August is very similar to July in terms of weather across Asia and again Indonesia, Borneo and Ladakh in North India remain excellent options for active families and intrepid travellers. It’s an ideal time to go hiking in Hokkaido in northern Japan in one of its stunning mountain ranges and national parks.
Great weather continues across large parts of Indonesia in August making it a very popular time of year with foreign travellers. Like July, the regions of West Papua and Raja Ampat remain rainy.
Whilst the rest of the country is experiencing high levels of heat and humidity as well as seasonal typhoons, Hokkaido remains brilliantly sunny and dry throughout August. It’s a wonderful time to hike in its mountain ranges and national parks. If you are a foodie, uni (sea urchin roe), miso ramen, soup curry and Sapporo Beer are not to be missed!
Prime hiking season continues across Ladakh in July and it’s also a wonderful time to explore remote rural communities and Buddhist monasteries. Do it in style by staying in one of the luxury camps to experience one of India’s finest “glamping” experiences.
July is the beginning of the peak tourist season in Borneo, so expect to see large number of tourists in popular locations. Sabah in Malaysian Borneo remains one of our favourite regions.
Although it’s rainy in the Cultural Triangle and along the southern coast, Sri Lanka’s east coast continues to enjoy dry and sunny weather in August. The famous elephant gathering takes place in Minneriya National Park near Kandy where you can see up to 300 Asian elephants coming together.