Tasman glacier and Tasman lake are short hikes easily accessible from the White Horse Hill campsite in Mount Cook National Park.
Gunung Ledang (Mount Ophir) is a challenging day climb in a national park on the border of Malacca and Johor states, with expansive views from the summit.
Arusha National Park lets you see wildlife close up, with very convenient access from the city. It also offers the unique chance of walking safaris.
The Hooker Valley trail takes you through Mount Cook National park to Hooker Lake, with magnificent views of Mount Cook and the Hooker glacier.
Endau Rompin National Park is home to pristine rainforest, clear waterfalls, elephants – maybe even Malayan Tigers and critically endangered Sumatran Rhino.
Hiking Maria Island National Park offers treks to lofty lookout points, white sand beaches, peaceful campsites, and ruins from the island’s convict past.
Taman Negara is Malaysia’s oldest park and protects some of the oldest tropical rainforest on the planet. Hikes range from under an hour to multi-day treks.
Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park near Kathmandu has several trails up Shivapuri peak (2,732m), and is a good option for those with limited time in Nepal.
Lagunas Altiplanicas (Chaxa, Miscanti, Miñiques) are three spectacular high altitude lakes in the Atacama desert with the opportunity to view flamingos.
How do Patagonia’s most famous hiking destinations: Torres del Paine in Chile, Fitz Roy (Los Glaciares National Park) in Argentina, and Isla Navarino in Tierra del Fuego, compare?