The wild and green North of Bali offers a vast array of interest points – still widely unexplored. Alienor, Travel Expert at Shanti Travel, went off the beaten paths to discover the Sekumpul waterfalls and spent a night in a family homestay. She shares her experience through this article.
Let’s head north towards Sekumpul, a traditional village in a remote region of Northern Bali. It is a long journey by bike from Denpasar and it gets colder and colder as we travel further and further north. After passing by the Lakes Buyan and Tambligan, we take this tiny little path that brings us in the small village of Sekumpul. Continue reading →
An intense journey: trekking to Langtang…. Charlotte shares with us her experience of a trek in Langtang, the Himalayan region that has suffered from the earthquake but is now coming back to life.
160 km. 9 full days of trekking. 4600m altitude. 27 litres of water drunk. Probably as much was sweated. And thousands of stars. Kyanjing Gompa: the final push before we reach the village where we will end our day.
Eight hours of walking, eight hours of putting one foot in front of the other, sometimes alone with our thoughts, sometimes laughing or rebuilding the world through animated discussions. And all the time, contemplating the beauty of the Himalayan peaks.
If you feel like beating the crowds and the busy streets, Dharamkot is the perfect place to be! Located 2109m above sea level, you will find this enchanting little village nestled in the lush green Kangra Valley of Himachal Pradesh. Whether you feel like some time off, visiting cities and temples, taking cooking courses, or going trekking in the surrounding mountains, Dharamkot has got it all. Only 11 kms away from Dharamshala and even closer to McLeodganj, the little village is situated in the high hills just above the Bhagsu village.
If you are travelling in North India, trekking in Zanskar is a MUST DO! Trekking is one of the most authentic ways to explore a place, and probably one of the most rewarding too! Escape the busy crowded streets, and instead explore the humbling Himalayan mountain range and walk through the clouds. You really won’t regret it.
If you want to see and experience one of the most beautiful and majestic monasteries on our planet and need some info about Phuktal, you’re in the right place; here is all you need to know, from directions to home-stays and local tips and advice. Being one of the top 10 monasteries in India, this place is really a must see. Continue reading →
Burma is a majestic nation and an ideal destination for trekkers. You can have an easy trek on the countryside and discover the ethnic diversity or opt for challenging trek along the mountain peaks. All in all, Burma is a land full of possibilities.
Here, we are going to present the top 5 best trekking routes in Burma. One cannot simply decide the best one from these five as each of the routes offer a completely different experience, hence the below mentioned treks are listed by level of difficulty. Continue reading →
Ladakh has a mystical quality about it; added with it is a pinch of adventure and a dash of intrigue. Each traveller discovers Ladakh in his or her own way and each has a list of things to do in Ladakh. Everything about this place is fascinating- the gorgeous peaks, the mighty glaciers, the beautiful streams, and the verdant green valleys. Every step you take, with each ounce of air you breathe, you feel as if it is best you can do. And then Ladakh throws a surprise and you are mesmerized with the strange yet beautiful phenomenon, and you are compelled to take one step further.But there are some activities which cannot be missed at any cost. What are they, you might ask? Read on… Continue reading →