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Best Day Hikes in the World

Hello everyone, we will talk about on Best Day Hikes in the World. The island is located next to São Vicente, which you can reach by plane. On Santo Antão you can go on several hikes. One of the most popular and beautiful ones is the hike in the Pául Valley. You climb up the crater and have a wonderful view of the valley. It may be a little cloudy at the top, but we promise you the view is worth it when it clears. As you descend, you pass several plantations growing bananas or making the famous drink you can buy all over Cape Verde grunge.

It’s tiring for the feet, so wear hiking shoes and prepare for muscle aches and pains. we loved this hike: it was our first day on the island, so we fell in love with it after seeing all the nature. The hike will take you about 5 hours from the top until you descend all the way down the valley.

Aren’t you tired enough after this amazing hike. It’s 16 kilometers and presents you with cliffs and cute villages along the way. Or go a little further inland and walk along the plantations on the islands that grow many different fruits. I promise you that no two days will be the same in Santo Antão and you’ll want to do a new hike every day.

Here is the List of Best Day Hikes in the World

The Wild Pacific Trail

In the Canadian hiking paradise of British Columbia, Vancouver Island is considered one of the best places to hike thanks to its warmer climate. The island boasts a diverse landscape and biosphere. Lush temperate rainforests and hundreds of kilometres of steep coastline await hikers who visit. The Wild Pacific Trail is an easy day hike that winds along the rocky coastline of the Ucluelet Peninsula on Vancouver’s west coast.

It offers views of forested creeks, steep sea stacks, whale-filled bays and the open Pacific Ocean. Despite its name, this hike is far from wild. The trail is easily accessible, family-friendly and well-maintained. It consists of gravel walkways and scenic wooden planks. The first leg of the trail crosses the lush rainforest and runs along the rocky shoreline, providing dramatic views of the island-filled Barkley Sound and great opportunities for whale watching.

Inca Trail, Peru

The descent from the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu at sunrise is one of life’s greatest experiences. The Inca Trail is not for the faint of heart, it’s a 42-kilometer (26-mile) hike that takes you over two 13,000-foot-high passes. The trail follows the route taken by the ancient Incas 650 years ago, and much of the original stonework is still in place.

Along the way, you will pass through two tunnels created by the Incas, the ancient ruin of Winay wayna, and several waterfalls. This is a difficult trek, usually done in four days with changing weather. It can be hot and steamy, torrential rain, scorching sun and occasionally cold. Be prepared for any weather eventuality. This is a popular route and there are many hiking companies to choose from.

Ol Doinyo Lengai, Tanzania

Heavenly and hellish, the symmetrical volcanic cone of Ol Doinyo Lengai (2,878m) – “God’s Mountain” in Maasai – is an active adventure in more ways than one: the volcano thunders and periodically spews rocks and lava – the advice of locals is essential, as is an experienced guide and a pre-dawn start.

The village of Ngare Sero, at its base, is a stone’s throw from Lake Natron which is flamingo-friendly. On the climb itself expect wonderful photo opportunities as well as the adrenaline rush of gazing at the glowing lava fields of the crater (from a safe distance) and, clouds permitting, the views stretching to the horizon.

Long Range Traverse

This top backpacking trail takes you on a beautiful, but rugged and unmarked trail in the backcountry. Campsites are scattered along the trail to make sure you stay on track, but you’ll need to have experience navigating with a compass and map. Be sure to keep an eye out for wildlife such as caribou and elk.

Mount Sinai Trail in Egypt

Mount Sinai (2285m) is also known as the Mount of Moses and has cultural and religious significance for Christians, Jews and Muslims. The Monastery of St. Catherine is located at its base and is supposed to be the site of the original burning bush, where Moses was instructed by God to lead the Israelites out of Egypt.

There are several options of routes to the top, such as the gentle camel trail that passes through the Elijah’s Basin or the harder Steps of Repentance, and then on a steep path to the last 750 steps where all the routes join. The hike is likely to be hot, so bring plenty of water and a sun hat.

Tiger’s Nest, Bhutan

Taktsang Lhakhang translated as “Tiger’s Nest”  is Bhutan’s most iconic landmark, clinging impossibly to a sheer cliff 900 metres above the valley floor. The temple is shrouded in legend, depicting the sacred stories of Guru Padmasambhava, the source of Buddhism in Bhutan. Legend has it that the Guru flew from Tibet on the back of a mystical tiger and landed on the steep cliff to meditate in a cave. In the late 17th century, the monastery was built around the cave by Gyalse Tenzin Rabgye, who is universally believed to be the reincarnation of the Guru. The complex is open to visitors and can be accessed by a four-hour scenic hike through a beautiful, shady pine forest.

Ruta del Cares – Spain

This is one of the most breathtaking trails in Europe – partly because of the incredible scenery of the gorge and partly because of the unprotected trail edges and stomach-churning drops into the River Cares hundreds of metres below. Most hikers start at Poncebos with a 300-meter climb to Los Collaos, after which it is mostly flat.

The trail, carved into the steep sides of the canyon, crosses bridges and hand-carved rock tunnels through the increasingly narrow valley to Cain, where hikers can sample the venerable local food before returning. It is possible to arrange 4×4 transport back to Poncebos or, to avoid the steep climb and reach the highlights earlier, start at Cain and turn back before the trail starts to climb.

Everest Base Camp, Nepal

Climbing to 5,545 metres (18,193 feet) at its highest point, the 2-week trek to Everest Base Camp is Nepal’s favourite trek, with the 8849-metre Sagarmatha (Everest) towering before you like a petrified giant. Following the winding river valleys and the quivering mass of the Khumbu Glacier, this mighty expedition visits mountain monasteries, towering watchtowers and precariously balanced Sherpa villages, with gruelling days of altitude gain that will test your muscles and stamina to the limit.

However, it’s not all hard work. The trekking infrastructure is unparalleled: porters and guides await on arrival at the tiny mountain airstrip of Lukla, comfortable teahouses provide warm beds and nutritious dal bhat (lentil and rice) dishes all along the way, and the side trails open up a mountain playground with summit climbs and high pass traverses for a taste of real mountaineering. Sure, the trails are crowded in season, but the sense of camaraderie among hikers is hard to find.

Wonderland Trail

Just because this trail circumnavigates, rather than tops, 14,411-foot Mount Rainier, don’t assume it’s an easy walk in Mount Rainier National Park. Think of it this way: with a total elevation gain of 22,000 feet, it’s like conquering the active volcano twice, without the scary fissures. Spread the hike over 10 to 14 days to fully appreciate this epic trek through the most beautiful terrain in the Pacific Northwest, from lowland forests and subalpine meadows to open valleys overlooking the icy Rainier glaciers.

Queens GardenNavajo Loop

The first hike on my list is in one of my favorite national parks in the United States. While the trail combining Queens Garden and Navajo Loop is not the most difficult hike you’ll find on my list, it may be one of the most beautiful. If you’re not familiar with Bryce Canyon, be sure to check out the Bryce Canyon National Park Visitor’s Guide linked below.

This is some of the most spectacular scenery you’ll find anywhere in the world. The canyon is filled with hoodoos, which are interesting rocky peaks that protrude from the canyon floor. Hiking through these unique and beautiful rock formations is like hiking to another planet. This is why the Queens Garden and Navajo Loop trail is on my list of top day hikes in the world.

Conclusion

As you have seen this article Best Day Hikes in the World. For some nature lovers, the simplicity of lacing up a pair of hiking boots and heading to a remote area holds great appeal. The cool fresh air, the solitude and the serenity of the landscape are some of the things that motivate hikers to tackle hikes and hiking trails around the world.

I hope you understand this article, Best Day Hikes in the World.

Amy Hinckley
Amy Hinckley
The Dell Inspiron 15 that her father purchased from QVC sparked the beginning of her interest in technology. At Bollyinside, Amy Hinckley is in charge of content editing. Emma's interests outside of working include going for bike rides, playing video games, and watching football when she's not at her laptop.

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