Modern travel has made life so convenient that it’s easy to imagine pretty much anywhere on Earth should be accessible within 24 hours. That’s not the case. In fact, there are many places that would take far longer and several others where no one has ever stepped foot at all.
The trek to Annapurna Sanctuary in the mountains above Pokhara is 64 miles long and takes from six to 10 days. During the summer, it's one of the easiest and most scenic hikes in Nepal and you can sleep in and eat at tea houses every night. We hiked it in the depths of winter so you don't have to.
Sure, Everest has claimed the most lives – but its death/successful-ascent ratio is actually pretty low.
With all the light pollution that most of us encounter on a nightly basis, it can be easy to forget why we call our galaxy "The Milky Way."