Kudos to Open Travel for posting an excellent and original list.
Pack your pack. Here are some excellent options:
1. Colombia. The Andes.
2. Tajikistan. The Pamir.
3. The USA. California.
4. Argentina and Chile. Patagonia.
6. Slovakia. The Tatras.
8. The USA. Alaska.
I’ve always been intrigued by this spot, in particular.
… The travelers are still rare in Kazakhstan, so the vastness of its highlands is literally all for those who decide to venture into this remote state in Central Asia. This huge country, the ninth largest in the world, contains two grand ranges: the Tian Shan and the Altai Mountains, where Russia, China, Mongolia and Kazakhstan come together. The beauty, remoteness and wilderness of the country go beyond imagination. Although the mountain areas cover around 10% of the Kazakhstan’s territory, their untouched and breathtaking landscapes make it one of the world’s most rewarding trekking and hiking destinations. …
read more, enjoy more great photos – Open Travel – World’s Best Trekking and Hiking Destinations
I once met a woman from Kazakhstan. She warned me that I’d be robbed or kidnapped should I trek independently in her beautiful country.