Hiking through the Markha Valley allows individuals to have the experience of climbing India’s Himalayas. The valley is found in Ladakh, which is filled with interesting people and beautiful landscaping, making it a truly unique and refreshing experience for many. Ladakh is a desert located at a high altitude. Many hikers find this an appealing aspect of participating in this particular trek. The remote location of the desert peaks the curiosity of hikers coming from all over the world.
A breathtaking sight found in China, Yading Nature Reserve has become a popular destination for hiking. The mountains are a sight to see and its significance within the Buddhist community makes it a well -loved attraction. It was officially declared a nature reserve for the first time during the end of the 1990s.
For anyone who wants to be closer to nature, hiking through Yading is a recommended activity. Most people find that the best season to visit is autumn. As a natural reserve it is the home of China’s three holy mountains, which are Jampelyang, Chenresig and Chana Dorje. The belief held by Tibetan Buddhists is that these mountains are symbols of energy, compassion and wisdom; three things that the Buddhists believe are necessary when it comes to achieving enlightenment. [Read more…]
Memoir of Langtang Trekking May 2014
By Lum YL
I am not sure if Nepal is one place where many people have on their bucket list. A year ago when I was between jobs, I signed up for a 10 days Langtang Trail trek which included the summit of Kyangjin Rii at 4,773 masl. The trek leader was a close lady friend and career partner of mine for many years. For years I observed that adventurous persons like her, typically have a great sense of persistence and determination. They are also inspirational and good team players. I am not exaggerating when i say that trekking at Nepal is a life-changing affair. Like how I would approach any new ventures in life, I tell myself – “what the heck right?” Just do it, for the sake of change. [Read more…]
Son Doong Cave is not your average adventure underground. The largest known cave in the world offers a number of unique environments to explore. From the central forests to the underground river that gives the cave it’s name, it was discovered locally in 1991. It wasn’t until 2009 that foreign tourists began to trek through the cave to experience its many marvels. This leaves Son Doong Cave relatively untouched when compared to well-developed cave hiking experiences in other areas around the world. [Read more…]
Standing at nearly 1,100 meters and providing incredible views of Cape Town, Table Mountain is one of the most amazing hikes that the world has to offer. This mountain used to be an island and its unique topography offers more plant species per square mile than many tropical rainforests. This makes it the perfect place for a leisurely hike, a moment of solitude, or the perfect adventure with your hiking team.
Here are just a few ways that you can enjoy a fantastic experience at this World Heritage Site. [Read more…]
Growing up, I had always had a fascination with the Three Kingdoms period and the story of brotherhood between Lord Liu Bei, Generals Guanyu and Zhangfei. So, as you can imagine, my trip to Chengdu and getting the chance to experience one of the most legendary places within it was something I had long been hoping would fall into place. The following are some of the things I got to learn and experience while I was there. This will give you an idea of what you would get to see if you ever get the opportunity to visit this remarkable site. [Read more…]
Mount Yong Yap (Malay “Gunung Yong Yap”) is located near Perak and it is the 6th highest point in Peninsula Malaysia, at 2168 m. Situated in the Titiwangsa Range and the trail is rough, characterized by thorny trees, fallen trunks, sharp bamboo edges and just about everything else that can make your hike challenging enough!
Yong Yap is a symmetrical mountain and is pyramid shaped. It has a sharp and pointed peak and many hikers consider this as one of the toughest trails in Malaysia. [Read more…]
It is quite impossible to miss Doi Sutheap when you are in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
You see it when the moment you arrive at Chiang Mai International Airport. You see it when you take the public transport to just about everywhere you go. And you can even see it when you are droppin a deuce in a throne room at Central Shopping Mall off Huay Kaew Road. [Read more…]
I was recently introduced to a new concept called “Microadventure.” The idea is to make adventures accessible to everyone because they are shorter in length, are more affordable, yet will still provide 110% fun. As blogger Sarah Wilson aptly describes, “It’s simple. When they’re simple, they happen. You don’t procrastinate.”
It’s the simple idea of a weekend getaway without leaving the country that resonates with so many people here and around the world that I couldn’t help but try out the concept for myself. The available slots for this event, organized by meetup group Singapore Adventurous Nature Lovers, was filled within days. Out of the 18 participants who signed up, 16 of them were ladies.
I couldn’t help but wonder with a smile: maybe the guys had enough of outdoor camping when serving their national service… or maybe the ladies were just a little more adventurous. [Read more…]
The idea for a waterfall cleanup came after our first visit to Gunung Pulai earlier in March of this year. We fell in love with the Gunung due to its proximity to Singapore (45mins drive) and good food in the town of Kulai, just 15 mins away. The tranquility of the forest reserve and its undulating terrain make it a perfect spot to have a morning workout.
We were also disturbed to see in the midst of the beautiful, cascading Pulai falls a depressing sight: litter strewn all around. Used pampers, broken glasses, and leftover food boxes were not packed out to preserve the site. There were no maintenance capabilities from the local environmental office to remove the litter either. [Read more…]