“Your lips are turning blue,” said the Kiwi pilot, shouting over the roaring chopper. “That’s the first sign of altitude sickness.” If the blades are turned off, the helicopter won’t start again in the thin, dry air.
Flying over vast, rolling steppe for three and a half hours without seeing anything so much as a village, let alone a city, is a powerful reminder that Mongolia is the most sparsely populated country on the planet.
Do as Kazakhstan’s nomadic people once did (and in many cases still do) and explore this breathtaking country by foot. Strap on your walking boots and join us on a whistlestop tour of some of the highlights of hiking in Kazakhstan.
We think any destination is enhanced with a helicopter flight, and in this blog we pick five of our favorites. These Asia helicopter adventures will get the blood pumping.
I’ve dreamt of taking a road trip along the Karakoram Highway since the early 90s. On a recent trip to Kashgar, China’s westernmost city, I finally got my chance…