The term ‘adventure’ can mean different things to different people, but whatever it might mean to you specifically, embarking on one should inspire that adrenaline rush which we all seek in different ways.
Whether you are a veteran adventurer already or just planning to take your first step in that route which will take you across some of the most serene, scenic and dangerous parts of the globe, here are a few places which will not let you down.
Rafting in the Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon is one of the most visited places in the whole of the North American continent, but most of the visitors do not take on rafting in the Colorado river below.
The ones that do however, have an experience of a lifetime, as they are able to explore the Grand Canyon from angles that most people never will. Keep in mind though, that there are 443 kilometers between the Lees Ferry, which is the starting point and Lake Mead, where the rafting route ends.
Not that you need to raft the whole way, because the trips can last for anything between just one day to three whole weeks, depending on how much of the area you actually want to explore on this one-of-a-kind rafting adventure.
Trekking to the Mt. Everest Base Camp
It takes roughly two weeks to trek up to the base camp in Nepal, which then leads to the highest point on the whole planet, and it’s well worth it. The 5,340m hike is not going to be easy as you can imagine, and therefore, physical and mental conditioning is essential before you take it on.
Do make sure that you have the right gear for this long and dangerous hiking trip. Visit The Adventure Junkies web page dedicated to help adventurers find the best shoes for long hiking trips and get yourself a pair that will last through the cold, rough and beautiful 14-day long trip.
In fact, even if you are tempted to go the full way, be aware of the dangers and do not attempt to reach the peak until you have the necessary experience, gear and physical/mental condition to complete the climb. A good number of people do actually die while climbing to the peak from base camp.
The Trek to Machu Picchu
The secret city of Machu Picchu isn’t so secret anymore, but a trek to the place is definitely an adventure worth taking on in the South American nation of Peru.
However, reach the city via the Choquequirao ruins route, instead of the over-trekked Inca Trail to get a more authentic sense of adventure and exclusivity. The Vilcabamba Traverse is the most scenic and beautiful trail, but it is also the toughest one that leads to Machu Pichu.
Hiking in New Zealand: The Milford Track
There is some debate regarding which of the Great Walks that New Zealand has is the greatest, but most of the adventurers and locals are of the opinion that the Milford Track probably offers the best views of them all.
It should take roughly four to five days for you to complete the hike (53.5km), depending on your speed. The icy lakes, large fields of ice, gorgeous waterfalls and the greenery around everything as you trek through the Fiordland National Park, make it a hike to cherish for a lifetime.
Before taking on any new territory though, note that knowledge, experience and physical/mental conditioning is extremely important for having a successful and safe adventure. The element of risk is what makes it exciting, but it always needs to be a calculated risk, because that’s the difference between having an adventure and being senseless.