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NEPAL TOP 10Best Hikes 

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


  • Markha Valley
    • Stok Kangri trekking peak <info>
  • Milam Glacier & Nanda Devi, Uttarakhand <guide><trip>
    • Nanda Devi treks, Uttarakhand <guide>
  • Rupin Pass, Uttarakhand <guide>
  • Buran Ghati, Himachal Pradesh <guide>
  • Hampta Pass, Himachal Pradesh <guide>
  • Ladahk – Zanskar treks
  • Singge La & Lamayuru, Ladakh<guide>
  • Lamayuru to Dacha Trek, Ladakh <guide>
    • Lamayuru-Padum, Ladakh <trip>
  • Padum-Serchu, Ladakh <trip>
  • Padam to Manali over Umasi La, Ladakh <guide>
  • Sham Valley, Ladakh <trip><trip>
  • Kauri Pass, Uttarakhand <trip>
  • Har-ki Dun – Ruinsara, Uttarakhand <guide><guide>
  • Singalila Ridge to Sandakphu, Sikkim <guide><info>
  • Yuksom to Goecha La, West Bengal <trip>
  • Kanji La & Shilakong Gorge, Ladakh <guide>
  • Kang La & Miyar Glacier, Ladakh
  • Spiti Valley High-level Route, Himachal Pradesh <trip>
  • Pin Parvati Pass, Himachal Pradesh <wiki><video><guide><warning>
  • Beas Kund, Manali, Himachal Pradesh <video>
  • Pin Bhaba Pass, Himachal Pradesh <guide>
  • Source of the Ganges, Uttarakhand <guide>
  • Yamnotri to Dodital, Uttarakhand <guide>
  • Pemako trek, Arunachal Pradesh <guide><guide>
  • Green Lake trek, Sikkim <guide>
  • Parang La trek <guide>
  • Curzon Trail, Uttarakhand <trip>
  • Tarsar Marsar, Kashmir <wiki><guide>
  • Sandakphu Phalut, West Bengal <guide>
  • Kedarkantha summit, Uttarakhand <guide>

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

Ladakh is fantastic. But there are unique problems there.

HONG KONG <article>

Best urban hiking anywhere.



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


All tourists in Bhutan must pay a daily fee as high as US$250 per person.


JAPAN <blog>

  • Tate-Yama to Kamikochi <info>
  • Mt Yari <trip><trip>
  • Daisetzu-zan Grand Traverse <trip>
  • Kita-dake to Huiri-dake <wiki>
  • Mt Asahi, Hokkaido <wiki><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>



  • Mount Rinjani, Lombok <wiki><trip><trip>
  • Mount Bromo, Java <wiki>
    • Penanjakan
  • Mount Semeru, Java <wiki><trip>
  • Ijen Crater, Java <trip>
  • Gunung Lokon, Sulawesi <wiki>
  • Cross Borneo Trek <guide>


  • Hua Shan, Shaanxi <wiki>
  • 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 <wiki>




Obviously, Russia should be one of the great hiking destinations of the world. But infrastructure has been slow to develop.


  • Tian Shan <wiki>

    • NEW Jyrgalan Trek <trip>


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


  • Alatau Mountains


  • Chilai Ridge
  • Yushan <wiki>


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

  • Concordia & K2 Base Camp via Baltaro Glacier <info><guide><guide>
    • Gondogoro La <trip>
  • Snow Lake and Hispar La
  • Rakaposhi Base Camp <wiki><trip><trip>
  • Fairy Meadows and Nanga Parbat Base Camp <wiki><guide><trip>
  • Pakora Pass
  • Rush Phari <trip>
  • Batura Glacier
  • Shimshal Pamir
  • Ultar Meadow <trip>

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