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=Criteria=
 
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Our selection criterion is: ''The best trek is that which is most listed in books covering the greatest treks in the world''.
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Our basic selection criterion is: ''The best trek is that which is most listed in books covering the greatest treks in the world''. Then, a mention gives more points if the book lists less treks, and viceversa.
  
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We have selected the best 7 books (in our opinion) that gather the greatest treks in the world (we will include 2 more). We assigned a score to every trek in each publication basing ourselves on a series of variables, one of the most important being the amount of treks the book covers (a trek that is in a book covering 10 treks is awarded a higher score than another in a book covering 50).
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=World's TOP 10 Treks=
 
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Our selection of books is the following:
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* Book 1: '''A Journey along the World's Great Treks''' by Jeff Salvage and Kirk Markus
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| 1 || Chile || [[Parque_Nacional_Torres_del_Paine|Torres del Paine Trek, Patagonia]] || 28 || 8/9
* Book 2: '''Classic Hikes of the World: 23 Breathtaking Treks''' by Peter Potterfield
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| 2 || Perú || [[Inca Trail]] || 25 || 7/9
* Book 3: '''Top Treks of the World''' by Steve Razzetti
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| 3 || Tanzania || Mt. Kilimanjaro || 24 || 7/9
* Book 4: ''' The World's Great Adventure Treks''' by Jack Jackson
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| 4 || France-Italy-Switzerland || Haute Route || 22 || 6/9
* Book 5: '''Outside Adventure Travel: Trekking''' by Outside Magazine
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| 5 || Nepal || Everest Base Camp || 21 || 5/9
* Book 6: '''Ultimate Adventures a Rough guide to Adventure Travel''' by The Rough Guides
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| 6 || New Zealand || Routeburn track, Fiordland-Mount Aspiring Nationals Parks, South Island || 18 || 5/9
* Book 7: '''A Year of Adventures''' by Lonely Planet/Andrew Bain
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| 7 || Pakistan || Snow Lake/Biafo-Hispar/Lupke La Region || 16,5 || 6/9
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| 8 || Pakistan || Baltoro glacier / Concordia || 15,5 || 5/9
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| 8 || India || Zanskar river, Ladakh || 15,5 || 5/9
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| 10 || USA || Kaibab trail, Grand Canyon (Rim-to-Rim), Arizona || 15 || 5/9
 
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| 11 || Australia || The Overland Track, Tasmania || 14,5 || 5/9
 
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| 1 || Tanzania || Mt. Kilimanjaro Trek || 5 || 4 ||  || 4 || 4 || 2 || 3 || 22
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| 12 || Nepal || Annapurna Area,(Annapurna circuit, Kopra Ridge) || 14 || 4/9
 
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| 2 || Chile || Torres del Paine Trek, Patagonia || 5 || 4 || 3 ||  || 4 || 2 || 3 || 21
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| 12 || New Zealand || Milford Trek || 14 || 4/9
 
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| 3 || Perú || Inca Trail || 5 ||  ||  || 4 || 4 || 2 || 3 || 18
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| 14 || Canada || The West Coast Trail, British Columbia || 12 || 4/9
 
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| 4 || Nepal || Annapurna Area,(Annapurna circuit, Kopra Ridge) || 5 || 4 || 3 ||  ||  || 2 || 3 || 17
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| 14 || Morocco || Tichka to Toubkal, Atlas Mountains || 12 || 4/9
 
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| 5 || France-Italy-Switzerland || Haute Route || 5 ||  || 3 ||  || 4 || 2 || 3 || 17
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| 16 || South Georgia || Shackleton crossing, South georgia || 11,5 || 4/9
 
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| 6 || Pakistan || Snow Lake/Biafo-Hispar/Lupke La Region || ||  || 3 || 4 || 4 || 2 || 1,5 || 14,5
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| 17 || Australia || The Larapinta trail, West MacDonnell Range || 10 || 3/9
 
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| 7 || India || Zanskar river, Ladakh || ||  || 3 || 4 || 4 ||  || 3 || 14
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| 17 || France || Grande Randonnee 20, Parc naturel regional de la Corse, Corsica || 10 || 3/9
 
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| 8 || New Zealand || Milford Trek || 5 ||  ||  ||  || 4 || 2 || 3 || 14
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| 19 || USA || Kalalau trail, Kauai, Hawai || 9 || 3/9
 
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| 9 || Nepal || Everest Base Camp || 5 || 4 ||  ||  || 4 ||  ||  || 13
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| 19 || Spain || El Camino de Santiago || 9 || 3/9
 
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| 10 || New Zealand || Routeburn track, Fiordland-Mount Aspiring Nationals Parks, South Island || 4 || 4 || 3 ||  ||  || 2 ||  || 13
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| 19 || Sweden || Northern Kungsleden, Lapland, Sweden || 9 || 3/9
 
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| 19 || Scotland || West Highland Way, Scotland || 9 || 3/9
 
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| 23 || Europe || Tour of Mont Blanc, France / Italy / Switzerland || 8 || 2/9
 
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| 23 || Greece || Horseshoe, North Pindos Mountains || 8 || 3/9
 
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| 11 || USA || Rim-to-Rim of the Grand Canyon || 5 || 2 || 3 ||  ||  || 2 ||  || 12
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| 23 || Argentina || [[Parque_Nacional_Los_Glaciares|Mount Fitzroy, El Chaltén, Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, Patagonia]] || 8 || 2/9
 
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| 12 || Pakistan || Baltoro glacier / Concordia || || 4 || 3 ||  ||  || 2 || 1,5 || 10,5
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| 23 || Perú || [[Circuito Huayhuash Andino|Huayhuash circuit, Cordillera Huayhuash]] || 8 || 3/9
 
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| 13 || USA || Kalalau trail, Kauai, Hawai || || 4 ||  ||  ||  || 2 || 3 || 9
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| 23 || South Africa || Northern Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal || 8 || 3/9
 
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| 14 || Canada || West Coast trail || || 4 ||  ||  ||  || 2 || 3 || 9
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| 28 || Nepal || Kangchendzonga Himal || 7 || 2/9
 
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| 15 || Spain || El Camino de Santiago || ||  ||  ||  || 4 || 2 || 3 || 9
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| 28 || Tibet || The Mount Kailas Circuit || 7 || 2/9
 
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| 16 || Morocco || Tichka to Toubkal, Atlas Mountains || ||  || 3 ||  || 4 || 2 ||  || 9
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| 28 || New Guinea || Kokuda trail. || 7 || 2/9
 
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| 17 || Argentina || Mount Fitzroy, El Chalten, Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, Patagonia || 4 || 4 ||  ||  ||  ||  || || 8
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| 28 || USA || Jhon Muir Trail, California || 7 || 3/9
 
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| 18 || South Georgia || Shackleton crossing, South georgia || || 4 ||  ||  ||  || 2 || 1,5 || 7,5
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| 28 || USA || The Narrows, Zion Nat Park, Colorado, Utah || 7 || 2/9
 
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| 19 || Nepal || Kangchendzonga Himal || || || 3 ||  || 4 ||  ||  || 7
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| 28 || Canada || The Rockwall trail, (The Great Divide), Rockies || 7 || 2/9
 
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| 20 || Tibet || The Mount Kailas Circuit || || ||  ||  || 4 ||  || 3 || 7
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| 28 || South Africa || Kruger Wilderness Trails || 7 || 2/9
 
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| 21 || Uganda || The Ruwenzori || || ||  ||  || 4 ||  || 3 || 7
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| 28 || Uganda || The Ruwenzori || 7 || 2/9
 
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| 22 || Australia || The Overland Track, Tasmania || ||  || 3 ||  ||  || 2 || 1,5 || 6,5
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| 36 || USA || The Appalachian trail, Georgia to Main || 6,5 || 3/9
 
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| 23 || Australia || The Larapinta trail, West MacDonnell Range || || || 3 ||  ||  ||  || 3 || 6
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| 37 || Nepal || Manaslu circuit, Larkya Himal || 6 || 2/9
 
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| 24 || USA || Continental Divide trail, Rockies || ||  ||  || 4 ||  || 2 ||  || 6
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| 37 || New Zealand || Tongariro Northern Circuit, Tongariro Nat Park || 6 || 2/9
 
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| 25 || Sweden || Kungsleden || || 4 ||  ||  ||  || 2 ||  || 6
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| 37 || Australia || Thobsborne trail, Hinchinbrook Island, Queensland || 6 || 2/9
 
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| 26 || Scotland || West Highland way || || 4 ||  ||  ||  || 2 ||  || 6
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| 37 || USA || Highline trail, Wyoming Rockies (Wind River Range) || 6 || 2/9
 
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| 27 || Greece || North Pindos Mountains || ||  ||  || 4 ||  || 2 ||  || 6
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| 37 || France-Spain || Pyrenean Haute Route, Pyrenees, France / Spain || 6 || 2/9
 
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| 28 || SoutH Africa || Northern Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal || ||  ||  || 4 ||  || 2 ||  || 6
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| 37 || Kenya || Mt Kenya, Mount Kenya Nat Park || 6 || 2/9
 
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| 29 || USA || The Appalachian trail, Georgia to Main || ||  || 3 ||  ||  || 2 ||  || 5
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| 43 || Bhutan || The Snowman Trek (Lunana Trek), Himalaya || 5,8 || 3/9
 
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| 30 || France || Grande Randonnee 20, Parc naturel regional de la Corse, Corsica || ||  || 3 ||  ||  || 2 ||  || 5
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| 44 || India || Singalila to kangchendzonga,Singalila National Park, Sikkim Himalaya || 5,5 || 2/9
 
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| 31 || France || Grande Randonnee 20, Parc naturel regional de la Corse, Corsica || ||  || 3 ||  ||  || 2 ||  || 5
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| 45 || Malasya || Mount Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo || 5 || 2/9
 
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| 32 || Venezuela || Trekking to Angel falls, Canaima national Park || ||  ||  ||  ||  || 2 || 3 || 5
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| 45 || USA || Maroon Bells circuit, White River Nat Forrest, Colorado || 5 || 2/9
 
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| 33 || Perú || Huayhuash circuit, Cordillera Huayhuash || ||  || 3 ||  ||  || 2 ||  || 5
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| 45 || USA || Continental Divide trail, Rockies || 5 || 2/9
 
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| 34 || Perú || Alpamayo circuit, Cordillera Blanca || ||  || 3 ||  ||  || 2 ||  || 5
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| 45 || England || England from coast to coast || 5 || 2/9
 
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| 35 || Ethiopia || Semien Mountains, Semien National Park || ||  ||  ||  ||  || 2 || 3 || 5
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| 45 || Venezuela || Trekking to Angel falls, Canaima national Park || 5 || 2/9
 
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| 36 || Bhutan || The Snowman Trek (Lunana Trek), Himalaya || ||  || 3 ||  ||  ||  || 1,5 || 4,5
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| 45 || Perú || Alpamayo circuit, Cordillera Blanca || 5 || 2/9
 
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| 37 || USA || Jhon Muir Trail || || 2 ||  ||  ||  || 2 ||  || 4
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| 45 || Ethiopia || Semien Mountains, Semien National Park || 5 || 2/9
 
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| 38 || Bhutan || The Chomolhari trek || || || || || || 2 || 1,5 || 3,5
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| 52 || Bhutan || The Chomolhari trek || 4,8 || 3/9
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| 53 || Bhutan || A tiger´s lair (Paro Taktsang) & a sacred peak || 4,3 || 2/9
 
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=Other Treks (mentioned once)=
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=Honorable Mention=
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An honorable mention is given to all those treks just mentioned in only one publication.
  
 
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| || Birmania || Kachin Tribal Village Trek || 5 || 1/9
 
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| || Birmania || Kachin Tribal Village Trek || 5 || ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 5
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| || Mali || Bandiagara, Pays Dogón || 5 || 1/9
 
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| || Europe || Tour de Mont Blanc || 5 || ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 5
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| || Nepal || Inner Dolpo || 4 || 1/9
 
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| || Nepal || Inner Dolpo ||  ||  ||  ||  || 4 || ||  || 4
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| || New Zealand || Kepler Trek, Fiordland Nat park || 4 || 1/9
 
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| || Bhutan || A tiger´s lair (Paro Taktsang) & a sacred peak ||  ||  ||  || 4 || ||  ||  || 4
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| || USA || Llama-Trekking in Escalante Canyon, Utah || 4 || 1/9
 
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| || Mongolia || Kharkhiraa & Turgen, Altai ||  ||  ||  || 4 || ||  ||  || 4
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| || France || Tour de la vanoise glacier, Parc Nat de la Vanoise || 4 || 1/9
 
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| || New Zealand || Kepler Trek, Fiordland Nat park || 4 || ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 4
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| || Italia || The Dolomites Traverse || 4 || 1/9
 
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| || New Zealand || Aoraki to Arthurs pass, Aoraki Nat Park - Arthurs pass Nat Park, Central Southern Alps ||  ||  ||  || 4 || ||  ||  || 4
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| || Kazakhstan || Foothills of the Tian Shan || 4 || 1/9
 
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| || Australia || Thobsborne trail, Hinchinbrook Island, Queensland ||  ||  ||  || 4 || ||  ||  || 4
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| || México || Copper Canyon || 4 || 1/9
 
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| || USA || Evolution Loop, Kings Canyon Nat Park, Sierra Nevada, California ||  ||  ||  || 4 || ||  ||  || 4
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| || Panamá || The Darien Gap || 4 || 1/9
 
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| || USA || Highline trail, Wyoming Rockies ||  ||  ||  || 4 || ||  ||  || 4
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| || Tanzania || Walking Safari in Serengeti Nat Park || 4 || 1/9
 
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| || USA || Sawtooth traverse, Idaho Rockies || || ||  || 4 ||  ||  ||  || 4
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| || Nepal || Dhaulagiri circuit, Himalaya || 3 || 1/9
 
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| || USA || Alaska on foot, Anchorage area, Alaska ||  ||  ||  || 4 ||  ||  || || 4
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| || Nepal-Tibet || Jumla to Mount Kailas, Himalaya || 3 || 1/9
 
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| || USA || Llama-Trekking in Escalante Canyon, Utah || || ||  ||  || 4 ||  ||  || 4
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| || Mongolia || Kharkhiraa & Turgen, Altai || 3 || 1/9
 
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| || Canada || The Rockwall trail || || 4 ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 4
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| || India || Valleys of flowers, Joshimath, Himalaya || 3 || 1/9
 
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| || France || Tour de la vanoise glacier, Parc Nat de la Vanoise || || 4 ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 4
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| || India || The source of the Ganges || 3 || 1/9
 
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| || Spain || Ways of St James, Pyrenees || || ||  || 4 ||  ||  ||  || 4
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| || China || Tiger Leaping Gorge || 3 || 1/9
 
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| || Spain || Picos de Europa, Cantabrian Mountains || || ||  || 4 ||  ||  ||  || 4
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| || China || Huan Shan, Shaanxi || 3 || 1/9
 
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| || Greece || Across the spine of Crete || || ||  || 4 ||  ||  ||  || 4
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| || Japan || The 88 temple circuit || 3 || 1/9
 
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| || Italia || The Dolomites Traverse || || ||  ||  || 4 ||  ||  || 4
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| || Japan || Hokkaido, Daisetsuzan National Park, Hokkaido || 3 || 1/9
 
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| || Kazakhstan || Foothills of the Tian Shan || || ||  ||  || 4 ||  ||  || 4
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| || Japan || Hike in Japans North Alps || 3 || 1/9
 
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| || México || Copper Canyon || || ||  ||  || 4 ||  ||  || 4
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| || Kyrgystan || Central Tian Shan, Tian Shan Range || 3 || 1/9
 
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| || Chile || Exploradores valley, Aysen, Patagonia || || ||  || 4 ||  ||  ||  || 4
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| || Iran || Damavand || 3 || 1/9
 
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| || Panamá || The Darien Gap || || ||  ||  || 4 ||  ||  || 4
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| || Thailand || Hill-Tribe Trek in Northern Thailand || 3 || 1/9
 
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| || Turkey || Kackar of the pontic Alps, black sea || || ||  || 4 ||  ||  ||  || 4
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| || Turkey || The Lycian way || 3 || 1/9
 
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| || Nepal || Dhaulagiri circuit, Himalaya ||  ||  || 3 || ||  ||  ||  || 3
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| || Vietnam || Fanispan, Vietnam || 3 || 1/9
 
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| || Nepal-Tibet || Jumla to Mount Kailas, Himalaya ||  ||  || 3 || ||  ||  ||  || 3
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| || Israel || The Israel National trail || 3 || 1/9
 
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| || India || Singalila to kangchendzonga,Singalila National Park, Sikkim Himalaya ||  ||  || 3 || ||  ||  ||  || 3
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| || New Zealand || Aoraki to Arthurs pass, Aoraki Nat Park - Arthurs pass Nat Park, Central Southern Alps || 3 || 1/9
 
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| || India || Valleys of flowers, Joshimath, Himalaya ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 3 || 3
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| || New Zealand || The Abel Tasman Coastal Track || 3 || 1/9
 
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| || China || Tiger Leaping Gorge ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 3 || 3
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| || Australia || Eden to Mallacoota, Wilderness Coast || 3 || 1/9
 
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| || China || Huan Shan, Shaanxi ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 3 || 3
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| || USA || Evolution Loop, Kings Canyon Nat Park, Sierra Nevada, California || 3 || 1/9
 
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| || Japan || The 88 temple circuit ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 3 || 3
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| || USA || Sawtooth traverse, Idaho Rockies || 3 || 1/9
 
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| || Japan || Hokkaido, Daisetsuzan National Park, Hokkaido ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 3 || 3
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| || USA || Alaska on foot, Anchorage area, Alaska || 3 || 1/9
 
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| || Japan || Hike in Japans North Alps ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 3 || 3
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| || Canada || The Trans Canada Trail || 3 || 1/9
 
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| || Kyrgystan || Central Tian Shan, Tian Shan Range ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 3 || 3
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| || Scotland || Bag Some Munros || 3 || 1/9
 
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| || Iran || Damavand ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 3 || 3
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| || Italia || Alta Via 2, Dolomitas, South Tyrol || 3 || 1/9
 
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| || Thailand || Hill-Tribe Trek in Northern Thailand ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 3 || 3
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| || Spain || Ways of St James, Pyrenees || 3 || 1/9
 
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| || Turkey || The Lycian way ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 3 || 3
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| || Spain || Picos de Europa, Cantabrian Mountains || 3 || 1/9
 
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| || Vietnam || Fanispan, Vietnam ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 3 || 3
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| || Greece || Across the spine of Crete || 3 || 1/9
 
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| || Israel || The Israel National trail ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 3 || 3
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| || Greece || Mt Olympus || 3 || 1/9
 
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| || New Zealand || Tongaviro Mountains, North Island ||  ||  || 3 || ||  ||  ||  || 3
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| || England || The South West Coast path || 3 || 1/9
 
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| || Australia || Eden to Mallacoota, Wilderness Coast ||  ||  || 3 || ||  ||  ||  || 3
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| || England || Peak District || 3 || 1/9
 
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| || New Guinea || Kokoda trail. ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 3 || 3
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| || Ireland || Croagh Patrick || 3 || 1/9
 
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| || Canada || The Trans Canada Trail ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 3 || 3
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| || Austria || The Stubai Horseshoe || 3 || 1/9
 
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| || Scotland || Bag Some Munros ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 3 || 3
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| || Bulgaria || Rila Mountains || 3 || 1/9
 
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| || France-Spain || Pyrenean Haute Route, Pyrenees ||  ||  || 3 || ||  ||  ||  || 3
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| || Bolivia || Illampu circuit, Cordillera Real || 3 || 1/9
 
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| || Italia || Alta Via 2, Dolomitas, South Tyrol ||  ||  || 3 || ||  ||  ||  || 3
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| || Chile || Exploradores valley, Aysen, Patagonia || 3 || 1/9
 
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| || Greece || Mt Olympus ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 3 || 3
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| || Tanzania || Selous Game Preserve || 3 || 1/9
 
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| || England || The South West Coast path ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 3 || 3
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| || Namibia || Fish River Canyon || 3 || 1/9
 
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| || England || Peak District ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 3 || 3
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| || SoutH Africa || Otter & Tsitsikamma trails, Southern cape || 3 || 1/9
 
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| || Ireland || Croagh Patrick ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 3 || 3
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| || Turkey || The Lycian Way, Lycia || 3 || 1/9
 
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| || Bulgaria || Rila Mountains ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 3 || 3
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| || Turkey || Kackar of the pontic Alps, black sea || 3 || 1/9
 
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| || Bolivia || Illampu circuit, Cordillera Real ||  ||  || 3 || ||  ||  ||  || 3
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| || South Africa || The Hoerikwaggo Trail || 3 || 1/9
 
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| || Tanzania || Selous Game Preserve || || ||  ||  ||  ||  || 3 || 3
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| || India || Rajasthan, Rajasthan || 2 || 1/9
 
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| || Kenia || Chogoria & summit circuit routes, Mount Kenia Nat Park ||  ||  || 3 ||  ||  ||  || || 3
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| || India || Coorg, western Ghat Mountains, Karnataka || 2 || 1/9
 
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| || Namibia || Fish River Canyon || || || 3 ||  ||  ||  ||  || 3
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| || China || Xishuangbanna, Yunnan || 2 || 1/9
 
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| || SoutH Africa || Otter & Tsitsikamma trails, Southern cape || || || 3 ||  ||  ||  ||  || 3
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| || Japan || Walking the Nakasendo, Kyoto to Tokyo || 2 || 1/9
 
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| || Turkey || The Lycian Way, Lycia || || || 3 ||  ||  ||  ||  || 3
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| || Tajikistan || Mountain Climbing in Estern Tajukistan, Pamir Mountains || 2 || 1/9
 
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| || South Africa || Kruger Wilderness Trails || || ||  ||  ||  ||  || 3 || 3
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| || Australia || Fraser Island Wildlife, Queensland || 2 || 1/9
 
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| || South Africa || The Hoerikwaggo Trail || || ||  ||  ||  ||  || 3 || 3
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| || USA || Chesler Park, UTAH || 2 || 1/9
 
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| || India || Rajasthan, Rajasthan ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 2 || || 2
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| || USA || Buckskin Gulch, Utah || 2 || 1/9
 
|-
 
|-
| || India || Coorg, western Ghat Mountains, Karnataka ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 2 || || 2
+
| || USA || The Wonderland trail, Mount Rainier Nat Park, Washington || 2 || 1/9
 
|-
 
|-
| || China || Xishuangbanna, Yunnan ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 2 || || 2
+
| || USA || Diablo Lake to Lake Chelan, Ross Lake Nat Recreation Area, Washington || 2 || 1/9
 
|-
 
|-
| || Japan || Walking the Nakasendo, Kyoto to Tokyo ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 2 || || 2
+
| || USA || White Mountain Traverse || 2 || 1/9
 
|-
 
|-
| || Tajikistan || Mountain Climbing in Estern Tajukistan, Pamir Mountains ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 2 || || 2
+
| || USA || McGonagall pass, Denali, Alaska || 2 || 1/9
 
|-
 
|-
| || Malasya || Mount Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 2 || || 2
+
| || USA || Glacier National Park, Montana || 2 || 1/9
 
|-
 
|-
| || Australia || Fraser Island Wildlife, Queensland ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 2 || || 2
+
| || USA || Hoh Rainforest, Olympic National Park, Washington || 2 || 1/9
 
|-
 
|-
| || USA || Chesler Park, UTAH ||  || 2 || ||  ||  ||  ||  || 2
+
| || USA || Pacific Crest trail || 2 || 1/9
 
|-
 
|-
| || USA || Maroon Bells circuit, Colorado ||  || 2 || ||  ||  ||  ||  || 2
+
| || USA || Climbing Mauna Loa, Hawai || 2 || 1/9
 
|-
 
|-
| || USA || Buckskin Gulch, Utah ||  || 2 || ||  ||  ||  ||  || 2
+
| || USA || Isle Royale National Park || 2 || 1/9
 
|-
 
|-
| || USA || The Wonderland trail, Mount Rainier Nat Park, Washington ||  || 2 || ||  ||  ||  ||  || 2
+
| || USA || Colorado´s Fourteeners, Rockys Mountains, Colorado, USA || 2 || 1/9
 
|-
 
|-
| || USA || Diablo Lake to Lake Chelan, Ross Lake Nat Recreation Area, Washington ||  || 2 || ||  ||  ||  ||  || 2
+
| || USA || Hiking Half Dome, Yosemite, California || 2 || 1/9
 
|-
 
|-
| || USA || White Mountain Traverse ||  || 2 || ||  ||  ||  ||  || 2
+
| || USA || Trekking the Grand Teton, Grand Teton National Park || 2 || 1/9
 
|-
 
|-
| || USA || McGonagall pass, Denali, Alaska ||  || 2 || ||  ||  ||  ||  || 2
+
| || Canada || Gros Morne, Canada || 2 || 1/9
 
|-
 
|-
| || USA || Glacier National Park, Montana ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 2 || || 2
+
| || UK || Across the Llýn, Wales || 2 || 1/9
 
|-
 
|-
| || USA || Hoh Rainforest, Olympic National Park, Washington ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 2 || || 2
+
| || England || Hadrian´s wall || 2 || 1/9
 
|-
 
|-
| || USA || Pacific Crest trail ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 2 || || 2
+
| || England || The North Devon Coast, Braunton-Lynmouth || 2 || 1/9
 
|-
 
|-
| || USA || Zion Narrows, Plateau, Colorado, Utah ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 2 || || 2
+
| || Ireland || The Kerry Way, Iveragh Peninsula || 2 || 1/9
 
|-
 
|-
| || USA || Climbing Mauna Loa, Hawai ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 2 || || 2
+
| || France || The Cévennes || 2 || 1/9
 
|-
 
|-
| || USA || Isle Royale National Park ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 2 || || 2
+
| || Russia || Lake Baikal || 2 || 1/9
 
|-
 
|-
| || USA || Colorado´s Fourteeners, Rockys Mountains, Colorado, USA ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 2 || || 2
+
| || Jamaica || The Cockpit Country, Albert Town || 2 || 1/9
 
|-
 
|-
| || USA || Hiking Half Dome, Yosemite, California ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 2 || || 2
+
| || Romania-Ukranine || The Carpathians || 2 || 1/9
 
|-
 
|-
| || USA || Trekking the Grand Teton, Grand Teton National Park ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 2 || || 2
+
| || Perú || Manu Biosphere Reserve, Amazon || 2 || 1/9
 
|-
 
|-
| || Canada || Gros Morne, Canada ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 2 || || 2
+
| || Mexico || The Copper Canyon, El Fuerte || 2 || 1/9
 
|-
 
|-
| || UK || Across the Llýn, Wales ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 2 || || 2
+
| || Brazil || Serra do mar, Paraná || 2 || 1/9
 
|-
 
|-
| || England || Hadrian´s wall ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 2 || || 2
+
| || Panamá || Cordillera Talamanca || 2 || 1/9
 
|-
 
|-
| || England || The North Devon Coast, Braunton-Lynmouth ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 2 || || 2
+
| || Nicaragua || The Masaya and Maderas volcanoes || 2 || 1/9
 
|-
 
|-
| || England || England from coast to coast ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 2 || || 2
+
| || Namibia || The Skeleton Coast || 2 || 1/9
 
|-
 
|-
| || Ireland || The Kerry Way, Iveragh Peninsula ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 2 || || 2
+
| || Uganda / Congo || The Rwenzori Mountains, Rwenzori National Park / Des Virunga Nat Park || 2 || 1/9
 +
|}
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=Book Selection=
 +
Our selection of books is the following:
 +
 
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|-
 
|-
| || France || The Cévennes ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 2 ||  || 2
+
|
 +
* Book 1: '''A Journey along the World's Great Treks''' by Jeff Salvage and Kirk Markus
 
|-
 
|-
| || Russia || Lake Baikal ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 2 ||  || 2
+
|
 +
* Book 2: '''[http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0393057968/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=wikiexplora-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0393057968 Classic Hikes of the World: 23 Breathtaking Treks''' by Peter Potterfield]
 
|-
 
|-
| || Jamaica || The Cockpit Country, Albert Town ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 2 ||  || 2
+
|
 +
* Book 3: '''[http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1845379063/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=wikiexplora-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1845379063 Top Treks of the World''' by Steve Razzetti]
 
|-
 
|-
| || Romania-Ukranine || The Carpathians ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 2 ||  || 2
+
|
 +
* Book 4: '''[http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0789208474/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=wikiexplora-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0789208474The World's Great Adventure Treks''' by Jack Jackson]
 
|-
 
|-
| || Perú || Manu Biosphere Reserve, Amazon ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 2 ||  || 2
+
|
 +
* Book 5: '''[http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0393320723/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=wikiexplora-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0393320723 Outside Adventure Travel: Trekking''' by Outside Magazine]
 
|-
 
|-
| || Mexico || The Copper Canyon, El Fuerte ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 2 ||  || 2
+
|
 +
* Book 6: '''[http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1858281997/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=wikiexplora-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1858281997 Ultimate Adventures a Rough guide to Adventure Travel''' by The Rough Guides]
 
|-
 
|-
| || Brazil || Serra do mar, Paraná ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 2 ||  || 2
+
|
 +
* Book 7: '''[http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1741799767/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=wikiexplora-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1741799767 A Year of Adventures''' by Andrew Bain]
 
|-
 
|-
| || Panamá || Cordillera Talamanca ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 2 ||  || 2
+
|
|-
+
* Book 8: '''[http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1741799457/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=wikiexplora-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1741799457 Lonely Plante's 1000 Ultimate Experiences''' by Lonely Planet]
|  || Nicaragua || The Masaya and Maderas volcanoes ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 2 ||  || 2
+
|-
+
|  || Namibia || The Skeleton Coast ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 2 ||  || 2
+
|-
+
|  || Uganda / Congo || The Rwenzori Mountains, Rwenzori National Park / Des Virunga Nat Park ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 2 ||  || 2
+
|-
+
|  || Uganda / Congo || Trekking in the Rwenzori Mountains, Rwenzori National Park / Des Virunga Nat Park, Uganda / Congo ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || 2 ||  || 2
+
 
|-
 
|-
 +
|
 +
* Book 9: '''[http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/082122655X/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=wikiexplora-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=082122655X Classic Treks, The Most Spectacular Hikes in the World''' by Bill Birkett]
 
|}
 
|}
 +
 +
=Methodology=
 +
To see how the list was made and how the score was assigned, follow [[Best Treks and Hikes of the World, Top 100 (Methodology)|this link]].

Revisión actual del 11:31 11 nov 2016

Criteria

Our basic selection criterion is: The best trek is that which is most listed in books covering the greatest treks in the world. Then, a mention gives more points if the book lists less treks, and viceversa.


World's TOP 10 Treks

Rank Country Name of the Trek / Hike /Circuit Score Publications
1 Chile Torres del Paine Trek, Patagonia 28 8/9
2 Perú Inca Trail 25 7/9
3 Tanzania Mt. Kilimanjaro 24 7/9
4 France-Italy-Switzerland Haute Route 22 6/9
5 Nepal Everest Base Camp 21 5/9
6 New Zealand Routeburn track, Fiordland-Mount Aspiring Nationals Parks, South Island 18 5/9
7 Pakistan Snow Lake/Biafo-Hispar/Lupke La Region 16,5 6/9
8 Pakistan Baltoro glacier / Concordia 15,5 5/9
8 India Zanskar river, Ladakh 15,5 5/9
10 USA Kaibab trail, Grand Canyon (Rim-to-Rim), Arizona 15 5/9

World's TOP 50 Treks

Rank Country Name of the Trek / Hike /Circuit Score Publications
11 Australia The Overland Track, Tasmania 14,5 5/9
12 Nepal Annapurna Area,(Annapurna circuit, Kopra Ridge) 14 4/9
12 New Zealand Milford Trek 14 4/9
14 Canada The West Coast Trail, British Columbia 12 4/9
14 Morocco Tichka to Toubkal, Atlas Mountains 12 4/9
16 South Georgia Shackleton crossing, South georgia 11,5 4/9
17 Australia The Larapinta trail, West MacDonnell Range 10 3/9
17 France Grande Randonnee 20, Parc naturel regional de la Corse, Corsica 10 3/9
19 USA Kalalau trail, Kauai, Hawai 9 3/9
19 Spain El Camino de Santiago 9 3/9
19 Sweden Northern Kungsleden, Lapland, Sweden 9 3/9
19 Scotland West Highland Way, Scotland 9 3/9
23 Europe Tour of Mont Blanc, France / Italy / Switzerland 8 2/9
23 Greece Horseshoe, North Pindos Mountains 8 3/9
23 Argentina Mount Fitzroy, El Chaltén, Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, Patagonia 8 2/9
23 Perú Huayhuash circuit, Cordillera Huayhuash 8 3/9
23 South Africa Northern Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal 8 3/9
28 Nepal Kangchendzonga Himal 7 2/9
28 Tibet The Mount Kailas Circuit 7 2/9
28 New Guinea Kokuda trail. 7 2/9
28 USA Jhon Muir Trail, California 7 3/9
28 USA The Narrows, Zion Nat Park, Colorado, Utah 7 2/9
28 Canada The Rockwall trail, (The Great Divide), Rockies 7 2/9
28 South Africa Kruger Wilderness Trails 7 2/9
28 Uganda The Ruwenzori 7 2/9
36 USA The Appalachian trail, Georgia to Main 6,5 3/9
37 Nepal Manaslu circuit, Larkya Himal 6 2/9
37 New Zealand Tongariro Northern Circuit, Tongariro Nat Park 6 2/9
37 Australia Thobsborne trail, Hinchinbrook Island, Queensland 6 2/9
37 USA Highline trail, Wyoming Rockies (Wind River Range) 6 2/9
37 France-Spain Pyrenean Haute Route, Pyrenees, France / Spain 6 2/9
37 Kenya Mt Kenya, Mount Kenya Nat Park 6 2/9
43 Bhutan The Snowman Trek (Lunana Trek), Himalaya 5,8 3/9
44 India Singalila to kangchendzonga,Singalila National Park, Sikkim Himalaya 5,5 2/9
45 Malasya Mount Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo 5 2/9
45 USA Maroon Bells circuit, White River Nat Forrest, Colorado 5 2/9
45 USA Continental Divide trail, Rockies 5 2/9
45 England England from coast to coast 5 2/9
45 Venezuela Trekking to Angel falls, Canaima national Park 5 2/9
45 Perú Alpamayo circuit, Cordillera Blanca 5 2/9
45 Ethiopia Semien Mountains, Semien National Park 5 2/9
52 Bhutan The Chomolhari trek 4,8 3/9
53 Bhutan A tiger´s lair (Paro Taktsang) & a sacred peak 4,3 2/9

Honorable Mention

An honorable mention is given to all those treks just mentioned in only one publication.

Rank Country Name of the Trek / Hike /Circuit Score Publications
Birmania Kachin Tribal Village Trek 5 1/9
Mali Bandiagara, Pays Dogón 5 1/9
Nepal Inner Dolpo 4 1/9
New Zealand Kepler Trek, Fiordland Nat park 4 1/9
USA Llama-Trekking in Escalante Canyon, Utah 4 1/9
France Tour de la vanoise glacier, Parc Nat de la Vanoise 4 1/9
Italia The Dolomites Traverse 4 1/9
Kazakhstan Foothills of the Tian Shan 4 1/9
México Copper Canyon 4 1/9
Panamá The Darien Gap 4 1/9
Tanzania Walking Safari in Serengeti Nat Park 4 1/9
Nepal Dhaulagiri circuit, Himalaya 3 1/9
Nepal-Tibet Jumla to Mount Kailas, Himalaya 3 1/9
Mongolia Kharkhiraa & Turgen, Altai 3 1/9
India Valleys of flowers, Joshimath, Himalaya 3 1/9
India The source of the Ganges 3 1/9
China Tiger Leaping Gorge 3 1/9
China Huan Shan, Shaanxi 3 1/9
Japan The 88 temple circuit 3 1/9
Japan Hokkaido, Daisetsuzan National Park, Hokkaido 3 1/9
Japan Hike in Japans North Alps 3 1/9
Kyrgystan Central Tian Shan, Tian Shan Range 3 1/9
Iran Damavand 3 1/9
Thailand Hill-Tribe Trek in Northern Thailand 3 1/9
Turkey The Lycian way 3 1/9
Vietnam Fanispan, Vietnam 3 1/9
Israel The Israel National trail 3 1/9
New Zealand Aoraki to Arthurs pass, Aoraki Nat Park - Arthurs pass Nat Park, Central Southern Alps 3 1/9
New Zealand The Abel Tasman Coastal Track 3 1/9
Australia Eden to Mallacoota, Wilderness Coast 3 1/9
USA Evolution Loop, Kings Canyon Nat Park, Sierra Nevada, California 3 1/9
USA Sawtooth traverse, Idaho Rockies 3 1/9
USA Alaska on foot, Anchorage area, Alaska 3 1/9
Canada The Trans Canada Trail 3 1/9
Scotland Bag Some Munros 3 1/9
Italia Alta Via 2, Dolomitas, South Tyrol 3 1/9
Spain Ways of St James, Pyrenees 3 1/9
Spain Picos de Europa, Cantabrian Mountains 3 1/9
Greece Across the spine of Crete 3 1/9
Greece Mt Olympus 3 1/9
England The South West Coast path 3 1/9
England Peak District 3 1/9
Ireland Croagh Patrick 3 1/9
Austria The Stubai Horseshoe 3 1/9
Bulgaria Rila Mountains 3 1/9
Bolivia Illampu circuit, Cordillera Real 3 1/9
Chile Exploradores valley, Aysen, Patagonia 3 1/9
Tanzania Selous Game Preserve 3 1/9
Namibia Fish River Canyon 3 1/9
SoutH Africa Otter & Tsitsikamma trails, Southern cape 3 1/9
Turkey The Lycian Way, Lycia 3 1/9
Turkey Kackar of the pontic Alps, black sea 3 1/9
South Africa The Hoerikwaggo Trail 3 1/9
India Rajasthan, Rajasthan 2 1/9
India Coorg, western Ghat Mountains, Karnataka 2 1/9
China Xishuangbanna, Yunnan 2 1/9
Japan Walking the Nakasendo, Kyoto to Tokyo 2 1/9
Tajikistan Mountain Climbing in Estern Tajukistan, Pamir Mountains 2 1/9
Australia Fraser Island Wildlife, Queensland 2 1/9
USA Chesler Park, UTAH 2 1/9
USA Buckskin Gulch, Utah 2 1/9
USA The Wonderland trail, Mount Rainier Nat Park, Washington 2 1/9
USA Diablo Lake to Lake Chelan, Ross Lake Nat Recreation Area, Washington 2 1/9
USA White Mountain Traverse 2 1/9
USA McGonagall pass, Denali, Alaska 2 1/9
USA Glacier National Park, Montana 2 1/9
USA Hoh Rainforest, Olympic National Park, Washington 2 1/9
USA Pacific Crest trail 2 1/9
USA Climbing Mauna Loa, Hawai 2 1/9
USA Isle Royale National Park 2 1/9
USA Colorado´s Fourteeners, Rockys Mountains, Colorado, USA 2 1/9
USA Hiking Half Dome, Yosemite, California 2 1/9
USA Trekking the Grand Teton, Grand Teton National Park 2 1/9
Canada Gros Morne, Canada 2 1/9
UK Across the Llýn, Wales 2 1/9
England Hadrian´s wall 2 1/9
England The North Devon Coast, Braunton-Lynmouth 2 1/9
Ireland The Kerry Way, Iveragh Peninsula 2 1/9
France The Cévennes 2 1/9
Russia Lake Baikal 2 1/9
Jamaica The Cockpit Country, Albert Town 2 1/9
Romania-Ukranine The Carpathians 2 1/9
Perú Manu Biosphere Reserve, Amazon 2 1/9
Mexico The Copper Canyon, El Fuerte 2 1/9
Brazil Serra do mar, Paraná 2 1/9
Panamá Cordillera Talamanca 2 1/9
Nicaragua The Masaya and Maderas volcanoes 2 1/9
Namibia The Skeleton Coast 2 1/9
Uganda / Congo The Rwenzori Mountains, Rwenzori National Park / Des Virunga Nat Park 2 1/9

Book Selection

Our selection of books is the following:

  • Book 1: A Journey along the World's Great Treks by Jeff Salvage and Kirk Markus

Methodology

To see how the list was made and how the score was assigned, follow this link.