ICE, snow and powder don’t usually fit into most traveller’s conscious thoughts about Australia, but actually the land down under does have plenty of good options for a snowboarding or skiing holiday.
If you had to choose the perfect vista for your paragliding experience, it may well be the snow mountain backdrop over gorgeous Phewa Lake in Nepal’s western town of Pokhara.
IN the aftermath of the recent hiking disaster in which at least 41 people were killed when a blizzard and avalanches swept across Nepal’s Annapurna region, the Nepal government has promised to introduce new rules to ensure the safety of trekkers. This will include improved weather forecasts and delivery of that information to remote trekking…>
THE Valley of Flowers is an alpine area in Uttarakhand, a mountainous part of north India where fields of flowers bloom through the summer and into October. The valley is every bit as beautiful as the name suggests as not only are there profusions of gorgeous flowers of various hues but also different berries and…>
FOR a chance to travel to less touristy areas in Asia and encounter wildlife, nature and local life, an animal safari is an excellent option. Elephant, camel and horse safari operators exist in places as varied as the Inner Mongolian steppe, Thailand’s northern mountains and India’s desert sands and their itineraries provide the chance to…>
THE art of pilgrimage is an age old tradition that is not lost in modern day Asia where it is still possible to follow routes with other pilgrims to holy places such as the source of the River Ganges in India, the holy mountain of Kailash in Tibet or Buddhist monasteries perched on clifftops in…>
IN ancient times it was called the ‘Land of Yomi’, meaning land of the dead, a wilderness of dense cedar forests and high mountain passes, believed to be embedded with spirits of Japanese and Buddhist deities.
Places to stay
Eternity Springs Art Farm
Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat
Canungra, Queensland, Australia
Mussoorie, Uttaranchal, India
Ooty, Tamil Nadu , India