Asia

best hikeNEPAL TOP 10

There are many more great hikes in Nepal! … This list just scratches the surface.


INDIAN HIMALAYA TOP 10

  • Markha Valley
  • Milam Glacier & Nanda Devi, Uttarakhand <trip>
  • Nanda Devi Sanctuary, Uttarakhand
  • Singge La & Lamayuru, Ladakh
  • Lamayuru-Padum, Ladakh <trip>
  • Padum-Serchu, Ladakh <trip>
  • Umasi La, Ladakh
  • Kauri Pass, Uttarakhand <trip>
  • Singalila Ridge to Sandakphu, Sikkim
  • Yuksom to Goecha La, Sikkim <trip>
  • Kanji La & Shilakong Gorge, Ladakh
  • Kang La & Miyar Glacier, Ladakh
  • Tarik La & Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh
  • Spiti Valley High-level Route, Himachal Pradesh <trip>
  • Source of the Ganges, Uttarakhand
  • Dodi Tal and Yamunotri, Uttarakhand
  • Singalila to Kangchendzonga, Darjeeling
  • To Green Lake, Sikkim
  • Shingo La to Phuktal Monastery and Phirtse La, Ladakh
  • Parang La to Tso Moriri, Ladakh
  • Tso Moriri to Tso Kar (Rupshu), Ladakh
  • Curzon Trail, Uttarakhand <blog>

There are many more great hikes in India. In the mountains. And throughout the subcontinent. It’s not easy to trek independently the major Himalaya trails. Infrastructure is far better in Nepal.


HONG KONG <article>

  • Dragon’s Back <blog><wiki>
  • MacLehose Trail <wiki>
  • Shing Mun Reservoir <trip>
  • Lantau Trail <wiki>
  • Hong Kong Trail <wiki>
  • Wilson Trail <wiki>
  • Peak Circle Walk
  • Lantau Island – Tung Chung

KOREA

  • Jeju Olle <trip><wiki>
  • Mt. Hallasan <blog>
  • Seoraksan National Park <wiki>
  • Jirisan National Park <wiki>

TIBET

Most trekkers in Tibet are guided. Or hike illegally. It’s a hassle to trek independently.


BHUTAN


VIETNAM


JAPAN <blog>

  • Tate-Yama to Kamikochi
  • Mt Yari <trip>
  • Daisetzu-zan Grand Traverse
  • Kita-dake to Huiri-dake
  • Mt Asahi, Hokkaido <trip>
  • Rishiri-Zan (Oshidomari to Kutsugata), Hokkaido
  • Yoshida Trail, Mt Fuji <wiki>
  • Mt Yōtei, Hokkaido <trip>
  • Mount Yufu, Yufu and Beppu <trip>
  • Mt Aso, Kyūshū <trip>

MALAYSIA


INDONESIA

  • Mount Rinjani, Lombok <wiki><trip><trip>
  • Mount Bromo, Java <wiki>
    • Penanjakan
  • Gunung Semaru, Java <wiki><trip>
  • Irene Crater, Java <trip>
  • Baliem Valley, Western New Guinea <wiki>
  • Gunung Lokon, Sulawesi <wiki>
  • Cross Borneo Trek <guide>

CHINA

  • Hua Shan, Shaanxi <wiki>
  • Damenglong to Bulangshan, Xishuangbanna
  • Tiger Leaping Gorge, Yunnan <wiki>
  • Emei Shan, Sichuan <trip><wiki>
  • Huangshan, Anhui <trip><wiki>
  • Jinshanling to Simatai, Beijing, Great Wall <wiki>
  • Tianmen Mountain Walkway, Zhangjiajie

TURKEY


RUSSIA


KYRGYZSTAN


TAJIKISTAN

  • Pamir Mountains <wiki>
  • Fan Mountains (Fannsky Gory)

KAZAKHSTAN

  • Alatau Mountains

TAIWAN

  • Chilai Ridge
  • Yushan <wiki>

MONGOLIA


PAKISTAN (not recommended – 11 trekkers  killed at Nanga Parbat Basecamp in 2013 )

  • Baltoro Glacier
  • Gondogoro La <trip>
  • Boisum & Chafchingol Passes
  • Lupgar Pir Pass
  • Thui An
  • Punji Pass
  • Biafo-Hispar Traverse


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