What great news to hear that Nepal will be banning single-use plastics in the Everest region from January 2020! A fantastic step in keeping our environment staying beautiful. . 📽 taken on our Gokyo & the Renjo La Trek. . . . #thoughtfultravel #singleuse #banthebag #bigadventures #smallfootprint #worldexpeditions #himalayas #everestregion #visitnepal #mountainlife #gokyo
The artisan craft of incense making is a colourful sight indeed. These thin bamboo sticks are dyed in a mix of scented powder and dried in the sun. • • • 📷: @cesaref #repost #discovervietnam
Within the beautiful mosaics and Arabic inscriptions which run around the walls of the octagonal arcade, is a cave beneath the sacred rock that's housed within Islam's oldest monument. . Often referred to as the 'The Well of Souls', it's believed to be where the dead gather as they await for Judgement Day... The voices of the dead mingle with the falling waters of the lower rivers of paradise as they drop into eternity.
Happy #Japan Mountain Day! Is this land of fascinating contrasts on your explore list? 🏔️ . 📷: Felipe Romero Beltran . See our range of Japan #hikes and #tours in our link bio.
In need of a tropical getaway? Put our NEW #Belize adventure on your radar. . Don a mask, snorkel and fins and swim in this rich reef system, second in size only to Australia's Great Barrier Reef. What's more, you'll explore spectacular #Maya ruins and sleep on the beach in a tent-walled cabana on the remote Lighthouse Reef Atoll. Visit our bio link for details.
Named best in travel in 2019, Sri Lanka is now offering one-month free tourist visas to citizens from 48 countries, including Australia, the US, Canada, the UK, European Union nations, New Zealand, China, and India. . Why not plan your next getaway to this island nation that's teeming with culinary and cultural experiences? We've opened up new departure dates for 'My Sri Lanka' with renowned chef and TV personality @peterkuruvita. Visit our bio link for more details.
The mountains are calling... Why not join our Mera Peak expeditions guaranteed to depart this October and scale Nepal's highest trekking peak? Spaces are still available. (Details in bio link) 📷: Henrik Lovendahl
Inspired to see Africa’s majestic wildlife in real life with the release of the new live-action, #TheLionKing? From tree-climbing lions to the wildebeest migration, click the link in our bio to discover the best safaris to see them up close. 📷: Jez Hollinshead • • • • • • #africansafari #lioncub #botswana #chobe #bigfive #wildlife #animallove #animalphotography #gameviewing #safari #wilderness
Leave tourist trails behind and enter wild and exciting frontiers in New Zealand. Our Best of the Southern Alps Trek is our signature #NZ hike that ventures into the mighty alps for sweeping views of Lake Wanaka and Mount Aspiring. Discover more 'best kept secret' treks of New Zealand in our bio link.
We're celebrating #WorldFriendshipDay with this cute photo of #elephants who would make the best of friends. Why, you ask? • Elephants never forget a friend! The memory of elephants is legendary and are able to maintain strong friendships even with those they have not seen in years. • These gentle giants console their herd mate by caressing them with their trunks. • Many female Asian elephants are social butterflies, with numerous friends. • Social bonds are vitally important to elephant survival. They often form life-long friendships with other elephants; eating together, bathing together and showing affection by draping their ears and trunks over a friend’s head, trunk or back. 🐘💓🐘 #thoughtfultravel
Have you heard? Mount Himlung (7123m) is now open to climbers! Our NEW expedition with legendary mountaineer and one of the world’s best high-altitude alpinists, Andrew Lock, is not to be missed. . Situated in the remote outskirts of the Nepal-Tibet border in the relatively untouched region of Nar Phu, join Andrew this October on a fully supported expedition, with a 2:1 climber/climbing sherpa ratio to maximise your chances of summit success. . View trip details in our bio link. 📷: Michi Waerthl • • • • • • #mountainclimbing #climbinglovers #epicoutdoors #expeditions #mountaineering #alpinist #alpineclimbing #thoughtfultravel #exploreoutdoors #visitNepal #mountainlife #ventureout
Truly beautiful! An amazing photo captured by mountaineering guide, Soren Kruse Ledet on our Ultimate K2 Trek. . The Baltoro Glacier provides the perfect entry to the amphitheater of Concordia, surrounded by the highest concentration of 8000-metre peaks on the planet. Join our 2020 expedition, visit our bio link for details. . #karakoram #k2 #k2trek #concordia #mountainlove #hikingtrails #exploreoutdoors #highaltitude #pakistan #liveyouradventure #glacier #nature #landscape #mountainscape
Five months of trekking and 1700 kilometres later, he's done it! Congratulations to our #GHT2019 trekker Brian on completing the full Great Himalaya Trail traverse across #Nepal. . Basically, I fell over the finishing line. I had not expected anything better... A gem of a holiday. . Read more about his final days on trek at our GHT blog (link in bio)
Reaching new heights on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing for an unforgettable sunset. It was the 'cherry on the top' for @julie_chandelier who shared this photo with no crowds in sight. Find more #NewZealand trekking inspiration in our bio link.
Take in the spectacular Mountains of the Moon as you scale Uganda's highest peaks alongside experienced mountaineer @timmacartneysnape. Traverse remote alpine valleys, rainforests and even glacial landscapes. Up for this triple summit challenge? Click the link in the bio to find out more. 📷: Junior Bildarchiv Gmbh / Alamy . . . #Uganda #MountainsoftheMoon #MargheritaPeak #africaadventures #mountaineering #trekking #explore #lobelia #nature #wildlife
The remarkable interior of Pahlavon Mahmud Mausoleum in Khiva, #Uzbekistan captured by @richianson on his recent #SilkRoad photography trip.
#Oman is a passageway to ageless heritage and modern #Persian life – from the Arabian Gulf's best kept secret to its remote northern region of Khasab, every turn will be an evolving experience.
Keep an eye out for whales and admire majestic fjords during the day, and at night, maybe you'll catch the spectacular Northern Lights. . Our NEW 'North Norway, Aurora Borealis & Whales' voyage takes you on board a traditional schooner for a magnificient introduction to coastal Norway and its wildlife. (See bio link for details)