There’s just something about getting away from the comforts of our home and into the wilderness.
Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned backpacker, the world is brimming with destinations begging to be explored. It’s all about knowing where to go and preparing yourself for the trek.
If you’re looking for your next adventure, then look no further. Below are the most badass backpacking trips you shouldn’t miss.
Barker Hut (New Zealand)
It’s no secret that New Zealand is one of the most breathtaking places in the world. With its snow-capped mountains and vast greeneries, it’s easy to flood your Instagram with photos worthy of your friends’ envy.
Barker Hut is the highest hut in the infamous Arthur’s Pass National Park. The trek there is quite challenging so better attempt it during low water levels. Don’t forget to stay the night in this 10-bunk hut and take in the view.
Grand Canyon Rims (Arizona)
There’s no kidding around when it comes backpacking through the northern rims of the Grand Canyon. You’re met with 14 miles and 5,761 feet of elevation to descend to the Bright Angel Campground. So better bring those trekking poles if you want to come out of this in one piece.
Reward yourself with a meal at the Phantom Ranch Restaurant. We promise it will be worth it.
Swiss Alps (Switzerland)
If there is one trio you should make, it’s the beautiful trek throughout the 68-mile stretch of the Alps. It’s an unmatched destination complete with snowy mountains, flat rolling hills and panoramic views of open fields.
Don’t forget to visit the Bachsee that houses a majestic reflection of the Wetterhorn and Schreckhorn.