AFTER Everest and Annapurna, Langtang is Nepal’s third most popular trekking area but a world away from the busy teahouses and crowds on those routes. And thanks to its location north of Kathmandu towards the Chinese border it’s also very different culturally with a heavy Tibetan and Buddhist influence in the region.
FOR a taste of rural Burma and the opportunity to enjoy homestays in villages along the way, head to Shan State in the country’s northeast. With rolling hills, few roads and welcoming locals, it’s an experience not to be forgotten.
THE Nymboida River in New South Wales is one of the best options for white water paddling on the east coast of Australia, particularly if you live in Brisbane. With cascades, rapids and pool sequences, it offers plenty of action, flow and fun whatever skill set you have.
QUEENSLAND has a lot of national parks filled with native birds and animals, amazing flora, fantastic walking and great campsites. There are an absolute wealth of these on the islands, in the mountain ranges, and even the wild interior of the state providing every kind of geography and habitat you can imagine. While this list is hardly representative of the wealth and breadth of these, here are five of some of the best.
NEPAL says it will significantly lower the fees to climb Mount Everest to bring more mountaineers to the world’s highest peak. Madhusudan Burlakoti, head of Nepal’s Department of Mountains, said Friday that beginning next year, the fees will cost $11,000 per climber, down from $25,000. Critics have said Nepal must cut the climbing fees because…>
THE Bunya Mountains in Queensland’s South Burnett region are one of the state’s most distinctive set of peaks with an array of native animals and birdlife, excellent walks, fantastic rainforest and important grasslands, and really great camp sites. It’s the perfect place to escape into nature and get grips to Aboriginal culture and heritage while…>
A LIST of Australia’s best dive spots normally encompasses sites on the Great Barrier Reef, but while it is world renowned for diving it isn’t the only place to dive in Australia. This list features all the other places to dive you may never have considered on an underwater venture Down Under. And, should you…>