Biggest Mountains in Asia from China´s Jade Dragon mountain to Mount Everest

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Biggest Mountains in Asia. A must-read, if you like heights.

If you want to plan a vacation in the mountains and something different this time,  but are unsure of the destination, you should consider traveling to the mountains of Asia. When it comes to tourism, Asia turns out to be the best continent. This is because it offers a wide variety of places to visit and enjoy. Several people travel to various countries in Asia each year and return with incredible memories.

If you want to seek an enriching experience, you will find great experiences in all Asian countries. There are hidden unexploited places in Asia that have countless ancient cultures, charming people, and breathtaking landscapes. By traveling to these majestic locations, you will certainly save your hard-earned money, unnecessary stress, and still be able to travel in style. These exotic places delight their visitors with ancient traditions, breathtaking natural beauty, sumptuous cuisine, and multicultural people that will truly mesmerize and inspire you to return again and again.

Asia is the quintessential travel “destination”. There are 48 countries in Asia and regions with a population of 3.823 billion, which represents 60.7% of the total world population. Below you will find the full list of Asian countries.

The Asian continent is difficult to define from the mountains to the Black Sea in the west, to the snowy fields of Siberia in the east. From the nomadic steppes of Kazakhstan to the hectic streets of Hanoi, Asia is a continent so full of intrigue, adventure, comfort, and spirituality that it has intrigued travelers for centuries. Birthplaces of the top ten world religions too.

Black Dragon pool in Lijiang, Yunnan, China.

Black Dragon pool in Lijiang, Yunnan, China.

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is located in Yulong Naxi Autonomous County of Lijiang City, Yunnan Province, it is the southernmost snow mountain in China, it is the largest snow mountain in the northern hemisphere. From north to south it is 35 kilometers long, 13 kilometers wide from east to west, it covers an area of ​​525 square kilometers. It borders one side of the Jinsha River at the Tiger Leap Gorge, one of the most beautiful hiking trails in all of China. The mountain can be seen from the ancient city of Lijiang and it is quite a picturesque scene.

The Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and nearby Haba Snow Mountain have legends attached to them. According to this legend, there were two brothers who lived on the local river. One day, an evil demon came and took over the area killing many locals. The two brothers fought the demon and finally drove it away. During the battle, one of the twins, Haba, was killed and the other brother used 13 swords fighting the demon. The brother stood guard over the area, holding the 13 swords. He did this to prevent the demon from returning. Brother Haba’s brother and his brother’s remains eventually became Haba Mountain and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. The brother’s 13 swords became the 13 peaks of the mountain.

The Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is considered a sacred mountain by the Naxi. According to the legend of the Naxi nationality, she is the incarnation of Sanduo, the god of the Naxi ethnic group. The mountain is blessed with natural landscapes of subtropical, temperate and cold zones, such as meadows, glaciers, canyons, waterfalls, flowers, etc. It is also home to a number of rare animals and plants. In 2007, Yulong Snow Mountain Scenic Area was approved by the National Tourism Administration as a Class 5A National Scenic Site.

The snow-capped mountain of the Jade Dragon has an altitude of 5596 meters, it is known as the “Natural Alpine Zoo and Botanical Garden”, as well as the “Current Glacier Museum” rich in both animal and plant resources, therefore, it is a good place to see many new species never appeared in your life until now.

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is a botanist’s paradise, a “kingdom of medicinal materials”.

The must-see tourist attractions in the Yulong Snow Mountain Scenic Area include Glacier Park, located at Shanzidou Peak with a total of 19 oceanic glaciers on the peak, including Hanging Glaciers and Circus Glaciers. Ganhaizi Meadow, which is a natural grass located 2900 meters above sea level, Yak Meadow, the beautiful and mysterious paradise dotted with flowers and yak in the summer, White River or Blue Moon Valley where the river bed is made of marbles Whites and Spruce Meadow with an elevation of 3,240 meters. Tourists can walk or rent a horse from Ganhaizi to Yak Meadow. Additionally, there are three cable cars in the scenic area, respectively to Glacier Park, Spruce Meadow, and Yak Meadow.

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The golden stupa on the top of Mount Phou Si in Luang Prabang, Laos.

The golden stupa on the top of Mount Phou Si in Luang Prabang, Laos.

Phousi Hill, the exception to the height rule

Phousi Hill, also called Phousi Mountain is a small mountain or rather hill in the center of Luang Prabang. We add it here for the sheer beauty and cultural importance. Located in the heart of the city between the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers, Mount Phousi rises “majestically” to a height of 100 m. As the highest point in the city, many tourists flock to the top to catch a glimpse of the beautiful sunset over the Mekong River and enjoy the mountainous scenery that Luang Prabang provides. And when UNESCO recognized that Luang Prabang is the spiritual heart of Laos, Mount Phousi is the heart of that same enchanting city in both spirituality and geography.

Phou Si, which means “sacred hill”, is about 100 meters high. Although it is quite a climb to the top, it is worth the effort. From the top, you will have great 360-degree views of Luang Prabang, the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers, and the forested mountains.

Phou si, it is a local religious site and a highlight of Luang Prabang. The grounds are home to two Buddhist temples: Wat Tham Phou Si (located in the middle of the hill, best accessed through the Sakkaline Road entrance) and Wat Chom Si, located at the top.

At the top of Mount Phou Si is Wat Chom Si with its 20-meter high golden stupa. But until then you will have to take a few steps up. The number of steps depends on the path you choose to climb.

There is a climb from Sisavongvang Street, where the Luang Prabang night market takes place, with 328 steps.

The second path with 355 steps is in Thanon Phousi, next to the Nam Khan River. Here you can find many viewpoints as you walk, as well as the Wat Tham Phou Si with many Buddha statues. You can even see a Buddha footprint there.

Mount Phousi is the best place in the city to watch the sunset. From the top of the mountain, you can see a fabulous view of Luang Prabang and the Mekong delta. Also, you can enjoy a breathtaking panorama of Luang Prabang and the peaceful valley in which it is located. In the distance, the blue jungle-covered mountains tower over the tranquil rivers, and the whole scene is absolutely stunning. This is the reason why Luang Prabang is one of the most chosen cities in Asia.

During open hours, 5:30 a.m. M. At 6 p. M., At all the entrances to the stairs you will find people selling blessings to leave in the temples and birds in cages to release at the top. Laotians believe that if you release a bird, you will enjoy good luck and happiness in the future. I bought the birds. Not only because I would do anything for a bit of good luck, but also because the cages were so small and there were two birds inside. Be free, little birds, be free.

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Kinnaur Kailash Sacred Peak

Kinnaur Kailash Sacred Peak in Tibet

Mount Kailash

Mount Kailash is located in western Tibet, between the majestic Himalayas and the impressive Karakoram mountain ranges. It is considered the most sacred mountain in Asia. It is believed to be the physical incarnation of the mythical Mount Meru, whose images can be found as far away as Angkor Wat in Cambodia and Borabadur in Indonesia. Buddhists and Hindus in Asia believe that it is the center of the universe. Its spiritual and religious significance is underlined by the fact that followers of various religions consider it sacred.

For Hindus, Mount Kailash is the abode of Lord Shiva. For Tibetans, he is known as Kang Rinpoche. Followers of Bon-Po, the ancient pre-Buddhist shamanic religion of Tibet, regard Kailash as the soul of Tibet. Jains worship Kailash as Mount Ashtapada, on the peaks of which the founder of Jainism, Rishabanathat, achieved spiritual enlightenment. Kailash tours are conducted for spiritual purposes, as well as to enjoy the spectacular mountain ranges and tranquil surroundings. Hindus, Jains and Tibetan Buddhists and the followers of Bon-Po believe that the bypass of Mount Kailash will wash away sins.

Another unique facet of Mount Kailash is that it is also the source of the headwaters of the 4 holiest rivers of the Indian subcontinent, namely Sutlej, Karnili (one of the main tributaries of the Ganges), the mighty Brahmaputra and the ancient Indus River. On the way to Mount Kailash, you cross the famous and spiritually significant Lake Manasarovar, famous for its beautiful turquoise blue waters and the lesser-known Lake Rakshash Tal. At an elevation of 4,510 feet, the Lake Manasarovar loop is difficult due to swampy land and several stream crossings.

Annapurna base camp, Nepal

Annapurna base camp, Nepal

The tour to this mystical and spiritually charged mountain begins in Kathmandu. With preparations and equipment ready for the tour, the journey begins with a day trip to Nylam, passing through the Nepal-China border, crossing Zangmu where immigration formalities are completed, and arriving in Nylam for the overnight stop. After acclimatizing in Nylam, the tour continues driving through the landscapes of Tibet and the Chinese cities of Labug-La, Pekut-so and reaches Saga for the night stopover. Driving through Paryang you reach Manasarovar, in eight hours crossing 227 kms. In Manasarovar you can get a glimpse of the holy mount Kailash for the first time. From here one drives to Tarchen, which is the base camp for doing the sacred ring road or parikrama of Mount Kailash. From here the walk to Dehara Puk at 5000m is more scenic and the 15km trail takes up to 7 hours. The final phase is the crossing of the Dolma La pass at 18,600 feet, located between two valleys, passing YamaSthal before reaching ShivSthal.

kathmandu

Kathmandu

The entire tour itself becomes a way of paying homage to the mighty Lord Shiva. One is so fascinated by the beauty and majestic grandeur of mighty Mount Kailash, one feels overwhelmed and humble beyond all expression and all one can do is marvel at the divinity of nature and all the divine forces that are beyond. of our limited human understanding.

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Mount Fuji reflected in Lake Yamanaka at dawn, Japan.

Mount Fuji reflected in Lake Yamanaka at dawn, Japan.

Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji rises more than 3776 meters above sea level. This mountain is deeply rooted in the popular culture and beliefs of the Japanese. Until now, Fuji is a pilgrimage place for many Japanese so it is considered as the whole myth of Fuji.

Fuji is a symbol of Japan and its main tourist attraction is considered unique in the world. Fuji is not only a tourist attraction, but this legendary mountain is also an object of veneration and worship in some religions in Japan. Besides being a tourist and religious interest, Fuji is also the site of numerous scientific studies including climatology, meteorology and especially in the scientific investigation of the volcano.

People all over the world, and not just the Japanese, have planned to climb Mount Fuji at least once during their lifetime. Millions more have traveled to Japan via Mount Fuji tour packages to experience the world-famous mountain.

The mountain volcano is considered the highest mountain in the country, with the highest point being over 12,000 feet high. As with many other well-known mountains in Japan, Mount Fuji has its own legends that tell of its rise and fall, and permeates the popular stories of the Japanese. This has cultivated both love and respect for the snowy peak in people.

The extent of his admiration for Mount Fuji can be seen in the many other smaller Fuji-san scattered throughout Japan. These are all smaller hills or mountain peaks named after the original volcano. There have also been many origami books that have taught avid paper folders how to create a picture of Mount Fuji using the art form.

For millions of backpackers and tourists, Mount Fuji has been a must see, especially for those who want to experience the presence of one of the most revered sites in Japan and feel the history of the region. It goes without saying that so many great poets, scholars, and men of great repute have walked this mountain in search of enlightenment. For many, a glimpse into an ethereal realm from which the Japanese race once evolved according to ancient tradition.

You can enjoy the views of Mount Fuji from the comfort of a speeding bullet train through hundreds of miles of tea plantations spread across Shizuoka Prefecture. You have your lunch box and cold rice prepared on the tray table while enjoying one of the best views of the largest mountain in Japan. If you are heading to Shizuoka via Shin-Yokohama, you need to sit on the right starboard side window seat.

You can also enjoy Fuji from the air if you have a window seat. You are sitting there on your domestic flight to Sapporo, and from the left side of your window you can see the snowy peaks of Fuji with your lunch box and cold beer in hand. The weather is magnificent and you know you are off to a good start.

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Go Kyori Nepal, Mount Everest

Go Kyori Nepal, Mount Everest

Mera Peak

Mera Peak is the highest of the peaks in Nepal which are defined as ‘trekking peaks’. Mera Peak is a mountain in the Mahalangur district in the Barun sub-district of the Himalayas and is administratively located in the Sagarmatha region of Nepal in the Solukhumbu district of Nepal. With its 6,476 meters it is classified as a trekking peak. It is made up of three main peaks: Mera North, 6,476 meters; Mera Central, 6,461 meters; and Mera South, 6,065 meters, as well as a smaller “trekking peak”, which is visible from the south as a separate peak but is not marked on most maps of the region.

Compared to other peaks in Nepal, Mera Peak is quite adventurous and technically demanding, where you need an experienced and professional guide to achieve the Mera Peak Climbing. This incredible Mera Peak Climbing will offer you the spectacular views of the mountains of more than 8000 meters of the world, such as; Mount Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Cho-Oyu, Lhotse, and many other impressive peaks. During your trip to Mera Peak Climbing, you must hike through the Hinku Valley following the beautiful dense forest with incredible views of the mountains along the way. Mera Peak Climbing is considered a technical climb and is suitable for climbers in good physical shape who really enjoy adventure and dare to stand on top of the Peak and take in the magnificent views of the Himalayas.

J.O.M Roberts, considered one of the greatest Himalayan explorers in the world, ascended to the top of Mera Peak on May 20, 1953 together with Sen Tenzing following the standard route. There are several routes to the top and all require technical skill. However, the route from the north is suitable for less experienced hikers. The ascent to the west and south is more difficult and is suitable for experienced climbers. You can approach Mera in different ways. The fastest is to leave the airport and join the trail heading east, stopping at Chutang or a neighboring settlement, before crossing Zatrwa La (4610m) and descending to Thuli Kharka and then into the Hinku Valley (3 days or less). A second, much slower approach is to walk south from Lukla and spend several days passing through Poyan, Pangkongma, Nashing Dingma, Chalem Kharka, and Chunbu Kharka before finally descending into the Hinku Valley at Tashing Ongma.

There are three main peaks that can be climbed without much difficulty. The southern summit (6,065 m) is the most accessible with the North Summit (6,476 m), the highest, which can be reached by skirting the Central Summit (6,461 m) to the north and following a snow chain to its summit. Climbing the middle peak requires climbing steep snow and is more technical. Mera North is easy to climb.

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Mount-Kinabalu-Malaysia

Mount Kinabalu, on top of the world!

Mt Kinabalu

The name Malaysia is derived from a Sanskrit word meaning “land of mountains.” True to its name, Malaysia has more than fifty mountains, of which the highest is Mount Kinabalu. At a height of 13,500 feet, Mount Kinabalu is not only the highest mountain in the country and also the fourth highest in Southeast Asia, but it is also home to a tremendous botanical and biological species that is rare to find anywhere else in the world. . All of this makes climbing Mount Kinabalu one of the most rewarding activities that both locals and tourists shouldn’t miss in Sabah.

The first person to dare to climb Mount Kinabalu was a British colonial officer. Sir Hugo Low made this trek to the top in 1851. Now men and women come to climb the mountain every year, trying to achieve the fastest times and break the record.

An interesting aspect of the Borneo Kinabalu mountain is that, it is considered a sacred place by the locals as they believe that the mountain is a resting place for the spirits of their ancestors who inhabit the top of the mountain. In fact, it is heard that before a chicken was sacrificed on the top of the mountain each time a climb was made, but today this ceremony is performed only once a year when seven chickens are sacrificed for the spirits.

The walk has 2 main starting points:

Timpohon Gate – at an altitude of 1,866 meters located 5 km from the park entrance. The place is also known as “Pondok Timpohon”, which means “Refuge of Timpohon”, due to the large wooden refuge that was built here. The place is quiet and offers a spectacular view. The place has a control point for climbers, where they can present their permits to the stationed ranger. It also has a shop, which offers sandwiches and snacks.

Mesilau Nature Resort – A tourist resort built in 1998, which is a great lodging place for ecotourists. It is located 30 minutes from Kinabalu Park and 2000 meters above sea level. This is also a quiet place and its meeting room is ideal for motivational trainings, seminars, meetings and small group retreats.

If you are a beginner, Low’s Peak is not too difficult to climb if you are in good physical shape.

Mount Kinabalu is known worldwide for its biological and botanical diversity. There are some species that are found only in the national park and nowhere else in the world. The park has more flora than the entire African continent and around 50 of these species are found nowhere else in the world. The park is the richest place for insectivorous plants called pitcher plants that feed on insects. Then there is the parasitic plant called Rafflesia which has the largest single flower in the world. Research suggests that the mountain and the park are home to 5,000 to 6,000 plant species, which is more than the number of species in all of Europe and America combined.

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Mount Huashan China

Mount Huashan China

Mount Huashan, now China´s  candidate to biggest mountains in Asia

It has often been suggested that the most dangerous mountain trekking destination in the world is the trek to Mount Huashan in China. It begins with Heavenly Stairs, a long, steep, narrow series of concrete steps that are tolerable at best. However, only the bravest hiker would venture across Canglong Ridge, also known as Black Dragon Ridge, which is even steeper and narrower, with very steep drops to the left and right.

Mount Huashan is located in Huayin, Shaanxi, about 120 km east of Xi’an. It is far from the ocean and belongs to the continental monsoon climate of the warm temperate zone. Because the mountain is steep and high, the temperature drops 0.44 ℃ – 0.5 ℃ for every 100 meters of elevation. Its annual rainfall is 1030 mm and is mainly concentrated in June, July and August. The mountain is known for its steep cliffs and deep ravines. It is known as “the steepest mountain under the sky” and is probably the most dangerous mountain in the world frequented by hikers.

There are five peaks that make up the mountain: Cloud Terrace Peak (North Peak, 1614m), Jade Maiden Peak (Middle Peak, 2042m), Sunrise Peak (East Peak, 2100m), Lotus Peak (West Peak, 2083m) and Landing Peak Wild Goose (South Peak, 2155m).

It usually takes 1-2 days to complete a tour of Huashan. If you only have one day, you will need to take a cable car from East Gate to North Peak. Then walk about 2 hours to East Peak and another 1.5 hours to South Peak. On the way you will pass the famous and dangerous Plank Road. After that, keep walking for about 40 minutes and you will reach West Peak, where you can take a cable car to the foot of Huashan.

The Jade Spring Temple at the foot of the mountain is the starting point. The East Peak observation deck with a height of 6,857 feet is usually the destination for tourists to climb the Huashan trail at night, which is the best place to see the sunrise. You will pass North Peak at an elevation of 5295 feet on the way, where you can take a good rest to recharge. When you reach North Peak successfully, it means that you have completed more than half of the Mt Huashan hiking trail. And it usually takes another 1.5 hours from North Peak to reach your climbing destination – the sun viewing platform at East Peak. Then you can rest and wait for the beautiful sunrise view.

Hua Shan has a large number of religious sites: Taoist temples, pavilions and engraved scriptures are scattered all over the mountain.

The mountain is considered one of the five sacred mountains of China and is one of the most popular tourist attractions and pilgrimage places for Chinese.

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Mount Apo, the philippines. Biggest mountains in asia

Mount Apo, active volcano, south central Mindanao, 20 miles 32 km west of Davao City; it is the highest point in the Philippines, rising to 9,692 feet 2,954 metres. Part of the Cordillera Central, it is covered by a forest of tall, tropical hardwoods; two subsidiary peaks nearly match its height. Mount Apo National Park, established in 1936, has an area of 199,819 acres 80,864 hectares; it is the home of the rare Philippine eagle and features numerous peaks and valleys, as well as Malasita Falls, Sibulao Lake, and the Kisinte Hot Springs. Biggest mountains in asia

Mount Apo, a Philippine contender to biggest mountains in Asia

Mount Apo, which means “grandfather” or “teacher” in the local dialect, is the highest mountain and volcano in the Philippines.

It is located between the city of Davao and Davao del Sur, Region XI and the province of Cotabato, Region XII in Mindanao. It also has a land area of ​​54,974.87 hectares. It is the highest mountain in the Philippines with an altitude of 2,954 meters. Due to such elevation, it is one of the most popular destinations for mountaineering in the country. Mount Apo was declared a national park on May 9, 1936. Decades later, it became a protected area in the category of natural park.

Mount Apo is one of the must-see and experience of every adventure tourist or backpacker visiting the country, especially in the Davao province where it is located, it is the largest city in the Philippines in terms of land area and the largest city populated country outside of Metro Manila.

Mount Apo vertical climb is the ultimate fitness challenge for Filipinos and travelers in great shape. The terrain along the mountain is full of lush forests and more wildlife than volcanic rock. Mount Apo can be divided into 3 different types of forest. From the beginning of the ascent, climbers can experience the beauty and challenges of the lowland rainforests. Although flashy and exuberant, the beginning of the ascent is considered a kind of natural obstacle course. Hikers should watch their steps for tree roots and slippery rocks, maybe even the occasional snake. As you reach the mid-mountain forests of Mount Apo, the lush terrain will narrow slightly with fewer trees and animals around and more rocks and slopes to tackle.

The physical fitness and determination of the hiker is put to the test much more as they reach higher altitudes. As the hiker approaches the peaks, the vegetation can still be seen but it is much less lush and thick compared to the lower altitudes and very few animals are found due to lack of oxygen. The climb becomes somewhat easier due to fewer obstacles, but physical strength is a must to tackle the very steep sections to reach the peaks of Mount Apo.

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Mount Khüiten, Mongolia. Biggest mountains in asia

Mount Khüiten, Mongolia. Biggest mountains in asia

Mount Khüiten, rather unknown candidate to the list of biggest mountains in Asia

In Mongolia, one is quickly carried away by the endless green steppes, the warmth of Kazakh nomads, and the rolling landscapes of the Altai Mountains. Mount Khüiten, straddling the corners of three countries (Russia, China and Mongolia), attracts adventurers.

Mount Khuiten is part of a mountain range called Tavan Bogd, which means “five saints, and each of the names of the peaks represents simple meanings: Nairamdal – friendship; Malchin – shepherd; Burgd – eagle; Olgii – cradle; and Khuiten. – cold.

The Altai Range encompasses parts of Mongolia, China, Kazakhstan, and Russia, and is home to an area that has remained relatively unchanged since the last ice age. With a few exceptions, the fauna has remained the same. Ibex, Arguli (sheep) and the endangered snow leopard can be found in Altai. The region also has a large number of archaeological sites, and many examples of prehistoric man have been discovered in the surrounding areas.

Mount Khuiten is one of the most remote and unspoiled regions in the world. So remote that it takes a couple of flights, a 400 km trip from the nearest airport, and a 17 km hike to reach the Mount Khuiten base camp; only then does the climb really begin. A challenging climb over varied terrain: endless green lands to thick snow and arid rock faces.

Another mountain near the Khuiten mountain that you can reach are Mount Malchin (4050 m) and Mount Naraimdal (4003 m). They are commonly raised with Khüiten. Malchin is located on the border between Mongolia and Russia, offers exceptional views of Khüiten and is a great acclimatization hike from base camp. It is commonly traveled by groups of hikers, and there is a use trail most of the way to the top. Naraimdal (Friendship Peak) can be easily climbed from the Khüiten High Camp, and is especially interesting as it is the point of the triple border of Russia, Mongolia and China.

panoramic view of Mount Everest with beautiful sky and Khumbu Glacier - way to Everest base camp, Khumbu valley, Sagarmatha national park, Nepal. Biggest mountains in asia

panoramic view of Mount Everest with beautiful sky and Khumbu Glacier – way to Everest base camp, Khumbu valley, Sagarmatha national park, Nepal. Biggest mountains in asia

Mount Everest is surely one of the biggest mountains in Asia

Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world with an elevation of 8844.43 meters. Thousands of people make their expedition from far away to explore the splendid sights of “The Third Pole.” Mount Everest is located on the border of China and Nepal. The south side is in Nepal, very steep and difficult for regular tourists to visit. Meanwhile, the north side is in Tibet, and gradually ascends to the Everest Base Camp which is located at an altitude of 5,200 m. The infrastructure on the north of Mount Everest is much better than on the south side.

Local names for Mount Everest include Chomolungma in Tibetan (meaning “Mother Goddess of the world”) and Sagarmatha (meaning “Mother of the ocean”) in Sanskrit.

The Everest region of Nepal is more than climbing and hiking, it is a life changing experience and some see it as a close journey to reaching Nirvana. Located in the northeastern province of Nepal, this region is in a world of its own with vast glaciers, ice falls, the tallest mountains, deep valleys, slums and resilient people who challenge the harshest conditions that nature presents in the air. high-rise.

Mount Everest attracts experienced mountaineers, as well as less experienced climbers who often recruit guides known as Sherpas. Climbing more than 8,000 feet is not an easy task.

There are 2 main routes that are used to ascend to the top of Mount Everest. The most popular is the Southeast route. The base camp for this route is located on the mountain side of Nepal; Then climbers must ascend the Khumbu Icefall, which is considered by many to be the most dangerous part of the climb. Then they must walk through the Western Cmw which leads to the face of the Lhotse, a huge and steep slope where a mistake will very often cost you your life. Climbers are now approaching the death zone and heading to the SE ridge, once past the 8,000 meter mark, they must overcome the famous Hillary Step, which is a huge rock wall that is terribly exposed. All that is left is the summit ridge which is relatively easy and then sets the top of Everest, the roof of the world.

 

Mount Fansipan

Mount Fansipan is the highest mountain in Vietnam and the Indochinese peninsula, located in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range. At 3,143 m (10,312 ft) it is a real mountain, but it can be climbed without any specialized equipment, guides or porters. Located near the former French colonial station of Sapa, Fansipan is part of Vietnam’s Hoang Lien Son mountain range, which is essentially the most southeastern extension of the same continental collision that formed the Himalayas.

There are several trails to reach the top of Mount Fansipan, romantically known as the ‘Roof of Indochina’; the ascent of Mount Fansipan can be done comfortably in one day if you are in reasonably good physical condition.

However, only one is easy enough and equally safe enough to follow independently, without a guide. This is the trail that begins at the entrance to Thác Tình Yêu (Waterfall of Love), 15 km west of Sapa on the QL4D road. Known as the Tram Ton Pass trail, it is fairly easy to follow and, despite local views to the contrary, can be comfortably climbed in one day, without a guide.

The scenery is amazing remember to bring a camera. In the mountains having a raincoat is not a bad idea, especially at night. The trails around Sapa are a lot of fun. You will have the opportunity to pass through some minority towns if you have time to explore.

Sun World Fansipan cable cars hold a Guinness World Record and the trip to the top is a highlight of many travelers’ time in Sapa. The cable cars run from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm every day, and each can hold up to 35 passengers.

Before reaching the top of Mt. Fansipan, you will arrive in a peaceful complex of gardens, with stone paths, ancient azaleas and 18 skillfully sculpted bronze statues. These sculptures lead to a 20-meter heavenly Buddha statue perched on the side of the mountain, the largest in the country. The surrounding gardens and pagodas provide a peaceful setting to pause and breathe in the fresh air.

A series of stairs or a funicular will take you to the final stretch to the top of Mt. Fansipan. From here, you will have the rewarding and incredible view of cloud-covered peaks stretching to the horizon. The highest point is a favorite spot for selfies, but you can walk the entire platform for 360-degree views. Cloud formations at the top of Mt. Fansipan changes every few seconds, revealing new shapes and scenes as earth meets heaven.

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Mount Bromo, East Java, Indonesia ends our list of biggest mountains in Asia

The Tengger caldera, a volcanic crater with a size of around 10 km stretches in the distance surrounded by the Laut Pasir (Sea of ​​Sand) of high volcanic sand. The total area covers no less than 5,250 hectares. But at this time of day only the sloping edges are visible. A white haze seems to hang over it, covering most of the huge crater.

In the center, five peaks protrude from the haze, namely the Bromo, Batok, Widodaren, Kursi and Giri mountains. In the background, is Mount Semeru (3.6976 meters above sea level), the highest peak on the entire island of Java, which stands as an anchor for all the natural splendor seen at this point. Meanwhile, volcanic smoke can be seen billowing continuously from Bromo, with occasional mushroom clouds rising from the symmetrical peak of Semeru, adding to the spectacular views. A greater sense of life.

The name of the mountain itself comes from the word Brahma (one of the Hindu gods). Along with Semeru, Batok, and the Tengger Mountains, these attractions enter the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park area. The puffs of white smoke from the volcanic crater, the beautiful sunrise and a sea of ​​sand surrounded by a caldera are the main attractions here.

You can also see the Kasada Ceremony when it comes at the right time. The ceremony that the Tengger people perform generally begins at midnight until dawn each full moon. The Kesodo Ceremony is a ceremony to ask for an abundant harvest or to request reinforcements and cures of various diseases, that is, offering offerings and throwing them into the crater of Mount Bromo.

Chasing Sunrise is the top destination for visitors and this one should not be missed. Pananjakan Hill 1 and Pananjakan Hill 2 are the best and favorite places for visitors to enjoy this panorama. A large viewpoint with a large fenced terrace, to help the tourist to capture the beauty of the panorama safely and freely.

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Pokhara, last stop before the Himalayas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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