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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Himalayas Trek

High snowy mountain peaks, good weather, local delicacies and people around you make every moment you spend almost unforgettable. There should be a balance between adventure and safety during your trek in Himalayas.

Basically, northern part of India is formed by the Himalayan ranges; this provides multiple options to those looking forward to experiencing trekking over there. Places like Garhwal, Kumaon, Ladakh, Sikkim and Himachal are some of the best known places in this region.

In Ladakh, the Zanskar mountain range also known as “The Lost Valley” is one of the most challenging mountains for trekkers. Winter season stays for almost 9 months but it would be great if you make all your plans in advance. Best time to hit this place is between June and September. This is the time when most of the Buddhist monasteries hold their annual festivals and. Visiting the place during this time allows you to learn the local culture of the Ladakh better.

Apart from Kumaon region, the only trekking place known for its high difficulty level is the “Nanda Devi”. Located on the Indo-Tibetan border, it’s the highest peak to trek in Himalayas. You can start your journey from the small town called Munsiyariand head towards the stunning “Johar Valley”. Being an unexplored region, this place gives you the rewarding experience of your life.

Next comes the Garhwal Mountains which are very close to Delhi. Starting with the Roopkund Lake, situated at an altitude of 5029 m, it comes in the periphery of Nanda Devi Sanctuary. There is a place called the Bhyundar Valley, aka the Valley of Flowerin the Garhwal region which is known to be the most rewarding place to trek. Your access point for this place will go through a village called Gangharia. Getting through this village is an adventure in its own way and you can experience only by visiting this place. May-September is the best time to be here and enjoy the most beautiful season of this valley; a season when the valleys are covered with flowers.

Kinner Kailash mountain, located in the “Kinnaur Valley” of Himachal Pradesh comes among the top places to trek in Himalayas. This place is known to be the abode of Lord Shiva and trekking over here is quite challenging and rewarding, for beginners as well as experienced trekkers.

There are few things that you should know prior to trekking Himalayas. Collect brief information about the place either from the internet or from your travel agent. It’s always good to have some basic knowledge about a place where you visit it for the first time. Once you start trekking, weather condition can get really bad. Make sure you carry all the necessary things with you including sleeping bag, medical kit, light and warm clothes.

In case you don’t want to make your first trekking experience horrible, double check your backpack for all the necessary items that would be required during trek in Himalayas.

Hot Air Ballooning History

It may be surprising to learn that the hot air balloons recognisable today didn’t start out looking like that. In fact they looked a little more like lanterns that are popular in today’s society at celebrations and special occasions such as weddings or birthdays. Like today, they were made of extremely lightweight and thin material making them carry naturally with the wind. To give them flight, small flames were inserted at the base of the balloon and hundreds were set off at one time.

So not quite like the kind of balloons you think about today. But these lanterns showed that an injection of hot air can give material flight. From then on many inventors and pioneers spent time working out how to create a balloon big enough to carry a person. This was no easy task – materials at the time were not as strong as they are now nor was the technology used in any way as advanced.

The first manned hot air balloon was around 1783. The man who was brave enough to undertake such a task was Etienne Montgolfier, who spent years, investigating how to create a contraption that would successfully carry him off the ground and into the air.

Prior to Montgolfier, the only other hot air balloon flight to have been a success carrying living things included a sheep, duck and a rooster. As these animals suffered no harm from climbing high into the sky, Montgolfier seemed satisfied that he would be safe to follow them. Unlike balloon flights today, Montgolfier didn’t use the balloon to travel anywhere. In fact the balloon climbed into the sky, but was tethered to the ground to stop it from climbing too far as they hasn’t properly worked out how to safely land the balloon!

Balloon flights didn’t become popular amongst the general public until rather recently. This was mainly due to the fact that hot air balloon flights weren’t easily accessible for the majority of people.

This was especially true during wartime – countries at a stand still and focusing on only one thing wasn’t really the time for frivolous activities such as balloon flights. But hot air balloons did play a part in wartime. They were used as a means of shielding the ground below by being allowed to drift up high above the rooftops. Doing so would make it extremely hard for the opposition to attack.

So as you can see hot air balloons have come a long way from where they started, as beautiful celebratory lanterns and military equipment. The main purpose balloons have nowadays is to show some of the wonders of the world, whist high up in the sky experiencing a once in a lifetime balloon flight.

Why Planning Horseback Vacation ?

Selecting horse riding vacations for discovering new country – There are a number of riders who love to travel to new countries. They enjoy beautiful scenic views riding on the horse. There is no need for you to choose a country that is far, instead opt for Costa Rica horseback riding for this purpose. This is one among the best locations for riding. Going to different country for vacations will give you adventurous and unforgettable experience.

Opportunity to meet experienced local riders and get to learn – Equestrian vacations mainly offer the opportunity to meet as well as get in touch with the local people. With these people one also gets chance to know as well as attend local events such as horse shows and horse fairs. Apart from this one can learn riding discipline, horse language as well as culture.

Opportunity to ride different breed of horses and explore riding discipline – In case you are horse ride lover you might be very well aware about the different kinds of breed of horses. Among these breeds there are chances that you might be dreaming of riding some specific breeds. By booking this equestrian vacations you might get a chance to ride the breed that you dreamed of.

Horse riders like to meet other horse lovers in warm atmosphere – The people that love stallion riding will surely enjoy sharing their stories and adventure with other riders. By this, you can make friends as well. You can also know various equestrian horseback riding destinations as well as various events.

Selecting equestrian horseback riding vacation to enjoy a special occasion – Occasion like honeymoon, hen, stag party, anniversary or birthday are very special in a person’s life and so people usually plan holiday on these occasions. In order to celebrate such occasions there are several packages as well as offers provided. There is horse riding packages as well as for horse lovers. By booking this vacation you can make yourself and the partner or guests special. This will prove to be a unique kind of trip.

This kind of vacation is not only for the horse lovers but also for others as it will help them keep away from the work stress, city traffic, noise and pollution. This type of vacation can be a life time experience for people. So book the packages that are suitable for you as soon as possible!

 

The Adventure of Safari Dubai

The purple sky of desert safari will give you an appropriate backdrop for camping in the deserts. It is an adventure in itself which combines the excitement of a roller coaster ride with the challenge of remaining mobile on the shifting. Desert Safari is a roller-coaster ride on the dunes of the Dubai desert which is surely enjoyed by all age groups.

When on the safaris, tourists can undertake activities such as camel riding; they get to go through the safari in the desert on camels. Dune bashing is what attracts many visitors to Dubai. Dune bashing basically involves tearing up and down sand dunes in a 4×4, usually at compromising angles that would otherwise be unachievable in a normal family car.

Roller-coaster ride surely shock and excite you whether you are an adventure seeker or not. A simple four wheel drive and a highly experienced driver are the only requirements of this thrilling Desert Safari ride. Camel rides are also an important part of the Dubai desert safari tour, these are popular among tourists.

You will experience a different scene altogether in morning and evening. The place is mesmerizing and you also get to see sun setting in the middle of the desert safari. After that you are taken to camps where you enjoy drinks or a cup of tea. As you watch the glorious sunset and relish the mouth-watering local food, you will understand the true meaning of ‘tranquility and harmony’.

Desert safari in Dubai gives you a chance to take pleasure of Dubai. Escaping the rush of Dubai city to go up and down the hills of that enormous desert is exactly what your soul was looking for when you left your hometown!

Dubai culture, Arabian tea and Arabian dates and the traditional buffet dinner and delicious breakfast with the sunrise in the desert, Refreshments and much more is waiting for you.

 

Philippines Adventures

The Plunge at Danao, Bohol

Ever wondered how Tarzan feels swaying from vein to tree branch to vein again? The Plunge at Danao, Bohol comes close to it! You will be attached to a long harness and will slowly be lowered to a wide space in the mountain. You really don’t have to do anything but to hold on tight and wait for the click of the cable that will release you and send you swaying to and fro! And it’s nothing like a sway on a swing; it’s hardcore thrill with nothing but nothingness below!

White Water Rafting at CDO

Beginner or expert, you can experience the ultimate river ride in Cagayan de Oro. It is far from Manila, but the travel will all be worth it. The river serves as the perfect ride for you to feel like you know how to paddle through and succeed! If you’re braver, you can try rafting at night! A big bonus is the sights and the beauty of CDO. Mindanao is really gorgeous, and CDO is definitely no exception.

Zipline at CDO

Oh yes, CDO is fast becoming the thrill seekers’ paradise. It currently holds the record for longest zipline in Asia! The line is 840 meters long, and the ride will last a minute. The good thing about it is that it is still relatively affordable! The ride only costs P500, whereas this rate will only take you about a hundred meters or so in other zipline facilities.

Mapawa River Trek at CDO

Let’s not leave CDO anymore! The trek will take you to five different waterfalls, with a big finale! The first four falls will require you to simply slide down, but the last one will have you jumping from a 20-feet cliff! With these three activities, you can be sure that your flight to the Davao International Airport and your road trip to CDO will be more than worth it!

Scuba Diving

You can do this basically anywhere there’s water and a licensed dive shop. The Philippines is the richest place when it comes to marine biodiversity, so you will really not run out of places to dive in. You’re in the Manila area? Batangas is only a three-hour drive! If you’re in the Visayas region, there’s Boracay and Cebu. And if you’re in Mindanao, well Davao is quite accessible too!