Southeast Asia is a fascinating region that has been on the backpacking route for years. The region’s culture, history, and beautiful attractions make it a premier destination. For outdoor-type visitors who are looking for adventure, there are places you can add to your itinerary.
Experts on Asia travel and tours cite the following must-do hikes during your trip around the region.
This towering mountain rises above Sabah, Borneo with its imposing figure. As Malaysia’s highest peak, it is a popular hiking destination for outdoor enthusiasts around the world. There are trails for both beginner and experienced hikers. The trip normally takes two days to reach the summit; making it to the peak is a test of mental and physical strength and endurance.
Rinjani dominates the landscape in the island of Lombok, Indonesia. The volcano can take a handful of days to reach the summit and complete the traverse. The ascent and descent is a test of willpower and conditioning. Some sections of the trail are steep and made of loose rock and sand, making it hard to conquer the peak. However, the beautiful surroundings and the view of the crater lake are worth the effort.
Rising more than 3000m, Fansipan has earned the moniker ‘Indochina’s roof’. It takes a couple of days to make it to the highest peak. The trip is worth it because of the spectacular views the ascent and descent provide to hikers.
Hill Tribe Trekking
If you want a more cultural experience, hill tribe trekking in Chiang Mai, Thailand might be the trip you are looking for. Explore jungles and meet indigenous groups along the way. This experience allows you to see a different side of the country you might have overlooked.
These are only some of the outdoor adventures you can do and experience as you explore what the region has to offer. Southeast Asia has more to offer and these are just the tip of the iceberg.