Top 10 treks in the world

Top 10 treks in the world

If you are planning a trek or a hike somewhere in the world, you need to make sure that you have the luggage that will stand up to the demand. At BagsDirect, we have a huge range of heavy duty luggage that has been designed with hikers and trekkers in mind. Have a look at our extensiv range to find the bag that is best suited to you and your requirements. Treks are some of the best ways to see some parts of the world. You can reach heights that would be inaccessible in any other way, and take in views that you could only dream of. The world is home to some truly stunning mountain ranges, and other beautiful hiking trails, and to pick just ten is not easy. 

1)  Everest Base Camp, Nepal

Everest Base Camp

After the devastating Nepal earthquake that destroyed the Base Camp, this famous trek still remains to be of the best in the whole world. Although challenging and demanding it will boast some of the most amazing scenery and views along the way, as you scale the highest mountain. The whole round trek is approximately 70 miles and takes about 16 days to complete. Prior training is thoroughly recommended before you embark on this trip, and insiders advise taking it slowly on the way up whilst you acclimatise. 

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2) Inca Trail, Peru

Inca Trail, Peru

The Inca Trail is incredibly popular among gap year travellers, and thousands of people trek this route every year. The 26 mile hike will take you from the Sacred Valley all the way to Machu Picchu which is better known as the ‘Lost City of the Incas’. There are many different trek options that are available which will depend on your fitness and ability, and will see you trekking between 2 and 7 days. Regardless of how long you decide to go out there for, the views are simply breath-taking. With a combination of white-tipped mountains and forests, it is easy to see why the Inca Trail is so popular and the famous trek in South America. 

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3) Indian Himalayas, India

Indian Himalayas

The Indian side of the Himalayas is more hidden away, and fewer people tend to trek along it; making it ideal for those who want to embark on a more isolated trekking adventure. It boasts views like no other along the top of the world’s greatest mountain range; however is incredibly demanding, and prior training and a high level of fitness is advised before embarking on any trek. There are numerous trips you could make, with perhaps the most hard-core being the 24 day trek from Spiti to Ladakh which follows ancient trade routes. 

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4)  GR20, France

GR20, France

The GR20 just goes to show that you do not need to travel far to experience one of the best treks in the world. This trek proves to be one of the most scenic in Europe, and you will get to experience forests, windswept craters, glacial lakes just to name a few. This is better suited for more experienced trekkers as opposed to beginners. The 15 day hike is incredibly demanding and features rough, sometimes steep terrain, not to mention rickety bridges and slippery rock faces. However, if you are up for the challenge this 104 mile trek through Corsica really cannot be beaten. 

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5) Overland Trek, Australia

Overland Trek, Australia

This 40 mile trek takes just eight days to complete and is considered as one of the finest bushwalks in Australia. Those who embark on this trek will get to experience Tasmania’s prehistoric looking wilderness as you head between Cradle Mountain and Lake St Claire, which is Australia’s deepest natural freshwater lake. The trek will take you through sub alpine wilderness, peaks, forests, alpine heathland, glacial lakes and waterfalls. It is easy to see why the Overland Trek features in 5th place on our list. The scenery is truly magnificent. 

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6) Grand Canyon Hike, Arizona

Grand Canyon Hike

The Grand Canyon hike in Arizona, allows you to get a deep and intense look at this beautiful feature. It is a truly stunning trek, and if you want a quieter, more contemplative experience, it is better to go in either March or November to avoid the rush. This 44 mile trek takes 4-6 days to complete and the planned route shows you both the rims and the rivers. It has been designed to give you plenty of time to absorb your surroundings, and take in this truly amazing site. There are different treks available of different difficulty which allows you to pick the one that is best suited to you. Whichever one you choose, you will still get to experience a trek that well deserves its place on our list. 

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7) Highlands of Ethiopia, Africa

Highlands of Ethiopia, Africa

Ethiopia is home to some of the most fascinating historic features and beautiful scenery, as well as loads of hidden treasures. Trekking across the highlands is the perfect way for you to experience this. The 17 day moderate check (although challenging in some areas) will have you explore The Simien Mountains, where you can expect to see rare wildlife, as well as the vast catchment of the Blue Nile. It is on this trek that you can set up your campsite on a volcanic plateau, where you can experience a great sense of isolation, and relaxation.

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8) Routeburn Track, New Zealand

Routeburn Track, New Zealand

This 20 mile, three day trip along the Routeburn Track in New Zealand, offers some of the biggest scenery. Even though it is a relatively short trek, you can expect to see all and more that you would on a much longer one. This trek can be walked in direction, with one ending at the Routeburn Shelter, and the other at The Divide. You can expect to explore mountain peaks, huge valleys and smaller lakes, as well as hopefully spotting a glimpse of the world’s only alpine parrot, the Kea. At the highest point, you will be 1255 metres above sea level, and it is here that you can look out and see the waves breaking on a distant beach. It really is a breath-taking place to be, and fully deserves a spot on our list.

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9) The Narrows, United States of America

The Narrows, USA

This is a 16 mile trek that leads you through The Narrows in Zion National Park. It is like no other trek features on this list, as you spent half of the hike wading and swimming through the canyons created by the Virgin River, so waterproof gear and luggage is a must! It is normally completed over two days, allowing you to trek at a more leisurely pace, so you can take in all the views and surroundings. There are 12 different camps for you to choose from along the way. Perhaps the most spectacular part of the hike is scaling the Angel’s Landing, where you have to scramble up rocks to the top. Although this particular part of the hike is fairly demanding, the views at the top are oh so worth it. 

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10) Bernese Oberland, Switzerland

Bernese Oberland


The Swiss Alps had to feature somewhere on our list, and where better place to finish than the Bernese Oberland. The scenery that will surround you is simply stunning, and during the 8 days you spend in the mountains, you will feel like you are living in a postcard. The Bernese Oberland trek is fairly demanding, and not only will you spend some time travelling in a cable car and train, you will also be roped up and wear crampons for long sections of the hike. This is not for the feint hearted, but the panoramic views that stretch for miles in all directions makes it one of the top ‘must-do’ treks in the world. 

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