So after the onslaught for the more adventurous souls I think it is time for us to look at trekking or walking.
But don’t get too relaxed as there are some pretty high octane ideas below which should definitely get the blood pumping round the body!
What inspires you more then, the location of the walk or the walk itself?
There are so many amazing places to go that i think I may well have to subdivide this into more than one entry but lets see how we get on and what I can and can’t cover.
First up is a jaunt over in Africa. It sounds more impressive that it is as the route itself is not particularly tricky having said that you get to see some rgeat wildlife and venture up to about 1000m high too. So, for a slow introduction head off to the Simien Mountains in Ethiopia. For a bit more information on the peaks have a look here:
Second up, keeping it in Africa we head over to Rwanda. The wildlife theme is definitely visible as the walk is more than justified by the end result. Remember “Gorillas in the Mist”? Well this is your chance to be in your very own movie. Rwanda has the highest number of habituated gorilla groups (seven to be precise) including the group made famous from said film. Don’t get me wrong, this is a seriously pricey trip but is a once in a life time opportunity. Furthermore permits are needed and consequently a fair amount of planning required, but by ek is it worth it!
check it out here:
Although there are hundreds of amazing treks elsewhere in Africa it would be remiss of me to miss out on other wonderful adventures.
A country that is often off the visit radar is Bhutan. Sandwiched between China and India it often gets over looked even though with its Buddhist culture and some of the best of trekking anywhere in the world it is a must see location. Near Thimpu there are a plethora of high altitude beautiful, picturesque lakes crying out to be seen. Even though it is pretty tricky there is the opportunity to see the Golden Trout as well as the famous Tiger’s Nest Monastery too.
Another country that people have only just started to really hear about is Papua New Guinea. Over the last few years there have been a few programs highlighting both the country and the people there so if your interest has been piqued then why not check it out. It is a wonderland for anyone interested in indigenous peoples, wildlife, jaw dropping scenery and tough walking. it is a country that beggars belief and you can guarantee that not many of your piers will have been there either!
And last up we have got an idea to get you to central America.
Mexico is well known for sea, sun and those Aztec ruins that featured so heavily in Star Wars…but there is so much more to this amazing country. Of course you can’t go to Mexico without visiting these ruins or some similar however why not scale Mexico’s highest, and North Americas third highest, peak? Pico de Orizaba is 5746m but as long as you are fit and have some experience then it is imminently doable for sure.
So, I hope all of that was of interest and i look forward to doing another Trekking article soon