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Kailash trek through Simikot: Adventurous and exciting

Kailash trek through Simikot: Adventurous and exciting

Soaring until 6714 m, Mount Kailash is the most sacred pilgrimage destination for more than one religious cult. It is not only the dream of Hindus, but is also a desire of the Jains, Buddhists, and Bonpos to trek Mount Kailash. For Hindus, it is the home of Lord Shiva, Jains consider it to be the spot from where their first apostle Lord Rishabhdeva was liberated, and Buddhists consider it to be the site which Buddha magically visited in 5th century B.C leaving footprints on the rocks of Kora surrounding Kailash. Surprisingly, this sacred mountain believed to be the centre of the universe was formed 50 millions years ago, even before the Himalayas. It is a remotely notable peak in western Tibet, which is the most worshipped by over thousands of people annually. The only way to reach here  [...]

Queen Charlotte Track: Superb shoreside walk in New Zealand

Queen Charlotte Track: Superb shoreside walk in New Zealand

Nestled atop the South Island, the Queen Charlotte Track is the best way to enjoy a magnificent tour of the Marlborough Sounds including the Anakiwa in the Grove Arm and legendary Ship Cove featuring unrivaled vistas of Kenepuru as well as Queen Charlotte Sounds. Of all the three, the Queen Charlotte Sound is famous that is ruled by deep coves, bays, and bushy shorelines perfect for kayaking. The Queen Charlotte Track lies exactly in between the smallest Keneperu Sound and Queen Charlotte Sound, which is a 71 km long. This trail is now internationally acclaimed for its breathtaking vistas; skyline ridges; legendary landmarks; diverse landscapes of forest and bays; and stunning assortment of indigenous plants and wildlife. For any hiker or walker, the Queen Charlotte Track is the ideal paradise  [...]

Arenal volcano: Most active in Costa Rica

Arenal volcano: Most active in Costa Rica

Nestled at a distance of 90 km from San Jose in northwest Costa Rica, the Arenal Volcano is an active soaring over 5000 feet in the district of La Fortuna. It is known by many more names such as Canaste, Volcan Rio Frio, Pan de Azucar, and Volcan Costa Rica. Believed to be not even 7000 years, the Arenal volcano is a young strato volcano that boasts a shape of a cone whose surface is highly vegetated and a crater that is quite wide. Formerly, it was the volcano with only one crater at its peak, but after the eruption of 1968, three additional craters got formed on the western sides of which one is only seen currently. Regarded as the Costa Rica’s most active volcano, the Arenal volcano is also among the world’s 10 most active volcanoes. As per the experts, the volcanic activity is today  [...]

Yasur volcano trip: Easy, but needs caution!

Yasur volcano trip: Easy, but needs caution!

Adorning the Tanna island of Vanuatu, Mount Yasur is a live volcano that is constantly erupting lava daily from a height of 361 m. Nestled on the shore besides the Sulphur Bay, the Yasur volcano is near the taller Tukosmera volcano that was live in the prehistoric times. This strata volcano is in form of a cone and its slopes do not boast any kind of vegetation. Its summit is almost circular that has a diameter of 400 m. There are two interesting reasons as to why one would like to visit the Yasur volcano. First, it is very easy as well as safe to reach to its crater; second, the mountain has been continuously erupting accounting for many times per hour. One more encouraging factor for the visit is that it was this volcano’s glow that pulled Captain James Cook towards this coast in the late  [...]

Kilauea volcano hiking: Thrilling Hawaiian experience

Kilauea volcano hiking: Thrilling Hawaiian experience

Wish to discover a mountain that is younger than you? If yes, then this time plan to visit the most active volcano on the planet that is Kilauea. It is the territory that is not even 10 years old. I think that with these two statements, one can imagine the excitement and fascination hidden in the trip of Kilauea volcano hiking. Dwelling on the Big Island of Hawaii, Kilauea is paradoxically the most simple to approach volcano that is only at a distance of 15 miles from the towering Mauna Loa volcano. Do not be that surprise to know this because Hawaii itself is formed from the lava of the volcanoes.  Contradicting the belief that the shield Kilauea volcano is the part of this latter volcano, it has a unique magma chamber and is nestled in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The volcano has  [...]

Paragliding Interlaken: A Unique Experience

Paragliding Interlaken: A Unique Experience

Interlaken’s fame is no fluke. Paragliding Interlaken is a unique experience. Interlaken has a wonderful landscape. The local inhabitants have used the landscape to their advantage. Interlaken has become an important tourist destination because of its paragliding activities. Paragliding Interlaken takes place over two alpine lakes. Each lake is surrounded by pristine meadows. Interlaken has an abundance of magnificent villages. The three snow-capped mountains include Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau. Interlaken is Switzerland’s capital when it comes to outdoor sports. There are many opportunities for paragliding Interlaken. Experienced operators conduct tandem flights. It is a win-win situation for everyone. The sites for paragliding can be reached by a short drive. Thunersee is the  [...]

Paine circuit: Trekking for 100 miles in Patagonia

Paine circuit: Trekking for 100 miles in Patagonia

This year get ready to discover the most famous trekking routes of Patagonia that is the most celebrated national park of Chile. Here, the Torres del Paine circuit is very much famous in the world as great trekking destination of Chile due to its panoramic vista, diverse ecosystems, and exotic wildlife. Accessible from Santiago after traveling for 2500 km, Torres del Paine is a Biosphere Reserve as well as a World Heritage site. As the meaning of the word Paine means blue, Torres del Paine literally stands for ‘Blue Towers’. The stunning park is the home of many ecosystems such as snowy mountains, calving glaciers, cascading waterfalls, meandering rivers, lush meadows, arid Pampas, and mirror-like alpine lakes. Also, one can see birds such as the Pink Flamingos, Andean Condor, Cara Cara’s,  [...]

Mount Blanc: Famous skiing spot in Alps

Mount Blanc: Famous skiing spot in Alps

Also known as the Monte Bianco that means ‘White Mountain’, Mount Blanc is the favorite of many for skiing, as it is the highest of its kind in the Alps as well as Western Europe. Rising up to 15,782 ft above the sea level, the mountain grabs the 11th position on the planet with regards to the topographic status and is also called the ‘La Dame Blanche’ meaning the ‘White Lady’. Mont Blanc is very famous as a year-round tourist destination nestled at the doorway to the area of Mont Tremblant accessible within an hour from Montréal. There are 41 trails as well as terrain parks with 3 mountain faces offering a variety of options for the skiers of all levels. All those come here to chill on the snowy mount always prefer to have tasty dining at the ‘Le Chamonix’ dining room.  [...]

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