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See also Top U.S. Trails

Trek Place miles days Elevation ft Season
Annapurna Circuit1 Nepal 150 17 17,769 October
Milford Track New Zeland
(South Island)
34 5 4,265 Nov - Mar
Torres del Paine Circuit Patagonia, Chile-Argentina 62 9-10 4,000 Nov. - Apr.
Mount Kilimanjaro Tanzania 33 6 19,341 January through mid-March
Inca Trail
Machu Picchu
Peru 27 4 14,500 2 April to October
See AndeanTravelWeb.com
1. By 2012 a road will be completed up to Manang on the east; It already goes up to Muktinath on the northwest, leaving only 7.5 mi. over the Thorong La pass undisturbed.
2. Machu Picchu is actually lower in elevation than Cusco (7,874' versus 11,150').

Walking Distance: Extraordinary Hikes for Ordinary People, Manning

Alta Via 1 (Italy)
C&O Canal (Maryland, U.S.)
Camino de Santiago (Spain)
Cape Winelands Walk (South Africa)
Chilkoot Trail (Alaska, U.S. and B.C., Canada)
Cinque Terre (Italy)
Coast to Coast Trail (England)
Colorado Trail (Colorado, U.S.)
Cotswold Way (England)
Great Ocean Walk (Australia)
Inca Trail (Peru)
John Muir Trail (California, U.S.)
Kaibab Trail (Arizona, U.S.)
Kalalua Trail (Hawaii, U.S.)
Kungsleden (Sweden)
King Ludwig's Way (Germany)
Long Trail (Vermont, U.S.)
Lost Coast Trail (California, U.S.)
Lycian Way (Turkey)
Milford Track (New Zealand)
Ocala Trail (Florida, U.S.)
Overland Track (Australia)
Paria River Canyon (Utah and Arizona, U.S.)
South Downs Way (England)
Superior Hiking Trail (Minnesota, U.S.)
Tahoe Rim Trail (California and Nevada, U.S.)
Tour du Mont Blanc (France, Italy, Switzerland)
Walker's Haute Route (France, Switzerland)
West Coast Trail (B.C., Canada)
West Highland Way (Scotland)

Still More:
Overland Track in Tasmania, Australia
Routeburn Track, New Zealand
Caribou Tracks, Gates of the Arctic National Park and Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), Alaska
Snowman Trek, Bhutan
The Three Gorges, China
Kalahari Desert, Botswana
The Lost City, Columbia
Torfajokull, Iceland
The High Atlas, Morocco
The Kangshung Valley, Tibet-Khafta
The Kings Trail, Sweden
The Lycian Coast, Turkey

Treks (from BootsNall):
Tongariro Northern Circuit, North Island, New Zealand 
Zion Narrows, Utah, United States 
Tiger Leaping Gorge, China 
Kalalau Trail, Kauai, Hawaii 
Torres del Paine Circuit, Patagonia mountains, Chile
Tour de Mont Blanc, France
West Coast Trail, British Columbia, Canada
Ben Nevis Blues, Fort William, Scotland

Climbs (from National Geographic):
Mount Khuiten, Mongolia
Kilimanjaro, Tanzania [19,341']
The Andes, Peru [14,500']
Mount Everest, Nepal [29,035']
The Matterhorn, Switzerland [14,691']
Mount Elbrus, Russia
Cilaltépetl and Iztaccíhuatl, [Mexico 18,406']
Denali, Alaska, [20,320']
Annapurna, Nepal

Walking Distance: Extraordinary Hikes for Ordinary People
Fifty Places to Hike Before You Die: Outdoor Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations
World's Best Hikes: 20 Hikers' Dream Trails - National Geographic
The 10 best treks in the world - Lonely Planet
Trekking at InsidrInfo.com | Online Trekking guide with Trekking info and photos
Great Hikes Around the World at Squidoo
The Haute Route in the Alps is one of the best hikes in the world.
10 Best Hiking Trails in the World | BootsnAll Travel Articles
Top 10 Climbs - Travel - National Geographic
Best hikes, treks, walks, rambles & tramps in the world.

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last updated 22 July 2013