The Annapurna Circuit in Nepal comes third.
The Annapurna circuit, long 145 miles sits high in the Annapurna mountains in Nepal. Unlike the Inca trail where guides are mandatory, you can attempt the Annapurna circuit solo or with a group but if you choose to go on your own this means you will have to sort everything out yourself (itinerary, accommodation, permits, etc…).
Best for: Mountaineers.
Despite the top 3 being far-flung destinations, five European trails have made it to the top 20, with 2 trails in France and the West Highland Way in Scotland placing 4th.
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