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Barely-Charted Heights

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Inaccessible for much of the year, the village of Juta in Georgia’s Sno Valley is a portal to some of the most impressive scenery in the Caucasus.

Java Script

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Duncan Forgan’s interest is peaked as he discovers an activity at the height of fashion: scaling Indonesia’s mountains.

Uncharted Heights

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The fame of Nepal’s top trekking circuits precedes them. For something quieter, yet still spectacular, the Tsum Valley is heaven-sent.

Head for heights

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Located near the border with Tajikistan, the Alai Valley in Kyrgyzstan offers wilderness trekking and inspiring vistas of the High Pamir

Peak Performer

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Scaling Mount Kinabalu remains one of the region’s most popular active adventures. Duncan Forgan pits his calf muscles to the test on the slopes of Southeast Asia’s highest mountain

Truly remote: Tajikistan’s Bartang Valley

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This highlight of the Pamir Highway features jagged peaks, a rushing river, and timeless Tajik culture

Alinja Castle: The Machu Picchu of the Caucasus?

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In a remote corner of Azerbaijan, a ruined crag-top castle site is so dramatic that it’s often compared to the far more famous lost city of the Incas.

Comrades, Forward! The Hammer and Sickle Traveling Kerala

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Visitors will find odd Soviet-era Communist iconography throughout this South Asia travel destination. Why?

Sagada, Sagada, You’ll Always Be Mine

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Amy Poulton on Sagada, the locals, and the most famous tiered rice terraces in Southeast Asia.

Mount Batur for the Best Sunrise in Bali

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Sunrise signals a new day, something we all desperately need right now, and the active volcano of Mount Batur is the best sunrise in Bali.

West Sumatra: active volcanoes and vanishing species

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A Great Wall, volcanoes, orangutans, and more in a Sumatra you never knew existed.

Hiking the Markha Valley Trail in Ladakh

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After warming up on the Sham Valley, Annapurna Mellor takes her exceptional camera for one of Ladakh’s most famous hikes: the Markha Valley Trek.