The 10 Greatest Offbeat Treks

Wouldn’t it be great to leave all your troubles behind and journey to where no one knows you?

Separate yourself from the every day and get back to the beauty of the outdoors on some of the most isolated hiking trails. Visit Africa’s 3rd greatest peak, the Australian deserts, or hike the world’s most southern peak in Patagonia, all are amazing. And don’t be intimidated by the remoteness of these places - there’s a trail for every level of trekker. cafe-3537801__340.jpg 1. Gokyo Lakes & Renjo La in Nepal Duration: Approximately 17 days (13 days trekking) Level of Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging (6) Ideal for active travelers who want to try a different trail to the popular Everest Base Camp trek. When to go: February to mid-May, End of September to December

Wouldn’t it be sweet to be on a trail that is less visited in the Everest region?

You can journey though Sherpa villages to the breathtaking greenish blue Gokyo Lakes and pass through Renjo La (5400) on a very quiet trail.

It is rated as the best trail in the Everest region, and offers a view of the Himalaya’s 8,000 meter peaks.

As you travel to the top of Gokyo Ri, you will get one of the most stunning sights of Everest and bordering mountains, like Cho Oyu in Tibet. 2. Larapinta Trail End to End in Australia Duration: Approx. 14 days Grading: Moderate to challenging (6) Ideal for: Wilderness lovers and seasoned walkers after a challenge When to go: mid-April to August

One of Australia’s most important hikes, the entire walk of the Larapinta follows the West MacDonnell range and is over 223 kilometers. Trek to remote ridges and canyons; gaze at the stars in the Outback; climb Mount Sonder, the Northern Territory’s highest peak, and bask in the glory of the sunrise. 3. Dientes Circuit on Navarino Island in Chile Duration: Approx. 6 days (4 days trekking) Grading: challenging (7) Ideal for: experienced trekkers who want to get off the beaten track in Patagonia When to go: December to March

Hike one of the globes most southern trails stretching across Dientes de Navarino Massif where you will feel like you are walking on the edge of the world. You will most probably not see any other backpackers along this 42-kilometer circuit. This hike has been categorized by Lonely Planet as some of Patagonia’s very best hiking areas and is thought of the most isolated place to visit on earth.

4. K2 Basecamp, Concordia & Gondogora La in Pakistan Duration: Approx. 24 days (16 days trekking) Grading: Entry level mountaineering/ exploratory trekking (8) Ideal for: Those who are looking to get into mountaineering, or who are looking to take on a challenging trek When to go: June to August

Viewed to be one of the very best picturesque treks, it expands from the well-known Baltoro Glacier, to the “Throne Room of the Mountain Gods” and to the end of the globe’s 2nd tallest peak. This well-known route in Pakistan has captured the minds of adventure seekers and mountains climbers for years, with a vista that spans 360-degrees of a 7000 meter and 8000 meter mountains, together with the great K2. 5. The Southern Alps in New Zealand Duration: Approx. 6 days Grading: moderate (5) Ideal for: anyone looking to head for heights When to go: November to April

Exploring the alpine tarns with unobscured vistas this trek is considered a warm up for backpacking in the Himalayas. Hidden away and peaceful, the Rwenzori Mountains (or Mountains of the Moon) are Africa's best hidden hidden.

Climbing Margherita Peak (5,109m), Africa’s third highest peak, can be a challenge for even the most experienced hiker.

7. West Coast Trail in Canada Duration: Approx. 8 days (7-day full pack trek) Grading: moderate to challenging (6) Ideal for: active walkers who love coastal walks and want to combine it with an exhilarating forest trek and wildlife spotting When to go: August Take a ferryboat and cross the Strait of Georgia filled with Orcas, head to Vancouver Island’s northerly trailhead where your trip starts, and even spot a sea lion, eagle, or bear on the shore. Acknowledged as the world's top 10 hikes, if you schedule it right, you will be able to walk along the shoreline on the shelf.

8. Snowman Trek in Bhutan Duration: Approx. 27 days (23 days trekking) Grading: exploratory trekking (8) Ideal for: anyone looking for a very challenging trek that ventures far off the beaten track When to go: September to November

Explore the ultimate traverse of Bhutan and journey via 11 high passes 4,500 meters through the isolated region of Lunana. This ultimate hike also journeys to the picturesque Paro Valley where you’ll experience a district of tiny Buddhist monasteries and remote villages that are hidden away from the world most of the year.

9. Pamir Fann Mountains in Tajikstan Duration: Approx.14 days (5 days trekking) Grading: moderate (5) Ideal for: those wanting to take their bushwalking adventures up a notch while incorporating historical and architectural sightseeing When to go: June to September

Well-known for its rare mountain scenery and its profoundly stunning alpine lakes, this off -the-beaten walk in the virgin areas of Pamir crosses deep valleys with clear lakes and blooming grasslands. You might even get a chance to witness the summer camps of the Tijiki shepherds. 10. Tavan Bogd in Mongolia Duration: Approx. 11 days (4 days trekking) Grading: moderate (5) Ideal for: anyone seeking to explore untracked wilderness and authentic nomadic culture When to go: June to August Geographically, this is the most remote portion of Mongolia, and is lush with breathtaking nature, wildlife and fascinating cultural history.

You will come across local herders, bactrian camels, Kazakh eagle hunters and throat-singing Tuvan locals, and discover more about this nomadic culture. eiffel-tower-144023__340.jpg

Top Treks Around the World

The most enjoyable journeys are not just about the walking, they are about walking into the place’s historical past and customs. Still, this kind of journey is no simple task. They will challenge your strength both physically and mentally, leaving you with an endurable impression of the beauty of the earth.

Following are eight of the world's top hikes. 1.Peru’s Inca Trail | ~26.7 miles | 4 days Memorable moments are plentiful on the Inca Trail, but none can compete with the time you walk through the Sun Gate and first see the vision of the forgotten city of Machu Picchu. Best time to go: May to September.

2. Colombia’s Lost City | ~27 miles | 5 days Hike through the dense jungle through streams before coming to the ruins of Teyuna. Arrive here first you and will have this Lost City to appreciate exclusively.

Ideal time to go: December to March. 3. Nepal’s Everest Base Camp | ~38.5 miles | 13 days

The hike will connect you more to the people of the Himalayas while creating an opening to the top of the planet.

After viewing Everest, you will never look at our world in the exact same way.

Ideal time to go: August to November. 4. Tanzania’s Mt Kilimanjaro | ~21.1 miles | 8 days

old-1130743__340.jpg Mt Kilimanjaro is Africa's premier crest at 5,895m (19,340 ft). It is no easy task, but unlike other massive summits, it gives those brave enough to make it to the top. Ideal time to go: September to March.

5. Europe’s Mont Blanc | ~77.7 miles | 8 days

With the Tour du Mont Blanc you trek one hundred miles through 3 countries: Switzerland, Italy, and France. Ideal time to go: June to September. 6. Patagonia’s Torres del Paine Circuit | 82.6 miles | 10 days

Known for its natural beauty, you will be exposed to awesome volcanic landscapes, impressive glaciers and expansive grasslands expanding to the horizon. The best time to go is from December to March. 7. Trekking Venezuela's Mt Roirama | ~21.1 miles | 6 days The glorious mountain of Roraima is treasured to the region's local inhabitants and is said to have motivated Arthur Conan Doyle’s novel, "The Lost World."

When to go: November to April is the perfect time to walk the Roraima path but anytime of the year is good. 8. The Camino de Santiago, Spain | ~466 miles | 30 days

The widely known Camino de Santiago, also known as the St. James Trail, was a significant Christian journey during the Middle Ages, and remains a celebrated religious journey to this day. The walk can be done anytime of the year but between autumn and spring is optimal, but also very busy.

Planning Your Family Getaway

When it comes to the moment to choose your family vacation, remember one thing: one size does not fit all. The entire family grows and evolves, and so do the interests and passions. Irrespective of whether you are vacationing with small children, enthusiastic middle schoolers, sulky teenagers, or a large family, the best vacation is out there, waiting to be found!

Family vacations are key for families to enjoy quality time together, particularly in today’s world where life can get so busy. Experiencing things together is not only good for one but also fortifies family ties.

And they make everyone step back, plug into the world, and build memories. Family vacations, however, can be a complicated undertaking.

Finding enough fun-filled activities to keep everyone focused is challenging!

So how does one go about planning the supreme family trip then?

It is straightforward: make certain there is plenty to keep everyone occupied. The little ones will need familiar foods, babysitters and even certain medical requirements, but the older ones will have other concerns. While family time is necessary, teens might have their own idea of what makes a perfect vacation: like exploring alone or with friends, sunning by the pool, or taking loads of selfies.

Immersive travel allows the true discovery of a locale rather than simply viewing it from a tour bus. By experiencing the locality via cultural adventures, you can become part of the community and it can become part of you. Staring at the stars, reaching that mountaintop, going on a safari or even whale watching will leave you with experiences that will endure a lifetime and make you want to see other places. Expect real adventures that fascinate inquisitive minds; bake a pastry in a Parisian boulangerie, visit with local children at a Masai Mara school or take a Zodiac ride in Antarctica with a genuine marine biologist.

The whole family can enjoy learning a few phrases of the regional language and partake in the cuisine. Whether you are seeking a luxurious and stress-free setting or looking to go and discover far away places, the choices are endless. Following is a list of just a few choices: Nihi Sumba Island in Indonesia

venice-1506296__340.jpg For an over-the-top fantasy for all ages, visit the Indonesian hotel, Nihi Sumba; designated one of the finest international hotels.

Here you will find a spa situated under a fountain, a deluxe wellness center, a private place to surf, horseback riding and an open-air Land Rover Safari. Cruise the Italian Riviera What could be better than cruising the Italian Riviera on a luxury yacht? Here you will be able to do everything: shopping, touring, swimming or water skiing - or if your aim is to get away from from the world, relaxing with a nice glass of champagne.

Set sail in the city of Naples, cruise on to Capri, Positano and conclude your travels on the volcanic island of Stromboli.

Montana: The Ranch at Rock Creek Maybe your ideal trip is going fishing, trekking or horseback riding.

Yet you still fancy falling into a comfortable bed with 1000 thread-count sheets at the end of your day. If so, therefore go to the Ranch at Rock Creek in Montana. You will be staying in luxury cabin accommodations and getting facials and massages at the spa. African Safari

If your aspiration is to get your kids off their cell phones and to re-connect to the natural world, then a safari is for you. People of all ages will be left inspired by the great beauty of the African plains and wild animals. Canyon Ranch in Lenox, Massachusetts

Canyon Ranch offers something a bit different for you and your teen; classes in wellness and physical fitness, spiritualism and the connection between mind and body. If you or your teen are looking to learn more about the unearthly world, then you can take part in a spiritual reading or get your natal astrological chart.

Iceland Iceland has become a favorite for many reasons.

It’s a wondrously spectacular locale and only a short flight from the east coast.

And it offers adventure for the kids and extravagance for mom and dad. Moreover, your kids will be wowing their friends back home with online pictures of the Northern Lights. Patagonia San Carlos de Bariloche in Patagonia is one other locale if you are looking to get away from the summer season and experience the wonder of this small town set in the hills of the Andes Mountains.

Bariloche, for short, is a mere two-hour flight from the capital of Buenos Aires. Costa del Sol, Marbella Is your young one the next Roger Federer? And do you want to lounge in the sun with a margarita? Then Puente Romano Beach Resort in Marbella is your spot.

venice-849841__340.jpg Bermuda One can appreciate Bermuda all year round and it is a quick trip from the East Coast.

The Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, also referred to as the “Pink Palace”, is the perfect spot for everyone in the family. Whatever family trip one chooses, it is destined to become the stuff of legend and will provide impressive stories for many years.

Organize Your Own Vacation

Can you recall the best trip of your life? What made it the best trip ever? The place was undoubtedly part of it. However your travel companions played an even more essential role.

All you wish and want from a trip on occasion is time to enjoy with your loved ones.

And other times, ones goes away to meet new people, and potentially even a new love interest. Customizing your trip makes way for that versatility to create your perfect getaway.

Suggested schedules are always available but creating a specific one for you takes into consideration your time, hobbies and interests and budget.

However creating the right custom tour to meet all your desires can be overwhelming.

This is the instant you go to an expert in the industry. They can guide you in the right direction when it comes to organizing family trips or romantic getaways, meeting people with your same interests, the best way to discover the world, and a whole lot more. Tailored tour packages fit the bill for individuals who have special interests.

They offer opportunities that you just cannot get from a group tour. Individuals who are seeking a special, immersive experience, like the adventurers, foodies and historians of the world, will benefit from an individually designed travel program. Wildlife photography is just one illustration of this kind of program.

Waiting for a good shot is a huge part of this passion and can be tough to attain on your average trip. A photography outing is fashioned exclusively for those who need the time to get those once-in-a-lifetime images. Birdwatchers will also appreciate this kind of travel.

Inspirational words from Robert Lynd were dead on; “In order to see birds, it is necessary to become a part of the silence”. On a personalized tour, birders, as they are called, can devote all the time they need hunting for that hard-to-find bird without being hurried by the group. Also important to take into account are time and finances. tourism-3258425__340.jpg How much time off do you have and what can you manage financially?

100% flexible, customized tours are individualized to meet your all your requirements. Perhaps there is an event that you really want to attend at a certain time of year? Travel professionals can advise on when to go and help find you the very best tours. A custom-made trip means you can do what you want to do with no distractions.

It allows you to do what you want to do and not have to deal with anything else. It’s the way to go for your dream come true vacation!

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