Best Destinations for hiking in Asia

There’s no doubt about it, Asia is a hiking paradise. From the Karen Hill tribe treks of Northern Thailand to the endurance challenge of Everest base camp, there is something from everyone. Pack your hiking boots and head off to one of the top continents for hiking opportunities. Welcome to Asia!

Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu Valley provides an opportunity to enjoy hiking and to take in terrific mountain vistas, the iconic view of rural Nepali villages. Kathmandu Valley is the most popular among the hikers to enjoy the short hikes. It also allows you to explore the culture and lifestyle of the people those who are living surrounding this splendid Kathmandu Valley. It contains many hiking sports in which many spots easily accessible within one or two hours. If you want to enjoy the whole beauty of the Kathmandu, then you must take a multiple-day adventure hike and hiking four to five hours per day to capture the iconic view of the capital.

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai is a great adventure point for hiker and plenty of outdoor exciting activities destination. It offers a stunning nature view, beneath jungle canopies, alongside hidden waterfalls, and to the diverse hill-tribe village for local hiking trails. The Chiang Mai is a perfect destination for those who want to enjoy the mixed adventure with cultural immersion. Chiang Mai has 39 moderate trails from 329 to 2,255m and 2.4 to 23.3km above sea level. Chiang Mai is one of the best places for outdoor and hiking activities in Thailand that is famous due to its beautiful landscapes and mountains.

Tigers Nest Bhutan

Tigers Nest is a hidden Himalayan Buddhist Sacred monastery site and most iconic Bhutan’s in the Pro Valley. This Taktsang grips on to a 31,00m cliff edge that famous of its colloquial name, “Tiger’s Nest”. The Tiger’s Nest is a collection of small buildings that far away about 900 meters off the ground located on a cliff. Hiking is the only way to reach the monastery because its location is very difficult. But for those who cannot hike the entire way, horse ride facility available. The total distance of destination is 4 miles round trip, and the highest elevation is 10, 232 feet. If you want to hike Tigers Nest, then it required 5 to 7 hours for the entire visit.

Rinjani, Indonesia

Rinjani Mountain is located between the lush greenery of the island of Lombok in Indonesia. Rinjani is an active volcano mountain that last erupted in 2010, but all continents visitor attracts to this volcanic island to see the beautiful fauna and flora that grows on the border of Australasia and Southeast Asia. Hikers who embark one night and two-day trek see the spectacular night’s sleep under the stars and enjoy the early hours of the morning. The height of this mountain is 3,7000m and the best time to trek is April to December, and the park is closed from January until March.

Fansipan, Vietnam

Fansipan is one of the tallest mountains of Vietnam that is located in the north-west of the country Sapa. This 31,00m trek starts near Sapa where you can face encounter uneven rocky steps which is not a very easy climb. Fansipan offers an incredible 360-degree view of northern Vietnam depending on the weather. Around 7.5 hours required to complete the round trip but most of the people take 9 to 10 hours for the tour.

Emei Shan Chengdu, China 

Hiking Mount Emei Shan is a great adventure and enjoyable tour in which you can get the joy of both cultural and natural sightseeing touching. The hiking routes of Emei and lengths are flexible, interesting, and easiest to difficult. The height of this mountain is 3100m, and around 60,000 many steps, it will take you from the village of Baoguo to the summit. This mountain is also interesting due to its amazing waterfalls, tropical flora, and animals that roam freely, such as monkeys.

Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

The Cameron Highlands is the most famous place for hikers due to its vivid green and cool climate surroundings. This hiking trail is more apt for trained hikers because this area is still very wild. However, there is no clear signs and path that guide you. In the mountains and tea plantations miles of trails wind through that surely get hikers lost in wonder. The Cameron Highlands located between Kuala Lumpur and Penang with a base camp in a small town (Tanah Rata) Malaysia. Due to the temperate climate of Malaysia, the Cameron open all year.

Everest Base Camp, Nepal

The Everest Base Camp is one of the world’s most iconic treks that is located in Nepal. The height of Mount Everest is 5,500 meters and the world’s highest mountain. Hiking on the Everest is not very easy and not ideal for any kind of hikers. Despite the number of difficulties sheer vastness of the mountain gives you a peaceful moment that boosts yourself to take in the adventure. The starting point of the track is Lukla, where you’ll also find the world’s most dangerous airports due to extreme weather changes. However, most of the hikers start trail as soon as they land the plane.

Mount Fuji, Japan

Mount Fuji is an active Volcano iconic peak that is located in Japan. This 3,776 meters Fuji is the more adventurous peak for hikers that provides a good experience for beginners. The Fuji trails are well organized and well-marked moreover, many huts and medical centers placed along the trail for the safety of hikers and climbers. During the weekend mount Fuji has extremely crowd because there are no fees to climb it. The top view of the mount gives a beautiful view of the whole city, especially at the time of sunrise.

Lantau Peak, Hong Kong

Lantau Peak is the most famous and second highest peak in Asia (Hong Kong). Due to its splendid view of sunset and sunrise, the environment and attractive view of trail Lantau is the most favorite destination for the hikers. The hike starts from Pak Kung Au, and you can use a local bus or taxi from Tung Chung to reach Pak Kung. The total distance of Lantau is 6.68 km and open all year due to its moderate temperature.  

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