Travel is fantastic.
It gives you the chance to get away from your regular life and experience something radically different.
Our generation is extremely lucky. Up until just a couple of decades ago, only a few people got to travel to the more remote and exotic parts of the world. For example, if you wanted to visit somewhere like Bhutan, you had to be quite well off and well-connected. Today, that is no longer the case. Specialist travel firms like Kandoo Adventures are gradually opening up every corner of the world to ordinary travelers. They and others are turning exploring countries like Nepal into something virtually everyone can do.
There are some truly incredible things to see and experience in these far-flung and exotic places. To give you a taste of the delightful sights and experiences you could enjoy, I have put together this short travel post.
Visit Everest Base Camp
If you want to, you can even climb Everest. Every year, dozens of charities arrange trips up the mountain as a way of raising funds for their respective causes.
This, of course, is a remarkable experience, but, most people are not physically up to such a long and arduous climb. A far better option is to climb to the Everest Base Camp. This is a much more achievable feat and you still get fantastic views and the thrill of being on the famous mountain. However, it is still a long and trek. Most people take at least 12 days to do it, so you will need to plan your trip well in advance and train to ensure you can manage the entire trek.
Kilimanjaro is the tallest freestanding mountain in the world. It is 19,413ft tall, so Everest, at 29,017ft is much taller. But, Everest is not a freestanding mountain; it is part of a range. Kilimanjaro stands alone, which is one of the reasons it is so impressive.
This mountain is one that most people can cope with climbing. Provided you are in reasonable good health you should be able to make it to the top. However, before you rush off and book a Kilimanjaro hiking package speak to your doctor to double check that this trek is right for you.
Over the centuries, monasteries, across the world, have been built in the most remarkable places. Many of them are located in surprisingly remote locations, which is one reason visiting them is so interesting.
Perhaps the best example is the Buddhist monastery of Taktsang Palphug, which is located in the Himalayan Mountains of Bhutan. Taking the Druk Path Trek is a great way to get to this amazing temple complex. Plus, you get to see and experience some amazing scenery along the way. Typically, the entire trek takes about 8 days to complete.
Macho Picchu is another remarkable place that is well worth visiting. There are several treks that will take you there. By far the most popular is the 4-day Classic Inca Trail. You will need to be fit to complete it, so it is not for everyone. Fortunately, those who are less able-bodied can still get to the site using a train and bus. However, getting to and exploring the actual ruins will require you to navigate a lot of steep steps. So, you do still need to be reasonably fit to really enjoy and fully experience this wonderful place.