People visit the 'Dodrul Chorten' stupa in Thimphu, Bhutan
People visit the "Dodrul Chorten" stupa that was built in memory of the third king Jigme Dorji Wangchuk in 1974, in Bhutan. Five decades ago, Bhutan was a feudal, medieval place with no roads, proper schools or hospitals and scarcely any contact with the outside world. REUTERS

Asia is the perfect backdrop for adventure travelers seeking expeditions in lands with rich cultural history and diverse landscape - ranging from mountains, to deserts, beaches and more.

Travel Indochina, a leading small-group travel expert in Asia, offers specifically designed adventure trails to the two most uncharted regions of Asia - Bhutan and Mongolia.

Highlights of Bhutan

The itinerary for Bhutan, named Highlights of Bhutan, is a 13-day tour that takes travelers on a magical and mysterious quest of legends and secret kingdoms in the Land of the Thunder Dragon, perched high in the famed Himalaya Mountains.

Adventure seekers in Bhutan will get to visit the ancient fortresses, temples and traditional villages that evoke a rich, proud Buddhist culture during the journey. The trip is timed with the yearly festival of Jhambay Lakhang, which will be like a lifetime experience for travelers. These are the rare chances to get across Bhutan's history and culture as the place was previously closed for tourism. Highlights of Bhutan bookings per person begin at $3,425 for twinshare pricing.

Trans-Mongolian Adventure

The 17-day Trans-Mongolian Adventure hosts travelers on a sweeping journey through the wild and rugged land of Mongolia’s grassy plains and alpine mountains. Only a few can say they’ve experienced Mongolia and even fewer have visited the Nadaam Festival away from the Ulaan Baatar crowds.

The adventure begins in Beijing and proceeds to a two-day trip on the legendary Trans-Mongolian Railway. From there, the trip unfolds to include meetings with reindeer herders, swimming in the alpine lakes, and camel rides through endless dunes. Start the Trans-Mongolian Adventure from $3,865 per person for twinshare pricing.