Roadtrips in Asia
Asia has a lot to offer. From the arctic cold climat in Siberia to the dense jungles of Vietnam, or from the Mongol desert to the high peaks of the Himalaya mountains, there's always something to discover. And best of all: there is always a road leading to it. Here are our best Asian roadtrips.
Leh-Manali Highway, India
The Leh-Manali Highway is one of the highest roads in the world. Running between the Indian cities of Leh and Manali, it opens up an inhospitable part of the Himalaya Mountains. Be well prepared before you start, as you will cross several high mountain passes up to 5,325 m (17,470 ft). Many travelers suffer from mountain sickness due to the high altitudes and the low-oxygen air.
Tunnel roads, China
Located in the Taihang Mountains of China, the small village of Guoliang is sitting on a mountaintop and was isolated from the rest of the world. The only way to reach it was to walk through a valley surrounded by steep cliffs, and then climb a series of cut out stone steps. Cut off from the rest of the world, the village was doomed to become a ghost town, unless a road could be constructed trough the cliffs.