This great, long trek, which will usually take you somewhere between 17 and 21 days is supposedly the oldest trek in the Himalayas that you can take, as such it’s likely one of the best in the entire continent of Asia. The reason for this is that whilst hiking your way along this path, you’ll come across everything you could hope for from such an adventure; stunning views or the world’s largest mountain region, incredible heights (17,769 ft is the highest point on the trail as you make your way through the Thorung La Pass), and a wide array of the diverse culture in Nepal. You’ll come across historic Hindu Holy sites as well as wonderful Buddhist villages too. Naturally, it’s a popular trail but this won’t at all ruin your experience, if anything at least you’ll know your safer.
Here we have another popular hiking trail, this time across the second largest volcano in Indonesia known as Mount Rinjani. This is a true adventurer’s hike, taking you up to the rim of the volcanoes crater then down into it where you will arrive at a lake where there was once molten lava. There aren’t many that can say they have done that. Whilst you hike across this fascinating land, you’ll spy some pretty epic views, one of those being the Gunung Baru, the mountains newest cone which formed only a few hundred years ago.
Dingri to Mt Everest
You simply could not talk about awesome hikes and stunning views without mentioning one that includes at least a glimpse at the world’s largest and most famous mountain, Mount Everest. This trek will take you from Dingri to the base of the mountain, just being in the presence of this gargantuan formation will send chills down your already chilly spine. It’s up to you whether or not you wish to attempt even base camp on this climbers Mecca but if you do make sure you do all you can to prepare yourself, it is a dangerous trip. Otherwise enjoy the snowy vistas on this grand hike and take in the majesty of the great mountain.
The Snowman Trek
Here we have a hike that has been labelled the most difficult trek in the entire world, it’s something to consider if you’re a seasoned trail blazer but otherwise maybe work your way up to this one. The Snowman Trek takes you through almost every region of Bhutan and will take you around 24 days to complete. It is an extension of the Laya Gasa trek (worth considering if you’d like to turn the difficulty down a notch) and offers a diverse range of views and sites each as breath-taking as the last. Bhutan is a beautiful country in the very heart of the Himilayas filled with some of nature’s grandest views and most incredible wildlife to boot.