Mack Prioleau: Top Three Thrilling Trails In Asia
This is Mack Prioleau for another blog update; this time about hiking. If you frequent my blog, then you’ll know I have an insatiable appetite for adventure, and with hiking, this often means trekking on trails that offer scenic views at heart-pumping, dizzying altitudes! While most of my expeditions have been in the country and around Europe, this isn’t to say that I’m not interested to explore Asia at some point in my life.
So without further ado, here are my top three thrilling trails in Asia that I’d love to conquer once time and resources permit it:
#1: Annapurna Circuit in Nepal – Nepal has always fascinated me with its temples and monasteries, and the Annapurna Circuit sounds like just the kind of trek that got me hooked on hiking in the first place—strenuous and challenging but infinitely rewarding and fulfilling. Annapurna Circuit and its breathtaking and stunning views are only for those who are willing to work for them. I would love to visit these eventually.
#2: Kalaw to Inle Lake in Myanmar – While not the most difficult trek among all in Asia, the trek from Kalaw to Inle Lake nevertheless deserves a spot on this list because of the cultural immersion it offers. In fact, many tourists and hikers alike recommend this expedition precisely for the remote villages and countryside views along the way. Of course, the cherry on top is Inle Lake—stilt houses, pagodas, floating gardens, and more.
#3: Seoraksan National Park in South Korea – This UNESCO (tentative) World Heritage site is one of the most popular in the region because of its snow-capped mountains, beautiful streams and waterfalls, and Buddhist temples. There are hikes for all abilities, but no matter which track you’re on, you’re guaranteed to enjoy the hypnotic tranquility of this Korean national treasure.
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