If there is one thing that’s for sure, it is that there are so many hiking trails around the world. You can never run out of options. In fact, once you are hooked to hiking, you can never run out of exotic places to get your hiking boots muddy. But if you still don’t have an idea about places to hike, here are some examples that you might want to visit before 2019 kicks in.
If Prince William and Kate Middleton’s 2016 trip to Tiger’s Nest in Bhutan inspired you, you’ll want to add it to your bucket list, too. This trail is on a Buddhist monastery that’s on the side of a cliff — so yeah, the views are insane. While the hike itself is only about four hours round trip, you’ll want to spend some time at the monastery, which has a cafeteria. So pack light, come hungry, and plan to stay a while.
Bustle describes the view as insane. There is even a cafeteria with good food, so you’ll be lucky if you come here hungry and ready to eat.
What makes this hike particularly special is that you not only get to take in the splendor of Lake Tahoe, but you’ll also get views of Reno and the surrounding Sierra Nevadas. The summit is the highest peak on the North side of the lake, and it is listed as one of Tahoe Weekly’s top 20 fall adventures.
You’ll work for these views, with nearly 11 miles of trail and an elevation gain of 2,400 feet. The cooler weather in the fall makes it the best time to go.
You may not hike all these trails before the year ends, but at least you can visit and hike a few before Christmas.
Now, if you are interested in hiking in crowded places, Nine also has some recommendations that you should check.
Hiking is one of the most rewarding ways to see a place. It allows you to be at one with nature, and work up a sweat, all while connecting to an area.
But where are the most popular tracks? Oliver Bell, of Oliver’s Travels, a website that specializes in quirky, one-of-a-kind places to stays, has commissioned an analysis of Instagram to find the most popular walking routes that feature most on the app.
They recommend 10 different hiking trails. So that means you have a number of options to choose from.
These hiking trails are exotic, uplifting, and breathtaking. Even then, you must never hike these places alone. And if you must, remember to carry enough safety gear so that you can hike safely.