Top 5 Hiking Spots in Southeast Asia
These hiking trails will guarantee you and your friends gorgeous views and plenty of scenic views along the way.
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1. Mount Batur, Bali, Indonesia
Mount Batur is often climbed by tourists who visit Bali. Typically the climb starts at 3am to catch the sunrise at the top of the mountain. This might seem like an easy feat, but some level of fitness is required. Rocky and muddy paths will put you to the test and the descend might make your land on your butt! Be very careful when climbing Mount Batur, anything can catch you by surprise.
2. Mount Ophir, Malaysia
Mount Ophir is one of the most famous hikes in Johor, visited by many Singaporeans. It offers a spectacular view of Johor and the Straits of Malacca. Ophir is also the highest mountain in Johor, standing at 1276m. The hike to the summit can be challenging for those new to hiking as a good level of fitness will be required. Some of the steepest portion of the hike will have ropes/ladders to assist hikers. A round trip will take approximately 10 hours and it’s recommended to start by 7am.
3. Mount Rinjani, Lombok, Indonesia
Planning to conquer Mount Rinjani? Be prepared to spend a few nights in order to do so. Hiking up this mountain requires a good level of fitness and endurance. The view that you experience at the end will make it all the more worth it, but do not climb it if you have little experience. This feisty mountain will push you to your limits.
4. Sapa, Vietnam
Sapa is home to various ethnic minorities and is one of the most visited places in Vietnam. This hiking paradise is well-loved and hikers spend 2-5 days here. The locals and weather makes hiking more fulfilling. A hike lasting several days will involve a home-stay with locals which makes the experience more enriching. Sapa boasts history and is a must visit for hikers and tourists to experience authentic culture and living.
5. Khao Sok National Park, Thailand
Khao Sok National Park is a playground for adventure in nature! Bask in nature, stay out in the lake or simply walk through flora and fauna. The perfect zone for families or friends to get together and explore nature first hand. A weekend here is perfect to take you away from the hustle and bustle of the concrete jungle. :)
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Now, most of my trips and plans involve hiking and it allows me to clear my mind and enjoy the views that I witness at the end! :)