… the largest wilderness area in South-East Asia and an UNESCO world heritage area since 2004. It is further part of the tropical rain forest heritage of Sumatra, allowing for spectacular experiences in this fortunately still widely untouched nature.
The hike itself is a unique experience for several reasons:
No trails are available and one totally has to rely on the guide to find the way through the jungle (mainly following former rebel trails).
4-6 porters accompany you and provide you with the most delicious hiking food you’ll ever get to taste (don’t forget to tip).
You will not see ANYONE other than your party during the whole hike.
The wilderness of the jungle and its inhabitants is just breathtaking.
The river crossings are an adventure itself.
They recommend local guides Expedition Jungle.
Drew posted the best Ausangate page we’ve yet seen.
Ausangate is one of our top 10 hikes in the world.
Distance: 42.8 miles
Elevation Gain: 9406 ft
Minimum Elevation: 12498 ft
Maximum Elevation: 16,828 ft
Time: 5 days
Visa: Single entry tourist visa to Peru for US citizens
Trail Condition: Wide fired road on the start which narrows to single track and alpaca trails
Cell Phone Reception: None
Trail to Peak – A COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE AUSANGATE TREK
If you are considering this amazing adventure, that page is MUST READ.
Our favourite hike in South America is getting easier. Locals are developing a guided trip where you could sleep under a roof every night.
Click over to Adventure Junkies — HIKING THE AUSANGATE TREK IN PERU
Swarms of aqua-blue butterflies, foaming waterfalls, hidden swimming lagoons, lime-green parakeets and chirping songbirds high up in the trees – this was what I’d come to find in the verdant Colombian jungle, along the winding trail to the Lost City.
HIKING COLOMBIA’S LOST CITY OF TEYUNA
One of our best hikes in South America.
MB Guiding posted the best page for hikers interested in planning a North Coast Trail adventure either independently or guided.
North Coast Trail – Cape Scott Provincial Park
The North Coast Trail is a remote and challenging coastal backpacking trip. Beach sections dominate the trail, like this stretch between Christensen Point and Laura Creek Camp. We arrive at camp each night, tired from the terrain and happy from the sights.
Here’s my own take on that hike, one of the best in the world … with some reservations.
- up to 8 days
- up to 120km (74.5mi)
The … Naukluft hiking trail is regarded as one of Africa’s toughest. I went along to find out why. …
Travel Namibia News (2012)
related – EXPLORING THE NAUKLUFT ON FOOT – MAPS AND FACTS
World Expeditions will guide your 152 day trek,1700km.
Three trekkers are just setting out on this year’s thru hike walking until July 27, 2017.
(via Adventure Blog)