is a hiking & travel expert. He’s hiked in Canada, Sweden, Norway, Yukon, Ghana, West Papua (Indonesia), Mongolia. Rogier spent a lot of time trekking in the Bhutanese Himalayas, and edited a dayhiking guide to Thimphu. Rogier Gruys
One day browsing our
top 10 hiking towns of the world, Rogier noted that we have Banff, Alberta, Canada listed.
In Rogier’s opinion, hiking out of
Jasper, Alberta is even better than out of Banff.
Check out the
Jasper National Park home page. And hiking page. It is great. Here I am at wonderful Mt Robson.
Rogier Gruys knows far more about the Canadian Rockies than I ever will. We’ve annotated our
top 10 hiking towns list to mention both Jasper and … Canmore, Alberta. Another strong candidate. 🙂
As rated by
1 Chile – Torres del Paine Trek
2 Perú – Inca Trail
3 Tanzania – Mt. Kilimanjaro
4 France-Italy-Switzerland – Haute Route
5 Nepal – Everest Base Camp
6 New Zealand – Routeburn track
7 Pakistan – Snow Lake
8 Pakistan – Baltoro glacier
8 India – Zanskar river
10 USA – Kaibab trail, Grand Canyon
see the rest of the best on
Not a bad list. 🙂
Inca Trail should be deleted, however. It’s not even the best trek to Machu Picchu.
And this website is
boycotting recommending Pakistan since 11 mountaineers were murdered at Nanga Parbat Basecamp in 2013.