A great way to experience the natural scenery and get a workout
Written by Nicolette Foster
Asia is the world’s biggest and most populous continent, and it’s teeming with some of the most breathtaking hiking spots around the world — from the cold corners of the Everest base camp to the rice terraces in Vietnam. So if you’re looking for a unique hiking experience, the diverse and exciting region of Asia is one of the best places to explore.
If you’re just about ready to go, remember to pack light as it can get busy and crowded in most Asian cities. Bring a few essentials, like mosquito repellent, universal travel adapter, and a small camera. When it comes to your toiletries, travel and adventure blog Adventure In You recommends bringing a significant amount of sunblock, particularly the high-quality and reef-safe kind. Since it can be humid in Asia, you need to pay close attention to your shampoo and hair-cleaning routine, too. You can bring anti-humidity gels and oils or an anti-frizz spray. You can also try relaxing moisturising fluid if you want to preserve a pin-straight look. Asian beauty and fashion website Pretty Me advises basing your strategy for hair washing not only on your hair texture, but also on skin type and styling preferences.
Just be sure to bring environment-friendly products so you don’t contribute to the pollution in the local destinations you’re going to visit. This way, you can be sure to look great on your travel photos and not have to worry so much on the trails in these great spots:
1. Sapa, Vietnam
Tucked away in the northern mountains of Vietnam, Sapa is made up of a main town in the Muong Hoa Valley and surrounded by small local villages, where you can stay with a family and experience their day-to-day life. The cool climate makes it one of the best hiking places in Vietnam. Apart from the rolling mountains, you will also be able to find glittering waterfalls and beautiful valleys.