Tag: #mountains

Fann Mountains: An Independent Guide For 7-Lakes Trek

Tajikistan is a mountainous country, where you find the third highest mountain range in the world, after the Himalayas and the Karakoram. While most travellers venture straight into the Pamir-Alay mountains in the center and east of Tajikistan, they often overlook the Fann mountains in the Northwestern corner of the country bordering Uzbekistan. That was because […]

30 Images of Tajikistan That Might Blown Your Mind

Tajikistan, a country you normally don’t hear a lot about. Undeservedly so, Tajikistan is absolutely stunning with incredibly friendly and hospitable people. From fertile valleys to arid high plateaus to stunning lakes, making it a trekker’s paradise, not to mention a photographer’s dream. Are you ready for this breathtaking, wild and unspoiled country? Don’t Miss: 10 Reasons […]

A DIY Road Trip Across Pamir Highway Via Wakhan Corridor

Travelling the M41, the official name of the Pamir Highway, is an exciting adventure in itself. One of the ancient Silk Road trade routes, the Pamir Highway passes through the beautiful Pamir Mountains through Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. Having 90% of the country covered by mountain range, more than half of Tajikistan is situated at […]

10 Reasons Why Tajikistan Should Be On Your Travel Radar

Did you know that more than 90% of Tajikistan is covered in mountains, earning the name “Switzerland of Central Asia”? No? You’re not the only one. Most people can’t even point out the country on the map, despite being a close neighbor with the infamous Afghanistan. Not only that, Tajikistan also shares borders with several […]

Annapurna Circuit Trek: Our Day-to-Day Itinerary and Expenses

The almost 300-kilometers Annapurna Circuit is challenging but rewarding trek. In 23-days, we trekked all the way from Besi Sahar to Landruck without a guide or porter or any tour agency. On average, we walked about 6-8 hours, crossing 4 different districts namely: Lamjung, Manang, Mustang and Myagdi, and experienced 4 different seasons covering a great […]

Everything You Need To Know To Trek Annapurna Circuit Independently

Trekking the Himalayas in Nepal can sound intimidating. Many think that it is an experience accessible only to seasoned trekkers or those who can afford to use expensive trekking companies. Well, with enough research and planning, you can absolutely trek in the Annapurna Circuit independently – and on a budget just like we did! The […]

Marble Mountains: Everything You Need To Know Before going

Not far from the coast in Đà Nẵng lies a well-known pilgrimage site with caves, tunnels, temples, and viewpoints. The Marble Mountains are a cluster of 5 majestic hills made out of marble and limestone. Each hill representing 5 different elements: Kim (metal), Moc (wood), Thuy (water), Hoa (fire), and Tho (land).  They have been […]

Gorkhi-Terelj National Park: A Day Trip From Ulaanbaatar

Gorkhi-Terelj National Park (Горхи-Тэрэлж) is the third largest protected area in Mongolia, and the nearest national park from Ulannbaatar. Located about 80-kilometers northeast of Capital, Terelj National Park is a popular attraction for both locals and tourists. Don’t Miss: 13 Best Things To Do In And Around Ulaanbaatar How to get there? Bus: Bus number […]

Hua Shan: Conquering One of the Most Dangerous Hike in the World

You have probably seen photos of tourists hanging off the side of a stunning mountain. Or walking across a few thin planks bolted into a mountainside, their faces animated with adrenaline or fear. If you’re in Xi’an for the famous Terracotta Warriors, why not take a day-trip to Huayin (45-minutes from Xi’an by train). Here lies Hua Shan, also known […]

Leshan: Visiting The Largest Stone Buddha In The World

“The Mountain is a Buddha and the Buddha is a Mountain” Sitting in the confluence of Ming River, Qingyi River and Dadu River, Leshan is a city of Sichuan well-known for its natural landscape and Buddha scenic spots. There are two main attractions: Leshan Great Buddha and Mount Emei. Unfortunately, I only have time to […]

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