Travel Picks: World's top 10 trekking vacations

Fri Oct 3, 2008 7:29am EDT
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SYDNEY (Reuters Life!) - For travelers who enjoy getting away from it all, online site for adventure travel iExplore has come up with a list of the world's top 10 hiking and trekking vacation spots.

This list was compiled by iExplore ( and is not endorsed by Reuters:

1. Annapurna Circuit, Nepal

The 186.5 mile, three-week Annapurna circuit gets you up close to some of the highest mountains in the Himalayas, and is considered the best hike in the world by many.

2. Appalachian Trail

Each year tens of thousands of people set off to complete the entire length of this 2,175 mile trail that takes months to complete, while thousands of others hike just sections of the trail.

3. Santa Cruz Trek, Peru

It's a 4-day, 31 mile hike through wildflower filled meadows, turquoise lakes, and near the highest snow capped peaks outside the Himalayas.

4. Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania   Continued...

<p>Trekkers pause to admire Mt. Kusum Kangru (6369 mts) in the Mt. Everest region in Nepal March 30, 2006. REUTERS/Gopal Chitrakar.</p>