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Best Treks and Hikes of the World, Top 100 (Methodology)

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Criteria

Our selection criterion is: The best trek is that which is most listed in books covering the greatest treks in the world.

Development

We have selected the best 9 books (in our opinion) that gather the greatest treks in the world. 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).

Our selection of books is the following:

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

World's TOP 10 Treks

Rank Country Name of the Trek / Hike /Circuit Publication Score
Book1 Book2 Book3 Book4 Book5 Book6 Book7 Book8 Book9
1 Chile Torres del Paine Trek, Patagonia 5 4 3 4 2 3 4 3 28 (8/9)
2 Perú Inca Trail 5 3 4 2 3 5 3 25 (7/9)
3 Tanzania Mt. Kilimanjaro 5 4 3 4 2 3 3 24 (7/9)
4 France-Italy-Switzerland Haute Route 5 3 4 2 3 5 22 (6/9)
5 Nepal Everest Base Camp 5 4 4 5 3 21 (5/9)
6 New Zealand Routeburn track, Fiordland-Mount Aspiring Nationals Parks, South Island 4 4 3 2 5 18 (5/9)
7 Pakistan Snow Lake/Biafo-Hispar/Lupke La Region 3 3 4 2 1,5 3 16,5 (6/9)
8 Pakistan Baltoro glacier / Concordia 4 3 2 1,5 5 15,5 (5/9)
8 India Zanskar river, Ladakh 3 3 4 3 2,5 15,5 (5/9)
10 USA Kaibab trail, Grand Canyon (Rim-to-Rim), Arizona 5 2 3 2 3 15 (5/9)

World's TOP 50 Treks

Rank Country Name of the Trek / Hike /Circuit Publication Score
Book1 Book2 Book3 Book4 Book5 Book6 Book7 Book8 Book9
11 Australia The Overland Track, Tasmania 3 2 1,5 5 3 14,5 (5/9)
12 Nepal Annapurna Area,(Annapurna circuit, Kopra Ridge) 5 4 2 3 14 (4/9)
12 New Zealand Milford Trek 5 4 2 3 14 (4/9)
14 Canada The West Coast Trail, British Columbia 4 2 3 3 12 (4/9)
14 Morocco Tichka to Toubkal, Atlas Mountains 3 4 2 3 12 (4/9)
16 South Georgia Shackleton crossing, South georgia 4 2 1,5 4 11,5 (4/9)
17 Australia The Larapinta trail, West MacDonnell Range 3 3 4 10 (3/9)
17 France Grande Randonnee 20, Parc naturel regional de la Corse, Corsica 3 2 5 10 (3/9)
19 USA Kalalau trail, Kauai, Hawai 4 2 3 9 (3/9)
19 Spain El Camino de Santiago 4 2 3 9 (3/9)
19 Sweden Northern Kungsleden, Lapland, Sweden 4 2 3 9 (3/9)
19 Scotland West Highland Way, Scotland 4 2 3 9 (3/9)
23 Europe Tour of Mont Blanc, France / Italy / Switzerland 5 3 8 (2/9)
23 Greece Horseshoe, North Pindos Mountains 3 2 3 8 (3/9)
23 Argentina Mount Fitzroy, El Chalten, Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, Patagonia 4 4 8 (2/9)
23 Perú Huayhuash circuit, Cordillera Huayhuash 3 2 3 8 (3/9)
23 SoutH Africa Northern Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal 3 2 3 8 (3/9)
28 Nepal Kangchendzonga Himal 3 4 7 (2/9)
28 Tibet The Mount Kailas Circuit 4 3 7 (2/9)
28 New Guinea Kokuda trail. 3 4 7 (2/9)
28 USA Jhon Muir Trail, California 2 2 3 7 (3/9)
28 USA The Narrows, Zion Nat Park, Colorado, Utah 2 5 7 (2/9)
28 Canada The Rockwall trail, (The Great Divide), Rockies 4 3 7 (2/9)
28 South Africa Kruger Wilderness Trails 3 4 7 (2/9)
28 Uganda The Ruwenzori 4 3 7 (2/9)
36 USA The Appalachian trail, Georgia to Main 3 2 1,5 6,5 (3/9)
37 Nepal Manaslu circuit, Larkya Himal 3 3 6 (2/9)
37 New Zealand Tongariro Northern Circuit, Tongariro Nat Park 3 3 6 (2/9)
37 Australia Thobsborne trail, Hinchinbrook Island, Queensland 3 3 6 (2/9)
37 USA Highline trail, Wyoming Rockies (Wind River Range) 3 3 6 (2/9)
37 France-Spain Pyrenean Haute Route, Pyrenees, France / Spain 3 3 6 (2/9)
37 Kenya Mt Kenya, Mount Kenya Nat Park 3 3 6 (2/9)
43 Bhutan The Snowman Trek (Lunana Trek), Himalaya 3 1,5 1,3 5,8 (3/9)
44 India Singalila to kangchendzonga,Singalila National Park, Sikkim Himalaya 3 2,5 5,5 (2/9)
45 Malasya Mount Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo 2 3 5 (2/9)
45 USA Maroon Bells circuit, White River Nat Forrest, Colorado 2 3 5 (2/9)
45 USA Continental Divide trail, Rockies 3 2 5 (2/9)
45 England England from coast to coast 2 3 5 (2/9)
45 Venezuela Trekking to Angel falls, Canaima national Park 2 3 5 (2/9)
45 Perú Alpamayo circuit, Cordillera Blanca 3 2 5 (2/9)
45 Ethiopia Semien Mountains, Semien National Park 2 3 5 (2/9)
52 Bhutan The Chomolhari trek 2 1,5 1,3 4,8 (3/9)
53 Bhutan A tiger´s lair (Paro Taktsang) & a sacred peak 3 1,3 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 Publication Score
Book1 Book2 Book3 Book4 Book5 Book6 Book7 Book8 Book9
Birmania Kachin Tribal Village Trek 5 5 (1/9)
Mali Bandiagara, Pays Dogón 5 5 (1/9)
Nepal Inner Dolpo 4 4 (1/9)
New Zealand Kepler Trek, Fiordland Nat park 4 4 (1/9)
USA Llama-Trekking in Escalante Canyon, Utah 4 4 (1/9)
France Tour de la vanoise glacier, Parc Nat de la Vanoise 4 4 (1/9)
Italia The Dolomites Traverse 4 4 (1/9)
Kazakhstan Foothills of the Tian Shan 4 4 (1/9)
México Copper Canyon 4 4 (1/9)
Panamá The Darien Gap 4 4 (1/9)
Tanzania Walking Safari in Serengeti Nat Park 4 4 (1/9)
Nepal Dhaulagiri circuit, Himalaya 3 3 (1/9)
Nepal-Tibet Jumla to Mount Kailas, Himalaya 3 3 (1/9)
Mongolia Kharkhiraa & Turgen, Altai 3 3 (1/9)
India Valleys of flowers, Joshimath, Himalaya 3 3 (1/9)
India The source of the Ganges 3 3 (1/9)
China Tiger Leaping Gorge 3 3 (1/9)
China Huan Shan, Shaanxi 3 3 (1/9)
Japan The 88 temple circuit 3 3 (1/9)
Japan Hokkaido, Daisetsuzan National Park, Hokkaido 3 3 (1/9)
Japan Hike in Japans North Alps 3 3 (1/9)
Kyrgystan Central Tian Shan, Tian Shan Range 3 3 (1/9)
Iran Damavand 3 3 (1/9)
Thailand Hill-Tribe Trek in Northern Thailand 3 3 (1/9)
Turkey The Lycian way 3 3 (1/9)
Vietnam Fanispan, Vietnam 3 3 (1/9)
Israel The Israel National trail 3 3 (1/9)
New Zealand Aoraki to Arthurs pass, Aoraki Nat Park - Arthurs pass Nat Park, Central Southern Alps 3 3 (1/9)
New Zealand The Abel Tasman Coastal Track 3 3 (1/9)
Australia Eden to Mallacoota, Wilderness Coast 3 3 (1/9)
USA Evolution Loop, Kings Canyon Nat Park, Sierra Nevada, California 3 3 (1/9)
USA Sawtooth traverse, Idaho Rockies 3 3 (1/9)
USA Alaska on foot, Anchorage area, Alaska 3 3 (1/9)
Canada The Trans Canada Trail 3 3 (1/9)
Scotland Bag Some Munros 3 3 (1/9)
Italia Alta Via 2, Dolomitas, South Tyrol 3 3 (1/9)
Spain Ways of St James, Pyrenees 3 3 (1/9)
Spain Picos de Europa, Cantabrian Mountains 3 3 (1/9)
Greece Across the spine of Crete 3 3 (1/9)
Greece Mt Olympus 3 3 (1/9)
England The South West Coast path 3 3 (1/9)
England Peak District 3 3 (1/9)
Ireland Croagh Patrick 3 3 (1/9)
Austria The Stubai Horseshoe 3 3 (1/9)
Bulgaria Rila Mountains 3 3 (1/9)
Bolivia Illampu circuit, Cordillera Real 3 3 (1/9)
Chile Exploradores valley, Aysen, Patagonia 3 3 (1/9)
Tanzania Selous Game Preserve 3 3 (1/9)
Namibia Fish River Canyon 3 3 (1/9)
SoutH Africa Otter & Tsitsikamma trails, Southern cape 3 3 (1/9)
Turkey The Lycian Way, Lycia 3 3 (1/9)
Turkey Kackar of the pontic Alps, black sea 3 3 (1/9)
South Africa The Hoerikwaggo Trail 3 3 (1/9)
India Rajasthan, Rajasthan 2 2 (1/9)
India Coorg, western Ghat Mountains, Karnataka 2 2 (1/9)
China Xishuangbanna, Yunnan 2 2 (1/9)
Japan Walking the Nakasendo, Kyoto to Tokyo 2 2 (1/9)
Tajikistan Mountain Climbing in Estern Tajukistan, Pamir Mountains 2 2 (1/9)
Australia Fraser Island Wildlife, Queensland 2 2 (1/9)
USA Chesler Park, UTAH 2 2 (1/9)
USA Buckskin Gulch, Utah 2 2 (1/9)
USA The Wonderland trail, Mount Rainier Nat Park, Washington 2 2 (1/9)
USA Diablo Lake to Lake Chelan, Ross Lake Nat Recreation Area, Washington 2 2 (1/9)
USA White Mountain Traverse 2 2 (1/9)
USA McGonagall pass, Denali, Alaska 2 2 (1/9)
USA Glacier National Park, Montana 2 2 (1/9)
USA Hoh Rainforest, Olympic National Park, Washington 2 2 (1/9)
USA Pacific Crest trail 2 2 (1/9)
USA Climbing Mauna Loa, Hawai 2 2 (1/9)
USA Isle Royale National Park 2 2 (1/9)
USA Colorado´s Fourteeners, Rockys Mountains, Colorado, USA 2 2 (1/9)
USA Hiking Half Dome, Yosemite, California 2 2 (1/9)
USA Trekking the Grand Teton, Grand Teton National Park 2 2 (1/9)
Canada Gros Morne, Canada 2 2 (1/9)
UK Across the Llýn, Wales 2 2 (1/9)
England Hadrian´s wall 2 2 (1/9)
England The North Devon Coast, Braunton-Lynmouth 2 2 (1/9)
Ireland The Kerry Way, Iveragh Peninsula 2 2 (1/9)
France The Cévennes 2 2 (1/9)
Russia Lake Baikal 2 2 (1/9)
Jamaica The Cockpit Country, Albert Town 2 2 (1/9)
Romania-Ukranine The Carpathians 2 2 (1/9)
Perú Manu Biosphere Reserve, Amazon 2 2 (1/9)
Mexico The Copper Canyon, El Fuerte 2 2 (1/9)
Brazil Serra do mar, Paraná 2 2 (1/9)
Panamá Cordillera Talamanca 2 2 (1/9)
Nicaragua The Masaya and Maderas volcanoes 2 2 (1/9)
Namibia The Skeleton Coast 2 2 (1/9)
Uganda / Congo The Rwenzori Mountains, Rwenzori National Park / Des Virunga Nat Park 2 2 (1/9)