Did you know that there are more mountains than cities in Japan? This means that there is no shortage of outdoor fun to be had in this amazing country. Enjoy amazing powder snow on a single or multi-day skiing adventure in the winter, explore the stunning hiking trails year round, cycling routes, or try diving and snorkeling in the summer. From amazing mountains such as Mount Fuji or Mount Yotei, to perfect rugged terrains in the center of the island like Nagano, or Hokkaido to the north, Japan is full of possibilities. Furthermore, you will also be able to discover the unique Japanese culture and sample the delicious Japanese cuisine.
Kyrgyzstan is often referred to as the “Switzerland of Central Asia” due to the stunning Tian Shan mountains that occupy 80% of its territory. Lake Issyk-Kul is an ideal destination for hiking and overnight camping, or to go horseback riding amidst snow-capped peaks. The Ala Archa Glacier is perfect for cross-country skiing. Another option you cannot miss is the Suusamyr Valley, in the Chuy Region. Don’t miss the chance to discover this unique Asian mountaineering wonderland!
Thailand is a favorite amongst international tourists for its beautiful beaches. It is also a great place for outdoor adventures. Rock climbing at Tonsai Beach is a popular option. Krabi has impressive limestone rock next to its paradisiacal beaches. Additionally, you can also visit the incredible Thai national parks, such as Khao Sok, Thung Yai Naresuan, Erawan or Khao Yai. White water rafting in the Mae Taeng River and mountain biking in the north of the country are other activities you should definitely try while you’re there!
Nepal is a destination for wild adventures, month-long journeys, and sacred silence. Enjoy a multi-day trekking tour and go mountaineering to the top of 6000 to 8000 meter high peaks in the Himalayas. Join a jungle safari in one of its nine national parks. Go on cultural and historical visits in Kathmandu! Everest, Annapurna, and Upper Mustang are the most famous spots for outdoor activities. But we suggest that you let Nepal’s hidden corners also surprise you.
Climbing Mt. Everest from the Tibetan side is undoubtedly the most thrilling adventure you will experience in China. However, this Asian country also offers other outdoor adventures for all ages and fitness levels. Sail the waters of the Li River, in Yangshuo. Walk through ancient towns and discover the local lifestyle. Go hiking in the Xianggong Mountain. Or, if you like rock climbing, head to the stunning Yangshuo’s Moon Hill. Whichever your pick, China is bound to amaze you!
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