Pedestrian tourism is an affordable, inexpensive and fascinating way to see the world. Various walking routes exist both in Russia and in other countries of the world. True, hikes require strong legs and careful preparation. But the mass of impressions is definitely worth the effort.
Today we offer to all travelers the Top 10 of the best walking routes of the world , compiled on the materials of the resource LonelyPlanet.
Contents: 10. Baltoro and K2 Glacier, Pakistan
10. Baltoro and K2 glacier, Pakistan
Incomparable mountain route to the second largest mountain peakof the world - К2.The path follows the ice river, deepens into the glacier and goes to the granite mountains. The route for the prepared tourists is calculated for 15 days.
9. Upper road, France-Switzerland
One of the most high-mountain hiking routes leads from the French Chamonix through the southern Valais to the Swiss Zermatt. The route takes about 2 weeks and requires an excellent physical shape.
8. Dardanelles, USA
The route along the Dardanelles Strait in the picturesque Zion National Park and the magnificent canyons washed by the Virgin River occupies 26 km. Some areas will need to be overcome by swimming, if the campaign wants to stretch for a few days, then you can spend the night in the coastal campsites.
7. Rutburn Track, New Zealand
A small route takes 3 days and covers 32 km at the foot of the Southern Alps. The path goes through two national parks. The difficulty for tourists is that at the same time a strictly limited number of people are allowed on the route.
6. Overland track, Australia
Itinerary for the Tasmanian wasteland can be overcome in 5-6 days( 80 km).The path goes past picturesque lakes, rocky mountains, waterfalls, forests and wastelands. For admirers of extreme it is possible to reach the peaks, for example, Ossa hill 1617 meters high.
5. Indian Himalayas, India
The Indian side of the world's largest mountain range is very picturesque, although it's not easy to travel here. A route of 24 days in length will allow you to traverse ancient trading routes.
4. Camp at the foot of Everest, Nepal
For fans of mountain routes this option is just a gift. The path allows you to climb to a height of 5545 m, and along the way there are landscapes of inestimable beauty. The downside is the change in climate and altitude, which can cause such adaptive phenomena as dizziness and fast fatigue.
3. Land of Dogons, Mali
Itinerary can be covered in whole for 10 days, and it is possible to make a shortened program with a transition from 2 days. The highlight of this African route is the soaring rocks of the Bandiagara mountains, covered with abandoned mountain dwellings.
2. Inca trail, Peru
What can be more exciting than walking along a path laid by ancient Incas. The route has a length of 33 km and leads from the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu through three mountain passes. This is the most famous route in South America.
1. GR20, France( Corsica)
The best hiking route in the world is designed for 15 days and covers 168 km. Corsica offers travelers a variety of landscapes: forests and rivers, mountains and glacial lakes, rocks and wobbly bridges. The route GR20 is famous among tourists since 1972.