to start trekking at night so as to arrive on time for the breathtaking panoramic view that normally occurs at sunrise. The view is something that you’ve never seen, an epitome of natural perfection. The shadow of the peak magically mirrors a perfect image among the clouds. The journey might be stressful, tiring and sometimes accompanied by some muscle pains, but it sure is worth the trouble. Obtain a Sri Lanka Visa today and start exploring and experiencing this amazing trekking place in Sri Lanka.

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Paul Tomaszewski is a science & tech writer as well as a programmer and entrepreneur. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of CosmoBC. He has a degree in computer science from John Abbott College, a bachelor's degree in technology from the Memorial University of Newfoundland, and completed some business and economics classes at Concordia University in Montreal. While in college he was the vice-president of the Astronomy Club. In his spare time he is an amateur astronomer and enjoys reading or watching science-fiction. You can follow him on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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