“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – St. Francis of Assisi
3 BREATHTAKING TREKKING MOUTAINOUS TRAILS IN ASIA
Sapa in Northern Vietnam
It is not by accident that they celebrate the yearly international marathon for hardcore travelers from 10km up to 100 km races around the end of September and the beginning of October in Sapa – located in the North of Vietnam with spectacular and breathtaking landscape with sinuous tracks through mountains, rice paddies plant by local farmers with typical cultural features and friendly local people.
Many people come to this town and are attracted by its natural beautiful scenery for the first time then they choose to stay longer than their plan. The Travel Leisure has voted Sapa’s rice paddies to be one of the best 7 spectacular paddies in the world.
However, there are estimated 160 that Sapa sinking in fog with high humidity with cloudy sky. Therefore, you should choose September and October when you can catch the best time to sightseeing and trekking around this amazing town. You can go by traditional train, bus with lying ticket or motorbike for transportation.
It takes around couple of hours to get there from Hanoi – the capital of Vietnam then you can choose Fansipan Terrace Resort in the middle of the mountain to stay and enjoy thiss breathtaking view.
Banaue Rice Paddies in the Philippines
The challenges to get to Banaue cant stop those who love trekking or hiking to visit. It takes about 300km drive from Manila to sightseeing this 2000-year old terraces rice paddies in Banaue which known as the 8th wonder of the world. It was carved into the mountains of Ifugao in the Philippines by their ancestors of indigenous people. In fact, this terrace is located approximately 1500 meter (5000 ft) above the sea level and cover 10,360 km (6000 square miles) which is compared to stepping stones to the sky. You can easily find a local people such as a student or young locals who served as a guide to find your own hiking trails with stretching green fields and terrace.
Cameron Highlands in Malaysia
It’s well-known for two things, including tea with stretching green tea covering the mountains with excellent trekking with cool climate and unique scorching temperatures. This kind of weather makes tea growing which partly contribute to enrich for the area. This landscape has wild miles of trails without helpful signs and map. It is roughly halfway between Penang and Kuala Lumpur with usual base for staying is Tanah Rata.