Mount Elbrus, the highest mountain in Russia, is also the highest mountain in the Caucasus Range in southern Russia near the border with Georgia. Mount Elbrus with 18,510 feet (5,642 meters) of prominence is the tenth most prominent mountain in the world. This makes it the tallest mountain in Europe and one of the Seven Summits, the highest mountains in each of the continents and elite climbers aspire to summit all of them.
Set deep in the Indian Himalayas on the western edge of the Tibetan plateau, Ladakh, or “Little Tibet” is a mystical land that remains untouched by the outer world. Ladakh – the ‘Land of the High Passes’ – is among the most stunning parts of the Indian Himalayas. An oasis of tranquility and natural beauty, Ladakh is an ideal retreat for those living in cosmopolitan cities. Here we have listed some of the noteworthy attractions from around Ladakh:
As Nepal is reeling from a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck near the center of the country, it has raised fears and doubts amongst tourists who planned or wished to visit Nepal but are now hesitant about their trips. Well think again! Visiting Nepal now might just be the best time and life-changing experience you have been looking for. And here is why:
1. Nepal is safe to visit
In spite of the earthquake, most of the places in Nepal are perfectly safe to travel. Travel agencies, hotels, airlines, communication, roadways, hospitals and other services are up and running in most of the areas. Annapurna region, Nepal’s most popular trekking region and Pokhara, the beautiful lake city, is untouched and safe to visit.
The massive earthquake of 7.8 magnitude which struck Nepal on April 25, 2015, followed by over 100 aftershocks, has claimed thousands, injured thousands and rendered millions homeless. We, the Himalayan Glacier family are deeply shocked and saddened by the loss of lives and damages brought upon by the devastating earthquake.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to all the people and families affected. We would like to express our solidarity at this trying time. We stand ready to extend our assistance and join efforts in helping Nepal and its people overcome this tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this disaster and with those bereaved.
The earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday, April 25 killed more than 5,000 people and destroyed many buildings around the country. It also laid waste to some of the nation’s landmark temples, which draw thousands of tourists to the country each year.
One of the most beguiling and exotic trekking routes within the Annapurna region, Khopra Ridge is the quintessential trekking experience in Nepal that you have been looking for. The Khopra Ridge, locally known as Khopra, is located away from the busier trails of Annapurna region but provides equally remarkable views of the Himalayas including Mount Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fang and Nilgiri. The trek is suitable for those who wish to enjoy the grandeur of Mt. Annapurna while also taking pleasure in the solace of a more remote trail. Complete with unique heritage, culture and breathtaking landscape, the trip will be well worth your time.