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A trekking holiday or vacation allows you to have very memorable experiences around different parts of the world as you get to discover and appreciate the marvels of Mother Nature. It basically provides you with the enjoyment of meeting and seeing different people, wildlife, as well as magnificent scenery.
Preparing for a Trekking Holiday
In most cases, trekking requires you to be in an excellent physical condition. You should start training early enough before leaving for your trekking holiday. You can train by jogging and walking. You can also strengthen your legs by exercising on the elliptical machine, exercise bike, or stair stepper. For adequate preparedness, you should start training a month earlier before leaving. If you are looking for ways to save, you can wait until the last minute to book your holiday. Some of the best trekking destinations worth preparing for include:
1. John Muir Trail, California
John Muir Trail runs about 350 kilometres in the Californian Sierra Nevada snowy mountain range. It is nestled between Mount Whitney’s southern summit and Yosemite Valley’s northern end. It passes through two well-known national parks: Sequoia National Park, and Kings Canyon National Park, allowing you to immerse yourself amidst massive sequoias, deep valleys and wonderful wildlife.
2. Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Standing at an amazing height of about 20,000 ft., Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest and coldest mountain in Africa, making it one of the most challenging mountains to climb. The most popular routes through the mountain include the Marangu, Lerosho, Machame, Umbwe, Shira, and Rongai. Each of these routes is unique in its own way, and provides you with a different challenge. A trek through the mountain allows you to see amazing wildlife such as wild pigs, elephants, baboons, and leopards.
3. West Highland Way, Scotland
The West Highland Way is most famous long-distance walk in Scotland. It stretches about 155 kilometres from Milngavie to Fort William. The walk allows you to enjoy the most stunning scenery in Scotland including the wonderful and impressive views from Devi’s Staircase, and Conic Hill. It is a 5 to 9 day trek usually done between the months of May and October.
4. Chikoot Trail, Alaska
The Chikoot Trail is an expansive trail that starts from the tidewater in Alaska and extends upward, over the large mountains in British Columbia. This trail has an intriguing history as it is the main trail that was used in the in the famous 1800’s Klondike Gold Rush. Thousands of contenders participated in the race with the hope of winning and becoming rich. Many died, and only very few made it. Today, the trail offers different reminders of the race. The walk also boasts of incredible picturesque, campsites, and breathtaking scenery.