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Trekking may be hard work but it’s all worth it to encounter exceptional landscapes, extraordinary mountain peaks and serene snapshots of local colour.

Trekking may be hard work but it’s all worth it to encounter exceptional landscapes, extraordinary mountain peaks and serene snapshots of local colour.

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  • 1. Best treks with killer views Trekking may be hard work but it’s all worth it to encounter exceptional landscapes, extraordinary mountain peaks and serene snapshots of local colour.
  • 2. West Highland Way, Scotland Scotland’s most famous long-distance walk along the constantly changing highland scenery flaunts an incongruous mix of elegant Munros rising dramatically on every side, hauntingly barren moors stretching to the horizon and back-and-forth switchbacks. Some say the best spot is the top of elongated Conic Hill, where a sparkling Loch Lomond accosts your line of sight.
  • 3. Uran Chirripo Loop, Costa Rica Situated in Chirripo National Park in the heart of the Talamanca Mountain range, this is trekking at its finest. You’ll travel though several ecological zones with scads of biodiversity, from the fantastical old-growth forests with trees towering over a canopy dripping with thick, hanging moss to the bare pa´ramo landscape of scrubby trees, grasslands dominating highland wildlife and the lush cloud forest .
  • 4. The Grand Canyon:Rim to rim and back,USA Why not go down first? From one rim across to the other and back again, this trek veers to and fro along different trails each way. As you descend into the depths of the crater, you get up close to the striking rainbows of brick hues filling the strata; the meandering Colorado River beckons and you pass pretty Ribbon Falls, the 30m- high waterfall that resembles ribbons billowing in the breeze.
  • 5. Bathali village treks - Nepal Paths and options abound here but any Bathali trek takes you through Kathmandu Valley and is ideal for families or people wanting a soft multiday hike with stellar views. You start and end in Kathmandu, meandering past Buddhist temples and rural hamlets, including lovely Bathali village which sits on a plateau amidst terraced rice fields and dusty-red thatched farmhouses.
  • 6. Laugarvegurinn, Iceland Glaciers, waterfalls, moss-covered lava plains, volcanic peaks, mirror- like lakes – this hike runs the gamut. The 53km (33-mile) ‘Hot Spring Route’, named for the plumes of sulphuric steam that rise from the landscape, is Iceland’s most popular hiking route and with good reason.
  • 7. The W Trek, Torres del Paine National Park, Chilean Patagonia This up-down-up-down trek (its route forms the letter W) in Torres del Paine National Park is a one of the best ways to embrace nia and clear the cobwebs out of your brain. Each day brings a new set of wow-inducing vistas, from long stretches along luminescent glacial lakes (look for floating icebergs!), rugged peaks looming above and southern beech trees peppering the vast Magellanic forest.
  • 8. Druk Path Trek, Bhutan From bucolic blue pine, fir and thick alpine forests and dwarfed rhododendron trees to sparkling lakes and steep valleys nestled beneath Himalayan peaks, the landscape simultaneously feeds the soul and makes the camera happy (this is, after all, the happiest country on earth), yet the subtle beauty of nomadic yak herders you pass while gliding through high-altitude meadows is just as stunning as the dramatic terrain.
  • 9. Rennsteig, Germany This trek is Germany’s best-kept hiking secret: used by traders and messengers since the 14th century, the 168km (104-mile) route winds from the centre of the country along the ridge of the fairytale Thuringian Forest, taking in medieval towns, river-filled valleys and mountain peaks, before ending near the Czech Republic border.
  • 10. The Milford Track, New Zealand With 54km of pristine lakes, abundant birch trees, verdant forests and U-shaped, ice-carved valleys in the wild Fiordland National Park, it’s obvious why this is one of New Zealand’s most famous walks and considered one of the finest in the world.
  • 11. ABOUT US Getupandgo.in is an adventure travel company that operates out of Mumbai and Chennai, focused on helping create life changing travel experiences for people from all walks of life. CONTACT US Getupandgo.in, Brindavan Apartments, 19 Khader Nawaz Khan Road, Chennai 600006, India Website: www.getupandgo.in