June 2017 issue • On sale from 29 May

Issue number: 177

In this issue

India

Always feel like an outsider looking in when it comes to India? We head to Rajasthan to meet the locals for an immersive experience like no other

Canada's Wildest National Parks

From trawling the Arctic's ice floes for polar bears to hiking some of the planet's most dramatic scenery, we step into the wilds of the country's best national parks - which this year are completely free...

Jordan Trail: Trip Planner

Ancient cities, dramatic mountains, wadis, gorges and more - we help you choose a selection of the Middle East's brand new country-crossing walking trail

Brazil

We discover the alternative Amazon - a land of rhythmic cities, wild archipelagos and the Tapajos - a mosquito-free white sand wonder unlike anywhere else

China

Join us as we search for paradise in South China's Himalaya range to discover perfect peaks, wild treks and hidden cultures of the real Shangri-La, and beyond...

Plus... How to tackle a long distance trek - and enjoy it; meet India's two adventure twins; the best foodie breaks for your tummy; First 24 hours in Sri Lanka's capital – Colombo; Undertaking a 'micro-pilgrimage' as Britain attempts to resurrect a classic in Kent; Check out the best ways to visit Italy's explosive Mt Etna; best tent alternative, and lots, lots more...

Additional content

Brazil

Discover Brazil's Dune Coast

India

Return of the King
Coolest for Cats
First 24 hours in Deli

China

China's Hidden Himalaya
9 Breathtaking Himalyan Adventures


Articles from this issue

How to prepare for a long-distance trek

Your first long-distance, multi-day trek on a big trail can feel intimidating, with kit, fitness and safety all concerns. Here’s how to get ready, from choosing a suitable destination to packing the best equipment

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Tashi and Nungshi Malik: "We've been nomads since we were kids"

At 24, India’s mountaineering pair had already bagged the Explorers ‘Grand Slam’, reaching the highest peaks on seven continents and both Poles. Here, they talk about legacies, challenges and why no twin gets left behind…

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5 similarly named places that can be easily confused

With news that a traveller mistakenly booked a flight to Sydney, Canada instead of Australia, here’s our top 5 interchangeable locations

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Ultimate guide to Canada's National Parks - 21 of the country's wildest places

From trawling the Arctic’s ice floes to hiking in dramatic scenery, Canada’s National Parks are truly wild. With free entry in 2017 to celebrate the country's 150th 'birthday', here are the best ones to sample

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7 of the best things to do in Rajasthan, India

India's lively northern state is brimming with colour, from ancient forts to impresive palaces, national parks and wildlife. Here are some of the things you shouldn't miss on your next visit

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How to spend your first 24 hours in Colombo, Sri Lanka

With its rich history, eclectic culture and buzzy culinary scene, the hip Sri Lankan capital deserves to be more than just a side note to the rest of the country. Here's why...

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Indian immersion: spending time with local communities in colourful Rajasthan

Vital work is being done to aid rural communities in India's northern state of Rajasthan. Lyn Hughes takes a new cultural trip to learn about the local way of life, from cooking chapattis to plastering with cow dung

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Exploring the river beaches and extraordinary wildlife of Brazil’s alternative Amazon

Alex Robinson discovers a land of rhythmic cities, wild archipelagos and the Tapajós – a white-sand wonder unlike anywhere else in Brazil. On his way he encounters capybara and river dolphins

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In search of Shangri La in south China

Mark Stratton explores the perfect peaks, wild treks and hidden cultures of China’s mythical Shangri-La region, taking in hilltop Buddhist temples and opium-infused delicacies along the way

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8 extraordinary sections of the new Jordan Trail to explore

From ancient cities to the Aqaba mountains, a new 650 km-long trail cuts through Jordan’s wadis and gorges. Leon McCarron is here to guide your choice of the best bite-sized sections

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How to walk the UK’s Camino de Santiago in a weekend

Known as ‘The Old Way’, the Great British Pilgrimage from Southampton to Canterbury is making a comeback. Phoebe Smith reveals how to enjoy the best bits of the UK's Camino in just three days

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