Mother Nature has gifted us so many beautiful places to explore, that it just makes us want to satisfy our wanderlust each time.
Hiking is our favorite way to discover these breathtaking spots. Sometimes, we just end up pinching ourselves just to make sure what we’re seeing is real.
It doesn’t matter if you’re an amateur hiker. There are tons of easy yet rewarding hikes all over the globe. Here are our top picks.
Imja Tse (Island Peak), Nepal
If you’re not ready to take on summits like Everest or Annapurna, your next best bet is the Island Peak in Nepal. It’s the most climbed peak in the Himalaya and with the right equipment, preparation and a guide, you can definitely achieve such great heights here.
It boasts of a view of the impressive view of Lhotse, right behind is the jaw-dropping Everest.
Hooker Valley Track, Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand
New Zealand is a world of its own. From snow-topped mountains to sweeping views of greenery and blue waters, there’s no shortage of reasons to hike here. The Hooker Valley Track in particular, is among the best in the country.
The hike begins at a visitor center and ends up at a lake at the foot of the glacier, which is home to calved chunks of ice floating on it. We’re telling you, it’s unlike anything you’ve seen in this world.
Les Dentelles de Montmirail, Gigondas, France
This hiking experience is a gift that keeps on giving. In the middle of your journey, you have to stop for a glass of wine in Rhone Valley. They happen to have one of the best wines in all of France.
Once you reach the summit, you are in for a beautiful surprise: The limestone fins of Les Dentelles, which you have to see to believe.
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