The 14 Best Hiking Destinations in Asia

By: JESSICA ESA | Pulished on 2023-12-05

The Snowman Trek, Bhutan

The 14 Best Hiking Destinations in Asia-Trip Advise

The hike explores the remote Lunana district of Bhutan and takes around a month to complete making it one of the most epic and most difficult trails on this list, crossing 14 mountain passes. Apart from the incredible mountain scenery and alpine forests, you will also see infamous locations like the cliff face Tiger's Nest monastery on your trek. You will need to complete this trek by September or October due to the hazardous snowy conditions on the mountains and the danger of avalanches. After getting your visa and permits, you will need to fly to Paro and make your way to Taktsang Monastery to begin your trek. It's highly advised to attempt this trek with a guide or trekking company.

Jebel Shams, Oman

The 14 Best Hiking Destinations in Asia-Trip Advise

Described as The Grand Canyon of Oman, the rugged Jebel Shams is part of the Al Hajar mountain range, meaning you’re treated to miles of mountainous scenery as you hike the tallest peak in Oman. The views deep into Wadi Ghul are most impressive once you reach the plateau. Just three hours’ drive from Muscat via bus, this is an easily accessible and highly rewarding trek that can be done on a day trip or as an overnight trip with wild camping or resorts as options.

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