How time flies, 2014 is coming to an end and this also marks the half way mark of our 279 days Footprints Across Asia quest! Trekking has become one of our favourite past times and this year, we were fortunate to have the opportunity to trek at so many different places across the world! Definitely, some treks have left a deeper imprint in our hearts and so we’ve decided to come up with a list of our favourite treks of 2014.
Climbing the world’s most dangerous mountain, Hua Shan in China. Standing on a foot wide wooden platform at a height of 2600m above sea level and trying to act fearless while posing for the camera. It was indeed one of the more challenging and exciting treks that we’ve done in China.
Most intense trek that we’ve ever done in our lives so far, ascending to 4,095m in one day. But the views were extremely rewarding and the sense of achievement from completing the trek was incredible.
It’s no wonder that this is one of China’s most popular mountains. It’s also the mountain that inspired many Chinese paintings. Interesting hike up with different challenges along the way which made it more enjoyable.
Definitely an unforgettable experience for us as we braved through knee-deep snow, crazy blizzard, biting cold wind, treacherous river crossings and ran almost naked in -20°C to get our reward at the end of the trek. Also, we bumped into some kind souls who saved our lives!
If you love the movie, Avatar, then you’ll definitely be mesmerised by these beautiful mountains at Zhang Jia Jie National Park, the place that inspired the mystical Hallelujah mountains in Avatar.