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Don't Miss These 2 Women's Only Treks to Take in 2020

Join a community of adventurous women on trips to Peru and Norway.

By: Sara Sheehy + Save to a List

Are you looking to test your limits in 2020? Or perhaps you're craving time away from your 9 to 5 in the company of supportive, kick-ass women?

You can have it all on a trek with Explorer Chick. When you take a trip with Explorer Chick, you'll be surrounded by a community of women ready to have the adventure of a lifetime. Each trek seamlessly blends incredible experiences, boundary-pushing challenges, and plenty of celebrating the group's successes. 

"We have had such incredible, down-to-earth, loving-kind women on our trips," says founder Nicki Bruckmann.

Here are two trekking trips with Explorer Chick that we have our eyes on in 2020.

Cordillera Huayhuash Trek, Peru

The Cordillera Huayhuash Trek in Peru still flies under-the-radar, but it won't be that way for long. It's one of the most beautiful alpine treks in the world, and we recommend getting there before the word spreads.

On this 14-day trek with Explorer Chick, you'll join a local guide on a hand-selected route that is entirely above treeline. Soak in the views of soaring mountain peaks, hike along pristine alpine lakes, and dip into natural hot springs.

Explorer Chick's team of porters, cooks, and pack animals will handle all the heavy lifting, so your primary concern can be focusing on the challenge, taking in the views, and having the time of your life. 

This trek is rated with an activity level of "extreme." An understanding of the effects of altitude sickness is required, and the physical demand of the experience requires some training in advance. But don't worry, you've got this!

Lofoten Islands Hiking Adventure, Norway

If a trip above the Arctic Circle hasn't been on your radar, one look at the Lofoten Islands in Norway may change your mind. 

Lofoten is known for its dramatic and beautiful landscape, ranging from craggy peaks to sheltered bays and wide-open seascapes. This 8-day adventure with Explorer Chick explores this landscape the best way possible — on foot and by boat.

Your days will be spent testing your legs and lungs on steep mountain trails to the most stunning views, kayaking into deep fjords, and catching your dinner from the deck of a fishing boat. At night, you'll cozy up in restored fisherman's cabins and coastal hotels.

If you can resist sleep for long enough, though, you might be able to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights dancing across the sky. How's that for epic?

Check out all of Explorer Chick's 2020 tours.

All photos courtesy of Explorer Chick

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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