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hi! am looking for any insight on backpacking/trekking destinations outside the u.s. am looking for insight on anyone has done any trekk trips around the world! i am on a budget. was looking to travel to nepal and seen how much it would cost,so now i guess i am looking closer!? maybe south america,do not know much about european hiking? anyone have any good trekking experience elsewhere?(europe,s.america,switz.,germany,china,asia,etc...etc...) just looking to do some foreign hiking to enjoy!(been working too hard too long) need to take a trip ! am mnimal on days also!(2 weeks most!?) thanks
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Before anyone can answer your questions, it would be best to know a few things.

First of all, what is your time frame?  What month are you looking at.  Different trekking regions of the world have their "best season."  For example, Nepal is best in October into November, and again March to April.  New Zealand would be best in January and February.  South America in our winter months.  Europe similar to America in season.

And, what is your experience?  What treks/difficulty have you done in the past?  Have you done any treks at a high altitude.  Most likely, you would have to acclimatize for 2-3 days if going someplace like Ladakh.  Or, for a day before going up high in Nepal, such as Everest Basecamp.


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I've been everywhere. (Well, almost.)
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Try this:
www.trekkkerman.com


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Trekking is possible pretty much anywhere on Earth.

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I've hiked in Costa Rica, Germany, northern Italy, Canada, Mexico and, of course, here.

The US aside, my favorite, so far, is Costa Rica. A friend and I spent a week there, mostly on horseback, camping in the jungle. The people are generous and engaging. The terrain is challenging but approachable, though the trails up the volcanoes are long and steep.

Southern Germany was odd in that we had to actually plot a course to avoid populated areas; there were small towns and farms everywhere.

In northern Italy I stuck to the shore, making the beaches of Trieste a kind of home base. And I drank. A lot.

Mexico was a climbing trip to Potrero Chico -- most of my hiking, there, was vertical. Very nice people in the nearby town of Hidalgo.

Canada was a long time ago, but it was nice, just like Canadians.


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