A few of my dream trips, if I ever get bold again. Like most keen long distance walkers this list never ends… I am becoming interested in walking across developing countries.
If you have a dream walk across a country, let me know and I’ll add it. Some of the best ideas are when people spur each other on to greatness! Or madness… 🙂
Walking from Rushan on the Afghan border up the Bartang valley and across the plains to the Chinese border near Lake Karakul. Has been done on bikes and maybe walked before. Would be a tough trip.
From Tokmok near Bishkek, south across roads and tracks via Song-kul to Chatyr-kul.
Here’s some inspiration from Marie and Nil: Walking in Kosovo
Walking from Rajshahi across to the border somewhere near Srimangal. I almost did this some years ago, flights were booked and everything, but I let someone talk me out of it. Hmm…
If I don’t have time to do the whole Israel National Trail, the length of the country, I will do the section from Tel Aviv to Arad and onto the Dead Sea, making it coast-to-coast/border.
A traverse of the West bank on the Masar Ibrahim (Abraham Path)
South to north on the Haeverjen ancient trail
“No more distractions. The elation of finally being alone was total. We walked straight west. I had everything I needed in the world resting comfortably on my shoulders, and the entire country waiting to be discovered.”
-Peter Jenkins (who walked across America)
In a survey of obstacles, people mentioned money, time, family/partner commitment, fear and society pressure. I found it fascinating that nobody at all mentioned the worry of falling down a crevasse or getting eaten by a tiger. In other words, getting to the start line is the hardest part of all! Dodging snakes, tying a bowline, pitching a tent in a gale: all this stuff is so much easier than getting off the sofa, committing to action, and beginning.
-Alistair Humphreys, adventurer.
“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.”
– Jon Muir
“A year from now, you will wish you started today.”
– Karen Lamb