"When I first laid eyes on Patagonia after having lived in the Rockies, I knew I’d found the wilder West. A vast empire of shifting landscapes, the very sight of it sets off a pressing itch to go exploring. Golden steppe, glaciers and deep forest wrapped around countless unnamed peaks, these landscapes are larger than life. To be there, immersed, is to belong to something greater."
Irina & Andrei Shishov joined Mountain Travel Sobek for our exhilarating tour of Central Asia, traveling through Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan along the fabled Great Silk Road. We spoke to them about their journey and what made their experience so special.
"The expedition leaders helped people figure out what they needed. I realized I did not need to know how to do everything in advance. It was not a test. There were no grades. Trekking is not a race. It is about being outdoors and listening to the sounds, meeting the people and being amazed by our world around us." Hear from award-winning travel expert Lisa Niver as she takes an adventurous trek in Nepal and learns not to worry!
There are 35 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India and each one comes with its own significance, be it religious, spiritual, historic, architectural or environmental. Travel writer Rohit Agarwal shares seven of the best and most unique World Heritage Sites of India, from Agra Fort to the Konark Sun Temple.
Without mountains, where would we be? Not only do they make the lives we lead possible by managing weather patterns and capturing rainfall, but for many they provide a unique and inspirational setting to unwind, recharge, and simply have fun. On Sunday December 11, the world celebrated International Mountain Day, which was established by the UN in 2003 to raise awareness of issues affecting mountains and the populations that inhabit them. We just love that, and as our own nod to International Mountain Day we’re featuring some of our favorite mountain getaways, from moderate to flat-out challenging. If you’re a mountain lover, you won’t want to miss out on a single one.