The pent-up demand to get your travel on after a protracted hiatus is so universal an experience. It’s even got its own name: revenge travel, now wreaking havoc at your nearest understaffed airport and not-so-tranquil tourist town. But there are other ways to make up for lost travel time than super luxury tours or engaging in other buzzy getaway stratagems (read: glamping) — such as a trek into the misty unknown of nearby mountains. Southeast Asia, after all, has a plethora of great nature and even better hikes.
These are some of the best-known mountain treks in the region for experienced mountaineers and weekend warriors alike. Just remember to break in your hiking boots and log more than a couple of hours on the treadmill before setting off. Your climbing buddies will thank you for it.