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World’s First Carbon Negative Country

It is official: Bhutan is the first carbon negative country on earth. But what does this mean for travellers to the Himalayan Kingdom? Adventure travel and trekking holiday organiser World Expeditions takes a closer look at the benefits of visiting a country that places the natural environment at the very top of its priority list.   In this age of ...

Himalayas

Mount Kailash: Sacred Routes Making Ways for Sustainability

Invoking visions of splendour and spiritual liberation,one of the ancient scriptures in Sanskrit, the‘Skanda Purana’glorifies Himalaya as, “There are no other mountains like Himachal for there are found Mount Kailas and Lake Manasarovar. As the dew is dried up by the morning sun, so are the sins of humankind by the sight of Himachal.” Located ina spectacular proximity to each ...

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North India by Motorcycle

I never quite expected I’d be able to ride a motorcycle across northern India,especially when I thought of the poor road conditions and the descriptions I’d heard of the chaos of traffic – cows, rickshaws, beggars. But when I was offered a second-hand Royal Enfield Bullet for a pretty reasonable price, I couldn’t resist the temptation to give it a try.  I was ...

Kerala

Kerala,India

A tour though high altitude dust tracks by jeeps, with deep down gorges on one side and high peaks on the other, introducing immersive cultural diversity of remote, hidden and shy people living in small beautiful valleys of mountains. The 21-day, three persons to a Jeep is a most popular tour, meeting the Kalash people and visiting the famous polo ...

Khasab, Muscat and Salalah – A land of surprises

Oman is a land of surprises, perhaps one of the greatest of which is how it combines ancient culture with contemporary vision. A visit to the enclave of Musandam shows clearly just how timeless Oman’s landscapes and culture are. Surrounded by the UAE and just 39 kilometres across the Straits of Hormuz from Iran, Musandam is a steep and rocky ...