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

14 things that will inevitably happen if you date a woman who travels

by Kimberley Chan

8 myths about Nepal that travelers get wrong

by Elen Turner

9 things I wish someone told me before I hiked the Inca Trail

by Lauren Williams

13 emotional stages you pass through when hiking the Inca Trail

by Lauren Williams

14 legit peaks pretty much anyone can climb

by Katie Scott Aiton

16 winter experiences you need to have in the Canadian Rockies before you die

by Matt Mosteller

Instead of strip clubs, for my bachelor party we explored the Sierra backcountry

by Sean Michael Williams

16 kick-ass things to do besides skiing in wintry Colorado

by Brian Lewis

Check the most beloved terrain in Oregon

by Blaze Nowara

Climbers nearly swept off Aconcagua in gnarly landslide

by Matt Hershberger

Canada’s national parks will be free to all visitors in 2017. Here’s why

by Cathy Brown

Check this stunning vid of Mongolia’s nomadic eagle hunters

by Brandon Li

This is what your life could look like if you traveled the world for a living

by Katie Scott Aiton

How to combat loneliness as a traveler

by Amanda Machado

These 4 British trekkers needed to be rescued 3 times and pissed off an entire country

by Matt Hershberger

14 steps to make the most of traveling alone

by Elaina Giolando

The true cost of being a travel writer

by Valerie Wilson

14ers to climb before you die

by Brian Lewis
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