Top 10 Difficult Trekking Routes

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6. South-West Coast Track, Tasmania

Said to be the most difficult trek in ‘Down Under’. The 155-km trail through the swamps and rainforests requires 10-14 days of slogging in the mud. This region sees some of the heaviest rainfall in the island. December to March is the best time to visit this place, while winter only makes it more difficult to travel in such wet conditions. Choice is yours?


7. GR20, Corsica

‘Grande Randonnee’ or Great Trek runs through the length of the interior of the island. It is arguably the most difficult trail in Europe, running for 200-km north to south. The Northern part is more rugged and difficult. The trail is open all year, but it becomes more dangerous in winters from November to May. Then it can be crossed only by those with experience and a guide.


8. Torres Del Paine, Chile

The wild Patagonian plains can be unforgiving, but there are now dedicated trek routes criss-crossing the plains. The 63-mile route can prove a challenge to even the seasoned. The strong and chilly wind makes it even more difficult. The sight of the ‘Torres’ or stone towers and the glaciers is worth the effort.


9. Naukluft Trail, Namibia

This 120-km trail is situated in the Namib Naukluft Park, among the arid and dry plateau. The trail is considered to be one of the most difficult in Africa. Trekkers have to use their water sparingly. The trail is usable only from March to October as it gets too hot in summers. There are shelters along the trail, but be careful of the snakes and Scorpions.


10. Pyrenees Haute Route

This famous route passes through the Pyrenees along the border of France and Spain. The path is steep and rocky. It is a very strenuous trek and requires the trekker to carry all his personal gear. This 5-8 day trek offers the wilderness of Europe. Untouched and undisturbed, waiting only for you.

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