A hiking trail which is worth enjoying should be in a position to offer you both a sense of adventure and fulfillment. The following list of the 5 most amazing hiking trails in the world is prepared taking this into account.
- Mount Kailash Pilgrimage, Tibet
A pilgrim center for five religions, Mount Kailash is an ideal location for those who are looking for some kind of a spiritual enlightenment. This is a 32-miles hiking trail. However, the mountain remains forbidden to hikers. Reports say that once, a Spanish mountaineer was granted permission to climb up the mountain. But, he chose not to desecrate the area. Those who belong to Hindu religion believe that the pyramid at the top of the mountain is the place where God Shiva sits in meditation. Despite the fact that mountaineering remains prohibited here, the hike in the surrounding track is worth trailing. The waterfalls, the sacred cave and the 18,600-foot Dolma La Pass in the area makes it an ideal place for those who love nature. The perfect time to visit this sacred mountain is between April to September. Transportation would never be an issue with a number of companies who are eager to help you in the matter. They would drive you till the base of the mountain. Having a bath in the adjoining river Manasarovar is sure to be great refreshment. According to the Hindu religion, the river cleanses you from all your sins.
- Israel National Trail, Israel
This is a location ideal for someone who is eager to get to know the past of the holy land described in the bible. The 620-mile long trail winds through deserts and ends up in kibbutzim. If you are not someone who is used to long-distance hiking, this might not be the one for you. INT (Israel National Trail) also offers you a glimpse of the life at present in the country with opportunities to stop in the cities like Jerusalem. And, the area is sacred for Christians, Jews and Mohammedans. There is one thing which often goes ignored in the midst of the news of the tension between the two neighboring countries, the divine splendor of the Middle-east deserts. The friendly Israelites who are often spotted skiing in the area are always keen to make sure that your trip to the area is an unforgettable experience in life. They may take you to their home and offer food and accommodation may be completely free of charge. The ideal time to visit this location is between the months of February and May.
- North Drakensberg Traverse, South Africa/Lesotho, uKhahlamba/ Drakensberg Park
This is a long-winding trail which requires a bit of familiarity with the area and training. Most of the tourists who visit this trail make use of professional guides to enjoy the trip. This is the highest mountain of South Africa and the adjacent park is a world-heritage site. And, the trail is decorated with great caves which throw light into the art of the time.
- Cinque Terre, Sentiero Azzuro, Italy
A hiking trail ideal for families and elderly hikers, this is a favorite of honeymooners and children. The ideal time to visit this 7-miles long trail is the spring. The hike which connects five colorful villages is the greatest attraction in the area.
- Yoshida Trail, Mount Fuji, Japan
The love for the culture of Japan would take you to this mountain. Even though there are numerous trails to the top of the mountain, the most frequented one is Yoshida Trail which covers an area of 8 miles.
This is not an exhaustive list. It just offers you a glimpse of the excitements in store for you if you decide to go for hiking in any part of the world. Just plan well and have the time of your life!