10 Spectacular Wilderness Areas For The Travel Adventure Of A Lifetime

Added by Fran on May 26, 2014
Wilderness areas

The wilderness territories of the world are special places. They're pretty much the last few places on Earth where the impact of humanity is still small, and where we're able to see Mother Nature in her truly wild form without outside interference. These places are protected by strict control and legislation due to their importance in promoting the conservation of certain species, biodiversity, and they could even lead to the discovery of new medicines in the future.

Whether you're interested in an armchair tour of the worlds most exciting regions, or looking for some adventure but still need to decide which wilderness to attempt, here are the world’s best and little-known wilderness areas.

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Uttarakhand, Himalayas, India

Uttarakhand is home to some of the world’s highest mountain peaks and the entire wilderness region is a breathtaking place. Whether you are an amateur or experienced mountain climber, the Uttarakhand wilderness offers you a choice of both. The Nanda Devi peak towers above the wilderness territory; a peak that remains inaccessible to most mountain climbers. Still, the area offers fairly accessible nature experiences and includes a number of parks, such as the Valley of the Flowers National Park. Hiking the Choukhamba and Kedarnath mountains you may find yourself crossing paths with Hindu groups on pilgrimage journeys.

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Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

More than half of the tropical Phu Quoc Island is a protected environment. Revolving around the national park’s highest peak, Mount Chua, the area extends to include northern and eastern island coastlines. Once you are done playing with the white sands and tropical waters, head to the island’s protected corners. The region can be visited via motorbike or fairly easy trails. The tropical forest with cool undergrowth offers a pleasant escape from the island’s intense heat. Although the region’s protection is not quite at a desirable level, the Vietnamese government is continuing to expand the area’s lawful protection. The area is home to many interesting and unique reptile species, and you are very likely to find these on your journey through the Phu Quoc National Park.

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