World walks for your bucket list - Emily Skye

World walks for your bucket list

World walks for your bucket list

One of the many things I love in life is being able to travel the world and experience the beauty and diversity that different countries and cultures have to offer. What better way to get out and explore the world than on my own two feet?

Keeping active and exploring the world is combining two of my favourite things. By trekking through some of the world’s unique wonders I become completely submerged in the experience, instead of just looking at it through a window!

I am lucky enough to have visited many stunning places across the globe; however there are still hundreds more I would love to make it to.

Here are just some of the walks that have made it to my ‘Bucket List’.

  • Inca trail, Peru - This walk is about 30 km long and winds its way up through South America’s most famous trail. Passing through the Sacred Valley, this walk will take you down through lush rainforest and back up onto misty mountain tops to the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu.
  • Everest Base Camp Trek, Khumbu, Nepal - This famous walk is not for the faint hearted. Traveling 62 km it passes through stunning Nepalese landscape, from Lukla to the base of the tallest mountain in the world. As you trek this famous path you can stop along the way and meet locals and admire the stunning landscape that this part of the world is famed for.
  • Waitukubuli National Park, Dominica - This challenging walk will take about a week to complete as it travels over 185 km! Here you will experience the exotic terrain of the Caribbean, including lush forest, stunning waterfalls and a boiling lake (yes, it actually boils!).
  • The Narrows, Zion National Park, United States - If you don’t mind getting a little wet on your trek, then wading through water at times shouldn’t bother you (Just plan to go in the warmer months!). Famed for its stunning sandstone canyons, this path takes you alongside the beautiful Virgin River and has come highly recommended as a ‘must do’ walk.
  • The Great Wall Of China - This is one that I wanted to walk on since I first heard about it as a little girl. Stretching over 4300 km, this ancient man made wall has been walked for over 2000 years! Built to protect the northern frontier of China from raiding Mongol horseman, this path offers stunning scenery and magnificent watch towers that have survived centuries.
  • Larapinta Trail, Northern Territory, Australia - This trek is relatively new as far as Australian walks go, yet already is gathering a reputation worldwide. Winding over stunning landscape for 223 km, this trek will take you over some of Australia’s most spectacular and famous red landscape (but don’t forget your hat and sunscreen!).

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