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A waterfall across the path through Tiger Leaping Gorge

Last Days of the Tiger Leaping Gorge?

Adam Bray - kanzis_slave [1,618]

Deep in Yunnan Province, at the foot of the Himalayas, the Yangtze River (here known as the Yellow Sands), carves the deepest gorge in the world between Jade Dragon Snow Mountain (5,596m) and Haba...

Destinations: Yunnan | Himalayas | Tibet | Lijiang River | China | Yangtze River
Topics: Travel | National Parks | Adventure | Animals | Ecotourism | Culture | People | Sports | Nature | Architecture
Prof. Yin doing what he loves most

Ecotourism in Sichuan

satcha smith - satcha [130]

Dr. Yin Kaipu of the Chengdu Institute of Biology has just returned from another trip to the Hengduan Mountains north of Chengdu and is bubbling with excitement. His dreams of an ecotourism hiking...

Destinations: China | Himalayas | Sichuan | Chengdu
Topics: Culture | People | Adventure | National Parks | Nature | Ecotourism

Cycling across the Himalayas

Colin Hinshelwood - chinshelwood [123]

The 1,200-km Highway 318 from Lhasa to Kathmandu has suddenly become one of the most fashionable, gruelling and wondrous trails for international mountain bikers. Originally an artery of the famed...

Destinations: Nepal | Lhasa | Thimphu | Himalayas | Tibet | Bhutan
Topics: Travel | Adventure | Sports
Yeti Airlines, on the airstrip in Simikot (9,400'), Nepal.

Kailash Pilgrimage Journal - Day 4

Jeff Greenwald - jgreenwald [1,931]

1st pass, after Simikot We flew from sea level to Simikot at 9,500 feet, and started walking -- up. Amazing, how quickly it all comes back: the agony, first. The slow, panting ascent on astonished,...

Destinations: Nepal | Lhasa | Himalayas | Tibet
Topics: Travel | Adventure | Religion
Medical escorts at work.

Medical Escorts: Always Intense

Joshua Samuel Brown - jbrown [10,407]

Whether on business or pleasure the wise traveler to exotic lands should prepare for all conceivable contingencies; fortune, after all, favors the prepared. But dame fate is never a more capricious...

Destinations: Kabul | Afghanistan
Topics: Travel | People | Adventure | Working Abroad | War & Conflict

The Himalayan Yeti -- Believe what you will

Nabanita Dutt - ndutt [3,793]

1913: A Chinese hunting party captured an apelike creature that their Tibetan loaders identified as the Himalayan snowman. The creature, severely wounded in the tussle, was held captive in a cage in...

Destinations: Nepal | Himalayas
Topics: Adventure

Annapurna base camp, Nepal

akrur dhoj shah - Niyatri [216]

The annapurna base camp (ABC) situated at an altitude of 4130 m surrounded by famous magnificient mountains and has consistently been much cherished dream for many adventurers and exotic lands to...

Destinations: Nepal | Himalayas
Topics: Travel | Adventure

Welcome to Lukla, gateway to Everest

akrur dhoj shah - Niyatri [216]

Lukla (altitude: 9350 ft/2850 m) lies in the heart of the Everest trekking area in the Nepali Himalayas. From here large numbers of trekkers venture into the mountains to begin their treks. For many...

Destinations: Nepal | Himalayas
Topics: Travel | Adventure | Nature
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