Visiting the Himalayas

The Himalayas is one of the popular peaks in the world.  It is favorite hiking destinations for tourists who want to immerse in a nature trip and at the same time, challenge themselves. This is why it is also good to know some fun facts about the Himalayas.

1. The Himalayas is one of the youngest mountain ranges in the world. But you would be surprised just how old it is – if you wouldn’t mind. The Himalayas mountain range is around here for 25 million years already.  It was formed as a result of a collision of the tectonic plates between Indo-Australian and Eurasian continents.

2. It is the only mountain range that moves really fast. Since the Indo-Australian plate is currently moving at 67 mm per year, the Himalayas is projected to travel about 1, 500 km into Asia.  This is why it is also known as the most restless mountain range in the world.

3. We have always recalled Himalayas as a snow-capped mountain in the middle of Asia. But did you know, it was named after joining two Sanskrit words?   “Hima” means snow while “Alaya” means abode. Just its name, Himalayas is home to friendly locals who will meet you with open arms as you get into the area

4. The Himalayas is the largest and highest mountain range in the world. In fact, it is the only mountain range that stretches across six different countries. These include India., Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, Afghanistan and Pakistan.  If you happen to be any of these countries that means you have access to the Himalayas.

5. Himalayas has 25 peaks in total and Mount Everest is just one of them. Overall, the Himalayas exceeds 8000 meters and is the highest in the world. It doesn’t matter whether it is summer or winter, the ice in the Himalayas never melts.

6. There are beautiful rivers originating from the Himalaya and surprisingly, they are older than the mountain range itself. This proves that the world has too many wonders that we ought to discover yet. Most of the popular rivers that flow from the Himalayas include the Ganges River in India, Indus, Brahmaputra and Yarlung.7. A lot of people have tried to climb Mount Everest. Unfortunately, because of its unstable weather condition and highly difficult terrains, the mountain has also claimed 150 people during their expedition.

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Best Places to travel in Jordan

Jordan is an amazing place where you can travel during your vacations. Jordan is surrounded by countries like Saudia Arabia, Iraq, Syria, and Israel. The country is located in the core of the Middle East. Jordan is a liberal and progressive country that is much safer than its neighbors. 

Jordan is the center of many ancient cities and magnificent cliffs, you can explore the secluded deserts and even you can experience a swim in the Dead Sea. If you are planning to visit this amazing country then you might be confused regarding selecting your travel destinations. For your ease, I have shortlisted some of the best travel destinations that you should visit for sure during your trip to Jordan.

Mount Nebo

Mount Nebo is one of the holiest places for the people living in Jordan. Mount Nebo was the place where Moses was laid to rest, that is the reason why it is a popular center for pilgrimage. 

Mount Nebo is a beautiful peak and if you reach the top of this peak then you will get a mind-blowing view of the gorgeous valleys in Mount Nebo.

The scenic views of valleys attract tourists. Some of the best places to visit near Mount Nebo include Mukawir. Mukawir is also known as Machaeurs which is another hilltop fortress located near the Mount Nebo that you should visit for sure. 

Mukawir is also a sight behold and a picturesque spot.

It is located almost 37 km away from Mukawir.

Petra

Petra is one of the best places that you should visit during your trip to Jordan. Petra city of Jordan is now, one of the new Seven Wonders of the world. The city is ancient and it is also known as the Red City, or Rose City. The city of Petra was once the capital of the Nabataean Kingdom before it became part of the Roman Empire. If you visit Petra, then you will get a chance to explore an ancient archaeological that was abandoned during the settlement and then it was rediscovered by the Western world. The entrance to this amazing place is through the sandstone canyon which commonly referred to as Siq. After bypassing the Siq, you will encounter a magnificent treasury that looks like a temple or a royal tomb maybe. Other important ruins in this place including the Roman Theatre, the Monastery and the Street of Facades, a huge canyon bordered with the facades of some ancient tombs. In Petra, you can also hike the Mount of Aaron where you can look down towards Petra and its amazing rock architecture.

Wadi Rum

Wadi Rum is located in Southern Jordan. It is a desert valley that is famous because of its breathtaking sceneries. There are no permanent settlements in this desert region. There are sandstone mountains and towering cliffs of granite. In Jordan, Wadi Rum has always been a great tourist attraction for the visitors of the country because of its natural landmarks and rock formations as well as the unique and amazing colors of the sand and rocks.