Top 3 Treks to Do in Asia

Villagers working in the valleys around the Annapurna
Villagers working in the valleys around the Annapurna, Nepal. Photo by Giacomo Berardi on Unsplash

Do you like the outdoors? Then one of the best ways for you to see the world is by foot, traveling around with a backpack on, carrying all your possessions, enjoying a workout, and the beauty of nature all at the same time. Some of the world’s best treks are located in Asia. If you’re thinking of doing one (or some) of them, here are three of the greatest.

Annapurna Circuit, Nepal

One of the most famous treks in the world, the Annapurna circuit will take you between 17 to 21 days. The trail takes you through all sorts of Nepalese cultures from Buddhist villages to Hindu holy sites. It’s quite popular (and a bit crowded during high season), but still totally worth it, with the highest point on the trail (Thorung La Pass) guaranteed to take your breath away.

Markha Valley, India

Located in the Western Himalayas, the Markha Valley trek is very diverse, moving past monasteries, mountain villages, and the peak of Kangyatse. Plus, it’s good for beginner backpackers as there are homestays along the trail.

Snowman Trek, Buthan

Considered by many to be the most difficult trek in the world, the Snowman Trek takes about 24 days and goes through remote Buthan into the Himalayas. With hard weather, a long duration, and a challenging altitude, it’s not recommended for the faint of heart.