Summit Goal: Highest Points to Hike in These 10 Asian Countries
The journey might be hard but the summit view makes it worth it
by Kyzia Maramara | July 31, 2019
Timor Leste’s highest peak is Mount Ramelau, or as locals call it, Tatamailau. The mountain is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, hence visitors and hikers would find a 3-meter-high statue of her likeness at the peak. During March, the locals hold an annual pilgrimage commemorating the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary. The hike is not much of a challenge as the path is well worn from travelers and even vehicles.
THAILAND: Doi Inthanon, 8,415 feet
Within Chang Mai Province is Doi Inthanon National Park where Thailand’s highest peak stands tall. The mountain was proudly named after their king who had a heart for nature and preserving the mountains and forests. Doi Inthanon doesn’t only boast of huge plains and breathtaking views, it also has picturesque waterfalls and villages. But if you want to get to the summit without exhausting your legs, there is also a vehicle-friendly trail that will save you time.
INDONESIA: Puncak Jaya, 16,024 feet
Puncak Jaya, also known as Carstenz Pyramid, is part of the Seven Summits, a list of the world’s tallest mountains including Mount Everest. Jagged and littered with boulders, Puncak Jaya is definitely a tough climb, good upper body strength is a must or else you’ll be learning on your feet. This mountain is such a tough climb that less than 500 people have summited. Aside from the tough climb, there have also been reports of tribesmen taking hikers hostage so this mountain is definitely dangerous.
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