Hiking in Nepal, Peru and Other Amazing Places You Won’t Ever Forget

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Walking is one of the best and healthiest ways of seeing the world. If you want to head off hiking in Nepal, Peru or elsewhere than what is stopping you?
Just grab some sturdy boots and some sticking plasters and to are ready to rock. Well, almost ready.

Hiking the Appalachian Trail in the US

The Appalachian Trail is one of the most exciting places on the planet to get close to nature. In fact, it is ranked as one of the longest continuously marked footpaths on Earth.

It is also highly protected, meaning that you need to do some research before you think about going hiking the Appalachian Trail. Up to 3 million people visit the trail each year but only a small percentage of the attempt to walk the whole thing.

If you plan on walking from one end to the next then you will start in Georgia and end up in Maine (or maybe the other way round if you want to be awkward), crossing a number of different states along the way. The trail is around 2,200 miles (3,500 km) long.

Let this video inspire you even more.

Hiking in Nepal

If you think about high altitude trekking then there is a good chance that hiking in Nepal springs to mind first of all.

After all, this landlocked Asian country has 8 of the world’s 10 highest mountains and some stunning adventure treks to try out. Doesn’t that sound a bit more exciting that lying on the beach and drinking your bodyweight in mojitos?

There are a number of wonderful trails to try while hiking in Nepal. Annapurna and Khumbu are two of the most well-known areas for doing this.

You will want to get there early and rest for a few days in order to get your body used to the altitude. Once this happens you will be keen to get out and onto the roof of the world in Nepal. It is an unbeatable place to hike, although the going is tough at times.

Check this video to see how spectacular hiking in Nepal is.

Camino de Santiago Map and Routes in Spain

There are few more spiritually uplifting hikes than the one that take you the city of Santiago de Compostela in Spain.
If you look at a Camino de Santiago map you will see that this ancient pilgrimage route has many different branches all over Europe.

This means that there are a number of ways of walking this trail and different starting points to kick off from.

As you head to the sacred city of Santiago you might wonder why so many millions of people have made this same pilgrimage over the centuries. It wasn’t just because there was nothing on TV or at the local theatre.

Santiago is the Spanish name for St James and the magnificent cathedral in the city is where his remains were apparently buried. This makes it one of the biggest Christian pilgrimage sites in the planet.

Along the way you will meet hikers from all over the world, see incredible scenery and get the chance to sleep in monasteries. You might also get sore feet but you won’t care. Well, not much.

Here is another video to inspire you.

Machu Picchu History and Trek in Peru

Probably the most fascinating thing about Machu Picchu is, frankly, all of it. However, what stands out about Machu Picchu history is that we don’t know why it was even built.

Did the Inca rulers heads to this city to escape the Spanish invaders or did the royal ladies live in this city? Maybe it was a giant kid’s adventure park in the mountains.

To get here you go on a 3 or 4 day altitude trek. It isn’t as tough as it sounds, as the distances covered each day are relatively short. In total, you will only over 26 miles (43 km) but you will never forget this hike for as long as you live.

As you go through incredible scenery your guide will point out other ruins and explain a bit about the Machu Picchu history and traditions.
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