Take a Hike: The World's Very Best Treks

The most satisfying treks are not just about the walking, they are about walking into the place’s historic past and customs.

Still, these walks are not an easy task. They will make you test yourself physically and challenge your will, making an indelible imprint of the splendor of our planet. family-557100__340.jpg Below is a listing of 8 of the greatest treks in the world.

Peru's Inca Trail - 4 days & 26.7 miles

Many memorable moments are created on the Inca Trail, but nothing matches the moment you go through the Sun Gate and experience the sight of the forgotten city of Machu Picchu. Ideal time to go: May to September

Lost City in Colombia ~ 27 miles in 5 days
Trail blaze through the abundant jungle across rivers before coming to the ruins of Teyuna. Arrive here first and the Lost City will be yours to appreciate all by yourself.

Perfect time to go: December to March.

Everest Base Camp in Nepal - 13 days and 38.5 miles
This experience will take you much closer to the natives of the Himalayas before opening a window to the top of the planet.

Once you view Everest, you will not view the world in the exact same way anymore.

Ideal time to go: August to November.

Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania - 21.1 miles in 8 days
Mt Kilimanjaro at 5,895m (19,340 ft), is Africa's utmost point. It’s no walk in the park, but unlike other great summits, it gives those ambitious enough to get to the top. Ideal time to go: September to March.

Europe's Mont Blanc - 77.7 miles and 8 days

The Tour du Mont Blanc is a hundred miles and travels through Switzerland, Italy, and France. The ideal months to go are June to September.

Torres del Paine Circuit in Patagonia -10 days & 82.6 miles
Known for its organic beauty, you will be exposed to awesome volcanic landscapes, spectacular glaciers and expansive flatlands extending to the horizon. Perfect time to go: December to March
Venezuela's Mt Roirama - 21.1 miles | 6 days

The glorious mountain of Roraima is treasured to the region's local people and is said to have prompted Arthur Conan Doyle’s novel, "The Lost World."

Best time to go: You can walk the Roraima trail at any time of the year but November to April is the ideal time.

The Camino de Santiago, Spain ~ 466 miles & 30 days
The noteworthy Camino de Santiago, also recognized as the St. James Trail, was a significant Christian retreat during the Middle Ages, and continues to be a popular spiritual pilgrimage even today.

The trail can be traveled any month of the year but the optimal time is somewhere between spring and autumn, though it will be very busy.

Tours Galore

There appears to be a special tour for every destination! Is walking better for you or would you want a bike to get around? The reason for your trip may be more in the direction of wine tasting or sampling new foods. Do you enjoy the company of others when you travel, or would you prefer to go it alone?

Is adventuring more interesting?

Or, do you want to explore the cobble-stone alleys and nooks and crannies of your destination city?

Before you pack your bags...

Prior to closing that suitcase, be sure you’ve made all the important decisions for your perfect vacation.

Let’s begin with the sort of tour that most excites you. beach-691242__340.jpg You’ll have to consider whether or not you'd like to share your days with different people or whether you want your space to go at your own pace.

Hikers, ghost hunters, and adventurers, to name some, will all find that there is an excellent tour for them.

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