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We are the independent source for information about hiking / trekking around the world.  If you are planning your trip or just having an armchair journey, you will find backpacks full of information, spectacular photos and gripping first hand accounts of some of the worlds best treks and multiday hikes   Thanks for stopping by and please explore.


Updated Website

If you've been here before, welcome back! We've been working hard to fill in the many areas we originally created space for, but never constructed. Over the past two weeks the Ten Best Treks are nearly completed, with the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim and Milford Treks added. In addition the accompanying photographs were enlarged for your viewing pleasure. Finally, we've started our Gear Heads section with general descriptions and advice for your trekking and hiking equipment needs. Shortly, specific recommendations on equipment as well as a photo story on the Routeburn and Kepler treks in New Zealand will be added; so check back often.


Book of the Month


Lonely Planet Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya, Eigth EditionEverest

Headed to Nepal?  Don’t forget the most widely used guide for planning and executing your trek.  The Lonely Planet Guide to trekking in the Nepal Himalaya

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A Journey Along the World's Great Treks

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Become a Great Treks Contributor

While we wish we could personally cover all of the amazing treks and hikes in the world, we can't possibly come close. That's where you can help. If you've completed a multiday trek/hike that we haven't covered, please reach out to us. We'd love to highlight your adventure with a photo essay. Please contact us by sending an email to with the basic information pertaining to the trek or hike you are interested in coveringl. You can click here for information about the submission process. If we don't immediately respond, it's probably because we are out on the trail, but we will respond to all requests as soon as possible.


Trek of the Month

Routeburn Trek
Routeburn Trek
, New Zealand

It took a while to finally get our Routeburn Trek story online, but now that it is enjoy it!


Photo of the Month

Burmese Man with a Slinky

Not something you see everyday, a Burmese man with a slinky!