My Adventure Journeys Around The World

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My Adventure Journeys Around The World

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10 Essential Items to Pack For An Overnight Hike

10 Essential Items to Pack For An Overnight Hike

For starters, an overnight hike can be a nightmare when packing. You need to travel light (after all, who wants to lug the kitchen sink up a mountain?) but you also need to make sure you bring all the right gear. Here are the 10 essential packing […]

8 Best Hiking Trails Around The World

8 Best Hiking Trails Around The World

The best hiking spot in the world is a debatable topic. For some people, it’s conquering Everest while for others it’s scaling the endless sea of ice and snow of the Jungfrau Mountain Switzerland. For others, it’s the trail at their local valley, three blocks […]

Hiking in Cairngorms, Scotland

Hiking in Cairngorms, Scotland

If you love hiking and are looking for a suitable destination, then you could have many reasons to pick the Cairngorms National Park. It’s possibly the best national park in Scotland for those of us who love hiking. The Cairngorms is the largest national park in the United Kingdom.

Spread over 4,500 square kilometers, it has quite a few fascinating places for hikers to explore, including peaks that an adventurous mountaineer would most certainly love tackling.

However, it calls for the right planning and understanding of the topography and terrain before going in for a hike in the Cairngorms.

Here’s a quick guide.

Look For Passes And Peaks

The best way to enjoy hiking in the Cairngorms is to identify a few passes and peaks while planning your adventure. This will give you a clearer idea about the area you’re planning to traverse.

Among the many such options available, Ryvoan Pass is a place worth having a closer look. It can be reached from the National Outdoor Training Centre near Glenmore Lodge. Ryvoan Pass is a two-mile pass and you will be able to experience and enjoy the green Ryvoan Loch, The local faeries perhaps wash their clothes here and that is why it is green and colourful!

Kingussie To Newtonmore

Another great way to enjoy the Cairngorms is to hike from Kingussie to Newtonmore. The route links the two Badenoch Villages, which are separated only by three miles of land. These villages have a rivalry which is more than a century old.

The five-mile route ends when you follow the Newtonmore’s Trail straight into the village. You will come across quite a few cafes, where you can pick up buns, snacks and other treats.

A Few Things To Keep In Mind

These are two examples of the easier options which the Cairngorms has to offer. One thing to keep in mind is if you’re planning on hiking in winter make sure you have an ice axe, in case you need to climb up a slippery surface.

A visit to the Cairngorms is an experience of a lifetime. The beauty and the variety of flora and fauna are something that will remain etched in your memory for years to come.

Adventure in Canada’s Yukon Territory

Adventure in Canada’s Yukon Territory

Canada’s Yukon certainly is a treat for hikers. Besides being one of the most beautiful places in the world, there are many different types of Yukon hiking trails to suit various levels of hikers. With a population of 37,000 people and plenty of untouched nature, […]

Carrying Your Camera Up A Mountain

Carrying Your Camera Up A Mountain

Mountains provide great photography opportunities. If you’re prepared to put in the hard yards, you can capture unique landscape shots. But to be an expert in mountain photography you need to be prepared. Here are some general tips on how to get the best out of […]


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8 Best Hiking Trails Around The World

8 Best Hiking Trails Around The World

The best hiking spot in the world is a debatable topic. For some people, it’s conquering Everest while for others it’s scaling the endless sea of ice and snow of the Jungfrau Mountain Switzerland. For others, it’s the trail at their local valley, three blocks away from home. Still, others might enjoy the freedom of a week-long trek in Yosemite National Park. It all depends on what you want: scenery, something social, isolation, or a challenge. Taking all these into account, we have created a list of eight of our favourite hiking trails around the world.

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1. Kokoda Trail

The Kokoda Trail is an arduous trek through the jungle from the north to the south of Papua New Guinea. This 96-kilometre trail is best known for its history during World War II and is often traversed each year on ANZAC Day in memory of the many soldiers who died there. It’s an arduous trek and many hikers don’t make it back without emergency help.

2. Nepal

Nepal is a good idea if you like engaging in culture. Spend some time hiking through the Langtang Valley, which is not far from the Tibetan border, where you can take in the breathtaking views of the Himalayas.

3. Zion Narrows, Utah, United States

The Utah Desert is home to some of the wildest scenery accessible to hikers. The sandstone constructions are a result of many years’ of erosion. What remains for hikers to explore is a landscape that looks a bit like Mars, with hills that reach thousands of feet into the sky.

4. Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

The tallest peak in Africa is a gentle summit for inexperienced hikers, with natural beauty and gorgeous contrasts in the landscape. The hike can be done in less than a week and offers some trails that lead you up to the highest view point in Africa. From the parched landscape of sub-Saharan Africa to snowy hillsides, hiking Kilimanjaro is the equivalent of seven hikes in one.

5. Mount Huashan Trail, China

Not for the faint hearted or hikers without a few serious hikes under their belt, Huashan Trail winds above open rock faces. Make no mistake; this trail is one of the most dangerous in the world. But the rewards for completing it are surely worth it.

6. Tour de Mont Blanc, France

The gem of the French Alps, Mont Blanc, gives hikers a fresh view from the highest peak in Europe – 15,000 feet. The snow-capped mountains have forgiving trails that are achievable to many hikers. Along the way, you pass glaciers, lakes and green valleys.

7. Inca Trail, Peru

There is a reason that everybody says they want to do the Inca Trail – it is breath taking. The ancient ruins in the lush Peruvian hillsides are like a time machine into a historical era. Because of the trail’s popularity, it is safe and regulated, making it suitable for hikers of all levels. Some tracks lead up to Machu Picchu, giving more hard core hikers a chance to stretch themselves a bit a long the way.

8-Jungfrau Mountain, Switzerland

You can’t go wrong hiking the Jungfrau region in beautiful Switzerland. Wherever you turn you’ll see sign posted routes leading to summits, lakes and valleys. The range of hikes will keep you busy for weeks. From hiking along streams and through flowering alpine meadows, to more challenging valleys for seasoned climbers, Switzerland will amaze. The good thing here is that non-hiking family members can Jungfrau Mountain Switzerland train.