trek

Want to go on a trek through the mountains? Make sure you have good shoes, drinking water, and snacks. A trek is a long and difficult journey.

The word trek implies an extended trip that is hard — a climb up a mountain or a journey through dense forests. In Star Trek, the crew of the Enterprise is on a journey through space that will last a long time. You wouldn't say that you took a trek to the corner grocery unless you had to fight through three feet of snow to get there.

Definitions of trek
  1. noun
    any long and difficult trip
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    trip
    a journey for some purpose (usually including the return)
  2. noun
    a journey by ox wagon (especially an organized migration by a group of settlers)
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    journey, journeying
    the act of traveling from one place to another
  3. verb
    journey on foot, especially in the mountains
    “We spent the summer trekking in the foothills of the Himalayas”
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    journey, travel
    undertake a journey or trip
  4. verb
    make a long and difficult journey
    “They trekked towards the North Pole with sleds and skis”
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    type of:
    journey, travel
    undertake a journey or trip
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