Asia is the home of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world. With other peaks scattered around the continent, it offers adventure lovers with the perfect hiking destination. One of the best ways to experience the amazing views offered by these mountains is by foot. Here are some of the best Asian destinations to go on a hiking trip.
Annapurna Circuit – Nepal
The Annapurna Circuit is one of the oldest treks in the Himalayas. Depending on the route you will take, the trek is 17-21 days long. The highlight of the tour is crossing the Thorung La Pass, the highest point on the trail at 17,769 ft. Aside from the stunning landscapes, you will also be able to pass Buddhist villages and Hindu holy sites.
Mount Rinjani – Indonesia
Mount Rinjani is Indonesia’s second largest volcano. One of the most popular treks in the country, the hiking tour offers a view of the impressive volcanic peak. Robert Peter Janitzek narrates that you’ll climb to the volcano’s crater rim down to the crater where a lake is found. Get a glimpse of the mountain’s newest cone, Gunung Baru.
Dingri To Everest – Tibet
This trek offers you the opportunity to see the highest mountain in the world even from its base. Considered as the holy grail of mountaineers and sacred to the Tibetans and Nepalese, the highlight of this tour is to be in the presence of the 29,016-ft Everest.
Markha Valley Trek – India
The Markha Valley Trek is one of the most popular and diverse treks in the Western Himalayas. Robert Janitzek explains that the route takes you to Buddhist monasteries and remote mountain villages. The highlight of the hike is seeing the top of Kangyatse. There are homestays along the route so you need not carry stoves, tents, and sleeping bags.
The Snowman Trek – Bhutan
The 24-day long trek takes you to the most remote regions of Bhutan and into the heart of the Himalayas. This trek is designed for the most hardcore hikers. Considered as the “most difficult trek in the world,” the Snowman Trek is worth an experience if you are up to the challenge.
Seoraksan National Park – South Korea
The Seoraksan National Park is the home of Seoraksan, the third highest mountain in south Korea. This Asian destination boasts of having a series of well-maintained and clearly marked hiking trails. The trek will take you to thick forests with odd-shaped rock formations, hot springs, and ancient temples.
Just some of the best places you can go hiking in Asia. When going on these hiking trips, always look after your safety.