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Although Nepal is best known for its outstanding hiking opportunities, there are many facets of the country that you should aim to uncover during a holiday here. As well as the stunning mountain scenery, there is much history and wildlife to see.
The world is a truly wonderful place and there are some outstanding sights that you can discover on your holidays. While there are many beautiful spots, we’ve selected a few of the most breathtaking to get you in the mood for a bit of globe trotting.
Mount Everest is well known for being the highest peak in the world and, although hundreds of people have now made it to the summit, this is still an incredible feat. Anyone who’s hiked to the Base Camp will tell you just how tough it can be.
Poon Hill is one of the Himalayas’ finest viewing points, offering outstanding vistas of some of the most recognisable and impressive peaks in the Annapurna range. There are many trekking routes that make this ascent, so we’re going to look at what you can expect from the climb.
Most people who decide to tackle the Inca Trail do so because they want to see the amazing ruins of Machu Picchu in all their glory and follow in the footsteps of a civilisation that once ruled these Andean peaks and much of the area around the mountains.
Nepal is a country that is best known for its outstanding hiking trails in the Himalayas, but there is more to this nation than simply its mountains. There are many fascinating cultures to be uncovered here if you know where to look.
If you've never thought about climbing Mount Kilimanjaro before, you may not know that there are in fact six routes to the summit of Africa's highest peak. They each have their pros and cons, but we're going to focus on just two of them – Shira and Rongai.
The Rongai route is considered to be one of the least crowded and wildest routes to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, making it an excellent choice if you're keen to have a true wilderness experience while you're climbing Africa's tallest peak.
Central Asia is an amazing part of the world to travel in and, as it's still not been significantly exposed to large-scale tourism, is a great region to consider exploring if you're looking for somewhere off the beaten track.
It's generally well known that American explorer Hiram Bingham was the first westerner to visit Machu Picchu and tell the world about his discovery. He believed the ruins to be the last city of the Incas and was captivated by what he unearthed here.
There are many amazing walking trails in Nepal and, while you might be keen to take on one of the great treks like the full Annapurna Circuit or the Everest Base Camp hike, it's not always possible to get enough time off work to do one of these options.
Once you've made the decision to climb Kilimanjaro, you'll discover there is one more big choice you need to make about your trip – which route you'll follow to reach the summit of Uhuru Peak. There are six main options for you to pick from.
If you are looking for a challenge on your next holiday, consider booking a trip that will take you trekking in the Himalayas. One particularly striking route to follow is the trail that leads to the Annapurna Sanctuary – a natural amphitheatre ringed by mountains.
The Inca Trail is one of those iconic treks that is frequently cited as being among the best in the world. Certainly, thousands of travellers each year head into the Andes to follow in the footsteps of this old civilisation, so what makes it so special?
The Inca culture is one of the most fascinating in South America and Peru is the perfect destination to choose if you'd like to learn more about this civilisation and the relics they left behind. Here are some of the best locations to see and explore Inca sites.
The Classic Inca Trail remains the most popular way for hikers to reach Machu Picchu high in the Peruvian Andes. The route leads you through the jungle, past various Inca ruins, before finally reaching this famous mountain settlement via the Sun Gate.
Cusco is one of Peru's must-visit cities, as it's bursting with historical sites dating from the time of the Incas and the period of colonial rule. There's a lot to see in this fascinating destination, but here are a few places not to miss.
Peru is home to all manner of wonderful landscapes, including, of course, a stretch of the Andes mountain range. While Machu Picchu is a target for many travellers, there are some equally spectacular natural sights it's well worth checking out.
If walking the Inca trail has long been on your travelling wishlist, but you're not so keen on following the crowds that hike along the classic route to Machu Picchu, consider the Lares trek instead. It's an excellent alternative to the main trail.
In 1978, Peter Matthiessen wrote The Snow Leopard, a book based on his two-month experience of Himalaya trekking through Dolpo seeing some of the most awe-inspiring sights in the world. In the decades since, very little of this remote wilderness has changed.
Thinking about hiking Kilimanjaro? Good for you. Before you get carried away with your planning, it's worthwhile doing a little background research to find out what you're in for. After all, trekking up the world's tallest freestanding mountain may be amazing, but it's not easy!
Peru is home to a wealth of exciting destinations to explore, from humid jungles to huge canyons. However, perhaps the most famous of all the attractions the country has to offer is the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu – and the best way to discover this lost city is to take part in Inca trail trips.
Many people who head to Nepal do so to take advantage of the unique hiking opportunities they can find in this majestic country. If you're one of these intrepid adventurers keen to go trekking in Nepal, the Annapurna region could offer everything you've been looking for.