The ten Greatest Offbeat Treks

Wouldn’t it be fantastic to leave all your troubles behind and travel to where no one knows you? heart-529607__340.jpg Separate yourself from the everyday and get back to the beauty of the outdoors on some of the most out of the way trails.

Travel Africa’s third tallest mountain to the Australian deserts, and even the world’s most southerly trek in Patagonia, each place is magnificent.

Even though these tracks are not easy to get to, don’t let that stop you, there is a trek out there for everyone.

Gokyo Lakes & Renjo La in Nepal
Duration is approximately 17 days (13 days trekking)
Difficulty Level: Moderate to Challenging (6)
Ideal for the active travelers who wants to try a trail different to Everest Base Camp trek

Ideal time to go: February to mid-May & end of September to December

Would you like to experience a much quieter trail in the Everest area? This trail goes through Sherpa villages to the stunning greenish blue Gokya Lakes and runs through the Renjo La (5400m) on a rarely ventured trail. It is regarded as the very best trek in the Everest region, and gives a picturesque view of the Himalaya’s 8,000-meter peaks. As you ascend to Gokyo Ri, you will witness one of the top views of Everest and neighboring mountains, such as Cho Oyu in Tibet.

Larapinta Trail End to End in Australia

Duration is approximately 14 days
Grading: Moderate to Challenging (6)
Wilderness lovers and seasoned walkers desiring a challenge will love this
Ideal to go is Mid-April to August

One of Australia’s most legendary hikes - the full traverse of the Larapinta follows the backbone of the West MacDonnell range, in Central Australia, over 223 kilometers.

Hike through the semi-arid region on isolated ridges and canyons, slumber under the stars in the Outback; backpack Mount Sonder, the highest summit in the Northern Territory and take in the stunning sunrise.

Dientes Circuit on Navarino Island in Chile

Duration is Approx. 6 days (4 days trekking)
Grading: Challenging - 7
Ideal for: Experienced trekkers who are looking to get off the beaten track in Patagonia
When to go: Months of December to March

Journey through the southern-most part of the globe to Dientes de Navarino Massif where you will feel very far from everything. You generally do not observe many other backpackers on this this 42-kilometer tour at this far end of South America. This path has been identified by Lonely Planet as anexceptional trek in Patagonia and is probably one of the few very distant places on earth left to visit

K2 Base camp, Concordia & Gondogora La in Pakistan


Duration is about 24 days - 16 days actual trekking

Grading: Entry level mountaineering/ exploratory trekking (8)
Ideal for those who are looking to get into mountaineering, or who are looking for a challenging trek
Best time to go is from June to August
Described as a top trek, it crosses from the famous Baltoro Glacier, to the “Throne Room of the Mountain Gods” and to the bottom of the planet’s second highest summit.

Pakistan’s famous hiking trail has grabbed the attention of hikers and mountaineers for numerous years, with a 360-degree view of 7,000 meter and 8,000-meter points, as well as the sizeable K2.

The Southern Alps in New Zealand

Duration is approx. 6 days
Grading: Moderate (5)
Best for: Those looking to head for heights
Best time to go: November to April

One of the finest hiking (or “tramping” as it is known locally) adventures on Earth can be had in New Zealand’s Southern Alps, with its rolling hills, magnificent glaciers, and turquoise lakes. Walking in isolated alpine tarns with open views, this trek even been used as a predecessor for a trek in the Himalayas.

Mountains of the Moon in Uganda
Duration: Approximately 13 days - 10 days actual of trekking
Grading: Entry level mountaineering/ exploratory trekking (8)

Best for those who have ticked off Mt Kilimanjaro from their bucket list and are looking for their next summit challenge
When to go: December to February or June to September
Tucked away and tranquil, the Rwenzori Mountains (or Mountains of the Moon) are Africa's best hidden secret. Climbing Margherita Peak (5,109m), Africa’s third highest peak, can be a challenge for even the most experienced hiker.


West Coast Trail in Canada
Duration is approx. 8 days (7-day full-pack trek)
Grading is considered moderate to challenging (6)
This is for those active walkers who enjoy coastal walks and seek to combine it with an amazing forest trek and wildlife spotting

Best time to go: August
Take a ferry and cross the Strait of Georgia filled with Orcas, head to Vancouver Island’s northern trailhead where your walk starts, and even spot a sea lion, eagle, or bear on the coastline. Recognized as the world's top 10 hikes, if you schedule it right, you will be able to walk along the coast on the shelf.

Snowman Trek in Bhutan
Duration: Approximately 27 days (23 days trekking)

Grading: Exploratory trekking (8)
Best for anyone seeking a challenging trek that goes far off the beaten track

Ideal time to go is September to November
journey the greatest traverse of Bhutan extending through 11 grand passes over 4,500 meters through the isolated Lunana terrain.

This fantastic passage also traverses to the lovely Paro Valley where you’ll notice a stretch of land with tiny Buddhist monasteries and distant villages that are out of the way from the rest of the country for several months of the year.

Pamir Fann Mountains, Tajikstan
Duration is approx.14 days (5 days trekking)
Grading: Moderate (5)

Best for those wanting to take their bush walking adventures a new level while incorporating historical and architectural sightseeing

When to go: From June to September

Popular for its unique mountain landscapes and its strikingly beautiful alpine lakes this untouched area of Pamir enters deep valleys with clear lakes and flowering meadows. One even might glimpse the summer camps of the Tijiki shepherds.

Tavan Bogd in Mongolia

Duration: About 11 days (4 days trekking)
Grading: Moderate (5)

Ideal for: Anyone seeking to explore untracked wilderness and authentic nomadic culture
When to go: Months of June to August

This most out of the way part of Mongolia is plentiful with nature, abundant wild animals and an interesting cultural history. You will come across local herders, bactrian camels, Kazakh eagle hunters and throat-singing Tuvan locals, and find more about this nomadic society.

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