Pacific Crest Trail
1) Pacific Crest Trail:
The Pacific Crest Trail is a 2,653-mile trail that stretches from Canada to Mexico and is one of the most popular trails in the world. This hiking trail passes through California, Oregon, and Washington. The trail winds through some of the most stunning landscapes in North America and it’s one of the best ways to see what Mother Nature can do!
Length: 2,653 miles (4,270 kilometers)
Best Time to Visit: April-September
Time Required: Approximately 5 months
Camino de Santiago
2) Camino de Santiago:
The Camino de Santiago is a pilgrimage route that stretches over 800 km (500 mi). Most popular pilgrimage tour from the 10th century. You can start this either from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port or Roncesvalles from wherever you want but it ends in Santiago. There are multiple options to begin this hike. The route has been used by pilgrims for centuries and it’s still a popular choice for those looking for a challenging hike.
Length: 500 miles (800 kilometers), the French way
Best Time to Visit: April-October
Time Required: Approximately a month
Everest Base Camp
3) Everest Base Camp:
The most famous hike in the world is this! Be prepared to hike for 14 days to climb the hills having 600m elevation gain including going and coming down. This hike is located at the foot of Mount Everest, where you will get the best views of the world’s highest mountain. The hike starts from Lukla from Kathmandu, Nepal, and passes through Namche Bazaar. It’s also where many hikers begin their quest for Mount Everest. You’ll want to make sure that you’re properly equipped before setting out on this adventure.
Length: 130 kilometers (65 Km each way)
Best Time to Visit: February to May and Late September to November
Time Required: 12- 14 days
4) Kalalau Trail:
This one is neither the longest nor the toughest, but definitely epic! This trail is notorious for being one of the toughest hikes in all of Hawaii, but if you’re looking for an unforgettable experience with amazing scenery and beautiful views ofHawaii’s coastline,this is definitely a must-do trail! Though you need a permit to hike the whole trail which leads through dense jungle and over waterfalls. You will see some amazing sights along this trail.
Length: 11 miles (18 kilometers)
Best Time to Visit: All year round
Time Required: 1 day
5) Kilimanjaro, Tanzania:
While this hike may not seem like an epic one at first glance, it is actually pretty hard-and it can be considered one of the toughest hikes in the world because of how high up you go! To summit, Kilimanjaro requires at least 5 to 6 days in total depending upon the hiker’s stamina and typology. Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa as well as the tallest freestanding stunning mountain in the world. So, if you want to make sure that your trip is well worth it then definitely consider Kilimanjaro as one of your options for the best hikes in the world today!
Length: 37 to 90 km (as it has 7 routes)
Best Time to Visit: January and February
Time Required: 5 to 9 days