Finding The Best Backpack Destinations

It is an unmatched feeling to travel the world, explore new places, meet different people, and eat delicious foods and backpacking is one of the easiest ways to do that. You can hike the wilderness, soak up the views and sleep under the stars. The minimalistic approach to backpacking gives you a wonderful realization that there is beauty in simplicity and you also realize how little you need in your day-to-day life.
However, deciding where to go can be a problem. With the magnificent earth at our hands and so many places to see, it can become overwhelming when planning a trip. These are some of the best backpacking destinations to visit worldwide. 


Inca Trail, Peru

Inca Trail is one the best places for backpackers looking for adventure and history. The route leading to Machu Picchu is a once-in-a-lifetime trekking experience. The mysterious Incan citadel, Machu Picchu, is the trip’s finale, but there is so much to see and experience on the 26-mile backpacking trip. From Dead Woman’s Pass and terraces of Winay Wayna to views of the Andes, it’s all glorious. 


Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim Trail, United States

Hundreds of thousands of people visit Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, United States, each year. But only a few people trek the Rim-to-Rim trail, which deepens into the canyon and is a relatively steep hike. The backpacking trip is 24 miles and totally worth it, thanks to the stunning red views and unforgettable experience. We recommend starting on the North Kaibab Trail and hiking towards South Rim’s Bright Angel Trail. 


Mount Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route, Tanzania

Summiting the mountains of Kilimanjaro is a dream for many hiking enthusiasts. It is not an easy journey but one that gives you new experiences and perspectives.
The best and the most scenically beautiful route to hike towards Kilimanjaro is the Lemosho route, a 41-mile trail. It crossed the Shira Plateau in a relatively flat hike. Another plus: it has low crowds as compared to other routes. 


Tallinn, Estonia

Backpacking doesn’t only mean going on intense hikes. Tallinn, Estonia’s capital city, is an amazing destination for backpacking in Europe. It offers rich culture with good-value accommodation, making it a win-win. You can explore stunning sights on foot within the city. And don’t forget to climb on the top of Linna hall to get a panoramic view of the city and the Baltic Sea. 


El Camino de Santiago, Spain

El Camino de Santiago in Spain is a historic pilgrimage route leading to the Cathedral de Santiago de Compostela. There are different routes, with Camino del Norte being the most scenic. It starts in San Sebastian and moves along the northern coast before joining the path of Camino Primitivo. This trip has its own challenges with a 500-mile journey that spans weeks and even months. However, you can always choose to opt out in the middle if it gets too much for you.