May 26, 2020

15 Best Hikes in Patagonia

Steph Dyson @worldlyadventur is a writer, guidebook author & blogger. Author of Chile @MoonGuides, and Peru @RoughGuides. Here’s her list of Patagonian BestHikes you can do independently. We’ve bolded the best of the best. Best hikes in northern Chilean Patagonia (the Carretera Austral) 1. Volcán Chaitén, Pumalín National Park 2. Piedra del Aguila, Futaleufú 3. Sendero Mirador […]

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documentary – Nomad women migrating in Mongolia

Marinel Malvar de Jesus is a Filipina American lawyer who decided to leave that world to set up her own trekking company Peak Explorations. She relocated to Peru. And is currently in Mongolia for the COVID-19 lockdown. She was there working on a documentary about a group of nomad Kazakh women making a camel trek […]

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Trans-Catalina Trail, California

As I post the current operation system of Mac computers is called Catalina. … only 27 miles off the coast of southern California. Though Catalina is a short 90 minute boat ride away, it feels like another world. There are two small, quaint towns on the island — Avalon and Two Harbors — and the remainder […]

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hiking Hampta Pass, India

Best months June, July, August, September. A BIG plus for me is the short 19 km drive (45 mins) to get to the trailhead from Manali. Hamta Pass lies at an altitude of 4270 m (14039 ft) on the Pir Panjal range in the Himalayas. … Beyond Hamta Pass, trekkers can choose to extend their trek towards the beautiful Chandrataal lake. … The […]

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Locked down for COVID-19, we’ve had time to do some housekeeping / updating on our dozens of BestHike information pages.  Any hiker visiting this page for the first time should start with our top 10 lists. The West Coast Trail in Canada is our #1 hike in the world, for example. Harder Ridge, Switzerland, our […]

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10 beautiful places worldwide

Ryan Van Duzer posted his personal favourites. It includes the EVEREST BASE CAMP / 3 PASSES trek, one of our top 10 in the world. Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

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Great Hikes in Yukon

We’d rank Chilkoot Trail the best hike in Yukon. Click through to see the full list with details. Men’s Journal: Slim’s River West Trail Chilkoot Trail Montana Mountain 10 of the most jaw-dropping Yukon hikes Montana Mountain

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150 days thruhiking New Zealand

Gerben van der Zwaard and his partner completed the Te Araroa trail just in time before lockdown. An inspiring recap of their 5 month adventure. Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. related – official website

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Southern Sierra High Route

Pie on the Trail: The Southern Sierra High Route (SSHR) was developed by Alan Dixon and Don Wilson in 2014. It is 100 miles long and the majority is off-trail travel mixed with sections on the JMT. Elevation loss and gain are high and the going is hard. 2019 Backpacking Trip Report Blake Bole’s 2019 trip report […]

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Stingy Nomads do Fish River Canyon, Namibia

We based our Fish River information page much on Stingy Nomad’s trip report: Some guide books says this is the toughest hike in Africa … Fish River is definitely a hike to add to your must do hiking list. Total distance of Fish River canyon hike 86km, the river itself is longer but due to […]

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