Gunung Tahan, Malaysia. Photo: hadriaswad

Trekking + Exploring

Essentially a modern version of the most ancient form of travel, trekking refers to traversing various distances of backcountry terrain or wilderness, typically on foot, carrying one’s gear in backpacks (backpacking), and camping along the way, although other forms exist as well, such as using pack animals and sleeping in shelters or huts.

Oftentimes treks are involved in the approaches to mountains or other climbing objectives, as well as other forms of wilderness exploration such as canyoneering. Many people “go trekking” however, as its own activity, and trekking tours are commonly offered as travel packages, with Nepal being the classic example.

Included in this topic are other forms of wilderness exploration including caving (or spelunking), canyoneering, as well as adventure racing and geocaching.

Trekking + Exploring Articles

Trekking the Himalayas is as beautiful as before the earthquakes. Nepal is open for business.

by Elen Turner

16 experiences you must have in the French Alps before you die

by Mathieu Le Lay

What you stand to miss if you don’t go below the Grand Canyon rim

by Ben Adkison

15 Jackson Hole adventures to add to your bucket list

by Jill Kozak

Guide to epic wildlife viewing along Utah’s Flaming Gorge-Uintas scenic byway

by Cathryn Hoyt

The 6 things I learnt whilst travelling with a disability

by Anthony William

I spent 10 days in a Buddhist Monastery in Nepal. Here’s how it made me a better traveler.

by Amanda Machado

10 of the scariest travel stories you’ll hear this Halloween

by Alyssa Ramos

Adventurous cat hikes in America’s wilderness with his owner and loves every bit of it

by Morgane Croissant

Meet the man who quit his job to hike across Norway with his dog

by Morgane Croissant

11 female travel bloggers totally on the rise

by Intrepidtraveller

25 signs it’s time to get the hell out of South America

by Rebecca Bellan

6 awesome places in Costa Rica you’ve never heard of

by Tyler McCloskey

Adventurous toddler treks America’s national parks on her mama’s back

by Morgane Croissant

What you’ll miss if you don’t take the Lares route to Machu Picchu

by Reda Wigle

Is the Appalachian Trail getting blown out with party hikers?

by Yahoo! Travel

8 of the finest hikes in and around Sun Valley, ID

by Kitt Doucette

10 ways to go off-the-beaten path in Germany

by Jacqueline Kehoe
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