Gongshan, Nujiang, Yunnan, China or Kachin State, Myanmar?
These mountains that form the border between Burma and the Gongshan Derung and Nu Autonomous County reach 4000m and are snow-covered in winter. The snow melts to reveal a lush green alpine mosaic that is reminiscent of the Scottish highlands.
This photo is tagged in China, but the only lake I can see in this area seems to actually by within the Kachin State of Myanmar/Bruma. Regardless, this seems to be an incredibly remote and beautiful area.
Rivera River, Kipengere-Mpanga Game Reserve, Tanzania
I've driven past the Kimani Falls of the Ripera River many times on the TANZAM highway, but just realized how relatively close it starts to Ibaga Ranch where we'll be visiting in a few weeks.
The route that the river takes through the game reserve descending north off of the Kipengere Plateau creates a series of periodic waterfalls for the next 30-40 km as it descends to Kimani Falls and eventually in the Usangu Flats in the headwaters of the Great Ruaha River. I'd love to try to attempt this in a 2-3 day hike:
Day 1: Ibaga Ranch - Ripera River source
Day 2: follow Ripera River
Day 3: arrive Kimani Falls
Keketuohai Geological National Park, Fuyun, Altay, Xinjiang, China
Mohogo Mountains, Morogoro, Tanzania
I flew over these mountains in the fall of 2006. I'm still dreaming of returning on foot one day.
We are heading to the Philippines this winter for about a month to see family and have a holiday, so I'm dedicating a wanderlust post to places I'd be interested to visit on this trip. We will be based in Manila on Luzon, and will take trips to the islands of Samar, Leyte, and Coron:
The Yosemite Valley in China? Massive granite valley walls in a remote region where China, Mongolia, Russia and Kazakhstan converge.