The world is a beautiful place, and there’s no better way to take in the sights than a good hike.
Below is a list of breathtaking trails that span all difficulty levels.
From Japan’s Yoshida Trail to Argentina’s Fitz Roy Trek, here are 26 hikes worth traveling for.
Where to find it: Crossing 14 US states from Georgia to Maine.
Length: 2,200 miles
Difficulty: Some parts are easy, but some parts are among the toughest in the country.
The AT is one of those trails that everyone has heard about at least once — even people who aren’t at all outdoorsy. The average thru-hiker takes around 165 days to complete it from end to end, and it features some intense elevation changes along its length.
The exact length of the trail changes from year to year due to modifications during maintenance.
Baltoro glacier & K2
Where to find it: Start from Islamabad, Pakistan, to obtain permits, then fly to Skardu, Pakistan, to begin your trek
Length: According to Central Karakorum National Park estimates, it’s possible to reach the K2 base camp in seven to eight days.