Definition of Trekking:
An extended form of hiking in which people carry double the amount of gear they need for half the distance they planned to go in twice the time it should take.

~Author Unknown

must do treks

  1. Torres del Paine
    • 6-8 day Paine Circuit
  2. Trek to Everest Base Camp
    • an 18-day trail to the base camp of Mt.Everest
  3. Annapurna Circuit
    • a 3-week loop trek through the Annapurna range
  4. Cordillera Blanca & Cordillera Huayhuash near Huaráz
    • 10- to 14-day trek on the Huayhuash Circuit
    • 3-4day Santa Cruz trek
    • ~10 day Alpamayo Circuit
  5. Sacred Valley near Cuzco



Trekking Gear Lists

  1. Beginners Trekking Gear List
  2. Acadia Trekking Gear List
  3. Grand Canyon Hike 2009 Gear List
  4. Grand Canyon Hike 2008 Gear List
  5. Ecuador Oyacache Gorge Gear List
  6. Canadian Rockies Gear List
  7. Appalachian Trail Gear List



list of treks

This is a list of some long-distance footpaths around the world grouped by continent and then by country.


The Americas




May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. May your rivers flow without end, meandering through pastoral valleys tinkling with bells, past temples and castles and poets' towers into a dark primeval forest where tigers belch and monkeys howl, through miasmal and mysterious swamps and down into a desert of red rock, blue mesas, domes and pinnacles and grottos of endless stone, and down again into a deep vast ancient unknown chasm where bars of sunlight blaze on profiled cliffs, where deer walk across the white sand beaches, where storms come and go as lightning clangs upon the high crags, where something strange and more beautiful and more full of wonder than your deepest dreams waits for you beyond the next turning of the canyon walls.        -Edward Abbey

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