10 most impressive and grueling Hiking trails
For many synonymous with the word "campaign" is a few hours hike, which is more like a nice walk. But these stories are nothing more than entertainment for beginners. These trips start trekking trails for multi-day passages.
The longest and the most impressive routes can reach several thousand kilometers. It's hard to believe that a person is able to overcome such distances on foot.
Memoirs Cheryl Strayed about her solo journey on the Pacific Crest trail was so fascinating that based on this history made the film "wild," which has already received two nominations for "Oscar". If you like this adventure, you can safely go to one of those grueling and at the same time is incredibly impressive and scenic routes.
1. The Appalachian trail, USA
Distance: 3510 kilometers
The Appalachian trail — the real Queen of Hiking trails. From MT Katahdin in Maine to Springer mountain in Georgia is located only 5 million steps. However, for an idyllic types of North American forests National Park great smoky mountains in North Carolina needs to brighten up your journey. Of the potential pitfalls can be called brown bear, venomous snakes, poison ivy, and ticks — distributors of Lyme disease.
2. The path of the South-East coast, UK
Distance: 1016 kilometers
Perhaps the rest of the members of the list journey on this route will seem like a dash. The path of the South-East coast benefits from its history. Runs from Minehead in Somerset to Poole Harbour in Dorset, the trail crosses two world heritage sites, including the Jurassic coast with rocks, of which 240 million years. In addition, you have to climb a total of 35 kilometers, which is equivalent to four climbed Everest.
3. Trail Of The-Araroa, New Zealand
Range: 3,000 km
The landscapes of New Zealand in principle, can not disappoint, mountain ranges, capes and glaciers form an impressive panorama. Trail of the-Araroa — "long trail" in the language of the Maori — crosses most of these natural beauties. As usual, this route will take you about three months. Ultramarafon runner Jez Bragg overcame him for 53 days.
4. Path "continental line" USA
Distance: 4990 kilometers
Another incredibly long route that crosses the United States. A lot of these Hiking enthusiasts. Almost 5 thousand miles from Mexico to Canada — a complex, but very exciting journey along the Rocky mountains of North America and attractions such as the Red desert in Wyoming and Grays peak in Colorado. An annual total of 150 people attempt to overcome the "continental line". The youngest of them was only 13 years old.
5. Trail Samuel and Florence Baker, Sudan / Uganda
Distance: 805 kilometers
True adventurers will surely inspire pioneering spirit of this historic trail expedition Samuel and Florence Baker first Europeans 150 years ago to reach lake albert in East Africa and named it in honor of the wife of Queen Victoria. The trail begins near Juba, capital of South Sudan, and passes along such unique natural objects, like lake albert and a 43-foot waterfall Kabarega at the confluence of the Nile at lake Victoria.
6. Trail deserts of Oregon, USA
Distance: 1287 kilometers
The Oregon desert, addictive and a very harsh terrain that will test you for strength. The route is a mix of short trails, historic roads colonists and paths through the wilderness. Trail deserts — a really big challenge that should not be taken, being unprepared. Behind you, must have experience and large supplies of water. However, the amazing beauty of the scenery make this trail is very attractive.
7. The Track "Grand Italy", Italy
Distance: 6166 kilometers
This path with full confidence can be called ambitious. Passing across the Alpine arc, the route subsequently goes down to Sicily, around the West coast of the Tyrrhenian sea in the direction of Sardinia and ends in the ancient city Tibula. The trail was opened in 1995, and its passage will take about 8 months.
8. Great Himalaya trail, Nepal
Distance: 1700 kilometers
The longest and highest mountain trail in the world, crosses the entire Himalayan range from Kashmir to Tibet. This route is for the most ambitious hikers passes through the territories of India, Nepal and Bhutan. Nepalese plot — the most complicated in itself is a serious challenge even for overqualified hikers. A special pleasure is to observe the remote Nepalese villages located on the slopes of mountains and hills at an altitude of a few thousand meters. This is worth a go, only having the experience of mountain climbing, because the trail climbs to an incredible 6146 meters.
9. Nature trail Hokkaido, Japan
Distance: 4585 kilometers
Japan is a Paradise for lovers of walking for long distances, because in its territory there are 5 out of 10 of the longest Hiking trails in the world. Trail Hokkaido is the most majestic of them passes through forests, mountains, steaming volcanoes and glaciers of the island of Hokkaido. This is the northernmost of the Japanese Islands is very short summers and long cold winter, which you have to catch, because the journey would take you about seven months.
10. Transpanama trail, Panama
Distance: 800 km
Anyone who has ever traveled through the tropics, confirm the very harsh local conditions. Thick and humid jungle, full of mosquitoes and other blood-sucking creatures, just waiting until you start this 800-mile journey. But has lots to offer. From the border of Colombia and Costa Rica you'll soon be on the territory of the local tribes like the Kuna and Embera. You will also have the chance to ride in a canoe on the waters of the rainforest and follow in the footsteps of the conquistadors who were here 600 years ago. All Transpanama path you will take more than three months.
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