Want a grand challenge?
We are looking for an adventurer to try to complete our top 10 hikes of the world in one continuous walking holiday.
We reckon you could start in June and comfortably finish in November with this itinerary:
+ Ausangate Circuit, Peru
+ West Coast Trail, BC, Canada
+ Sunshine to Assiniboine, Alberta, Canada
+ Glacier North Circle, Montana, USA
+ John Muir Trail, California, USA
+ Haute Route (Chamonix-Zermatt), Alps
+ Otter Trail, South Africa
+ Everest Base Camp / 3 Passes, Nepal
+ Tongariro Northern Circuit, New Zealand
+ Overland Track, Tasmania
That’s one round-the-world extravaganza!
Throw in the Huayhuash Circuit in Peru, at the beginning for extra bragging rights.
5 Replies to “top 10 treks in the world – 5 months?”
Interesting thought (not that I’ve got the time off work)
What would you estimate the total cost of traveling between locations and how many of those destinations require advanced planning (permits, food caches, etc)
“How many miles do you figure it would it be total?
So you figured it out that a person could do all these treks and hit them at the best time? What sort of conditions would a person encounter?”
Not sure of the total mileage.
John Muir Trail would be the most demanding “hike”. Kilimanjaro is very HIGH.
In the end, altitude sickness would be the greatest hazard.
The suggested schedule gets you to each hike at least at a REASONABLE time of the year.
Lets ballpark it:
$2000 – Around the World air ticket
$1200 – additional air tickets and ground transport
$5400 – 180 days @ $30 / day average
$1400 – additional gear
Lets say MINIMUM US$10,000.
More likely $13k.
I’m game. But who has the cheque book?