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Backpacker Magazine – March 2009

The World's Best Unknown Treks

We've traveled to 10 countries and uncovered the best adventures you never knew existed.

by: Michael Lanza

Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia (Kurt Werby)
Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia (Kurt Werby)

We scoured the planet to find trails where real adventure rules. Hike them now, because they're sure to be classics later.

Pyrenees Traverse, France

Cape Wrath Trail, Scotland

Zillertal Alps, Austria

Tongariro Northern Circuit and Heaphy Track, New Zealand

Cordillera Apolobamba, Bolivia

Overland Track, Australia

Sarek National Park, Sweden

Rolwaling and Khumbu Valleys, Nepal

Polar Route, Greenland

Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia




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