From the highest mountain in Africa, Kilimanjaro, to Everest base camp, here are a few hikes around the world, to add to his list of things to do at least once in his life.
The online accommodation booking site Booking.com has selected the destinations for the most breathtaking hikes for adventure seekers, challenges and open spaces.
Kilimanjaro – Arusha, Tanzania
Climbing the highest mountain in Africa is a unique experience: 56 km of hiking for five to seven days of effort. To meet this challenge, travelers will have the choice of several courses that will allow them all to admire exceptional landscapes and wildlife. Many safari destinations are accessible from Arusha, including Serengeti National Park and Kilimanjaro, the highest peak on the African continent.
Where to stay: The Arusha Coffee Lodge is the perfect place to stay before or after an excursion to Kilimanjaro. This beautiful lodge offers an outdoor pool, a restaurant and rooms with lovely garden views.
The Inca Trail – Machu Picchu, Peru
The Inca Trail is one of the busiest and most breathtaking hiking trails in the world. You have to travel 41 km of ruins, jungle and beautiful Andean landscapes before reaching, for the more adventurous, Machu Picchu. At the summit, the most courageous will have the reward of being able to marvel and contemplate the snowy peaks and the sea of clouds that will extend before their eyes.
Where to stay: The location of Panorama B & B is ideal. Located 180 meters from the city market and within walking distance of the train station, it is also an excellent starting point to Machu Picchu. Travelers will enjoy a free breakfast buffet while enjoying spectacular panoramic views of the mountains and river from their rooms.
Everest Base Camp – Kathmandu, Nepal
This is one of the most incredible hikes. Travel 112 km in 16 days and discover the culture and people of the Himalayas, before meeting face to face with the highest peak in the world, this is the promise of Everest. To meet this challenge, travelers must be in good physical shape. It takes three to six hours a day to reach the summit of this mythical mountain.
Where to stay: The Life Story Guest House is strategically located and ideal for meeting other travelers. Housed in comfortable rooms and welcomed by friendly hosts, travelers will be within walking distance of the temples and can rent bicycles to explore the surrounding area.
Mont Blanc – Les Houches, France
With its 170 km and a total altitude of 10,000 meters, this hike around Mont Blanc is for the bravest. Its route passes through France, Italy and Switzerland and travelers will be dazzled by the beauty of the landscape, including glaciers and meadows, and by animals, such as eagles and deer. Also on the road: des Houches, a town that is worth visiting near the most famous, Chamonix.
Where to stay: The RockyPop Hotel is located in the commune of Les Houches, away from the hustle and bustle of the city center and a few kilometers from the Chamonix ski resort. Hikers can relax on the sunny terraces and enjoy traditional French cuisine in the dining area. Those who still have the energy to spend after the hike will also be able to enjoy the ski slopes (in winter).
Appalachian Trail – Ellijay, United States
This hike takes place on one of the world’s longest pedestrian trails, crossing 14 states from Georgia to Maine. It takes five to seven months to cover the 3,200 km that make it up. Most of the route is in a wild nature, ideal for the more adventurous. Hikers will pass through Ellijay, Georgia, which is particularly popular for its mountains, scenery and fall foliage.
Where to stay: The Bearadise Retreat Cabin offers a warm welcome to travelers and the comforting feeling of being in a cabin around a crackling fire in the fireplace. It is the ideal place to rest and recharge your batteries before continuing this incredible hike.