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The Beautiful Tatra Mountains Of Poland And Slovakia

Beautiful Tatras

The Tatra Mountains, often simply known as the Tatras, are a range of the Carpathian Mountains on the boarder of Poland and Slovakia. The Tatras cover an area of roughly 785 square kilometers, the majority of which lies within Slovakia. They are the highest mountain range within the Carpathians, and the highest peak in the range lies just north of ...

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Amusing commemorative plaques at Fengdu Ghost City on the Yangtze

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The key stop on the Yangtze River cruises is at Mt. Minshan to marvel at the legendary Fengdu Ghost City. The name instantly evokes scary images and indeed the legend has it that the temples and statues atop the mountain have been meant to inspire just that, a glimpse into passage the dead must navigate en route to netherworld. Sculptures of ...

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Trek to K2 China Base Camp

K2, the second highest peak on the planet (28,268’) is a lonely place right now. It straddles the border between Pakistan and the Xinjian Uygur Autonomous Region in China, both fraught with riots, ethnic upheavals and terrorist attacks. Nonetheless it’s as beautiful from China as it was from Pakistan where I first saw it in ’98. I and my team ...

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Best of Argentina – Torres del Paine or Cerro Torre and Mount Fitz Roy?

Hanging glaciers in Torres del Paine

How best to visit Argentina obviously depends on how much time you have available to travel. Most visitors will arrive in Buenos Aires and begin their trip from there. It seems although many profess wanting to tour Argentina one of the first places they wish to visit is Torres del Paine National Park. There is no question that Torres del ...

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Fast-melting Siachen glacier may change toursim in Nubra

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As all glaciers around the globe, the Siachen glacier in the Karakoram parts of Nubra, the northern most district of Ladakh, in the remote northwestern corner of India, is meting, and rapidly. It was reported today it has shrunk to half its size. Not long ago it was the highest battleground in the world where the Indian and Pakistani troops, ...

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Kailash Manasarovar Tour 2009

Departure:  28 May –  15 Nights / 16 Days Day 01 : Arrive Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel. Evening Detail briefing on Kailash Manasarovar Yatra tour. Day 02 : Visit Pashupatinath and Boudhanath. PM Free for Kailash tour preparation. We obtain Tibet visa on this day. Day 03 : Early morning drive from Kathmandu (4500 ft, 1371 mt) to frontier town of ...

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A lifetime dissolves on the “kora” around Mount Kailash

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Sacred spaces and stunning landscapes! Magnificent temples, mountain passes, snow-capped peaks, nomad camps, pilgrims – this is truly a journey to stir the senses and nourish the soul – of all the destinations in Asia, the most sacred and sublime. The days of travel are long, the roads are dusty and bumpy – and it is a world that will ...

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Kora around the snow-capped peak of Mt. Khawakarpo 6,740m

Few places on the Earth remain truly off the beaten path – a pilgrimage trek into the heart of the Salween and Mekong watershed is one of them. At the center of this journey is a 14-day Kora around the snow-capped peak of Mt. Khawakarpo (6,740m), revered throughout the Tibetan realm as far east as Ladakh, the Little Tibet of India. ...

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